Actors 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 Jesse Donald "Don" Knotts was an American comedic actor best known for a 1968 film The Shakiest Gun in the West as Jesse W. Haywood and for his portrayal of Barney Fife on the 1960s ...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 John Joseph Corbett, Jr. is an American actor and country music singer. He is best known for playing Chris Stevens on Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995; and Aidan, Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriend, ...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 Paul Dooley 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 The revision #0 of the page named "Conchata Ferrell" does not exist. This is usually caused by following an outdated history link to a page that has been deleted.Details can be found ...more

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Brad Dourif is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Deadwood, Ponderosa, Wild Palms Bradford Claude Dourif, known as Brad Dourif, is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian who gained early fame for his portrayal of Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which ...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 Broderick Steven "Steve" Harvey is an American comedian, television host, radio personality, actor, and author. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Steve Harvey, and Family Feud. ...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 Frank Denny De Vol, also known simply as De Vol, was an American arranger, composer and actor.

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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 Ann Magnuson is an American actress, performance artist, and nightclub performer who first gained prominence in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan. The New York Times described her as ...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 David Lynn Selby is an American character and stage actor. He has worked in movies, soap operas and television. Selby is best known for playing the roles of Quentin Collins on the ABC-TV serial ...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 Bernard Terry "Bernie" Casey is an American professional actor who initially had a career as an interscholastic, intercollegiate and professional football player. Casey was also a ...more

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T. D. Jakes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Praise the Lord Bishop T.D. Jakes is a film producer and an actor.

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Brianne Siddall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Power Rangers, IGPX, Noozles Brianne Siddall is an American voice actress. She is usually cast in the short kid role of a timid young boy. She was also a voice actress during the Power Rangers era who was active in the ...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 Brad Douglas Paisley is an American country music singer-songwriter and musician. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released 10 studio albums and a Christmas ...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) Louis Leo "Lou" Holtz is a former college football analyst for ESPN as well as a former football coach. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary, 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 Christopher "Chris" Sarandon, Jr. is an American actor who is best known for playing Prince Humperdinck in the film The Princess Bride, the vampire Jerry Dandrige in Fright Night and ...more

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Tonja Walker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Capitol Tonja Walker is a former beauty pageant titleholder who has competed in the Miss USA pageant, an actress, and a singer. She is known for her role as Alex Olanov on One Life to Live and 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 Lesli Kay is an American actress, who is known primarily for her role on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns.

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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 Morgan Valentine Spurlock is an American documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter, and political activist, best known for the documentary films Super Size Me, Where In ...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 Walter Lee Barnes was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at Louisiana State University as was an actor ...more

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Aaron Staton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Mad Men Aaron Staton is an American actor, best known for his role as Ken Cosgrove in Mad Men since 2007 and for portraying Cole Phelps in the video game L.A. Noire, which got him a BAFTA Award ...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 Joshua Regnall "Josh" Stewart 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 Criminal Minds. He was ...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 Karen Austin is an American actress. Austin has made many TV and film appearances since the 1980s. She was a regular on the first season of the NBC-TV series Night Court, where she was the ...more

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Katie Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Paula's Party Zealand Katherine Rebekah "Katie" Lee is an American cookbook author, television food critic, cook, and novelist.

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Sherilyn Wolter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
B. J. and the Bear Sherilyn Marjorie Wolter is an American actress. Wolter starred on the TV series B. J. and the Bear in 1981, and then portrayed Celia Quartermaine on the daytime soap opera General Hospital from ...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 Ralph Pierre LaCock, 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 Hollywood Squares, from ...more

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Ray Stevens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
WCW WorldWide, AWA All-Star Wrestling Carl Ray Stevens, better known as Ray "The Crippler" Stevens or Ray "Blond Bomber" Stevens, was an American professional wrestler. Stevens was a wrestling superstar since the ...more

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Jodi Applegate is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
MSNBC Live Jodi Applegate is an American broadcast journalist. She served as an anchorwoman at local stations as well as nationally for MSNBC and NBC News.

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Mary Lou Retton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
ABC Funfit, Mary Lou's Flip Flop Shop Mary Lou Retton is a retired American gymnast. At the 1984 Summer Olympics, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals. Her ...more

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Douglas Dick is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Waterfront Douglas Dick is a retired American actor and psychiatrist.

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Bill Withers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
William Harrison "Bill" Withers, Jr. is an American singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. He recorded a number of major hits including ...more

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John Kruk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Baseball Tonight, The Best Damn Sports Show Period John Martin Kruk is an American former Major League Baseball player and current baseball analyst for ESPN.

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Lou Myers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
A Different World Lou Leabengula Myers was an American actor. Myers was typically typecast as a grumpy old man, but he has appeared in many movies, stage plays television sitcoms, and dramas. He got his first ...more

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Robert V. Barron is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Robert V. Barron was an American actor best known as the supervising director and the voice of Admiral Donald Hayes in Robotech. He is also known for playing the role of Abraham Lincoln in Bill ...more

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John Davis Chandler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters John Davis Chandler was an American actor. He portrayed the gangster Vincent Coll in the 1961 film, Mad Dog Coll. He appeared in several of Sam Peckinpah's Western films, and on television ...more

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Fuzzy Knight is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion John Forrest "Fuzzy" Knight was an American film and television actor. He was also a singer, especially in his early career. He appeared in more than 180 films between 1929 and 1967, ...more

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Kathy Mattea is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic and traditional country sounds to her music. Active since 1983 as a ...more

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Faces of America Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also an Emmy ...more

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Russ McCubbin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Cheyenne Julian Russell "Russ" McCubbin is an American television and film actor and stunt man. McCubbin attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia.

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Dagmar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Broadway Open House, Dagmar's Canteen Dagmar was an American actress, model and television personality of the 1950s. As a statuesque, busty blonde, she became the first major female star of television, receiving much press coverage ...more

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Joshua Harto is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Joshua Denver Harto is an American actor, television producer and writer. As an actor, he has guest starred in a number of notable television series, including American Dreams, Carnivàle, ...more

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Rex Lease is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Rex Lloyd Lease was an American actor. He appeared in over 300 films, mainly in westerns. Lease arrived in Hollywoodland in 1924. He found bit and supporting parts at Film Booking Office, ...more

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Brian Bowles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Brian Bowles Monkey Dust, World Extreme Cagefighting Brian Bowles is an American mixed martial artist currently a free agent. A professional competitor since 2006, Bowles is also the former WEC Bantamweight Champion.

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Roger Price is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
The Name's the Same, How To Roger Price was an American humorist, author and publisher, who created Droodles in the 1950s, followed by his collaborations with Leonard Stern on the Mad Libs series. Price and Stern, who met ...more

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Heath Slater is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
WWE Raw, WWE NXT, Deep South Wrestling Heath Miller is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE as Heath Slater. Miller trained at WWA4 wrestling school in Atlanta,Georgia. After signing a developmental contract with ...more

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Tim O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Tim O'Brien is an American country and bluegrass musician. In addition to singing, he plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki and mandocello. He has released more than ten studio albums, ...more

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John Wright is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
McHale's Navy Bobby Wright is a singer.

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Leonard Barr is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Szysznyk Leonard Barr was an American stand-up comic and actor. He was the uncle of Dean Martin. Thanks to Martin, and TV talk shows, he achieved a significant amount of visibility and recognition in the ...more

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Joanne Dru is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Guestward, Ho! Joanne Dru was an American film and television actress, known for such films as Red River and All the King's Men.

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Allie Raye is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Actors from West Virginia
Customer Diss-Service Having served as writer, producer or star in numerous film and television projects for nearly twenty years, Allie Raye's colleagues find it hard to imagine the award-winning artist not standing ...more

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Brown Sugar Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith, better known as Bricktop, was an American dancer, singer, vaudevillian, and self-described saloon-keeper who owned the nightclub Chez Bricktop ...more