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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 John Arthur Lithgow is an American actor, musician, and author. Lithgow has received acclaim and many accolades in his career including two Tony Awards, five Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe ...more

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Robert Forster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Heroes, Alcatraz, Banyon Robert Forster is an American actor, best known for his roles as John Cassellis in Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool and Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, the latter of which gained him ...more

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David Lodge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Carry On Laughing, Q, Q... David William Frederick Lodge was a British 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 Kelly Brook is an English model, actress and television presenter best known for her role in the 2010 horror comedy remake, Piranha 3D.

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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 Lea Kathleen Thompson is an American actress, television director and television producer. She is best known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy and as the title ...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 Mary Claire "Mimi" Kennedy is an American actress, author, and activist, best known for her performances in the television comedies. She co-starred in a number of short-lived sitcoms, ...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 Chyna is an American former professional wrestler, actress, bodybuilder. Laurer first rose to prominence in the professional wrestling promotion the World Wrestling Federation in 1997, where she ...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. Nicole Gale Anderson is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Macy Misa in the Disney Channel Original Series Jonas L.A., and also known for the roles of Kelly Parker on the ABC ...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 Vincent Michael Martella 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 the voice of Phineas ...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 Hugh O'Brian is an American actor, known for his starring role in the 1955-1961 ABC western television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.

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Sheree J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Dallas, Walker, Texas Ranger Sheree Julienne Wilson is an American actress, producer, businesswoman, and model. She is best known for her roles as April Stevens Ewing on the American prime-time television series Dallas and ...more

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Aaron Lustig is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Family Dog Aaron Lustig 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, whom he has also portrayed ...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 David King was an actor.

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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 Joy Tanner 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 Joseph Peter Breck was an American character actor of stage, television, and film. The rugged, dark-haired Breck played the gambler and gunfighter John H. "Doc" Holliday on the ...more

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Cab Calloway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Cabell "Cab" Calloway III was a jazz singer and bandleader. He was strongly associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City, where he was a regular performer. Calloway was a ...more

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Dita Von Teese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Indie Sex Dita Von Teese is an American burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, entrepreneur and occasional actress. She is thought by some to have helped re-popularize burlesque performance and was ...more

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Chuck Mangione is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Charles Frank "Chuck" Mangione is an American flugelhorn player, trumpeter and composer. After a stint with drummer Art Blakey's band and co-leading the Jazz Brothers with his sibling ...more

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Jim Piddock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Jim Piddock is an actor, a screenwriter and a film producer.

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Lauryn Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Lauryn Williams is a track and field sprint and bobsled athlete of Trinidadian descent, competing internationally for the United States. She was the gold medalist in the 100 meter dash at the ...more

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Lydia Lunch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Lydia Lunch is an American singer, poet, writer, actress and self-empowerment speaker whose career was spawned by the New York No Wave scene. The Boston Phoenix named Lunch "one of the 10 ...more

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Frank Trigg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Impact Wrestling, Kept Dewey Franklin "Frank" Trigg III is an American mixed martial artist, color commentator, pro wrestler and TV host. Trigg is a veteran of the UFC, Pride Fighting Championships, Rumble ...more

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Burnie Burns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Red vs. Blue, Immersion, PANICS Michael "Burnie" Burns is an American independent filmmaker living in Austin, Texas. He is best known for his contributions in machinima, a form of film-making that uses video game ...more

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K. C. Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Lost Girl, Guns K.C. Collins, also known as Chris Collins, is a Canadian film, voice and television actor. Collins was born in Toronto, Ontario, but now lives in Los Angeles, California. He is popularly known ...more

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Mary Grace Canfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Rochester
Green Acres, Family, The Hathaways Mary Grace Canfield was an American theatre, film and television actress.