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  • Pat Priest
    ) Patricia Ann Priest (born August 15, 1936), mainly credited as Pat Priest, is an American actress best known for portraying the second Marilyn Munster on the television show, The Munsters (1964...
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson
    Jesse Tyler Ferguson (born October 22, 1975) is an American actor known for portraying Mitchell Pritchett on the ABC sitcom Modern Family , which has earned him 5 nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awa...
  • Holly Elizabeth Robinson-Peete
    Holly Elizabeth Robinson Peete (born September 18, 1964) is an American actress and singer. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Judy Hoffs on the Fox TV police drama 21 Jump Street, Vanessa Ru...
  • Merv Griffin (1925 - 2007)
    Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin, Jr. (July 6, 1925 – August 12, 2007) was an American television host, musician, actor, and media mogul. He began his career as a radio and big band singer who wen...

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)