Below is a list of famous people that were born in Arizona.

List of Famous Artists Writers or Journalists from Arizona

Edward Abbey
Helen Andelin
Erma Bombeck
Ted Ettore DeGrazia
Zane Grey
Bil Keane
Meghan McCain
Stephenie Meyer
Larry Schweikart
Frederick Sommer
Susan Sontag
Frank Lloyd Wright

List of Famous Actors or Actresses from Arizona

Erika Alexander
Steve Allen
Samaire Armstrong
Jules Asner
Jaime Lyn Bauer
Sandra Bernhard
Michael Biehn
Lynda Carter
Brady Corbet
Matt Dallas
Ted Danson
Rosemary DeCamp
Andy Devine
Barbara Eden
Gail Edwards
Michael Ensign
Sammi Hanratty
Amelia Heinle
Catherine Hicks
Michael Horse
Rob Hyland
Dominic Janes
Brad Johnson
Tanner Maguire
Taryn Manning
Tarah Paige
Valerie Perrine
Larry Pine
Greg Proops
Liz Renay
Garry Shandling
David Spade
Emma Stone
Janet Varney
Kate Walsh
Scott William Winters
Jason Zumwalt

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
Jim Adkins
Jimmy Eat World; Alternative rock band; Mesa, Arizona
Rex Allen
Duane Eddy – singer; inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Ryan Avery – musician/comedian/performance artist
Chester Bennington
Dierks Bentley: country singer, Phoenix, Arizona
Authority Zero; punk rock band; Mesa, Arizona
Derrick Bostrom
The Gin Blossoms; rock band; Tempe, Arizona
Michelle Branch
Glen Campbell; country singer; inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame
Dierks Bentley, Country Music Singer
Alice Cooper
Travis Edmonson
Dolan Ellis
David Ellefson
Frank Fafara early 1960s Pop Singer/TV Star on Wallace & Ladmo Show, Phoenix
Esteban – musician.
Lalo Guerrero
Brodie Foster Hubbard
Cris Kirkwood
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
Charles Mingus
Dave Mustaine
Wayne Newton
Stevie Nicks
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
Marty Robbins
Linda Ronstadt
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
Bob Shane
Nigel Sixsmith
Bob Stubbs
The Tubes; rock band; Scottsdale High School
Waylon Jennings – singer; inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Jordin Sparks
Tanya Tucker

List of Famous Poets from Arizona

Jon Anderson
Jayne Cortez, poet
Norman Dubie
Alberto Ríos
Richard Shelton, poet
Jim Simmerman
Luci Tapahonso
Ofelia Zepeda, poet

List of Famous Politicians from Arizona

Thad Allen
Joe Arpaio – Maricopa County Sheriff
Bruce Babbitt
César Chávez
Dennis DeConcini,
Barry Goldwater
Carl Hayden
Don Lorenzo Hubbell, Arizona State Senator
John C. Keegan, judge, legislator, Mayor of Peoria
Lisa Keegan, legislator, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Rex E. Lee
John McCain
Sandra Day O’Connor
Mary Peters
William Rehnquist
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
Stewart Udall

List of Famous Sports Stars from Arizona

Jeremy Affeldt
Brian Anderson
Brian Bannister
Jerryd Bayless
John Beck
Mike Bell
Mike Bibby
Eddie Bonine
Dallas Braden
Travis Bright
Michael Carbajal
Henry Cejudo, 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medal winner in wrestling
Billy Cundiff
Ike Davis
Chris DeGeare
Sean Elliott
Andre Ethier, outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Nick Evans
Jeff Feagles, former NFL punter
Channing Frye
Superstar Billy Graham
Everson Griffen
Scott Hairston
Max Hall
J. J. Hardy
Mickey Hatcher
Todd Heap
Misty Hyman, swimmer
Reggie Jackson – former professional baseball player; inductee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Richard Jefferson
Levi Jones
Ian Kinsler
Paul Konerko
Kyle Kosier
Frank Kush; Legendary Head Football coach for Arizona State
Kevin Long
Doug Mathis
Phil Mickelson
Zach Miller
Brad Mills
Jim Palmer
Danica Patrick – professional auto racing driver competing in the Indy Racing League.
Mike Pollak
Curt Schilling – former professional baseball pitcher.
Shelley Smith
Kerri Strug
Pat Tillman, former pro-football player killed in Afghanistan
Bobby Wade
Danny White – former professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys
Dot Wilkinson – Hall of Fame inductee for bowling and softball.
Darren Woodson

List of TV and Radio Stars from Arizona

Steve Allen, The original host of The Tonight Show
Cheryl Casone
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
Dan Hicks
Dave Pratt “The Mayor” Arizona radio legend, KUPD, KMLE.
Earl Hindman
Don Imus
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

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