Who Is America's Greatest Winter Olympian?

by urbanemovies | created - 28 Jan 2018 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

Which American Winter Olympian best represents the USA in both Olympic spirit and Olympic results?

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1. Apolo Ohno

Actor | Hawaii Five-0

Apolo Ohno was born on May 22, 1982 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Apolo Anton Ohno. He is an actor, known for Hawaii Five-0 (2010), Tasmanian Devils (2013) and Superstore (2015).

2. Bonnie Blair

Self | Nova

Bonnie Blair was born on March 18, 1964 in Cornwall, New York, USA as Bonnie Kathleen Blair. She is known for her work on Nova (1974), On Thin Ice (2021) and Olympiske høydepunkter, Lillehammer '94 (1994). She has been married to Dave Cruikshank since June 23, 1996. They have two children.

3. Shaun White

Actor | Stretch

Shaun Roger White was born on September 3, 1986 to Roger and Kathy White, whom now reside in Carlsbad, California. Shaun has one brother, Jesse, and one sister, Kari. Shaun started snowboarding at age six and became a pro at age ten when he had started entering as "pro". His brother, Jesse, is also...

4. Bode Miller

Producer | The White Circus

Bode Miller was born on October 12, 1977 in Easton, New Hampshire, USA as Samuel Bode Miller. He is an actor and producer, known for The White Circus, In Depth with Graham Bensinger (2010) and The Story (2010). He has been married to Morgan Miller since October 7, 2012. They have five children.

5. Eric Heiden

Self | On Thin Ice

Eric Heiden is known for his work on On Thin Ice (2021), Gylne tider (2002) and ESPN SportsCentury (1999).

6. Dick Button

Writer | The Superstars

Dick Button was born on July 18, 1929 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA as Richard Totten Button. He is an actor and writer, known for The Superstars (1973), The Young Doctors (1961) and 10th Winter Olympic Games (1968). He was previously married to Slavka Kahout.

7. Dan Jansen

A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story

Dan Jansen was born on May 17, 1965 in West Allis, Wisconsin, USA as Daniel Erwin Jansen. He is known for his work on A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story (1996), On Thin Ice (2021) and Jeopardy! (1984). He has been married to Karen Palacios since December 29, 2000. He was previously married ...

8. Picabo Street

Self | Stars Earn Stripes

Picabo Street was born on April 3, 1971 in Triumph, Idaho, USA. She is known for her work on Stars Earn Stripes (2012), Celebrity Paranormal Project (2006) and American Gladiators (1989). She has been married to John Reeser since October 25, 2008. They have three children.

9. Herb Brooks

Self | Miracle

Born in St. Paul, Brooks played hockey at the University of Minnesota, where he later coached from 1972-79, winning three national titles. Brooks was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990. Brooks never had his own moment as a player. He was the last one cut from the 1960 U.S. ...

* 1960 Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team alternate and 1980 US Olympic Team Coach

10. Dorothy Hamill

Actress | Romeo and Juliet on Ice

Dorothy Hamill was born on July 26, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Dorothy Stuart Hamill. She is an actress, known for Romeo and Juliet on Ice (1983), Blades of Glory (2007) and The Nutcracker: A Fantasy on Ice (1983). She has been married to John Alexander MacColl since November 21, 2009. She ...

11. Scott Hamilton

Actor | Blades of Glory

Scott Hamilton was born on August 28, 1958 in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA as Scott Scovell Hamilton. He is an actor and producer, known for Blades of Glory (2007), On Edge (2001) and Battle of the Sexes on Ice II (1997). He has been married to Tracie Hamilton since November 14, 2002. They have four ...

12. Kristi Yamaguchi

Actress | D2: The Mighty Ducks

Kristi was the Gold Medalist in figure skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. She was World Champion twice, in 1991 and 1992, and U. S. National Champion in 1992. Kristi was also U.S. National Pairs Champion twi ce, in 1989 and 1990, before deciding to focus on singles. In 1988...

13. Peggy Fleming

Actress | Blades of Glory

Peggy Fleming was born on July 27, 1948 in San Jose, California, USA as Peggy Gale Fleming. She is an actress, known for Blades of Glory (2007), Broadway on Showtime (1979) and Nutcracker on Ice (1995). She has been married to Greg Jenkins since June 13, 1970. They have two children.

14. Brian Boitano

Actor | Carmen on Ice

Brian began to skate at age 8 when he went to a figure skating show which starred Peggy Fleming. He fell in love with the sport and quickly became very accomplished. At times, he even gave the 1984 men's Olympic Champion, Scott Hamilton, a run for his money. In 1988, he won "The Battle of the ...

15. Tara Lipinski

Actress | Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Only child of Jack and Patricia Lipinski. Her father is an oil executive, and her mom is a homemaker. Tara began roller skating at age 3, and won several championships. She turned to ice skating when she was 6, and she and her mom moved to Detroit so Tara could seriously train for international ...

16. Julia Mancuso

Self | That First Glide

Julia Mancuso was born on March 9, 1984 in Reno, Nevada, USA. She is known for her work on That First Glide (2011), Shades of Winter: Between (2016) and No Turning Back (2014). She has been married to Dylan Fish since December 29, 2017.

17. Kelly Clark

Actress | Las Vegas

Kelly Clark was born on July 26, 1983 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. She is an actress, known for Las Vegas (2003), For Right or Wrong (2006) and Dear Rider: The Jake Burton Story (2021).

18. Phil Mahre

Actor | Winter

Phil Mahre is an actor, known for Winter (2011) and The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards (1984).

19. Danny Kass

Self | Snowboarding: For Me

Danny Kass was born on September 21, 1982 in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Snowboarding: For Me (2014), FunDuhMentals: Transworld Snowboarding 20 Tricks (2012) and Rally On (2011).

20. Lindsey Vonn

Actress | Law & Order

Lindsey Vonn (née Kildow) is now mostly known by her married name (her husband is the skier Thomas Vonn).

She began to ski at the tender age of 2 in her natal area Twin City (Minnesota) and was later enrolled into the famous development program at Buck Hill.

In her Olympic debut at the 2002 Olympic ...

21. Andrea Mead

Self | Born to Ski

Andrea Mead was born on April 19, 1932 in Rutland, Vermont, USA as Andrea Bario Mead. She was married to Dave Lawrence. She died on March 30, 2009 in Mammoth Lakes, California, USA.

22. Jenny Potter

Self | Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games

Jenny Potter was born as Jenny Lynn Potter.

23. Angela Ruggiero

Self | Access Hollywood

Angela Ruggiero was born on January 3, 1980 in Panorama City, California, USA as Angela Marie Ruggiero. She is an executive.

24. Tenley Albright

Self | Omnibus

Tenley Albright was born on July 18, 1935 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA. She is known for her work on Omnibus (1952), Cortina 1956: VII Olympic Winter Games (1956) and P&G & Walmart Tribute to American Legends of the Ice (2014).

25. Jamie Anderson

Stunts | Action Jackson

Jamie Anderson was born on September 13, 1990 in El Dorado, California, USA as Jamie Louise Anderson. She is known for her work on Action Jackson (1988), Yoga Euphoria and Red Bull Signature Series (2012).

26. Shani Davis

Self | West Wing Week

Shani Davis is known for his work on West Wing Week (2010), PyeongChang 2018: XXIII Olympic Winter Games (2018) and Steve Harvey (2012).

27. Ted Ligety

Self | Winter

Ted Ligety was born on August 31, 1984 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Ted Sharp Ligety. He is known for his work on Winter (2011), No Turning Back (2014) and Flow State (2012).

28. Seth Wescott

Self | PlayGravity 2

Seth Wescott was born on June 23, 1976 in Durham, North Carolina, USA as Seth Benjamin Wescott. He is known for his work on PlayGravity 2 (2010), Warren Miller's Chasing Shadows (2016) and SBX the Movie (2014).

29. Chloe Kim

Actress | Charlie's Angels

Chloe Sun Kim is an American snowboarder, sponsored by Target. Born on April 23, 2000 in Long Beach, California, Chloe is Korean-American. Her father Boran Kim and mother Jong Jin raised a family of three children including Chloe's sisters Erica and Tracy. Her father started her career in ...

30. Mikaela Shiffrin

Self | No Turning Back

Mikaela Shiffrin was born on March 13, 1995 in Vail, Colorado, USA as Mikaela Pauline Shiffrin. She is known for her work on No Turning Back (2014), Visions of Greatness (2017) and Blickpunkt Sport (1978).

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