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Famous People From New Jersey

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List of famous people from New Jersey, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in New Jersey, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from New Jersey you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in New Jersey, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List includes Fred Scheiwiller, Charles Samuel Joelson, more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from New Jersey?" or "Which celebrities were born in New Jersey?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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Jeff Ross is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 53
Jeff Ross is an American stand-up comedian, insult comic, actor, director and author. His skill is doing high-profile celebrity roasts and he is best known for his appearances in Comedy ...more
Sandra Dee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
Dec. at 63 (1942-2005)
Sandra Dee was an American actress. Dee began her career as a model and progressed to film. Best known for her portrayal of ingenues, Dee won a Golden Globe Award in 1959 as one of the year's ...more
Fred Hampton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
Dec. at 21 (1948-1969)
Fred Hampton was an African-American revolutionary, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, and deputy chairman of the national BPP. He was murdered while sleeping at his ...more
Kal Penn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 41
Kal Penn is an American actor, producer, and civil servant. As an actor, he is known for his role portraying Dr. Lawrence Kutner on the television program House, as well as the character Kumar ...more
Wendy Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 54
Wendy Williams-Hunter, better known by her maiden name Wendy Williams, is an American media personality, actress, comedian, author, and a day time host. She hosts a syndicated television talk ...more
Keshia Knight Pulliam is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 39
Keshia Knight Pulliam is an American actress. She is best known for her childhood role as Rudy Huxtable, the youngest child of Cliff and Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show and as ...more
J. Michael Straczynski is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 64
Joseph Michael Straczynski, known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or jms, is an American writer and producer. He works in films, television series, ...more
Malcolm-Jamal Warner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 48
Malcolm-Jamal Warner is an American actor, director, and musician. He is best known for his roles as Theo Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show and as Malcolm McGee on the UPN ...more
Flip Wilson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
Dec. at 65 (1933-1998)
Flip Wilson was an African American comedian and actor. In the early 1970s, Wilson hosted his own weekly variety series, The Flip Wilson Show. The series earned Wilson a Golden Globe and two ...more
Alice Stokes Paul is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
Dec. at 92 (1885-1977)
Alice Paul was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist, and the main leader and strategist of the 1910s campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which ...more
Joan Caulfield is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
Dec. at 69 (1922-1991)
Joan Caulfield was an American actress and former fashion model. After being discovered by Broadway producers, she began a stage career in 1943 that eventually led to signing as an actress with ...more
Patrick Warburton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 54
Patrick John Warburton is an American actor. He is known for his several television roles, including the title role on The Tick, David Puddy on Seinfeld, Johnny Johnson on NewsRadio, Jeb Denton ...more
Carol Vitale is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
Dec. at 60 (1948-2008)
Richie Sambora is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 59
Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora is an American rock guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter who was longtime lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi for thirty years. He and ...more
Norma Talmadge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
Dec. at 63 (1894-1957)
Norma Talmadge was an American actress and film producer of the silent era. A major box office draw for more than a decade, her career reached a peak in the early 1920s, when she ranked among ...more
Ken Cuccinelli is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 50
Kenneth Thomas "Ken" Cuccinelli II is a former Attorney General of Virginia who was the Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia in the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial election. He ...more
Jane Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
Dec. at 96 (1910-2006)
Jane Wyatt was an American actress best known for her role as the housewife and mother on the NBC and CBS television comedy series, Father Knows Best, and as Amanda Grayson, the human mother of ...more
Marc Shaiman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 59
Marc Shaiman is an Grammy, Emmy, Tony winning, and multi Oscar nominated American composer, lyricist, arranger and performer for films, television, and theatre. He is perhaps best known for ...more
Ernie Kovacs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
Dec. at 43 (1919-1962)
Ernest Edward "Ernie" Kovacs was an American comedian, actor, and writer. Kovacs' uninhibited, often ad-libbed, and visually experimental comedic style came to influence numerous ...more
Brian Keith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
Dec. at 76 (1921-1997)
Brian Keith was an American film, television, and stage actor who in his six decade-long career gained recognition for his work in movies such as the 1961 Disney family film The Parent Trap, the ...more
Bill Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 53
William "Bill" Bellamy is an American actor and stand-up comedian. Bellamy first gained national notoriety on HBO's Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, where he is credited for creating ...more
Sherwood Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
Dec. at 95 (1916-2011)
Sherwood Charles Schwartz was an American television producer. He worked on radio shows in the 1940s, and created the television series Gilligan's Island on CBS and The Brady Bunch on ABC. On ...more
Virginia Apgar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
Dec. at 65 (1909-1974)
Virginia Apgar was an American obstetrical anesthesiologist. She was a leader in the fields of anesthesiology and teratology, and introduced obstetrical considerations to the established field ...more
John Amos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 79
John Amos is an American actor who played James Evans, Sr. on the 1970s television series Good Times. His television work includes roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the miniseries Roots, for ...more
Michael Spence is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From New Jersey
age 75
Andrew Michael Spence is an American economist and recipient of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, along with George Akerlof and Joseph E. Stiglitz, for their work on the ...more