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  • Garry Marshall (1934 - 2016)
    Garry Marshall was an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His notable credits include creating Happy Days and The Odd Couple and directing Nothing In Common , Dear God , Pretty Woman , Fran...
  • Helen Rachel Slater
    Helen Slater (born December 15, 1963) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She appeared as the Kryptonian superheroine in TriStar's 1984 film Supergirl. In the following years, she starred in ...
  • Paul Rudd
    Paul Rudd is an American actor, writer, and producer. Among his many roles, he plays Scott Lang / Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Paul’s parents, both Ashkenazi Jewish, were born in ...
  • Joan Blondell (1906 - 1979)
    Rose Joan Blondell was an American actress. Born into a vaudeville family in New York City, Blondell was a sexy, wisecracking, blonde pre-Hays Code staple of Warner Brothers who appeared in more than 1...
  • Jon Favreau
    Jonathan Kolia "Jon" Favreau[1] (/ˈfævroʊ/; born October 19, 1966) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, voice artist, and comedian. As an actor, he is best known for his...

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)