List of Italian Americans

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To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Italian American or must have references showing they are Italian American and are notable.


Anarchists[edit]

Architects[edit]

Artists[edit]

Comic artists, cartoonists, illustrators[edit]

  • Brian Azzarello – comic book writer
  • Joseph Barbera (1911–2006) animator, cartoon artist, storyboard artist, director, producer, and co-founder, together with William Hanna, of Hanna-Barbera
  • Timothy D. Bellavia (born 1971) children's illustrator, author and founder of We Are All The Same Inside - Sage doll-making workshop
  • Ivan Brunetti (born 1967) cartoonist and comics-author
  • John Buscema (1927–2002) comic-book artist and one of the mainstays of Marvel Comics during its 1960s and 1970s ascendancy into an industry leader and its subsequent expansion to a major pop culture conglomerate
  • Greg Capullo (born 1962) comic book artist
  • Anthony Flamini (born 1978) comic book writer
  • Frank Frazetta (born 1928) one of the world's most influential fantasy and science fiction artists
  • Bill Gallo (born 1922) famed cartoonist and newspaperman
  • Dick Giordano (born 1932) comic book artist and editor
  • Frank Giacoia (1925–1989) comic book artist
  • Carmine Infantino (born 1925) comic book artist and editor who was a major force in the Silver Age of Comic Books
  • Walter Lantz (1900–1994) cartoonist and animator, known for founding the Walter Lantz Studio and creating Woody Woodpecker
  • Bob Montana (1920–1975) comic strip artist who created the characters that launched Archie Comics
  • Joe Orlando (1927–1998) illustrator, writer, editor and cartoonist
  • Jimmy Palmiotti – writer and artist of various comics, games and film
  • Leo Politi (1908–1996) artist and author who wrote and illustrated some 20 children's books
  • John Romita, Sr. (born 1930) comic book artist known for his work on Marvel Comics' The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Don Rosa (born 1951) comic book artist for Disney Comics.
  • Eric Stefani (born 1967) pop musician, former Simpsons animator, and Grammy-nominated composer and writer
  • Jim Valentino (born 1952) writer, penciler and editor of comic books
  • Gerard Way (born 1977) comic book writer, also notable for being the frontman of the American rock band My Chemical Romance.

Digital artists/illustrators[edit]

  • Rich DiSilvio (born 1957) illustrator, photographer, fine artist, digital artist, web designer, new media developer, architectural designer and writer
  • Fred Marcellino (1939–2001) illustrator

Painters[edit]

Photographers[edit]

Sculptors[edit]

Business[edit]

Criminals[edit]

Entertainers[edit]

Actors[edit]

Inventors[edit]

Jurists[edit]

Law enforcement figures[edit]

Journalism (print and multimedia)[edit]

Military[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Diplomats[edit]

Governors and former governors[edit]

Mayors and former mayors[edit]

Prelates[edit]

Cardinals[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Academics[edit]

Sports[edit]

Writers[edit]

Italian Americans who were first in their field of achievement[edit]

Italian Americans not otherwise categorized[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crace, John (February 21, 2009). "A life in writing: Tom Perrotta". The Guardian. Retrieved September 29, 2013. "He was born in 1961 in Newark, where he spent his entire childhood. His father was an Italian immigrant postal worker, his mother an Albanian-Italian - "that made her a second-class Italian" - secretary." 
  2. ^ Rich, Motoko. "A Writer's Search for the Sex in Abstinence", The New York Times, 2007-10-14. Retrieved on 2007-10-20.
  3. ^ Fiamma, Florinda (March 1, 2012). "Tom Perrotta At the end of real life in the new novel of a cult author". L'Uomo Vogue. Retrieved September 29, 2013. "My paternal grandparents were Italian immigrants from a village near Avellino. I grew up hearing them and my dad talk Italian. My mother’s relatives were Albanians, but they, too, lived in Italy before emigrating to the States." 
  4. ^ Shanahan, Mark. "Adaptation: Tom Perrotta is growing accustomed to seeing his books on the big screen", The Boston Globe, 2006-10-18. Retrieved on 2007-07-04.
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