List of Italian Americans

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This is a list of notable Italian Americans.




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 the 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 (1928–2010) - one of the world's most influential fantasy and science fiction artists
  • Bill Gallo (1922–2011) - cartoonist and newspaperman
  • Dick Giordano (1932–2010) - comic book artist and editor
  • Frank Giacoia (1925–1989) - comic book artist
  • Carmine Infantino (1925–2013) - comic book artist and editor who was a major force in the Silver Age of Comic Books
  • Walter Lantz (1900–1994) - cartoonist and animator, founded the Walter Lantz Studio, created 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; frontman of the American rock band My Chemical Romance

Digital artists and illustrators[edit]











Law enforcement figures[edit]

Journalism (print and multimedia)[edit]



Members of Congress[edit]



Governors and former governors[edit]

Mayors and former mayors[edit]







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

Italian Americans not otherwise categorized[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Danzico, Elizabeth. "AIGA: Louise Fili". American Institute of Graphic Arts. Retrieved September 16, 2014. Fili, who grew up in an Italian-American household in New Jersey, remembers carving letterforms into the wall above her bed at age three or four: Even then, she simply loved making letters.
  2. ^ "Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry". Minnesota Historical Society.
  3. ^ [1]"A grandson of Italian immigrants".
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Rich, Motoko. "A Writer's Search for the Sex in Abstinence", The New York Times, 2007-10-14. Retrieved on 2007-10-20.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Mark Valenti". IMDb. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
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