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Famous People From Spokane

Updated June 8, 2017 13.2k views278 items

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

These people, like Michaela Morgan and Wayne Shannon include images when available.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Spokane?" or "Which celebrities were born in Spokane?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • Craig T. Nelson

    BirthplaceSpokane, USA, Washington

    Craig Theodore Nelson (born April 4, 1944) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as...  more

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    #346 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History#48 of 55 The Most Influential Actors Of 2018

  • Michael Winslow

    BirthplaceSpokane, USA, Washington

    Michael Leslie Winslow (born September 6, 1958) is an American actor, comedian and beatboxer...  more

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    #310 of 315 American Stand-Up Comedians: The Best Comics In the USA#48 of 80 80 Famous Military Brats

  • Julia Sweeney

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington, United States of America

    Julia Anne Sweeney (born October 10, 1958) is an American actress, comedian and author. She...  more

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    #189 of 282 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time#55 of 94 The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

  • Susan Peters

    Susan Peters

    Dec. at 31 (1921-1952)

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington, United States of America

    Susan Peters (born Suzanne Carnahan; July 3, 1921 – October 23, 1952) was an American film,...  more
  • Tom Foley

    Dec. at 84 (1929-2013)

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington, United States of America

    Thomas Stephen Foley (March 6, 1929 – October 18, 2013) was an American lawyer and politician...  more
  • Sol Lesser

    Dec. at 90 (1890-1980)

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    Sol Lesser (February 17, 1890 – September 19, 1980) was an American film producer. He received...  more
  • Bob Crosby

    Bob Crosby

    Dec. at 80 (1913-1993)

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington, United States of America

    George Robert Crosby (August 23, 1913 – March 9, 1993) was an American jazz singer and...  more
  • Ryne Sandberg

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington, United States of America

    Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959), nicknamed "Ryno", is an American former...  more

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    #61 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame#100 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

  • George Nakashima

    George Nakashima

    Dec. at 85 (1905-1990)

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    George Katsutoshi Nakashima (Japanese: 中島勝寿 Nakashima Katsutoshi, May 24, 1905 – June 15,...  more
  • Dennis Washington

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    Dennis R. Washington (born 1934) is an American, Montana-based industrialist who owns, or...  more
  • Jimmy Rowles

    Dec. at 78 (1918-1996)

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington, United States of America

    James George Hunter (August 19, 1918 – May 28, 1996), known professionally as Jimmy Rowles,...  more
  • David Eddings

    David Eddings

    Dec. at 78 (1931-2009)

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    David Carroll Eddings (July 7, 1931 – June 2, 2009) was an American fantasy writer. With his...  more
  • Howard Rothmann Bowen

    Dec. at 81 (1908-1989)

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    Howard Rothmann Bowen was an American economist and college president, serving as the...  more
  • BirthplaceSpokane, Washington, United States of America

    David N. Donihue (David Nelson Donihue, b. April 25, 1974) is an American writer, director and...  more
  • Arthur C. Brooks

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    Arthur C. Brooks (born May 21, 1964) is an American social scientist, musician, and...  more
  • Michael P. Farris

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    Michael Farris may refer to: Michael Farris (lawyer), American constitutional lawyer Mike...  more
  • Seena Owen

    Seena Owen

    Dec. at 72 (1894-1966)

    BirthplaceSpokane, USA, Washington

    Seena Owen (born Signe Auen; November 14, 1894 – August 15, 1966) was an American silent film...  more
  • Lester Asheim

    Dec. at 83 (1914-1997)

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    Lester Eugene Asheim (January 22, 1914 – July 1, 1997) was a librarian and scholar of library...  more
  • John Stockton

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    John Houston Stockton (born March 26, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball...  more

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    #18 of 256 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#1282 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Debra Magpie Earling

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    Debra Cecille Magpie Earling (born August 3, 1957 Spokane, Washington) is a Native American...  more
  • Michael Clarke

    Michael Clarke

    Dec. at 47 (1946-1993)

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    Michael Clarke (born Michael James Dick; June 3, 1946 – December 19, 1993) was an American...  more

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    #237 of 525 Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song?#103 of 180 The Best Country Rock Bands and Artists

  • BirthplaceSpokane, Washington, United States of America

    Jay Pickett (born February 10, 1961) is an American actor....  more
  • Compton I. White, Jr.

    Dec. at 78 (1920-1998)

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington, United States of America

    Compton Ignatius White Jr. (December 19, 1920 – October 19, 1998) was a two-term congressman...  more
  • Kitty Kelley

    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    Catherine "Kitty" Kelley (born April 4, 1942) is an American journalist and author of several...  more
  • Trevor St. John

    BirthplaceSpokane, USA, Washington

    Trevor Marshall St. John (born September 3, 1971) is an American actor. He portrayed Todd...  more