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Famous TV Actors from Philadelphia

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List RulesOnly TV actors who were born or grew up in Philadelphia.

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

This is a list that features TV actors like Kobe Bryant and Will Smith.

This list answers the questions, "Which TV actors are from Philadelphia?" and "Who are the most famous Philadelphia actors?"
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  • 1

    Bill Cosby

    The Cosby Show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender. He held an active career for over six decades before being...  more

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  • 2

    Will Smith

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Rockin' Through the Decades

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, rapper and media personality. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been...  more

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  • 3

    Rob McElhenney

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert McElhenney (born April 14, 1977) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for playing Mac on the FX/FXX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He is...  more

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  • 4

    Kat Dennings

    2 Broke Girls, Raising Dad

    BirthplaceBryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Katherine Victoria Litwack (born June 13, 1986), known professionally as Kat Dennings, is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Max Black in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls (2011–17),...  more

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  • 5

    Seth Green

    Family Guy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    BirthplaceOverbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Seth Benjamin Green (born February 8, 1974) is an American actor, voice artist, producer, writer and director. He is best known as the co-creator, executive producer and most frequent voice on Adult...  more

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  • 6

    Kevin Hart

    Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, Barbershop

    BirthplaceNorth Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kevin Darnell Hart (born July 6, 1979) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy...  more

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  • 7

    Bradley Cooper

    Alias, Nip/Tuck

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for many awards, including seven Academy Awards and a Tony Award, and has won a Grammy Award...  more

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  • 8

    Adam Carolla

    Drawn Together, Crank Yankers

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America, Italy

    Adam Carolla (; born May 27, 1964) is an American comedian, radio personality, television host, actor, podcaster, and director. He hosts The Adam Carolla Show, a talk show distributed as a podcast...  more

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  • 9

    Grace Kelly

    Lux Video Theatre, The Philco Television Playhouse

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American film actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III in April 1956. After embarking on an acting...  more

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  • 10

    Danny Woodburn

    Tracey Takes On..., Special Unit 2

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Daniel Charles "Danny" Woodburn (born July 26, 1964) is an American actor, comedian, and activist for the disability rights movement linked to his dwarfism. He played Mickey Abbott on the sitcom...  more
  • 11

    Kyle Gallner

    Big Love

    BirthplaceUSA, West Chester, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kyle Steven Gallner (born October 22, 1986) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas in the television series Veronica Mars, superhero Bart Allen in the...  more
  • 12

    Michael Callan

    Occasional Wife

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Callan (born November 22, 1935) is an American actor best known for originating the role of Riff in West Side Story on Broadway, and for his film roles for Columbia Pictures, notably Gidget...  more
  • 13
    Richard Tiffany Gere (IPA: geer; born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. He began in films in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and a starring role in Days...  more

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  • 14

    Audrey Landers

    Dallas, The Secret Storm

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Audrey Landers (born Audrey Hamburg, July 18, 1956) is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Afton Cooper on the television series Dallas and her role as Val Clarke in the film...  more
  • 15

    Andrew Lawrence

    Recess, Brotherly Love

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Andrew James Lawrence (born January 12, 1988) is an American actor and singer. He is known for his roles as Andy Roman in Brotherly Love (starring with his real life brothers Joey and Matthew) and...  more
  • 16

    Holland Taylor

    Two and a Half Men, The Practice

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Holland Virginia Taylor (born January 14, 1943) is an American actress and playwright. She won the 1999 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Judge...  more
  • 17

    Larry Fine

    The Three Stooges, Jerks of All Trades

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Louis Feinberg (October 5, 1902 – January 24, 1975), known professionally as Larry Fine, was an American actor, comedian, violinist, and boxer, who is best known as a member of the comedy act the...  more

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  • 18

    Jean Vander Pyl

    The Flintstones, The Jetsons

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jean Thurston Vander Pyl (October 11, 1919 – April 10, 1999) was an American actress and voice actress. Although her career spanned many decades, she was cast as the voice of Wilma Flintstone for the...  more
  • 19

    Danny Bonaduce

    The Partridge Family, Goober and the Ghost Chasers

    BirthplaceBroomall, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Dante Daniel Bonaduce (born August 13, 1959) is an American radio/television personality, comedian, professional wrestler, and former child actor. Bonaduce is the son of veteran TV writer/producer...  more

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    Henry Gibson

    Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Wuzzles

    BirthplaceGermantown, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Henry Gibson (born James Bateman, September 21, 1935 – September 14, 2009), was an American actor, singer, and songwriter. His best-known roles include his time as a cast member of the TV...  more
  • 21

    Bruce Davison

    Hunter, Touched by an Angel

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bruce Davison (born June 28, 1946) is an American actor and director of television, film, and theater. Davison is well known for his starring role as Willard Stiles in the cult horror films Willard...  more

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    Kevin Bacon

    The Following, Bored to Death

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kevin Norwood Bacon (born July 8, 1958) is an American actor and musician. His films include musical-drama film Footloose (1984), the controversial historical conspiracy legal thriller JFK (1991),...  more

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  • 23

    Kim Delaney

    CSI: Miami, NYPD Blue

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityIreland, United States of America

    Kim Delaney (born November 29, 1961) is an American actress known for her starring role as Detective Diane Russell on the ABC drama television series NYPD Blue, for which she won an Emmy Award. Early...  more

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    Jon Polito

    Crime Story, The Chronicle

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jon Raymond Polito (December 29, 1950 – September 1, 2016) was an American character actor and voice artist. In a film and television career spanning 35 years, he amassed over 220 credits. Notable...  more
  • 25

    Robert Picardo

    Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Voyager

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert "Bob" Picardo (born October 27, 1953) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals of Dr. Dick Richards on ABC's China Beach; the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH), also known as The...  more