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Staten Island People

List of people from Staten Island
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Eric Close - Actor who plays "Martin Fitzgerald" on the CBS drama Without a Trace
John Dehner - Television and movie actor born on Staten Island. A notable and one of Hollywoods best character actors, Dehner played Doris Day's boss Sy Bennett on The Doris Day Show. He appeared in three classic Twilight Zone episodes and other movies and television shows. Western fans came to know Dehner as "Paladin" on radio's "Have Gun, Will Travel" in his radio days.
David Dukes - Actor, lived in Brighton Heights briefly.
Jennifer Esposito - Actress Spin City, Summer of Sam attended Moore Catholic High School
Carmine Giovinazzo - Actor who plays Detective Danny Messer on the CBS drama CSI: NY. He is a cousin of director Buddy Giovinazzo.
Dan Grimaldi - The Sopranos Patsy Parisi, former resident
Larry Harmon- Bozo the Clown lived on Staten Island
Allen Jenkins - Hollywood character actor, voice of cartoon Top Cat's Officer Dibble was born on Staten Island
Hassan Johnson - Actor, featured in The Wire, Belly, etc.
Yunjin Kim - Actress on Lost (TV series)
Paul Land- actor Spring Break, The Idolmaker
Bob Levy - comic, Rev.Bob Levy was raised on Great Kills
Robert Loggia - Actor (Scarface, The Sopranos, Big, etc.) New Dorp High School graduate
Alyssa Milano - Actress, she was raised on Staten Island.
Paul Newman - Actor, married to Joanne Woodward, lived in the Art Deco apartment building on the corner of Daniel low terrace and Fort Hill Circle in St. George, Staten Island[1]
Edward Platt - Actor who played the famous character "The Chief" on the 1960s TV show Get Smart, was born on Staten Island
Eddie Pepitone- Comic, won Last Comic Standing
Tristan Wilds - Actor, The Wire
Tony Reali - Stat Boy on Pardon the Interruption, Host of Around the Horn
Larry Romano - Actor The King of Queens, NYPD Blue
Theo Rossi - Actor Sons of Anarchy
Gianni Russo - Actor was raised on Staten Island. Gianni played Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather
Raymond Serra - Actor, was in Gotti and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Glenn Scarpelli - Child actor from One Day at a Time born and raised in Staten Island
Steven R. Schirripa - Bobby Bacala from The Sopranos
Rick Schroder - Actor who played "Ricky Stratton" on the 1980s NBC sitcom Silver Spoons and "Detective Danny Sorenson" on the ABC drama NYPD Blue, and has recently played "Mike Doyle" on "24". Currently appearing as "Dr. Dylan West" on the Lifetime drama Strong Medicine
Steven Seagal - Actor, lived on Staten Island.[1]
Martin Sheen - Actor, lived on Staten Island in St. George
Lenny Venito - Actor, Murmur from The Sopranos, Gigli, War of the Worlds
Joanne Woodward - Actress, married to Paul Newman, lived in the Art Deco apartment building on the corner of Daniel low terrace and Fort Hill Circle in St. George, Staten Island

Clear Comfort, The Alice Austen House MuseumArtists

Alice Austen - Photographer, lived all of her life on Staten Island.[2] The MV Alice Austen, one of the Staten Island Ferry boats, is named in her honor.
Edward Sargent - Architect, Artist-lived Tomkinsville -designed many SI schools,a NY Armory and 100s of homes on SI and in the NY area. His ornate victorian designs can still be seen in many SI homes and the St George historic area.
Alice Sargent Johnson - Illustrator -lifelong Staten Islander Born 1882. Attended Art Students League. Commercial artist, illustrated early 1900s magazines such as Harpers Bazaar and many books. Died in Clifton 1950.
Evan Campbell - Sculptor/Special effects artist - credits include The Last of the Mohicans, Pulp Fiction, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Faculty, Wes Craven's New Nightmare, Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back lived in the Grymes Hill apartments.
Jasper Francis Cropsey - A landscape artist of the Hudson River School who was born on his family's farm in Rossville.[3]
Evan Dorkin - Cartoonist and creator of Milk & Cheese is a long time resident of Staten Island
Francesco Scavullo - Photographer. born on Staten Island.
Cynthia von Buhler - Artist and children's book author. Currently resides in Staten Island.

Antonio Meucci - Disputed inventor of the telephone, immigrated to Staten Island, settling in the Clifton area in 1850, where he would live for the remainder of his life.
Charles Goodyear- inventor -lived on SI for several years. Experimented with rubber 1836-39 on SI . The SI business failed and he moved to Boston. In 1840s he patented the volcanization of rubbber.
Thomas Adams (1818-1905) - Founder of the chewing gum industry, later teamed up with William Wrigley Jr. Lived on SI in the 1860s-1870s. Invented chewing gum and produced on SI.
Tom O'Reilly - Web entrepreneur and Internet advertising guru.

Christina Aguilera - Pop singer. Born on Staten Island.[1]
Steve Augeri - Former Lead Singer of the rock band Journey
Joan Baez - Folk singer, born on Staten Island
Vito Bratta - Guitarist for White Lion lives on Staten Island
Bobby Darin - Singer, his family had a summer home as a child in South Beach, Staten Island.
Roy Clark - Country singer, Hee Haw star, and guitarist, actually grew up in Great Kills, Staten Island.[citation needed]
Ron Dante - Lead singer for The Archies, big hit was the number 1 song "Sugar Sugar".
The Elegants- #1 hit record in 1959 "Little Star", song was actually recorded in a South Beach Staten Island studio.
Steven Duren - Better known as Blackie Lawless, lead singer of the 1980s heavy metal band W.A.S.P. Lawless, who is a friend of fellow Staten Islander David Johansen, replaced Johnny Thunders in the New York Dolls when he was 18.
Eamon Doyle - Rapper, born and raised on Staten Island
Force MD's - Was born and raised on Staten Island had a top ten song Tender Love in 1986, produced by longtime Janet Jackson producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Galt MacDermot - Music and Lyricist for musicals such as Hair and The Two Gentlemen of Verona currently lives on Silver Lake Road with his wife.
Ghostface Killah - Rapper/Wu-Tang Clan member born and raised on Staten Island.
George Harrison - Of the Beatles briefly lived in Staten Island near Staten Island University Hospital while being treated for cancer there.
David Johansen - (aka Buster Poindexter) of the New York Dolls
Lady GaGa- lived in Great Kills
Lil' Suzy - freestyle singer
Madonna - Lived in the Stapleton area briefly. Her video "Papa Don't Preach" was filmed there. Madonna chose the location herself. She said the neighborhood was perfect premise for the video story.
Method Man - Clifford Smith - Rapper/Wu-Tang Clan member moved to Staten Island as a child.
Ingrid Michaelson - Indie-pop singer/songwriter; a Staten Island Technical High School graduate.
A.J. Pero - Drummer for Twisted Sister
Keith Richards - Rolling Stones guitarist. For a time in the 1980's, he owned a home on the South Shore of Staten Island.
Vernon Reid - Guitar player for Living Colour
Gene Simmons - Kiss bass player, went to Richmond College St. George
Earl Slick - Guitarist, Phantom, Rocker and Slick, played with John Lennon
Raekwon - Rapper/Wu-Tang Clan member, although born in Brooklyn he was raised on Staten Island.
Redman - Rapper, lives on Staten Island, his home was featured on MTV Cribs.
Peter Steele - Lead singer and bassist for the gothic-doom band Type O Negative
Kasim Sulton - Bass player for Utopia. Was one of the Blackhearts, from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Now is a member of The New Cars
Wu Tang Clan - Hip-hop group; 4 of the 9 are from Staten Island. Credited with giving Staten Island the nickname 'Shaolin'
Adam Vidiksis - Composer. Staten Island native; Monsignor Farrell HS graduate.

George Washington" First President-slept overnight in the Poillion Seguine mansion in Great Kills.
Daniel D. Tompkins - The sixth Vice President of the United States, an entrepreneur, jurist, Congressman, Governor of New York, and established Tompkinsville in Staten Island and the Staten Island Ferry.
[Aaron Burr] The third {Vice President of the United States] Burr died on Staten Island at a hotel in the village of Port Richmond. Famous for duel with Alexander Hamilton.
Vito Fossella - Republican member of the New York City Council and United States House of Representatives.
Giuseppe Garibaldi - 19th century Italian revolutionary and statesman, lived for a time on Staten Island, and worked as a candle-maker.[1]
Caleb Lyon - A noted lecturer, poet, author, writer, and politician, he designed the Seal of the State of California. He served in the New York State Assembly, the New York State Senate, the U. S. House of Representatives, and later served as Governor of the Territory of Idaho.[4]
Guy Molinari - Republican member of the New York State Assembly and the United States House of Representatives. He was also Borough President of Staten Island from 1989-2001.
James Oddo - Republican member of the New York City Council.
Robert Straniere - Republican member of the New York State Assembly. He also ran for the United States House of Representatives in 2008..


Mary Ewing Outerbridge -importer of the game of Tennis to the United States. Tennis first played in St George at the SI Cricket Club. She played tennis in Bermuda and returned to set the 1st court in the usa. First national tournament held on Staten Island.
Joe Andruzzi - Cleveland Browns Offensive Lineman. Has 3 Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots.
Nicky Anosike - Former NCAA basketball player for the University of Tennessee and current member of the Minnesota Lynx
Teddy Atlas - Boxing trainer and fight commentator. Trained Michael Moorer and Mike Tyson. Winner of the Sam Taub Award for excellence in boxing broadcasting journalism
Rich Aurilia - All Star Shortstop, San Francisco Giants grew up on Staten Island.
Renaldo Balkman - New York Knicks 2006 First Round Draft Pick, Born on Staten Island
George Bamberger - a baseball player and manager. He spent most of his playing career pitching in the Minor Leagues. He spent only three seasons in the Major Leagues with the New York Giants (1951-1952), and with the 1959 Baltimore Orioles. He had a record of 458–478 as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers (1978-1980, 1985-1986) and the New York Mets (1982-1983). Bamberger as a pitching coach for the Baltimore Orioles would teach his famed pitch "The Staten Island Sinker".
Bill Britton - Pro golfer was born and raised on Staten Island. Graduate of Monsignor Farrell High School.
Terry Crowley - baseball player, member of the 1970 World Champion Baltimore Orioles
Jennifer Derevjanik- Plays for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA, former St. Peters player
Billy Donovan - coach of the Florida Gators played AAU basketball on Staten island. The team was the Staten Island Stallions.
Frank Fernández - Catcher/Outfielder who played for the Yankees from 1967 to 1969 was nicknamed the "Staten Island Strongboy". Later worked as a long shoreman.
Frank Ferrara - New Dorp H.S., Played for the New York Giants for four seasons and Philadelphia Eagles. Now plays for the Arena team New York Dragons after a stint in the CFL
Silvia Fontana - Italian figure skater in the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympic Games, was born in Staten Island on December 3, 1976.
Nick Fotiu was the first player ever from New York City (Boro of Staten Island) to play hockey for the hometown New York Rangers.[5]
John Franco - former New York Mets pitcher
Matt Galante - former bench coach for the Houston Astros and New York Mets. Lives in Annadale
Tony Garea - former WWE wrestler, lived in Staten Island for years.
Jim Lee Howell - former head coach of the New York Giants
Rich Kotite - former Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets head coach, and New York Giants player lives in West Brighton, Staten Island.
Vito LoGrasso - WWE wrestler hails from Staten Island
Dino Mangiero - NFL defensive line for Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, graduated from Curtis High School.
Hank Majeski - MLB infielder. Born and raised in Staten Island
Oleg Maskaev - Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jason Marquis - All Star starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies, went to Tottenville High School in Staten Island which he pitched to two city championships.
Kyle McAlarney - Moore Catholic graduate, plays basketball for Notre Dame
Dennis McKnight - Graduated from Susan Wagner H.S. played 9 seasons in the NFL mostly with the San Diego Chargers in the 80's. Now serves as the Special teams and Offensive line coach at the University of Hawaii
Frank Menechino - Susan Wagner H.S., Alabama, 10 seasons MLB most notably for the Oakland Athletics
Sudsy Monchik - 5-Time Pro World Champion racquetball player, went to Tottenville High School.
Adewale Ogunleye - Chicago Bears Defensive End, formerly played for Indiana University and Tottenville High School
Pro Bowlers Johnny Petraglia and Mark Roth both resided in Staten Island.
Joe Pignatano - former Brooklyn Dodgers catcher and New York Mets coach. lived in New Dorp for years.
Bill Richmond - British pugilist, born a slave on colonial Staten Island, lived in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Randy Savage - former Professional wrestler known as "Macho Man" now resides in Staten Island
Mike Siani - standout wide receiver for Villanova and number 1 draft choice for the Oakland Raiders was born and raised on Staten Island.
William Shakespeare (football) - Halfback at Notre Dame and member of College Football Hall of Fame
Bobby Thomson - former Major League Baseball outfielder
John Verderosa -boxer, nicknamed "The Heat"
Mookie Wilson - New York Mets outfielder lived on Staten Island
John Wolyniec - forward for MLS side Red Bull New York

William T. Davis - naturalist, entomologist, and historian.
Langston Hughes - Poet, lived and worked for a season on a Staten Island farm growing vegetables.
William James, the philosopher, and his younger brother Henry James, the novelist - Spent a few summers on Staten Island when they were growing up in Manhattan.
Ki Longfellow - Novelist, born on Staten Island.
Edwin Markham - poet, lived on Staten Island.
Andy Milligan - Playwright and film director, resided in Staten Island.
Kafū Nagai - Japanese author wrote about his brief residence in American Stories
Theodore Sturgeon - Science fiction author, born on Staten Island.
William J. Taverner - Sex educator, author of texts in human sexuality, and co-editor of the American Journal of Sexuality Education grew up on Staten Island.
Henry David Thoreau - Spent his longest time away from Concord, Massachusetts on Staten Island in the 1840s. While on the island, he tutored the children of Judge William Emerson and penned several letters to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson himself spent a significant amount of time on the island as well.
John Taddeo -writer, director born and raised in Staten Island
Lara Vapnyar - Russian Jewish emigre writer known for her short stories.
Paul Zindel - Novelist and playwright, whose books usually took place on Staten Island.
Melissa Anelli - Webmistress of The Leaky Cauldron and author of Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon

Paul Castellano - Gambino Crime Boss, lived in the Todt Hill, Staten Island Buried in Moravian Cemetery in unmarked grave.
Sammy "The Bull" Gravano - mob turncoat lived on Staten Island
Historical notables

Dorothy Day - An American social activist and anarchist who converted to Catholicism. She was baptized on Staten Island and lived there for many years. She is the founder of The Catholic Worker newspaper and Houses of Hospitality. She was buried in Resurrection Cemetery on Staten Island.
Ichabod Crane, a Colonel in the US Army during the War of 1812 and the nominal inspiration for the fictional protagonist in Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow, who is buried in Staten Island, New York
Thomas D Doubleday- Wall Street Merchant, Colonel in Civil War. He lived in Port Richmond and formed the 4th Heavy Artillery Regiment. Brother of General Abner Doubleday. The Regiment trained at Port Richmond. The regiment was in charge of cannons defending Washington DC. Buried in the Staten Island Cemetery.
Judge William Emerson, brother of poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, resided on what is now known as Emerson Hill.
James Smith Bush - minister at a church in West Brighton . President George H W Bush's great grandfather.
Cornelius Vanderbilt - 19th century shipping and railroad magnate and patriarch of the Vanderbilt family, was born, and lived most of his life on, Staten Island. He is buried in the family vault in the Moravian Cemetery at New Dorp on Staten Island. He was the richest man in america when he died.
Julia Gardiner Tyler second wife of President John Tyler/former first lady resided in Staten Island as a Confederate refugee during the civil war
""Recent Notables""

Marcia Clark - Famed Prosecutor, was involved in the famous O.J. Simpson trial, graduated from Susan E. Wagner High School.
Pat Robertson- TV Evangelist -Christian Broadcast Network - lived in Great Kills in the 1960s , worked as a businessman. Found his interest in religion while living on S.I. and left to become a minister.
Fred Espenak - NASA scientist, born and educated on Staten Island.
Patti Hansen - Famous model and wife to The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards
Sukanya Krishnan - Home Delivery host and news anchor for WB11 Morning News grew up on Staten Island and graduated from New Dorp High School.
Michael Rees - Famed student of the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, DC, was born and raised on Staten Island.
Jonathan M. Parisen - Filmmaker, was born and raised on Staten Island
Joe Pistone - FBI agent aka Donnie Brasco lived in Staten Island for a brief period.
Robin Quivers - radio personality from the Howard Stern show lives on Staten Island
Kevin Rooney - former manager of Mike Tyson lived on Staten Island
[edit] References
^ a b c d Cohen, Patricia. "He Sings the Borough Forgotten", The New York Times, June 26, 2007. Accessed October 18, 2007. "Austen isn’t the only famous islander, Mr. Matteo notes. Christina Aguilera was born here; Steven Seagal and Paul Newman lived here, as did the exiles Garibaldi and Santa Anna"
^ Wilson, claire. "Living In | Rosebank, Staten Island: A Quiet Slice of New York Waterfront", The New York Times, March 12, 2006. Accessed November 3, 2007. "In July, the same group holds a picnic and concert with an 18-piece band on the grounds of Clear Comfort, the former home, now a museum, of Alice Austen, a native Staten Islander who was a pioneering female photographer."
^ Newington-Cropsey Foundation website
^ - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
^ Klein, Jeff Z.; and Reif, Karl-Eirc. "hockey: sunday shootout; The Empire Skate: New York Producing Players", The New York Times, May 6, 2007. Accessed October 9, 2007. "In the past, the best players to come out of New York State tended to be products of playground roller hockey in New York City: Joey and Brian Mullen of Hell's Kitchen, and Nick Fotiu of Staten Island."
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