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  • Finn Carter
    Elizabeth Fearn "Finn" Carter (born March 9, 1960) is an American actress. She is the daughter of former United States State Department Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, Hodding Carter...
  • Josh Radnor
    Joshua Thomas "Josh" Radnor (born July 29, 1974) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for portraying Ted Mosby on the popular Emmy Award-winning CBS sitcom How I...
  • Kevin Smith
    Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American screenwriter, actor, film producer, public speaker and director, as well as a popular comic book writer, author, comedian/raconteur, and podcast...
  • Ricki Lake
    Ricki Lake is an American actress, producer, and Emmy Award-winning television host. She is best known for her talk show that was broadcast internationally 1993–2004. In autumn 2012, Lake embark...
  • Jennifer Smith
    Jennifer Schwalbach Smith (born April 7, 1971), sometimes credited as Jennifer Schwalbach, is an American actress, former reporter for USA Today , and digital broadcaster. Links IMDb Wikipedia

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)

Deadwood

  • Timothy Olyphant as Seth Bullock
  • Ian McShane as Al Swearengen
  • Molly Parker as Alma Garret
  • Jim Beaver as Whitney Ellsworth
  • W. Earl Brown as Dan Dority
  • Dayton Callie as Charlie Utter
  • Kim Dickens as Joanie Stubbs (loosely based on Dora DuFran)
  • Brad Dourif as Doc Cochran (based on Lyman F. Babcock)
  • Anna Gunn as Martha Bullock
  • John Hawkes as Sol Star
  • Jeffrey Jones as A. W. Merrick
  • Paula Malcomson as Trixie (based on various prostitutes named "Tricksies")
  • Leon Rippy as Tom Nuttall (based on Billy Nuttall)
  • William Sanderson as E. B. Farnum
  • Robin Weigert as Calamity Jane
  • Sean Bridgers as Johnny Burns
  • Garret Dillahunt as Francis Wolcott (based on L. D. Kellogg)
  • Titus Welliver as Silas Adams
  • Brent Sexton as Harry Manning
  • Powers Boothe as Cy Tolliver (based on Tom Miller)
  • Keith Carradine as Wild Bill Hickok
  • Bree Seanna Wall as Sofia Metz
  • Josh Eriksson as William Bullock (loosely based on Douglas Kislingbury)

The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 – 1966)

The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 – 1966)

Entourage (2004-2011)

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

How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)

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)