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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.

Stephen Spach and Frank Ortenzio are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Fresno

    Steven Anthony Lawrence (born July 19, 1990) is an American actor. He is best known for his... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kevin Federline

    BirthplaceFresno, California, United States of America

    Kevin Earl Federline (born March 21, 1978), sometimes referred to as K-Fed, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Mike Connors

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Fresno

    Krekor Ohanian (Armenian: Քրէկոր Օհանեան; August 15, 1925 – January 26, 2017), known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Christopher Gorham

    BirthplaceFresno, California, USA

    Christopher David Gorham (born August 14, 1974) is an American actor who is best known for the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Gary Jules

    Gary Jules

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceFresno, California, United States of America

    Gary Jules Aguirre Jr. (born 19 March 1969), known as Gary Jules, is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • James van Hoften

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    James Dougal Adrianus "Ox" van Hoften, Ph.D. (born June 11, 1944) is an American civil and... more on Wikipedia
  • Frank Chance

    Frank Chance

    Dec. at 48 (1876-1924)

    BirthplaceSalida, California

    Frank Leroy Chance (September 9, 1877 – September 15, 1924) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia

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    #169 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#175 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Tom Seaver

    Tom Seaver

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    George Thomas Seaver (born November 17, 1944), nicknamed Tom Terrific and The Franchise, was a... more on Wikipedia

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    #22 of 25 Longest Pitching Streaks in Baseball #23 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time

  • Steven Zaillian

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an Armenian-American screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • Phil Roman

    Phil Roman

    Age: 89

    BirthplaceFresno, California, United States of America

    Philip Roman (born December 21, 1930) is an American animator. He is the founder of animation... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Paul

    Age: 95

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    Don Paul (March 18, 1925 – November 8, 2014) was a professional American football linebacker... more on Wikipedia
  • Kristin Smart
    Kristin Denise Smart is an American missing person. She went missing on May 25, 1996 while... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jim Maloney

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    James William Maloney (born June 2, 1940) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League... more on Wikipedia
  • Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.

    Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.

    Dec. at 53 (1919-1972)

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Fresno

    Rostom Sipan "Ross" Bagdasarian (; Armenian: Ռոստոմ Սիփան Բաղդասարեան; January 27, 1919 –... more on Wikipedia
  • Anthony McCoy

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    Robert Anthony McCoy (born December 28, 1987) is a former American football tight end. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceFresno, California

    David St. John (born July 24, 1949) is an American poet.
  • Frank Thomas

    Frank Thomas

    Dec. at 92 (1912-2004)

    BirthplaceFresno, California, United States of America

    Franklin Rosborough "Frank" Thomas (September 5, 1912 – September 8, 2004) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Leo Politi

    Leo Politi

    Dec. at 88 (1908-1996)

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    Leo Politi (1908–1996) was an Italian-American artist and author who wrote and illustrated... more on Wikipedia
  • J.P. Manoux

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Fresno

    Jean-Paul Christophe Manoux (born June 8, 1969) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceFresno, California

    Randall Richard Stumpfhauser (born January 27, 1977 in Fresno, California U.S.) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Aaron Ruell

    BirthplaceFresno, California, United States of America

    Derek Aaron Ruell (born June 23, 1976 in Fresno, California), is an American director and... more on Wikipedia
  • David Peckinpah

    Dec. at 55 (1951-2006)

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    David Ernest Peckinpah (September 5, 1951 – April 23, 2006) was a television writer, producer... more on Wikipedia
  • W. W. Hansen

    Dec. at 40 (1909-1949)

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Fresno

    William Webster Hansen (May 27, 1909 – May 23, 1949) was an American physicist and professor.... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceFresno, California, United States of America

    Andrew Isaac is an Actor, Film Producer and Screenwriter.
  • Milo Rowell

    Milo Rowell

    Dec. at 74 (1903-1977)

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    Lt. Col. Milo E. Rowell (July 25, 1903 - October 7, 1977) was an American lawyer and Army... more on Wikipedia