Sportsby donnysimon | created - 11 Aug 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
1. Fred Lynn
Actor | Fantasy Island
Fred Lynn was born on February 3, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Frederic Michael Lynn. He is an actor, known for Fantasy Island (1977), Yankeeography (2002) and Monday Night Baseball (1976). He has been married to Natalie Cole since October 7, 1986. He was previously married to Diane Minkle.
2. David Ortiz
Actor | Patriots Day
David Ortiz was born on November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic as David Americo Ortiz Arias. He is an actor and producer, known for Patriots Day (2016), American Masters (1985) and Check Mate (2012). He has been married to Tiffany Brick since November 16, 2002. They have three ...
3. Tom Brady
Actor | Entourage
Tom Brady was born on August 3, 1977 in San Mateo, California, to Galynn Patricia (Johnson) and Thomas Edward Brady, who owns a financial planning business. His father is of Irish descent and his mother is of Norwegian-Swedish and Polish ancestry. He attended Junipero Serra High School, the same ...
Actor | Entourage
Robert James Gronkowski (born May 14, 1989), nicknamed "Gronk", is an American football tight end who played majority of his professional career for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He is a three-time Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI, LIII), a five-time Pro Bowl ...
5. Bobby Orr
Actor | A Shot at Glory
Considered by many to be the greatest hockey player of all time, Bobby Orr revolutionized professional hockey. In his years with the Boston Bruins, he epitomized grace and elegance in the way he played and such was his talent that it remains difficult, if not impossible, to quantify his impact on ...
7. Bill Russell
Actor | On the Right Track
The term Dynasty might have never applied to Basketball had it not been for Bill Russell. In the History of professional sports there has never been an athlete who has more accolades or championships, in other words Bill Russell is not only a champion, but he is perhaps the definition of a champion...
8. Jo Jo White
Actor | The Game Plan
Jo Jo White was born on November 16, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Joseph Henry White. He was an actor, known for The Game Plan (2007), Inside Moves (1980) and HBO Boxing (1973). He was married to Deborah, and Estelle Bowser. He died on January 16, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
9. Larry Bird
Actor | Space Jam
Larry Bird graduated from Springs Valley High School in French Lick, Indiana in 1974. He attended Indiana University briefly, then transferred to Indiana State University in Terre Haute. He then embarked on an outstanding basketball career, establishing himself as one of the best shooting forwards ...
10. Danny Ainge
Actor | Space Jam
Danny Ainge was one of the best basketball players in the history of Brigham Young University (BYU). He won the Wooden Award as the college player of the year in 1981, but seemed intent on pursuing baseball as a career. He joined the Toronto Blue Jays minor league organization, but after batting ...
13. Curt Schilling
Actor | Million Dollar Arm
Curt Schilling was born on November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA as Curtis Montague Schilling. He is known for his work on Million Dollar Arm (2014), Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (2012) and 1993 National League Championship Series (1993). He has been married to Shonda Schilling since ...
15. Lou Gehrig
Actor | Rawhide
Lou Gehrig is remembered as baseball's "Iron Horse" and used to own the major league record for the 2,130 consecutive games that he played for the New York Yankees between 1925 and 1939, where he had a .340 career batting average, making him one of the greatest hitters of all time. Henry Louis ...
16. Babe Ruth
Actor | Speedy
Most of Babe Ruth's records have been broken. In 1961, not only did Roger Maris break The Babe's 34-year-old record for most home runs in a season with 61* (2001), but Maris' teammate on the '61 Yankees, pitcher Whitey Ford broke the Babe's 43-year-old record for most scoreless innings pitched in a...
17. Mickey Mantle
Actor | Safe at Home!
Mickey Charles Mantle was born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma, on October 20, 1931, the son of a minor-league player who never made it to the big leagues and named him after Major Leaguer Mickey Cochrane. Mickey's father and grandfather -- who also never made it to the majors -- taught him how to play ...
18. Roger Maris
Actor | Safe at Home!
Without a doubt the most famous baseball player ever to come out of North Dakota, Maris was a talent who was judged unfairly throughout his career because of one glorious season. He came up in the pros with the Cleveland Indians, and was soon dealt to the Kansas City Athletics, but it was his third...
19. Michael Jordan
Actor | Space Jam
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1963. He was the fourth of five children born to James and Deloris. James Jordan was a mechanic and Deloris Jordan was a bank teller. Soon after Michael's birth, James and Deloris felt that the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to ...
20. Charles Barkley
Actor | He Got Game
Charles Barkley was born on February 20, 1963 in Leeds, Alabama, USA as Charles Wade Barkley. He is an actor and writer, known for He Got Game (1998), Space Jam (1996) and Forget Paris (1995). He has been married to Maureen Blumhardt since February 9, 1989. They have one child.
21. Magic Johnson
Producer | Obsessed
Magic Johnson was born on August 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as Earvin Johnson. He is an actor and producer, known for Obsessed (2009), Hair Show (2004) and Dead Tone (2007). He has been married to Cookie Johnson since September 14, 1991. They have two children.
Actor | Airplane!
Legendary US NBA basketball player with the Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975) and the Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989), the 7' 2" Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Lew Alcindor) has made numerous guest appearances on US TV shows including Man from Atlantis (1977), 21 Jump Street (1987), Tales from the Darkside (...
23. Muhammad Ali
Actor | The Greatest
Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He defeated heavyweight kings Sonny Liston (twice), Floyd Patterson (twice), Ernie Terrell, Jimmy Ellis, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), George Foreman and Leon Spinks. He defeated ...
24. John McEnroe
Actor | Mr. Deeds
John McEnroe is a former professional American tennis player, born in Wiesbaden, West Germany in 1959.
Breaking many records, McEnroe is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, though he is perhaps equally, if not more known, for his losses of temper on the court. His outbursts ...
25. Tiger Woods
At age 21, Tiger Woods became the youngest Masters champ and the first golfer since Jerry Pate in 1976 to win in the first major he played. In 1997, Woods took the lead at the Augusta golf classic and then put on a golf clinic never seen before. He fired a 3-under-par 69 and broke the tournament 72...
26. Bobby Jones
Golfing legend Bobby Jones was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 17, 1903. He began playing golf as a young child, and won his first tournament when he was nine years old. In 1916, at age 14, he made it to the third round of the US National Amateur tournament. Golf was not just a passion with him ...
27. Jack Nicklaus
Self | Spirit of the Open
Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), nicknamed "The Golden Bear", is a retired American professional golfer. He is widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all time, winning a total of 18 career major championships, while producing 19 second-place and 9 third-place finishes in them, over...
28. Arnold Palmer
Actor | Return to Campus
Arnold Palmer was born on September 10, 1929 in Youngstown, Pennsylvania, USA as Arnold Daniel Palmer. He was an actor, known for Return to Campus (1975), Arnold Palmer: The Scoring Zone (1989) and Arnold Palmer: Practice Like a Pro (1989). He was married to Kathleen Gawthrop and Winifred Walzer. ...
29. Gary Player
Actor | My Way II
Gary Player was born on November 1, 1935 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Gary Jim Player. He is an actor, known for My Way II (1977), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) and In Depth with Graham Bensinger (2010). He has been married to Vivienne Verwey since January 19, 1957. They have six children.
30. George Foreman
Actor | The Fighter
George Foreman was boxing's most feared fighter from 1973-1974. Undefeated in 40 straight fights, 37 by knockout, he was on a 24 consecutive knockout run when he faced Muhammad Ali on October 30, 1974 in defense of his world heavyweight title in Zaire, Africa. A product of a poor family, Foreman ...
31. Joe Frazier
Self | Rocky
Joe Frazier was born on January 12, 1944 in Beaufort, South Carolina, USA as Joseph William Frazier. He was an actor, known for Rocky (1976), Bocce Balls (2005) and A Christmas Journey Home (1996). He was married to Florence Smith. He died on November 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
32. Leon Spinks
Producer | Untitled Leon Spinks Project
Leon Spinks was born on July 11, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Untitled Leon Spinks Project, Risen (2010) and The Prize Fighter (2003). He was married to Brenda Glur, Betty Wilson and Nova Bush. He died on February 5, 2021 in Henderson, Nevada, USA.
33. Sonny Liston
Actor | Head
Charles "Sonny" Liston's life and death began and ended in the same manner: as a mystery. Liston, one of 25 children by his father, is reputed to have been born in May 1932, yet prison records show various birth dates, among them 1928. After a rough upbringing, with little formal education, Liston ...
34. Jack Dempsey
Actor | Sweet Surrender
Jack Dempsey's life story could have been a Hollywood script. Born to a dirt-poor farming family, young Dempsey took up boxing with his older brother. Turning professional under the name Kid Blackie, Dempsey fought in saloons, coal-mining towns, back allies, lumberjack camps, and numerous hick and ...
35. Joe Louis
Actor | This Is the Army
Joe Louis is considered by many fistic experts and fans as the greatest Heavyweight Boxing Champion in the sport's history. Born into a poor family, Joe Louis's mother felt the only way her son could escape poverty was through music. She bought him a violin and sent him off daily to lessons. On his...
Actor | The Fighter
Considered one of the best fighters of all time, Ray Leonard burst onto the international scene by winning the light-welterweight gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. He turned professional with a lawyer, Mike Trainer, handling the business side of his career whilst hiring the ...
37. Rocky Marciano
Actor | College Confidential
Rocky Marciano was born on September 1, 1923 in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA as Rocco Francis Marchegiano. He was an actor, known for College Confidential (1960), Captain David Grief (1957) and The Knockout Parade (1953). He was married to Barbara Cousins. He died on August 31, 1969 in Newton, Iowa...
38. Rocky Graziano
Writer | Somebody Up There Likes Me
Rocky Graziano was born on January 1, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA as Thomas Rocco Barbella. He was an actor and writer, known for Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), Teenage Millionaire (1961) and Tony Rome (1967). He was married to Norma Unger. He died on May 22, 1990 in New York City.
40. Jackie Robinson
Self | The Jackie Robinson Story
Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia, USA as Jack Roosevelt Robinson. He was an actor, known for The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), ABC Stage 67 (1966) and 1955 World Series (1955). He was married to Rachel Robinson. He died on October 24, 1972 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.
41. Hank Aaron
Actor | MacGyver
Baseball's all-time home run king, Hank Aaron did more than hit home runs. Sure, Aaron led the National League (NL) four times, he also was a two-time batting champion and led the league in RBIs four times and runs scored three times. He won the NL's Most Valuable Player award in 1957 and has a ...
42. Willie Mays
Soundtrack | About Last Night
Willie Mays was born on May 6, 1931 in Westfield, Alabama, USA as Willie Howard Mays. He is an actor, known for About Last Night (2014), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) and The Donna Reed Show (1958). He was previously married to Mae Louise Allen and Margherite Wendell Chapman.
43. Stan Mikita
Actor | Wayne's World
Stan Mikita was born on May 20, 1940 in Sokolce, Czechoslovakia as Stanislaus Guoth. He was an actor, known for Wayne's World (1992), Twenty-four Hours in Czechoslovakia (1968) and 1971 Stanley Cup Finals (1971). He was married to Jill Cerny. He died on August 7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
44. Bobby Hull
Bobby Hull was born on January 3, 1939 in Pointe Anne, Ontario, Canada as Robert Marvin Hull. He is an actor, known for Bobby Hull Shooting and Scoring DVD 2.0 (2007), Mr. Goalie and Big Ned. He was previously married to Joanne Hull-Robinson.
45. Cal Ripken
Cal Ripken was born on August 24, 1960 in Havre De Grace, Maryland, USA as Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr. He is known for his work on The Fan (1996), Marvel & ESPN Films Present 1 of 1: Genesis (2014) and WWE Raw (1993). He has been married to Laura Kiessling since October 2018. He was previously ...
46. Frank Gifford
Actor | Jerry Maguire
Frank Gifford was born on August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Frank Newton Gifford. He is known for his work on Jerry Maguire (1996), Spin City (1996) and Coach (1989). He was married to Kathie Lee Gifford, Astrid Gifford and Maxine Avis Ewart. He died on August 9, 2015 in Riverside...
47. Pat Summerall
Self | The Replacements
Pat Summerall was born on May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida, USA as George Allen Summerall. He was an actor, known for The Replacements (2000), Black Sunday (1977) and The Simpsons (1989). He was married to Cherilyn Burns and Katharine Elliott Jacobs. He died on April 16, 2013 in Dallas, Texas, ...
48. Bart Starr
Actor | Run to Daylight
Bart Starr was born on January 9, 1934 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA as Bryan Bartlett Starr. He was an actor, known for Run to Daylight (1964), Gentle Ben (1967) and NFL Monday Night Football (1970). He was married to Cherry Starr. He died on May 26, 2019 in Birmingham, Alabama.
49. Y.A. Tittle
Actor | Any Given Sunday
Y.A. Tittle was born on October 24, 1926 in Marshall, Texas, USA as Yelberton Abraham Tittle Jr. He was an actor, known for Any Given Sunday (1999), The NFL on CBS (1956) and The Ed Sullivan Show (1948). He was married to Minette DeLoach. He died on October 8, 2017 in Stanford, California, USA.
50. Dick Butkus
Actor | Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Richard J. Butkus, "Dick", was born in Chicago, Illinois, December 9, 1942. He graduated from the University of Illinois where he was a two time All- American line backer. A first round draft pick of the Chicago Bears, Dick played for them from 1965-1973, and was named All-Pro linebacker seven ...
51. Mike Ditka
Actor | Kicking & Screaming
Mike Ditka was born on October 18, 1939 in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, USA as Michael Dyczko. He is an actor, known for Kicking & Screaming (2005), Entourage (2004) and UP, Michigan! (2001). He has been married to Diana Trantham since July 8, 1977. They have four children. He was previously married...
52. Brett Favre
Actor | There's Something About Mary
Until the start of the 2008 Season, Brett Favre was the Green Bay Packers' starting Quarterback since joining the team in 1992. He joins Joe Montana in being the only players to win back-to-back MVP awards. Favre led the Packers to three consecutive playoff appearances (for the first time since the...
54. Yogi Berra
Actor | The Phil Silvers Show
One of baseball's greatest catchers of all time, Yogi Berra appeared in a record 14 World Series while calling the games for the New York Yankees. Berra proved invaluable to the Yankees as evidenced by his three Americal League Most Valuable Player awards. Berra was also one of the games ...
55. Joe Namath
Actor | C.C. & Company
The son of a steel worker from Beaver Falls, Pa., Joseph William Namath (Joe Willie) came from the rich football tradition that is in Pennsylvania. After starring for Paul 'Bear' Bryant's Alabama Crimson Tide teams in the 1960s, Namath was drafted by both the National Football League's (NFL) St. ...
56. Alex Karras
Actor | Blazing Saddles
Alex Karras was born on July 15, 1935 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Alexander George Karras. He was an actor and producer, known for Blazing Saddles (1974), Victor Victoria (1982) and Porky's (1981). He was married to Susan Clark and Ivalyn Joan Jurgensen. He died on October 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, ...
57. O.J. Simpson
O.J. Simpson was born on July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, California, USA as Orenthal James Simpson. He is an actor and producer, known for Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) and The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988). He was ...
58. James Worthy
Actor | Star Trek: The Next Generation
James Worthy was born on February 27, 1961 in Gastonia, North Carolina, USA as James Ager Worthy. He is an actor and producer, known for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Building Minds with Chess and Men of a Certain Age (2009). He was previously married to Angela Wilder.
59. Kobe Bryant
Producer | Dear Basketball
Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Kobe Bean Bryant. He was a producer and actor, known for Dear Basketball (2017), Daddy's Home (2015) and The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Live Action (2018). He was married to Vanessa Laine Bryant. He died on January...
60. Don Meredith
Self | NFL Monday Night Football
Don Meredith was born on April 10, 1938 in Mount Vernon, Texas, USA as Joseph Don Meredith. He was an actor, known for NFL Monday Night Football (1970), McCloud (1970) and Police Story (1973). He was married to Susan Schloss Lessans, Cheryl King and Alma Lynne Shamburger. He died on December 5, ...
61. Wayne Gretzky
Actor | D2: The Mighty Ducks
Wayne Gretzky, nicknamed "The Great One, " is widely considered the greatest hockey player of all-time. At the time of his retirement at the end of the 1998-99 NHL season he was the NHL's all-time scoring leader in Goals, Assists & Points in both the regular season & Stanley Cup Playoffs. He led ...
62. Sandy Koufax
Actor | 77 Sunset Strip
Sandy Koufax was born on December 30, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Sanford Braun. He is an actor, known for 77 Sunset Strip (1958), Bourbon Street Beat (1959) and Shotgun Slade (1959). He is married to Jane Purucker Clarke. He was previously married to Kimberly Francis and Anne Heath Widmark.
63. Jim Bunning
Self | Toast of the Town
Jim Bunning was born on October 23, 1931 in Southgate, Kentucky, USA as James Paul David Bunning. He is known for his work on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948), Greats of the Game (1985) and The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999). He was married to Mary Catherine Theis. He died on May 26, 2017 in ...
64. Nolan Ryan
Self | Ryan's Hope
Nolan Ryan was born on January 31, 1947 in Refugio, Texas, USA as Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. He is known for his work on Ryan's Hope (1975), 1969 National League Championship Series (1969) and 1986 National League Championship Series (1986). He has been married to Ruth Ryan since June 26, 1967. They have ...
65. Barry Bonds
Actor | Rookie of the Year
Barry Bonds was born on July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California. He is known for his outstanding abilities on the baseball diamond, where he has won the National League Most Valuable Player Award three times. While playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates he received a cameo appearance in the baseball ...
66. Duke Kahanamoku
Actor | Wake of the Red Witch
Duke Kahanamoku was one of the great Olympic heroes of all time. Born in Hawaii, Duke grew up swimming and entered the 1912 Stockholm Olympics for the United States (Hawaii was not yet a state, but a U.S. possession)and became an international star by winning the Men's 100-Meter Freestyle, ...
67. Jim Thorpe
Actor | Trailin' West
Jim Thorpe was born on May 22, 1887 in Prague, Indian Territory [now Oklahoma], USA as James Francis Thorpe. He is known for his work on Trailin' West (1936), Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951) and Off His Base (1932). He was married to Patricia Gladys Evelyn Woodbury, Freeda Verona Kirkpatrick and ...
68. Bob Uecker
Actor | Major League
Bob Uecker's first career was professional baseball. He played six seasons in the majors (1962-1967), playing catcher for three different National League teams: Braves (Milwaukee, WI, and Atlanta, GA), Cardinals (St. Louis, MO), and Phillies (Philadelphia, PA). His batting, never stellar, declined ...
Actor | Victory
Simply he was, and for many people still is, the greatest football player of the world. Not a single thing was impossible for him: he won three World Cup with his National Team of Brazil (Sweden 1958, Chile 1962, Mexico 1970). He scored more than 1.200 goals during his long career (more than 1.300 ...
70. Joe DiMaggio
Actor | Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
Joe DiMaggio was simply the greatest all-around baseball player of his era. As a New York baseball legend, "The Yankee Clipper" succeeded superstars Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and preceded Mickey Mantle. In his 13 year career from 1936 to 1951 (which was interrupted by three years spent in the Army ...
71. Maurice Richard
Actor | Life After Hockey
Maurice Richard was born on August 4, 1921 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Joseph Henri Maurice Richard. He was an actor, known for Life After Hockey (1989), NHL Greatest Games in Montreal Canadiens History (2008) and Heritage (1958). He was married to Lucille Norchet. He died on May 27, 2000 in ...
72. LeBron James
Producer | Space Jam: A New Legacy
LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio, USA as LeBron Raymone James. He is a producer and actor, known for Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021), Trainwreck (2015) and Smallfoot (2018). He has been married to Savannah Brinson James since September 14, 2013. They have three children.
73. Terry Bradshaw
Actor | The Cannonball Run
Tall, charismatic ex-star quarterback for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers football team. During the 1970s, Bradshaw led the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins over six seasons, and was noted Super Bowl MVP on two occasions. After retiring in 1983, he became a key media commentator on NFL football, and ...
74. Peyton Manning
Actor | Ferdinand
Peyton Manning was born on March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Peyton Williams Manning. He is a producer and writer, known for Ferdinand (2017), Modern Family (2009) and Detail (2018). He has been married to Ashley Thompson since March 17, 2001. They have two children.
75. Eli Manning
Producer | Capital One College Bowl
Eli Manning was born on January 3, 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Elisha Nelson Manning. He is a producer and actor, known for Capital One College Bowl (2021), College Bowl (2021) and The Simpsons (1989). He has been married to Abigal McGrew since April 19, 2008. They have four children.
Actor | We Will Rock You Pittsburgh
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the heir apparent to Tommy Maddox, Ben Rothelisberger wound up taking the NFL by storm in the 2004 season. When Maddox went down with an injury in Pittsburgh's 2nd week loss of 2004 to the Baltimore Ravens, Rothelisberger was elevated to starting quarterback, ...
77. Howie Long
Actor | Broken Arrow
Howie Long was born on January 6, 1960 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA as Howard Michael Long. He is an actor and writer, known for Broken Arrow (1996), 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) and Firestorm (1998). He has been married to Diane Addonizio since June 27, 1982. They have three children.
79. Ray Allen
Actor | He Got Game
Ray Allen was born at Castle Air Force Base, near Merced, California, to Flora (Day) and Walter Allen, Sr. He graduated from Hillcrest High school in Dalzell, South Carolina in 1993 after taking the varsity basketball team (the Wildcats) to the State Championships. He was the 1996 Big East Player ...
80. Dennis Rodman
Actor | Double Team
Dennis Rodman was born on May 13, 1961 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Dennis Keith Rodman. He is an actor and director, known for Double Team (1997), Simon Sez (1999) and The Comebacks (2007). He was previously married to Michelle Moyer, Carmen Electra and Annie Bakes.
81. Julius Erving
Actor | Philadelphia
One of the NBA's first superstars Julius Erving's high flying hard powered style brought the NBA and basketball to levels previously unheard of. Julius Erving was born in Hempstead New York in 1950. He grew up in a housing project, the son of a single mother, with two siblings. His father having ...
83. Joe Theismann
Self | ESPN's Sunday Night Football
Joe Theismann was born on September 9, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Robert Theismann. He is an actor, known for ESPN's Sunday Night Football (1987), Cannonball Run II (1984) and The Man with Bogart's Face (1980). He has been married to Robin Smith since 1996. He was previously ...
84. John Riggins
Actor | The Wedding Ringer
As one of football's most colorful personalities, John Riggins is best known for his days as a running back for the Washington Redskins. His bruising, punishing style of play wore down opponents and brought new meaning to the concept of the power running game. He is equally remembered as a renegade...
85. Dan Marino
Actor | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Marino was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he became the most prolific and celebrated passer in Pitt Panther history and a first-round draft pick for Don Shula of the Dolphins. Marino has established a record number of records on the All-Time ...
86. John Elway
John Elway was born on June 28, 1960 in Port Angeles, Washington, USA as John Albert Elway. He is known for his work on John Elway's Team Quarterback (1988), Resurrecting the Champ (2007) and The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave (2000). He has been married to Paige Green since August 29, 2009. He ...
87. Maury Wills
Actor | The Sandlot
Maury Wills was a star football quarterback and baseball pitcher for Cardozo High School (Washington, D.C.), and was signed to a contract by the National League Brooklyn (later Los Angeles) Dodgers in 1950. He batted both right- and left-handed and threw right-handed. He played for their minor ...
88. Joe Montana
Actor | Asylum
Considered by many experts to be the greatest quarterback in the history of NFL football, Montana was recruited by the San Francisco 49ers from Notre Dame in 1979 after leading the "Fighting Irish" to a Cotton Bowl victory in 1978. "Joe Cool," as he was known for his ice cool disposition in the ...
89. Serena Williams
Actress | Pixels
Serena Williams is one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. She earned her first Grand Slam singles title at the U.S. Open in 1999, and won a string of five Grand Slam singles title wins: the 2002 French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open titles and the 2003 Australian Open and her second...
90. Venus Williams
Producer | King Richard
Venus Williams is an American professional tennis player. Williams has been ranked world No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association on three occasions, for a total of 11 weeks. She first reached the No. 1 ranking on February 25, 2002, the first African American woman to do so in the Open Era, and the ...
91. Archie Moore
Archie Moore was born on December 13, 1913 in Benoit, Mississippi, USA as Archibald Lee Wright. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960), The Fortune Cookie (1966) and The Outfit (1973). He was married to Joan Hardy and Elizabeth A. Thorton. He died on December 9, 1998 ...
92. Jim Brown
Actor | Mars Attacks!
Often mentioned as the greatest player in NFL history, this ruggedly handsome African American fullback for the Cleveland Browns first appeared on movie screens in the western Rio Conchos (1964), followed by a strong supporting role as convict commando "Jefferson" in the terrific WWII action film ...
93. Jim Palmer
Jim's mother relocated from New York to California following the death of Jim's adoptive father. Jim was nine years old. His mother subsequently remarried and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where Jim attended high school. He excelled in football, baseball, and basketball. Though offered a basketball...
Self | The Game 365
Darryl Strawberry was born on March 12, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Darryl Eugene Strawberry. He is an actor and producer, known for The Game 365 (2006), 1996 American League Championship Series (1996) and Doctor Doctor (1989). He has been married to Tracy Boulware since October 1, 2006...
95. Arthur Ashe
Self | Wimbledon Official Film 1975
Arthur Ashe grew up in segregated Richmond, Virgina where he decided to make a career out of tennis where he won his first U.S. Open in 1968, the first ever won by a black player. Ashe firmly established his stardom in 1975 after beating Jimmy Connors to take the Wimbledon title. As a tennis ...
96. Joe Morgan
Actor | Profiles
Joe Morgan played major league baseball for 22 seasons. Spending time with the Houston Colt .45's/Astros, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, and Oakland A's. A two-time National League Most Valuable Player, Joe was part of Cincinnati's famous "Big Red Machine" in the 1970s. He was elected to ...
97. Dave Winfield
Actor | Married with Children
Dave Winfield, the hard-hitting, Gold Glove outfielder who put together a Hall of Fame career with the San Diego Padres, the New York Yankees, the California Angels and the Toronto Blue Jays (with which he won a World Series Championship in 1992), Minnesota Twins (1993-1994), and Cleveland Indians ...
100. Mark Spitz
Actor | Emergency!
Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American former competition swimmer, nine-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in seven events. He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, an achievement surpassed only by Michael Phelps, who won eight golds at ...