New Jersey has long been overlooked as a “small state” and just a suburb of New York. New Jersey has a rich entertainment history with musicians and actors that have helped give credibility to our state.

I have had the amazing honor of hosting the New Jersey Hall of Fame induction awards and being a part of the red-carpet interviews for several of the New Jersey Hall of Fame events.

I was surprised to find the number of entertainers who are from New Jersey. I had the pleasure of interviewing many of them — and you can read a bit about each of those interviews below. In most cases, each one of them had that Jersey sense of community.

But first, here are some of the famous actors from New Jersey.

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