Famous People From Colorado

The state of Colorado is situated amidst the Colorado Plateau, The Great Plains and Southern Rocky Mountains. The state got its name from a river which was termed ‘Colorado’ (which roughly means ‘Ruddy’) by Spanish travellers. Colorado is also famously known as ‘Centennial State’ because it was formed in the year when America was celebrating its 100th year of independence. Actors Tim Allen and Lon Chaney, inventor Robert J Seiwald, television host Ted Mack and boxer William Harrison are a few eminent personalities hailing from Colorado. Tim Allen is an acclaimed comedian who has acted in several films, like ‘The Santa Claus’ trilogy, ‘Wild Hogs’, ‘Galaxy Quest’ and the television series ‘Last Man Standing’. The actor was also the voice of the character Buzz Lightyear in the animated ‘Toy Story’ trilogy, produced by the entertainment giant ‘Disney’. Want to know the names of other distinguished celebrities who hail from Colorado? Scroll down to know more.
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Tim Allen
(Actor & Comedian Known for His Roles in the Sitcom 'Home Improvement' and 'Last Man Standing')
Tim Allen
74
Birthdate: June 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini

Tim Allen is an actor who has had a major impact on the lives of many children because of his work on The Santa Clause and the Toy Story franchises, for which he was named a Disney Legend in 1999. He is also a respected comedian who deals with subjects, such as social awkwardness, politics, gender differences, and everyday life.

 2 
Lord Byron
(One of the Greatest English Poets of the 19th Century and a Leading Figure of the Romantic Movement)
Lord Byron
48
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 22, 1788
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 19, 1824

Widely considered one of the greatest British poets of all time, Lord Byron remains influential as his works are widely read even today. He was also one of the most important personalities of the Romantic Movement. He is also known for his role in the Greek War of Independence, for which the Greeks consider him a national hero.

 3 
Trey Parker
29
Birthdate: October 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra

Trey Parker is an American animator, writer, composer, filmmaker, actor, and voice actor. Parker is credited with co-creating one of the most popular animated sitcoms of all time, South Park. He is also credited with co-developing The Book of Mormon along with Matt Stone.

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Maggie Baird
(Actress and Screenwriter Known for Her TV Series ‘Another World’)
Maggie Baird
44
Birthdate: March 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries

Maggie Baird is an American actress, screenwriter, and voice artist. As a member and teacher atThe Groundlings, Baird has contributed immensely to the success of the popular sketch comedy and improvisational troupe and school. Perhaps, Maggie Baird's biggest contribution to the world is her children Billie Eilish and Finneas; both Eilish and Finneas are successful singer-songwriters.

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Donald Cerrone
(American Retired Mixed Martial Artist and Actor)
Donald Cerrone
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 6 
Christian McCaffrey
(American Football Running Back)
Christian McCaffrey
35
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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AnnaSophia Robb
(Best Known for Playing the Lead Role in the TV Series 'The Carrie Diaries')
AnnaSophia Robb
53
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

AnnaSophia Robb is an American model, actress, and singer. Robb started her acting career as a child artist before establishing herself as a successful actress. A multi-talented personality, AnnaSophia Robb quit gymnastics and dancing at a young age to focus on her career as an actress. She serves as an inspiration to young and aspiring actresses.

 8 
Jack Dempsey
(One of the Most Popular Boxers in American History)
Jack Dempsey
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 31, 1983

Acknowledged by his rivals as a remarkable hitter, Jack Dempsey was an American heavyweight boxing champion who was known for his powerful punches. The record attendance at his bouts was an indication of his popularity. He was considered as one of the greatest fighters of all time. Born poor and nicknamed Kid Blackie, Jack Dempsey went on to become one of the richest athletes during his time.

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Roy Halladay
(Baseball Player)
Roy Halladay
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 7, 2017
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Kristen Schaal
(Actress, Known for Her Voice Roles on “Bob's Burgers” and “Mabel Pines” on Disney's “Gravity Falls”)
Kristen Schaal
35
Birthdate: January 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Kristen Schaal is best known for her Emmy-nominated voice roles, mostly as Sarah Lynn, in BoJack Horseman and her Annie Award-winning voice role as Louise Belcher in Bob's Burgers. Fans also loved her as Mel in Flight of the Conchords. She has also co-written a book with her husband.
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Ross Lynch
(Lead Vocalist of the Pop Rock Band ‘R5’)
Ross Lynch
62
Birthdate: December 29, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Ross Lynch made his debut as Austin Moon in the Disney series Austin & Ally. He also appeared as Brady in the Teen Beach TV films and as Harvey Kinkle in the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. He has also delivered a Billboard-topping album with the band R5.
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Kristin Davis
(Actress)
Kristin Davis
27
Birthdate: February 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces

Kristin Davis is an American actress best known for portraying Charlotte in the popular comedy-drama TV series Sex and the City. Also renowned for her philanthropic work, she has campaigned in support of Oxfam's work as the confederation's global ambassador since 2004. As part of her philanthropic work, Kristin Davis has traveled to places like South Africa, Haiti, and Mozambique.

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Neil Gorsuch
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Neil Gorsuch
24
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
The Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch earlier served as the Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and was also in private practice. He is an adherent of originalism in constitutional interpretation and textualism in statutory interpretation. His landmark judgements include upholding the LGBTQ rights and favouring the Yakama Nation.
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Mikaela Shiffrin
(American Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Alpine Skier)
Mikaela Shiffrin
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Paige Spiranac
(American Former Professional Golfer)
Paige Spiranac
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries

Paige Spiranac is an American former professional golfer known for her achievements at the collegiate level. Spiranac is best known as a social media personality; she has millions of followers across various platforms. Dubbed the world's hottest golfer, Spiranac has appeared in magazines like Golf Digest and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Spiranac has also been criticized for sexualizing women's golf.

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David Fincher
(Film director)
David Fincher
20
Birthdate: August 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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John Carroll Lynch
(Actor and Director Known for His TV Series: ‘The Drew Carey Show’ and ‘American Horror Story’)
John Carroll Lynch
13
Birthdate: August 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo

Actor and film director John Carroll Lynch has been active in the entertainment industry for three decades. After studying theater in college, he began his career with the Guthrie Theater company. He made his film debut soon after and didn’t take long before entering the TV industry. He is the winner of one Los Angeles Film Festival award.

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Jessica Rothe
(Actress)
Jessica Rothe
11
Birthdate: May 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Jessica Rothe is best known for her roles of Paige in the series Mary + Jane and Tree Gelbman in the black comedy film Happy Death Day and its sequel. She has also appeared in the sci-fi series Utopia and in the films La La Land and Forever My Girl
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Jon Heder
(Actor)
Jon Heder
13
Birthdate: October 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Lane Frost
(Bull Riders)
Lane Frost
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 30, 1989
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Bob Sapp
(Mixed Martial Artist, Kickboxer and Professional Wrestler)
Bob Sapp
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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T.J. Miller
(Actor)
T.J. Miller
16
Birthdate: June 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Ken Curtis
(Singer)
Ken Curtis
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 2, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 28, 1991
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Kristin Cavallari
(Best Known as the Cast Member of the MTV Reality TV Series, 'Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County')
Kristin Cavallari
21
Birthdate: January 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Known for her “valley girl’ accent, Kristin Cavallari gained fame with the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. Apart from gracing the cover of Seventeen, she has also been featured in Rolling Stone. She is now a fashion designer with her own brands Uncommon James and Little James.

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Chauncey Billups
(Basketball player - Point guard, Basketball coach)
Chauncey Billups
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jan-Michael Vincent
(Best Known as Helicopter Pilot Aviator Stringfellow Hawke in the TV Series ‘Airwolf’)
Jan-Michael Vincent
16
Birthdate: July 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 10, 2019

Jan-Michael Vincent was an American actor who contributed to the success of the popular military drama TV series Airwolf in which he portrayed helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke. Jan-Michael Vincent struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse throughout his life; he often found himself on the wrong side of the law due to his alcohol-related arrests.

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Brian Shaw
(American Professional Strongman)
Brian Shaw
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Kirstjen Nielsen
(Attorney)
Kirstjen Nielsen
15
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Michelle Waterson
(Mixed Martial Artist and Model)
Michelle Waterson
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Michelle Waterson is a mixed martial artist. A former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, Waterson was the world's best women's atomweight fighter between 2013 and 2014. In 2013, she won the Atomweight of the Year award at the Women's MMA Awards. She competes in the UFC where she is ranked in the top 10 in the list of current UFC fighters.

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Jack Swigert
(Astronaut)
Jack Swigert
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 30, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 27, 1982

Jack Swigert was an American astronaut who flew to the moon and spent nearly six days in space. He was an engineer who also held a masters degree in business administration. He was involved in the infamous Apollo 15 postal covers incident. He ventured into politics with mixed fortunes.  He was elected to the US Congress but died before being sworn in.

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Eve Torres
(American Actress and Former Professional Wrestler)
Eve Torres
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Jack Reynor
(Actor)
Jack Reynor
9
Birthdate: January 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Denver Pyle
(Actor and Director Known for His TV Series ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ and ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’)
Denver Pyle
12
Birthdate: May 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 25, 1997

Denver Pyle was an American actor and director. He achieved popularity during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s when he appeared in TV series like The Andy Griffith Show and The Doris Day Show. Also known for his charitable efforts, Denver Pyle sponsored a tournament called Uncle Jesse's Fishing Tournament, which raised over $160,000 in 10 years to support children's programs.

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Douglas Fairbanks
(Actor)
Douglas Fairbanks
9
Birthdate: May 23, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 12, 1939
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Tommy Caldwell
(Rock climber)
Tommy Caldwell
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
 36 
Peter Scanavino
11
Birthdate: February 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces

Peter Scanavino is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Det./ADA Dominick Carisi Jr. in the popular crime drama TV series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Before establishing himself as a noteworthy actor, Peter Scanavino worked in the kitchen of Blue Hill restaurant, thanks to his interest in cooking. However, his time in Blue Hill restaurant was brief.

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Bill Finger
(Comic Book Writer & Co-creator of the DC Comic Superhero 'Batman')
Bill Finger
7
Birthdate: February 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 18, 1974

Bill Finger was an American film, TV, comic book, and comic strip writer. Although he had co-created the popular superhero character Batman along with Bob Kane, Finger's work was uncredited until 2015. As a result, Finger died in poverty and obscurity. He was posthumously inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame.

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Frank Welker
(Actor)
Frank Welker
7
Birthdate: March 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Debra Paget
(Actress)
Debra Paget
7
Birthdate: August 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Beth Chapman
(American TV Reality Star Known for Her Shows ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ and ‘Dog's Most Wanted’)
Beth Chapman
32
Birthdate: October 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 26, 2019

Bounty hunter and reality star Beth Chapman soared to fame with the shows Dog the Bounty Hunter, Dog's Most Wanted, and Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, along with her husband, Duane "Dog" Chapman. While filming Dog's Most Wanted, she died of throat cancer, which had spread to her lungs.

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Ryland Adams
(YouTube Star)
Ryland Adams
13
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Zachery Ty Bryan
(Actor and Producer Known for His Role as ‘Brad Taylor’ on the TV Sitcom ‘Home Improvement’)
Zachery Ty Bryan
13
Birthdate: October 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra

Zachery Ty Bryan is an American actor, best known for playing Brad Taylor on the popular television sitcom Home Improvement. Also a producer, Bryan has produced films, such as Prowl and The Grief Tourist. Fairly inactive since 2009, Zachery Ty Bryan made headlines in 2020 when he was arrested on several charges, including felony strangulation.

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Ken Kesey
(Novelist & Essayist Known for His Novels: ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest’ & ‘Sometimes a Great Notion’)
Ken Kesey
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 17, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 10, 2001
Ken Kesey was a prolific American essayist, novelist, and counterculture figure who defined the Psychedelic Era. Renonwed as the hero of the hippie movement in the 1960s, he garnered critical and commercial success for his novels One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion. He was imprisoned for five months for marijuana possession. 
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Lon Chaney
(Actor)
Lon Chaney
6
Birthdate: April 1, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 26, 1930
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ross Marquand
(Actor)
Ross Marquand
3
Birthdate: August 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Philip Bailey
(American singer)
Philip Bailey
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Byron White
(American Football Player and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1962 - 1993))
Byron White
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 8, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 15, 2002

Byron White was an American lawyer and football player. He served as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court from 1962 to 1993. Before beginning his legal career, White was part of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National Football League. He also played a crucial role during World War II, serving as an intelligence officer in the US Navy.

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Adam McKay
(Comedian, Director, and Writer for the NBC Sketch Comedy Show ‘Saturday Night Live’)
Adam McKay
11
Birthdate: April 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Adam McKay began as the chief writer of Saturday Night Live. The Academy Award-winning screenwriter later co-founded the Upright Citizens Brigade and directed the Anchorman films. Along with Will Ferrell, he co-wrote several films and series and founded the site Funny or Die. He has also hosted a science podcast.
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Jon Watts
(Director)
Jon Watts
3
Birthdate: June 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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John Kerry
(68th United States Secretary of State)
John Kerry
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

The 68th US Secretary of State, John Kerry first gained attention as a war veteran turned anti-war advocate. After winning three Purple Heart Medals, Bronze Star Medal and the Silver Star Medal for his efforts in the Vietnam War, John Kerry became an anti-war activist and played a major role in the Vietnam Veterans Against the War organization.