North Carolinians

by dongding8087 | created - 09 Feb 2013 | updated - 09 Feb 2013 | Public

Celebrities born or citizens of North Carolina, my hometown.

1. Scotty McCreery

Soundtrack | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

Scotty McCreery was born on October 9, 1993 in Garner, North Carolina, USA as Scott Cooke McCreery.

Born in Garner, NC.

2. Michael Jordan

Actor | Space Jam

Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1963. He was the fourth of five children born to James and Deloris. James Jordan was a mechanic and Deloris Jordan was a bank teller. Soon after Michael's birth, James and Deloris felt that the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to ...

Born in Brooklyn, NY. Played for the NC Bobcats, went to college at the University of Chapel Hill in NC, and was a member of the Tar Heels.

3. David Brinkley

Writer | David Brinkley's Journal

Brinkley hosted This Week with David Brinkley from 1982 until his retirement in 1997. In 1992, he won a Peabody Award for his report on the 50th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As a news analyst, Brinkley was known for his terse, biting comments and his dry wit.

Born in Wilmington, NC.

Born in Charlotte, NC.

5. Nicholas Sparks

Writer | Safe Haven

Nicholas Sparks was born on December 31, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1988 and is one of the more critically-acclaimed authors of the past 5 years. He is the author of 5 best-selling books, including "The Notebook" and "The Rescue". Eleven of his books, ...

Born in Omaha, Nebraska. Has been living in New Bern, NC since 1989.

6. Jim Grimsley

Writer | Dream Boy

His play, "Dream Boy," was awarded the 1999 Joseph Jefferson Award Citation for Play Production at About Face in Chicago, Illinois.

Born in Pollocksville, NC.

7. Frank Lucas

Self | Blackpool: Big Night Out

Frank Lucas is an executive.

Born in La Grange, NC.

8. George Grizzard

Actor | Flags of Our Fathers

In retrospect, he was considered an actor's actor to be sure. Renowned theater performer George Grizzard would make his biggest impact under the Tony-winning Broadway lights in a career spanning over five decades. Born an only child on April 1, 1928, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, George Cooper...

Born in Roanoake Rapids, NC.

9. Andy Griffith

Actor | The Andy Griffith Show

Andy Griffith is best known for his starring roles in two very popular television series, The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Matlock (1986). Griffith earned a degree in music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the 1950s, he became a regular on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) and ...

Born in Mount Airy, NC.

10. Randy Boone

Actor | The Virginian

Randy Boone was born on January 17, 1942 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA as Clyde Wilson Randall Boone Jr. He is an actor, known for The Virginian (1962), Terminal Island (1973) and It's a Man's World (1962). He was previously married to Sylvia Howell.

Born in Fayetteville, NC.

11. Jeff Hardy

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Jeff Hardy was born on August 31, 1977 in Cameron, North Carolina, USA as Jeffrey Nero Hardy. He is an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WWE Sunday Night Heat (1998) and WWF Action Zone (1994). He has been married to Beth Britt since March 9, 2011. They have two children.

Born in Cameron, NC.