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  • Betty White
    Betty White Ludden (born January 17, 1922), better known as Betty White, is an American actress, comedienne, singer, author, and television personality. With a career spanning seven decades, she is bes...
  • Lauren Graham
    Lauren Helen Graham (born March 16, 1967) is an American actress, producer and novelist. She is best known for playing Lorelai Gilmore on the WB Network dramedy series Gilmore Girls and Sarah Braverman...
  • Peter Krause
    Peter William Krause (born August 12, 1965) is an American film and television actor, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his lead roles as Nate Fisher on Six Feet Under, Adam Braverma...
  • Sarah Wayne Callies
    Sarah Anne Wayne Callies (born June 1, 1977) is an American actress, best known for her roles as Sara Tancredi in the television series Prison Break and Lori Grimes in The Walking Dead . Callies was ...
  • Michael Dunn (1934 - 1973)
    ) Michael Dunn (October 20, 1934 – August 30, 1973) was an American actor and singer. He inspired a number of actors that were born and grew up to be smaller and shorter than most "average" ...

For television actors of all nationalities, please see Entertainment industry people.

American television actors are actors from the United States who perform on television. Television is one of the major mass media of the United States. Ninety-nine percent of American households have at least one television and the majority of households have more than one. As a whole, the television networks of the United States are the largest and most syndicated in the world.

List of actors by television program

For a complete list, see: American television actors Project Profiles.

Arrested Development (2003 – 2006)

Cheers (1982 – 1993)

The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 – 1966)

Friends (1994 – 2004)

Full House (1987–1995)

Happy Days (1974 – 1984)

  • Ron Howard as Richie Cunningham
  • Marion Ross as Marion "Mrs. C". Cunningham
  • Tom Bosley as Howard "Mr. C". Cunningham
  • Erin Moran as Joanie Cunningham
  • Henry Winkler as Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli
  • Anson Williams as Warren "Potsie" Weber
  • Donny Most as Ralph Malph
  • Noriyuki "Pat" Morita as Matsuo "Arnold" Takahashi
  • Al Molinaro as Al Delvecchio
  • Cathy Silvers as Jenny Piccolo
  • Ted McGinley as Roger Phillips
  • Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth Allen Cunningham

I Love Lucy (1951 – 1957)

  • Lucille Ball as Lucille Esmeralda "Lucy" McGillicuddy Ricardo
  • Desi Arnaz as Enrique Alberto "Ricky" Ricardo
  • Vivian Vance as Ethel Mae Roberta Louise Potter Mertz
  • William Frawley as Frederick "Fred" Hobart Mertz
  • Keith Thibodeaux as Enrique Alberto "Little Ricky" Ricardo IV

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005-)

The League (2009 – )

M*A*S*H (1972 – 1983)

  • Alan Alda as Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce
  • Loretta Swit as Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan
  • Jamie Farr as Maxwell Q. Klinger
  • William Christopher as John Patrick Francis Mulcahy
  • Wayne Rogers as John Francis Xavier "Trapper" McIntyre
  • McLean Stevenson as Henry Braymore Blake
  • Larry Linville as Franklin Marion "Frank" Burns
  • Gary Burghoff as Walter Eugene "Radar" O’Reilly
  • Mike Farrell as B. J. Hunnicutt
  • Harry Morgan (born Harry Bratsberg) as Sherman Tecumseh Potter
  • David Ogden Stiers as Charles Emerson Winchester III

Married... with Children (1987 – 1997)

  • Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy
  • David Faustino as Bud Bundy
  • Christina Applegate as Kelly Bundy
  • Katey Sagal as Peggy Bundy
  • Amanda Bearse as Marcy Rhoades-D'Arcy
  • Ted McGinley as Jefferson D'Arcy
  • David Garrison as Steve Rhoades

MacGyver (1985 – 1992)

Roseanne (1988 – 1997)

  • Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner
  • Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris
  • Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner
  • John Goodman as Dan Conner
  • Sara Gilbert (born Sara Rebecca Abeles) as Darlene Conner-Healy
  • Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy
  • Johnny Galecki as David Healy
  • Glenn Quinn as Mark Healy
  • Estelle Parsons as Beverly Harris
  • Natalie West as Crystal Anderson-Conner
  • Martin Mull as Leon Carp
  • Michael O'Keefe as Fred Harris
  • Sandra Bernhard as Nancy Bartlett

Seinfeld (1989 – 1998)

Star Trek (1966 – 1969)

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 – 1994)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Taxi (1978 – 1983)