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TV Actors from West Virginia

Updated April 19, 2021 21.2k views82 items

List RulesOnly 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

    The Andy Griffith Show, Three's Company
    Jesse Donald Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor and comedian,...  more

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    John Corbett

    Sex and the City, Northern Exposure
    John Joseph Corbett (born May 9, 1961) is an American actor and country music singer. He is...  more

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    #589 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#18 of 75 The Best Musical Artists From West Virginia

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    Paul Dooley

    ALF, Huge
    Paul Dooley (born Paul Brown; February 22, 1928) is an American actor, writer and comedian. ...  more

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    Conchata Ferrell

    Two and a Half Men, L.A. Law
    Conchata Galen Ferrell (March 28, 1943-October 12, 2020) was an American actress. Although she...  more
  • 5

    Brad Dourif

    Deadwood, Ponderosa
    Bradford Claude Dourif (; born March 18, 1950) is an American actor. He was nominated for an...  more
  • 6

    Steve Harvey

    The Steve Harvey Show, Showtime at the Apollo
    Broderick Stephen Harvey (born January 17, 1957) is an American comedian, television host,...  more

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    Frank De Vol

    Fernwood 2 Night, Camp Runamuck
    Frank Denny De Vol (September 20, 1911 – October 27, 1999) was an American actor, and using...  more
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    Ann Magnuson

    All Grown Up!, Wanda at Large
    Ann Magnuson (born January 4, 1956) is an American actress, performance artist, and nightclub...  more
  • 9

    David Selby

    Dark Shadows, Falcon Crest
    David Lynn Selby (born February 5, 1941) is an American film, television and stage actor. He...  more
  • 10

    Bernie Casey

    Bay City Blues, Harris and Company
    Bernard Terry Casey (June 8, 1939 – September 19, 2017) was an American actor, poet, and...  more
  • 11

    T. D. Jakes

    Praise the Lord
    Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. (born June 9, 1957), known as T. D. Jakes, is a pastor, author and...  more

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    Brianne Siddall

    Power Rangers, IGPX
    Brianne "Bree" Siddall (born August 25, 1963 in Encino, California), also known under her...  more
  • 13

    Brad Paisley

    CMT Invitation Only, Inside Fame
    Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and...  more

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    Lou Holtz

    College Football Live, College Football Scoreboard
    Louis Leo Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a former American football player, coach, and...  more
  • 15

    Chris Sarandon

    Shangri-La Plaza, The Court
    Christopher Sarandon Jr. (; born July 24, 1942) is an American actor. He is known best for...  more

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    Tonja Annette Walker (born September 19, 1960) is an American actress and singer, who is also...  more
  • 17

    Lesli Kay

    The Bold and the Beautiful
    Lesli Kay (born Lesli Kay Pushkin on June 13, 1965 in Charleston, West Virginia) is an...  more
  • 18

    Morgan Spurlock

    A Day in the Life, Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia
    Morgan Valentine Spurlock (born November 7, 1970) is an American documentary filmmaker,...  more
  • 19

    Walter Barnes

    North and South, Action in the Afternoon
    Walter Lee Barnes (January 26, 1918 – January 6, 1998) was an American football player and...  more
  • 20
    Aaron Staton (born August 10, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Ken...  more
  • 21

    Josh Stewart

    No Ordinary Family, Third Watch
    Joshua Regnall Stewart (born February 6, 1977 in West Virginia) is an American actor best...  more
  • 22

    Karen Austin

    Night Court, The Quest (1982)
    Karen Austin (born October 24, 1955) is an American actress. She played Lana Wagner on the...  more
  • 23

    Katie Lee

    Paula's Party
    Katherine "Katie" Lee (born September 14, 1981) is an American cookbook author, television...  more

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    Sherilyn Wolter

    B. J. and the Bear
    Sherilyn Marjorie Wolter (born November 30, 1951 in Clarksburg, West Virginia) is an American...  more
  • 25

    Peter Marshall

    The Reel to Reel Picture Show, All-Star Blitz
    Ralph Pierre LaCock (born March 30, 1926), better known by his stage name Peter Marshall, is...  more