Famous People From Bakersfield

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

This list below has everything from Mark Chatfield to Brock Marion.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Bakersfield?" or "Which celebrities were born in Bakersfield?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Ranked by
    • Birthplace: Oildale, California, United States of America
    Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. Haggard was born in Oildale, California, during the Great Depression. His ...more
    • Birthplace: Bakersfield, California
    Carver Andress Mead (born 1 May 1934) is an American scientist and engineer. He currently holds the position of Gordon and Betty Moore Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science at the ...more
    • Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, USA
    Robert Adame Beltran (born November 19, 1953) is an American actor, known for his role as Commander Chakotay on the 1990s television series Star Trek: Voyager. He is also known for stage acting in ...more
  • Ric Drasin
    Age: 78
    • Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, United States of America
    Richard Alan "Ric" Drasin (born July 12, 1944) is an American bodybuilder, personal trainer, actor, stuntman, author, and former professional wrestler. He wrestled professionally for 36 years ...more
  • David Carr
    Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Bakersfield, California
    David Carr may refer to:
  • Jerry Quarry

    Jerry Quarry

    Dec. at 53 (1945-1999)
    • Birthplace: Bakersfield, California
    Jerry Quarry (May 15, 1945 – January 3, 1999), nicknamed "Irish" or "The Bellflower Bomber", was an American heavyweight boxer. Quarry was rated by Ring magazine as the most popular fighter in the ...more