List of Jewish American entertainers


List of Jewish American entertainers

"This is a list of famous Jewish American entertainers. For other famous Jewish Americans, see List of Jewish Americans."

List

Actors

*See also List of Jewish American actors in television

Organized by decade of birth

1990s

*Robin Arcuri (1991 - ) American film & television actress ("Miracle Beach", "Entourage", "Ripple Effect")
*Jonah Bobo (1997–) American film actor ("Around the Bend", "Zathura") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=10976]
*Flora Cross (1993–) American film actress ("Bee Season") [http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051106/PEOPLE/511060301]
*Hallie Kate Eisenberg (1992–) American film actress [http://www.jvibe.com/popculture/jews_big_screen.shtml]
*Alexander Gould (1994–) American film/TV actor ("Finding Nemo") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/1173/edition_id/11/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Shane Haboucha (1990–) American actor ("Desperation", "Stacy's Mom")cite web | last =| first =| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=Facts| publisher =Shane Habouca| date =| url =http://shanehaboucha.free.fr/facts.htm| format =| accessdate =2006-12-30 ]
*Carter Jenkins (1991 - ) American film and television actor [Mentioned he was Jewish at the premier of "Keeping Up with the Steins" in an interview on WireImage; May 8, 2006 - http://video.wireimage.com/mvMediaPlayer.asp?ItemI=8555865]
*Owen Kline (1991–) American film actor ("The Squid and the Whale") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/27251/edition_id/521/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Jonathan Lipnicki (1990–) American film actor ("Jerry Maguire", "Like Mike") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23203/edition_id/462/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Nathalia Ramos (1992 - ) Spanish-born (later American) actress ("Bratz: The Movie") [http://www.jewreview.net/article.php?id=1538]
*Sarah Ramos (1991–) American television actress ("American Dreams") [http://www.sarah-ramos.com/articles.html]
*Daryl Sabara (1992–) American actor ("Spy Kids", "Keeping Up with the Steins", "Halloween") [http://www.movieweb.com/news/49/12649.php] [http://www.babaganewz.com/index_main.cfm?cat=9&sub=darylSabara]
*Evan Sabara (1992–) American film/TV actor, brother of Daryl Sabara [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=11036]
*Sam Smith (c. 1990 - ) English actor ("Wondrous Oblivion") [http://www.nyblueprint.com/article.asp?aid=223]
*Adiel Stein (1991–) American film actor ("Stolen Summer") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/searchview.php?id=7929]
*Matt Weinberg (1990–) American film/TV actor ("Haunted Lighthouse") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=11006]
*Zoe Weizenbaum (1991–) American film actress ("Memoirs of a Geisha") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=10982]

1980s

*Jonathan Ahdout (1989–) American actor ("House of Sand and Fog", "24") [http://www.ijchronicle.com/articles/75/1/Jonathan-Ahdout:-Young-Iranian-Jewish-Film-&-Television-Actor]
*Justin Baldoni (1984–) American actor ("Everwood") [http://www.northernexpress.com/editorial/features.asp?id=1412]
*Justin Berfield (1986–) American film/TV actor ("Malcolm in the Middle") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=7327]
*Rachel Bilson (1981–) American film/television actress ("The O.C.", "The Last Kiss") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/30334/format/html/displaystory.html] [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=11122]
*Amanda Bynes (1986–) American film star and former show host on Nickelodeon ("She's the Man") [Bynes mentioned that she is Jewish on Jimmy Kimmel Live (March 7, 2006) and "Rove Live" (March 28, 2006)]
*Lizzy Caplan (1982–) American film/TV actress ("Mean Girls", "Cloverfield") [http://www.atlantajewish.com/content/092005/falltv/lizzy.html]
*Matt Cohen (1982–) American film/television actor [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=15480]
*John Francis Daley (1985–) American actor/director ("Freaks and Geeks") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=10962]
*Kat Dennings (1986–) American film/TV actress [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=10796] [http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/11382/]
*Zac Efron (1987–) American teen idol/actor ("High School Musical", "Hairspray") [cite journal | last =Millea | first =Holly | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Zac Attack | journal =ELLE | volume = | issue = | pages = | publisher =Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. | date = July, 2007 | url =http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g52/Hairspray-Movie-Musical/ellejuly2007.jpg| doi = | id = | accessdate = ]
*Jesse Eisenberg (1983–) American film actor ("The Squid and the Whale") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/27251/edition_id/521/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Ben Feldman (1980–) American film/TV actor [http://www.interfaithfamily.com/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297403&ct=1490257&printmode=1] [http://www.jvibe.com/realife/ben_feldman.shtml]
*Michael Fishman (1981-) American child actor on "Roseanne"
*Sean Flynn-Amir (1989–) American television actor ("Zoey 101") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=10914]
*Ben Foster (1980–) American film actor ("X-Men: The Last Stand") [http://www.jvibe.com/popculture/heights.shtml]
*Jon Foster (1984–) American film/television actor ("Stay Alive") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23718/edition_id/470/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Shayna Fox (1984–) American voice actress [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=8696]
*Gideon Glick (1988–) American actor [http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/11720/]
*Max Greenfield (1980–) American film/TV actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/28738/edition_id/545/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Zena Grey (1988–) American film actress ("Max Keeble's Big Move") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=10968]
*Jake Gyllenhaal (1980–) American film star ("Brokeback Mountain") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/22714/edition_id/455/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Scarlett Johansson (1984–) American film actress; [http://www.interfaithfamily.com/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297399&ct=3592217] [ [http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2007-08-21-scarlett-johansson-cover_N.htm Hollywood enters the era of Scarlett Johansson - USATODAY.com ] ]
*Ariana Jollee (1982–) American pornographic actress and pornographic film director [http://www.lukeisback.com/stars/stars/gianna_lynn.htm]
*Mila Kunis (1983–) American television actress ("That '70s Show") [http://www.jvibe.com/popculture/mila_kunis.shtml]
*Shia LaBeouf (1986–) American TV/film actor ("Even Stevens", "Holes","Disturbia","Transformers") [http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/newsletter101.htm] [http://www.giantmag.com/2007/04/movies/10-things-you-should-know-about-shia-labeouf/]
*Adam Lamberg (1984–) American actor ("Lizzie McGuire") [http://www.jvibe.com/popculture/from_disney_indie.shtml]
*Larry Lehman (1972-) American Film Director ("Is It Just Me, Or Did I Just Completely Decapitate You")
*Samm Levine (1982–) American film/TV actor [http://www.jvibe.com/popculture/freaksandgeeks.shtml]
*Alex D. Linz (1989–) American actor ("Home Alone 3", "Max Keeble's Big Move") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=11391] [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=11058]
*Eli Marienthal (1986–) American film actor ("Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=10930]
*Scott Mechlowicz (1981–) American film actor ("EuroTrip", "Mean Creek") [http://www.movieweb.com/news/50/12850.php]
*Sara Paxton (1988–) American actress ("Darcy's Wild Life", "Aquamarine")cite news|last=Bloom|first=Nate|coauthors=|title=Celebrity Jews|pages=|publisher=The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California|date=2007-04-05|url=http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/32125/format/html/displaystory.html|accessdate=2007-04-05] cite journal | last =Jones| first=Jen| authorlink =| coauthors =| title =Sara Paxton| journal =JVibe| volume =| issue =| pages =| publisher =Jewish Family & Life| date =3/07 | url =| doi =| id =14-17| accessdate =2007-04-05 ] cite web | last =Paxton| first =Sara| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=Sara's Blog| publisher =Sara Paxton Official Website| date =2005-11-25, 2005-12-11 | url =http://blog.columbiarecords.com/sarapaxton/| format =| accessdate =2007-01-12 ]
*Josh Peck (1986–) American actor ("Drake & Josh") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=11042]
*Ashley Peldon (1984–) American film/television actress [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=11048]
*Courtney Peldon (1981–) American film/television actress [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=11046]
*Alisan Porter (1981–) American film and stage actress and singer [http://www.thefreelibrary.com/On+the+rise:+Alisan+Porter+born+to+play+Chorus+Line's+Bebe-a0152433195]
*Natalie Portman (1981–) Israeli-born American film star ("V for Vendetta") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/25140/edition_id/491/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Laura Prepon (1980–) American film/TV actress ("That '70s Show") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=10998] [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23596/edition_id/468/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Nikki Reed (1988–) American film actress/screenwriter ("Thirteen")Nikki Reed and Evan Rachel Wood both mentioned that they are Jewish on the "Thirteen" DVD commentary, between the 10:00 and 11:00 minute mark] [http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/11582]
*Daphne Rosen (1982–) Israili/American adult film actress and adult movie producer [http://www.ksexradio.com/show_twolivejew.html]
*Emmy Rossum (1986–) American actress ("The Phantom of the Opera") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/22714/edition_id/455/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Ben Savage (1980-) American actor known for his role in "Boy Meets World" and he is the brother of Fred Savage
*Jason Schwartzman (1980–) American film actor ("Marie Antoinette") [http://www.smh.com.au/news/film/off-with-her-head/2006/12/20/1166290587789.html] [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=11082]
*Jason Segel (1980–) American film/TV actor [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=10974]
*Jamie-Lynn Sigler (1981–) American television actress ("The Sopranos") [http://www.mytelevision.com/tv_stars/jamie_lynn_discala.html]
*Marla Sokoloff (1980–) American film/television actress ("Big Day") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/30962/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Shoshannah Stern (1980–) American television actress [http://www.deaftoday.com/news/archives/003046.html] [http://www.jvibe.com/popculture/signing_up_hollywood.shtml]
*Margo Stilley (1983–) American film actress ("9 Songs") [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2092-2309811,00.html]
*Lauren Storm (1987–) American television actress ("Flight 29 Down") [http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/mtm/starspotlight.asp?sf=storm] [http://www.jvibe.com/popculture/lauren_storm.shtml]
*Colin Thomas (1980–) American musician ("This Allure") [http://www.inreview.net/story/this_allure_this_allure] and screenwriter ("Songs Like Rain")
*Khleo Thomas (1989–) American film actor ("Holes") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=10397]
*Ashley Tisdale (1985–) American actress and singer ("High School Musical") [http://www.interfaithfamily.com/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297399&ct=3490137]
*Michelle Trachtenberg (1985–) American film/television actress ("EuroTrip") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=11004]
*Joseph Trohman (1984–) American musician ("Fall Out Boy") [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Trohman]
*Raviv (Ricky) Ullman (1986–) Israeli-born American actor, teen idol ("Phil of the Future") [http://starrymag.com/content.asp?ID=392&CATEGORY=Interviews&PAGE=8]
*Anneliese van der Pol (1984 - ) Dutch/American actress ("That's So Raven")Stated on the Live with Regis and Kelly show, July 3, 2007]
*Mara Wilson (1987–) American film actress ("Matilda") [http://www.marawilson.com/oldsite/i_life.html]
*Evan Rachel Wood (1987–) American film actress ("Thirteen", "The Upside of Anger") [http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/11582] [http://www.ajlmagazine.com/content/092006/kibbitz-erw.html]
*Mario Yedidia (1984–) American former child actor ("Warriors of Virtue") [http://www.ufppc.org/content/view/5004/2/]
*Anton Yelchin (1989–) Russian-born American film/television actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/31716/format/html/displaystory.html] cite news|last=Slate|first=Libby|coauthors=|title=Former Soviet Skate Stars Top Bill at Knott's|pages=1|publisher=Los Angeles Times|date=1989-12-22|url=http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/access/66631938.html?dids=66631938:66631938&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Dec+22%2C+1989&author=LIBBY+SLATE&pub=Los+Angeles+Times+(pre-1997+Fulltext)&edition=&startpage=1&desc=Former+Soviet+Skate+Stars+Top+Bill+at+Knott%27s|accessdate =2007-02-16]
*Joey Zimmerman (1986–) American film/TV actor ("Halloweentown") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/11959/edition_id/230/format/html/displaystory.html]

1970s

*Shiri Appleby (1978–) American film/television actress ("Roswell") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/27096/edition_id/519/format/html/displaystory.html]
*David Arquette (1971–) American film actor [http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=11136] [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/searchview.php?id=9457]
*Elizabeth Banks (1974–) American film actress ("Invincible") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/22922/edition_id/458/format/html/displaystory.html] [http://www.jvibe.com/popculture/jews_big_screen.shtml]
*Justin Bartha (1978–) American film actor ("Gigli", "National Treasure") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=134]
*Amber Benson (1977–) American actress ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") [http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/030606/jews.shtml]
*Elizabeth Berkley (1972–) American television, film, and stage actress [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=7326]
*Mayim Bialik (1975–) American actress ("Blossom") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=9409]
*Michael Ian Black (1971–) American actor, comedian and comedy writer [http://www.stellacomedy.com/website_press/onion.htm]
*Selma Blair (1972–) American film actress ("Cruel Intentions") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=5]
*Alex Borstein (1971–) American actress, writer and comedian [http://www.avclub.com/content/node/55488]
*Caprice Bourret (1971–) American/English fashion model and actress, often known by her first name [http://www.totallyjewish.com/entertainment/TJ_gold/?content_id=295]
*Zach Braff (1975–) American television and film actor, director, screenwriter, and producer ("Scrubs", "Garden State") [http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3261099,00.html]
*Tamara Braun (1971–) American soap opera actress [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/1238/edition_id/12/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Adam Brody (1979–) American actor ("The O.C.") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=11286]
*Adrien Brody (1973–) Academy Award-winning American film actor ("The Pianist") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=112] [http://www.usatoday.com/life/2003-03-30-adrien-brody_x.htm]
*Sarah Brown (1975–) American actress [http://members.shaw.ca/almosthuman73/soaparticle17.html]
*Brooke Burke (1971–) American television personality and model [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=80] [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/27905/edition_id/532/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Scott Caan (1976–) American film actor, son of James Caan [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=122]
*Josh Charles (1971–) American stage, film and television actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/26653/edition_id/513/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Jennifer Connelly (1970–) Academy Award-winning film American actress [http://www.eye.net/eye/issue/issue_12.25.03/film/jewometer.html]
*Erin Daniels (1973–) American actress [http://cafesappho.smartlog.dk/17399_Interview_Erin_Daniels.html] [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/21233/edition_id/433/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Dustin Diamond (1977–) American actor ("Saved by the Bell") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/25229/edition_id/492/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Oded Fehr (1970–) Israeli/American actor ("The Mummy") [http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=11743]
*Corey Feldman (1971–) American film actor, 1980s teen idol [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/333_corey_feldman.htm]
*James Franco (1978–) American film actor ("James Dean", "Spider-Man") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/22428/edition_id/451/format/html/displaystory.html] [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=14]
*Soleil Moon Frye (1976–) American actress and director ("Punky Brewster") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/25517/edition_id/496/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Sara Gilbert (1975–) American actress ("Roseanne") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=73]
*Elon Gold (1970–) American comedian, television actor, writer and producer [http://www.atlantajewish.com/content/092005/falltv/stacked.html]
*Missy Gold (1970-) American actress on tv show "Benson"

*Adam Goldberg (1970–) American film actor [http://www.adherents.com/people/pg/Adam_Goldberg.html]
*Ginnifer Goodwin (1978 - ) American film/television actress ("Big Love") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/32805/]
*Seth Green (1974–) American actor and television producer [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=17] [http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/2007/]
*Bryan Greenberg (1978–) American film/television actor ("Prime") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/24575/edition_id/483/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977–) Golden Globe-nominated American actress [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/21233/edition_id/433/format/html/displaystory.html] [http://www.atlantajewish.com/content/072006/kibbitz-maggie.html]
*Chelsea Handler (1975–) American actress/comedian [http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2006/02/02/news/local/comic0203.txt]
*Alyson Hannigan (1974–) American actress ( "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Date Movie") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=20]
*Danielle Harris (1977 - ) American actress [http://www.jwmag.org/site/c.fhLOK0PGLsF/b.3191487/k.7AE7/Danielle_Harris.htm]
*Samantha Harris (1973 - ) American actress and TV presenter [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/32533/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Cole Hauser (1975–) American film actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/26778/edition_id/515/format/html/displaystory.html] [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=104]
*Jason Hervey (1972-) American actor known for his role on "The Wonder Years"
*Kate Hudson (1979–) American film actress ("Almost Famous", "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days") [http://www.tribute.ca/newsletter/90/starchat_01.html]
*Oliver Hudson (1976–) American film/television actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23718/edition_id/470/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Rashida Jones (1976–) American actress, writer, model, and musician ("The Office") [http://www.ajlmagazine.com/content/012007/rashidajones.html]
*Chris Kattan (1970–) American comedian ("Saturday Night Live") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/22714/edition_id/455/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Alla Korot (1970–) Ukrainian-born American actress [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/32249/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Lisa Kushell (1971–) American comedic actress ("MADtv", co-host of "Dinner and a Movie") [http://www.nic0lesullivan.org/md311.txt]
*David Krumholtz (1978–) American actor ("NUMB3RS") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=7745]
*Adam Levine (1979–) American musician (Maroon 5) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Levine]
*Jenny Lewis (1976–) American musician and former child actress [http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/atl/reviews/20042006jenny.shtml]
*Michael Lucas (1972–) Russian-born American porn star [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/1985_lucas_responds.htm]
*Jamie Luner (1971–) American actress ("Melrose Place") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/28366/edition_id/539/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Natasha Lyonne (1979–) American film/television actress ("American Pie") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?ID=29]
*Gabriel Macht (1972–) American film actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/24553/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Idina Menzel (1971–) American actress, singer and songwriter [http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0704/jewz_in_the_newz072104.php3?printer_friendly]
*Seth Meyers (1973–) American actor and comedian ("Saturday Night Live") [http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=2858&IssueNum=127]
*Daniel J. Murray (1972) American film/comedian ("Well known by his peer in Hollywood for being a descendant to Enoch")
*Gwyneth Paltrow (1972–) Academy Award-winning American actress and singer [http://film.guardian.co.uk/interview/interviewpages/0,,1695582,00.html] [http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7005988874] [http://www.generationj.com/issues/jan_1/paltrow.html]
*Adam Pascal (1970–) American actor ("Rent") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/27639/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Amanda Peet (1972–) American film actress [http://www.moviecrazed.com/outpast/peet.html] [http://www.atlantajewish.com/content/112005/wintermovies/peet.html]
*Joaquin Phoenix (1974–) Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American film actor ("Walk the Line") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/searchview.php?id=8397] [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?ID=128] [http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/363/16489_celebrities.html] [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/28503/edition_id/541/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Rain Phoenix (1973–) American actress/musician [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?ID=128] [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/searchview.php?id=8397]
*River Phoenix (1970–1993) Academy Award-nominated American film actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/searchview.php?id=8397] [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?ID=128]
*Summer Phoenix (1978–) American actress and model [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/searchview.php?id=8397] [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?ID=128]
*Pink (1979–) Grammy Award-winning American singer and actress [http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/pink%20defends%20gibson_1005666]
*Josh Radnor (1976–) American actor ("How I Met Your Mother") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/27096/edition_id/519/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Michael Rapaport (1970–) American film and television actor [http://www.nndb.com/people/656/000050506/]
*Leah Remini (1970–) American actress ("The King of Queens") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=176]
*Simon Rex (1974–) American actor and model [https://drum.umd.edu/dspace/bitstream/1903/1707/1/umi-umd-1660.pdf]
*Michael Rosenbaum (1972–) American film and television actor ("Smallvile") [http://www.michaelrosenbaum.com/maariv.html]
*Tracee Ellis Ross (1972–) American actress, daughter of singer Diana Ross [http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=25630]
*Eli Roth (1972–) American film actor, director, producer and writer [http://www.filmmonthly.com/Profiles/Articles/ERoth/ERoth.html]
*Maya Rudolph (1972–) American actress/comedian, cast member of "Saturday Night Live" [http://www.jvibe.com/popculture/jews_big_screen.shtml]
*Keri Russell (1976–) Golden Globe Award-winning American actress and dancer ("Felicity", "The Upside of Anger") [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=385069&in_page_id=1773]
*Winona Ryder (1971–) Academy Award-nominated American film actress [http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=7454] [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=37]
*Sarah Saltzberg (1976-) American Broadway theater actress [http://community.livejournal.com/sarahsaltzberg/profile]
*Gabe Sandler (1979-) American electronic musician, publicist and television proprietor. Has performed under numerous pseudonyms, and is the largest single shareholder of Spike TV's reality show "Reality Racing" (RRGI.PK) [http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=rrgi.pk] .
*Fred Savage (1976–) American actor and television director known best for role on "Wonder Years" [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=7602] [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?ID=63]
*Josh Saviano (1976-) known best for role on "Wonder Years"
*Miriam Shor (1971–) American film/television actress ("Big Day") [http://www.sdjewishjournal.com/stories/xarchive.php?id=26]
*Sarah Silverman (1970–) American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer [http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=2858&IssueNum=127]
*Alicia Silverstone (1976–) American actress and former fashion model ("Clueless", "Batman and Robin") [http://www.wej.com.au/newmoon/features/alicia/alicia.html] [http://www.interfaithfamily.com/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297403&ct=514855]
*Ione Skye (1971–) English-born American actress [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=144]
*Lindsay Sloane (1977–) American actress [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=42] [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/21857/edition_id/443/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Bahar Soomekh (1975–) Iranian-born American actress ("Crash") [http://ijchronicle.com/article.php?idcat=9&idart=19] [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=156]
*Tori Spelling (1973–) American actress ("Beverly Hills 90210") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=8179] [http://www.safesearching.com/2k/greenroom/torispelling/more/cosmo.shtml]
*Jordana Spiro (1977–) American television actress ("My Boys") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/30962/edition_id/580/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Matt Stone (1971–) American animator, film director, screenwriter, actor and voice actor ("South Park") [http://www.southparkstudios.com/fans/staffchats.php]
*Danny Strong (1974–) American film/television actor [http://slayground.net/danny/interview.html]
*Jonathan Togo (1977 - ) American actor ("CSI: Miami", "Mystic River") [http://www.jewsweek.com/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Article%5El1540&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Articles]
*Mageina Tovah (1979 - ) American actress [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/32394/edition_id/602/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Kevin Weisman (1970–) American film/television actor [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=47]
*Jennifer Westfeldt (1971–) American actress and writer ("Kissing Jessica Stein") [http://www.filmmonthly.com/Profiles/Articles/KissingJessica/KissingJessica.html]
*Marissa Jaret Winokur (1973–) American film, television and stage actress ("Hairspray" stage version) [http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/pams%20co-star%20disapproves%20of%20her%20tattoos]
*Noah Wyle (1971–) American film/television actor [http://www.sdjewishjournal.com/stories/jan06_tji.html]
*Nikki Ziering (1971–) American model and actress [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=10849]
*Ethan Zohn (1973–) "Survivor: Africa" winner and actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=7985]
*Arianne Zuker (1974–) American soap opera actress [http://soapnet.go.com/chatboards/chat/transcripts/arianneZucker_2005-10-06.html]

1960s

*Paula Abdul (1962–) American actress, dancer, choreographer, singer, and television personality [http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3328923,00.html]
*Steven Adler (1965-) American musician, drummer (Guns N' Roses 1985-1990)
*Patricia Arquette (1968–) Golden Globe-nominated American actress [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?ID=111] [http://freespace.virgin.net/sky.walker/patint7.htm]
*Hank Azaria (1964–) Emmy Award-winning American actor [http://www.jewfaq.org/jnames.htm]
*David Alan Basche (1968–) American actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/29128/edition_id/551/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Randall Batinkoff (1968–) American film/television actor ("For Keeps?") [http://tvshow_christy.tripod.com/dlambert.html]
*Mary Kay Bergman (1961–1999) American voice actress ("South Park") [http://www.mkbmemorial.com/interviews/dino/index2.html]
*Troy Beyer (1964–) American film director, screenwriter and actress [http://www.eye.net/eye/issue/issue_12.25.03/film/jewometer.html]
*Craig Bierko (1964–) American film/television actor ("Cinderella Man") [http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm/story/5396]
*Jack Black (1969–) American film actor and musician [http://movies.about.com/od/tenaciousd/a/tenacious111506.htm]
*Yasmine Bleeth (1968–) American television/film actress ("Baywatch") [http://www.jewhoo.com/editor/sandler.html]
*Lisa Bonet (1967–) American film/television actress ("The Cosby Show") [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/387_lisa_bonet.htm]
*Matthew Broderick (1962–) American film and stage actor ("Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "The Producers") [http://movies.about.com/od/deckthehalls/a/deckmb112006.htm]
*Gabrielle Carteris (1961–) American actress ("Beverly Hills 90210") [http://www.allamericanspeakers.com/newspeakerbio/1268/index.php]
*Max Casella (1967-) American actor "Doogie Howser"
*Phoebe Cates (1963–) American film actress ("Fast Times at Ridgemont High") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/27251/edition_id/521/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Scott Cohen (1964–) American film/television actor [http://www.forward.com/articles/nice-jewish-boy-turns-bad-gets-role/]
*Mindy Cohn (1966–) American television actress ("The Facts of Life") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/21857/edition_id/443/format/html/displaystory.html]
*David Cross (1964–) American actor/comedian [http://citypages.com/databank/25/1227/article12207.asp]
*Dean Devlin (1962–) former actor, now producer and screenwriter [http://showbizandstyle.inq7.net/entertainment/entertainment/view_article.php?article_id=22700]
*Don Diamont (1961–) American soap opera actor ("The Young and the Restless") [http://www.jstandard.com/articles/1420/1/Young-and-restless-and-Jewish]
*Robert Downey Jr. (1965–) Academy Award-nominated American actor and musician ("Iron Man") [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/10/12/MO242792.DTL] [http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,99680,00.html]
*Rachel Dratch (1966–) American comedienne ("Saturday Night Live") [http://lifestylesmagazine.com/Lifestyle_10-2003_002.html]
*David Duchovny (1960–) Golden Globe Award-winning American television and film actor ("The X-Files") [http://duchovny.net/articles/neon.htm] [http://www.jvibe.com//popculture/duchovny.shtml]
*Lisa Edelstein (1967–) American actress ("House") [http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/edelstein%20refused%20to%20change%20her%20name%20to%20honour%20holocaust%20victims_1000548]
*Jon Favreau (1966–) American actor/director [http://www.atlantajewish.com/content/112005/wintermovies/favreau.html] [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=11573]
*Dan Futterman (1967–) American actor and an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=15454]
*Jeff Garlin (1962–) American comic actor ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/1229_jeff_garlin.htm]
*Brad Garrett (1960–) three-time Emmy Award-winning American actor and comedian [http://movies.about.com/od/ratatouille/a/garrett110406_2.htm]
*Gina Gershon (1962–) American film actress [http://www.cigaraficionado.com/Cigar/CA_Archives/CA_Show_Article/0,2322,408,00.html]
*Jami Gertz (1965–) American film/television actress [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=8478]
*Melissa Gilbert (1964–) American former child actress, served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=131]
*Judy Gold (1962–) American stand-up comedian and actress [http://www.afterellen.com/People/2006/11/judygold.html]
*Tracey Gold (1969-) American actress who appeared on tv show "Growing Pains" and sister of Missy
*Bill Goldberg (1966-) Currently inactive wrestler that wrestled for both World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and American film/television actor [http://www.ajlmagazine.com/coverstory.html]
*Jennifer Grey (1960–) American actress ("Dirty Dancing") [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE2D8143DF93BA1575BC0A961948260]
*Arye Gross (1960–) American film/television actor [http://www.jewish-theatre.com/visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=1260]
*Greg Grunberg (1966–) American film/television actor ("Heroes") [http://www.jvibe.com/popculture/jewish_chameleon.shtml]
*Annabelle Gurwitch (1961–) American comedic actress, hostess of TBS's "Dinner and a Movie" [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/29275/edition_id/553/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Daryl Hannah (1960–) American film actress ("Splash") [http://www.interfaithfamily.com/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297399&ct=3420185]
*Jessica Hecht (1965–) American film/stage actress [http://www.playbill.com/features/article/100638.html]
*Monica Horan (1963–) American television actress ("Everybody Loves Raymond") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23306/edition_id/464/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Helen Hunt (1963–) Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning American actress [http://snltranscripts.jt.org/93/93pcoffeetalk.phtml]
*Sean Kanan (1966–) American soap opera actor ("General Hospital") [http://lifestylesmagazine.com/Lifestyle_10-2004_005.html]
*Heather Paige Kent (1969–) American television actress [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=6257]
*Marc Kudisch (1966–) American stage actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/26070/edition_id/504/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Lisa Kudrow (1963–) Emmy Award and SAG-winning American actress ("Friends") [http://www.usaweekend.com/00_issues/001008/001008kudrow.html]
*Juliet Landau (1965–) American actress, daughter of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=6701]
*John Lehr (1967–) American actor/comedian ("10 Items or Less") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/30962/edition_id/580/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962–) Hollywood film actress [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23203/edition_id/462/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1961–) Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning American actress ("Seinfeld") [http://www.totallyjewish.com/news/world/?content_id=4229]
*Courtney Love (1964–) rock musician and Golden Globe-nominated actress, known as lead singer for the now-defunct alternative rock band Hole [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2099-2409882,00.html]
*Joshua Malina (1966–) American film and stage actor [http://www.atlantajewish.com/content/092005/falltv/joshua.html]
*Camryn Manheim (1961–) American actress ("The Practice") [http://www.njjewishnews.com/njjn.com/052506/mwCamrynManheim.html]
*Cindy Margolis (1965–) American actress/model, included in 2000 Guinness Book of World Records as a result of being the "most downloaded" person in 1999 [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/29128/edition_id/551/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Julianna Margulies (1966–) American film/television actress ("ER") [http://www.well-rounded.com/movies/reviews/margulies_intv.html]
*Brett Marx (1964-) American actor who is the great nephew of the Marx Brothers and best known for his performance in The Bad News Bears
*Marlee Matlin (1965–) Academy Award-winning American actress ("Children of a Lesser God") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/28192/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Debra Messing (1968–) Emmy Award-winning American actress ("Will & Grace") [http://www.acmecelebs.com/debra_messing/interview.htm]
*Dina Meyer (1968–) American film/television actress ("Saw" films) [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/24342/edition_id/479/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Ari Meyers (1969–) American actress ("Kate & Allie") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/28624/edition_id/543/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Rob Morrow (1962–) American actor ("Northern Exposure", "Numb3rs") [http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=10384]
*Sarah Jessica Parker (1965–) Golden Globe, Emmy-winning American actress [http://www.randomhouse.com/broadway/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780767916127] [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/27905/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Sean Penn (1960–) Academy Award-winning American film actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/21539/edition_id/438/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Jeremy Piven (1965–) American actor ("Entourage") [http://movies.about.com/cs/chasingliberty/a/chasjp122003.htm]
*Rain Pryor (1969–) American actress and comedian, daughter of Richard Pryor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=10949]
*Ted Raimi (1965–) American actor, brother of "Spider-Man" director Sam Raimi [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/22922/edition_id/458/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Adam Rich (1968-) American child actor best known for his role in "Eight is Enough"
*Paul Rudd (1969–) American actor [http://www.bangitout.com/reviews50.html] [http://fansites.hollywood.com/~paulrudd/print-frank.html]
*Adam Sandler (1966–) American actor, comedian, producer, and musician [http://snltranscripts.jt.org/02/02fchanukah.phtml]
*Rob Schneider (1963–) American actor, comedian, and screenwriter [http://www.interfaithfamily.com/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297403&ct=1490277]
*Bitty Schram (1968–) Golden Globe-nominated American actress [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23533/edition_id/467/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Liev Schreiber (1967–) Tony Award-winning American actor [http://www.atlantajewish.com/content/092005/lievfromny.html]
*Scott Schwartz (1968-) American child actor who played in A Christmas Story and The Toy
*David Schwimmer (1966–) Emmy-nominated American actor and director ("Friends") [http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/970905/tv.shtml]
*Sam Seder (1966–) actor, comedian, writer, producer, director [http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2006/08/23/failure_is_an_option/?page=2]
*Kyra Sedgwick (1965–) Emmy-nominated American actress [http://www.interfaithfamily.com/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297399&ct=3420185]
*Ally Sheedy (1962–) American screen and stage actress ("Brat Pack" films "The Breakfast Club" and "St. Elmo's Fire") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=121]
*Pauly Shore (1968–) American actor and comedian [http://www.badmouth.net/interview-pauly-shore/]
*Jonathan Silverman (1966–) American film/television actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=10831]
*Cathy Silvers (1961-) is the daughter of Phil Silvers and best known for her role of Jenny Piccolo on the sitcom "Happy Days"
*Helen Slater (1963–) American film actress and singer-songwriter [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/699_jewish_showbiz_news.htm]
*Rena Sofer (1968–) American actress [http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=8438]
*Jon Stewart (1962–) American comedian, actor, author, producer, host of "The Daily Show" [http://film.guardian.co.uk/oscars2006/story/0,,1718916,00.html]
*Ben Stiller (1965–) American comedian, actor, and film director [http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/991119/stiller.shtml]
*Michael Vartan (1968–) French-born American film/television actor ("Monster-in-Law") [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7856813/site/newsweek/]
*Steven Weber (1961–) American film/television actor ("Wings") [http://www.jewishtimes.com/scripts/edition.pl?SubSectionID=2&now=2/15/02&ID=189]
*Alex Winter (1965-) is an English/American actor best known for his role in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"
*Scott Wolf (1968–) American actor ("Party of Five") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/24410/edition_id/480/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Ian Ziering (1964–) American actor ("Beverly Hills 90210") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/print.php?id=10849] [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/32533/format/html/displaystory.html]

1950s

*Caroline Aaron (1957–) American actress and producer [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=14701]
*Jason Alexander (1959–) American actor ("Seinfeld") [http://www.theage.com.au/news/arts/the-ghost-of-george-costanza/2006/12/13/1165685726718.html]
*Adam Arkin (1956–) American television, film, and stage actor [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=86]
*Tom Arnold (1959–) American actor and comediancite book | last =Arnold| first =Tom| authorlink =Tom Arnold (actor)| coauthors =| title =How I Lost 5 Pounds in 6 Years: An Autobiography| publisher =St. Martin's Griffin| date =2003| location =| pages=145-146| month =November| url =http://www.amazon.com/dp/0312322445/| id =ISBN0312322445]
*Rosanna Arquette (1959–) American actress, film director, and film producer [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?ID=91]
*Ellen Barkin (1954–) American actress [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/28738/edition_id/545/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Roseanne Barr (1952–) American actress, writer, talk-show host and comedienne [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/30267/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Robby Benson (1956–) American actor, former teen idol [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/searchview.php?id=10777]
*Sandra Bernhard (1955–) American actress and comedian [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/8330/edition_id/158/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Mike Binder (1958–) American screenwriter, film director and actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=7391]
*Jerry Butler (1959–) American pornographic actor, one of the most popular male performers in the 1980scite book | last =Butler| first =Jerry| authorlink =| coauthors =| title =Raw Talent: The Adult Film Industry As Seen by Its Most Famous Male Star| publisher =Prometheus Books| date =1990| location =| pages=59| month =September| url =http://www.amazon.com/dp/087975625X/| id =ISBN087975625X]
*Kate Capshaw (1953–) American actress ("Indiana Jones")cite book | last =Pogrebin| first =Abigail| authorlink =| coauthors =| title =Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish| publisher =Bantam Dell Pub Group| date =2005| location =| pages=| month =October| url =| id =ISBN0767916123]
*Katie Couric (1957–) American media personality, appeared in "Shark Tale" [http://www.jewsweek.com/bin/en.jsp?enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enDispWho=Article%5El1107&enVersion=0&]
*Ian Mitchell (1958 - ) Musician, Bay City Rollers, former teen idol - paternal grandparents were Jewish
*Jamie Lee Curtis (1958–) Golden Globe-winning American film actress, successful writer of books for children [http://movies.about.com/od/skippingchristmas/a/kranksjc111904_3.htm]
*Tovah Feldshuh (1952–) American actress, singer, and playwright [http://www.jwmag.org/articles/09Winter03/p46.asp]
*Harvey Fierstein (1954–) American actor, author, and singer [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/24198/edition_id/477/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Carrie Fisher (1956–) American film actress, novelist ("Star Wars") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=14143]
*Al Franken (1951–) American comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator and radio host [http://www.themacweekly.com/articles/20061013/10778]
*Jeff Goldblum (1952–) Academy Award nominated American film actor [http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,21630257-5005368,00.html]
*Steve Guttenberg (1958–) American actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/27639/edition_id/528/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Mary Hart (1950–) American former actress and television personality ("Entertainment Tonight") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/22272/edition_id/449/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Nina Hartley (1959–) American adult film actress [http://www.lukeford.com/stars/female/nina_hartley.html]
*Amy Irving (1953–) American actress [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?ID=110]
*Ron Jeremy (1953–) American adult film actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=7773]
*Toni Kalem (1956–) American film, television actress, screenwriter and director [http://bipolar.about.com/cs/inspiration/a/toni_kalem_andy.htm]
*Carol Kane (1952–) Academy Award-nominated American actress [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/32238/edition_id/600/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Julie Kavner (1950–) American film/television actress (voice of Marge on the "The Simpsons") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/old/judyberlin.2.25.0.htm]
*Richard Kind (1956–) American actor [http://jufnews.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=71]
*John Landis (1950–) American actor, director, writer, and producer [http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/vsda2000/dvdandfilmmaker.html]
*Carol Leifer (1956–) American comedienne and actress [http://www.jwmag.org/articles/05Winter02/p04.asp]
*Jon Lovitz (1957–) American actor and comedian [http://www.cinecon.com/news.php?id=0309041]
*Joan Lunden (1950–) American broadcaster ("Good Morning America"), has also acted [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/24683/edition_id/484/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Melanie Mayron (1952–) American actress and director ("Thirtysomething") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=9069]
*Larry Miller (1953–) American stand-up comedian, actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16993]
*Don Most (1953–) American actor ("Happy Days") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/24830/edition_id/486/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Judd Nelson (1959-) American actor famous for his role in "The Breakfast Club"
*Bebe Neuwirth (1958–) Tony Award-winning American theater, television, and film actress [http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0704/jewz_in_the_newz072104.php3?printer_friendly]
*Laraine Newman (1952–) American comedienne and actress [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=9960]
*Ken Olin (1954–) American actor, director and producer [http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/11643/]
*Mandy Patinkin (1952–) American actor of stage and screen [http://www.jewishjournal.com/old/mandypatinkin.4.14.0.htm]
*Lorna Patterson (1956–) American film, stage and television actress [http://giving.uj.edu/Content/ContentUnit.asp?CID=350&u=1866]
*Scott Patterson (1958–) American actor ("Gilmore Girls") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=51]
*David Paymer (1954–) American character actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=6275]
*Ron Perlman (1950–) film/television actor ("Hellboy") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/22022/edition_id/445/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Kevin Pollak (1957–) American actor, impressionist and comedian [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/26268/edition_id/507/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Paul Reiser (1957–) American actor, author and stand-up comedian ("Mad About You") [http://www.sdjewishjournal.com/stories/oct05_1.html]
*Paul Reubens (1952-) aka "Peewee Herman"
*Tanya Roberts (1954–) American actress ("Charlie's Angels") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23596/edition_id/468/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Alan Rosenberg (1950–) American actor, 24th president of the Screen Actors Guild [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/print.php?id=8685]
*Katey Sagal (1954–) American actress, singer, and writer ("Married... with Children") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/22205/edition_id/448/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Bob Saget (1956–) American actor, stand-up comedian and game show host [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?ID=87]
*Herschel Savage (1955–) American pornographic actor and porn movie directorcite book | last =Butler| first =Jerry| authorlink =| coauthors =| title =Raw Talent: The Adult Film Industry As Seen by Its Most Famous Male Star| publisher =Prometheus Books| date =1990| location =| pages=208| month =September| url =http://www.amazon.com/dp/087975625X/| id =ISBN087975625X]
*Richard Schiff (1955–) American actor ("The West Wing") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/1493/edition_id/16/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Steven Seagal (1951–) American action movie actor, producer, writer, director and singer [http://www.lukeford.net/profiles/profiles/steven_seagal1.htm]
*Jerry Seinfeld (1954–) Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning American comedian, actor, and writer [http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/970905/tv.shtml]
*Jane Seymour (1951 - ) English-born/American film/television actress [http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/13068/]
*Wendie Jo Sperber (1958–2005) American television/movie actress [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=15134]
*Annie Sprinkle (1954–) American prostitute, stripper, porn film star, cable television host, porn magazine editor/writer, and sex film producer [http://www.newvoices.org/cgi-bin/articlepage.cgi?id=165]
*Howard Stern (1954–) American radio and TV personality, media mogul, humorist, actor and author [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/22714/edition_id/455/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Stephen Tobolowsky (1951–) American actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/27504/edition_id/526/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Robert Trebor (1953–) American actor ("Hercules", "Xena") [http://www.whoosh.org/issue14/itreb1a.html]
*Debra Winger (1955–) Academy Award–nominated American actress [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=8212]
*Mare Winningham (1959–) American film and television actress [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=12462]

1940s

*Bob Balaban (1945–) American actor and director [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23656/edition_id/469/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Richard Belzer (1944–) American stand up comedian, writer and actor [http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/970905/tv.shtml]
*Albert Brooks (1947–) Academy Award-nominated American actor, writer, comedian and director [http://www.newyorkcool.com/archives/2006/February/interview_1.html]
*James Caan (1940–) Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated American film, stage and television actor [http://www.premiere.com/features/591/james-caan-idol-chatter.html]
*Nell Carter (1948–2003) Tony Award-winning American singer and film, stage, and television actress [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/19693/edition_id/400/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Peter Coyote (1941–) American actor and author [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/7741/edition_id/147/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Billy Crystal (1947–) American actor, writer, producer, comedian and film director [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=15082] cite encyclopedia | title =Motion Pictures| encyclopedia =Encyclopaedia Judaica| volume=| pages =| publisher =Keter Publishing House| date =1971-1972| id =| accessdate =2006-11-17 ]
*Larry David (1947–) Emmy-winning American actor, writer, comedian, producer and film director [http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1001/larry.david.asp]
*Michael Douglas (1944–) Academy Award-winning American actor and producer (Jewish father) [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=158]
*Richard Dreyfuss (1947–) Academy Award-winning American actor [http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1359691.php]
*Bob Dylan (1941–) singer-songwriter, author, musician and poet, also appeared in several films [http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0901/p11s03-almp.html]
*Bob Einstein (1942-) American writer and comedian known as Super Dave.
*Richard Elfman (1949–) American film director, writer and actorElfman, Richard and Bright, Matthew. "Forbidden Zone" DVD, Fantoma, 2004, audio commentary. ASIN: B0002LE9QS]
*Harrison Ford (1942–) Academy Award-nominated American actor [http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/363/16489_celebrities.html] [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/28366/edition_id/539/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Bonnie Franklin (1944–) American actress [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/24975/edition_id/488/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Art Garfunkel (1941-) American singer & songwriter
*Paul Michael Glaser (1943–) American actor ("Starsky & Hutch") [http://www.paulmichaelglaser.org/pmg_jtn.html]
*Scott Glenn (1941–) American actor [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117861884.html?categoryid=2&cs=1]
*Christopher Guest (1948–) Lord Haden-Guest, American actor/director [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16799] [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/28212/edition_id/537/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Goldie Hawn (1945–) Academy Award-winning American film actress, director and producer [http://www.beliefnet.com/story/172/story_17266_1.html]
*Dan Hedaya (1940–) American character actor [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=57]
*Barbara Hershey (1948–) American actress, known for her many film roles [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23718/edition_id/470/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Ricky Jay (1948-) is an American professional sleight-of-hand artist, actor, and author
*Madeline Kahn (1942–1999) Academy Award-nominated American actress of film, television, and theater [http://www.jwa.org/discover/comedy/kahn.html]
*Gabe Kaplan (1945–) American actor, comedian, and professional poker player [http://www.montrealmirror.com/ARCHIVES/2001/070501/comedy4.html]
*Andy Kaufman (1949–1984) American entertainer [http://www.furious.com/PERFECT/kaufmanhicks.html]
*Judy Kaye (1948–) Tony-award-winning American singer and actress [http://www.jwmag.org/articles/15Summer05/p48.asp]
*Lainie Kazan (1940–) American actress and singer [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/28807/edition_id/546/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Robert Klein (1942–) American stand-up comedian and occasional actor [http://www.bnaibrith.org/pubs/pt/summer2006_robertklein.cfm]
*Kevin Kline (1947–) Academy Award and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/27251/edition_id/521/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Richard Kline (1944–) American actor and television director [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=8014]
*Sherry Lansing (1944–) American former CEO of Paramount Studios and actress [http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/biography/F-L/Lansing-Sherry-1944.html]
*Michael Lembeck (1948–) American actor and director [http://giving.uj.edu/Content/ContentUnit.asp?CID=350&u=1866]
*Richard Lewis (1947–) American comedian and actor [http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/040611/lewis.shtml]
*Judith Light (1949-) American actress best known for her role on "Who's the Boss?"
*Peggy Lipton (1947–) American television actress and socialite ("The Mod Squad") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16464]
*Stephen Macht (1942–) American actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/24553/edition_id/482/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Richard Masur (1948–) American actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/24975/edition_id/488/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Bette Midler (1945–) American singer, actress, and comedian, also known as "The Divine Miss M" [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=6340]
*Frank Oz (1944–) English-born American film director, actor and puppeteer [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/26269/edition_id/507/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Rhea Perlman (1948-) American actress known for her role on "Cheers"
*David Proval (1942–) American actor ("The Sopranos") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=7455]
*Gilda Radner (1946–1989) American comedian and actress ("Saturday Night Live") [http://www.jwa.org/discover/comedy/radner.html]
*Harold Ramis (1944–) American actor, director, and writer [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?ID=74]
*Harry Reems (1947–) American theater and adult film actor [http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/story/0,11913,1487624,00.html]
*Rob Reiner (1947–) American actor, director, producer, writer and anti-tobacco activist; son of Carl Reiner [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5289328.stm]
*Peter Riegert (1947–) American film/television actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/26064/edition_id/504/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Garry Shandling (1949–) American comedian and actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/old/shandling.3.3.0.htm]
*Wallace Shawn (1943–) American actor and writer [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?ID=64]
*Harry Shearer (1943–) American comedic actor and writer [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=68] [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/31034/edition_id/581/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Paul Simon (1941-) American singer, songwriter
*Brent Spiner (1949–) American actor ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23855/edition_id/472/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Ben Stein (1944–) American lawyer, economist, law professor, actor, comedian, and former White House speechwriter [http://sdstraighttalk.squarespace.com/straight-talk/2005/7/31/ben-stein-speaks.html]
*Barbra Streisand (1942–) two-time Academy Award-winning American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, film producer and director [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/streisand.html]
*Jeffrey Tambor (1944–) American film/television actor ("Hellboy", "Arrested Development") [http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/10937/]
*Jessica Walter (1941–) American film/television actress ("Arrested Development") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/1551/edition_id/17/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Zoë Wanamaker (1949–) American-born English actress [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_4_29/ai_54349261] [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/29413/edition_id/555/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Lesley Ann Warren (1946–) Academy Award-nominated American stage, film and television actress [http://uk.news.yahoo.com/03042006/364/leslie-ann-warren-m-jewish.html]
*Anson Williams (1949–) American actor ("Happy Days") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/24830/edition_id/486/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Henry Winkler (1945–) American actor, director, producer and author ("Happy Days") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/24830/edition_id/486/format/html/displaystory.html]

1930s

*Woody Allen (1935–) Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, and comedian [http://www.adherents.com/people/pa/Woody_Allen.html]
*Alan Arkin (1934–) Academy Award-winning American film actor, director [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=17205]
*Barbara Barrie (1931–) American actress and author of children's books [http://www.jewishjournal.com/old/judyberlin.2.25.0.htm]
*Richard Benjamin (1938–) American actor/film director

*Dyan Cannon (1937–) three-time Academy Award-nominated American film and television actress, editor, producer and director [http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0104/23/lkl.00.html]
*Eddie Carmel (1936–1972) entertainer known as "The Jewish Giant" [http://www.soundportraits.org/on-air/the_jewish_giant/]
*Jerry Douglas (1932–) American television actress ("The Young and the Restless") [http://soapoperadigest.com/features/yr/interviews/jerrydouglas06/]
*Elliott Gould (1938–) Academy Award-nominated American film/television actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=15383]
*Charles Grodin (1935–) American actor and former cable talk show host [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/24276/edition_id/478/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Estelle Harris (1932–) American actress ("Seinfeld") [http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/970905/tv.shtml]
*Judd Hirsch (1935–) American actor ("Taxi", "NUMB3RS") [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/24683/edition_id/484/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Dustin Hoffman (1937–) two-time Oscar winning American actor [http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/2069_hoffman_s_jewish_ret.htm]
*Tony Jay (1933–2006) English/American actorcite news | last =| first =| coauthors=| title =Tony Jay—Obituary| pages=26| publisher =The Jewish Chronicle| date =2006-12-22 | url =| accessdate =2006-12-24 ]
*Harvey Keitel (1939–) Academy Award-nominated American actor [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_5_29/ai_54546003]
*Walter Koenig (1936–) American actor, writer, teacher and director (appeared in original "Star Trek") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=141]
*Susan Kohner (1936-) an American Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning American actress
*Yaphet Kotto (1937–) African-American actor (son of Cameroonian Crown Prince), best known for his role in "Alien" [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/8426/edition_id/160/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Martin Landau (1931-) is an Academy Award-winning American film and television actor
*Michael Landon (1936–1991) actor, producer and director who starred in three popular NBC TV series that spanned three decades [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=7984]
*Louise Lasser (1939–) American stage/film/television actress ("Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman") [http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm/story/9289]
*Piper Laurie (1932–) American actress [http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Land/5828/article7.html]
*Linda Lavin (1937–) Tony Award and Golden Globe Award-winning stage, film and television actress [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/26772/edition_id/515/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Steve Lawrence (1935-) American singer and actor on "The Carol Burnett Show"
*Shari Lewis (1933–1998) American ventriloquist, puppeteer, and children's television show host, popular during the 1960s [http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/980807/lewis.shtml]
*Hal Linden (1931–) American actor and television director [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=7875]
*Tina Louise (1934–) American model, singer, and film and television actress [http://www.gilligansisle.com/intertina.html]
*Jackie Mason (1931–) American stand-up comedian/actor [http://www.ajn.com.au/news/news.asp?pgID=2220]
*Paul Mazursky (1930–) American film director and actor [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/31/movies/31farb.html?_r=1&ref=world&oref=slogin]
*Shelley Morrison (1936–) American actress [http://www.speaking.com/speakers/shelleymorrison.html]
*Barry Newman (1931–) American actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/old/endpaper.4.7.0.htm]
*Leonard Nimoy (1931–) American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer [http://www.adherents.com/people/pn/Leonard_Nimoy.html]
*Suzanne Pleshette (1937-2008) American actress known for her role in "The Bob Newhart Show"
*Ron Rifkin (1939–) American actor, director [http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/11643/]
*Joan Rivers (1933–) American comedienne, actress, talk show host, and celebrity [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/15986/edition_id/312/format/html/displaystory.html]
*George Segal (1934–) American film and stage actor
*Susan Strasberg (1938–1999) an American actress known for her performance in the risque "In Praise of Older Women"

*Dame Elizabeth Taylor (1932–) [ Converted to Judaism ] Oscar-winning English / American film actress & sex symbol [http://www.adherents.com/people/pt/Elizabeth_Taylor.html] [http://www.amuseum.org/jahf/nomination/elvis_article.html] [http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0101/15/lkl.00.html]
*Gene Wilder (1933–) American actor and comedian [http://www.ctnow.com/custom/nmm/fairfieldweekly/hce-fcw-1116-ff47-fe-gene-wilder47.artnov16,0,6645337.story]

1920s

*Ed Ames (1927–) American singer and actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=13889]
*Beatrice Arthur (1925-) American actress [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/bea.html]
*Ed Asner (1929–) American actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=14437]
*Lauren Bacall (1924–) Golden Globe and Tony Award winning, as well as Academy Award-nominated, American film and stage actress [http://www.adherents.com/people/pb/Lauren_Bacall.html]
*Julian Beck (1925–1985) American actor, director, poet, and paintercite book | last =Dixon| first =Wheeler Winston| authorlink =| coauthors =| title =Visions of Paradise: Images of Eden in the Cinema| publisher =Rutgers University Press| date =2006|location =| pages=87| month =| url =| id =ISBN 0813537983]
*Shelley Berman (1926–) American comedian, writer, teacher, and actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=15528]
*Herschel Bernardi (1923–1986) American film, Broadway and television actorcite book | last =Blackwell| first =Earl| authorlink =| coauthors =| title =Celebrity Register| publisher =| date =1973| location =| pages=| month =| url =| id =]
*Theodore Bikel (1924–) character actor, folk singer and musician [http://www.milkenarchive.org/artists/artists.taf?artistid=140]
*Larry Blyden (1925–1975) American actor [http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/07/19/specials/sondheim-frogs.html?_r=1&oref=slogin]
*Tom Bosley (1927–) American film/television actor ("Happy Days") [http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/11075]
*Mel Brooks (1926–) Academy Award-winning American actor, writer, director and producer [http://www.jewish-theatre.com/visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=538]
*Lenny Bruce (1925–1966) American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, social critic and satirist [http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2006/12/03/those_words/]
*Susan Cabot (1927–1986) American actress [http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=19551]
*Sid Caesar (1922–) American comic actor and writer [http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/001208/sid.shtml]
*Robert Clary (1926–) French-born American actor, published author, and lecturer [http://www.robertclary.com/book.html]
*Tony Curtis (1925–) American film star [http://www.jewishjournal.com/old/tonycurtis.3.24.0.htm]
*Rodney Dangerfield (1921–2004) American comedian and actor [http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article27256.ece]
*Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925–1990) [ Converted to Judaism ] American entertainer, member of the "Rat Pack" [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_9_33/ai_108050832] [http://www.amuseum.org/jahf/nomination/elvis_article.html]
*Peter Falk (1927–) American actor [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?ID=55]
*Fyvush Finkel (1923–) American actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=8080]
*Eddie Fisher (1928-) American singer and father of Carrie Fisher
*Lee Grant (1927–) Academy Award-winning American theater, film and television actress, and film director
*Buddy Hackett (1924–2003) American comedian and actor [http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2003-07-01-hackett-obit_x.htm]
*Monty Hall (1921–) Canadian-born actor, singer and sportscaster ("Let's Make a Deal") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/old/montyhall.2.4.0.htm]
*Laurence Harvey (1928–1973) Lithuanian-born actor, achieved fame in British and American films
*Steven Hill (1922–) American film and television actor [http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/981002/lunch.shtml]
*Judy Holliday (1921–1965) Academy Award-winning American actress, singer [http://www.jwa.org/discover/comedy/holliday.html] [http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12869]
*Werner Klemperer (1920–2000) Emmy Award-winning comedic actor [http://obits.com/klempererwj.html]
*Jack Klugman (1922-) American actor
*Harvey Korman (1927–2008) American actor [http://www.jewish-theatre.com/visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=469]
*Al Lewis (1920-2006) American actor best known as "Grandpa Munster"
*Jerry Lewis (1926–) American comedian, actor, film producer, writer and director known for his slapstick humor and his charity fund-raising telethons [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_9_33/ai_108050832]
*Bill Macy (1922–) American actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/31092/edition_id/582/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Ross Martin (1920-1981) [Jewish family] Polish-born American TV and film actor ("Wild Wild West")
*Walter Matthau (1920–2000) Academy Award-winning American actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/14075/edition_id/272/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Anne Meara (1929–) American comedienne and actress, partner and wife of Jerry Stiller [http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/film/features/article2092609.ece]
*Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962) ( Converted to Judaism) American actress, singer and model [http://www.amuseum.org/jahf/nomination/elvis_article.html]
*Vic Morrow (1929–1982) American actor [http://www.jodavidsmeyer.com/combat/personnel/morrow_BIO.html] [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=119]
*Paul Newman (1925–2008) [ Jewish father ] Academy Award-winning American actor and film director, founder of "Newman's Own" [http://www.nndb.com/people/804/000022738/] [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=149]
*Charlotte Rae (1926-) American actress from "The Facts of Life"
*Tony Randall (1920–2004) American comic actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/22651/edition_id/454/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Carl Reiner (1922–) American actor, film director, producer, writer and comedian [http://www.cjnews.com/pastIssues/01/feb15-01/features/feature3.htm]
*Regina Resnik (1922–) American opera singer and actress [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/24403/edition_id/480/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Don Rickles (1926–) American comedian, film actor, and voice actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/28679/edition_id/544/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Doris Roberts (1929–) Emmy Award-winning American actress best known for her performance on "Everybody Loves Raymond" [http://www.movieweb.com/news/49/12649.php] *Fred Sadoff (1926-1994) Actor in South Pacific [http://imdb.com/name/nm0755589/]
*Rod Serling (1924–1975) American screenwriter and actor ("The Twilight Zone") [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=11611]
*Simone Signoret (1921–1985) Academy Award-winning French actress
*Jerry Stiller (1927–) American comedian and actor [http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/film/features/article2092609.ece]
*Mel Tormé (1925– 1999) American actor and singer, known as one of the great male jazz singers [http://www.jazzhouse.org/gone/lastpost2.php3?edit=929006613] [http://www.interfaithfamily.com/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297399&ct=3303147]
*Abe Vigoda (1921–) American film/television actor ("The Godfather") [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigoda]
*Jack Warden (1920–2006) Emmy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated American actor [http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1827288,00.html] [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/31211/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Shelley Winters (1920–2006) two-time Academy Award-winning American actress [http://www.adherents.com/people/pw/Shelley_Winters.html] [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/28164/edition_id/536/format/html/displaystory.html]

1910s

*Mason Adams (1919–2005) American character actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/25930/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Martin Balsam (1919–1996) was an American actor who won an Academy Award for "A Thousand Clowns"
*John Banner (1910–1973) Austrian/American actor [http://www.tv1.com.au/show.asp?id=38&content=trivia]
*Mel Blanc (1908–1989) American voice actor, performing on radio, in television commercials, and most famously, in hundreds of cartoon shorts for Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera during the Golden Age of American animation [http://www.ochcom.org/blanc]
*Red Buttons (1919–2006) Academy Award-winning American comedian and actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/10181/edition_id/194/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Lee J. Cobb (1911–1976) Academy Award-nominated American film actor
*Kirk Douglas (1916–) American actor, Hollywood film star ("Spartacus") [http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1164881875567&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull]
*John Garfield (1913–1952) American actor, 1940s film star [http://www.adherents.com/people/pg/John_Garfield.html]
*Paulette Goddard (1910–1999) American born, Oscar-nominated American film and theatre actress [http://www.adherents.com/people/pg/Paulette_Goddard.html]
*Kitty Carlisle Hart (1910–2007) American singer, actress, and spokeswoman for the arts [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=14293]
*Danny Kaye (1913–1987) American film actor, singer and comedian [http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/depts/urbanstudies/dorinson.html]
*Marc Lawrence (1910–2005) American character actor [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/12/03/db0302.xml]
*Zero Mostel (1915–1977) American stage and film actor [http://www.jewishquarterly.org/article.asp?articleid=251]
*Jan Murray (1916–2006) American stand-up comedian, actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=8383]
*Luise Rainer (1910–) German-born (later American) two-time Academy Award-winning film actress [http://www.movietreasures.com/Luise_Rainer/luise_rainer.html] [http://www.moviemaker.com/magazine/editorial.php?id=451]
*Lillian Roth (1910–1980) American singer and actress, noted performer on Broadway [http://www.jacsweb.org/Library/Literature/rothberg.html]
*Dinah Shore (1916–1994) American singer and actress [http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/S/htmlS/shoredinah/shoredinah.htm] [http://www.mrlucky.com/songbirds/html/jul99/c_dshore.html]
*Sylvia Sidney (1910–1999) American film actress [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,285535,00.html] [http://www.ujc.org/content_display.html?ArticleID=160248]
*Phil Silvers (1911–1985) American entertainer and comedy actor [http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/p/philsilversshowt_7775245.shtml]
*Harold J. Stone (1913–2005) American film and television character actor [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20051205/ai_n15902815]
*Mike Wallace (1918–) American journalist, briefly acted during the 1940s [http://www.wrmea.com/archives/August_2006/0608057b.html]
*Eli Wallach (1915–) American film, TV and stage actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/26895/edition_id/516/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Sam Wanamaker (1919–1993) American actor and director [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1093205.stm]
*Keenan Wynn (1916–1986) American character actor

1900s

*Stella Adler (1901–1992) American actress, for decades regarded as America's foremost acting teacher [http://www.fau.edu/library/bro85.htm]
*Jack Albertson (1907-1981) American actor best known for his role on "Chico and the Man"
*Leon Askin (1907–2005) Austrian (later American) actor [http://www.humer-film.com/FILME/ASKIN/index.htm]
*Milton Berle (1908–2002) American comedian and actor [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/18016/edition_id/359/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Joe Besser (1907–1988) American comedian ("Three Stooges") [http://www.jewhoo.com/editor/sandler.html]
*Mel Blanc (1908-89) American voice artist
*Ben Blue (1901–1975) Canadian (later American) actor and comedian
*Howard Da Silva (1909–1986) American film actor
*Melvyn Douglas (1901–1981) American actor, won all three of the entertainment industries' highest awards (two Oscars, a Tony and an Emmy) [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE4DD1E31F93BA25752C0A961948260] [http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/filmography.html?p_id=19878&inline=nyt-per]
*Larry Fine (1902–1975) American comedian and actor ("Three Stooges") [http://www.jewhoo.com/editor/sandler.html]
*John Houseman (1902–1988) was an American actor who won an Academy Award for "The Paper Chase"
*Curly Howard (1903–1952) American, one of the Three Stooges [http://www.jewhoo.com/editor/sandler.html]
*Sam Levene (1905–1980) Russian/American stage and film actor [http://www.thevillager.com/villager_207/theinsandoutsof.html]
*Peter Lorre (1904–1964) Hungarian-born (later American) stage and screen actor [http://www.peterlorrebook.com/plbio.html]
*Zeppo Marx (1901–1979) American, member of the Marx Brothers [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23524/edition_id/467/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Ritz Brothers (1901-1965, 1904-1985, 1907-1986) American comedy team
*Natalie Schafer (1900-1991) was an American actress best known for her role in "Gilligan's Island"

1890s

*Jack Benny (1894–1974) American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=10066]
*Gertrude Berg (1899–1966) American radio and television actress [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/berg.html]
*Fanny Brice (1891–1951) American comedian, singer, and entertainer [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/brice.html]
*George Burns (1896–1996) American comedian and actor [http://www.adherents.com/people/pb/Jack_Benny.html]
*Eddie Cantor (1892–1964) American comedian, singer, actor, songwriter, one of the most popular entertainers in the U.S. in the early and middle 20th century [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Cantor.html]
*Ricardo Cortez (1899–1977) Austrian-born (later American) silent film star, known as a "Latin lover" type [http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/filmography.html?p_id=15158]
* Hermione Gingold (1897-1987) [ [http://www.projectshaw.com/AboutGTG.php] : "she was the daughter of an upper-class Austrian born Jewish financier Lionel Gingold and English-born Kate Walters."; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "Her mother was Jewish."] , British actress
*Moe Howard (1897–1975) the "leader" of the Three Stooges [http://www.jewhoo.com/editor/sandler.html]
*Shemp Howard (1895–1955) American born, part of the Three Stooges comedy team [http://www.jewhoo.com/editor/sandler.html]
*Sam Jaffe (1891–1984) Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actor
*Francis Lederer (1899 - 2000) Czech-born (later American) actor [Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd ed, art. "Lederer, Francis": "Czech actor"]
*Philip Loeb (1892–1955) American stage, film, and television actor [http://www.jewishtimes.com/scripts/edition.pl?now=5/25/1999&SubSectionID=48&ID=2102]
*Paul Lukas (1895–1971) Hungarian (later American) film actor
*Groucho Marx (1890–1977) American comedian, working both with his siblings, the Marx Brothers, and on his own [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23524/edition_id/467/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Gummo Marx (1893–1977) American, one of the Marx Brothers [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23524/edition_id/467/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Paul Muni (1895–1967) Austrian-born (later American) Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actor from the Golden Age of Hollywood [http://www.adherents.com/people/pm/Paul_Muni.html]
*Carmel Myers (1899–1980) American silent film actress [http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/jewwom/TMPe9kvuocr6q.htm]
*Molly Picon (1898–1992) American star of stage, screen and television [http://www.jwa.org/exhibits/wov/picon/]
*Edward G. Robinson (1893–1973) American stage and film actor [http://www.classicmovies.org/articles/egrobinson1.htm]
*Mae West (1893–1980) American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol [http://maewest.blogspot.com/2004/07/forward-focus-on-mae-west.html]

1880s

*Broncho Billy Anderson (1880–1971) American actor, writer, director, and producer, perhaps best-known as the first star of the Western film genre [http://partners.nytimes.com/library/film/011600sf-actor-director.html]
*Theda Bara (1885–1955) American silent film actress, known as the first screen "Vamp" [http://www.latrobe.edu.au/screeningthepast/reviews/rev998/JDbr4b.htm]
*Douglas Fairbanks (1883–1939) American actor, screenwriter, director and producer [http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/wargames/154/bio.htm]
*Al Jolson (1886–1950) American singer and actor [http://www.pbs.org/wnet/broadway/stars/jolson_a.html]
*Chico Marx (1887–1961), American, one of the Marx Brothers [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23524/edition_id/467/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Harpo Marx (1888–1964), American, one of the Marx Brothers [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23524/edition_id/467/format/html/displaystory.html]
*Sophie Tucker (1884–1966) American actress, singer and comedienne [http://www.jwa.org/discover/comedy/tucker.html]
*Erich von Stroheim (1885–1957) Austrian-born (later American) filmmaker and actor [http://www.adherents.com/people/ps/Erich_von_Stroheim.html]
*Ed Wynn (1886–1966) American comedian and actor

1870s

*Alla Nazimova (1879–1945) American theater and film actress, scriptwriter, and producer [http://www.donaly.com/don_alys_column30.html]

1860s

*Boris Thomashefsky (1868–1939) Ukrainian-born (later American) singer and actor [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Thomashefsky.html]

1850s

*Jacob Pavlovitch Adler (1855–1926) Russian-born (later American) actor, a star of the Yiddish theatre [http://www.nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/GrandTheatre.html]

1830s

* Adah Isaacs Menken (1835?-1868), American-born actress and poet [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/AMenken.html]

Comedians

*Dan Ahdoot Finalist "Last Comic Standing", 2004 [Ahdoot [http://www.stljewishlight.com/Nation/286446386199413.php] "New Yorker Dan Ahdoot is another Iranian Jewish entertainer who defied his community's traditions."]
*Jason Alexander, comedic actor
*Woody Allen (1935–) Academy Award-winning film director, writer, actor, and comediancite encyclopedia | title =Motion Pictures| encyclopedia =Encyclopaedia Judaica| volume=| pages =| publisher =Keter Publishing House| date =1971-1972| id =| accessdate =2006-11-17 ]
*Morey Amsterdam (1908–1996) television actor and comediancite news | last =Bettinger| first =Matthew| coauthors=| title =Column: Jewish influence, from Ellis Island to Ron Jeremy| pages=| publisher =The Justice| date =2002-10-29 | url =http://www.thejusticeonline.com/media/storage/paper573/news/2002/10/29/Forum/Column.Jewish.Influence.From.Ellis.Island.To.Ron.Jeremy-309321.shtml?norewrite200611260205&sourcedomain=www.thejusticeonline.com| accessdate =2006-11-26 ]
*Tom Arnold, comedian, actor (converted to Judaism though his grandmother is Jewish)
*Ed Asner, comedic actor
*Dave Attell (1965–) stand-up comedian and host of Comedy Central's "Insomniac with Dave Attell"cite news | last =Pefferman| first =Naomi| coauthors=| title =Late-Nite Jew| pages=| publisher =The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles| date =2001-08-31 | url =http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=7357| accessdate =2006-11-26 ]
*Roseanne Barr (1952–) American actress, writer, talk-show host and comedian ["Roseanne" — [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/30267/format/html/displaystory.html] "always openly and proudly Jewish..."]
*Jack Benny (1894–1974) comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actorcite news | last =Pfefferman| first =Naomi| coauthors=| title =| pages=| publisher =The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles| date =2003-02-14 | url =http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=10066| accessdate =2006-11-26 ]
*Milton Berle (1908–2002) comedian and actorcite news | last =Pfefferman| first =Naomi| coauthors=| title =Entertainment icons Milton Berle and Billy Wilder die| pages=| publisher =The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California| date =2002-04-05 | url =http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/18016/edition_id/359/format/html/displaystory.html| accessdate =2006-11-26 ]
*Shelley Berman (1926–) comedian, writer, teacher, and actorcite news | last =Loh| first =Sandra Tsing| coauthors=| title =Inside Shelley Berman, Again| pages=| publisher =The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles| date =2006-03-10 | url =http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=15528| accessdate =2006-11-26 ]
*Sandra Bernhard (1955–) actress and comediancite news | last =Faingold| first =Noma| coauthors=| title =Kaballah hasn't dulled Sandra Bernhard's rough edge| pages=| publisher =The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California| date =1998-03-27 | url =http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/8330/edition_id/158/format/html/displaystory.html| accessdate =2006-11-26 ]
*Lewis Black (1948–) stand-up comedian, author, playwright, and actorcite news | last =Ballon| first =Marc| coauthors=| title =Q & A With Lewis Black| pages=| publisher =The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles| date =| url =http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/searchview.php?id=13570| accessdate =2006-11-26 ]
*Victor Borge (1909–2000) humorist, entertainer and concert pianistcite news | last =Tregarthen| first =Cheryl| coauthors=| title =Victor Borge| pages=| publisher =Nordic Notes| date =| url =http://www.ssn.flinders.edu.au/scanlink/nornotes/vol4/articles/borge.html| accessdate =2006-11-26 ]
*Alex Borstein (1971–) actress, writer and comediancite web | last =Phipps| first =Keith| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=Random Rules: Alex Borstein| publisher =A.V. Club| date =2006-11-20 | url =http://www.avclub.com/content/node/55488| format =| accessdate =2006-11-21 ]
*David Brenner (1936–) stand-up comedian, actor, author, and filmmaker
*Fanny Brice (1891–1951) popular and influential comedian, singer, and entertainer
* Albert Brooks, comedian, actor
* Mel Brooks, comedian
*Lenny Bruce (1925–1966) stand-up comedian, writer, social critic and satiristcite news | last =Parker| first =James| coauthors=| title ='Those words...'| pages=| publisher =The Boston Globe| date =2006-12-03 | url =http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2006/12/03/those_words/| accessdate =2006-12-03 ]
* George Burns, entertainer, actor
*Red Buttons (1919–2006) Academy Award-winning comedian and actorcite news | last =Fox| first =Michael| coauthors=| title =Borat nips Gibson as No. 1 anti-Semite in show biz| pages=| publisher =The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California| date =2006-12-22 | url =http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/31211/format/html/displaystory.html| accessdate =2006-12-22 ]
*Eddie Cantor (1892–1964) comedian, singer, actor, songwriter, one of the most popular entertainers in the U.S. in the early and middle 20th century
* Sid Caesar, actor, writer
* Andrew Dice Clay, comedian
* Myron Cohen, comedian
* "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian
* David Cross, comedian, actor
*Billy Crystal (1947–) actor, writer, producer, comedian and film director
* Rodney Dangerfield, comedian
* Larry David, comedian, actor, writer, producer
* Bob Einstein, comedian, writer, Super Dave Osborne
* Wayne Federman, comedian, actor, writer
* Larry Fine, the Three Stooges
*Al Franken (1951–) comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator and radio hostFranken — [http://www.themacweekly.com/articles/20061013/10778] "Immediately after, a clip shows Franken suggesting that if he opts to run, he “would be the only New York Jew in the race who grew up in Minnesota.” On Sunday I asked nonchalantly if that meant he considered himself a New York Jew as well as a Minnesotan. “That was a joke,” he said, laughing hysterically once more."]
* Jeff Garlin, comedian, producer
*Andrew Ginsburg (1979–) comedian, actor, and three time champion bodybuilder [Noted as one of several Jewish comedians at [http://www.gaycitynews.com/gcn226/7days.html] "]
* Elon Gold, comedian, actor
*Judy Gold (1962–) stand-up comedian and actresscite web | last =Swartz| first =Shauna| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=Meet Judy (aka Jewdy) Gold| publisher =AfterEllen.com| date =2006-11-21 | url =http://www.afterellen.com/People/2006/11/judygold.html| format =| accessdate =2006-11-21 ]
* Gilbert Gottfried, comedian, actor
* Shecky Greene, comedian
* Charles Grodin, comedian, actor
*Christopher Guest, comedic actor
* Buddy Hackett, comedian
*Chelsea Handler (1975–) actress/comedianHandlercite news | last =Smason | first =Alan | coauthors = | title =Comely comic reveals laughs in ‘Horizontal Life’ | pages = | publisher =Cleveland Jewish News | date = | url =http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2006/02/02/news/local/comic0203.txt | accessdate =2006-11-16 ]
*Goldie Hawn, comedic actress on tv show "Laugh-In"
*Steve Hofstetter (1979-)
*David Horen Comedian
* Moe, Shemp & Curly Howard, the Three Stooges
* George Jessel, comedian
* Al Jolson, comedian
* Mickey Katz, comedian
*Danny Kaye (1913–1987) film actor, singer and comedian
* Alan King, comedian
* Robert Klein, comedian
*John Lehr (1967–) actor and comediancite journal | last =Bloom| first=Nate| authorlink =| coauthors =| title =Celebrity Jews| journal =The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California| volume =| issue =| pages =| publisher =| date =2006-11-24 | url =http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/30962/format/html/displaystory.html| doi =| id =| accessdate =2006-11-22 ]
* Tom Lehrer, satirist, musician
* Oscar Levant, comedian
* "The Reverend" Bob Levy, stand-up comedian and frequent Howard Stern guest
* Jerry Lewis (1926–) comedian, actor, film producer, writer and director known for his slapstick humor and his charity fund-raising telethons
* Richard Lewis, comedian
* Jon Lovitz (1957-) comedian, actor best recognized for his work on "Saturday Night Live"
* Marc Maron, comedian, radio host
* The Marx Brothers, (Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Zeppo, Gummo), comedians
*Jackie Mason (1931–) stand-up comedianMason — [http://www.swnewsherald.com/online_content/2006/08/082806rh_emmys.php] "Jewish comedian Jackie Mason..."]
*Anne Meara (1929–) [ Converted to Judaism ] Comedienne and actress, partner and wife of Jerry Stillercite news | last =O'Toole| first =Lesley| coauthors=| title =Ben Stiller : 'Doing comedy is scary'| pages=| publisher =The Independent| date =2006-12-22 | url =http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/film/features/article2092609.ece| accessdate =2006-12-22 ]
* Lorne Michaels, Canadian creator of "Saturday Night Live"
*Bette Midler (1945–) singer, actress, and comedian, also known as "The Divine Miss M"cite web | last =Takiff| first =Jonathan| authorlink =| coauthors =| title='Tis the season...| publisher =Philadelphia Daily News| date =2006-11-21 | url =http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/living/16064276.htm| format =| accessdate =2006-11-21 ]
*Larry Miller (1953–) stand-up comedian, actorcite news | last =Miller| first =Larry| coauthors=| title =I'm... dreaming... of a white... Chri -- ummm, holidays| pages=| publisher =The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles| date =2006-12-22 | url =http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16993| accessdate =2006-12-22 ]
*Jan Murray (1916–2006) stand-up comedian, actor
* Gilda Radner, (1946-1989) comedic actress
* Harold Ramis (1944-) comedic actor, writer, producer
* Carl Reiner, comedian, actor
* Paul Reiser, comedian, actor
* Paul Reubens, comedian, actor aka Peewee Herman
* Don Rickles, comedian, actor
*Ritz Brothers (1901-1965, 1904-1985, 1907-1986) comedy team
*Joan Rivers (1933–) comedienne, actress, talk show host, and celebrityRivers — [http://www.pr-inside.com/rivers-gibson-should-die-r22157.htm] "Jewish comedienne JOAN RIVERS has launched a scathing attack on MEL GIBSON..."]
* Seth Rogen, comedian, actor, writer
* Jeffrey Ross, comedian
* Rita Rudner, comedian
*Adam Sandler (1966–) actor, comedian, producer, and musician
*Andy Samberg (1978-) actor, comedian
*Robert Schimmel (1950–) stand-up comedian whose material is often X-rated and controversial [Schimmel — [http://www.robertschimmel.com/journal.asp] "I was supposed to have them until after Christmas, but my ex-wife told the kids that since I'm Jewish and don't celebrate Christmas, Santa would not come to my house and they would miss opening presents from Santa on Christmas morning."]
*Sam Seder (1966–) actor, comedian, writer, producer, directorSeder — [http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2006/08/23/failure_is_an_option/?page=2] "says Seder, who's Jewish and has dark curly hair"]
* Jerry Seinfeld, comedian, actor
* Gary Shandling, comedian, actor
* Al Shean, comedian, actor
* Allan Sherman, satirist, musician
* Pauly Shore, comedian
* Sarah Silverman, comic
* Phil Silvers, comedic actor
* Randy and Jason Sklar, comedians, hosts of "Cheap Seats"
* Bobby Slayton, comedian, The Pit Bull of Comedy
* Kira Soltanovich, comedian, actress, writer. Star of "Girls Behaving Badly" recurring on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
*Ben Stein (born 1944-), an American writer and commentator, Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, and game show host
*David Steinberg (1942–) Canadian/American comedian, actor, author, writer and director.
* Jon Stewart, comic, TV host
*Ben Stiller (1965–) comedian, actor, and film director
*Jerry Stiller (1927–) comedian and actor
* Rich Vos, Comic
*Marc Weiner (1952-) comedian, puppeteer best known for his tv show "Weinerville" and his act "Rockin Rocko and Tony" on the Bizarre Show
*Gene Wilder, comedic actor
*Ed Wynn (1886–1966) comedian and actor
* Henny Youngman, comedian

Music: singers and songwriters

*Paula Abdul, singer, dancer, judge on "American idol"
*Herb Alpert, horn player with Tijuana Brass
*Sean Altman, of the comedy song act JEWMONGOUS and former leader of Rockapella of "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" TV fame
*Howard Ashman
*Burt Bacharach, legendary songwriter who penned hits like "What the World Needs Now is Love", "Raindrops Keep Fallin on my Head" and "I Say a Little Prayer for You"
*Marty Balin, singer for Jefferson Airplane
*Jeff Barry, Brill Building songwriter teamed with Cynthia Weil
*Beastie Boys, NY rap/rock band
*Beck, songwriter and singer
*Leonard Bernstein, famous composer
*Irving Berlin, songwriter who wrote "White Christmas"
*David Bryan, keyboard player for "Bon Jovi"
*Blood, Sweat and Tears, band who performed at Woodstock had a strong Jewish membership
*Michael Bolton, singer
*Michael Bloomfield, blues guitarist
*Blue Öyster Cult, band had a strong Jewish membership
*Sammy Cahn, songwriter
*Eric Carmen, singer known for his song "All By Myself"
*Harry Connick Jr., crooner
*Hal David, Burt Bacharach's writing partner
*Taylor Dayne, 1980's singer
*Milton Delugg, TV conductor/arranger. He also wrote songs, e.g., "Orange Colored Sky" and teamed with great composers like Frank Loesser.
*Neil Diamond, singer, songwriter of "Sweet Caroline". He worked in the Brill Building and wrote "I'm a Believer" for The Monkees
*David Draiman, frontman for the alternative metal band Disturbed
*Adam Duritz, Singer Counting Crows
*Bob Dylan, singer, songwriter who revolutionized folk music with songs like "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Like a Rolling Stone"
*Jakob Dylan, Bob's son
*Elliot Easton, lead guitarist, back-up singer with the band The Cars
*Cass Elliot, Mama Cass from The Mamas and the Papas
*Ramblin' Jack Elliott, influential country musician, singer
*Tamas Erdelyi, aka "Tommy Ramone", producer and original drummer for Punk rock pioneers The Ramones
*Donald Fagen, lead singer of Steely Dan best known for the songs "Do it Again" and "Peg"
*Perry Farrell, lead singer of Jane's Addiction
*Eddie Fisher, singer, entertainer and father of Carrie Fisher
*Kinky Friedman, singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for the "Texas Monthly". He once lead a band called the "Texas Jewboys"
*Art Garfunkel, part of the biggest selling music duo in history with Paul Simon
*George and Ira Gershwin, songwriters and composers best known for "Rhapsody in Blue"
*Eydie Gormé, singer and performer with Jewish husband Steve Lawrence
*Leslie Gore, singer on the "T.A.M.I. Show"
*Norman Greenbaum, wrote and sang "Spirit in the Sky"
*Howard Greenfield, Brill Building songwriter
*Ellie Greenwich, Brill Building songwriter
*Marvin Hamlisch, songwriter who is best known for "Nobody Does it Better" and "The Way We Were"
*Oscar Hammerstein, songwriter, composer with Jewish friend Richard Rodgers. The two are best known for their compositions from "Oklahoma" and "The Sound of Music"
*Mickey Hart, drummer for Grateful Dead
*Richard Hell, born Richard Meyers, writer and Punk rock pioneer.
*Susanna Hoffs, singer for The Bangles, and songwriter of their hit "Eternal Flame"
*Janis Ian, singer, songwriter known for her song "At Seventeen"
*Scott Ian, guitarist, back-up singer for rock band Anthrax
*Billy Joel, singer, songwriter known for his many #1 hits (aka "The Piano Man")
*Jorma Kaukonen, guitarist for Jefferson Airplane
*Kenny G, well-known instrumentalist
*Carol King, singer, songwriter who wrote the most #1 hits of all the writers from the Brill Building and is best known for her chart topping solo album "Tapestry"
*Al Kooper, guitarist, songwriter
*Joey Kramer, drummer, back-up singer for Aerosmith
*Robby Krieger, guitarist, songwriter of "Light My Fire" by The Doors
*Blackie Lawless, lead singer of the band W.A.S.P
*Steve Lawrence, singer who performs with his Jewish wife Eydie Gorme. Appeared often on the "Carol Burnett Show"
*Jerry Leiber, songwriter from the Brill Building who wrote songs in the 1950s for Elvis and others
*Adam Levine, Lead Singer of Maroon 5
*Jenn Lindsay, anti-folk singer/songwriter based in New York City.
*Lisa Loeb, singer, songwriter of "Stay (I missed You)"
*Courtney Love, singer [ [http://www.thejc.com/home.aspx?AId=60493&ATypeId=1&search=true2&srchstr=five-eighths&srchtxt=1&srchhead=1&srchauthor=1&srchsandp=1&scsrch=0 Jewish Chronicle 5 June 2008] : "So you see, I’m a nice Jewish girl and I’ve lots of Irish in me." The editorial comment is "Scarily enough, Courtney is a halachic Jew."]
*Linda McCartney, married Paul McCartney and was a back-up vocalist for his band "Wings"
*Melissa Manchester, singer
*Barry Manilow, singer best known for the songs "Mandy" and "I Write the Songs", which was actually written by Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys
*Handsome Dick Manitoba, born Richard Blum, Jewish, from The Bronx, best known for being frontman for NYC punk legends, The Dictators
*David Marks, one of the original Beach Boys
*Johnny Marks, famous writer of Christmas songs like "Rudoph the Red-nosed Reindeer", "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and "Holly Jolly Christmas"
*Richard Marx, 1980s singer, songwriter
*Bette Midler, singer of "The Rose" and "Wind Beneath My Wings"
*Randy Newman, singer, songwriter best known for his song "Short People"
*Phil Ochs, singer, songwriter
*P!nk, singer and songwriter
*Doc Pomus, songwriter from the Brill Building
*Elvis Presley's maternal grand-grandmother was Jewish
*Joey Ramone, lead singer of the Ramones best known for the songs "I Wanna Be Sedated" and "Rock'n'roll High School"
*Lou Reed, singer, songwriter best known for his song "Walk on the Wild Side" and for being the primary songwriter for the vastly influential Velvet Underground.
*David Lee Roth, lead singer of Van Halen
*Neil Sedaka, singer, songwriter from the Brill Building best known for his song "Breaking Up is Hard to Do"
*Sherman Brothers, singer, songwriters
*Gene Simmons, bass player and singer for Kiss, who penned their song "Love it Loud"
*Paul Simon, singer, songwriter from the biggest selling duo in music history Simon and Garfunkel
*Stephen Sondheim, songwriter, composer
*Phil Spector, songwriter, producer best known for his production on "Be My Baby"
*Paul Stanley, lead singer of Kiss
*Rachel Stevens former member of S Club 7
*Mike Stoller, songwriter from the Brill Building who was teamed with Jerry Leiber
*Barbara Streisand, singer and actress best known for her songs "The Way We Were" (by Marvin Hamlisch), "Evergreen" and "You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore" performed with Neil Diamond
*Sylvain Sylvain, guitarist for the influential Glam rock band the New York Dolls
*Colin Thomas, songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist for the relatively unknown, but critically acclaimed rock band, This Allure
*Tiny Tim, singer of the song "Tip-toe Through the Tulips"
*Mel Torme, famous jazz singer who also wrote the song "The Christmas Song"
*Cynthia Weil, songwriter from the Brill Building who was teamed with Jeff Barry
*Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson, singer, songwriter daughters of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson. They formed the group Wilson Phillips with Chynna Phillips. Their mother is Jewish
*Leslie West, guitarist, songwriter of the band "Mountain"
*Peter Wolf, lead vocalist for the J. Geils Band best known for the hit "Centerfold"
*Peter Yarrow, singer from the band Peter, Paul and Mary

Music businessmen

*Lou Adler, record producer, manager, and director who helped organize the Monterey Pop Festival
*Leonard Chess, co-founder of Chess Records, inducted into the "Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame"
*Phil Chess, co-founder of Chess Records
*Michael Cohl, Canadian rock'n'roll promoter
*Bob Ezrin, Canadian music producer who worked on Pink Floyd's The Wall
*Milt Gabler, a record producer, responsible for many innovations in the recording industry of the 20th century, inducted into the "Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame"
*David Geffen (1943-), record executive, film producer, theatrical producer, and philanthropist
*Bill Graham, an American rock concert promoter inducted into the "Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame"
*Albert Grossman, an entrepreneur and manager in the American folk music scene. He was most famous as the manager of Bob Dylan between 1962 and 1970
*Don Kirshner, music coordinator for The Monkees
*Artie Kornfeld, music promoter for Woodstock held on Max Yasgur's farm
*Allen Klein, managed The Rolling Stones and The Beatles for a time.
*Steven Miller, music producer and executive best known for his association with Windham Hill Records
*Bob Rafelson, producer of The Monkees
*Gabe Sandler, producer, DJ, and promoter known for organizing electronic music events in the late 20th and early 21st centuries
*Phil Spector, music producer inducted into the "Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame"
*Seymour Stein, co-founder of Sire Records with acts like Talking Heads and The Ramones, inducted into the "Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame"
*Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein, produced rock concerts and later founded Miramax
*Jerry Wexler, a music journalist turned music producer, and is regarded as one of the major record industry players behind 1960s soul music after he coined the term "Rhythm and Blues", inducted into the "Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame"

Dance

Persons listed with a double asteriks (**) are winners of the Tony Award for Best Choreography.
*Paula Abdul (1962–) actress, dancer, choreographer, singer, and television personalitycite news | last =Eichner| first =Itamar| coauthors=| title =Israeli minister, American Idol| pages =| publisher =YNetNew.com| date =2006-11-17 | url =http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3328923,00.html| accessdate =2006-11-17 ]
* Michael Bennett, choreographer (Jewish mother) **
* Josephine Earp, wife of Wyatt Earp
* Eliot Feld, dancer and choreographer
* Ron Field, choreographer **
* Michael Kidd, choreographer **
* Lincoln Kirstein, dance impressario
* Bella Lewitzky, dancer, choreograher, & teacher
* Arthur Murray, dance instructor
* Jerome Robbins, choreographer **
* Anna Sokolow, dancer & choreographerStanley Donen

Film directors

* Jim Abrahams, parody director
* J.J. Abrams, writer and director
* Woody Allen (1935–) Academy Award-winning film director, writer, actor, and comedian
* Judd Apatow (1968–) screenwriter, television/film producerApatow — [http://movies.about.com/od/knockedup/a/knockedja081106.htm] "I look at it as part of my Pat Robertson moral trilogy: The first movie is the anti-sex before marriage. This is the anti-abortion movie. Soon it’ll be the anti-Jew movie and then I’ll realize I’m Jewish and get all confused."]
* Alan Arkin (1934–) Academy Award-nominated film actor, director
* Jack Arnold, director
* Darren Aronofsky (1969–) film director, screenwriter and producer
* George Axelrod, director, producer and screenwriter
* Ralph Bakshi, Israeli-born animation film director
* Bob Balaban, director and producer
* Richard Benjamin (1938–) actor/film director
* Eli Chaim Bergenstein, Palestenian-born Oscar-nominated director, screenwriter and producer best known for the drama "Days of Mordichai"
* Andrew Bergman, director
* Edward Bernds, director of "Three Stooges" and "Blondie" films
* Curtis Bernhardt, German-born director and producer
* Peter Bogdanovich, director (Jewish mother)
* Zach Braff (1975–) television and film actor, director, screenwriter, and producer ("Scrubs", "Garden State")Braff — [http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3261099,00.html] "Zach Braff, the leading actor in NBC's hit comedy Scrubs, is set to visit Israel this coming July. The hot star (31) will arrive in Israel accompanied by his girlfriend, actress and singer Mandy Moore... Braff, a nice Jewish boy, called the Israeli General Consul in Los Angeles, Ehud Danoch, and asked for his assistance with the tour's planning." [http://www.justjared.com/gossip/2006/05/mandy-moore-elle-magazine/] Mandy Moore on Braff: "I like a good Jewish boy. With a sense of humor." (Moore has a Jewish maternal grandfather) [http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2006/06/20/amusing_quotes_from_kelly_clarkson_zach_] ""I was kosher until I had my Bar Mitzvah, and I parlayed officially becoming a man into telling my father I wanted to eat cheeseburgers." Zach Braff exerted his dietary independence from his Jewish family."]
* James L. Brooks, Oscar-winning director, producer
* Mel Brooks, director, actor and producer (also see Comedians, qv)
* Richard Brooks, director
* Edward Cahn, director of "Our Gang" from 1939-1943
* William Castle, director
* Ethan & Joel Coen, directors, screenwriters & producers
* Rob Cohen, director, producer
* Ricardo Cortez, director and actor; brother of Stanley Cortez
* David Cronenberg, director
* George Cukor, Oscar-winning director
* Michael Curtiz, Oscar-winning director
* Paul Czinner, Hungarian-born director
* Jules Dassin, director
* Larry David, writer, actor, producer
* Andrew Davis, director
* Cecil B. DeMille, director [http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-5713389/Constructing-the-motherliness-of-Manoah.html]
* Maya Deren, director
* Henri Diamant-Berger, French-born director, producer and screenwriter
* Stanley Donen, director, choreographer
* Richard Donner, Director, "Lethal Weapon" Films and 1978's "Superman The Movie".
* Richard Elfman, director
* Nora Ephron, director
* Richard Fleischer, director; son of animator Max Fleischer
* Carl Foreman, director, producer and screenwriter
* Jason Friedberg, director, writer of "Scary Movie"
* William Friedkin, Oscar-winning director of "The Exorcist"
* Samuel Fuller, director
* Lee Grant (1927–) Academy Award-winning theater, film and television actress, and film director
* Christopher Guest (1948–) Lord Haden-Guest, actor, writer, director, composer, and musiciancite journal | last =Rosen | first =Steven | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Want to spoof Purim and the Oscars? Be our Guest!| journal =The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles | volume =21 | issue =39 | pages = | publisher = | date =2006-11-16 | url =http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16799 | doi = | id = | accessdate =2006-11-16 ] cite journal | last =Bloom | first =Nate | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Celebrity Jews| journal =The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California | volume = | issue = | pages = | publisher = | date =2006-01-27 | url =http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/28212/edition_id/537/format/html/displaystory.html | doi = | id = | accessdate =2006-11-17 ]
* Charles Guggenheim, Oscar-winning documentary director
* Todd Haynes, director (Jewish mother)
* Amy Heckerling, director
* Peter Hyams, director
* Garson Kanin, director, screenwriter and playwright
* Lawrence Kasdan, director
* Jeffrey Katzenberg (1950–) film producer, director and co-founder of DreamWorks SKGKatzenberg — [http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/990604/frisco.shtml] "Hardie also called on several Jewish members of the entertainment industry, including... Jeffrey Katzenberg"]
* Philip Kaufman, director, screenwriter
* Irvin Kershner, director
* Zalman King, director
* Henry Koster, director
*Stanley Kramer, director [http://www.adherents.com/people/pk/Stanley_Kramer.html]
* Stanley Kubrick, director
* John Landis (1950–) movie actor, director, writer, and producerLandis — [http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/vsda2000/dvdandfilmmaker.html] "Landis: Well, I kept thinking, "Who's gonna be interested in this besides our relatives? I mean, we're just five old Jews on a couch.""]
* Fritz Lang, Austrian-born director (Jewish mother, raised Catholic)
* Norman Lear, director, producer and screenwriter
* Mimi Leder, director
* Mervyn LeRoy, director and producer
* Richard Lester, director
* Barry Levinson, Oscar-winning director
*Jerry Lewis (1926–) comedian, actor, film producer, writer and director known for his slapstick humor and his charity fund-raising telethons
* Anatole Litvak, Russian-born director
* Siegmund Lubin, director
* Ernst Lubitsch, director
* Sidney Lumet, director
* Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Oscar-winning director
* Tom Mankiewicz, director and screenwriter; son of Joseph L. Mankiewicz
* Daniel Mann, director
* Michael Mann, director [http://film.guardian.co.uk/interview/interviewpages/0,,649435,00.html]
* Stuart Margolin, director and actor
* Elaine May, director, actress and screenwriter
* Paul Mazursky (1930–) director, producer and actorcite news | last =Farber| first =Stephen| coauthors=| title =A Night in Hollywood, a Day in Ukraine| pages=| publisher =The New York Times| date =2006-12-31 | url =http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/31/movies/31farb.html?_r=1&ref=world&oref=slogin| accessdate =2006-12-31 ]
* Albert & David Maysles, documentary filmmakers
* Nancy Meyers, director, screenwriter
* Lewis Milestone, Oscar-winning director
* Bennett Miller, Oscar-nominated director ("Capote")
* Sam Newfield, director of the 1957 tv series Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans and countless other western films
* Mike Nichols (1931–) Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Academy Award-winning film and stage director
* Leonard Nimoy, actor and director
* Ken Olin (1954–) actor, director and producercite news | last =Elkin| first =Michael| coauthors=| title =Jewish Jingle Belles?| pages=| publisher =The Jewish Exponent| date =2006-12-21 | url =http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/11643/| accessdate =2006-12-22 ]
* Marcel Ophüls, director; son of director Max Ophüls
* Richard Oswald, German-born director and producer
* Alan J. Pakula, Oscar-winning director, producer
* Arthur Penn, director
* Leo Penn, director
* Abraham Polonsky, director
* Sydney Pollack, Oscar-winning director, actor, producer
* Otto Preminger, director
* Sam Raimi, director
* Harold Ramis, director
* Irving Rapper (1898–1999) British-born film directorcite news | last =| first =| coauthors=| title =Irving Rapper, the Oscar-winning American-Jewish film director| pages=30| publisher =Jewish Chronicle| date =1961-02-10 | url =| accessdate =2006-11-17 ]
* Brett Ratner, director
* Carl Reiner, director and actor; father of Rob Reiner
* Rob Reiner (1947–) actor, director, producer, writer and anti-tobacco activist; son of Carl ReinerR. Reiner — [http://www.dailynewstribune.com/artsCulture/view.bg?articleid=74975] "Reiner, however, said Gibson also must do some "major soul-searching." "It’s not a matter of just apologizing for some words you’ve said," said Reiner, who is Jewish. "It’s to really understand why it is you’re anti-Semitic and where those feelings came from.""]
* Ron Rifkin (1939–) actor, director
* Martin Ritt, director
* Jay Roach, director
* Jerome Robbins, Oscar-winning director, choreographer
* Herbert Ross, director
* Robert Rossen, director, screenwriter
* Eli Roth (1972–) film actor, director, producer and writercite news | last =Fischer| first =Paul| coauthors=| title =Eli Roth Has The Fever| pages=| publisher =Film Monthly| date =2003-09-02 | url =http://www.filmmonthly.com/Profiles/Articles/ERoth/ERoth.html| accessdate =2007-01-07 ]
* Joe Roth, director, producer and executive
* Joel Schumacher, director (Jewish mother)
* Sam Seder (1966–) actor, comedian, writer, producer, director
* Susan Seidelman, director
* Adam Shankman, director, choreographer
* George Sidney (1916–2002) American film director, known for MGM films
* Don Siegel, director
* Bryan Singer, director
* Robert Siodmak, German-born director
* Todd Solondz, director
* Barry Sonnenfeld, director [http://tv.yahoo.com/barry-sonnenfeld/contributor/28862/bio]
* Steven Spielberg, Oscar-winning director, producer
* Josef von Sternberg, Austrian-born director (The Blue Angel)
* Paul Strand, documentary director
* Erich von Stroheim, director, actor
* James Toback, director, screenwriter and producer
* Edgar G. Ulmer, director
* Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz, director brothers best known for "American Pie"
* Billy Wilder, Austrian-born Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer best known for the comedy "Kiss Me, Stupid"
* Irwin Winkler, director
* Frederick Wiseman, documentary director
* William Wyler, Oscar-winning director
* Boaz Yakin, director
* Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-born Oscar-winning director
* David Zucker & Jerry Zucker (1950–) parody directors, producers [Zucker — [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=14308] "Two of the initiative’s primary backers, Robert Klein and film producer Jerry Zucker (“Airplane,” “Ghost” and “First Knight”), are Jewish"]
* Edward Zwick, director, producer
* Terry Zwigoff, director

Magicians

* David Blaine, stunt performer (Jewish single mother)Fact|date=May 2008
* David Copperfield, illusionistFact|date=May 2008
* Uri Geller, psychic magician
* Harry Houdini, escape artist
* Max Maven, mentalist
* Ricky Jay, card tricks
* Shari Lewis, ventriloquist
* Jacob Philadelphia
* Howie Schwarzman (born 1927), magician

Models

* Robin Arcuri, American model, actress
* Barbi Benton, American model, actress
* Jeremy Bloom, model, Olympic skier
* Caprice Bourret, American model
*Brooke Burke, American television personality and model [Burke — [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=80] [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/28366/edition_id/539/format/html/displaystory.html] ]
* Sharon Genish, Israeli model born in America
* Cindy Margolis, American model
* Bess Myerson, Miss America 1945
* Bar Refaeli, Israeli Model
* Simon Rex, American model, actor, MTV VJ
*Lindsey Vuolo, model/Playboy Playmate [Vuolo — [http://www.beliefnet.com/story/93/story_9363_1.html] "SB: Is it correct that you're the first Jewish Playmate? LV: As far as I know, I'm the first Jewish Playmate to admit that I was Jewish. I think there might have been Playmates that were kind of half Jewish and just never really talked about it."]
* Nikki Schieler Ziering, American model and actress

Producers, screenwriters and creators (film and television)

* Jeremy Tchaban, television & film producer
* Irwin Allen, producer & director
*Judd Apatow (1968–) screenwriter, television/film producer
* Samuel Z. Arkoff, film producer of B-films like "Squirm" and "Amityville Horror"
* George Axelrod, screenwriter
* David Benioff, screenwriter
* Steven Bochco, creator of "LA Law", "Murder One"
*Zach Braff (1975–) television and film actor, director, screenwriter, and producer ("Scrubs", "Garden State")
* Jerry Bruckheimer, producer
* James Burrows, director "Will and Grace", "Laverne & Shirley", created "Cheers"
* Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter
* Bruce Cohen, Oscar-winning producer
* Norman Corwin, radio writer, producer
* David Crane, screenwriter, producer, co-creator of "Friends"
* Larry David, writer, actor, producer, co-creator of "Seinfeld" and creator of "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
*Dean Devlin (1962–) producer and screenwriter [Devlin — [http://showbizandstyle.inq7.net/entertainment/entertainment/view_article.php?article_id=22700] "a Jew with Filipino roots is a rare one. But rarer still is a Jew with Filipino roots and working in Hollywood (well, there’s Rob Schneider). Your (bemused) comments, please. I’m a Filipino-Russian Jew with an Irish last name. You can’t get much more mixed up than that."]
* Robert Evans, producer, studio executive, produced "The Godfather"
* Lowell Ganz, writer, producer on "The Odd Couple", "Happy Days", "Laverne & Shirley", screenwriter for "Parenthood", "City Slickers", "A League of Their Own"
*"Larry Gelbart, writer
* William Goetz, producer
* Leonard Goldberg, producer
* Akiva Goldsman, Oscar-winning screenwriter, producer
* Carl Gottlieb, screenwriter
*Christopher Guest (1948–) Lord Haden-Guest, actor, writer, director, composer, and musician
* Ben Hecht, screenwriter
*Allan Heinberg — writer and producer on "Party of Five", "Sex and the City", "The O.C." [Heinberg — [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16464] "Jewish authors who may be of interest... Allan Heinberg"]
* Jerry Heller, Mangager of West Coast rap groups N.W.A. and Eazy E. He is co-founder and CEO of Ruthless Records
* Don Hewitt, executive producer of "60 minutes"
* Mitchell Hurwitz, executive producer and creator of "Arrested Development"
* Dave Jeser, executive producer and co-creator of "Drawn Together"
* Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter and director
* Jeffrey Katzenberg (1950–) film producer, director and co-founder of DreamWorks SKG
* Sam Katzman, producer of "East Side Kids", which later became the "Bowery Boys"
* Marta Kauffman, producer, screenwriter, co-creator of "Friends"
* Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter
* Don Kirshner, musical coordinator of "The Monkees"
* David Kohan, executive producer of "Will & Grace", "Good Morning Miami", "Twins", "Four Kings", screenwriter of "The Wonder Years"
* Paul Kohner (1902-1988), film producer and manager
* Zvi Kolitz co-producer of Israel's first film (1955's Hill 24 Doesn't Answer).
*John Landis (1950–) movie actor, director, writer, and producer
*Norman Lear, producer of "All in the Family", "Maude" and "The Jeffersons"
* Ron Leavitt, producer and writer of "Married With Children"
* Ernest Lehman, screenwriter
*Damon Lindelof (1973–) television writer and executive, most recently noted as the co-creator, producer and head writer of "Lost" [Lindelof — [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/29128/edition_id/551/format/html/displaystory.html] "Abrams and Damon Lindelof, a Jewish guy..."]
* Bill Maher, creator and host of "Real Time" (Jewish mother, raised Catholic; agnostic)
*Bob Mosher, creator of Leave it to Beaver
* Max Mutchnick, executive producer of "Will & Grace", "Good Morning Miami", "Twins", "Four Kings", screenwriter of "The Wonder Years"
* Sam Nazarian (1976-) SBE Entertainment Group, film producer and financier [Nazarian [http://www.stljewishlight.com/Nation/286446386199413.php] "Yari is not the only Iranian Jew doing well in Hollywood. Nightclub and hotel entrepreneur Sam Nazarian, 30, is financing and producing films through his L.A.-based SBE Entertainment Group." ]
*Sam Newfield, producer of westerns like "Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans"
*Ken Olin (1954–) actor, director and producer
* Marc E. Platt, producer
* Sydney Pollack, Oscar-winning director
* Bob Rafelson, producer of The Monkees
* Nikki Reed (1988–) screenwriter & actress ("Thirteen")Nikki Reed and Evan Rachel Wood both mentioned that they are Jewish on the "Thirteen" DVD commentary, between the 10:00 and 11:00 minute mark] cite news | last =Elkin| first =Michael| coauthors=| title =Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary ...| pages=| publisher =The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent| date =2006-12-14 | url =http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/11582/| accessdate =2006-12-14 ]
* Carl Reiner, comedian, creator of "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
*Eli Roth (1972–) film actor, director, producer and writer
*Eric Roth (1943–) Academy Award-winning screenwriter ("Munich", "Forrest Gump")cite news | last =Rosen| first =Steven| coauthors=| title ='The Good Shepherd': I was a young man for the CIA| pages=| publisher =The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles| date =2006-12-22 | url =http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16984| accessdate =2006-12-22 ]
* Joe Roth, film producer, director
*Adam Sandler (1966–) actor, comedian, producer, and musician
* Leon Schlesinger, producer
* Josh Schwartz, screenwriter, creator of "The OC"
*Sherwood Schwartz (1916–) creator of "Gilligan's Island", "Brady Bunch"cite web | last =Bloom| first =Nate| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs| publisher =InterfaithFamily| date =2006-12-19 | url =http://www.interfaithfamily.com/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ekLSK5MLIrG&b=297399&ct=3303147| format =| accessdate =2006-12-19 ]
*Sam Seder (1966–) actor, comedian, writer, producer, director
* David Selznick, producer
* Rod Serling, creator of "The Twilight Zone"
* Amy Sherman-Palladino, writer for "Gilmore Girls", "Over the Top", "Veronica’s Closet", "Love and Marriage", "Roseanne", director for and creator of "Gilmore Girls"
* Bert Schneider, producer of The Monkees
* Joel Silver, producer and co-inventor of Ultimate
* Matt Silverstein, executive producer and co-creator of "Drawn Together"
*Aaron Sorkin (1961–) screenwriter, producer and playwright, creator of "The West Wing", "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" [Sorkin — [http://www.atlantajewish.com/content/092006/falltv-peet.html] "...says the Jewish Sorkin..."]
*Sam Spiegel film producer
* Aaron Spelling, producer, "Starsky & Hutch", "Charlie's Angels", "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Vega$", "Family", "Dynasty", "Melrose Place", "Charmed", "7th Heaven", "Summerland"
* Darren Star, creator of "Beverly Hills 90210", "Melrose Place", "Sex and the City"
* Matt Stone, creator of "South Park" (Jewish mother)
* Irving Thalberg, Oscar-winning producer
* Eliot Wald, screenwriter for "See No Evil, Hear No Evil," "Camp Nowhere," and "Down Periscope."
*Marc Weiner (1952-) producer, comedian, puppeteer best known for his tv show "Weinerville" and his act "Rockin Rocko and Tony" on the "Bizarre Show"
*Josh Weinstein, writer for tv show "The Simpsons"
*Tom Werner (1950–) television producer and businessman [Werner — [http://www.boston.com/sports/articles/2004/08/15/jewish_players_to_get_due_in_cooperstown/?page=2] "Boston also has Jews throughout the front office, including general manager Theo Epstein and chairman Tom Werner."]
* Woodstock, all four organizers of the music festival were of Jewish descent as was Max Yasgur who owned the farm
*Bob Yari (1962-) film producer, director [Yari — [http://www.stljewishlight.com/Nation/286446386199413.php] "Iranian Jewish film producer Bob Yari's independent film "Crash" won the Best Picture Oscar"]
*Laura Ziskin (1950–) film producer ("Spider-Man") [Ziskin — [http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-fi-hollygibson1aug01,0,2905878,full.story?coll=la-headlines-entnews] ""Spider-Man" producer Laura Ziskin, who is Jewish..."]

Motion picture and television executives

* Barney Balaban, former president of Paramount Pictures
*Harry Cohn, founder of Columbia Pictures
*Barry Diller, president of "Fox Tv"
* William Fox, founder of Fox
*Leonard Goldenson, president of ABC
*Samuel Goldwyn, founder of MGM with Canadian Mayer (also of Jewish descent)
*Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal
*Marcus Loew, founder of Loews Theatres
*David Sarnoff, founder of NBC
*Jules Stein, founder of MCA
*Laurence Tisch, president of CBS
*Warner Brothers, Canadian founders of "Warner Brothers"
*Lew Wasserman, former president of Universal Pictures
*Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein, founders of Miramax
*Jeff Zucker, president of NBC
*Adolph Zukor, film mogul and founder of Famous Players and later Paramount Pictures

Professional Wrestlers

* Bill Goldberg, wrestler, WWE, WCW
* Paul Heyman, wrestler, manager, ECW, WWF/WWE, WCW
* Barry Horowitz, wrestler, WWF, WCW
* Scott Levy, wrestler, ECW, WCW, WWE, TNA
* Scott Colton, wrestler, ROH
* Dean Simon, wrestler, ECW, WCW, WWF
* Matthew Bloom, wrestler, WWF/WWE, NJPW
* Brian Knobbs, wrestler, WWF, WCW
* Brian Pillman, wrestler, WCW, ECW, WWF
* Jerry Sags, wrestler, WCW, WWF, AWA
* Marc Mero, wrestler, WCW, WWF, TNA

TV and radio presenters

* Dan Abrams, MSNBC anchor
* Marv Albert, sportscaster
* Mel Allen, radio sportscaster
*Gloria Allred (1941–) lawyer and radio talk show hostcite news | last =Waxman| first =Sharon| coauthors=Richard Siklos| title =New Dispute Over Firing of Publisher| pages=| publisher =The New York Times| date =2006-12-19 | url =http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/19/business/media/19regan.html?ref=media| accessdate =2006-12-18 ]
* Roseanne Barr (1952–) American actress, writer, talk-show host and comedian ["Roseanne" — [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/30267/format/html/displaystory.html] "always openly and proudly Jewish..."]
* Chuck Barris, presenter of "Dating Game", "Gong Show"
* Wolf Blitzer, CNN reporter
* Kitty Carlisle, panelist on "To Tell the Truth", arts advocate
* Connie Chung, news anchor (converted)
* Liz Claman, host of CNBC Morning Call
* Myron Cope, sportscaster
* Howard Cosell, sportscaster
* Katie Couric, presenter of "The Today Show" (Jewish mother)
* Jim Cramer, tv reporter
* Don Francisco, presenter of "Sabado Gigante"
* Joe Frank, radio personality
*Al Franken (1951–) comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator and radio host
* Allen Funt, presenter of "Candid Camera"
* Ira Glass, presenter of "This American Life"
* Marty Glickman, sports announcer
* Amy Goodman, presenter of "Democracy Now"
* Terry Gross, host of NPR "Fresh Air"
*Mary Hart (1950–) television personality, long-time host of the entertainment program Entertainment "Tonight" [Hart — [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/22272/edition_id/449/format/html/displaystory.html] "Thought there are no Jewish Republicans in show biz? Well, Bush contributors include... host Mary Hart, who’s a convert to Judaism..."]
*Daryn Kagan (1963–) host of CNN Live Todaycite web | last =| first =| authorlink =| coauthors =| title=Daryn Kagan| publisher =Jewish Women International| date =2006-11-22 | url =http://www.jwmag.org/articles/21Winter06/p46.asp| format =| accessdate =2006-11-22 ]
* Murray Kaufman, known as "Murray the K", legendary New York disc jockey who helped promote the Beatles; called "The Fifth Beatle" by George Harrison
*Larry King (1933–) CNN reporter, host of "Larry King Live"cite news | last =Chang| first =Richard| coauthors=| title =Slain journalist's father brings message of peace| pages=| publisher =OC Register| date =2006-11-20 | url =http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1359691.php| accessdate =2006-11-20 ]
* Ted Koppel, presenter of "Nightline"
* Ricki Lake, presenter of "Ricki"
* Dave Lieberman, presenter of "Good Deal with Dave Lieberman"
* Bill Maher, ex-presenter of "Politically Incorrect" (Jewish mother, raised Catholic, agnostic)
* Howie Mandel, host of Deal or no Deal
* Dave Marash, Al Jazeera English anchor
* Al Michaels [http://www.allamericanspeakers.com/speakerbio/Al_Michaels.php]
*Amy Wynn Pastor (1976–) carpenter on "Trading Spaces"cite news | last =Kurtz| first =Suzanne| coauthors=| title =‘Trading Spaces’ carpenter Amy Wynn Pastor: Jewish girls can build| pages=| publisher =Jewish Ledger| date =2007-01-02 | url =http://www.jewishledger.com/articles/2007/01/02/news/news02.txt| accessdate =2007-01-03 ]
* Maury Povich, talk-show host
* Geraldo Rivera, news reporter (Jewish mother)
*Joan Rivers (1933–) talk show host, stage actress/writer, comedienne, and celebrity
*Richard Roth (1949-) an American journalist, a CNN correspondent who covers the United Nations and was the host of "Diplomatic License"
* Peter Sagal host of "Wait, Wait..don't Tell Me" on NPR
* Michael Savage, KNEW radio host
*Morley Safer, journalist for 60 Minutes born in Canada but lives in New York
*Judith Sheindlin, aka "Judge Judy"
* Laura Schlessinger, radio talk-show host of "Dr. Laura" (Jewish father; converted)
*Daniel Schorr (1916–) journalist who has covered the world for more than 60 years, now a senior news analyst for National Public Radio [Schorr — [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/30346/format/html/displaystory.html] "Schorr suggests in the 2004 anthology “I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl.” “We Jews are searchers for truth, sometimes called investigative reporting,” Schorr writes in his personal essay for the book."]
* Elliot Segal, host of popular radio show, "Elliot in the Morning"
* Dinah Shore, television host, singer
* Howie Schwab, sports trivia expert on ESPN
*Jerry Springer (1944–) host of "The Jerry Springer Show" [Springer — [http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/10452/] "The Jewish talk-show host..."]
* Dave Spector, personality and commentator
* Herb Stempel, quiz show contestant
* Bill Stern, radio sportscaster
* Howard Stern, radio shock jock, author, actor and producer
* Jon Stewart, comedian, presenter of "The Daily Show"
* Mike Wallace (1918–) journalist, "60 Minutes" correspondent [Wallace — [http://www.wrmea.com/archives/August_2006/0608057b.html] "Wallace, who said he is Jewish and was brought up in a Zionist home, admitted that earlier in the day he “got himself in trouble for asking provocative questions.”"]
*Barbara Walters (1929–) media personality, a regular fixture on morning television shows ("Today" and "The View"), evening news magazines ("20/20"), and on "The ABC Evening News", as the first female evening news anchorcite news | last =Quinn| first =Sally| coauthors=| title =Television Personality Looks Anew At Religion| pages=| publisher =Washington Post/Newsweek| date =2006-12-22 | url =http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2006/12/television_personality_looks_a.html| accessdate =2006-12-22 ]

Theater

Persons listed with a double asteriks (**) are producers who have won the Tony Award for Best Musical and/or the Tony Award for Best Play. Those listed with a triple asteriks (***) have won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and/or Play. Those listed with a quadruple asteriks (****) have won the Tony Award for Best Actor or Best Actress in a Musical or Play.

* Jacob Pavlovitch Adler, actor
* Stella Adler, acting teacher & actress
*Woody Allen (1935–) Academy Award-winning film director, writer, actor, and comedian
* Herb Alpert, producer *
* Morey Amsterdam, actor
* Boris Aronson, set designer, costume designer and lighting designer
* George Axelrod, producer & director
* Shoshana Bean, actress
* Julian Beck & Judith Malina, founders of "Living Theatre"
* David Belasco, producer & director
* Michael Bennett, director & producer (Jewish mother) **
* Jack Benny, actor
* Milton Berle, producer & actor* Shelley Berman, actor
* Theodore Bikel, actor
*Rudolf Bing (1902–1997) opera impresario, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York from 1950 to 1972 [Bing — [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1857072,00.html] Rudolf Bing... had been born a Jew in Vienna"]
* Victor Borge, actor & writer
* Fanny Brice, actress
* Robert Brustein, producer, writer, director, critic, educator
* Mel Brooks, producer **
* Abe Burrows, director ***
*Red Buttons (1919–2006) Academy Award-winning comedian and actor
* George Burns, actor
* Sid Caesar, actor
*Eddie Cantor (1892–1964) comedian, singer, actor, songwriter, one of the most popular entertainers in the U.S. in the early and middle 20th century
* Kitty Carlisle, actress
* Joseph Chaikin & Peter Feldman, founders of "Open Theatre"
* Paddy Chayefsky, director
* Heinrich Conried, theatre owner/operator & producer
* Norman Corwin, director
*Billy Crystal (1947–) actor, writer, producer, comedian and film director
* Rodney Dangerfield, actor
* Clive Davis, producer
* Sammy Davis, Jr., actor (convert)
* Robert Evans, actor
* Cy Feuer, producer, director & theatre owner/operator **
* Ron Field, director ***
* Larry Fine, actor
* David Geffen, producer **
*Judy Gold (1962–) stand-up comedian and film/stage actress
* Leonard Goldberg, producer
* Gilbert Gottfried, actor
* Charles Grodin, producer, director & actor
* Buddy Hackett, actor & producer
* Arthur Hammerstein, producer & director (uncle of Oscar Hammerstein II)
* Oscar Hammerstein I, producer & theater director/operator (grandfather of Oscar Hammerstein II)
* Oscar Hammerstein II, producer & director
* Ben Hecht, director
* Anna Held, stage performer
*Dustin Hoffman (1937–) two-time Oscar winning actor
* Curly Howard, actor
* Moe Howard, actor
* Shemp Howard, actor
* Sidney Howard, producer & director
* George Jessel, producer and actor
* Al Jolson, performer & producer
* Robert Kalfin, producer, director, writer **
* Mickey Katz, actor & director
* Andy Kaufman, actor
* George S. Kaufman, producer, director, and theater owner/operator
*Danny Kaye (1913–1987) actor, singer and comedian
* Larry Kert, actor & singer
* Michael Kidd, director & producer
* Alan King, actor & producer
* Robert Klein, actor
* Richard Kline, actor
* Lisa Kron, actress
* Judy Kuhn, actress & singer
* Bert Lahr, actor ****
* James Lapine, director & librettist
*Louise Lasser (1939–) stage/film/television actress [Lasser — [http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm/story/9289] "...there are all these Jewish mannerisms that really aren't in my vocabulary, even though I am Jewish."]
* Norman Lear, producer
* Ernest Lehman, producer
* Sam Levene, director & actor
*Jerry Lewis (1926–) comedian, actor, film producer, writer and director known for his slapstick humor and his charity fund-raising telethons
* Judith Light, actress
* Lucille Lortel, Off-Broadway producer, Lucille Lortel Theatre named after her
* Craig Lucas, actor
* Joshua Malina, actor
* Ross Martin, actor
* The Marx Brothers, (Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo), actors
*Jackie Mason (1931–) stage actor, stand-up comedian
* Sanford Meisner, founder of "Neighbourhood Playhouse"
* Ed Metzger, actor and writer
* Idina Menzel, actress, singer & songwriter
* David Merrick, producer & director **
* Lorne Michaels, producer & director
* Arthur Miller, playwright
* Mitch Miller, producer
*Isaac Mizrahi (1961–) fashion designercite news | last =Hartog| first =Kelly| coauthors=| title =Red carpet rascal| pages=| publisher =The Jerusalem Post| date =2006-12-11 | url =http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1164881868193&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull| accessdate =2006-12-11 ]
* Howard Morris, actor
*Zero Mostel (1915–1977) stage and film actor
* Alla Nazimova, actress
* Bebe Neuwirth, actress ****
*Mike Nichols (1931–) Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Academy Award-winning film and stage director
* Joseph Papp a.k.a Joe Papp, founded the non-profit NYC Public Theater **
* Adam Pascal, actor
* Mandy Patinkin, actor & singer ****
* Jan Peerce, actor
* Marc Platt, producer
* Sydney Pollack, actor
* Harold Prince, director **, ***
* Gilda Radner, actress
* Tony Randall, actor, founder of "National Actors Theatre"
* Carl Reiner, director & actor
*Rob Reiner (1947–) actor, director, producer, writer and anti-tobacco activist; son of Carl Reiner
* Max Reinhardt, director
* Elmer Rice, director & producer
*Joan Rivers (1933–) stage actress/writer, comedienne, talk show host, and celebrity
* Jerome Robbins, producer & director ***
* Edward G. Robinson, actor & playwright
* Billy Rose, director, producer, & theater operator
* Rita Rudner, actress
* Morrie Ryskind, director
* Rebecca Schull, actress
* Jerry Seinfeld, actor & writer
* Wallace Shawn, actor
* Al Shean, actor
*Miriam Shor (1971–) actress
* Shubert family, producers & theater owners **
* Anna Sokolow, director
* Lee Strasberg & Harold Clurman, co-founders of "Group Theatre"
*Barbra Streisand (1942–) two-time Academy Award-winning singer, theatre and film actress, composer, film producer and director
* Julie Taymor, director ***
* Bessie Thomashefsky, actress
* Boris Thomashefsky, actor
*Sophie Tucker (1884–1966) actress, singer and comedienne
* Lesley Ann Warren, actress
* Steven Weber, actor
* Bob Weinstein, producer
* Harvey Weinstein, producer
* Louis Wolheim, actor
*Ed Wynn (1886–1966) comedian and actor
* Henny Youngman, actor
* Harris Yulin, actor
* Florenz Ziegfeld, director and producer
* Efrem Zimbalist Jr., actor and producer
* David Zippel, director

Circus

CEOs, Owners, Producers/Directors, and Famous Performers
* Kenneth Jeffrey Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice!, Doodlebops Live! and Disney Live!
* Irvin and Israel Feld, were originally booking agents for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and later they purchased the company.
* Albert Solomonsky, founded the Nikulin Moscow Circus in 1880 and the Riga Circus in Latvia
** Mifort Treyem (born Treyfem Meyer), weight juggler for the Riga Circus in Latvia
** Siegmund (Zishe) Breitbart, Polish circus strongman known as "the modern Samson"
* Paul Lewis (born Rosenberg) of the Lewis Bros. Circus in Michigan
* Sy Rubens of Rogers Bros. Circus
** Abe Goldstein, was regarded as "the Greatest Irish Cop Clown" in the business and worked for Ringling Bros. and a number of other circuses
* Paul Binder, co-founder, ringmaster and artistic director of the Big Apple Circus
* Peggy Snider, co-founder of the Pickle Family Circus
* Jillian James Monkey Trainer, bearded lady

Comics: writers, publishers and artists

*Harry Donenfeld (1893-1965) an American publisher who is known primarily for being the owner of National Allied Publications, which distributed Detective Comics and Action Comics, the originator publications for the superhero characters "Batman" and "Superman"
*Will Eisner (1917–2005) acclaimed American comics writer, artist and entrepreneur. He is considered one of the most important contributors to the development of the medium and is known for the cartooning studio he founded; for his highly influential series "The Spirit"
*Al Feldstein (1925-) an American painter of Western wildlife and an influential author-editor who wrote, drew and edited for EC Comics, followed by a lengthy career as the editor of "Mad"
*Stan Goldberg (1932-) an American comic book artist best known for his work as a flagship artist of Archie Comics and as a Marvel Comics' 1960s colorist
*Jenette Kahn, an American comic book editor and executive. She joined DC Comics in 1976 as publisher
*Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn, 1915–1998) was an American comic book artist and writer credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero "Batman"
*Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, 1917–1994) one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the "Fantastic Four", the "X-Men", "the Hulk" and "Captain America"
*Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993) a U.S. cartoonist and magazine editor. In 1952, he was the founding editor of the comic book "Mad"
*Stan Lee (1922-) former Chairman of Marvel Comics. He is the creator of Spider-Man
*Jerry Siegel (1914–1996) the co-creator of "Superman" (along with Joe Shuster), the first of the great comic book superheroes and one of the most recognizable fictional characters of the 20th century
*Julius Schwartz (1915–2004) a comic book and pulp magazine editor, and a science fiction agent and prominent fan. He was born in the Bronx, New York. He is best known as a longtime editor at "DC Comics", where at various times he was primary editor over the company's flagship superheroes, Superman and Batman.
*Mort Weisinger (1915-1978) an American magazine and comic book editor best known for editing DC Comics Superman line during the mid-1950s to 1960s period fans and historians call the "Silver age" of comic books

Adult Film Stars

* Buck Adams
* Avalon
* Bunny Bleu
* Seymore Butts
* Barbara Dare
* Jeanna Fine
* Jamie Gillis
* Nina Hartley
* Amber Lynn
* Marc Wallice
* Ron Jeremy
* Harry Reems
* Herschel Savage
* Scott Schwartz (1968-) American child actor who played in "A Christmas Story" and "The Toy" became an adult actor
* Annie Sprinkle
* Ona Zee

Footnotes

External links

* [http://www.simpletoremember.com/vitals/Jews-In-The-Media-Hollywood.htm Jewish Success in the American Media]


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