Hunterdon Notables

October 25, 2020

Matt Ioannidis is a 6-4, 243-pound Strong-Side Defensive End, currently on the injured list for the Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Redskins. Ioannidis grew up in Raritan Township and attended Hunterdon Central Regional High School. He attended and played college football at ...

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Brett Jungblut graduated from Voorhees High School in 1997. With only one class left to graduate college, Jungblut dropped out to pursue his dream as a professional poker player. As a professional poker player, he had a first-place finish at the World Series of Poker in 2004. Since 2005, ...

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory has made a lasting impression in the minds of children since 1971. The film starred Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, and Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket, the poor boy who wins a golden ticket to tour the famous Chocolate Factory. The musical fantasy film became a ...

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Kyle Tress graduated in 1999 from South Hunterdon Regional High School and was an American Olympic skeleton racer who competed in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Skeleton is a winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small sled (known as a skeleton bobsled), down a frozen ...

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Sarah Schneider graduated from North Hunterdon High School in 2001. She got her start in entertainment as a writer and actress for the comedy website CollegeHumor before becoming a writer for the television sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. As part of the CollegeHumor staff, she starred as ...

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Richard Rubin graduated from Hunterdon Central Regional High School in 2001 and is best known for starring on the first season of the Ashton Kutcher-produced reality TV series Beauty and the Geek.  He is an accomplished ragtime piano player, who has been a comedy musician on cruise ships. His ...

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Daryl Cobb is an American author of children's books. His family resided in Hampton, and he graduated from North Hunterdon High School in 1979. Kirkus Reviews, in 2013, called Cobb's children's novel Baseball, Bullies & Angels "required reading for kids and parents." In 2014, Baseball, ...

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Emma Bell an American actress, known for playing Amy in the first and third season of zombie mega-hit The Walking Dead.  Bell grew up in Flemington and Readington Township attending Hunterdon Central High School. Her mother, Tessa Horan, was a producer for 60 Minutes, and her father, Rob Bell, ...

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Chet Huntley was a television newscaster, best known for co-anchoring NBC's evening news program, The Huntley–Brinkley Report, for 14 years beginning in 1956. Their slogan send-off at the closing of their news show was  "Good night, David"—"Good night, Chet... and good night for NBC News" - a ...

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Iconic actor John Amos has been a long time resident of Tewksbury Township. He’s well known for his many television roles: James Evans, Sr. on the Norman Lear-created sitcom Good Times; the breakthrough 1977 miniseries Roots, for which he portrayed Kunte Kinte, and received an Emmy nomination; ...

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Walter Chandoha was a prolific photographer, known especially for his photographs of animals and particularly of cats. Over his long career, his archive grew to more than 225,000 photographs including approximately 90,000 photographs of cats. Chandoha was drafted into the army during World War ...

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Anne Marie Letko is a native of Glen Gardner, graduating from North Hunterdon High School in Clinton Township in 1987. She is an American long-distance runner who competed in the Summer Olympics in 1996, finishing in 10th place in the marathon.  She was a two-time New Jersey State Champion in the ...

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Anne Garefino was raised in Lambertville, and is a film and television producer. She is the co-executive producer of the long-running series South Park, and the co-executive producer of the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical The Book of Mormon. She has been nominated for thirteen and won five ...

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Vera Farmiga and her family moved to Whitehouse Station when she was 12 years old, and she graduated from Hunterdon Central High School in 1991. During her junior year there, she found acting after being benched during a soccer game. A friend persuaded her to audition for a high school production ...

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