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

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Dylan Ryder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Dylan Ryder age 37 Dylan Ryder, is the stage name of an American pornographic actress.

Steven Anthony Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Steven Anthony Lawrence age 27 Steven Anthony Lawrence is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Bernard "Beans" Aranguren in the hit Disney Channel Original Series Even Stevens. His ...more

Kevin Federline is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Kevin Federline age 40 Kevin Earl Federline is an American dancer, rapper, fashion model, and actor. His career began as a backup dancer; he later became known for a high-profile two-year marriage to American ...more

Mike Connors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Mike Connors age 92 Mike Connors is an American actor best known for playing detective Joe Mannix in the CBS television series, Mannix. In the 1959–1960 television season, he had played a crime-fighting ...more

Christopher Gorham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Christopher Gorham age 43 Christopher David Gorham is an American actor who is known for the series, ABC hit Ugly Betty, Popular, Odyssey 5, Jake 2.0, Medical Investigation, Out of Practice, Harper's Island and Covert

Gary Jules is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Gary Jules age 49 Gary Jules is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his cover version of the Tears For Fears song "Mad World", which Gary recorded with friend Michael Andrews for the film ...more

James van Hoften is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Fresno
James van Hoften age 73 James Dougal Adrianus "Ox" van Hoften is a former NASA Astronaut.

Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Frank Chance Died at 48 (1876-1924) Frank Leroy Chance was an American professional baseball player. A first baseman, Chance played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees from 1898 through 1914. He also ...more

Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Tom Seaver age 73 George Thomas "Tom" Seaver, nicknamed "Tom Terrific" and "The Franchise", is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He pitched from 1967-1986 for four different ...more

Steven Zaillian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Steven Zaillian age 65 Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, producer, and founder of Film Rites, a film production company. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award ...more

Phil Roman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Phil Roman age 87 Philip Roman is an American animator. He is the founder of animation studios Film Roman and Phil Roman Entertainment. Roman is of Mexican American descent. Early in his career, Roman was an ...more

Don Paul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Don Paul age 93 Don Paul was a professional American football linebacker who played for the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League. He was selected to three Pro Bowls during his years with the Rams. ...more

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Disappearance of Kristin Smart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Disappearance of Kristin Smart Kristin Denise Smart is an American missing person. She went missing on May 25, 1996 while attending California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and has not been heard from since.

Jim Maloney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Jim Maloney age 77 James William Maloney is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the Cincinnati Reds and California Angels. One of the hardest-throwing pitchers of his era, ...more

Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. Died at 53 (1919-1972) Rostom Sipan "Ross" Bagdasarian was an American pianist, singer, songwriter, actor and record producer of Armenian descent. He was better known by the stage name David Seville. ...more

Anthony McCoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Anthony McCoy age 30 Robert Anthony McCoy is an American football tight end for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. McCoy ...more

David St. John is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Fresno
David St. John age 68 David St. John is an American poet.

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Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Frank Thomas Died at 92 (1912-2004) Franklin Rosborough "Frank" Thomas was an American animator. He was one of Walt Disney's team of animators; known as the Nine Old Men.

Leo Politi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Leo Politi Died at 88 (1908-1996) Leo Politi was an Italian-American artist and author who wrote and illustrated some 20 children's books, as well as Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, intended for adults. His works often celebrated ...more

J.P. Manoux is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Fresno
J.P. Manoux age 48 Jean-Paul Christophe "J.P." Manoux is an American actor, television personality, voice artist, and comedian best known for his work in multiple Disney productions, including S.T.A.N. ...more

Randy Stumpfhauser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Randy Stumpfhauser age 41 Randall Richard Stumpfhauser is an American professional "Mid School" Bicycle Motocross racer whose prime competitive years are from 1998 to the present. He is sometimes called ...more

Aaron Ruell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Aaron Ruell age 41 Derek Aaron Ruell was born in Fresno, California, is an American director and photographer. He is most recognized for his performance as Kip Dynamite in the indie movie Napoleon Dynamite.

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David Peckinpah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Fresno
David Peckinpah Died at 55 (1951-2006) David Ernest Peckinpah was a television writer, producer and director. David was the nephew of legendary film director Sam Peckinpah and son of Denver "Denny" Peckinpah, a Fresno ...more

W. W. Hansen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Fresno
W. W. Hansen Died at 40 (1909-1949) William Webster Hansen was a U.S. physicist who was one of the founders of the technology of microwave electronics.

Andrew Isaac is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Andrew Isaac age 33 Andrew Isaac is an Actor, Film Producer and Screenwriter.

Milo Rowell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Milo Rowell Died at 74 (1903-1977) Lt. Col. Milo E. Rowell was an American lawyer and Army officer best known for his role in drafting the Constitution of Japan. Born in Fresno, California, Rowell graduated from Stanford ...more

Gary Scelzi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Gary Scelzi age 57 Gary Scelzi, is an American dragster racer and midget car owner who has won the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel championship on three occasions and the Funny Car title once. In 1997 ...more

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Timmy T is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Timmy T age 50 Timmy T is a freestyle performer and musician. He is best known for his 1991 Billboard Hot 100 #1 single "One More Try". Although the freestyle has been quite popular in New York and ...more

Dennis Pitta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Dennis Pitta age 32 Dennis Gregory Pitta II, nicknamed American Express is an American football tight end for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football for Brigham Young ...more

Lawson Fusao Inada is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Lawson Fusao Inada age 80 Lawson Fusao Inada is an American poet and was the fifth poet laureate of the U.S. state of Oregon.

Fashawn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Fashawn age 29 Santiago Leyva, better known by his stage name Fashawn, is an American rapper from Fresno, California. He first gained major attention after releasing his debut album Boy Meets World in 2009, ...more

Robert Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Robert Kendrick age 38 Robert Bradley Kendrick is an American tennis player. He turned professional in 1999. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 69, achieved in July 2009. Kendrick was suspended for a year ...more

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DeShawn Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Fresno
DeShawn Stevenson age 36 DeShawn Stevenson is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. Before his NBA career, he originally committed to ...more

Sandra Nichols is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Sandra Nichols age 84 Sandra Nichols is a television producer, film director and screenwriter.

Richard Martin Stern is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Richard Martin Stern Died at 86 (1915-2001) Richard Martin Stern was an American novelist. Stern began his writing career in the 1950s with mystery tales of private investigators, winning a 1959 Edgar Award for Best First Novel, for The ...more

Mary Walker Phillips is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Mary Walker Phillips Died at 84 (1923-2007) Mary Walker Phillips was an American artist, author and teacher. Born in Fresno, California, she earned an MFA at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and in 1962 moved to ...more

Bruce Furniss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Bruce Furniss age 60 Bruce MacFarlane Furniss is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, and former world record-holder in four events. At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, he won ...more

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Ewell Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Ewell Blackwell Died at 74 (1922-1996) Ewell Blackwell was a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. Nicknamed "The Whip" for his sidearm, snap-delivery, Blackwell played for the Cincinnati Reds for most of ...more

Bryan Harley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Bryan Harley age 33 Bryan Harley is a Cinematographer, Film Director and Producer.

Mae Laborde is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Mae Laborde Died at 103 (1909-2012) Mae Laborde was an American television and film actress, who began her career at the age of 93 and who was active until her death at age 102. She was best known for her appearances on Talkshow ...more

Mel Gray is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Mel Gray age 69 Melvin Dean Gray is a former National Football League wide receiver for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1971 to 1982. He attended Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, California, the football ...more

Mike Masaoka is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Mike Masaoka Died at 76 (1915-1991) Mike Masaru Masaoka was born in Fresno, California. The family moved to Salt Lake City where Masaoka legally changed his first name to "Mike" and became a member of The Church of Jesus ...more

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Bill Glasson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Bill Glasson age 57 William Lee Glasson, Jr. is an American professional golfer who has won several tournaments on the PGA Tour. Glasson was born in Fresno, California. He attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, ...more

Vestee Jackson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Vestee Jackson age 54 Vestee Jackson II is a former professional American football cornerback in the National Football League. He played eight seasons for the Chicago Bears and the Miami Dolphins. He was drafted in ...more

Randolph Roberts is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Randolph Roberts age 70 Randolph Roberts is an American actor best known for being the second actor to portray Richie Cunningham's older brother Chuck on a few episodes of Happy Days. He also landed the leading role ...more

Dave Callaham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Dave Callaham age 40 Dave Callaham is a screenwriter.

Rick Merlo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Rick Merlo age 35 Rick Merlo is an American water polo player. He was a member of the United States men's national water polo team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In the championship game, the USA team won the ...more

Kyle Alcorn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Kyle Alcorn age 33 Kyle Alcorn is an American track and field athlete. As a long distance runner he has been most successful in the steeplechase. On June 28, 2012 he qualified for the 2012 Olympics by finishing ...more

Tom Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Tom Goodwin age 49 Thomas Jones Goodwin is a former Major League Baseball player. He attended Central High School and then went on to play for Fresno State University. He is currently the first base coach with the ...more

Kevin Robinson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Kevin Robinson age 33 Kevin Lee Robinson is a former professional gridiron football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Utah ...more