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TV Actors from Portland

Updated October 13, 2018 5.7k views95 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • 1
    Katee Sackhoff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Katee Sackhoff

    Battlestar Galactica, 24

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kathryn Ann Sackhoff (born April 8, 1980) is an American actress known for playing Lieutenant... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Andrea Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Andrea Martin

    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Recess

    BirthplacePortland, Maine, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Andrea Louise Martin (born January 15, 1947) is a Canadian-American actress, singer, author... more on Wikipedia

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    Kirk Thornton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Kirk Thornton

    Gungrave, Fushigi Yuugi

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kirk Thornton is an American voice actor, director and script writer working mainly with... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Judd Nelson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Judd Nelson

    Suddenly Susan, Transformers: Animated

    BirthplacePortland, Maine, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Judd Asher Nelson (born November 28, 1959) is an American actor best known for his roles as... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Stephen King

    Frasier, The Stand

    BirthplacePortland, Maine, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Laura Allen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Laura Allen

    The 4400, Terriers

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Laura Allen (born March 21, 1974) is an American actress. She starred as Lily Tyler during... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Sara Jean Underwood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Sara Jean Underwood

    Attack of the Show!, Bridget's Sexiest Beaches

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sara Jean Underwood (born March 26, 1984) is an American model, television host, and actress... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Sally Struthers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Sally Struthers

    All in the Family, TaleSpin

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sally Anne Struthers (born July 28, 1947) is an American actress, spokeswoman and activist.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Mitch Pileggi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Mitch Pileggi

    Supernatural, The X-Files

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, USA

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Mitch Pileggi is an American actor. He played Horace Pinker in Shocker, Walter Skinner on... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Matt Groening is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Portland
    Matthew Abraham Groening ( (listen) GRAY-ning; born February 15, 1954) is an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Portland
    Anna Cooke Kendrick (born August 9, 1985) is an American actress and singer. She began her... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Bob Steele is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Bob Steele

    F Troop

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bob Steele (born Robert Adrian Bradbury, January 23, 1907 – December 21, 1988) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Leon Ames is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Leon Ames

    Mister Ed, Life With Father

    BirthplacePortland, USA, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Leon Ames (January 20, 1902 – October 12, 1993) was an American film and television actor. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Joel David Moore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Joel David Moore

    Forever, E-Ring

    BirthplaceOregon, USA, Portland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joel David Moore (born September 25, 1977) is an American character actor and director. Born... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Kaitlin Olson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Kaitlin Olson

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Brickleberry

    BirthplaceTigard, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aimee Kaitlin Willow Olson (born August 18, 1975) is an American actress, producer and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Linda Lavin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Linda Lavin

    Alice, Sean Saves the World

    BirthplacePortland, Maine, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Linda Lavin (born October 15, 1937) is an American actress and singer. She is known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Kim Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Kim Rhodes

    The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Another World

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kimberly Rhodes (born June 7, 1969) is an American actress, who is most known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Jane Powell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Jane Powell

    Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special, Alcoa Theatre

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jane Powell (born Suzanne Lorraine Burce; April 1, 1929) is an American singer, dancer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Ahmad Rashād

    NBA on NBC

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ahmad Rashād;(born November 19, 1949) is an American sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Bret Harrison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Bret Harrison

    Reaper, Grounded for Life

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bret Michael Harrison (born April 6, 1982) is an American actor and musician known... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Kett Turton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Kett Turton

    Kingdom Hospital, Dead Last

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Birkett Kealy "Kett" Turton (born April 4, 1982) is an American-born Canadian film and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Christopher Daniel Barnes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Christopher Daniel Barnes

    Spider-Man, Malcolm & Eddie

    BirthplacePortland, Maine, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Christopher Daniel Barnes (born November 7, 1972), also known professionally as C. D. Barnes... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Brent Musburger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Brent Musburger

    Saturday Night Football, College Football Live

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Brent Woody Musburger (born May 26, 1939) is an American sportscaster, currently the lead... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Chris Botti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    Chris Botti

    The Caroline Rhea Show

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Christopher Stephen Botti ( BOH-tee; born October 12, 1962), is an American trumpeter and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    James Flavin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Portland

    James Flavin

    The Roaring 20's, Man with a Camera

    BirthplacePortland, USA, Maine

    NationalityUnited States of America

    James William Flavin Jr. (May 14, 1906 – April 23, 1976) was an American character actor whose... more on Wikipedia
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