List of people from Tulsa, Oklahoma

List of people from Tulsa, Oklahoma

This is a list of well-known persons who were either born in, or lived in,
Tulsa, Oklahoma.


*Marcello Angelinicite web|url=|title=Tulsa Ballet 2007-2008 Profile for Marcello Angelini|accessdate=2007-08-23] , ballet dancer
*Ted Berrigancite web|url=|title=Ted Berrigan Biography on Poetry Foundation|accessdate=2007-09-18] , poet
*John Brainard, painter
*Michelle Firment Reidcite web|url=|title=Michelle Firment Reid MySpace Profile|accessdate=2007-08-23] , artist
*P. S. Gordoncite web|url=|title=P.S. Gordon Homepage|accessdate=2007-08-23] , painter
*Ron Padgettcite web|url=|title=Ron Padgett Biography on] , poet
*Josh Marscite web|url= | - JOSH MARS - Berkeley/Tulsa - Ambient / Experimental / IDM] , painter, composer, sculptor, performance artist, filmmaker.
*Kelie Myerscite web|url=|title=Kelie Myers Homepage|accessdate=2007-08-23] , painter


*Frank Abagnalecite web|url=|title=Abagnale & Associates (based in Tulsa)|accessdate=2007-05-20|publisher=Abagnale & Associates|language=English] , fraud expert, former con man, subject of "Catch Me If You Can"
*Tareq Al-Suwaidan [ [ Swidan Website ] ] , economist and multi-billionaire, Kuwait Investment Authority
*J. Paul Getty, billionaire oilman founder of Getty Oil Company, who made his first million in Tulsa between 1914 and 1916 [cite web|url=|title=J. Paul Getty dead at 83; amassed billions from oil|last=Whitman|first=Alden|accessdate=2008-09-06|publisher=New York Times|date=1976-06-06]
*Thomas Gilcrease [cite web|url=|title=Gilcrease Museum History|accessdate=2007-09-16] , oilman, founder of Gilcrease Museum
*George Kaiser [cite web|url=|title=Forbes's The World's Richest People|accessdate=2007-09-16] , billionaire chairman of BOK Financial Corporation
*Henry Kravis [cite web|url=|title=Academy of Achievement Biography|accessdate=2007-09-16] , billionaire co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
*Waite Phillips
*Bill Bartmann [cite web|url=|title=The Richest Man You've Never Heard Of|accessdate=2007-09-16] , businessman, named as "One of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs of the Last 100 Years" [cite web|url=|title=About Bill Bartmann|accessdate=2007-09-16]


*Elvin Bishop
*Garth Brookscite web|url=|title=Life and Times of Garth Brooks|accessdate=2007-09-17] , country music singer
*Anita Bryant singer
*J. J. Calecite web|url=|title=JJ Cale Biography on Yahoo! Music|accessdate=2007-09-17] , songwriter and musician, an originator of The Tulsa Sound
*Rodney Carrington [ [] Rodney Carrington website bio] country music singer and comedian
*Chuck Cisselcite web|url=|title=Chuck Cissel Biography on Soul Tracks|accessdate=2007-09-17] , singer and dancer
*Roy Clark, country musician
*David Cook
*Joe Diffiecite web|url=,_Joe/index.html|title=Joe Diffie Biography on Star Pulse|accessdate=2007-09-17] , country musician
*Phil Driscoll, trumpet player and singer, Christian and jazz musician
*Ronnie Dunncite web|url=|title=Brooks & Dunn Bio on|accessdate=2007-09-17] (Brooks and Dunn)
* Rocky Frisco (piano) J.J. Cale
*The Gap Band, Charlie, Ronnie & Robert Wilson, R&B, funk, and soul band
*Hanson, Isaac, Taylor & Zac Hanson, Pop band
*Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, jazz band
*David Gates (Bread)
*Tosca Kramer, violinist, violist, and music educator
*Fredell Lack, violinist
*Leon McAuliffe, Steel guitarist
*Leo Okeke, engineer, producer, keyboards Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, New Kids on the Block, Lady Soul
*Jamie Oldaker, drummer Eric Clapton, Bob Seger
*Patti Page
*Pillar (band)
*Dick Sims, keyboards, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Joan Armatrading
*Carl Radle, musician, bassist for Derek and the Dominos
*Steve Ripley, engineer, producer, singer, songwriter and guitarist for The Tractors and Bob Dylan
*Leon Russell, singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist
*Ryan Tedder, producer, songwriter, lead singer of One Republic
*David Teegarden, drummer with Bob Seger
*David Terry, leader of the band Aqueduct (band)
*Hank Thompson
*Wayman Tisdale, jazz musician and former professional basketball player
*Dwight Twilley, musician
*Jared Tyler, singer-songwriter and producer
*Bob Wills, country music singer
*Johnny Lee Wills, Country music band leader, brother of Bob Wills
*Charlie Wilson, R&B singer and lead singer of The Gap Band
*Bob Wootton, Lead guitarist for the Tennessee Three from 1969 to 1996 (part time from then on)
*Jelly Roll, hip-hop producer
*John D. LeVan, early pioneer in Tulsa Music, singer, guitarist, ref name<="levan"> ref="Tulsa World" member of Rockabilly Hall of Fame cite web/url=


*Carl Albert, former member of the United States House of Representatives and 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
*Dewey F. Bartlett, former Governor of the state of Oklahoma and U.S. Senator
*James Inhofe, U.S. Senator
*Frank Keating, former Governor of the state of Oklahoma
*David Hall, former Governor of the state of Oklahoma
*Sheila Kuehl, former actress, now California State Senator
*Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former Democratic U.S. Senator representing the state of New York
*John Sullivan, member of the United States House of Representatives
*Tom Adelson, member of the Oklahoma State Senate
*Brian Crain, member of the Oklahoma State Senate
*Terry Young, former Mayor of the City of Tulsa


*William Bernhardt, mystery/suspense fiction author
*Mildred Grosberg Bellin, Jewish cookbook author
*Daniel J. Boorstin, historian and writer; former Librarian of Congress
*P.C. Cast, author
*John Hope Franklin, African American historian
*Martin Gardner, author of works on philosophy, mathematics and literature
*S. E. Hinton, author
*Billie Letts, author
*Russell Myers, cartoonist of the Broom-Hilda comic strip
*Dan Piraro, cartoonist of the Bizarro comic strip
*Will Thomas, mystery fiction author
*Michael Wallis, author


*Paul Harvey, radio personality


*Gene Autry
*Pamela Bach, actress and ex-wife of David Hasselhoff
*William Boyd (actor) (Hopalong Cassidy)
*Gary Busey, actor
*Kristin Chenoweth, Broadway actress
*Cindy Chupack, scriptwriter for "Sex and the City"
*Larry Clark, film director and photographer
*Iron Eyes Cody, actor
*Larry Drake
*Blake Edwards
*Alice Ghostley
*Clu Gulager
*Bill Hader, actor
*Jennifer Jones, actress
*Heather Langenkamp, actress
*Rue McClanahan
*Tommy Morrison
*Tim Blake Nelson, actor and director
*Mary Kay Place, actress
*Tony Randall, actor
*Julian Rebolledo, actor and voice talent
*Gailard Sartain, actor
*Ted Shackelford, actor
*Peter Simon
*Kylie Sparks, actress
*Mary Stuart
*Wes Studi
*Wayman Tisdale
*Jeanne Tripplehorn, actress
*Amber Valletta, actress and supermodel
*Stacy Valentine, female pornstar
*Mason Williams
*Alfre Woodard, actress
*Judy Woodruff, news anchor and journalist
*Don Woods, meteorologist
*Jerry Nelson, one of the puppeteers for the Muppets


*Quentin Chaney, Oklahoma Sooners Wide Receiver
*Matt Gogel, professional golfer
*Bill Goldberg, former professional football and wrestler
*Marques Haynes, Basketball Hall of Famer. [ [ "Globetrotting tales] ," "Tulsa World", June 25, 2008. (Haynes grew up in Sand Springs.)]
*Randy Heckenkemper, golf course designer
*Koyie Hill, Major League Baseball catcher
*Steve Largent, Seattle Seahawks hall of fame wide receiver
*Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver
*Kenny Monday, Olympic Gold Medalist in Wrestling
*Charlie O'Brien, former professional baseball catcher
*Peter Ramondetta, Professional Skateboarder
*Nolan Richardson, former college basketball coach for the University of Tulsa and the University of Arkansas
*Tubby Smith, college basketball coach at the University of Minnesota; former coach of the University of Tulsa, University of Georgia and University of Kentucky
*Sammy Sosa, professional baseball player for the Texas Rangers and former player for the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and Baltimore Orioles (formerly of Minor league baseball's Tulsa Drillers)
*John Starks, former professional basketball player for the New York Knicks
*Iciss Tillis, professional basketball player of the WNBA's Washington Mystics
*Wayman Tisdale, former professional basketball player
*Ernie Torres, Professional Skateboarder


*Jennifer Berrycite web|url=|title=KRMG Event Guide for 2006 Miss America|accessdate=2007-09-17] , Miss America 2006.
* Haydn Portercite web|url=|title=Hayden Porter Biography on|accessdate=2007-09-17] , model


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