Birth Place Matching "Newark, New Jersey, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Joe Pesci

Actor | Goodfellas

Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor, and by the mid-1950s, was starring on the series "Star Time Kids"....

2. Ray Liotta

Actor | Goodfellas

Intense is the word for Ray Liotta. He specializes in psychopathic characters who hide behind a cultivated charm. Even in his nice guy roles in Field of Dreams (1989) and Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), you get the impression that something is smoldering inside of him. Liotta maintains a steady stream...

3. 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 ...

4. Jason Alexander

Actor | Seinfeld

Jason Greenspan adopted the stage name Jason Alexander while still in high school in New Jersey. He was soon appearing in Broadway plays and movies, then in the hit TV series, Seinfeld (1989), from 1990 to 1998. Alexander also directs and produces films.

5. Brian De Palma

Director | Dressed to Kill

Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters (1972) and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the ...

6. Taye Diggs

Actor | Chicago

Taye Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey, and was raised in Rochester, New York. He is the son of Marcia (Berry), a teacher and actress, and Andre Young, a visual artist. When he was a child, his mother married Jeffries Diggs, whose surname Taye took. He received a BFA degree in musical theater ...

7. John Amos

Actor | Coming to America

A native of New Jersey and son of a mechanic, African-American John Amos has relied on his imposing build, eruptive nature and strong, forceful looks to obtain acting jobs, and a serious desire for better roles to earn a satisfying place in the annals of film and TV. He has found it a constant ...

8. Joe Rogan

Actor | NewsRadio

Joe Rogan was born on August 11, 1967 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Joseph J. Rogan. He is an actor and writer, known for NewsRadio (1995), Zookeeper (2011) and Here Comes the Boom (2012). He has been married to Jessica Rogan since 2009. They have two children.

9. Ice-T

Actor | New Jack City

The legendary gangsta hip-hop emcee Ice-T was born Tracy Marrow on February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey. He moved to Los Angeles, California, to live with his paternal aunt after the death of his father while he was in the sixth grade; his mother had died earlier when he was in the third grade....

10. Eva Marie Saint

Actress | On the Waterfront

Actress and producer Eva Marie Saint was born on July 4, 1924 on Newark, New Jersey. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). Her film career also includes ...

11. Jerry Lewis

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) was an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis...

12. Whitney Houston

Soundtrack | The Bodyguard

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin.

She began singing in the choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist ...

13. Jack Warden

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Jack Warden was born John Warden Lebzelter, Jr. on September 18, 1920 in Newark, New Jersey, to Laura M. (Costello) and John Warden Lebzelter. His father was of German and Irish descent, and his mother was of Irish ancestry. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, at the age of seventeen, young Jack ...

14. Jennifer Schwalbach Smith

Actress | Clerks II

Jennifer Schwalbach Smith was born on April 7, 1971 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Jennifer Mary Schwalbach. She is a producer and actress, known for Clerks II (2006), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) and Tusk (2014). She has been married to Kevin Smith since April 25, 1999. They have one child.

15. Keshia Knight Pulliam

Actress | The Cosby Show

Keshia Knight Pulliam was born on April 9, 1979 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for The Cosby Show (1984), Madea Goes to Jail (2009) and House of Payne (2006). She has been married to Ed Hartwell since January 1, 2016. They have one child.

16. Ian Ziering

Actor | Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens

Ian Ziering was born on March 30, 1964, and was raised in West Orange, New Jersey, a suburb of New York City. By the mid-1970s, young Ian was landing spots in national commercials at the age of 12, which led to roles in various soap operas and stage plays, most notably Guiding Light (1952), the ...

17. Dennis Boutsikaris

Actor | Better Call Saul

Dennis Boutsikaris was born on December 21, 1952 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Better Call Saul (2015), Money Monster (2016) and The Bourne Legacy (2012). He was previously married to Deborah Hedwall.

18. Shaquille O'Neal

Actor | Steel

Shaquille O'Neal is regarded as one of the most dominant athletes and arguably the most gregarious personality in sports history. He wrote an autobiography (Shaq Talks Back), preserves an online presence for his fan base and produced a number of albums (Biological Didn't Bother, Shaq-Fu: Da Return,...

19. J.D. Williams

Actor | Pootie Tang

J.D. Williams was born on May 22, 1978 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Darnell Williams. He is an actor, known for Pootie Tang (2001), Oz (1997) and The Kill Point (2007).

20. Alex Vincent

Actor | Child's Play

Alex Vincent was born in New Jersey. At about five years old Alex was in Child's Play and followed it up with three more movies. At 13 years old he did My Family Treasure which he didn't like and called it quits. When he got to high school, he tried to live down the image of a child star but two ...

21. David Marciano

Actor | Due South

Mr. Marciano is a professional actor, writer, director who has achieved considerable success in a vast career that has spanned over twenty five years. As a series regular Mr. Marciano has had the honor of working with such entertainment luminaries as Steven Bochco, who brought David into America's ...

22. Brittany Underwood

Actress | One Life to Live

Brittany Underwood was born on July 6, 1988 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for One Life to Live (1968), Hollywood Heights (2012) and Game Change (2012).

23. Frankie Valli

Soundtrack | Grease

Frankie Valli was born on May 3, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Francis Stephen Castelluccio. He was previously married to Randy Clohessy, MaryAnn Hannigan and Mary Mandel.

24. Todd Solondz

Director | Welcome to the Dollhouse

Todd Solondz was born in Newark, New Jersey. One of his earliest jobs in the film industry was when, as a young man, he worked as a messenger for the Writers' Guild of America. During this time, he wrote several screenplays.

Solondz's first color film with sync sound was the short "Schatt's Last ...

25. Connie Francis

Soundtrack | When the Boys Meet the Girls

Singer, composer, actress, entertainer and publisher Connie Francis was educated at Arts High School and was a music student of her father. At age 11 she appeared on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (1948) as a singer and accordionist. She has toured the US, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and ...

26. Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Actress | Kaubôi bibappu

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she plays Governor Pryce in Star Wars: Rebels (2014), Dr. Maheswaran in Steven Universe (2013), Valkyrie in Lego Marvel's Avengers (2016), Talis in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010), Johanna in Heroes of...

27. William Campbell

Actor | The High and the Mighty

William Campbell was born on October 30, 1923 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for The High and the Mighty (1954), Star Trek (1966) and The Breaking Point (1950). He was married to Tereza Pavlovic, Barbara Bricker and Judith Campbell Exner. He died on April 28, 2011 in Woodland ...

28. Paul Simon

Music Department | The Graduate

Born on October 13, 1941 in Newark New Jersey, Paul Simon is one of the greatest singer/songwriters ever. In 1957, he and high school pal, Art Garfunkel, wrote and recorded the single, "Hey Schoolgirl", under the name "Tom and Jerry". After some failures, they broke up. Simon still wrote and ...

29. Bill Bellamy

Actor | The Bounce Back

1 brother (deceased) - per TV series "UnSung Hollywood - Bill Bellamy" (S3 Ep7)

Recently aired on TVOne as a repeat on 11/16/2016, It's a Documentary show which details archival film footage and personal, revealing interviews, about the lives and careers of some of the world's most highly talented ...

30. Mark Blum

Actor | Crocodile Dundee

Mark Blum was born on May 14, 1950 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Crocodile Dundee (1986), Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) and Shattered Glass (2003).

31. Ron Carey

Actor | History of the World: Part I

He was a notably short, Italian, nasal-toned and mischievous-looking fellow, a perfect type for the stand-up comedy circuit and for playing Brooklynesque characters in T.V. sitcoms and films...which is just what Ron Carey did. He was born Ronald Joseph Cicenia in Newark, New Jersey, on December ...

32. Vivian Blaine

Actress | Guys and Dolls

Ms. Blaine is most noted for having portrayed Miss Adelaide, the long-suffering, perpetually engaged chorus girl, in the Broadway and film versions of Guys and Dolls (1955). She originated the role in 1950 on Broadway and stopped the show each night with her rendition of "Adelaide's Lament," in ...

33. Ernest R. Dickerson

Cinematographer | Do the Right Thing

Ernest Roscoe Dickerson A.S.C., aka. Ernest R. Dickerson, is an American film director and cinematographer. As a cinematographer, he is known for his frequent collaborations with Spike Lee. As a director, he is known for films such as Juice (1992), Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995), Bones (...

34. Redman

Soundtrack | How High

Redman was born on April 17, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Reggie Noble.

35. Anthony 'Treach' Criss

Actor | Feast

Anthony 'Treach' Criss was born on December 2, 1970 in East Orange, Newark, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Feast (2005), Nothing to Lose (1997) and Up in the Air (2009). He was previously married to Pepa.

36. Taurean Blacque

Actor | DeepStar Six

Although best known for his role as "Detective Sgt. Neal Washington" on the long-running and critically acclaimed police drama Hill Street Blues (1981), Taurean Blacque remains one of the best stage actors performing today. A long-time resident of Atlanta, Georgia, he has performed in several ...

37. Allen Garfield

Actor | Beverly Hills Cop II

New Jersey-born Allen Garfield was trained at the Actors Studio in New York City. He had a prolific career on the stage before making his film debut in 1968. His stocky build and nervous, jumpy mannerisms fit well with the weaselly criminals, lecherous villains and corrupt businessmen and ...

38. Robert Ellenstein

Actor | North by Northwest

The son of a Newark dentist, Robert Ellenstein grew up in that New Jersey city and saw his father go on to become its two-term mayor. He got his feet wet acting-wise prior to serving with the Air Corps during World War II; earning a Purple Heart during his service, he began acting, directing and ...

40. Rah Digga

Soundtrack | Thir13en Ghosts

One of the most respected and premier mc's - regardless of gender - Rashia Fisher aka Rah Digga, has been legendary. She started off the only female member of New Jersey's acclaimed hip hop group, Da Outsidaz, where she also met future husband, Young Zee. Rah exploded on the music scene when she ...

41. Scott Marlowe

Actor | The Subterraneans

Scott Marlowe was born on June 24, 1932 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Ronald Richard Deleo. He was an actor, known for The Subterraneans (1960), Executive Suite (1976) and Days of Our Lives (1965). He died on January 6, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

42. Judy Gold

Actress | The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Two-time 'Emmy Award' winner Judy Gold is a veteran of stand-up comedy, known for her edgy wit, sharp timing, and infamous crowd work. Consistently appealing to all generations and backgrounds, Judy can be found throughout most mediums of entertainment: TV; Film; Web-Series'; Stage; Storytelling; ...

43. Paul Greco

Actor | The Warriors

Paul Greco was born on October 21, 1955 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for The Warriors (1979), The Cable Guy (1996) and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). He died on December 17, 2008 in Red Hook, New York, USA.

44. Ron Orbach

Actor | Clueless

Ron Orbach was born on March 23, 1953 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Clueless (1995), Love Crimes (1992) and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005).

45. Harlan Coben

Writer | Ne le dis à personne

Harlan Coben was born on January 4, 1962 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Tell No One (2006), The Five (2016) and The Woods.

46. Thomas F. Duffy

Actor | The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Thomas F. Duffy was born on November 9, 1955 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Varsity Blues (1999) and Independence Day (1996).

47. Franklin Pangborn

Actor | Hail the Conquering Hero

Franklin Pangborn - a name more befitting a fictionalized bank president rather than a great comedic actor - was a singular character actor but little is known of his early years. He spent some time in developing acting talent prior to appearing on Broadway by March of 1911, and would do six plays ...

48. Gerard Way

Director | The Aquabats! Super Show!

Gerard Way was born on April 9, 1977 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Gerard Arthur Way. He has been married to Lindsey Ann Ballato since September 3, 2007. They have one child.

49. Savion Glover

Happy Feet

Savion Glover was born on November 19, 1973 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Happy Feet (2006), Bamboozled (2000) and Sesame Street (1969).

50. Patrick Malone

Actor | Grand Canyon

Patrick Malone was born on July 1, 1969 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Grand Canyon (1991), A Different World (1987) and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993).


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