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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

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego, La Jolla

Nationality: United States of America

Autumn Reeser (born September 21, 1980) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Taylor Townsend on the Fox series The O.C., Lizzie Grant on HBO's Entourage, Katie Andrews on ...more

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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

Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Robert Selden Duvall (; born January 5, 1931) is an American actor and filmmaker whose career spans more than six decades. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards (winning for his ...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

Birthplace: Carlsbad, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Adam Jared Brody (born December 15, 1979) is an American actor, writer, musician and producer. He is best known for his role as Seth Cohen on The O.C.. Brody has appeared in the films 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

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego

Nationality: United States of America

Emma Caulfield Ford (born Emma M. Chukker; April 8, 1973) is an American actress best known for her role as Anya Jenkins on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998–2003), as well as ...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

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego

Nationality: United States of America

Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is a retired American actress, writer and former model. She has frequently appeared in comedies throughout her career, while also earning critical ...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

Birthplace: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Danica Mae McKellar (born January 3, 1975) is an American actress, mathematics writer, and education advocate. She played Winnie Cooper in the television series The Wonder Years. From 2010–2013 ...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

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego

Nationality: United States of America

Edward Bridge Danson III (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor and producer who played the lead character Sam Malone on the NBC sitcom Cheers, Jack Holden in the films Three Men and a ...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?

Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Mario Lopez Jr. (born October 10, 1973) is an American actor and entertainment journalist. He has appeared on several television series, in films, and on Broadway. He is known for his portrayal ...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

Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Holly Marie Combs (born December 3, 1973) is an American actress and television producer. She is known for her roles as Kimberly Brock in the CBS series Picket Fences (1992–1996), Piper ...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

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego

Nationality: United States of America

Gerald William Trainor (born January 21, 1977) is an American actor, comedian and musician. He is known for his roles in the Nickelodeon shows Drake & Josh (as "Crazy" Steve), ...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

Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Robert "Bob" DeWayne Papenbrook (September 18, 1955 – March 17, 2006) was an American voice actor.
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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

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Nicholas Scott Cannon (born October 8, 1980) is an American actor, rapper, director, producer, television presenter, radio personality, and activist. On television, Cannon began as a teenager on ...more

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Sarah Roemer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
The Event, Daybreak

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego

Nationality: United States of America

Sarah Christine Roemer (born August 28, 1984) is an American actress and model. One of her best-known roles was the lead in Disturbia, but she has also starred in a number of films including ...more
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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

Birthplace: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American actor. He was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peck received five Academy Award for Best Actor ...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

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego

Nationality: United States of America

Geoffrey Bond Lewis (July 31, 1935 – April 7, 2015) was an American character actor. He appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, and was principally known for his film roles ...more
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Marcia Gay Harden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Damages, Trophy Wife, Drift

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego, La Jolla

Nationality: United States of America

Marcia Gay Harden (born August 14, 1959) is an American actress. Her film breakthrough was in the 1990 Coen brothers-directed Miller's Crossing. She followed this with roles in films including ...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

Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Jason Daniel Earles (born April 26, 1977) is an American actor, comedian, and martial artist, known for his role as Jackson Stewart in the Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana and his role as ...more
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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

Birthplace: USA, Tacoma, Washington

Nationality: United States of America

Sherry Lynn is an American voice actress who has played roles in anime, animated television series and video games. She portrayed Sasami Jurai in the Tenchi Muyo! franchise.In January 2010, in ...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

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego

Nationality: United States of America

Elizabeth "Betsy" Russell (born September 6, 1963) is an American actress who is best known for her roles in Private School (1983), Tomboy (1985), and Jill Tuck, one of the primary ...more
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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

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego

Nationality: United States of America

Kathy Ann Najimy ( nə-JIM-ee; Arabic: كاثي أن نجيمي‎; born February 6, 1957) is an American actress and activist. She is best known for her roles in the films Sister Act (1992), Hocus Pocus ...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

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego

Nationality: United States of America

Robert Lee Jr. (born September 18, 1971) is an American actor and comedian of Korean descent, best known for being a cast member on MADtv from 2001 to 2009 and for his roles in the films Harold ...more

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Tammy Lauren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from San Diego
Homefront, Angie, Martial Law

Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Tammy Lauren Vasquez (born November 16, 1968), known professionally as Tammy Lauren, is an American film and television actress. She starred in the 1997 horror film Wishmaster, portraying ...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

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego, La Jolla

Nationality: United States of America

Clifford Parker Robertson III (September 9, 1923 – September 10, 2011) was an American actor with a film and television career that spanned half a century. Robertson portrayed a young John F. ...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

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego, La Jolla

Nationality: United States of America

Steven Bradford Culp (born December 3, 1955) 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 ...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

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Steve Staley (born August 25, 1969), also known as Steve Cannon, is an American voice actor known for providing voices for Japanese anime and video games. Some of his notable roles include ...more