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

Thomas E. McKay and John Browning are included on this list along with many more.

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

Roseanne Barr is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Utah
Roseanne Barr age 64 - Roseanne Cherrie Barr is an American actress, comedian, writer, television producer, director, and 2012 presidential nominee of the California-based Peace and Freedom Party. Barr began her ...more

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Tyson Apostol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Utah
Tyson Apostol age 37 - Tyson Apostol is scheduled to appear on Survivor: Tocantins, the eighteenth season of reality show Survivor.

Jaime Bergman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Utah
Jaime Bergman age 41 - Jaime Boreanaz is an American model and actress who is Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in January 1999, its 45th Anniversary issue. In addition to her magazine appearance she has ...more

Rafe Judkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Utah
Rafe Judkins age 32 - Rafe Lee Judkins was a contestant on the 11th season of Survivor, which took place in Guatemala. He is now a working TV and travel writer with credits on shows such as My Own Worst Enemy, Chuck, ...more

Gary Ridgway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Utah
Gary Ridgway age 68 - Gary Leon Ridgway is the American serial killer known as the Green River Killer. He was initially convicted of 48 separate murders and later confessed to nearly twice that number. As part of his ...more

Donny Osmond is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Utah
Donny Osmond age 59 - Donald Clark "Donny" Osmond is an American singer, actor, dancer, radio personality, and former teen idol. Osmond has also been a talk and game show host, record producer and author. ...more

Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Utah
Steve Young age 54 - Jon Steven "Steve" Young is a former professional American football quarterback who played 14 seasons in the National Football League. Young played college football for Brigham Young ...more

Wilford Brimley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Utah
Wilford Brimley age 82 - Anthony Wilford Brimley is an American actor. He has appeared in such films as The China Syndrome, Cocoon, The Thing, and The Firm. He had a recurring role on the 1970s television series The ...more

Philo Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Utah
Philo Farnsworth Died at 65 (1906-1971) - Philo Taylor Farnsworth was an American inventor and television pioneer. He made many contributions that were crucial to the early development of all-electronic television. He is perhaps best ...more

Cytherea is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Utah
Cytherea age 35 - Cytherea is an American pornographic actress and model. She is known for her ability to ejaculate while performing sex acts.

Jake Garn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Utah
Jake Garn age 83 - Edwin Jacob "Jake" Garn is an American politician, a member of the Republican Party, and served as a U.S. Senator representing Utah from 1974 to 1993. Garn became the first sitting ...more

Jerry Buss is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Utah
Jerry Buss Died at 80 (1933-2013) - Gerald Hatten "Jerry" Buss was an American businessman, real estate investor, and chemist. He was the majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team in the ...more

Val A. Browning is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Utah
Val A. Browning Died at 99 (1895-1994) - Val Allen Browning was an American industrialist, philanthropist and third-generation gun innovator. His grandfather, Jonathan Browning, opened a gun shop in Ogden, Utah in 1852 and his father, ...more

Derek Hough is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Utah
Derek Hough age 31 - Derek Hough is an American professional latin and ballroom dancer and choreographer. He is known for his work, since September 2007, on the ABC dance-competition series Dancing with the Stars, ...more

Stephen Covey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Utah
Stephen Covey Died at 80 (1932-2012) - Stephen Richards Covey was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book was The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. His other books include First ...more

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Frank Zamboni is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Utah
Frank Zamboni Died at 87 (1901-1988) - Frank Joseph Zamboni, Jr. was an American inventor, whose most famous invention is the modern ice resurfacer, with his surname being registered as a trademark for these resurfacers.

Evan Mecham is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Utah
Evan Mecham Died at 84 (1924-2008) - Evan Mecham was the 17th Governor of Arizona. A decorated veteran of World War II, Mecham earned his living as an automotive dealership owner and occasional newspaper publisher. Periodic runs ...more

Earl W. Bascom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Utah
Earl W. Bascom Died at 89 (1906-1995) - Earl W. Bascom was an American painter, printmaker, rodeo performer and sculptor, raised in Canada, who portrayed his own experiences cowboying and rodeoing across the American and Canadian

Tracy Hall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Utah
Tracy Hall Died at 89 (1919-2008) - Howard Tracy Hall was an American physical chemist, and the first person who grew a synthetic diamond according to a reproducible, verifiable and witnessed process, using a press of his own

Nolan Bushnell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Utah
Nolan Bushnell age 74 - Nolan Kay Bushnell is an American engineer and entrepreneur who founded both Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza-Time Theaters chain. Bushnell has been inducted into the Video Game Hall ...more

David M. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Utah
David M. Kennedy Died at 91 (1905-1996) - David Matthew Kennedy, was an American politician and businessman. He served as the 60th Secretary of the Treasury and later as the 8th United States Permanent Representative to NATO both under ...more

Kip Thorne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Utah
Kip Thorne age 76 - Kip Stephen Thorne is an American theoretical physicist, known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics. A longtime friend and colleague of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, ...more

Willard Libby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Utah
Willard Libby Died at 72 (1908-1980) - Willard Frank Libby was an American physical chemist noted for his role in the 1949 development of radiocarbon dating, a process which revolutionized archaeology. For his contributions to the ...more

Frank Borzage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Utah
Frank Borzage Died at 68 (1894-1962) - Frank Borzage was an American film director and actor, most remembered for directing 7th Heaven and Man's Castle.

Kevin B. Rollins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Utah
Kevin B. Rollins age 63 - Kevin Barney Rollins is an American businessman and philanthropist. The former President and CEO of Dell Inc., in 2006 Rollins was named by London's CBR as the 9th Most Influential person in the ...more

Larry H. Miller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Utah
Larry H. Miller Died at 65 (1944-2009) - Lawrence Horne "Larry H." Miller was a Utah businessman and philanthropist who was well known as the owner of the National Basketball Association's Utah Jazz and of the Salt Lake Bees, ...more

Goodwin Knight is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Utah
Goodwin Knight Died at 74 (1896-1970) - Goodwin Jess “Goodie” Knight was a U.S. politician who was the 31st governor of California from 1953 until 1959.

Lacy Schnoor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Utah
Lacy Schnoor age 30 - Lacy Schnoor is a freestyle skier.

Will Swenson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Utah
Will Swenson age 42 - William "Will" Swenson is an American actor, writer and film director best known for his work in musical theatre. He also has developed a film career, primarily in Mormon cinema.

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Culbert Olson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Utah
Culbert Olson Died at 86 (1876-1962) - Culbert Levy Olson was an American lawyer and politician. A Democratic Party member, Olson was involved in Utah and California politics and was elected as the 29th governor of California from ...more

Arthur Gary Bishop is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Utah
Arthur Gary Bishop Died at 36 (1952-1988) - Arthur Gary Bishop was a convicted American child molester and serial killer. He confessed to the murders of five young boys in 1983, as a result of a routine police investigation.

Rocky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Utah
Rocky Anderson age 64 - Ross Carl "Rocky" Anderson is an American attorney and politician. He served two terms as the 33rd mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, from 2000 to 2008. He is the Executive Director of ...more

Mack Swain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Utah
Mack Swain Died at 59 (1876-1935) - Mack Swain was an American actor and vaudevillian, prolific throughout the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s.

Jim Matheson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Utah
Jim Matheson age 55 - James David "Jim" Matheson is an American politician who served as a United States Representative from Utah from 2001 to 2015. He represented Utah's 2nd district from 2001 to 2013 and ...more

Anthony Geary is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Utah
Anthony Geary age 69 - Anthony Dean "Tony" Geary is an American actor. He is known for his role as Luke Spencer on the ABC daytime drama General Hospital. Geary has received a record seven Daytime Emmy ...more

Riley Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Utah
Riley Griffiths age 19 - Riley Griffiths is an American actor, best known for his role as Charles Kaznyk in the 2011 film, Super 8.

Craig Richard Nelson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Utah
Craig Richard Nelson age 69 - Craig Richard Nelson is an American theater, film and television character actor.

Kimberly Fisher is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Utah
Kimberly Fisher age 39 - Kimberly Fisher is a film actress.

Reed Smoot is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Utah
Reed Smoot Died at 79 (1862-1941) - Reed Smoot was a native-born Utahn who was first elected to the United States Senate from Utah in 1903, and served as a Republican Senator until 1933. Smoot is primarily remembered as the ...more

Bert McCracken is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Utah
Bert McCracken age 33 - Robert Edward "Bert" McCracken is the lead singer and songwriter of the American alternative rock, post-hardcore band The Used.

Don Leo Jonathan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Utah
Don Leo Jonathan age 85 - Don Heaton, also known as Don Leo Jonathan, is an American former professional wrestler.

Avard Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Utah
Avard Fairbanks Died at 90 (1897-1987) - Avard Tennyson Fairbanks was a prolific 20th-century American sculptor. Three of his sculptures are in the United States Capitol, and the state capitols in both Utah and Wyoming, as well as ...more

Wayne Osmond is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Utah
Wayne Osmond age 65 - Melvin Wayne Osmond is the second oldest of the original Osmond Brothers singers and the fourth oldest of the nine Osmond children.

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L. Tom Perry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Utah
L. Tom Perry age 94 - Lowell Tom Perry is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having become a member of that body in 1974. Currently, he is the third most ...more

Bruce Fowler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Utah
Bruce Fowler age 69 - Bruce Lambourne Fowler is a prominent American trombone player and composer. He played trombone on many Frank Zappa records, as well as with Captain Beefheart and in the Fowler Brothers Band. ...more

Leigh Harline is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Utah
Leigh Harline Died at 62 (1907-1969) - Leigh Adrian Harline was a film composer and songwriter. He was known for his "musical sophistication that was uniquely 'Harline-esque' by weaving rich tapestries of mood-setting ...more

Heidi Mount is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Utah
Heidi Mount age 30 - Heidi Mount is an American fashion model. She has walked the runways of internationally acclaimed fashion houses like Michael Kors, Bottega Veneta, Sonia Rykiel, Versace, and Valentino. She has ...more

Bill Haywood is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Utah
Bill Haywood Died at 59 (1869-1928) - William Dudley Haywood, better known as "Big Bill" Haywood, was a founding member and leader of the Industrial Workers of the World, and a member of the Executive Committee of the ...more

Rad Martinez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Utah
Rad Martinez age 28 - Radley Martinez is retired American mixed martial artist. He was signed with Bellator Fighting Championships, where he competed in their featherweight division.

Eugene England is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Utah
Eugene England Died at 68 (1933-2001) - George Eugene England, Jr., usually credited as Eugene England, was a Mormon writer, teacher, and scholar. He founded Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, the oldest independent journal in ...more