A few weeks ago I wrote about, Gabriella Pizzolo, the actress from Schenectady that had a scene stealing moment in the latest season of Stranger Things on Netflix. That got me wondering about what other stars have had ties to the Capital District. Here are a few that I found with a quick google search.

David Hyde Pierce, most famous as Niles on the TV show Frasier was born and raised in Saratoga Springs.

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Martha Quinn, one of the original MTV VJ’s was born in Albany.

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Ann B. Davis, actress who played Alice in the Brady Bunch was born in Schenectady.

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Mike Tyson, boxer/actor/ear biter wasn’t born here but had his first boxing match in Albany and his first televised match was in Troy.

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Mickey Rourke, actor/boxer/wrestler was born in Schenectady.

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William Devane, actor that typically plays a bad guy or government official was born in Albany. He’s most famous for his roles in The West Wing, Stargate SG1 and 24.

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Andy Rooney, TV/Radio commentator and humorist was born in Albany and most famous as the, “Did ya ever wonder….” curmudgeon on 60 Minutes.

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Ed Burns, actor most famous for his role in Saving Private Ryan is actually from Queens, NY, but went to the University at Albany.

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Kirk Douglas, Actor was born in Amsterdam. Most famous for Spartacus…..no I am Spartacus!

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The Three Stooges, actors/knuckleheads. Moe, Curly & Shemp Howard lived in Chatham.

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Rachael Ray cooking show host/EVOO lover was born in Glens Falls and grew up in Lake George.

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Gabriella Pizzolo, actor with Broadway experience and a scene stealing moment in the latest season of Stranger Things on Netflix. She is from Schenectady.

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I’m sure there are a lot more that I’m missing. Did you grow up or go to school with anyone famous from the area? Tell us who in the comments.