From Meghan Markle to Tori Spelling: The Stars Who Have Been in Hallmark Channel Movies

Kellie Pickler Promotes Her Starring Role In Hallmark Channel's 'Christmas at Graceland' at Opryland Gaylord Resort

Kellie Pickler promotes her starring role in Hallmark Channel’s Christmas at Graceland | Jason Kempin/Getty Images

While many people dismiss Hallmark Channel movies as too cheesy, the Wall Street Journal recently published an article about why so many people love to watch the movies. According to the writer, in times of stress, these movies are something you can depend on. Sure they are corny and predictable, but many fans say they see the movies as an escape.

This Christmas, there are plenty of new movies to watch. Anyone who has binged watched the Hallmark Channel will tell you that there are a few familiar faces you will see pop up time and time again. And in fact, some movies feature some very familiar faces. Let’s take a look at some of the most famous Hallmark movie stars.

Dean Cain

Many fans know Dean Cain as Clark Kent on Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, but Cain has made a name for himself on the Hallmark Channel. To date, Cain has starred in over 15 Hallmark originals. This year, Cain can is in Winter’s Dream.

Lacey Chabert

Known for her roles in Party of Five and Mean Girls, Lacey Chabert has become a staple on the Hallmark Channel. The actress has starred in favorites such as A Royal Christmas, Matchmaker Santa, and Elevator Girl. This Christmas she can be seen in Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle on CSI: NY

Meghan Markle is everywhere these days | CBS

Yes, even the Duchess of Sussex has been in a Hallmark movie — two in fact. In Dater’s Handbook, the Duchess plays Cassandra Brand, a young woman who can’t seem to find Mr. Right. In When Sparks Fly, Markle plays a reporter who thinks she has it all until she returns home and starts to look at things differently. From Chicago reporter to Duchess, Markle has come a long way!

Teri Polo

Fans will recognize Teri Polo as Pam from the Meet the Parents franchise. Since the movies, she has starred in many Hallmark movies including A Taste of Romance and Christmas Angel. Polo was most recently seen starring in The Fosters

Tori Spelling

Once a star of Beverly Hills 90210, Tori Spelling has gone on to star in numerous Hallmark Channel and Lifetime Channel movies. Spelling can be seen in the Christmas movies Mistle-Tones and A Carol Christmas. 

Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure and David O'Donnell in Christmas Under Wraps

Candace Cameron Bure in Christmas Under Wraps | David O’Donnell

Bure is best known for her role as D.J. Tanner on the 90s sitcom Full House and the Netflix reboot Fuller House. Bure’s brother is Growing Pains star, Kirk Cameron. A Shoe Addict’s Christmas, released this year, is Bure’s seventh Hallmark Christmas movie.

Jerrika Hinton

Grey’s Anatomy fans know Jerrika Hinton as Dr. Stephanie Edwards. But this year, Hinton stars in the Christmas movie A Majestic ChristmasHinton stars as an architect who returns to her hometown to turn a town treasured playhouse into a multiplex.

Wendie Malick

Wendie Malick has a lot of credits to her name. She has played popular roles in hits like Just Shoot Me, Hot in Cleveland, and Frasier. Currently, she is in the Netflix original, The Ranch. Malick also has a few Hallmark movies to her name. The actress has starred in popular movies like Darrow and Darrow and Engaging Father Christmas. She reprises her role as Margaret Whitcomb in Marrying Father Christmas this year.

More Hallmark stars

Next time you are flipping the channels, check out the Hallmark channel to see if you can spot any of these stars as well:

  • Danica McKellar
  • Jack Wagner
  • Dermot Mulroney
  • Danny Glover
  • Joan Cusak
  • Jesse Metcalfe
  • Jodi Sweetin
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Watch the movies on TV or on the go

All of your holiday favorites are available on the Hallmark Movie Channel. You can also catch up by subscribing to the Hallmark Channel add-on through Amazon Prime.