Sam Waterston -- (11/15/1940-??). Actor, Producer & Director. He portrayed Forrest Bedford on TV Series "I'll Fly Away", Jack McCoy on "Law & Order" and Charlie Skinner on "The Newsroom". Movies -- "Capricorn One" as Peter Willis, "The Killing Fields" as Sydney Schanberg, "Warning Sign" as Cal Morse, "Mindwalk" as Jack Edwards, "The Man in the Moon" as Matthew Trant and "Serial Mom" as Eugene Sutphin, D.D.S.
William Daniels -- (3/31/1927-??). Actor. He portrayed Carter Nash/Captain Nice in TV Series "Captain Nice", Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Kitteridge on "The Nancy Walker Show", Dr. Mark Craig on "St. Elsewhere", George Feeny on "Boy Meets World" and Dr. Craig Thomas on "Grey's Anatomy". Movies -- "The Graduate" as Mr. Braddock, "The Parallax View" as Austin Tucker, "Oh, God!" as George Summers, "The Blue Lagoon" as Arthur Lestrange, "Blind Date" as Judge Harold Bedford and "Her Alibi" as Sam.
Look through the haze of the gentrified, hipster Brooklyn portrayed on TV and in movies, and you may be able to find some homegrown stories. One of them is “Newlyweeds,” set in Bedford-Stuyvesant and directed by Shaka King, who was raised and still lives in the neighborhood he set his debut film in.