A 1957 grad of Weequahic. He is an American film and television actor. Born as Allen Goorwitz.
Born in Newark in 1958. An actress, musician and dancer. She has worked in television and is known for her portrayal of Dr. Lilith Sternin, Dr. Frasier Crane's wife, on both the TV sitcom Cheers, and its spin-off Frasier.
Born in Newark in 1965. An actor and stand-up comedian. he first gained national notoriety on HBO's Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, where he is credited for creating or coining the phrase "booty call", described as a late night call to a potential paramour with the intention of meeting strictly for sex.
Brian De Palma
Born in Newark in 1940. A film director and screenwriter. In a career spanning over 40 years, he is probably best known for his suspense and crime thriller films.
Born in Newark in 1905. A motion picture director, writer, and producer, and playwright who became head of production at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and eventually president of the studio.
Eva Marie Saint
Born in Newark in 1924. An actress and producer. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan's "On the Waterfront," for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest."
Lived in Newark. A popular and influential illustrated song model, comedian, singer, theater and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances and is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, "The Baby Snooks Show." Thirteen years after her death, she was portrayed on the Broadway stage by Barbra Streisand in the musical Funny Girl and its 1968 film adaptation.
Born in Newark in 1964. An actor best known for his role as Steve Sanders on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, which he played from 1990 to 2000. He is also the voice of Vinnie on Biker Mice from Mars.
Born in Newark in 1920. A character actor of film and television. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait.
Born in Newark in 1959. Scott Greenspan, better known by his professional name of Jason Alexander, is an American actor, director, producer, writer, singer, and comedian. He is best known for his role as George Costanza on Seinfeld, appearing from 1989 to 1998.
Born in Newark in 1926. A comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio.
Born in Newark in 1943. Joseph Frank "Joe" Pesci is an American actor, comedian and musician, known for playing tough, volatile characters, in a variety of genres.
Born in Newark in 1967. A stand-up comedian, actor, writer, color commentator, entrepreneur, and trained martial artist.
Born in Newark in 1939. An actor who played James Evans, Sr. on the 1970s television series Good Times.
Keisha Knight Pulliam
Born in Newark in 1979. An actress best known for her childhood role as Rudy Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show and as reformed con artist Miranda Lucas-Payne on the TBS comedy-drama Tyler Perry's House of Payne.