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Famous People From Utah

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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
age 66
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
Tyson Apostol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Utah
age 39
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
age 43
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
age 36
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
age 70
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
age 61
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
age 57
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
age 84
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
Dec. 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
age 37
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
age 86
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 33
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
Dec. 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
Frank Zamboni is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Utah
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 76
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
Dec. 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
age 78
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
Dec. 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
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
age 66
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