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TV Actors from Washington, D.C.

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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in Washington, D.C..

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in Washington, D.C., with photos when available. These renowned Washington, D.C. actors and actresses are listed by popularity, so the names at the top of the list will be the most recognizable. A few of these actors may not have technically been born in Washington, D.C., but everyone on this list grew up in Washington, D.C. and considers it to be their home. This list includes Washington, D.C. TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in Washington, D.C. then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is Washington, D.C.. Various bits of information are available for these Washington, D.C. celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

Examples include Katherine Heigl and Alyson Hannigan.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Washington, D.C.?" and "Who are the most famous Washington, D.C. actors?"
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Alyson Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother, Veronica Mars
Alyson Lee Hannigan is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lily Aldrin on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your ...more
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Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Married... with Children, Pinky and the Brain, The Emperor's New School
Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents ...more
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Matt Frewer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Eureka, The Pink Panther Show, The Stand
Matthew George "Matt" Frewer is a Canadian American stand-up comedian, actor, singer, voice artist, and comedian. Acting since 1983, he is known for portraying the 1980s icon Max ...more
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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Afro Samurai, Ghostwriter, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd
Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, ...more
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Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Strangers with Candy, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
Stephen Tyrone Colbert is an American political satirist, writer, producer, singer, television host, actor, media critic, and comedian. From 2005 to 2014, he was the host of Comedy Central's The ...more
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Duke Ellington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. He led his orchestra from 1923, his career spanning over 50 years. Born in ...more
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Taraji P. Henson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Person of Interest, Empire, The Division
Taraji Penda Henson is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Yvette in Baby Boy, Shug in Hustle & Flow and Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, for which ...more
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Christopher Meloni is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
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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Kristen Johnston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
3rd Rock from the Sun, Bored to Death, The Exes
Kristen Johnston is an American stage, film, and television actress. She is most famous for her two-time Emmy Award-winning role as Sally Solomon in the television series 3rd Rock from the Sun. ...more
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Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Louie, Lucky Louie, The Chris Rock Show
Louis Székely, known professionally as Louis C.K., is an American comedian, actor, and filmmaker. He is the creator, star, writer, director, and editor of the acclaimed FX comedy series ...more
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Michael Nouri is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
The O.C., Damages, Search for Tomorrow
Michael Nouri is an American television and film actor. He may be best known for his role as Nick Hurley, in the 1983 film Flashdance. He has had recurring roles in numerous television series, ...more
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Katherine Heigl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Grey's Anatomy, Roswell, State of Affairs
Katherine Marie Heigl is an American actress, film producer and former fashion model. She played Izzie Stevens on ABC's medical drama Grey's Anatomy from 2005 to 2010, a role for which she won ...more
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J. August Richards is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Angel, Raising the Bar, Conviction
Jaime Augusto Richards III commonly known as J. August Richards is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of vampire hunter Charles Gunn on the WB television series Angel and Mike ...more
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Edward Herrmann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Gilmore Girls, Eleanor and Franklin, Beacon Hill
Edward Kirk Herrmann was an American actor, director, writer, and comedian, best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayals of Franklin D. Roosevelt on television, Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, ...more
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Miguel Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Medium, Jackie Chan Adventures, Bad Judge
Miguel Sandoval is an American film and television actor. Sandoval was born in Washington, D.C. He began working as a professional actor in 1975 when he joined a mime school in Albuquerque, New ...more
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William Hurt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Damages, Too Big to Fail, Frank Herbert's Dune
William McChord Hurt is an American stage and film actor. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt made his film debut as a troubled ...more
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John Heard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Cavemen, The Client, 20 Questions
John Heard, Jr. is an American actor known for his recurring role as Peter McCallister, in the first two installments of the Home Alone movie series. He starred or was featured in films ...more
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Rip Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
The Emperor's New School, The Addams Family, The Brady Bunch Hour
Charles Elmer "Rip" Taylor Jr. (January 13, 1935 – October 6, 2019) was an American actor and comedian, known for his exuberance and flamboyant personality, including his wild ...more
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Ben Feldman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Mad Men, Drop Dead Diva, A to Z
Ben Feldman is an American actor. He has done stage acting, including the Broadway play The Graduate along with Alicia Silverstone and Kathleen Turner. He also played a leading character in The ...more
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Gregory Itzin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
24, The Mentalist, Covert Affairs
Gregory Martin Itzin is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his role as disgraced U.S. President Charles Logan in the television series 24.
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Frances Sternhagen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Sex and the City, Another World, Love of Life
Frances Hussey Sternhagen is an American actress. Sternhagen has appeared On- and Off-Broadway, in movies, and on TV since the 1950s.
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Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter and musician. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records, first as an in house session player in the 1960s and later as a solo artist with a ...more
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Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Chappelle's Show, Wanda at Large, Buddies
David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle is an American comedian, screenwriter, television and film producer, and actor. After beginning his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' ...more
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Goldie Hawn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Good Morning World
Goldie Jeanne Hawn is an American actress, film director, producer, and occasional singer. Hawn is known for her roles in television's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and films such as The ...more
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Michael Learned is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from Washington, D.C.
The Waltons, Living Dolls, Roots: The Gift
Michael Learned is an American actress, best known for her role as Olivia Walton in the long-running CBS drama series, The Waltons. She has won record four Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding ...more