Famous People That Served In The Marine Corps
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Don Adams

Sterling Hayden

Felton Perry

Paul Benedict

Louis Hayward

Larry Blyden

Scott Levy

Scott Levy, an American actor born on February 13, 1971 in Westwood, New Jersey, grew up in Longwood, Florida, just outside of Orlando. After graduating from Lake Brantley High School in 1990, he served in the United States Marine Corps as a FIM-92 Stinger Missile Gunner during the Persian Gulf War, earning the National Defense Service Medal.
The shot of Scott in his Dress Blues is his Paris Island Graduation picture. The shot on the right is Scott today.

Lee Powell

He enlisted in the Marines on August 17, 1942 in Los Angeles, and reported to the Marine base at San Diego, California as a recruit. After boot camp, he was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 18th Marines (Engineers), 2d Marine Division at Camp Elliott, California. Powell saw action at Tarawa (in 1943) and Saipan (in 1944). On July 30, 1944, Sgt. Lee Powell, serial number 442926, died on Tinian (Marianas Islands). World War II era reports indicated he was killed in action, and that information has been carried forward to current times.

George Roy Hill

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he studied music at Yale University, graduating in 1943. He served in the United States Marine Corps as a cargo pilot during World War II and a night fighter pilot during the Korean War.
Hill got his start on television, directing such episodic series as Kraft Television Theatre. His first films were versions of such Broadway plays as Period of Adjustment in 1962 and Toys in the Attic.
George Roy Hill is most noted for directing such films as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting, which both starred the acting duo Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Other films are Slaughterhouse-Five, The World According to Garp, The World of Henry Orient, Hawaii, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Great Waldo Pepper, Slap Shot and The Little Drummer Girl.

Bob Burns

Born in Greenwood, Arkansas, Burns is most remembered for coining a word of wide usage in World War II and later: bazooka. Burns's bazooka was not a weapon, though, but a rustic homemade novelty instrument fashioned from stove pipes and a whiskey funnel. World War II GIs nicknamed their hand-held anti-tank rocket launchers after their physical similarity to Burns's instrument.

Bob Keeshan - Captain Kangaroo & Hugh Brannum - Mr. Greenjeans BOTH SERVED IN THE CORPS

Lloyd Haynes

George Peppard

Harvey Keitel

John Russell

Drew Carey

Brian Keith

Robert Ryan

Philip Carey

Macdonald Carey

Dan Lauria

George C. Scott

Barry Corbin

Harvey Lembeck

Raymond Serra

Bob Crosby

Bill Lundigan

Bo Svenson

Jock Mahoney

Brian Dennehy

Lee Marvin

Ralph Waite

Bradford Dillman

Tim Matheson

Dale Dye

Ed McMahon

Robert Webber

R. Lee Ermey

Steve McQueen

James Whitmore

Mike Farrell

John Miljan

Larry Wilcox

Pat Flaherty

Michael Murphy

Jonathan Winters

Glenn Ford

Warren Oates

Burt Young

Clu Gulager

Hugh O'Brian

Christopher George

Gerald O'Loughlin

Scott Glenn

Peter J. Ortiz

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Gene Hackman

Pat Paulsen

Tyrone Power

Hari Rhodes

Buddy Rich

David Eigenberg

George Jones

James Franciscus

Joe Lisi

Mike Connors

Montel Williams
Robert Wagner

Don & Phil Everly

Josh Gracin

John Kellog

Brian Kelly ~ Flipper
Bea Arthur

Bea Arthur was born in New York City to parents Philip and Rebecca Frankel and was raised in Maryland. She became a medical technologist before World War II, when she volunteered for the U.S. Marine Corps, becoming one of its first female recruits.
Her notable television roles included the title role on the popular sitcom Maude in the 1970s, and a starring role on The Golden Girls in the 1980s and 1990s. In the former she played Maude Findlay, an outspoken "limousine liberal" and "New Deal fanatic", living in the community of Tuckahoe, Westchester County, New York, with her husband, Walter (Bill Macy).

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F. Lee Bailey

F. Lee Bailey studied at Harvard College, and was a member of the class of 1954. He dropped out of Harvard to join the United States Marine Corps in 1952, and received his aviator wings in 1954. He served as a jet fighter pilot and a legal officer. He was discharged in 1956. Bailey received his law degree from Boston University, where he was first in the graduating class of 1960.

Joseph M. Acaba - first Puerto Rican astronaut

Mike Anderson - NFL football player

Walter Anderson (editor) - author; PARADE Magazine editor; Parade Publications CEO; GED spokesperson

Paul Arizin - basketball player

James Baker - former U.S. Secretary of State, elder statesman, advisor and friend of the Bush family

Leslie M. "Bud" Baker, Jr. - Chairman of the Board of Wachovia Bank.

Nick Barone - boxer (1950s)

Monte Barrett - heavyweight boxer

Carmen Basilio - world champion boxer, Boxing Hall of Famer

John Basilone - Medal of Honor recipient

Hank Bauer - baseball player

Bob Bell - Bozo the Clown (TV)

Patty Berg - LPGA golfer

Rod Bernard - musician

Charles F. Bolden, Jr. - space shuttle commander

Carol Bongiovi - model, mother of Jon Bon Jovi

John Bongiovi - hairdresser, father of Jon Bon Jovi

Robert Bork - retired federal judge, law professor, and Supreme court nominee.

Blackbear Bosin - artist

Gregory "Pappy" Boyington - WWII pilot ace

Daniel B. Brewster - U.S. Senator from Maryland

Art Buchwald - humor columnist

Dale Bumpers - U.S. Senator from Arkansas

Conrad Burns - U.S. Senator from Montana

Smedley Butler - two-time Medal of Honor recipient

Enrique Camarena - murdered Mexican-American DEA agent

Philip Caputo - author, journalist

Rod Carew - baseball Hall of Famer

James Carville - political strategist and manager

Roberto Clemente - baseball Hall of Famer

Jerry Coleman - baseball player, announcer

Eddie Collins - baseball Hall of Famer

Charles Colson - White House special counsel, convicted Watergate felon, evangelist

Donald Conroy - author Pat Conroy's father, the model for "The Great Santini".

John Corzine - Governor of New Jersey.

Bill Cowan - hostage rescue expert, television news commentator

Louis Cukela - recipient of both Navy and Army Medal of Honor

Alfred Cunningham - First Marine Aviator.

Walter Cunningham - Apollo 7 astronaut

Daniel "Dan" Daly - only Marine to be awarded two different versions of the Navy Medal of Honor

Sarah Deal - first female Marine Corps helo aviator

Lou Diamond - "Mr. Leatherneck," namesake of actor Lou Diamond Phillips

David Dinkins - Mayor of New York City

Art Donovan - football Hall of Famer

Terry Downes - world boxing champion

Buster Drayton - world boxing champion

Barbara Dulinsky - first female Marine deployed to a combat zone

William L. Durkin - earned fame for rescuing billionaire Howard Hughes from an aircraft accident

Hussein Mohamed Farrah - son and successor of Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid

Jesse Ferguson - American heavyweight boxer

Bill Fitch - basketball coach

Joe Foss - Former Governor of South Dakota, first Commissioner of the American Football league and former NRA President

Rose Franco - first Hispanic female Marine officer

Mark Fuhrman - LAPD detective who became famous during the O. J. trial

Bob Ferguson - song writer, record producer, and historian

Hayden Fry - Football coach, University of Iowa

Nathan Gale - murderer of guitarist Dimebag Darrell and several others

Bill Gallo - cartoonist, journalist

Wayne Gilchrest - Republican U.S. Representative from Maryland

John Glenn - astronaut, first American to orbit Earth, oldest man in space, U.S. Senator

Guy Gabaldon WWII hero; died 31 Aug. 2006

Fred Haise - NASA astronaut (Apollo 13 & Space Shuttle Enterprise)

Nathaniel Dawayne Hale - rapper

Hugh W. Hardy - pioneer of the 3D seismic method

Gustav Hasford - author of The Short-Timers, the Vietnam novel on which the movie Full Metal Jacket (1987) was based.

Carlos Hathcock - Marine Sniper

Ira Hayes - in the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima photo

Archibald Henderson - Grand old man of the Marine Corps. The longest-serving Commandant of the Marine Corps (1820-1859).

Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch - football Hall of Famer

Gil Hodges - baseball player

Mike Ilitch - founder of Little Caesars Pizza.

John Donald "Don" Imus - talk radio host

Keith Jackson - broadcaster

Brian Gerard James - TNA/WWE professional wrestler

Bill Janklow - Governor of South Dakota

Opha Mae Johnson - first female Marine

James L. Jones, Jr. - 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps and currently serving (and the first Marine to hold the billet) as the Commander, U. S. European Command; and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (NATO).

Raymond W. Kelly - police commissioner of the City of New York

Skip Kenney - Men's Olympic Swim Coach, Head Swim Coach at Stanford University

Robert Kiyosaki - author of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Ted Kulongoski - Governor, State of Oregon

Mills Lane - boxing referee and TV's People's Court judge

Jim Lehrer - journalist, host of the PBS' NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

John A. Lejeune - 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps

Alfred Lerner - financier, Chairman of MBNA Corporation

Tommy Loughran - world boxing champion

Jack Robert Lousma - NASA Astronaut

Jack H. Lucas - Medal of Honor recipient, Iwo Jima

Robert A. Lutz - Chairman of the Board of Chrysler

John F. Mackie - First Marine Medal of Honor recipient.

William Manchester - author and historian

Mike Mansfield - U.S. Representative and Senator, Senate Majority Leader, U.S. Ambassador to Japan;

Douglas-Mansfield Bill (1951) supporting the Marine Corps

Charles B. Mawhinney - sniper, 103 confirmed enemy kills

Sid McMath - Governor of Arkansas

Ray Mercer - world boxing champion

Zell Miller - Governor of Georgia, U.S. Senator

Billy Mills - Olympic gold medalist (1964), 10,000m

Tom Monaghan - founder of Domino's Pizza

Jim Mora - NFL head football coach

Robert S. Mueller III - director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Jimmy Murray - former GM of Philadelphia Eagles and co-founder of Ronald McDonald House charities.

John Murtha - U.S. Representative

Mike Montler - professional NFL football player, Buffalo Bills

Marco Martinez First Hispanic to recive the Navy Cross since Vietnam [Operation Iraqi freedom 2003]

Bob Mathias Two-time Olympic champion in the decathlon - U.S. congressman

Carol A. Mutter First female general in the Marine Corps

Samuel Nicholas - First Commandant of the Marine Corps

Carlos I. Noriega - NASA astronaut

Oliver North - officer who became famous in the Iran-Contra affair

Ken Norton - world champion boxer, Boxing Hall of Famer

Presley Neville O'Bannon - (1776 12 September 1850) famous for his exploits in the First Barbary War.

Kenneth O'Keefe - anti-war activist

Randy Orton - professional wrestler

Peter Pace - first Marine to hold the billet of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2005- )

Sam Peckinpah - Film Director

Frank E. Petersen - first African-American General in the U.S. Marine Corps

Bum Phillips - NFL Head coach

Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller - most-decorated Marine in history

Lewis Burwell Puller Jr. - author, Pulitzer Prize winner

Lawrence G. Rawl - CEO of Exxon (1988-1993)

Ben Reed - writer

Donald Regan - U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Chief of Staff (Reagan administration)

Robert Remus - "Sgt. Slaughter" in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF)

John Ripley - Navy Cross recipient.

Scott Ritter - former United Nations arms inspector, intelligence officer, outspoken opponent of the Bush administration's foreign policy.

Manuel Rivera - first Puerto Rican and U.S. servicemen to die in Operation Desert Shield

Charles S. "Chuck" Robb - Governor of Virginia, U.S. Senator, married to Linda Bird Johnson (daughter of President Lyndon Johnson)

Pat Robertson - evangelist

Rick Romley - attorney general

James Roosevelt - son of FDR, former Marine Raider

Barney Ross - world champion boxer, Boxing Hall of Famer

Josh Rushing - news reporter for Al Jazeera network

Ken Ryker - gay pornographic movie star

Angela Salinas - first Hispanic female General in the Marine Corps

George Schultz - economist, U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of the Treasury

Tom Seaver - baseball Hall of Famer

Gerald L. Shaffer - created Leatherneck.com

Shaggy - musician (rapper)

Bernard Shaw - CNN news anchor

Mark Shields - journalist

John L. Simon - US swimming coach

Oliver Sipple - Saved President Gerald Ford's life during an assassination attempt.

Frederick W. Smith - businessman, founder of Fed Ex

W. Thomas Smith, Jr. - author, journalist

John Philip Sousa - composer, conductor/orchestra leader

Johnny Micheal Spann - CIA officer, first American killed in combat in the war on terror

Leon Spinks - world boxing champion

Richard Steele - boxing referee

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger - publisher of The New York Times

Charles R. (Chuck) Swindoll - evangelical Christian pastor, radio preacher

Anthony Swofford - author of the book Jarhead

Steven W. Taylor, Oklahoma Supreme Court justice

Jerald terHorst - press secretary (1974) for President Gerald Ford

Craig Thomas - U.S. Senator from Wyoming

Bernard Trainor - retired 3-star general, currently a foreign policy analyst and author

Lee Trevino - PGA golfer and member of the Hall of Fame

Ron Tucker - film producer, founder of Good-To-Go Video, award winning programs featuring the United States Marine Corps

Gene Tunney - world boxing champion, Boxing Hall of Famer

Pedro del Valle - first Hispanic 3-star general, played key role in the seizure of Guadalcanal during World War ll.

Bill Veeck - baseball team owner, baseball Hall of Famer

John Warner - U.S. Senator from Virginia

Mike Weaver - world boxing champion

James Webb - former U.S. Secretary of the Navy, author.

Chuck Wepner - boxer; often pointed as the inspiration for the Rocky movie series

Bing West - author and former Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan Administration.

Jo Jo White - basketball Hall of Famer

Charles Whitman - University of Texas at Austin Tower sniper (1966)

Ted Williams - baseball Hall of Famer

Pete Wilson - former Governor of California

Ed Wood, Jr. - Film director

Anthony Zinni - Former 4-Star General, CINC US CENTCOM, and Foreign Policy Analyst.

Patrick Curtis - Film Producer (60's-90's) Husband Of Raquel Welch 67-72

Tad Van Brunt - Actor (uncredited) 1947-1948

Richard Schall - Actor (uncredited)

Dennis Waters - Actor (uncredited)