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

List features people like Gail Hopkins and M. Susan Savage.

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

Jeanne Tripplehorn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Jeanne Tripplehorn age 54 Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn is an American film and television actress. Her film career began with the role of a police psychologist in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct, The Firm, and Waterworld. ...more

Cornel West is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Cornel West age 64 Cornel Ronald West is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. The son of a Baptist minister, West ...more

Jennifer Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Jennifer Jones Died at 90 (1919-2009) Jennifer Jones, also known as Jennifer Jones Simon, was an American Oscar-winning actress during the Hollywood golden years. Jones, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance ...more

S. Robson Walton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
S. Robson Walton age 73 Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton is an American businessman and is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He is Chairman of the ...more

Alfre Woodard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Alfre Woodard age 65 Alfre Woodard is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, and political activist. Woodard has been named one of the most versatile and accomplished actors of her generation. ...more

St. Vincent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
St. Vincent age 35 Anne Erin "Annie" Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She began her music career as a member of ...more

Bobby Cox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Bobby Cox age 76 Robert Joseph "Bobby" Cox is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and manager. He first led the Atlanta Braves from 1978 to 1981, and then managed the Toronto Blue Jays from ...more

Tyler Lockett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Tyler Lockett age 25 Tyler Lockett is an American football wide receiver, punt returner and kickoff returner. He played college football at Kansas State. Lockett is the son and nephew of professional football ...more

Charlie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Charlie Wilson age 65 Charles Kent "Charlie" Wilson, also known as Uncle Charlie, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, producer and the former lead vocalist for The Gap Band. As a solo artist he has ...more

Judy Woodruff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Judy Woodruff age 71 Judy Woodruff is an American television news anchor, journalist, and writer. Woodruff has worked at several television organizations, including CNN, NBC News, and PBS. She is a board member at ...more

Jim Keltner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Jim Keltner age 75 James Lee "Jim" Keltner is an American drummer and percussionist known primarily for his session work; he also played the ukulele. He has contributed to the work of many well-known ...more

Jerry Nelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Jerry Nelson Died at 78 (1934-2012) Jerry L. Nelson was an American puppeteer, best known for his work with The Muppets. Renowned for his wide range of characters and singing abilities, he performed Muppet characters on Sesame ...more

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David Biespiel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
David Biespiel age 54 David Biespiel is an American poet who was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, raised in Houston, Texas, and educated at Boston University, University of Maryland, and Stanford University. He is the ...more

Tyler Spencer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Tyler Spencer age 46 Tyler Spencer, also known by his stage name Dick Valentine, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the lead vocalist, main lyricist, and co-founder of the rock band Electric

Heather Langenkamp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Heather Langenkamp age 53 Heather Elizabeth Langenkamp is an American actress, singer, producer and director. She is best known for her role as Nancy Thompson from the A Nightmare on Elm Street films and she served as ...more

Judd Hambrick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Judd Hambrick age 72 Judd Hambrick is an American Emmy-award winning former television newscaster and reporter. Hambrick grew up in Mount Pleasant, Texas.

Tim Blake Nelson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Tim Blake Nelson age 53 Timothy "Tim" Blake Nelson is an American actor, writer and director.

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Cindy Chupack is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Cindy Chupack Cindy Chupack is a screenwriter who has won three Golden Globes and two Emmys for her work as a writer/executive producer of HBO's Sex and the City and writer/co-executive producer of ABC's ...more

Reed Mathis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Reed Mathis age 41 Reed Mathis is the bass player for Northern California Jam Band Tea Leaf Green.

Nancy Riley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Nancy Riley age 60 Nancy C. Riley represented Oklahoma State Senate District 37 which is located in Tulsa County and includes Bixby, Jenks, Lotsee, Tulsa and Sand Springs from 2000 to 2008. Riley grew up in Tulsa ...more

Earl Bostic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Earl Bostic Died at 53 (1912-1965) Earl Bostic was an American jazz alto saxophonist and a pioneer of the post-war American rhythm and blues style. He had a number of popular hits such as "Flamingo", "Harlem ...more

John Albert Knebel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
John Albert Knebel age 81 John Albert Knebel is a former United States government official who served as Secretary of Agriculture under President Gerald Ford.

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Cecil McBee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Cecil McBee age 82 Cecil McBee is an American post-bop jazz bassist, one of the most influential in the history of jazz. McBee has recorded as a leader only a handful of times since the 1970s, but has contributed ...more

Daniel H. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Daniel H. Wilson age 40 Daniel H. Wilson is a New York Times best selling author, television host and robotics engineer. Wilson is a contributing editor to Popular Mechanics magazine, called the "Resident ...more

Ben Rector is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Ben Rector age 31 Ben Rector is an American musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. His most recent record, The Walking in Between, was released in August 2013. In October 2013, Rector celebrated 100,000 records ...more

Felix Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Felix Jones age 28 Felix Jones, Jr. is an American football running back who is currently a Free Agent. He played college football for the University of Arkansas, and was recognized as a consensus All-American. He ...more

Jon Hulburd is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Jon Hulburd age 58 Jon Russell Hulburd is a Phoenix lawyer and small businessman. He was the 2010 Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona's 3rd congressional district.

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Mark Anderson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Mark Anderson age 34 Mark Anderson is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

Lee Mayberry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Lee Mayberry age 47 Orva Lee Mayberry, Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player, spending seven seasons in the National Basketball Association.

John Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
John Sullivan age 53 John A. Sullivan is the former U.S. Representative for Oklahoma's 1st congressional district. He was initially elected in 2002. He is a member of the Republican Party. On June 26, 2012, Sullivan ...more

Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. age 71 Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. is the Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma. An oil industry executive and political figure in Tulsa, Bartlett was the Republican nominee for mayor of Tulsa in the 2009 election, and ...more

James L. Gould is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
James L. Gould age 72 James L. Gould is an American ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and popular science writer. He has served as a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University since ...more

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JellyRoll is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
JellyRoll David Drew, better known as JellyRoll or Jelly Roll, is an American hip hop producer. Drew is known for his work with various West Coast hip hop artists including Snoop Dogg, The Game, and ...more

Mark Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Mark Radcliffe age 65 Mark Radcliffe is a film producer.

Steve Monroe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Steve Monroe age 45 Steven Monroe is an actor.

Lane MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Lane MacDonald age 52 Bradley Lane MacDonald is a retired ice hockey player. Born in Tulsa as the son of former NHL player Lowell MacDonald, Lane was a prep star at the University School of Milwaukee, and grew up in ...more

John M. Eargle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
John M. Eargle Died at 76 (1931-2007) John Morgan Eargle was an Oscar and Grammy-winning audio engineer and a musician. He was the Chief Engineer for Delos International, author of seminal textbooks on audio, a consultant for 31 ...more

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Reggie Brooks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Reggie Brooks age 47 Reginald Arthur Brooks is a former American football running back in the National Football League. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the uncle to Minnesota ...more

Les Moss is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Les Moss Died at 87 (1925-2012) John Lester Moss was an American professional baseball player, coach, scout and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the St. Louis Browns for the most significant portion ...more

Gary Sievers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Gary Sievers Gary Sievers is an actor.

Rick Engles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Rick Engles age 63 Rick B. Engles is a former professional American football player who played in three NFL seasons from 1976 to 1978 for the Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles.

Richard Dumas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Richard Dumas age 48 Richard Wayne Dumas is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he is the son of former American Basketball Association player Rich Dumas.

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Aaron Gwyn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Aaron Gwyn age 45 Aaron Gwyn is an American short story author, novelist, and English professor.

John Ingle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
John Ingle Died at 84 (1928-2012) John Ingle was an American actor best known for his role as scheming patriarch Edward Quartermaine in the ABC soap opera General Hospital.

Marilyn Frye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Marilyn Frye age 77 Marilyn Frye is a notable American philosopher and feminist theorist. She is known for her work on sexism, racism, oppression, and sexuality. Her writings are widely regarded as offering ...more

Gordon Matthews is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Gordon Matthews Died at 66 (1936-2002) Gordon Matthews was an American inventor and businessman and started one of the first companies which pioneered the commercialization of voicemail.

Janet Curtis-Larson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Janet Curtis-Larson Janet Curtis-Larson is an actor and film and television producer.

Jamie Oldaker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Jamie Oldaker age 66 James Oldaker is an American rock music, blues rock and country music drummer and percussionist. He was born September 5, 1951 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is an exponent of the shuffle style. After a ...more

Josh Brown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Josh Brown age 38 Joshua Brown is an American football placekicker for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He ...more

Julián Rebolledo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Tulsa
Julián Rebolledo Julián Rebolledo, also known as Julian Dean, is an American actor and voice talent, best known for his role as the voice of the neurotic father Jake Morgendorffer on the MTV animated ...more