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TV Actors from West Virginia

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List Rules Only TV actors who were born or grew up in West Virginia.

List of famous television actors/actresses who were born in West Virginia, with photos when available. These renowned West Virginia 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 West Virginia, but everyone on this list grew up in West Virginia and considers it to be their home. This list includes West Virginia TV actors from every type of show, including cartoons where they might have done voice over work. If you grew up in West Virginia then you should be proud of these television actors whose birthplace is West Virginia. Various bits of information are available for these West Virginia celebrities as well, such as what year they were born and what shows they are known for.

Everyone from Brad Paisley to Don Knotts is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from West Virginia?" and "Who are the most famous West Virginia actors?"
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Don Knotts is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
The Andy Griffith Show, Three's Company, Fantasy Island

Birthplace: Morgantown, USA, West Virginia

Nationality: United States of America

Jesse Donald Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor and comedian, best known for his role as Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, a 1960s sitcom for ...more

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John Corbett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Sex and the City, Northern Exposure, United States of Tara

Birthplace: Wheeling, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

John Joseph Corbett (born May 9, 1961) is an American actor and country music singer. He is known for his roles as Chris Stevens on CBS' Northern Exposure and as Aidan Shaw on HBO's Sex and the ...more

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Paul Dooley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
ALF, Huge, Faerie Tale Theatre

Birthplace: Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Paul Dooley (born Paul Brown; February 22, 1928) is an American actor, writer and comedian.
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Conchata Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Two and a Half Men, L.A. Law, B. J. and the Bear

Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Conchata Galen Ferrell (born March 28, 1943) is an American actress. Although she has been a regular castmember of five TV sitcom series, she is best known for playing Berta the housekeeper for ...more
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Brad Dourif is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Deadwood, Ponderosa, Wild Palms

Birthplace: USA, Huntington, West Virginia

Nationality: United States of America

Bradford Claude Dourif (; born March 18, 1950) is an American actor. He was nominated for an Oscar, and won Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards for his supporting role as Billy Bibbit in the film One ...more
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Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
The Steve Harvey Show, Showtime at the Apollo, Me and the Boys

Birthplace: Welch, USA, West Virginia

Nationality: United States of America

Broderick Stephen Harvey (born January 17, 1957) is an American comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, the Steve talk ...more

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Frank De Vol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Fernwood 2 Night, Camp Runamuck, America 2-Night

Birthplace: USA, Moundsville, West Virginia

Nationality: United States of America

Frank Denny De Vol (September 20, 1911 – October 27, 1999) was an American actor, and using the name De Vol was an arranger and composer. As a composer he was nominated for four Academy Awards.
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Ann Magnuson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
All Grown Up!, Wanda at Large, Anything but Love

Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Ann Magnuson (born January 4, 1956) is an American actress, performance artist, and nightclub performer. She was described by The New York Times in 1990 as "An endearing theatrical ...more
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David Selby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Dark Shadows, Falcon Crest, Flamingo Road

Birthplace: Morgantown, USA, West Virginia

Nationality: United States of America

David Lynn Selby (born February 5, 1941) is an American film, television and stage actor. He is best known for playing Quentin Collins in the daytime soap opera Dark Shadows (1968–71), and ...more
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Bernie Casey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Bay City Blues, Harris and Company, The Martian Chronicles

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Wyco, West Virginia

Nationality: United States of America

Bernard Terry Casey (June 8, 1939 – September 19, 2017) was an American actor, poet, and professional football player.
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T. D. Jakes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Praise the Lord

Birthplace: South Charleston, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. (born June 9, 1957), known as T. D. Jakes, is a pastor, author and filmmaker. He is the pastor of The Potter's House, a non-denominational American megachurch. Jakes's ...more
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Brianne Siddall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Power Rangers, IGPX, Noozles

Birthplace: West Virginia, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Brianne "Bree" Siddall (born August 25, 1963 in Encino, California), also known under her stage names of Jetta E. Bumpy, Ian Hawk, Jetta Bird, and Brianne Brozey, is an American voice ...more
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Brad Paisley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
CMT Invitation Only, Inside Fame

Birthplace: Glen Dale, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album Who Needs Pictures, he has released eleven studio albums and a ...more

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Lou Holtz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
College Football Live, College Football Scoreboard, College GameDay (Football)

Birthplace: Follansbee, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Louis Leo Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a former American football player, coach, and analyst. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary (1969–1971), North ...more

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Chris Sarandon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Shangri-La Plaza, The Court

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Beckley

Nationality: United States of America

Christopher Sarandon Jr. (; born July 24, 1942) is an American actor. He is known best for playing Prince Humperdinck in the movie The Princess Bride, the vampire Jerry Dandrige in Fright Night, ...more
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Tonja Walker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Capitol

Birthplace: USA, Huntington, West Virginia

Nationality: United States of America

Tonja Annette Walker (born September 19, 1960) is an American actress and singer, who is also a former beauty pageant titleholder who has competed in the Miss USA pageant. She is known for her ...more
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Lesli Kay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
The Bold and the Beautiful

Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Lesli Kay (born Lesli Kay Pushkin on June 13, 1965 in Charleston, West Virginia) is an American actress, who is known primarily for her roles on the CBS soap operas As the World Turns and The ...more
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Morgan Spurlock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
A Day in the Life, Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia

Birthplace: Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Morgan Valentine Spurlock (born November 7, 1970) is an American documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter, and playwright. Spurlock's films include Super Size Me ...more
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Walter Barnes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
North and South, Action in the Afternoon, Walking Tall

Birthplace: Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Walter Lee Barnes (January 26, 1918 – January 6, 1998) was an American football player and actor. He played professional football as a guard in the National Football League (NFL) for the ...more
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Aaron Staton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Mad Men

Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Aaron Staton (born August 10, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Ken Cosgrove on the AMC drama series Mad Men (2007–2015) and for portraying Cole Phelps in the video ...more
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Josh Stewart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
No Ordinary Family, Third Watch, Dirt

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Diana

Nationality: United States of America

Joshua Regnall Stewart (born February 6, 1977 in West Virginia) is an American actor best known for his role as Holt McLaren in the FX TV series Dirt and as Detective William LaMontagne, Jr., in ...more
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Karen Austin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Night Court, The Quest (1982), Live Shot

Birthplace: Welch, USA, West Virginia

Nationality: United States of America

Karen Austin (born October 24, 1955) is an American actress. She played Lana Wagner on the sitcom Night Court in 1984. Her film appearances include Summer Rental (1985), Jagged Edge (1985), and ...more
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Katie Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Paula's Party

Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Katherine "Katie" Lee (born September 14, 1981) is an American cookbook author, television food critic, and novelist.

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Sherilyn Wolter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Sherilyn Wolter B. J. and the Bear

Birthplace: Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Sherilyn Marjorie Wolter (born November 30, 1951 in Clarksburg, West Virginia) is an American former actress. Wolter starred on the TV series B. J. and the Bear in 1981, and then portrayed Celia ...more
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Peter Marshall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
The Reel to Reel Picture Show, All-Star Blitz, Storybook Squares

Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Ralph Pierre LaCock (born March 30, 1926), better known by his stage name Peter Marshall, is an American television and radio personality, singer, and actor. He was the original host of The ...more