List of Famous People From Arizona
List of Famous Artists Writers or Journalists from Arizona
Ted Ettore DeGrazia
Frank Lloyd Wright
List of Famous Actors or Actresses from Arizona
Jaime Lyn Bauer
Scott William Winters
List of Famous Musicians or Bands from Arizona
Job for a Cowboy death metal band; Glendale, Arizona
Joe Jonas lead singer of the Jonas Brothers
Jimmy Eat World; Alternative rock band; Mesa, Arizona
Duane Eddy – singer; inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Ryan Avery – musician/comedian/performance artist
Dierks Bentley: country singer, Phoenix, Arizona
Authority Zero; punk rock band; Mesa, Arizona
The Gin Blossoms; rock band; Tempe, Arizona
Glen Campbell; country singer; inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame
Dierks Bentley, Country Music Singer
Frank Fafara early 1960s Pop Singer/TV Star on Wallace & Ladmo Show, Phoenix
Esteban – musician.
Brodie Foster Hubbard
Jason Newsted; former bassist of heavy metal band Metallica*
Katie Lee, folksinger
Mister Mister; pop rock band from the 80’s; They had several #1 MTV videos and headlined the first MTV Spring Break show in 1986
The Refreshments; rock band, known for the single “Banditos” from their album Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy; Tempe, Arizona
Richard Page and Steve George of the group Mr. Mister
Page the village idiot
CeCe Peniston, Pop Singer
The Meat Puppets; rock band
Buck Owens Country singer; inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame; Mesa, Arizona
Alvie Self 1960,s Musician & Singer
The Tubes; rock band; Scottsdale High School
Waylon Jennings – singer; inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
List of Famous Poets from Arizona
Jayne Cortez, poet
Richard Shelton, poet
Ofelia Zepeda, poet
List of Famous Politicians from Arizona
Joe Arpaio – Maricopa County Sheriff
Don Lorenzo Hubbell, Arizona State Senator
John C. Keegan, judge, legislator, Mayor of Peoria
Lisa Keegan, legislator, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Rex E. Lee
Sandra Day O’Connor
Glenn Spencer, advocate against illegal immigration
David King Udall, Arizona Territorial Legislature
Don Taylor Udall, Arizona State Legislature
Jesse Addison Udall, Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court
John Hunt Udall, Mayor of Phoenix
Levi Stewart Udall, Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court
Nick Udall, Mayor of Phoenix
Mark Udall, Senator from Colorado
Morris “Mo” Udall
List of Famous Sports Stars from Arizona
Henry Cejudo, 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medal winner in wrestling
Andre Ethier, outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Jeff Feagles, former NFL punter
Superstar Billy Graham
J. J. Hardy
Misty Hyman, swimmer
Reggie Jackson – former professional baseball player; inductee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Frank Kush; Legendary Head Football coach for Arizona State
Danica Patrick – professional auto racing driver competing in the Indy Racing League.
Curt Schilling – former professional baseball pitcher.
Pat Tillman, former pro-football player killed in Afghanistan
Danny White – former professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys
Dot Wilkinson – Hall of Fame inductee for bowling and softball.
List of TV and Radio Stars from Arizona
Steve Allen, The original host of The Tonight Show
Joan Ganz Cooney
Hugh Downs – Emmy Award-winning News presenter; famous for the Today Show; namesake of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University.
David Henrie actor, Wizards of Waverly Place
Dave Pratt “The Mayor” Arizona radio legend, KUPD, KMLE.
Jimmy Kimmel television host, attended Arizona State University.
Seth Leibsohn producer and co-host of morning radio show, Bill Bennett’s Morning in America
Pat McMahon The Wallace and Ladmo Show, 1960 to 1989
Ted Robbins journalist National Public Radio
Chelsea Staub Main character in JONAS
Kate Walsh actress, played character of Dr. Addison Montgomery on Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice