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Famous People From Staten Island

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List of famous people from Staten Island, 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 Staten Island, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Staten Island 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 Staten Island, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People on this list include Rowena Cook and Kevin Phillips.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Staten Island?" or "Which celebrities were born in Staten Island?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Mike Sorrentino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Age: 36

Birthplace: West New Brighton, New York City, New York, USA

Michael Paul "The Situation" Sorrentino, is an American television personality. He appeared on the MTV reality show Jersey Shore in all six seasons from December 2009 through its final ...more

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Sabu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Age: 54
Terry Michael Brunk (born December 12, 1964) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Sabu. He currently wrestles on the independent circuit, most recently for Impact ...more

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Joan Baez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Age: 78

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Joan Chandos Baez (; born January 9, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and activist. Her contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has ...more

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Robert Loggia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Age: 89

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Salvatore "Robert" Loggia (January 3, 1930 – December 4, 2015) was an American actor and director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Jagged Edge ...more
Mabel Normand is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Dec. at 38 (1892-1930)

Birthplace: New Brighton, New York City, New York, United States of America

Mabel Ethelreid Normand (November 10, 1892 – February 23, 1930) was an American silent-film actress, screenwriter, director, and producer. She was a popular star and collaborator of Mack Sennett ...more
Albert Jennings Fountain... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Dec. at 58 (1838-1896)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain (October 23, 1838 – disappeared February 1, 1896) was an attorney who served in the Texas Senate and the New Mexico House of Representatives. Following a purge ...more

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Carmine Giovinazzo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Age: 45

Birthplace: Port Richmond, New York City, New York, United States of America

Carmine Giovinazzo (born August 24, 1973) is an American actor, writer, painter and musician, known for his role as Detective Danny Messer in CSI: NY.
Edward Platt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Dec. at 58 (1916-1974)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Edward Cuthbert Platt (February 14, 1916 – March 19, 1974) was an American actor best known for his portrayal of "The Chief" in the 1965-70 NBC/CBS television series Get Smart. With ...more
Ki Longfellow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Age: 74

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Ki Longfellow (born 'Baby Kelly' until she was named Pamela) is an American novelist, playwright, theatrical producer, theater director and entrepreneur with dual citizenship in Britain. She is ...more
David Richards is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York

David Reed Richards (born April 11, 1966) is a former professional American football guard who played nine seasons in the National Football League. A standout at Highland Park High School in ...more
Theo Rossi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Age: 43

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

John Theodore "Theo" Rossi (born June 4, 1975) is an American actor and producer best known for his portrayal of Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz on the FX series Sons of Anarchy. ...more
Ella Reeve Bloor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Ella Reeve Bloor Dec. at 89 (1862-1951)

Birthplace: New York City, Staten Island, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, + more

Ella Reeve "Mother" Bloor (July 8, 1862 – August 10, 1951) was an American labor organizer and long-time activist in the socialist and communist movements. Bloor is best remembered as ...more
Alice Austen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Dec. at 86 (1866-1952)

Birthplace: Rosebank, New York City, New York

Elizabeth Alice Austen (March 17, 1866 – June 9, 1952) was an American photographer working in Staten Island.
Nathaniel Lord Britton ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Dec. at 75 (1859-1934)

Birthplace: New Dorp, New York City, New York

Nathaniel Lord Britton (January 15, 1859 – June 25, 1934) was an American botanist and taxonomist who co-founded the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York.
Axel Stordahl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Dec. at 50 (1913-1963)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Axel Stordahl (August 8, 1913 – August 30, 1963) was an American arranger who was active from the late 1930s through the 1950s. He is perhaps best known for his work with Frank Sinatra in the ...more
Hermann Hagedorn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Hermann Hagedorn Dec. at 82 (1882-1964)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Hermann Hagedorn (18 July 1882 – 27 July 1964) was an American author, poet and biographer. He was born in New York City and educated at The Hill School and Harvard University, where he was ...more
Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Age: 48

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper, songwriter and actor and member of the Wu-Tang Clan. After the group achieved ...more

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James Oddo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Age: 53

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

James Steven Oddo (born January 12, 1966) is a Republican politician from Staten Island, currently serving as the Borough President of Staten Island.
John Marburger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Dec. at 70 (1941-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, Staten Island, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, + more

John Harmen Marburger III (February 8, 1941 – July 28, 2011) was an American physicist who directed the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the administration of President George W. Bush, ...more
Edward Clyde Benfold is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Dec. at 21 (1931-1952)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Edward Clyde Benfold (January 15, 1931 – September 5, 1952) was a United States Navy hospital corpsman third class who was killed in action while attached to a Marine Corps rifle company during ...more
John Coleman Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
John Coleman Moore Age: 95

Birthplace: New York City, New York

John Coleman Moore (May 27, 1923 – January 1, 2016) was an American mathematician. The Borel−Moore homology and Eilenberg–Moore spectral sequence are named after him.Moore was born in 1923 in ...more
Joseph Marino is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Age: 63

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Joseph Marino is an actor.
Frederick Law Olmsted, J... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Dec. at 87 (1870-1957)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. was an American landscape architect who is best known for his wildlife conservation efforts. He had a lifetime commitment to national parks, and worked on projects in ...more
NYOIL is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Age: 48

Birthplace: Stapleton, New York City, New York

NYOIL (pronounced N-Y Oil) (born April 29, 1971) is an American emcee from Staten Island, New York City. His name was formerly an acronym for New York's Original International Lover. He has been ...more
Teddy Atlas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Staten Island
Age: 62

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Theodore A. "Teddy" Atlas Jr. (born July 29, 1956) is an American boxing trainer and fight commentator.