Actors From New Jersey

New Jersey has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Willie Garson, Shaquille O’ Neal, James Gandolfini, John Travolta, Frank Sinatra and others.

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 1 Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito.
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Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio

An award-winning actor, Danny DeVito overcame a rare genetic disorder called Fairbank's disease to become an influential figure in the American film industry. Along with Michael Shamberg, he founded a production company called Jersey Films, which went on to produce films like Pulp Fiction. He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.

 2 Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas.
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Famous As: Actor, Producer
Birthdate: September 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra

One of the most decorated American actors, Michael Douglas is popular for playing a variety of roles. Apart from acting, Michael Douglas has received attention for his political activism and humanitarianism. A cancer survivor, Douglas serves as an inspiration to those suffering from the disease; he recovered from stage IV tongue cancer.

 3 Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson.
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Famous As: Actor, Filmmaker
Birthdate: April 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus

From being a stage and B movie actor, Jack Nicholson went on to become one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors and a huge star. The three time Academy award winning legendary actor has, in his six decades career, delivered performances that have become iconic. His notable performances include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and As Good as It Gets.

 4 Paul Rudd

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries

Comedy films like This is 40, The 40-year-old virgin, Wanderlust and The object of my affection made Paul Rudd a bona fide comic actor. He has also acted in some serious films like The cider house rules and The great Gatsby and has been part of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s popular Ant-Man franchise and the highest-grossing film of all time Avengers: Endgame.

 5 Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini

Peter Dinklage is an American actor who gained international recognition after playing Tyrion Lannister in one of the most popular TV series of all time, Game of Thrones. Over the years, Peter Dinklage has portrayed important characters in popular films, serving as an inspiration to those suffering from dwarfism, a condition which caused his short stature.

 6 Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra

Known for his multiple-award-winning performance as Patrick in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Ezra Miller is also a queer icon who prefers the pronoun “they/them.” Fans also loved Miller as Credence Barebone in two Fantastic Beasts films and as Barry Allen/The Flash in the DC Extended Universe.

 7 Gaten Matarazzo

Gaten Matarazzo.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 8, 2002
Sun Sign: Virgo

Gaten Matarazzo is best known for his SAG Award-winning performance as Dustin Henderson from the Netflix series Stranger Things. He has also hosted the show Prank Encounters and has been part of the Broadway shows Priscilla and Les Misérables. He has cleidocranial dysplasia and helps raise awareness about the condition.

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 8 James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 19, 2013

James Gandolfini was an American actor who achieved the rare feat of being identified more as the character he performed rather than as himself. Years of immaculately performing the role of a powerful crime boss for the TV series, The Sopranos, defined Gandolfini’s legacy forever as a character actor, a legacy he gracefully carried over to the big screen.

 9 Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis.
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor, Singer, Film Director
Birthdate: March 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 20, 2017

One half of the popular American comedy duo Martin & Lewis, Jerry Lewis was nicknamed The King of Comedy for his comedic skills. Also a filmmaker, Jerry Lewis helped develop video assist and went on to popularize the system, which is widely used today. Also a humanitarian, Lewis worked closely with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, raising awareness about muscular dystrophy.

 10 John Travolta

John Travolta.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Actor John Travolta’s career has seen significant ups and down. Starting with minor roles, he shot to international fame with Saturday Night Fever and Grease. For the cultural icon of the 1970s, the 80s and early 90s were disappointing, but an impressive comeback with Tarantino's Pulp Fiction resurrected his career.

 11 Paul Wesley

Paul Wesley.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo

Paul Wesley is an American actor and filmmaker. The Vampire Diaries star has had significant roles in the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2020 Mastercard Off Camera film festival, serving as a jury member on both occasions. Also a well-known humanitarian, Wesley was honored with the Humane Generation Award for his contribution to the Humane Society.

 12 Bobby Cannavale

Bobby Cannavale.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Bobby Cannavale is known for his Emmy-winning performances as Vince D'Angelo in Will & Grace and Gyp Rosetti in Boardwalk Empire. Fans also loved him in his Tony-nominated and Drama Desk-winning role in the Broadway play The Motherfucker with the Hat. His other notable projects include Third Watch and Homecoming.

 13 Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo

From stage to top grossing movies to critically acclaimed shows, Kevin Spacey Fowler has won hearts of his viewers in every format. He is a versatile actor, especially known for performing multidimensional, dark and intense characters with absolute precision. Honoured KBE by the Queen, Spacey was a well-respected actor until allegations of sexual assault rocked his film career in 2018.

 14 Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith.
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Famous As: Filmmaker, Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo

Filmmaker, actor, and comedian Kevin Smith first came to prominence in the mid-1990s with his low-budget comedy film Clerks. His unique style of comedy appealed to the audience, and he was able to establish himself in Hollywood within a few years. He also operates a website, an online blog, and a comic book store. 

 15 Frankie Muniz

Frankie Muniz
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 16 Ray Liotta

Ray Liotta.
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Birthdate: December 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Ray Liotta is an American actor who is credited with voicing the central character Tommy Vercetti in one of the most popular video games of all time, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Ray Liotta's incredible journey from being an abandoned child, who was adopted from an orphanage, to becoming a popular actor is a ray of hope for many people.

 17 Zach Braff

Zach Braff.
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Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: April 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries

American actor Zachary Braff made his mark in the entertainment industry with the long running television series Scrubs and later with Alex, Inc. As a director and scriptwriter, his first movie Garden State was critically acclaimed and won numerous awards including a Grammy. The popular actor has done theatres and also voiced for many commercials and Disney animations like Chicken Little.

 18 Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini

Despite being born with conditions like microcephaly and dwarfism, Beetlejuice went on to become a popular film, radio, and TV personality. A prominent member of Wack Pack, which is part of The Howard Stern Show, Beetlejuice was named the greatest Wack Packer ever by Howard Stern in 2015.

 19 Kal Penn

Kal Penn.
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Famous As: Actor, Producer, Civil Servant
Birthdate: April 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus

Kal Penn is an actor and former White House staff member. Apart from being a popular American actor of Indian origin, Kal Penn has also contributed as a visiting lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught courses, such as 'Images of Asian Americans in the Media'.

 20 Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Patrick Warburton is best known as David Puddy in Seinfeld, Lemony Snicket in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the title character in The Tick. He won multiple awards for The Civilization of Maxwell Bright and has lent his voice to characters such as Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove

 21 Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Taye Diggs is a popular American actor and singer. Such is his popularity that he is often mentioned in several TV series that has nothing to do with him. Video footage of him slipping off a chair became a popular internet meme, making him famous worldwide.

 22 Joe Pesci

Joe Pesci.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 23 Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra

 24 Lee Van Cleef

Lee Van Cleef.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 9, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 16, 1989

Lee Van Cleef was an American actor popular for playing important roles in many Spaghetti Westerns. Since his physical appearance often overshadowed his acting skills, Lee Van Cleef is regarded by some as the unsung hero of the Western films of the 1950s. Ironically, his appearance served as an inspiration for characters in the Metal Gear Solid video game series.

 25 Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy
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Famous As: screenwriter, film producer, television actor, film actor
Birthdate: November 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 26 John Amos

John Amos
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 27 Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra.
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Famous As: Singer and Actor
Birthdate: December 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 14, 1998

Amongst the most popular singers of the 20th century and one of the bestselling artists of all time, Frank Sinatra began his musical career singing with bands and later established his successful solo career with albums like The Voice of Frank Sinatra. Also an award winning actor, he featured in movies like From Here to Eternity and The Manchurian Candidate.

 28 Roy Scheider

Roy Scheider.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 10, 2008
Roy Scheider is best remembered as Martin Brody from Jaws and its sequel. Fans also loved him in his Oscar-nominated roles in The French Connection and All That Jazz, and as Nathan Bridger in the sci-fi series seaQuest DSV. He had been an amateur boxer and an air force captain. 

 29 Frankie Jonas

Frankie Jonas.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 28, 2000
Sun Sign: Libra

Frankie Jonas is an American actor best known for his work as a voice actor in the 2008 Japanese animated fantasy movie Ponyo where he voiced Sōsuke. He is also known for his appearance in the TV series Jonas, for which he won the Choice TV Breakout Star Male award at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.

 30 Tate Donovan

Tate Donovan.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra

Actor and director Tate Donovan is best known for portraying Tom Shayes in the film Damages. Active in the entertainment industry for over 35 years, he began his career as an actor in his teens. After appearing in many TV shows, he made his film debut. He is also active in the Broadway theater.

 31 Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 32 Joe Pantoliano

Joe Pantoliano.
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Famous As: Character Actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo

Joe Pantoliano is an American actor known for his work across all three major acting mediums. Also a published author, Joe Pantoliano works towards raising awareness about mental health. He is credited with founding No Kidding, Me Too!, a nonprofit organization dedicated to removing the disgrace usually associated with mental illness.

 33 Michael Pitt

Michael Pitt.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries

Actor, model, and musician Michael Pitt began his career with small roles in TV shows. He impressed the audiences with his work and was soon able to enter films as well. As a musician, he was involved with the band Pagoda. Besides acting and music, he has been active as a model and has modeled for numerous designer campaigns.  

 34 Jason Biggs

Jason Biggs
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
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 35 Jimmi Simpson

Jimmi Simpson.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Jimmi Simpson is an American actor whose performances in TV series like House of Cards, Black Mirror, and Westworld have earned him nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, BAFTA TV Awards, and Primetime Emmy Awards. He is also known for portraying Philo T. Farnsworth on Broadway, for which he won the Theatre World Award in 2008.

 36 Brian Keith

Brian Keith.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 24, 1997
Brian Keith is best remembered for playing Bill Davis in the sitcom Family Affair and Judge Milton C. Hardcastle in Hardcastle and McCormick. He also starred in the 1961 movie The Parent Trap and played President Theodore Roosevelt in The Wind and the Lion. He died of suicide by gunshot.

 37 Ed Harris

Ed Harris
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: November 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 38 John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio
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Famous As: Actor, Dub actor, Television actor
Birthdate: September 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo

 39 Shaquille O’ Neal

Shaquille O’ Neal.
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Famous As: Former Basketball Player
Birthdate: March 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces

Shaquille O'Neal is an American former basketball player who currently works as a sports analyst. Considered one of the greatest basketballers ever, O'Neal was also one of the heaviest and tallest players of all time. One of the most important players in the history of LA Lakers, O'Neal helped the team win three consecutive NBA championships between 2000 and 2002.

 40 Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Malcolm-Jamal Warner
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Famous As: actor, television actor, film actor
Birthdate: August 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo

 41 Dulé Hill

Dulé Hill
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus

 42 Frank Sinatra Jr.

Frank Sinatra Jr..
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 16, 2016

The son of popular actor and singer Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr. followed in the footsteps of his father to become a singer-songwriter and conductor. He was kidnapped at age 19 and released two days later. The kidnapping was rumored to be a publicity stunt to promote his singing career, which he established around the same time.

 43 Robert Blake

Robert Blake.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Robert Blake began as a child actor, appearing in MGM’s Our Gang short-film series and in the Red Ryder movie franchise, eventually appearing mostly as either a Latino or an American-Indian. He was later tried and acquitted of the murder of his second wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley.

 44 Zach Woods

Zach Woods
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra

 45 Mel Ferrer

Mel Ferrer.
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Birthdate: August 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 2, 2008

Mel Ferrer is best known for his role in War and Peace, in which he co-starred with his fourth wife, Audrey Hepburn. He had also delivered hits such as Scaramouche and Knights of the Round Table. He also produced and played the titular role in the biopic El Greco.

 46 Paul Simon

Paul Simon.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra

One half of the popular musical duo Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is a singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists and songwriters of all time. His career, which has spanned more than 60 years, has been so influential that Time named him among the 100 People Who Shaped the World in 2006.

 47 Richard Kind

Richard Kind.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Richard Kind is an American actor who has played important roles in TV series like Mad About You, Spin City, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Also known for his voice acting skills, Kind has voiced prominent characters in popular animation films, such as A Bug's Life, Cars, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, and Inside Out.

 48 Chris D'Elia

Chris D'Elia
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries

 49 Jay Mohr

Jay Mohr.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo

Jay Mohr gained fame with films such as Jerry Maguire and Paulie, and series such as Action, Ghost Whisperer, and Gary Unmarried. He later launched the podcast Mohr Stories. He also hosted the Fox Sports show Jay Mohr Sports and earned an Emmy nomination for Last Comic Standing.

 50 Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Musician, singer, and songwriter Kevin Jonas rose to fame as a member of the pop-rock band, the Jonas Brothers, with his younger brothers, Joe and Nick. Also an actor, he has appeared in many Disney Channel productions. He is involved in business ventures as well and is the founder of a construction company, JonasWerner.