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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, The Dogs of War, Brainstorm, ...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

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Alexandra Feodorovna is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Alexandra Feodorovna, was Empress consort of Russia as the spouse of Nicholas II, the last Emperor of the Russian Empire. Born as Alix of Hesse and by Rhine, was granddaughter of Queen Victoria ...more

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Katherine Heigl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Grey's Anatomy, Roswell, State of Affairs Katherine Marie Heigl is an American actress, film producer and former fashion model. She played Izzie Stevens on ABC's medical drama Grey's Anatomy from 2005 to 2010, a role for which she won ...more

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Elle Fanning is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
The Lost Room Mary Elle Fanning is an American teen actress. She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning and mainly known for her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere, We Bought a Zoo, ...more

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Victor Beaumont is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Moonbase 3 Peter Wolff was an actor.

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Nick Nolte is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Luck, Gracepoint, Rich Man Nicholas King "Nick" Nolte is an American actor. Nolte has appeared in films such as The Deep, 48 Hrs., Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Another 48 Hrs., Everybody Wins, The Prince of ...more

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Anne Frank is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank was a diarist and writer. She is one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her wartime diary The Diary of a Young Girl has been the basis ...more

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Hans Quest is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Hans Quest was a German actor and film director.

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Pam Ferris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Call The Midwife, Little Dorrit, Rosemary & Thyme Pamela "Pam" Ferris (born 11 May 1948) is a German-born Welsh actress. She is best known for her starring roles on television as Ma Larkin in The Darling Buds of May, as Laura Thyme in ...more

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Jayne Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Follow the Sun, Down You Go Jayne Mansfield was an American actress in film, theatre, and television. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex ...more

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Fred Astaire is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again, The Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town Fred Astaire was an American dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor. His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical ...more

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Doris Day is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
The Doris Day Show Doris Day is an American actress, singer, and animal rights activist. Day began her career as a big band singer in 1939. Her popularity began to rise after her first hit recording ...more

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Tia Mowry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Sister, Sister, The Game Tia Dashon Mowry-Hardrict, known by her maiden name Tia Mowry, is a German-born American actress and model. She first gained fame for her teen role as Tia Landry on the ABC/WB sitcom Sister, ...more

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Roy Scheider is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
seaQuest DSV, Love of Life, The Secret Storm Roy Richard Scheider was an American actor and amateur boxer. He was best known for his leading roles as Police Chief Martin C. Brody in the first two Jaws movies, choreographer and film ...more

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Margot Frank is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Margot Betti Frank was the elder daughter of Otto and Edith Frank, and the older sister of Anne Frank, whose deportation order from the Gestapo hastened the Frank family into hiding, and who ...more

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Peer Kusmagk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Peer Kusmagk Peer Kusmagk is a German actor and television host.

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Matt Groening is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening is a U.S. cartoonist, screenwriter, producer, animator, author, musician, comedian, and voice actor. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell as ...more

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Retrosexual: The '80s, Be Good Johnny Weir, Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television ...more

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André Previn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Live from Lincoln Center André George Previn, KBE is a German-American pianist, conductor, and composer. He is considered one of the most versatile musicians in the world and is the winner of four Academy Awards ...more

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Nia Peeples is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Pretty Little Liars, Walker, Texas Ranger Virenia Gwendolyn "Nia" Peeples is an American R&B and dance music singer and actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Nicole Chapman on Fame. She is also known for her ...more

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Dennis Franz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, Mighty Ducks Dennis Franz is an American actor best known for his role as Detective Andy Sipowicz in the ABC television series NYPD Blue.

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Diane Kruger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
The Bridge, Duelles Diane Kruger is a German actress and former fashion model. She is known for roles such as Helen in the epic war film Troy, Dr. Abigail Chase in the adventure/heist film National Treasure and its ...more

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Nadine Samonte is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Sine Novela, Bakekang, Darna Nadine Burgos Eidloth known by her stage name Nadine Samonte, is a Filipina actress and commercial model. She participated as an Avenger of the first season of StarStruck.

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John Brahm is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
John Brahm was a film and television director. His films include The Undying Monster, The Lodger, Hangover Square, The Locket, The Brasher Doubloon, and the 3D horror film, The Mad Magician.

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John Denver is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Rocky Mountain Holiday Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, ...more

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Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from Germany
Linda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, and ...more