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Famous People From Yukon

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

List features people like Gerard Dicaire, Jessica Murdoch.

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

    Dec. at 84 (1920-2004)

    BirthplaceWhitehorse, Canada

    GenderMale

    Pierre Francis de Marigny Berton (July 12, 1920 – November 30, 2004) was a noted Canadian author of non-fiction, especially Canadiana and Canadian history, and was a television personality and...  more
  • Ivan E. Coyote

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceWhitehorse, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Ivan E. Coyote is a writer....  more
  • Joe Albertson

    Dec. at 87 (1906-1993)

    BirthplaceYukon, Oklahoma

    GenderMale

    Joseph Albert Albertson (October 17, 1906 – January 20, 1993) was an American businessman, the founder of the Albertsons chain of grocery stores and a noted philanthropist....  more
  • Jessica Murdoch

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceWhitehorse, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Jessica Murdoch is an actress....
  • Geraldine Van Bibber

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceDawson City, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Geraldine Van Bibber (born July 3, 1951) is a Canadian politician representing the Yukon electoral district of Porter Creek North as a member of the Yukon Party. She was elected as part of the 2016...  more
  • BirthplaceYukon, Florida

    GenderMale

    George Fitzgerald Smoot III (born February 20, 1945) is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, Nobel laureate, and one of two contestants to win the US$1 million prize on Are You Smarter than a 5th...  more

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  • Victor Jory

    Dec. at 80 (1902-1982)

    BirthplaceDawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

    GenderMale

    Victor Jory (November 23, 1902 – February 12, 1982) was a Canadian-American actor of stage, film, and television. He initially played romantic leads, but later was mostly cast in villainous or...  more
  • Robert MacArthur Crawford

    Dec. at 62 (1899-1961)

    BirthplaceDawson City, Canada

    GenderMale

    Robert MacArthur Crawford (July 27, 1899 – March 12, 1961) is known for writing The U.S. Air Force song. He was born in Dawson City, Yukon, and spent his childhood in Fairbanks, Alaska. During...  more
  • BirthplaceWhitehorse, Canada

    GenderMale

    Tahmoh Penikett ([ˈtaʔmo] ; born May 20, 1975) is a Canadian actor. He is known for playing Karl "Helo" Agathon on SyFy's 2004 television series Battlestar Galactica. He has appeared in TV series...  more
  • Zachary Bell

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceWatson Lake, Canada

    GenderMale

    Zachary "Zach" Bell (born November 14, 1982) is a Canadian former professional racing cyclist, who competed professionally between 2005 and 2015 for the Jet Fuel Coffee–Sympatico, Rite Aid Pro...  more
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  • BirthplaceWhitehorse, Canada

    GenderMale

    Gregory Hilko Wiltjer (born November 26, 1960) is a Canadian retired professional basketball player. At a height of six feet, eleven inches (2.11 m) tall, he played at the centre position. He played...  more
  • Johnny Abel

    Dec. at 48 (1947-1995)

    BirthplaceOld Crow, Yukon, Canada

    GenderMale

    Johnny W. Abel (January 1, 1947 – October 13, 1995) was a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Vuntut Gwitchin in the Yukon Legislative Assembly from 1992 until his death in...  more
  • Angela Sidney

    Dec. at 89 (1902-1991)

    BirthplaceCarcross, Yukon, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Angela Sidney, (January 4, 1902 – July 17, 1991) was a Tagish storyteller. She co-authored two narratives of traditional Tagish legends and a historical document of Tagish place names for southern...  more
  • Scott Moffatt

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceWhitehorse, Canada

    GenderMale

    Scott Andrew Moffatt (born March 30, 1983 in Whitehorse, Yukon), is a Canadian musician. He is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the Canadian band The Moffatts....  more
  • Tim Alp

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceWhitehorse, Canada

    GenderMale

    Tim Alp is a television producer....
  • Grafton Njootli

    Dec. at 52 (1947-1999)

    BirthplaceOld Crow, Yukon, Canada

    GenderMale

    Grafton Njootli (March 10, 1947 – c. June 20, 1999) was a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Old Crow in the Yukon Legislative Assembly from 1978 to 1982 as a member of the...  more
  • Judy Gingell

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceWhitehorse, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Judy Gingell, CM (born November 26, 1946) is an aboriginal Canadian politician, who served as Commissioner of the Yukon from 1995 to 2000. Born in Moose Lake in 1946, Gingell was the founding...  more
  • James Murdoch

    James Murdoch is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter. He has released five full-length albums. Murdoch is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, piano, mandolin, banjo and singing on his records,...  more
  • Dustin Eriksen

    Dustin Eriksen is an actor....
  • Elaine Taylor

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceWatson Lake, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Elaine Taylor may refer to: Elaine Taylor (politician) (born 1967), Canadian politician in the Yukon Legislative Assembly Elaine Taylor (actress) (born 1943), English-born actress...  more
  • Bev Buckway

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceWhitehorse, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Beverly "Bev" Buckway (born 1954 in Whitehorse, Yukon) is a Canadian former politician, who served as mayor of Whitehorse, Yukon's capital city, from 2006 to 2012.Buckway was first elected to city...  more
  • Esau Schafer

    Age: 68

    BirthplaceOld Crow, Yukon, Canada

    GenderMale

    Esau Albert Schafer (born January 16, 1952) is a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Vuntut Gwitchin in the Yukon Legislative Assembly in 1996. He was a member of the Yukon...  more
  • Keith Peterson

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceWhitehorse, Canada

    GenderMale

    Alan Keith Peterson (born February 2, 1956) was born in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada and lives in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. He was the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the electoral district...  more
  • Louise Hardy

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceWhitehorse, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Louise Frances Hardy (née MacKinnon) (born November 30, 1959) is a Canadian politician. Hardy was a New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for the riding of Yukon from 1997 to 2000. She was a...  more