Celebrities Who Served in the Military

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  • Berry Gordy
  • James Earl Jones
  • Bill Cosby
  • MC Hammer
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Ice-T
  • Canibus
  • Montel Williams
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • J.R. Martinez
  • Nate Dogg
  • Shaggy
  • Terence Trent D'Arby
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Marvin Gaye

Harry Belafonte

The actor, singer and activist served three years in the Navy during World War II before his G.I. benefits gave him the opportunity to attend college in New York City. It was during his time at the New School for Social Research that he developed the seeds of his radical ideals. 

(Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images For The BFI)

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