Can You Name All of These Famous Veterans from an Image?

By: J.P. Naomi
Image: photo by Alan Light via Wikimedia Commons /. By David Shankbone from Wikimedia Commons / By Denis Bourez from France via Wikimedia Commons

About This Quiz

Did you know that Bea Arthur, yes the Golden Girl, was a truck driver in the United States Marine Corps? We kid you not! And she's not the only surprising one. There are 50 others we're about to quiz you on! Think you have what it takes to recognize these famous military vets? Will you march to the front lines with pride? Or will you bite the bullet and sink your ship? We're about to find out!

You see, there are more military veterans in Hollywood than you think, and they're not all from the time of the Draft, like Clint Eastwood and James Earl Jones. Did you know that even today's famed Star Wars actor Adam Driver enlisted in the United States Marine Corps following the attack on 9/11? We won't mention that he was medically discharged for a non-service related back injury... read: mountain biking accident! OK, we just did.

But no matter how old or how long they served for, the fact is, they are veterans. Regardless of being drafted or enlisting voluntarily, they all pledged to honor our country and knew the risk of making the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.

So how many of them do you actually know? It's time to find out! Don't go AWOL on this quiz! Be sure to put your best left, left, left-right-left foot forward and march on! Good luck and remember, keep your head down out there!

Mr. T, known for his role in "The A-Team," was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is known for his trademark African Mandinka warrior hairstyle and gold jewelry.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, Jamie Farr performed on television, film and in theater. He was born in 1934.

Pat Sajak was born in Chicago, Illinois. Though not as well-remembered for it, Sajak also hosted "The Price is Right." He is best known for hosting "Wheel of Fortune."

Hugh Marston Hefner was a native of Chicago, Illinois. He was a former journalist for both Esquire and the US military most noted for founding Playboy magazine.

Shaggy was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1968. His real name is Orville Richard Burrell.

Clint Eastwood is not only a director ​but a film score composer and politician. He is well known for work in "Gran Torino," "Unforgiven," and "Rawhide."

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis Presley got all shook up as one of the most famous music icons of the 20th century. He died in 1977 at the age of 42.

Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2005, he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Million Dollar Baby."

Chuck Norris was born in Ryan, Oklahoma. After serving in the military, he rose to fame as a martial artist and opened his own martial arts school called Chun Kuk Do.

MC Hammer was born on March 30, 1962. He is "2 Legit 2 Quit" and is still active in the entertainment world.

Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington. His full name was James Marshall Hendrix.

Born in New York City, Oliver Stone is also known for films, "JFK," "Natural Born Killers" and "Any Given Sunday."

Marvin Gaye was discharged from the US Air Force after faking a mental illness. He died in 1984 at the age of 45.

Johnny Carson was born in Corning, Iowa. He died in 2005 at the age of 80.

Mel Brooks was born in New York City as Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926. He is known for creating comic parodies.

Robert William Barker was born in Darrington, Washington. He is best known for "The Price is Right," helping to make it the longest-running daytime game show.

John R. Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas in 1932. His music was highly featured in the film, "Walk the Line."

He was born Thomas William Selleck in Detroit, Michigan. First famous for "Magnum, P.I.," he is also known for his roles in "3 Men and a Baby" and "Blue Bloods."

Steve McQueen was born Terence Steven McQueen in 1930 in Beech Grove, Indiana. He died at the age of 50 in 1980.

Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. He died at the age of 62 in 1961.

Paul Leonard Newman was born in 1925 in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He is also known for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting" and "Cars."

Nate Dogg was born Nathaniel Dwayne Hale. He died in 2011 at the age of 42.

Vincent Pastore was born in New York City. He was a sailor and a radio personality prior to his career in "The Sopranos," "Goodfellas" and "Carlito's Way," to name a few.

James Earl Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi on January 17, 1931. His career has spanned more than 60 years in acting and voice acting.

Montel Brian Anthony Williams was born on July 3, 1956. He is best known for his long-running talk show, "The Montel Williams Show".

Did you know that George Carlin joined the United States Air Force when he was old enough, and trained as a radar technician? He was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana and was discharged on July 29, 1957.

Jesse Ventura was born in Minneapolis. His real name is James George Janos.

Donald Jay Rickles was a stand-up comedian and actor. He was born in New York City and is rated one of the funniest stand-up comedians of all time.

Charlton Heston was born in Evanston, Illinois and died at the age of 85 in 2008. Besides "Ben-Hur," he is also known for "Touch of Evil" and "Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War."

Kirk Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch on December 9, 1916 in New York. Did you know that he is also known as Izzy Demsky?

Sinbad was born David Adkins in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He is also known for "Jingle All the Way" and "First Kid."

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born on Christmas Day 1899 in New York City. He died of esophageal cancer in 1957.

Robert Selden Duvall has been nominated for seven Academy Awards and six Golden Globes in his career. In 2005, he received the National Medal of Arts.

Gene Hackman was born in 1930 in San Bernardino, California. In 1967, he was nominated for his first Academy Award for his role as Buck Barrow in "Bonnie and Clyde."

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was born in Indianapolis in 1922. He died in 2007 at the age of 85.

Jazz musician John Coltrane enlisted in the Navy and played in their jazz band. His nickname was "Trane" and he died at the young age of 41 in 1967.

Did you know Ice-T's real name is Tracy Lauren Marrow? He served in the US Army but left four months ahead of schedule after learning he could be honorably discharged for being a single father.

Samuel George Davis Jr. was an American singer, dancer, actor and comedian who served in the United States Army during World War II. He died of throat cancer at the age of 64 in 1990.

Richard Pryor served in the US Army for two years, but he spent most of that time in Army prison! He is best known as a comedian and actor who paved the way for many present-day comics.

Actor Mickey Rooney served in the US Army during World War II. He spent most of his time in the Army entertaining the troops in Special Services. He was actually awarded a Bronze Star Medal for entertaining troops in combat zones!

Jack Lemmon, made famous by his role in The Odd Couple, joined the Navy after college. He died at the age of 76 in 2001.

Daniel Louis Aiello, Jr. is known for his roles in many films including "Once Upon a Time in America," "Ruby," "The Godfather: Part II," "Hudson Hawk," "The Purple Rose of Cairo" and "Dinner Rush." Age the age of 16, he lied about his age in order to enlist in the US Army.

Harold George Bellanfanti Jr. served in the US Navy during World War II. He is now known as the "King of Calypso"!

William Sanderson was born on January 10, 1944. He was made famous for his roles in Blade Runner, Deadwood, True Blood and as a cast member of Newhart. He served in the US Army and used the G.I. Bill to receive his education!

Dennis Franz is an American actor best known for his role as Detective Andy Sipowicz in the ABC television series NYPD Blue. Did you know he is a resident of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho?

Did you know that "M*A*S*H" star Alan Alda was a member of the ROTC and served in the Army Reserves? He later went on to earn six Emmy and Golden Globe awards.

Ernest Borgnine served in the US Navy for a total of 10 years. Did you know that on December 7, 2000, he was named the Veterans Foundation's Veteran of the Year? He died at the age of 95 in 2012.

Henry Fonda made his Hollywood debut in 1935, and his career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath." He served in the US Navy from 1942 - 1946 earning the rank of lieutenant.

Known today as Kylo Ren in the latest Star Wars trilogy, Adam Driver enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 2001 following the attack of 9/11. He was medically discharged in 2004.

Did you know that "It's a Wonderful Life" star James Stewart was rejected from the US Army when he was first drafted because he didn't meet the weight requirement? He then worked out and bulked up and enlisted as a private!

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