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Famous People From Wyoming

Updated September 15, 2018 37.5k views314 items

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.
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  • Dean T. Prosser

    Dec. at 90 (1917-2007)

    BirthplaceCheyenne, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderMale

    Dean T. Prosser, Jr., was a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1971–1983, who authored major environmental legislation to preserve the Wyoming landscape. Prosser was also...  more
  • Larry Birleffi

    Dec. at 90 (1918-2008)

    BirthplaceHartville, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderMale

    Lawrence V. "Larry" Birleffi (April 17, 1918 – September 27, 2008) was a Wyoming broadcaster known as the original "Voice of the University of Wyoming Cowboys", having announced all UW football and...  more
  • William E. Adams

    Dec. at 32 (1939-1971)

    BirthplaceCasper, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderMale

    For the New York politician, see William E. Adams (New York).William Edward Adams (June 16, 1939 – May 25, 1971) was a Major in the United States Army who was killed in South Vietnam during the...  more
  • Galen Giaccone

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceWyoming, Delaware

    Galen Giaccone, is an American beauty queen from Wyoming, Delaware who was crowned Miss Delaware 2008 and competed for the title of Miss America 2009 which was ultimately won by Katie Stam of...  more
  • Lee Ann Roripaugh

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceLaramie, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderFemale

    Lee Ann Roripaugh (born 1965) is an American poet and the current South Dakota poet laureate....  more
  • Domenic Mediate

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceSheridan, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderMale

    Domenic Mediate (born June 1, 1982 in Sheridan, Wyoming) is a retired American soccer player who last played for the Puerto Rico Islanders of the USL First Division....  more
  • Edward L. Baker, Jr.

    Dec. at 48 (1865-1913)

    BirthplaceGrant Village, Wyoming

    GenderMale

    Edward Lee Baker Jr. (December 28, 1865 in Laramie County, Wyoming – August 26, 1913 in Los Angeles) was an African-American United States Army Sergeant Major who received the Medal of Honor for...  more
  • Zane Beadles

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceCasper, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderMale

    Zane Dae Beadles (born November 19, 1986) is a former American football guard who played nine seasons in the NFL. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He...  more
  • Kelly Poppinga

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceGrant Village, Evanston, Wyoming

    GenderMale

    Kelly Scott Poppinga (born January 31, 1982 in Evanston, Wyoming) is an American football linebackers coach for the University of Virginia. Poppinga was an American football linebacker. He was signed...  more
  • Bob Nicholas

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceLander, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Robert "Bob" A. Nicholas is a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from the 8th District, which covers parts of Cheyenne near Interstate 25 and north of Pershing Boulevard to...  more
  • Joe Aguirre

    Dec. at 67 (1918-1985)

    BirthplaceRock Springs, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderMale

    Joseph A. Aguirre (October 17, 1918 – July 13, 1985) was an American football end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins, as well as for the Los Angeles Dons of the...  more
  • Amy Jo Martin

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceGreen River, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderFemale

    Amy Jo Martin (born July 5, 1979, in Green River, Wyoming), is an American author, speaker, entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of Digital Royalty. Headquartered in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, Digital...  more
  • BirthplaceWorland, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderMale

    Gail Ross Cogdill (April 7, 1937 – October 20, 2016) was an American football player. He played college football at the end position for the Washington State Cougars football team from 1957 to 1959....  more
  • Vance Amory

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceRawlins, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Vance Winkworth Amory (born 22 May 1949) is the former Premier of Nevis. He had previously held the position from 2 June 1992 to 11 July 2006. He founded and led the Concerned Citizens' Movement...  more
  • Angelo Herndon

    Dec. at 84 (1913-1997)

    BirthplaceWyoming, Ohio

    GenderMale

    Angelo Braxton Herndon (May 6, 1913 in Wyoming, Ohio – December 9, 1997 in Sweet Home, Arkansas) was an African-American labor organizer arrested and convicted of insurrection after attempting to...  more
  • James W. Byrd

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceCheyenne, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderMale

    James W. Byrd (born March 14, 1954) is an American politician and former Democratic member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing the 44th district from 2009 to 2019. His mother,...  more
  • Robyn Johnson

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceSheridan, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderFemale

    The Miss Wyoming USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Wyoming in the Miss USA pageant. It is currently produced by Future Productions based in Savage,...  more
  • Dan Zwonitzer

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceCheyenne, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderMale

    Dan Zwonitzer (born October 30, 1979) is a Republican Party member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from District 43, which comprises south-central Laramie County and includes southeastern...  more
  • Red Shirt

    Red Shirt was an Oglala Lakota chief, warrior and statesman. Red Shirt is notable in American history as a U.S. Army Native Scout and a progressive Oglala Lakota leader who promoted friendly...  more
  • Tony Berti

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceRock Springs, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderMale

    Charles Anton Berti, Jr. (born June 21, 1972, in Rock Springs, Wyoming) is a former professional American football player who played offensive lineman for four seasons for the San Diego Chargers....  more
  • Kris Roberts

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceEvanston, Grant Village, Wyoming

    Kris Edward Roberts is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing the Cheshire 3rd District since 2004....  more
  • Tom Farris

    Dec. at 82 (1920-2002)

    BirthplaceCasper, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderMale

    Thomas George Farris (September 16, 1920 – November 16, 2002) was an American football quarterback who played for the Chicago Bears (1946–1947) in National Football League the Chicago Rockets (1948)...  more
  • Clarence Addison Brimmer, Jr.

    Age: 98

    BirthplaceRawlins, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderMale

    Clarence Addison Brimmer Jr., known as Bud Brimmer (July 11, 1922 – October 23, 2014), was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming....  more
  • Abby Norman

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceRock Springs, Grant Village, Wyoming

    GenderFemale

    Abby Norman may refer to: Abby Norman (beauty pageant titleholder), Miss Wyoming USA Abby Norman (writer), American science writer...  more
  • Bullet Baker

    Dec. at 60 (1901-1961)

    BirthplaceCasper, Grant Village, Wyoming

    Roy Marlon Baker (November 6, 1901 – June 18, 1961) was a professional American football player in the National Football League and the first American Football League. Over the span of his career,...  more