Famous People from Jackson Township, New Jersey 

Jackson Township, New Jersey has a rich history of over 330 years of welcoming European settlers. It has a multi-cultural society with diverse culture. The Jackson Township is also the home to some of the famous personalities from various fields, including –

Musical Stars

Zakk Wylde – He is a highly popular American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and musician. He is famously known for his tenure with Ozzy Osbourne as his lead guitarist and is also the founder of Black Label Society, a heavy metal band. 

Sport Professionals

Richard Gaspari – He is one of the legendary American professional bodybuilder (currently retired) and is also a former member of the IFBB. He has won tons of bodybuilding competitions and championships in his life and came second in the Mr. Olympia Competition in 1986, 1988, and 1987. He is also the founder and CEO of Gaspari Nutrition and resides in Tom River, New Jersey. 

Parker Bohn III – He is a world-renowned American professional bowler. He has won 35 PBA tour titles in his career, amounting to wins of over $3.1 million. He is also a member of the Professional Bowlers Association and has been indicted to USBC and PBA Hall of Fame. 

Well Known Celebrities

Melvin Cottrell – He was a well-known Republican Party politician who represented 30th Legislative District and served in the New Jersey General Assembly for ten years (1992 – 2002). He was also the mayor of Jackson Township in the year of 1988 and 1989. From 1980 to 1985, he served as the Chairman of the Jackson Township Board of Health. 

Steve Niles – He is one of the most notable American comic book author and novelist of recent times, who is accredited to bringing horror comics back into the mainstream. He rose to popularity with his novel named – 30 Days of Night. Some of his other works include Batman: Gotham County Line, Simon Dark, and Criminal Macabre: A Cal MacDonald Mystery.

Some other popular names who were either born or raised in Jackson Township are Anthony Stolarz (Hockey Goaltender), Vini Lopez (Drummer with E Street Band), Stanley Switlik (Parachuting Pioneer), and Rob Johnson (Former Soccer Player). 

Jackson Township continues to be the breeding ground for new talents from various fields due to the massive development in recent years. With new colleges, schools, and economic opportunities opening up, the list of famous people from the township is only expected to get bigger with time. 

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