Top 10 Celebs Born in NJ

In no particular order……

  • Frank Sinatra (1915–1998, Hoboken) Ok Frankie was one of the greatest singers of all time, although he sung New York, New York he was born and raised in NJ.
  • Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (born 1920, Glen Ridge) The second man to walk on the moon, was born in NJ and lived in Montclair.
  • Gloria Gaynor (born 1949, Newark) I will survive … enough said.
  • Danny DeVito (born 1944, Neptune) It may be sunny in Philadelphia but Danny was born by the Jersey shore in Neptune.
  • Whitney Houston (born 1963, Newark) When your godmother is Aretha Franklin you are destined to be a Diva.
  • Derek Jeter (born 1974, Pequannock) Born in NJ grew up somewhere else, but I think we can take credit for birthing one of the best Yankees ever.
  • Shaquille O’Neal (born 1972, Newark) He may not be able to shoot a free throw but Shaq is more than a basketball player as well as one of the biggest cultural icons of the 90s
  • Bruce Springsteen (born 1949, Freehold) Kind of self-explanatory, I mean he’s The Boss
  • John Travolta (born 1954, Englewood) He might just be the coolest guy to ever disco his way out of NJ…P.S. we forgive you for battlefield earth.
  • Jon Bon Jovi (born 1962, Perth Amboy) Almost Bruce Springsteen.
  • Notable Martha Stewart (born 1941, Jersey City) Ok I know what you are probably thinking, but she comes up with some really crafty stuff to decorate my home with.

Feel free to comment on people you think I left out….

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29 Responses to “Top 10 Celebs Born in NJ”

  1. JohnnyPlan

    Feb 28. 2010

    Lou Costello– one of the greatest comedians of all time.

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  2. Montclair, NJ

    Feb 16. 2010

    a couple of others to mention:

    1) Kal Penn (Full name Kalpen Modi) from “Harold and Kumar go to White Castle/Escape from Guantanomo Bay” fame. Born in Montclair, NJ

    2) Bill Belamy, comedian, Born in Newark

    3) James Gandolfini, born in Westwood. Soprano’s fame

    4) Ray Liotta, actor born in Newark

    5) Kevin Smith, born in Redbank, NJ. Film maker (the guy who just got tossed off of a Southwest Airline flight because of his weight. (Movies: Clerks; Dogma; Zack and Miri make a Porno, etc.)

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  3. Tewksbury

    Feb 01. 2010

    Meryl Streep

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  4. Wayne, NJ

    Jan 14. 2010

    Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from Belleville, NJ?

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    • East Brunswick

      Jan 14. 2010

      That’s true. They’re really good.

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    • New Providence

      Jan 20. 2010

      My music teacher from last year was in the four seasons- Mr. Polchi, haha he’s great.

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  5. Woodstown

    Jan 12. 2010

    BRUCE WILLIS was born in Pennsgrove, NJ and Eddie Murphy and the list goes on and on!!!

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    • Sam

      Jan 12. 2010

      Eddie Murphy was actually born in Brooklyn, and Bruce Willis was born in Germany but he did move to Penns Grove and later attended Montclair State University …

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    • Lottie

      Jan 02. 2017

      I just got married in october. One of the guys my husband picked to be in the wedding is not someone that we see on a regular basis. But he holds a special place in my husbands heart and he would have been crushed if he wasnt there. Your boyrniefd was asked to be in the wedding because he is obviously very special to the groom. If the weddings are on the same day, You go to hers and he can go to his. If they are not on the same day GO WITH HIM! He is not going to be chained to the wedding party the whole time. It is only 1 day. Suck it up!

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  6. south jersey

    Jan 12. 2010

    alright u didnt say JOHN STEWART and how come there is noone from south jersey

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    • Sam

      Jan 12. 2010

      Well, there isn’t anyone from really South Jersey, who should I knock off and who should I add? Neptune and Freehold are Central Jersey. Also Jon Stewart was born in NYC although he did grow up in Lawrenceville.

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    • Charlotte

      Jan 02. 2017

      Airlines and Trrlvepoat — already facing off in courtrooms in Chicago and Fort Worth, Texas — traded charges today about who pays for flight and optional services access if travel

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    • Good thinking batman, going on a course like that. It'd be great to be shown how to get the most out of the camera I've got. Not that its as sweet as yours, but never the less, still dunno how to do anything other than auto… lol

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  7. Mays Landing

    Jan 12. 2010

    Redman!

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  8. Colin

    Jan 12. 2010

    Ali Larter…Cherry Hill native…effin love her

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  9. your mom

    Jan 12. 2010

    KEVIN JONAS !

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  10. Andover

    Nov 19. 2009

    I think Bon Jovi deserves a better bio than “almost Bruce Springsteen” come on now

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  11. Fort Dix, NJ

    Nov 17. 2009

    Albert Einstein

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  12. Freehold

    Nov 16. 2009

    Yeah The Boss is repin Freehold<3

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  13. Freehold

    Nov 16. 2009

    wasn’t bon jovi born here too..

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    • West Paterson

      Nov 17. 2009

      Bon jovi is on the list already…are you blind freehold?

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  14. Howell

    Nov 16. 2009

    What about Kevin Smith?

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  15. Shrewsbury

    Nov 16. 2009

    Jonas Brothers, they may not be good, but they are extremely popular

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  16. Middletown

    Nov 16. 2009

    You forgot Jack Nicholson!

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  17. RYC

    Nov 16. 2009

    What about everyone from My Chemical Romance.
    Or the lead from Cobra Starship? [:

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  18. keyport

    Nov 12. 2009

    Trey Anastasio……

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  19. Emily

    Oct 08. 2009

    Wheres my name? If Martha can get on there… i can too!

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