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TV Actors from Rochester

Updated October 13, 2018 11.7k views72 items

List RulesOnly 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

    John Lithgow

    Dexter, 3rd Rock from the Sun

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Arthur Lithgow (born October 19, 1945) is an American actor, musician, poet, author, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Robert Forster

    Robert Forster

    Heroes, Alcatraz

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert Wallace Forster Jr. (born July 13, 1941) is an American actor, known for his roles as... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    David Lodge

    David Lodge

    Carry On Laughing, Q

    BirthplaceEngland, Rochester

    NationalityEngland

    David William Frederick Lodge (19 August 1921 in Rochester, Kent, England – 18 October 2003 in... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Kelly Brook

    Kelly Brook

    The Big Breakfast, One Big Happy

    BirthplaceRochester, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Kelly Brook (born 23 November 1979) is an English model, actress and television presenter best... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Lea Thompson

    Lea Thompson

    Switched at Birth, Ringer

    BirthplaceRochester, Minnesota, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lea Katherine Thompson (born May 31, 1961) is an American actress, director, and television... more on Wikipedia

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    Mimi Kennedy

    Mimi Kennedy

    Dharma & Greg, Homefront

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mary Claire "Mimi" Kennedy (born September 25, 1948) is an American actress, author, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Chyna

    Chyna

    Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, The Surreal Life

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Chyna (born Joan Marie Laurer; December 27, 1969 – April 17, 2016) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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    Nicole Gale Anderson

    Nicole Gale Anderson

    Beauty & the Beast, Ravenswood

    BirthplaceUSA, Rochester, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Nicole Gale Anderson (born August 29, 1990) is an American actress. She is best known for her... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Vincent Martella

    Vincent Martella

    Phineas and Ferb, Everybody Hates Chris

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, USA

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Vincent Michael Martella (born October 15, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor and singer.... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Hugh O'Brian

    Hugh O'Brian

    Search, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Hugh O'Brian (born Hugh Charles Krampe; April 19, 1925 – September 5, 2016) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Sheree J. Wilson

    Sheree J. Wilson

    Dallas, Walker

    BirthplaceRochester, Minnesota, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sheree Julienne Wilson (born December 12, 1958) is an American actress, producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Aaron Lustig

    Aaron Lustig

    Family Dog

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aaron Lustig (born September 17, 1956) is an American film and television actor. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    David King

    Another World, A for Andromeda

    BirthplaceRochester, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

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  • 14
    Joy Tanner

    Joy Tanner

    Life with Derek, Donkey Kong Country

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, USA

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Joy Tanner (born March 7, 1966) is an American-born Canadian actress, who is best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Peter Breck

    Peter Breck

    The Big Valley, Black Saddle

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America,Canada

    Joseph Peter Breck (March 13, 1929 – February 6, 2012) was an American character actor. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Cab Calloway
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    Chuck Mangione
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    Jim Piddock
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  • 19
    Lauryn Williams
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  • 20
    Lydia Lunch
    Lydia Lunch (born Lydia Anne Koch, June 2, 1959) is an American singer, poet, writer, actress... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Frank Trigg

    Frank Trigg

    Impact Wrestling, Kept

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 22
    Burnie Burns

    Burnie Burns

    Red vs. Blue, Immersion

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Rochester

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Justin "Burnie" Burns (born January 18, 1973) is an American writer, actor, producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    K. C. Collins

    K. C. Collins

    Lost Girl, Guns

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    For the actor with a similar name, see Christopher Collins.K.C. Collins, also known as Chris... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Mary Grace Canfield

    Mary Grace Canfield

    Green Acres, Family

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Rochester

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Mary Grace Canfield (September 3, 1924 – February 15, 2014) was an American theatre, film and... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
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