Actors TV Actors from Portland

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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Portland.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Portland, with photos when available. These renowned Portland 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 Portland, but everyone on this list grew up in Portland and considers it to be their home. This list includes Portland TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Portland then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Portland. Various bits of information are available for these Portland celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

A list made up of TV actors like Anna Kendrick and Sara Jean Underwood.

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

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Katee Sackhoff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Battlestar Galactica, 24, Longmire Kathryn Ann "Katee" Sackhoff is an American actress best known for playing Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica. ...more

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Andrea Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Portland
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Recess, Goof Troop Andrea Louise Martin is an American actress and comedian. She has appeared in films such as Black Christmas, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, on stage in productions such as ...more

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Kirk Thornton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Gungrave, Fushigi Yuugi, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Kirk Thornton is an American voice actor.

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Judd Nelson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Suddenly Susan, Transformers: Animated, The Spiral Staircase Judd Asher Nelson is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for his roles as John Bender in The Breakfast Club, Alec Newbary in St. Elmo's Fire, Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime in ...more

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Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Frasier, The Stand, Storm of the Century Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which ...more

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Laura Allen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Portland
The 4400, Terriers, Awake Laura Allen is an American actress. She starred as Lily Tyler during the first two seasons of the USA Network show The 4400.

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Sara Jean Underwood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Attack of the Show!, Bridget's Sexiest Beaches, Models B4 10am Sara Jean Underwood is an American model and actress who was chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the July 2006 issue of Playboy magazine and later became Playmate of the Year in 2007. She is ...more

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Sally Struthers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Portland
All in the Family, TaleSpin, Dinosaurs Sally Anne Struthers is an American actress and spokeswoman, best known for her roles as Gloria Stivic on All in the Family, for which she won two Emmy awards, and as Babette on Gilmore Girls. ...more

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Mitch Pileggi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Supernatural, The X-Files, Stargate Atlantis Mitchell Craig "Mitch" Pileggi is an Italian-American actor, best known for his role as Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He also had a recurring role on Stargate Atlantis as Colonel ...more

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Matt Groening is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening is a U.S. cartoonist, screenwriter, producer, animator, author, musician, comedian, and voice actor. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell as ...more

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Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Anna Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She rose to international fame after her performance as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air, for which she received Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden ...more

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Bob Steele is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Portland
F Troop Bob Steele was an American actor.

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Leon Ames is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Mister Ed, Life With Father, Father of the Bride Leon Ames was an American film and television actor. He is best remembered for playing father figures in such films as Meet Me in St. Louis with Judy Garland as one of his daughters, Little ...more

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Joel David Moore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Forever, E-Ring, The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning Joel David Moore is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Owen Dittman in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Dr. Norm Spellman in Avatar, Colin Fisher in Bones, JP in Grandma's Boy, ...more

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Kaitlin Olson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Portland
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Brickleberry, Unsupervised Kaitlin Willow Olson is an American actress. A native of Oregon, Olson studied theatre in college and began her acting career as a member of the improvisational group Groundlings in Los Angeles. ...more

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Linda Lavin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Alice, Sean Saves the World, Conrad Bloom Linda Lavin is an American singer and actress. She is known for playing the title character in the sitcom Alice and for her stage performances, both on Broadway and Off-Broadway. After acting as ...more

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Kim Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Portland
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Another World, The Lot Kimberly "Kim" Rhodes is an American actress, who portrayed the role of "Cindy Harrison" on two different soap operas, Another World and As the World Turns, as well as Carey ...more

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Jane Powell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special, Alcoa Theatre Jane Powell is an American singer, dancer and actress. After rising to fame as a singer in her home state of Oregon, Powell was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer while still in her teens. Once ...more

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Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Portland
NBA on NBC Ahmad Rashād is an American sportscaster and former professional football player. He was the fourth overall selection of the 1972 NFL Draft, taken by the St. Louis Cardinals. An All-American ...more

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Bret Harrison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Reaper, Grounded for Life, Breaking In Bret Michael Harrison is an American actor and musician known predominantly for his work on comedy television series such as Grounded for Life, The Loop, Reaper, and Breaking In.

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Kett Turton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Kingdom Hospital, Dead Last Birkett Kealy "Kett" Turton is an American-born Canadian film and television actor.

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Christopher Daniel Barnes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Spider-Man, Malcolm & Eddie, Day by Day Christopher Daniel Barnes, also known professionally as C.D. Barnes and C.B. Barnes, is an American actor. He is best known for his voice role as the title superhero of the 1994 animated ...more

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Brent Musburger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Saturday Night Football, College Football Live, The NFL Today Brent Woody Musburger is an American sportscaster for the ESPN and ABC television networks. Formerly with CBS Sports and one of the original members of their program The NFL Today, Musburger has ...more

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Chris Botti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Portland
The Caroline Rhea Show Christopher Stephen "Chris" Botti, is an Italian-American trumpeter and composer. In 2013, Botti won the Grammy Award in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category. He was also nominated ...more

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James Flavin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Portland
The Roaring 20's, Man with a Camera James William Flavin, Jr. was an American character actor whose career lasted for nearly half a century.

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Victoria Rowell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Portland
The Young and the Restless, Diagnosis: Murder Victoria Lynn Rowell is an American actress, writer, producer and dancer. Rowell began her career as ballet dancer and model, before making acting debut in the 1987 comedy film, Leonard Part 6. ...more

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Michael Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Men at Work, Privileged, Hidden Palms Michael Cassidy is an American film and television actor.

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Ted Newsom is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Portland
The Lair, American Misfits Ted Newsom is an American writer, director, producer and actor.

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Mark Hudson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Sara, The One: Making a Music Star, The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show Mark Jeffery Hudson is a record producer, musician and songwriter based in both Los Angeles and New York City. After first rising to prominence as a performer, songwriter and TV personality in ...more

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Tori is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Portland
WWE Tough Enough, WWE Heat Terri Poch is an American bodybuilder and former professional wrestler, best known for her appearances with the World Wrestling Federation as Tori. She opened her own yoga studio in Portland.

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Booth Colman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Planet of the Apes Booth Colman was an American film, television and stage actor. In his later years he played older authority figures such as doctors and lawyers. Colman appeared in films since 1952, when he ...more

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Rachel Ames is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Portland
The Lineup Rachel Ames is an American actress. She is the longest-running performer on ABC's daytime serial, General Hospital, playing Audrey Hardy, R.N. from 1964 to 2007. She also played Audrey Hardy on ...more

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Preston Bailey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Dexter, Alpha Moms Preston Bailey is an American actor who started acting at the age of two. He is probably best known for appearing in the Showtime TV series Dexter and for starring in such films as Judy Moody ...more

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Anne Schedeen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Portland
ALF, Paper Dolls, Round the corner Luanne Ruth Schedeen, known professionally as Anne Schedeen, is an American actress, best known as Kate Tanner on ALF, which ran from 1986-1990. One of her earliest starring roles was as ...more

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Michelle Clunie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Queer as Folk, The Jeff Foxworthy Show Michelle Renee Clunie is an American film, stage and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Melanie Marcus on Showtime's Queer as Folk and as Ellen Beals on Make It or ...more

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Burton Richardson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Portland
The Price Is Right, Too Late with Adam Carolla, Russian Roulette Burton Merrele Richardson is an American television announcer.

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Tonya Harding is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Portland
truTV Presents: World's Dumbest... Tonya Maxene Harding is an American figure skating champion, a two-time Olympian, and a two-time Skate America Champion. In 1991, she won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed second ...more

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Maudie Prickett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Date with the Angels, The Tammy Grimes Show Maudie Prickett was an American film and television character actress.

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Art Barr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Portland
WCW Saturday Night Arthur Leon "Art" Barr was an American professional wrestler. While he wrestled briefly for World Championship Wrestling, he found his greatest success in Mexico's Asistencia ...more

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Bruce Abbott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Dark Justice Bruce Paul Abbott is an American actor. He has appeared in movies such as Re-Animator, Bad Dreams, The Prophecy II, Out of Time, and Bride of Re-Animator, and the TV series Dark Justice. ...more

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Lisa Foiles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Portland
All That, The Everyday Adventures of Hannah Handleman Lisa Renee Foiles is an American actress and video game journalist. Foiles appeared on seasons 7-10 of the Nickelodeon series All That wherein she and three other cast members were the only ...more

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Ren Woods is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Beauty and the Beast, We've Got Each Other Renn Woods is an African-American film and television actress/singer, best known for her role as Fanta in Roots, and also as the girl with flowers in her hair who sang "Aquarius" in ...more

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Francis Ford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Francis Ford was a prolific film actor, writer, and director. He was the mentor and elder brother of film director John Ford. He also appeared in many of John Ford's movies, including Young Mr. ...more

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Matt Lattanzi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Paradise Beach Matt Lattanzi is an American actor and dancer. He is most commonly recognized as the first husband of singer and actor Olivia Newton-John, and for his acting in films such as My Tutor and the ...more

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Ian Crocker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Ian Lowell Crocker is an American former competition swimmer, five-time Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. During his career, he set world records in the 50- and 100-meter ...more

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Greg Finley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Portland
The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Robotech, Star-Crossed Gregory P. Finley II is an American actor, best known for his role as Jack Pappas in the teenage drama series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

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Jeff Richards is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Jefferson Drum Jeff Richards, was an American minor league baseball player with the Portland Beavers, who later became an actor. He was sometimes credited as Dick Taylor and Richard Taylor.

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Twyla Tharp is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Twyla Tharp is an American dancer, choreographer, and author who lives and works in New York City. In 1966, she formed her own company Twyla Tharp Dance. Her work often utilizes classical music, ...more

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Gordon Scott is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Gordon Scott was an American film and television actor known for his portrayal of the fictional character Tarzan in five films of the Tarzan film series from 1955 to 1960. Gordon Scott was the ...more

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Judi Meredith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Portland
Hotel de Paree, The George Burns Show Judi Clare Meredith was a former American actress. In 1962 she married director Gary Nelson with whom she had two sons. She died April 30, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.