Let Me Just Make This Statement Loud And Clear, Jersey’s Here.

So I want to make this perfectly clear before I begin, I have nothing against Jersey Shore, Jerseylicious, or The Real House Wives Of New Jersey.  So now that we have that out of the way, I’m writing this because DJ Pauly D was in San Francisco recently, spinning at one of the largest clubs in the bay.  (And congrats to him, I spun that club when I was 21, but it only took him 2 years of being famous and 30 years of life to get on the same tables).  But after his club appearance, I was hit with a blazing tempest of questions about New Jersey from people… Questions like if everyone in NJ is like the cast of Jersey Shore/Jerseylicious, or folks asking me how it feels to have the most influential people out of New Jersey to be J-Wow and Snookie.  I even had someone ask if my mother was like one of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey”.  So I just want to make this clear to a few folks, and make a ”short” list of people who have done something substantial that were born or raised in New Jersey, just so were clear.  Check the method below.

People From New Jersey.

Lauren Hill - Singer/Songer Writer - South Orange, NJ

 

Chelsea Handler - Comedian/TV Host - Livingston, NJ

Tara Reid - Actress/Model - Wyckoff, NJ

Ray Liotta - Actor - Union and Newark, NJ

Akon - Singer/Songwriter - Jersey City, NJ

Anne Hathaway - Actress - Millburn, NJ

Keisha Knight Pulliam - Child Star/Actress - Newark, NJ

Bill Maher - Comedian/TV Host - River Vale, NJ

Jon Bon Jovi - Musician/Song Writer - Perth Amboy, NJ

Bruce Willis - Actor - Penns Grove, NJ

Buzz Aldrin - Pilot on the first Lunar landing - Montclair, NJ

Danny DeVito - Actor/Comedian - Neptune City, NJ

DJ Storm - Disk Jockey/Talent Manager - South Plainfield, NJ

Ed Harris - Actor - Englewood, NJ

Nick/Joe Jonas - Singers/Actors - Wyckoff, NJ

Joe Buddens - Rapper - Jersey City, NJ

Joel Silver - Movie Producer (The Matrix/Die Hard) - South Orange, NJ

John Travolta - Actor - Englewood, NJ

Jon Stewart - Political Comedia/TV Host - Lawrence, NJ

Just Blaze - Producer/Disk Jockey - Patterson, NJ

David Ali - Promoter/Talent Manager - North Plainfield, NJ

Kevin Spacey - Actor - South Orange, NJ

Malcolm Jamal Warner - Child Star/Actor - Jersey City, NJ

Kirsten Dunst - Actress - Point Pleasant, NJ

Martha Stewart - Entrepenuer/TV Home Maker - Jersey City, NJ

Joe Pesci - Actor - Newark, NJ

Nathan Lane - Actor/Comedian - Jersey City, NJ

Queen Latifah - Rapper/Actress - Newark, NJ

Rah Digga - Rapper - Newark, NJ

Redman - Rapper/Actor - Newark, NJ

Shaquille O'Neal - Professional Basketball Player/Actor - Newark, NJ

Jack Nicholson - Actor/Producer/Writer - Neptune City, NJ

Vida Guerra - Model/Actress - Perth Amboy, NJ

People NOT from New Jersey…

These Idiots.

    • Brian
    • February 23rd, 2011

    Thanks for this blog. Born and raised in a Italian American household in NJ I take offense to “these idiots” as you put it. Not because they allegedly portray Italian Americans in a stereotypical fashion (because that is just BS) but because they portray NJ people as a bunch of gym obessed over tanned morons. NJ has so much more culture and diversity and it is a shame someone doesn’t do a show about that. Let’s just follow around a bunch of people who have nothing real to offer the world or even themselves.

    Thanks again!!!!!!!!

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