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TV Actors from West Virginia

Updated October 13, 2018 20.3k views81 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 Knotts1

    Don Knotts

    The Andy Griffith Show, Three's Company

    BirthplaceMorgantown, West Virginia, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jesse Donald Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor and comedian,...  more

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  • John Corbett2

    John Corbett

    Sex and the City, Northern Exposure

    BirthplaceWheeling, West Virginia, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Paul Dooley3

    Paul Dooley

    ALF, Huge

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia, Parkersburg

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Conchata Ferrell4

    Conchata Ferrell

    Two and a Half Men, L.A. Law

    BirthplaceCharleston, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Conchata Galen Ferrell (March 28, 1943-October 12, 2020) was an American actress. Although she...  more
  • Brad Dourif5

    Brad Dourif

    Deadwood, Ponderosa

    BirthplaceUSA, Huntington, West Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bradford Claude Dourif (; born March 18, 1950) is an American actor. He was nominated for an...  more
  • Steve Harvey6

    Steve Harvey

    The Steve Harvey Show, Showtime at the Apollo

    BirthplaceWelch, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Broderick Stephen Harvey (born January 17, 1957) is an American comedian, television host,...  more

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  • Frank De Vol7

    Frank De Vol

    Fernwood 2 Night, Camp Runamuck

    BirthplaceUSA, Moundsville, West Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Frank Denny De Vol (September 20, 1911 – October 27, 1999) was an American actor, and using...  more
  • Ann Magnuson8

    Ann Magnuson

    All Grown Up!, Wanda at Large

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia, Charleston

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ann Magnuson (born January 4, 1956) is an American actress, performance artist, and nightclub...  more
  • David Selby9

    David Selby

    Dark Shadows, Falcon Crest

    BirthplaceMorgantown, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    David Lynn Selby (born February 5, 1941) is an American film, television and stage actor. He...  more
  • Bernie Casey10

    Bernie Casey

    Bay City Blues, Harris and Company

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia, Wyco, West Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bernard Terry Casey (June 8, 1939 – September 19, 2017) was an American actor, poet, and...  more
  • T. D. Jakes11

    T. D. Jakes

    Praise the Lord

    BirthplaceSouth Charleston, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Brianne Siddall12

    Brianne Siddall

    Power Rangers, IGPX

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Brianne "Bree" Siddall (born August 25, 1963 in Encino, California), also known under her...  more
  • Brad Paisley13

    Brad Paisley

    CMT Invitation Only, Inside Fame

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia, Glen Dale

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and...  more

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  • Lou Holtz14

    Lou Holtz

    College Football Live, College Football Scoreboard

    BirthplaceFollansbee, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Louis Leo Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a former American football player, coach, and...  more
  • Chris Sarandon15

    Chris Sarandon

    Shangri-La Plaza, The Court

    BirthplaceBeckley, West Virginia, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Christopher Sarandon Jr. (; born July 24, 1942) is an American actor. He is known best for...  more

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  • Tonja Walker16

    BirthplaceUSA, Huntington, West Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Tonja Annette Walker (born September 19, 1960) is an American actress and singer, who is also...  more
  • Lesli Kay17

    Lesli Kay

    The Bold and the Beautiful

    BirthplaceCharleston, West Virginia, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lesli Kay (born Lesli Kay Pushkin on June 13, 1965 in Charleston, West Virginia) is an...  more
  • Morgan Spurlock18

    Morgan Spurlock

    A Day in the Life, Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia

    BirthplaceParkersburg, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morgan Valentine Spurlock (born November 7, 1970) is an American documentary filmmaker,...  more
  • Walter Barnes19

    Walter Barnes

    North and South, Action in the Afternoon

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia, Parkersburg

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Walter Lee Barnes (January 26, 1918 – January 6, 1998) was an American football player and...  more
  • Aaron Staton20

    BirthplaceUSA, Huntington, West Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Aaron Staton (born August 10, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Ken...  more
  • Josh Stewart21

    Josh Stewart

    No Ordinary Family, Third Watch

    BirthplaceDiana, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joshua Regnall Stewart (born February 6, 1977 in West Virginia) is an American actor best...  more
  • Karen Austin22

    Karen Austin

    Night Court, The Quest (1982)

    BirthplaceWelch, USA, West Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Karen Austin (born October 24, 1955) is an American actress. She played Lana Wagner on the...  more
  • Katie Lee23

    Katie Lee

    Paula's Party

    BirthplaceHuntington, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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  • Sherilyn Wolter24

    Sherilyn Wolter

    B. J. and the Bear

    BirthplaceClarksburg, West Virginia, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sherilyn Marjorie Wolter (born November 30, 1951 in Clarksburg, West Virginia) is an American...  more
  • Peter Marshall25

    Peter Marshall

    The Reel to Reel Picture Show, All-Star Blitz

    BirthplaceHuntington, West Virginia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ralph Pierre LaCock (born March 30, 1926), better known by his stage name Peter Marshall, is...  more