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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 51 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 80 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 76 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 70 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 69 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 37 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 66 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 80 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 73 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 63 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 69 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 59 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 64 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

Jack R. Gage is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Dec. at 71 (1899-1970) Jack R. Gage was an American politician who served as the 25th Governor of Wyoming from January 2, 1961 to January 7, 1963. Gage was born in Worland in Washakie County in north central Wyoming. ...more

Bill Flores is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 64 William H. "Bill" Flores is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Texas's 17th congressional district since 2011. The district, located in the middle of the ...more

Jennifer L. Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Jennifer L. Smith age 47 Jennifer L. Smith is a film casting director.

Lloyd Fredendall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Lloyd Fredendall Dec. at 80 (1883-1963) Lloyd Ralston Fredendall was an American General during World War II. He is best known for his command of the Central Task Force landings during Operation Torch, and his command of the US II ...more

Innis P. Swift is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Innis P. Swift Dec. at 71 (1882-1953) Innis Palmer Swift was a Major General in the United States Army. He was the grandson and namesake of Civil War Major General Innis Newton Palmer, as well as the grandson of Brigadier General ...more

Henry Wriston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Henry Wriston Dec. at 89 (1889-1978) Henry Merritt Wriston was an American educator, presidential advisor, and served as president at both Brown University and Lawrence University.

Jules Bruff is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 45 Jules Bruff is an actress and film producer.

Matthew Scully is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Matthew Scully age 59 Matthew Scully is an American author, journalist, and speechwriter.

Rashad Hussain is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 40 Rashad Hussain is an American attorney, and Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications. Hussain has also served as U.S Special envoy to the Organisation of ...more

Sody Clampett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Sody Clampett age 87 Sody Clampett is an actress, screenwriter, television producer and film score composer.

John Wendling is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
John Wendling age 32 John Wendling is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wyoming. ...more

Sid Laverents is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Sid Laverents Dec. at 101 (1908-2009) Sidney Nicklas "Sid" Laverents was an American amateur filmmaker, who started making films at home when he was 50. Recognized as one of the industry's most successful hobbyists, his ...more

James Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 31 James Patrick Johnson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. He was drafted 16th overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Chicago ...more

Ken Sailors is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Ken Sailors age 97 Kenneth L. Sailors is an American former professional basketball player. A 5-foot-10-inch guard, he is notable for popularizing the jump shot as an alternative to the two-handed, flat-footed set ...more

Don Cockroft is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 70 Donald Lee Cockroft is a former American football punter and placekicker who played thirteen seasons in the National Football League with the Cleveland Browns. He has the third most career ...more

Chris Cooley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 33 Christopher Ken "Chris" Cooley is a former American football tight end in the National Football League. He played college football for Utah State University. He was drafted by the ...more

Jon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 63 Jon Johnson, MPSE is an American sound editor for both feature film and television. He won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing for his work on the World War II submarine epic U-571.

Lisa Eisner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Lisa Eisner age 60 Lisa Eisner is a film actress.

Edgar Herschler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Dec. at 72 (1918-1990) Edgar Jacob Herschler, popularly known as "Gov. Ed", was the 28th Governor of Wyoming from January 6, 1975 to January 5, 1987. Herschler built a personal appeal to voters based on ...more

Bertram C. Granger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Dec. at 75 (1892-1967) Bertram C. Granger was an American set decorator. He was nominated for two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction. He was born in Wyoming and died in Los Angeles, California.

Geoffrey Lower is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
age 55 Geoffrey Lower is an American actor known for playing Reverend Timothy Johnson on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. He also played Monica's boyfriend Alan in Friends in season one, episode three. He ...more

Ralph McCullough is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Ralph McCullough Dec. at 48 (1895-1943) Ralph McCullough was an actor.

Jim Crawford is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Jim Crawford age 82 Jim Crawford is a former professional American football player who played running back for five seasons for the Boston Patriots. He ran for 1078 yards and caught for 501 in 5 years. He was ...more

Kiyoshi Kuromiya is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Kiyoshi Kuromiya Dec. at 57 (1943-2000) Kiyoshi Kuromiya was an author and civil and social justice advocate. He was born in a Japanese American internment camp on May 9, 1943 in Heart Mountain, Wyoming. He died on the night of May ...more

Lisa Shepperson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Wyoming
Lisa Shepperson age 42 Lisa Shepperson is a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing the 58th district since 2007. Her district covers northern Casper, Wyoming. She is a member of the ...more