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Famous People From Fresno

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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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Steven Anthony Lawrence ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 28

Birthplace: USA, California, Fresno

Steven Anthony Lawrence (born July 19, 1990) is an American actor. He is best known for his recurring role as Bernard "Beans" Aranguren in the hit Disney Channel Original Series Even ...more

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Kevin Federline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 40

Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States of America

Kevin Earl Federline (born March 21, 1978), sometimes referred to as K-Fed, is an American rapper, DJ, actor, television personality, professional wrestler, and fashion model. His career began ...more

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Mike Connors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 93

Birthplace: USA, California, Fresno

Krekor Ohanian (Armenian: Քրէկոր Օհանեան; August 15, 1925 – January 26, 2017), known professionally as Mike Connors, was an Armenian-American actor best known for playing private detective Joe ...more
Christopher Gorham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 44

Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States of America

Christopher David Gorham (born August 14, 1974) is an American actor who is best known for the ABC series Ugly Betty. He has also appeared in such series as Popular, Odyssey 5, Felicity, Jake ...more

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Gary Jules is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 49

Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States of America

Gary Jules Aguirre Jr. (born 19 March 1969), known as Gary Jules, is an American singer-songwriter, known primarily for his cover version of the Tears for Fears song "Mad World", which ...more
James van Hoften is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 74

Birthplace: Fresno, California

James Dougal Adrianus "Ox" van Hoften, Ph.D. (born June 11, 1944) is an American civil and hydraulic engineer, retired U.S. Navy officer and aviator, and a former astronaut for NASA.
Frank Chance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Dec. at 48 (1876-1924)

Birthplace: Salida, California

Frank Leroy Chance (September 9, 1877 – September 15, 1924) was an American professional baseball player. A first baseman, Chance played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs (initially ...more

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Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 74

Birthplace: Fresno, California

George Thomas Seaver (born November 17, 1944), nicknamed Tom Terrific and The Franchise, is a retired American professional baseball pitcher. He pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1967 ...more

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Steven Zaillian is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 66

Birthplace: Fresno, California

Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an Armenian-American screenwriter, director, film editor, and producer. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award ...more
Phil Roman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 88

Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States of America

Philip Roman (born December 21, 1930) is an American animator. He is the founder of animation studios Film Roman and Phil Roman Entertainment.
Don Paul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 93

Birthplace: Fresno, California

Don Paul (March 18, 1925 – November 8, 2014) was a professional American football linebacker who played for the Los Angeles Rams (1948–1955) in the National Football League (NFL). He was ...more
Kristin Smart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Fresno

Birthplace: Fresno, California

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.

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Jim Maloney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 78

Birthplace: Fresno, California

James William Maloney (born June 2, 1940) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the Cincinnati Reds (1960–70) and California Angels (1971). One of the ...more
Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Dec. at 53 (1919-1972)

Birthplace: USA, California, Fresno

Rostom Sipan "Ross" Bagdasarian (; Armenian: Ռոստոմ Սիփան Բաղդասարեան; January 27, 1919 – January 16, 1972), known professionally by his stage name David Seville, was an ...more
Anthony McCoy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 28

Birthplace: Fresno, California

Robert Anthony McCoy (born December 28, 1987) is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by Seattle in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC.
David St. John is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 69

Birthplace: Fresno, California

David St. John (born July 24, 1949) is an American poet.
Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Dec. at 92 (1912-2004)

Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States of America

Franklin Rosborough "Frank" Thomas (September 5, 1912 – September 8, 2004) was an American animator and pianist. He was one of Walt Disney's team of animators known as the Nine Old
Leo Politi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Dec. at 88 (1908-1996)

Birthplace: Fresno, California

Leo Politi (1908–1996) was an Italian-American artist and author who wrote and illustrated some 20 children's books, as well as Bunker Hill, Los Angeles (1964), intended for adults. His works ...more
J.P. Manoux is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 49

Birthplace: USA, California, Fresno

Jean-Paul Christophe Manoux (born June 8, 1969) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian and television personality best known for his work in multiple Disney productions, including S.T.A.N. ...more
Randy Stumpfhauser is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 42

Birthplace: Fresno, California

Randall Richard Stumpfhauser (born January 27, 1977 in Fresno, California U.S.) is an American professional "Mid School" Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racer whose prime competitive years ...more
Aaron Ruell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 42

Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States of America

Derek Aaron Ruell (born June 23, 1976 in Fresno, California), is an American director and photographer. He is most recognized for his performance as Kip Dynamite in the indie movie Napoleon
David Peckinpah is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Dec. at 55 (1951-2006)

Birthplace: Fresno, California

David Ernest Peckinpah (September 5, 1951 – April 23, 2006) was a television writer, producer and director. David was the nephew of legendary film director Sam Peckinpah and son of Denver ...more
W. W. Hansen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Dec. at 40 (1909-1949)

Birthplace: USA, California, Fresno

William Webster Hansen (May 27, 1909 – May 23, 1949) was an American physicist and professor. He was one of the founders of the technology of microwave electronics.
Andrew Isaac is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Age: 34

Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States of America

Andrew Isaac is an Actor, Film Producer and Screenwriter.
Milo Rowell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Fresno
Milo Rowell Dec. at 74 (1903-1977)

Birthplace: Fresno, California

Lt. Col. Milo E. Rowell (July 25, 1903 - October 7, 1977) was an American lawyer and Army officer best known for his role in drafting the Constitution of Japan.Born in Fresno, California, Rowell ...more