Famous People from Alaska

Khaleed Leon "Khleo" Thomas (1989 - ) An American actor, singer, and rapper best known for his role as Zero in Holes. Born in Anchorage, AK (1074)

Irene Bedard (1967 - ) An American actress. Best known for her portrayal of Native American characters in a variety of films including as the voice of Disney's Pocahontas. She was voted by People Magazine as one of the top 50 beautiful people in 1995. Born in Anchorage, AK (763)

Benny Benson (1913 - 1972) Born John Ben Benson, Jr. Designed the Alaska state flag at age 13. Born in Chignik, AK (17)

Shawn Chacon (1977 - ) He last played in the Majors for the Houston Astros. He throws an 88-92 mph sinker, a big curveball, a slider, and a changeup. Born in Anchorage, AK (760)

Daryn Colledge (1982 - ) He plays offensive guard for the Miami Dolphins in the NFL. Born in Fairbanks, AK (761)

Kate Earl (1981 - ) An American singer-songwriter. Born in Anchorage, AK (1068)

Rosey Fletcher (1975 - ) Born Gabrielle Rose Fletcher. 2006 Olympic bronze medalist in the women's Snowboarding Parallel Giant Slalom. Born in Anchorage, AK (741)

Scott Carlos Gomez (1979 - ) Professional hockey player. Currently plays center for the New Jersey Devils of the NHL. Born in Anchorage, AK (765)

Travis Hall (1972 - ) Retired NFL player. Last played defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers. Formed ProSpot Fitness which manufactures and markets home gyms. Born in Soldotna, AK (1069)

Anna Kathryn Holbrook (1956 - ) An American soap opera actress, best known for her role as Sharlene Frame Hudson on Another World, a role she played originally from 1988 to 1991. She returned from 1993 to 1997 and again in 1999. Born in Fairbanks, AK (1070)

Randy Scott Kutcher (1960 - ) A Major League Baseball utility outfielder for the San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox from 1986 through 1990. Born in , AK (762)

Hilary Lindh (1969 - ) Lindh is a five - time US National Champion downhill skier. She also won the silver medal in women's downhill skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics. Born in Juneau, AK (743)

Lane McCray Jr. (1962 - ) Born Donald Lane McCray, Jr. He is a singer famous for the successful duo La Bouche. As an all-around entertainer in the USA, Lane performed in regional musical theater productions of West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Tom Foolery, Sophisticated Ladies and La Boheme. Born in Anchorage, AK (1682)

Elizabeth W. Peratrovich (1911 - 1958) An important Alaska civil rights activist, working on behalf of equality for Alaska native peoples. She was the single driving force behind the passage of the state's Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945, the first anti-discrimination law in the United States. Born in Petersburg, AK (764)

Emmitt Gordon Peters, Sr. (1940 - ) The "Yukon Fox", is an Alaskan American hunter, fisher, trapper, and dog musher. The last rookie to win the 1,049 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (in 1975), he and his lead dogs Nugget and Digger shattered the previous speed record by almost six days. Born in Ruby, AK (1071)

Jason Ryznar (1983 - ) A professional ice hockey player currently with the Alaska Aces of the East Coast Hockey League. Born in Anchorage, AK (1072)

Steve Smith (1985 - ) A former American football wide receiver of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Giants in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC. Born in Anchorage, AK (1073)

Nathan Luke West (1978 - ) An American actor and producer. Born in Anchorage, AK (1075)