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

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

List TV actors include Kelly Brook, Winona Ryder and more.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Rochester?" and "Who are the most famous Rochester actors?"
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John Lithgow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Dexter, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

John Arthur Lithgow (born October 19, 1945) is an American actor, musician, poet, author, and singer. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including six Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony ...more

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Robert Forster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Heroes, Alcatraz, Banyon

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Robert Wallace Forster Jr. (born July 13, 1941) is an American actor, known for his roles as John Cassellis in Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool (1969), Lebanese terrorist Abdul Rafai in The Delta ...more
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David Lodge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Carry On Laughing, Q, Q...

Birthplace: England, Rochester

Nationality: England

David William Frederick Lodge (19 August 1921 in Rochester, Kent, England – 18 October 2003 in Northwood, Middlesex, England) was an English character actor.
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Kelly Brook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
The Big Breakfast, One Big Happy

Birthplace: Rochester, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Kelly Brook (born 23 November 1979) is an English model, actress and television presenter best known for her modelling work in the UK, and in the US for her role in the NBC sitcom One Big Happy, ...more

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Lea Thompson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Switched at Birth, Ringer, Caroline in the City

Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Lea Katherine Thompson (born May 31, 1961) is an American actress, director, and television producer. She is best known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy and as ...more

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Mimi Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Dharma & Greg, Homefront, The Big Show

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Mary Claire "Mimi" Kennedy (born September 25, 1948) is an American actress, author, and activist, best known for her performances in television comedies. She co-starred in a number of ...more
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Chyna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, The Surreal Life, The Surreal Life: Fame Games

Nationality: United States of America

Chyna (born Joan Marie Laurer; December 27, 1969 – April 17, 2016) was an American professional wrestler, glamour model, pornographic film actress, actress, and bodybuilder. Chyna first rose to ...more

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Nicole Gale Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Beauty & the Beast, Ravenswood, Jonas L.A.

Birthplace: USA, Rochester, Indiana

Nationality: United States of America

Nicole Gale Anderson (born August 29, 1990) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Heather Chandler on The CW series Beauty & the Beast. She is also known for her roles as ...more

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Vincent Martella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Phineas and Ferb, Everybody Hates Chris, Take Two with Phineas and Ferb

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Nationality: Italy, United States of America

Vincent Michael Martella (born October 15, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Greg Wuliger on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, and for ...more
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Hugh O'Brian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Search, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Hugh O'Brian (born Hugh Charles Krampe; April 19, 1925 – September 5, 2016) was an American actor and humanitarian, best known for his starring roles in the ABC western television series The ...more

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Sheree J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Dallas, Walker, Texas Ranger

Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Sheree Julienne Wilson (born December 12, 1958) is an American actress, producer, businesswoman, and model. She is best known for her roles as April Stevens Ewing on the American primetime ...more
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Aaron Lustig is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Family Dog

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Aaron Lustig (born September 17, 1956) is an American film and television actor. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1997, for Best Supporting Actor on The Young and the Restless as Tim Reid, ...more
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David King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Another World, A for Andromeda, That's Your Funeral

Birthplace: Rochester, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

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Joy Tanner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Life with Derek, Donkey Kong Country, ReGenesis

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Joy Tanner (born March 7, 1966) is an American-born Canadian actress, who is best known for providing the voice of Candy Kong in the animated television series Donkey Kong Country.
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Peter Breck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
The Big Valley, Black Saddle, The Secret Empire

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Joseph Peter Breck (March 13, 1929 – February 6, 2012) was an American character actor. The rugged, dark-haired Breck played the gambler and gunfighter Doc Holliday on the ABC/Warner Bros. ...more

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Cab Calloway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Rochester

Birthplace: USA, New York, Rochester

Nationality: United States of America

Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (December 25, 1907 – November 18, 1994) was an American jazz singer, dancer, and bandleader. He was associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City, ...more
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Chuck Mangione is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Rochester

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Charles Frank Mangione (; born November 29, 1940) is an American flugelhorn player, trumpeter and composer. He was a member of Art Blakey's band and co-led the Jazz Brothers with his brother, ...more

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Jim Piddock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Rochester

Birthplace: England, Rochester

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

James Anthony Piddock (born 8 April 1956) is an English actor, writer, and producer who began his career on the stage in the United Kingdom, before emigrating to the United States in 1981.
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Lauryn Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Rochester

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Lauryn Williams (born September 11, 1983) is an American sprinter and bobsledder. She was the gold medalist in the 100 meter dash at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics and won silver ...more
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Lydia Lunch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Rochester

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Lydia Lunch (born Lydia Anne Koch, June 2, 1959) is an American singer, poet, writer, actress and self-empowerment speaker. Her career was spawned by the New York no wave scene.Her work ...more

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Frank Trigg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Impact Wrestling, Kept

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Dewey Franklin "Frank" Trigg III (born May 7, 1972) is a retired American mixed martial artist, color commentator, pro wrestler, MMA referee and TV host. Trigg is a veteran of the UFC, ...more

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Burnie Burns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Red vs. Blue, Immersion, PANICS

Birthplace: USA, New York, Rochester

Nationality: United States of America

Michael Justin "Burnie" Burns (born January 18, 1973) is an American writer, actor, producer, comedian, host, and director living in Austin, Texas. He is a co-founder, former chief ...more
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K. C. Collins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Lost Girl, Guns

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada

For the actor with a similar name, see Christopher Collins.K.C. Collins, also known as Chris Collins, is a Canadian film, voice and television actor.
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Mary Grace Canfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Green Acres, Family, The Hathaways

Birthplace: USA, New York, Rochester

Nationality: United States of America

Mary Grace Canfield (September 3, 1924 – February 15, 2014) was an American theatre, film and television actress.
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Tom Keene is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Rochester

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Tom Keene (born George Duryea; December 30, 1896 – August 4, 1963) was an American actor known mostly for his roles in B Westerns.