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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Spokane
age 74
Craig The Nelson is an American actor. He is best known for his Emmy-winning role as Hayden Fox on the TV series Coach, Deputy Ward Wilson in the 1980 film Stir Crazy, Steven Freeling in the ...more

Michael Winslow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Spokane
age 60
Michael Winslow is an American actor, beatboxer and comedian billed as the "Man of 10,000 Sound Effects" for his ability to make realistic sounds using only his voice. He is best known ...more

Julia Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Spokane
age 59
Julia Anne Sweeney is an American actress, comedian and author. She is known for her role as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for her autobiographical solo shows. She played Mrs. Keeper ...more

Sandy Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Spokane

Susan Peters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Spokane
Dec. at 31 (1921-1952)
Susan Peters was an American stage, film and television actress.

Tom Foley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Spokane
Dec. at 84 (1929-2013)
Thomas Stephen "Tom" Foley was an American lawyer and politician from the state of Washington. He was the 57th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1989 ...more

Sol Lesser is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Spokane
Dec. at 90 (1890-1980)
Sol Lesser was an American film producer and presenter.

Bob Crosby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Spokane
Dec. at 80 (1913-1993)
George Robert "Bob" Crosby was an American swing music singer and Dixieland bandleader and vocalist best known for his group the Bob-Cats.

Ryne Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Spokane
age 59
Ryne Dee Sandberg, nicknamed "Ryno", is an American professional baseball player, coach, and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a second baseman for the Philadelphia ...more

George Nakashima is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Spokane
Dec. at 85 (1905-1990)
George Katsutoshi Nakashima was an American woodworker, architect, and furniture maker who was one of the leading innovators of 20th century furniture design and a father of the American craft ...more

Dennis Washington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Spokane
age 85
Dennis R. Washington is a Montana-based industrialist and philanthropist who owns, or co-owns controlling interest in, a large consortium of privately held companies collectively known as the ...more

Jimmy Rowles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Spokane
Dec. at 78 (1918-1996)
Jimmy Rowles was an American jazz pianist, vocalist, and composer. As a bandleader and accompanist, he explored various styles including swing and cool jazz.

David Eddings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Spokane
Dec. at 78 (1931-2009)
David Eddings was an American fantasy writer. With his wife Leigh, he authored several best-selling epic fantasy novel series, including The Belgariad, The Malloreon, The Elenium, The Tamuli and ...more

Howard Rothmann Bowen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Spokane
Dec. at 81 (1908-1989)
Howard Rothmann Bowen was an American economist and college president, serving as the president of Grinnell College from 1955 to 1964 and as the fourteenth President of the University of Iowa ...more

David N. Donihue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Spokane
age 44
David N. Donihue is an American writer, director and actor.

Arthur C. Brooks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Spokane
age 54
Arthur C. Brooks is an American social scientist and musician. He is the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. Brooks is best known for his work on the ...more

Michael P. Farris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Spokane
age 67
Michael "Mike" P. Farris is a United States constitutional lawyer. He is a founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College, both in Purcellville in ...more

Seena Owen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Spokane
Dec. at 72 (1894-1966)
Seena Owen was a Danish-American silent film actress.

Lester Asheim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Spokane
Dec. at 83 (1914-1997)
Lester Eugene Asheim was a librarian and scholar of library science. He was included among the "100 most important leaders we had in the 20th century" by the American Library

John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Spokane
age 56
John Houston Stockton is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent his entire professional playing career as a point guard for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball ...more

Debra Magpie Earling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Spokane
age 61
Debra Cecille Magpie Earling is a Native American novelist, and short story writer. She is the author of Perma Red and The Lost Journals of Sacajewea, which was on display at the Missoula Museum ...more

Michael Clarke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Spokane
Dec. at 47 (1946-1993)
Mike Clarke appeared in the 1970 film Gimme Shelter.

Jay Pickett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Spokane
age 58
Jay Pickett is an American actor.

Compton I. White, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Spokane
Dec. at 78 (1920-1998)
Compton Ignatius White, Jr. was a two-term congressman from northern Idaho. A Democrat, he was elected to the open seat in the first district in 1962 and re-elected in 1964. White is the last ...more

Kitty Kelley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Spokane
age 76
Kitty Kelley is an American journalist and author of several best-selling unauthorized biographies of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, the ...more