Famous  in Movies and Business. Recently Marine owned Devil Dog Shirts announced the opening of the first ever US Marine business owned and operated by US Marines for US Marines. This is the first ever US Marine business of its kind to deliver designs for its extensive line of American Made apparel and services. Now the ranks close as Devildogshirts.com joins its brothers and sisters whose careers in the United States Marine Corps have gone on to stardom as Hollywood actors, sports personalities or players and successful business people.

Famous US Marines in Movies and Business

Marines In Hollywood

Drew Carey Famous US Marine

Drew Carey enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1980 and served for six years. Since then, he’s had his own successful sitcom, hosted the improv show Who’s Line Is It Anyway? and currently is the host of The Price Is Right.

Montel-Williams Famous US Marine

Montel Williams joined the Marines and went to boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina right after high school. He was groomed for leadership and sent to the Naval Academy Preparatory School and went to the Naval Academy. Williams spent several years aboard submarines and working in the intelligence sphere. He started the successful talk show The Montel Williams Show  in 1991.

Rob Riggle Famous US Marine

Daily Show Corespondent Rob Riggle served in Kosovo, Liberia and Afghanistan. Rob Riggle is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. He’s a public affairs officer with the NYC unit, and has received the Combat Action ribbon. Right now, he’s an active comedian, he’s been in multiple comedies, and he remains a corespondent for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Orville-Burrell Shaggy Famous US Marine

Shaggy. Orville Burrell served in Operation Desert Storm before he became rapper Shaggy. Shaggy — best known for his 2000 hit single “It Wasn’t Me” — is originally from Kingston, Jamaica. He joined the Marine Corps as a Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember.

Gene Hackman Famous US Marine

Gene Hackman left home at sixteen and signed up for the Marine Corps, serving more than four years as a Field radio operator. Hackman would go on to star in dozens of films, playing Lex Luthor in the Superman films as well as sustaining a forty year career. Harvey Keitel joined the Marines at sixteen and served during Operation Blue Bat in Lebanon in 1958. He’s since been an iconic and prolific actor, working multiple times with directors Martin Scorsese, Paul Auster, and Quentin Tarantino.

Steve Wilkos Famous US Marine

Steve! Steve Wilkos spent nearly a decade in the Marine Corps and spent time in the Chicago Police Department before signing on with Jerry Springer to serve as on-air security. He was given his own show in 2007.

George C. Scott Famous US Marine

George C. Scott served in the Marines from 1945 to 1949. He would go on to play Patton in the film of the same name and a lead role in Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. 

Bob Keeshan Capt Kangaroo Famous US Marine

Bob Keeshan graduated early from High School and enlisted in the Marines with the intention to fight the war against the Japanese, but the war ended before he saw the Pacific. He would go on to pioneer children’s television with his role playing Captain Kangaroo.

Jim Beaver Famous US Marine

Jim Beaver spent time in the Marine Corps as a microwave radio relay technician. He joined in 1968 and remained in the Marines until 1971, staying in the reserves until 1976. He played prospector Whitney Ellsworth to much acclaim on HBO drama Deadwood.

Famous US Marines in Movies and Business

Marines In Business

Glen Bell Famous US Marine

Marines have also become well known business people and have done very well for themselves after serving in our beloved Corps. Businessman Glen Bell served in the Marines in the second world war. After, he opened his first restaurant, a hot dog stand. He later sold tacos for 19 cents each, and opened his first Taco Bell in 1962. He sold the 868-restaurant chain to Pepsi in 1978 for $125 million in stock.

Bob Parsons Famous US Marine

Self-made businessman Bob Parsons enlisted in the Marines and served as a rifleman in the Delta Company of the 1st Battalion, 26th Marines in the Quang Nam Province of Vietnam. He was wounded and spent two months recovering. He received the combat action ribbon, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross, and the Purple Heart. He would go on to found GoDaddy.com, a major domain registrar.

Tom Monaghan Famous US Marine

Tom Monaghan accidentally enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1956, originally trying to sign up for the Army. He received an honorable discharge in 1959, and would go on to found Domino’s Pizza and own the Detroit Tigers.

Fred Smith Famous US Marine

Fred Smith served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam after graduating from Yale. He served as forward air controller in the back of an OV-10 Bronco. His familiarity with the military’s logistic system would later serve him well as he went on to found Federal Express, or FedEx.

Famous US Marines in Movies and Business

Marines In Sports

Sandy Alderson Famous US Marine

Sandy Alderson served a tour of Duty in Vietnam before attending Harvard Law School. He would go on to mentor Moneyball figure Billy Beane as the General Manager of the Oakland A’s. He was a very early believer in sabremetrics, and currently is the GM of the Mets.

For many years other veteran owned companies like Ranger Up, Nine Line, Grunt Style, Article 15 Clothing have focused on the US Army exclusively. There has been no significant focus on the US Marines until now.

The founders of Devildogshirts.Com felt the need to create something that Marines could claim as their own. Something that would focus on just Devil Dogs and only Devil Dogs. Something they would connect with, be involved with and feel was their own. Devildogshirts.Com is the response to this much needed sentiment. DDS fully supports these other veteran owned and operated business and similar to their passion to the US Army the focus of Devildogshirts.Com is the US Marine Corps.

Devil Dogs Shirts is excited to be creating apparel designs that convey both professionalism and pride in the United States Marine Corps and look forward to years of working with its community to make every Marine feel welcome and have a place they can call their own. In addition to apparel, Devildogshirts.com will stock Marine decals, American Made fluid metal sigs, Marine ballcaps, and posters all made with American made products. They will be adding new and different products continuously well into the future.

Devildogshirts.Com will also be able to provide custom design services for Marine units and can deliver these services from their local offices in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, California and Hawaii. In addition, DevilDogShirts.Com can be contacted on their Facebook page where they directly engage with the US Marine community and get involved with their community on new designs building each through a series of design competitions as well as requests made there.

About Devildogshirts.Com

Devil Dog Shirts is owned by former United States Marines and launched this May during Military Appreciation Month celebrating Armed Forces Week and Memorial Day.  The ownership of the company comes with over 16 years of website experienced and over 25 plus years of commercial illustration and design experience.

Devildogshirts.Com feels the combination of supporting local communities by having its printing done in each locale stimulates its economy, keeps American working and receiving a paycheck and ensures the consistency of quality design and printing. Devildogshirts.Com will uphold its promise to stimulate the local economies. Known for its detailed and Marine focused American made apparel, the company also intends to maintain its commitment to old fashioned customer service with timely responses to inquiries, real people available to receive your calls and provide an atmosphere where every Marine is welcome. For more information, please visit http://devildogshirts.com/.

Famous US Marines in Movies and Business


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