Every year we do a salute for Hanukkah for our Jewish friends. This year we salute the many actors and actresses who are of Jewish decent. We found them on our favorite shows and others and are proud to present them and wish everyone a Happy Hanukkah
Noah Wyle has come a long way as the baby face John Carter on ER , now he plays a man with a mission in his new series , “The Librarians” on TNT .
Eric Dane once strolled the corridors and on calls rooms of “Grey’s Anatomy , now he commands “The Last Ship” on TNT
David Eigenberg first came to our attention on “Sex and the City” as Steve. Now he is one of the firefighter heroes, Christopher Hermann on one of our faves “Chicago Fire” .
Lisa Kudrow was one of our favorite” Friends “, now she tries to make her comeback in the hilarious HBO series “The Comeback” as Valerie Cherish
Simon Helberg makes us laugh with his nerdy friends on CBS’ hit “The Big Bang Theory” as Howard Wolowitz
Andy Samberg steals the laughs on Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine Nine ” as Detective Jake Peralta
We mourned him last season when his character , James , was shot on “Scandal”. But Dan Buckatinsky is back doing two series “The Comeback” and NBC’s hilarious hit “Marry Me” .
Paul Adelstein formally was on “Private Practice” but now he walks the halls of power as Leo Bergen on ABC mega hit “Scandal”
Also not far from the West Wing, Joshua Malina stays in Washington as Attorney General David Rosen on “Scandal”
A true son of Hollywood , Tony Goldwyn governs the country and romances the fair Olivia Pope as President Fitz Grant on “Scandal” Tony is also an accomplished director who has directed his own series a few times.
Julianna Margulies first came to us as Doug Ross’s girlfriend on “ER” , now she fights for justice as Alicia Florek on “The Good Wife”
Mayim Bialik is the girl to steal Sheldon’s heart on “The Big Bang Theory” as Amy Farrah Fowler .
She was the one to make us laugh in “Will and Grace” but now she keeps the streets of the Big Apple safe on NBC ‘s new series “The Mysteries of Laura” – Debra Messing
Chicago native, Jeff Garlin , kept us laughing on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Now he plays dad Murray Goldberg on ABC’s new wonder years “The Goldbergs”
George Segal plays the cool , swinging grandpa “Al” Pops Goldberg on “The Goldbergs”
Scott Caan helps keep the peace in “Hawaii Five O” as Danno
He may not be an actor but one of our favorite TV personalities, its the front man for Maroon 5 and judge on NBCs “The Voice” Adam Levine
From “Friends” “Mad About You ” and a host of voices on “The Simpsons” it’s Hank Azaria
Mandy Pantinkin guides Clair Danes character on Showtime’s “Homeland”
Kat Dennings serves up the laughs as Max on “Two Broke Girls ” on CBS
As Hollywood fixer “Ray Donovan” or SCREAM’s Cotton Leery its Lieb Shreiber
She may be the voice of frumpy Meg but in reality she’s adorable and a new mom Mila Kunis
On “Buffy” , the creator of the hilarious Robot Chicken, and the voice of Chris from “Family Guy” Seth Green
Keeping the Hamptons healthy on USA’s “Royal Pains” its Hank Med himself Mark Feuerstein
Laura Prepon is nothing but trouble as Alex Vause on the mega hit “Orange is the New Black”
Natasha Lyonne made us laugh in the Pie movies and now she is rocking the cell block as Nicky Nichols in OITNB
Kevin Pollak has returned to television as Christy’s dad on “Mom” He is the love interest of Allison Janney
She is the hot little momma to Peter on “Family Guy”its Alex Borstein
Rounding out our list is a television legend … forever in our hearts as neurotic Elaine on “Seinfeld” and now governing the US as “Veep” its Julie Louis Dreyfuss