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List of famous people from Oregon, 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 Oregon, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Oregon 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 Oregon, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List is made up of people like Reid Shelton and Michael Hennagin.

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

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Sara Jean Underwood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Sara Jean Underwood age 33 - Sara Jean Underwood is an American model and actress who was chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the July 2006 issue of Playboy magazine and later became Playmate of the Year in 2007. She is ...more

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Holly Madison is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Holly Madison age 37 - Holly Sue Cullen, known professionally as Holly Madison, is an American model, showgirl and television personality. She is widely known for being one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends on the reality ...more

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Lisa Rinna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Lisa Rinna age 53 - Lisa Deanna Rinna is an American television host and actress. She is known for her roles as Billie Reed on Days of Our Lives, Taylor McBride on Melrose Place, and as the host of SoapNet's Soap

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Kate Nauta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Kate Nauta age 34 - Kate Lynne "Katie" Nauta is an American fashion model, actress and singer. She uses the name 'Katie' in her modeling work, and the name 'Kate' in her film work.

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Carmella Bing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Carmella Bing age 35 - Carmella Bing is a retired American pornographic actress and adult model. She has appeared in over 150 films and has been reported to work under various other stage names.

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Lily Carter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Lily Carter age 26 - Lily Carter is the stage name of an American pornographic actress.

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Tonya Harding is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Tonya Harding age 46 - Tonya Maxene Harding is an American figure skating champion, a two-time Olympian, and a two-time Skate America Champion. In 1991, she won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed second ...more

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Ty Burrell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Ty Burrell age 49 - Tyler Gerald "Ty" Burrell is an American actor and comedian who is known for his role as Phil Dunphy in the ABC comedy Modern Family, for which he has won the Primetime Emmy Award for ...more

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Jerry Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Jerry Smith Died at 43 (1943-1986) - Gerald "Jerry" Sanford Smith was a professional American football tight end for the National Football League's Washington Redskins from 1965–1977. By the time he retired he held the ...more

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Ray Dolby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Ray Dolby Died at 80 (1933-2013) - Ray Milton Dolby, OBE was an American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR. He helped develop the video tape recorder while at Ampex. He was the founder of Dolby ...more

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Delilah Rene is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Delilah Rene age 55 - Delilah Rene Luke, almost always known mononymously as Delilah, is an American radio personality, author, and songwriter, best known as the host of a nationally syndicated nightly U.S. radio ...more

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Rebecca Schaeffer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Rebecca Schaeffer Died at 22 (1967-1989) - Rebecca Lucile Schaeffer was an American model and television and film actress. Schaeffer began her career as a teen model before moving on to acting. In 1986, she landed the role of Patricia ...more

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Monique Noel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Monique Noel age 48 - Monique Noel is a glamour model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month for May 1989. Her centerfold was photographed by Richard Fegley.

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Jane Powell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Jane Powell age 88 - Jane Powell is an American singer, dancer and actress. After rising to fame as a singer in her home state of Oregon, Powell was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer while still in her teens. Once ...more

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Johnnie Ray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Johnnie Ray Died at 63 (1927-1990) - John Alvin "Johnnie" Ray was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Extremely popular for most of the 1950s, Ray has been cited by critics as a major precursor of what would ...more

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Dale Murphy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dale Murphy age 61 - Dale Bryan Murphy is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and first baseman. During an 18-year baseball career, 1976–1993, he played for three different teams, but is noted for his time ...more

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Julie Ruin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Julie Ruin Julie Ruin is the independent record produced by Kathleen Hanna under the name Julie Ruin in 1997, while taking a break from Bikini Kill. It touches upon feminism, crocheting, aerobics and ...more

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Brad Wilk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Brad Wilk age 47 - Bradley J. "Brad" Wilk is an American musician, actor, and activist, best known as the drummer of the American rock band Rage Against the Machine. Wilk started his career as a drummer ...more

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Eric Christian Olsen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Eric Christian Olsen age 39 - Eric Christian Olsen is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayals of Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles, and of Austin in the film Not ...more

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Alfred Carlton Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Alfred Carlton Gilbert Died at 77 (1884-1961) - Alfred Carlton Gilbert was an American inventor, athlete, toy-maker and businessman. Born in Salem, Oregon and died in Boston, Massachusetts, Gilbert is best known as the inventor of the Erector

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Jacklyn Lick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Jacklyn Lick age 41 - Jacklyn Lick is a pornographic actress and bondage model. Lick got into the porn industry in 1996 with the help of porn actress Sunset Thomas. Lick was a contract spokesperson for the adult toy ...more

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Ed Gardner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Ed Gardner Died at 62 (1901-1963) - Edward Francis 'Ed' Gardner was an American comic actor, writer and director, best remembered as the creator and star of the radio's popular Duffy's Tavern comedy series. Born in Astoria, New ...more

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Howard Hesseman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Howard Hesseman age 77 - Howard Hesseman is an American actor best known for playing disc jockey Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati and schoolteacher Charlie Moore on Head of the Class.

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Shannon Bex is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Shannon Bex age 37 - Shannon Rae Bex is an American singer, professional dancer, and a member of the musical group Danity Kane. The group was founded by P. Diddy through the MTV reality television series Making the ...more

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Martin Wong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Martin Wong Died at 53 (1946-1999) - Martin Wong was a U.S. painter of the late twentieth century.

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Phyllisha Anne is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Phyllisha Anne age 43 - Phyllisha Anne is a pornographic actress, exotic dancer, costume designer, set decorator, film director, film producer, casting director and promotional model.

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Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Joey Harrington age 37 - John Joseph "Joey" Harrington, Jr. is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions third overall in the 2002 NFL Draft, where he played for most of his ...more

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Hugh Nibley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Hugh Nibley Died at 95 (1910-2005) - Hugh Winder Nibley was an American author, Mormon apologist, and professor at Brigham Young University. His works, while not official positions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day ...more

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Bill Plympton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Bill Plympton age 70 - Bill Plympton is an American animator, graphic designer, cartoonist, director, screenwriter and producer best known for his 1987 Academy Award-nominated animated short Your Face and his series ...more

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Imogen Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Imogen Cunningham Died at 93 (1883-1976) - Imogen Cunningham was an American photographer known for her botanical photography, nudes, and industrial landscapes. Cunningham was a member of the California-based Group f/64, known for its ...more

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Pinto Colvig is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Pinto Colvig Died at 75 (1892-1967) - Vance DeBar "Pinto" Colvig was an American vaudeville actor, radio actor, newspaper cartoonist, prolific movie voice actor and circus performer, whose schtick was playing the clarinet ...more

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Chris Bailey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Chris Bailey age 55 - Chris Bailey is an American animator. He went to high school at Reynolds High School, and later attended California Institute of the Arts. He worked at Disney as an animator for The Little ...more

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Tim Hardin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Tim Hardin Died at 39 (1941-1980) - James Timothy "Tim" Hardin was an American folk musician and composer. He wrote the Top 40 hit "If I Were a Carpenter", covered by, among others, Bobby Darin, Joan Baez, ...more

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Jacoby Ellsbury is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Jacoby Ellsbury age 33 - Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury is an American professional baseball center fielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He played in MLB for the Boston Red Sox from 2007 through 2013, and ...more

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Isaiah Mustafa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Isaiah Mustafa age 43 - Isaiah Mustafa is an American actor and former NFL practice squad wide receiver. Mustafa is widely known as the main character for a series of Old Spice TV commercials, The Man Your Man Could ...more

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Jamie Burke is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Jamie Burke age 44 - James Eugene Burke is a retired Major League Baseball catcher. He attended Oregon State University, where, along with baseball, he also played for the school's football team playing the position ...more

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Morgan Murphy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Morgan Murphy age 34 - Morgan Murphy is an American stand-up comic, comedy writer, and actress. She has performed in the Comedians of Comedy tour and appeared in the Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubador DVD. ...more

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Gary Graver is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Gary Graver Died at 68 (1938-2006) - Gary Graver was an American film director and cinematographer. He was a prolific film-maker but is perhaps best known as Orson Welles' final cinematographer. Under the pseudonym of Robert ...more

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Steve Bechler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Steve Bechler Died at 24 (1979-2003) - Steven Scott Bechler was an American professional baseball player. A pitcher, Bechler played in Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles. After starring for the South Medford High School ...more

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Dallas McKennon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Dallas McKennon Died at 90 (1919-2009) - Dallas Raymond McKennon, sometimes credited as Dal McKennon, was an American actor and voice actor, with a career lasting over 50 years.

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Cade McNown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Cade McNown age 40 - Cade Brem McNown is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for four seasons. He played college football for the ...more

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Johnny Pesky is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Johnny Pesky Died at 93 (1919-2012) - John Michael "Johnny" Pesky, nicknamed "The Needle" and "Mr. Red Sox", was an American professional baseball player, manager and coach. He was a shortstop and third ...more

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Barbara Niven is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Barbara Niven age 64 - Barbara Niven is an American actress.

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Bill McGilvray is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Bill McGilvray Died at 69 (1883-1952) - William Alexander McGilvray was a professional baseball player. He was an outfielder for one season with the Cincinnati Reds. For his career, he compiled no hits in 2 at-bats. An alumnus of ...more

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James Longley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Oregon
James Longley age 43 - James Bertrand Longley is an American filmmaker.

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Carl Wieman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Carl Wieman age 66 - Carl Edwin Wieman is an American physicist and educationist at Stanford University and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics at the University of Colorado for the production, in 1995 with Eric ...more

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David DeCoteau is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Oregon
David DeCoteau age 55 - David DeCoteau is an American and Canadian film director and producer.

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Joanna Priestley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Joanna Priestley Joanna Priestley is an award-winning, independent animator and teacher. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Animation Magazine says that "The exquisite animated world of Joanna ...more

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Carrie Mae Weems is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Carrie Mae Weems age 64 - Carrie Mae Weems is an American artist who works with text, fabric, audio, digital images, and installation video but is best known for her work in the field of photography. Her award-winning ...more

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Ernest Haycox is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Oregon
Ernest Haycox Died at 51 (1899-1950) - Ernest James Haycox was a prolific American author of Western fiction.