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Celebrity/athlete from your town


By hwyhed

69 days ago



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    #1 69 days ago

    Like the topic says, name a few people born from your town..within 30 miles. I’ll start with Pamela Anderson..Ryan Reynolds..Larry walker..and Cheech & Chong started/met in Vancouver , so I’m adding them too..

    #2 69 days ago

    Graduates of my hometown Gilroy High in CA, were
    Jeff Garcia CFL QB and NFL Quarterback (49ers & Eagles to name a few)
    4 time Pro Bowler, but no HOF.
    Bob Kampa NFL Linemen (2 yrs with Buffalo)

    #3 69 days ago

    Sam Adams (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Adams_(American_football)
    I was actually in school / same classes with this one ^

    Jim Parsons (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon_Cooper)

    Mary Lou Retton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Lou_Retton)

    I'm sure there are more, not necessarily 30 miles though.

    #4 69 days ago

    Grew up in Oakridge, OR. Mason Williams grew up there

    #5 69 days ago

    D list “celebrity” Johnny FairPlay - just played a few of my pins with him last week before everything shut down at the brewery

    #6 69 days ago

    I live in the Seattle area so I'll be the first to claim Jimi Hendrix. Of course there are tons of other famous people from this area but for me Jimi stands above the others.

    #7 69 days ago

    Craig Kirkman several times World Skeet Champion. Nice guy from a Sporting Family.
    Lived beside Richard Petty once, still kicking and messing with hot cars. Awoke many times when they were testing
    those Hemis.

    #8 69 days ago

    Owen Wilson, Jessica Simpson, Vanilla Ice....many, many others.

    #9 69 days ago

    Leo Fender
    Mike Ness and all his cronies
    Jackson Browne
    Hoby Brenner
    Keith Van Horne
    Richard Nixon- Next town over
    Gwen Stafani
    Jim Edmonds
    Kevin Costner adopted our town after going to the university although born in Lynwood. He likes baseball and we are 4 time national champions. Many great players came out of the system.
    And a few more.

    #11 69 days ago

    Hmmm.....I think every famous Ann Arbor person was born somewhere else.

    #12 69 days ago

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman
    Abby Wambach
    Kristen Wig
    Chuck Mangione

    #13 69 days ago

    I went to high school with Erin Andrews the sports broadcaster. Good ol Bloomingdale High school in Valrico Fl.

    Oh and also Debra Lafave the hot blonde teacher that put school predators on the map.

    #14 69 days ago

    Clarkston, MI:
    Kid Rock -used to see him in the restaurants often.
    Tim Robinson (Detroiters, SNL) - He wrote this short film for SNL and included the line "We're gonna have some beers behind the gazebo in Depot park" (at 24 seconds), which is what the high schoolers would do. We just did it last Friday night!

    #15 69 days ago
    Quoted from Antron77:

    I went to high school with Erin Andrews the sports broadcaster. Good ol Bloomingdale High school in Valrico Fl.
    Oh and also Debra Lafave the hot blonde teacher that put school predators on the map.

    I sure didn't have any teachers that looked like her when I was in high school. Wouldn't have ditched so many classes and hung out in the smoking area.

    #16 69 days ago

    https://www.thefamouspeople.com/hamilton-1350.php

    Eugene Levy, Martin Short, and Niel Peart. Are probably the most famous.

    I went to highschool with Kathleen Robertson. Of Beverly Hills 90210 fame.

    #17 69 days ago

    You mean, besides me ? No.

    Badda Bing. I'll be here all week folks. Don't forget to tip your servers.

    LTG : )
    Disclaimer : I did go to grade school with Lea Thompson.

    #18 69 days ago

    John Schneider was a close friend back in school
    Peter Framton came to my house a couple of times

    #19 69 days ago
    Quoted from fiberdude120:

    John Schneider was a close friend back in school
    Peter Framton came to my house a couple of times

    Did you feel like he did?????

    #20 69 days ago

    30 mile radius covers pretty much my entire state.

    Aubrey Plaza
    Valerie Bertinelli
    Elisabeth Shue
    Ryan Phillipe
    Judge Reinhold
    George Thorogood

    Honorable Mentions:
    Teri Polo (Stiller's wife in meet the parents)
    Elena Delle Donne (Female Basketball player)
    Cythia Rothrock (action movie "star")
    Thomas Capano (murdering Lawyer)
    all the Bidens (the one biden kid married his brother's widow, gross)

    #22 69 days ago
    Quoted from GSones:

    I sure didn't have any teachers that looked like her when I was in high school. Wouldn't have ditched so many classes and hung out in the smoking area.

    Me either. She was a classmate of mine before all the drama lol.

    #23 69 days ago

    Born, although not raised....Tom Cruise

    #24 69 days ago

    Then I woke up, Mom and Dad
    Are rolling on the couch
    Rolling numbers, rock and rolling
    Got my Kiss records out

    #25 69 days ago

    Either Einhorn is Finkle or those are the worst hemorrhoids I've ever seen!

    #26 69 days ago

    Benjamin Franklin, Paul revere, Samuel Adams, JFK, Edgar Allen Poe, Sylvia Plath, Uma Thurman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Aerosmith, Matt Damon...

    #27 69 days ago

    Pro golfer Jim Furyk was one of my classmates and a teammate of mine on the 1980 MT Royals B division baseball championship team. I still have the Polaroid of our team picture. Jim, me and two other kids in class used to hang out in 4th grade together and punch each other in the balls all the time. It was some sort of sick game we played.

    #28 69 days ago

    I went to high school with Mike Daniels of the Packers (and now Lions). Literally sat in class with him.

    #29 69 days ago
    Quoted from GSones:

    I live in the Seattle area so I'll be the first to claim Jimi Hendrix. Of course there are tons of other famous people from this area but for me Jimi stands above the others.

    Jimi fr sure. But, how bout Bruce lee?

    #30 69 days ago

    I remember drew Bledsoe as a lil guy at football practice. His dad was my hs coach. I went to an autograph session yrs ago for my kids and he signed a pic of him and dad on the field

    #31 69 days ago

    Kevin Bacon
    Bradley Cooper
    Kobe Bryant
    Bill Cosby
    Lots more from Philly area, these just off top of my head.

    #33 69 days ago

    Jon Stewart (The Daily Show) went to the same High School I attended (Lawrence High School in NJ) but I was long gone from the area before he was in that school system. He moved from NY to NJ about the same time as I was headed off to college.

    #34 69 days ago

    Mark Mad Dog Madsen!!

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    #35 69 days ago

    The Edmonds brothers are from my city- they all play in the NFL, (all three brothers) they do a lot of community events like ymca and boys and girls club events. They are all genuinely nice guys.

    https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/football/nfl/bills/2019/12/14/buffalo-bills-at-pittsburgh-steelers-sunday-night-football-trey-terrell-tremaineedmunds/4400866002/

    #36 69 days ago

    The guy who invented "Green Stamps"....

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sperry

    Yeah, lets see somebody top that one!

    #37 69 days ago

    Interesting topic! Only war generals in my current town so I'll go with my hometown.

    Anna Paquin
    Terry Fox
    Randy Bachman

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    #38 69 days ago

    Warner Brothers
    Ed O’Neill
    Maureen McGovern
    Ray Mancini
    Omarosa (from The Apprentice) lol

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    #39 69 days ago

    My 14 year old daughter; double gold medal winner and youngest ever North American Dressage Champion. I live in a town of 400, so what more do you expect ?!
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    #40 69 days ago
    Quoted from Budman:

    My 14 year old daughter; double gold medal winner and youngest ever North American Dressage Champion. I live in a town of 400, so what more do you expect ?!
    Best so far!!

    #41 69 days ago

    Dave Winfield
    Paul Molitor
    Prince
    Larry Fitzgerald
    Terrell Suggs
    Josh Hartnett
    Matt Birk
    Steve Walsh
    Rachael Leigh Cook
    Jack Morris
    Phil Housley
    Vern Gagne
    Khalid El-Amin
    Kent Hrbek

    #42 69 days ago
    Quoted from AFM95:

    Dave Winfield
    Paul Molitor
    Prince
    Larry Fitzgerald
    Terrell Suggs
    Josh Hartnett
    Matt Birk
    Steve Walsh
    Rachael Leigh Cook
    Jack Morris
    Phil Housley
    Vern Gagne
    Khalid El-Amin
    Kent Hrbek

    The Replacements!

    #43 69 days ago
    Quoted from AFM95:

    Dave Winfield
    Paul Molitor
    Prince
    Larry Fitzgerald
    Terrell Suggs
    Josh Hartnett
    Matt Birk
    Steve Walsh
    Rachael Leigh Cook
    Jack Morris
    Phil Housley
    Vern Gagne
    Khalid El-Amin
    Kent Hrbek

    Dr. Fink gets no love?!

    #44 69 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Hmmm.....I think every famous Ann Arbor person was born somewhere else.

    My sons high school football team is sending a kid your way who I think has a legit shot at being famous. Most electric high school football player I’ve ever seen from these parts.

    #45 69 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    The Replacements!

    I was going off the top of my head. I completely forgot about them and Soul Asylem.

    Love Alex Chilton!

    #46 69 days ago

    Don Cherry
    Gord Downie
    Doug Gilmour
    Bryan Adams
    Me

    #47 69 days ago
    Quoted from Completist:

    Don Cherry
    Gord Downie
    Doug Gilmour
    Bryan Adams
    Me

    kingston boy !

    #48 69 days ago

    Louisville lip.

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    #49 69 days ago
    Quoted from luch:

    kingston boy !

    Yes sir!!

    #50 69 days ago

    Roger Staubach
    Charles Manson
    Pete Rose
    Steven Spielberg
    Bootsy Collins
    Gary Owen
    Brian Pillman

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