List of Italian Americans

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This is a list of notable Italian Americans.


Anarchists

Architects

Artists

Comic artists, cartoonists, illustrators

  • 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
  • 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
  • Don Rico (1912–1985) - Comic book writer-artist, paperback novelist, screenwriter and wood engraver. He co-created the Marvel Comics character Black Widow with Stan Lee
  • 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

  • Ashley Biden (born 1981) - founder of the fashion company Livelihood, daughter of Joe and Jill Biden
  • Louise Fili (born 1951) - graphic designer, 2014 American Institute of Graphic Arts Medalist
  • Fred Marcellino (1939–2001) - illustrator

Painters

Photographers

Sculptors

Business

Criminals

Entertainers

Actors

Food

Inventors

Jurists

Law enforcement figures

Journalism (print and multimedia)

Military

Politicians

Founding Fathers of the United States

Members of Congress

Minister

Diplomats

Governors and former governors

Mayors and former mayors

Other

Prelates

Cardinals

Scientists

Academics

Sports

Writers

Italian Americans who were first in their field of achievement

Italian Americans not otherwise categorized

Italian Americans with ancestry in Campania

  • Mario Cuomo
  • Geraldine Ferraro
  • Rocky Marciano
  • Vince Lombardi
  • Jay Leno
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Bradley Cooper

See also