List of people from Arizona Last updated May 26, 2020 Art, literature, journalism, and poetry Film, television, and theater Rex Allen Ted Danson Erika Alexander (born 1969) – actress Rex Allen (1920–1999) – actor, iconic singing cowboy Steve Allen (1921–2000) – comedian, actor, known as the " father of TV talk shows"; first job was in Arizona Samaire Armstrong (born 1980) – actress, Juliet Darling on and Dirty Sexy Money Anna Stern on The O.C. Jules Asner (born 1968) – actress and host of E!'s show Wild On! Jaime Lyn Bauer (born 1949) – soap opera actress, played Lauralee Brooks on and Laura Spencer Horton on The Young and the Restless Days of Our Lives Sandra Bernhard (born 1955) – actress, comedian; attended high school in Arizona Michael Biehn (born 1956) – actor, , The Terminator Tombstone Mika Boorem (born 1987) – actress, The Tom Show Aidy Bryant (born 1987) – actress, comedian, Saturday Night Live Brooke Burke (born 1971) – actress, model, TV personality, Dancing with the Stars Lynda Carter (born 1951) – actress and singer, known for , 1972 Wonder Woman Miss World USA Brady Corbet (born 1988) – actor J'aime Crandall (born 1982) - ballet dancer Matt Dallas (born 1982) – actor, Kyle XY Ted Danson (born 1947) – actor, , Cheers CSI Rosemary DeCamp (1910–2001) – actress, , Yankee Doodle Dandy The Bob Cummings Show Andy Devine (1905–1977) – actor, , Stagecoach The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Charles Dudley (1883–1952) – stage and film actor, studio makeup artist Barbara Eden (born 1931) – actress, I Dream of Jeannie Gail Edwards (born 1952) – actress, known for her roles in , It's a Living , and Blossom Full House Jack Elam (1918–2003) – actor Michael Ensign (born 1944) – actor, Boston Legal Danielle Fishel (born 1981) – actress, and Boy Meets World Girl Meets World Pablo Francisco (born 1974) – stand-up comedian, actor Sammi Hanratty (born 1995) – child actress, , The Unit The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Alexa Havins (born 1980) – actress, , All My Children , One Life to Live Torchwood Amelia Heinle (born 1973) – actress, Victoria Newman on ; also played The Young and the Restless Mia Saunders on All My Children David Henrie (born 1989) – actor, , Wizards of Waverly Place , How I Met Your Mother That's So Raven Catherine Hicks (born 1951) – actress, , 7th Heaven ; attended Child's Play Gerard Catholic High School Earl Hindman (1942–2003) – actor, , Ryan's Hope Home Improvement Gregg Hoffman (1963–2005) – film producer Michael Horse (born 1951) – artist, actor, , Twin Peaks Passenger 57 Dominic Janes (born 1994) – teen actor, , ER , Out of Jimmy's Head Dexter Brad Johnson (born 1959) – actor, , Always Flight of the Intruder Chelsea Kane (born 1988) – actress, singer, , Jonas Fish Hooks Tanner Maguire (born 1998) – child actor, Young Shawn Brady on Days of Our Lives Taryn Manning (born 1978) – actress, fashion designer, singer/songwriter Abigail Mavity (born 1993) – actress Josh McDermitt (born 1978) – actor, comedian, Dr. Eugene Porter on The Walking Dead Rachel Melvin (born 1985) – actress, Chelsea Brady on Days of Our Lives Jenny Mollen (born 1979) – actress Heather Morris (born 1987) – actress, Brittany Pierce on Glee Tarah Paige (born 1982) – actress, dancer, gymnast, Make It or Break It Mary-Louise Parker (born 1964) – actress, ; graduated from Marcos de Niza High School, Tempe Weeds Valerie Perrine (born 1943) – actress, , Superman ; attended Lenny Camelback High School Busy Philipps (born 1979) – actress, , Cougar Town , Dawson's Creek Freaks and Geeks Larry Pine (born 1945) – actor Greg Proops (born 1959) – actor, comedian James Rallison (born 1996) -youtuber Odd1sout Liz Renay (1926–2007) – actress Terry Rhoads (born 1951) – actor Jennifer Rubin (born 1962) – actress, model Kylee Saunders (born 1994) – Japanese-American singer Garry Shandling (1949–2016) – actor, comedian, The Larry Sanders Show David Spade (born 1965) – actor, comedian, , Saturday Night Live , Tommy Boy Just Shoot Me Fay Spain (1932–1983) – actress, , The Godfather Part II , Al Capone God's Little Acre Emma Stone (born 1988) – actress, , La La Land , The Help The Amazing Spider-Man Amber Valletta (born 1974) – actress, model Janet Varney (born 1976) – actress, , On the Lot , The Legend of Korra Stan Against Evil Kate Walsh (born 1967) – actress, Dr. Addison Montgomery on and Grey's Anatomy Private Practice Mare Winningham (born 1959) – actress, , American Horror Story , St. Elmo's Fire Georgia Scott William Winters (born 1965) – actor, , Oz NYPD Blue Shannon Woodward (born 1984) – actress, , Westworld , Raising Hope The Riches Jason Zumwalt (born 1975) – actor, scriptwriter, voice of Roman in Grand Theft Auto IV Music Chester Bennington Dierks Bentley Joe Jonas Stevie Nicks Jim Adkins (born 1975) – lead singer and guitarist for the band Jimmy Eat World Rex Allen (1920–1999) – singer-songwriter, actor, known as "The Arizona Cowboy" Alec Benjamin (born 1994) – pop singer Chester Bennington (1976–2017) – lead singer for the band Linkin Park Dierks Bentley – country singer (Phoenix) Derrick Bostrom (born 1960) – Meat Puppets drummer Jess Bowen (born 1989) – alternative rock musician, drummer of The Summer Set Michelle Branch (born 1983) – singer-songwriter, guitarist Kennedy Brock (born 1989) – alternative rock musician, guitarist of The Maine Glen Campbell – singer, musician and actor; inductee to Country Music Hall of Fame Max Cavalera – vocalist and guitarist ( Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy) Roger Clyne (born 1968) – rock musician; lead singer for Refreshments and RCPM Alice Cooper (born 1948) – rock and roll singer Brian Dales (born 1989) – alternative rock musician, lead singer of The Summer Set Duane Eddy – guitarist, inductee of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Linda Eder (born 1961) – singer, Broadway star and recording artist Travis Edmonson (1932–2009) – singer-songwriter, part of folk duo Bud & Travis David Ellefson (born 1964) – bass guitar player and co-founder of the metal band Megadeth Dolan Ellis (born 1935) – singer-songwriter, official State Balladeer since 1966, original member of New Christy Minstrels Esteban – musician Frank Fafara – early 1960s pop singer, TV star of Wallace & Ladmo Show  Steve George – of the group Mr. Mister John Gomez (born 1991) – alternative rock musician, guitarist of The Summer Set Stephen Gomez (born 1988) – alternative rock musician, bassist of The Summer Set Lalo Guerrero (1916–2005) – singer-songwriter, known as the "father of Chicano music"; recipient of the National Medal of Arts Waylon Jennings – singer; inductee to Country Music Hall of Fame Joe Jonas – former member of the Jonas Brothers and current lead singer of the pop-rock band DNCE Daniel Jones – guitarist and vocalist with 7th Order Maynard James Keenan – actor, frontman for Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer Brandon Kellum – frontman for American Standards Patrick Kirch (born 1990) – alternative rock musician, drummer of The Maine Cris Kirkwood (born 1960) – guitar and vocals for the Meat Puppets Katie Lee – folk singer Charles Mingus (1922–1979) – jazz bassist, composer and bandleader Josh Montgomery (born 1988) – alternative rock musician, guitarist of The Summer Set Dave Mustaine (born 1961) – frontman and founder of the metal band Megadeth Jason Newsted – former bassist of heavy metal band Metallica Wayne Newton (born 1942) – singer, known as "Mr. Las Vegas" Stevie Nicks (born 1948) – Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, known for solo work and as lead singer with Fleetwood Mac Hans Olson (born 1952) – musician, singer and songwriter; inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame Buck Owens – country singer and musician; inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame (Mesa) Richard Page – of the group Mr. Mister CeCe Peniston – pop singer Marty Robbins (1925–1982) – country music singer Linda Ronstadt (born 1946) – singer and songwriter, 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nate Ruess (born 1982) – lead singer of Fun. and formerly of The Format Alvie Self – 1960s musician and singer Bob Shane (born 1934) – singer, founding member of The Kingston Trio Jordin Sparks (born 1989) – singer, winner of Season 6 American Idol Chris Squire (1948–2015), bass player and founding member of progressive rock group Yes Tanya Tucker (born 1958) – country singer Brooke White (born 1983) – indie pop, folk-pop singer Old West era Apache Kid Geronimo Apache Kid (1860–1896?) – outlaw, reported killer of three Arizona lawmen 1889–1890  Cochise (1812–1874) – chief of the Chiricahua Apache Geronimo (1829–1909) – leader of Chiricahua Apache who fought against encroachment of European settlers on Native American lands; hero of Native American fight for respect and independence James Reavis (1843–1914) – self-styled "Baron of Arizona", claimed to have owned much of Arizona Politics Cesar Chavez Barry Goldwater Carl Hayden John McCain Sandra Day O'Connor Thad Allen (born 1949) – retired U.S. Coast Guard admiral; National Incident Commander under President Barack Obama Joe Arpaio (born 1932) – former Maricopa County Sheriff (1993–2016) Henry F. Ashurst (1874–1962) – one of the first U.S. Senators from Arizona (1912–1941) Bruce Babbitt (born 1938) – former Governor of Arizona (1978–1987), and Secretary of the Interior in the Clinton Administration (1993–2001) Harriet C. Babbitt (born 1947) – First Lady of Arizona (1978–1987), U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States (1993–1997), and Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (1997–2001) William Docker Browning (1931–2008) – federal judge Dean Burch – former chairman of the Republican National Committee César Chávez (1927–1993) – labor union leader Dennis DeConcini (born 1937) – retired U.S. Senator (1977–1994) Doug Ducey (born 1964) – incumbent Governor of Arizona since 2015 Paul Fannin (1907–2002) – former U.S. Senator (1965 1977) and Governor of Arizona (1959–1965) Jeff Flake (born 1962) – Arizona U.S. Senator (2013–2019) Gabrielle Giffords (born 1970) – U.S. Representative, wounded in the 2011 Tucson shooting Barry M. Goldwater (1909–1998) – longtime Arizona Senator (1953–1965, 1969–1987), and 1964 Republican nominee for president George Nicholas Goodman (1895–1959) – five-time mayor of Mesa in three different decades. John Noble Goodwin (1824–1887) – first Governor of the Arizona Territory (1863–1866) Carl Hayden (1877–1972) – U.S. Senator, holds the record for the longest service in the U.S. Congress Don Lorenzo Hubbell – Arizona State Senator John C. Keegan – judge, legislator, Mayor of Peoria Lisa Graham Keegan – legislator, Superintendent of Public Instruction Denison Kitchel (1908–2002) – Scottsdale lawyer and the Goldwater presidential national campaign manager in 1964  Jon Kyl (born 1942) – former U.S. Senator (1995–2013; 2018–) Fiorello La Guardia – Mayor of New York City Rex E. Lee (1935–1996) – United States Solicitor General during the Reagan Administration John McCain (1936–2018) – Panamanian-born politician, longtime U.S. Senator from Arizona from 1986 until his death, former navy officer, and 2008 Republican nominee for president Ernest McFarland (1894–1984) – former U.S. Senator (1941–1953) and Governor of Arizona (1955–1959) Sandra Day O'Connor (born 1930) – first female justice of the United States Supreme Court Mary Peters (born 1948) – United States Secretary of Transportation under President George W. Bush Ben Quayle (born 1976) – former U.S. Congressman Dan Quayle (born 1947) – former U.S. Senator from Indiana (1981–1989), and 44th Vice President of the United States under George H. W. Bush William Rehnquist (1924–2005) – Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles S. Robb (born 1939) – former Governor of Virginia (1982–1986) and U.S. Senator from Virginia (1989–2001) John Shadegg (born 1949) – former U.S. representative from Phoenix Stephen Shadegg (1909–1990) – political consultant associated with Barry Goldwater John G.F. Speiden (1900–1970) – rancher and political insider, various state boards Glenn Spencer – advocate against illegal immigration Jack Taylor – mayor of Mesa from 1966 to 1972; member of both houses, consecutively, of the Arizona legislature David King Udall – Arizona Territorial Legislature Don Taylor Udall – Arizona State Legislature Jesse Addison Udall – Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court John Hunt Udall – Mayor of Phoenix Levi Stewart Udall – Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court Mark Udall – Senator from Colorado Morris "Mo" Udall (1922–1998) – U.S. Congressman and former pro basketball player Nick Udall – Mayor of Phoenix Stewart Udall (1920–2010) – U.S. Congressman and Secretary of the Interior during the JFK and LBJ administrations
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