Sport Legendsby christophershobris | created - 01 Jul 2017 | updated - 01 Jul 2017 | Public
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 ...
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 | Steel
Shaquille O'Neal is regarded as one of the most dominant athletes and arguably the most gregarious personality in sports history. He wrote an autobiography (Shaq Talks Back), preserves an online presence for his fan base and produced a number of albums (Biological Didn't Bother, Shaq-Fu: Da Return,...
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.
5. Eli Manning
Actor | The Simpsons
Eli Manning was born on January 3, 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Elisha Nelson Manning. He is an actor, known for The Simpsons (1989), The NFL on CBS (1956) and NFL Monday Night Football (1970). He has been married to Abigal McGrew since April 19, 2008. They have four children.
Actress | Pixels
Serena Williams, is one of the top female tennis player in the world, has always maintained a level of interest. She earned her first grand slam singles title at the U.S. Open back in 1999, and made a string of four straight grand slam singles title wins - the 2002 French, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open ...
Actress | Ugly Betty
Vanessa Lynn Williams was born in Millwood, New York, to Helen L. (Tinch) and Milton Augustine Williams, Jr., both music teachers. Vanessa and her brother grew up in suburban New York in comfortable surroundings. Vanessa sang and danced in school productions and signed her high school yearbook with...
8. Brett Favre
Self | 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...
9. Jeff Gordon
Actor | Cars 2
Jeff Gordon was born in 1971 in Vallejo, California, just miles away from the Speedway in Sonoma. He started racing with Go-Carts and Sprint Cars and worked his way up to the NASCAR's Busch Series and then landed a few races in 1992. Gordon's first NASCAR race came when NASCAR Legend Richard Petty ...
10. LeBron James
Actor | Trainwreck
LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio, USA as LeBron Raymone James. He is a producer and actor, known for Trainwreck (2015), Smallfoot (2018) and Survivor's Remorse (2014). He has been married to Savannah Brinson James since September 14, 2013. They have three children.
11. Jimmie Johnson
Actor | Herbie Fully Loaded
Jimmie Johnson was born on September 17, 1975 in El Cajon, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Herbie Fully Loaded (2005), Superstore (2015) and I Am Dale Earnhardt (2015). He has been married to Chandra Janway since December 10, 2004. They have two children.
12. Richard Petty
Actor | Cars
The King of stock car racing, Richard Petty retired from NASCAR competition after the 1992 season. During his storied career, he won 200 Winston Cup race (a feat that will never be equaled), seven Winston Cup championships (tied by Dale Earnhardt in 1994), and seven Daytona 500's. His 200th win ...
13. Tiger Woods
Self | 2018 Masters Tournament
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...
14. Danica Patrick
Actress | CSI: NY
Danica Patrick is the Rookie sensation of the Indy Racing League, driving for Rahal-Letterman racing, which is co-owned by racing legend Bobby Rahal, and Late Show with David Letterman (1993)'s David Letterman. Born in Wisconsin, she currently resides in Arizona. When she isn't racing around the ...
15. Chris Bosh
Actor | Parks and Recreation
Chris Bosh was born on March 24, 1984 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), Entourage (2004) and Rosewood (2015). He has been married to Adrienne Nicole Williams since July 16, 2011. They have four children.
16. Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade was born on January 17, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012), Shot in the Dark (2017) and Relentless. He has been married to Gabrielle Union since August 30, 2014. They have one child. He was previously ...
18. 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 ...
20. Tim Tebow
Producer | Run the Race
Regarded by many as the greatest player in the history of college football, Tim Tebow was born in the Philippines to Baptist missionaries. Before she became pregnant with him, his mother had contracted amoebic dysentery. During her pregnancy, the medications used to treat the dysentery caused a ...
21. Kyle Busch
Actor | Logan Lucky
Kyle Busch was born on May 2, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA as Kyle Thomas Busch. He is an actor, known for Logan Lucky (2017), NASCAR on ESPN (2007) and NASCAR on Fox (2001). He has been married to Samantha Sarcinella since December 31, 2010. They have one child.
24. 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 ...
25. 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 ...
26. 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 ...
27. John Madden
Self | The Replacements
John Madden was born on April 10, 1936 in Austin, Minnesota, USA as John Earl Madden. He is known for his work on The Replacements (2000), Arli$$ (1996) and The Simpsons (1989). He has been married to Virginia Jo Fields since December 26, 1959. They have two children.
28. 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...
Being just a "regular guy" and partying with his friends are two things that Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #8 Budweiser, likes to do when he has time off from his NASCAR racing schedule.
Outgoing and fond of being out in public, another of his favorite things to do is to hang out with his ...
31. Derek Jeter
Actor | The Other Guys
Derek Jeter was born on June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey, USA as Derek Sanderson Jeter. He is an actor, known for The Other Guys (2010), Anger Management (2003) and Comedy by Blake (2018). He has been married to Hannah Jeter since July 9, 2016. They have one child.
32. 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...
33. Jackie Robinson
Actor | 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.
34. Tom Coughlin
Actor | NFL Head Coach
Tom Coughlin was born on August 31, 1946 in Waterloo, New York, USA as Thomas Richard Coughlin. He is an actor, known for NFL Head Coach (2006), NFL Monday Night Football (1970) and The NFL on CBS (1956). He has been married to Judith Whitaker since August 5, 1967. They have four children.
36. Jerry Stackhouse
Producer | Against All Odds
Jerry Stackhouse was born on November 5, 1974 in Kinston, North Carolina, USA as Jerome Darnell Stackhouse. He is a producer, known for Against All Odds (2006), 1 Love (2003) and Road to the Championship (2011). He has been married to Ramira Marks since December 24, 2000. They have three children.
37. Jerry Rice
Actor | Rules of Engagement
The finest wide receiver in the history of NFL football, bar none. The incredibly athletic Rice has scored the most touchdowns in NFL history, plus he holds virtually every career record for receptions, yards receiving, all-purpose yards, touchdown receptions and yards from scrimmage, and most ...
38. Kobe Bryant
Actor | Daddy's Home
Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Kobe Bean Bryant. He is a producer and writer, known for Daddy's Home (2015), Dear Basketball (2017) and Detail (2018). He has been married to Vanessa Laine Bryant since April 18, 2001. They have four children.
39. Dale Earnhardt
Actor | BASEketball
Ralph Dale Earnhardt, born April 29, 1951, in Kannapolis, North Carolina, was the son of NASCAR Grand National champion Ralph Earnhardt and his wife Martha. His Winston Cup career started with a bang, winning the Rookie of the Year in 1979 and his first of his championships in 1980, to date the ...
40. Bobby Allison
Self | Corky
One of NASCAR's greatest drivers, Bobby Allison was one of the hardest chargers in the history of the sport. He won 84 races in NASCAR's top division in his career (tied with Darrell Waltrip for third in all-time victories) and won the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship in 1983. His wins included ...