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Famous People From Aberdeen

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

Use every item on this list for yours, from Robb White to David Premack.

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

    Joseph Hansen

    Dec. at 81 (1923-2004)

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    Joseph Hansen (July 19, 1923 – November 24, 2004) was an American crime writer and poet, best... more on Wikipedia
  • Debra Monroe
    Debra Monroe is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist. She has written... more on Wikipedia
  • Terry Francona

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    Terrence Jon Francona (born April 22, 1959), nicknamed "Tito", is the manager of the Cleveland... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota, United States of America

  • Brad Walker

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    Brad Walker (born June 21, 1981 in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is an American pole vaulter. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Wayne Allen Stone

    Dec. at 72 (1912-1984)

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

  • Thomas Dunn

    Thomas Dunn

    Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    Thomas Dunn (December 21, 1925 – October 26, 2008) was an American musician and music editor... more on Wikipedia
  • Bruce Baillie

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota, United States of America

    Bruce Baillie (born 1931 in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is an American cinematic artist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Colton Iverson

    Colton Iverson

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    Colton Iverson is a Forward-Center for the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team.
  • David C. Jones

    David C. Jones

    Dec. at 92 (1921-2013)

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    David Charles Jones (July 9, 1921 – August 10, 2013) was a United States Air Force general and... more on Wikipedia
  • Sam Barry

    Sam Barry

    Dec. at 58 (1892-1950)

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    Justin McCarthy "Sam" Barry (December 17, 1892 – September 23, 1950) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Angie Buhl

    Angie Buhl

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    Angie Buhl is an American politician from Sioux Falls, South Dakota who serves in the South... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Dugan

    Michael Dugan

    Age: 83

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    General Michael J. Dugan (born February 22, 1937) was briefly the 13th Chief of Staff of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Taylor Mehlhaff

    Taylor Mehlhaff

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    Taylor Mehlhaff (born August 25, 1985) is a former American football placekicker. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • Tom Daschle

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota, United States of America

    Thomas Andrew Daschle (; born December 9, 1947) is a retired American politician and lobbyist... more on Wikipedia
  • John Cacavas

    John Cacavas

    Dec. at 84 (1930-2014)

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    John Harry Cacavas (August 13, 1930 – January 28, 2014) was an American composer and conductor... more on Wikipedia
  • Jack Morgan

    Dec. at 65 (1916-1981)

    BirthplaceUSA, South Dakota, Aberdeen

    Jack Morgan is an actor.
  • BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    David Premack (October 26, 1925 – June 11, 2015) was Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the... more on Wikipedia
  • Dick Hustvedt

    Dec. at 62 (1946-2008)

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    Richard "Dick" Irvin Hustvedt (February 18, 1946 – April 15, 2008) was a renowned software... more on Wikipedia
  • Justin Duchscherer

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    Justin Craig Duchscherer [DUKE-shur] (born November 19, 1977) is an American former... more on Wikipedia
  • Josh Heupel

    Josh Heupel

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    Joshua Kenneth Heupel (born March 22, 1978) is an American football coach and former player. ... more on Wikipedia


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  • Ronald Holgate

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota, United States of America

    Ronald Holgate (born May 26, 1937, Aberdeen, South Dakota) is an American actor and opera... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceUSA, South Dakota, Aberdeen

    Kirk Jordan is an actor.
  • Debra Mooney

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota, United States of America

    Debra Mooney (born August 28, 1947) is an American character actress, best known for her role... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota, United States of America

    James E. Hundstad is a Democratic member of the South Dakota Senate, representing the 2nd... more on Wikipedia