Celebrities you didn’t know are from Syracuse
SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) – There are many celebrities who were born or raised in Syracuse, New York, and some of the names on this list may surprise you. According to IMDb.com and FamousBirthdays.com, these celebrities are from Syracuse.
As one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, this one might shock you. IMDb says Tom was born in Syracuse to his mother Mary Lee (Pfeiffer) and father Thomas Cruise Mapother III, both from Louisville, Kentucky. His family moved from Syracuse when he was young, and he grew up a devout Catholic, originally wanting to join the priesthood. He later renounced his beliefs and joined the Church of Scientology.
If you don’t know his name, you might know his voice. This voice actor rose to fame as the voice of Spongebob Squarepants on the popular Nickelodeon show and grew up in East Syracuse. He continued to stand-up in Boston and San Francisco, and made several television appearances before landing his role in SpongeBob SquarePants and several other cartoons.
Robert De Niro (Sr.)
The father of the very famous Robert De Niro, Robert De Niro Sr. was born in Syracuse on May 3, 1922. He then married Virginia Holton Admiral and had a child, the actor we all know as Robert De Niro .
As one of the biggest names in the news, Kelly was born in Syracuse and practiced law for several years before working for Fox News’s America Live and America’s Newsroom. She then hosted “Megyn Kelly Today” for NBC after leaving Fox News, and it lasted two years before she left. She now hosts the radio show “The Megyn Kelly Show” for SiriusXM, according to USATODAY.com.
Have you ever wondered where the Netflix Queer Eye show came from? Born in Syracuse, Thom Filicia received his bachelor’s degree in interior design from the Syracuse University School of Art and Design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. He then started his own design business and made appearances on the original Emmy-winning show “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”. He is also a bestselling author.
The late host and writer of “The Twilight Zone” was born on Christmas 1924 in Syracuse. When he was two, his family moved to Binghamton, where he spent most of his childhood according to Wikipedia. He is credited with writing scripts for films such as Patterns (1956), and was also a former boxer and parachutist.
Siobhan Fallon Hogan
This film and television actress born in Syracuse in 1961 has credits in “Men In Black”, “Forrest Gump”, “SNL”, “Seinfeld,” Holes “,” New In Town “and” Wayward Pines “, between others. She graduated from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, received her Masters of Fine Arts from Catholic University, and was subsequently cast on “Saturday Night Live” in 1975 and appeared on the “Bat Girl” show.
You might recognize this famous reality star from shows like The Bachelor on ABC. She appeared in the series’ 24th season in 2020 and is a known Syracuse native, having grown up in the city. She has held countless job titles including real estate agent, real estate investor, house pinball machine, insurance agent, model, actress and part-time bartender, according to BachelorNation.com.
If you watch WWE, you might recognize Michael Coulthard, known as “Michael Cole” on the network. He has been dubbed âThe Voice of WWEâ according to IMDb.com, and wasn’t just born in Syracuse, he went to Syracuse University to study broadcast journalism. Prior to WWE, he was hired at a local radio station in Texas, and then CBS Radio thereafter.
This ABC’s World News Tonight host and ABC’s 20/20 co-host was born in Syracuse and educated at Ithaca College. He worked at a local news station at CNY before working for ABC.
This popular artist known for hits such as “White Iversion”, “Rockstar” and “Sunflower” was born in Syracuse and moved to Dallas, Texas at the age of 10. His musical career was inspired by his love of the game Guitar Hero. , and then he joined a hardcore band in high school. It was then that he recorded his mix tape, with songs that launched his fame.