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Famous TV Actors from Italy

Updated June 14, 2019 37.0k views723 items

List of famous TV actors from Italy, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. Italy 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 Italian TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from Italy this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from Italy then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This is a list that includes TV actors like Vito Scotti and Victoria Vetri.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of Italy in order to get more information about each one. If you're a TV junkie use this list of talented Italian actresses to find some new TV stars that you haven't already heard of.
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  • 1
    Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Robert De Niro

    The Godfather Saga

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Greenwich Village

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. (born August 17, 1943) is an American-Italian actor, producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Kaley Cuoco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Kaley Cuoco

    The Big Bang Theory, Charmed

    BirthplaceCamarillo, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kaley Christine Cuoco ( KWOH-koh; Italian: [ˈkwɔːko]; born November 30, 1985) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Alyssa Milano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Alyssa Milano

    Charmed, Who's the Boss?

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, Bensonhurst, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alyssa Jayne Milano (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress, producer, activist, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Hayden Panettiere is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Hayden Panettiere

    Heroes, Nashville

    BirthplacePalisades, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Hayden Lesley Panettiere (; born August 21, 1989) is an American actress, model, and singer.... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Carla Gugino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Carla Gugino

    Californication, Spin City

    BirthplaceSarasota, Florida, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Carla Gugino (; born August 29, 1971) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Linda Cardellini is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Linda Cardellini

    Freaks and Geeks, ER

    BirthplaceRedwood City, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Linda Edna Cardellini (born June 25, 1975) is an American actress. In television, she is known... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Rachel Bilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Rachel Bilson

    The O.C., Hart of Dixie

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Rachel Bilson (born August 25, 1981) is an American actress. Born to a California show... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Zachary Quinto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Zachary Quinto

    American Horror Story, Heroes

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Zachary John Quinto (; born June 2, 1977) is an American actor and film producer. He is known... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Leah Remini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Leah Remini

    The King of Queens, Head of the Class

    BirthplaceBensonhurst, New York City, New York, USA

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Leah Marie Remini (born June 15, 1970) is an American actress, author, former Scientologist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Rebecca Gayheart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Rebecca Gayheart

    Dead Like Me, Earth 2

    BirthplaceHazard, Kentucky, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Rebecca Gayheart (born August 12, 1971) is an American fashion model and actress. Gayheart... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Isabella Rossellini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Isabella Rossellini

    The Tracey Ullman Show, Merlin

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini (born 18 June 1952) is an Italian actress,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Kate Walsh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Kate Walsh

    Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kathleen Erin "Kate" Walsh (born October 13, 1967) is an American actress and businesswoman.... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Bobby Cannavale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Bobby Cannavale

    Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods

    BirthplaceUnion City, New Jersey, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert Michael Cannavale (; born May 3, 1970) is an American actor known for various stage,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Dan Castellaneta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Dan Castellaneta

    The Simpsons, Darkwing Duck

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, USA

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Daniel Louis Castellaneta (; born October 29, 1957) is an American actor, voice actor,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Sophia Bush is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Sophia Bush

    One Tree Hill, Chicago P.D.

    BirthplacePasadena, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sophia Anna Bush (born July 8, 1982) is an American actress, activist, director, and producer.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Marisa Tomei is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Marisa Tomei

    A Different World, Game Over

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Marisa Tomei (, Italian: [toˈmɛi]; born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. She is the... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Victoria Principal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Victoria Principal

    Dallas, Fantasy Island

    BirthplaceFukuoka, Japan

    NationalityItaly, United States of America, Japan

    Vicki Ree Principal (born January 3, 1950), later known as Victoria Principal, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Jennifer Esposito is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Jennifer Esposito

    Blue Bloods, Spin City

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jennifer Esposito (born April 11, 1973) is an American actress and author. She is known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Jimmy Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Jimmy Kimmel

    Crank Yankers, Win Ben Stein's Money

    BirthplaceMill Basin, New York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    James Christian Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American television host, comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Vanessa Minnillo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Vanessa Minnillo

    Let's Make a Deal, Dads

    BirthplaceAngeles, Philippines

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Vanessa Joy Lachey (née Minnillo; born November 9, 1980) is an American-Filipino television... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Dylan Sprouse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Dylan Sprouse

    The Suite Life on Deck, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

    BirthplaceArezzo, Italy

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

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  • 22
    Donald Bellisario is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
    Donald Paul Bellisario (born August 8, 1935) is an American television producer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Scott Baio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Scott Baio

    Happy Days, Charles in Charge

    BirthplaceBensonhurst, New York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Scott Vincent James Baio (; born September 22, 1960 or 1961 (sources differ)) is an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Sophia Loren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Sophia Loren

    The Fortunate Pilgrim

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    NationalityFrance, Italy

    Sofia Villani Scicolone (Italian: [soˈfiːa vilˈlaːni ʃʃikoˈloːne]; born 20 September 1934),... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Greta Scacchi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy

    Greta Scacchi

    Broken Trail, Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King

    BirthplaceMilan, Italy

    NationalityItaly, Australia

    Greta Scacchi (Italian pronunciation: [ˌɡrɛːta ˈskakːi]; born 18 February 1960) is an Italian... more on Wikipedia
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