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  • Priscilla Beaulieu (Wagner)
    More famous for her marriage to Elvis than her acting, Priscilla has nevertheless had a fair degree of success on both the small and big screen. Presley is the founder of Elvis Presley Enterprises, whe...
  • Joshua Daniel Hartnett
    Joshua Daniel "Josh" Hartnett (born July 21, 1978) is an American actor and producer. He first came to audiences' attention in 1997 as "Michael Fitzgerald" in the television series Cracker. He made his...
  • Mimi Rogers
    Rogers was born Miriam Spickler in Coral Gables, Florida, the daughter of Philip C. Spickler, a civil engineer. Her father is Jewish and mother Episcopalian. She became a member of the Church of Scient...
  • Nicole Elizabeth Eggert
    Date of Birth 13 January 1972, Glendale, California, USA Birth Name Nicole Elizabeth Eggert Nickname The Egg Height 5' 2" (1.57 m) Spouse Justin Herwick (2 February 2000 - present) (...
  • Matthew Modine
    Matthew Avery Modine, born March 22, 1959, is an American actor. His film roles include Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, the title character in Alan Parker's Birdy, high school wre...

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.

24 (2001 – 2010, 2014)

Arrested Development (2003 – 2006)

Breaking Bad (2008 - 2013)

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)

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
  • 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 – )

Lost (2004 – 2010)

  • Matthew Fox as Jack Shephard
  • Evangeline Lilly as Kate Austen
  • Jorge Garcia as Hugo "Hurley" Reyes
  • Josh Holloway as James "Sawyer" Ford
  • Terry O'Quinn as John Locke/Man in Black
  • Naveen Andrews as Sayid Jarrah
  • Daniel Dae Kim as Jin-Soo Kwon
  • Yunjin Kim as Sun-Hwa Kwon
  • Emilie de Ravin as Claire Littleton
  • Dominic Monaghan as Charlie Pace
  • Harold Perrineau as Michael Dawson
  • Malcolm David Kelley as Walt Lloyd
  • Maggie Grace as Shannon Rutherford
  • Ian Somerhalder as Boone Carlyle
  • Katey Sagal as Helen Norwood

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)

MacGyver (1985 – 1992)

Roseanne (1988 – 1997)

Seinfeld (1989 – 1998)

Star Trek (1966 – 1969)

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 – 1994)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Taxi (1978 – 1983)