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The following is a list of notable Greek Americans, including both original immigrants of Greek descent who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

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  • Jack Angel - actor, who has worked on many radio programs, animated television series, movies and video games
  • Jennifer Aniston - father is Greek, Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award-winning film/television actress, best known for her role as Rachel Green on the sitcom Friends, daughter of actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow.[1]
  • John Aniston - actor, born Yannis Anastasakis, father of actress Jennifer Aniston[3]
  • Dimitra Arliss - actress
  • Hank Azaria - one of the principal voice actors on the animated television series The Simpsons; parents are Greek Jews
  • David Batista (Bautista) - former WWE professional wrestler (Greek mother and Filipino father) and actor
  • Ted Beniades - character actor of screen and stage who was best known for appearing in Brian De Palma's Scarface as Siedelbaum
  • Abraham Hercules Benrubi - actor
  • Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Paula Cale[4]
  • Charlie Callas - comedian and actor
  • Gabrielle Carteris - actress, best known for her role as Andrea Zuckerman on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 (father was of Greek descent)[5]
  • Paul Cavonis - TV and movie actor
  • George Chakiris[6]
  • Jessica Chastain - Academy Award nominated actress (distant origin on her father's side)
  • Michael Chiklis - of 3/4 Greek descent[7]
  • Katie Chonacas [8]
  • John Considine - grandson of vaudeville and film producer Alexander Pantages on his mother's side, and nephew on his father's side to writer Bob Considine. Brother to actor/writer Tim Considine. Notable for his role as a writer for the 1960s American television series Combat! as well as appearances as an actor in series like Knight Rider and Murder, She Wrote.
  • Tim Considine - actor, writer and photographer, grandson of vaudeville and film producer Alexander Pantages.[9] Noted for his writing work on the American TV series Combat!, along with his brother John Considine, and his starring role as Jamie Frederick in My Three Sons.
  • Michael Constantine - actor, born Constantine Ioannides, son of Greek immigrants.
  • Nick Dennis - actor, known for playing ethnic types in films such as Kiss Me Deadly, Sirocco and A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Nancy Dow - actress, mother of actress Jennifer Aniston, is said to have some Greek ancestry[10]
  • Olympia Dukakis - Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actress.[11]
  • Tina Fey - mother is of Greek descent[13]
  • Michael Flessas - actor, Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) winning film Dancer in the Dark at the Cannes Film Festival. Paternal grandparents both born in Greece.
  • Zach Galifianakis - father is of Greek descent
  • Tony Ganios - actor, probably best known for his role as Anthony 'Meat' Tuperello in the 1982 hit comedy Porky's and its sequels
  • Christopher George
  • Heather Goldenhersh - Tony Award nominated actress
  • Xenia Gratsos
  • Sasha Grey - pornographic actress; mixed Greek, Irish and Polish ancestry
  • Angie Harmon - maternal grandparents were of Greek descent[15]
  • Lindsay Hartley - mother is of part Greek descent[16]
  • Marilu Henner[4]
  • Ant (Anthony Steven Kalloniatis) - Last Comic Standing comedian
  • Melina Kanakaredes - actress, best known for Providence and CSI: NY[17]
  • Kym Karath - actress, best known for her role as Gretl in The Sound of Music
  • Robert Karvelas - actor who is notable for his role as the Chief's dense assistant, Larrabee, on the 1960s sitcom Get Smart
  • Andreas Katsulas[18]
  • Zoe Kazan - actress, paternal grandfather, Elia Kazan, was Greek
  • Nick Kiriazis - actor [19]
  • Elias Koteas - Canadian/US movie actor
  • Emma Lahana
  • Peter Lupus - bodybuilder and actor, best remembered for the role of Willy Armitage in the original Mission: Impossible television series in the 1960s
  • Ralph Macchio - father is of half-Italian and half-Greek descent [20]
  • George Maharis[21]
  • Jason Mantzoukas - American actor, comedian, and writer.[22]
  • Adoni Maropis - star of 24 among other titles.[23]
  • Constantine Maroulis[24]
  • Demetri Martin[25]
  • Maria Menounos[27]
  • David Mazouz - actor, his mother is of Greek-Jewish descent
  • Lea Michele - actress, singer and author
  • Andy Milonakis
  • Sofia Milos
  • Nico Minardos
  • Alexa Nikolas
  • Elizabeth Perkins - father was of Greek descent[4]
  • Ryan Pinkston - TV and movie actor; model, mother is of Greek descent
  • Chris Sarandon[28]
  • George Savalas[29]
  • Telly Savalas[30]
  • Alexander Scourby - actor and narrator, played 'Old Polo' in Giant, James Dean's last film
  • Amy Sedaris - father was of Greek descent[32]
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler - father is of Greek Jewish and Romanian Jewish descent[34]
  • Marina Sirtis[35] - played Counselor Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • Ted Sorel - actor whose numerous credits included Guiding Light, Law & Order and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Tracy Spiridakos - actress, born in Canada by Greek-born parents, best known for her role as Charlotte "Charlie" Matheson in the NBC post-apocalyptic science fiction series Revolution.
  • John Stamos - father was of Greek descent[36]
  • Dan Vadis - actor famous for his lead roles in many Italian films made in the 1960s
  • Mena Suvari - actress, best known for her roles in the films American Pie and American Beauty, maternal grandmother was of Greek descent[38]
  • Nia Vardalos - actress. From My Big Fat Greek Wedding; Canadian-born
  • Gloria Votsis - actress. She is known for her small roles in several TV series such as Hawaii Five-0, The Gates, CSI, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, and Suburgatory. Votsis also had a starring role in the film The Education of Charlie Banks alongside Jesse Eisenberg. She also recurred as Alex Hunter on the USA drama White Collar.
  • Betty White - maternal grandfather was Greek[39] - actress
  • Rita Wilson - actress, film producer and singer, mother is of Greek descent[40]
  • Shanelle Workman - voice actress for various video games and animated TV shows, mother is of Greek descent
  • Billy Zane - actor and director, best known for his role as Caledon Hockley in the film Titanic.
  • Lisa Zane - actress and singer, sister of actor Billy Zane.[42]
  • Ariel Winter - actress

Miscellaneous crew[edit]

  • Crist Ballas - Emmy Award-winning make-up artist for film and television
  • George Barris (auto customizer) - designer and builder of many famous Hollywood custom cars
  • Chris Condon - cinematographer and 3D pioneer
  • Karen Goulekas - visual effects artist
  • Anthony Katagas - film producer
  • Anna Louizos - Tony award nominated scenic designer and art director
  • Phedon Papamichael - director, cinematographer
  • Jack Pierce - makeup artist
  • Harris Savides- cinematographer
  • Dino Stamatopoulos - television comedy writer, actor and producer who has worked on Mr. Show, TV Funhouse, Mad TV, Moral Orel, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien
  • Patrick Tatopoulos - special effects and creature designer[43]
  • Dean Tavoularis - Academy Award winner for Best Art Direction (The Godfather Part II)[44]
  • Petro Vlahos - Oscar-awarded Hollywood special effects pioneer
  • Mary Zophres - costume designer, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for the 2010 film True Grit



  • Criss Angel - illusionist
  • Mary Ashley - video artist, performance artist, and painter
  • William Baziotes - painter, a contributor to Abstract Expressionism
  • Lynda Benglis - sculptor and visual artist
  • Constantino Brumidi - important artist of the Capitol [45]
  • Thomas Chimes - painter
  • Chryssa - sculptor
  • Constantinos Coconis - illustrator
  • Peter Forakis - abstract geometric sculptor
  • Zenos Frudakis - figurative sculptor
  • Dimitri Hadzi - sculptor
  • Dino Kotopoulis - artist
  • Nicholas Legeros - bronze sculptor
  • Ethel Magafan - painter and muralist
  • Alex Martinez - graffiti artist, illustrator, muralist (Greek mother)
  • Kimon Nicolaides - art teacher, author and artist, who developed the widely used method of teaching drawing "The Natural Way to Draw"
  • Ithaka Darin Pappas - contemporary artist, creator of The Reincarnation of a Surfboard, credited with being the founder of the Contemporary Surf Art movement
  • George Stavrinos - illustrator (Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame)
  • Anthony Velonis - painter and designer, who helped introduce the public to silkscreen printing in the early 20th century
  • Peter Voulkos - sculptor, ceramics art innovator
  • Electros Vekris - Sculptor kinetics



  • Sophia Amoruso - founder and owner of Nasty Gal
  • Kary Antholis - senior vice president for miniseries at HBO
  • George Argyros - founder of real estate company Amel & Affiliates [46]
  • George Ballas - inventor of the weed eater, father of dancer Corky Ballas and grandfather to dancer Mark Ballas
  • Peter Barris - American venture capitalist, FDA
  • Jason Calacanis - entrepreneur & founder of Weblogs, Inc.
  • John Calamos - founder of Calamos Investments
  • Michael Capellas - terminal CEO of MCI and Compaq
  • Tom Carvel - founder of the Carvel franchise
  • John Catsimatidis- founder of Gristedes Foods
  • Christos Cotsakos - co-founder of E-Trade
  • Zoe Cruz - ex co-president of Morgan Stanley
  • Nickolas Davatzes - president and CEO of A&E Television Networks
  • Jim Davis (businessman) - Chairman of New Balance
  • John Paul DeJoria - co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair products
  • The Demoulas Brothers - founders of the DeMoulas' Market Basket
  • Jamie Dimon - (Papademetriou) - CEO of JPMorgan Chase, grandson of Smyrna broker
  • Peter Diamandis - magazine entrepreneur, founder of the International Space University
  • Elena Ford - Ford Motor Company heiress and officer
  • Prince Alexander von Fürstenberg - businessman and philanthropist
  • Jim Gianopoulos - Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures
  • Arianna Huffington - Founder of Huffington Post
  • Sam Israel - investor and landlord
  • Lazaros Kalemis - founder & CEO of Alpha Card Services
  • Peter Karmanos, Jr. - founder, president & CEO of Compuware and owner of the NHL team Carolina Hurricanes
  • Tom Kartsotis - founder of Fossil Group and Shinola Detroit
  • Linda P.B. Katehi - Chancellor of the University of California, Davis
  • George Kerasotes - one of the founders of Kerasotes Theatres, and United Theatre Owners of Illinois in 1947.
  • Alyssa LaRoche - founder of Aimee Weber Studio Inc.
  • Ted Leonsis - vice chair of AOL
  • Andrew N. Liveris - CEO of Dow Chemical Company
  • Michael Recanati - businessman and philanthropist
  • George Logothetis - founder and CEO of the Libra Group
  • George Lycurgus - developer of hotels on Waikiki and the Volcano House
  • C. Dean Metropoulos - investor and businessman
  • Nikita Mikros - founder and CEO of SMASHWORX and Tiny Mantis Entertainment
  • George P. Mitchell - original developer of The Woodlands
  • Peter M. Nicholas - co-founder of Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Alexander Pantages - vaudeville and early motion picture producer and impresario
  • Constantine Papadakis - president of Drexel University
  • Greg Papadopoulos - senior vice president and Chief Technical Officer of Sun Microsystems Inc.
  • Peter Peterson (Petropoulos) - ex-CEO of Bell & Howell, Lehman Bros, Chair Council on Foreign Relns, chair BlackStone, Nixon Commerce Scy
  • Ted Phillips - president and CEO of the NFL team the Chicago Bears
  • Harry Markopoulos - independent financial investigator
  • John Rigas - founder of Adelphia Communications Corporation
  • Alex Rigopulos - video game designer, co-founder of Harmonix Music Systems
  • Ted Sarandos - Chief Content Officer for Netflix
  • Stratton Sclavos - president & CEO of VeriSign
  • John Sitilides - government affairs and international relations specialist at Trilogy Advisors LLC in Washington, D.C.
  • Charles Skouras - movie magnate, president of Fox Coast West and National Pictures
  • George Skouras - movie magnate, president of United Artists
  • Spyros Skouras - movie magnate, president of 20th Century Fox
  • Angelo Sotira - co-founder of the online community DeviantArt
  • Alex Spanos - California realty magnate, chaired Amer Bible Society
  • William Spell - founder and current president of Spell Capital Partners
  • Gregg Spiridellis - co-founder of JibJab
  • Evan Spiridellis - co-founder of JibJab
  • Leo Stefanos - inventor of the Dove Bar
  • William Tavoulareas - President of Mobil Oil Corporation
  • George Tsakopoulos - real estate developer and founder of Tsakopoulos Investments in Sacramento, CA
  • P. Roy Vagelos - M.D. and former chairman and CEO of Merck "Most Admired USA CEO"
  • Mike Vranos - hedge fund manager, referred to by some as the "most powerful man on Wall Street"
  • Harry Wilson - former investor and restructuring expert
  • Ed Zander - CEO of Motorola and former president of Sun Microsystems






  • Alexandra Cassavetes - director, daughter of John Cassavetes
  • John Cassavetes - movie director
  • Nick Cassavetes - movie director[4]
  • Tom Cherones - director and producer of several TV series. His most well-known directing work is on Seinfeld
  • George Pan Cosmatos1, film director, Tombstone, Rambo: First Blood Part II
  • Milton Katselas - director, Hollywood acting teacher
  • Elia Kazan - movie director, two-time Academy Award winner for Gentleman's Agreement and On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata, East of Eden
  • Tony Leondis - film director, writer and voice actor of animation
  • Dimitri Logothetis
  • Gregory Markopoulos - film director, New American Cinema of the 1960s
  • Paolo Marinou-Blanco - film director and screenwriter
  • Andrew Moskos - producer/owner of Boom Chicago
  • Alexander Payne - Academy Award winning movie director
  • Nikos Psacharopoulos - theater producer, director, and educator
  • Andy Sidaris - film director of cult B-movie films
  • Penelope Spheeris - director (Wayne's World)
  • Greg Yaitanes - television and film director
  • Billy Zane - actor, director



  • Gus George Bebas - naval aviator and a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross
  • LTG Peter G. Burbules - retired United States Army Lieutenant General. U.S. Army Ordnance Hall of Fame.
  • Matthew Bogdanos - colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves
  • Chris Carr - United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor
  • Alden Partridge Colvocoresses - USA (Col. Ret.), developer of the first satellite map of the United States
  • George Colvocoresses - commander of the Saratoga during the American Civil War[55]
  • George Partridge Colvocoresses - led a distinguished military career rising to the rank of Admiral
  • George Dilboy - first Greek-American to receive Medal of Honor
  • Jack H. Jacobs, Vietnam War veteran. Medal of Honor recipient (of Romaniote Jewish descent).
  • James G. Kalergis - U.S. Army officer who played a significant role in the post-Vietnam era reorganization of the U.S. Army
  • James Megellas - retired United States Army officer, the most-decorated officer in the history of the 82nd Airborne Division," having received a Distinguished Service Cross, a Silver Star, and been nominated for the Medal of Honor
  • Charles Moskos - leading military sociologist in the US Military. Author of Greek Americans: Struggle and Success.
  • William Pagonis - retired three-star U.S. Army General & Chairman of the Board/Director for Railamerica, Inc.
  • George Sirian - served in the US Navy with distinction for nearly fifty years
  • Alek Skarlatos - US Army National Guard soldier awarded the Soldier's Medal from US President Barack Obama and the Legion of Honor by French President Francois Holland for his participation in the thwarting of terrorist train attack on the 2015 Thalys train attack
  • James G. Stavridis - retired USN admiral, Supreme Allied Commander Europe July 2, 2009 - May 13, 2013
  • Peter G. Tsouras - retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army


  • Melissa Baker - model
  • Betty Cantrell - beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Georgia 2015 & Miss America 2016
  • Talita von Fürstenberg - model
  • Patricia Kara - model, actress, TV personality
  • Cleo Maletis - beauty pageant titleholder
  • Becky and Jessie O'Donohue - American Idol contestants and models,[56][57]
  • Ryan Pinkston - actor and model
  • Steve Sandalis - model, bodybuilder and actor, best known for appearing on over 700 Romance novel covers
  • Catya Sassoon - actress, singer and model
  • Suzi Simpson - model, actress, aspiring screenwriter [58]
  • Hannah Stocking - internet personality and model


  • Maurice Abravanel - conductor of classical music
  • Teddy Andreadis - keyboardist
  • The Andrews Sisters - singers[59]
  • Paul Anka - singer and songwriter. Half Greek and half Lebanese.
  • Sarah Aroeste - Manhattan-based[60]Jewish Ladino musician with roots in the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki.[61]
  • Paul Avgerinos - composer, performer and producer of new-age music
  • Anthony Kiedis - lead singer, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • Art Alexakis - singer/songwriter/guitarist, member of Everclear
  • Johnny Antonopoulos - singer/guitarist
  • Annette Artani - singer/songwriter[62]
  • Amalia Bakas - singer of Greek traditional and rembetiko songs with a successful career in the United States.
  • Marco Beltrami - film composer
  • John Cacavas - composer, conductor
  • Maria Callas - considered one of the greatest opera sopranos of all time[63]
  • Kelly Clarkson - American Idol (Season 1) winner[64]
  • Tommy Clufetos - session drummer
  • Sylvia Constantinidis - Venezuelan born pianist, conductor, writer, music educator and composer.
  • Warren Cuccurullo - rock musician and long term member of Duran Duran
  • Nickitas J. Demos - composer of contemporary classical music drawing from Greek inspiration.
  • Greg Dulli - musician[65]
  • The Fiery Furnaces - indie rock band[66]
  • Alexander Frey - conductor, pianist, organist and composer
  • Princess Tatiana von Fürstenberg - rock singer
  • Diamanda Galás - performance artist, vocalist, and composer[67]
  • Nick Gravenites - blues, rock and folk singer-songwriter
  • Fran Jeffries - singer, dancer, actress, and model
  • Donald Johanos - conductor and music director with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra
  • Tomas Kalnoky - lead singer/guitarist and songwriter of the bands Streetlight Manifesto and Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution
  • Kalomoira - pop singer [68]
  • Steven Karidoyanes - composer, broadcaster and conductor with Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra[69]
  • James J. Kellaris - award-winning composer of contemporary classical music drawing from Greek and Byzantine themes.
  • Wayne Kramer - guitarist for Motor City Five[70][71]
  • Tim Lambesis - lead singer of Metalcore band As I Lay Dying
  • Tommy Lee - heavy metal drummer[72]
  • Paul Lekakis - singer
  • Jessie Malakouti - singer
  • Athan Maroulis - singer, producer, musician, older brother of American Idol Season 4 finalist Constantine Maroulis
  • Constantine Maroulis - singer, stage actor, American Idol (Season 4) finalist[73]
  • Jim Matheos - guitarist and the primary songwriter for the progressive metal band Fates Warning
  • Dimitri Minakakis - original singer and founding member of the band The Dillinger Escape Plan
  • Dimitris Mitropoulos - world-renowned symphony conductor[74]
  • Ted Nichols - composer conductor, arranger, educator, minister of music
  • Nick Noble (singer) - pop singer, popular in the mid-1950s and best known for his recordings of The Tip of My Finger and Moonlight Swim
  • Becky O'Donohue - singer and American Idol (Season 5) semi-finalist[75]
  • Tony Orlando - singer. Half Greek and half Puerto Rican.[76]
  • Johnny Otis - rhythm and blues musician[77]
  • Shuggie Otis - rock, blues & funk guitarist and songwriter[78]
  • Ithaka Darin Pappas - lyricist/vocalist, writer and vocalist of "Escape From The City Of Angels" and So Get Up, the most remixed song in musical history (Guinness Record Holder)
  • Murray Perahia - is an American concert pianist and conductor with roots in Thessaloniki
  • Basil Poledouris - film composer[79]
  • Vicky Psarakis - vocalist of Canadian metal band The Agonist.
  • Jim Sclavunos - drummer for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds[80]
  • Derek Sherinian - virtuoso rock and jazz fusion keyboardist
  • Chris Spheeris - new age multi-instrumentalist, composer, recording artist, collaborated on several albums with Paul Voudouris[81]
  • Jimmie Spheeris - singer-songwriter in the 1970s
  • Chris Trousdale (born 1985) - singer, former Dream Street member[82]
  • Tatiana Troyanos - mezzo-soprano[83]
  • The Vanity Set - alternative/rebetiko rock band[84]
  • Alex Varkatzas - lead singer of Hard Rock/Metalcore band Atreyu
  • Jim Verraros (born 1983) - singer, entertainer, one of the top 10 finalists in the first season of American Idol[85]
  • Yanni - new-age musician[86]
  • Frank Zappa - composer - see The Real Frank Zappa Book


  • Marie Cosindas - photographer, best known for her evocative still life and color portraits
  • Chris Hondros - Pulitzer Prize-nominated war photographer
  • James Karales - Pulitzer Prize awarded photographer
  • Christopher Makos - photographer for Calvin Klein, Esquire and Andy Warhol
  • Constantine Manos - photographer (Leica Medal of Excellence in 2003)
  • Tod Papageorge - art photographer
  • Ithaka Darin Pappas - photographic artist and celebrity portraitist ie: NWA Straight_Outta Compton, Marlee Matlin, Giancarlo Esposito, Takashi Murakami etc
  • Andrew Prokos - architectural and fine art photographer
  • Popsie Randolph - photographer
  • George Tames - photographer for The New York Times from 1945–1985
  • Paul Vathis - photojournalist for the Associated Press for 56 years (Pulitzer Prize for Photography in 1962)

Poker Players[edit]


Federal level[edit]

  • Spiro Agnew - former Vice President of the United States, Governor of Maryland, first Greek-American governor in U.S. history
  • George Argyros - U.S. Ambassador to Spain
  • Shelley Berkley - member of Congress
  • Gus Bilirakis - congressman, Republican co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
  • Michael Bilirakis - Congressman from Florida
  • John Brademas - former member of Congress, former president of New York University, former chair of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • Alexander Dimitry - diplomat, linguist and scholar who worked as a U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica and Nicaragua
  • Michael Dukakis - former Governor of Massachusetts, 1988 Democratic presidential candidate
  • Nick Galifianakis - former Congressman from North Carolina.
  • George Gekas - former Congressman from Pennsylvania
  • George T. Kalaris[87] - CIA head of Counter-intelligence Staff and chief of the Soviet-East Europe Division
  • Ron Klink - former Representative from Pennsylvania
  • Tom C. Korologos - U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, Reagan lobbyist
  • Nicholas Mavroules - former Congressman from Massachusetts
  • Andrew Manatos - former Assistant Secretary of Commerce under Jimmy Carter
  • Sylvia Mathews - National Economic Commission staff
  • John Negroponte - United States Director of National Intelligence, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Peter Peterson - first Greek American Cabinet Officer, head of Blackstone Group
  • John Podesta - White House Chief of Staff under President Bill Clinton
  • Jen Psaki - United States Department of State spokesperson under President Barack Obama
  • John Sarbanes - eldest son of Paul Sarbanes, Congressman, Maryland's 3rd congressional district
  • Paul Sarbanes - former Senator for Maryland; co-sponsored the Sarbanes–Oxley Act on corporate accounting
  • Tasia Scolinos - Justice Department Director Of Public Affairs
  • Olympia Snowe - Republican Senator from Maine
  • Zack Space - member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Ohio
  • George Stephanopoulos - political commentator, former White House Communications Director
  • George Tenet - former CIA director
  • Dina Titus - Congresswoman from Nevada
  • Frances Townsend - assistant to the President and Homeland Security Advisor
  • Paul Tsongas - former Senator from Massachusetts
  • Niki Tsongas - Congresswoman from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district
  • Viron Vaky - U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, Colombia and Venezuela
  • Gus Yatron - former Pennsylvania Congressman and boxer

State level[edit]

  • Nick Pappas - Alderman in Manchester, NH
  • Elaine Alquist - California State Assembly
  • Phil Angelides - state treasurer of California, 2006 democratic candidate for Governor of California
  • Dean Alfange - Deputy New York State Attorney General and founding member of the Liberal Party of New York.
  • Jim Aslanides - former member of the Ohio House of Representatives
  • Demetrius J. Atsalis - Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • James Bacalles - New York State Assembly
  • Susan Bysiewicz - former Secretary of the State of Connecticut
  • Gale D. Candaras - Massachusetts Senate
  • Larry Chatzidakis - former New Jersey General Assembly
  • James C. Condos - former Vermont State Senate and is currently the Vermont Secretary of State
  • Charlie Crist - former Governor of Florida
  • Jim Dabakis - Utah State Senate, former Chairman of the Utah Democratic Party
  • Mike Haridopolos - Florida Senate
  • Ted Gatsas - Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire. former member of New Hampshire Senate
  • Adeline Jay Geo-Karis - former Illinois State senator, former naval officer
  • Michael N. Gianaris - New York State Assembly
  • Alexi Giannoulias - Illinois State Treasurer
  • Theodore Kanavas - Republican senator from Brookfield, Wisconsin.
  • Phyllis Katsakiores - New Hampshire House of Representatives
  • Joseph M. Kyrillos - New Jersey General Assembly
  • Phil P. Leventis - Democratic member of the South Carolina Senate
  • Nicole Malliotakis - New York State Assembly
  • Harry Meshel - Ohio State Senator
  • Sandy Pappas - Minnesota State Senator representing St. Paul
  • Nicholas C. Petris - California State Senator from 1966 until 1996
  • Aravella Simotas - New York State Assembly
  • Frank Skartados - New York State Assembly
  • Dean Skelos - New York State Senate and the Majority Leader of the New York State Senate
  • James Skoufis - New York State Assembly; elected to New York State Senate in 2018
  • Theodore J. Sophocleus - Maryland House of Delegates
  • Joyce Spiliotis - Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • Theodore C. Speliotis - Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • Bruce Tarr (Tamvakologos) - Massachusetts Senate and the Minority leader
  • Nick Theodore - former Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
  • Philip J. Williams - former member of the Michigan House of Representatives

Local level[edit]


  • Constantine John Alexopoulos - mycologist
  • Diogenes Allen - professor of philosophy
  • Paul Anastas - chemist
  • Gust Avrakotos - political adviser
  • Saul Amarel - artificial intelligence pioneer
  • Paul Alivisatos - nanotechnologist
  • Chris Argyris - distinguished lifetime contributor to theory and practice of management
  • Kyriacos A. Athanasiou - biomedical engineer
  • Constantine A. Balanis - electrical engineer
  • D. James Bidzos[permanent dead link] - VeriSign Vice Chairman of the Board (previously CEO of RSA Data Security)
  • Lambros D. Callimahos - NSA cryptanalyst
  • George Canellos - renowned oncologist and cancer researcher
  • Harry J. Cargas - scholar, author, and teacher best known for his writing and research on the Holocaust, Jewish-Catholic relations, and American literature
  • Leda Cosmides - psychologist[89]
  • Nicholas A. Christakis - sociologist and physician
  • George C. Christie - James B. Duke Emeritus Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina
  • Alexander Coucoulas - inventor, research engineer, and author (Father Of Thermosonic Bonding)
  • Constantine W. Curris - educator, former president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • Michael Dertouzos - innovator and director of the M.I.T. LCS
  • Persi Diaconis - mathematician
  • George A. Economou - optical systems expert
  • Deno Geanakoplos - renowned scholar of Byzantine history, Bradford Durfee Professor Emeritus at Yale University.[90]
  • John Ioannidis - physician
  • John Joannopoulos - physicist
  • Menas Kafatos - quantum physicist
  • Paris Kanellakis - computer scientist
  • George Karniadakis - applied mathematician and engineer
  • Peter Karter - nuclear engineer and one of the pioneers of the modern recycling industry
  • Panayotis G. Kevrekidis - applied mathematician
  • Stamatios Krimigis - space physics and instrumentation
  • Dorothy D. Lee - anthropologist, author and philosopher of cultural anthropology
  • Albert Levis - psychiatrist and philosopher
  • Peter Liacouras - former president of Temple University
  • Nicholas Metropolis - physicist
  • Andreas Gerasimos Michalitsianos - NASA astrophysicist
  • Tom Maniatis - biologist
  • Dimitris Nanopoulos - professor of theoretical physics at TAMU
  • Nicholas Negroponte - scientist, MIT Media Lab founder and director; architect
  • Alexander Nehamas - professor of philosophy
  • Kyriacos Costa Nicolaou - chemist
  • C. L. Max Nikias - engineer and president of the University of Southern California[91]
  • Constantine Papadakis - president of Drexel University
  • Christos Papadimitriou - professor of computer science at University of California, Berkeley
  • George C. Papanicolaou - mathematician
  • Costas N. Papanicolas - physicist
  • George Papanicolaou - created the Pap Smear, and more generally, the field of cytopathology
  • Athanasios Papoulis - engineer and applied mathematician
  • Aristides Patrinos - geneticist, biological, electrical and chemical engineer, human genome project
  • John Allen Paulos - mathematician
  • Nicholas A. Peppas - Chaired Professor in Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • Ares J. Rosakis - engineer
  • Costas Soukoulis - professor of physics at Iowa State University
  • William V. Spanos - Distinguished Professor of English and comparative literature at Binghamton University
  • Maria Spiropulu - experimental physicist, member of the CMS collaboration that found the Higgs boson particle
  • Paul Spudis - American geologist and lunar scientist.
  • Symeon C. Symeonides - current dean of Willamette University College of Law
  • George Tchobanoglous - civil and environmental engineer, professor at University of California, Davis
  • Demetri Terzopoulos - computer scientist
  • Arthur C. Vailas - 12th president of Idaho State University
  • Marius Vassiliou - computational physicist and aerospace executive
  • George Yancopoulos - biomedical scientist, chief scientific officer of Regeneron
  • Mihalis Yannakakis - computer scientist
  • Tom Ypsilantis - physicist
  • Cosmas Zachos - physicist
  • Thaleia Zariphopoulou - mathematician
  • Panayiotis Zavos - geneticist


  • Harry "the Golden Greek" Agganis1 - college football star and professional baseball player for the Boston Red Sox
  • Tom Anastos - Head Hockey Coach, Michigan State University
  • Dee Andros - born Demosthenes Konstandies "Dee" Andrecopoulos American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator
  • Peter Angelos - MLB owner of the Baltimore Orioles basketball player
  • Zach Auguste - Notre Dame Fighting Irish college and also professional basketball player
  • Annastasia Batikis - played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1945
  • David Batista (Bautista) - Former WWE professional wrestler (Greek mother and Filipino father) and actor
  • Michael Bramos - Basketballer, member of the Greek national basketball team
  • Dixie Carter (wrestling) - President of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
  • Clay Bellinger - MLB player of the Baltimore Orioles
  • Adam Burish - NHL player with the Dallas Stars
  • Jim Eliopulos - NFL player for the New York Jets
  • Nick Calathes - former Florida Gators basketball player, and professional player
  • Pat Calathes - professional basketball player
  • Al Campanis - MLB player and executive of the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Jimmy Carson - NHL hockey player (original family surname Kyriazopoulos)
  • Chris Chelios - NHL hockey player
  • Anton Christoforidis - professional boxer, NBA World Light Heavyweight Champion 1941
  • Andreas Chronis - professional football player

John Christopulos - most prolific high school coach in history has won over 1,500 games coaching football, basketball, baseball and tennis. Coached in Tonapah, Nevada, Salt Lake City, Utah and lastly in Sacramento, California. Coached from 1955 to 1999.

  • Zach Collaros - quarterback for the University of Cincinnati football team
  • Ria Cortesio - professional baseball umpire
  • John Critzos II - martial arts fighter, champion, and instructor
  • Tara Dakides - pro snowboarder and champion from California
  • Pavlos Diakoulas - former professional basketball player
  • Angelo Drossos - owner of the San Antonio Spurs basketball team from 1973 to 1988 (NBA Executive of the Year Award in 1978)
  • Tyler Dorsey - University of Oregon college basketball player
  • Chris Farasopoulos - NFL player, played for the New York Jets
  • Nick Fotiu - NHL player, played for the New York Rangers
  • Danielle Fotopoulos - soccer player, US women's national soccer team
  • George Kottaras - catcher for the Kansas City Royals
  • Nick Galis - former professional basketball player, played in Europe (where he is known as Nikos Galis), and is regarded as one of Europe's all-time basketball greats
  • Steve Giatzoglou - former professional basketball player
  • Alex Grammas - MLB manager and infielder for St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs.
  • Laird Hamilton - Big wave surfer. Born Laird John Zerfas. Greek father.
  • Alex Holmes - NFL tight end for the St. Louis Rams, mother is Greek
  • George John - soccer player, currently with Major League Soccer club New York City FC [92]
  • Maria Kanellis - professional wrestler who has worked with WWE, TNA, and ROH. Former contestant on Celebrity Apprentice
  • Alex Karalexis- professional fighter with the Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Chris Karamesines - racecar driver
  • Dean Karnazes - ultramarathon champion, writer, businessman
  • Alex Karras - NFL player with the Detroit Lions, wrestler and actor
  • Lou Karras - NFL player with the Washington Redskins, older brother of Alex Karras
  • Ted Karras - NFL player with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, older brother of Alex Karras
  • Gus Kartes - former Chicago Storm footballer
  • Eric Karros - former MLB player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and now a baseball broadcaster
  • George Kastrinakis - former professional basketball player in Greece
  • Michael Katsidis - (born in Australia) current boxer
  • Bobby Kingsbury - MLB player for the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Frank Klopas - retired soccer player, formerly of AEK, Apollon, Kansas City Wizards, Chicago Fire and the U.S. national team
  • Chris Kontos - former NHL player known for his prolific scoring in the play-offs
  • George Kontos - MLB pitcher with the San Francisco Giants
  • John Korfas - former Greek professional basketball player
  • Tom Kostopoulos - NHL hockey player
  • Niko Koutouvides - NFL linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Kosta Koufos - professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA and the Greece national team
  • Alexi Lalas - soccer player for the L.A. Galaxy, U.S. national team
  • Steve Lappas - former college basketball coach at Villanova and UMass
  • Themistocles Leftheris - American pair skater, 2007 U.S. National Pairs bronze medalist
  • Kay Lionikas - played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1948–1950
  • Billy Loes - MLB Pitcher for the Dodgers and other teams
  • Jim Londos - champion wrestler during the 1930s
  • Greg Louganis - Olympic diving champion (Greek by adoption; ethnically Samoan and Swedish)
  • Christina Loukas - Olympic diver
  • Nick Markakis - MLB outfielder who currently plays for the Atlanta Braves[93]
  • Tino Martinez - former MLB first baseman for the N.Y. Yankees (Greek mother)
  • Aaron Miles - MLB player for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, and Colorado Rockies (paternal grandmother)
  • Mike Moustakas - MLB player for the Kansas City Royals
  • David Nelson - former professional Greek basketball player
  • Helen Maroulis - freestyle wrestler
  • George Metropoulos - Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestler
  • Gus Niarhos - MLB Yankees, White Sox, Red Sox, Phillies
  • Tom Packs greek fashion designers thessaloniki map - professional wrestling promoter - one of the top promoters over the first half of the 20th century
  • Joe Panos - NFL player with the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills 1994–2000 (birth name Zois Panagiotopoulos)
  • Petros Papadakis - host of various sports shows on radio, former college football tailback and team captain at USC 1996–2000.
  • Milt Pappas - MLB pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds and other teams
  • Tom Pappas - track & field decathlete, 2003 world decathlon champion and 2-time Olympian.
  • Nick Paulos - professional basketball player
  • June Peppas - All-American Girls Professional Baseball League 1948–1954
  • George Parros - NHL hockey player
  • Tony Pashos - NFL lineman with the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Lonnie Paxton - NFL New England Patriots long-snapper 2001–2003
  • Peter Philipakos - Soccer player, formerly of Olympiacos F.C.
  • Pete Pihos - NFL player with the Philadelphia Eagles (Pro Football Hall of Fame)
  • Joseph Pilates - inventor of Pilates[94][95]
  • Dawn Marie Psaltis (Dawn Marie) - former WWE wrestler
  • Kurt Rambis - former NBA professional basketball player, won 4 championships with the L.A. Lakers (birth name Kyriakos Rambidis)
  • Chris Roupas - former Greek American Professional Basketball Player, First Penn State Nittany Lion to play professional basketball in Greece[96]
  • John Sitaras - fitness professional, creator of the Sitaras Method and founder of Sitaras Fitness in New York City
  • Pete Sampras - tennis player, considered one of the best tennis players in history
  • Peter Skouras - retired soccer player, formerly of Olympiakos Pireaus, PAOK Thessaloniki, San Diego Sockers North American Soccer League, and United States Youth National Teams
  • Fred Smerlas - NFL player for the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots
  • Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder1 - sports commentator
  • Alex Spanos - NFL owner of the San Diego Chargers
  • Trish Stratus - WWE wrestler
  • Matt Stover - NFL player, kicker for Baltimore Ravens
  • George Theodore - MLB outfielder for the New York Mets
  • Craig Titus - American bodybuilder
  • Gus Triandos - MLB player for the Baltimore Orioles and other teams
  • Lou Tsioropoulos - former NBA professional basketball player with the Boston Celtics
  • Garo Yepremian - NFL player (Greek Cypriot origin)
  • George Zaharias - sports promoter and professional wrestler in the 1930s (birth name Theodore Vetoyanis)
  • Gust Zarnas - NFL player with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers 1938–1940
  • Clint Zavaras - MLB pitcher with the Seattle Mariners in 1989
  • Christos Nikitas Poulis - athletic trainer


  • Ernie Anastos - WNYW-New York City co-anchorman
  • Thalia Assuras - TV reporter, CBS News (born in Canada, moved to U.S.)
  • Dean Brelis - foreign correspondent for NBC, CBS and Time magazine
  • Jimmy Cefalo - sportscaster
  • Alexis Christoforous - CBS News Early Show
  • Chris Clark - was the lead news anchor at WTVF in Nashville, TN. He also gave Oprah Winfrey her first television job
  • Bob Costas - NBC sportscaster
  • Spero Dedes - New York Knicks radio and TV sportscaster
  • Stefan Fatsis - National Public Radio
  • Mike Galanos - CNN/Sports Illustrated anchor
  • Dr. John L. Georgiou - syndicated radio host
  • Paul Glastris - editor in chief of The Washington Monthly
  • Nick Gregory - WNYW New York meteorologist for over twenty years
  • Chris Hondros - photojournalist
  • Soterios Johnson - WNYC- morning anchor
  • Harry Kalas - sports announcer
  • Demetria Kalodimos - anchorperson for WSMV-TV Nashville, Tennessee [97]
  • Ernie Manouse - TV anchor/producer, PBS
  • John Manuel - co-editor in chief, Baseball America magazine
  • Rory Markas - sports announcer
  • Debbie Matenopoulos - journalist, talk show host
  • Maria Menounos - correspondent for Today and Access Hollywood
  • John Metaxas - WCBS New York radio correspondent
  • Bob Papa - sports anchor and announcer[citation needed]
  • Greg Papa - sportscaster[citation needed]
  • Petros Papadakis - former USC Trojans running back, sports talk show host
  • Ike Pappas - former CBS News correspondent
  • Nicole Petallides - Fox business reporter
  • Ted Sarandis - sports announcer
  • Kopi Sotiropulos - meteorologist in Fresno, CA for KMPH-TV
  • Andrea Stassou - reporter for WCBS-TV in New York
  • George Stephanopoulos - host of ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos
  • Andrea Tantaros - Fox News commentator and host
  • Jason Terzis [91] - sports anchor and producer for WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, MI.


  • Chloe Aridjis - writer (daughter of Greek-Mexican Homero Aridjis and American Betty Ferber de Aridjis)
  • A. I. Bezzerides - novelist and screenwriter
  • Demetrios Constantelos - priest and academic scholar
  • Rae Dalven - author and academic (Romaniote - Greek Jewish)
  • N. A. Diaman - novelist and artist
  • Jeffrey Eugenides - novelist and short story writer[98]
  • Tina Fey - comedian, former head writer of Saturday Night Live and creator of 30 Rock
  • Nicholas Gage - reporter for The Wall Street Journal
  • Dan Georgakas - writer, critic and member of the editorial board for Cineaste
  • Panio Gianopoulos - writer and editor for Bloomsbury Publishing[99]
  • Vanessa Grigoriadis - contributing editor for New York magazine and Rolling Stone magazine
  • George Gregoriou - William Paterson University professor, writer
  • Arianna Huffington (born Arianna Stassinopoulos) - columnist, pundit and founder of the popular liberal website The Huffington Post
  • John Kass - columnist, Chicago Tribune
  • Zoe Kazan - screenwriter and playwright
  • Paul Kemprecos
  • Markos Kounalakis - President and publisher emeritus, Washington Monthly; foreign affairs columnist, McClatchy
  • Leon Logothetis - British born author who now lives in Los Angeles, TV host, global adventurer, traveler, and inspirational speaker.
  • Nick Mamatas
  • Markos Moulitsas - blogger and political columnist, founder of the influential liberal blog Daily Kos
  • George Pelecanos - crime novelist and television drama writer (The Wire)
  • Harry Mark Petrakis - novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, biographer, educator, and lecturer
  • Stephanos Papadopoulos - poet, translator
  • Andrew Sarris - film critic and a leading proponent of the auteur theory of criticism
  • David Sedaris - essayist, author and radio contributor
  • Evan Spiliotopoulos - screenwriter
  • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
  • Byron Vazakas - poet (nominee for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1947)


  • Criss Angel - magician
  • Pete Athans - mountaineer
  • Yiorgos Caralambo - one of the eight men hired by US Army in 1856 to lead the camel driver experiment in the Southwest.
  • Philip Tedro, or Hadji Ali - hired by US Army in 1856 to lead the camel driver experiment in the Southwest.
  • Gracia Dura Bin - early settler, wife of Dr. Andrew Turnbull
  • Iakovos - former Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America, Harvard professor, Selma marcher, President World Council of Churches
  • Aryeh Kaplan - American Orthodox Rabbi of Greek-Sephardic descent from Thessaloniki
  • Michael Katakis - writer, photographer, and manager of Ernest Hemingway's literary estate
  • George Lois - advertising executive (ESPN, USA Today, Xerox, MTV, Wolfschmidt, Tommy Hilfiger), "Fizz Fizz What a Relief it Is", "No Dancing in the (a)Isles" "Crazy People" (Big break hired by Rossides for Javits 1960)
  • Connor Michalek - WWE fan suffered from Medulloblastoma of Greek-Czech descent
  • Betty Robbins - the second Jewish female cantor in history
  • Jenni Pulos - on show Flipping Out
  • Vidal Sassoon - British and American haistylist
  • Valerie Solanas - attempted assassin of Andy Warhol
  • Paul Vallas - CEO of the Chicago Public Schools
  • Nick Venet - record producer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] "Her father John Aniston was born on the island of Crete in Greece. Her mother Nancy Dow is partly Greek." (1930-present)
  2. ^ [2] "Her father John Aniston was born on the island of Crete in Greece. Her mother Nancy Dow is partly Greek." (1930-present)
  3. ^ [3] " Born on the island of Crete in Greece, Yanni Anastasakis, aka John Aniston, and his family moved to the United States when he was a child. His father promptly changed the family name to Aniston."
  4. ^ a b c d "Greek News - Hellenic Times 15th Anniversary Gala". 2006-05-13. Retrieved 2009-06-18.
  5. ^ [4] "Her father, Ernest J. Carteris, was of Greek descent."
  6. ^ [5] "And when I saw the film recently and saw George Chakiris, this beautiful guy, Greek guy." [6] "Chakiris, the son of Greek immigrants, opposes race based casting."
  7. ^ [7] [8] Archived 2006-05-14 at the Wayback Machine. "Chiklis got his acting talent from his mother, Kate... his flamboyance from his father, Charlie, a macho second-generation Greek-American who runs a hair salon in the Boston suburb of Lowell, where Chiklis was born."
  8. ^ [9]
  9. ^ [10] "Tim's mother, Carmen, was an heiress to the theatre chain founded by her father, Alexander Pantages, who immigrated to the United States from Greece around 1885."
  10. ^ [11] "Nancy Dow is Scottish, Irish, Italian and Greek."
  11. ^ [12] "Olympia Dukakis, Greek-American stage and film actress... will discuss the impact of her Greek-American heritage on her career, as well as past performances, particularly her lead role in the ancient tragedy "Hecuba."" [13] "The daughter of Greek immigrants..."
  12. ^ [14] "Olympia Dukakis, Greek-American stage and film actress... will discuss the impact of her Greek-American heritage on her career, as well as past performances, particularly her lead role in the ancient tragedy "Hecuba."" [15] "The daughter of Greek immigrants..."
  13. ^ [16] "Fey's mother is Greek-American and her father is German-Scottish, but she's wary of claiming an ethnic identity. "I’ve said a few things about being Greek, and now every Greek organization wants to adopt me," Fey told me." [17] "Because of the Greek-girl thing, I have, like, boobs and butt."
  14. ^ [18] "Fey's mother is Greek-American and her father is German-Scottish, but she's wary of claiming an ethnic identity. "I’ve said a few things about being Greek, and now every Greek organization wants to adopt me," Fey told me." [19] "Because of the Greek-girl thing, I have, like, boobs and butt."
  15. ^ [20] Archived 2006-08-15 at the Wayback Machine. "Angie Harmon: "It would be shaping my eyebrows. Being half Greek and half American Indian, I have the unibrow. So once I started working on them, I really did see a change. You create another kind of beauty.""
  16. ^ [21] "Her (Real) Heritage: "I'm Greek, Italian and Jewish. In TV Guide they wrote that I was French, Greek and Jewish. I am mostly Greek. I don't know where French came from."
  17. ^ [22] Archived 2006-05-10 at the Wayback Machine. "My grandfather always told me, "You know you're American first, but you're a Greek-American, which makes you a better American.""
  18. ^ [23] "Andreas Katsulas, whose striking Greek visage..."
  19. ^ [24]
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-03. Retrieved 2013-10-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ [25] "Maharis was a Kerouac look-alike, a good looking Greek kid from Queens"
  22. ^ Jones, Patty (2012-05-10). "The Dictator wields a comic arsenal | Vancouver, Canada". Retrieved 2012-05-30.
  23. ^ Papapostolou, Anastasios. "24" Greek-American Star Adoni Maropis Plans Screenplay in Crete!". Hollywood Greek Reporter. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  24. ^ "Constantine Maroulis - NY, New York - Rock / Pop". 2005-02-25. Retrieved 2009-06-18.
  25. ^ [26] "The son of a Greek Orthodox priest (note: Orthodox priests can marry prior to ordination) and a nutritionist, Martin grew up with his brother and sister in Toms River, New Jersey. His parents co-owned a Greek diner with his grandparents and uncle. Martin, the prototypical "good Greek boy," served as an altar boy at church and bused tables at the restaurant."
  26. ^ [27] "The son of a Greek Orthodox priest (note: Orthodox priests can marry prior to ordination) and a nutritionist, Martin grew up with his brother and sister in Toms River, New Jersey. His parents co-owned a Greek diner with his grandparents and uncle. Martin, the prototypical "good Greek boy," served as an altar boy at church and bused tables at the restaurant."
  27. ^ [28] Archived 2006-03-21 at the Wayback Machine. "The stunning Maria Menounos had no problem getting her Greek on for our photo shoot, but her heritage hasn’t always been easy for her. "My dad was very strict," she says. "A guy would call the house and he would say, ‘I have a gun, and I will use it!’"... My parents said I had to marry a Greek boy. I dated them, but they weren’t for me. They want slaves. I want someone to be my slave! My mom still puts my dad's socks on him when she wakes him up in the morning."
  28. ^ [29] "It never occurred to me that Chris Sarandon is Greek (for those that don't know, Tarpon Springs is an ethnic Greek community located just north of St. Petersburg), until I thought about it - he very much looks Greek, later explaining that his father was from a "Greek village in Turkey"."
  29. ^ [30] "Greek-American actor George Savalas"
  30. ^ [31][32] Archived 2007-05-29 at the Wayback Machine. "Born to Greek parents, Savalas served in World War II after he dropped out of Columbia University..." You should not trust yurunalists, Columbia lists him as having graduated in 1950 from their "adult" General Studies school after the army. [33]
  31. ^ [34][35] Archived 2007-05-29 at the Wayback Machine. "Born to Greek parents, Savalas served in World War II after he dropped out of Columbia University..." You should not trust yurunalists, Columbia lists him as having graduated in 1950 from their "adult" General Studies school after the army. [36]
  32. ^ [37] "As far as religion goes, we were raised Greek Orthodox..." [38] "My father's mother, our grandmother, lived with us for a while. She didn't speak any English. She was all Greek and she was freaky. She had long hair, which she wore in braids..." [39]
  33. ^ [40] "As far as religion goes, we were raised Greek Orthodox..." [41] "My father's mother, our grandmother, lived with us for a while. She didn't speak any English. She was all Greek and she was freaky. She had long hair, which she wore in braids..." [42]
  34. ^ [43] "Sigler is half-Cuban and half-Greek (Jewish)"
  35. ^ [44] Archived 2006-08-04 at the Wayback Machine. "A raven haired beauty who is equal parts Greek passion and English reserve"
  36. ^ [45][permanent dead link] "John is also Greek and part Irish." [46] "John Stamos' original family name is Stamopolous, which was shortened by his grandparents when they came to America from Greece."
  37. ^ [47][permanent dead link] "John is also Greek and part Irish." [48] "John Stamos' original family name is Stamopolous, which was shortened by his grandparents when they came to America from Greece."
  38. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-11-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) "Well we’re both [she and Jennifer Aniston] Greek, which is a shoe-in right there." [49][permanent dead link] "Mena, the world traveler: Part Estonian and part Greek, Suvari was named for her godmother, who was born in the Mena House, a hotel at the base of the Pyramids in Egypt." [50] "Brought up in South Carolina, her Estonian father is a retired psychiatrist and her Greek mother a nurse."
  39. ^ [51] Grandfather Nicholas Cachikis was born in Greece.
  40. ^ [52] "...Rita Wilson's parents - her father was Bulgarian, while mother Dorothy was Greek - changed their surname to Wilson after moving to the United States." "My mother is Greek and my father is Bulgarian. I am a first-generation American and native Los Angeleno. I was born and raised in Hollywood. I would go to school and be American and then come home and be Greek." [53] "...her producers include actor Rita Wilson, who is half Greek...".
  41. ^ [54] "...Greek-American entertainer Lisa Zane..."
  42. ^ [55][56] "My father is a Greek from Macedonia. I don’t know his roots exactly."
  43. ^ [57] "Greek-American production designer Dean Tavoularis"
  44. ^
  45. ^ Archived 2016-10-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  46. ^ "Word Balloon Comics Podcast". 2006-12-17. Retrieved 2011-09-18.
  47. ^
  48. ^ "Social Diary 4/22/05 - When Too Much of Too Much Is Still Not Enough". Retrieved 2009-06-18.
  49. ^ [58] "Greek-born couturier James Galanos"
  50. ^ [59] Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine. "Greek American, originally from Springfield, Massachusetts"
  51. ^ [60] "To show in Milan is 'the top' according to the Greek American who decided to leave the catwalks of New York and head for those here in Milan."
  52. ^ [61] "To show in Milan is 'the top' according to the Greek American who decided to leave the catwalks of New York and head for those here in Milan."
  53. ^ [62] Archived 2006-10-09 at the Wayback Machine. " I’m half Greek and half Venezuelan, and I speak fluent Spanish and Greek."
  54. ^[permanent dead link]
  55. ^ "American Idol: Interview With Becky O'Donohue". 2006-02-26. Retrieved 2011-09-18.
  56. ^ [63] Archived April 11, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  57. ^ "The Films of Andy Sidaris". Retrieved 2011-09-18.
  58. ^ [64] "Called upon to help support their Greek-Norwegian family when their father's business was wiped out by the Depression"
  59. ^ Elissa Strauss, “Sarah Aroeste, keeping Ladino music alive,” New York Daily News, November 11, 2008.
  60. ^ Mordechai Shinefield, “Monday Music: The Face of Ladino Dream-Pop,” The Forward, May 21, 2012.
  61. ^ [65] Archived 2006-06-18 at the Wayback Machine. "Annette Artani, a native Greek-American New Yorker"
  62. ^ [66] "renowned Greek opera singer whose personal life enthralled Greece in the 1950s and 1960s"
  63. ^ [67] "I'm Greek, so we have pretty big booties in my family." [68] "I'm Greek and Irish, but I don't know Greek. I just have the booty, that's the only part I got of it, that's the curve of it all."
  64. ^ [69][permanent dead link] "Mr. Greg Dulli (he's Greek, ya know...)"
  65. ^ [70] Archived 2006-06-30 at the Wayback Machine. "We were baptized Greek Orthodox, so we are Greek Orthodox", Matt says. "If you're baptized Greek Orthodox, you're in for good. That's it."
  66. ^ [71] Archived 2006-06-25 at the Wayback Machine. "Well, here I am. I'm an Anatolian Greek - a middle eastern Greek - and I'm an American, which is a bloody weird combination."
  67. ^ [72] "Kalomira Sarantis is missing the second semester of her first year in college. She is pursuing her lifetime dream – a career as a professional singer – in a very unorthodox way, as a contestant on the Antenna TV program "Fame Story" in Greece."
  68. ^ [73] "I'm Greek and my wife and I will cook a Greek dinner for eight for the winner. That is a Greek."
  69. ^
  70. ^ [74] "I am French/Greek"
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  72. ^ [76] "Constantine comes from a "massive" Greek American family"
  73. ^ [77] "Greek conductor and composer"
  74. ^ [78] "I’m half Irish and I’m half Greek"
  75. ^ [79] Archived 2006-05-12 at the Wayback Machine. "the half-Greek, half-Puerto Rican kid"
  76. ^ [80] "Born in Berkeley, California, to a Greek immigrant family"
  77. ^ [81] "Greek American bandleader Johnny Otis"
  78. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-10-23. Retrieved 2006-03-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) "The other element that influenced me early on had to do with my Greek Orthodox raising where I used to sit in church and just be enthralled with the choir. So, there are a lot of Gregorian modal ideas in my music that go back to that."
  79. ^ [82] "My own band, the Vanity Set, half of whom (including myself) are second-generation Greek-Americans, adore rebetiko music."
  80. ^ "About Chris". Archived from the original on 2011-09-25. Retrieved 2011-09-18. Born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Chris spent his summers in Greece, the land of his heritage...
  81. ^ Trousdale - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-10-16. Retrieved 2006-06-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) "Half and half? Yeah I think…my dad is full Greek and my mom's Black Irish."
  82. ^ [83] "This website is dedicated to preserving the musical memory of the late, great, Tatiana Troyanos, Greek-American Mezzo-Soprano"
  83. ^ [84] "My own band, the Vanity Set, half of whom (including myself) are second-generation Greek-Americans"
  84. ^ [85] "Jim Verraros: My father was born in Greece, so I am mostly Greek. My mother is German, Irish, French and English."
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