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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
Robert De Niro 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
Kaley Cuoco 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
Alyssa Milano 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
Hayden Panettiere 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
Carla Gugino 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
Linda Cardellini 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
Rachel Bilson 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
Zachary Quinto 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
Leah Remini 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
Rebecca Gayheart 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
Isabella Rossellini 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
Kate Walsh 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
Bobby Cannavale 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
Dan Castellaneta 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
Sophia Bush 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
Marisa Tomei 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
Victoria Principal 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
Jennifer Esposito 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 Crash, and in the television series ...more

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Jimmy Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Jimmy Kimmel 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
Vanessa Minnillo 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
Dylan Sprouse 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 Bellisario 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
Scott Baio 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
Sophia Loren 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
Greta Scacchi 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.

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Freddie Prinze, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Freddie Prinze, Jr. 24, Freddie, Star Wars Rebels Freddie James Prinze, Jr. is an American actor. He starred in several films, such as I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, She's All That, Summer Catch, ...more

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Valerie Bertinelli is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Valerie Bertinelli One Day at a Time, Hot in Cleveland, Touched by an Angel Valerie Anne Bertinelli is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Barbara Cooper Royer on the sitcom One Day at a Time, Gloria on the drama series Touched by an Angel and Melanie ...more

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Cole Sprouse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Cole Sprouse The Suite Life on Deck, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Emperor's New School Cole Sprouse is an actor.

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Brenda Vaccaro is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Brenda Vaccaro The Smurfs, Johnny Bravo, Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey Brenda Buell Vaccaro is an American stage, television, and film actress.

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Michael Angarano is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Michael Angarano Will & Grace, Another World, The Knick Michael Anthony Angarano is an American actor.

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Robert Loggia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Robert Loggia Search for Tomorrow, The Secret Storm, Mancuso Robert Loggia is an American actor and director. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Jagged Edge.

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Roberto Benigni is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Roberto Benigni Roberto Remigio Benigni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director. He co-wrote, directed and acted in the 1997 film, Life Is Beautiful, which ...more

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Marcello Mastroianni is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Marcello Mastroianni Challenge of the Super Friends Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni, Knight Grand Cross was an Italian film actor. His prominent films include La Dolce Vita; 8½; La Notte; Divorce, Italian Style; Yesterday, Today and ...more

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Jenna Jameson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Jenna Jameson ECW Hardcore TV, Howard Stern on Demand, Jenna's American Sex Star Jenna Jameson is an American entrepreneur, webcam model and former pornographic film actress, who has been called the world's most famous adult-entertainment performer and "The Queen of ...more

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Vanessa Marcil is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Vanessa Marcil Beverly Hills, 90210, General Hospital Vanessa Marcil is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Brenda Barrett on General Hospital, Gina Kincaid on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sam Marquez on Las Vegas.

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Giancarlo Esposito is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Giancarlo Esposito Breaking Bad, Revolution, Homicide: Life on the Street Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito is a Danish-born American actor, director, and producer of African-Italian descent. He is best known for his portrayal of Gustavo "Gus" Fring on ...more

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Samaire Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Samaire Armstrong Dirty Sexy Money, Resurrection, Better With You Samaire Rhys Armstrong is an American actress, fashion designer and model. She is known for her roles in Stay Alive, The O.C., It's a Boy Girl Thing, and as Juliet Darling in the ABC television ...more

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Federico Fellini is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Federico Fellini Federico Fellini was an Italian film director and scriptwriter. Known for his distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness, he is considered one of the greatest and most ...more

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Ida Lupino is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Ida Lupino Mr. Adams and Eve, Four Star Playhouse Ida Lupino was an English-American film actress and director, and a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her forty-eight-year career, she appeared in fifty-nine films and directed seven others, ...more

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Rose McGowan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Rose McGowan Charmed, Elvis, Spike Guys' Choice Awards Rose Arianna McGowan is an American actress and singer. She has played Paige Matthews in The WB supernatural drama series Charmed, and Ann-Margret alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Elvis Presley ...more

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Paul Sorvino is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Paul Sorvino Law & Order, That's Life, Bert D'Angelo Superstar Paul Anthony Sorvino is an American actor. He often portrays authority figures on both sides of the law, and is possibly best known for his roles as Paulie Cicero, a portrayal of Paul Vario in ...more

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Frank Capra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Frank Capra Frank Russell Capra was an Italian-born American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. His ...more

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David Caruso is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
David Caruso CSI: Miami, NYPD Blue, The First Olympics: Athens 1896 David Stephen Caruso is an American actor and producer. His most prominent role is the portrayal of Lieutenant Horatio Caine on the TV series CSI: Miami and as Detective John Kelly on the ABC ...more

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Tahj Mowry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Tahj Mowry Kim Possible, Baby Daddy, Sonic the Hedgehog Tahj Dayton Mowry is an American actor, dancer, and singer best known for his role as T.J. Henderson on The WB sitcom, Smart Guy, and as Wade on the animated comedy, Kim Possible on the Disney ...more

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Allison Scagliotti is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Allison Scagliotti Warehouse 13, Gemini Division, Joint Custody Allison Glenn Scagliotti is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in Drake & Josh and SyFy television series, Warehouse 13.

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Alessandra De Rossi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Alessandra De Rossi Sine Novela, Click, Darna Alessandra Tiotangco Schiavone, better known by her stage name Alessandra De Rossi or Alex de Rossi / Ales de Rossi, is an Italian-Filipina actress. She is the younger sister of actress Assunta ...more

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Matt LeBlanc is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Matt LeBlanc Friends, Married... with Children, Episodes Matthew Steven "Matt" LeBlanc is an American actor and producer, best known for his role as Joey Tribbiani on the NBC sitcom, Friends and its spin-off Joey. In 2011, LeBlanc began ...more

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Christopher Meloni is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Christopher Meloni True Blood, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Oz Christopher Peter Meloni is an American actor. He is best known for his television roles as NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler on the NBC police drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and as ...more

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Tia Mowry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Tia Mowry Sister^! Sister, The Game, Bratz 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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Vittorio De Sica is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Vittorio De Sica The Four Just Men Vittorio De Sica was an Italian director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement. Four of the films he directed won Academy Awards: Sciuscià and Bicycle Thieves were ...more