Reality TV stars from Long Island
"Long Island Medium" Theresa Caputo is far from the only one. Many Long Islanders have made names for themselves on reality TV shows, from "Survivor" to "America's Got Talent" and more.
Skip and Alison Bedell, "Catch a Contractor"(Credit: Alison Bedell)
Suffolk residents Skip and Alison Bedell host Spike's "Catch a Contractor" alongside comedian Adam Carolla (center), in which they track down contractors who've performed shoddy home construction jobs, and give them the chance to right their wrongs. The show premiered in 2014.
Catherine Monteleone, "Catfish"(Credit: Catherine Monteleone)
Catherine Monteleone, a Port Jefferson resident and Suffolk Community College student, appeared on an episode of MTV's "Catfish" that aired Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Monteleone said she contacted the producers of "Catfish" for help in 2015 after becoming concerned that a man she met on Instagram was a "catfish" -- a person pretending to be someone else or misrepresenting himself online.
Sal Valentinetti, "America's Got Talent"(Credit: Getty Images / Mike Windle)
Bethpage's Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti had the world on a string during his run on NBC's "America's Got Talent" in 2016. The 21-year-old earned more than one standing ovation from the judges throughout the competition as he sang the standards from Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and more. While he won over judge Heidi Klum (a fan from the beginning) and Long Island, it wasn't enough to win the $1 million grand prize. Valentinetti came in fifth on the season finale Wednesday, Sept. 14. He also auditioned for the final season of "American Idol" in 2015.
"Secrets and Wives" cast(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
Six North Shore women (from left: Gail Greenberg, Susan Doneson, Amy Miller, Andi Black, Liza Sandler and Cori Goldfarb) starred in Bravo's "Secrets and Wives," which aired for one season during summer 2015.
David and Jodi Mahler, "Below Deck"(Credit: David J. Mahler)
Bellmore native David J. Mahler, left, and his wife, Jodi, right, with "Below Deck" cast member and chef Ben Robinson, appeared on the yacht Valor during filming of the Bravo reality show in February. The episode aired Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.
Joaquin Souberbielle, "Survivor"(Credit: CBS / Monty Brinton)
Joaquin Souberbielle of Valley Stream was one of the 18 castaways who competed on "Survivor" season 31, themed Worlds Apart: White Collar vs. Blue Collar vs. No Collar, in 2015.
Kimberly Sherbach, "The Bachelor"(Credit: ABC / Craig Sjodin)
Kimberly Sherbach, a yoga instructor from Wantagh, was one of the bachelorettes on the 19th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series, "The Bachelor" in 2015.
Justin Johnes, "The Voice"(Credit: NBC / Tyler Golden)
Justin Johnes, a 15-year-old singer from Massapequa, joined Team Blake on "The Voice" season 7 after performing Oct. 6, 2014.
Kimberly Birch and Jacqueline Conroy, "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'"(Credit: Fox via YouTube)
Kimberly Birch of Malverne, left, and Jacqueline Conroy of Baldwin appeared on Fox's 2014 reality competition series "I Wanna Marry 'Harry,'" in which 12 women traveled to England, where they were told they'd get a chance at love with Prince Harry.
Scott Disick, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians"(Credit: Getty Images)
Eastport's Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian's ex-boyfriend and father to their three children, has appeared on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" since its premiere in 2007. The couple, who've dated on and off since 2006, filmed episodes of the spinoff "Kourtney and Kim Take New York" at his parents' home on Long Island.
Amanda Zuckerman, "Big Brother"(Credit: CBS )
Long Island native Amanda Zuckerman came under fire for making repeated racist remarks about her housemates on "Big Brother" season 15, which aired in 2013.
Marty McCloskey, "The Hero"(Credit: TNT)
Centereach's Marty McCloskey competed on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's TNT show, "The Hero," in 2013.
John and Kathryn Lagoudes, "Newlyweds:The First Year"(Credit: Bravo)
John and Kathryn Lagoudes, who run a tanning salon in Oyster Bay, starred as one of four recently married couples featured in the first season of Bravo's "Newlyweds:The First Year" in 2013.
Gia Allemand, "The Bachelor"(Credit: AP)
Gia Allemand (center), a model-actress and onetime Manorville resident, came in third on the Jake Pavelka season of ABC's "The Bachelor," subtitled "On the Wings of Love," behind winner Vienna Girardi (right) and runner-up Tenley Molzahn (left). Allemand died Aug. 14, 2013, in New Orleans at age 29.
Barret Beyer, "Hell's Kitchen"(Credit: Fox)
Patchogue's Barret Beyer competed on season 11 of Fox's "Hell's Kitchen" in 2013.
Erica Gimbel, "Princesses: Long Island"(Credit: Bravo)
Erica Gimbel of "Princesses: Long Island," which aired on Bravo in 2013.
Tara Costa, "The Biggest Loser"(Credit: AP)
Tara Costa, a "Biggest Loser" season seven finalist from Bethpage, lost 155 pounds leading up to the show's May 2009 season finale and won a record-setting eight challenges.
Amanda Bertoncini, "Princesses: Long Island"(Credit: Bravo)
Amanda Bertoncini of "Princesses: Long Island."
Melanie Martinez, "The Voice"(Credit: Getty Images)
Melanie Martinez, from Baldwin, made it to the top 6 on season 3 of NBC's "The Voice" in 2012. She released her debut album, "Cry Baby," in 2015.
Ryan Star, "Rock Star: Supernova"(Credit: AP)
Dix Hills' native Ryan Star competed on "Rock Star: Supernova" in 2006 for the chance to become the lead singer of Supernova, a new band formed by drummer Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe) with bassist Jason Newsted (Metallica) and guitarist Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses).
Robbie Rosen, "American Idol"(Credit: Handout)
Robbie Rosen of Merrick made it to the top 24 on "American Idol" in 2011.
Chanel Omari, "Princesses: Long Island"(Credit: Bravo)
Chanel Omari of "Princesses: Long Island."
Daniel Baldwin(Credit: AP)
Daniel Baldwin, born and raised in Massapequa with his three other actor brothers, has appeared on several reality shows, including "Celebrity Fit Club" in 2005, the first season of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" in 2008 and "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!" in 2009 with his brother Stephen Baldwin.
Mary Occhino, "Mary Knows Best"(Credit: Syfy)
Mastic's Mary Occhino is the star of the Syfy reality show "Mary Knows Best" which premiered in 2010.
Joey Lauren Brodish, "Princesses: Long Island"(Credit: Bravo)
Joey Lauren Brodish of "Princesses: Long Island."
Harold Dieterle, "Top Chef"(Credit: Melissa Hom)
Harold Dieterle of West Babylon won the first season of Bravo's "Top Chef" in 2006, and went on to open a contemporary Thai restaurant, Kin Shop, in Manhattan.
Dee Snider(Credit: AP)
A&E's "Growing up Twisted" follows Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider, his wife, Suzette, and their four children, who live on LI's North Shore. The show was canceled in 2010 after just seven episodes. In 2012, Dee and Suzette went on to star in an episode of "Celebrity Wife Swap. Dee also appeared on season 12 of "Celebrity Apprentice," and returned for "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" in 2013.
Casey Cohen, "Princesses: Long Island"(Credit: Bravo)
Casey Cohen of "Princesses: Long Island."
Kevin Covais, "American Idol"
Levittown native Kevin Covais was just 16 when he made it to the Top 12 on season 5 of "American Idol" in 2006, alongside the likes of Kellie Pickler, Katharine McPhee and Chris Daughtry.
Ashlee White, "Princesses: Long Island"(Credit: Bravo)
Ashlee White of "Princesses: Long Island."
J.P. Rosenbaum, "The Bachelorette"(Credit: Getty Images)
J.P. Rosenbaum of Roslyn was chosen by "Bachelorette" Ashley Hebert on the show's seventh season finale, and the couple wed on Dec. 1, 2012.
Stephan Bogardus, "Chopped"(Credit: Brittany Wait)
Stephan Bogardus, 25, of Southold, chef de cuisine at The North Fork Table & Inn in Southold, appeared on "Chopped" on the Food Network on March 12, 2013.
Eddie McGee, "Big Brother"(Credit: AP / Kevork Djansezian)
Eddie McGee of Commack won $500,000 for being the last person standing on the first season of CBS' "Big Brother" in 2000. He went on to appear on "Hollywood Squares," "Law & Order" and "Desperate Housewives," as well as several films.
Tom Westman, "Survivor"(Credit: CBS)
Tom Westman of Sayville won "Survivor: Palau" in 2005, and went on to appear on "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" in 2010.
Victoria Gotti, "Growing Up Gotti"(Credit: AP)
Victoria Gotti, daughter of the late mob boss John Gotti, and her sons, from left, John, Frank, and Carmine Gotti Agnello starred in the A&E series "Growing Up Gotti," which aired from 2004 to 2005 and was shot at the family's Old Westbury mansion. Victoria went on to appear as a contestant on season 12 of "Celebrity Apprentice" in 2012.
Dan Lembo, "Survivor"(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
At 63, real estate executive Dan Lembo, who has a home in Water Mill and an office in Great Neck, was one of the show's oldest finalists, eliminated during part 1 of Survivor's "Nicaragua" season finale in 2010.
Christine Shields Markoski, "Survivor"(Credit: CBS)
Christine Shields Markoski, from North Merrick, appeared on "Survivor: South Pacific" in 2011.
Stephen Baldwin(Credit: AP)
Massapequa native Stephen Baldwin appeared on season 3 (2003) and 4 (2004) of "Celebrity Mole." He came in fifth place on "Celebrity Apprentice" Season 7 in 2008, and appeared on "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!" with his brother Daniel Baldwin in 2009. He'll be on "Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars," premiering March 3.
Mark Anthony Caruso, "Survivor"(Credit: CBS)
Mark Anthony Caruso of Freeport, known as "Papa Bear" on "Survivor: South Pacific," competed on the show in 2011.
Alexandra "Allie" Pohevitz, "Survivor"(Credit: CBS)
Alexandra "Allie" Pohevitz, an Oceanside bartender, was voted off "Survivor: Caramoan Fans vs. Favorites" during the second episode on Feb. 13, 2013.
Joe Gannascoli, "Celebrity Fit Club"(Credit: AP)
Joe Gannascoli of East Rockaway, who played Vito Spatafore on "The Sopranos," appeared on "Celebrity Fit Club" in 2005.
Bill and Jim Germanakos, "The Biggest Loser"(Credit: AP)
Twin brothers Bill, left, and Jim Germanakos appeared on season four of "The Biggest Loser" in 2007. Bill, a medical salesman from Lynbrook, lost 164 pounds and took home the $250,000 grand prize. Jim, a police officer from Massapequa, dropped 186 pounds and won a $100,000 prize before he was eliminated during week five.
Courtney Galiano, "So You Think You Can Dance"(Credit: AP)
Dix Hills' Courtney Galiano, a former Knicks City dancer, was a finalist on season four of "So You Think You Can Dance" in 2008. She went on to hold a small role dancing opposite Al Pacino in the 2013 film "Stand Up Guys."
Ilan Hall, "Top Chef"(Credit: Bravo)
Ilan Hall, who grew up in Great Neck, won the second season of Bravo's "Top Chef" in 2007, and opened his first restaurant in 2009 in downtown Los Angeles.
Danny Gagnon, "Top Chef"(Credit: Handout)
Danny Gagnon, a Top Chef Season 5 contestant eliminated in the fifth episode in 2008, was born and raised in New Hyde Park.
Joseph Murena, "American Idol"(Credit: AP)
Joseph Murena, who grew up in Smithtown, was a season 4 finalist on "American Idol" in 2005. He released his debut album, "After the Storm," in September 2010.
Jared Cotter, "American Idol"(Credit: AP)
In 2007, Jared Cotter, a native of Kew Gardens and Selden, became an "American Idol" season 6 semifinalist. He went on to become a TV show host for Fuse and MSG Varsity/News 12, as well as a hit songwriter, co-penning Jay Sean's 2009 No. 1 single "Down" and writing for Kelly Clarkson and Flo Rida.
Jenni "JWoww" Farley, "Jersey Shore"(Credit: Getty Images)
Jenni "JWoww" Farley of MTVs "Jersey Shore" and its spinoff "Snooki & JWoww" hails from Franklin Square.
Ralph Macchio, "Dancing with the Stars"(Credit: ABC)
Huntington's Ralph Macchio, "The Karate Kid" star, appeared opposite Karina Smirnoff on "Dancing with the Stars" season 12 in 2011.
Joey Lasalla and Danny Horal, "The Amazing Race"(Credit: CBS)
From left, friends Joey "Fitness" Lasalla, who grew up in Atlantic Beach, and Danny Horal, who grew up in Sayville and now lives in Holbrook, competed on "The Amazing Race" in 2012.