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  • Eddie Cantor (1892 - 1964)
    Eddie Cantor (31 January 1892 (exact date unknown) – October 10, 1964), born Edward Israel Iskowitz, was an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor and songwriter....
  • William Dennis Weaver (1924 - 2006)
    William Dennis Weaver[1] (June 4, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor, best known for his work in television, including his role as Matt Dillon's trusty helper Chester Goode on the l...
  • DeWolf Hopper, Jr. (1915 - 1970)
    William Hopper, born DeWolf Hopper, Jr. (January 26, 1915 – March 6, 1970) was an American actor. Hopper was born in New York City, the only child of singer and comic stage actor DeWolf Hopper (...
  • Jack Lord (1922 - 1998)
    Brooklyn-born actor John Joseph Patrick Ryan borrowed his stage name "Jack Lord" from a distant relative. Despite his training at the prestigious Actors Studio and a long film career, he is best rememb...
  • Wilford Brimley
    Anthony Wilford Brimley, born September 27, 1934, is an American actor. He has appeared in such films as The China Syndrome, Cocoon, The Thing and The Firm. He had a recurring role on the 1970s televis...

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)