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Famous People From Bakersfield

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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

    BirthplaceOildale, California, United States of America

    Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer,...  more
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  • Carver Mead

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Carver Andress Mead (born 1 May 1934) is an American scientist and engineer. He currently...  more
  • Robert Beltran

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California, United States of America

    Robert Adame Beltran (born November 19, 1953) is an American actor, known for his role as...  more
  • Ric Drasin

    Ric Drasin

    Age: 76

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California, United States of America

    Richard Alan "Ric" Drasin (born July 12, 1944) is an American bodybuilder, personal trainer,...  more
  • David Carr

    David Carr

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    David Carr may refer to:...  more
  • Jerry Quarry

    Jerry Quarry

    Dec. at 54 (1945-1999)

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Jerry Quarry (May 15, 1945 – January 3, 1999), nicknamed "Irish" or "The Bellflower Bomber",...  more
  • BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Félix Enríquez Alcalá (sometimes credited as Felix Alcala) (born March 7, 1951 in Bakersfield,...  more
  • BirthplaceBakersfield, California, United States of America

    Jeannie Lynn "Jean" Fuller (née Guenther; born April 16, 1950) is a U.S. politician who served...  more
  • Derek Mears

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California, United States of America

    Derek Mears (born April 29, 1972) is an American actor and stuntman, best known for his role...  more
  • Sherley Anne Williams

    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
  • J. R. Sakuragi

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    J. R. Sakuragi (桜木 ジェイアール, Sakuragi Jeiāru, born Milton Henderson Jr.; October 30, 1976), is...  more
  • Erik Paulsen

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California, United States of America

    Erik Philip Paulsen (born May 14, 1965) is an American politician who represented Minnesota's...  more
  • Larsen Jensen

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California, United States of America

    Larsen Alan Jensen (born September 1, 1985) is an American former competition swimmer and a...  more
  • Clair Engle

    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
  • Lawrence Kimble

    Dec. at 73 (1904-1977)

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Lawrence Kimble was a screenwriter....
  • Dennis Ralston

    Age: 78

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Richard Dennis Ralston (born July 27, 1942) is an American former professional tennis player...  more
  • Leon Lee

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceBakersfield, USA, California

    Leon Lee (born December 4, 1952 in Sacramento, California) is a former professional baseball...  more
  • Jeffrey C. Wynn

    Jeffrey C. Wynn

    Dr Jeffrey C. Wynn (aka Jeff Wynn), is a research geophysicist with the United States...  more
  • Gerald Haslam

    Age: 83

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Gerald William Haslam (born March 18, 1937) is an author who has focused on rural and small...  more
  • Theo Bell

    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
  • Gregory Ansolabehere

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Gregory Ansolabehere is an American rower....
  • Mike Quarry

    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
  • 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
  • Bruce Walton

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Bruce Walton may refer to: Bruce Walton (American football) (born 1951), American football...  more
  • Mark Nichols

    Mark Nichols

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

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