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

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

List ranges from Beyoncé Knowles to Selena Gomez, plus much more.

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

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Jeff Bennett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Texas
The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Regular Show Jeffrey Glen "Jeff" Bennett is an American voice actor. He has been listed "among the top names in the voice-over field".

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Morgan Fairchild is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Texas
North and South, Search for Tomorrow, Flamingo Road Morgan Fairchild is an American actress. She achieved prominence during the late 1970s and early 1980s with continuing roles in several television series, in which she usually conveyed a ...more

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Eva Longoria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Desperate Housewives, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless Eva Jacqueline Longoria is an American actress, producer, director, activist and businesswoman. Longoria's career began in 1998, when she won the title of Miss Corpus Christi, and later began ...more

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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Wizards of Waverly Place, Barney & Friends Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. Born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, she was first featured on the children's series Barney & Friends in the early 2000s. In 2007, ...more

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Leighton Meester is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Gossip Girl, Surface, Tarzan Leighton Marissa Meester is an American actress and singer. Meester starred as Blair Waldorf on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl. She has also appeared in the 2010 country drama film ...more

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Summer Glau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Cape Summer Lyn Glau is an American actress best known for playing River Tam in the space western series Firefly and its film sequel Serenity. She also played Cameron in the science fiction series ...more

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Sarah Shahi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Person of Interest, Life, The L Word Aahoo Jahansouz "Sarah" Shahi is an American television actress and former NFL Cheerleader. She played Kate Reed in the USA Network legal drama Fairly Legal in 2011–12 and currently ...more

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Brent Spiner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Alphas, Threshold Brent Jay Spiner is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films. ...more

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Peri Gilpin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Frasier, Justice League, Hot in Cleveland Peri Gilpin is an American actress known for portraying Roz Doyle in the U.S. television series Frasier and Kim Keeler in the ABC Family television drama Make It or Break It.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer, Party of Five Jennifer Love Hewitt is an American actress, producer, author, television director and singer-songwriter. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the ...more

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Michelle Forbes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Texas
True Blood, The Killing, Homicide: Life on the Street Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo, known professionally as Michelle Forbes, is an American actress who has built a career of work in television and independent film and has acted in productions in ...more

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Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Charlie's Angels, The Burning Bed, Good Sports Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett was an American actress and artist. A four-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she posed for her ...more

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and ...more

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Natalie Zea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Justified, The Following, Dirty Sexy Money Natalie Zea is an American actress, known for her performances on television. Zea began her acting career in theatre. Her first major role was on the NBC daytime soap opera Passions, where she ...more

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Stephen Tobolowsky is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Heroes, Deadwood, The Mindy Project Stephen Harold Tobolowsky is an American actor, author and musician. He played annoying insurance salesman Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, as well as such television characters as Commissioner ...more

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Hilary Duff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Lizzie McGuire, Younger, Girlfriend in a Coma Hilary Erhard Duff is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model and fashion designer. Duff began her acting career at a young age, and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the starring ...more

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Debbie Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Rugrats, Jennifer Slept Here, The Debbie Reynolds Show Debbie Reynolds is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Initially signed at age sixteen by Warner Bros., Reynolds' career got off to a slow start. When her contract was not renewed, ...more

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Kay Panabaker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Texas
No Ordinary Family, Summerland, The Brothers García Stephanie Kay Panabaker, better known as Kay Panabaker, is an American former film and television actress. She is the younger sister of Danielle Panabaker.

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Piper Perabo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Covert Affairs Piper Lisa Perabo is an American stage, film and television actress. Since her breakthrough role in Coyote Ugly, she has appeared in films such as Lost and Delirious, Cheaper by the Dozen, ...more

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Taylor Cole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Texas
CSI: Miami, The Event, Summerland Taylor Quinn Cole is an American actress and former fashion model.

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Amy Acker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Angel, Dollhouse, Person of Interest Amy Louise Acker is an American actress. She played Winifred Burkle and Illyria on the TV series Angel and Kelly Peyton on Alias. She currently plays Samantha "Root" Groves on Person ...more

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Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Texas
The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!, The Bee Gees Special Willie Hugh Nelson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and ...more

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Jennifer Garner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Alias, Felicity, Time of Your Life Jennifer Anne Garner (born April 17, 1972) is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning American actress. She is best known for her role as CIA agent Sydney Bristow on TV's

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Serena Varghese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Serena Beth Varghese is an American actress and voice actress of Indian descent. She primarily does voice work in anime titles with ADV Films and Seraphim Digital. She and her husband Jorge ...more

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Luci Christian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Texas
One Piece (US), School Rumble, Samurai 7 Louisa Michelle "Luci" Christian is an American voice actress and ADR script writer at Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. She has provided voices for a number of English ...more

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Shelley Duvall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Wishbone, Faerie Tale Theatre Shelley Alexis Duvall is an American actress, producer, writer, singer, and voice artist. She began her career in various Robert Altman films in the 1970s, including Brewster McCloud, Thieves ...more

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Jensen Ackles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Supernatural, Smallville, Dawson's Creek Jensen Ross Ackles is an American actor and director. He is known for his roles in television as Eric Brady in Days of Our Lives, which earned him several Daytime Emmy Award nominations, as well ...more

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Annette O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Smallville, It, Dallas Annette O'Toole is an American actress, dancer, and singer-songwriter. She is most recently known for portraying Martha Kent, the mother of Clark Kent on the television series Smallville.

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Norman Alden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Super Friends, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman Norman Alden was an American character actor who performed in television programs and motion pictures. He first appeared on television on The 20th Century Fox Hour in 1957. He provided the voice ...more

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Christian Kane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Leverage, Into the West, Close to Home Christian Kane is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He is known for his roles in the television shows Angel, Leverage and Into the West, and the movies Just Married and Secondhand Lions. ...more

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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from Texas
The Tracey Ullman Show, Off to See the Wizard, Van Dyke and Company Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin is an American comedian, actor, musician, writer, and producer. Martin came to public notice as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later ...more

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Dabney Coleman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Boardwalk Empire, Recess, Buffalo Bill Dabney Wharton Coleman is an American actor best known for roles in the films 9 to 5, Cloak & Dagger, Tootsie, WarGames, You've Got Mail and on TV as Louis "The Commodore" Kaestner ...more

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Michelle Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Lost, IGPX Mayte Michelle Rodriguez, better known as Michelle Rodriguez, is an American actress, screenwriter, and DJ. She got her breakout role as a troubled boxer in the independent film Girlfight, which ...more

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Jessica Simpson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Good Morning America, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards Jessica Ann Johnson is an American singer, songwriter, actress, reality television personality and fashion designer who made her debut in 1999. Since that time, Simpson has made many recordings, ...more

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Robby Benson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Disney's House of Mouse, Search for Tomorrow, Exosquad Robby Benson is an American film and television actor, television director, educator and singer.

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Ben McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from Texas
The O.C., Southland, Gotham Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan (born September 12, 1978), known professionally as Ben McKenzie, is an American actor and director. He is known as Ryan Atwood in the television series The O.C. and ...more

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Gary Busey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Into the West, truTV Presents: World's Dumbest... Gary Busey is an American actor. He has appeared in films such as Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,The Gumball Rally, The Buddy Holly Story, Big Wednesday, Silver Bullet, Eye of the Tiger, Lethal ...more

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Debbie Allen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Grey's Anatomy, Fame, Roots: The Next Generations Debbie Allen is an author.

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Woody Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Cheers, True Detective, Game Change Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson is an American actor, activist, and playwright. He is a double Academy Award nominee, seven time Emmy Award nominee and one time winner. His breakout ...more

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Haylie Duff is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from Texas
7th Heaven, Napoleon Dynamite, Legally Blonde – The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods Haylie Katherine Duff is an American actress, television presenter, author, singer, songwriter, film producer, businesswoman and food blogger. She is the older sister of actress and ...more

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Candice King is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from Texas
The Vampire Diaries, Dating Rules from My Future Self Candice Rene King (née Accola) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She portrayed Caroline Forbes on the CW television drama series The Vampire Diaries. In December 2006, King ...more

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Mehcad Brooks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from Texas
True Blood, Desperate Housewives, Necessary Roughness Mehcad Jason McKinley Brooks is an American actor and former fashion model. He is known for his roles as Matthew Applewhite in the second season of ABC's hit series Desperate Housewives, Jerome ...more

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Chris Patton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Princess Tutu, Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu Christopher David Patton is an American voice actor who works at Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. He has provided voices for a number of English-language versions of Japanese ...more

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Philece Sampler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from Texas
The Incredible Hulk, Another World, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Philece P. Sampler is an American voice actress and television actress, whose credits include various characters in anime. She also goes by the aliases of Sue Beth Arden, Victoria Pryne, and ...more

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Joan Crawford is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from Texas
The Secret Storm, Caesar's Hour, General Electric Theater Joan Crawford was an American film and television actress who started as a dancer and stage chorine. Beginning her career as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies before debuting as a ...more

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Sandy Duncan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Roots, My Little Pony, The Hogan Family Sandra Kay "Sandy" Duncan is an American singer, dancer, comedienne and actress of stage and television, recognized through a blonde, pixie cut hairstyle and perky demeanor. She is ...more

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Erin Cummings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Pan Am, Detroit 1-8-7, Spartacus Erin Lynn Cummings is an American actress. She has appeared in the television shows Star Trek: Enterprise, Charmed, Dante's Cove, The Bold and the Beautiful, Cold Case, Dollhouse, Spartacus: ...more

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JoBeth Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from Texas
Fish Police, Somerset, The Client Margaret JoBeth Williams is an American film, television and stage actress. She is the current president of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Williams rose to prominence appearing in such ...more

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Bruce McGill is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from Texas
MacGyver, Rizzoli & Isles, Wolf Lake Bruce Travis McGill is an American actor who has an extensive list of credits in film and television. He is perhaps best known for his role as Jack Dalton on the television series MacGyver and ...more

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Randy Quaid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Actors from Texas
A Streetcar Named Desire, Category 7: The End of the World, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2 Randall Rudy "Randy" Quaid is an American actor nominated for a Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award and an Academy Award for his role in The Last Detail. Quaid also won a Golden Globe ...more