People from Grants Pass, Oregon

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  1. David Anders

    David Anders


    David Anders (born David Anders Holt; March 11, 1981) is an American television and stage actor. He is best known for his roles as Julian Sark on Alias, as Adam Monroe on Heroes, as John Gilbert in the TV series The Vampire Diaries, and as Victor Frankenstein/Dr. Whale on ABC's Once Upon A Time. Although Anders is American, a few of his noted roles required him to use a British Home counties accent.

  2. Ty Burrell

    Ty Burrell


    Tyler Gerald "Ty" Burrell (born August 22, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. Burrell is best known for his role as Phil Dunphy in the ABC comedy Modern Family, for which he has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2011 and 2014 and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for 2013.

  3. Michael Saucedo

    Michael Saucedo


    Michael Saucedo (born July 11, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor best known for his role as Juan Santiago on the soap opera General Hospital from 1999 until 2001, and he briefly returned in 2013 and 2014. He is also a musician and published author known for the "Liberty Strong" series.

  4. Scott O'Hara

    Scott O'Hara


    Scott O'Hara (October 16, 1961 – February 18, 1998) was an American pornographic performer, author, poet, editor and publisher. He rose to prominence during the mid-1980s for his work in such gay adult films as Winner Takes All, Below The Belt and In Your Wildest Dreams. O'Hara wrote four books: SeXplorers: The Guide to Doing It on the Road, Do It Yourself Piston Polishing (for Non-Mechanics), Autopornography: A Memoir of Life in the Lust Lane, and Rarely Pure and Never Simple: Selected Essays of Scott O'Hara, and edited and published the quarterly men's sex journal Steam and the cultural magazine Wilde.

  5. Bob Howard

    Bob Howard


    Robert William "Bob" Howard (born January 29, 1963) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his 16-year career with the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment (WWF/E) under the ring names Thurman "Sparky" Plugg, Bob "Spark Plug" Holly, Bombastic Bob and Hardcore Holly.

  6. Ralph Wright

    Ralph Wright


    Ralph Waldo Wright (May 17, 1908 – December 31, 1983) was a Disney animator and story/storyboard writer who is best known for providing the gloomy, sullen voice of Eeyore from the popular Winnie-the-Pooh franchise. Wright came to the studio in the 1940s and became well known throughout the ensuing decades for his endearingly gloomy and sullen personality traits as well as his bass voice. He turned out to be a natural model for Eeyore when the studio began development on Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. He, along with his fellow Disney contemporaries, was a pioneer in the use of "gags" within cartoons, often acted out in front of the "story board," a bulletin board pinned with sequential sketches of the cartoon's scenes. This technique is still in use today in most major animation studios. He spent the last 30 years of his life in San Luis Obispo County in Los Osos. He died at his home in Los Osos, CA from a heart attack.

  7. Carl Barks

    Carl Barks


    Carl Barks (March 27, 1901 – August 25, 2000) was an American cartoonist, author, and painter. He is best known for his comics about Donald Duck and as the creator of Scrooge McDuck. He worked anonymously until late in his career; fans dubbed him The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist. In 1987, Barks was one of the three inaugural inductees of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

  8. Steve Raines

    Steve Raines


    Steve Raines (June 17, 1916 – January 4, 1996) was an American actor.

  9. Scott Lewis

    Scott Lewis


    Scott Allen Lewis (born December 5, 1965 in Grants Pass, Oregon) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for five seasons. He pitched for the California Angels from 1990 to 1994. He attended college at UNLV from 1985 to 1988.

  10. Agnes Baker Pilgrim

    Agnes Baker Pilgrim


    Agnes Emma Baker Pilgrim is a Native American spiritual elder from Grants Pass, Oregon. She is the oldest member of her tribe, the Takelma. She is also the Granddaughter of the first elected Chief of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz - Jack Harney. Pilgrim was Elected Chairperson of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers at its founding in 2004. "She has been honored as a "Living Treasure" by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, and as a "Living Cultural Legend" by the Oregon Council of the Arts."

  11. Ken Williams

    Ken Williams


    Kenneth Roy Williams (June 28, 1890 – January 22, 1959) was an American professional baseball player. He played as an outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1915 to 1929. Williams began his major league career with the Cincinnati Reds before spending the majority of his playing days with the St. Louis Browns, and finally ended his career playing for the Boston Red Sox. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. Williams was the first member of Major League Baseball's 30–30 club, for players who have reached the 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases plateaus in the same season.

  12. Don Summers

    Don Summers


    Don Summers is a former tight end in the National Football League.

  13. Andrew Carpenter

    Andrew Carpenter


    Andrew James Rudolph "Drew" Carpenter (born May 18, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. A graduate of Long Beach State University, Carpenter has played in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays. He was called up to the majors for the first time on August 27, 2008.

  14. Jamie Slocum

    Jamie Slocum


    Jamie Slocum is an American Christian Worship leader, singer, songwriter and producer from Grants Pass, Oregon. He was raised in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Nashville in the 1990s. He started as a staff songwriter for Curb Records. Music Mogul Mike Curb thought Slocum should be doing his own music, which led to a record deal. Slocum continues to tour and produce records internationally. He is currently on Curb records in Nashville, where he resides with his family.

  15. Kendrick7/Ralph Kauzlarich

    Kendrick7/Ralph Kauzlarich


  16. Josh Saunders

    Josh Saunders


    Josh Saunders (born March 2, 1981) is an American-born Puerto Rican professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for New York City FC in Major League Soccer.

  17. Craig Hollywood

    Craig Hollywood


    Craig Hollywood (born Craig L. Williams in 1961) is an American member of The International Imperial Court System (IICS). Born in Salem, Oregon, he was elected Mr. Gay Portland XXIII in 1998 and as Emperor of the Imperial Court of New York in 2007. He also is a volunteer fire fighter in Suffolk County, New York, currently serving as Assistant Chief and Training Officer for the department. In August 2009, Williams was elected Secretary of Heritage of Pride, Inc. which produces NYC Pride each summer. Heritage of Pride is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that organizes New York City's annual LGBT Pride events which include the (March, PrideFest, Dance on the Pier and Rally) to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969.

  18. Jeremy Maxwell

    Jeremy Maxwell


    Jeremy Maxwell Kramer (born April 30, 1975), known professionally as Jeremy Maxwell, is an American film/voice actor.

  19. Mike Johnson (bassist)

    Mike Johnson (bassist)


    Mike Johnson (born 1965) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and bass guitarist. He was born in Grants Pass, Oregon and fronted Eugene, Oregon punk band Snakepit from 1984 until their break up in 1989. He replaced Lou Barlow as bassist in Dinosaur Jr in 1991 and played with the band live and on its recordings from 1991 to 1998. He was briefly married to from Juned's Leslie Hardy in 1994, and contributed to both the band's studio albums. He collaborated with Mark Lanegan on his first five solo albums, playing guitar, co-producing, and writing music. In 1994, he released his first solo album, "Where Am I", on Up Records, and he continued a solo career, alongside involvement with the bands Queens of the Stone Age and Caustic Resin up until 2006's "Gone Out of Your Mind", when he moved to France with his wife.

  20. Jerry Sherk

    Jerry Sherk


    Jerry Martin Sherk (born July 7, 1948) is a former American football defensive tackle who played for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League for 12 seasons between 1970 until 1981. He made the Pro Bowl lineup for four straight years from 1973 through 1976, and is widely considered to be among the best defensive players in Cleveland Browns history.

  21. Tom Blanchard

    Tom Blanchard


    Thomas Richard Blanchard (born May 28, 1948 in Grants Pass, Oregon) is a former American football punter with an 11-year career in the National Football League for the New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at the University of Oregon, where he was quarterback as well as punter.He led Grants Pass High School to the 1964 state high school football championship as a junior, his son Tommy, the eldest and Jimmy, five years the junior, both were starting quarterbacks at Grants Pass High School leading their respective teams to the playoffs. Tom is now the sports director at Grants Pass High School.

  22. Ethen Beavers

    Ethen Beavers


    Ethen Beavers is an American comic book artist from Modesto, CA. He graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1989.

  23. Bostonredsox80/Marcia Van Dyke

    Bostonredsox80/Marcia Van Dyke


  24. Shelley Shannon

    Shelley Shannon


    Rachelle Ranae "Shelley" Shannon (born March 31, 1956) is an anti-abortion Christian right terrorist from Grants Pass, Oregon. She shot George Tiller in both arms outside his abortion clinic in Wichita on August 19, 1993. She is serving her sentence at FCI Waseca in Minnesota. Her projected release date is November 7, 2018.

  25. Dick James (American football)

    Dick James (American football)


    Richard "Dick" Alwin James (May 22, 1934 – June 28, 2000) was an American football halfback and defensive back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, New York Giants, and the Minnesota Vikings. He played college football at the University of Oregon and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1956 NFL Draft. James' Mother was Mohawk/Mohican Native American.

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