ο Ελληνισμός της Διασποράς
...αλλά ο Οδυσσέας ποθεί ακόμη και καπνό μονάχα της πατρίδας του να δει να πετιέται προς τ' απάνω κι ας πεθάνει... (Οδύσσεια, α, στ. 57 κ.π.)
ΚΑΠΝΟΝ ΑΠΟΘΡΩΣΚΟΝΤΑ:
Γράμμα στον 'Ελληνα της Διασποράς
ο 'Υμνος του μετανάστη

ο Πρόλογος

Πνεύμα Κοινότητας

Γη των πατέρων μου

Οι αυριανοί Ποσειδωνειάτες του Καβάφη

Αποξεχασμένη μεραρχία

Πάνω στα βράχια της πατρίδας

Στο ελληνόπουλο της διασποράς

'Αγιε μου μετανάστη

η Προσευχή του μετανάστη

το Πάσχα των Ελλήνων της διασποράς

Λαμβρινή Σταύρου

Μάθε, προχτές σου έστειλα

Ο Θάνατος του μετανάστη

Στις εκκλησιές της διασποράς..

Τα απόμακρα κι' ερημικά χωριά της πατρίδας μου

Και λέω άραγε ταχιά

Και είπε ο λαός μου

«'Oπου φωνάζω και να βρίσκεστε αδελφοί»

Κυπριακή παράδοση

Ένα τραγούδι για το 21

Με το τραγούδι το δημοτικό

Στάλα τη στάλα

Και οι μεν πήραν τους δρόμους..

'Ενα ακόμα λάθος

Χαμπέρια

Υστερόγραφο

Οι χωριανοί λιγόστεψαν

Να μου το θυμάσαι..

Στον ύπνο του μικρού παιδιού

Στις αυλές και στα μπαλκόνια

Στις πέρα ανηφοριές

Φύγανε τα χρόνια μας

Στα 2004

Η Ολυμπιακή Φλόγα του μετανάστη

Τόσο μακριά

'Ελα βρε γέρο να μας δεις..

Για μιαν Αθήνα...

Στα 1950 όταν ο Ανδρέας Πούλος... ή το παράπονο του μετανάστη

Το μόνο που ξέχασαν

Σε ψάχνω

Γεννήθηκε στην Γαλλία..

Ζει ο Μεγαλέξανδρος;

Αρετή Κετιμέ

Αφιέρωμα

Η πατρίδα μου

Διασπορά μου

Θέλω να ξέρεις

Κοίτα φίλε μου

Μου ήρθε κοντά..

Παλιέ μου φίλε

Την μάνα την φευγάτη

O έφεδρος λοχίας Παπαχρήστου

Ο χαμένος μου παράδεισος

Tσάμικο, βλάμικο!

Τα παιδιά του μετανάστη

Πρόσωπα

ΠατροΚοσμάς

Αυτός ο τόπος

Είναι το ίδιο??

η Επιστροφή του μετανάστη

Kαι θα υπάρχω έως ότου θα υπάρχεις..

Με πέντε οργιές καζάντι..

Στον τόπο τα κλαρίνα

Γράμμα στην Ελένη Φοκά

Σκληρή Πραγματικότητα

Κοινοτικά και Οργάνωση

Ζητείται ελπίδα

Ελληνική Διασπορά ώρα Μηδέν?

η Ελληνική Διασπορά απ' τους Αρχαίους Χρόνους..

Τι είναι η Διασπορά?

Αντί για Επίλογο





Τι είναι Αμερικανός;    Tracing Your Roots in the Diaspora .. Ιχνηλατώντας τις Ρίζες σου στην Διασπορά..    Κρις Σπύρου,    Πνεύμα Κοινότητας   Νικόλαος Δ. Σκαλκώτος: OI EN ALODAPI! (Those Abroad)    Μάικλ Δουκάκη   Παύλος (Πολ) Τσόγκας    Τζόρτζ Στεφανόπουλος   Με το αίσθημα του νόστου    Οι Τελευταίοι Χαιρετισμοί του Ρήγα    Κάποιοι πρέπει να ντρέπονται   Το θαυμαστό έργο της Αυστραλίας   η MAGNA GRECIA    Cafe Aman Amerika   Οι "Έλληνες" της Ουρουγουάης   Ιστορική καταγραφή του Ελληνισμού της Βραΐλας   Αυστραλία: Ελληνόφωνοι συγγραφείς της Μελβούρνης   τα Ελληνόφωνα της Κάτω Ιταλίας   Η Ρωμιοσύνη της Καππαδοκίας    Έλληνες με μεγάλη καριερα σε κράτη της Διασποράς   
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46 εκατομμύρια άνθρωποι από όλα τα μέρη του κόσμου υιοθέτησαν την Αμερική ως νέα πατρίδα τους........"
Famous: Greek Americans / Greek Canadians
List of Greek Americans
Actors


Daniela Amavia
Jennifer Aniston - Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning film/television actress, best known for her role on the sitcom Friends[1]
John Aniston[2]
Hank Azaria - one of the principal voice actors on the animated television series The Simpsons
Dennis Boutsikaris
DeAnna Pappas
Angela Bowie[3]
Paula Cale[4]
Gabrielle Carteris
Paul Cavonis - TV and movie actor
George Chakiris[5]
Michael Chiklis[6]
Tim Considine - actor, writer and photographer
Michael Constantine
Nick Dennis
Olympia Dukakis[7]
Tina Fey[8]
Michael Flessas - actor, Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) winning film Dancer in the Dark at the Cannes Film Festival. Paternal grandparents both born in Greece.
Zach Galifianakis
Christopher George
Angie Harmon[9]
Lindsay Hartley[10]
Marilu Henner[4]
Ant (Anthony Steven Kalloniatis) - Last Comic Standing comedian
Melina Kanakaredes[11]
Andreas Katsulas[12]
Nick Kiriazis - actor [13]
Elias Koteas - Canadian/US movie actor
George Maharis[14]
Constantine Maroulis[15]
Demetri Martin[16]
Maria Menounos[17]
Andy Milonakis
Nico Minardos
Alexa Nikolas
Elizabeth Perkins[4]
Ryan Pinkston - TV and movie actor; model
Chris Sarandon[18]
George Savalas[19]
Telly Savalas[20]
Alexander Scourby - actor and narrator, played 'Old Polo' in "Giant," James Dean's last film
Amy Sedaris[21]
Jamie-Lynn Sigler[22]
Marina Sirtis[23] - played Counselor Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
John Stamos[24]
Mena Suvari - actress, American Pie, American Beauty[25]
Tiffani Thiessen[26] - Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills, 90210
Betty White[27] - actress
Rita Wilson[28]
Shanelle Workman - voice actress for various video games and animated TV shows
Billy Zane (1966 - ) - actor and director (Titanic)[29]
Lisa Zane[30]


Architects


Costas Kondylis
Nicholas Negroponte - architect and computer scientist


Artists


Criss Angel - illusionist
Thomas Chimes - painter
Chryssa - sculptor
Hermes Pan- choreographer for Fred Astaire
Peter Voulkos - sculptor, ceramics art innovator


Business


Kary Antholis - senior vice president for miniseries at HBO
George Argyros - founder of real estate company Amel & Affiliates [31]
Jason Calacanis - entrepreneur & founder of Weblogs, Inc.
John Calamos - founder of Calamos Investments
Michael Capellas - terminal CEO of MCI and Compaq
Tom Carvel - founder of the Carvel franchise
Christos Cotsakos - co-founder of E-Trade
Zoe Cruz - ex co-president of Morgan Stanley
Nickolas Davatzes - president and CEO of A&E Television Networks
The Demoulas Brothers - founders of the DeMoulas' Market Basket
Jamie Dimon - (Papademetriou) - CEO of JPMorgan Chase, grandson of Smyrna broker
Peter Diamandis - magazine entrepreneur, founder of the International Space University
Jim Gianopoulos - Fox President
Bill Jemas - former publisher of Marvel Comics & former executive vice president of Marvel Entertainment Group
Peter Karmanos, Jr. - founder, president & CEO of Compuware and owner of the NHL team Carolina Hurricanes
Alyssa LaRoche - founder of Aimee Weber Studio Inc.
Ted Leonsis - vice chair of AOL
George Lycurgus - developer of hotels on Waikiki and the Volcano House
George P. Mitchell - original developer of The Woodlands
Peter M. Nicholas - co-founder of Boston Scientific Corporation
Alexander Pantages - vaudeville and early motion picture producer and impresario
Constantine Papadakis - president of Drexel University
Greg Papadopoulos - senior vice president and Chief Technical Officer of Sun Microsystems Inc.
Peter Peterson (Petropoulos) - ex-CEO of Bell & Howell, Lehman Bros, Chair Council on Foreign Relns, chair BlackStone, Nixon Commerce Scy
Ted Phillips - president and CEO of the NFL team the Chicago Bears
Harry Markopoulos - independent financial investigator
John Rigas - founder of Adelphia Communications Corporation
Stratton Sclavos - president & CEO of VeriSign
Charles Skouras - movie magnate, president of Fox Coast West and National Pictures
George Skouras - movie magnate, president of United Artists
Spyros Skouras - movie magnate, president of 20th Century Fox
Alex Spanos - California realty magnate, chaired Amer Bible Society
Leo Stefanos - inventor of the Dove Bar
William Tavoulareas - president of Mobil Oil Corporation
Angelo Tsakopoulos - real estate developer and founder of AKT Developments in Sacramento, CA
George Tsakopoulos - real estate developer and founder of Tsakopoulos Investments in Sacramento, CA
Georgios Tsaoussis (1929�1985)- entrepreneur and philanthropist. Co-Owner of Scales Industrial Technologies; Archon of the G.O. Ecumenical Patriarchade
P. Roy Vagelos - M.D. and former chairman and CEO of Merck "Most Admired USA CEO"
Harry Wilson - former investor and restructuring expert
Ed Zander - CEO of Motorola and former president of Sun Microsystems


Designers


Patricia Field - fashion designer[32]
James Galanos - fashion designer[33]
Basil Gogos - illustrator
Peter Speliopoulos - vice president, DKNY design[34]
Patrick Tatopoulos - special effects and creature designer[35]
Dean Tavoularis - Academy Award winner for Best Art Direction (The Godfather Part II)[36]
John Varvatos - fashion designer[37]
Nick Verreos - American fashion designer[38]


Directors


Alexandra Cassavetes - director, daughter of John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes - movie director
Nick Cassavetes - movie director[4]
George Pan Cosmatos1, film director, Tombstone, Rambo: First Blood Part II
Milton Katselas - director, Hollywood acting teacher
Elia Kazan - movie director, two-time Academy Award winner for Gentleman's Agreement and On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata, East of Eden
Gregory Markopoulos - film director, New American Cinema of the 1960s
Paolo Marinou-Blanco - film director and screenwriter
Andrew Moskos - producer/owner of Boom Chicago
Alexander Payne - Academy Award winning movie director
Phedon Papamichael - director, cinematographer
Andy Sidaris - film director of cult B-movie films
Penelope Spheeris - director (Wayne's World)
Billy Zane - actor, director[29]


Military


LTG Peter G. Burbules - retired United States Army Lieutenant General. U.S. Army Ordnance Hall of Fame.
Matthew Bogdanos - colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves
Alden Partridge Colvocoresses - USA (Col. Ret.), developer of the first satellite map of the United States
George Colvocoresses - commander of the Saratoga during the American Civil War[39]
George Partridge Colvocoresses - led a distinguished military career rising to the rank of Admiral
George Dilboy - first Greek-American to receive US Army Medal of Honor
Charles Moskos - leading military sociologist in the US Military. Author of Greek Americans: Struggle and Success.
William Pagonis, retired three-star U.S. Army General & Chairman of the Board/Director for Railamerica, Inc.
George Sirian - served in the US Navy with distinction for nearly fifty years
James G. Stavridis - USN is the current Commander, United States Southern Command
Peter G. Tsouras - retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army


Models


Stacy Burke - fetish/bondage model [82]
Kristi Lauren Glakas - Miss Virginia 2006 [40]
Joey Hart - Penthouse model [41]
Patricia Kara - model, actress, TV personality
Maria Lekkakos - Miss Massachusetts USA 2004 [42]
Becky and Jessie O'Donohue - American Idol contestants and models [43], [44]
Ryan Pinkston - actor and model
Suzi Simpson - model, actress, aspiring screenwriter [45]


Musicians


Maurice Abravanel - conductor[46]
Teddy Andreadis - keyboardist
The Andrews Sisters - singers[47]
Art Alexakis - singer/songwriter/guitarist, member of Everclear
Johnny Antonopoulos- singer/guitarist
Annette Artani - singer/songwriter[48]
John Cacavas - composer, conductor
Maria Callas - considered one of the greatest opera sopranos of all time[49]
Kelly Clarkson - American Idol (Season 1) winner[50]
Greg Dulli - musician[51]
The Fiery Furnaces - indie rock band[52]
Alexander Frey - conductor, pianist, organist and composer
Diamanda Galas - performance artist, vocalist, and composer[53]
Nick Gravenites - blues, rock and folk singer-songwriter
Dimitrious James - aka James Sfarnas - Songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist for Progressive Rock/Jam group Acumen (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/acumen-p295186); also President, CEO of Davidjames Entertainment, Inc.
Kalomoira - pop singer [54]
Steven Karidoyanes - composer, broadcaster and conductor with Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra[55]
Wayne Kramer - guitarist for Motor City Five[56]
Tim Lambesis - Lead singer of Metalcore band As I Lay Dying
Tommy Lee - heavy metal drummer[57]
Paul Lekakis - singer
Jessie Malakouti - singer
Athan Maroulis - singer, producer, musician, older brother of American Idol Season 4 finalist Constantine Maroulis
Constantine Maroulis - singer, stage actor, American Idol (Season 4) finalist[58]
Dimitri Minakakis - original singer and founding member of the band The Dillinger Escape Plan
Dimitris Mitropoulos - world-renowned symphony conductor[59]
Becky O'Donohue - singer and American Idol (Season 5) semi-finalist[60]
Tony Orlando - singer[61]
Johnny Otis - rhythm and blues musician[62]
Shuggie Otis - rock, blues & funk guitarist and songwriter[63]
Vangelis Papathanassiou (aka "Vangelis") (1943- ) - composer, performer[64]
Basil Poledouris - film composer[65]
Jim Sclavunos - drummer for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds[66]
Derek Sherinian - virtuoso rock and jazz fusion keyboardist
Chris Spheeris - new age multi-instrumentalist, composer, recording artist, collaborated on several albums with Paul Voudouris[67]
Chris Trousdale (1985 - ) - singer, former Dream Street member[68]
Tatiana Troyanos - mezzo-soprano[69]
The Vanity Set - alternative/rebetiko rock band[70]
Alex Varkatzas - Lead singer of Hard Rock/Metalcore band Atreyu
Jim Verraros (1983 - ) - singer, entertainer, one of the top 10 finalists in the first season of American Idol[71]
Yanni - new-age musician[72]
Frank Zappa - composer - see The Real Frank Zappa Book


Photographers


Chris Hondros
Christopher Makos - photographer for Calvin Klein, Esquire and Andy Warhol
George Tames - photographer for the New York Times from 1945�1985
Dimitris Theocharis
Constantine Manos
Popsie Randolph


Politics

Federal level


Spiro Agnew - former Vice President of the United States, Governor of Maryland, first Greek-American governor in U.S. history
George Argyros - US ambassador to Spain
Shelley Berkley - member of Congress
Gus Bilirakis - congressman, Republican co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
Michael Bilirakis - Congressman from Florida
John Brademas - former member of Congress, former president of New York University, former chair of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Michael Dukakis - former Governor of Massachusetts, 1988 Democratic presidential candidate
Nick Galifianakis - former Congressman from North Carolina.
George Gekas - former Congressman from Pennsylvania
Ron Klink - former Representative from Pennsylvania
Tom C. Korologos - U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, Reagan lobbyist
Nicholas Mavroules - former Congressman from Massachusetts
Andrew Manatos - former Assistant Secretary of Commerce under Jimmy Carter
Sylvia Mathews - National Economic Commission staff
John Negroponte - United States Director of National Intelligence, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Peter Peterson - first Greek American Cabinet Officer, head of Blackstone Group
John Podesta - White House Chief of Staff under President Bill Clinton
John Sarbanes - eldest son of Paul Sarbanes, Congressman, Maryland's 3rd congressional district
Paul Sarbanes - former Senator for Maryland; co-sponsored the Sarbanes�Oxley Act on corporate accounting
Tasia Scolinos - Justice Department Director Of Public Affairs
Olympia Snowe - Republican Senator from Maine
Zack Space - member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Ohio
George Stephanopoulos - political commentator, former White House Communications Director,
George Tenet - former CIA director
Dina Titus - Congresswoman from Nevada
Frances Townsend - assistant to the President and Homeland Security Advisor
Paul Tsongas - former senator from Massachusetts
Gus Yatron - former Pennsylvania Congressman and boxer


State level


Phil Angelides - state treasurer of California, 2006 democratic candidate for Governor of California
Dean Alfange - Deputy New York State Attorney General and founding member of the Liberal Party of New York.
James Bacalles - New York State representative
Charlie Crist - Governor of Florida
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis - former Illinois State senator, former naval officer
Michael N. Gianaris - New York State representative
Alexi Giannoulias - Illinois State Treasurer
Theodore Kanavas - Republican senator from Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas - Deputy Counsel to the Governor of Maryland, Robert Ehrlich
Phil P. Leventis - Democratic member of the South Carolina Senate
Sandy Pappas - Minnesota State Senator representing St. Paul
Dean Skelos - New York State Senator
Philip J. Williams � former member of the Michigan House of Representatives


Local level


Art Agnos - former mayor of San Francisco
Helen Boosalis - mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska
George Christopher - former mayor of San Francisco
Bill Saffo - Mayor of Wilmington, North Carolina
Harry Scolinos - attorney, businessman and politician


Science/academia


Diogenes Allen - professor of philosophy
Gust Avrakotos - political adviser
Saul Amarel - artificial intelligence pioneer
Paul Alivisatos - nanotechnologist
Chris Argyris - distinguished lifetime contributor to theory and practice of management
Kyriacos A. Athanasiou - biomedical engineer
Constantine A. Balanis - electrical engineer
D. James Bidzos - VeriSign Vice Chairman of the Board (previously CEO of RSA Data Security)
Lambros D. Callimahos - NSA cryptanalyst
Demetrios Constantelos - theologian and historical scholar
Leda Cosmides - psychologist[73]
Michael Dertouzos - innovator and director of the M.I.T. LCS
Persi Diaconis - mathematician
George A. Economou - optical systems expert
Menas Kafatos - quantum physicist
Paris Kanellakis - computer scientist
Peter Liacouras - former president of Temple University
Nicholas Metropolis - physicist
Andreas Gerasimos Michalitsianos - NASA astrophysicist
Tom Maniatis - biologist
Dimitris Nanopoulos - professor of theoretical physics at TAMU
Nicholas Negroponte - scientist, MIT Media Lab founder and director; architect
Alexander Nehamas - professor of philosophy
Kyriacos Costa Nicolaou - chemist
C. L. Max Nikias - engineer and president of the University of Southern California[74]
Constantine Papadakis - president of Drexel University
Christos Papadimitriou - professor of computer science at University of California, Berkeley
George Papanicolaou - created the Pap Smear, and more generally, the field of cytopathology
Athanasios Papoulis - engineer and applied mathematician
John Allen Paulos - mathematician
Nicholas A. Peppas - Chaired Professor in Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Tom Ypsilantis - physicist
Panayiotis Zavos - geneticist


Science/academia

Sports


Harry "the Golden Greek" Agganis1 - college football star and professional baseball player for the Boston Red Sox
Peter Angelos - MLB owner of the Baltimore Orioles
Annastasia Batikis - played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1945
David Batista (Bautista) - WWE SmackDown!, professional wrestler (Greek mother)
Clay Bellinger - MLB player of the Baltimore Orioles
Nick Calathes - former Florida Gators basketball player
Al Campanis - MLB player and executive of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Jimmy Carson - NHL hockey player (original family surname Kyriazopoulos)
Chris Chelios - NHL hockey player
Anton Christoforidis - professional boxer, NBA World Light Heavyweight Champion 1941
Zach Collaros - quarterback for the University of Cincinnati football team
Ria Cortesio - professional baseball umpire
Tara Dakides - pro snowboarder and champion from California
Chris Farasopoulos - NFL player, played for the NY Jets
Danielle Fotopoulos - soccer player, US women's national soccer team
George Kottaras - currently starting catcher for the Milwaukee Brewers
Nick Galis - basketball player, played in Europe (where he is known as Nikos Galis) and is regarded as one of Europe's all-time basketball greats
Alex Grammas - MLB manager and infielder for St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs.
Laird Hamilton (born Laird John Zerfas) - surfer
Alex Holmes - NFL tight end for the St. Louis Rams, mother is Greek
George John - Soccer player, currently with Major League Soccer club FC Dallas [75]
Maria Kanellis - professional wrestler with WWE Smackdown
Alex Karalexis- professional fighter with the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Chris Karamesines - racecar driver
Dean Karnazes - ultramarathon champion, writer, businessman
Mike Karakas - NHL player for the Islanders 1935�1946
Alex Karras - NFL player with the Detroit Lions, wrestler and actor
Lou Karras - NFL player with the Washington Redskins, older brother of Alex Karras
Ted Karras - NFL player with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, older brother of Alex Karras
Gus Kartes - former Olympiacos Piraeus footballer
Eric Karros - former MLB player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and now a baseball broadcaster
George Kastrinakis - former professional basketball player in Greece
Michael Katsidis - (born in Australia) current boxer
Bobby Kingsbury - MLB player for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Frank Klopas - retired soccer player, formerly of AEK, Apollon, Kansas City Wizards, Chicago Fire and the U.S. national team
Chris Kontos - former NHL player known for his prolific scoring in the play-offs
John Korfas - former Greek pro basketball player.
Tom Kostopoulos - NHL hockey player.
Niko Koutouvides - NFL linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kosta Koufos - player for the Utah Jazz in the NBA and the Greece national team
Alexi Lalas - soccer player for the L.A. Galaxy, U.S. national team
Steve Lappas - former college basketball coach at Villanova and UMass
Themistocles Leftheris - American pair skater, 2007 U.S. National Pairs bronze medalist
Kay Lionikas - played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1948�1950
Billy Loes, MLB Pitcher for the Dodgers and other teams
Jim Londos - champion wrestler during the 1930s
Greg Louganis - Olympic diving champion (Greek by adoption; ethnically Samoan and Swedish)
Nick Markakis - MLB outfielder who currently plays for the Baltimore Orioles[76]
Tino Martinez - former MLB first baseman for the N.Y. Yankees (Greek mother)
Aaron Miles - MLB player for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, and Colorado Rockies (paternal grandmother)
David Nelson - former professional Greek basketball player
Gus Niarhos - MLB Yankees, White Sox, Red Sox, Phillies
Joe Panos - NFL player with the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills 1994�2000 (birth name Zois Panagiotopoulos)
Petros Papadakis - Host of various sports shows on radio, former college football tailback and team captain at USC 1996�2000.
Milt Pappas - MLB pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds and other teams
Tom Pappas - Track & field decathlete, 2003 world decathlon champion and 2-time Olympian.
June Peppas - All-American Girls Professional Baseball League 1948�1954
George Parros - NHL hockey player
Tony Pashos - NFL lineman with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Lonnie Paxton - NFL New England Patriots long-snapper 2001�2003
Peter Philipakos - Soccer player, formerly of Olympiacos F.C., currently with Ethnikos Piraeus.
Pete Pihos - NFL player with the Philadelphia Eagles (Pro Football Hall of Fame)
Joseph Pilates - inventor of Pilates[77][78]
Dawn Marie Psaltis (Dawn Marie) - former WWE diva
Kurt Rambis - former NBA player, won 4 championships with the L.A. Lakers (birth name Kyriakos Rambidis)
Chris Roupas - Former Greek American Professional Basketball Player, First Penn State Nittany Lion to play professional basketball in Greece[79]
Pete Sampras - tennis player, considered one of the best tennis players in history
Fred Smerlas - NFL player for the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots
Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder1 - sports commentator
Alex Spanos - NFL owner of the San Diego Chargers
Trish Stratus - WWE diva
Matt Stover - NFL player, kicker for Baltimore Ravens
George Theodore - MLB outfielder for the New York Mets
Craig Titus - American bodybuilder
Gus Triandos - MLB player for the Baltimore Orioles and other teams
Lou Tsioropoulos - former NBA player with the Boston Celtics
Garo Yepremian - NFL player (Greek Cypriot origin)
George Zaharias - sports promoter and professional wrestler in the 1930s (birth name Theodore Vetoyanis)
Gust Zarnas - NFL player with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers 1938�1940
Clint Zavaras - MLB pitcher with the Seattle Mariners in 1989


TV/journalists


Ernie Anastos - WNYW-New York co-anchorman
Thalia Assuras - TV reporter, CBS News (born in Canada, moved to U.S.)
John Bolaris - WCBS-New York meteorologist
Jimmy Cefalo - sportscaster
Alexis Christoforous- CBS News Early Show
Chris Clark was the lead news anchor at WTVF in Nashville, TN. He also gave Oprah Winfrey her first television job
Bob Costas - NBC sportscaster
Spero Dedes - Los Angeles Lakers sportscaster
Stefan Fatsis - National Public Radio
Mike Galanos - CNN/Sports Illustrated anchor
Paul Glastris - editor in chief of The Washington Monthly
Nick Gregory - WNYW New York meteorologist for over twenty years
Chris Hondros - photojournalist
Soterios Johnson - WNYC- morning anchor
Harry Kalas - sports announcer
Demetria Kalodimos - anchorperson for WSMV-TV Nashville, Tennessee [80]
Bill Lekas - sports announcer
Ernie Manouse - TV anchor/producer, PBS
John Manuel - co-editor in chief, Baseball America magazine
Rory Markas - sports announcer
Debbie Matenopoulos - journalist, talk show host
Maria Menounos- correspondent for Today and Access Hollywood
John Metaxas - WCBS New York radio correspondent
Bob Papa - sports anchor and announcer
Greg Papa - sportscaster
Petros Papadakis - former USC Trojans running back, sports talk show host
Ike Pappas - former CBS News correspondent
Ted Sarandis - sports announcer
Andrea Stassou - reporter for WCBS-TV in New York
George Stephanopoulos - Host of ABC's "This Week"
Jason Terzis [83] - sports anchor and producer for WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, MI.
Maria Stephanos- weeknights anchor--WFXT-TV (Fox 25:Boston)


Writers


Chloe Aridjis - writer (daughter of Greek-Mexican Homero Aridjis and American Betty Ferber de Aridjis)
A. I. Bezzerides - novelist and screenwriter
Demetrios Constantelos - priest and academic scholar
Rae Dalven - author and academic (Romaniote - Greek Jewish)
N. A. Diaman - novelist and artist
Jeffrey Eugenides - novelist and short story writer[81]
Tina Fey, comedienne, former head writer of Saturday Night Live and creator of 30 Rock
Christos Gage - DC/Marvel Comics/Wildstorm and Law & Order writer[82]
Nicholas Gage - reporter for the Wall Street Journal
Dan Georgakas - writer, critic and member of the editorial board for Cineaste
Panio Gianopoulos - writer and editor for Bloomsbury Publishing[83]
Vanessa Grigoriadis - contributing editor for New York magazine and Rolling Stone magazine
George Gregoriou - William Paterson University professor, writer
Arianna Huffington (born Arianna Stassinopoulos) - columnist, pundit and founder of the popular liberal website The Huffington Post
John Kass - columnist, Chicago Tribune
Paul Kemprecos
Nick Mamatas
Eric Metaxas
Markos Moulitsas, blogger and political columnist, founder of the influential liberal blog Daily Kos
George Pelecanos, crime novelist and television drama writer (The Wire)
Stephanos Papadopoulos, poet, translator
David Sedaris, essayist and radio contributor
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
Byron Vazakas - poet (nominee for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1947)


Other


Criss Angel - magician
Pete Athans - mountaineer
Constantino Brumidi - important artist of the Capitol [84]
Yiorgos Caralambo - one of the eight men hired by US Army in 1856 to lead the camel driver experiment in the Southwest.
Philip Tedro, or Hadji Ali, hired by US Army in 1856 to lead the camel driver experiment in the Southwest.
Cat Cora - Iron Chef on Food Network's Iron Chef America
Nick "the Greek" Dandolos1 - gambler
Gracia Dura Bin - early settler, wife of Dr. Andrew Turnbull
Natalie Fotopoulos - dance teacher, contestant on the FOX reality show, So You Think You Can Dance[85]
Iakovos - former Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America, Harvard professor, Selma marcher, President World Council of Churches
George Lois - advertising executive (ESPN, USA Today, Xerox, MTV, Wolfschmidt, Tommy Hilfiger), "Fizz Fizz What a Relief it Is", "No Dancing in the (a)Isles" "Crazy People" (Big break hired by Rossides for Javits 1960)
Jack Pierce1 - makeup artist
Jenni Pulos - On show Flipping Out
Valerie Solanas - attempted assassin of Andy Warhol
Evan Spiridellis - Jib Jab creator responsible for "This Land" parody, etc.
Gregg Spiridellis - Jib Jab creator responsible for "This Land" parody, etc.
Dino Stamatopoulos - television comedy writer, actor and producer who has worked on Mr. Show, TV Funhouse, Mad TV, Moral Orel, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Michael Symon - Iron Chef on Food Network's Iron Chef America
Paul Vallas - CEO of the Chicago Public Schools
Nick Venet - record producer
Petro Vlahos - Oscar-awarded Hollywood special effects pioneer


See also


Greeks
Greek Cypriots


Η καρδιά του μετανάστη..

....Φίλοι μου, όπου και να συναντήσετε τον Έλληνα στην διασπορά θα τον βρείτε να σας περιμένει με ένα πλατύ χαμόγελο και μια πλούσια καρδιά φιλοξενίας!. Αν είναι γερουσιαστής ή επιστήμονας, ηθοποιός ή λογοτέχνης, απλός εργάτης ή "μύθος" των ειδήσεων -News legend- της αμερκάνικης τηλεόρασης και ραδιοφωνίας, φτωχός ή πλούσιος το ίδιο κάνει.. Θα σας μιλήσει σα να σας ξέρει από χρόνια.. Θα σας αγκαλιάσει σαν όπως η μάνα σας όταν γυρνούσατε στο χωριό.. Και με στοργή και την φροντίδα του αδελφού θα σας χαϊδέψει με το βλέμμα του από πάνω ως κάτω, θέλοντας να μάθει τα πιο πολλά για εσάς και αν είστε καλά!.

Και είναι καταπληκτικό σαν περπατάτε στους δρόμους των μεγαλουπόλεων.. και αν έχετε και την τύχη να βρίσκεστε κοντά στα αγαπημένα και φημισμένα στέκια του μετανάστη, καθώς εγώ που κάθε φορά όταν κατεβαίνω στο "Ελληνικό Χωριό" (The Greek Village) της Ντάνφορθ εδώ στο Τορόντο του Καναδά, είναι λες, και μέσα μου γίνεται σαματάς! Γίνεται Απρίλης και χαρά!!.. Λέτε και γνωρίζω τον κόσμο όλον!.. Kαι έχω την αίσθηση, θαρρείτε και περπατάω στα γνωστά και αγαπημένα μου σοκάκια τα Καρδαριτσιώτικα στα χρόνια που ήμουνα παιδί.., και το χωριό έσφυζε από ζωή και κόσμο.. Τα ίδια και εδώ..

Το σίγουρο είναι στον Έλληνα της διασποράς, σαν του μιλήσετε στην γλώσσα του ..πανηγυριώτικα και με καλοσύνη, εκείνος για εσάς, θα σφάξει και το ...γουρούνι!!.. Έτσι λέγανε οι παλιοί σε ένδειξη ενθουσιασμού για την καλή παρέα πάνω στο κέφι του γλεντιού.. (Tο χοιρινό ήταν τότε το κρέας για όλη την χρονιά στο σπίτι και το έσφαζαν στις απόκριες κάνοντάς το παστό.. Aλλά στο γλέντι απάνω κάθε τόσο) ο νοικοκύρης φώναζε: "Φέρτε κι' άλλο κρασί!! Να σφάξουμε και το γουρούνι!.." Εννοώντας τέτοια καλή παρέα που έχουμε, το γλέντι και η διασκέδαση να μην τελειώσουν ποτέ!!.. Τέτοια είναι πάντα και η καρδιά τ' Αϊ μετανάστη..
Χαιρετισμούς και να είστε πάντα καλά!

Κώστας Δουρίδας

Σεμπτέμβριος 2008

List of notable Canadians of Greek ancestry
Academics

Authors


Pan Bouyoucas - finalist for The Governor General�s Literary Award, 2001
Tess Fragoulis
Thomas King
Dimitrios Roussopoulos


Professors


Nick Bontis - DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University 3M National Teaching Fellow
Andre Gerolymatos - Hellenic Studies
Fotini Markopoulou-Kalamara - physics
Nikolaos Oikonomides - Byzantine history
David N. Stamos - philosophy
Anastasios Venetsanopoulos - Vice President Research and Innovation at Ryerson University


Business and philanthropy


Andreas Apostolopoulos - real estate
Chris Giannou - war surgeon
Mike Lazaridis - founder and co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), creator of BlackBerry
Sam Kolias - founder, Chairman and CEO of Boardwalk REIT
Steve Stavro


Artists


Eleonora Dimakos-model, actress, journalist, and makeup artist -
Billy Mavreas - cartoonist


Athletics


Nicolas Macrozonaris - 100m sprinter


Baseball


George Kottaras - Major League player
Vickie Panos - player, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1944
Alex Anthopoulos - General Manager, Toronto Blue Jays


Boxing


Hercules Kyvelos - boxer


Diving


Alexandre Despatie -(Greek Grandmother) diver, Olympic silver medalist


Field Hockey


Ernie Cholakis - player


Football


Dave Sapunjis - CFL all-star receiver, Calgary Stampeders


Ice Hockey


Chris Kibermanis - player
Chris Kontos - player
Tom Kostopoulos - NHL player, Calgary Flames
Chris Kotsopoulos - player
Nick Kypreos - former NHL player, Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers
Dave Nonis - former Canadian ice hockey defenceman, former general manager and executive of the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks and current general manager of the Toronto Marlies.
Steve Staios - player
Raffi Torres - player


Martial Arts


Olga Bakalopoulos - mixed martial artist


Soccer


David Fronimadis - player
Stathis Kappos - player
John Limniatis - player
Nick Papadakis - player
Peter Sarantopoulos - player
Kenny Stamatopolous - player, former Toronto FC and Kalamata
Theo Zagar - player


Strength Athletics


Dominic Filiou - strongman


Water Skiing


George Athans - water-skier


Wrestling


Bret Hart - former pro wrestler, multiple World Champion in WWF & WCW. Greek Ancestry - Mother is half Greek as is published in his autobiography "Hitman: My Real Life In The Cartoon World Of Wrestling"
Trish Stratus (aka Patricia Anne Stratigias) - former professional wrestler


Actors and performers


Alex Carter - actor
John Colicos - actor (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica)
Chris Diamantopoulos - actor
John Ioannou - actor
John Kapelos - actor
Argiris Karras - actor
Alex Karzis - actor, singer and musician
Elias Koteas - actor (Crash)
Daniel Samonas - actor
Elias Toufexis
Angelo Tsarouchas - comedian/actor It's all Greek to Me Comedy Show
Nia Vardalos - actress, screenwriter (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)


Producers and directors


Stephano Barberis
Austin Garrick aka Watts - music producer


Entertainers


Thea Andrews - actress now in US on Entertainment Tonight
Ariana Chris - mezzo-soprano
Christine Cushing - celebrity chef
Dini Dimakos - comedian/actor Video on Trial,Love Court
Hannah Georgas - singer/songwriter
Alex Karzis - actor, voiceover artist, musician and singer.
KO - musician
Sid Krofft - puppeteer
Billy Mavreas - cartoonist
Kanaris Paraskevopoulos - Producer (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)
George Sapounidis - musician / troubadour, statistician and a Sinophile
Teresa Stratas - soprano OC (born May 26, 1938, Toronto, Ontario), is a retired Canadian operatic soprano. She is especially well-known for her award-winning recording of Alban Berg's Lulu.
Angelo Tsarouchas - comedian/actor It's all Greek to Me Comedy Show
Nia Vardalos - actress, screenwriter (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)
Phil X (born Phil Xenidis) - guitarist, prolific session guitarist who worked with Tommy Lee, Alice Cooper, Daughtry, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson and others.


Journalists and broadcasters


Thalia Assuras - anchor/reporter
Ernie Afaganis - retired CBC-TV Sports/Olympics anchor
Vassy Kapelos, Global Television journalist and reporter
Athena King, newscaster on Naked News
Steve Kouleas - sports anchor/reporter
George Lagogianes - television personality, currently a reporter/anchor for CP24. Host of Auto Shop.
Peter Loubardias - sportscaster
Ioanna Roumeliotis - CBC Newsworld reporter
Lou Schizas - equities analyst
George Stroumboulopoulos - host, CBC Newsworld's The Hour, former MuchMusic VJ
Anastasia 'Nat' Tubanos - reporter, presenter and producer
Antonia Zerbisias - Toronto Star columnist


Historical figures


Ioannis Fokas Juan de Fuca - first Greek-Canadian (1592)


Politicians


Niki Ashton - Member of Parliament for the electoral district of Churchill in Manitoba
Sophia Aggelonitis - Liberal MPP for Hamilton Mountain since 2007
Eleni Bakopanos - former Liberal MP for Saint-Denis
Staff Barootes - former Conservative Senator
Marie Bountrogianni - former Liberal MPP for Hamilton Mountain
Diane Stratas - former Progressive Conservative MP for Scarborough Centre, 1979 to 1980
John Cannis - former Liberal MP for Scarborough Centre, 1993 to 2011
Tony Clement - Member of Parliament and President of the Treasury Board
Mary Fragedakis - Toronto City Councillor for (Ward 29) Toronto-Danforth
Philippe Gigantes - former Liberal Senator
Leo Housakos - Conservative Senator
Maurine Karagianis - New Democratic Party of British Columbia MLA, former Esquimalt - municipal councillor, British Columbia
Jim Karygiannis - Liberal MP for Scarborough�Agincourt since 1988
Chris Kibermanis - Liberal candidate
Peter Kormos - MPP to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as candidate of the New Democratic Party
Pana Merchant - Liberal Senator from Saskatchewan
Constantine George Mitges - former PC MP, first Greek elected federally
George Samis - former Ontario New Democratic Party MPP, first Greek elected in Canada to a Legislature
Christos Sirros - former Quebec Liberal MNA and provincial cabinet minister
Gerry Sklavounos - Liberal Member of the Quebec National Assembly
Dimitri Soudas - Communications director to the Prime Minister of Canada


Judiciary


David Stratas - Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal


Religious figures


Nicholas Salamis - priest


Order of Canada


Teresa Stratas - soprano OC (born May 26, 1938, Toronto, Ontario), is a retired Canadian operatic soprano. She is especially well-known for her award-winning recording of Alban Berg's Lulu.


See also


Canadian-Greek relations
Greek Torontonians
Canadian People of Greek Descent
Famous Greek-Americans - A comprehensive list of famous Greeks and Greek Americans.
Greeks of Niagara Book Published


Greek-Canadians


Greek-Canadians - A comprehensive list of famous Greeks and Greek Canadians.
GreekGateway.com - the Greek Toronto news site, event resource and business directory.
Anti-Greek Riots in Canada 1918
Toronto-Danforth political riding with concentrated Hellenic population


Embassy and Consulates

Embassy of Greece in Ottawa, Canada
Consulate General of Greece in Toronto
Consulate General of Greece in Montreal
Consulate General of Greece in Vancouver


Charitable organizations

AHEPA home page - American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
Hellenic Heritage Foundation
Hellenic Home for the Aged
Hellenic Hope Center - supports people with disabilities
Hellenic Scholarships


Communities

Ottawa Hellenic Community
Toronto Greek Community
Hellenic Community of York Region
Greek Community of London
Montreal Hellenic Community
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Calgary
Victoria, British Columbia
Hellenic Community of Vancouver


Trade organizations

Hellenic Canadian Board of Trade
Hellenic Canadian Lawyers Association
Hellenic Canadian Congress of British Columbia


Affiliate trade organizations

Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce
Hellenic-Argentine Chamber of Industry and Commerce (C.I.C.H.A.)


Performance art groups

Kyklos
Theatre Nefeli


  


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