Emilio Estevez: Estevez, a member of the esteemed Sheen family, was born on Staten Island. Given his family’s move when he was young, he attended Santa Monica High School in California. Estevez did not attend college, choosing instead to pursue acting directly.
Martin Sheen: Estevez’s father, Martin Sheen, was also born on Staten Island. Like his son, he attended a high school in another area (Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School in Ohio) following his family’s relocation. Sheen also did not attend college, diving straight into his successful acting career.
Christine Evangelista: This actress, known for her roles in series such as “The Walking Dead,” hails from Staten Island. She attended Michael J. Petrides School in Staten Island and Herbert Berghof School of Acting in Manhattan.
Yunjin Kim: Best known for her role in “Lost,” Kim was born in South Korea but grew up on Staten Island. She attended Staten Island Technical High School, Boston University, and the London Academy of Performing Arts.
Alyssa Milano: Milano was born in Brooklyn but raised on Staten Island. Following her family’s relocation, she attended the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California. Milano did not attend college, instead focusing on her acting career.
What Comedians are from Staten Island?
Pete Davidson: Davidson, a regular on “Saturday Night Live,” was born and raised on Staten Island. He attended St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School, Tottenville High School, and then Xaverian High School in Brooklyn. Davidson briefly attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights but dropped out to pursue comedy.
Colin Jost: Another “Saturday Night Live” star, Jost was also born and raised on Staten Island. He attended Regis High School in Manhattan and later Harvard University.
The Impractical Jokers:
Joe Gatto: Gatto attended Monsignor Farrell High School on Staten Island and later LIU Post in Brookville, New York.
James Murray: Murray also attended Monsignor Farrell High School and Georgetown University.
Brian Quinn: Quinn followed suit at Monsignor Farrell High School. He did not attend college, deciding to go directly into entertainment.
Sal Vulcano: Like his co-stars, Vulcano attended Monsignor Farrell High School. He later attended St. John’s University.
What TV Personalities from Staten Island?
Rich Eisen: Born in Brooklyn, Eisen grew up on Staten Island. He attended Staten Island Academy and later the University of Michigan.
Robin Quivers: Quivers, the long-time co-host of “The Howard Stern Show,” was born in Maryland but has long been a resident of Staten Island. She attended the University of Maryland.
What Reality TV Stars are from Staten Island?
Vinny Guadagnino: A standout from “Jersey Shore,” Guadagnino was born and raised on Staten Island. He attended Susan E. Wagner High School and later the College of Staten Island and SUNY New Paltz.
Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino: Another “Jersey Shore” cast member, Sorrentino was born on Staten Island. Following his family’s move, he attended Manalapan High School in Manalapan, New Jersey. Sorrentino later attended Brookdale Community College, Kean University, and Monmouth University.