List of people from Orange County, California facts for kids

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The following is a list of notable Orange County residents, past and present:

  • Scott Aukerman, comedian, writer
  • Gene Autry, singer-actor, longtime owner of Angels baseball team (born in Texas)
  • Avenged Sevenfold, rock band
  • Amanda Beard, Olympic swimmer
  • Jimmy Bennett, actor
  • Nate Berkus, designer and TV personality
  • Joey Bishop, comedian and actor (born in Pennsylvania)
  • Aloe Blacc, singer
  • James P. Blaylock, fantasy author
  • Farzad Bonyadi, professional poker player
  • Marlon Brando, film and stage actor (born in Nebraska)
  • Donald Bren, chairman of the Irvine Company
  • Jackson Browne, musician
  • Kobe Bryant, NBA player (born in Pennsylvania)
  • Jeff Buckley, singer, songwriter, musician
  • James Cameron, film director (born in Canada)
  • Michael Carona, sheriff
  • Gary Carter, MLB player, member of Hall of Fame
  • Michael Chang, professional tennis player (born in New Jersey)
  • Marc Cherry, creator and executive producer of Desperate Housewives
  • Dongfan Chung, stole space technology for the People's Republic of China,
  • Sasha Cohen, figure skater
  • Lauren Conrad, TV personality (The Hills)
  • Pamela Courson, wife of Doors frontman Jim Morrison
  • Kevin Costner, actor, director
  • Christopher Cox, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chairman
  • Allen Craig, baseball player
  • Valorie Curry, actress
  • Dick Dale, musician
  • Lindsay Davenport, professional tennis player
  • Phil Dent, professional tennis player
  • Kiev (band), indie rock band
  • Taylor Dent, professional tennis player
  • Philip K. Dick, author and futurist (born in Illinois)
  • Walt Disney, creator of Disneyland theme park (born in Illinois)
  • Susan Egan, actress, singer
  • Sean Faircloth, executive director of Secular Coalition for America, former Majority Whip of Maine House
  • Jim Fassel, pro football coach
  • Leo Fender, inventor of the solid-body electric guitar
  • Will Ferrell, comedian and actor
  • Julie Foudy, soccer player
  • Paul Frank, clothes designer
  • Jeremy Gable, playwright
  • Adam Yahiye Gadahn, spokesman for Al Qaeda, first American charged with treason since 1952
  • Jim Gilchrist, politician
  • Cuba Gooding Jr, actor
  • Bobby Hatfield, singer, the Righteous Brothers (born in Wisconsin)
  • Maharaja Sir Yeshwant Rao Holkar II, ruler of Indore from 1926 to 1961 (lived in Santa Ana from 1938–9). [1]
  • Usha Devi Maharani Sahiba Holkar XV Bahadur, current ruler of Indore since 1961 (grew up in Santa Ana)
  • Dexter Holland, musician and singer (The Offspring)
  • Phil Hughes, baseball player
  • Kevin Jepsen, baseball player
  • Diane Keaton, actress and author (born in Los Angeles)
  • Jürgen Klinsmann, player and coach for Germany's national football (soccer) team
  • Dean Koontz, horror author (born in Pennsylvania)
  • Mark Kotsay, baseball player
  • Iris Kyle, 10-time overall Ms. Olympia professional bodybuilder
  • Tommy Lasorda, Hall of Fame manager of Los Angeles Dodgers (born in Pennsylvania)
  • Adam LaRoche, Washington Nationals first baseman
  • Jason Lee, professional skateboarder and actor
  • Crystal Lewis, Christian singer
  • Dominic Lucero, Actor and dancer
  • Penny Marshall, actress and director (born in New York)
  • Steve Martin, comedian, actor, author, musician (born in Texas)
  • Jennette McCurdy, actress and singer
  • Scott McGehee, filmmaker
  • Glenn L. Martin, aviation pioneer
  • Mark McGwire, baseball player and coach
  • Ian Mitchell, of the Bay City Rollers
  • Mike Ness, a pioneer in O.C. punk music (Social Distortion)
  • Richard Nixon, Vice President and 37th President of the United States
  • Dan O'Mahony, singer, author, activist, journalist
  • Alex Odeh, murdered Arab-American activist
  • Tito Ortiz, mixed martial arts fighter
  • Donny Osmond, singer and actor (born in Utah)
  • Lee Harvey Oswald, presumed assassin of John F. Kennedy (stationed at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in 1957 and 1958-9)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, actress
  • Jessica Rey, actress
  • Dennis Rodman, basketball player (born in New Jersey)
  • Jim Rome, sports radio personality
  • Gabe Rosales, guitarist, bassist, and rapper
  • Keri Russell, actress
  • Elizabeth Ryan, tennis player
  • Samoa Joe, multi-time world heavyweight professional wrestling champion
  • Mark Sanchez, USC and NFL quarterback
  • Monte Scheinblum, 1992 U.S. National Long Driving Champion.
  • Robert Schuller, clergyman, ministry based in Garden Grove (born in Iowa)
  • Larry Sherry, baseball pitcher, 1959 World Series MVP
  • Andrew Sims, Harry Potter site, MuggleNet President and MuggleCast host
  • Gwen Stefani, lead singer of No Doubt
  • Jeffree Star, internet celebrity
  • Super Dragon, professional wrestler
  • Kristy Swanson, actress
  • Ed Templeton, professional skateboarder and manufacturer
  • Cornelia ten Boom, Holocaust survivor, author, lecturer
  • Jeff Timmons, founder, singer and producer of 98 Degrees
  • Matt Treanor, baseball player
  • Lisa Tucker, singer
  • Toni Turner, author
  • Milo Ventimiglia, actor
  • Peter Vidmar, gymnast
  • John Wayne, iconic film actor; Orange County airport named for him (born in Iowa)
  • C. J. Wilson, baseball player
  • Tiger Woods, professional golfer
  • Lee Soon-kyu, singer and member of Girls' Generation.

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