Actors & Comedians

Famous people from New York? Long Island has plenty. Some of Hollywood’s best-known actors and comedians are from Long Island, NY. Steve Buscemi and Harvey Keitel both have Long Island roots, along with the famous Baldwin brothers, Francis Ford Coppala, Tony Danza, Natalie Portman, and Telly Savalas.

And comedians from Long Island; its funny, but the area has produced more than its share including Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, Eddie Murphy, Rodney Dangerfield and Howard Stern. Today, Long Island is known as “Hollywood East,” with many of the silver screen’s elite keeping lavish residences, especially concentrated in the Hamptons region.

Long Island’s current famous residents include Billy Joel, Calvin Klein, Martha Stewart, Howard Stern, Alan Alda, Steven Spielberg and others. Many are involved in Long Island arts and culture, while others appreciate the laid back atmosphere and beaches.