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TV Actors from South Carolina

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

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This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from South Carolina?" and "Who are the most famous South Carolina actors?"
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Andy Dick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
NewsRadio, Clone High, The Ben Stiller Show
Andrew Roane "Andy" Dick is an American comedian, actor, musician and television/film producer. He is best known as a comic but is also known for his eccentric and controversial ...more
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Jessica Stroup is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
90210, The Following, Marcy
Jessica Leigh Stroup is an American actress and comedian, best known for her role as Erin Silver on 90210. She is regarded as a scream queen for starring in the horror films Prom Night, Vampire ...more
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Mary-Louise Parker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
Weeds, The West Wing, Ryan's Hope
Mary-Louise Parker is an American actress. Best known for her lead role on Showtime's television series Weeds portraying Nancy Botwin, she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in ...more
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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
In Living Color, Everybody Hates Chris, The Moxy Show
Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. After working as a standup comic and appearing in small film roles, Rock came ...more
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Will Patton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
Falling Skies, Ryan's Hope, Search for Tomorrow
William Rankin "Will" Patton is an American actor. He currently stars as Colonel Dan Weaver in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies. He also appeared in films such as Remember ...more
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Lee Thompson Young is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
Rizzoli & Isles, The Famous Jett Jackson, South Beach
Lee Thompson Young was an American actor. He was known for his teenage role as the title character on the Disney Channel television series The Famous Jett Jackson and as Chris Comer in the movie ...more
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James Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer-songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of ...more
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Allison Hayes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
Tombstone Territory, Shotgun Slade, Ripcord
Allison Hayes was an American film and television actress and model.
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Jaimie Alexander is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
Covert Affairs, Kyle XY, Watch Over Me
Jaimie Alexander is an American actress known for portraying Jessi on the TV series Kyle XY and Sif in the 2011 superhero film Thor, its 2013 sequel, Thor: The Dark World, and Agents of
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Big Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
WCW Monday Nitro, WWE Superstars, Saturday Night's Main Event
Paul Donald Wight is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Big Show. Signed to WWE, Wight is a seven-time world champion, having won the WCW World Heavyweight ...more
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Eartha Kitt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
I Spy, The Emperor's New School, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special
Eartha Mae Kitt was an American actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedienne, activist and voice artist, known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of ...more
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Dizzy Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. AllMusic's Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz ...more
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Viola Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
How to Get Away with Murder, United States of Tara, Traveler
Viola Davis is an American actress. Beginning her career on the stage, Davis won a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for her role in August Wilson's King Hedley II. She won a second Drama Desk Award ...more
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Beau Billingslea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
Gungrave, Rave Master (US), Just Jordan
Beau M. Billingslea is an American actor and voice actor, known as the voice of Jet Black in the popular anime Cowboy Bebop. In addition to voice acting, He appeared in many popular TV series as ...more
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Shawnee Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
The Stand, Anger Management, Becker
Shawnee Rebecca Smith is an American film and television actress and singer. Smith is best known for her roles as Meg Penny in The Blob, Amanda Young in the Saw films, and as Linda in the CBS ...more
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Logan Marshall-Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
Dark Blue, Traveler
Logan Marshall-Green is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the television series 24, The O.C., Traveler, and Dark Blue, and as Charlie Holloway in the 2012 Ridley Scott film
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Thomas Gibson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
Criminal Minds, Dharma & Greg, Chicago Hope
Thomas Ellis Gibson is an American actor and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Daniel Nyland in the CBS series Chicago Hope, Greg Montgomery on the ABC series Dharma & Greg, ...more
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Samuel E. Wright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
The Little Mermaid, Disney's House of Mouse, Enos
Samuel E. Wright is an American film and theater actor and singer who is best known as the voice of Sebastian in Disney's The Little Mermaid, for which he provided the main vocals to "Under ...more
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Leon Rippy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
Deadwood, Stargate, Alcatraz
Leon Rippy is an American actor.
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Lauren Hutton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
Central Park West, The Rhinemann Exchange, Sins
Lauren Hutton is an American model and actress. Hutton notably appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine on 28 occasions and earned more than any other model within a decade-long period.
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Shawn Weatherly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
Baywatch, Miss Universe Pageant, J.J. Starbuck
Shawn Nichols Weatherly is a beauty queen and actress from South Carolina who won the titles of Miss USA and Miss Universe in 1980.
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Bo Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
The Rockford Files, Dynasty, Doc Elliot
William Hopkins, known as Bo Hopkins, is an American actor of stage, television and film.
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Terry Taylor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
WCW Monday Nitro, Impact Wrestling, Saturday Night's Main Event
Paul Worden Taylor III is a retired American professional wrestler better known by his ring name Terry Taylor and for his time in National Wrestling Alliance, World Championship Wrestling and ...more
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Jonathan Mangum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza, Strip Mall
Jonathan Mangum is an American actor and comedian. He was a cast member of the variety show, The Wayne Brady Show and is an announcer for the game show Let's Make a Deal.
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Nancy O'Dell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from South Carolina
Nashville Star, Miss Universe Pageant, Christmas In Rockefeller Center
Nancy O'Dell is an American television host and entertainment journalist, who currently is the co-anchor of the syndicated entertainment news show Entertainment Tonight since 2011. She joined ...more