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1. Joe Pesci 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". In the mid-1960s...
2. Ray Liotta 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 and Operation Dumbo Drop, you get the impression that something is smoldering inside of him. Liotta maintains a steady stream of work, completing multiple projects per year...
3. Queen Latifah 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 police family--both her father and older brother were cops...
4. Jason Alexander 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, from 1990 to 1998. Alexander also directs and produces films.
5. Eva Marie Saint 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, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest. Her film career also includes roles in Raintree County...
6. Brian De Palma 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 and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the script writers Paul Schrader...
7. Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Actress, 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 Church in Newark...
8. Taye Diggs 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 from Syracuse University...
9. Jerry Lewis 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...
10. Ice-T 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. His aunt lived in the South Los Angeles district of Crenshaw...
11. Brittany Underwood Brittany Underwood Actress, One Life to Live
12. Joe Rogan Joe Rogan Actor, NewsRadio
13. John Amos 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 uphill...
14. Ian Ziering 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, the Broadway production of I Remember Mama and...
15. Jack Warden 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 Lebzelter was expelled from Louisville's DuPont Manual High School for repeatedly fighting...
16. Keshia Knight Pulliam Keshia Knight Pulliam Actress, The Cosby Show
17. Jennifer Schwalbach Smith Jennifer Schwalbach Smith Actress, Clerks II
18. Dennis Boutsikaris Dennis Boutsikaris Actor, Better Call Saul
19. Shaquille O'Neal 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, etc.)...
20. Alex Vincent 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 years later he decided to give acting another try...
21. J.D. Williams J.D. Williams Actor, Pootie Tang
22. William Campbell William Campbell Actor, The High and the Mighty
23. Ken Shapiro Ken Shapiro Actor, The Groove Tube
24. Todd Solondz 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 Shot" (1985)...
25. Paul Simon 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 recorded music as "Tico and The Triumps" and "Jerry Landis"...
26. David Marciano 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 homes on a weekly basis in "Civil Wars" as the poet bicycle messenger, Jeffrey Lassick...
27. Allen Garfield Allen Garfield Actor, The Majestic 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 politicians he excels in playing...
28. Mary Elizabeth McGlynn Mary Elizabeth McGlynn Miscellaneous Crew, Cowboy Bebop Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she plays Governor Pryce in Star Wars: Rebels, Dr. Maheswaran in Steven Universe, Valkyrie in Lego Marvel's Avengers, Talis in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, Johanna in Heroes of the Storm, and Brooha in Smile PreCure!. She voiced Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence...
29. Frankie Valli Frankie Valli Soundtrack, Grease
30. Judy Gold 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; Radio/Podcasting; Writing and thanks to her music degree in piano from Rutgers University...
31. Bill Bellamy 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 but sometimes forgotten celebrities from the industry. Credits: Gary Anthony Williams (Narrator).
32. Ernest R. Dickerson 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, Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, Bones and Never Die Alone...
33. Redman Redman Actor, How High
34. Mark Blum Mark Blum Actor, Crocodile Dundee
35. Ron Carey 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 eleventh...
36. Jason Friedberg Jason Friedberg Writer, Disaster Movie
37. Anthony 'Treach' Criss Anthony 'Treach' Criss Actor, Feast
38. Scott Marlowe Scott Marlowe Actor, The Subterraneans
39. Gerard Way Gerard Way Director, The Aquabats! Super Show!
40. Connie Francis Connie Francis Actress, 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 as a singer and accordionist. She has toured the US, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Europe...
41. Robert Ellenstein 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 teaching in Cleveland...
42. Vivian Blaine 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. She originated the role in 1950 on Broadway and stopped the show each night with her rendition of "Adelaide's Lament," in which she complains about having a bad cold because of her long engagement to gambler Nathan Detroit...
43. Paul Greco Paul Greco Actor, The Warriors
44. Harlan Coben Harlan Coben Writer, Tell No One
45. Taurean Blacque 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, Taurean Blacque remains one of the best stage actors performing today. A long-time resident of Atlanta, Georgia, he has performed in several productions at the Alliance Theatre of Atlanta...
46. Gloria Gaynor Gloria Gaynor Soundtrack, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
47. Thomas F. Duffy Thomas F. Duffy Actor, The Lost World: Jurassic Park
48. Franklin Pangborn 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 until mid-1913...
49. Savion Glover Savion Glover Actor, Bamboozled
50. Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins Actor, Lean on Me At 14 years of age, Huggy fell into the acting business when his mother brought him to a cattle-call audition in New York for the Warner Brothers feature "Lean on Me", a starring role as a misguided drug-abusing junior high school student. The line to get in to the audition for the role of Thomas Sams was so long...
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