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Famous TV Actors from Italy

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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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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
The Godfather Saga
Robert De Niro is an American actor and film producer who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly and the Martin Scorsese-directed ...more
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Kaley Cuoco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
The Big Bang Theory, Charmed, 8 Simple Rules
Kaley Christine Cuoco-Sweeting is an American actress, known for her roles as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, Billie Jenkins on the final season of the supernatural drama ...more
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Alyssa Milano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Charmed, Who's the Boss?, Melrose Place
Alyssa Jayne Milano (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress, activist, producer and former singer. She is best known for her roles in Who's the Boss?, Melrose Place, Charmed, My Name is ...more
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Hayden Panettiere is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Heroes, Nashville, Malcolm in the Middle
Hayden Leslie Panettiere is an American actress, model, singer, and activist. She is known for her roles as cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC series Heroes and Juliette Barnes in the ABC ...more
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Carla Gugino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Californication, Spin City, Chicago Hope
Carla Gugino is an American actress. She is well known for her roles as Ingrid Cortez in the Spy Kids film trilogy, Dr. Vera Gorski in Sucker Punch, Lucille in Sin City, Amanda Daniels in ...more
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Linda Cardellini is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Freaks and Geeks, ER, Gravity Falls
Linda Edna Cardellini is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Lindsay Weir on Freaks and Geeks, Samantha Taggart on ER, Velma Dinkley in the live-action Scooby-Doo feature films, ...more
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Rachel Bilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
The O.C., Hart of Dixie, VGX Award Show
Rachel Sarah Bilson is an American actress. Bilson grew up in a California show business family, and made her television debut in 2003, subsequently becoming well known for playing Summer ...more
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Zachary Quinto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
American Horror Story, Heroes, That's Life
Zachary John Quinto is an American actor and film producer. Quinto rose to prominence for his role as series antagonist Sylar in the science fiction drama Heroes from 2006 to 2010. He is also ...more
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Leah Remini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
The King of Queens, Head of the Class, Family Tools
Leah Marie Remini is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her role as Carrie Heffernan on The King of Queens. Prior to The King of Queens, she was known for her six-episode ...more
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Rebecca Gayheart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Dead Like Me, Earth 2, Loving
Rebecca Gayheart is an American television and film actress.
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Isabella Rossellini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
The Tracey Ullman Show, Merlin, Napoléon
Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. Rossellini is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for ...more
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Kate Walsh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Bad Judge
Kathleen Erin "Kate" Walsh is an American film and television actress, best known for her role as Dr. Addison Montgomery on the ABC dramas Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. She ...more
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Bobby Cannavale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods, Third Watch
Robert "Bobby" Cannavale is an American actor known for his leading role as Bobby Caffey in the first two seasons of the television series Third Watch. Cannavale also had a recurring ...more
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Dan Castellaneta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
The Simpsons, Darkwing Duck, Hey Arnold!
Daniel Louis "Dan" Castellaneta is an American actor, voice actor, comedian and screenwriter. Noted for his long-running role as Homer Simpson on the animated television series The ...more
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Sophia Bush is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
One Tree Hill, Chicago P.D., Partners
Sophia Anna Bush is an American actress, director, spokesperson, and activist. She starred in The WB/CW television series One Tree Hill, in which she portrayed Brooke Davis from 2003 to 2012. ...more
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Marisa Tomei is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
A Different World, Game Over, Leg Work
Marisa Tomei is an American and Italian actress and producer. In a career spanning three decades, she had initial success in movies as a young actress, followed by a series of unsuccessful ...more
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Victoria Principal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Dallas, Fantasy Island, Banacek
Victoria Principal is an American actress, author and businesswoman best known for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the CBS nighttime soap opera Dallas from 1978 to 1987.
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Jennifer Esposito is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Blue Bloods, Spin City, The Looney Tunes Show
Jennifer Esposito is an American actress, dancer and model, known for her appearances in the films I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Summer of Sam, and in the television series Spin City, ...more
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Jimmy Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Crank Yankers, Win Ben Stein's Money, The Man Show
James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel is an American television host, producer, writer, comedian, voice actor, musician and radio personality. He is the host and executive producer of Jimmy ...more
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Vanessa Minnillo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Let's Make a Deal, Dads, Miss Universe Pageant
Vanessa Joy Lachey is an American television personality, television host, fashion model, and actress. Minnillo was also named Miss Teen USA in 1998. She has been a New York-based correspondent ...more
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Dylan Sprouse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
The Suite Life on Deck, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Emperor's New School
Dylan Sprouse is an actor.
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Donald Bellisario is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Donald Paul Bellisario is an American television producer and screenwriter who created and sometimes wrote episodes for the TV series Magnum, P.I., Airwolf, Quantum Leap, JAG, and NCIS. He has ...more
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Scott Baio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Happy Days, Charles in Charge, Diagnosis: Murder
Scott Baio is a film actor and television director.
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Sophia Loren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
The Fortunate Pilgrim
Sophia Loren is an Italian-French film star. She began her career at age 14 after entering a beauty pageant in 1949. Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons, Loren appeared in several bit parts ...more
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Greta Scacchi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Broken Trail, Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King, Two Twisted
Greta Scacchi is an Emmy Award-winning Italian-Australian actress known for her roles in the films White Mischief, Presumed Innocent and The Player.