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

List ranges from Tammin Sursok to Deon Stewardson, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best South African TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from South Africa?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of South Africa in order to get more information about each one. If you're a TV junkie use this list of talented South African actresses to find some new TV stars that you haven't already heard of.

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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Charlize Theron Arrested Development, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

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Cyril Cusack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Cyril Cusack Jesus of Nazareth, The Golden Bowl, Strumpet City

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Basil Rathbone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Basil Rathbone The Arthur Murray Party

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Sasha Pieterse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Sasha Pieterse Pretty Little Liars, Family Affairs, Wanted

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Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa

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Alice Krige is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Alice Krige Deadwood, Frank Herbert's Dune, Tyrant

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Stratford Johns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Stratford Johns Z-Cars, Jack the Ripper, Softly

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Sid James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Sid James Hancock's Half Hour, Carry On Laughing, Bless This House

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Kandyse McClure is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Kandyse McClure Battlestar Galactica, Hemlock Grove, Persons Unknown

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Glynis Barber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Glynis Barber EastEnders, Blake's 7, The Royal

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Antony Sher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Antony Sher The Company, The Shadow Line, Primo

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Glynis Johns is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Glynis Johns Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School, The Happy Prince, Glynis

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Cecil Kellaway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa

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Tammin Sursok is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Tammin Sursok Pretty Little Liars, Home and Away

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Jessica Marais is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Jessica Marais Magic City, Packed to the Rafters

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Embeth Davidtz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Embeth Davidtz In Treatment, Shackleton, Citizen Baines

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Dave Matthews is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa

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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa

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Janet Suzman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Janet Suzman The Singing Detective, The Colour of Magic, Labyrinth

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Cariba Heine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Cariba Heine H2O: Just Add Water, Blue Water High

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Jeremy Hotz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Jeremy Hotz Just for Laughs, The Newsroom, Married Life

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Miriam Makeba is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa

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Arnold Vosloo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Arnold Vosloo Red Shoe Diaries, Veritas: The Quest

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Bijou Phillips is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Bijou Phillips Raising Hope

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Steven Van Zandt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Steven Van Zandt The Sopranos, Lilyhammer

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Trevyn McDowell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Trevyn McDowell Middlemarch, Capital City, Loved by You

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Desmond Tutu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Desmond Tutu Facing the Truth

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Musetta Vander is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Musetta Vander Secret Agent Man, Planet Raptor, Super Force

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Laurence Harvey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa

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Adhir Kalyan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Adhir Kalyan Rules of Engagement, Aliens in America

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Nigel Green is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Nigel Green The Adventures of William Tell

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Ian Hunter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Ian Hunter The Adventures of Robin Hood

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Marlene Dumas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa

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Juliet Prowse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Juliet Prowse Mona McCluskey, Championship Ballroom Dancing

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Langley Kirkwood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Langley Kirkwood Outcasts, Charlie Jade

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Louis Hayward is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Louis Hayward The Lone Wolf, The Pursuers

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Justine Waddell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Justine Waddell Wives and Daughters

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Faye Smythe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Faye Smythe Shortland Street

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Moira Lister is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Moira Lister The Very Merry Widow

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Bill Flynn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Bill Flynn Case Closed, The Carruthers Brothers

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Bruce Lester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa

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Hugh Masekela is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa

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Lara Logan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Lara Logan Person to Person

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Hans Meyer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Hans Meyer Crossbow, Colditz

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Bruce Grobbelaar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Bruce Grobbelaar Scully, The Match

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Jenny Runacre is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Jenny Runacre Brideshead Revisited

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Brian Murray is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Brian Murray Another World

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Stelio Savante is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa

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Marius Weyers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa
Marius Weyers Good & Evil

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Zakes Mokae is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from South Africa