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In television

  • 20/20 Barbara Walters, John Stossel, Connie Chung (converted)
  • 24 Jonathan Ahdout, Sara Gilbert, Mia Kirshner, Rena Sofer
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • 8th & Ocean Britt Koth (partial Jewish heritage, Christian)
  • 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter Katey Sagal, Adam Arkin
    The Addams Family Carolyn Jones (converted)
  • ALF Anne Meara (converted)
  • Alias Victor Garber, Amy Irving (Jewish father), Greg Grunberg, Ron Rifkin, Joey
  • Slotnick, Michael Vartan, Kevin Weisman
  • Alice Linda Lavin
  • All in the Family Rob Reiner
  • Arrested Development Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, David Cross
  • Babylon 5 Mira Furlan, Stephen Furst, Melissa Gilbert, Walter Koenig, Stephen Macht, Robin Sachs
  • Barney Miller Hal Linden, Barbara Barrie, Steve Landesberg, Abe Vigoda
  • Battlestar Galactica Lorne Greene
  • Baywatch Jason Brooks, David Charvet, Yasmine Bleeth, Nicole Eggert (Bleeth & Eggert Jewish father)
  • The Ben Stiller Show Ben Stiller, David Cross
  • Beverly Hills 90210 Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Tori Spelling
  • Bewitched Mabel Albertson, George Tobias
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy Bill Nye
  • Blossom Mayim Bialik
  • The Bob Newhart Show Suzanne Pleshette
  • The Bold And The Beautiful Sean Kanan
  • Bonanza Lorne Greene, Michael Landon (Jewish father)
  • Boston Public Michael Rapaport, Rashida Jones (Jewish mother), Fyvush Finkel
  • Boston Legal William Shatner
  • Boy Meets World Ben Savage, Amy Albertson, Blake Sennett
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seth Green, Alyson Hannigan (Jewish mother), Juliet Landau, Amber Benson (Jewish father), Michelle Trachtenberg, Armin Shimerman
  • Bullrun Bill Goldberg
  • The Carol Burnett Show Harvey Korman, Dinah Shore
  • Charlie's Angels Tanya Roberts, (Jewish mother)

  • Charmed Oded Fehr
  • Cheap Seats Randy and Jason Sklar
  • Cheers Rhea Perlman, Bebe Neuwirth
  • The Chelsea Handler Show, Chelsea Lately Chelsea Handler (Jewish father)
  • Chicago Hope Mandy Patinkin, Adam Arkin, Peter Berg, Barbara Hershey (Berg & Hershey Jewish father)
  • Chico and the Man Jack Albertson
  • Columbo Peter Falk
  • Conviction: I put fear into your life - Jesse Krinsky
  • The Cosby Show Lisa Bonet (Jewish mother)
  • The Critic (animated series) Jon Lovitz
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, Richard Lewis
  • Daniel Boone - Ed Ames
  • Darcy's Wild Life Sara Paxton
  • Days of Our Lives Sean Kanan, Jason Brooks
  • Dead Like Me Mandy Patinkin
  • Deal or No Deal Howie Mandel
  • Dear John Judd Hirsch, Ben Savage
  • Degrassi: The Next Generation Aubrey Graham (Jewish mother), Sarah Barrable-Tishauer, Jake Goldsbie, Shane Kippel, Lauren Collins, Jake Epstein, Stacey Farber
  • Desperate Housewives Polly Bergen (converted), Laurie Metcalf, Marla Sokoloff, Lesley Ann Warren
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Jane Seymour
  • The Dick van Dyke Show Morey Amsterdam, Carl Reiner, Jerry Paris
  • Double Dare Marc Summers
  • Drake & Josh - Josh Peck
  • The Dukes of Hazzard Sorrell Booke
  • The Electric Company Judy Graubart
  • Entourage Jeremy Piven, Emmanuelle Chriqui
  • Even Stevens Shia LaBeouf (Jewish mother), Donna Pescow
  • Empty Nest Dinah Manoff, Estelle Getty
  • ER Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies
  • Everybody Loves Raymond Doris Roberts, Brad Garrett, Monica Horan
  • The Facts of Life Charlotte Rae, Mindy Cohn
  • Family Guy (animated series) Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green
  • Farscape Claudia Black
  • Freaks and Geeks John Francis Daley, Samm Levine, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel
  • Friends Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Elliot Gould, Paul Rudd, Maggie Wheeler
  • Full House Bob Saget, Scott Weinger, Marla Sokoloff
  • Futurama Katey Sagal
  • General Hospital Stuart Damon, Steve Bond, Rena Sofer
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show George Burns
  • Get Smart Don Adams (Jewish father; raised Catholic), Bernie Kopell
  • Gilligan's Island Tina Louise, Natalie Schafer
  • Gilmore Girls Scott Patterson, Liza Weil
  • Gimme a Break! Nell Carter (convert to Judaism), Lara Jill Miller, Jonathan Silverman, Paul Sand (Jewish mother)
  • Girls Behaving Badly Chelsea Handler, Kira Soltanovich
  • The Goldbergs Gertrude Berg, Philip Loeb
  • The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, Harold Gould
  • Good Day LA Steve Edwards
  • The Goon Show Peter Sellers
  • Growing Pains Jeremy Miller
  • Hairspray Nikki Blonsky (Jewish father), Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes (Jewish mother), Jerry Stiller
  • Happy Days Henry Winkler, Tom Bosley, Anson Williams, Don Most, Cathy Silvers
  • Heroes Greg Grunberg, Rena Sofer
  • High School Musical Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale (Jewish mother)
  • Homicide: Life on the Street Yaphet Kotto, Richard Belzer
  • Hogan's Heroes Leon Askin, Werner Klemperer, Howard Caine, John Banner & Robert Clary
  • House Lisa Edelstein
  • How I Met Your Mother - Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan
  • The Howard Stern Show & The Howard Stern Radio Show Howard Stern
  • Jack & Jill Amanda Peet, Simon Rex (Jewish mother)
  • Jericho Shoshannah Stern
  • Joan of Arcadia Aaron Himelstein, Michael Welch (Jewish mother)
  • Joey Paulo Costanzo (Jewish mother)
  • Judge Judy Judge Judy Sheindlin
  • Just Shoot Me! George Segal, Rena Sofer
  • King of Queens Jerry Stiller, Leah Remini (Jewish mother)
  • Knots Landing Michele Lee, Claudia Lonow
  • L.A. Law Michael Tucker, Alan Rachins
  • The Larry Sanders Show Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor
  • Las Vegas James Caan
  • Late Night with David Letterman Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter
  • Lateline Al Franken
  • Law & Order Steven Hill, Jerry Orbach (Jewish father), Lynn Cohen
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Richard Belzer, Judith Light
  • Law & Order: Trial by Jury Scott Cohen, Bebe Neuwirth, Jerry Orbach
  • Let's Make a Deal Monty Hall
  • Life As We Know It Jon Foster
  • Little House on the Prairie Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon (Jewish father)
  • Live with Regis and Kelly Michael Gelman
  • Lizzie McGuire Adam Lamberg
  • Lost In Space Jonathan Harris
  • Lost Mira Furlan
  • Lou Grant Ed Asner, Mason Adams, Robert Walden
  • The Love Boat Bernie Kopell
  • The L Word Mia Kirshner, Erin Daniels, Marlee Matlin
  • Mad About You Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt (Jewish paternal grandmother), Richard Kind, Hank Azaria
  • Malcolm In The Middle Justin Berfield, Kenneth Mars
  • Married... with Children Katey Sagal
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show Ed Asner, Mary Tyler Moore (Jewish maternal grandfather)
  • Maude Bea Arthur, Bill Macy
  • Medium Patricia Arquette
  • Miss Match Alicia Silverstone
  • Mission: Impossible Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Steven Hill, Leonard Nimoy, Lesley Ann Warren
  • The Mod Squad Peggy Lipton
  • Modern Men Max Greenfield, Marla Sokoloff
  • Monk Bitty Schram, Ted Levine
  • My Super Sweet 16 Cher Hubsher
  • The Munsters Al Lewis
  • My Two Dads Paul Reiser, Florence Stanley
  • The Nanny Fran Drescher , Renee Taylor, Rachel Chagall
  • Night Court Selma Diamond, Florence Halop
  • Nip/Tuck Jessalyn Gilsig (Jewish father), Julie Warner
  • Northern Exposure Rob Morrow, Adam Arkin
  • Notes from the Underbelly Jennifer Westfeldt
  • NUMB3RS Judd Hirsch, Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz
  • The O.C. Rachel Bilson (Jewish father), Adam Brody, Linda Lavin
  • The Odd Couple Jack Klugman, Tony Randall
  • Once and Again Evan Rachel Wood
  • One Day at a Time Bonnie Franklin
  • One Tree Hill Bryan Greenberg
  • Party of Five Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell (Jewish mother)
  • Passions Galen Gering (Jewish father), Lindsay Hartley (Jewish father)
  • Peewee's Playhouse Peewee Herman
  • The People's Court Judges Joseph Wapner and Gerald Sheindlin
  • Phil of the Future Ricky Ullman
  • The Phil Silvers Show Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck
  • The Practice Camryn Manheim, Marla Sokoloff
  • The Pretender Michael T. Weiss
  • Private Benjamin Lorna Patterson (converted), Joel Brooks
  • Punky Brewster Soleil Moon Frye (Jewish mother; raised Jewish)
  • The Real World Amaya Brecher, Rachel Moyal, Svetlana Shusterman, Zach Mann
  • Rhoda David Groh, Julie Kavner, Harold Gould
  • Roseanne Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard , Sara Gilbert, Tom Arnold  (convert to Judaism), Michael Fishman ,
  • Estelle Parsons, Shelley Winters, John Randolph, Traci Lords
  • Roswell Shiri Appleby, Brendan Fehr
  • St. Elsewhere Howie Mandel, Stephen Furst, Florence Halop
  • Santa Barbara Steve Bond, Nancy Lee Grahn (Jewish mother)
  • Saturday Night Live (original cast) Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Al Franken
  • Saved by the Bell Dustin Diamond, Elizabeth Berkley
  • Scrubs Zach Braff
  • Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld, Jerry Stiller, Estelle Harris, Larry David, Jason Jason Alexander , Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker(Jewish Paternal Grandfather), David Eigenberg (Jewish father), Lynn
  • Cohen, Evan Handler
  • The Simpsons (animated series) Hank Azaria, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer
  • 60 Minutes (original) Mike Wallace, Morley Safer
  • Smallville Michael Rosenbaum
  • Soap Billy Crystal, Dinah Manoff
  • South Park Matt Stone (Jewish mother), Mary Kay Bergman, Eliza Schneider
  • The Sopranos Jamie-Lynn Sigler, David Proval
  • Space: 1999 Martin Landau, Barbara Bain
  • Spin City Richard Kind
  • Sports Night Josh Charles, Joshua Malina
  • Starsky and Hutch Paul Michael Glaser
  • Star Trek William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Walter Koenig
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation Brent Spiner
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Armin Shimerman, Wallace Shawn
  • The Suite Life of Zack & Cody - Ashley Tisdale (Jewish mother)
  • Summerland Zac Efron, Sara Paxton
  • Sunset Beach Sean Kanan, Randy Spelling, Bernie Kopell
  • Taxi Judd Hirsch, Carol Kane, Andy Kaufman
  • That '70s Show Mila Kunis, Tanya Roberts (Jewish mother), Laura Prepon (Jewish father)
  • The Naked Brothers Band - Nat Wolff (jewish culture), Alex Wolff (jewish culture), Michael Wolff (jewish
  • culture), David Levi
     
  • Thirtysomething Ken Olin, Melanie Mayron
  • Three Stooges Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Curly Howard, Larry Fine
  • Three's Company Norman Fell, Richard Kline
  • Today Show (NBC) Matt Lauer, Katie Couric (Lauer Jewish father, Couric Jewish mother)
  • Twins Sara Gilbert, Mark Linn-Baker
  • Ugly Betty Judith Light, Kevin Sussman, Debi Mazar, Max Greenfield, Gina Gershon
  • Veronica Mars Alona Tal
  • Welcome Back, Kotter Gabe Kaplan, Marcia Strassman
  • The West Wing Richard Schiff, Joshua Malina, Marlee Matlin
  • What I Like About You Amanda Bynes (Jewish mother), Simon Rex (Jewish mother), Leslie Grossman
  • Who's the Boss? Judith Light
  • The Wild Wild West Ross Martin, Robert Conrad (Jewish mother)
  • Will & Grace Debra Messing, Shelley Morrison, Alan Arkin, Harry Connick, Jr. (Jewish mother), Jerry Levine,
  • Sydney Pollack, Lesley Ann Warren
  • Wings Steven Weber, Rebecca Schull
  • The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Josh Saviano, Jason Hervey, Ben Stein, Lindsay Sloane, Dustin Diamond,
  • David Schwimmer, Daniel Stern, Olivia d'Abo (Jewish father)
  • The X-Files David Duchovny (Jewish father)
  • Your Show of Shows Sid Caesar, Howard Morris, Carl Reiner
  • Zoey 101 Sean Flynn-Amir

Jewish TV and radio presenters

  • Dan Abrams, MSNBC anchor
  • Marv Albert, sportscaster
  • Mel Allen, radio sportscaster
  • Gloria Allred (1941) lawyer and radio talk show host[74]
  • Roseanne Barr (1952) American actress, writer, talk-show host and comedian[75]
  • Chuck Barris, presenter of Dating Game, Gong Show
  • Wolf Blitzer, CNN reporter
  • Kitty Carlisle, panelist on To Tell the Truth, arts advocate
  • Connie Chung, news anchor (converted)
  • Liz Claman, host of CNBC Morning Call
  • Myron Cope, sportscaster
  • Howard Cosell, sportscaster
  • Katie Couric, presenter of The Today Show (Jewish mother)
  • Jim Cramer, tv reporter
  • Don Francisco, presenter of Sabado Gigante
  • Joe Frank, radio personality
  • Al Franken (1951) comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator and radio host[36]
  • Allen Funt, presenter of Candid Camera
  • Ira Glass, presenter of This American Life
  • Marty Glickman, sports announcer
  • Amy Goodman, presenter of Democracy Now
  • Terry Gross, host of NPR Fresh Air
  • Mary Hart (1950) television personality, long-time host of the entertainment program Entertainment
  • Tonight[76]
  • Daryn Kagan (1963) host of CNN Live Today[77]
  • Murray Kaufman, known as "Murray the K", legendary New York disc jockey who helped promote the Beatles;
  • called "The Fifth Beatle" by George Harrison
  • Larry King (1933) CNN reporter, host of Larry King Live[78]
  • Ted Koppel, presenter of Nightline
  • Ricki Lake, presenter of Ricki
  • Dave Lieberman, presenter of Good Deal with Dave Lieberman
  • Bill Maher, ex-presenter of Politically Incorrect (Jewish mother, raised Catholic, agnostic)
  • Howie Mandel, host of Deal or no Deal
  • Dave Marash, Al Jazeera English anchor
  • Al Michaels [584]
  • Amy Wynn Pastor (1976) carpenter on Trading Spaces[79]
  • Maury Povich, talk-show host
  • Geraldo Rivera, news reporter (Jewish mother)
  • Joan Rivers (1933) talk show host, stage actress/writer, comedienne, and celebrity[45]
  • Richard Roth (1949-) an American journalist, a CNN correspondent who covers the United Nations and was the
  • host of Diplomatic License
  • Peter Sagal host of "Wait, Wait..don't Tell Me" on NPR
  • Michael Savage, KNEW radio host
  • Morley Safer, journalist for 60 Minutes born in Canada but lives in New York
  • Judith Sheindlin, aka Judge Judy
  • Laura Schlessinger, radio talk-show host of Dr. Laura (Jewish father; converted)
  • Daniel Schorr (1916) journalist who has covered the world for more than 60 years, now a senior news analyst for National Public Radio[80]
  • Elliot Segal, host of popular radio show, Elliot in the Morning
  • Dinah Shore, television host, singer
  • Howie Schwab, sports trivia expert on ESPN
  • Jerry Springer (1944) host of The Jerry Springer Show[81]
  • Dave Spector, personality and commentator
  • Herb Stempel, quiz show contestant
  • Bill Stern, radio sportscaster
  • Howard Stern, radio shock jock, author, actor and producer
  • Jon Stewart, comedian, presenter of The Daily Show
  • Mike Wallace (1918) journalist, 60 Minutes correspondent[82]
  • Barbara Walters (1929) media personality, a regular fixture on morning television shows (Today and The
  • View), evening news magazines (20/20), and on The ABC Evening News, as the first female evening news
  • anchor[83]

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