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

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Missouri?" or "Which celebrities were born in Missouri?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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Harry Caray is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Dec. at 84 (1914-1998)

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Harry Caray (born Harry Christopher Carabina; March 1, 1914 – February 18, 1998) was an American sportscaster on radio and television. He covered five Major League Baseball teams, beginning with ...more

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Evan Peters is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 32

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Evan Thomas Peters (born January 20, 1987) is an American actor, best known for his multiple roles on the FX anthology series American Horror Story, Stan Bowes in the first season of the FX ...more

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Keith Boykin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 53

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965) is an American progressive broadcaster, author and commentator. He was editor of The Daily Voice, a CNBC contributor, a CNN political commentator, and a ...more
Rick Sutcliffe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 62

Birthplace: Independence, Missouri

Richard Lee Sutcliffe (born June 21, 1956), nicknamed "The Red Baron" is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, ...more
Demetrious Johnson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 57

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

Demetrious Johnson (born July 21, 1961) is a former professional American football player. Johnson is a native St. Louisan who grew up in the Darst-Webbe Housing Project. He was the youngest of ...more

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Chris Cooper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 67

Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

Christopher Walton Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor. He has appeared in supporting performances in several major Hollywood films, including the drama American Beauty (1999), ...more

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Harry Edwards is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 76

Birthplace: East St. Louis, Illinois

Harry Edwards (born November 22, 1942) is an American sociologist and civil rights activist. He completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University and is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University ...more
John Doerr is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 67

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

L. John Doerr (born June 29, 1951) is an American investor and venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins in Menlo Park, California. In February 2009, Doerr was appointed a member of the President's ...more
Joe Garagiola, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 93

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Joseph Henry Garagiola Sr. (February 12, 1926 – March 23, 2016) was an American professional baseball catcher, later an announcer and television host, popular for his colorful personality. ...more
Evan Bourne is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 35

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Matthew Joseph Korklan (born March 19, 1983) is an American professional wrestler who performs on the independent circuit as Matt Sydal. He is most recently known for his time in Impact ...more

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Stan Kroenke is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 71

Birthplace: Columbia, Missouri

Enos Stanley Kroenke (; born July 29, 1947) is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He is the owner of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, which is the holding company of English Premier ...more
Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 96

Birthplace: Germantown, Illinois

Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst (; February 2, 1923 – June 6, 2018) was an American professional baseball second baseman, coach, and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB), and is ...more

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Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 75

Birthplace: Crystal City, Missouri, United States of America

William Warren Bradley (born July 28, 1943) is an American politician and former professional basketball player. He served three terms as a Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He ran ...more

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Joyce Meyer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 75

Birthplace: USA, St. Louis, Missouri

Joyce Meyer (born Pauline Joyce Hutchison; June 4, 1943) is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four ...more
Steve Wright is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 59

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

Steven Wright (born 1955) is an American comedian and actor. Steven or Steve Wright may also refer to: Steve Wright (American football, born 1942), former American football offensive tackle ...more
Brooke Tessmacher is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 34

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Brooke Nichole Adams (born December 4, 1984), is an American model and professional wrestler, best known by the ring names Miss Tessmacher and Brooke Tessmacher. She is a three–time TNA ...more
Michael McDonald is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 67

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952) is an American singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and record producer known for his distinctive, soulful voice and as a member of the bands The Doobie ...more

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Bert Convy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Dec. at 58 (1933-1991)

Birthplace: USA, St. Louis, Missouri

Bernard Whalen "Bert" Convy (July 23, 1933 – July 15, 1991) was an American actor, singer, game show host and panelist known for hosting Tattletales, Super Password and Win, Lose or
Robert L. Behnken is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 48

Birthplace: Creve Coeur, St. Louis, Missouri

Robert Louis "Bob" Behnken (born July 28, 1970 in Creve Coeur, Missouri) is a United States Air Force officer, NASA astronaut and former Chief of the Astronaut Office. Behnken holds a ...more
David Catania is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 51

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

David A. Catania (born January 16, 1968) is an American independent politician and lawyer from Washington, D.C. He was formerly an at-large member of the Council of the District of Columbia, ...more
Joe Torry is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 53

Birthplace: USA, St. Louis, Missouri

Joseph Pierre "Joe" Torry (born September 28, 1965) is an American actor and comedian.
Gretchen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 45

Birthplace: Pocahontas, Illinois, United States of America

Gretchen Frances Wilson (born June 26, 1973) is an American country artist. She made her debut in March 2004 with the Grammy Award-winning single "Redneck Woman," a number-one hit on ...more

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Dan Piraro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 61

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri

Daniel Charles Piraro (born 1958) is a painter, illustrator, and cartoonist best known for his syndicated cartoon panel Bizarro. Piraro's cartoons have been reprinted in 16 book collections (as ...more
Faye Kellerman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Age: 66

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

Faye Marder Kellerman (born July 31, 1952) is an American writer of mystery novels, in particular the "Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus" series as well as three non-series books, The Quality ...more
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Missouri
Dec. at 85 (1890-1975)

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri

Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (; July 30, 1890 – September 29, 1975) was an American Major League Baseball right fielder, and manager, best known as the manager of both the ...more

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