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Famous TV Actors from Pittsburgh

Updated October 13, 2018 28.6k views171 items

List RulesOnly TV actors who were born or grew up in Pittsburgh.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Pittsburgh, with photos when available. These renowned Pittsburgh actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in Pittsburgh, but everyone on this list grew up in Pittsburgh and considers it to be their home. This list includes Pittsburgh TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Pittsburgh then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Pittsburgh. Various bits of information are available for these Pittsburgh celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

Bill Russell and Dan Marino are only the beginning of the TV actors on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Pittsburgh?" and "Who are the most famous Pittsburgh actors?"
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  • 1

    Jeff Goldblum

    Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Raines

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (; born October 22, 1952) is an American actor and musician. He has starred in some of the highest-grossing films of his era, such as Jurassic Park (1993) and Independence Day...  more

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  • 2
    Dennis Michael Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, and comedian. He was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1985 to...  more

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  • 3

    F. Murray Abraham

    Homeland, Marco Polo

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    F. Murray Abraham (born Murray Abraham; October 24, 1939) is an American actor. He became widely known during the 1980s after winning an Oscar for his leading role as Antonio Salieri in the drama...  more

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  • 4

    Anthony Jeselnik

    Down and Dirty with Jim Norton

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Anthony Jeselnik ( JES-əl-nik; born December 22, 1978) is an American comedian, writer, actor, and producer. He is known for his dark comedy style, which emphasizes ironic misdirection, non...  more
  • 5

    Julie Benz

    Dexter, Defiance

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Julie Marie Benz (born May 1, 1972) is an American actress, known for her roles as Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (1997–2004), and as Rita Bennett on Dexter (2006–2010), for which she...  more

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    Zachary Quinto

    American Horror Story, Heroes

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Zachary John Quinto (; born June 2, 1977) is an American actor and film producer. He is known for his roles as Charlie Manx in NOS4A2, as Sylar on the science fiction drama series Heroes (2006–2010),...  more

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  • 7

    Jennifer Darling

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Smurfs

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jennifer Darling (born June 19, 1946) is an American actress and voice actress. Her best-known role on screen was as Peggy Callahan, the secretary to Oscar Goldman in the television series The Six...  more
  • 8

    Ted Cassidy

    The Incredible Hulk, The Addams Family

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Theodore Crawford Cassidy (July 31, 1932 – January 16, 1979) was an American actor of radio, television and film and voice artist. Noted for his tall stature at 6 ft 9 in (206 cm) and his deep bass...  more
  • 9

    James Widdoes

    Charles in Charge, Delta House

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    James Widdoes (born November 15, 1953, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American actor and director....  more
  • 10

    Joe Manganiello

    True Blood, So Notorious

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joseph Michael Manganiello ( MANG-gə-NEL-oh; Italian: [maŋɡaˈnjɛllo], Neapolitan: [maŋɡaˈnjellə]; born December 28, 1976) is an American actor, director, and producer. His professional film career...  more

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  • 11

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gillian MacLaren Jacobs (; born October 19, 1982) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Britta Perry on the NBC/Yahoo! Screen comedy series Community and Mickey Dobbs on the Netflix...  more

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  • 12
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  • 13

    Joe Flaherty

    Freaks and Geeks, SCTV Channel

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joe Flaherty (born June 21, 1941) is an American actor, comedian and voice artist. He is best known for his work on the Canadian sketch comedy SCTV from 1976 to 1984 (on which he also served as a...  more
  • 14
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  • 15

    Gene Kelly

    North and South, The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor of film, stage, and television, singer, film director, producer, and choreographer. He was known for his...  more

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  • 16

    Lou Scheimer

    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Louis "Lou" Scheimer (October 19, 1928 – October 17, 2013) was an American producer, one of the original founders of Filmation, an animation company, and also credited as an executive producer of...  more
  • 17

    Regis Toomey

    Burke's Law, Hey Mulligan

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Regis Toomey (August 13, 1898 – October 12, 1991) was an American film and television actor....  more
  • 18

    Bill Cullen

    Pyramid, Chain Reaction

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Lawrence Francis Cullen (February 18, 1920 – July 7, 1990) was an American radio and television personality whose career spanned five decades. His biggest claim to fame was as a game show...  more
  • 19

    Grant Heslov

    Sleeper Cell

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Grant Heslov (born May 15, 1963) is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter and director, known for his producing and writing collaborations with George Clooney, which have earned him three...  more
  • 20

    Adolphe Menjou

    Turnabout, Your Favorite Story

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adolphe Jean Menjou (February 18, 1890 – October 29, 1963) was an American actor. His career spanned both silent films and talkies. He appeared in such films as Charlie Chaplin's A Woman of Paris,...  more

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  • 21

    Lyle Talbot

    The Bob Cummings Show, Ben Jerrod

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lyle Talbot (born Lisle Henderson; February 8, 1902 – March 2, 1996) was an American actor on stage and screen, known for his career in film from 1931 to 1960 and for his appearances on television in...  more
  • 22

    Sandy Fox

    Fushigi Yuugi, Mad Jack the Pirate

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sandra Marie Fox (born July 13, 1963) is an American voice actress who has had numerous roles in various animated cartoon, anime and video games. She portrayed the live-action Betty Boop and has...  more
  • 23

    Patrick Fabian

    Providence, Saved by the Bell: The College Years

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Patrick Fabian (born December 7, 1964) is an American actor of film, stage and television. He is best known for his role on Better Call Saul as Howard Hamlin, the lawyer who, while cocky and...  more
  • 24

    Chip Esten

    Nashville, Drew Carey's Green Screen Show

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Charles Esten Puskar III (born September 9, 1965), known professionally as Chip Esten, is an American actor, musician and comedian. Esten is best known for his role as country singer Deacon...  more
  • 25

    Mitzi McCall

    Snorks, The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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