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

Everything from Hayes McClerkin to John Kohlbrenner is included on this list.

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

Mike Huckabee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Mike Huckabee age 61 - Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee is an American politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas. He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries, ...more

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Bridget Hall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Bridget Hall age 38 - Bridget Hall is an American model. Hall was born in Springdale, Arkansas. At the age of 10 she was modeling in Dallas, Texas. At this time she was living in the suburb of Farmers Branch, where ...more

Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Douglas MacArthur Died at 84 (1880-1964) - Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the ...more

Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Mark Martin age 58 - Mark Anthony Martin is an inactive American stock car racing driver. He last drove the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on an interim basis until car owner ...more

Alice Walton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Alice Walton age 67 - Alice Louise Walton is an American heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton and Jim ...more

Joey Lauren Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Joey Lauren Adams age 49 - Joely Adams is an actress.

Ross Perot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Ross Perot age 86 - Henry Ross Perot is an American businessman best known for being an independent presidential candidate in 1992 and the Reform party presidential candidate in 1996. Perot founded Electronic Data ...more

Sheryl Underwood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Sheryl Underwood age 52 - Sheryl Underwood is an American comedian, actress and television host. She is currently a panelist on the daytime chat show The Talk on CBS since 2011.

Alan Ladd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Alan Ladd Died at 51 (1913-1964) - Alan Walbridge Ladd was an American actor and film and television producer. Ladd found success in film the 1940s and early 1950s, particularly in Westerns and film noirs where he was often ...more

Georgia Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Georgia Jones age 29 - Georgia Jones (born April 4, 1988 in Fort Smith, Arkansas) is an American pornographic actress and adult model.

Helen Gurley Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Helen Gurley Brown Died at 90 (1922-2012) - Helen Gurley Brown was an American author, publisher, and businesswoman. She was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years.

Jillian Grace is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Jillian Grace age 30 - Jillian Grace appeared in the 2007 film The Comebacks.

Robert Nighthawk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Robert Nighthawk Died at 58 (1909-1967) - Robert Lee McCollum was an American blues musician, who played and recorded under the pseudonyms Robert Lee McCoy and Robert Nighthawk. He is the father of blues musician Sam Carr.

Dan Blocker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Dan Blocker Died at 44 (1928-1972) - Dan Blocker was an American television actor and Korean War veteran. He is best remembered for his role as Hoss Cartwright in the NBC western television series Bonanza.

Dizzy Dean is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Dizzy Dean Died at 64 (1910-1974) - Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, also known as Jerome Herman Dean, was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, ...more

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Sid Vicious is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Sid Vicious age 56 - Sidney Raymond "Sid" Eudy is an American professional wrestler. He is best known under the ring names Sid Vicious, Sid Justice, Sycho Sid or simply Sid and for his tenures in World ...more

Wilbur Mills is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Wilbur Mills Died at 83 (1909-1992) - Wilbur Daigh Mills was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Arkansas. He was chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in the 1950s, 1960s, ...more

James Bridges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
James Bridges Died at 57 (1936-1993) - James Bridges was an American screenwriter and film director. Bridges was born in Paris, Arkansas. He got his start as a writer for Alfred Hitchcock Presents after catching the attention of ...more

Jim Bob Duggar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Jim Bob Duggar age 51 - James Robert "Jim Bob" Duggar is an American real estate agent, politician, and television personality on the reality series 19 Kids and Counting. He is a former state legislator who ...more

Smokie Norful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Smokie Norful age 40 - Rev. W.R. "Smokie" Norful, Jr. is an American gospel singer and pianist, best known for his 2002 album, I Need You Now and his 2004 release, Nothing Without You, which won a Grammy at ...more

Jason Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Jason Moore age 46 - Jason Moore is a film and a theater director.

Haki R. Madhubuti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Haki R. Madhubuti age 73 - Haki R. Madhubuti is an African-American author, educator, and poet. Madhubuti is a much sought-after poet and lecturer, and has convened workshops and served as guest/keynote speaker at ...more

Clint Catalyst is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Clint Catalyst age 46 - Clint Catalyst is the nom de plume of an American author, actor, spoken word performer, and stylist. Catalyst has covered music, fashion, LGBT issues, and popular culture for magazines including ...more

Margot Adler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Margot Adler Died at 68 (1946-2014) - Margot Susanna Adler was an American author, journalist, lecturer, Wiccan priestess, and New York correspondent for National Public Radio.

Mack Ray Edwards is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Mack Ray Edwards Died at 53 (1918-1971) - Mack Ray Edwards was an American serial killer. He murdered at least six children in Los Angeles County, California between 1953 and 1970.

David Levering Lewis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
David Levering Lewis age 80 - David Levering Lewis is the Julius Silver University Professor and Professor of History at New York University. He is twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, for part ...more

Lawrence Phillips is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Lawrence Phillips age 40 - Lawrence Lamond Phillips is a former professional American football and Canadian football running back. After his career in football, in December 2009, Lawrence Phillips was sentenced to a total ...more

Freeman Harrison Owens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Freeman Harrison Owens Died at 89 (1890-1979) - Freeman Harrison Owens, born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, the only child of Charles H. Owens and Christabel Harrison. He attended Pine Bluff High School in Pine Bluff, but quit in his senior year to ...more

Rocky Williform is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Rocky Williform Rocky De Aire Williform is an American entrepreneur, software engineer, investor, and political activist. He is the founder of MixP3, the digital music streaming service, where he also serves as ...more

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John Grisham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
John Grisham age 60 - John Ray Grisham, Jr. is an American lawyer, politician, and author, best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into forty-two languages. John Grisham graduated ...more

John Osteen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
John Osteen Died at 78 (1921-1999) - John Hillery Osteen was the founder and first pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, from its beginnings in 1959 until his death in 1999. His son Joel Osteen then succeeded him as pastor.

Laurence Luckinbill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Laurence Luckinbill age 82 - Laurence George Luckinbill is an American actor.

Charles Willeford is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Charles Willeford Died at 69 (1919-1988) - Charles Ray Willeford III was an American writer. An author of fiction, poetry, autobiography, and literary criticism, Willeford is best known for his series of novels featuring hardboiled ...more

Rex Humbard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Rex Humbard Died at 88 (1919-2007) - Alpha Rex Emmanuel Humbard was a well-known American television evangelist whose Cathedral of Tomorrow show was aired on over 600 stations at the peak of its popularity.

Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Scottie Pippen age 50 - Scottie Maurice Pippen is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. Nicknamed "Pip", he is most remembered for his time with ...more

Scott E. Parazynski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Scott E. Parazynski age 55 - Scott Edward Parazynski is an American physician and a former NASA astronaut. A veteran of five Space Shuttle flights and seven spacewalks, Parazynski's latest mission was STS-120 in October, ...more

George Kell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
George Kell Died at 87 (1922-2009) - George Clyde Kell was an American baseball third baseman who played for the Philadelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, and Baltimore Orioles in the American ...more

Rodger Bumpass is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Rodger Bumpass age 64 - Rodger Albert Bumpass (born November 20, 1951) is an American character actor and voice actor, who is noted for his long-running-roles as Squidward Tentacles on the hit series SpongeBob ...more

Kim Crosby is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Kim Crosby age 55 - Kim Crosby is an American singer and actress, primarily on the stage and in concerts. She was the original Cinderella in the Sondheim-Lapine musical Into the Woods, where she met her now-husband ...more

Bob C. Riley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Bob C. Riley Died at 70 (1924-1994) - Bob Cowley Riley was an American educator and politician who served as Acting Governor of Arkansas for 11 days in 1975. He had previously been a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives ...more

Darren McFadden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Darren McFadden age 28 - Darren McFadden is an American football running back for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Arkansas, and was picked fourth ...more

James Robinson Risner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
James Robinson Risner Died at 88 (1925-2013) - James Robinson "Robbie" Risner was a general officer and professional fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. Risner was a double recipient of the Air Force Cross, the second ...more

Mike Beebe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Mike Beebe age 69 - Mickey Dale "Mike" Beebe is an American politician who was the 45th Governor of Arkansas from 2007 to 2015. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Born in Amagon, Arkansas, Beebe is a ...more

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Ryan Mallett is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Ryan Mallett age 27 - Ryan Mallett is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He ...more

Melinda Dillon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Melinda Dillon age 76 - Melinda Rose Dillon is an American actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Jillian Guiler in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the mother of Ralphie Parker in A Christmas Story.

Orval Faubus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Orval Faubus Died at 84 (1910-1994) - Orval Eugene Faubus was the 36th Governor of Arkansas, serving from 1955 to 1967. He is best known for his 1957 stand against the desegregation of the Little Rock School District during the ...more

Clarence Spears is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Clarence Spears Died at 70 (1894-1964) - Clarence Wiley "Doc" Spears was an American football player, coach, and doctor. He was an All-American guard at Dartmouth College and served as the head football coach at Dartmouth, ...more

Al Bell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Al Bell age 77 - Al Bell is an American record producer, songwriter, and record executive. Bell is best known an executive and co-owner of Memphis, Tennessee-based Stax Records during the later half of the ...more

Mark Bradley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Mark Bradley age 33 - Mark Anthony Bradley is a former American football wide receiver who played five seasons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2005 NFL ...more

Melissa Scott is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Melissa Scott age 57 - Melissa Scott is a science fiction and fantasy author noted for her science fiction novels featuring LGBT characters and elaborate settings.