Famous (And Somewhat Famous) People With THE BEST JOBS EVER

by heidimsw | created - 20 Jan 2016 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Cesar Millan

Self | Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan

With more than 25 years of experience, renowned dog behavior expert and New York Times best-selling author Cesar Millan is one of the most sought-after authorities in the field of dog behavior and rehabilitation. In March 2014, Millan brings his unmatched canine abilities to communities terrorized ...

2. Oprah Winfrey

Producer | The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah Winfrey was born Orpah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to Vernita Lee, a former maid, and Vernon Winfrey, a coal miner, barber, and city councilman.

While Winfrey has been cited as the richest African-American of the 20th century, she does not come from a rich, or even middle class, ...

3. Jimmy Fallon

Writer | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon was born in 1974 in Brooklyn, New York, to Gloria (Feeley) and Jimmy Fallon. He is of Irish, German, and Norwegian descent. He was raised in Saugerties, New York, which is in upstate New York. He has performed stand up, impressions and characters across the country, in some of the ...

4. Steve Harvey

Producer | The Steve Harvey Show

Steve Harvey was born on January 17, 1957 in Welch, West Virginia, USA as Broderick Stephen Harvey. He is a producer and actor, known for The Steve Harvey Show (1996), Family Feud (1999) and You Got Served (2004). He has been married to Marjorie Harvey since June 25, 2007. They have one child. He ...

5. Guy Fieri

Self | Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Guy Fieri was born on January 22, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Guy Ramsay Ferry. He is a producer and actor, known for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (2006), Southern and Hungry (2017) and Guy's Big Bite (2006). He has been married to Lori Fieri since 1995. They have three children.

6. Ellen DeGeneres

Producer | Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a New Orleans suburb. She is the daughter of Betty DeGeneres (née Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. Her brother is musician and producer Vance DeGeneres. ...

7. Zak Bagans

Producer | Ghost Adventures

A graduate of the Motion Picture Institute of Michigan, Bagans moved to Las Vegas to become a documentary filmmaker and explorer of the paranormal. Stated as an Empath to spirits, Bagans has created the #1 rated hit series on the Travel Channel, Ghost Adventures, as well as numerous other TV Shows ...

8. LL Cool J

Actor | Deep Blue Sea

L.L. Cool J was born James Todd Smith on January 14, 1968, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, the son of Ondrea Griffith and James Louis Smith, Jr. Todd, as he was called, did not have a very happy childhood. At the age of four, he saw his mother and grandfather shot by his own father. After they...

9. Dana Carvey

Actor | Wayne's World

One of SNL's most talented alumni, comedian Dana Carvey reigned supreme during his six-season run creating some of the show's most memorable characters, including "Church Lady", "Garth" of Wayne & Garth fame, Grumpy Old Man and bodybuilding "Hans" of Hans & Franz notoriety. So it is quite ...

10. Keegan-Michael Key

Actor | Keanu

Keegan-Michael Key was born in Southfield, Michigan and raised in Detroit. He was adopted as a child by a black father and a white mother. In 1989, he graduated from Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. Key attended the University of Detroit Mercy as an undergraduate and earned his ...

11. Ryan Seacrest

Self | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

Born and raised in Atlanta, Seacrest has been the heart and soul of television and in radio for many years, beginning as the host of such kids shows as, Gladiators 2000 (1994), Fox Family Channel's Wild Animal Games (1995), and Click (1997), which ultimately led him to his afternoon gig at Los ...

12. Carson Daly

Music_department | Session 9

Carson Daly was born on June 22, 1973 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Carson Jones Daly. He is a producer and actor, known for Session 9 (2001), Josie and the Pussycats (2001) and The Voice (2011). He has been married to Siri Pinter since December 23, 2015. They have three children.

13. Jordan Peele

Writer | Get Out

Jordan Haworth Peele attended Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. His mother is white and his father is black. Jordan is married to comedian Chelsea Peretti, with whom he has a son.

He is known for co-writing and starring in the comedy Keanu (2016), opposite his close friend ...

14. Joe Gatto

Producer | Impractical Jokers

Joe Gatto was born on June 5, 1976 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Anthony Gatto Jr. He is a producer and actor, known for Impractical Jokers, Superdude & Friend (2005) and 12 Monkeys (2015). He has been married to Bessy Gatto since September 2, 2013. They have two ...

15. Sal Vulcano

Producer | Impractical Jokers

Sal Vulcano was born on November 6, 1976 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA as Salvatore Edward Anthony Vulcano. He is a producer and actor, known for Impractical Jokers, 12 Monkeys (2015) and The Comedy Roast of Jesus Christ (2007).

16. James Murray

Producer | Impractical Jokers

James Murray was born on May 1, 1976 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA as James Stephen Murray. He is a producer and actor, known for Impractical Jokers (2011), Awakened (2018) and Impractical Jokers: After Party (2017). He was previously married to Jenna Vulcano.

17. Brian Quinn

Actor | 12 Monkeys

Brian Quinn was born on March 14, 1976 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA as Brian Michael Quinn. He is a producer and actor, known for 12 Monkeys (2015), Impractical Jokers and Victor Crowley (2017).

18. Drew Carey

Producer | The Drew Carey Show

Drew Carey was born on May 23, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Drew Allison Carey. He is a producer and actor, known for The Drew Carey Show (1995), Robots (2005) and Jack and Jill (2011).

19. Shonda Rhimes

Writer | Grey's Anatomy

Shonda Rhimes was born on January 13, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Shonda Lynn Rhimes. She is a writer and producer, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005), Scandal (2012) and Crossroads (2002).

20. Jackson Galaxy

Producer | Cat Vs. Dog

Jackson Galaxy is the Host & Executive Director of Animal Planet's hit show My Cat From Hell. The Cat Daddy has more than 20 years of experience teaching cat guardians to understand the world from a cat's eye view, and helping feline family members get their "mojo" back. The road to Jackson's ...

21. Jimmy Kimmel

Writer | Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel was born on November 13, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as James Christian Kimmel. He is a writer and producer, known for Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003), The Man Show (1999) and Win Ben Stein's Money (1997). He has been married to Molly McNearney since July 13, 2013. They ...

22. Michael Carbonaro

Producer | The Carbonaro Effect

Michael Carbonaro was born on April 28, 1982 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for The Carbonaro Effect (2014) and Happily Divorced (2011).

23. Gayle King

Actress | The Manchurian Candidate

Gayle King was born on December 28, 1954 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA. She is an actress, known for The Manchurian Candidate (2004), The Boss (2016) and Being Mary Jane (2013). She was previously married to William G. Bumpus.

24. Geoffrey Zakarian

Self | The Kitchen

Throughout a career spanning 30 years, Geoffrey Zakarian has made his mark as a chef restaurateur known for his sophisticated taste and signature style. An accomplished chef, host and culinary consultant, Zakarian has presided over some of the country's top kitchens, traveling the world for new ...

25. James Corden

Actor | Into the Woods

Describing himself as the "chunky unit", James Kimberley Corden was born in Hillingdon, London and raised in Buckinghamshire, the son of Margaret (Collins), a social worker, and Malcolm Corden, a musician. He studied drama at the Jackie Palmer Stage School before going on to Holmer Green Senior ...



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