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Famous Greeks
Some faces might look familiar, and others may not.
See how many of these Famous Greeks you can recognize!


Agganis, Harry PDF Print E-mail

Boston Red Sox as the team's starting first baseman. A left-handed batter, Harry quickly became Boston's best hitter, achieving an impressive .313 batting average. One memorable Sunday in June 1954, he hit a home run at Fenway Park, and then raced up Commonwealth Avenue to receive his Boston University degree.

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Angel, Criss PDF Print E-mail

The youngest of three sons in a close Greek-American family. He got interested in magic at age 6, after his Aunt Stella did a trick for him.  He did his first paid gig-for $15-when he was 12. By age 19 he was making $3,000 a week performing at children's parties and nightclubs.

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Aniston, Jennifer PDF Print E-mail

Born in Sherman Oaks, California, Jennifer Aniston spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family.  Her family then relocated to New York City where her parents, John Aniston and Nancy Dow, divorced when she was 9.

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Agnew, Spiro PDF Print E-mail

Spiro Agnew, the son of a Greek immigrant, was born in Baltimore on 9th November, 1918. He attended John Hopkins University before serving in the United States Army during the Second World War.

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Angelos, Peter PDF Print E-mail

Peter Angelos wanted to be a politician, but he didn't get very far. Though he was briefly elected to the Baltimore City Council, voters rejected his bids for Maryland's state senate in the 1950s and for mayor in the '60s.

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Aniston, John PDF Print E-mail

John Aniston (Yannis Anastasakis) was born on the island of Crete and is fluent in Greek and Spanish. He graduated from Penn State University with a BA in Theater Arts, served in the US Navy as an intelligence officer on active duty in Panama and later in the reserve attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

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