25. Kevin Powell, The Real World: New York (1992)

Unlike many others who have appeared on the show, The Real World would not be the pinnacle of Kevin Powell’s career; he would go on to be a senior staff writer for Vibe in the mid '90s, publish numerous books, and make two runs for New York's 10th congressional district in Brooklyn.

Still, that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be on this list; Powell is here mainly for the fact that he was the originator of the “angry black man” stereotype that the show employs to this day. Throughout the season, Kevin was the serious roommate who didn’t mind dwelling on racial issues. His “angry black man” stereotype reached its zenith when he famously bickered with Julie, who claims that Kevin, a true firestarter, threw a candleholder at her. That's better than a TV, crazy.