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List of famous people from Colorado, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Colorado, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Colorado you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Colorado, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List includes Ken Curtis, Larry Johannessen and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Colorado?" or "Which celebrities were born in Colorado?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Heidi Montag is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Heidi Montag age 30 - Heidi Blair Pratt is an American television personality, singer, fashion designer, and author. Born and raised in Crested Butte, Colorado, she befriended Lauren Conrad in 2005. In 2006, Montag ...more

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Karl Rove is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Karl Rove age 66 - Karl Christian Rove is an American Republican political consultant and policy advisor. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration until Rove's ...more

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AnnaSophia Robb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Colorado
AnnaSophia Robb age 23 - AnnaSophia Robb is an American actress and model. She has starred in films such as Because of Winn-Dixie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bridge to Terabithia, Race to Witch Mountain, Soul ...more

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Kristin Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Colorado
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Kylie Ireland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Kylie Ireland age 46 - Kylie Ireland is an American pornographic actress, film director, producer, publicist, and Satellite radio show host. She is an inductee into the AVN, XRCO, Nighmoves, and Legends of Erotica ...more

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Melissa Benoist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Melissa Benoist age 28 - Melissa Benoist is an actress.

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Jennifer Ketcham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Jennifer Ketcham age 32 - Jennifer "Jennie" Ketcham is an American writer, reality television personality, blogger, artist, and former pornographic actress and film director under the name Penny Flame. She has ...more

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Michelle Waterson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Michelle Waterson age 31 - Michelle E. Waterson is an American mixed martial artist and model whose nickname is "The Karate Hottie". She is the former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion. Waterson is currently the ...more

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Ami Cusack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Ami Cusack age 44 - Ami Cusack is a model and barista who was a contestant on Survivor: Vanuatu and Survivor: Micronesia. She is the former Charitable Director of Experimental and Applied Sciences. Cusack posed for ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Douglas Fairbanks Died at 56 (1883-1939) - Douglas Fairbanks was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films such as The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark ...more

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Duane Lee Chapman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Duane Lee Chapman age 64 - Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman I. is an American bounty hunter and a former bail bondsman. He starred in a weekly reality television program called Dog the Bounty Hunter, which was cancelled ...more

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Jake Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Jake Lloyd age 26 - Jake Matthew Lloyd is an American former actor who gained worldwide fame when he was chosen by George Lucas to play the young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom ...more

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Chris Fowler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Chris Fowler age 54 - Chris Fowler is an American sports broadcaster for ESPN known best for his work on College GameDay, which he hosted between 1990 and 2014, and for college football. Since 1989, Fowler has been ...more

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Jan-Michael Vincent is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Jan-Michael Vincent age 72 - Jan-Michael Vincent is a retired American actor best known for his role as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the 1980s U.S. television series Airwolf and as the protagonist of John Milius’s ...more

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Ruth Handler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Ruth Handler Died at 86 (1916-2002) - Ruth Marianna Handler was an American businesswoman and inventor. She served as the president of the toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., and is remembered for her role in marketing the Barbie doll.

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Kent Rominger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Kent Rominger age 60 - Kent Vernon "Rommel" Rominger is an American former astronaut, former NASA Chief of the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center, and a Captain in the United States Navy. He joined ATK ...more

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Keeani Lei is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Colorado
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Sierra Boggess is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Sierra Boggess age 33 - Sierra Marjory Boggess is an American theater actress and singer.

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James Q. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Colorado
James Q. Wilson Died at 81 (1931-2012) - James Quinn Wilson was an American academic, political scientist, and an authority on public administration. Most of his career was spent as a professor at UCLA and Harvard. He coauthored a ...more

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Denver Pyle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Denver Pyle Died at 77 (1920-1997) - Denver Dell Pyle was an American film and television actor. He was best known for portraying Briscoe Darling, Jr. in several episodes of The Andy Griffith Show and Uncle Jesse in The Dukes of ...more

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Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger age 42 - Dorothy Marie "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenburger is a former American astronaut. She married Jason Metcalf-Lindenburger, a seventh grade teacher at the time, in 2000. She was a science ...more

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Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Chauncey Billups age 40 - Chauncey Ray Billups is a retired American professional basketball player who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association. A star at the University of Colorado, he was chosen third ...more

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Michael Rupert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Michael Rupert age 64 - Michael John Rupert is an American actor, singer, director and composer. Rupert originated the role of "Marvin" in the William Finn musicals, March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland.

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Kyle Howard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Kyle Howard age 37 - Kyle Alan Howard is an American actor.

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Katherine Ann Power is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Katherine Ann Power age 68 - Katherine Ann Power is an American ex-convict and long-time fugitive, who along with her fellow student and accomplice Susan Edith Saxe, was placed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Most ...more

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Richard Hilton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Richard Hilton age 60 - Richard Howard "Rick" Hilton is an American businessman. He is the chairman and co-founder of Hilton & Hyland, a real estate brokerage firm based in Beverly Hills, California, that ...more

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Amanda Peterson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Amanda Peterson age 45 - Amanda Peterson is a former American actress. Peterson gained fame for her role as Cindy Mancini in the 1987 comedy film Can't Buy Me Love.

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Jared Polis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Jared Polis age 40 - Jared Schutz Polis is an American politician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. A Democrat, Polis is the member of the United States House of Representatives for Colorado's 2nd congressional ...more

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Lon Chaney, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Lon Chaney, Sr. Died at 47 (1883-1930) - Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney was an American stage and film actor, director and screenwriter. He is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of early cinema, renowned ...more

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Jennifer Sipes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Jennifer Sipes age 31 - Jennifer Marie Shakeshaft is an American actress and model living in Los Angeles, California.

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Marilyn Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Marilyn Ferguson Died at 70 (1938-2008) - Marilyn Ferguson was an American author, editor and public speaker, best known for her 1980 book The Aquarian Conspiracy and its affiliation with the New Age Movement in popular culture. A ...more

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Donna Haraway is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Donna Haraway age 71 - Donna J. Haraway is a Distinguished Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness Department and Feminist Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, United States. ...more

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Brandon Barnes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Brandon Barnes age 44 - Brandon Barnes is an American musician and producer from Denver, Colorado. He is best known as the drummer for the punk rock band, Rise Against. Brandon is also a strict vegetarian, an animal ...more

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John Romero is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Colorado
John Romero age 49 - Alfonso John Romero is a director, designer, programmer, and developer in the video game industry. He is best known as a co-founder of id Software and designer for many of their games, including ...more

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Dave Grusin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Dave Grusin age 82 - Robert David "Dave" Grusin is an American composer, arranger and pianist. Grusin has composed many scores for feature films and television, and has won numerous awards for his ...more

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Mary Chase is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Mary Chase Died at 75 (1906-1981) - Mary Coyle Chase was an American journalist, playwright and children's novelist, known primarily for writing the Broadway play Harvey, later adapted for film starring James Stewart. She wrote ...more

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Maria Ford is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Maria Ford age 49 - Maria Ford is an American film and television actress, model and dancer. Known for her "scream queen" performances in low-budget films of the 1990s, she is one of the main subjects of ...more

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Spring Byington is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Spring Byington Died at 85 (1886-1971) - Spring Dell Byington was a professional American actress. Her career included a seven-year run on radio and television as the star of December Bride. She was a key MGM contract player appearing ...more

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Mark Muir Mills is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Mark Muir Mills Died at 41 (1917-1958) - Mark Muir Mills was an American nuclear physicist and a developer of atomic bombs. He was born in Estes Park, Colorado to Enoch and Ethel Mills. Prior to college he attended Estes Park High ...more

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Tom Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Tom Hamilton age 65 - Thomas William "Tom" Hamilton is an American musician, best known as the bassist of the hard rock band Aerosmith. He has co-written two of Aerosmith's hits, "Sweet Emotion" ...more

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Kelly Bishop is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Kelly Bishop age 73 - Carole "Kelly" Bishop is an American actress and dancer, best known for her roles as matriarch Emily Gilmore on the series Gilmore Girls, and as the mother of Jennifer Grey's character ...more

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Sherry Stringfield is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Sherry Stringfield age 49 - Sherry Lea Stringfield is an American actress. She is best known for playing the role of Dr. Susan Lewis on the NBC medical drama ER, a role for which she received three Emmy Award nominations. ...more

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Paul Whiteman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Paul Whiteman Died at 77 (1890-1967) - Paul Samuel Whiteman was an American bandleader, composer, orchestral director and violinist. Leader of one of the most popular dance bands in the United States during the 1920s, Whiteman ...more

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Joseph C. Phillips is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Joseph C. Phillips age 55 - Joseph Connor Phillips is an American actor and conservative Christian commentator and writer. He is best known for his role as Martin Kendall on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, and ...more

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Robert Pyle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Robert Pyle age 69 - Robert Michael Pyle is a lepidopterist and author living in Grays River, Washington who has published twelve books and hundreds of papers, essays, stories and poems. He has a Ph.D. from the Yale ...more

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Pete Coors is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Pete Coors age 69 - Peter Hanson "Pete" Coors is an American businessman and politician. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Molson Coors Brewing Company and Chairman of MillerCoors.

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Byron White is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Byron White Died at 85 (1917-2002) - Byron Raymond White won fame both as a football halfback and as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Born and raised in Colorado, White played in the National Football ...more

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Philip Bailey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Philip Bailey age 65 - Philip Bailey is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter, percussionist and actor, best known as one of the longtime members of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. Noted for ...more

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Michael Johnson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Michael Johnson age 71 - Michael Johnson, is an American pop, country and folk singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for his 1978 hit song "Bluer Than Blue". To date, he has charted four hits on ...more

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Buddy Werner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Colorado
Buddy Werner Died at 28 (1936-1964) - Wallace Jerold "Buddy" Werner was an American alpine ski racer in the 1950s and early 1960s.