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Famous People From Bakersfield

Updated June 14, 2019 30.5k views183 items

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.
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  • Merle Haggard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    BirthplaceOildale, California, United States of America

    Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer,... more on Wikipediaspotify buy button

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  • Carver Mead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Carver Andress Mead (born 1 May 1934) is an American scientist and engineer. He currently... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Beltran is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California, United States of America

    Robert Adame Beltran (born November 19, 1953) is an American actor, known for his role as... more on Wikipedia
  • Ric Drasin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    Ric Drasin

    Age: 76
    Richard Alan "Ric" Drasin (born July 12, 1944) is an American bodybuilder, personal trainer,... more on Wikipedia
  • David Carr is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    David Carr

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    David Carr may refer to:
  • Jerry Quarry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    Jerry Quarry

    Dec. at 54 (1945-1999)

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Jerry Quarry (May 15, 1945 – January 3, 1999), nicknamed "Irish" or "The Bellflower Bomber",... more on Wikipedia
  • Félix Enríquez Alcalá is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Félix Enríquez Alcalá (sometimes credited as Felix Alcala) (born March 7, 1951 in Bakersfield,... more on Wikipedia
  • Jean Fuller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California, United States of America

    Jeannie Lynn "Jean" Fuller (née Guenther; born April 16, 1950) is a U.S. politician who served... more on Wikipedia
  • Derek Mears is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California, United States of America

    Derek Mears (born April 29, 1972) is an American actor and stuntman, best known for his role... more on Wikipedia
  • Sherley Anne Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    Sherley Anne Williams

    Dec. at 55 (1944-1999)

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Sherley Anne Williams (August 25, 1944 – July 6, 1999) was an American poet, novelist,... more on Wikipedia
  • J. R. Sakuragi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    J. R. Sakuragi (桜木 ジェイアール, Sakuragi Jeiāru, born Milton Henderson Jr.; October 30, 1976), is... more on Wikipedia
  • Erik Paulsen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California, United States of America

    Erik Philip Paulsen (born May 14, 1965) is an American politician who represented Minnesota's... more on Wikipedia
  • Larsen Jensen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California, United States of America

    Larsen Alan Jensen (born September 1, 1985) is an American former competition swimmer and a... more on Wikipedia
  • Clair Engle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    Clair Engle

    Dec. at 53 (1911-1964)

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California, USA

    Clair Engle (September 21, 1911 – July 30, 1964) was an American politician of the Democratic... more on Wikipedia
  • Lawrence Kimble is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    Lawrence Kimble

    Dec. at 73 (1904-1977)

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Lawrence Kimble was a screenwriter.
  • Dennis Ralston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    Dennis Ralston

    Age: 78

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Richard Dennis Ralston (born July 27, 1942) is an American former professional tennis player... more on Wikipedia
  • Leon Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    Leon Lee

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceBakersfield, USA, California

    Leon Lee (born December 4, 1952 in Sacramento, California) is a former professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • Jeffrey C. Wynn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    Jeffrey C. Wynn

    Dr Jeffrey C. Wynn (aka Jeff Wynn), is a research geophysicist with the United States... more on Wikipedia
  • Gerald Haslam is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    Gerald Haslam

    Age: 83

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Gerald William Haslam (born March 18, 1937) is an author who has focused on rural and small... more on Wikipedia
  • Theo Bell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    Theo Bell

    Dec. at 53 (1953-2006)

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Theopolis Bell, Jr. (December 21, 1953 – June 21, 2006) was an American football wide receiver... more on Wikipedia
  • Gregory Ansolabehere is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    Gregory Ansolabehere

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Gregory Ansolabehere is an American rower.
  • Mike Quarry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    Mike Quarry

    Dec. at 55 (1951-2006)

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Michael Wayne "Mike" Quarry (March 4, 1951 – June 11, 2006) was a light heavyweight boxer. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Dennis P. Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    Dennis P. Lockhart

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Dennis P. Lockhart (born February 1, 1947) is an American. He was the 14th President and CEO... more on Wikipedia
  • Bruce Walton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    Bruce Walton

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Bruce Walton may refer to: Bruce Walton (American football) (born 1951), American football... more on Wikipedia
  • Mark Nichols is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield

    Mark Nichols

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Mark Nichols is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League.... more on Wikipedia
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