People Known For Telling The Truth, The Truth, And Nothing But The Truth - Alwaysby fedor8 | created - 09 Dec 2012 | updated - 17 Sep 2018 | Public
Honesty is a rare commodity these days, so when we do come across it we should admire and appreciate it. These people couldn't tell a lie if they tried, so perfectly trained are they to be truthful.
I have decided not to include any politicians because everyone already knows that they always speak the truth.
This list will be gradually expanded, because there are so many truth-tellers out there. If you can offer me any suggestions, please do.
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Producer | Ancient Aliens
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is the director of Erich von Däniken's center for ancient alien astronaut research, The Archaeology, Astronautics and SETI Research Association (A.A.S. R.A.), and presents himself as an expert in his numerous documentaries. However, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos has no qualifications or...
Actor | Showtime
Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. was born on October 2, 1937 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Showtime (2002), Arli$$ (1996) and Morning Breath (2002). He was married to Sylvia Dale Mason and Barbara Jean Berry. He died on March 29, 2005 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | Shark
Robert Shapiro was born on September 2, 1942 in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA as Robert Leslie Shapiro. He is known for his work on Shark (2006), An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997) and Havoc (2005). He has been married to Linell Shapiro since March 8, 1970. They have two children.
Philip Coppens was born on January 25, 1971 in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium as Filip Coppens. He was a writer and director, known for Alien Crash at Roswell: The UFO Truth Lost in Time (2013), Ancient Alien Question: From UFOs to Extraterrestrial Visitations (2012) and The Bosnian Pyramids: The Biggest ...
Director | Bowling for Columbine
Michael Francis Moore was born in Flint, Michigan on April 23, 1954, and was raised in its Davison suburb. He is the son of Helen Veronica (Wall), a secretary, and Francis Richard Moore, who worked on an auto assembly line. He has Irish, as well as English and Scottish, ancestry.
Moore studied ...
11. Oprah Winfrey
Producer | The Oprah Winfrey Show
Oprah Winfrey was born Orpah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to Vernita Lee, a former maid. She was raised as the daughter of Vernon Winfrey, a coal miner, barber, and city councilman. However, according to Kitty Kelley, author of Oprah: A Biography, "The birth certificate for Oprah Gail ...
13. Emir Kusturica
Director | Underground
A Serbian film director. Born in 1954 in Sarajevo. Graduated in film directing at the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague in 1978. During his studies, he was awarded several times for his short movies including Guernica (1978), which took first prize at the Student's Film ...
16. F. Lee Bailey
Actor | Matt Houston
F. Lee Bailey was born on June 10, 1933 in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA as Francis Lee Bailey. He is an actor, known for Matt Houston (1982), Spider-Man (1981) and Whodunnit? (1979). He was previously married to Patricia Shiers, Lynda Hart, Froma Portney and Florence Gott.
17. Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky was born on December 7, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His undergraduate and graduate years were spent at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his PhD in linguistics in 1955. From 1951-55, he was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows. While a ...
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18. Al Franken
Writer | Saturday Night Live
Al Franken is best known for nearly two decades of work on Saturday Night Live (1975). During that time he wrote, performed in and produced hundreds of sketches, including "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley" and "The Final Days," a piece about the last days of Richard Nixon's presidency. A ...
19. Jon Stewart
Writer | The Daily Show
Jon Stewart was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz in New York City, New York, to Marian (Laskin), a teacher, and Donald Leibowitz, a physics professor. His family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Austria, Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus). Stewart moved to Lawrenceville, New Jersey during his childhood. He ...
20. Stephen Colbert
Writer | The Daily Show
Stephen Tyrone Colbert (pronounced "col-BEAR") was born on May 13, 1964 in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the son of Lorna Elizabeth (Tuck) and James William Colbert, Jr., a doctor and medical school dean at Yale, Saint Louis University, and MUSC. He is the ...
21. Bill Maher
Writer | Real Time with Bill Maher
Bill Maher was born William Maher in New York City, New York, and grew up in River Vale, New Jersey. His father, William Aloysius Maher, Jr., who was of Irish descent, was a radio announcer and news editor. His mother, Julie (Berman), was a nurse, who was from a Jewish family. Maher was raised in ...
22. Uri Geller
Producer | Once Upon a Time in Dublin
Uri Geller was born on December 20, 1946 in Tel Aviv, Palestine as Geller Uri. He is an actor and producer, known for Once Upon a Time in Dublin (2009), Sanitarium (2001) and An Honest Liar (2014). He has been married to Hanna Shtrang since 1979. They have two children.
23. John Edward
Producer | What If God Were the Sun?
John Edward was born on October 19, 1969 in Long Island, New York, USA as John Edward Magee. He is a producer, known for What If God Were the Sun? (2007), Crossing Over with John Edward (1999) and Will & Grace (1998). He is married to Sandra. They have two children.