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

List is made up of a variety of people, including Norm Rice and Ben Steele.

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

Karl Rove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Denver
Karl Rove age 66 - Karl Christian Rove is an American Republican political consultant and policy advisor. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration until Rove's ...more

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AnnaSophia Robb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Denver
AnnaSophia Robb age 23 - AnnaSophia Robb is an American actress and model. She has starred in films such as Because of Winn-Dixie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bridge to Terabithia, Race to Witch Mountain, Soul ...more

Douglas Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Denver
Douglas Fairbanks Died at 56 (1883-1939) - Douglas Fairbanks was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films such as The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark ...more

Duane Lee Chapman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Denver
Duane Lee Chapman age 62 - Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman I. is an American bounty hunter and a former bail bondsman. He starred in a weekly reality television program called Dog the Bounty Hunter, which was cancelled ...more

Jan-Michael Vincent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Denver
Jan-Michael Vincent age 71 - Jan-Michael Vincent is a retired American actor best known for his role as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the 1980s U.S. television series Airwolf and as the protagonist of John Milius’s ...more

Ruth Handler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Denver
Ruth Handler Died at 86 (1916-2002) - Ruth Marianna Handler was an American businesswoman and inventor. She served as the president of the toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., and is remembered for her role in marketing the Barbie doll.

Keeani Lei is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Denver
Keeani Lei age 34

Sierra Boggess is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Denver
Sierra Boggess age 34 - Sierra Marjory Boggess is an American theater actress and singer.

James Q. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Denver
James Q. Wilson Died at 81 (1931-2012) - James Quinn Wilson was an American academic, political scientist, and an authority on public administration. Most of his career was spent as a professor at UCLA and Harvard. He coauthored a ...more

Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Denver
Chauncey Billups age 39 - Chauncey Ray Billups is a retired American professional basketball player who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association. A star at the University of Colorado, he was chosen third ...more

Michael Rupert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Denver
Michael Rupert age 64 - Michael John Rupert is an American actor, singer, director and composer. Rupert originated the role of "Marvin" in the William Finn musicals, March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland.

Katherine Ann Power is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Denver
Katherine Ann Power age 66 - Katherine Ann Power is an American ex-convict and long-time fugitive, who along with her fellow student and accomplice Susan Edith Saxe, was placed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Most ...more

Donna Haraway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Denver
Donna Haraway age 71 - Donna J. Haraway is a Distinguished Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness Department and Feminist Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, United States. ...more

Mary Chase is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Denver
Mary Chase Died at 75 (1906-1981) - Mary Coyle Chase was an American journalist, playwright and children's novelist, known primarily for writing the Broadway play Harvey, later adapted for film starring James Stewart. She wrote ...more

Paul Whiteman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Denver
Paul Whiteman Died at 77 (1890-1967) - Paul Samuel Whiteman was an American bandleader, composer, orchestral director and violinist. Leader of one of the most popular dance bands in the United States during the 1920s, Whiteman ...more

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Joseph C. Phillips is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Denver
Joseph C. Phillips age 53 - Joseph Connor Phillips is an American actor and conservative Christian commentator and writer. He is best known for his role as Martin Kendall on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, and ...more

Philip Bailey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Denver
Philip Bailey age 65 - Philip Bailey is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter, percussionist and actor, best known as one of the longtime members of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. Noted for ...more

Felix Vicious is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Denver
Felix Vicious age 32 - Felix Vicious is an American former pornographic actress from Denver, Colorado. Vicious relocated to California when she turned 18. While Bisexual Britni and Shay Sweet were signing autographs ...more

L. Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Denver
L. Neil Smith age 69 - Lester Neil Smith III, better known as L. Neil Smith, is a libertarian science fiction author and political activist. His works include the trilogy of Lando Calrissian novels: Lando Calrissian ...more

Jack Gilbert Graham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Denver
Jack Gilbert Graham Died at 25 (1932-1957) - John "Jack" Gilbert Graham was a mass murderer who killed 44 people by planting a dynamite bomb in his mother's suitcase that was subsequently loaded aboard United Airlines Flight

Michael J. Anderson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Denver
Michael J. Anderson age 62 - Michael J. Anderson is an American actor known for his roles as The Man from Another Place in David Lynch's television series Twin Peaks, the epilogue and prologue film of the series, Twin ...more

John M. Lounge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Denver
John M. Lounge Died at 65 (1946-2011) - John Michael "Mike" Lounge was an American engineer, a United States Navy officer, a Vietnam War veteran, and a NASA astronaut. A veteran of three Space Shuttle flights, Lounge logged ...more

Gene Fowler Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Denver
Gene Fowler Jr. Died at 81 (1917-1998) - Gene Fowler Jr., the eldest son of Gene Fowler, Denver, was a prominent Hollywood film editor. His work included films of Fritz Lang and Samuel Fuller and movies like Stanley Kramer's It's a ...more

John Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Denver
John Eisenhower Died at 91 (1922-2013) - John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower was a United States Army officer and military historian who served as the United States Ambassador to Belgium from 1969 to 1971. He was the brother of Doud ...more

Gerald P. Carr is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Denver
Gerald P. Carr age 84 - Gerald Paul "Jerry" Carr, is an American mechanical and aeronautical engineer, former United States Marine Corps officer, naval aviator, and former NASA astronaut. He was Commander of ...more

John Fante is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Denver
John Fante Died at 74 (1909-1983) - John Fante was an American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Italian descent. He is perhaps best known for his work Ask the Dust, a semi-autobiograpical novel about life in and ...more

Mendy Pellin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Denver
Mendy Pellin Mendy Pellin is a Hassidic comic with a web-based satirical news show called The Mendy Report. Pellin was born to a Hassidic family in Denver, CO. He spent most of his childhood in Crown ...more

Louis O. Kelso is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Denver
Louis O. Kelso Died at 78 (1913-1991) - Louis Orth Kelso was a political economist in the classical tradition of Smith, Marx and Keynes. He was also a corporate and financial lawyer, author, lecturer and merchant banker who is chiefly ...more

James Smith McDonnell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Denver
James Smith McDonnell Died at 81 (1899-1980) - James Smith "Mac" McDonnell was an American aviator, engineer, and businessman. He was an aviation pioneer and founder of McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, later McDonnell Douglas.

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Mark Steven Grove is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Denver
Mark Steven Grove age 49 - Mark Steven Grove is a stunt performer.

Tom Bower is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Denver
Tom Bower age 77 - Tom Bower is an American actor. He has appeared in a wide variety of television and film roles, including Die Hard 2 and The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. He appeared in Chris Chan ...more

Jill Sobule is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Denver
Jill Sobule age 52 - Jill Sobule is an American singer-songwriter best known for the 1995 single "I Kissed a Girl", and "Supermodel" from the soundtrack of the 1995 film Clueless. Her ...more

Jay Sarbry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Denver
Jay Sarbry Died at 81 (1919-2000) - Jay Sarbry was an animator and a television director.

Tygh Runyan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Denver
Tygh Runyan age 40 - Tygh Runyan is an American/Canadian actor and musician.

Elizabeth Robinson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Denver
Elizabeth Robinson age 54 - Elizabeth Robinson is an American poet and professor, author of twelve collections of poetry, most recently Counterpart, "Three Novels" "Also Known A,", and The Orphan and ...more

John Allen Paulos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Denver
John Allen Paulos age 70 - John Allen Paulos is an American professor of mathematics at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has gained fame as a writer and speaker on mathematics and the importance of ...more

Ed Perlmutter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Denver
Ed Perlmutter age 62 - Edwin George "Ed" Perlmutter is the U.S. Representative for Colorado's 7th congressional district, serving since 2007. The district is located in the northwestern suburbs of Denver. He ...more

Jeffrey Pierce is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Denver
Jeffrey Pierce age 44 - Jeffrey Pierce born Jeffrey Plitt; December 13, 1971, in Denver, Colorado, United States, is an American actor, film director and film producer. He is best known for portraying the titular ...more

Victor H. Krulak is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Denver
Victor H. Krulak Died at 95 (1913-2008) - Victor H. Krulak was a decorated United States Marine Corps officer who saw action in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Krulak, considered a visionary by fellow Marines, was the author of First ...more

Margaret Singer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Denver
Margaret Singer Died at 82 (1921-2003) - Margaret Thaler Singer was a clinical psychologist and opponent of new religious movements. Singer's main areas of research included schizophrenia, family therapy, brainwashing and coercive ...more

Bayard Carey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Denver
Bayard Carey Bayard Carey is a film sound mixer.

Ann E. Todd is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Denver
Ann E. Todd age 85 - Ann E. Todd is an American former child actress.

Eddie Eagan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Denver
Eddie Eagan Died at 70 (1897-1967) - Edward "Eddie" Patrick Francis Eagan was an American sportsman who is notable as being the only person to win a gold medal at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in different ...more

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Charles McKimson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Denver
Charles McKimson Died at 85 (1914-1999) - Charles Edson "Chuck" McKimson, Jr. was an American animator, best known for his work at Warner Bros. studio. He was the younger brother of animators Robert and Thomas McKimson. His ...more

Travis Wilkerson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Denver
Travis Wilkerson age 46 - Travis Wilkerson is a film director.

Ann Fienup-Riordan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Denver
Ann Fienup-Riordan age 69 - Ann Fienup-Riordan is an American cultural anthropologist known for her work with Yup'ik Eskimo peoples of western Alaska, particularly on Nelson Island and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. She lives ...more

Paul Romer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Denver
Paul Romer age 60 - Paul Michael Romer is an American economist, entrepreneur, and activist. He is currently professor of economics at the Stern School of Business at New York University. Prior to that, Romer was a ...more

John B. Goodman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Denver
John B. Goodman Died at 90 (1901-1991) - John B. Goodman was an American art director. He won an Academy Award and was nominated for three more in the category Best Art Direction. He worked on 208 films between 1934 and 1968, including ...more

Francesca Woodman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Denver
Francesca Woodman Died at 23 (1958-1981) - Francesca Woodman was an American photographer best known for her black and white pictures featuring herself and female models. Many of her photographs show young women who are nude, blurred, ...more

Eddie Tolan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Denver
Eddie Tolan Died at 59 (1908-1967) - Thomas Edward "Eddie" Tolan, nicknamed the "Midnight Express", was an American track and field athlete who competed in sprints. He set world records in the 100-yard dash and ...more