Famous D9 Entertainers

Posted by Tisean on 7/20/2013 to News
CosbysThere are several famous political figures, athletes, entertainers, and more. Today we're going to focus on famous Greeks in the entertainment industry. There are many singers actors, radio personalities, and directors and producers who pledged the same organizations as all of us and wear the same Greek gear as us. Here are just a few of the D9 entertainers we found while we were looking up this subject. 

 Chances are, if you listen to any urban radio station, on the way to work you are probably listening to a member of Omega Psi Phi. It seems like the Ques have the airwaves on lock from 6 to 10 am. Some notable radio personalities are Steve Harvey, Tom Joyner, and Rickey Smiley. Steve Harvey actually has a co-host in comedian, Nephew Tommy who is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi. This isn't the only Kappa comedian that has connections with Steve Harvey. His long time co-host on the self titled, "Steve Harvey Show" Cedric the Entertainer is a well known Nupe . If you go back and watch some old episodes of the show you will notice the two wearing small Greek accessories. Steve even had a large Omega Psi Phi plaque hanging in his apartment on the show. 

 The late 80s and early 90s was a great time to catch some notable Greek celebrities on television. The Cosby Show for instance had Bill Cosby who is an Omega, the graceful Phylicia Rashaad who is an AKA, and Keisha Knight Pulliam who later grew up and pledged Delta Sigma Theta while at Spelman College. You never caught the Huxtables sporting their Greek gear on the show, but the spinoff show, A Different World, you could always catch someone wearing a Greek t-shirt or jacket in the background. The only cast member who is actually Greek is Alpha Phi Alpha Darryl Bell, or Ron Johnson on the show. Some other famous Alphas include ESPN?s very own sports analyst, Stuart Scott, Donny Hathaway and the mastermind behind In Living Color - Keenan Ivory-Wayans. 

Marvin SappSome notable members of Alpha Kappa Alpha include Donda West, the hilarious Wanda Sikes and the before mentioned Phylicia Rashad who pledged Alpha chapter. A few notable Nupes in entertainment include Bob Johnson, John Singleton and Marvin Sapp. Sapp, the "Never Would've Made It" singer can be seen here throwing up the Yo with his bruhs from Grand Rapids Alumni wearing their Greek shirts. 

B. UnderwoodA few famous Sigmas include Morris Chestnut, Morgan Freeman and Blair Underwood. The L.A. Law star, Underwood, recently released his very own line of button down shirts and other high end clothing. When you arentt sporting your custom Greek clothing you should give his clothes a shot. You will be dressed to impress and supporting a fellow Greek's business endeavors. 

S. UnderwoodSome Zeta entertainers include Esther Rolle, singer Syleena Johnson and comedian Sherryl Underwood. The other Underwood, seen here wearing her Greek jacket is now the president of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. 

 Female hip-hop pioneer, MC Lyte, Kelly Price and Hattie McDaniel from "Gone with the Wind" make up our famous Sigma Gamma Rhos. The Iotas most widely known entertainer is TC Carson, better know as Kyle from Living Single. He could've been caught on the campus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wearing his Greek clothing during his time on the yard. 

As you can see there are plenty of talented Greeks out there in all of the entertainment fields. Over the next couple of weeks we'll have posts with different fields. This short post is merely scratching the surface of how many there actually are. Do your research and find out who else is doing big things in your organization. Where will you make your mark?