Entertainment Famous TV Actors from Germany

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List of famous TV actors from Germany, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. Germany has given birth to a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, reality shows and more. These are some of the funniest and most talented German TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from Germany this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from Germany then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List includes Nadine Dehmel, Barbara Bouchet and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best German TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from Germany?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of Germany in order to get more information about each one. If you're a TV junkie use this list of talented German actresses to find some new TV stars that you haven't already heard of.
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Henry Winkler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi, Childrens Hospital
Henry Franklin Winkler, OBE is an American actor, director, comedian, producer and author. Winkler is best known for his role as Arthur Fonzarelli in the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days. ...more
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Caroline Beil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Storm of Love
Caroline Beil is a German actress and television presenter. She is best known for the role of Fiona Marquardt in the German soap opera Storm of Love.
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Allison Mack is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Smallville, Wilfred, Wilfred
Allison Mack is an American actress, director and producer. She is best known for her role as Chloe Sullivan, on the WB/CW Superman television series Smallville, and Amanda on FX's Wilfred.
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Michelle Trachtenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gossip Girl, The Super Hero Squad Show
Michelle Christine Trachtenberg is an American actress. She is known for portraying Nona F. Mecklenberg on The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Dawn Summers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and ...more
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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and ...more
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Paris Hilton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Paris Hilton's My New BFF, Entertainment Tonight, Paris Hilton's Dubai BFF
Paris Whitney Hilton is an American socialite, television personality, model, actress and singer. She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. Born in New York ...more
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Victoria Justice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Victorious, Zoey 101, Eye Candy
Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She debuted as an actress at the age of 10 and has since appeared in several films and television series including the ...more
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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Band of Brothers, Hex, The Devil's Whore
Michael Fassbender is a German-Irish actor and producer. His first screen role was in the 2000 TV miniseries, Hearts and Bones, followed by the 2001 television miniseries Band of Brothers. He ...more
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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Get Real, Scrat's Treasure Hunt
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress, singer, and producer. After several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series Get Real. She came to prominence after playing ...more
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Dominic Monaghan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Lost, Chuck, FlashForward
Dominic Monaghan is an English actor. He has received international attention from playing Meriadoc Brandybuck in Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and for his ...more
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Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Moonlighting, The Twilight Zone, Bruno the Kid
Walter Bruce Willis is an American actor, producer and singer. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage and then in television in the 1980s, most notably as David Addison in Moonlighting. He ...more
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Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
American Playhouse, Storybook Cinema, Peter Pan Live!
Christopher Walken is an American actor. He has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, The Prophecy trilogy, Brainstorm, True Romance, Pulp ...more
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Rebecca Gayheart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Dead Like Me, Earth 2, Loving
Rebecca Gayheart is an American television and film actress.
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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Roseanne, Growing Pains, Santa Barbara
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. He has been nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning two, and five Academy Awards. DiCaprio began his career by appearing ...more
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Elijah Wood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
American Dad!, Frasier, King of the Hill
Elijah Jordan Wood is an American actor and film producer. He made his film debut with a minor part in Back to the Future Part II. Landing a succession of larger roles, he was critically ...more
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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
George Lopez, Working Girl, The Preppie Murder
Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and film producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is the recipient of one Academy Award from two nominations, and one Golden ...more
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Danielle Steel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel, better known by the name Danielle Steel, is an American novelist, currently the best selling author alive and the fourth bestselling author of all ...more
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David Hasselhoff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Baywatch, Knight Rider, Baywatch Nights
David Michael Hasselhoff, nicknamed "The Hoff", is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessman. He is best known for his lead roles as Michael Knight in the popular 1980s US ...more
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Heidi Klum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Models of the Runway, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Seriously Funny Kids
Heidi Klum is a German model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and occasional actress. In 2008, she became an American citizen while maintaining her native ...more
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LeVar Burton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Roots
Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, Jr., professionally known as LeVar Burton, is an American actor, presenter, director, producer, and author. Burton is best known for his roles as the young Kunta ...more
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Jeri Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Star Trek: Voyager, Leverage, Body of Proof
Jeri Lynn Ryan is an American actress best known for her role as the liberated Borg, Seven of Nine, on Star Trek: Voyager, for which she won two Saturn Awards. She is also known for her role as ...more
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Werner Herzog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Werner Herzog Stipetić, known as Werner Herzog, is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, author, actor and opera director. Herzog is considered one of the greatest figures of the New ...more
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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Batman, Here Come the Brides, Ironside
Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese ...more
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Paul Walker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
CBS Schoolbreak Special, The Boys Are Back, What a Dummy
Paul William Walker IV was an American actor. He began his career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel. Walker gained prominence ...more
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Kirsten Dunst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Fargo
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American-German actress, singer, model and director. She made her film debut in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories. At ...more