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

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

TV actors here include everything from Cameron Diaz to Tony Romo.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from San Diego?" and "Who are the most famous San Diego actors?"

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Autumn Reeser is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Autumn Reeser The O.C., No Ordinary Family, Last Resort Autumn Alicia Reeser is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Taylor Townsend on the Fox series The O.C., and Lizzie Grant on HBO's Entourage.

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Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Robert Duvall Lonesome Dove, The Defenders, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Robert Selden Duvall is an American actor and director. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, six Golden Globes, and has multiple nominations and one win each of the BAFTA, Screen ...more

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Adam Brody is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Adam Brody The O.C., Funny or Die Presents, Good Vibes Adam Jared Brody is an American film and television actor and musician. He is best known for his role as Seth Cohen on The O.C. Brody has also co-starred in many film roles, including Mr. & ...more

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Emma Caulfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Emma Caulfield Buffy the Vampire Slayer, General Hospital, Life Unexpected Emma Caulfield is an American actress best known for her role as Anya Jenkins on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as Susan Keats, a love interest of Brandon Walsh's on the ...more

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Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Cameron Diaz Shrek the Halls, Spike Guys' Choice Awards, I Love the '70s Cameron Michelle Diaz is an American actress, producer and former fashion model. She rose to stardom in the 1990s with roles in The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding and There's Something About ...more

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Danica McKellar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Danica McKellar The Wonder Years, Young Justice, The Secret Life of the American Teenager Danica Mae McKellar is an American actress, author, mathematician, and education advocate. She is well known for her role as Kevin Arnold's on-again, off-again girlfriend Winnie Cooper in the ...more

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Ted Danson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Ted Danson Cheers, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Fargo Edward Bridge "Ted" Danson III is an American actor, author, and producer, well known for his role as lead character Sam Malone in the sitcom Cheers, and his role as Dr. John Becker on ...more

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Mario López is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Mario López Saved by the Bell, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Who Wants to Marry My Dad? Mario Lopez, Jr. is an American television host and actor. Lopez has appeared on several television series, in films, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of A.C. Slater on Saved ...more

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Holly Marie Combs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Holly Marie Combs Pretty Little Liars, Charmed, Picket Fences Holly Marie Combs is an American actress and television producer. She is known for her roles as Kimberly Brock in the CBS series Picket Fences, Piper Halliwell in The WB series Charmed, and Ella ...more

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Jerry Trainor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Jerry Trainor iCarly, Drake & Josh, T.U.F.F. Puppy Gerald William "Jerry" Trainor is an American actor, widely known for playing Crazy Steve on Drake & Josh and Spencer Shay on iCarly. He also voiced the title character Dudley ...more

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Bob Papenbrook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Bob Papenbrook Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Gungrave, Last Exile Robert DeWayne "Bob" Papenbrook was an American voice actor. Fellow voice actors often nicknamed him "Pappy". He was very well known in the worlds of anime and video game ...more

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Nick Cannon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Nick Cannon All That, Soul Train, The Nick Cannon Show Nicholas Scott "Nick" Cannon is an American actor, rapper, entrepreneur, record producer, and radio and television personality. On television, Cannon began as a teenager on All That ...more

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Sarah Roemer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Sarah Roemer The Event, Daybreak Sarah Christine Roemer is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles in the films The Grudge 2, Disturbia, and Fired Up! and the television series The Event.

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Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Gregory Peck The Blue and the Gray, Moby Dick, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor. One of the world's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1970s. His performance ...more

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Geoffrey Lewis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Geoffrey Lewis Salem's Lot, Flo, Gun Shy Geoffrey Bond Lewis was an American character actor. Lewis was known for his film roles alongside Robert Redford and Clint Eastwood.

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Marcia Gay Harden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Marcia Gay Harden Damages, Trophy Wife, Drift Marcia Gay Harden is an American film and theatre actress. Harden's breakthrough role was in Miller's Crossing and then The First Wives Club which was followed by several roles which gained her ...more

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Jason Earles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Jason Earles Hannah Montana, Kickin' It, Aaron Stone Jason Earles is an actor.

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Sherry Lynn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Sherry Lynn The Pink Panther Show, My Little Pony, Outlaw Star Sherry Lynn is an American voice actress, known for her young girl roles in anime, animated television series and video games. She is represented by Arlene Thornton & Associates. In January ...more

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Betsy Russell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Betsy Russell The Adventures of Superboy, Platypus Man Betsy Russell is an American actress who is best known for her role in Private School, and as Jill Tuck, one of the primary characters of the Saw film series.

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Kathy Najimy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Kathy Najimy King of the Hill, Veronica's Closet, Wayside Kathy Ann Najimy is an American actress and comedian of Lebanese heritage, best known as Olive Massery on the television series Veronica's Closet, Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act, Mary ...more

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Bobby Lee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Bobby Lee Mad TV, Big Time Rush, Animal Practice Bobby Lee, a native of San Diego, was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps running the family clothing store. After stints in a local rock band and at the local community college, he was ...more

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Tammy Lauren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Tammy Lauren Homefront, Angie, Martial Law Tammy Lauren is an American actress who has appeared in film and television. She starred in Wishmaster, portraying Alexandra Amberson, a young woman who accidentally awakens the Djinn, a ...more

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Cliff Robertson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Cliff Robertson Falcon Crest, The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, Robert Montgomery Presents Clifford Parker "Cliff" Robertson III was an American actor with a film and television career that spanned half a century. Robertson portrayed a young John F. Kennedy in the 1963 film ...more

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Steven Culp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Steven Culp Desperate Housewives, JAG, One Life to Live Steven Bradford Culp is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Rex Van de Kamp on ABC's Desperate Housewives, Clayton Webb on JAG, and Speaker of the United States ...more

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Steve Staley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Steve Staley Eureka 7 (US), Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles, IGPX Steven "Steve" Staley is an American voice actor. He is known for providing voices for Japanese anime and video games.

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Erik von Detten is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Erik von Detten Recess, Days of Our Lives, So Weird Erik Thomas von Detten is an American actor. He is known for his roles in Escape to Witch Mountain, Toy Story, Brink!, The Princess Diaries, Complete Savages, and So Weird.

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Tawny Kitaen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Tawny Kitaen Eek! The Cat, Capitol, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Tawny Kitaen is an actor.

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Heather O'Rourke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Heather O'Rourke Happy Days, CHiPs, Fantasy Island Heather O'Rourke was an American child actress. She was discovered at the age of five by director Steven Spielberg while eating lunch with her mother at the MGM commissary. Spielberg cast her as ...more

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Mayim Bialik is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Mayim Bialik The Big Bang Theory, Blossom, Molloy Mayim Hoya Bialik is an American actress and neuroscientist. From early January 1991 to May 1995, she played the title character of NBC's Blossom. Since May 2010, she has played Dr. Amy Farrah ...more

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Ariel Winter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Ariel Winter Modern Family, Phineas and Ferb, Jake and the Never Land Pirates Ariel Winter Workman is an American actress, singer, model and voice artist. She is best known as Alex Dunphy in the TV series Modern Family, as well as the voice of the title character in the ...more

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Ryan Hansen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Ryan Hansen 2 Broke Girls, Veronica Mars, Party Down Ryan Albert Hansen is an American actor, known for having portrayed Dick Casablancas on Veronica Mars and Nolan in Friday the 13th. He also played Kyle Bradway on the Starz show Party Down. In ...more

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Robert Lansing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Robert Lansing The Equalizer, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Automan Robert Lansing was an American stage, film, and television actor.

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Dan Povenmire is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Dan Povenmire Phineas and Ferb Daniel Kingsley "Dan" Povenmire is an American television director, writer, producer, storyboard artist, and actor associated with several animated television series, best known as the ...more

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RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
RuPaul Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World, RuPaul's Drag U, The RuPaul Show RuPaul Andre Charles, best known mononymously as RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, and recording artist, who first became widely known in the 1990s when he appeared in a ...more

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Theresa Russell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Theresa Russell MyNetworkTV telenovelas, Glory Days, A Woman's Guide to Adultery Theresa Russell is an American actress.

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Dana Ashbrook is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Dana Ashbrook Twin Peaks, Crash, The Kill Point Dana V. Ashbrook is an American actor, perhaps best known for playing Bobby Briggs on the cult TV series Twin Peaks and its 1992 prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.

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Nanette Fabray is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Nanette Fabray One Day at a Time, Hollywood Squares, All Star Secrets Nanette Fabray (born Ruby Bernadette Nanette Fabares; October 27, 1920 – February 22, 2018) was an American actress, singer and dancer. She began her career performing in vaudeville as a child ...more

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Gabrielle Reece is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Gabrielle Reece MTV Sports, Insider Training Gabrielle Allyse Reece is an American professional volleyball player, sports announcer, fashion model and actress.

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Margo Harshman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Margo Harshman Even Stevens, Bent, Run of the House Margo Cathleen Harshman is an American actress, best known for playing Tawny Dean on the Disney Channel series Even Stevens. She is also known for her role on The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon ...more

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Ananda Lewis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Ananda Lewis The Insider, America's Next Producer, The Ananda Lewis Show Ananda Lewis is an American television personality, model and social activist. She was an MTV veejay from the late 1990s until 2001, when she left the network to host her own broadcast ...more

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Fred Ward is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Fred Ward Invasion: Earth Freddie Joe "Fred" Ward is an American actor. He began his film career in 1979 alongside Clint Eastwood in Escape from Alcatraz. His notable roles include Southern Comfort, The Right ...more

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Dan Woren is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Dan Woren Robotech, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, The New Adventures of Speed Racer Daniel E. Woren is an American voice actor who is also known as Jackson Daniels, Warren Daniels, Dan Warren, Don Warner, Daniel Woren, and Dan Worren. Woren is a huge fan of the San Diego ...more

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Gabriel Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Gabriel Iglesias All That, The Emperor's New School Gabriel J. Iglecias, known professionally as Gabriel Iglesias and comically as Fluffy, is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer and voice actor. He is known for his shows I'm Not Fat… ...more

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Jason London is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Jason London Jason and the Argonauts, Possible Side Effects Jason Paul London is an American actor, best known for his role as Randall "Pink" Floyd in director Richard Linklater's film Dazed and Confused.

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Julie White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Julie White Go On, Grace Under Fire, Cavemen Julie White is an American actress of film, stage and television. She is a Tony Award winner but is best known for her role as Nadine Swoboda in Grace Under Fire and for her role as Judy ...more

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Victor Buono is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Victor Buono Man from Atlantis, Backstairs at the White House Victor Charles Buono was an American actor and comic most famous for playing the villain King Tut on the television series Batman. He was a busy actor from his late teens until his death at age ...more

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Charles Bateman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Charles Bateman Two Faces West Charles Wilbur Bateman is an American actor most notably recognized for roles on television from 1958 to 1991.

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Jolene Blalock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Jolene Blalock Star Trek: Enterprise, Jason and the Argonauts Jolene Blalock is an actress.

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Jeremy London is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Jeremy London Party of Five, I'll Fly Away, Angel Falls Jeremy Michael London is an American actor. He is best known for his regular roles on Party of Five, 7th Heaven, and I'll Fly Away, as well as a notable supporting role in the Civil War epic ...more

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Greg Bear is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Greg Bear Gregory Dale "Greg" Bear is an American science fiction and mainstream author. His work has covered themes of galactic conflict, artificial universes, consciousness and cultural ...more