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by Sylviastel | created - 05 Sep 2014 | updated - 07 Sep 2014 | Public

Kathryn Finney MPH 2000, Today Show correspondent.

Theatre Michael P. Price MFA 1963

1. Lewis Black

Actor | Inside Out

Lewis Black was born on August 30, 1948 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA as Lewis Niles Black. He is an actor and producer, known for Inside Out (2015), Accepted (2006) and Man of the Year (2006).

MFA 1977

2. James Bohanek

Actor | Law & Order

James "Jimbo" Bohanek is a pretty cool guy. He works as a dramatic theater teacher in Durham, North Carolina, at Durham Academy, a highly-rated teen prep school. He has the coolest Sophomore advisory in the history of the planet. He refuses to keep snacks in his room and looks a bit like Peter ...

BA 1991

3. James Burrows

Director | Will & Grace

James Burrows was born on December 30, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as James Edward Burrows. He is a director and producer, known for Will & Grace (1998), Cheers (1982) and Taxi (1978). He has been married to Debbie Easton since 1997. He was previously married to Linda Solomon.

MA

4. Dick Cavett

Actor | Forrest Gump

Yale-educated Dick Cavett established his reputation as the most erudite of American talk show hosts in the late 1960s and early '70s. Although there were many contenders who took on Johnny Carson, the undisputed heavyweight champion of late-night TV, Cavett generally was considered the most ...

5. Enrico Colantoni

Actor | Galaxy Quest

Enrico Colantoni was born on February 14, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Galaxy Quest (1999), Veronica Mars (2004) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). He has been married to Rosanna Francioni since November 11, 2011. They have four children. He was ...

MFA

6. Anderson Cooper

Actor | Chappie

Anderson Cooper was born on June 3, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA as Anderson Hays Cooper. He is a producer and actor, known for Chappie (2015), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and The 33 (2015).

BA 1989

7. Bill Corbett

Writer | Mystery Science Theater 3000

Bill Corbett was born on March 30, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as William Daniel Corbett. He is a writer and actor, known for Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988), Meet Dave (2008) and 1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1997). He has been married to Virginia ...

Drama 1989

8. David Duchovny

Actor | The X Files

David William Duchovny was born on August 7, 1960, in New York City, New York, USA. His father, Amram Ducovny, was a writer and publicist who was from a family of Jewish immigrants (from Ukraine and Poland), and worked for the American Jewish Committee. His mother, Margaret (Miller), was a ...

MA English literature 1989

9. Dick Ebersol

Writer | Friday Night Videos

Dick Ebersol was born on July 28, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA as Duncan Dickie Ebersol. He is known for his work on Friday Night (1983), NBC Sunday Night Football (2006) and Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad (2008). He has been married to Susan Saint James since November 21, 1981. ...

10. Malcolm Gets

Actor | Caroline in the City

Malcolm Gets was born in Chicago but lived in New Jersey until he was 5. Both of his parents are of English ancestry. His mother, Lispbeth, was a special educationist and his father, Terence, works as a college textbook representative for a Boston-based publisher and runs in many competitve ...

MFA

11. Sara Gilbert

Producer | Roseanne

Sara Gilbert was born on January 29, 1975, as Sara Rebecca Abeles at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, California, to Barbara Cowan and Harold Abeles. Barbara was previously married to the late Paul Gilbert. At the age of six, when Sara saw her sister Melissa Gilbert get a star...

BA 1997

12. Felipe L. Gozon

Producer | Deathrow

Felipe L. Gozon is a producer, known for Deathrow (2000), Muro-ami (1999) and Zorro (2009).

13. Michael Gross

Actor | Family Ties

Michael Gross was born in 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, to Virginia Ruth (Cahill), a telephone operator, and William Oscar Gross, a tool designer. He was involved with a gang for a couple of years during high school before becoming a better student. He went on to be senior class president. Received an...

Drama 1973

14. Harry Hamlin

Actor | Clash of the Titans

Harry Robinson Hamlin is an American actor of stage, television and films. He was born in 1951, in Pasadena, California, to Berniece (Robinson), a socialite, and Chauncey Jerome Hamlin, Jr., an aeronautical engineer. He graduated from Yale University in 1974 with degrees in Drama and Psychology and...

BA 1974

15. John Hodgman

Actor | Coraline

John Hodgman was born in June 1971 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA as John Kellogg Hodgman. He is an actor and writer, known for Coraline (2009), Baby Mama (2008) and Movie 43 (2013). He has been married to Katherine Fletcher since 1999. They have two children.

BA 1992

16. Conor Knighton

Writer | CBS News Sunday Morning

Conor Knighton is a producer and writer, known for CBS News Sunday Morning (1979), InfoMania (2007) and Google Current (2005).

BA 2003 film studies

17. Leo Laporte

Producer | This Week in Fun

Leo Laporte was born on November 29, 1956 in New York City, New York, USA as Leo Gordon LaPorte. He is a producer and actor, known for This Week in Fun (2008), Phoenix Rising (2006) and This Week in Law (2006). He has been married to Lisa Laporte since January 29, 2015. He was previously married to...

18. Demetri Martin

Writer | (Dean)

Demetri Martin was born on May 25, 1973 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Dean (2016), Take Me Home Tonight (2011) and In a World... (2013). He has been married to Rachael Beame since June 1, 2012.

BA 1995

19. Kellie Martin

Actress | ER

Kellie Martin was born on October 16, 1975 in Riverside, California, USA as Kellie Noelle Martin. She is an actress and producer, known for ER (1994), Life Goes On (1989) and A Goofy Movie (1995). She has been married to Keith Christian since May 15, 1999. They have two children.

BA 2001

20. Crystal McKellar

Actress | The Wonder Years

Crystal took her first dancing classes (tap) when she was three years old. This led to the beginning of her professional career, which started with commercials at age 7. About the time she was 12 years old, Crystal stopped interviewing and auditioning for commercials; explaining that "they're like ...

BA 1999

21. Anne Meacham

Actress | The United States Steel Hour

Anne Meacham was born on July 21, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Mary Anne Meacham. She was an actress, known for The United States Steel Hour (1953), The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) and The American Parade (1974). She died on January 12, 2006 in Canaan, New York, USA.

BA 1947

22. Ari Meyers

Actress | Kate & Allie

Ari Meyers was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sunday, 6 April 1969. She began an acting career at age 12, with her role as Al Pacino's stepdaughter in Al Pacino's Author! Author! (1982) and hasn't looked back, since. Ari dictated her first play, "The Super Magic Show", for her nursery school ...

BA 1991

23. Chris Noth

Actor | Sex and the City

Two-time Golden Globe nominee and SAG Award nominated actor Chris Noth stars on Season 3 FX's critically acclaimed drama Tyrant (2014) and has two independent films coming out this year.

On Tyrant (2014), Noth enters the show in its third season premiering in July, starring as Gen. William Cogswell,...

CDR 1985

24. Maulik Pancholy

Actor | 30 Rock

Maulik Pancholy was born on January 18, 1974 in the USA as Maulik Navin Pancholy. He is an actor, known for 30 Rock (2006), Weeds (2005) and 27 Dresses (2008).

MFA 1998

25. Walter F. Parkes

Producer | Men in Black

Walter F. Parkes was born on April 15, 1951 in Bakersfield, California, USA as Walter Steven Fishman. He is a producer and writer, known for Men in Black (1997), WarGames (1983) and Sneakers (1992). He is married to Laurie MacDonald.

BA 1973

26. Stone Phillips

Self | Dateline NBC

Stone Phillips was born on December 2, 1954 in Texas City, Texas, USA as Stone Stockton Phillips. He has been married to Debra Del Toro since 1985. They have one child.

BA 1977

27. Robert Picardo

Actor | Star Trek: Voyager

Robert Picardo was born on October 27, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, where he spent his whole childhood. He graduated from the William Penn Charter School and attended Yale University. At Yale, he landed a role in Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" and at age 19, he played a leading role in the ...

BA 1975

28. David Hyde Pierce

Actor | Frasier

David Hyde Pierce was born on 3 April 1959 in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. He is the youngest child of George and Laura Pierce (both deceased) and has two older sisters (Barbara and Nancy) and an older brother (Thomas). As a child, he was very interested in music (particularly piano) and ...

BA 1981

29. Alan Poul

Producer | Six Feet Under

Alan Poul is a producer and director, known for Six Feet Under (2001), Black Rain (1989) and Candyman (1992).

BA 1976

30. Josh Saviano

Actor | The Wonder Years

Josh Saviano was born on March 31, 1976 in New York City, New York, USA as Joshua David Saviano. He is an actor, known for The Wonder Years (1988), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Camp Cucamonga (1990). He has been married to Jennifer Romer since August 3, 2002. They have one child.

BA 1998

31. Tony Shalhoub

Actor | Monk

Anthony Marcus Shalhoub was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His father, Joseph Shalhoub, who owned a grocery chain, emigrated from Lebanon to the United States as an orphan at age ten, later marrying Shalhoub's mother, Helen (Seroogy), who herself was born in Wisconsin, to Lebanese parents...

MFA 1980

32. Gene Siskel

Writer | Sneak Previews

Gene Siskel was born on January 26, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Eugene Kal Siskel. He was married to Marlene Siskel. He died on February 20, 1999 in Evanston, Illinois.

MFA 1974

33. Steve Skrovan

Producer | Everybody Loves Raymond

Steve Skrovan was born on March 4, 1957 as Stephen Thomas Skrovan. He is known for his work on Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Fred & Vinnie (2011) and School of Rock (2016).

BA 1979

34. Ben Stein

Actor | Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ben Stein (Benjamin J. Stein) was born on Nov. 25, 1944 in Washington, D.C. The son of noted economist and writer Herbert Stein, he grew up in Silver Spring, Md., and attended Montgomery Blair High School. Some of his classmates included journalist Carl Bernstein, and actors Goldie Hawn and ...

LLD 1970

35. Ming Tsai

Producer | Simply Ming

Ming Tsai was born on March 29, 1964 in Newport Beach, California, USA as Clayton Ming-Hao Tsai. He is a producer and actor, known for Simply Ming (2003), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) and East Meets West with Ming Tsai (1998). He is married to Polly Talbott. They have two children.

BA 1986

36. Courtney B. Vance

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Courtney B. Vance was born on March 12, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Courtney Bernard Vance. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hunt for Red October (1990), Space Cowboys (2000) and Dangerous Minds (1995). He has been married to Angela Bassett since October 12, 1997. They have two ...

MFA 1986

37. Margaret Warner

Self | The Robert MacNeil Report

Margaret Warner was previously married to Reilly, John R.

38. Sam Waterston

Actor | Law & Order

Sam Waterston was born on November 15, 1940 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Samuel Atkinson Waterston. He is an actor and producer, known for Law & Order (1990), The Killing Fields (1984) and Serial Mom (1994). He has been married to Lynn Louisa Woodruff since January 26, 1976. They have ...

BA 1962

39. Suzanne Whang

Actress | House Hunters

Suzanne Whang was a versatile actor, national television host, award-winning stand-up comedian, published author, professional keynote speaker, radio host, spoken word artist, teacher, creativity coach, metaphysical minister, and political activist. Valedictorian of her graduating class at Herndon ...

BA 1983

40. Allison Williams

Actress | Girls

Allison Howell Williams, born April 13, 1988, is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She is best known for her role as "Marnie Michaels" on the HBO comedy-drama series, Girls (2012). Williams was born and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut and is the daughter of former NBC Nightly News anchor...

BA 2010

41. Henry Winkler

Actor | The Waterboy

Henry Franklin Winkler was born on October 30, 1945, in Manhattan, New York. His parents, Ilse Anna Maria (Hadra) and Harry Irving Winkler, were German Jewish immigrants who escaped the Holocaust by moving to the US in 1939. His father was the president of an international lumber company while his ...

BA 1970

42. Bellamy Young

Actress | Scandal

Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Bellamy is a graduate of Yale University. She also studied at Oxford University in England. In New York, she starred on Broadway as Mary in Cy Coleman's "The Life" and also as Meg in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along". Other notable theater ...

BA 1991



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