People from Irving, Texas

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  1. Erin Wasson

    Erin Wasson


    Erin Wasson (born January 20, 1982) is an American model, actress, occasional stylist, and designer.

  2. Emmitt Smith

    Emmitt Smith


    Emmitt James Smith, III (born May 15, 1969) is an American former college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for fifteen seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. Smith played college football for the University of Florida, where he was a unanimous All-American. A first-round pick in the 1990 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals of the NFL, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest running backs in NFL history.

  3. Jim Beaver

    Jim Beaver


    James Norman "Jim" Beaver, Jr. (born August 12, 1950) is an American stage, film, and television actor, playwright, screenwriter, director, and film historian. He is most familiar to worldwide audiences as the gruff but tenderhearted prospector Whitney Ellsworth on the HBO Western drama series Deadwood, a starring role which brought him acclaim and a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for Ensemble Acting after three decades of supporting work in films and TV. He portrayed Bobby Singer in the CW television series Supernatural and Sheriff Shelby Parlow on the FX series Justified. His memoir Life's That Way was published in April 2009.

  4. Frank Beard

    Frank Beard


    Frank Lee Beard (born June 11, 1949) is the drummer in the American rock band ZZ Top. Frank Beard is notable as being the only musician in the band without a long beard, an ironic fact considering his last name. Beard was formerly with the bands The Cellar Dwellars, who originally were a three-piece band, The Hustlers, The Warlocks, and American Blues before starting to play and record with Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill as ZZ Top.

  5. Kerry Wood

    Kerry Wood


    Kerry Lee Wood (born June 16, 1977) is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher. During his career he played for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, and New York Yankees. Wood first came to prominence as a twenty-year-old rookie when he recorded twenty strikeouts in a one-hit shutout against the Houston Astros, which some have argued may be the greatest single-game pitching performance in Major League Baseball history. The game also made Wood the co-holder of the MLB record for strikeouts in a single game (20), and earned Wood the nickname Kid K. He was later named the 1998 National League Rookie of the Year. Wood would go on to record over 200 strikeouts in four out of his first five seasons, with a high of 266 in 2003, and holds several MLB strikeout records. In particular, in MLB history, he is second only to Randy Johnson in career strikeout-per-9-innings.

  6. Jeremy Wariner

    Jeremy Wariner


    Jeremy Mathew Wariner (born January 31, 1984) is an American track athlete specializing in the 400 meters. He has won four Olympic medals (three gold, one silver) and six World Championships medals. He is the third fastest competitor in the history of the 400 m event with a personal best of 43.45 seconds behind Michael Johnson (43.18 WR, 1999), and Butch Reynolds (43.29 WR 1988) and the fifth fastest all-time mark when set in 2007.

  7. L.M. Kit Carson

    L.M. Kit Carson


    Lewis Minor "Kit" Carson (August 12, 1941 – October 20, 2014) was an American actor, screenwriter and film producer.

  8. Larry D. Alexander

    Larry D. Alexander


    Larry Dell Alexander (born May 30, 1953) is an American artist, Christian author and teacher from Dermott, Arkansas in Chicot County. Alexander is best known for his creations of elaborate colorful, and black & white "pen and ink" drawings in his "crosshatching", or "hatching" technique. He also received notoriety and a personal presidential thanks for his personal rendition of a "Clinton Family Portrait" oil painting which he gave to U.S. President Bill Clinton in 1995. It is now a part of the collection at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is also known for the Arkansas Schools Tours that he did between 1996 and 2006. He has written several devotional Bible studies commentaries on several New Testament books of the Christian Bible, and has also created many drawings and paintings with strong Christian themes over the years.

  9. Play N Skillz

    Play N Skillz


    Play-N-Skillz are an American record production duo from Irving, Texas, consisting of brothers Juan "Play" Salinas and Oscar "Skillz" Salinas, who are also rappers. Their production has won several Grammys including the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 2007 for their production on the single "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone, and the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album for Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III (2008), which included their production on the single "Got Money".

  10. Ruth Paine

    Ruth Paine


    Ruth Hyde Paine (born September 3, 1932) was a friend of Marina Oswald, who was living with her at the time of the JFK assassination. According to four government investigations, Lee Harvey Oswald stored the 6.5 mm caliber Carcano rifle that he used to assassinate U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Ruth Paine's garage, unbeknownst to her and her husband, Michael Paine.

  11. Susan Ashton

    Susan Ashton


    Susan Ashton (born Susan Rae Hill, July 17, 1967) is an American contemporary Christian Music and country music artist who topped the Christian charts throughout the 1990s. In 1991 she began using her mother's maiden name, Ashton, when she recorded her first single, in order to distinguish herself from CCM singer Kim Hill.

  12. Michael Huff

    Michael Huff


    Michael Wayne Huff, II (born March 6, 1983) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Texas, and was recognized as a consensus All-American and the top college defensive back. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the seventh overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, and has played for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos.

  13. Chase Daniel

    Chase Daniel


    William Chase Daniel (born October 7, 1986) is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Missouri and almost led the Tigers to a National Championship Game appearance during the 2007 season (they lost to Oklahoma, which eliminated them from contention).

  14. Jay Boulware

    Jay Boulware


    Jay Boulware (born November 26, 1972 in Irving, Texas) is an American college football assistant coach, currently serving as special teams coordinator and running backs coach (having recently been moved from tight ends coach) at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to that, he had was special teams coordinator and tight ends coach at Auburn University under former head coach Gene Chizik. He has spent over a decade as an assistant coach, primarily in the Big 12 and Pac-10 conferences. Most recently, he served as the running backs coach and special teams coordinator of the Iowa State Cyclones.

  15. Ronnie McAda

    Ronnie McAda


    Ronnie McAda is a former American football quarterback for the United States Military Academy. He was drafted with the final pick of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers, thus earning the distinction of being Mr. Irrelevant. In his senior season, he led Army past Navy and to the Independence Bowl. He was the last player drafted in the National Football League from the U.S. Military Academy until Caleb Campbell was drafted in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.

  16. Daryl Washington

    Daryl Washington


    Daryl Lewis Washington (born October 9, 1986) is an American football linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Texas Christian University (TCU), and was chosen by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

  17. Will Brunson

    Will Brunson


    William Donald Brunson (born March 20, 1970) was a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers. He pitched in 27 games during the 1998 and 1999 seasons.

  18. Christopher Bevins

    Christopher Bevins


    Christopher Bevins (born October 31, 1973) is an American voice director and actor who has worked on English-language adaptations of Japanese anime shows for Funimation.

  19. John McCaa

    John McCaa


    John McCaa (born in Rantoul, Illinois) is a news anchor currently working for WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas. He has been working for WFAA since 1984.

  20. Blake Beavan

    Blake Beavan


    Blake William Beavan (born January 17, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. A first-round draft pick in the 2007 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers, Beavan was traded to the Seattle Mariners in 2010 in a package of prospects for Cliff Lee. In 2011, he made his MLB debut with the Mariners.

  21. Brandon Clark

    Brandon Clark


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  22. Steve Hill

    Steve Hill


    Steve Hill (January 17, 1954 – March 9, 2014) born in Ankara, Turkey to an American serviceman and his wife, was an American Christian clergyman and evangelist. He is best known as the evangelist who preached in what became known as the Brownsville Revival. The Brownsville Revival was a series of meetings at Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Florida that began on Father's Day, 1995 and continued for five years. In 2000, Hill moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas to resume traveling evangelism. In 2003, he founded Heartland World Ministries Church in the Las Colinas section of Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

  23. Kevin Walker

    Kevin Walker


    Kevin Michael Walker (born September 20, 1976 in Irving, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He is the 2011 pitching coach for the Portland Sea Dogs of the Class AA Eastern League.

  24. Gus Malzahn

    Gus Malzahn


    Arthur Gustav "Gus" Malzahn, III (born October 28, 1965) is an American football coach and former player. Malzahn is currently the head coach at Auburn University, a position he assumed prior to the 2013 season. He spent the 2012 season as the head football coach at Arkansas State University. From 2009 to 2011, Malzahn served as the offensive coordinator at Auburn University. In 2010, a season in which the Auburn Tigers won the national championship, Malzahn received the Broyles Award, which recognizes the top assistant coach in college football. Prior to his stints at Arkansas State and Auburn, Malzahn served as offensive coordinator at the University of Arkansas and the University of Tulsa, respectively.

  25. Odyssey Sims

    Odyssey Sims


    Odyssey Celeste Sims (born July 13, 1992) is an American professional basketball player at guard for the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA an AP and WBCA All-American. Sims was born in Irving, Texas. She graduated from MacArthur High School.

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