Famous Car Guys.

by big-gun | created - 27 Nov 2016 | updated - 01 Mar 2017 | Public

1. Jay Leno

Producer | The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Jay Leno began his career in night clubs, where he worked 300 nights a year before hitting it big in 1992 with his own late-night talk show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). By that time he had appeared on television, acted in a few films (American Hot Wax (1978)) but hit paydirt with his ...

2. Tim Allen

Actor | Toy Story

Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old...

3. Jerry Seinfeld

Writer | Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Betty (Hesney) and Kalman Seinfeld. His father was of Hungarian Jewish descent, while Jerry's maternal grandparents, Salha and Selim Hosni, were Syrian Jewish immigrants (from Aleppo). He moved with his family, including sister Carolyn, to ...

4. Patrick Dempsey

Actor | Grey's Anatomy

Patrick Dempsey has lived two charming but separate lives on film and television. From an exuberant, somewhat awkward charmer in college comedy films of the late 1980s and early 1990s, he has morphed spectacularly into a dreamy, wavy-haired television hunk of the new-age millennium and this ...

5. Steve McQueen

Actor | The Great Escape

He was the ultra-cool male film star of the 1960s, and rose from a troubled youth spent in reform schools to being the world's most popular actor. Over 25 years after his untimely death from mesothelioma in 1980, Steve McQueen is still considered hip and cool, and he endures as an icon of popular ...

6. Billy Gibbons

Soundtrack | Armageddon

Billy Gibbons was born on December 16, 1949 in Houston, Texas, USA as William Frederick Gibbons. He has been married to Gilligan Stillwater since December 2005.

7. Nick Mason

Soundtrack | Doctor Strange

Nick Mason was born on January 27, 1944 in Birmingham, England as Nicholas Berkeley Mason. He has been married to Annette Lynton since May 23, 1990. They have two children. He was previously married to Lindy Rutter.

8. Neal Schon

Soundtrack | Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey

Neal Schon was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma on February 27th, 1954 to Matthew and Barbara Schon. Neal dropped out of school when he was 15 to join Carlos Santana's rock group Santana. Four years later Carlos Santana and his band split up, so Neal and Gregg Rolie formed Journey. Journey released ...

9. Sammy Hagar

Soundtrack | Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar was born on October 13, 1947 in Monterey, California, USA as Samuel Roy Hagar. He has been married to Kari Hagar since November 29, 1995. They have two children. He was previously married to Betsy Berardi.

10. James Hetfield

Soundtrack | Metallica Through the Never

His parents were divorced, and at a young age, he lost his mother to cancer. He grew up hunting, playing guitar, and was an ordinary quiet kid. Lars Ulrich put out an ad in 1981 in a newspaper asking somebody to jam out and listen to rock music with him and he replied. Lars and James hooked up, and...

11. Brian Johnson

Soundtrack | Iron Man

Brian Johnson was born on October 5, 1947 in Dunston, Gateshead, England. He is married to Brenda. He was previously married to Carol.

12. Dax Shepard

Actor | Hit and Run

Dax Randall Shepard was born in 1975 in Milford, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, to Laura (LaBo), who worked at GM, and Dave Robert Shepard, Sr., a car salesman. His mother is of French-Canadian and Belgian descent. With both his parents working in the automotive industry, Dax's first love was cars.

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13. James Garner

Actor | The Notebook

Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s.

James Garner was born James Scott ...

14. Jeff Beck

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

Jeff Beck was born in Surrey in 1944. He grew up in a suburban street in Carshalton. When he was about 10, he wanted to play the guitar. His mum, however, wanted him to play the piano because she didn't approve of the guitar. When he was in his late teens, he joined "The Tridents" on lead guitar. ...

15. Michael Anthony

Soundtrack | The Green Hornet

Michael Anthony was born on June 20, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Michael Anthony Sobolewski. He has been married to Susan Hendry since February 21, 1981. They have two children.

16. Reggie Jackson

Actor | The Benchwarmers

Reggie Jackson is a baseball Hall of Famer nicknamed "Mr. October" because of his great World Series status. He hit 3 homeruns in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, the most homeruns ever by one player in a World Series game. He currently works for the New York Yankees

17. Paul Teutul Jr.

Actor | Wild Hogs

Paul started working summers in his father's steel business (Orange County Ironworks) at the age of 12. In high school, he was involved with a Board Of Co-operative Educational Services (BOCES) program which allowed him to improve his metalworking skills. After graduation he joined Orange County ...

18. Bill Goldberg

Actor | The Longest Yard

Bill Goldberg was born on December 27, 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as William Scott Goldberg. He is an actor and producer, known for The Longest Yard (2005), Universal Soldier: The Return (1999) and American Satan (2017). He has been married to Wanda Ferraton since April 10, 2005. They have one ...

19. Adam Carolla

Writer | The Man Show

Adam Carolla was born in Los Angeles but raised in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and later North Hollywood. His mother was a recipient of welfare with a degree in Chicano studies, his dad was a psychologist, and he got where he is today, he says, in spite of them. After Adam graduated from North ...

20. Ralph Lauren

Costume_department | Manhattan

Ralph Lauren was born on October 14, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Ralph Lifshitz. He is known for his work on Manhattan (1979), Annie Hall (1977) and The Wild Party (1975). He has been married to Ricky Lauren since December 20, 1964. They have three children.

21. Paul Walker

Actor | The Fast and the Furious

Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California. He grew up together with his brothers, Caleb and Cody, and sisters, Ashlie and Amie. Their parents, Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor, and Cheryl (Crabtree) Walker, a model, separated around September 2004. His grandfather, William ...

23. John Cena

Actor | Bumblebee

John Felix Anthony Cena, better known as WWE superstar John Cena, was born on April 23, 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts, to Carol (Lupien) and John Cena. He is of Italian (father) and French-Canadian and English (mother) descent, and is the grandson of baseball player Tony Lupien. When he was ...

24. Funkmaster Flex

Soundtrack | The Last Castle

Funkmaster Flex was born on August 5, 1968 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Aston George Taylor Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for The Last Castle (2001), Clockstoppers (2002) and New Jersey Drive (1995).

25. 50 Cent

Soundtrack | Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Born in the South Jamaica section of Queens, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has lived in New York City all his life. He was raised by his grandparents after his father ran out and his mother was shot when he was only eight. Growing up, the Queens rapper originally wanted to be a heavyweight boxer, but ...

26. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Actor | Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

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 ...

27. Wayne Carini

Self | Chasing Classic Cars

Master car restorer who owns car dealerships in Portland, Connecticut.

28. Dennis Gage

Producer | Texas Hardtails

Dennis Gage is a producer, known for Texas Hardtails (2005), My Classic Car (1997) and The Corvette Affair (2006).

29. Stacey David

Writer | Stacey David's GearZ

Raised in Boise, Idaho, Stacey David earned his reputation as the local hotrodder by driving his 1930 5-window coupe to school every day. His intrigue for all things with a motor started way before that. Stacey helped restore his first car when he was 12 years old...his sister's 1963 VW bug! ...

30. Danny Koker

Writer | Counting Cars

Danny Koker was born on January 5, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Daniel Nicholas Koker II. He is a writer and producer, known for Counting Cars (2012), Saturday Fright at the Movies (1990) and Pawn Stars (2009).

31. Chip Foose

Art_department | Cars

Chip Foose was born on October 13, 1963 in Santa Barbara, California, USA. He is known for his work on Cars (2006), Titus (2000) and Overhaulin' (2004).

32. Boyd Coddington

Self | American Hot Rod

Boyd Coddington was born on August 28, 1944 in Rupert, Idaho, USA as Boyd Leon Coddington. He was married to Jo Andenise Clausen McGee, Diane Marie Ragone Elkins and Peggy Jeanne King. He died on February 27, 2008 in Whittier, California, USA.

34. Edd China

Producer | Wheeler Dealers

Edd China was born as Edward John China. He is a producer, known for Wheeler Dealers (2003), Classic Car Club (2005) and Top Gear (2002).

35. Wayne Newton

Actor | Licence to Kill

Wayne Newton was born on April 3, 1942 in Roanoke, Virginia, USA as Carson Wayne Newton. He is an actor, known for Licence to Kill (1989), The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) and Vegas Vacation (1997). He has been married to Kathleen McCrone since April 9, 1994. They have one child. He was ...

36. George Barris

Producer | Juke Box Racket

George Barris was born in Chicago in the mid twenties. In 1928, he and his older brother Sam moved to Roseville, California with relatives after their parents died. George pursued a passion for building scratch-built aircraft models which led to model cars. The brothers interest in cars intensified...

37. Sylvester Stallone

Actor | Rocky

This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of ...

39. Norman Grabowski

Actor | The Towering Inferno

Norman Grabowski was born on February 5, 1933 to Anthony & Mary Grabowski in Irvington, New Jersey, as Norman David Grabowski. He was an actor, best known for his roles in Blackbeard's Ghost (1968), The Towering Inferno (1974), Hooper (1978) and The Cannonball Run (1981). He died on October 12, ...

40. Elvis Presley

Soundtrack | Girls! Girls! Girls!

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Presley (née Gladys Love Smith) and Vernon Presley (Vernon Elvis Presley). He had a twin brother who was stillborn. In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes High School. ...

41. Bodie Stroud

Actor | Rock My RV

Born in Glendale, CA, located only minutes from the bright lights of Hollywood, Bodie Stroud never imagined he'd one day be building Hot Rods for Mega Super Stars, like Johnny Depp and Tim Allen, let alone become a TV Star himself, most recently appearing on Rock My RV (2013),alongside rocker and ...

42. Johnny Depp

Actor | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood.

He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.

Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped ...

43. Kid Rock

Actor | Joe Dirt

Kid Rock was born on January 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan, USA as Robert James Ritchie. He was previously married to Pamela Anderson.



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