Famous People Born In Syracuse

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Tom Cruise
(One of the Highest-Grossing Box Office Stars of All Time)
Tom Cruise
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Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer

Actor-producer, Tom Cruise, is an international superstar, heartthrob of millions and is a recipient of numerous awards. The Mission: Impossible star has been one of the most bankable and versatile Hollywood actors since 1980s. Interestingly, he once aspired to be a priest but is now amongst the highest paid actors in the world.

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Post Malone
(One of the Best-Selling Pop Singer-Songwriter and Has Won 10 Billboard Music Awards)
Post Malone
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer

Much appreciated for his introspective songwriting, singer-songwriter, Post Malone ,is the first-ever solo artist to top both the Billboard Rap Airplay and Adult Contemporary charts as a lead artist. His music covers a range of genres including country, grunge, rap, and R&B. He has been accused of  "appropriating" African-American culture and has been called a “culture vulture".

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Rod Serling
(Screenwriter and Playwright Best Known for His Work on Anthology TV Series ‘The Twilight Zone’)
Rod Serling
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Birthdate: December 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 28, 1975

Rod Serling was an American playwright, screenwriter, narrator, and television producer. One of the first writers to write specifically for television, Serling is often credited with legitimizing television drama. He is also credited with creating the much-acclaimed series The Twilight Zone. For his much-publicized clashes with TV executives, Serling was often referred to as the angry young man of Hollywood.

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Rory Cochrane
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Birthdate: February 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Dylan Baker
(Actor)
Dylan Baker
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Birthdate: October 7, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Breanna Stewart
(Basketball player)
Breanna Stewart
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 7 
Michaela Watkins
(Actress)
Michaela Watkins
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Birthdate: December 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 8 
Siobhan Fallon Hogan
(Actress)
Siobhan Fallon Hogan
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Birthdate: May 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
 9 
Frank Whaley
(Actor)
Frank Whaley
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Birthdate: July 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Eric Carle
(Author)
Eric Carle
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 23, 2021
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 11 
Terry McAuliffe
(72nd Governor of Virginia From 2014 to 2018)
Terry McAuliffe
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Democratic Party member and former governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe is a qualified lawyer. Born to a Democratic politician in New York, he began his first business at 14, maintaining driveways and parking lots in his area, and grew up to be a successful banker, real-estate developer, and venture capitalist.

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Dana Vollmer
(Former American Competition Swimmer, Five-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, and Former World Record-Holder)
Dana Vollmer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Apart from winning 5 Olympic gold medals, swimmer Dana Vollmer also created history when she became the first female to swim under 56 seconds in the 100m butterfly event. Diagnosed with a heart condition at age 15, she went through surgery and later carried a defibrillator around with her.

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Michael Cole
(American Professional Wrestling Commentator Known for His Antagonistic Schtick)
Michael Cole
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Birthdate: October 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
Viva
(Actress)
Viva
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Birthdate: August 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
 15 
Beth Mowins
(Sports commentator)
Beth Mowins
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Birthdate: May 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
 16 
Thom Filicia
(Interior Designer)
Thom Filicia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
 17 
Andray Blatche
(Basketball player)
Andray Blatche
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 18 
Jimmy Van Heusen
(Composer)
Jimmy Van Heusen
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 26, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 6, 1990
 19 
Jessimae Peluso
(Stand-up comedian)
Jessimae Peluso
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Birthdate: September 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Bob Swan
(Chief executive officer)
Bob Swan
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Rick Brunson
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Rick Brunson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Mike Hart
(Coach, American football player)
Mike Hart
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Joe Vitt
(American football coach)
Joe Vitt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
 24 
Nathan Knight
(Basketball player)
Nathan Knight
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Tim Locastro
(Baseball player)
Tim Locastro
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Andy Rautins
(Basketball player)
Andy Rautins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Andy Rautins is an American-born Canadian former basketball player who represented the New York Knicks in the NBA between 2010 and 2011. He also played for the Canadian national team in tournaments like the International Alpos Cup. In 2009, he helped Canada finish fourth at the FIBA Americas Championship where he was the second-leading scorer.

 27 
Mark Murphy
(American Jazz Singer)
Mark Murphy
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 22, 2015
 28 
Robert F. Engle
(Economist, Statistician, University teacher)
Robert F. Engle
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Birthdate: November 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Danny Schayes
(Basketball Player)
Danny Schayes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 30 
Christopher Maloney
(Singer-songwriter)
Christopher Maloney
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
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Carolyn Dineen King
(Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit)
Carolyn Dineen King
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 30, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Colleen Schneider
(Mixed martial artist)
Colleen Schneider
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Paul Ruggeri
(Gymnast)
Paul Ruggeri
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Apart from 2 Pan American Games gold medals, gymnast Paul Ruggeri has also won a World Championship team bronze. The son of a swimmer father, he began training in gymnastics at age 7. A chemistry lover, he also boasts of an MBA and is pursuing a nursing career. He is also openly gay.

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Peanuts Hucko
(Musician)
Peanuts Hucko
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 7, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 19, 2003
 35 
Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage
(Philanthropist)
Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 4, 1918
 36 
Thérèse Bonney
(Photographer)
Thérèse Bonney
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: July 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 15, 1978
 37 
Bradley Walker Tomlin
(Artist)
Bradley Walker Tomlin
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Birthdate: August 19, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 11, 1953
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Edward Noyes Westcott
(Writer)
Edward Noyes Westcott
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 27, 1846
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 31, 1898
 39 
Louis Marshall
(Lawyer)
Louis Marshall
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 14, 1856
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 11, 1929