Sports

by donnysimon | created - 11 Aug 2018 | updated - 2 months 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), Monday Night Baseball (1976) and Prime 9 (2009). 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 ...

4. Rob Gronkowski

Actor | Entourage

Robert James Gronkowski (born May 14, 1989), nicknamed "Gronk", is a retired American football tight end who played his entire professional career for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL) until March 2019. He is a three-time Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI, LIII), a ...

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 ...

6. Phil Esposito

Producer | Cold War

Phil Esposito is a Canadian broadcaster, and former professional ice hockey executive, coach and player. A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, he played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Black Hawks, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. He is considered one of the greatest ...

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 1971 NBA All-Star Game (1971). He was married to Deborah, and Estelle Bowser. He died on January 16, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts, ...

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 ...

11. Julian Edelman

Actor | Ballers

Julian Edelman was born on May 22, 1986 in Redwood City, California, USA as Julian Francis Edelman. He is an actor and producer, known for Ballers (2015), 100%: Julian Edelman (2019) and The NFL on CBS (1956).

12. Bill Belichick

Actor | Rescue Me

Bill Belichick was born on April 16, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA as William Stephen Belichick. He is an actor, known for Rescue Me (2004), The NFL on CBS (1956) and NFL Monday Night Football (1970). He was previously married to Deborah Clarke.

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 an actor, known for Million Dollar Arm (2014), 1993 National League Championship Series (1993) and The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999). He has been married to Shonda Schilling since ...

14. Patrice Bergeron

Actor | Wicked Bites

Patrice Bergeron was born on July 24, 1985 in Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, Canada. He is an actor, known for Wicked Bites (2013), NHL 15 (2014) and NHL on ESPN (1980).

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...

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 is an American retired professional basketball player who is an analyst on Inside the NBA. Barkley established himself as one of the National Basketball Association's most dominant power forwards. An All-American power forward at Auburn University, he was drafted as a junior by the ...

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.

22. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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 was born on February 16, 1959 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany as John Patrick McEnroe Jr. He is an actor, known for Mr. Deeds (2002), Jack and Jill (2011) and Anger Management (2003). He has been married to Patty Smyth since May 23, 1997. They have two children. He was previously married ...

25. 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...

26. Bobby Jones

Actor | How to Break 90 #2: Position and Back Swing

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: Practice Like a Pro (1989) and Arnold Palmer: The Scoring Zone (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 Variety Club of Great Britain Challenge Match (1967). He has been married to Vivienne Verwey since January 19, 1957. They have six ...

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 an American professional boxer who competed from 1965 to 1981. He reigned as the undisputed heavyweight champion from 1970 to 1973, and as an amateur won a gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics. Joe Frazier was known for his strength, durability, formidable punching power, and ...

32. Leon Spinks

Producer | Untitled Leon Spinks Project

Leon Spinks was born on July 11, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Untitled Leon Spinks Project, Risen (2010) and The Prize Fighter (2003). He has been married to Brenda Glur since October 9, 2011. He was previously married to Betty Wilson.

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...

36. Sugar Ray Leonard

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 the only undefeated boxing champion in any weight division (until Joe Calzaghe retired 46-0 in 2009). At the end of his career he was 49-0, with 43 of his victories coming by knockouts. Rocky made his boxing debut in 1947 at the age of 24 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, by knocking ...

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), Tony Rome (1967) and Teenage Millionaire (1961). He was married to Norma Unger. He died on May 22, 1990 in New York City.

39. Jean-Claude Killy

Actor | Snow Job

Jean-Claude Killy was born on August 30, 1943 in Saint-Cloud, Seine-et-Oise [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. He is an actor, known for Snow Job (1972), 13 Days in France (1968) and ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961). He was previously married to Danièle Gaubert.

40. Jackie Robinson

Actor | The Jackie Robinson Story

Jackie Robinson is an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. When the Dodgers signed ...

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 Donna Reed Show (1958) and The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950). 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 The Twentieth Century (1957). He was married to Jill Cerny. He died on August 7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

44. Bobby Hull

Actor | Bobby Hull Shooting and Scoring DVD 2.0

Bobby Hull is a Canadian former ice hockey player who is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. His blonde hair, legendary skating speed, end-to-end rushes, and ability to shoot the puck at very high velocity together earned him the name "The Golden Jet".

In his 23 years in the ...

45. Cal Ripken

The Fan

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 The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999). He has been married to Laura Kiessling since October...

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), Coach (1989) and Two-Minute Warning (1976). He was married to Kathie Lee Gifford, Astrid Gifford and Maxine Avis Ewart. He died on August 9, 2015 in ...

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 The NFL on CBS (1956). 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 is an American former football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football (1986) and Pro Football Hall of Fame (1988), he was the 1961 UPI NFL Rookie of Year, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time All-Pro tight end with the Chicago Bears, ...

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...

53. Aaron Rodgers

Actor | The Office

Aaron Rodgers was born on December 2, 1983 in Chico, California, USA as Aaron Charles Rodgers. He is a producer and actor, known for The Office (2005), Work Horses and Key and Peele (2012).

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), Porky's (1981) and Victor Victoria (1982). He was married to Susan Clark and Ivalyn Joan Jurgensen. He died on October 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, ...

57. O.J. Simpson

Actor | The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

Orenthal James Simpson, nicknamed "the Juice", is an American former football running back, broadcaster, actor, advertising spokesman, and convicted felon. Once a popular figure with the U.S. public, he is best known for being tried for the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her ...

58. James Worthy

Actor | Star Trek: The Next Generation

James Worthy is an American former professional basketball player who is a commentator, television host, and analyst. Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, "Big Game James" was a seven-time NBA All-Star, three-time NBA champion, and the 1988 NBA Finals MVP with the Los Angeles Lakers...

59. Kobe Bryant

Producer | Dear Basketball

Kobe Bryant was an American professional basketball player. As a shooting guard, Bryant played his entire 20-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Los Angeles Lakers. He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships. Bryant was an 18-time ...

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), Shotgun Slade (1959) and Bourbon Street Beat (1959). 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 was married to Mary Catherine Theis. He died on May 26, 2017 in Fort Thomas, Kentucky.

64. Nolan Ryan

Self | 1969 National League Championship Series

Nolan Ryan was born on January 31, 1947 in Refugio, Texas, USA as Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. He has been married to Ruth Ryan since June 26, 1968. They have four children.

65. Barry Bonds

Actor | Nash Bridges

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 is an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals in the 1912 pentathlon 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 ...

69. Pelé

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 is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Montreal Canadiens. He was the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in one season, accomplishing the feat in 50 games in 1944-45, and the first to reach 500 career...

72. LeBron James

Actor | Trainwreck

LeBron James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His accomplishments include three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals. LeBron has ...

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 is an American former professional football player who was a quarterback for 18 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time due to his numerous career achievements, Peyton spent 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts ...

75. 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.

76. Ben Roethlisberger

Self | The NFL on CBS

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, 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.

78. Reggie Miller

Self | He Got Game

Reggie Miller was born on August 24, 1965 in Riverside, California, USA as Reginald Wayne Miller. He is an actor and producer, known for He Got Game (1998), Beautiful Ohio (2006) and Forget Paris (1995). He was previously married to Marita Stavrou.

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 is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was nicknamed "The Worm" and is famous for his fierce defensive and ...

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 ...

82. Walt Frazier

Actor | Aaron Loves Angela

Walt Frazier was born on March 29, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Walter Frazier Jr. He is an actor, known for Aaron Loves Angela (1975), Eddie (1996) and 3 A.M. (2001).

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's Team Quarterback

John Elway is an American former professional football quarterback who is general manager and president of football operations for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL).

John Elway played college football at Stanford and his entire 16-year professional career with the Denver ...

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 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 ...

90. Venus Williams

Self | Wimbledon

Venus Williams was born on June 17, 1980 in Lynwood, California, USA as Venus Ebony Starr Williams.

91. Archie Moore

Actor | The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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

Actor | The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

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...

94. Darryl Strawberry

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 The Simpsons (1989). He has been married to Tracy Boulware since October 1, 2006....

95. Arthur Ashe

Self | Tennis That Counts

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 ...

98. Eric Dickerson

Actor | CSI: NY

Eric Dickerson was born on September 2, 1960 in Sealy, Texas, USA as Eric Demetric Dickerson. He is an actor, known for CSI: NY (2004), S.W.A.T. (2017) and Hawaii Five-0 (2010).

99. Shaquille O'Neal

Actor | Steel

Shaquille O'Neal is a retired professional American basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA on TNT. He is considered one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association (NBA) history. He was one of the tallest and heaviest players ever. O'Neal ...

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 ...



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