Famous People from the Lehigh Valley

Famous People from the Lehigh Valley

There are 42 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jun 29, 2008, titled Famous People from the Lehigh Valley. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Amanda Seyfried was born in Allentown and was a 2003 graduate of William Allen High School.

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Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#21 Jul 24, 2008
In the 70's and 80's when the World Wrestling Federation was still a regional East Coast promotion a lot of guys would rent homes here for reasons of convenience. They worked the East Coast corridor mainly NY, NJ, Philly, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Boston, and all the small cities in the region. The TV tapings were done in Allentown at Agricultural Hall and the Fieldhouse in Hamburg Pa. It was easy for the boys to make 2-3 hrs treks and then drive home. The shows out in Pittsburgh and up in New England may have required lodging or the need to fly but mostly they were able to drive home each night.


When Vince Mcmahon went national Afa Anoia, Salvatore Bellomo, and Rocky Johnson were at the end of their runs and they decided to stay in the area.
ACTORS

Allentown, PA

#22 Jul 24, 2008
Jonathan Frakes and Dan Roebuck

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#23 Jul 24, 2008
Jay and the Techniques. Triple K, what is the story with the Box Tops? I know Alex Chilton was from Memphis but did'nt Lehigh Valley musicians end up in the band?

What about the Cyrkle who sang "Red Rubber Ball?" I heard they were from here also.

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#24 Jul 24, 2008
Laura Jill Miller of Gimme A Break fame. I think she has done voice over/cartoon narration in recent years.
TRIPLE K

Easton, PA

#25 Jul 24, 2008
radical moderate wrote:
Jay and the Techniques. Triple K, what is the story with the Box Tops? I know Alex Chilton was from Memphis but did'nt Lehigh Valley musicians end up in the band?
What about the Cyrkle who sang "Red Rubber Ball?" I heard they were from here also.
Radical one here we go , the Cyrkle were from Layfette Kutztown college together they had that hit, My 1st cousin was the keyboard player for the Scott Bedford four and the "Count Five" Physoctic reaction song, Longo from Bill Haleys comets did a stint with the box tops and he is from Effort Pa, where Chilton resided for a time as well, ALSO Rosie and the originals (MY ANGEL BABY), Rosie Hamlin resided not far from me but now moved back to her Native California,years ago and is not in good health last time we emailed .. So we have been blessed with lots of talent here both musically and sports as well, what about the kid on Home Improvment as well
Jeffery Dahalmer

United States

#26 Jul 24, 2008
This guy is well known and was born in St. Lukes!
Penske4Ever

Allentown, PA

#27 Jul 24, 2008
The Andretti clan?!?!? This post is about famous people. Maybe when Marco finally wins an Indy 500 they will become famous. Not unless owning a chain of carwashes makes you famous.
GoingBrokeFast

Allentown, PA

#28 Jul 24, 2008
ACTORS wrote:
Jonathan Frakes and Dan Roebuck
Oh, Commander Riker of SNG, that's wild.

fatboy2

“rockin pandas”

Since: Mar 07

Whitehall

#29 Jul 24, 2008
What about Dobbs from the Nasty Boys and Ben Opie a sax player who played with Zappa I believe

fatboy2

“rockin pandas”

Since: Mar 07

Whitehall

#30 Jul 24, 2008
How about Donald Knight the author of Lassie
greynomo

Walnutport, PA

#31 Jul 24, 2008
radical moderate wrote:
Jay and the Techniques. Triple K, what is the story with the Box Tops? I know Alex Chilton was from Memphis but did'nt Lehigh Valley musicians end up in the band?
What about the Cyrkle who sang "Red Rubber Ball?" I heard they were from here also.
Jay is still alive and well, living in A-town.
Tommy Crist from Slim Pickens/later just Pickens was from the Sprial Staircase. Not from here but lived here a long time.
Where is Slim Pickens?? Great band!
greynomo

Walnutport, PA

#32 Jul 24, 2008
fatboy2 wrote:
How about Donald Knight the author of Lassie
Didn't know that. You are a vat of information ThinMan. Muah!

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#33 Jul 24, 2008
Ken Bussiere and Dave Ferrara of the Original Sins toured as Peter Noone's backing band. They still might but Im not sure. Speaking of the Original Sins they were the greatest rock band in Lehigh Valley history! All hail John Terlesky JT! Whoo! Hoo!!!

fatboy2

“rockin pandas”

Since: Mar 07

Whitehall

#34 Jul 24, 2008
We used to go visit when I was young
greynomo wrote:
<quoted text>Didn't know that. You are a vat of information ThinMan. Muah!
BBB 1

Fogelsville, PA

#36 Sep 26, 2009
Famous and notable people from Bethlehem PA:
Dwayne Johnson - The Rock - from Bethlehem PA;
Jonathan Frakes - Star Trek Next Generation from Bethlehem PA;
Lee Iacocca - Chrysler;
Jack Coleman - Heroes television series;
Matt Millan - pro football legend from Whitehall PA;
Christine Taylor - from Emmaus, many movies and TV appearances, wife of Ben Stiller;
David Zinczenko - best selling diet author - "Eat This, Not That", Men's Health Magazine, "Abs Diet" on everything from 60 minutes to Oprah, from Bethlehem PA;
Catherine Christensen - Days of our Lives, Castle and other television shows, from Bethlehem PA;
Loren Keim - best selling real estate author, TV appearances, from Bethlehem PA;
Lauren Weisberger - best selling author of "Devil Wears Prada";
Jonathan Taylor Thomas - movies and the TV show "Home Improvement", from Bethlehem PA;
Mario Andretti - from Nazareth - enough said!
Peter Gruner - Pro Wrestler;
STEELERSROCK

Emmaus, PA

#37 Sep 27, 2009
Western PA still has this area beat and that's just with QB'S!!!

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STEELERSROCK

Emmaus, PA

#38 Sep 27, 2009
Speedo wrote:
The Andretti Clan
What about the real CLAN?

How about the largest Militia bust in the nation back in the day?
arearesident

Ridley Park, PA

#39 Sep 27, 2009
Not a bad list
Mary LaRiviere

New York, NY

#41 Aug 24, 2010
Ah, Tommy Crist, gets together with a bunch of old musicians and plays once a year at a summer party for friends. They are great, still. That is the only time they play anymore. And we, being the hosts of that party, feel very lucky. Love ya Tommy:)
lukelogan

Washington, DC

#42 Aug 25, 2010
The Lehigh Valley is the birthplace or home to a number of famous Americans, including:

* Mario Andretti, former professional race car driver.
* Michael Andretti, professional racing team owner, former professional race car driver.
* Chuck Bednarik, former professional football player, Philadelphia Eagles, Pro Football Hall of Fame member.
* Stephen Vincent Benét, author.
* Leon Carr, Broadway composer and television advertising songwriter.
* Jack Coleman, actor, NBC's Heroes .
* Michaela Conlin, actress, Fox's Bones.
* H.D., writer, poet.
* Jimmy DeGrasso, former drummer, Megadeth.
* Charlie Dent, member of Congress.
* Devon, adult film actress.
* Keith Dorney, former professional football player, Detroit Lions.
* Jonathan Frakes, actor, Star Trek: The Next Generation.
* Peter Gruner, professional wrestler.
* Bob Heffner, former professional baseball player, Boston Red Sox, California Angels and Cleveland Indians.
* Tim Heidecker, actor, comedian, co-star, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.
* Larry Holmes, former boxing heavyweight champion.
* Lee Iacocca, former chairman, Chrysler Corporation.
* Keith Jarrett, jazz musician.
* Michael Johns, health care executive, former White House speechwriter.
* Dwayne Johnson ("The Rock"), actor, former professional wrestler.
* Daniel Dae Kim, actor, ABC's Lost.
* Steve Kimock, rock musician.
* John Kline, member of Congress.
* Dan Koppen, professional football player, New England Patriots.
* Brian Knobbs, former professional wrestler.
* Carson Kressley, fashion consultant, Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
* William Marchant, playwright and screenwriter.
* Kristen Maloney, gymnast, former Olympian.
* Ed McCaffrey, former professional football player, Denver Broncos, New York Giants, and San Francisco 49ers.
* Matt Millen, former professional football player, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins, former President and General Manager, Detroit Lions and current broadcaster, NFL on Fox.
* Lara Jill Miller, voice actress, Cartoon Network's The Life and Times of Juniper Lee.
* Marty Nothstein, Olympic gold medal winner, track cycling.
* Andre Reed, former professional football player, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins.
* Daniel Roebuck, actor, ABC's Lost.
* Brian Schneider, professional baseball player, Philadelphia Phillies.
* Amanda Seyfried, model and actress, The CW's Veronica Mars and HBO's Big Love.
* Shadow Gallery, progressive metal band
* Sheetal Sheth, actress, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World.
* Curt Simmons, former professional baseball player, California Angels, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals.
* Dana Snyder, voice actor, Cartoon Network's Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
* Christine Taylor, actress, wife of actor Ben Stiller.
* Jonathan Taylor Thomas, actor, ABC's Home Improvement.
* Boris Vallejo, artist.
* Bobby Weaver, Olympic gold medal winner, freestyle wrestling.
* Lauren Weisberger, author, The Devil Wears Prada.
* Cindy Werley, former Olympic field hockey player.
* Dan Yochum, former professional football player, Montreal Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos.
* David Zippel, Tony-award winning lyricist, City of Angels.

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