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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 Anthony De Niro Jr. (, Italian: [de ˈniːro]; born August 17, 1943) is an American-Italian actor, producer, and director. He is a recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy ...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 ( KWOH-koh; Italian: [ˈkwɔːko]; born November 30, 1985) is an American actress and producer. After a series of supporting film and television roles in the late 1990s, she ...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, producer, activist, and former singer. She is known for her roles as Samantha Micelli in Who's the Boss?, Jennifer Mancini in ...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 Lesley Panettiere (; born August 21, 1989) is an American actress, model, and singer. She is known for playing cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC sci-fi series Heroes (2006–2010) and ...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 (; born August 29, 1971) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Ingrid Cortez in the Spy Kids trilogy (2001–2003), Ritchie Robert's wife Laurie in American ...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 (born June 25, 1975) is an American actress. In television, she is known for her leading roles in the teen drama Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000), the medical drama ER ...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
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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 (; born June 2, 1977) is an American actor and film producer. He is known for his roles as Charlie Manx in NOS4A2, as Sylar on the science fiction drama series Heroes ...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
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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
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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 (born 18 June 1952) is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. The daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian ...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 (born October 13, 1967) is an American actress and businesswoman. Her roles include Dr. Addison Montgomery on the ABC television dramas Grey's Anatomy and ...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 Michael Cannavale (; born May 3, 1970) is an American actor known for various stage, film and television roles, including regular or recurring roles in Third Watch, Boardwalk Empire, ...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 Castellaneta (; born October 29, 1957) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian and screenwriter, best known for his long-running role as Homer Simpson on the Fox Broadcasting ...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 (born July 8, 1982) is an American actress, activist, director, and producer. She starred as Brooke Davis in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill (2003–2012). She also starred ...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 (, Italian: [toˈmɛi]; born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. She is the recipient of various accolades including an Academy Award and nominations for a BAFTA Award, two ...more

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Victoria Principal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
Dallas, Fantasy Island, Banacek
Vicki Ree Principal (born January 3, 1950), later known as Victoria Principal, is an American actress, producer, entrepreneur, and author, best known for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the ...more

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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 (born April 11, 1973) is an American actress and author. She is known for her roles in the feature films Crash, Summer of Sam, Don't Say a Word, Taxi, and Welcome to ...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
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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
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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
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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 screenwriter who created and sometimes wrote episodes for the TV series Magnum, P.I. (1980), Tales of the Gold ...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 Vincent James Baio (; born September 22, 1960 or 1961 (sources differ)) is an American actor and television director. He is known for his role as Chachi Arcola on the sitcom Happy Days ...more

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Sophia Loren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Italy
The Fortunate Pilgrim
Sofia Villani Scicolone (Italian: [soˈfiːa vilˈlaːni ʃʃikoˈloːne]; born 20 September 1934), known professionally as Sophia Loren (Italian: [ˈlɔːren], English: ), is an Italian film actress and ...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 (Italian pronunciation: [ˌɡrɛːta ˈskakːi]; born 18 February 1960) is an Italian Australian actress best known for her roles in the films White Mischief (1987), Presumed Innocent ...more

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