Entertainment TV Actors from San Diego

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. He had also been ...more
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Geoffrey Lewis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.