Oklahoma June 29, 2015
You May Be Surprised To Learn These 17 Famous People Are From Oklahoma
Oklahoma has produced several talented and famous people from many different walks of life. We have professional athletes, country music stars, billionaires and award-winning Hollywood actors whose roots started in Oklahoma.
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1. Phil McGraw-Born in Vinita, OK, Phil is an author, t.v. personality, psychologist and host of his own show, "Dr. Phil."
2. Bill Goldberg-This professional wrestler, American actor and former professional football player was born in Tulsa, OK.
3. Blake Griffin-Blake was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He played college basketball for the Sooners and is now a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers.
4. Carrie Underwood-Winner of the 4th season of American Idol, Carrie is now an award winning country music artist. She was born in Muskogee, OK and attended Northeastern State University.
5. Blake Shelton-This country music star was born in Ada, OK and lived in the state until he moved to Nashville at the age of 17.
6. Brad Pitt-Pitt is an Academy Award winning actor born in Shawnee, OK.
7. Chuck Norris-The star of the hit T.V. series, Walker, Texas Ranger. He was born in Ryan, OK and moved to California at the age of 12.
8. Reba McEntire-The "Queen of Country" was born in McAlester, OK and caught her big break singing the national anthem at a rodeo.
9. Garth Brooks-He was born in Tulsa, OK and attended Oklahoma State University. Garth has sold over 100 million albums during his country music career.
10. James Garner- Born in Norman,OK and raised in Oklahoma most of his childhood. Garner was the star of the t.v. show, "Maverick," and had a leading role in the movie, "The Notebook."
11. Kristin Chenoweth- This talented actress/broadway star was born in Broken Arrow, OK and attended college at Oklahoma City University.
12. Matt Kemp-Professional baseball player who formerly played for the Los Angeles Dodgers but was traded in 2014 to the San Diego Padres. Kemp was born and raised in Oklahoma.
13. Ron Howard-Born in Duncan, OK, he became known for his role in the t.v. series, "Happy Days." Howard later went on to become an award-winning director and producer for the film industry.
14. Sam Walton-This businessman is best known for founding the retail chain, Walmart. Walton was named the wealthiest man in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine in 1985. He was born in Kingfisher, OK.
15. Mickey Mantle-This famous New York Yankees baseball player played from 1951-1968. He was born in Spavinaw, OK in 1931 and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.
16. Toby Keith-Famous singer, songwriter and musician, Keith was born in Clinton, OK and raised in Oklahoma City.
17. Vince Gill-Born in Norman, OK, Gill is an award-winning country musician.
Have you ever seen any of these famous people around Oklahoma?