TV Actors from Portland

Voting 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
    Battlestar Galactica, 24, Longmire
    • Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America
    Kathryn Ann Sackhoff (born April 8, 1980) is an American actress known for playing Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009). She ...more
  • Andrea Martin
    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Recess, Goof Troop
    • Birthplace: Portland, USA, Maine
    • Nationality: United States of America
    Andrea Louise Martin (born January 15, 1947) is a Canadian-American actress, singer, author and comedian, best known for her work in the television series SCTV and Great News. She has appeared in ...more
  • Kirk Thornton
    Gungrave, Fushigi Yuugi, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
    • Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America
    Kirk Thornton is an American voice actor, director and script writer working mainly with English-language versions of Japanese anime shows. His major roles include Brandon Heat in Gungrave, Hotohori ...more
  • Judd Nelson
    Suddenly Susan, Transformers: Animated, The Spiral Staircase
    • Birthplace: Portland, Maine, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America
    Judd Asher Nelson (born November 28, 1959) is an American actor best known for his roles as John Bender in The Breakfast Club, Alec Newbary in St. Elmo's Fire, Hot Rod / Rodimus Prime in The ...more
  • Stephen King
    Frasier, The Stand, Storm of the Century
    • Birthplace: Portland, Maine, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America
    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 have ...more
  • Laura Allen
    The 4400, Terriers, Awake
    • Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Portland
    • Nationality: United States of America
    Laura Allen (born March 21, 1974) is an American actress. She starred as Lily Tyler during the first two seasons of the USA Network show The 4400.