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Famous People From Alaska

Updated January 9, 2019 24k views329 items

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

List below includes Holly Merrill Raschein, Stephon Williams and more people.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Alaska?" or "Which celebrities were born in Alaska?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • BirthplaceAnchorage, Alaska, United States of America

    Curtis Montague Schilling (born November 14, 1966) is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher and currently a commentator for Blaze TV. He helped lead the Philadelphia Phillies...  more

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  • BirthplaceAnchorage, Alaska, United States of America

    Michelle Johnson (born September 9, 1965) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role when she was 17 as Lolita-like teenager Jennifer Lyons in the 1984 romantic comedy film Blame It on...  more
  • BirthplaceAnchorage, Alaska, United States of America

    Valerie Elise Plame Wilson (née Plame, August 13, 1963), is an American writer, spy novelist, and former officer who worked at the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). As the subject of...  more
  • Dec. at 66 (1954-2021)

    BirthplaceAnchorage, Alaska, USA

    John Dixon Paragon (born December 9, 1954) is an American actor, writer, and director. He was born in Anchorage, Alaska, but grew up and attended schools in Fort Collins, Colorado. Paragon played...  more
  • Dec. at 69 (1914-1984)

    BirthplaceValdez, Alaska, United States of America

    William Allen Egan (October 8, 1914 – May 6, 1984) was an American Democratic politician. He served as the first governor of the State of Alaska from January 3, 1959 to 1966 and 1970 to 1974. Born in...  more
  • Dec. at 61 (1925-1986)

    BirthplaceJuneau, Alaska

    Colonel Archie Van Winkle (March 17, 1925 – May 22, 1986) was a United States Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions as a staff sergeant during the advance to the Chosin Reservoir...  more
  • BirthplaceNome, Alaska, United States of America

    Donald C. "Donny" Olson (born June 18, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Alaska Senate, representing the T district since 2001....  more
  • Penelope Williamson (b. Fairbanks, Alaska, United States) is an American writer of romance novels as her real name and as the pen names Elizabeth Lambert and Penn Williamson. Penelope Williamson...  more
  • BirthplaceBethel, Alaska, United States of America

    Lyman F. Hoffman (born February 13, 1950) is a registered Democrat who caucuses with the Republicans in the Alaska Senate. He represents the S district since 1995, and from 1991 through 1992...  more
  • BirthplaceCordova, Alaska

    Cody Steven McKenzie (born December 16, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Welterweight division of World Series of Fighting. A professional competitor since...  more
  • BirthplaceFairbanks, Alaska

    Lincoln Brewster (born July 30, 1971) is an American contemporary Christian musician and worship pastor. As a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Brewster became a sought-after session guitarist in...  more

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  • BirthplaceAnchorage, Alaska, United States of America

    Almario Vernard "Mario" Chalmers (born May 19, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Virtus Bologna of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). He was selected with...  more
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  • BirthplaceAnchorage, Alaska

    Lindsey S. Holmes is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 26th District since 2006. She was a Democrat until she changed parties and joined the Alaska House...  more
  • BirthplaceJuneau, Alaska, USA

    Joshua Jacob Morrow (born February 8, 1974) is an American actor. In 1994, he began his career when he was cast in the role of Nicholas Newman on The Young and the Restless. From 1998 he joined the...  more
  • BirthplaceAlaska, United States of America

    Kirsten Gum is an adventure traveler, sports commentator, and raw food chef. She was also the host of the reality television series Cash & Treasures and Treasure Hunter: Kirsten Gum on the Travel...  more
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  • BirthplaceBethel, Alaska, United States of America

    Gregory C. Haynes is a film director, film producer and screenwriter....
  • BirthplaceAnchorage, Alaska, United States of America

    Scott Carlos Gomez (born December 23, 1979) is an American professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current assistant coach for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League...  more
  • BirthplaceGirdwood,United States of America,Anchorage,Alaska

    Callan Chythlook-Sifsof (born February 14, 1989) is an American snowboarder who has competed in snowboard cross since 2005. In 2006, she was invited to her first Winter X Games competition and won a...  more
  • BirthplaceAnchorage, Alaska, United States of America

    Bruce M. Botelho (born October 6, 1948) is an American attorney and politician in the U.S. state of Alaska. He served as the mayor of Juneau from 1988 to 1991 and from 2003 to 2012. Born and raised...  more
  • BirthplaceAnchorage, Alaska

    Mary K. Sattler (born August 31, 1973), is a Democratic politician in the U.S. state of Alaska, best known for serving five terms in the Alaska House of Representatives. Sattler represented the 39th...  more
  • BirthplaceKodiak, Alaska

    Artis the Spoonman (born October 3, 1948) is an American street performer and musician from Seattle, Washington, who uses spoons as a musical instrument. He frequents the Pike Place Market...  more
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  • Dec. at 89 (1918-2008)

    BirthplaceCordova, Alaska

    Marie Smith Jones (May 14, 1918 – January 21, 2008) was the last surviving speaker of the Eyak language of Southcentral Alaska. She was born in Cordova, Alaska, was an honorary chief of the Eyak...  more