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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.

Merle Haggard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Merle Haggard age 81 Merle Ronald Haggard is an American country and Western song writer, singer, guitarist, fiddler, and instrumentalist. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the ...more

Carver Mead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Carver Mead age 83 Carver Andress Mead is a US scientist and engineer. He currently holds the position of Gordon and Betty Moore Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of ...more

Robert Beltran is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Robert Beltran age 62 Robert Adame Beltran is a Mexican American actor, known for his roles as Raoul in Paul Bartel's cult film Eating Raoul and as Commander Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager.

Ric Drasin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Ric Drasin age 73 Ric Drasin is an American artist, actor, Internet talk show host, director, producer, and writer. He is also a personal trainer, stuntman, former bodybuilder, and retired professional wrestler. ...more

David Carr is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
David Carr age 36 David Duke Carr is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Houston Texans first overall in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State. Carr has also ...more

Jerry Quarry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Jerry Quarry Died at 54 (1945-1999) Jerry Quarry, nicknamed "Irish" or "The Bellflower Bomber," was an American heavyweight boxer. Quarry was rated by Ring Magazine as the most popular fighter in the sport, ...more

Félix Enríquez Alcalá is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Félix Enríquez Alcalá age 67 Félix Enríquez Alcalá is an American film and television director.

Jean Fuller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Jean Fuller age 67 Jean Fuller is a U.S. politician who serves in the California State Senate. A Republican, she was previously a member of the California Assembly and the Superintendent of Schools for the ...more

Derek Mears is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Derek Mears age 45 Derek Mears is an American actor and stuntman, best known for his role as Jason Voorhees in the reboot of Friday the 13th and Hawes in Hatchet III.

Sherley Anne Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Sherley Anne Williams Died at 55 (1944-1999) Sherley Anne Williams was an African-American poet, novelist, professor and social critic. Many of her works tell stories about her life in the African-American community.

J. R. Sakuragi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
J. R. Sakuragi age 41 J. R. Sakuragi, born Milton "J. R." Henderson, is an American and Japanese professional basketball player. Raised in Bakersfield, Sakuragi played college basketball at University of ...more

Erik Paulsen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Erik Paulsen age 52 Erik Paulsen is an American politician serving in the United States House of Representatives for Minnesota's 3rd congressional district since 2009. A member of the Republican Party, he ...more

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Larsen Jensen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Larsen Jensen age 32 Larsen Alan Jensen is an American former competition swimmer and a two-time Olympic medalist.

Clair Engle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Clair Engle Died at 53 (1911-1964) Clair Engle was an American politician of the Democratic Party and a United States Senator from California.

Lawrence Kimble is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Lawrence Kimble Died at 73 (1904-1977) Lawrence Kimble was a screenwriter.

Dennis Ralston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Dennis Ralston age 75 Richard Dennis Ralston is an American former professional tennis player whose active career spanned the 1960s and 1970s.. As a young player he was coached by tennis pro Pancho Gonzales. He ...more

Leon Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Leon Lee age 65 Leon Lee is a former professional baseball player and manager. He played first base, third base and catcher during his career, batting and throwing right-handed. He is the father of Derrek Lee ...more

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Jeffrey C. Wynn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Jeffrey C. Wynn Dr Jeffrey C. Wynn, is a research geophysicist with the United States Geological Survey. He is currently based in the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, WA, one of the five USGS volcano ...more

Gerald Haslam is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Gerald Haslam age 81 Gerald William Haslam is an author who has focused on rural and small towns in California's Great Central Valley including its poor and working class people of all colors. A native of Oildale, ...more

Theo Bell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Theo Bell Died at 53 (1953-2006) Theopolis Bell, Jr. was an American football wide receiver who played nine seasons in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bell, who was born ...more

Gregory Ansolabehere is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Gregory Ansolabehere age 31 Gregory Ansolabehere is an American rower.

Mike Quarry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Mike Quarry Died at 55 (1951-2006) Michael Wayne "Mike" Quarry was a light heavyweight boxer. He had a record of 63-13-6 including 17 knockouts during his career, which began in 1969 and ended in 1982. Quarry was born ...more

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Dennis P. Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Dennis P. Lockhart age 71 Dennis P. Lockhart is the 14th President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He assumed office on March 1, 2007.

Bruce Walton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Bruce Walton age 55 Bruce Kenneth Walton is a pitching coach in the Chicago Cubs organization. Walton pitched in Major League Baseball from 1991 to 1994, playing with the Oakland Athletics, Montreal Expos, and ...more

Mark Nichols is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Mark Nichols age 58 Mark Nichols is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. Nichols was selected in the first round by the Detroit Lions out of San Jose State University in the ...more

Brock Marion is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Brock Marion age 45 Brock Elliot Marion is a former American football free safety who played twelve seasons in the National Football League. After playing college football for the University of Nevada, Reno, he was ...more

Jimmy Watkins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Jimmy Watkins age 35 Jimmy Watkins is an athlete. He represented the United States of America in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Joe Hawley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Joe Hawley age 29 Joseph Kelly Hawley is an American football Center of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the 117th pick in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Doug Marshall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Doug Marshall age 41 Douglas Garrett Marshall is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Middleweight division. A professional competitor since 2003, he has also formerly competed for the ...more

Chris Childs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Chris Childs age 50 Chris Childs is an American former professional basketball player, who played primarily at the guard position.

Beano is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Beano age 68 Beano is an actor.

Di Quon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Di Quon Di Quon is an actress and model.

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Frenchy Uhalt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Frenchy Uhalt Died at 94 (1910-2004) Bernard Bartholomew "Frenchy" Uhalt was a Major League Baseball outfielder. He played in 57 games for the Chicago White Sox in 1934. Uhalt was much better known, however, for his long ...more

Kelsey Barney is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Kelsey Barney age 31 Kelsey Barney is an actress.

Leron Lee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Leron Lee age 70 Leron Lee is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played 8 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians and San Diego Padres. He was the inspiration ...more

Shawn Thomas Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Shawn Thomas Odyssey Shawn Thomas Odyssey is an Edgar and Agatha award nominated author as well as a film, television, and video game music composer. His Wizard of Dark Street series chronicles the adventures of ...more

Aaron Asp is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Aaron Asp age 27 Aaron Asp is a basketball player.

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Megan Langenfeld is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Megan Langenfeld age 30 Megan Langenfeld is an American softball player. She attended Centennial High School in Bakersfield, California and the University of California, Los Angeles, where she plays infielder and ...more

Tyler Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Tyler Ferguson age 24 Tyler Ferguson is an American football quarterback for the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Crissy Moon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Crissy Moon Died at 27 (1984-2011) Crissy Moon was a pornographic actress.

Dean Hartgraves is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Dean Hartgraves age 51 Dean Charles Hartgraves is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in 1995, 1996 and 1998 with the Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants. He threw left-handed but ...more

Lee Gregory is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Lee Gregory age 79 Grover Leroy Gregory is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and pinch hitter who played for the Chicago Cubs in 1964. Gregory was born on June 2, 1938 in Bakersfield, California. He was ...more

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Tanya Turner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Tanya Turner age 29 Tanya Turner is an actress and a film crewmember.

Doug Simons is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Doug Simons age 51 Douglas Eugene Simons is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the New York Mets and Montreal Expos. He is most known for giving up a home run to Chaston Hart in 2013 at ...more

Esteban Arias is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Esteban Arias age 35 Esteban Arias is an American soccer player of Mexican heritage, currently without a club.

Calen Coleman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Calen Coleman Calen Coleman is a basketball player.

Nancy Andrews-Goebel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Nancy Andrews-Goebel Nancy Andrews-Goebel is a writer.

Jerry Harvey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Jerry Harvey Died at 39 (1949-1988) Jerry Harvey was an American screenwriter and film programmer, best known for his work on Z Channel, a pioneering cable station in Los Angeles from 1974 to 1989.

Fred Ford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Fred Ford age 80 Frederick Lee Ford is a former American football halfback for the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Chargers of the American Football League. He played college football at Cal Poly Pomona for the

Peter Woodring is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Bakersfield
Peter Woodring age 50 Peter Woodring is a retired U.S. soccer forward. He spent most of his career in the lower U.S. and German divisions. However, he did spend one season in Major League Soccer with the New England ...more