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Famous People From Wyoming

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

Geoffrey Lower and Ken Esquibel are included on this list.

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

    Alternative NameMatthew Fox

    Matthew Chandler Fox (born July 14, 1966) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Charlie Salinger on Party of Five (1994–2000) and Jack Shephard on the supernatural drama series Lost...  more

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  • Curt Gowdy

    Dec. at 87 (1919-2006)

    BirthplaceGreen River, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Curtis Edward Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster, well known as the longtime "voice" of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally televised...  more
  • Matthew Shepard

    Dec. at 22 (1976-1998)

    BirthplaceCasper, Grant Village, Wyoming

    Matthew Wayne Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) was a gay American student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured, and left to die near Laramie on the night of October 6,...  more
  • BirthplaceLusk, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    James Gaius Watt (born January 31, 1938) served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1981 to 1983. Often described as "anti-environmentalist", he was one of Ronald Reagan's most controversial...  more
  • BirthplaceCasper, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Lynne Ann Cheney (; née Vincent; born August 14, 1941) is an American author, scholar, and former talk-show host. She is the wife of the 46th vice president of the United States, Dick Cheney, and...  more
  • BirthplaceGrant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    John Perry Barlow (October 3, 1947 – February 7, 2018) was an American poet and essayist, a cattle rancher, and a cyberlibertarian political activist who had been associated with both the Democratic...  more
  • Mildred Harris

    Dec. at 43 (1901-1944)

    BirthplaceCheyenne, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Mildred Harris (November 29, 1901 – July 20, 1944) was an American film actress during the early part of the 20th century. Harris began her career in the film industry as a child actress when she was...  more
  • BirthplaceGrant Village, Rawlins, Wyoming

    Steve Worster (born 1949) is a former American football player. Following an outstanding prep career, he played halfback at the University of Texas under coach Darrell Royal. Worster was one of the...  more
  • Wally Wales

    Dec. at 85 (1895-1980)

    BirthplaceSheridan, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Wally Wales (born Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, November 13, 1895 – February 10, 1980) was an American film actor who also appeared in many films under the name Hal Taliaferro. He appeared in more than...  more
  • Isabel Jewell

    Dec. at 65 (1907-1972)

    BirthplaceShoshoni, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Isabel Jewell (July 19, 1907 – April 5, 1972) was an American actress most active in the 1930s and early 1940s. Some of her most famous films were Ceiling Zero, Marked Woman, A Tale of Two Cities,...  more
  • Black Elk

    Dec. at 87 (1863-1950)

    BirthplacePowder River

    Heȟáka Sápa (Black Elk) (December 1, 1863 – August 19, 1950) was a wičháša wakȟáŋ ("medicine man, holy man") and heyoka of the Oglala Lakota people. He was a second cousin of the war leader Crazy...  more

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  • BirthplaceCheyenne, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Arloa Reston (born March 8, 1978) is an American actress....  more
  • Sheridan Downey

    Dec. at 77 (1884-1961)

    BirthplaceLaramie, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Sheridan Downey (March 11, 1884 – October 25, 1961) was a lawyer and a Democratic U.S. Senator from California from 1939 to 1950....  more
  • John Buck

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceKemmerer, Grant Village, Wyoming

    Johnathan Richard Buck (born July 7, 1980) is an American former professional baseball catcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays, Florida/Miami...  more
  • Rensis Likert

    Dec. at 78 (1903-1981)

    BirthplaceCheyenne, Grant Village, Wyoming

    Rensis Likert ( LIK-ərt; August 5, 1903, Cheyenne, WY, US – September 3, 1981, Ann Arbor, MI) was an American social psychologist who is primarily known for developing the 5-point Likert scale, a...  more
  • BirthplaceCheyenne, Grant Village, Wyoming

    Solomon Dennis "Sol" Trujillo (born November 17, 1951) is an American businessman, global media-communications and technology executive. He has served as the CEO of Telstra, US West, Orange S.A. and...  more
  • BirthplaceCheyenne, Wyoming

    Patricia "Patty" MacLachlan (born March 3, 1938) is an American children's writer, who is best known for the 1986 Newbery Medal-winning novel Sarah, Plain and Tall which was later adapted as a TV...  more
  • American Horse

    Dec. at 68 (1840-1908)

    BirthplaceBlack Hills

    American Horse (Oglala Lakota: Wašíčuŋ Tȟašúŋke in Standard Lakota Orthography) (a/k/a "American Horse the Younger") (1840 – December 16, 1908) was an Oglala Lakota chief, statesman, educator and...  more
  • BirthplaceWheatland, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    James Edward Geringer (born April 24, 1944) is an American politician who was the 30th Governor of Wyoming, serving from 1995 to 2003....  more
  • BirthplaceCasper, Wyoming, USA

    Alternative NameJim J. Bullock

    James Jackson Bullock (born February 9, 1955), sometimes credited as Jim J. Bullock, is an American actor and comedian of stage, television and motion pictures....  more
  • BirthplaceCheyenne, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Alvin Laramie Wiederspahn, known as Al Wiederspahn (January 18, 1949 – October 24, 2014), was a prominent attorney in Cheyenne, Wyoming, who served for ten years as a Democrat in the Wyoming House of...  more
  • Anne Gorsuch Burford

    Dec. at 62 (1942-2004)

    BirthplaceCasper, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Anne Irene McGill Gorsuch Burford (April 21, 1942 – July 18, 2004), also known as Anne M. Gorsuch (/ˈɡɔːrsətʃ/), was an American attorney and politician. Between 1981 and 1983, while known as Anne M....  more
  • Robert R. Wilson

    Dec. at 86 (1914-2000)

    BirthplaceFrontier, Grant Village, Wyoming

    Robert Rathbun Wilson (March 4, 1914 – January 16, 2000) was an American physicist known for his work on the Manhattan Project during World War II, as a sculptor, and as an architect of the Fermi...  more
  • Paul Gosar

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceRock Springs, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Paul Anthony Gosar (; born November 27, 1958) is an American politician who has served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Arizona since 2011. Since 2013 he has represented...  more
  • Douglas M. Fraser

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceCasper, Grant Village, Wyoming

    Douglas Malcolm Fraser (born April 16, 1953), is a retired United States Air Force general who served as the Commander, United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). He was the first U.S. Air Force...  more