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Michael Charles Chiklis (born August 30, 1963) is an American actor, voice actor, director and television producer. Some of the previous roles for which he is best known include Commissioner Tony Scali on the ABC police drama The Commish, LAPD Detective Vic Mackey on the FX police drama The Shield, the Thing in the Fantastic Four film series, and Jim Powell on the ABC science-fiction comedy-drama No Ordinary Family.
Olympia Dukakis (born June 20, 1931) is an American actress. In 1987, she won an Academy Award, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for her performance in Moonstruck. She received another Golden Globe nomination for Sinatra, and Emmy nominations for Lucky Day, More Tales of the City and Joan of Arc.
Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey ( /ˈfeɪ/; born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (SNL), the NBC comedy series 30 Rock, and films such as Mean Girls (2004) and Baby Mama (2008).
Melina Eleni Kanakaredes Constantinides (Greek: Μελίνα Ελένη Κανακαρίδου Κωνσταντινiδου; born April 23, 1967) is an American actress. She is widely known for two starring roles on U.S. prime-time television drama series; playing Detective Stella Bonasera in CSI: NY and portraying Dr. Sydney Hansen in Providence.
Maria Menounos (Greek:Μαρία Μενούνου) (born June 8, 1978) is a Greek-American actress, journalist, and television presenter known in America for her appearances as a correspondent for Today, Access Hollywood, Extra, and abroad for co-hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece.
Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (Greek: Αριστοτέλης "Τέλι" Σαβάλας; January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was an American film and television actor and singer, whose career spanned four decades. Best known for playing the title role in the 1970s crime drama Kojak, Savalas was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962). His other movie credits include The Young Savages (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Battle of the Bulge (1965), The Dirty Dozen (1967), The Scalphunters (1968), supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971), Inside Out (1975) and Escape to Athena (1979).
Mena Alexandra Suvari (born February 13, 1979) is an American actress, fashion designer, and model. Shortly after beginning her career as a model, she appeared in guest roles on 1990's television shows such as Boy Meets World and High Incident. She made her film debut in the 1997 drama film Nowhere.
Her first major film roles were in American Beauty, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA Award, and American Pie (both released in 1999). Since then she has appeared in Loser (2000), with her American Pie co-star, Jason Biggs, and later played the main character in the comedy film Sugar & Spice (2001). She had appearances in the 2002 independent drama Spun, and the 2004 thriller feature Trauma. She also appeared in the HBO's drama series Six Feet Under in 2004, she received a nomination as a member of the Outstanding Cast at the 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2008, she was cast in a string of films, including Day of the Dead, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, and the film adaptation of The Garden of Eden.
Suvari is a model for Lancôme cosmetics and print ads for Lancôme Paris Adaptîve, and has been featured in several fashion blogs and magazines such as Vogue. She is a long-time supporter and activist for the African relief organization, the African Medical and Research Foundation. She is also active in feminist issues, and is involved with charities whose cause is breast cancer, and "End Violence Against Women" campaign.
Rita Wilson (born October 26, 1956) is an American actress, singer and producer.
Die Frau von Tom Hanks..deshalb ist er auch griechisch-orthodox und hat auch MY big fat Greek Wedding mitproduziert
Weitere amerikanische Griechen.. sind viele
William George "Billy" Zane, Jr. (born February 24, 1966) is an American actor, producer and director. He is probably best known for his roles as Caledon Hockley in Titanic, The Phantom from The Phantom, John Wheeler in Twin Peaks and Mr. E in CQ.
Nicholas Negroponte (born December 1, 1943) is an American architect best known as the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, and also known as the founder of the One Laptop per Child Association (OLPC)
BUSINESS.. hier einige Schwergewichte
Kary Antholis is an American executive at the television network HBO who has overseen some of its groundbreaking socially conscious programming. He is also an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker.
Jason McCabe Calacanis (born November 28, 1970) is an American Internet entrepreneur and blogger. His first company was part of the dot-com era in New York, and his second venture, Weblogs, Inc., capitalized on the growth of blogs before being sold to AOL.
John P. Calamos, Sr. (born 1940) is an American businessman and a self-made money manager and investor. With an estimated current net worth of around $2.7 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the 258th-richest person in the world. He founded Calamos Asset Management in 1977, and won BusinessWeek's best manager for 2003 and 2004. He is also a veteran of the Vietnam War, in which he served as a fighter pilot in the Air Force. He has not lost his love of flying and often flies himself to business events. Calamos received a bachelor's degree in business and economics from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1963 and an M.B.A. in 1970, and currently serves on the IIT Board of Trustees.
Michael David Capellas (born August 19, 1955 in Warren, Ohio) is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Acadia Enterprises, LLC a joint venture of Cisco and EMC with investment from Intel and VMware. He also serves as Chairman of the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition. Capellas previously served as Chairman and CEO of First Data Corporation, Acting CEO of Serena Software, Chairman and CEO of Compaq Computer Corporation until its merger with Hewlett-Packard where he became President of the post-merger company briefly, and President and CEO of WorldCom (later MCI) where he led its merger with Verizon.
Ehemaliger Vorsitzende einer riesigen Bank, die auch gegen Griechenland spekuliert
Zoe Cruz (born Zoe Papadimitriou on February 2, 1955) is a Greek-born American senior banking executive and former co-president of Morgan Stanley. In 2006, she was on the list of Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women of the World and ranked the #10 spot. She was known as the highest paid and most powerful woman on Wall Street.
Nickolas "Nick" Davatzes is an American television executive who is CEO Emeritus of A&E Network. He created and developed two cable television networks: The A&E Network and The History Channel. A&E was formed in 1983 through the merger of ABC and Hearst's ARTS Network and NBC's Entertainment Channel, creating a partnership as unlikely as it has been successful.
Noch ein Schwergewicht... CEO einer der vier größten Banken weltweit
James "Jamie" Dimon (born March 13, 1956) is an American business executive. He is the current chairman, president and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, and previously served as a Class A director of the Board of Directors of the New York Federal Reserve, a three year term which started January 2007. Dimon was named to Time magazine's 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011 lists of the world's 100 most influential people. He was also named to Institutional Investor's Best CEOs list in the All-America Executive Team Survey from 2008 through 2011. He was named the CEO of the Year in 2011.
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis (born May 20, 1961) is considered a key figure in the development of the personal spaceflight industry, having created many space-related businesses or organizations. He is the Founder and Chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, an educational non-profit prize institute whose mission is to create radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.
James N. Gianopulos, aka Jim Gianopulos, is a co-chairman-CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment with Tom Rothman. They were selected in 2007 by Premiere as the two most powerful people in Hollywood.
Peter Karmanos, Jr. (born March 11, 1943) is the CEO of Compuware Corporation and owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, Plymouth Whalers and Florida Everblades hockey franchises. On June 7, 2011, Karmanos announced that he will relinquish the CEO position on June 20 to become executive chairman.
Theodore John Leonsis (born January 8, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York) is an Internet pioneer, sports team owner, venture capital investor, filmmaker, author and philanthropist. His early new media company, Redgate Communications was acquired by America Online in 1994, and Leonsis became a senior AOL executive for the next 13 years. He is the majority owner of the NHL's Washington Capitals, the NBA's Washington Wizards, the WNBA's Washington Mystics and the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. He serves as Founder and Chairman of SnagFilms, vice chairman of Groupon and on the board of American Express and other companies. Leonsis has produced documentary films such as the Peabody and the Emmy Award-winning Nanking and is the author of The Business of Happiness.
George Phydias Mitchell (born 1919) is an American businessman, real estate developer and philanthropist from Texas.
In 2004 the Forbes magazine listed him with a net worth of $1.6 billion as one of the 500 richest people worldwide.
Ted Phillips is an American businessman and the President and CEO of the Chicago Bears and has been a part of the organization since 1984. He is currently only the fourth president of the 90 year old organization, the others being Michael McCaskey, George Halas, Jr., and "Papa Bear" George Halas. He is also the father of three sons, Matthew, Max, and Frank [
George P. Skouras, George Skowras, (born 1896 – 1964) in Skourohorion, Greece, was an American movie executive and president of United Artists Theatres. He was one of ten children, three of which came over from Greece in 1910 as poor sons of a sheep herder and rose to become top movie executives. The Skouras family are still actively involved in the Hollywood film industry today.
Spyros Panagiotis Skouras (Greek: Σπύρος Σκούρας; March 28, 1893 – August 16, 1971) was an American motion picture pioneer and movie executive who was the president of the 20th Century Fox from 1942 to 1962. He resigned June 27, 1962, effective September 30.
An immigrant to America from Greece, his accent was so pronounced that Bob Hope would joke "Spyros has been here twenty years but he still sounds as if he's coming next week." Skouras oversaw the production of such epics as Cleopatra (1963) with Elizabeth Taylor, as well as the creation of Century City.
William Peter Tavoulareas, (born November 9, 1919 - died January 13, 1996), president of Mobil Oil Corporation beginning in 1969, he was appointed to the position by Mobil chairman and chief executive, Rawleigh Warner.
Harry Wilson is a former investor and restructuring expert who has served in several high-level positions in the U.S. Treasury Department and on President Barack Obama's Auto Industry Task Force. Wilson filed for office on February 16, 2010, running unopposed for the Republican primary for New York State Comptroller. He ran against Thomas DiNapoli for Comptroller in the general election on November 2, 2010. In a close fought race Wilson conceded defeat on November 3, 2010.
Edward J. Zander (born January 12, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American business executive. He was CEO and Chairman of the Board of Motorola from January 2004 until January 2008, remaining as chairman until May 2008. His work in the technology sector included management positions at Data General and Apollo Computer before joining Sun Microsystems in 1987 where he was later promoted to Chief Operating Officer and President.
Elia Kazan (IPA: [eˈlia kaˈzan]; September 7, 1909–September 28, 2003) was an American director, producer, writer and actor, described by the New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history". He was born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire, to Greek parents. After studying acting at Yale, he acted professionally for eight years, later joining the Group Theater in 1932, and co-founded the Actors Studio in 1947. With Lee Strasberg, he introduced Method acting to the American stage and cinema as a new form of self-expression and psychological "realism". Kazan acted in only a few films, including City for Conquest (1940).
Penelope Spheeris (born December 2, 1945) is an American director, producer and screenwriter. She is best known as a documentary film director whose works include the trilogy titled The Decline of Western Civilization. She has also directed feature films, including Wayne's World, her highest grossing film.
George Pan Cosmatos (4 January 1941 in Florence, Italy – 19 April 2005 in Victoria, Canada) was a Greek/Italian film director. After studying film in London, he became assistant director to Otto Preminger on Exodus (1960), Leon Uris's epic about the birth of Israel. Thereafter he worked on Zorba the Greek (1964), in which Cosmatos had a small part as Boy with Acne. Cosmatos grew up in Egypt and Cyprus and is said to have spoken six languages. He was famous in Italy for the movies Rappresaglia (1973) with Marcello Mastroianni and The Cassandra Crossing (1976) with Sophia Loren. In 1979, he made the famous and successful World War II adventure movie Escape to Athena, starring a gigantic all star cast including Roger Moore, David Niven, Telly Savalas, Elliot Gould and Claudia Cardinale. Cosmatos was nominated for a 1985 Golden Raspberry Award for his role as director of Rambo: First Blood Part II starring Sylvester Stallone. He also directed another Stallone vehicle, Cobra, in 1986.
Halb und Halb ... Der Vater von Rita Wilson war bulgarischer, ihre Mutter griechischer Abstammung. Die Familie änderte den Nachnamen von Ibrahimov (bzw. Ibrahimoff) in Wilson nach der Straße, an der sie wohnte.
Zitat von Zoran
Colonel Alden Partridge Colvocoresses (1918-March 27, 2007), USA (Ret.), developed in 1973 - 1979 the Space-oblique Mercator projection with John Parr Snyder and John L. Junkins. Colvocoresses was the first to realize that such a projection was needed and mathematically feasible, and in 1974 defined it geometrically as a projection that maps images from Landsat satellites, which he used to develop the first satellite map of the United States.
Lieutenant General William Gus Pagonis was the director of Logistics during the Gulf War of 1991 and is widely recognized for his logistical achievements particularly during Desert Storm. After successfully masterminding logistics for the Gulf War and winning high praise from General Norman Schwarzkopf, Pagonis left the Army in 1993 and was elected Executive Vice President of Logistics for Sears Roebuck & Co. In 2000 he joined Railamerica, Inc.
James G. Stavridis (born February 15, 1955) is a United States Navy admiral who serves as the current Commander, U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR). He is the first Navy officer to hold these positions. He previously served as Commander, U.S. Southern Command from October 19, 2006, to June 25, 2009. He assumed his current assignments on June 30, 2009 (USEUCOM) and July 2, 2009 (SACEUR) respectively.
Stavridis holds various decorations and awards, including two awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal and five awards of the Legion of Merit.
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