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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

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Tyson Apostol

    BirthplaceLindon, Utah, United States of America

    Tyson Apostol is scheduled to appear on Survivor: Tocantins, the eighteenth season of reality... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rafe Judkins

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Rafe Lee Judkins (born January 8, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah) was a contestant on the 11th... more on Wikipedia
  • Gary Ridgway

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949), also known as the Green River Killer, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Donny Osmond

    BirthplaceOgden, Utah, United States of America

    Donald Clark Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, dancer, actor and former... more on Wikipedia

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    #8 of 74 Mormon Celebrities#117 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

  • Steve Young

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961) is a former professional American football... more on Wikipedia

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    #2 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#962 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Wilford Brimley

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Anthony Wilford Brimley (September 27, 1934 – August 1, 2020) was an American actor and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Philo Farnsworth

    Philo Farnsworth

    Dec. at 65 (1906-1971)

    BirthplaceBeaver, Utah

    Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971) was an American inventor and... more on Wikipedia
  • Jake Garn

    Jake Garn

    Age: 87

    BirthplaceRichfield, Utah, United States of America

    Edwin Jacob "Jake" Garn (born October 12, 1932) is an American astronaut, politician, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Jerry Buss

    Jerry Buss

    Dec. at 80 (1933-2013)

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah

    Gerald Hatten Buss (January 27, 1933 – February 18, 2013) was an American businessman,... more on Wikipedia
  • Val A. Browning

    Val A. Browning

    Dec. at 99 (1895-1994)

    BirthplaceOgden, Utah

    Val Allen Browning (August 20, 1895 – May 16, 1994) was an American industrialist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Derek Hough

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Derek Hough (born May 17, 1985) is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Stephen Covey

    Stephen Covey

    Dec. at 80 (1932-2012)

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Stephen Richards Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author,... more on Wikipedia
  • Frank Zamboni

    Frank Zamboni

    Dec. at 87 (1901-1988)

    BirthplaceEureka, Utah

    Frank Joseph Zamboni, Jr. (, Italian: [dzamˈboːni]; January 16, 1901 – July 27, 1988) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Evan Mecham

    Evan Mecham

    Dec. at 84 (1924-2008)

    BirthplaceDuchesne, Utah, United States of America

    Evan Mecham ( MEE-kəm; May 12, 1924 – February 21, 2008) was an American businessman and the... more on Wikipedia
  • Earl W. Bascom

    Earl W. Bascom

    Dec. at 89 (1906-1995)

    BirthplaceVernal, Utah

    Earl Wesley Bascom (June 19, 1906 – August 28, 1995) was an American painter, printmaker,... more on Wikipedia
  • Tracy Hall

    Tracy Hall

    Dec. at 89 (1919-2008)

    BirthplaceOgden, Utah

    Howard Tracy Hall (October 20, 1919 – July 25, 2008) was an American physical chemist and the... more on Wikipedia
  • Nolan Bushnell

    BirthplaceClearfield, Utah, United States of America

    Nolan Kay Bushnell (born February 5, 1943) is an American businessman and electrical engineer.... more on Wikipedia
  • David M. Kennedy

    David M. Kennedy

    Dec. at 91 (1905-1996)

    BirthplaceRandolph, Utah, United States of America

    David Matthew Kennedy (July 21, 1905 – May 1, 1996) was an American politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • Kip Thorne

    Kip Thorne

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceLogan, Utah

    Kip Stephen Thorne (born June 1, 1940) is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel... more on Wikipedia
  • Willard Libby

    Willard Libby

    Dec. at 72 (1908-1980)

    BirthplaceGrand Valley, Utah

    Willard Frank Libby (December 17, 1908 – September 8, 1980) was an American physical chemist... more on Wikipedia
  • Frank Borzage

    Frank Borzage

    Dec. at 68 (1894-1962)

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Frank Borzage (; April 23, 1894 – June 19, 1962) was an Academy Award-winning American film... more on Wikipedia
  • Kevin B. Rollins

    BirthplaceProvo, Utah

    Kevin Barney Rollins (born November 15, 1952) is an American businessman and philanthropist.... more on Wikipedia
  • Larry H. Miller

    Larry H. Miller

    Dec. at 65 (1944-2009)

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah

    Larry H. Miller (April 26, 1944 – February 20, 2009) was a Utah businessman and philanthropist... more on Wikipedia
  • Goodwin Knight

    Goodwin Knight

    Dec. at 74 (1896-1970)

    BirthplaceProvo, Utah, United States of America

    Goodwin Jess "Goodie" Knight (December 9, 1896 – May 22, 1970) was an American politician who... more on Wikipedia