6. Christopher ‘Johnny’ Daley
Although he is carved out a successful career in film, television and radio broadcasting, theatre and comedy, Christopher Daley will always be ‘Johnny’ to many Jamaicans who watched him grow up on the early 90s television series Lime Tree Lane.
His path to stardom began in 1988 when at age nine, the Half Way Tree Primary School student placed first in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission festival, which also won him a scholarship to the Edna Manley College’s summer drama programme.
There, he met Melita Samuels, who wrote the weekly television series. The rest was history. In addition to his own exploits, Daley has also opened doors for others through his ‘Comedy Buss’ series, which aired on TVJ for two years.