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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
age 68
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
AnnaSophia Robb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Denver
age 25
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
Dec. 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
age 66
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
age 74
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
Dec. 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
age 37
Sierra Boggess is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Denver
age 36
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
Dec. 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
age 42
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
age 67
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
age 70
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
age 74
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Joseph C. Phillips is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Denver
age 57
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
age 67
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
age 35
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
age 72
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
Dec. 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
age 65
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 86
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