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1. Mark Hamill Mark Hamill Actor, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Mark Hamill is an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer, and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983) - a role he reprise in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)...
2. Lyndsy Fonseca Lyndsy Fonseca Actress, Kick-Ass Lyndsy Marie Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, and was raised first in Alameda and then Moraga, California. Lyndsy competed in the International Modeling & Talent Association, where she was recognized as the second runner-up for "Young Miss Dancer of the Year" and was the first runner-up for "Miss Barbizon Young Miss Talent of the Year"...
3. Zendaya Zendaya Actress, Shake It Up! Zendaya, which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona, was born in Oakland, California. She now lives in Los Angeles, California with her family and her dog, named "Midnight". She was a part of the California Shakespearian Theatre, where her mom worked as a House Manager. She would help out in the theatre and even got to do many plays after...
4. Mahershala Ali Mahershala Ali Actor, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button MAHERSHALA ALI is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater. This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, Moonlight...
5. Shemar Moore Shemar Moore Actor, Criminal Minds Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to 2016, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 to 2003.
6. Brandon Lee Brandon Lee Actor, The Crow Born on February 1, 1965 to Bruce Lee (Martial Arts idol) and Linda Lee Cadwell. Brother to Shannon Lee. In 1970-71, they moved to Hong Kong where Brandon became fluent in Cantonese by the age of 8. He attended Boston's Art-Oriented Emerson College in Massachusetts. He studied Martial Arts and drama...
7. Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong Actor, The Simpsons Movie Billie Joe Armstrong was born in Piedmont, California, a small town surrounded by the city of Oakland, and was raised in Rodeo, California, the youngest of six children of Ollie (Jackson) and Andrew "Andy" Marsicano Armstrong. His father worked as a jazz musician and truck driver for Safeway Inc. to support his family...
8. Cary Joji Fukunaga Cary Joji Fukunaga Producer, Beasts of No Nation
9. Max Baer Jr. Max Baer Jr. Actor, The Beverly Hillbillies The son of former heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer, Max Baer Jr. is a classic (except probably to him) example of Hollywood typecasting. Known around the world as "Jethro Bodine" in the smash TV series The Beverly Hillbillies, Baer did not find work as an actor in Hollywood for three years after the Hillbillies went off the air...
10. Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson Actor, The Jack Benny Program The son of a minstrel and circus tightrope walker, Eddie Anderson developed a gravel voice early in life which would become his trademark to fame. He joined his older brother Cornelius as members of "The Three Black Aces" during his vaudeville years, singing for pennies in the hotel lobby. He eventually moved his way up to the Roxy and Apollo theaters in New York...
11. Ryan Coogler Ryan Coogler Director, Creed
12. Christa Campbell Christa Campbell Actress, The Mechanic Christa Campbell made her mark as portraying a young Bettie Page in E! True Hollywood Story. Christa's far-ranging roles in include the movie Day of the Dead and the action-thriller Hero Wanted with Cuba Gooding Jr. also Lonely Hearts, co-starring with John Travolta, James Gandolfini and Salma Hayek, and shares the screen with Nicolas Cage in The Wicker Man...
13. Robert Culp Robert Culp Actor, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Tall, slim and exceedingly good-looking American leading man Robert Culp, a former cartoonist in his teen years, appeared off-Broadway in the 1950s before settling into polished, clean-cut film leads and "other man" supports a decade later. Hitting the popular TV boards in the hip, racially ground-breaking espionage program I Spy...
14. Jill Whelan Jill Whelan Actress, The Love Boat
15. Daniella Pineda Daniella Pineda Actress, The Originals
16. Dakin Matthews Dakin Matthews Actor, True Grit From February 2014 Dakin is taking on the iconic role of Mickey, the grizzled no-mercy trainer in ROCKY, THE MUSICAL at Broadway's Winter Gardens Theatre. This role was originally played by veteran screen actor Burgess Meredith in the original 1976 movie and he received an Academy award nomination for his achievement.
17. Scotty Beckett Scotty Beckett Actor, Rocky Jones, Space Ranger Scotty Beckett was one of the cutest, most successful child actors of the 1930s and 1940s. His descent into a life of alcoholism, drugs, and crime remains one of the most tragic of Hollywood stories. Born Scott Hastings Beckett on October 4, 1929 in Oakland, California, he and his family moved to Los Angeles when Scotty was 3 years old...
18. Khamani Griffin Khamani Griffin Actor, Rise of the Guardians
19. Lance Gross Lance Gross Actor, House of Payne
20. Russ Meyer Russ Meyer Director, Up! Russell Albion Meyer was born in San Leandro, California, to Lydia Lucinda (Hauck), a nurse, and William Arthur Meyer, a police officer, who divorced during his childhood. His parents were both of German descent. Meyer began winning prizes at 15 with his amateur films. He spent World War II in Europe as a combat cameraman...
21. Jack Soo Jack Soo Actor, Barney Miller A genial, laid back, slumber-eyed character player especially adept at the relaxed wisecrack or dry comment, Japanese-American actor Jack Soo was born in Oakland, California, in 1917, his real name being Goro Suzuki. In the post-WWII years, he entertained as a stand-up performer in nightclubs and had...
22. Michael A. Goorjian Michael A. Goorjian Actor, SLC Punk! Michael made his first real foray into directing with the mock-documentary Oakland Underground, a comedy about an underground occult music scene in Oakland, CA. From there, Michael made Illusion with Kirk Douglas, which was released theatrically in 2006 after racking up over a dozen festival awards...
23. Laraine Stephens Laraine Stephens Actress, Bracken's World
24. Herbert Anderson Herbert Anderson Actor, Dennis the Menace
25. Jo Van Fleet Jo Van Fleet Actress, Cool Hand Luke Jo Van Fleet was born on December 30, 1914 in Oakland, California. She established herself as a notable dramatic actress on Broadway over several years, winning a Tony Award in 1954 for her skill in a difficult role, playing an unsympathetic, even abusive character, in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" with Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint...
26. Benjamin Patterson Benjamin Patterson Actor, Greenleaf
27. Kenneth Tobey Kenneth Tobey Actor, Whirlybirds Born in Oakland, California, Kenneth Tobey was headed for a law career when he first dabbled in acting at the University of California Little Theater. That experience led to a year and a half of study at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, where his classmates included Gregory Peck, Eli Wallach and Tony Randall...
28. Buster Crabbe Buster Crabbe Actor, Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion Buster Crabbe graduated from the University of Southern California. In 1931, while working on That's My Boy for Columbia Pictures, he was tested by MGM for Tarzan and rejected. Paramount Pictures put him in King of the Jungle as Kaspa, the Lion Man (after a book of that title but clearly a copy of the Tarzan stories)...
29. Ted Lange Ted Lange Actor, The Love Boat
30. Mark Curry Mark Curry Actor, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper A class clown since his earliest years, Mark quickly learned that a wild sense of humor could take him places. While working at a drugstore after quitting college he honed and polished a comedy act that he regularly practiced on customers. It was these customers, as well as his family and friends, who finally encouraged Mark to try his stand-up routine at area comedy clubs...
31. Mills Watson Mills Watson Actor, Papillon
32. Stephen Falk Stephen Falk Writer, You're the Worst
33. William Sylvester William Sylvester Actor, 2001: A Space Odyssey
34. George Stevens George Stevens Director, Giant George Stevens, a filmmaker known as a meticulous craftsman with a brilliant eye for composition and a sensitive touch with actors, is one of the great American filmmakers, ranking with John Ford, William Wyler and Howard Hawks as a creator of classic Hollywood cinema, bringing to the screen mytho-poetic worlds that were also mass entertainment...
35. Malaak Compton Malaak Compton Self, CNN Presents: Black in America 2
36. Aaron McPherson Aaron McPherson Actor, A Million Ways to Die in the West
37. David Lim David Lim Actor, Quantico
38. Sterling Sulieman Sterling Sulieman Actor, In Time Sterling Sulieman is an American actor from Oahu, Hawaii. While he may have attended Punahou High School like Barack Obama, he has no aspirations of becoming the President of the United States. Unless its in a Motion Picture or Television Show. Or if this whole acting career thing doesn't work out. Then, maybe a presidency. But lets not bet on that.
39. Pamela Blake Pamela Blake Actress, This Gun for Hire The heroine of a host of westerns, crimes and serial adventures during the 1940s, this attractive, full-faced "B" movie item was born Adele Pearce on August 6, 1915 (several movie resources list 1918). Born in Oakland, California, Pamela Blake won a beauty contest at age 17 and decided to try her luck in Hollywood soon after...
40. Peter Hansen Peter Hansen Actor, General Hospital
41. M.C. Hammer M.C. Hammer Soundtrack, Into the Wild
42. Donna Hanover Donna Hanover Actress, The People vs. Larry Flynt
43. Sheila E. Sheila E. Self, Krush Groove Daughter of musician Pete Escovedo, Sheila E. became one of the top female musicians during the 1980s due to her fierce drumming style and her Latin rhythms. A former protégé of Prince, Sheila became a drummer in his band before branching off into solo musical projects. In addition to being considered the best female drummer alive...
44. Marshawn Lynch Marshawn Lynch Self, Super Bowl XLIX
45. Dina Platias Dina Platias Actress, Billy Madison
46. Susan Seaforth Hayes Susan Seaforth Hayes Actress, Days of Our Lives Susan Seaforth Hayes, the American actress best known for her six-decade-long stint on the Days of Our Lives, was born Susan Seabold on July 11, 1943 in Oakland, California. She was the daughter of the actress and writer, Elizabeth Harrower. She made her debut on the Cavalcade of America omnibus TV series in 1954 and...
47. Rod McKuen Rod McKuen Soundtrack, Zodiac
48. J.H. Wyman J.H. Wyman Producer, Fringe
49. Datari Turner Datari Turner Producer, Video Girl With over 15 years of experience, Datari Turner has worked along side some of the biggest names in entertainment including Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jay-Z, Bruce Webber, and the late Herb Ritts to name a few. In 2011 and 2012, as a feature film producer, Datari produced a total of eleven films. Turner produced...
50. Robert Nichols Robert Nichols Actor, Giant A native of Oakland, California, Robert Nichols got his start as an entertainer in the Army during World War II. After his discharge, he attended London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art while working as a song-and-dance man at the Players Theater (Victorian music hall). Hollywood director Howard Hawks...
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