Famous People I've Met or Sighted

by im_feeling_skinny_tony | created - 04 Dec 2011 | updated - 21 Dec 2016 | Public

Starting with people I've met face to face and then people I've only seen from a distance (Concerts, Sporting Events, etc.)

1. Stephen Lang

Actor | Avatar

A stage actor of great recognition, Stephen Lang has shaped a formidable career on and off the various stages of the United States and abroad. Though he is arguably most well-known for his acclaimed performance in James Cameron's Avatar (2009), Lang began his career in theater. Broadway roles ...

2. Richard Dreyfuss

Actor | The Goodbye Girl

Richard Dreyfuss is an American leading man, who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers.

He was born Richard Stephen Dreyfus in Brooklyn, New York, to Geraldine (Robbins), an activist, and Norman Dreyfus, a restaurateur and attorney. His paternal grandparents ...

3. Ernie Grunwald

Actor | Men in Black II

Ernie studied theater in Toronto, Canada, where he also began his career in television and film, with roles such as Harry Butkis in the feature "It Takes Two." He has since landed roles in dozens of productions, including playing Fitz's conscience Larry in "Call Me Fitz" opposite fellow Canadian ...

4. Jimmy Fallon

Writer | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon was born in 1974 in Brooklyn, New York, to Gloria (Feeley) and Jimmy Fallon. He is of Irish, German, and Norwegian descent. He was raised in Saugerties, New York, which is in upstate New York. He has performed stand up, impressions and characters across the country, in some of the ...

5. Matt Dallas

Actor | Kyle XY

Matthew Joseph "Matt" Dallas born October 21, 1982 is an American actor, best known for playing the title character on the ABC Family series Kyle XY. Dallas was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and attended Arizona School for the Arts. He has two younger brothers and one younger sister. He became ...

6. Kirsten Dunst

Actress | Spider-Man

Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, ...

7. Richie 'La Bamba' Rosenberg

Actor | Boner Police: The Movie

Richie 'La Bamba' Rosenberg is known for his work on Boner Police: The Movie (2012), The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) and Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011).

8. Al Franken

Writer | Saturday Night Live

Al Franken is best known for nearly two decades of work on Saturday Night Live (1975). During that time he wrote, performed in and produced hundreds of sketches, including "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley" and "The Final Days," a piece about the last days of Richard Nixon's presidency. A ...

9. Conan O'Brien

Writer | Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien grew up in a large, Irish Catholic family in Massachusetts. At an early age, he began a love of comedy and goofing off, this carried on when he entered the prestigious Harvard University, acting out many pranks in his time, as well as become the president of the Harvard humor magazine...

10. Amy Adams

Actress | Arrival

Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ...

11. Eddie Izzard

Actor | Ocean's Thirteen

Best-known for his surreal and digressive stand-up, British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962, in Aden, Yemen, where his English parents -- Dorothy Ella, a nurse and midwife, and Harold John Izzard, an accountant -- worked for British Petroleum.

Izzard worked as a street ...

12. John Legend

Soundtrack | La La Land

John Legend was born on December 28, 1978 in Springfield, Ohio, USA as John Stephens. He has been married to Chrissy Teigen since September 14, 2013. They have one child.

13. Dennis Miller

Actor | Joe Dirt

Dennis Miller was born on November 3, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Joe Dirt (2001), The Net (1995) and Murder at 1600 (1997). He has been married to Ali Espley since April 10, 1988. They have two children.

14. Green Day

Soundtrack | Shoot 'Em Up

Scored 7 wins (out of 8 nominations) at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards in Miami: Best Video for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", Best Group Video, Best Rock Video, Best Direction, Editing and Cinematography in a Video, Viewer`s Choice Award for "American Idiot".

15. Tom Cruise

Actor | Top Gun

In 1976, if you had told fourteen year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be Tom Cruise, one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to join the priesthood. ...

16. Bruce Springsteen

Soundtrack | The Wrestler

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born September 23, 1949 in New Jersey, USA. His father, Douglas Frederick Springsteen, worked as a bus driver, and was of Irish and Dutch ancestry. His mother, Adele Ann (Zerilli), worked as a legal secretary, and was of Italian ancestry. He has an older ...

17. Max Weinberg

Soundtrack | Bewitched

Max Weinberg is the drummer of E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen's major band. His snare drum from the "Born In The USA" tour, "The Big Beat", is on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC. Max started up his own record label and production company in 1990 called Hard Ticket Entertainment. He produced ...

18. Clarence Clemons

Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Clarence Clemons was mostly known as being the dynamic Saxiphone player in Bruce Springsteens E-Street Band. He was a pivotal part of the E-street bands persona and was a featured member of the band. His legacy teaming up with Bruce was a pivotal part of the success of the back up band. After Bruce...

19. The Roots

Music_department | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Roots is known for his work on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014), Detroit (2017) and Blade II (2002).

20. Queen Latifah

Actress | Chicago

Often considered hip-hop's first lady (though some would attribute that to Roxanne Shanté), the woman behind the moniker Queen Latifah was born Dana Elaine Owens on March 18, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Rita (Bray), a teacher, and Lancelot Owens, Sr. She came from a ...

21. Noah Wyle

Actor | ER

Noah Wyle was born in Hollywood, California, to Marjorie (Speer), an orthopedic head nurse, and Stephen Wyle, an entrepreneur and electrical engineer. He is one of six children. His father's family was Russian Jewish. Noah had early support for his acting ambitions from his stepfather, film ...

22. Bill Medley

Soundtrack | Dirty Dancing

Bill Medley was born on September 19, 1940 in Santa Ana, California, USA as William Thomas Medley. He has been married to Paula J. Vasu since July 9, 1986. They have one child. He was previously married to Janice Gorham, Suzanne Robertson and Karen Sue O'Grady.

23. Bobby Hatfield

Soundtrack | Feeling Minnesota

Bobby Hatfield was born on August 10, 1940 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA as Robert Lee Hatfield. He was married to Linda Torrison and Joy Ciro Mccown. He died on November 5, 2003 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

24. Tim McGraw

Actor | Tomorrowland

Three-time Grammy Award winner Tim McGraw, the son of former major league reliever Tug McGraw, is a country music superstar who has sold over 40 million albums. Eleven of his album have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country album chart and he has had 21 hit No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot ...

25. Bob Newhart

Actor | Newhart

Bob Newhart was born on September 5, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as George Robert Newhart. He is an actor and writer, known for Newhart (1982), The Rescuers (1977) and Elf (2003). He has been married to Ginny Newhart since January 12, 1963. They have four children.

26. Austin 'Chumlee' Russell

Camera_department | Driven: The Story of Tanner Godfrey

Austin 'Chumlee' Russell was born on September 8, 1982 in Henderson, Nevada, USA. He is known for his work on Driven: The Story of Tanner Godfrey (2013), Pop Star (2013) and Resurrection.

27. Gilbert Gottfried

Actor | Aladdin

At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as "the comedian's comedian". After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late-night ...

28. Emile Hirsch

Actor | Into the Wild

Emile Davenport Hirsch was born in Palms, California, to Margaret Esther (Davenport), a teacher and visual artist, and David M. Hirsch, an entrepreneur and producer. He grew up in Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and having been introduced to acting while still at school, he got his first ...

29. Steven Spielberg

Producer | Artificial Intelligence: AI

Undoubtedly one of the most influential personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood's best known director and certainly one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, ...

30. Dennis Haskins

Actor | Saved by the Bell

Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Before pursuing a television career Dennis has worked as a music manager, agent and concert promoter. Among his customers were Tom Jones and Gregg Allman. He wrote a guide for actors called "Rating the Agents". On screen he had guest roles in series like The Twilight...

31. Mike Birbiglia

Actor | Sleepwalk with Me

Mike Birbiglia was born on June 20, 1978 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Sleepwalk with Me (2012), Mike Birbiglia: What I Should Have Said Was Nothing (2008) and Your Sister's Sister (2011). His 2013 special, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, was nominated for ...

32. Stephen Colbert

Writer | The Daily Show

Stephen Tyrone Colbert (pronounced "col-BEAR") was born on May 13, 1964 in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the son of Lorna Elizabeth (Tuck) and James William Colbert, Jr., a doctor and medical school dean at Yale, Saint Louis University, and MUSC. He is the ...

33. Dave Coulier

Actor | Fuller House

Dave Coulier was born on September 21, 1959 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, USA as David Alan Coulier. He is an actor, known for Fuller House (2016), Full House (1987) and America's Funniest People (1990). He has been married to Melissa Bring since July 2, 2014. He was previously married to Jayne ...

34. LeVar Burton

Actor | Star Trek: First Contact

LeVar Burton was born on February 16, 1957 in Landstuhl, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany as Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. He is an actor and director, known for Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Generations (1994) and Star Trek: Insurrection (1998). He has been married to Stephanie ...