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New Jersey Famous

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.


  • Bud Abbott actor, comedian
  • Joseph Alexander Adams first electrotyper in u.s.
  • Charles Addams cartoonist
  • Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin astronaut
  • Jason Alexander actor
  • Samuel Alito jurist
  • James Avery actor
  • Amiri Baraka poet, essayist
  • Priscilla Barnes actress
  • James J. Barry, Jr. politician
  • William "Count" Basie big band leader
  • William "Bill" Bellamy actor, comedian
  • Joan Bennett actress
  • Jason Biggs actor
  • Clint Black singer, songwriter
  • Judy Blume author
  • Zach Braff actor
  • Phil Bredesen politician
  • William J. Brennan, Jr. jurist
  • Aaron Burr u.s. vice president, revolutionary war hero
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter singer, songwriter
  • Rubin Carter boxer
  • Grover Cleveland u.s. president
  • Lloyd H. Conover inventor
  • James Fenimore Cooper novelist
  • Lou Costello comedian, actor
  • Stephen Crane author
  • Sandra Dee actress
  • Danny DeVito actor
  • Michael Kirk Douglas actor
  • Jim Dowd hockey player
  • Derek Drymon cartoonist
  • Kirsten Dunst actress
  • Duprees music group
  • Andrea Dworkin author, activist
E - G
  • Geoff Edwards actor, radio host
  • Alecko Eskandarian soccer player
  • Donald Fagen musician, songwriter
  • Bradford "Brad" Faxon golfer
  • Susan Flannery actress
  • Connie Francis singer
  • Helen Gahagan actress, politician
  • James Gandolfini actor
  • Gloria Gaynor singer
  • Allen Ginsberg poet
  • Savion Glover actor, dancer, choreographer
  • William F. Halsey, Jr. admiral u.s. navy
  • Chelsea Handler comedienne, actress, author
  • John Harkes soccer player
  • Lauryn Hill singer, musician
  • Donald Fletcher Holmes inventor
  • Wil Horneff actor
  • Whitney Houston singer
I - J
  • Ice T rap artist
  • Derek Jeter baseball player
  • James P. Johnson pianist, composer
  • Leavander Johnson boxer
  • Jonas Brothers music group
  • Ben Jorgensen musician, singer
  • Jon Bon Jovi musician, singer
  • Joyce Kilmer author, poet
  • Alfred Kinsey "father of sexology", researcher, biologist, author
  • Ernie Kovacs comedian
  • Jane Krakowski actress
  • Nathan Lane actor
  • Artie Lange actor, comedian
  • Dorothea Lange photographer, photojournalist
  • Frank Langella actor
  • Queen Latifah actress
  • Nicole Leach actress
  • Arthur Lenk ambassador
  • Donna Leon author
  • Jerry Lewis actor, comedian
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh author
  • Ray Liotta actor
  • Norman Mailer novelist
  • James W. Marshall started california gold rush
  • Ann Martin author
  • Patricia McBride ballerina
  • Tony Meola soccer player
  • Jason Mewes actor
  • Jay Mohr actor
  • Daniel Morgan pioneer, soldier, politician
  • Frankie Muniz actor
  • Eger V. Murphree inventor
N - P
  • Ozzie Nelson musician, radio/television host
  • Ricky Nelson singer, actor
  • Shaquille O'Neal basketball player
  • Tommy Page singer
  • Joe Pantoliano actor
  • Bill Parcells football coach
  • Dorothy Parker poet
  • Alice Paul suffragist leader
  • Jim Perry television host
  • Joe Pesci actor
  • Thomas R. Pickering ambassador
  • Zebulon Pike soldier, explorer
  • Joe Piscopo actor, comedian
  • Laura Prepon actress
  • Eddie Rabbitt singer (born in NY)
  • Tara Reid actress
  • Claudio Reyna soccer player
  • Kelly Ripa television host, actress
  • Paul Robeson actor, singer
  • Dennis Rodman basketball player
  • Edward J. Rosinski inventor
  • Giuseppe Rossi soccer player
  • Philip Roth author
  • Eva Marie Saint actress
  • Richard Stephen Sambora musician
  • Laura San Giacomoi actress
  • Antonin Scalia u.s. supreme court justice
  • Roy Scheider actor
  • Sherwood Schwartz television producer
  • Norman Schwarzkopf u.s. army general
  • Shirelles music group
  • Amy Shoremount-Obrai singer
  • Paul Simon musician
  • Frank Sinatra actor, singer
  • Justin Smith "Just Blaze" music producer
  • Kevin Smith screenwriter, director
  • Soraya musician
  • Kevin Spacey actor
  • Bruce Springsteen singer, musician
  • Ruth St. Denis dancer, choreographer
  • Richard Sterban singer
  • Martha Stewart entrepreneur, television host
  • Alfred Stieglitz photographer
  • Meryl Streep actress
  • Albert Payson Terhune author
  • Joseph Robert "Joe" Theismann football player, broadcaster
  • David "Dave" Thomas founder wendy's hamburgers, philanthropist
  • Ashley Tisdale actress
  • John Travolta actor
  • Martin Truex, Jr. race car driver
  • Frankie Valli musician
  • Lee Van Cleef actor
  • William Henry Vanderbilt financier
  • Sarah Vaughn singer
W - Z
  • Patrick Warburton actor
  • Dionne Warwick singer
  • Gerard Way musician
  • J. D. Williams actor
  • William Carlos Williams poet
  • Bruce Willis actor (born in Germany)
  • Clerow "Flip" Wilson, Jr. actor, comedian
  • Edmund Wilson author
  • Zakk Wylde musician
  • Pia Zadora actress, singer

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New Jersey Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Egg Harbor Township Atlantic 609
Hackensack Bergen 201
Marlton Burlington 856
Camden Camden 856
Cape May Cape May 609
Vineland Cumberland 856
Newark Essex 973
Williamstown Gloucester 856
Jersey City Hudson 201
Flemington Hunterdon 908
Trenton Mercer 609
Edison Middlesex 732
Freehold Monmouth 732
Morristown Morris 973
Toms River Ocean 732
Paterson Passaic 973
Penns Grove Salem 856
Somerset Somerset 732
Newton Sussex 973
Elizabeth Union 908
Hackettstown Warren 908

About the Author

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.