Entertainment

TV Actors from Portsmouth

Reference
4.7k views 50 items

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

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

The list you're viewing contains TV actors like Missy Elliott and Peter Sellers.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Portsmouth?" and "Who are the most famous Portsmouth actors?"
1
Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
The King of Queens, The Goldbergs, WordGirl
Patton Oswalt is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor and voice actor known for roles such as Spencer Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens and for voicing Remy in the film
2
Peter Bonerz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
The Bob Newhart Show, Three Sisters, 9 to 5
Peter Bonerz is an American actor and director who is best known for his role as Dr. Jerry Robinson on The Bob Newhart Show. Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Bonerz grew up in Milwaukee, ...more
3
Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
The New Adventures of Old Christine, Back at the Barnyard, The Chris Rock Show
Wanda Sykes is an American writer, comedian, actress, and voice artist. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of ...more
4
William Russ is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
Boy Meets World, Another World, Mister Sterling
William Russ is an American actor and television director. He is perhaps best known for his role as Alan Matthews on the sitcom Boy Meets World. Russ is also notable for his roles in the ...more
5
Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d, The Telegoons
Peter Sellers, CBE was a British film actor, comedian and singer. He performed in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, featured on a number of hit comic songs and became known to a ...more
6
David Calder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
Star Cops, The Last Enemy, Jason and the Argonauts
David Calder is an English actor.
7
Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special, The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott
Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. Her first major success came as a songwriter with childhood friend and producer ...more
8
George Costigan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
Connie, The Barchester Chronicles, The Beiderbecke Connection
George Costigan is a British actor and screenwriter.
9
Stephen Marcus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
Hogfather, Terry Pratchett's Hogfather, The Colour of Magic
Stephen Marcus is a British actor, best known for his role as Nick the Greek in the film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
10
Christopher Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
Christopher Eric Hitchens was an Anglo-American author, literary critic and journalist. He contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary ...more
11
Aubrey Morris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
City Beneath the Sea, Jamie, Flower of Evil
Aubrey Morris is a British actor perhaps best known for his appearances in the cult 1970s films A Clockwork Orange and The Wicker Man. His grandparents were from Kiev and escaped the Russian ...more
12
Gerald Flood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
Second Time Around, Second Time Around (UK), Bachelor Father
Gerald Robert Flood was a British actor of stage and television.
13
Raji James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
EastEnders, Blind Men, Stick with Me
Rajesh Kumar Jhanji better known by his stage name Raji James, is a British Indian actor, club night promotor and podcast co-host, best known for his roles as Ash Ferreira in EastEnders and as ...more
14
Ruth Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
Checking In, Hello, Larry
Ruth Brown was an American singer-songwriter and actress also known as "Queen of R&B" noted for bringing a pop music style to R&B music in a series of hit songs for Atlantic ...more
15
Brett Fancy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
Rockliffe's Babies, The Last Salute, Square Deal
Brett Fancy is an English film, TV and theatre actor.
16
Michael Ripper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
Butterflies, Sir Yellow
Michael Ripper was an English character actor born in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He began his film career in quota quickies in the 1930s and until the late 1950s was virtually unknown; he was seldom ...more
17
Marc Wootton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
La La Land, High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman, The Wootton Project
Marc Wootton is an English character comedian. He is perhaps best known for his role as the fake medium and psychic, Shirley Ghostman, on the BBC Three series, High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman ...more
18
Nicola Duffett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
EastEnders, Family Affairs, Celebrity Fit Club
Nicola Duffett is an English actress. She remains best known for two long-running soap opera roles. After appearing as Debbie Bates in EastEnders from 1993 to 1995, she went into the role of ...more
19
Paul Chequer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
As If, Sinchronicity, Making Waves
Paul Chequer is an English actor best known for starring in the British drama As If as Jamie Collier on Channel 4 from 2001 to 2004 and the BBC Three drama Sinchronicity, as Nathan, in 2006. He ...more
20
Alan Pascoe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
Alan Peter Pascoe, MBE is a British former athlete who gained success in hurdles. After his athletics career, he has been successful in events marketing and consulting.
21
Bessie Cursons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
My Phone Genie
Bessie Cursons is an English actress from Portsmouth, Hampshire. She reached the final of the first series of the ITV talent show Britain's Got Talent in 2007. Cursons currently stars in the ...more
22
Paul Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
Uncle Jack, Beat the Teacher
Paul Jones is an English singer, actor, harmonica player and radio personality and television presenter.
23
Tommy Newsom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
Thomas Penn "Tommy" Newsom was a saxophone player in the NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, for which he later became assistant director. Newsom was frequently ...more
24
Kathleen Battle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
Kathleen Deanna Battle is an American operatic light lyric soprano known for her light voice and silvery, pure tone. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Battle initially became known for her work within ...more
25
Emma Barton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Portsmouth
EastEnders
Emma Louise Barton is an English actress. She played Honey Mitchell in EastEnders from November 2005 to September 2008, and on a temporary basis during 2014. Before her role in EastEnders, ...more