List of people from New Jersey

List of people from New Jersey

__NOTOC__This is a list of some famous people from New Jersey:

*Benjamin Abbott, Methodist preacher who converted much of southern New Jersey to Methodismcite book | title = Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896 | publisher = Marquis Who's Who | date = 1967]
*Bud Abbott (1895–1974), straight man to Lou Costello (Asbury Park)
*Joseph Alexander Adams (1803–1880), born in New Germantown, noted engraver
*Liam Aiken (born 1990), actor (Englewood)
*Jason Alexander (born 1959), actor, "Seinfeld" (Newark)
*Samuel Alito (born 1950), U.S. Supreme Court justice (Trenton)
*David Ascalon (born 1945), sculptor (Cherry Hill)
*Maurice Ascalon (1913–2003), sculptor (Cherry Hill). [ [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=PI&s_site=philly&p_multi=PI&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0FCC6FD4082DC8E7&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM "M. Ascalon, maker of Judaic art"] , "The Philadelphia Inquirer", August 5, 2003. Accessed February 20, 2008. "Maurice Ascalon, 90, of Cherry Hill, a sculptor, artist and professor known for metalwork and Judaic art that has been displayed at synagogues and public spaces around the world, died Sunday at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center/Cherry Hill."]
*Amiri Baraka (born 1934), poet (Newark)
*Priscilla Barnes (born 1955), actress (Fort Dix)
*James J. Barry Jr (born 1946), Assemblyman, Director of Consumer Affairs.
*Count Basie (1904–1984), jazz pianist, organist, bandleader (Red Bank)
*Joan Bennett (1910-1990), actress (Palisades Park)
*Xander Berkeley (born 1955), actor, "24" (Mendham)
*Jason Biggs (born 1978), actor, "American Pie" (Hasbrouck Heights)
*Michael Ian Black (born 1971), actor "Wet Hot American Summer" (Hillsborough)
*Just Blaze, rap musician (Paterson)
*Zach Braff (born 1975), actor. (South Orange, New Jersey)
*Phil Bredesen (born 1943), Governor of Tennessee
*William J. Brennan, Jr. (1906–1997), U.S. Supreme Court justice (Newark)
*Tisha Campbell (born 1968), actress. (Newark)
*David Cassidy(born 1950), actor (Englewood)
*Lou Costello (1906–1959), comedian, actor (Paterson)
*Sandra Dee (1942-2005), actress (Bayonne)
*Danny DeVito [http://www.hollywood.com/celebs/detail/id/195520] (born 1944), actor (Neptune)
*Jim Dowd (born 1968), professional ice hockey player (Brick Township)
*Derek Drymon (born 1965), cartoon producer (most famous for producing "SpongeBob SquarePants"), Morristown
*Kirsten Dunst (born 1982), actress (Point Pleasant)
*Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886), artist (Maplewood)
*Andrea Dworkin (1946–2005), radical feminist and activist (Camden)
*Geoff Edwards (born 1931), actor, radio and television personality (Westfield)
*Róisín Egenton (born 1977), 2000 International Rose of Tralee (Fanwood)
*Alecko Eskandarian (born 1982), soccer player (Montvale)
*Donald Fagen (born 1948), musician (Passaic)
*James Gandolfini (born 1961), actor (Westwood)
*Gloria Gaynor (born 1949), singer (Newark)
*Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997), poet (Paterson)
*Savion Glover (born 1973), American actor, tap dancer and choreographer. (Newark)
*Lauryn Hill (born 1975), musician (South Orange)
*John Harkes [http://www.soccertimes.com/usteams/roster/men/harkes.htm] (born 1967), soccer player (Kearny)
*Wil Horneff (born 1979), actor (born in Englewood, New Jersey, raised in Saddle River)
*Whitney Houston (born 1963) Newark, grew up in East Orange)
*Frank Iero (born 1981) rhythm guitarist of My Chemical Romance (Belleville)
*Derek Jeter (born 1974) baseball player (Pequannock, New Jersey)
*Michael Johns (born 1964), health care executive, former White House speechwriter to President George H.W. Bush (Deptford)
*James P. Johnson (1894–1955) stride jazz pianist (New Brunswick)
*Leavander Johnson (1969–2005), world champion boxer (Atlantic City)
*Kevin Jonas (born 1987), singer and member of Jonas Brothers, Born In (Teaneck) grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey
*Linda Jones (born 1944), singer (Newark, New Jersey)
*Maxine Jones (born 1965), singer (Paterson)
*Ben Jorgensen, (born 1983), musician, Teaneck
*Jon Bon Jovi (born 1962), musician (Perth Amboy)
*Ira Kaplan, musician, co-founder of Yo La Tengo (Hoboken)
*Thomas Kean (born 1935), former governor, 9/11 Commission chairman (Bedminster)
*Alfred Kinsey (1894–1956), zoologist and sexologist (Hoboken)
*Richard Kuklinski (1935–2006) murderer of over 100 people in mob-related instances(Jersey City)
*Artie Lange (born 1967), actor, comedian, radio personality (Union)
*Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), African-American artist (Atlantic City)
*Nicole Leach (born 1979), actress (Montclair
*Arthur Lenk (born 1964), Israeli diplomat (Paterson)
*Jerry Lewis (born 1926), Comedian (Newark)
*Ray Liotta (born 1955), actor (Union)
*John Marin (1870-1953), artist (Rutherford)
*Constantine Maroulis (born 1975), singer (Wyckoff)
*Tony Meola (born 1969), soccer player (Kearny)
*Andrew McCarthy (born 1962), actor (Westfield)
*Lee Meredith (born 1947), actress (River Edge)
*Jason Mewes (born 1974), actor (Highlands)
*Jack Nicholson (born 1937), actor (Neptune)
*Shaquille O'Neal (born 1972), professional basketball player (Newark)
*Joe Pantoliano (born 1951), actor/writer (Hoboken)
*Bill Parcells (born 1941), NFL Head Coach (Englewood)
*Alice Paul (1885-1977), suffragist (Mount Laurel, New Jersey)
*Jim Perry (born 1934), U.S. and Canadian game show host (Camden)
*Joe Pesci (born 1943), actor (Newark)
*Thomas R. Pickering [http://www.careers.state.gov/student/apply/pickering.html] (born 1931) diplomat (Orange)
*Laura Prepon (born 1980), actress (Watchung)
*Redman (born 1970), rap musician (Newark)
*Rah Digga (born 1970), rap musician (Newark)
*Tara Reid (born 1975), actress (Wyckoff)
*Claudio Reyna (born 1973), soccer player (Livingston)
*Kelly Ripa (born 1970), "Live with Regis and Kelly" co-host, actress (Stratford)
*Giuseppe Rossi (born 1987), soccer player (Teaneck, New Jersey)
*Natalia Alexandra Mitsuoka (born 1988), Argentinian figure skater (New Providence)
*Dennis Rodman (born 1961), basketball player (Trenton)
*Philip Roth (born 1933), author (Newark)
*Eva Marie Saint (born 1924), actress (Newark)
*Richie Sambora (born 1959), guitarist for rock band Bon Jovi (Perth Amboy)
*Antonin Scalia (born 1936), U.S. Supreme Court justice (Trenton)
*Tom Scharpling (born 1969), comedian (Newbridge)
*Sherwood Schwartz (born 1916), television producer (Passaic, New Jersey)
*Norman Schwarzkopf (born August 22, 1934, Trenton, NJ) U.S. General, Led Coalition Forces in 1990/91 Gulf War
*Everett Shinn (1876-1953), artist (Woodstown)
*Amy Shoremount-Obra (born 1979), Coloratura Operatic Soprano.
*Frank Sinatra (1915–1998), singer, actor (Hoboken)
*Kevin Smith (born 1970), filmmaker (Highlands)
*Matt Smith (born 1988), actor (Marlton)
*Soraya (born 1969), Colombian-American singer/songwriter
*Bruce Springsteen (born 1949), musician (Freehold)
*Martha Stewart (born 1941) lifestyle guide, entrepreneur (b. Jersey City, grew up in Nutley)
*Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), photographer (Hoboken)
*Meryl Streep [http://www.merylstreeponline.net/] (born 1949), actress (Summit)
*Tammy Lynn Sytch (born 1972), professional wrestling valet (Fort Monmouth)
*Ashley Tisdale (born 1985) actress/singer. "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" and "High School Musical". (Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey)
*Ray Toro (born 1977) lead guitarist of My Chemical Romance (Kearny)
*Martin Truex Jr. (born 1980), NASCAR driver (Englishtown)
*John Travolta (born 1954), actor (Englewood)
*Frankie Valli (born 1937), singer (Newark)
*Laura San Giacomo (born 1962), actress (Hoboken)
*Lee Van Cleef (1925–1989), character actor in Westerns (Somerville)
*Rudy Van Gelder (born 1924), Blue Note Records recording engineer (Jersey City)
*Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990), jazz singer. (Newark)
*Patrick Warburton (born 1964), actor in "Seinfeld", played David Puddy (Paterson)
*Gerard Way (born 1977) lead singer of My Chemical Romance (Summit)
*Mikey Way (born 1980) bass guitarist of My Chemical Romance (Newark)
*Charlie Weis (born 1956), head football coach for the University of Notre Dame (Middlesex)
*Gary Williams (born 1945), men's basketball coach for the University of Maryland (Collingswood)
*J. D. Williams (born 1981), actor, "The Wire" (Newark)
*William Carlos Williams (1883–1963), poet (Rutherford)
*Chris Wragge (born 1970), sports journalist and presenter for WCBS-TV (Hackensack)
*Kelly Wright (born 1987), artist, radio host on WPIR Pratt Radio, (Maywood, New Jersey)
*Zakk Wylde (born 1967), guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne & Black Label Society
*Larry Young (1940–1978), hard bop jazz organist

Born elsewhere, grew up in New Jersey

*Samuel Sorenson Adams (1878–1963), inventor of the Joy Buzzer, (b. Aarhus, Denmark, grew up Perth Amboy, died Asbury Park)
*Steve Berman, (born 1968) gay author (Philadelphia, raised in Cherry Hill)
*Joe Budden, (born 1980) rap musician (Spanish Harlem, raised in Jersey City)
*Tisha Campbell (born 1968), actress. (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, raised in Newark)
*David Chase (born 1945), creator, "The Sopranos" (Mount Vernon, New York, grew up in Clifton and North Caldwell)
*Vida Guerra (born 1980 Havana, Cuba), Perth Amboy
*Debbie Harry, (born 1945), singer and actress (Miami, Florida, raised in Hawthorne)
*Toomas Hendrik Ilves, (born 1953), President of Estonia (Stockholm, Sweden, raised in Leonia)
*Joe Jonas (born 1989 Casa Grande, Arizona), singer and member of Jonas Brothers, grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey
*Nick Jonas, (born 1992 Dallas, Texas), singer and member of Jonas Brothers, grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey
*Brian Joo (born 1981), Korean singer (Los Angeles, California, raised in Absecon, New Jersey)
* Ted Leo (born 1970), indie rock musician. (South Bend, Indiana, raised in Bloomfield, New Jersey). [Lomax, John Nova. [http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0716,lomax,76378,22.html "Gang of New Jersey: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists mingle rampant Europhilia with "American Girl"] , "The Village Voice", April 16, 2007. Accessed December 25, 2007. "Bloomfield, Leo's hometown, is just west of New York City and just north of Newark."]
*Carl Lewis (born 1961), track and field legend, nine-time Olympic gold medalist (Alabama, grew up in Willingboro)
*Michelle Malkin (born 1970), conservative pundit (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, grew up in Absecon)
*Constantine Maroulis (born 1975), singer (New York City, grew up in Wyckoff)
*Brittany Murphy (born 1977), actress (Atlanta, Georgia, grew up in Edison and Burbank, California)
*J.J. North, actress
*Clarke Peters (born 1952), actor, "The Wire" (New York City, grew up in Englewood)
*Chino XL (born 1971), rapper/actor (Bronx, New York, grew up in East Orange, New Jersey)
*Susan Sarandon (born 1946), actress (New York City, grew up in Edison)
*Patti Smith (born 1946), rock musician (Chicago, grew up in Woodbury, New Jersey)
*Jon Stewart (born 1962), comedian/actor (New York City, grew up in Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey)
*Bruce Willis (born 1955), actor (Idar-Oberstein, Germany, grew up in Penns Grove, New Jersey)
*Bryan Singer (born 1965), director (New York City, grew up in Princeton Junction)

Grew up elsewhere, made it big in New Jersey

*Wendy Coakley-Thompson (born 1966), writer, "Back to Life (novel)", (b. New York, grew up in Nassau, Bahamas and lived in Montclair)
*Thomas Edison (1847–1931), inventor and businessman (b. Ohio, grew up in Michigan and lived in Edison and West Orange)
*Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), Governor, President (b. Virginia, grew up in Georgia and South Carolina)

Born in New Jersey, grew up elsewhere

*Grover Cleveland (1837–1908), 22nd and 24th President of the United States (Caldwell), family relocated to western New York state
*Ice T (born 1958), rapper and actor (Newark, moved to California, Now resides in North Bergen, NJ)
*Derek Jeter (born 1974), New York Yankees baseball player, born in NJ, but raised primarily in Kalamazoo, Michigan
*Paul Simon (born 1941), musician, composer (born in Newark, grew up in Queens, New York)
*Kevin Spacey (born 1959), actor (born in South Orange, grew up in Southern California)
*Soraya (born 1969), musician (born in Point Pleasant, grew up in Colombia)

Born elsewhere, live in New Jersey

*Danny Aiello (b. New York City, New York), lives in Saddle River
*Alan Alda (b. New York City, New York), lives in Leonia
*Muhammad Ali (b. Louisville, Kentucky), lives in Cherry Hill
*Paul Anka (b. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), lives in Tenafly
*AZ (b. New York City, New York), lives in Englewood
*Brian Baldinger (b. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), lives in Cherry Hill
*Jesse Barfield (b. Joliet, Illinois), lives in Tenafly
*George Benson (b. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), lives in Englewood
*Mary J. Blige (b. New York City, New York), lives in Cresskill
*Andre Braugher (b. Chicago, Illinois), lives in South Orange, NJ.
*Jim Bunning (b. Southgate, Kentucky), lives in Cherry Hill
*Jim Byrnes (b. St. Louis, Missouri), lives in Allendale
*Harry Carson (b. Florence, South Carolina), lives in Franklin Lakes
*Vince Carter (b. Daytona Beach, Florida), lives in Saddle River
*Sarah Chang (b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), lives in Cherry Hill
*Connie Chung (b. Washington, D.C.), lives in Middletown
*Mary Higgins Clark (b. New York City, New York) Lives in Saddle River
*Bobby Clarke (b. Flin Flon, Manitoba), lives in Cherry Hill
*Alon Cohen (b. Israel), lives in Tenafly
*Stephen Colbert (b. Charleston, South Carolina), lives in Montclair
*Sean Combs ("Diddy") (b. New York City, New York ), lives in Alpine
*Johnny Damon (b. Fort Riley, Kansas), lives in Ridgewood
*Damon Dash (b. New York City, New York), lives in Alpine
*Darryl Dawkins (b. Orlando, Florida ), lives in Marlboro
*Steve Doocy (b. Algona, Iowa), lives in Wyckoff
*Halim El-Dabh (b. Cairo, Egypt), lives in Cresskill
*Jeff Feagles (b. Anaheim, California), lives in Ridgewood
*Lior Haramaty (b. Israel), lives in Tenafly
*Ron Harper (b. Dayton, Ohio)
*Bobby Hebb (b. Nashville, Tennessee), lives in Cresskill
*Sam Huff (b. Morgantown, West Virginia), lives in Franklin Lakes
*Jay-Z (b. New York City, New York), lives in Alpine

*Tommy John (b. Terre Haute, Indiana), lives in Franklin Lakes
*Jim Jones (b. New York City, New York), lives in Fair Lawn
*Zab Judah (b. New York City, New York), lives in Teaneck
*Kitty Kallen (b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), lives in Englewood
*Jevon Kearse (b. Fort Myers, Florida), lives in Moorestown
*Jason Kidd (b. San Francisco, California), lives in Saddle River
*Lil' Kim (b. New York City, New York), lives in Alpine
*Bernard King (b. New York City, New York), lives in Franklin Lakes
*Phoebe Laub (b. New York City, New York), lives in Teaneck
*Heather Locklear (b. Westwood, California), lives in Wayne
*Mario (b. Baltimore, Maryland), lives in Teaneck
*Tino Martinez (b. Tampa, Florida), lives in Tenafly
*Don Mattingly (b. Evansville, Indiana), lives in Tenafly
*Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels (b. New York City, New York), lives in Wayne
*Bob McGrath (b. Ottawa, Illinois), lives in Teaneck
*Donovan McNabb (b. Chicago, Illinois), lives in Moorestown
*Bob Menne (b. Demarest, New Jersey), lives in Demarest
*Eddie Murphy (b. New York City, New York), lives in Englewood
*Randal Pinkett (b. Philadelphia, PA), lives in Somerset
*Maury Povich (b. Washington, D.C.), lives in Middletown
*Aidan Quinn (b. Rockford, Illinois), lives in Englewood
*Willie Randolph (b. Holly Hill, South Carolina), lives in Franklin Lakes
*Geraldo Rivera (b. New York City, New York), lives in Middletown
*Sylvia Robinson (b. New York City, New York), lives in Englewood
*Chris Rock (b. Andrews, South Carolina), lives in Alpine
*Jeremy Roenick (b. Boston, Massachusetts), lives in Moorestown
*Jimmy Rollins (b.Oakland, California) lives in Woolwich Township
*Ja Rule (b. New York City, New York), lives in Saddle River
*Gary Sheffield (b. Tampa, Florida), lives in Alpine
*Lito Sheppard (b. Jacksonville, Florida), lives in Moorestown
*Brooke Shields (b. New York City, New York), lives in Englewood
*Joseph Simmons (b. New York City, New York), lives in Saddle River
*Kimora Lee Simmons (b. St. Louis, Missouri), lives in Saddle River
*Russell Simmons (b. New York City, New York), lives in Saddle River
*Phil Simms (b. Lebanon, Kentucky), lives in Franklin Lakes
*Wesley Snipes (b. Orlando, Florida), lives in Alpine
*Luis Sojo (b. Miranda State, Venezuela), lives in Saddle Brook
*Paul Sorvino (b. New York City, New York), lives in Tenafly
*Ned Stuart (b. Exeter, England), lives in Whiting
*James "J.T." Taylor (b. Laurens, South Carolina), lives in Franklin Lakes
*Mitch Williams (b. Santa Ana, California), lives in Cinnaminson
*Dave Winfield (b. St. Paul, Minnesota), lives in Teaneck
*Stevie Wonder (b. Saginaw, Michigan), lives in Alpine
*Fred Mascherino

References

External links

* [http://www.njhalloffame.com/ New Jersey Hall of Fame]


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