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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.
Matthew Fox is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 52
Matthew Chandler Fox is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Charlie Salinger on Party of Five and Jack Shephard on the supernatural drama television series Lost.
Curt Gowdy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Dec. at 87 (1919-2006)
Curtis Edward "Curt" Gowdy was an American sportscaster, well known as the longtime "voice" of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally televised sporting ...more
Matthew Shepard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Dec. at 22 (1976-1998)
Matthew Wayne "Matt" Shepard was an American student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured and left to die near Laramie, Wyoming on the night of October 6, 1998, and ...more
James G. Watt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 81
James Gaius Watt served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1981 to 1983. He was one of Ronald Reagan's most controversial cabinet appointments.
Lynne Cheney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 77
Lynne Ann Cheney is the wife of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and served as the Second Lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009. She is an author, scholar, and former talk-show
John Perry Barlow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 71
John Perry Barlow is an American poet and essayist, a retired Wyoming cattle rancher, and a cyberlibertarian political activist who has been associated with both the Democratic and Republican ...more
Mildred Harris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Dec. at 43 (1901-1944)
Mildred Harris was a leading American film actress during the early part of 20th century. She was also the wife of Charlie Chaplin. Harris began her career in the film industry as a popular ...more
Steve Worster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 70
Steve Worster 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 original ...more
Wally Wales is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Dec. at 85 (1895-1980)
Wally Wales was an American film actor who also appeared in many films under the name Hal Taliaferro. He appeared in over 220 films between 1921 and 1964.
Isabel Jewell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Dec. at 65 (1907-1972)
Isabel Jewell was an American actress most active in the 1930s and early 1940s. Some of her most famous films were Ceiling Zero, Marked Woman, and Gone With the Wind.
Black Elk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Dec. at 87 (1863-1950)
Heȟáka Sápa was a famous wičháša wakȟáŋ of the Oglala Lakota. He was Heyoka and a second cousin of Crazy Horse.
Arloa Reston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 40
Arloa Reston is an American actress.
Sheridan Downey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Sheridan Downey Dec. at 77 (1884-1961)
Sheridan Downey was a lawyer and a Democratic U.S. Senator from California from 1939 to 1951.
John Buck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 38
Johnathan Richard Buck is an American former professional baseball catcher. He played in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays, Florida/Miami Marlins, New York ...more
Rensis Likert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Dec. at 78 (1903-1981)
Rensis Likert was an American administrator and organizational psychologist based at the U.S. Department of Agriculture until 1946, then at the Institute for Social Research at the University of ...more
Solomon Trujillo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 67
Solomon Dennis "Sol" Trujillo is an American businessman. He was the chief executive officer of Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications company. He was born in Cheyenne, ...more
Patricia MacLachlan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 81
Patricia MacLachlan is an American children's writer. She is best known for the 1986 Newbery Medal-winning novel Sarah, Plain and Tall which was later adapted as a TV movie starring Glenn Close ...more
American Horse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Dec. at 68 (1840-1908)
American Horse was an Oglala Lakota chief, statesman, educator and historian. American Horse is notable in American history as a U.S. Army Indian Scout and a progressive Oglala Lakota leader who ...more
Jim Geringer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 74
James Edward "Jim" Geringer was the 30th Governor of Wyoming, serving from 1995 to 2003.
Jim J. Bullock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 64
Jim J. Bullock is an American actor. He is a comedian of stage, television and motion pictures.
Alvin Wiederspahn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 70
Alvin Laramie Wiederspahn, known as Al Wiederspahn, was a prominent attorney in Cheyenne, Wyoming, who served for ten years as a Democrat in the Wyoming House of Representatives and the Wyoming ...more
Anne Gorsuch Burford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Dec. at 62 (1942-2004)
Anne Gorsuch Burford, also known as Anne M. Gorsuch, was an American attorney and politician. Between 1981 and 1983, while known as Anne M. Gorsuch, she served under President Ronald Reagan as ...more
Robert R. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Dec. at 86 (1914-2000)
Robert Rathbun Wilson 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 National Accelerator Laboratory, ...more
Paul Gosar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 60
Paul Anthony Gosar is an American politician who has been a member of the United States House of Representatives from Arizona since 2011, representing Arizona's 4th congressional district. The ...more
Douglas M. Fraser is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Douglas M. Fraser age 65
Douglas Malcolm Fraser, is a retired United States Air Force general, who served as the Commander, United States Southern Command. He was the first U.S. Air Force officer to become USSOUTHCOM's ...more