Famous New Jerseyans

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Can you name the Famous People from New Jersey?

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HintFamous New JerseyansCity That They are From
Comedian- person from a comedian duo- Think 'Who's on First?'Paterson
Comedian- second person from the comedian duo- Think 'Who's on First?'Asbury Park
Astronaut- was the second human to walk on the moon in 1969Montclair
Musician- best known works of his are 'One O'clock Jump' & 'April In Paris'Red Bank
Actress- starred in 'The Woman in the Window' & 'Scarlet Street' in the 1940sPalesades
Author- best known for her novel, 'Are You There God? It's Me Margaret'Elizabeth
Musician- member & founder of band that shares their name. Sung 'Livin' on a Prayer'Sayerville
24th President of the United StatesCaldwell
Writer/Author- his best known work is 'The Red Badge of Courage'Newark
Actor/Director/Producer- he played the Penguin in 'Batman Returns' Asbury Park
Inventor of the phonograph, motion picture camera & the electric light bulbWest Orange
Newscaster/Model- was MTV's first Latina VJ, hosted the show 'MTV Internacional'Newark
Singer- best known for song 'It's My Party'Tenafly
Singer- best known for her best selling single cover song of 'I Will Always Love You'Newark
Rapper/Actor- his song 'Cop Killer' is a bit ironic since retiring from rapping, he now play a NY detective on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'Newark
Comedian- this 1950's comedian was said to have influenced many comedy acts, such as Saturday Night Live as stated by Chevy ChaseTrenton
Comedian/Film Director- part of a Comedy duo where his partner is Dean MartinNewark
Aviator/Author- was the mother of an infant that was kidnapped on March 1, 1932, which was a notable historic event known as 'The (person's last name) Kidnapping'Englewood
Musician/Singer- A popular his song of theirs was 'Blue Suede Shoes'Teaneck
Actor- Played R.P. McMurphy in the film 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'Neptune City
NBA Basketball Player- one of the heaviest to play on the NBA (he is listed as 325 pounds). Plays as Center. Noted as one of the best Centers in the history of the NBANewark
Actor- Won an Academy Award in 1990 for playing mobster Tommy DeVito in 'Goodfellas'Newark
Singer/Actor/Social Activist- was the first African American to star as Shakespeare's 'Othello' on Broadway (1943-1945) & protested against racism in the MLBPrinceton
Actress- starred in controversial films 'Pretty Baby' & 'The Blue Lagoon' for it's nude scenesEnglewood
Singer/Actor- some of his famous songs were Strangers in the Night' & 'My Way'Hoboken
HintFamous New JerseyansCity That They are From
Actor- played the role Lester Burnham in 'American Beauty'South Orange
Film Director/Producer/Screenwriter- directed many notable films, such as 'Schindler's List' & 'Jaws'Montclair
Musician/Singer- tours with the E Street Band. A notable song & album of his is 'Born in the USA' is one of their most successful worksFreehold
Actress- played supporting role, Joanna Kramer in 'Kramer vs. Kramer'Summit
Actor- starred as Danny Zuko in 'Grease'Englewood
Singer- member of the group, Four Seasons who sang 'Big Girls Don't Cry' & 'Walk Like a Man'Newark
Financer/Railroad Mogul Heir- of a prominent family in the US. Was the heir of a railroad Mogul & inherited many railways, most in the New York area. New Brunswick
Singer- jazz singer who had the nickname 'Sailor' for their salty speech. She is a Grammy winner & the highest honor in jazz, which is the NEA Jazz Masters Award in 1989.Newark
Singer/Actress- sang 'I Say A Little Prayer for You' & 'Do You Know the Way to San José?'East Orange
Actor- starred as Malcolm X in 'Malcolm X' & played Coach Herman Boone in 'Remember the Titans'Mount Vernon
Actor- known for his staring role, Jim Levenstein, in 'American Pie', 'American Pie 2' & 'American Wedding'Hasbrouck Heights
Actress- noted for her role as Mary Jane Watson in the 'Spiderman' trilogiesPoint Pleasant
Musician- rapper & guitarist of the Beastie BoysSouth Orange
Band- Rock band, where 2 members are brothers. Their hit songs includes 'Welcome to the Black Parade' & 'Helena'Jersey City
Tween Pop Band- compromised of 3 brothers who's success came from DisneyWyckoff
Musican/Rapper- best known for her acting roles of Charlene Morton in 'Bringing Down the House' & Matron 'Mama' Moron in 'Chicago'Newark
Rapper/DJ- he are part of a rap duo with Method ManNewark
Actress/Talk Show Host- began her career on the soap opera 'All My Children' but now has a talk show with Regis PhilbinBerlin
Actress- played the role of Vicky Lathum in 'American Pie' & in 'American Pie 2'Wyckoff
Director/Screenwriter/Producer- producer of 'Dogma' & 'Clerks'Highlands
Musician- was the guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne before forming the heavy metal band, Black Label SocietyBayonne
Actress- played the role Mia Thermopolis in 'The Princess Diaries' trilogyMillburn
Actress- played Daisy Randone in 'Girl Interrupted' & Alex Latourno in '8 Mile'Edison
Actress- mainly noted as a child star, for being Wednesday Addams in 'The Addams Family' & 'The Addams Family Values' & as Kat Harvey in 'Casper'Montclair
Television Journalist- co-hosted 'The Bryant Park Project' on NPR in 2007. She now co-hosts the PBS show 'Need to Know'Glen Ridge

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