List of people from Texas
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The following are people who were either born/raised or have lived for a significant period of time in Texas
Texas
Texas is the second largest U.S. state by both area and population, and the largest state by area in the contiguous United States.The name, based on the Caddo word "Tejas" meaning "friends" or "allies", was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in...

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Founders of the Republic of Texas

  • Augustus Chapman Allen
    Augustus Chapman Allen
    Augustus Chapman Allen , along with his younger brother, John Kirby Allen, founded the City of Houston in the U.S. state of Texas. He was born on July 4, 1806, in Canasareaugh, New York, to Sarah and Roland Allen.- Early years :...

     (1806–1864) and John Kirby Allen
    John Kirby Allen
    John Kirby Allen was born in Canasareaugh, near Syracuse in the U.S. state of New York. He, along with his older brother, Augustus Chapman Allen, founded Houston, Texas in 1836. John Kirby Allen was never married...

     (1810–1838), founders of Houston
  • Stephen F. Austin
    Stephen F. Austin
    Stephen Fuller Austin was born in Virginia and raised in southeastern Missouri. He was known as the Father of Texas, led the second, but first legal and ultimately successful colonization of the region by bringing 300 families from the United States. The capital of Texas, Austin in Travis County,...

     (1793–1836), the "Father of Texas"
  • John Neely Bryan
    John Neely Bryan
    John Neely Bryan was a Presbyterian farmer, lawyer, and tradesman in the United States and founder of the city of Dallas, Texas.- Early life :...

     (1810–1877), founder of Dallas
  • Edward Burleson
    Edward Burleson
    Edward Burleson was a soldier, general, and statesman in the state of Missouri, the Republic of Texas, and later the U.S. state of Texas....

     (1798–1851), Texas soldier
    Soldier
    A soldier is a member of the land component of national armed forces; whereas a soldier hired for service in a foreign army would be termed a mercenary...

    , general
    General
    A general officer is an officer of high military rank, usually in the army, and in some nations, the air force. The term is widely used by many nations of the world, and when a country uses a different term, there is an equivalent title given....

    , and statesman
    Statesman
    A statesman is usually a politician or other notable public figure who has had a long and respected career in politics or government at the national and international level. As a term of respect, it is usually left to supporters or commentators to use the term...

  • David G. Burnet
    David G. Burnet
    David Gouverneur Burnet was an early politician within the Republic of Texas, serving as interim President of Texas , second Vice President of the Republic of Texas , and Secretary of State for the new state of Texas after it was annexed to the United States of America.Burnet was born in Newark,...

     (1788–1870), interim President
    President
    A president is a leader of an organization, company, trade union, university, or country.Etymologically, a president is one who presides, who sits in leadership...

     of the Republic of Texas
  • Henri Castro
    Henri Castro
    Henri Castro , a Jewish Texan, was one of the most important empresarios of the Republic of Texas.-Early life:...

     (1786–1865), Jewish Texas empresario
    Empresario
    An empresario was a person who, in the early years of the settlement of Texas, had been granted the right to settle on Mexican land in exchange for recruiting and taking responsibility for new settlers. The word is Spanish for entrepreneur.- Background :...

  • Jao De La Porta
    Jao de la Porta
    João da Porta , along with his older brother Morin, was a Portuguese Jewish merchant important in the early settlement of the Texan coast....

    , trader, financed settlement of Galveston Island
    Galveston Island
    Galveston Island is a barrier island on the Texas Gulf coast in the United States, about 50 miles southeast of Houston. The entire island, with the exception of Jamaica Beach, is within the city limits of the City of Galveston....

  • Sam Houston
    Sam Houston
    Samuel Houston, known as Sam Houston , was a 19th-century American statesman, politician, and soldier. He was born in Timber Ridge in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, of Scots-Irish descent. Houston became a key figure in the history of Texas and was elected as the first and third President of...

     (1793–1863), first President of Republic of Texas, later U.S. Senator
    United States Senate
    The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives comprises the United States Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. Each...

     from Texas and Governor of Texas
    Governor of Texas
    The governor of Texas is the head of the executive branch of Texas's government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Texas Legislature, and to convene the legislature...

  • Anson Jones
    Anson Jones
    Anson Jones was a doctor, businessman, congressman, the fourth and last President of the Republic of Texas, sometimes called the "Architect of Annexation."- Early life :...

     (1798–1858), last President of the Republic of Texas, called the "Architect of Annexation"
  • Mirabeau B. Lamar
    Mirabeau B. Lamar
    Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar was a Texas politician, diplomat and soldier who was a leading Texas political figure during the Texas Republic era. He was the second President of the Republic of Texas, after David G. Burnet and Sam Houston.-Early years:Lamar grew up at Fairfield, his father's...

     (1798–1859), second President of Republic of Texas
    Republic of Texas
    The Republic of Texas was an independent nation in North America, bordering the United States and Mexico, that existed from 1836 to 1846.Formed as a break-away republic from Mexico by the Texas Revolution, the state claimed borders that encompassed an area that included all of the present U.S...

  • Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long
    Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long
    Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long was born July 23, 1798 in Charles County, Maryland, the niece of General James Wilkinson. Around 1811, her family moved from Maryland to Natchez, in the Mississippi Territory. There she married James Long, a doctor and a native of Virginia...

     (1798–1880), considered to be "the Mother of Texas"
  • Jose Antonio Navarro
    José Antonio Navarro
    José Antonio Navarro was a Texas statesman, revolutionary, politician, and merchant. The son of Ángel Navarro and Josefa María Ruiz y Pena, he was born into a distinguished noble family at San Antonio de Béxar in New Spain....

     (1795–1871), Texas statesman
    Statesman
    A statesman is usually a politician or other notable public figure who has had a long and respected career in politics or government at the national and international level. As a term of respect, it is usually left to supporters or commentators to use the term...

    , revolutionary
    Revolutionary
    A revolutionary is a person who either actively participates in, or advocates revolution. Also, when used as an adjective, the term revolutionary refers to something that has a major, sudden impact on society or on some aspect of human endeavor.-Definition:...

     and politician
    Politician
    A politician, political leader, or political figure is an individual who is involved in influencing public policy and decision making...

  • Cynthia Ann Parker
    Cynthia Ann Parker
    Cynthia Ann Parker, or Naduah , was an American woman of old colonial stock of Scots-Irish descent who was captured and kidnapped at the age of nine by a American Indian band which massacred her family and...

     (1826–1870), kidnapped in 1836 and raised by Comanche
    Comanche
    The Comanche are a Native American ethnic group whose historic range consisted of present-day eastern New Mexico, southern Colorado, northeastern Arizona, southern Kansas, all of Oklahoma, and most of northwest Texas. Historically, the Comanches were hunter-gatherers, with a typical Plains Indian...

     Indians. Mother to Quanah Parker
    Quanah Parker
    Quanah Parker was a Comanche chief, a leader in the Native American Church, and the last leader of the powerful Quahadi band before they surrendered their battle of the Great Plains and went to a reservation in Indian Territory...

    , the last Comanche Chief
    Tribal chief
    A tribal chief is the leader of a tribal society or chiefdom. Tribal societies with social stratification under a single leader emerged in the Neolithic period out of earlier tribal structures with little stratification, and they remained prevalent throughout the Iron Age.In the case of ...

  • Thomas Jefferson Rusk
    Thomas Jefferson Rusk
    Thomas Jefferson Rusk was an early political and military leader of the Republic of Texas, serving as its first Secretary of War as well as a general at the Battle of San Jacinto. He was later a U.S. politician and served as a Senator from Texas from 1846 until his suicide...

     (1803–1857), Secretary of War between Texas and Mexico, chief justice
    Chief Justice
    The Chief Justice in many countries is the name for the presiding member of a Supreme Court in Commonwealth or other countries with an Anglo-Saxon justice system based on English common law, such as the Supreme Court of Canada, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the Court of Final Appeal of...

     of the Supreme Court of Texas
    Texas Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court of Texas is the court of last resort for non-criminal matters in the state of Texas. A different court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, is the court of last resort for criminal matters.The Court is composed of a Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices...

     and Senator
    United States Senate
    The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives comprises the United States Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. Each...

     from Texas after admission to the Union
    United States
    The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

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  • Edwin Waller
    Edwin Waller
    Judge Edwin Waller was an entrepreneur, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, the first mayor of Austin, Texas, and the designer of its downtown grid plan....

     (1800–1881) judge
    Judge
    A judge is a person who presides over court proceedings, either alone or as part of a panel of judges. The powers, functions, method of appointment, discipline, and training of judges vary widely across different jurisdictions. The judge is supposed to conduct the trial impartially and in an open...

    , signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence
  • Lorenzo de Zavala
    Lorenzo de Zavala
    Manuel Lorenzo Justiniano de Zavala y Saenz was a 19th-century Mexican politician. He served as finance minister under President Vicente Guerrero. A colonizer and statesman, he was also the interim Vice President of the Republic of Texas, serving under interim President David G...

     (1788–1836), first vice-president of the Republic of Texas and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence
    Texas Declaration of Independence
    The Texas Declaration of Independence was the formal declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico in the Texas Revolution. It was adopted at the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos on March 2, 1836, and formally signed the following day after errors were noted in the...


The Texas Revolution/The Alamo

  • Jim Bowie
    Jim Bowie
    James "Jim" Bowie , a 19th-century American pioneer, slave trader, land speculator, and soldier, played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo...

     (1796–1836), frontier
    Frontier
    A frontier is a political and geographical term referring to areas near or beyond a boundary. 'Frontier' was absorbed into English from French in the 15th century, with the meaning "borderland"--the region of a country that fronts on another country .The use of "frontier" to mean "a region at the...

    sman, died at the Battle of the Alamo
    Battle of the Alamo
    The Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar . All but two of the Texian defenders were killed...

  • John Coker
    John Coker
    John Coker was a soldier in the Texas Army during the Texas Revolution, noted for a daring action during the Battle of San Jacinto that helped seal the decisive Texian victory.-Biography:...

     (1789–1851), hero of San Jacinto
  • Davy Crockett
    Davy Crockett
    David "Davy" Crockett was a celebrated 19th century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the U.S...

     (1786–1836), frontiersman and U.S. Congressman, died at the Alamo
  • James Fannin
    James Fannin
    James Walker Fannin, Jr. was a 19th-century U.S. military figure on the Texas Army and leader during the Texas Revolution of 1835–36...

     (c. 1804–1836), key figure during the Texas Revolution
    Texas Revolution
    The Texas Revolution or Texas War of Independence was an armed conflict between Mexico and settlers in the Texas portion of the Mexican state Coahuila y Tejas. The war lasted from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836...

  • Sam Houston
    Sam Houston
    Samuel Houston, known as Sam Houston , was a 19th-century American statesman, politician, and soldier. He was born in Timber Ridge in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, of Scots-Irish descent. Houston became a key figure in the history of Texas and was elected as the first and third President of...

     (1793–1863), commander of victorious Texian
    Texian
    Texian is an archaic, mostly defunct 19th century demonym which defined a settler of current-day Texas, one of the southern states of the United States of America which borders the country of Mexico...

     Army at the Battle of San Jacinto
    Battle of San Jacinto
    The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Harris County, Texas, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, the Texian Army engaged and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna's Mexican forces in a fight that lasted just eighteen...

    , which won independence for Texas
  • Benjamin McCulloch
    Benjamin McCulloch
    Benjamin McCulloch was a soldier in the Texas Revolution, a Texas Ranger, a U.S. marshal, and a brigadier general in the army of the Confederate States during the American Civil War.-Early life:...

     (1811–1862), soldier in the Texas Revolution, Texas Ranger
    Texas Ranger Division
    The Texas Ranger Division, commonly called the Texas Rangers, is a law enforcement agency with statewide jurisdiction in Texas, and is based in Austin, Texas...

    , U.S. Marshal
    United States Marshals Service
    The United States Marshals Service is a United States federal law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice . The office of U.S. Marshal is the oldest federal law enforcement office in the United States; it was created by the Judiciary Act of 1789...

    , and brigadier general
    Brigadier General
    Brigadier general is a senior rank in the armed forces. It is the lowest ranking general officer in some countries, usually sitting between the ranks of colonel and major general. When appointed to a field command, a brigadier general is typically in command of a brigade consisting of around 4,000...

     for the Confederate States of America
    Confederate States of America
    The Confederate States of America was a government set up from 1861 to 1865 by 11 Southern slave states of the United States of America that had declared their secession from the U.S...

  • Henry Eustace McCulloch
    Henry Eustace McCulloch
    Henry Eustace McCulloch was a soldier in the Texas Revolution, a Texas Ranger, and a brigadier general in the army of the Confederate States during the American Civil War.-Early life:...

     (1816–1895), a soldier in the Texas Revolution, Texas Ranger, and brigadier general
    Brigadier General
    Brigadier general is a senior rank in the armed forces. It is the lowest ranking general officer in some countries, usually sitting between the ranks of colonel and major general. When appointed to a field command, a brigadier general is typically in command of a brigade consisting of around 4,000...

     for the Confederate States of America
    Confederate States of America
    The Confederate States of America was a government set up from 1861 to 1865 by 11 Southern slave states of the United States of America that had declared their secession from the U.S...

  • Emily West Morgan (c. 1815 – 19th century), an indentured servant
    Indentured servant
    Indentured servitude refers to the historical practice of contracting to work for a fixed period of time, typically three to seven years, in exchange for transportation, food, clothing, lodging and other necessities during the term of indenture. Usually the father made the arrangements and signed...

     known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas" who, legend has it, helped win the Texas Revolution
    Texas Revolution
    The Texas Revolution or Texas War of Independence was an armed conflict between Mexico and settlers in the Texas portion of the Mexican state Coahuila y Tejas. The war lasted from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836...

  • Juan Seguin
    Juan Seguín
    Juan Nepomuceno Seguín was a 19th-century Texas Senator, Mayor, Judge, and Justice of the Peace and a prominent participant in the Texas Revolution.-Early life and family:...

     (1806–1890), Tejano
    Tejano
    Tejano or Texano is a term used to identify a Texan of Mexican heritage.Historically, the Spanish term Tejano has been used to identify different groups of people...

     hero during the Texas Revolution
  • John William Smith
    John William Smith
    John William Smith was a Texas political figure and the first mayor of San Antonio, Texas. He supported and served Texas during the struggle for Texas Independence.-Early life:...

     (1792–1845), fought at Battle of San Jacinto; later was first mayor of San Antonio
  • William B. Travis
    William B. Travis
    William Barret Travis was a 19th-century American lawyer and soldier. At the age of 26, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Texas Army...

     (1809–1836), commander
    Commander
    Commander is a naval rank which is also sometimes used as a military title depending on the individual customs of a given military service. Commander is also used as a rank or title in some organizations outside of the armed forces, particularly in police and law enforcement.-Commander as a naval...

     of Texas forces at the Alamo
  • Logan Vandeveer
    Logan Vandeveer
    Logan Vandeveer, early Texas Ranger, soldier, pioneer; ranger, cattleman, and civic leader, was born in Casey county, Kentucky about 1815. He was the son of William and Emily Vandeveer. He came to Texas in 1833, joining Stephen F. Austin's Little Colony at Mina in present day Bastrop County.-...

     (1815–1855), hero of San Jacinto

The Civil War

  • John Henry Brown
    John Henry Brown
    John Henry Brown was an American historian, journalist, author, military leader, and a politician who served as a state legislator and as mayor of both Dallas and Galveston, Texas. Brown was among the first to publish scholarly histories of the state of Texas and the city of Dallas...

     (1820–1895), Confederate officer, served on staffs of two generals
  • Dick Dowling
    Richard W. Dowling
    Richard William "Dick" Dowling was the victorious commander at the Second Battle of Sabine Pass in the American Civil War, and is considered Houston, Texas's first prominent citizen and hero.-Biography:...

     (1838–1867), commander at Sabine Pass
    Sabine Pass
    Sabine Pass is the natural outlet of Sabine Lake into the Gulf of Mexico. It borders Jefferson County, Texas, and Cameron Parish, Louisiana.Two major battles occurred here during the American Civil War, known as the First and Second Battles of Sabine Pass....

     and famous Houstonian
  • John "Rip" Ford
    John Salmon Ford
    John Salmon Ford , better known as "Rip" Ford, was a member of the Republic of Texas Congress and later of the State Senate, and mayor of Brownsville, Texas. He was also a Texas Ranger, a Confederate colonel, and a journalist...

     (1815–1897), Texas Rangers
    Texas Ranger Division
    The Texas Ranger Division, commonly called the Texas Rangers, is a law enforcement agency with statewide jurisdiction in Texas, and is based in Austin, Texas...

     legend and commander at the Battle of Palmito Ranch
    Battle of Palmito Ranch
    The Battle of Palmito Ranch, also known as the Battle of Palmito Hill and the Battle of Palmetto Ranch, was fought on May 12–13, 1865, during the American Civil War. It was the last major clash of arms in the war...

  • John Bell Hood
    John Bell Hood
    John Bell Hood was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Hood had a reputation for bravery and aggressiveness that sometimes bordered on recklessness...

     (1831–1879), commander of Hood's Texas Brigade and Confederate General
  • Albert Sidney Johnston
    Albert Sidney Johnston
    Albert Sidney Johnston served as a general in three different armies: the Texas Army, the United States Army, and the Confederate States Army...

     (1803–1862), Confederate General and commander of the Confederate western forces
  • John J. Kennedy
    John J. Kennedy (Republic of Texas politician)
    John Joseph Kennedy was a Scotch-Irish American sheriff of Harrison County, Texas that helped end the Regulator-Moderator War in East Texas. He was an artillery officer in the United States Army and a cavalry captain for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War...

     (1813-1880), Confederate cavalry officer, ended the Regulator-Moderator War
    Regulator-Moderator War
    The Regulator–Moderator War was a nineteenth century feud in East Texas during the Republic of Texas years. It was called the Regulator-Moderator war, for the two sides: the Regulators wanted to "regulate" the activities of rivals and the Moderators wanted to "moderate" being...

  • John B. Magruder
    John B. Magruder
    John Bankhead Magruder was a career military officer who served in the armies of three nations. He was a U.S. Army officer in the Mexican-American War, a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and a postbellum general in the Imperial Mexican Army...

     (1807–1871), Confederate General at the Battle of Galveston
    Battle of Galveston
    The Battle of Galveston or the Second Battle of Galveston was a naval and land battle that occurred on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War when Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. John B...

  • Felix Huston Robertson
    Felix Huston Robertson
    Felix Huston Robertson was the only native-born Texan to serve as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. At the time of his death, he was the last surviving general of the Confederacy...

     (1839–1928), only Confederate general who was a native-born Texan.
  • Pleasant Tackitt
    Pleasant Tackitt
    Pleasant Tackitt was a 19th century politician, pioneer Methodist minister, stockman, teacher, farmer, Indian fighter and Confederate Officer...

     (1803–1886), Confederate Officer and county official at Fort Belknap, Texas. One of the founders of Parker County, Texas
    Parker County, Texas
    As of the census of 2003, there were 98,495 people, 31,131 households, and 24,313 families residing in the county. The population density was 98 people per square mile . There were 34,084 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile...

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  • Charles S. West
    Charles S. West
    Charles Shannon West was an American jurist and politician in the state of Texas, serving as a state representative, the Texas Secretary of State, and an Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court....

     (1829–1885), Confederate officer and judge advocate general for the Trans-Mississippi Department
    Trans-Mississippi Department
    The Trans-Mississippi Department was an administrative subdivision of the Confederate States of America west of the Mississippi, consisting of Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Indian Territories recognized by the CSA, and parts of Western Louisiana...

  • Louis T. Wigfall (1816–1874), Confederate General and Senator from Texas, secured the surrender of Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter is a Third System masonry coastal fortification located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter.- Construction :...


World War II

  • Harlon Block
    Harlon Block
    Harlon Henry Block was a United States Marine during World War II. Born in Texas, Block joined the Marine Corps in November 1943 and subsequently saw action during the Battle of Bougainville and the Battle of Iwo Jima where he was killed in action...

     (1924–1945) raised the flag on Mt. Suribachi at Iwo Jima
    Iwo Jima
    Iwo Jima, officially , is an island of the Japanese Volcano Islands chain, which lie south of the Ogasawara Islands and together with them form the Ogasawara Archipelago. The island is located south of mainland Tokyo and administered as part of Ogasawara, one of eight villages of Tokyo...

  • Horace S. Carswell, Jr.
    Horace S. Carswell, Jr.
    Horace Seaver "Stump" Carswell, Jr. was a Medal of Honor recipient as a Major in the United States Army Air Corps who served in World War II...

     (1916–1944), Army Air Corps major, awarded Medal of Honor
  • Claire Chennault (1893–1958), commander of the "Flying Tigers
    Flying Tigers
    The 1st American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, famously nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army , Navy , and Marine Corps , recruited under presidential sanction and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault. The ground crew and headquarters...

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  • Ira C. Eaker (1896–1987), commander of the Eighth Air Force
    Eighth Air Force
    The Eighth Air Force is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force Global Strike Command . It is headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana....

     in World War II
  • Oveta Culp Hobby
    Oveta Culp Hobby
    Oveta Culp Hobby was the first secretary of the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, first commanding officer of the Women's Army Corps, and chairman of the board of the Houston Post....

     (1905–1995), Colonel
    Colonel
    Colonel , abbreviated Col or COL, is a military rank of a senior commissioned officer. It or a corresponding rank exists in most armies and in many air forces; the naval equivalent rank is generally "Captain". It is also used in some police forces and other paramilitary rank structures...

     Women's Army Corps
    Women's Army Corps
    The Women's Army Corps was the women's branch of the US Army. It was created as an auxiliary unit, the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps on 15 May 1942 by Public Law 554, and converted to full status as the WAC in 1943...

    , first secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare
  • Neel E. Kearby
    Neel E. Kearby
    Neel Ernest Kearby was a U.S. Army Air Corps Colonel and P-47 Thunderbolt pilot in World War II who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat.-Biography:...

     (1911–1944), fighter ace and Medal of Honor recipient
  • Raymond L. Knight
    Raymond L. Knight
    Raymond Larry Knight was a United States Army Air Forces officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.-Biography:...

     (1922–1945), aviator, Medal of Honor recipient
  • Audie Murphy
    Audie Murphy
    Audie Leon Murphy was a highly decorated and famous soldier. Through LIFE magazine's July 16, 1945 issue , he became one the most famous soldiers of World War II and widely regarded as the most decorated American soldier of the war...

     (1924–1971), World War II hero
    Hero
    A hero , in Greek mythology and folklore, was originally a demigod, their cult being one of the most distinctive features of ancient Greek religion...

    , actor, Medal of Honor Recipient
  • Chester Nimitz
    Chester Nimitz
    Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz, GCB, USN was a five-star admiral in the United States Navy. He held the dual command of Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet , for U.S. naval forces and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas , for U.S...

     (1885–1966), commander of Allied naval forces in the Pacific during World War II
  • Bruce Palmer, Jr.
    Bruce Palmer, Jr.
    Bruce Palmer, Jr., was a noted United States Army General and acting Chief of Staff of the United States Army from July to October 1972.-Career Summary:Palmer was born in Austin, Texas...

     (1913–2000), U.S. Army officer, Chief of Staff of the United States Army
    Chief of Staff of the United States Army
    The Chief of Staff of the Army is a statutory office held by a four-star general in the United States Army, and is the most senior uniformed officer assigned to serve in the Department of the Army, and as such is the principal military advisor and a deputy to the Secretary of the Army; and is in...

     during the Vietnam War
  • James Earl Rudder
    James Earl Rudder
    James Earl Rudder was a United States Army Major General, Texas Land Commissioner, and President of Texas A&M University.-Early life:...

     (1910–1970), D-Day commander of the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion, which stormed the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc
    Pointe du Hoc
    Pointe du Hoc is a clifftop location on the coast of Normandy in northern France. It lies 4 miles west of Omaha Beach, and stands on 100 ft tall cliffs overlooking the sea...

  • William H. Simpson (1888–1980), commander of the U.S. Ninth Army
    U.S. Ninth Army
    The Ninth United States Army was one of the main U.S. Army combat commands used during the campaign in Northwest Europe in 1944 and 1945. It was commanded from its inception by Lieutenant General William Simpson...

     in the European Theater
  • Oliver P. Smith (1893–1977), United States Marine Corps General known for service in both World War II and the Korean War
  • Wilburn Snyder
    Wilburn Snyder
    Wilburn L. Snyder was a Baptist pastor in Houston, Texas, and a survivor of the Bataan Death March and internment in the Philippine Islands during World War II....

     (1923–2008), survivor of Bataan Death March
    Bataan Death March
    The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army, of 75,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of prisoners.The march was characterized by...

     and Baptist
    Baptist
    Baptists comprise a group of Christian denominations and churches that subscribe to a doctrine that baptism should be performed only for professing believers , and that it must be done by immersion...

     pastor in several Houston churches
  • Lucian K. Truscott (1895–1965), U.S. Army General
    General
    A general officer is an officer of high military rank, usually in the army, and in some nations, the air force. The term is widely used by many nations of the world, and when a country uses a different term, there is an equivalent title given....

     who held successive commands in the European Theater
  • Edwin Walker
    Edwin Walker
    Major General Edwin Anderson Walker was a United States Army officer known for his conservative political views and for being an attempted assassination target of Lee Harvey Oswald.-Early life and military career:...

     (1909–1993), U.S. Army Major General
    Major General
    Major general or major-general is a military rank used in many countries. It is derived from the older rank of sergeant major general. A major general is a high-ranking officer, normally subordinate to the rank of lieutenant general and senior to the ranks of brigadier and brigadier general...

     known for conservative views and attempted assassination target for Lee Harvey Oswald
    Lee Harvey Oswald
    Lee Harvey Oswald was, according to four government investigations,These were investigations by: the Federal Bureau of Investigation , the Warren Commission , the House Select Committee on Assassinations , and the Dallas Police Department. the sniper who assassinated John F...

  • Walton Walker
    Walton Walker
    Walton Harris Walker was an American army officer and the first commander of the U.S. Eighth Army during the Korean War.-Biography:...

     (1912–1950), U.S. Army general who served under Patton
    George S. Patton
    George Smith Patton, Jr. was a United States Army officer best known for his leadership while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He was also well known for his eccentricity and controversial outspokenness.Patton was commissioned in the U.S. Army after his graduation from...

     in the European Theater and later in the Korean War

Korean War

  • Charles F. Pendleton
    Charles F. Pendleton
    Charles F. Pendleton was a soldier in the United States Army during the Korean War. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions on July 16, and July 17, 1953....

     (1931–1953), awarded Medal of Honor
  • Oliver P. Smith (1893–1977), U.S Marine Corps general noted for his leadership in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir
    Battle of Chosin Reservoir
    The Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as the Chosin Reservoir Campaign or the Changjin Lake Campaign ,Official Chinese sources refer to this battle as the Second Phase Campaign Eastern Sector . The Western Sector is the Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River. was a decisive battle in the Korean War...

  • Edwin Walker
    Edwin Walker
    Major General Edwin Anderson Walker was a United States Army officer known for his conservative political views and for being an attempted assassination target of Lee Harvey Oswald.-Early life and military career:...

     (1909–1993), U.S. Army Major General
    Major General
    Major general or major-general is a military rank used in many countries. It is derived from the older rank of sergeant major general. A major general is a high-ranking officer, normally subordinate to the rank of lieutenant general and senior to the ranks of brigadier and brigadier general...

     known for conservative views and attempted assassination target of Lee Harvey Oswald
    Lee Harvey Oswald
    Lee Harvey Oswald was, according to four government investigations,These were investigations by: the Federal Bureau of Investigation , the Warren Commission , the House Select Committee on Assassinations , and the Dallas Police Department. the sniper who assassinated John F...

  • Walton Walker
    Walton Walker
    Walton Harris Walker was an American army officer and the first commander of the U.S. Eighth Army during the Korean War.-Biography:...

     (1912–1950), U.S. Army general and first commander of the U.S. Eighth Army
    U.S. Eighth Army
    The Eighth United States Army – often unofficially abbreviated EUSA – is the commanding formation of all US Army troops in South Korea.-World War II:...

     during the Korean War
    Korean War
    The Korean War was a conventional war between South Korea, supported by the United Nations, and North Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China , with military material aid from the Soviet Union...


Vietnam War

  • Raul (Roy) Perez Benavidez
    Roy Benavidez
    Raul Perez Benavidez was a member of the Studies and Observations Group of the United States Army. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat near Lộc Ninh, South Vietnam on May 2, 1968....

     (1935–1998) awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in South Vietnam.
  • Alfredo Cantu Gonzalez
    Alfredo Cantu Gonzalez
    Alfredo Cantu "Freddy" Gonzalez was a United States Marine Corps sergeant who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for service in the Battle of Huế during the Vietnam War.-Biography:...

     (1946–1968), Sergeant
    Sergeant
    Sergeant is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organizations around the world. Its origins are the Latin serviens, "one who serves", through the French term Sergent....

    , USMC
    United States Marine Corps
    The United States Marine Corps is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the United States Navy to deliver combined-arms task forces rapidly. It is one of seven uniformed services of the United States...

    , Medal of Honor
    Medal of Honor
    The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed by the President, in the name of Congress, upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her...

     recipient
  • David H. McNerney
    David H. McNerney
    David Herbert McNerney was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War. A native of Massachusetts who moved to Houston, Texas, as a child, McNerney served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean...

     (1931–2010), 1st Sergeant U.S. Army, Medal of Honor, Vietnam 1967
  • Oliver North
    Oliver North
    Oliver Laurence North is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer, political commentator, host of War Stories with Oliver North on Fox News Channel, a military historian, and a New York Times best-selling author....

     (born 1943), Lieutenant-Colonel, USMC
    United States Marine Corps
    The United States Marine Corps is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the United States Navy to deliver combined-arms task forces rapidly. It is one of seven uniformed services of the United States...

     Retired, NRA
    National Rifle Association
    The National Rifle Association of America is an American non-profit 501 civil rights organization which advocates for the protection of the Second Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights and the promotion of firearm ownership rights as well as marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection...

     Board Member and founder of the Freedom Alliance
  • Bruce Palmer, Jr.
    Bruce Palmer, Jr.
    Bruce Palmer, Jr., was a noted United States Army General and acting Chief of Staff of the United States Army from July to October 1972.-Career Summary:Palmer was born in Austin, Texas...

     (1913–2000), U.S. Army officer who served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army
    Chief of Staff of the United States Army
    The Chief of Staff of the Army is a statutory office held by a four-star general in the United States Army, and is the most senior uniformed officer assigned to serve in the Department of the Army, and as such is the principal military advisor and a deputy to the Secretary of the Army; and is in...

     during the Vietnam War

Middle East wars

  • Marcus Luttrell
    Marcus Luttrell
    Marcus Luttrell is a former Petty Officer First Class and United States Navy SEAL. He received the Navy Cross for his actions in 2005 facing Taliban fighters during Operation Red Wing.-Early life:...

     (born 1975), Navy SEAL, won Navy Cross for actions in conflicts with Taliban
  • William H. McRaven
    William H. McRaven
    William Harry McRaven is a United States Navyfour-star admiral who currently serves as ninth Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command. He previously served...

    , Navy SEAL Admiral, led planning for raid in which Osama bin Laden
    Osama bin Laden
    Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was the founder of the militant Islamist organization Al-Qaeda, the jihadist organization responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States and numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets...

     was killed
  • Patrick M. Walsh
    Patrick M. Walsh
    Admiral Patrick M. Walsh, USN is the 59th Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. He served as the 35th Vice Chief of Naval Operations from April 2007 to August 13, 2009, and as Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet from October 2005 to February 27, 2007...

     (born 1955), Navy Admiral, Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet
  • Billy Waugh
    Billy Waugh
    Sergeant Major William "Billy" Waugh , is a highly decorated American Special Forces soldier and a Central Intelligence Agency Paramilitary Operations Officer who served in the United States military and CIA special operations for more than fifty years. SGM Waugh served in the U.S...

     (born 1929), Army Special Forces, Studies and Observations Group, Afghanistan Liberation
    War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
    The War in Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001, as the armed forces of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the Afghan United Front launched Operation Enduring Freedom...


Politics and public office

See also :Category:Texas politicians and its subcategories.

See also :List of mayors of Austin, Texas; :List of mayors of Dallas, Texas; :List of mayors of El Paso, Texas; :List of mayors of Fort Worth, Texas; List of mayors of Houston, Texas; :List of mayors of Plano, Texas; :List of mayors of San Antonio, Texas.
  • Cathie Adams
    Cathie Adams
    Cathie L. Adams is a homemaker from Dallas, Texas, who is the former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. She won the post in a special meeting of the Republican State Executive Committee held on October 24, 2009, at party headquarters in Austin...

     (born 1950), chairman of the Republican Party of Texas
    Republican Party of Texas
    The Republican Party of Texas is one of the two major political parties in the U.S. State of Texas. It is affiliated with the United States Republican Party. The State Chairman is Steve Munisteri, a retired attorney and businessman from Houston, and the Vice-Chair is Melinda Fredricks of Conroe....

    , 2009–2010
  • Elizabeth Alexander (born 1979), press secretary for U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden
    Joe Biden
    Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama...

  • Joseph Hugh Allen
    Joseph Hugh Allen
    Joseph Hugh Allen was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from the industrial city of Baytown, who fought for ethics reform...

     (1940–2008), one of the "Dirty 30" of the Texas House of Representatives
    Texas House of Representatives
    The Texas House of Representatives is the lower house of the Texas Legislature. The House is composed of 150 members elected from single-member districts across the state. The average district has about 150,000 people. Representatives are elected to two-year terms with no term limits...

     in the 1971 legislative session
  • Betty Andujar
    Betty Andujar
    Elizabeth Richards Andujar, known as Betty Andujar , was the first Republican woman, a homemaker by stated occupation, to have served in the Texas State Senate...

     (1912–1997), first Republican woman to serve in the Texas State Senate (1973-1983); Pennsylvania native, lived in Fort Worth
  • Ernest Angelo
    Ernest Angelo
    Ernest Angelo, Jr., known as Ernie Angelo , is a Texas oilman and Republican politician who served from 1972–1980 as mayor of the West Texas city of Midland and was in 1976 the co-manager of the Ronald W...

     (born 1934), oilman, mayor of Midland
    Midland, Texas
    Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state's western area. A small portion of the city extends into Martin County. As of 2010, the population of Midland was 111,147. It is the principal city of the Midland, Texas...

     from 1972–1980, and Texas Republican national committeeman, 1976–1996
  • Ben F. Barnes (born 1938), lieutenant governor (1969–1973) of Texas; youngest House Speaker in Texas history (1965–1969)
  • Ray Barnhart
    Ray Barnhart
    Ray Anderson Barnhart is a retired businessman and Republican politician, formerly from Pasadena in Harris County, Texas.From 1981–1987, Barnhart was director of the Federal Highway Administration under U.S. President Ronald W. Reagan...

     (born 1928), former state representative and director of the Federal Highway Administration
    Federal Highway Administration
    The Federal Highway Administration is a division of the United States Department of Transportation that specializes in highway transportation. The agency's major activities are grouped into two "programs," the Federal-aid Highway Program and the Federal Lands Highway Program...

     under President Reagan
  • Roy Bass
    Roy Bass
    Roy Byrn Bass, Sr. , was an attorney with the firm Bass and Hobbs who served from 1974 until 1978 as the mayor of Lubbock, Texas...

     (1918–1978), mayor of Lubbock
    Lubbock, Texas
    Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically as the Llano Estacado, and the home of Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University...

     from 1974–1978
  • Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor
    Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor
    Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor was a Kentucky native who later moved to Alabama and then Texas. Baylor was also the nephew of Kentucky politician Jesse Bledsoe....

     (1793–1874), district judge, a framer of the Texas Constitution; also co-founded Baylor University
    Baylor University
    Baylor University is a private, Christian university located in Waco, Texas. Founded in 1845, Baylor is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.-History:...

  • Tina Benkiser
    Tina Benkiser
    Tina Renee Johns Benkiser is a Houston attorney who served as chairman of the Republican Party of Texas from 2003 to 2009. She became chairman on the resignation of Susan Weddington....

     (born 1962), former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas
  • Lloyd Bentsen
    Lloyd Bentsen
    Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr. was a four-term United States senator from Texas and the Democratic Party nominee for Vice President in 1988 on the Michael Dukakis ticket. He also served in the House of Representatives from 1949 to 1955. In his later political life, he was Chairman of the Senate...

     (1921–2006), U.S. representative
    United States House of Representatives
    The United States House of Representatives is one of the two Houses of the United States Congress, the bicameral legislature which also includes the Senate.The composition and powers of the House are established in Article One of the Constitution...

     and United States senator
    United States Senate
    The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives comprises the United States Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. Each...

  • Leo Berman
    Leo Berman
    Leo C. Berman is a retired businessman and military officer who has been a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 6 since January 1999. Berman announced a challenge to Speaker Joe Straus of San Antonio for the presiding officer's position in January 2011...

     (born 1936), state representative from Tyler
  • Teel Bivins
    Teel Bivins
    Miles Teel Bivins served as United States ambassador to Sweden between 2004 and 2006. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 21, 2004, and sworn in at Washington D.C., on May 26. He presented his credentials to King Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm on June 9...

     (1947–2009), state senator from Amarillo and U.S. Ambassador
    Ambassador
    An ambassador is the highest ranking diplomat who represents a nation and is usually accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization....

     to Sweden
    Sweden
    Sweden , officially the Kingdom of Sweden , is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund....

  • Bill Blythe
    Bill Blythe
    William Jackson Blythe, Jr., usually known as Bill Blythe or William Blythe , is a real estate broker in Houston, Texas, and a Republican former member of the Texas House of Representatives from Harris County...

     (born ca. 1935), Houston Realtor and Republican state representative from Harris County
    Harris County, Texas
    As of the 2010 Census, the population of the county was 4,092,459, White Americans made up 56.6% of Harris County's population; non-Hispanic whites represented 33.0% of the population. Black Americans made up 18.9% of the population. Native Americans made up 0.7% of Harris County's population...

    , 1971 to 1983
  • Robert Lee Bobbitt
    Robert L. Bobbitt
    Robert Lee Bobbitt, Sr. , was an attorney and Democratic politician from San Antonio, Texas, who served in the first half of the 20th century as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Attorney General of Texas, and chairman of the Texas Highway Department.-Early life:Named for Confederate...

     (1888–1972), Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives
    Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives
    The Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the Texas House of Representatives. The Speaker's main duties are to conduct meetings of the House, appoint committees, and enforce the Rules of the House...

     (1927–1929), state attorney general (1929–1930).
  • Elton Bomer
    Elton Bomer
    Elton L. Bomer is an insurance executive and a retired American politician from Montalba near Palestine, the seat of Anderson County in eastern Texas.-Political life:...

     (born 1935), former state representative from Anderson County and former Texas Secretary of State
  • Henry Bonilla
    Henry Bonilla
    Henry Bonilla is a former congressman who represented Texas's 23rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. He was defeated in his bid for re-election by Ciro Davis Rodriguez, a former Democratic member of Congress, in a special election runoff held on December 12, 2006...

     (born 1954), former U.S. representative from San Antonio
  • Stephen Broden
    Stephen Broden
    Stephen Broden is a former Republican political candidate from the state of Texas in the for the U.S. House. He was defeated by Democratic incumbent Eddie Bernice Johnson...

     (born 1952), politician, professor, businessman, activist
  • J. E. "Buster" Brown
    J. E. "Buster" Brown
    James Edward Brown, known as J. E. "Buster" Brown , is an attorney and lobbyist in Austin, Texas, who served from 1981 to 2002 as a Republican member of the Texas State Senate from District 17, based in Brazoria, Fort Bend, and part of Harris counties, south and west of Houston...

     (born 1940), politician and lobbyist
  • Orville Bullington
    Orville Bullington
    Orville Bullington was an attorney and businessman in Wichita Falls, Texas, who was the unsuccessful Republican gubernatorial nominee in 1932 against former Governor Miriam Wallace "Ma" Ferguson....

     (1882–1956), Texas Republican gubernatorial nominee, 1932
  • Joel Burns
    Joel Burns (politician)
    Joel Burns is an American politician. A city councilman for District 9 in Fort Worth, Texas, he received national and international press attention in October 2010 after speaking at a council meeting about the issue of suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, as part of Dan...

     (born 1969), Fort Worth city councilman who spoke out against bullying of LGBT youth
  • Jeb Bush
    Jeb Bush
    John Ellis "Jeb" Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is a prominent member of the Bush family: the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush; the younger brother of former President George W...

     (born 1953), former governor of Florida, reared in Midland
    Midland, Texas
    Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state's western area. A small portion of the city extends into Martin County. As of 2010, the population of Midland was 111,147. It is the principal city of the Midland, Texas...

     and Houston
  • Albert S. Burleson
    Albert S. Burleson
    Albert Sidney Burleson was a United States Postmaster General and Congressman. Born in San Marcos, Texas, he came from a wealthy Southern family. His father, Edward Burleson, Jr., was a Confederate officer. His grandfather, Edward Burleson, was a soldier and statesman in the Republic of Texas and...

     (1863–1937), U.S. Postmaster General
    United States Postmaster General
    The United States Postmaster General is the Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service. The office, in one form or another, is older than both the United States Constitution and the United States Declaration of Independence...

     and Congressman
  • Edward Burleson
    Edward Burleson
    Edward Burleson was a soldier, general, and statesman in the state of Missouri, the Republic of Texas, and later the U.S. state of Texas....

     (1798–1851), Texas soldier, general, and statesman
    Statesman
    A statesman is usually a politician or other notable public figure who has had a long and respected career in politics or government at the national and international level. As a term of respect, it is usually left to supporters or commentators to use the term...

  • George C. Butte
    George C. Butte
    George Charles Butte was a jurist, educator, and Republican politician from the U.S. state of Texas, who was his party's gubernatorial nominee in 1924 against the controversial Democrat Miriam Wallace "Ma" Ferguson, one of the first two women governors in the United States.U.S...

     (1877–1940), Texas Republican gubernatorial nominee, 1924
  • Frank Kell Cahoon
    Frank Kell Cahoon
    Frank Kell Cahoon is an oilman and natural gas entrepreneur from Midland, Texas, who was the only Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives in the regular 1965 legislative session. Cahoon served two terms in the legislature from 1965 to 1969...

     (born 1934), Midland oilman and former politician
  • Erwin Cain
    Erwin Cain
    Erwin Alfred Cain is an attorney and businessman from Sulphur Springs, Texas, who is a freshman Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 3 Erwin Alfred Cain (born March 15, 1960) is an attorney and businessman from Sulphur Springs, Texas, who is a freshman Republican...

     (born 1960), Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Sulphur Springs
    Sulphur Springs, Texas
    Sulphur Springs is a city in Hopkins County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 14,551. It is the county seat of Hopkins County.-Geography:Sulphur Springs is located at ....

  • Kent Caperton
    Kent Caperton
    Kent Allen Caperton is an attorney and political consultant in Austin, Texas, who served from 1981 to 1991 as a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate from District 5, encompassing twenty-one counties from The Woodlands, to Crockett, and Caperton's then city of residence, Bryan, Texas.-Early...

     (born 1949), lobbyist, former state senator
  • Victor G. Carrillo
    Victor G. Carrillo
    Victor G. Carrillo is the chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, a petroleum, natural gas, and pipeline regulatory body on which he has served since his initial appointment in February 2003 by Governor Rick Perry...

     (born 1965), Member of the Texas Railroad Commission
    Railroad Commission of Texas
    The Railroad Commission of Texas is the state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry, gas utilities, pipeline safety, safety in the liquefied petroleum gas industry, and surface coal and uranium mining .Established by the Texas Legislature in 1891, it is the state's oldest regulatory...

    , 2003–2011; defeated in the March 2, 2010, Republican primary election
  • Lauro Cavazos
    Lauro Cavazos
    Lauro Fred Cavazos Jr. is a U.S. educator. He served as Secretary of Education, and was the first Hispanic to serve in the United States Cabinet....

     (born 1927), U.S. Secretary of Education in the George Herbert Walker Bush administration, first Hispanic U.S. Cabinet officer
  • Wayne Christian
    Wayne Christian
    Wayne Christian is a businessman from Center, Texas, who is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 9, which includes Jasper, Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby counties in East Texas....

     (born 1950), Republican state representative from Center
    Center, Texas
    Center is a city in Shelby County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,678 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Shelby County...

     and Nacogdoches
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    Nacogdoches is a city in Nacogdoches County, Texas, in the United States. The 2010 census recorded the city's population to be 32,996. It is the county seat of Nacogdoches County and is situated in East Texas. Nacogdoches is a sister city of Natchitoches, Louisiana.Nacogdoches is the home of...

  • Henry Cisneros
    Henry Cisneros
    Henry Gabriel Cisneros is a politician and businessman. A Democrat, Cisneros served as the 10th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the administration of President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997...

     (born 1947), former Mayor
    Mayor
    In many countries, a Mayor is the highest ranking officer in the municipal government of a town or a large urban city....

     of San Antonio and former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
    United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
    The United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the head of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, a member of the President's Cabinet, and thirteenth in the Presidential line of succession. The post was created with the formation of the Department of Housing...

  • Tom C. Clark
    Tom C. Clark
    Thomas Campbell Clark was United States Attorney General from 1945 to 1949 and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States .- Early life and career :...

     (1899–1977), United States Attorney General
    United States Attorney General
    The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. The attorney general is considered to be the chief lawyer of the U.S. government...

     and Associate Justice
    Associate Justice
    Associate Justice or Associate Judge is the title for a member of a judicial panel who is not the Chief Justice in some jurisdictions. The title "Associate Justice" is used for members of the United States Supreme Court and some state supreme courts, and for some other courts in Commonwealth...

     of the Supreme Court of the United States
    Supreme Court of the United States
    The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the United States. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all state and federal courts, and original jurisdiction over a small range of cases...

  • Ronald H. Clark
    Ron Clark (judge)
    Ron Clark is a United States federal judge.Born in Caripito, Venezuela, Clark received a B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1973 and an M.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1974. He was in the United States Army from 1974 to 1976. In 1979, he received a J.D. from the University of...

     (born 1953), judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas is the Federal district court with jurisdiction over the eastern part of Texas and is a part of the Fifth Circuit. The court's headquarters are in Tyler, Texas and has five subdivision offices in Beaumont, Lufkin, Marshall,...

    , based in Beaumont; former member of the Texas House of Representatives from Sherman
    Sherman, Texas
    Sherman is a city in and the county seat of Grayson County, Texas, United States. The city's estimated population as of 2009 was 38,407. It is also one of two principal cities in the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area.-History:...

    , Texas
  • David Cobb
    David Cobb
    David Keith Cobb is an American activist and was the 2004 presidential candidate of the Green Party of the United States .-Career and political activities:...

     (born 1962), 2004 U.S. Presidential candidate for Green Party
    Green Party (United States)
    The Green Party of the United States is a nationally recognized political party which officially formed in 1991. It is a voluntary association of state green parties. Prior to national formation, many state affiliates had already formed and were recognized by other state parties...

  • Linda Coffee
    Linda Coffee
    Linda Nellene Coffee is an attorney living in Dallas, Texas. Coffee is best known for representing Norma McCorvey , a pregnant woman who desired an abortion, in the precedent-setting United States Supreme Court case Roe v...

     (born 1942), attorney for Norma McCorvey
    Norma McCorvey
    Norma Leah McCorvey , better known by the legal pseudonym "Jane Roe", was the plaintiff in the landmark American lawsuit Roe v. Wade in 1973. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned individual states' laws against abortion by ruling them unconstitutional...

     in Roe v. Wade
    Roe v. Wade
    Roe v. Wade, , was a controversial landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. The Court decided that a right to privacy under the due process clause in the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to a woman's decision to have an abortion,...

  • Susan Combs
    Susan Combs
    Susan Combs is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Texas, currently serving as the state's Comptroller of Public Accounts....

     (born 1945), Texas comptroller
    Comptroller
    A comptroller is a management level position responsible for supervising the quality of accounting and financial reporting of an organization.In British government, the Comptroller General or Comptroller and Auditor General is in most countries the external auditor of the budget execution of the...

     and former agriculture commissioner
  • John B. Connally, Jr. (1917–1993), Secretary of the Navy
    United States Secretary of the Navy
    The Secretary of the Navy of the United States of America is the head of the Department of the Navy, a component organization of the Department of Defense...

    , Governor of Texas, United States Secretary of the Treasury
    United States Secretary of the Treasury
    The Secretary of the Treasury of the United States is the head of the United States Department of the Treasury, which is concerned with financial and monetary matters, and, until 2003, also with some issues of national security and defense. This position in the Federal Government of the United...

  • Wayne Connally
    Wayne Connally
    Wayne Wright Connally was a Texas rancher, a Democratic member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature, and a brother of both former Governor and United States Treasury Secretary John Bowden Connally, Jr., and Merrill Lee Connally, Sr., an actor and a former county judge.-Early years,...

     (1923–2000), member of both houses of state legislature, 1965–1973
  • Kilmer B. Corbin
    Kilmer B. Corbin
    Kilmer Blaine Corbin, Sr. , the father of actor Barry Corbin, was a Lubbock, Texas, attorney who served as a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate from Distrrict 28 for two terms from 1949 to 1957....

     (1919–1993), state senator from Lubbock
    Lubbock, Texas
    Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically as the Llano Estacado, and the home of Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University...

     (1949–1947), father of Barry Corbin
    Barry Corbin
    Leonard Barrie Corbin, known as Barry Corbin , is an American actor with more than one hundred film, television and video game credits.-Early life:...

  • John Cornyn
    John Cornyn
    John Cornyn, III is the junior United States Senator for Texas, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was elected Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the 111th U.S. Congress....

     (born 1952), United States Senator
  • Frank Corte, Jr.
    Frank Corte, Jr.
    Frank Julius Corte, Jr. , is a real estate businessman in San Antonio, Texas, who served as a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Bexar County between 1993 and 2011....

     (born 1959), member of the Texas House of Representatives from San Antonio
    San Antonio, Texas
    San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the United States of America and the second-largest city within the state of Texas, with a population of 1.33 million. Located in the American Southwest and the south–central part of Texas, the city serves as the seat of Bexar County. In 2011,...

     from 1993 to 2011
  • Juanita Craft
    Juanita Craft
    Juanita Craft was an American civil rights pioneer and member of the Dallas City Council in Texas....

     (1902–1985), Dallas city councilperson, civil rights activist
  • Henry Cuellar
    Henry Cuellar
    Henry Roberto Cuellar is the U.S Representative for , serving since 2005. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district extends from the Rio Grande to the suburbs of San Antonio, including Guadalupe County and nearby Wilson County.Outside of politics, he has served as a professor at the...

     (born 1955), U.S. Representative from South Texas; former state representative
  • David Dewhurst
    David Dewhurst
    David Dewhurst is the 41st and current Lieutenant Governor of Texas, serving under Governor Rick Perry since January 21, 2003. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as Texas Land Commissioner from 1999 to 2003. Dewhurst announced on July 18, 2011, that he was running for the...

     (born 1945), Lieutenant Governor of Texas
    Lieutenant Governor of Texas
    The Lieutenant Governor of Texas is the second-highest executive office in the government of Texas, a state in the U.S. It is the second most powerful post in Texas government because its occupant controls the work of the Texas Senate and controls the budgeting process as a leader of the...

     since 2003
  • Paul Eggers
    Paul Eggers
    Paul Walter Eggers is an Indiana native who was the Republican nominee for governor of Texas in both 1968 and 1970, when the state still had two-year gubernatorial terms. Eggers' races for governor were his only attempts at elected office...

     (born 1919), Republican
    Republican Party (United States)
    The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

     gubernatorial nominee, 1968 and 1970
  • David Farabee
    David Farabee
    David Lee Farabee is a former Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 69...

     (born 1964), former Texas state representative from Wichita Falls
    Wichita Falls, Texas
    Wichita Falls is a city in and the county seat of Wichita County, Texas, United States, United States. Wichita Falls is the principal city of the Wichita Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Archer, Clay and Wichita counties. According to the U.S. Census estimate of 2010,...

  • Ray Farabee
    Ray Farabee
    Kenneth Ray Farabee, known as Ray Farabee , is a retired attorney in Austin, Texas, who served as a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate from Wichita Falls from 1975 to 1988. He is credited with the authorship of 245 Senate bills that became law during his 13-year tenure. In 1985, he was the...

     (born 1932), former Texas State Senator from Wichita Falls
  • James E. "Pa" Ferguson
    James E. Ferguson
    James Edward "Pa" Ferguson, Jr. , was a Democratic politician from the state of Texas.- Early life :Ferguson was born to the Reverend James Ferguson, Sr., and Fannie Ferguson near Salado in south Bell County, Texas. He entered Salado College at age twelve but was eventually expelled for...

     (1871–1944), governor of Texas (1915–1917), impeached, convicted, and removed from office
  • Miriam "Ma" Ferguson
    Miriam A. Ferguson
    Miriam Amanda Wallace "Ma" Ferguson was the first female Governor of Texas in 1925. She held office until 1927, later winning another term in 1933 and serving until 1935.-Early life:...

     (1875–1961), first female governor of Texas
    Governor of Texas
    The governor of Texas is the head of the executive branch of Texas's government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Texas Legislature, and to convene the legislature...

  • Charles R. Floyd
    Charles R. Floyd
    thumb|right|Senator Charles R. Floyd, ca. 1920, from the family archiveCharles Richard Floyd a Democrat, was elected to three four-year terms to the Texas Senate, serving a total of twelve years as a senator, from 1917 to 1929...

     (1881–1945), Texas State Senator, State Representative, and co-founder of Paris Junior College
  • Dan Flynn (born 1943), Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Van Zandt County
    Van Zandt County, Texas
    As of the census of 2000, there were 48,140 people, 18,195 households, and 13,664 families residing in the county. The population density was 57 people per square mile . There were 20,896 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile...

  • Marshall Formby
    Marshall Formby
    Marshall Clinton Formby, Jr. , was a Texas attorney, newspaper publisher, radio executive, and a Democratic politician who served a term in the Texas State Senate from District 30 from 1941 to 1945. He was a defender of West Texas interests and entitled a 1962 book, These Are My People...

     (1911–1984), former Texas State Senator, attorney, and radio station owner from Plainview
  • John Frullo
    John Frullo
    John Frullo is a businessman from Lubbock, Texas, who is a conservative Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 84, and a member of the Tea Party Caucus. Since 1993, Frullo has owned Midtown Printing Company in Lubbock...

     (born 1962), member of the Texas House of Representatives from Lubbock
    Lubbock, Texas
    Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically as the Llano Estacado, and the home of Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University...

  • Julio A. Garcia
    Julio A. Garcia
    Julio Arnoldo Garcia, Sr. , was a prominent attorney from Laredo, Texas, defined by a headline writer as a "legal lion" known for his passion, shrewdness, and theatrics in the courtoom." Garcia also served from 1981 to 1988 as the Democratic district attorney of the 49th Judicial District of...

     (1941–2008), district attorney
    District attorney
    In many jurisdictions in the United States, a District Attorney is an elected or appointed government official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses. The district attorney is the highest officeholder in the jurisdiction's legal department and supervises a staff of...

     in Laredo
    Laredo, Texas
    Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, located on the north bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. According to the 2010 census, the city population was 236,091 making it the 3rd largest on the United States-Mexican border,...

  • John Nance Garner
    John Nance Garner
    John Nance Garner, IV , was the 32nd Vice President of the United States and the 44th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives .- Early life and family :...

     (1868–1967), 44th Speaker of the House of Representatives
    Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
    The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, or Speaker of the House, is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives...

     and 32nd Vice President of the United States
    Vice President of the United States
    The Vice President of the United States is the holder of a public office created by the United States Constitution. The Vice President, together with the President of the United States, is indirectly elected by the people, through the Electoral College, to a four-year term...

  • Tony Garza
    Tony Garza
    Antonio Oscar "Tony" Garza, Jr. , an American lawyer and former county judge in Texas, was the United States Ambassador to Mexico from 2002 to 2009.-Early life and education:...

     (born 1958) current U.S. ambassador to Mexico
  • Kenn George
    Kenn George
    Kenneth S. George, known as Kenn George , is a self-employed businessman in Dallas, Texas, who served from 1999-2003 as a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 108, which covers the heart of Dallas County. He left the legislature in an unsuccessful bid for Texas land...

     (born 1948) former state representative from Dallas County; former assistant U.S. secretary of commerce
  • Alberto Gonzales
    Alberto Gonzales
    Alberto R. Gonzales was the 80th Attorney General of the United States. Gonzales was appointed to the post in February 2005 by President George W. Bush. Gonzales was the first Hispanic Attorney General in U.S. history and the highest-ranking Hispanic government official ever...

     (born 1955), United States Attorney General
    United States Attorney General
    The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. The attorney general is considered to be the chief lawyer of the U.S. government...

  • Henry B. Gonzalez
    Henry B. Gonzalez
    Henry Barbosa González was a Democratic politician from the state of Texas. He represented Texas's 20th congressional district from 1961 to 1999.-Background:...

     (1916–2000), U.S. representative from San Antonio
  • Austan Goolsbee
    Austan Goolsbee
    Austan Dean Goolsbee is an American economist, formerly serving as the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and the youngest member of the cabinet of President Barack Obama. Goolsbee is from the University of Chicago where he is the Robert P...

     (born 1969), Chairperson of the Council of Economic Advisers
    Council of Economic Advisers
    The Council of Economic Advisers is an agency within the Executive Office of the President that advises the President of the United States on economic policy...

     under President Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.Born in...

  • Blake Gottesman
    Blake Gottesman
    Blake Gottesman served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff to former U.S. President George W. Bush, becoming, at age 28, the youngest member of the Bush senior staff. He previously served in the Bush administration as personal aide and body man for the president from 2001 until 2006...

     (born 1980), aide to President George W. Bush
    George W. Bush
    George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

  • Phil Gramm
    Phil Gramm
    William Philip "Phil" Gramm is an American economist and politician, who has served as a Democratic Congressman , a Republican Congressman and a Republican Senator from Texas...

     (born 1942), former United States Senator
  • Rick Green
    Rick Green (Texas politician)
    Richard Arlin Green, known as Rick Green , is an attorney and politician from Dripping Springs in Hays County, Texas, who is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives...

     (born 1970), former state representative and motivational speaker
    Motivational speaker
    A motivational speaker or inspirational speaker is a speaker who makes speeches intended to motivate or inspire an audience. In a business context, they are employed to communicate company strategy with clarity and help employees to see the future in a positive light and inspire workers to pull...

  • Henry C. Grover
    Henry Grover
    Henry Cushing "Hank" Grover , was a conservative politician from the U.S. state of Texas best known for his relatively narrow defeat as the Republican gubernatorial nominee in 1972. Grover was born in Corpus Christi. He died in Houston of Alzheimer's disease.Grover lived as a youth in San Antonio...

     (1927–2005), state legislator, 1972 Republican gubernatorial nominee
  • Kent Grusendorf
    Kent Grusendorf
    Darryl Kent Grusendorf is a businessman and investor from Austin, Texas, who served as a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 94 from 1987 to 2007, while he resided in Arlington in Tarrant County. He was unseated in the 2006 party primary.-Background:Grusendorf was...

     (born 1939), former state representative from Arlington
    Arlington, Texas
    Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas within the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area. According to the 2010 census results, the city had a population of 365,438, making it the third largest municipality in the Metroplex...

  • Joe A. Guerra
    Joe A. Guerra
    Jose Antonio Guerra, Sr., known as Joe A. Guerra , was a businessman and a Republican political activist in the heavily Democratic city of Laredo, Texas...

     (1934–2010), politician
  • Lena Guerrero
    Lena Guerrero
    Lena Guerrero Aguirre, known as Lena Guerrero , was the first woman and the first person of ethnic minority background to have served on the Texas Railroad Commission, an elected body which currently regulates the oil and natural gas industry. In 1992, her once promising political career ended over...

     (1957–2008), politician
  • O.H. "Ike" Harris
    O.H. "Ike" Harris
    O. H. "Ike" Harris is an attorney and lobbyist in Austin, Texas, who served from 1963 to 1965 and 1967 to 1995 as a Republican member from Dallas County in both houses of the Texas State Legislature. He was elected to his single term as a state representative in 1962. His Senate tenure in District...

     (born 1932), state senator from Dallas County (1967–1995), author of Texas' parimutuel betting
    Parimutuel betting
    Parimutuel betting is a betting system in which all bets of a particular type are placed together in a pool; taxes and the "house-take" or "vig" is removed, and payoff odds are calculated by sharing the pool among all winning bets...

     law
  • Grady Hazlewood
    Grady Hazlewood
    Grady Hazlewood was a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate from 1941 to 1971, having represented the Amarillo-based District 31 in the Panhandle...

     (1902–1989), state senator, author of farm-to-market road program in Texas
  • Joseph P. Heflin
    Joseph P. Heflin
    Joseph Paul Heflin, known as Joe Heflin , is a departing Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 85 in the South Plains...

     (born 1952), former state representative from Crosbyton
    Crosbyton, Texas
    Crosbyton is a city in and the county seat of Crosby County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,874 at the 2000 census. Crosbyton is part of the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area....

    , defeated November 2, 2010
  • Jeb Hensarling
    Jeb Hensarling
    Jeb Hensarling has been the Republican congressman representing Texas' 5th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives since 2003.-Early life:...

     (born 1957), U.S. representative
  • Chuck Hopson
    Chuck Hopson
    Charles L. Hopson, II, known as Chuck Hopson , is a pharmacist and businessman in Jacksonville, Texas, who has been since 2001 a member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 11, which includes Cherokee, Houston, Panola and Rusk counties in the northeastern portion of his...

     (born 1941), state representative and pharmacist from Jacksonville
    Jacksonville, Texas
    Jacksonville is located in Cherokee County, Texas, United States. The population was 13,868 at the 2000 census. It is the principal city of the Jacksonville Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Cherokee County and part of the larger Tyler-Jacksonville Combined Statistical...

    , Texas
  • Jim Hogg
    Jim Hogg
    James Stephen "Big Jim" Hogg was a Texas lawyer, doctor and statesman, and the 20th Governor of Texas. He was born near Rusk, Texas. Hogg was a follower of the conservative New South Creed which became popular following the U.S. Civil War, and was also associated with populism. He was the first...

     (1851–1906), first native Texan to become Governor of Texas
    Governor of Texas
    The governor of Texas is the head of the executive branch of Texas's government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Texas Legislature, and to convene the legislature...

  • Joan Huffman
    Joan Huffman
    Joan J. Huffman is a former felony court judge in Houston, Texas, and an incoming Republican member of the 31-member Texas State Senate from District 17, which includes a portion of populous Harris County. Huffman will also be the sixth currently serving female member of the chamber...

     (born 1956), former Houston criminal court judge; member of Texas State Senate
  • Bryan Hughes
    Bryan Hughes (Texas politician)
    Douglas Bryan Hughes, known as Bryan Hughes , is an attorney in Mineola, Texas, who has been since 2003 a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 5, which includes Camp, Harrison, Upshur, and Wood counties in the northeastern section of his state.-Background:Hughes...

     (born 1969), Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Wood County
    Wood County, Texas
    As of the census of 2000, there were 36,752 people, 14,583 households, and 10,645 families residing in the county. The population density was 56 people per square mile . There were 17,939 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile...

  • Swanee Hunt
    Swanee Hunt
    Swanee Grace Hunt , Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, is the founding director of the at the Kennedy School, and former United States Ambassador to Austria....

     (born 1950), U. S. Ambassador
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison
    Kay Bailey Hutchison
    Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison, known as Kay Bailey Hutchison , is the senior United States Senator from Texas.She is a member of the Republican Party. In 2001, she was named one of the thirty most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal. The first woman to represent Texas in the U.S....

     (born 1943), first woman U.S. Senator
    United States Senate
    The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives comprises the United States Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. Each...

     from Texas
  • Alphonso Jackson
    Alphonso Jackson
    Alphonso Jackson served as the 13th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development . He was nominated by President George W. Bush on January 28, 2004 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on March 31, 2004. On March 31, 2008, Jackson announced his resignation, effective April 18,...

     (born 1945), U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
    United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
    The United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the head of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, a member of the President's Cabinet, and thirteenth in the Presidential line of succession. The post was created with the formation of the Department of Housing...

     under President George W. Bush
    George W. Bush
    George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

  • Wallace B. Jefferson
    Wallace B. Jefferson
    Wallace Bernard Jefferson is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. His current term ends on December 31, 2014.- Historic judicial appointments and election :Jefferson has three times made Texas judicial history...

     (born 1963), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas
  • Elizabeth Ames Jones
    Elizabeth Ames Jones
    Elizabeth Ames Jones is one of the three members of the elected Texas Railroad Commission, a regulatory body that oversees the oil and natural gas industries in Texas — as opposed to railroads, as its name suggests...

     (born 1956), Texas Railroad Commissioner
    Railroad Commission of Texas
    The Railroad Commission of Texas is the state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry, gas utilities, pipeline safety, safety in the liquefied petroleum gas industry, and surface coal and uranium mining .Established by the Texas Legislature in 1891, it is the state's oldest regulatory...

    , U.S. Representative (2000–2004)
  • Jesse H. Jones (1874–1956), U.S. Secretary of Commerce
    United States Secretary of Commerce
    The United States Secretary of Commerce is the head of the United States Department of Commerce concerned with business and industry; the Department states its mission to be "to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce"...

     under President Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt , also known by his initials, FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war...

  • Barbara Jordan
    Barbara Jordan
    Barbara Charline Jordan was an American politician who was both a product and a leader, of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives...

     (1936–1996), member of United States House of Representatives
    United States House of Representatives
    The United States House of Representatives is one of the two Houses of the United States Congress, the bicameral legislature which also includes the Senate.The composition and powers of the House are established in Article One of the Constitution...

  • Isaac Herbert Kempner
    Isaac Herbert Kempner
    Isaac H. Kempner, 1873 - August 1, 1967, was the founder of the Imperial Sugar Corporation and mayor of Galveston, Texas.-Early years:Kempner was born in 1873 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father was a Polish Jewish immigrant and his mother was of the German Jewish Seinsheimer family from Cincinnati. ...

     (1873–1967), mayor of Galveston, founder of Imperial Sugar
    Imperial Sugar
    Imperial Sugar is a major U.S. sugar producer and marketer based in Sugar Land, Texas, with sugar refinery operations in California, Georgia, and Louisiana....

  • Lance Kennedy
    Lance Kennedy
    Lance Lawrence Kennedy is a philanthropist, politician, political activist, and former voice actor for ABC Radio Disney.-Biography:...

     (born 1987), first state chairman of Texas College Republicans
    Texas College Republicans
    Texas College Republicans is an organization composed of over 35 chapters of College Republicans in the state of Texas. It is an official auxiliary organization of the Republican Party of Texas and the College Republican National Committee...

    ; philanthropist; political activist
  • Ron Kirk
    Ron Kirk
    Ronald "Ron" Kirk is the 16th United States Trade Representative, serving in the Obama administration. He served as mayor of Dallas, Texas from 1995 to 2002; he also ran for the United States Senate in 2002.-Early life and career:...

     (born 1954), United States Trade Representative; also mayor of Dallas
  • Cyndi Taylor Krier
    Cyndi Taylor Krier
    Cynthia Taylor Krier, known as Cyndi Taylor Krier , is an attorney, lobbyist, and former Republican politician in San Antonio, Texas. She served in the Texas State Senate from District 26 from 1985 to 1993 and as the administrative judge of Bexar County from 1993 to 2001...

     (born 1950), former state senator and administratie judge of Bexar County
    Bexar County, Texas
    As of the census of 2000, there were 1,392,931 people, 488,942 households, and 345,681 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,117 people per square mile . There were 521,359 housing units at an average density of 418 per square mile...

  • Mike Krusee
    Mike Krusee
    Michael J. “Mike” Krusee is the departing Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 52, based about Round Rock in Williamson County...

     (born 1959), former state representative; transportation policy expert
  • Dan Kubiak
    Dan Kubiak
    Daniel James Kubiak was an educator and businessman from Rockdale, Texas, who served as a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1969 to 1983 and again from 1991 until his death in office...

     (1938–1998), state representative; businessman; educator
  • L. B. Kubiak
    L. B. Kubiak
    L. B. Kubiak is a veterinarian in Austin, Texas, who served as a Democrat in the Texas House of Representatives from District 13 from 1983 to 1991. He resides in Rockdale in Milam County...

     (born 1945), former state representative; veterinarian
  • Edmund Kuempel
    Edmund Kuempel
    Edmund Perry Kuempel was a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 44, based at Seguin, the seat of Guadalupe County in central Texas.-Background:...

     (1942–2010), state representative
  • John Kuempel
    John Kuempel
    John Langston Kuempel is a salesman for Commercial Metals Company in Seguin, Texas, and a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 44....

     (born 1970), state representative, elected December 14, 2010
  • Jim Landtroop
    Jim Landtroop
    James Franklin Landtroop, Jr., known as Jim Landtroop , is a businessman from Plainview, Texas, who is an in incoming Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 85 in the South Plains. In the general election held on November 2, 2010, Landtroop handily unseated two-term...

     (born 1968), state representative, elected November 2, 2010; insurance executive from Plainview
    Plainview, Texas
    Plainview is a city in and the county seat of Hale County, Texas, United States. The population was 22,336 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Plainview is located at ....

  • Oscar M. Laurel
    Oscar M. Laurel
    Oscar Manuel Laurel, Sr., was a U.S. attorney, businessman, and Hispanic Democratic politician from Laredo, Texas, whose legendary oratory excited his party's faithful. "He had a great talent for words," said Hector Garcia, a former Laurel business partner. Vidal M. Trevino, late superintendent of...

     (1920–2001), Mexican-American politician
    Politician
    A politician, political leader, or political figure is an individual who is involved in influencing public policy and decision making...

  • Barbara Lee
    Barbara Lee
    Barbara Jean Lee is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 1998. She is a member of the Democratic Party. She is the first woman to represent that district. Lee was the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and was the Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus...

     (born 1946), U.S. Representative
    United States House of Representatives
    The United States House of Representatives is one of the two Houses of the United States Congress, the bicameral legislature which also includes the Senate.The composition and powers of the House are established in Article One of the Constitution...

     from California
    California
    California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

  • John N. Leedom
    John N. Leedom
    John N. Leedom, Sr. , is an engineer and lobbyist from Dallas, Texas, who served from 1981 to 1996 as a Republican member of the Texas State Senate from District 16...

     (born 1921), former state senator, authored "Rainy Day Fund", involved in water and weather modification issues
  • Debra Lehrmann
    Debra Lehrmann
    Debra Ann H. Lehrmann is one of the eight associate justices of the Texas Supreme Court, a civil and juvenile tribunal, and a former 360th Judicial District Court judge from Fort Worth, Texas....

     (born 1956), Texas Supreme Court
    Texas Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court of Texas is the court of last resort for non-criminal matters in the state of Texas. A different court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, is the court of last resort for criminal matters.The Court is composed of a Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices...

     justive (elected 2010)
  • Tryon D. Lewis
    Tryon D. Lewis
    Tryon D. Lewis is an attorney in Odessa, Texas, who is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 81 . He is also a former state court judge....

     (born 1947), state representative since 2009 from Odessa; former state district court judge
  • Jim Mattox
    Jim Mattox
    James Albon Mattox was a Dallas lawyer and Texas Democratic politician who served three terms in the United States House of Representatives and two four-year terms as state Attorney General, but lost high profile races for Governor in 1990, the U.S. Senate in 1994, and again as attorney general...

     (1943–2008), U.S. representative and attorney general of Texas
  • Maury Maverick
    Maury Maverick
    Fontaine Maury Maverick was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas from January 3, 1935, to January 3, 1939. He is best remembered for his independence from the party and for coining the term "gobbledygook" for obscure and euphemistic bureaucratic language...

     (1895–1954), Democratic U.S. representative
  • Glen Maxey
    Glen Maxey
    Glen Maxey is an American politician from Austin, Texas, who was the first openly gay member of the Texas Legislature. Active in the fight for gay rights, Maxey was a central figure in the establishment of facilities for the education and care of HIV-infected individuals, especially the AIDS...

     (born 1952), Texas state representative from Austin
    Austin, Texas
    Austin is the capital city of the U.S. state of :Texas and the seat of Travis County. Located in Central Texas on the eastern edge of the American Southwest, it is the fourth-largest city in Texas and the 14th most populous city in the United States. It was the third-fastest-growing large city in...

  • Gary D. McCaleb
    Gary D. McCaleb
    Gary Day McCaleb is the vice president and professor of management at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, and a prominent civic leader who formerly served as mayor of Abilene, the seat of Taylor County...

     (born 1941), mayor of Abilene
    Abilene, Texas
    Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in west central Texas. The population was 117,063 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Abilene Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2006 estimated population of 158,063. It is the county seat of Taylor County...

     and president of the Texas Municipal League
  • Bob McFarland
    Bob McFarland
    Millard Robert "Bob" McFarland , is an attorney and lobbyist in Arlington and Austin, Texas, who served from 1983 to 1991 as a Republican member of the Texas State Senate from District 10, then parts of Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties...

     (born 1941), Republican member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature from Arlington, 1977-1991
  • Debra Medina
    Debra Medina
    Debra Medina was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2010 Texas gubernatorial election. She participated in the January 14 televised debate with incumbent Governor Rick Perry and challenger U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison...

     (born 1962), 2010 Texas gubernatorial candidate within the Republican primary
  • William C. Meier (born 1940), state senator, holds world filibuster
    Filibuster
    A filibuster is a type of parliamentary procedure. Specifically, it is the right of an individual to extend debate, allowing a lone member to delay or entirely prevent a vote on a given proposal...

     record; lost race for attorney general to Jim Mattox in 1982
  • Walter Mengden
    Walter Mengden
    Walter Henry Mengden, Jr. , is an attorney and oilman in Austin and Houston, Texas, who is a Republican former member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature from Harris County.-Early years:...

     (born 1926), state representative and state senator from Harris County, 1971-1983
  • William T. "Bill" Moore
    William T. Moore (Texas politician)
    William Tyler Moore, Sr., known as W. T. 'Bill' Moore , was an attorney and businessman in Bryan, Texas, who was a conservative Democratic member of the Texas State Senate from District 5 from 1967 until 1981.Moore originally represented District 14 from 1949 to 1953 and then revised District 11...

     (1918-1999), state senator from Bryan
    Bryan, Texas
    Bryan is a city in Brazos County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 76,201. It is the county seat of Brazos County and is located in the heart of the Brazos Valley . It shares its border with the city of College Station, which lies to its south...

    , known as the "Bull of the Brazos" and the "father of the modern Texas A&M University
    Texas A&M University
    Texas A&M University is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas . It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. The sixth-largest university in the United States, A&M's enrollment for Fall 2011 was over 50,000 for the first time in school...

    "
  • Azie Taylor Morton
    Azie Taylor Morton
    Azie Taylor Morton served as Treasurer of the United States during the Carter administration . She remains the only African American to hold that office. Her signature was printed on U.S. currency during her tenure; this is an honor she shared with four African American men...

     (1936–2003), Treasurer of the United States
    Treasurer of the United States
    The Treasurer of the United States is an official in the United States Department of the Treasury that was originally charged with the receipt and custody of government funds, though many of these functions have been taken over by different bureaus of the Department of the Treasury...

  • Steve Munisteri
    Steve Munisteri
    Stephen Peter Munisteri is a retired attorney from Houston, Texas, who was elected chairman of the Republican Party of Texas at the state convention held in Dallas on June 13, 2010. He unseated the incumbent Cathie L. Adams, the wife of a Dallas chiropractor, who had held the position for only...

     (born 1958), chairman of the Republican Party of Texas
    Republican Party of Texas
    The Republican Party of Texas is one of the two major political parties in the U.S. State of Texas. It is affiliated with the United States Republican Party. The State Chairman is Steve Munisteri, a retired attorney and businessman from Houston, and the Vice-Chair is Melinda Fredricks of Conroe....

     since June 2010
  • Sandra Day O'Connor
    Sandra Day O'Connor
    Sandra Day O'Connor is an American jurist who was the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States. She served as an Associate Justice from 1981 until her retirement from the Court in 2006. O'Connor was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981...

     (born 1930), former associate justice of the Supreme Court; first woman on the high court
  • W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel
    W. Lee O'Daniel
    Wilbert Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel, , was a conservative Democratic Party politician from Texas, who came to prominence by hosting a popular radio program. Known for his populist appeal, Pappy O'Daniel was the governor of Texas and later its junior U.S. Senator. He is also the only person ever to have...

     (1890–1969), governor of Texas and US Senator
  • Bill Owens (born 1950), former governor of Colorado
    Governor of Colorado
    The Governor of Colorado is the head of the executive branch of Colorado's government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Colorado General Assembly, to convene the...

    .
  • Hugh Q. Parmer
    Hugh Parmer
    Hugh Q. Parmer is an attorney and Democratic politician in Fort Worth, Texas. He served in both houses of the Texas State Legislature, on the Fort Worth City Council, and as mayor of Fort Worth. In 1990, he was his party's unsuccessful nominee for the U.S...

     (born 1939), former mayor of Fort Worth and member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature
  • Jerry E. Patterson (born 1946), Texas Land Commissioner; former state senator
  • Thomas Pauken
    Thomas Pauken
    Thomas Weir Pauken is a Dallas, Texas, lawyer and author who served as chairman of the Republican Party of Texas from 1994–1997 during the transition period when the party leaped from minority to majority status in the state. A staunch conservative, Pauken lost two tight races for U.S...

     (born 1944), Texas Republican chairman from 1994–1997 and political commentator
  • Randy Pendleton
    Randy Pendleton
    Randall George Pendleton, known as Randy Pendleton , was a businessman from Andrews, Texas, and later a lobbyist in Austin, who served as a Democrat in the Texas House of Representatives from 1961–1969....

     (1937–2009), state representative from Andrews
    Andrews, Texas
    Andrews is a city in and the county seat of Andrews County in the U.S. state of Texas within the West Texas region. The population was 10,448 in 2009. Along with Midland and Odessa, these cities form the Midland-Odessa Combined Statistical Area with a population of 241,316 in four counties...

    , 1961–1969
  • Charles Perry
    Charles Perry (Texas politician)
    Charles Lee Perry is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 83 based in Lubbock, Texas. A certified public accountant, Perry unseated incumbent Representative Delwin L. Jones, the oldest current member of the Texas House, in the April 13, 2010, runoff election. He...

     (born 1962), state representative (elected 2010)
  • Rick Perry
    Rick Perry
    James Richard "Rick" Perry is the 47th and current Governor of Texas. A Republican, Perry was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W. Bush resigned to become President of the United States. Perry was elected to full...

     (born 1950), Governor of Texas
    Governor of Texas
    The governor of Texas is the head of the executive branch of Texas's government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. The governor has the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Texas Legislature, and to convene the legislature...

  • Larry Phillips
    Larry Phillips (Texas politician)
    Lawrence A. Phillips, known as Larry Phillips , is an attorney from Sherman, Texas, who is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 62 ....

    , Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Sherman
  • David J. Porter
    David J. Porter
    David Jerome Porter , a Certified Public Accountant, is a member of the Texas Railroad Commission. Formerly in a private CPA practice in Midland in Midland County, Porter has since relocated to Giddings in Lee County, Texas.-Background:...

     (born 1954), member of the Railroad Commission of Texas
    Railroad Commission of Texas
    The Railroad Commission of Texas is the state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry, gas utilities, pipeline safety, safety in the liquefied petroleum gas industry, and surface coal and uranium mining .Established by the Texas Legislature in 1891, it is the state's oldest regulatory...

    , elected November 2, 2010
  • Robert "Bob" Price (1927–2004), U.S. representative from Pampa
    Pampa, Texas
    Pampa is a city in Gray County, Texas, United States. The population was 17,887 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Gray County.Pampa is the principal city of the Pampa Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Gray and Roberts counties....

  • Walter Thomas Price, IV
    Four Price
    Walter Thomas Price, IV, , known as Four Price because he is the fourth generation in his family to bear the name Walter Thomas Price, is an attorney from Amarillo, Texas, who is the Republican state representative from District 87 in the Texas Panhandle...

     (born 1968), state representative from Amarillo, elected November 2, 2010
  • Louise Raggio
    Louise Raggio
    Louise Raggio was a Texas lawyer for more than fifty years. She was the first female prosecutor in Dallas County, Texas...

     (1919–2011), attorney, first female prosecutor in Texas
  • Jack Rains
    Jack Rains
    Jack Morris Rains is a Houston, Texas, attorney who was the 95th Secretary of State of Texas, having served from 1987-1989. He left the position to contest unsuccessfully for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 1990. He lost to businessman Clayton W...

    , former Texas secretary of state
  • Richard P. Raymond
    Richard Raymond (Texas politician)
    Richard Peña Raymond is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. He currently represents District 42, which encompasses western Webb County and includes most of the city of Laredo. He is Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations and is also a member of the Border...

     (born 1960), South Texas state representative
  • Sam Rayburn
    Sam Rayburn
    Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn , often called "Mr. Sam," or "Mr. Democrat," was a Democratic lawmaker from Bonham, Texas, who served as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for seventeen years, the longest tenure in U.S. history.- Background :Rayburn was born in Roane County, Tennessee, and...

     (1882–1961), United States Congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives
    Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
    The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, or Speaker of the House, is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives...

  • Ann Richards
    Ann Richards
    Dorothy Ann Willis Richards was an American politician from Texas. She first came to national attention as the state treasurer of Texas, when she delivered the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Richards served as the 45th Governor of Texas from 1991 to 1995 and was...

     (1933–2006), second woman governor of Texas (1991–1995); state treasurer (1983–1991)
  • Cecile Richards
    Cecile Richards
    Cecile Richards a Democratic Party activist and the current president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.-Political involvement:...

    , daughter of Ann Richards; liberal political activist
  • Roy R. Rubottom, Jr.
    Roy R. Rubottom, Jr.
    Roy Richard "Dick" Rubottom, Jr. was a United States diplomat most notable for being Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs from 1957 to 1960, a post in which he played a major role in engineering the United States' response to the Cuban Revolution.-Early years, 1912—1947:Rubottom...

     (1912–2010), United States diplomat
  • Ezequiel D. Salinas
    Ezequiel D. Salinas
    Ezequiel David Salinas, Sr. , was a Mexican American Democratic state court judge from Laredo, the seat of Webb County in south Texas, known for his advocacy of civil rights for the Hispanic community. In the late 1940s, Salinas was defeated in a race for the Texas House of Representatives but was...

     (1908–2007), South Texas Hispanic politician
  • Tom Schieffer
    Tom Schieffer
    John Thomas Schieffer, known as Tom Schieffer , is an American diplomat who served as U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2005 to 2009 and as U.S. Ambassador to Australia from 2001 to 2005. Schieffer is a friend and former business partner of President George W. Bush. He is the younger brother of Bob...

     (born 1947), United States diplomat
  • Alan Schoolcraft
    Alan Schoolcraft
    Alan Lee Schoolcraft is an attorney and Realtor in Universal City, Texas, who is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, having represented District 121 in Bexar County from 1981 to 1993...

     (born 1952), former member of the Texas House of Representatives from San Antonio
  • Pete Sessions
    Pete Sessions
    Peter Anderson Sessions is a politician from the state of Texas. He is a Republican, and currently represents the 32nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is the current Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee-Personal:Sessions was born in Waco,...

     (born 1955), U.S. representative
  • Sonal Shah (born 1968), economist and public official with the Obama Administration
  • John Sharp
    John Sharp (Texas politician)
    John Sharp is the former Democratic Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, having held the office from 1991 to 1999. He is currently a principal in the Austin office of the Dallas-based Ryan & Company, a tax consulting firm. In 2005, he was appointed to serve as Chair of the Texas Tax Reform...

     (born 1950), Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is an executive branch position created by the Texas Constitution. As with nearly every other executive branch head, the Comptroller is popularly elected every four years concurrently with the Governor and the other elected executive branch positions...

  • Gwyn Shea
    Gwyn Shea
    Gwyn Clarkston Shea is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from suburban Irving in Dallas County, Texas, who served from 1983-1993...

     (born 1937), Texas secretary of state
    Secretary of State of Texas
    The Secretary of State of Texas is one of six state officials designated by the Texas Constitution to form the executive department of that U.S. state...

     (2002–2003), member of the Texas House of Representatives
    Texas House of Representatives
    The Texas House of Representatives is the lower house of the Texas Legislature. The House is composed of 150 members elected from single-member districts across the state. The average district has about 150,000 people. Representatives are elected to two-year terms with no term limits...

     (1983–1993)
  • John Ben Shepperd
    John Ben Shepperd
    John Ben Shepperd was the segregationist Texas attorney general from 1953–1957 who led resistance to the desegregation of public schools mandated by the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka...

     (1915–1990), attorney general of Texas (1953–1957)
  • Max R. Sherman
    Max Sherman
    Max Ray Sherman is a former member of the Texas State Senate from Amarillo, Texas. He was also president of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, and dean of the Lyndon B...

     (born 1935), state senator (1971–1977), West Texas A&M University
    West Texas A&M University
    West Texas A&M University , part of the Texas A&M University System, is a public university located in Canyon, Texas, a small city south of Amarillo. West Texas A&M opened on September 20, 1910...

     president
  • John Shields
    John Shields (Texas politician)
    John Howard Shields is an attorney in San Antonio, Texas, who is a Republican former member of the Texas House of Representatives from Bexar County. Shields is also an investor in Retama Park racetrack in San Antonio. His father-in-law is powerful San Antonio businessman B. J. "Red" McCombs...

    , former state representative from San Antonio
  • E L Short
    E L Short
    E L Short is a farmer, rancher, and businessman from Tahoka in Lynn County, Texas, who is a former Democratic member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature.-Background:...

    , former member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature from Lynn County
  • David McAdams Sibley
    David Sibley (politician)
    David McAdams Sibley, Sr. , is a lobbyist and attorney in Austin and Waco, Texas, who served from 1991 to 2002 as a Republican member of the Texas State Senate...

     (born 1948), attorney-lobbyist, former Texas state senator (1991–2002) and mayor of Waco (1987–1988)
  • Bill Siebert
    Bill Siebert
    William Earl Siebert, known as Bill Siebert , is a businessman in San Antonio, Texas, who is a Republican former member of the Texas House of Representatives from Bexar County, having served from 1993 to 2001....

     (born 1947), member of the Texas House of Representatives from San Antonio, 1993-2001
  • Preston Smith
    Preston Smith (Texas)
    Preston Earnest Smith was the 40th Governor of Texas from 1969 to 1973, who earlier served as the lieutenant governor from 1963 to 1969.-Early life:...

     (1912–2003), governor (1969–1973) and lieutenant governor (1963–1969) of Texas
  • Margaret Spellings
    Margaret Spellings
    Margaret Spellings was the Secretary of Education from 2005-2009 under the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush and previously served as White House Domestic Policy Adviser to President George W. Bush....

     (born 1957), former U.S. Secretary of Education
  • James C. Spencer
    James C. Spencer
    James Clarence Spencer was a survivor of the Bataan Death March during World War II and a Democratic politician from Athens, the seat of Henderson County in east Texas.-Background:...

     (1914–2009), member of the Texas House of Representatives
    Texas House of Representatives
    The Texas House of Representatives is the lower house of the Texas Legislature. The House is composed of 150 members elected from single-member districts across the state. The average district has about 150,000 people. Representatives are elected to two-year terms with no term limits...

     from Henderson County
    Henderson County, Texas
    As of the census of 2000, there were 73,277 people, 28,804 households, and 20,969 families residing in the county. The population density was 84 people per square mile . There were 35,935 housing units at an average density of 41 per square mile...

     1939-1941, 1947-1949.
  • Barbara Staff
    Barbara Staff
    Barbara Ruth Wright Staff is a retired Republican political activist from Plano, Texas. She was co-chairman of her state's 1976 Ronald Reagan presidential primary campaign.-Background:...

     (born 1924), co-chairman of the 1976 Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States , the 33rd Governor of California and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor....

     Texas presidential primary campaign
  • Robert Stanton, director of the United States National Park Service
    National Park Service
    The National Park Service is the U.S. federal agency that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations...

  • Todd Staples
    Todd Staples
    Douglas Todd Staples is the current Republican Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture. Prior to his election in 2006 as Agriculture Commissioner, he had been a member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature and formerly served on the city council in Palestine, Texas.Staples was...

     (born 1963), Texas agriculture commissioner
  • Ken Starr (born 1946), attorney, federal judge, Solicitor General, and Independent Counsel
    United States Office of the Independent Counsel
    United States Office of the Independent Counsel was an independent prosecutor — distinct from the Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice — that provided reports to the Congress under . The office was terminated in 1999 and replaced by the U.S...

     during the Clinton Administration
  • George William Strake, Jr.
    George Strake, Jr.
    George William Strake, Jr. , is a Houston, Texas, businessman and philanthropist who served as Texas secretary of state from January 16, 1979–October 6, 1981, during the administration of Republican Governor William Perry Clements, Jr...

     (born 1935), Texas secretary of state (1979–1981), Houston businessman and philanthropist
  • Robert Schwarz Strauss
    Robert Schwarz Strauss
    Robert Schwarz Strauss is a figure in American politics and diplomacy. A Texas political figure, Strauss’s political service dates back to future president Lyndon Johnson’s first congressional campaign in 1937. By the 1950s, he was associated in Texas politics with the conservative faction of...

     (born 1918), politician (chairman of Democratic National Committee
    Democratic National Committee
    The Democratic National Committee is the principal organization governing the United States Democratic Party on a day to day basis. While it is responsible for overseeing the process of writing a platform every four years, the DNC's central focus is on campaign and political activity in support...

    ) and diplomat
  • Carole Strayhorn (born 1939), Texas comptroller (1999–2007), railroad commissioner
  • Ernest O. Thompson
    Ernest O. Thompson
    Ernest Othmer Thompson was a general in the United States Army during World War I, a mayor of Amarillo, Texas, an attorney, a businessman , and a 32-year member of the Texas Railroad Commission. He was recognized as a world authority on petroleum and natural gas production and conservation...

     (1892–1966), Texas Railroad Commissioner, mayor of Amarillo
    Amarillo, Texas
    Amarillo is the 14th-largest city, by population, in the state of Texas, the largest in the Texas Panhandle, and the seat of Potter County. A portion of the city extends into Randall County. The population was 190,695 at the 2010 census...

    , expert on petroleum
    Petroleum
    Petroleum or crude oil is a naturally occurring, flammable liquid consisting of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons of various molecular weights and other liquid organic compounds, that are found in geologic formations beneath the Earth's surface. Petroleum is recovered mostly through oil drilling...

     production and conservation
  • John G. Tower (1925–1991), First Republican
    Republican Party (United States)
    The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

     United States Senator from Texas since Reconstruction
  • Vidal M. Trevino
    Vidal M. Treviño
    Vidal Manuel Treviño was a longtime educator and a Democratic political powerhouse in Laredo, Texas, who served as the Laredo Independent School District superintendent between 1973 and 1995...

     (1929–2006), state representative, school superintendent
  • Morris W. Turner
    Morris W. Turner
    Morris Wayne Turner, also known as Moe Turner was a businessman who served in the nonpartisan position of mayor of Lubbock, Texas, from 1972-1974. He was also a member of the Lubbock City Council from 1968 until the time of his election as mayor.Turner was one of four children born to Clay Turner ...

     (1931–2008), mayor of Lubbock
    Lubbock, Texas
    Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically as the Llano Estacado, and the home of Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University...

     (1972–1974)
  • Lupe Valdez
    Lupe Valdez
    Lupe Valdez is an American law enforcement official and the Sheriff of Dallas County, Texas. She is Texas's only elected female sheriff, as well as being the only openly lesbian holder of that office.-Early life:...

     (born 1947), only female elected sheriff in Texas
  • Craig Watkins
    Craig Watkins
    Craig Watkins is currently the district attorney for the Dallas County, Texas, USA. He became the first African American district attorney in Texas when he was elected in 2006....

    , first African-American district attorney in Texas, Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year 2008
  • Reed N. Weisiger
    Reed N. Weisiger
    Reed Nelson Weisiger was a Texas State Senator from District 26. Reed Weisiger was often mentioned for Governor of Texas but he declined to run....

     (1838–1908), Texas State Senator (1891–1893), Confederate cavalry officer, pioneer in Victoria County
  • George E. "Buddy" West
    Buddy West
    George E. "Buddy" West was a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Odessa, who was known for his staunch support of his hometown University of Texas of the Permian Basin...

     (1936–2008), state representative from Odessa
    Odessa, Texas
    Odessa is a city in and the county seat of Ector County, Texas, United States. It is located primarily in Ector County, although a small portion of the city extends into Midland County. Odessa's population was 99,940 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Odessa, Texas Metropolitan...

  • John P. Wheeler III
    John P. Wheeler III
    John Parsons Wheeler, III, known as Jack Wheeler , was a chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, senior planner for Amtrak , official of the Securities and Exchange Commission , chief executive and CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, consultant to the Mitre Corporation , member of the...

     (1944–2010), presidential aide to the Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States , the 33rd Governor of California and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor....

    , George H. W. Bush
    George H. W. Bush
    George Herbert Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States . He had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States , a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence.Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts, to...

    , and George W. Bush
    George W. Bush
    George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

     administrations
  • Michael L. Williams
    Michael L. Williams
    Michael Lawrence Williams is a former member of the elected Texas Railroad Commission, a regulatory body over, not railroads, but the oil and natural gas industries. Williams is the first African American to hold a statewide elected executive office in Texas history. He was appointed to the...

     (born 1953), Texas Railroad Commissioner, Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights
  • John Roger Williams
    Roger Williams (US politician)
    John Roger Williams is the former Secretary of State of Texas, having served from November 2004 until his resignation effective July 1, 2007.-Early life and career:...

     (born 1949), Texas secretary of state and professional baseball
    Baseball
    Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The aim is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot diamond...

     player
  • Ric Williamson
    Ric Williamson
    Richard F. Williamson was the chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission and a former Democrat-turned-Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives...

     (1952–2007), state representative; chairman of Texas Transportation Commission
  • Phil Wilson
    Phil Wilson (Texas politician)
    Samuel Philip "Phil" Wilson is the former Texas Secretary of State, the state's chief elections officer. He was appointed effective July 1, 2007, by Republican Governor Rick Perry. Wilson was the 106th person to hold the position and the fifth individual to have served since Perry assumed the...

     (born 1967), Texas secretary of state (2007–2008)
  • Will Wilson
    Will Wilson
    Will Reid Wilson, Sr. was a prominent Democratic politician in his native Texas best known for his service as attorney general of Texas from 1957-1963. In 1968, he joined the Republican Party to support the election of Richard M. Nixon as U.S. President. Nixon thereafter named Wilson an assistant...

     (1912–2005), Texas attorney general (1957–1963), Texas Supreme Court justice (1951–1956)
  • Clymer Wright
    Clymer Wright
    Clymer Lewis Wright. Jr. , was a Texas conservative political activist and a crusading journalist later credited with bringing term limits to Houston municipal government and encouraging Ronald W...

     (1932–2011), political activist; father of municipal term limits in Houston
  • Jim Wright (born 1922), United States Congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives
    Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
    The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, or Speaker of the House, is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives...

  • Judith Zaffirini
    Judith Zaffirini
    Judith Zaffirini is a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate representing the 21st District, which includes her home city of Laredo. On January 9, 2007, Zaffirini became the second in seniority in the 31-member Texas Senate, where she has served since 1987...

     (born 1946), state senator from Laredo
    Laredo, Texas
    Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, located on the north bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. According to the 2010 census, the city population was 236,091 making it the 3rd largest on the United States-Mexican border,...


US Presidents

  • George W. Bush
    George W. Bush
    George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

     (born 1946), 43rd President of the United States
    President of the United States
    The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces....

     (born in Connecticut, but raised in Texas)
  • Dwight Eisenhower (1890–1969), 34th President of the United States
    President of the United States
    The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces....

     (born in Denison
    Denison, Texas
    Denison is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. The population was 22,773 at the 2000 census; it is estimated to have grown to 24,127 in 2009. Denison is one of two principal cities in the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Statistical Area.-History:...

    , but raised in Kansas
    Kansas
    Kansas is a US state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south...

    )
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Lyndon Baines Johnson , often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States after his service as the 37th Vice President of the United States...

     (1908–1973), 36th President of the United States
    President of the United States
    The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces....


Notable Texas women

  • Cornelia Adair
    Cornelia Adair
    Cornelia Wadsworth Ritchie Adair was the matriarch of Glenveagh Castle in County Donegal, Ireland, now an Irish national park, and the large JA Ranch southeast of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle, a still active cattle ranch...

     (1837–1921) matriarch of JA Ranch
    JA Ranch
    The JA Ranch, jointly founded by John George Adair and Charles Goodnight, is the oldest privately owned cattle ranch in the Palo Duro Canyon section of the Texas Panhandle southeast of Amarillo. At its peak size in 1883, the JA, still run by descendants of the Adair family, encompassed some of...

     in Texas Panhandle
    Texas Panhandle
    The Texas Panhandle is a region of the U.S. state of Texas consisting of the northernmost 26 counties in the state. The panhandle is a rectangular area bordered by New Mexico to the west and Oklahoma to the north and east...

  • Jessie Daniel Ames
    Jessie Daniel Ames
    Jessie Daniel Ames was a civil rights activist in the Southern United States. She was one of the first Southern white women to speak out and work publicly against lynching of blacks, which were often done by white men as a misguided act of chivalry to protect their "virtue"...

     (1883–1972), suffragette, civil rights activist
  • Minnie Lou Bradley
    Minnie Lou Bradley
    Minnie Lou Ottinger Bradley is the matriarch of the Bradley 3 Ranch in Childress County in the Texas Panhandle. An inductee of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, she is a trailblazer for women in the field of livestock breeding and ranch management. She is the first woman...

     (born 1931), matriarch of the Bradley 3 Ranch in Childress County
  • Laura Bush
    Laura Bush
    Laura Lane Welch Bush is the wife of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. She was the First Lady of the United States from January 20, 2001, to January 20, 2009. She has held a love of books and reading since childhood and her life and education have reflected that interest...

     (born 1946) First Lady of the United States
    First Lady of the United States
    First Lady of the United States is the title of the hostess of the White House. Because this position is traditionally filled by the wife of the president of the United States, the title is most often applied to the wife of a sitting president. The current first lady is Michelle Obama.-Current:The...

  • Ruthe B. Cowl
    Ruthe B. Cowl
    Ruthe B. Mandell Cowl was a businesswoman and philanthropist who in 1959 established the first physical therapy and orthopedic clinic in her adopted city of Laredo, Texas. Her Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center is a private nonprofit organization that treats between 125 and 200 patients daily for...

     (1912–2008), philanthropist
    Philanthropist
    A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, and/or reputation to charitable causes...

     from Laredo
    Laredo, Texas
    Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, located on the north bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. According to the 2010 census, the city population was 236,091 making it the 3rd largest on the United States-Mexican border,...

  • May Dickson Exall
    May Dickson Exall
    May Dickson Exall was an American civic leader and co-founder of the Dallas Public Library and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts .-References:...

     (1859–1936), civic leader, founder of Dallas Public Library
    Dallas Public Library
    The Dallas Public Library system serves as the municipal library system of the city of Dallas, Texas .-History:In 1899, the idea to create a free public library in Dallas was conceived by the Dallas Federation of Women's Clubs, led by president Mrs. Henry Exall. She helped raise US$11,000 from...

  • Gloria Feldt
    Gloria Feldt
    Gloria Feldt at Temple, Texas, is a well-known author, commentator, and feminist leader.Feldt is a frequent public speaker, lecturing at universities, civic and professional organizations, and national and international conferences on women, feminism, politics, leadership, media, and health...

    , feminist leader, author, political commentator
  • Margaret Formby
    Margaret Formby
    Margaret Clark Formby was the daughter of southwest Texas ranchers who founded the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in the basement of the public library in Hereford in Deaf Smith County before she relocated the collection to Fort Worth.Formby was born to Fred and Mabel Clark in Van Horn...

     (1929–2003), founder of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
    National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
    The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is a museum and association which honors women of the American West who have displayed courage or spirit and who have distinguished themselves while exemplifying the pioneer spirit...

     in Fort Worth
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Fort Worth is the 16th-largest city in the United States of America and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. Located in North Central Texas, just southeast of the Texas Panhandle, the city is a cultural gateway into the American West and covers nearly in Tarrant, Parker, Denton, and...

  • Norma Rhodes Gabler
    Mel and Norma Gabler
    Melvin Nolan Freeman Gabler and his wife, Norma Elizabeth Rhodes Gabler were campaigners against public school textbooks which they regarded as "anti-family" or "anti-Christian"....

     (1923–2007), public school textbook
    Textbook
    A textbook or coursebook is a manual of instruction in any branch of study. Textbooks are produced according to the demands of educational institutions...

     monitor and cofounder of Educational Research Analysts
    Educational Research Analysts
    Educational Research Analysts is an organization based in Longview, Texas in the United States, founded by the late Mel and Norma Gabler to monitor public school textbooks....

     in Longview
    Longview, Texas
    Longview is a city in Gregg and Harrison Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 80,455. Most of the city is located in Gregg County, of which it is the county seat; only a small part extends into the western part of neighboring Harrison County. It is...

  • Melinda Gates
    Melinda Gates
    Melinda Ann French , later known as Melinda French Gates, is an American businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the wife of Bill Gates...

     (born 1964), philanthropist, wife of software magnate Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. Gates is the former CEO and current chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen...

  • Edna Gladney
    Edna Gladney
    Edna Browning Kahly Gladney was an early campaigner for children's rights and better living conditions for disadvantaged children....

     (1886–1961), founder of "The Edna Gladney Home" for orphan
    Orphan
    An orphan is a child permanently bereaved of or abandoned by his or her parents. In common usage, only a child who has lost both parents is called an orphan...

    ed children
  • Ima Hogg
    Ima Hogg
    Ima Hogg , known as "The First Lady of Texas", was an American philanthropist, patron and collector of the arts, and one of the most respected women in Texas during the 20th century. Hogg was an avid art collector, and owned works by Picasso, Klee, and Matisse, among others...

     (1882–1975), philanthropist
    Philanthropist
    A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, and/or reputation to charitable causes...

  • Betty Holekamp
    Betty Holekamp
    Betty Holekamp was a German colonist and pioneer in Texas. She is recognized for several "firsts" as a Texas pioneer, such as being the first to sew an American flag upon Texas's acceptance into the Union, and thus is known as the Betsy Ross of Texas...

     (1826–1902), German Texas pioneer, called the Betsy Ross
    Betsy Ross
    Betsy Ross is widely credited with making the first American flag. There is, however, no credible historical evidence that the story is true.-Early life:...

     of Texas
  • Helen LaKelly Hunt
    Helen LaKelly Hunt
    Helen LaKelly Hunt is a daughter of H. L. Hunt. She is founder and president of The Sister Fund, which describes itself as "a private women's fund dedicated to the social, political, economic, and spiritual empowerment of women and girls."...

     (born 1949), philanthropist for women's causes
  • Lady Bird Johnson
    Lady Bird Johnson
    Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson was First Lady of the United States from 1963 to 1969 during the presidency of her husband Lyndon B. Johnson. Throughout her life, she was an advocate for beautification of the nation's cities and highways and conservation of natural resources and made that...

     (1912–2007), former first lady (married to President
    President
    A president is a leader of an organization, company, trade union, university, or country.Etymologically, a president is one who presides, who sits in leadership...

     Lyndon B. Johnson
    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Lyndon Baines Johnson , often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States after his service as the 37th Vice President of the United States...

    )
  • Wendy Kopp
    Wendy Kopp
    Wendy Sue Kopp is the CEO and Founder of Teach For America , the national teaching corps and the CEO of Teach For All.-Background:...

     (born 1967), founder and president of Teach For America
    Teach For America
    Teach For America is an American non-profit organization that aims to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting the nation's most promising future leaders to teach for two or more years in low-income communities throughout the United States...

  • Maura McNiel
    Maura McNiel
    Maura McNiel is an American feminist whose actions paved the way for women's studies, modern social work, advocacy on behalf of abused women, promotion of the Equal Rights Amendment, and passage of Title IX...

     (born 1929), activist for women's rights
  • Betty Miller Unterberger
    Betty Miller Unterberger
    Betty Miller Unterberger is a retired historian, who as professor of American international relations spent the bulk of her extensive academic career at Texas A&M University...

     (born 1922), first woman faculty member at Texas A&M University
    Texas A&M University
    Texas A&M University is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas . It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. The sixth-largest university in the United States, A&M's enrollment for Fall 2011 was over 50,000 for the first time in school...

     (1968–2004), first president (1986) of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
    Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
    The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations is the leading learned society for the academic study of the history of United States foreign policy....

  • Virginia Whitehill
    Virginia Whitehill
    Virginia Bulkley Whitehill is a Dallas-area civic activist and women's rights advocate, best known for presenting oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court during the Roe v...

    , activist for women's rights

Fashion

  • Brooke Burns
    Brooke Burns
    Brooke Elizabeth Burns is an American actress and former fashion model. She began her career on the popular TV series Baywatch and Baywatch Hawaii.-Early life:...

     (born 1978) model
    Model (person)
    A model , sometimes called a mannequin, is a person who is employed to display, advertise and promote commercial products or to serve as a subject of works of art....

    , actress
  • Lois Chiles
    Lois Chiles
    Lois Cleveland Chiles is an American actress and former fashion model known for her role as Dr. Holly Goodhead in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker.-Early life:...

     (born 1947), model, actress
  • Chloe Dao
    Chloe Dao
    Chloe Dao , is an American fashion designer of Vietnamese ancestry who lives and works in Houston, Texas. She was the winner of the second season of the reality show Project Runway with a collection of women's evening wear...

     (born 1972), fashion designer
  • Ciara
    Ciara
    Ciara Princess Harris , known mononymously as Ciara, is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, actress and fashion model. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world during her childhood, only to land in Atlanta, Georgia where she met music producer, Jazze Pha...

     (born 1985), fashion model
  • Hope Dworaczyk
    Hope Dworaczyk
    Hope Dworaczyk , is an American Playboy model, TV host and reality television personality. She first gained fame as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for April 2009 after testing for the 55th Anniversary Playmate search, and later became the 2010 Playmate of the Year.She has since done...

     (born 1984), model, Playboy Playmate of the Year
  • Kelly Emberg
    Kelly Emberg
    Kelly Kay Emberg is a former 1980s supermodel who appeared on the covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour and Cosmopolitan magazines...

     (born 1959), model, former partner of Rod Stewart
    Rod Stewart
    Roderick David "Rod" Stewart, CBE is a British singer-songwriter and musician, born and raised in North London, England and currently residing in Epping. He is of Scottish and English ancestry....

  • Tom Ford
    Tom Ford
    Thomas Carlyle "Tom" Ford is an American fashion designer and film director. He gained international fame for his turnaround of the Gucci fashion house and the creation of the Tom Ford label before directing the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man.-Early life :Tom Ford was born August 27, 1961 in...

     (born 1961), former creative director for Gucci
    Gucci
    The House of Gucci, better known simply as Gucci , is an Italian fashion and leather goods label, part of the Gucci Group, which is owned by French company PPR...

    , film director
  • Michelle Galdenzi
    Michelle Galdenzi
    Michelle Galdenzi is an American model and reality television actress.-Early life:Galdenzi is from Spring, Texas and graduated from Klein High School in 2005. While in high school, she was also involved in various theater productions including Beauty and the Beast, Noise Off, and The Musical...

     (born 1987), model, actress
  • Natasha Galkina (born 1985), model
    Model (person)
    A model , sometimes called a mannequin, is a person who is employed to display, advertise and promote commercial products or to serve as a subject of works of art....

    , runner-up on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 8
    America's Next Top Model, Cycle 8
    America's Next Top Model Cycle 8 is the eighth cycle of America's Next Top Model and the second season of the series to be aired on The CW network, which aired from February 28, 2007, to May 16, 2007....

  • Jerry Hall
    Jerry Hall
    Jerry Faye Hall is an American model and actress, also known for her long-term relationship with Mick Jagger, with whom she had four children.-Early life:...

     (born 1956), model, actress
  • Angie Harmon
    Angie Harmon
    Angela Michelle "Angie" Harmon is an American fashion model and television/film actress. She became a well-known model before gaining international fame for her roles in Baywatch Nights and Law & Order....

     (born 1972), model, actress
  • Julie Haus
    Julie Haus
    Julie Haus-Alkire is an American fashion designer. She was born in Texas and raised in various cities across the state. Julie Haus, as she is known in the fashion industry, was taught to sew by her maternal grandmother around the age of ten...

     (born 1973), fashion designer
  • Kimberly Holland (born 1982), Playboy
    Playboy
    Playboy is an American men's magazine that features photographs of nude women as well as journalism and fiction. It was founded in Chicago in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, and funded in part by a $1,000 loan from Hefner's mother. The magazine has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc., with...

     model
  • Pilar Lastra
    Pilar Lastra
    Pilar Montserrat Lastra is a model. She was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 2004.Lastra was one of the models on the NBC game show, Deal or No Deal. When the show began, she held case #26 and then #8, but then she held case #14...

     (born 1981), model, Playboy Playmate of the Month
  • Irlene Mandrell
    Irlene Mandrell
    Ellen Irlene Mandrell is an American musician, actress and model. She is the younger sister of country singers Barbara Mandrell and Louise Mandrell.Irlene Mandrell was born in Corpus Christi, Texas...

     (born 1956), model, actress
  • Ali Michael
    Ali Michael
    Alexandra Nicole Michael is an American fashion model who attracted international attention for her weight as a fashion model....

     (born 1990), model
  • Chandra North
    Chandra North
    -Early years:Growing up, North had aspirations of becoming a professional ballerina. In her teen years, North was a bit rebellious. While her classmates would be attending school dance, she would be hitting up underground night clubs. While attending Southern Methodist University, she was scouted...

     (born 1973), model
  • Suzy Parker
    Suzy Parker
    Suzy Parker was an American model and actress active from 1947 into the early 1960s. Her modeling career reached its zenith during the 1950s when she appeared on the cover of dozens of magazines, advertisements, and in movie and television roles.She appeared in several Revlon advertisements, but...

     (1932–2003), model, actress
  • Amber Rose (born 1983), model, singer
  • Joan Severance
    Joan Severance
    -Early life:Severance was born in Houston, Texas to John and Martha Severance. Her father was an IBM Systems Manager that had to move frequently around the world. According to Severance "by the time I was 11, we'd lived in 12 different places". Severance and her family also lived in Libya, but in...

     (born 1958), model, actress
  • Lori Singer
    Lori Singer
    Lori Singer is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Ariel Moore, the female lead in the 1984 feature film Footloose, and as Julie Miller in the television series Fame.-Film and television career:...

     (born 1957), actress, model, classical musician
  • Anna Nicole Smith
    Anna Nicole Smith
    In 1992 Smith was chosen by Hugh Hefner to appear on the cover of the March issue of Playboy, where she was listed as Vickie Smith, wearing a low-cut evening gown. The centerfold was photographed by Stephen Wayda. Smith said she planned to be "the next Marilyn Monroe". Becoming one of Playboys...

     (1967–2007), model, actress
  • Kimberly Kay Smith (born 1983), model, actress
  • Paola Turbay
    Paola Turbay
    Paola Turbay Gómez is a Colombian-American actress of Lebanese descent, model, and television presenter.Turbay represented Bogotá in the Miss Colombia beauty pageant, which she won in 1991...

     (born 1970), model, actress, beauty pageant winner
  • Ann Ward
    Ann Ward
    Ann Ward Is an American fashion model, best known as the winner of Cycle 15 of America's Next Top Model.-Early life:Ann Ward originally came from the Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Prosper High School in Prosper, Texas in 2009...

     (born 1991), model, winner of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 15
    America's Next Top Model, Cycle 15
    America's Next Top Model, Cycle 15 is the fifteenth cycle of America's Next Top Model and the ninth season to be aired on The CW network. It premiered on September 8, 2010...


Film/theater/television

  • F. Murray Abraham
    F. Murray Abraham
    Fahrid Murray Abraham is an American actor. He became known during the 1980s after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus. He has appeared in many roles, both leading and supporting, in films such as All the President's Men and Scarface...

     (born 1939), Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actor
  • Amy Acker
    Amy Acker
    Amy Louise Acker is an American actress. She is best known for her roles on the television series Angel as Winifred Burkle and Illyria and on Alias as Kelly Peyton. She is also known for her role as Dr. Claire Saunders/Whiskey on Dollhouse.-Early life:Acker was born and raised in Dallas, where she...

     (born 1976), actress
  • Jensen Ackles
    Jensen Ackles
    Jensen Ross Ackles is an American actor. He is known for his roles in television as Eric Brady in Days of our Lives, which earned him several Daytime Emmy Award nominations, as well as Alec/X5-494 in Dark Angel and Jason Teague in Smallville...

     (born 1978), actor Smallville
    Smallville (TV series)
    Smallville is an American television series developed by writers/producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar based on the DC Comics character Superman, originally created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The television series was initially broadcast by The WB Television Network , premiering on October...

    , Supernatural
    Supernatural (TV series)
    Supernatural is an American supernatural and horror television series created by Eric Kripke, which debuted on September 13, 2005 on The WB, and is now part of The CW's lineup. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, the series follows the brothers as they...

  • Sunrise Adams
    Sunrise Adams
    Sunrise Adams is a former American pornographic actress.-Early life:Adams was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in rural East Texas. "I grew up in Pickton, Texas, population 90, with no phone, one TV channel and no one to play with for miles." At age 16, Adams enrolled at a nearby community...

     (born 1982), actress
  • Kevin Alejandro
    Kevin Alejandro
    Kevin Michael Alejandro is an American actor. Alejandro may be best known for his roles as Nate Moretta in the series Southland and as Jesus Velasquez in the series True Blood.-Early life:...

     (born 1976), actor
  • Richard Alexander
    Richard Alexander (actor)
    Richard Alexander was an American character actor. Born in Dallas, Texas, Alexander appeared in numerous film serials such as Flash Gordon and Zorro Rides Again, as well as a leading role in All Quiet on the Western Front. He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.-References:...

     (1902–1989), actor
  • Debbie Allen
    Debbie Allen
    Deborrah Kaye “Debbie” Allen is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, television director, television producer, and a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities...

     (born 1950), actress, choreographer, director, producer
  • Joshua Allen
    Joshua Allen
    Joshua Allen is the winner of the fourth season of So You Think You Can Dance. He had originally auditioned in Dallas, Texas with his friend and fellow contestant, Comfort Fedoke. Allen was announced winner of the show on August 7, 2008, winning $250,000.-Early life:Allen was born in Fort Worth,...

     (born 1989), dancer, 2008 winner of So You Think You Can Dance
    So You Think You Can Dance (U.S. TV series)
    So You Think You Can Dance is an American dance competition and reality show that airs on Fox in the United States.The series first premiered on July 20, 2005, and was created by American Idol producers Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is produced by 19 Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions...

  • Krista Allen
    Krista Allen
    Krista Allen is an American actress. She is best known for her work in the television series Days of Our Lives, Baywatch Hawaii, and What About Brian; and in the Hollywood films Liar Liar, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Anger Management, and The Final Destination...

     (born 1971), actress
  • John A. Alonzo
    John A. Alonzo
    John Alonzo, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer who pioneered hand held work, lighting techniques and HD development during his career...

     (1934–2001), cinematographer
  • René Alvarado
    René Alvarado
    René Alvarado is a Mexican-American actor who has had roles in television series such as Las Vegas and movies such as Fall to Grace. Most recently he starred in the film East Side Story. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Kinesiology.-External links:...

     (born 1979), actor
  • Audrey Marie Anderson
    Audrey Marie Anderson
    Audrey Marie Anderson is an American film and television actress. She was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas.- Career :...

     (born 1975), actress, Kim Brown on The Unit
    The Unit
    The Unit is an American action-drama television series that focuses on a top-secret military unit modeled after the real-life U.S. Army special operations unit commonly known as Delta Force...

  • Wes Anderson
    Wes Anderson
    Wesley Wales Anderson is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer of features, short films and commercials....

     (born 1969), director
    Film director
    A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

     Bottle Rocket
    Bottle Rocket
    Bottle Rocket is a 1996 comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. It was co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson. As well as being Wes Anderson's directorial debut, Bottle Rocket was the debut feature for brothers Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson, who co-starred with James Caan and Robert Musgrave.The film...

    , Rushmore
    Rushmore (film)
    Rushmore is a 1998 comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson about an eccentric teenager named Max Fischer , his friendship with rich industrialist Herman Blume , and their mutual love for elementary school teacher Rosemary Cross . The film was co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson...

    , The Royal Tenenbaums
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    The Royal Tenenbaums is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and co-written with Owen Wilson. The film stars Gene Hackman and Anjelica Huston, with Danny Glover, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson....

  • Dana Andrews
    Dana Andrews
    Dana Andrews was an American film actor. He was one of Hollywood's major stars of the 1940s, and continued acting, though generally in less prestigious roles, into the 1980s.-Early life:...

     (1909–1992), actor
  • Andrew Arbuckle
    Andrew Arbuckle (actor)
    Andrew Arbuckle was an American stage and film actor. He was the brother of Macklyn Arbuckle and cousin of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.-Early life and career:...

     (1887–1938), actor
  • Macklyn Arbuckle
    Macklyn Arbuckle
    Macklyn Arbuckle was an American screen and stage actor. He was the brother of actor Andrew Arbuckle and cousin of comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle.-Early life and career:...

     (1866–1931), actor
  • Michael Arden
    Michael Arden
    Michael Jerrod Moore , also known as Michael Arden, is an American stage actor, singer, and composer. He was born in Midland, Texas.-Early and personal life:...

     (born 1982), actor
  • Melissa Archer
    Melissa Archer
    Melissa Jean Archer is an American actress.-Career:Archer first appeared as "bad girl" Natalie Balsom on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live on July 16, 2001...

     born 1979, actress
  • Kelly Asbury
    Kelly Asbury
    Kelly Adam Asbury is an American director, writer, voice actor, author and illustrator.He attended Lamar University for two years before, in 1980, transferring to California Institute of the Arts, where he studied animation and filmmaking...

     (born 1960), story artist, director, writer, Shrek 2
    Shrek 2
    Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. It is the second installment in the Shrek film series and the sequel to 2001's Shrek...

  • Karan Ashley
    Karan Ashley
    Karan Ashley is a former American actress.Ashley was born Karen Ashley Jackson in Odessa, Texas. She graduated from David W. Carter High School in Dallas, Texas. In 1992, she was a member of the short-lived girl group K.R.U.S.H, who contributed a song to the soundtrack of Mo' Money...

     (born 1978), actress
  • Frank Ashmore
    Frank Ashmore
    Frank Ashmore is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as "Martin" in the 1983 NBC miniseries V and its 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle. He reprised his role in the pilot episode of V: The Series but was killed off by the end of the episode...

     (born 1945), actor
  • "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
    Stone Cold Steve Austin
    Steve Austin , better known by his ring name "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, is an American film and television actor and retired professional wrestler...

     (born 1964), professional wrestler
    Professional wrestling
    Professional wrestling is a mode of spectacle, combining athletics and theatrical performance.Roland Barthes, "The World of Wrestling", Mythologies, 1957 It takes the form of events, held by touring companies, which mimic a title match combat sport...

    , actor
  • Tex Avery
    Tex Avery
    Frederick Bean "Fred/Tex" Avery was an American animator, cartoonist, voice actor and director, famous for producing animated cartoons during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. He did his most significant work for the Warner Bros...

     (1908–1980), animator
    Animator
    An animator is an artist who creates multiple images that give an illusion of movement called animation when displayed in rapid sequence; the images are called frames and key frames. Animators can work in a variety of fields including film, television, video games, and the internet. Usually, an...

    , cartoonist
    Cartoonist
    A cartoonist is a person who specializes in drawing cartoons. This work is usually humorous, mainly created for entertainment, political commentary or advertising...

    , director
    Film director
    A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

  • Joe Don Baker
    Joe Don Baker
    Joe Don Baker is an American film actor, perhaps best known for his roles as a Mafia hitman in Charley Varrick, deputy sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III in Final Justice, real-life Tennessee Sheriff Buford Pusser in Walking Tall, brute force with a badge detective Mitchell in Mitchell, James...

     (born 1936), actor
  • Kathy Baker
    Kathy Baker
    Katherine Whitton "Kathy" Baker is an American stage, film and television actress.-Career:Baker began her career at San Francisco's Magic Theatre, performing in several of Sam Shepard's plays before getting her break in an off-Broadway production of Fool for Love opposite Ed Harris...

     (born 1950), Emmy-winning actress, Picket Fences
    Picket Fences
    Picket Fences is a 60-minute American television drama about the residents of the fictional town of Rome, Wisconsin, created and produced by David E. Kelley. The show initially ran from September 18, 1992, to June 26, 1996, on the CBS television network in the United States...

    , Boston Public
    Boston Public
    Boston Public is an American drama television series created by David E. Kelley and broadcast on Fox. It centered on Winslow High School, a fictional public high school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The show was named for the real public school district in which it takes place...

  • Paul Baker
    Paul Baker
    David Paul Baker is an English former professional footballer.-Playing career:A centre-forward, Baker was a member of the famous Wallsend Boys Club as a youngster, and was subsequently spotted playing for Bishop Auckland, turning professional with Southampton in June 1984 at a cost of £4,000 to...

     (1911–2009), actor, director, educator; founded Dallas Theater Center
    Dallas Theater Center
    The Dallas Theater Center is a major regional theater in Dallas, Texas . It produces classic, contemporary and new plays. The theater was based in the Kalita Humphreys Theater, a building designed by famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, from 1959 to 2009...

  • Greg Baldwin
    Greg Baldwin
    Greg Baldwin is an American actor. Raised in Spring, Texas, he currently resides in the San Fernando Valley with Melissa Baldwin, his wife of twenty-six years and their two children, Sydney and Cooper...

     (born 1960), actor
  • Taylor Ball
    Taylor Ball
    Taylor Ball is an American television and film actor known for his portrayal of Brian Miller in the television sitcom Still Standing. Ball has also appeared on Walker, Texas Ranger.-Filmography:-External links:...

     (born 1987), actor
  • Bob Banner
    Bob Banner
    Robert James Banner, Jr. was an American producer, writer and director. From 1967 to 1972 he co-produced The Carol Burnett Show.- Life and career :...

     (1921–2011), television producer, writer, director
  • Matt Barr
    Matt Barr
    Matthew Jerome "Matt" Barr is an American television and film actor. He is best known for his roles as Mike Fleming in Commander in Chief, Ian Banks in One Tree Hill, Christopher Sullivan in the mystery horror series Harper's Island, and Dan Patch in The CW series Hellcats.-Early life:Matthew...

     (born 1984), actor
  • Barbara Barrie
    Barbara Barrie
    Barbara Barrie is an American actress and author of children's books.-Personal life:Barrie was born as Barbara Ann Berman in Chicago, Illinois, of Jewish heritage, the daughter of Frances Rose and Louis Berman. She was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. She graduated from University of Texas,...

     (born 1931), actress, Suddenly Susan
    Suddenly Susan
    Suddenly Susan is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The show takes place at The Gate, a fictitious magazine which is based in San Francisco. Among the magazine's employees is Susan Keane , who always has been cared for by someone else...

    , Barney Miller
    Barney Miller
    Barney Miller is a situation comedy television series set in a New York City police station in Greenwich Village. The series originally was broadcast from January 23, 1975 to May 20, 1982 on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Flicker...

    , Double Trouble
  • Skye McCole Bartusiak
    Skye McCole Bartusiak
    -Life and career:McCole Bartusiak was born in Houston, Texas, where she lives today with her parents Raymond Donald Bartusiak and Helen McCole. She attended St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal school for her elementary education....

     (born 1992), teen actress
  • Texas Battle
    Texas Battle
    Texas Quency Battle is an American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as Marcus Forrester on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.-Early life:...

     (born 1980), actor, Marcus Walton on The Bold and the Beautiful
    The Bold and the Beautiful
    The Bold and the Beautiful is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS Daytime. It premiered on March 23, 1987....

  • Jim Beaver
    Jim Beaver
    James Norman "Jim" Beaver, Jr. is an American stage, film, and television actor, playwright, screenwriter, and film historian...

     (born 1950), actor, Ellsworth on Deadwood
    Deadwood (TV series)
    Deadwood is an American Western drama television series created, produced and largely written by David Milch. The series aired on the premium cable network HBO from March 21, 2004, to August 27, 2006, spanning three 12-episode seasons. The show is set in the 1870s in Deadwood, South Dakota, before...

  • Madge Bellamy
    Madge Bellamy
    Madge Bellamy was an American film actress who was a popular leading lady in the 1920s and early 1930s. Her career declined in the sound era, and ended following a romantic scandal in the 1940s.-Early life:...

     (1899–1990), actress
  • Crystal Bernard
    Crystal Bernard
    Crystal Lynn Bernard is an American actress and singer, most widely known for her seven-year-long role on the situation comedy Wings. While her main work has been on television, she has appeared in some films, and also attempted to pursue a music career as a songwriter/performer.-Early...

     (born 1961), actress and singer
  • Angela Bettis
    Angela Bettis
    Angela Marie Bettis is an American actress, film producer and director best known for her lead roles in the 2002 TV remake of the Stephen King film Carrie, the title character in May , and in Girl, Interrupted as the anorexic girl Janet Webber.-Early life:Bettis was born in Austin, Texas to Mary...

     (born 1973), actress
  • Nicole Bilderback
    Nicole Bilderback
    Nicole Bilderback is an Korean-born American actress, known for her recurring guest roles on the television programs Dark Angel and Dawson's Creek, and the films Bring It On and Bad Girls From Valley High...

     (born 1975), actress
  • Francelia Billington
    Francelia Billington
    Francelia Billington was an early American silent-screen actress, and an accomplished camera operator.-Early life:...

     (1895–1934), actress in silent films
  • Gil Birmingham
    Gil Birmingham
    Gil Birmingham is an American actor of Comanche ancestry, known for his portrayal of Billy Black in the The Twilight Saga film series.- Personal background :...

     (born 1966), actor, Billy Black in the The Twilight Saga
    The Twilight Saga (film series)
    The Twilight Saga is a series of supernatural romance fantasy films from Summit Entertainment based on the four Twilight series novels by the American author Stephenie Meyer. The films star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. The series has grossed over $2 billion in worldwide...

  • Dustin Lance Black
    Dustin Lance Black
    Dustin Lance Black is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer, and LGBT rights activist. He has won two Writers Guild of America Awards for his work on the television series Big Love and an Academy Award for the 2008 film Milk.-Early life:Black was born in Sacramento,...

     (born 1979), Academy Award-winning screenwriter, director, producer
  • Alexis Bledel
    Alexis Bledel
    Alexis Bledel is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Rory Gilmore in the television series Gilmore Girls and Lena Kaligaris in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.-Early life:Bledel was born Kimberly Alexis Bledel in Houston, Texas...

     (born 1981), actress, starred in Gilmore Girls
    Gilmore Girls
    Gilmore Girls is an American family comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on The WB and was cancelled in its seventh season, ending on May 15, 2007 on The CW...

  • Dan Blocker
    Dan Blocker
    Dan Blocker was an American actor best remembered for his role as Eric "Hoss" Cartwright in the NBC western television series Bonanza.-Early life:...

     (1928–1972), actor "Hoss Cartwright" on Bonanza
    Bonanza
    Bonanza is an American western television series that both ran on and was a production of NBC from September 12, 1959 to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, it ranks as the second longest running western series and still continues to air in syndication. It centers on the...

  • Joan Blondell
    Joan Blondell
    Rose Joan Blondell was an American actress who performed in movies and on television for five decades as Joan Blondell.After winning a beauty pageant, Blondell embarked upon a film career...

     (1906–1979), actress
  • Don Bluth
    Don Bluth
    Donald Virgil "Don" Bluth is an American animator and independent studio owner. He is best known for his departure from The Walt Disney Company in 1979 and his subsequent directing of animated films such as The Secret of NIMH , An American Tail ,The Land Before Time , and All Dogs Go to Heaven ,...

     (born 1937), animator, studio owner, An American Tail
    An American Tail
    An American Tail is a 1986 American animated adventure film directed by Don Bluth and produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Amblin Entertainment. The film tells the story of Fievel Mouskewitz and his family as they immigrate from Russia to America for freedom. However, Fievel gets lost and must...

    , The Land Before Time
    The Land Before Time
    The Land Before Time is a 1988 American animated adventure film directed and co-produced by Don Bluth , and executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall....

  • John Boles
    John Boles (actor)
    -Early life:Boles was born in Greenville, Texas, into a middle-class family. He graduated with honors from the University of Texas in 1917 and married Marielite Dobbs in that same year. His parents wanted him to be a doctor and Boles studied and finally got his B.A. degree, but the stage called...

     (1895–1969), actor
  • Matthew Bomer (born 1977), actor, Tru Calling
    Tru Calling
    Tru Calling is an American television supernatural drama series that premiered on Fox Network on October 30, 2003. It ran for two seasons before being canceled....

  • Powers Boothe
    Powers Boothe
    Powers Allen Boothe is an American television and film actor. Some of his most notable roles include his Emmy-winning 1980 portrayal of Jim Jones and his turn as Cy Tolliver on Deadwood, as well as Vice-President Noah Daniels on 24....

     (born 1949), actor, Cy Tolliver on Deadwood
    Deadwood (TV series)
    Deadwood is an American Western drama television series created, produced and largely written by David Milch. The series aired on the premium cable network HBO from March 21, 2004, to August 27, 2006, spanning three 12-episode seasons. The show is set in the 1870s in Deadwood, South Dakota, before...

  • Jesse Borrego
    Jesse Borrego
    Jesse Borrego is an American actor. Better knownfor playing Cruz Candelaria in Blood in, Blood out and later guest starring as George King in Dexter. Borrego, a Mexican American, was born in San Antonio, Texas. He considered going into the US Air Force to become a pilot...

     (born 1962), actor, Fame
    Fame (1982 TV series)
    Fame is an American television series originally produced between 1982 and 1987. The show was based on the 1980 motion picture of the same name. Using a mixture of drama and music, it followed the lives of the students and faculty at the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. Although...

    , 24
    24 (TV series)
    24 is an American television series produced for the Fox Network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method of narration...

    , Dexter
    Dexter (TV series)
    Dexter is an American television drama series, which debuted on Showtime on October 1, 2006. The sixth season premiered on October 2, 2011. The series centers on Dexter Morgan , a bloodstain pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department who moonlights as a serial killer...

  • Michael Bowen
    Michael Bowen (actor)
    Michael Bowen is an American actor. Films he has appeared in include Jackie Brown, Magnolia, and Less Than Zero. Bowen also had a recurring role as Danny Pickett on the ABC television series, Lost....

     (born 1953), actor
  • Rob Bowman (born 1960), film and television director, The X-Files
    The X-Files
    The X-Files is an American science fiction television series and a part of The X-Files franchise, created by screenwriter Chris Carter. The program originally aired from to . The show was a hit for the Fox network, and its characters and slogans became popular culture touchstones in the 1990s...

    , Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the Star Trek franchise. Roddenberry, Rick Berman, and Michael Piller served as executive producers at different times throughout the production...

  • Lombardo Boyar
    Lombardo Boyar
    Lombardo Boyar is an American character actor and has been active in television, animation, cinema, and video games since 1996. Some of Boyar's notable performances include a brief part as convenience-store robber Ramon Garcia on Fox's 24 and a starring role as burglar Eddie Tesoro in the movie P.S...

     (born 1973), actor, The Bernie Mac Show
    The Bernie Mac Show
    The Bernie Mac Show is an American sitcom featuring comic actor Bernie Mac and his wife Wanda raising his sister's three kids: Jordan, Bryana and Vanessa. The show aired for five seasons , concluding with a half-hour series finale on Fox....

  • Richard Bradford
    Richard Bradford (actor)
    Richard Bradford is an American actor, known for his lead role as former CIA agent turned private eye McGill in the British TV adventure series Man in a Suitcase, made by ITC in 1967....

     (born 1937), actor, Man in a Suitcase
    Man in a Suitcase
    Man in a Suitcase is a 1967 television series produced by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment.-Origins and overview:Man in a Suitcase was effectively a replacement for Danger Man, whose production had been curtailed when its star Patrick McGoohan had decided to create his own series, The Prisoner...

  • Abby Brammell
    Abby Brammell
    Abby Brammell is an American television and stage actress.-Personal life:Brammell was born in Kentucky and raised in San Antonio, Texas, where she graduated from Churchill High School in 1997. She graduated from the Carnegie Mellon University drama school in 2001...

     (born 1979), actress, Tiffy Gerhardt
    Tiffy Gerhardt
    Tiffy Gerhardt is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Unit. She is portrayed by American actress Abby Brammell.She is the wife of Mack Gerhardt, and she and her husband have two daughters....

     on The Unit
    The Unit
    The Unit is an American action-drama television series that focuses on a top-secret military unit modeled after the real-life U.S. Army special operations unit commonly known as Delta Force...

  • Mary Brian
    Mary Brian
    Mary Brian was an American actress and movie star who made the transition from 'silents' to 'talkies'.-Early life:...

     (1906–2002), actress
  • Larry Buchanan
    Larry Buchanan
    Larry Buchanan was a film director, producer and writer, who proclaimed himself a "schlockmeister". Many of his titles have landed on "worst movie" lists, but all at least broke even and many made a profit.Buchanan was born in Mexia, Texas. He was orphaned as a baby, and was raised in Dallas in...

     (1923–2004), film director, producer, writer
  • Samantha Buck
    Samantha Buck
    -Biography:Buck was born in Dallas, Texas, but raised in Washington, D.C.Buck played Det. G. Lynn Bishop in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, temporarily replacing Det. Alexandra Eames while the latter was on maternity leave. Buck's television roles have not been limited only to drama; she also played...

     (born 1974), actress
  • Betty Buckley
    Betty Buckley
    Betty Lynn Buckley is an American theater, film and television actress and singer. She is a Tony Award winner and Grammy Award nominee.-Early life:...

     (born 1947), actress, singer
  • Norman Buckley
    Norman Buckley
    Norman L. Buckley is an American television director and editor best known for his work on The O.C., Chuck, Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars.-Early life:...

     (born 1955), television director and editor
  • Carol Burnett
    Carol Burnett
    Carol Creighton Burnett is an American actress, comedian, singer, dancer and writer. Burnett started her career in New York. After becoming a hit on Broadway, she made her television debut...

     (born 1933), actress, comedian, singer, writer The Carol Burnett Show
    The Carol Burnett Show
    The Carol Burnett Show is a variety / sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway. It originally ran on CBS from September 11, 1967, to March 29, 1978, for 278 episodes and originated from CBS Television City's Studio 33...

  • Brooke Burns
    Brooke Burns
    Brooke Elizabeth Burns is an American actress and former fashion model. She began her career on the popular TV series Baywatch and Baywatch Hawaii.-Early life:...

     (born 1978), actress, model
    Model (person)
    A model , sometimes called a mannequin, is a person who is employed to display, advertise and promote commercial products or to serve as a subject of works of art....

  • Marilyn Burns
    Marilyn Burns
    Mary Lynn Ann Burns , better known as Marilyn Burns, is an American actress, best known for her roles in the horror cult films The Texas Chain Saw Massacre , and Eaten Alive...

     (born 1950), actress, starred in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1974 American independent horror film directed and produced by Tobe Hooper, who cowrote it with Kim Henkel. It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, and Gunnar Hansen, who respectively portray Sally Hardesty, Franklin Hardesty, the...

     (1974)
  • Wendell Burton
    Wendell Burton
    Wendell Burton is an American television executive and former motion picture actor and television actor, best known for his co-starring role with Liza Minnelli in the 1969 movie The Sterile Cuckoo....

     (born 1947), actor
  • Gary Busey
    Gary Busey
    William Gary Busey , best known as Gary Busey, is an American film and stage actor and artist. He has appeared in a large variety of films, as well as making regular appearances on Gunsmoke, Walker, Texas Ranger, Law & Order, and Entourage...

     (born 1944), actor
  • Bill Camfield
    Bill Camfield
    William Joseph "Bill" Camfield was a popular television personality in Fort Worth, Texas, in the 1950s and 1960s. He is best known as Icky Twerp, host of the kids’ show Slam Bang Theatre, and Gorgon, host of the horror film series Nightmare.Camfield was born in Mineral Wells, Texas, the son of a...

     (1929–1991), radio-TV host, writer, comedian
  • Kate Capshaw
    Kate Capshaw
    Kate Capshaw is an American actress. She is known for her role as Willie Scott in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. She is married to Steven Spielberg.-Early life:...

     (born 1953), actress, married to Steven Spielberg
    Steven Spielberg
    Steven Allan Spielberg KBE is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, video game designer, and studio entrepreneur. In a career of more than four decades, Spielberg's films have covered many themes and genres. Spielberg's early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as an...

  • Edwin Carewe
    Edwin Carewe
    Edwin Carewe was an American motion picture director, actor, producer, and screenwriter. He was born in Gainesville, Texas, as Jay Fox.-Career:...

     (1883–1940), film director, actor, producer, writer
  • Allen Case
    Allen Case
    Allen Case was an American television actor most noted for the lead role of Deputy Clay McCord in NBC's The Deputy opposite series regular Henry Fonda...

     (1934–1986), actor, singer
  • Duane Lee Chapman, II
    Duane Lee Chapman, II
    Duane Lee Chapman II is an American bail bondsman and bounty hunter, most noted for his role on A&E TV's Dog the Bounty Hunter, in which he, along with his father Duane "Dog" Chapman, and various friends and family track down and capture wanted fugitives.-Personal life and career:Duane Lee Chapman...

     (born 1973), Dog the Bounty Hunter
    Dog the Bounty Hunter
    Dog the Bounty Hunter is a reality television show on A&E which chronicles Duane "Dog" Chapman's adventures as a fugitive recovery agent, or bounty hunter...

  • Leland Chapman
    Leland Chapman
    Leland Blaine Chapman is an American bail bondsman and bounty hunter, boxer, kick boxer, extreme boxing and mixed martial arts fighter most noted for his role on A&E TV's Dog the Bounty Hunter, in which he, along with his father Duane "Dog" Chapman and various friends and family track down and...

     (born 1976), Dog the Bounty Hunter
    Dog the Bounty Hunter
    Dog the Bounty Hunter is a reality television show on A&E which chronicles Duane "Dog" Chapman's adventures as a fugitive recovery agent, or bounty hunter...

  • Cyd Charisse
    Cyd Charisse
    Cyd Charisse was an American actress and dancer.After recovering from polio as a child, and studying ballet, Charisse entered films in the 1940s...

     (1922–2008), actress, dancer
  • Ricardo Chavira (born 1971), actor, "Carlos Solis" on Desperate Housewives
    Desperate Housewives
    Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. Executive producer Cherry serves as Showrunner. Other executive producers since the fourth season include Marc Cherry, Bob Daily, George W...

  • Lois Chiles
    Lois Chiles
    Lois Cleveland Chiles is an American actress and former fashion model known for her role as Dr. Holly Goodhead in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker.-Early life:...

     (born 1947), actress, model
  • Cindy Chiu
    Cindy Chiu
    Cindy Chiu is a American film actress born in Taiwan and raised in Texas. Her films include Coach Carter , Prison-A-Go-Go! , Bring It On: All or Nothing , The Shanghai Hotel , A Foundling , and the short film Interpretation which has won over 50 awards Cindy Chiu (born May 12, 1980) is a American...

     (born 1984), actress
  • Thomas Haden Church
    Thomas Haden Church
    Thomas Haden Church is an American actor. After co-starring in the 1990s sitcom Wings, Church became well known for his film roles, including his Academy Award-nominated performance in Sideways and his role as the Sandman in Spider-Man 3.-Early life:Church, the fourth of six children, was born...

     (born 1961), Academy Award-nominated actor
  • Victoria Clark
    Victoria Clark
    Victoria Clark is an American musical theatre singer and actress. Clark has performed in many Broadway musicals and in other theatre, film and television work, and her soprano voice can be heard on numerous cast albums and several animated films...

     (born 1959), Tony Award-winning actress, singer
  • Taylor Cole
    Taylor Cole
    Taylor Quinn Cole is an American actress and former fashion model.-Early life and modeling:Cole was born in Arlington, Texas. Cole attended Mirabeau B. Lamar High School where she traveled with the Junior Olympics volleyball squad. It was also in high school she got her start as a model. Cole...

     (born 1984), actress/model, Summerland
    Summerland (TV series)
    Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin. It is centered on a clothing designer in her 30s, Ava Gregory , raising her niece and nephews after their parents die in a tragic accident...

    , The Event
  • Dabney Coleman
    Dabney Coleman
    Dabney Wharton Coleman is an American actor, best known for his roles in 9 to 5, WarGames, You've Got Mail, Sworn to Silence, The Beverly Hillbillies and as the voice of Principal Peter Prickly in Recess and Recess: School's Out.-Early life:Coleman was born in Austin, Texas, the son of Mary...

     (born 1932), actor
  • Jessica Collins (born 1983), actress, Maggie on Rubicon
    Rubicon (tv series)
    Rubicon is an American television series created by Jason Horwitch and produced by Henry Bromell that was broadcast on the AMC television network...

  • Lynn Collins
    Lynn Collins
    Viola Lynn Collins , better known as Lynn Collins, is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Kayla Silverfox in the live-action film X-Men Origins: Wolverine.-Life and career:...

     (born 1979), actress, X-Men Origins: Wolverine
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 American action film based on the Marvel Comics' fictional character Wolverine. The fourth installment in the X-Men film series, it was released worldwide on May 1, 2009...

  • Marcus Collins
    Marcus Collins
    Marcus Wayne Collins is an American actor and singer.As a teenager, Marcus Collins lived in the smalltown of Seymour, Iowa. During his childhood he enjoyed soccer, acting, singing in school plays and working in family businesses.He has appeared in numerous plays, television shows, films, and...

     (born 1974), actor, singer
  • Shanna Collins
    Shanna Collins
    Shanna Dophalene Collins is an American actress. She played Amber, the best friend of Dani Davis , on the first season of the ABC Family original series Wildfire. She also played Laurie Miller on the CBS series Swingtown...

     (born 1983), actress, Swingtown
    Swingtown
    Swingtown was an American television series created by Mike Kelley as a summer replacement series for CBS. The show was a period and relationship drama about the impact of sexual and social liberation in 1970s American suburban households, with story arcs involving open marriages and key...

  • Merrill Connally
    Merrill Connally
    Merrill Lee Connally, Sr. , was an American film actor, a county administrative judge, a rancher, and a brother of both Governor John B. Connally, Jr. , and Texas State Senator Wayne Connally ....

     (1921–2001), actor and former county judge
  • Kevin Cooney
    Kevin Cooney
    Kevin Cooney is an American film and television actor. He has appeared in the films Legally Blonde, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Con Air and many others, and the television series Dharma & Greg, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and others.-External links:...

     (born 1945), actor
  • Chris Cooper
    Chris Cooper (actor)
    Christopher W. "Chris" Cooper is an American film actor. He became well known in the late 1990s. He has appeared in supporting performances in several major Hollywood films, including The Bourne Identity, American Beauty, Capote, The Town, The Kingdom, Syriana, October Sky, Seabiscuit, and...

     (born 1951), Oscar-winning actor
    Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
    Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. Since its inception, however, the...

    , Seabiscuit
    Seabiscuit (film)
    Seabiscuit is a 2003 American biographical film based on the best-selling non-fiction book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand...

    , The Bourne Identity
    The Bourne Identity (2002 film)
    The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American spy film loosely based on Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name. It stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, an amnesiac attempting to discover his true identity amidst a clandestine conspiracy within the Central Intelligence Agency . The film also stars Franka...

    , The Patriot
    The Patriot (2000 film)
    The Patriot is a 2000 historical war film directed by Roland Emmerich, written by Robert Rodat, and starring Mel Gibson, Chris Cooper, and Heath Ledger. It was produced by the Mutual Film Company and Centropolis Entertainment and was distributed by Columbia Pictures...

  • Barry Corbin
    Barry Corbin
    Leonard Barrie Corbin, known as Barry Corbin , is an American actor with more than one hundred film, television and video game credits.-Early life:...

     (born 1940), actor
  • Chace Crawford
    Chace Crawford
    Christopher Chace Crawford , better known as Chace Crawford, is an American actor. He currently portrays Nate Archibald on the CW television drama Gossip Girl.-Early life:...

     (born 1985), actor
  • Joan Crawford
    Joan Crawford
    Joan Crawford , born Lucille Fay LeSueur, was an American actress in film, television and theatre....

     (1908–1977), actress
  • Brett Cullen
    Brett Cullen
    Peter Brett Cullen is an American actor who has appeared in numerous motion pictures and television programs. Early in 2007, he was cast as the role of an estranged father to one of the American football players, Tim Riggins , in the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights.Cullen was born in Houston,...

     (born 1956), actor
  • Bonnie Curtis
    Bonnie Curtis
    Bonnie Kathleen Curtis is an American film producer whose credits include Saving Private Ryan, A.I., Minority Report, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg. Her first solo project was the 2005 release The Chumscrubber...

     (born 1966), film producer
  • Bebe Daniels
    Bebe Daniels
    Bebe Daniels was an American actress, singer, dancer, writer and producer. She began her career in Hollywood during the silent movie era as a child actress, became a star in musicals like 42nd Street, and later gained further fame on radio and television in Britain...

     (1901–1971), actress, singer, dancer, writer, producer
  • Linda Darnell
    Linda Darnell
    Linda Darnell was an American film actress.Darnell was a model as a child, and progressed to theater and film acting as an adolescent. At the encouragement of her mother, she made her first film in 1939, and appeared in supporting roles in big budget films for 20th Century Fox throughout the 1940s...

     (1923–1965), actress
  • Jim Dauterive
    Jim Dauterive
    James Thomas "Jim" Dauterive is an American animation producer and writer. Dauterive is most notably known for executive producing and writing several episodes of the animated series King of the Hill, and developing and writing for the new Fox series Bob's Burgers.-King of the Hill:Dauterive joined...

     (born 1957), producer and writer, King of the Hill
    King of the Hill
    King of the Hill is an American animated dramedy series created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010, on Fox network. It centers on the Hills, a working-class Methodist family in the fictional small town of Arlen, Texas...

  • Madison Davenport
    Madison Davenport
    Madison Danielle Davenport is an American teen actress and singer, best known for her role as Quillo in Over the Hedge. Davenport has also starred in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl as Kit's best friend Ruthie Smithens....

     (born 1996), actress
  • Eddie Dean
    Eddie Dean (singer)
    Eddie Dean was an American western singer and actor whom Roy Rogers and Gene Autry termed the best cowboy singer of all time. Dean was best known for "I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven" , which became an even greater hit in 1961 for Tex Ritter....

     (1907–1999), singer, songwriter, and actor
  • Lezlie Deane
    Lezlie Deane
    Lezlie Deane is an American singer, musician, rollerderby athlete, and actress who has starred in film and made some television appearances...

     (born 1964), actress, singer
  • Marjorie Deanne
    Marjorie Deanne
    Marjorie Deanne was an American film actress. She appeared in over 25 films between 1938 and 1943.Born Clara Pauline Boughton, modern viewers will recognize Deanne for her appearances in several Three Stooges films such as Violent Is the Word for Curly, Dutiful But Dumb and Matri-Phony.Deanne died...

     (1917–1994), actress, first winner of Miss Texas
    Miss Texas
    The Miss Texas competition was founded in 1936 as a scholarship contest for young women. The winner represents Texas in the Miss America pageant; three winners have gone on to be crowned Miss America ....

     pageant
  • Alana de la Garza
    Alana de la Garza
    Alana de la Garza is an American actress. She is most famous for her role as A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa on the television series Law & Order and its short-lived spin-off, Law & Order: LA.-Biography:...

     (born 1976), actress, Law & Order
    Law & Order
    Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It aired on NBC, and in syndication on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered on September 13, 1990, and completed its 20th and final season on May 24,...

    , CSI: Miami
    CSI: Miami
    CSI: Miami is an American police procedural television series, which premiered on September 23, 2002 on CBS. The series is a spin-off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation....

    , The Mountain
    The Mountain (TV series)
    The Mountain is an American television series that was broadcast on the WB Television Network for one season, from 2004 to 2005. The show received very low ratings and was canceled after only thirteen episodes. The theme song, "I Miss You" is sung by blink-182.-Plot:The plot centers on a ski resort...

  • Loretta Devine
    Loretta Devine
    Loretta Devine is an American stage, film and television actress known for her roles on Boston Public, Grey's Anatomy, and Eli Stone. She also provided her voice for the stop motion animated television series The PJs. Devine is a NAACP Image Award and Emmy award winning actress.-Early life:Devine...

     (born 1949), actress
  • Dorothy Devore
    Dorothy Devore
    Dorothy Devore was a leading and popular American silent-film actor and comedian in her time.-Early life:...

     (1899–1976), actress, comedian
  • Jenna Dewan
    Jenna Dewan
    Jenna Lee Dewan-Tatum , better known by her birth name Jenna Dewan, is an American actress, dancer, and former model.-Early life:...

     (born 1980), actress, star of Step Up
    Step Up (film)
    Step Up is a 2006 American dance/romance film directed by Anne Fletcher starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan.Set in Baltimore, Maryland, the film follows the tale of the disadvantaged Tyler Gage and the privileged modern dancer Nora Clark , who find themselves paired up in a showcase that...

     and Take the Lead
    Take the Lead
    Take the Lead is a movie starring Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Alfre Woodard, Dante Basco, Marcus T. Paulk, Jenna Dewan, Lauren Collins and also features former America's Next Top Model contestant, Yaya DaCosta. The film was released in mainstream cinema on April 7, 2006...

  • Elliott Dexter
    Elliott Dexter
    Elliott Dexter was an American film and stage actor. Dexter started his career in vaudeville and didn't move to films until he was 45. He retired from acting in 1925....

     (1870–1941), actor
  • Shae D'Lyn
    Shae D'Lyn
    Shae D'lyn is an American actress. She's best known for her role as Jane Deaux/Cavanaugh on the ABC sitcom Dharma & Greg and as Cousin Vicki in National Lampoons' Vegas Vacation.- Biography :...

     (born 1962), actress, Dharma and Greg
  • Frank Q. Dobbs
    Frank Q. Dobbs
    Frank Q. Dobbs was a screenwriter, film director, film producer and cinematographer notable for his work on numerous Western films and television series, including Larry McMurtry's five-hour CBS mini-series Streets of Laredo .Born in Houston, Texas, Dobbs attended Sam Houston State Teachers...

     (born 1939), screenwriter-director-producer
  • Chris Donahue
    Chris Donahue
    Chris Donahue is an American film and television producer. He was born in Dallas, Texas, attended Jesuit College Preparatory, and currently resides in Los Angeles. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America...

     (born 1958), Academy Award-winning film producer
  • Colby Donaldson
    Colby Donaldson
    Colby Donaldson is an American television actor, best known as the runner-up on Survivor: The Australian Outback and as the host for the show Top Shot.-Personal life:...

     (born 1974), actor
  • Michael Dorn
    Michael Dorn
    Michael Dorn is an American actor, and voice artist who is best known for his role as the Klingon Worf from the Star Trek franchise.-Early life and career:...

     (born 1952), star of Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the Star Trek franchise. Roddenberry, Rick Berman, and Michael Piller served as executive producers at different times throughout the production...

     and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe...

  • Haylie Duff
    Haylie Duff
    Haylie Katherine Duff is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is the older sister of actress and singer Hilary Duff...

     (born 1985), actress
  • Hilary Duff
    Hilary Duff
    Hilary Erhard Duff is an American actress, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, and author. After working in local theater plays and television commercials in her childhood, she achieved fame playing the title role in the Disney Channel television series Lizzie McGuire. She also reprised her role in...

     (born 1987), actress, singer
  • Karen Dufilho-Rosen
    Karen Dufilho-Rosen
    Karen Michele Dufilho-Rosen is a producer for Pixar Shorts.She graduated from Scarborough High School in Houston, Texas, United States in 1987....

     (born 1968), Academy Award-winning film producer
  • Josh Duhon
    Josh Duhon
    Josh Duhon is an American actor. He was born Joshua Wilson Duhon in McKinney, Texas, and stands 6'. Josh Duhon joined the cast of General Hospital in March 2007 as Logan Hayes, Lulu Spencer's eventual love interest...

     (born 1982), actor, Logan Hayes on General Hospital
    General Hospital
    General Hospital is an American daytime television drama that is credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running American soap opera currently in production and the third longest running drama in television in American history after Guiding Light and As the World Turns....

  • Sandy Duncan
    Sandy Duncan
    Sandra Kay "Sandy" Duncan is an American singer, dancer and actress of stage and television, recognized through a blonde, pixie cut hairstyle and perky demeanor...

     (born 1946), actress, singer
  • Kenton Duty
    Kenton Duty
    Kenton Duty is an American actor and singer. He is best known for his recurring role as "Young Jacob" on the final season of the ABC primetime drama, Lost, and for his co-starring role as the flamboyant European exchange student, Gunther Hessenheffer on the Disney Channel comedy series, Shake It...

     (born 1995), teen actor, Shake It Up
    Shake It Up (TV series)
    Shake It Up is an American television sitcom airing on Disney Channel in the United States. The series premiered on November 7, 2010. Created by Chris Thompson and starring Bella Thorne and Zendaya, the show follows the adventures of Cece Jones and Rocky Blue as they star as background dancers on...

    , Ctrl
    Ctrl (web series)
    Ctrl is an American comedy web series of NBC. It is the first stand-alone web series launched by a major television network. The series stars Tony Hale as a typical office-working, self-confidence lacking nerd who discovers he can undo things in real life.It is an adaptation and expansion of the...

  • Shelley Duvall
    Shelley Duvall
    Shelley Alexis Duvall is an American film and television actress best known for her roles in The Shining, Popeye, Thieves Like Us and 3 Women....

     (born 1949), actress, played Olive Oyl
    Olive Oyl
    Olive Oyl is a cartoon character created by Elzie Crisler Segar in 1919 for his comic strip Thimble Theatre. The strip was later renamed Popeye after the sailor character that became the most popular member of the cast; however Olive Oyl was a main character for 10 years before Popeye's 1929...

     in the film Popeye
    Popeye (film)
    Popeye is a 1980 live-action film adaptation directed by Robert Altman and adapted from E. C. Segar's Thimble Theatre aka Popeye comic strip.Marketed with the tagline, "The sailor man with the spinach can!", the film is a musical...

  • George Eads
    George Eads
    George Coleman Eads III is an American actor, best known for his role as Nick Stokes on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.-Early life:...

     (born 1967), actor, plays Nick Stokes
    Nick Stokes
    Nicholas "Nick" Stokes is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by George Eads. Nick has appeared in every episode except for "Blood Lust" from season three, "Jackpot" and "Butterflied" from season four, "Committed" from season five, and "Spellbound"...

     in the TV series CSI
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is an American crime drama television series, which premiered on CBS on October 6, 2000. The show was created by Anthony E. Zuiker and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer...

  • Greg Edmonson
    Greg Edmonson
    Greg Edmonson is a music composer for television and movies. He is primarily known for composing the soundtrack to the cancelled TV series Firefly. He is also the composer for the successful Uncharted PS3 game series and for a number of episodes of the animated sitcom King of the...

    , music composer for television, movies and video games, King of the Hill
    King of the Hill
    King of the Hill is an American animated dramedy series created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010, on Fox network. It centers on the Hills, a working-class Methodist family in the fictional small town of Arlen, Texas...

    , Firefly
    Firefly (TV series)
    Firefly is an American space western television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as executive producer, along with Tim Minear....

  • Shannon Elizabeth
    Shannon Elizabeth
    Shannon Elizabeth is an American actress and former fashion model. Elizabeth is well known for her roles in comedy films such as Scary Movie, American Pie, and Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back. She is also well known for her work in horror films such as Thirteen Ghosts, Cursed, and Night of the Demons...

     (born 1973), actress
  • Chris Ellis
    Chris Ellis (actor)
    Chris Ellis is an American film and television actor who was born April 14, 1956 in Dallas, Texas.Ellis always wanted to be an actor because of television...

     (born 1956), actor
  • Ron Ely (born 1938), actor Tarzan
  • Molly Erdman
    Molly Erdman
    Molly Erdman is an American actress and improvisational comedian. She is most recognizable for her portrayal of Molly the "snarky wife" in Sonic television commercials. Erdman is a graduate of Tufts University, where she received a degree in Drama minoring in Political Science. She worked with...

     (born 1974), actress
  • Dale Evans
    Dale Evans
    Dale Evans, was an American writer, movie star, and singer-songwriter. She was the third wife of singing cowboy Roy Rogers.-Early life:...

     (1912–2001), actress, singer-songwriter, married to Roy Rogers
    Roy Rogers
    Roy Rogers, born Leonard Franklin Slye , was an American singer and cowboy actor, one of the most heavily marketed and merchandised stars of his era, as well as being the namesake of the Roy Rogers Restaurants franchised chain...

  • Morgan Fairchild
    Morgan Fairchild
    Morgan Fairchild is an American actress. She achieved prominence during the late 1970s and early 1980s with continuing roles in several television series, in which she usually conveyed a glamorous image. Fairchild has also performed in live theater and played guest roles in television comedies...

     (born 1950), actress
  • Parisa Fakhri
    Parisa Fakhri
    Parisa J. Fakhri is an Asian American voice actress who lives in Texas and works for Funimation. She voiced Bra/Bulla in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. She is most famous for her role as Arisa Uotani in Fruits Basket.-Voice Roles:...

     (born 1975), voice actress, Dragon Ball GT, Fruits Basket
    Fruits Basket
    , sometimes abbreviated , is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It was serialized in the semi-monthly Japanese magazine Hana to Yume, published by Hakusensha, from 1999 to 2006. The series was also adapted into a 26-episode anime series, directed by Akitaro...

  • Amy Farrington
    Amy Farrington
    Amy Farrington is an American actress and model that is best known for her role as Stacey Devers on The Michael Richards Show. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts but raised in Garland, a suburb of Dallas, Texas. After attending a musical theatre conservatory program, she worked in local and...

     (born 1966), actress
  • Farrah Fawcett
    Farrah Fawcett
    Farrah Fawcett was an American actress and artist. A multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she first appeared as private investigator Jill Munroe in the first season of the television series Charlie's Angels, in 1976...

     (1947–2009), actress
  • Katie Featherston
    Katie Featherston
    -Life and career:Featherston was born in Texas. She attended James Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas and participated in numerous drama activities. She attended college at the Southern Methodist University where she studied acting...

     (born 1982), actress, Paranormal Activity
  • Jay R. Ferguson
    Jay R. Ferguson
    Jay Rowland Ferguson Jr. is an American actor.His notable roles include Taylor Newton in four seasons of the CBS sitcom Evening Shade, and a starring role as Rich Connelly in the 2005 NBC television series Surface, which was originally conceived as a mini-series and then expanded to a run of 15...

     (born 1974), actor
  • Tyra Ferrell
    Tyra Ferrell
    -Career:She appeared in Jungle Fever , which starred Wesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra. She also had roles in films such as Boyz n the Hood , White Men Can't Jump , and Poetic Justice...

     (born 1962), actress, The Cape, City
    City (TV Series)
    City was an American sitcom which aired for 13 episodes, on CBS, during the latter half of the 1989-1990 season. It was a new starring vehicle for Valerie Harper, which went into development not long after she and husband Tony Cacciotti won their lawsuit against Lorimar Telepictures over her...

    , The Bronx Zoo
    The Bronx Zoo (TV series)
    The Bronx Zoo is a 1987 NBC drama series directed by Allan Arkush and Paul Lynch. It lasted two seasons before cancellation.-Plot:Benjamin Harris High School is set in the impoverished, unruly inner-city Bronx. Principal Joe Danzig does his best to maintain optimism, while dealing with the lack of...

  • Miles Fisher
    Miles Fisher
    Miles Fisher is an American film and television actor and musician. Born as James Leslie Miles Fisher, he was raised in Dallas, Texas until his family moved to Washington, D.C. He was educated at the St. Albans School in Washington, D.C...

     (born 1983), actor
  • Sean Patrick Flanery
    Sean Patrick Flanery
    Sean Patrick Flanery is an American actor known for such roles as Connor MacManus in The Boondock Saints, Greg Stillson in The Dead Zone and for portraying Indiana Jones in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, as well as Bobby Dagen in Saw 3D.He is currently known for his role as Sam Gibson on The...

     (born 1965), actor
  • Horton Foote
    Horton Foote
    Albert Horton Foote, Jr. was an American playwright and screenwriter, perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning screenplays for the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird and the 1983 film Tender Mercies, and his notable live television dramas during the Golden Age of Television...

     (1916–2009), two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter
  • Michelle Forbes
    Michelle Forbes
    Michelle Renee Forbes Guajardo , known professionally as Michelle Forbes, is an American actress who has built a career of work in television and independent film and has acted in productions in both the United States and in the United Kingdom...

     (born 1965), actress, Homicide: Life on the Street
    Homicide: Life on the Street
    Homicide: Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Homicide Unit. It ran for seven seasons on NBC from 1993 to 1999, and was succeeded by a TV movie, which also acted as the de-facto series finale...

    , 24
    24 (TV series)
    24 is an American television series produced for the Fox Network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method of narration...

    , True Blood
    True Blood
    True Blood is an American television series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in the state of Louisiana...

  • Steve Forrest (born 1924), actor
  • Robert Foxworth
    Robert Foxworth
    Robert Heath Foxworth is an American film, stage and television actor.-Early life and career:Foxworth was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Erna Beth , a writer, and John Howard Foxworth, a roofing contractor...

     (born 1941), actor
  • Jamie Foxx
    Jamie Foxx
    Eric Marlon Bishop , professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer-songwriter, stand-up comedian, and talk radio host. As an actor, his work in the film Ray earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a...

     (born 1967) Academy Award-winning actor
  • James Frawley
    James Frawley
    James Frawley is an American director and actor. Frawley was born in Houston, Texas. He has worked on Smallville, Ghost Whisperer, Judging Amy and The Monkees, as well as many other programs...

     (born 1937), director, actor, producer
  • Al Freeman, Jr.
    Al Freeman, Jr.
    Al Freeman, Jr., M.Ed. is an African-American actor and director....

     (born 1934), actor, director
  • Jennifer Garner
    Jennifer Garner
    Jennifer Anne Affleck , better known as Jennifer Garner, is an American actress and film producer. Garner gained recognition on television for her performance as CIA agent Sydney Bristow in the thriller drama series Alias, which aired on ABC for five seasons from 2001 to 2006...

     (born 1972), actress, star of Alias
    Alias (TV series)
    Alias is an American action television series created by J. J. Abrams which was broadcast on ABC for five seasons, from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006...

  • Greer Garson
    Greer Garson
    Greer Garson, CBE was a British-born actress who was very popular during World War II, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's top ten box office draws in 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, and 1946. As one of MGM's major stars of the 1940s, Garson received seven Academy Award...

     (1904–1996), actress
  • Peri Gilpin
    Peri Gilpin
    Peri Gilpin is an American actress known for her role as Roz Doyle in the U.S. television series Frasier from 1993 until 2004. Along with the principal cast, Gilpin won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2000...

     (born 1961), actress
  • Michael Gladis
    Michael Gladis
    Michael Gladis is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Paul Kinsey on the television series Mad Men, where he appeared in the series' first three seasons. Prior to Mad Men, he played Eugene Rossi in four episodes of Third Watch...

     (born 1977), actor, Mad Men
    Mad Men
    Mad Men is an American dramatic television series created and produced by Matthew Weiner. The series premiered on Sunday evenings on the American cable network AMC and are produced by Lionsgate Television. It premiered on July 19, 2007, and completed its fourth season on October 17, 2010. Each...

    , Eagleheart
    Eagleheart (TV series)
    Eagleheart is a live-action comedy television series that premiered on February 3, 2011, on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. Eagleheart is produced by Conan O'Brien's production company, Conaco, and stars Chris Elliott as Chris Monsanto...

  • Lesli Linka Glatter (borm 1953), film director
  • Summer Glau
    Summer Glau
    Summer Lyn Glau is an American actress, known for playing River Tam in the science fiction series Firefly and follow-up film Serenity, and for playing Cameron in the series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.-Early life:...

     (born 1981), dancer & actress Firefly
    Firefly (TV series)
    Firefly is an American space western television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as executive producer, along with Tim Minear....

  • Renee Elise Goldsberry
    Renee Elise Goldsberry
    Renee Elise Goldsberry is an American actress, singer and songwriter.Goldsberry was born in San Jose, California and raised in both Houston, Texas and Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills she went to Carnegie Mellon University where she graduated...

     (born 1971), actress, singer-songwriter
  • Mike Gomez
    Mike Gomez
    Mike Gomez is an American actor. Best known for his performances in such cult classics as The Big Lebowski and Star Trek: The Next Generation, Mike Gomez has costarred in numerous films including Clint Eastwood's Heartbreak Ridge and Robert Redford's Milagro Beanfield War, Zoot Suit , 'The Border'...

     (born 1951), actor
  • Selena Gomez
    Selena Gomez
    Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer best known for portraying Alex Russo in the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place...

     (born 1992), actress and singer
  • Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez
    Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez
    Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez was an American character actor best known for his appearances in a number of John Wayne movies....

     (1925–2006), character actor
  • David Gordon Green
    David Gordon Green
    David Gordon Green is an American filmmaker. He has directed dramas such as George Washington, All the Real Girls, and Snow Angels, as well as the thriller Undertow, all of which he wrote or co-wrote...

     (born 1975), filmmaker
  • Corinne Griffith
    Corinne Griffith
    Corinne Mae Griffith was an American actress. Dubbed "The Orchid Lady of the Screen", she was one of the most popular film actresses of the 1920s and widely considered the most beautiful actress of the silent screen...

     (1894–1979), actress
  • Kristin Griffith
    Kristin Griffith
    Kristin Griffith is an American actress.-Filmography:*New Amsterdam - episode "Pilot" - Mrs. Carlton*Third Watch - episode "How Do You Spell Belief?" - Stevie's Mother...

     (born 1953), actress
  • Texas Guinan
    Texas Guinan
    Mary Louise Cecilia "Texas" Guinan was an American saloon keeper, actress, and entrepreneur.-Early life:...

     (1884–1933), actress, singer, entrepreneur
  • Sara Haden
    Sara Haden
    Sara Haden was a character actress in Hollywood films of the 1930s through the 1950s.She was born Sarah Haden on November 17, 1899 in Galveston, Texas. Haden was the daughter of another character actress, Charlotte Walker, who was active in silent films and early talkies...

     (1899–1981), actress
  • Sarah Hagan
    Sarah Hagan
    Sarah Margaret Hagan is an American television and movie actress.-Life and career:Hagan was born in Austin, Texas. She has been acting since the age of six, when her mother first signed her up for musical theater...

     (born 1984), actress
  • Emily Hagins
    Emily Hagins
    Emily Hagins , is an Austin based filmmaker, who is most famous for directing the 2006 independent feature film, Pathogen at the age of 12.-Biography:She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to Austin, Texas in 1992....

     (born 1992), film producer, writer, editor, director
  • Larry Hagman
    Larry Hagman
    Larry Martin Hagman is an American film and television actor, producer and director known for playing J.R. Ewing in the 1980s primetime television soap opera Dallas and Major Anthony "Tony" Nelson in the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.-Early life and career:Hagman was born in Fort Worth, Texas...

     (born 1931), actor, son of actress Mary Martin
    Mary Martin
    Mary Virginia Martin was an American actress and singer. She originated many roles over her career including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Maria in The Sound of Music. She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989...

  • Jackie Earle Haley
    Jackie Earle Haley
    Jackie Earle Haley is an American film actor. Establishing himself from child actor to adult Academy Award-nominee, he is perhaps best known for his roles as Moocher in Breaking Away, Kelly Leak in The Bad News Bears, pedophile Ronnie McGorvey in Little Children, the vigilante Rorschach in...

     (born 1961), actor
  • Irma P. Hall
    Irma P. Hall
    Irma P. Hall is an African American actress who has appeared in numerous films and television shows since the 1970s. She is best known for playing matriarchal figures the films A Family Thing, Soul Food and The Ladykillers....

     (born 1935), actress
  • James Hall
    James Hall (actor)
    James Hall was an American film actor. Born James E. Brown in Dallas, Texas, Hall began his film career during the silent film era. He made his sound film debut in the 1929 film The Canary Murder Case, opposite William Powell and Louise Brooks. In 1930, Hall co-starred in Howard Hughes' epic film...

     (1900–1940), actor
  • Jerry Hall
    Jerry Hall
    Jerry Faye Hall is an American model and actress, also known for her long-term relationship with Mick Jagger, with whom she had four children.-Early life:...

     (born 1956), model, actress, former wife of Mick Jagger
    Mick Jagger
    Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and a founding member of The Rolling Stones....

  • Hope Hampton
    Hope Hampton
    Hope Hampton was an American silent motion picture actress, who was noted for her seemingly effortless incarnation of siren and flapper types in silent-picture roles during the 1920s....

     (1897–1982), actress in silent films
  • John Lee Hancock
    John Lee Hancock
    John Lee Hancock, Jr. is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is best known for directing the sports drama films The Rookie and The Blind Side.-Early life:...

     (born 1956), film director, The Blind Side
    The Blind Side (film)
    The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical drama film. It is written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. The storyline features Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL...

  • Catherine Hardwicke
    Catherine Hardwicke
    Catherine Hardwicke is an American production designer, film writer and film director. Her works include the independent film Thirteen, which she co-wrote with Nikki Reed, the film's co-star, the Biblically-themed The Nativity Story, the vampire film Twilight, and the werewolf film Red Riding Hood...

     (born 1955), film director, Twilight
    Twilight (2008 film)
    Twilight is a 2008 American romantic vampire film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. It is the first film in The Twilight Saga film series...

  • Mark Harelik
    Mark Harelik
    Mark Harelik is an American television, film, and stage actor, as well as a playwright.-Career:Harelik has appeared in the films Election, Jurassic Park III and For Your Consideration; He was the voice of Rogers in The Swan Princess, and he has played parts on the television sitcoms Seinfeld,...

     (born 1951), actor, playwright
  • Angie Harmon
    Angie Harmon
    Angela Michelle "Angie" Harmon is an American fashion model and television/film actress. She became a well-known model before gaining international fame for her roles in Baywatch Nights and Law & Order....

     (born 1972), actress, Abbie Carmichael
    Abbie Carmichael
    Abigail "Abbie" Carmichael is a fictional character on the TV drama Law & Order created by Rene Balcer and portrayed by model/actress Angie Harmon...

     on Law & Order
    Law & Order
    Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It aired on NBC, and in syndication on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered on September 13, 1990, and completed its 20th and final season on May 24,...

  • Woody Harrelson
    Woody Harrelson
    Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson is an American actor.Harrelson's breakthrough role came in the television sitcom Cheers as bartender Woody Boyd...

     (born 1961), actor
  • Laura Harring
    Laura Harring
    Laura Harring is a Mexican-American actress and former Miss USA . She is known for her role as Rita in Mulholland Drive.-Early life:...

     (born 1964), actress
  • Fran Harris
    Fran Harris
    Fran Harris is an American television host and former professional basketball player. She is currently the host of Home Rules, a television series on HGTV.-Early life and education:...

     (born 1965), television host, life coach, professional basketball player
  • Harriet Sansom Harris
    Harriet Sansom Harris
    Harriet Sansom Harris , often credited as "Harriet Harris" is an American actress best known for her portrayals of Bebe Glazer on Frasier and Felicia Tilman on Desperate Housewives. She won a Tony Award in 2002 as a Featured Actress in a Musical for playing the evil white slaver Mrs. Meers in...

     (born 1955), actress, Desperate Housewives
    Desperate Housewives
    Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. Executive producer Cherry serves as Showrunner. Other executive producers since the fourth season include Marc Cherry, Bob Daily, George W...

    , Frasier
    Frasier
    Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, from September 16, 1993, to May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee in association with Grammnet and Paramount Network Television.A spin-off of Cheers, Frasier stars...

    , It's All Relative
    It's All Relative
    It's All Relative is an ABC sitcom about a man who dates the adoptive daughter of a gay couple, which forces their very different families to learn to coexist.- Overview :...

    , The 5 Mrs. Buchanans
  • Chris Harrison
    Chris Harrison
    Christopher Bryan "Chris" Harrison is an American television host, perhaps best known for his role as host of the ABC reality television dating show The Bachelor since 2002 and its spin-offs The Bachelorette since 2003 and Bachelor Pad in 2010...

     (born 1971), television announcer
  • James V. Hart
    James V. Hart
    James V. "Jim" Hart is an American screenwriter and author.-Career:He wrote the 2005 children's novel Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth, a prequel depicting J. M. Barrie's villain Captain Hook, the nemesis of Peter Pan, when Hook was a youngster...

     (born 1960), screenwriter
  • Lisa Hartman-Black (born 1956), actress
  • Ethan Hawke
    Ethan Hawke
    Ethan Green Hawke is an American actor, writer and director. He made his feature film debut in 1985 with the science fiction movie Explorers, before making a supporting appearance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society which is considered his breakthrough role...

     (born 1970), actor
  • John Hawkes
    John Hawkes (actor)
    John Hawkes is an American film and television actor. He is known for his portrayal of the merchant Sol Star on the HBO series Deadwood, Dustin Powers on Eastbound & Down, and his Academy Award-nominated performance as the menacing backwoods meth addict Teardrop in Winter's Bone.-Life and...

     (born 1959), actor
  • Jerry Haynes
    Jerry Haynes
    Jerome Martin "Jerry" Haynes was an American actor from Dallas, Texas. He is most well known as Mr. Peppermint, a role he played for 30 years as the host of one of the longest-running local children's shows in television, the Dallas-based Mr...

     (1927–2011), actor, children's television host
  • Amber Heard
    Amber Heard
    Amber Laura Heard is an American actress and model. She played the lead and title character in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006. Heard's first starring role came in 2007 on the CW television show Hidden Palms...

     (born 1986), actress
  • Katherine Helmond
    Katherine Helmond
    Katherine Marie Helmond is an American film, theater and television actress, who played Emily Dickinson on Meeting of Minds, as well as such fictional characters as Jessica Tate on Soap, Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss?, Doris Sherman on Coach, and Lois Whelan on Everybody Loves...

     (born 1928), actress
  • Logan Henderson
    Logan Henderson
    Logan Phillip Henderson is an American actor, dancer, rapper and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his starring role as Logan Mitchell on the Nickelodeon series, Big Time Rush, as well as being a member of the Big Time Rush band itself.-Early life:Henderson was born and raised in North...

     (born 1989), actor and singer
  • Stephen Herek
    Stephen Herek
    Stephen Robert Herek is an American film director.Herek was born in San Antonio, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin. His career as film director took off in 1986 with Critters followed by Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure where he worked with Keanu Reeves in 1989...

     (born 1958), film director, 101 Dalmatians
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt
    Jennifer Love Hewitt
    Jennifer Love Hewitt is an American actress, producer, television director and former singer-songwriter. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated...

     (born 1979), actress
  • Tamara Hext
    Tamara Hext
    Tamara Hext is a beauty queen from Texas who has competed at Miss America.Hext won the title Miss Texas 1984, after competing in that pageant as Miss Arlington. She went on to become a finalist in the nationally televised Miss America pageant that same year, and finished as the 4th runner...

     (born 1963), actress, winner of Miss Texas
    Miss Texas
    The Miss Texas competition was founded in 1936 as a scholarship contest for young women. The winner represents Texas in the Miss America pageant; three winners have gone on to be crowned Miss America ....

     pageant
  • John Benjamin Hickey
    John Benjamin Hickey
    John Benjamin Hickey is an American actor with a career in stage, film and television. He won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for his performance as Felix Turner in The Normal Heart....

     (born 1963), actor, It's All Relative
    It's All Relative
    It's All Relative is an ABC sitcom about a man who dates the adoptive daughter of a gay couple, which forces their very different families to learn to coexist.- Overview :...

    , The Big C
    The Big C (TV series)
    The Big C is a Showtime original television series created by Darlene Hunt which premiered on August 16, 2010. It drew the largest audience for a Showtime original series premiere in eight years. On September 20, 2010, The Big C was renewed for a second season which premiered on June 27, 2011...

  • John Hillerman
    John Hillerman
    John Benedict Hillerman is an American actor, known for his starring role on the television show Magnum, P.I.-Early life:...

     (born 1932), actor, played the English Major domo "Higgins" on Magnum, P.I.
    Magnum, P.I.
    Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the American CBS television network....

  • Jordan Hinson
    Jordan Hinson
    Jordan Danielle Hinson is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Zoe Carter on the Syfy series Eureka....

     (born 1991), actress
  • Gregory Hoblit
    Gregory Hoblit
    Gregory King Hoblit is an American Hollywood film director and TV producer.Hoblit was born in Abilene, Texas, the son of Elizabeth Hubbard King and Harold Foster Hoblit, an FBI agent. Much of Hoblit's work is oriented towards police, attorneys, and legal cases...

     (born 1944), television and film director
  • Tommy Hollis
    Tommy Hollis
    Tommy Hollis was an American actor. A native of Jacksonville, Texas, he starred as Earl Little in the Spike Lee-directed movie Malcolm X . He died in New York City of a heart attack.-External links:...

     (1954–2001), actor
  • Tobe Hooper
    Tobe Hooper
    Tobe Hooper is an American film director and screenwriter, best known for his work in the horror film genre. His works include the cult classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre , along with its first sequel, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 ; the three-time Emmy-nominated Stephen King film adaptation...

     (born 1943), director
    Film director
    A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

     The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1974 American independent horror film directed and produced by Tobe Hooper, who cowrote it with Kim Henkel. It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, and Gunnar Hansen, who respectively portray Sally Hardesty, Franklin Hardesty, the...

    , Poltergeist, 'Salem's Lot
  • William Hootkins
    William Hootkins
    William Michael Hootkins was an American character actor, most famous for supporting roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as Star Wars, Batman and Raiders of the Lost Ark.-Early life:...

     (1948–2005), actor, Batman
    Batman (1989 film)
    Batman is a 1989 superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, directed by Tim Burton. The film stars Michael Keaton in the title role, as well as Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl and Jack Palance...

    , Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by George Lucas, and starring Harrison Ford. It is the first film in the Indiana Jones franchise...

    , Star Wars
    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, originally released as Star Wars, is a 1977 American epic space opera film, written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first of six films released in the Star Wars saga: two subsequent films complete the original trilogy, while a prequel trilogy completes the...

  • Lee Horsley
    Lee Horsley
    Lee Arthur Horsley is an American film, television, and theater actor known for starring roles in the television series, Nero Wolfe , Matt Houston , and Paradise . He starred in the 1982 cult film, The Sword and the Sorcerer, and recorded the audiobook edition of Lonesome Dove...

     (born 1955), actor
  • Larry Hovis
    Larry Hovis
    Larry Hovis was an American singer and actor best known for playing a fictional prisoner of war on the 1960s television sitcom Hogan's Heroes.-Early life and career:...

     (1936–2003), actor
  • John M. Jackson
    John M. Jackson
    John Murice Jackson is an American actor, best known for playing Rear Admiral A. J. Chegwidden on the CBS series JAG....

     (born 1950), actor, Rear Admiral A. J. Chegwidden
    A. J. Chegwidden
    Rear Admiral Albert Jethro 'A.J.' Chegwidden JAGC, USN , played by John M. Jackson, was the Judge Advocate General of the Navy until his retirement in May 2004 on the television series JAG. Chegwidden succeeded Rear Admiral Al Brovo, USN, played by Kevin Dunn, in 1996 and his successor is Major...

     on JAG
    JAG (TV series)
    JAG is an American adventure/legal drama television show that was produced by Belisarius Productions, in association with Paramount Network Television and, for the first season only, NBC Productions...

  • Dorothy Janis
    Dorothy Janis
    Dorothy Janis was an American silent film actress.-Early life:Born as Dorothy Penelope Jones in Dallas, Texas, her short film career began when she was visiting a cousin, who was working on a film for Fox Film Corporation in 1927. Her beauty was noticed at once and she was asked to make a screen...

     (1912–2010), actress in silent films
  • Annalee Jefferies
    Annalee Jefferies
    Annalee Jefferies is a stage actress.-Biography:Jefferies started acting at the Twelfth Night Community Theatre in Brisbane, Australia when she was 10 years old...

     (born 1954), actress
  • Chane't Johnson
    Chane't Johnson
    Chane't Johnson was an American actress, director, producer and acting coach.She appeared and guest starred in TV shows including Boston Public, Malcolm in the Middle, Without A Trace, LAX, Brothers and Life as well as directing and producing her own films and web series.-Life and career:Born...

     (1976–2010), actress
  • Joe Johnston
    Joe Johnston
    Joseph Eggleston "Joe" Johnston II is an American film director and former effects artist best known for such effects-driven movies as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Jumanji, The Rocketeer, Jurassic Park III, the period drama October Sky, The Wolfman, and Captain America: The First Avenger.- Life and...

     (born 1950), film director, Jumanji
    Jumanji (film)
    Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy-comedy film about a supernatural board game that makes wild animals and other jungle hazards materialize upon each player's move. It was directed by Joe Johnston and is based on Chris Van Allsburg's popular 1981 picture book of the same name...

    , Jurassic Park III
    Jurassic Park III
    Jurassic Park III is a 2001 American science fiction film and the third of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is the only film in the series that is neither directed by Steven Spielberg nor based on a book by Michael Crichton, though numerous scenes in the movie were taken from Crichton's two books,...

    , Captain America: The First Avenger
    Captain America: The First Avenger
    Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. It is the fifth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe...

  • Nick Jonas
    Nick Jonas
    Nicholas Jerry "Nick" Jonas is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, a pop-rock band he formed with his brothers Joe and Kevin. The Jonas Brothers originally started as an attempted solo singing career for Nick, but the record producer liked the...

      (born 1992), singer, actor
  • Alex Jones (born 1974), radio host, television host, film producer
  • Angus T. Jones
    Angus T. Jones
    Angus Turner Jones is an American actor, widely known for his role as Jake Harper in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men .-Career:...

    , actor, Jake Harper on Two and a Half Men
    Two and a Half Men
    Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that premiered on CBS on September 22, 2003. Starring Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, and Angus T. Jones, the show was originally about a hedonistic jingle writer, Charlie Harper; his uptight brother, Alan; and Alan's growing son, Jake...

  • Ashley Jones
    Ashley Jones
    Ashley Aubra Jones is an American actress. She is probably most recognized for her roles as Daphne on HBO's critically acclaimed drama True Blood, and as Dr...

     (born 1976), actress, The Bold and the Beautiful
    The Bold and the Beautiful
    The Bold and the Beautiful is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS Daytime. It premiered on March 23, 1987....

    , The Young and the Restless
    The Young and the Restless
    The Young and the Restless is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. The show is set in a fictional Wisconsin town called Genoa City, which is unlike and unrelated to the real life village of the same name, Genoa City, Wisconsin...

  • Carolyn Jones
    Carolyn Jones
    Carolyn Sue Jones was an American actress.Jones began her film career in the early 1950s, and by the end of the decade had achieved recognition with a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Bachelor Party and a Golden Globe Award as one of the most promising actresses...

     (1929–1983), actress, best known as "Morticia" in The Addams Family
    The Addams Family (TV series)
    The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons. The 30-minute series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons in 64 installments on ABC from September 18, 1964, to April 8, 1966...

  • L.Q. Jones (born 1927), actor, originally from Beaumont
    Beaumont, Texas
    Beaumont is a city in and county seat of Jefferson County, Texas, United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city's population was 118,296 at the 2010 census. With Port Arthur and Orange, it forms the Golden Triangle, a major industrial area on the...

  • Margo Jones
    Margo Jones
    Margo Jones was an influential American stage director and producer best known for launching the American regional theater movement and for introducing the theater-in-the-round concept in Dallas, Texas. In 1947, she established the first regional professional company when she opened Theatre ’47 in...

     (1911–1955), theatre founder and director
  • Mickey Jones
    Mickey Jones
    Mickey Jones is an American musician and actor.-Early life:Jones was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Frances Marie and Fred Edward Jones...

     (born 1941), actor, musician, Home Improvement, Flo
    Flo
    Flo is an American sitcom which aired on CBS from 1980 to 1981. The series is a spin-off for Polly Holliday who portrayed the sassy and street-smart waitress Florence Jean "Flo" Castleberry on the sitcom Alice...

  • Preston Jones
    Preston Jones
    Preston Jones was an American playwright best known for a set of three plays, A Texas Trilogy.-Biography:...

     (1936–1979), playwright, actor, director
  • Preston Jones
    Preston Jones (actor)
    Preston Jones is an American actor, Jones has played roles in A Mind of Its Own, , Detention, Spring Break '83, as well as Road Trip: Beer Pong alongside with Nestor Aaron Absera and Julianna Guill.-Personal life:...

     (born 1983), actor
  • Tommy Lee Jones
    Tommy Lee Jones
    Tommy Lee Jones is an American actor and film director. He has received three Academy Award nominations, winning one as Best Supporting Actor for the 1993 thriller film The Fugitive....

     (born 1946), actor
  • Mike Judge
    Mike Judge
    Michael Craig Judge is an American animator, film director, writer and voice actor, best known as the creator and star of the animated television series Beavis and Butt-head , King of the Hill , and The Goode Family .He also wrote, directed and in some instances produced the films Beavis and...

     (born 1962), producer
    Film producer
    A film producer oversees and delivers a film project to all relevant parties while preserving the integrity, voice and vision of the film. They will also often take on some financial risk by using their own money, especially during the pre-production period, before a film is fully financed.The...

    , animator and actor
  • Joseph Kahn
    Joseph Kahn
    Joseph Kahn is an American music video, advertising, and feature film director.-Early life:Kahn was born in Jersey Village, Texas, a suburb of Houston. He is of Korean ancestry. He spent part of his childhood growing up in Livorno, Italy until his family moved to Texas...

     (born 1972), music video, advertising, and feature film director
  • Christian Kane
    Christian Kane
    Christian Kane is an American actor and singer/songwriter of Native American descent. He currently stars as Eliot Spencer on the TNT series Leverage. He is best known for his roles in the television shows Angel and Into the West, and the movies Just Married and Secondhand Lions.He is the lead...

     (born 1974), actor, singer, played "Lindsay" on Angel
    Angel (TV series)
    Angel is an American television series, a spin-off of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffys creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David Greenwalt, and first aired on October 5, 1999...

    , Close to Home
  • Lyle Kanouse
    Lyle Kanouse
    Lyle Kanouse is a stage, television, and movie actor, born in Fort Worth, Texas. He once taught at Miami University in Ohio.-External links:...

     (born 1952), actor
  • Allison Keith
    Allison Keith
    Allison Keith is an American actor and voice actor who is best known for her English-dubbing work with ADV Films on such anime movies and television series as Neon Genesis Evangelion, in which she voiced the character Misato Katsuragi...

     (born 1974), actor, voice actor
  • Evelyn Keyes
    Evelyn Keyes
    Evelyn Louise Keyes was an American film actress. She is best-known for her role as Suellen O'Hara in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind.-Early life:...

     (1916–2008), actress
  • Callie Khouri
    Callie Khouri
    Callie Khouri is an American screenwriter and film director. In 1992 she won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for the film, Thelma & Louise.-Biography:...

     (born 1957), screenwriter, director
  • Kris Kristofferson
    Kris Kristofferson
    Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson is an American musician, actor, and writer. He is known for hits such as "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night"...

     (born 1936), actor, singer, songwriter
  • Eric Ladin
    Eric Ladin
    Eric Ladin is an American actor who has guest-starred on multiple episodes of the AMC show Mad Men and the HBO miniseries Generation Kill as Corporal James Chaffin. He also appeared in the movies Toolbox Murders, Cursed, Left in Darkness...

     (born 1978), actor, The Killing
  • Christine Lakin
    Christine Lakin
    Christine Helen Lakin is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Alicia "Al" Lambert on the 1990s ABC/CBS situation comedy Step by Step and as Joan of Arc in Showtime's Reefer Madness...

     (born 1979), actress, Step by Step, Valentine's Day
    Valentine's Day (film)
    Valentine's Day is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall and based on the novel by Michael Connelly. The screenplay and the story was written by Katherine Fugate, Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman, Akiva Goldsman, Rob Reiner, P. J...

  • Sheryl Leach
    Sheryl Leach
    Sheryl Lyna Stamps Leach from Dallas, Texas, is one of the creators of the popular children's show Barney & Friends. Kathy Parker is the other creator.-Career:...

     (born 1952), creator of children's programming (Barney & Friends
    Barney & Friends
    Barney and Friends, also referred to by HiT Entertainment as Barney the Friendly Dinosaur, is an independent children's television show produced in the United States, aimed at children from ages 1-8...

    )
  • Katie Leclerc
    Katie Leclerc
    Katie Lynn Leclerc is an American actress. She has appeared on several television series, including Veronica Mars and Fashion House. In 2011, she received a lead role on the show Switched at Birth, starring as Daphne Vasquez....

     (born 1986), actress
  • Ruta Lee
    Ruta Lee
    Ruta Lee is a Canadian actress and dancer who appeared as one of the brides in the film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers...

     (born 1936), actress
  • Brad Leland
    Brad Leland
    Brad Leland is an American actor who has appeared in 20 feature films, 25 television shows, and numerous theater performances. He played the character Buddy Garrity in the television show Friday Night Lights.-Early life:...

     (born 1954), actor, Friday Night Lights
    Friday Night Lights (TV series)
    Friday Night Lights is an American sports drama television series adapted by Peter Berg, Brian Grazer and David Nevins from a book and film of the same name. The series details events surrounding a high school football team based in fictional Dillon, Texas, with particular focus given to team...

  • Linda Leonard
    Linda Leonard
    Linda Leonard is an American actress, best known for her part as Francine Mason in the 2007 movie Cleaner. She has appeared in several other movies and done some voice work for the Guitar Hero series of games...

     (born 1956), actress
  • Liana Liberato
    Liana Liberato
    Liana Daine Liberato is an American television and film actress. Liana is known for the 2010 film, Trust. She starred in the Fox Faith film The Last Sin Eater and recently appeared in the House episode "It's a Wonderful Lie"...

     (born 1995), teen actress
  • Richard Linklater
    Richard Linklater
    -Early life:Linklater was born in Houston, Texas. He studied at Sam Houston State University and left midway through his stint in college to work on an off-shore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. While working on the rig he read a lot of literature, but on land he developed a love of film through...

     (born 1961), director
    Film director
    A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

     Slacker
    Slacker (film)
    Slacker is an American independent film written and directed by Richard Linklater, who also appears in the film. Slacker was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize - Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival in 1991.-Plot summary:...

    , Dazed and Confused
    Dazed and Confused
    "Dazed and Confused" is a song by Jake Holmes, which was covered by The Yardbirds, and later reworked by Led Zeppelin who hold a separate copyright on the song.-Jake Holmes:...

    , Before Sunrise
    Before Sunrise
    Before Sunrise is a 1995 romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and written by Linklater and Kim Krizan. The film follows Jesse , a young American, and Céline , a young French woman, who meet on a train and disembark in Vienna, where they spend the night walking around the city and...

    , School of Rock
    School of Rock
    School of Rock, also called The School of Rock, is a 2003 American musical comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, written by Mike White, and starring Jack Black...

    , A Scanner Darkly
    A Scanner Darkly
    A Scanner Darkly is a BSFA Award winning 1977 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. The semi-autobiographical story is set in a dystopian Orange County, California, in the then-future of June 1994...

  • Cody Linley
    Cody Linley
    Cody Martin Linley is an American actor and singer. He is best known for his recurring role as Jake Ryan in the television series Hannah Montana and for being a contestant on the seventh season of Dancing With The Stars, in which he was partnered with Julianne Hough.-Career:Linley made his acting...

     (born 1989), actor, rapper, singer
  • Lucien Littlefield
    Lucien Littlefield
    Lucien Littlefield was an American actor in the silent film era...

     (1895–1960), actor in silent films
  • Jacqueline Logan
    Jacqueline Logan
    Jacqueline Logan was a star of the silent motion picture screen who was on board William Randolph Hearst's yacht The Oneida in 1924 when film director Thomas Ince died. The young actress was under contract to Ince at the time. Logan was a WAMPAS Baby Star of 1922. She was born in Corsicana, Texas...

     (1901–1983), actress in silent films
  • Joshua Logan
    Joshua Logan
    Joshua Lockwood Logan III was an American stage and film director and writer.-Early years:Logan was born in Texarkana, Texas, the son of Susan and Joshua Lockwood Logan. When he was three years old his father committed suicide...

     (1908–1988), stage and film director
  • Eva Longoria
    Eva Longoria
    Eva Jacqueline Longoria is an American actress, best known for portraying Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives...

     (born 1975), actress
  • Demi Lovato
    Demi Lovato
    "She’s got the range, the full emotional spectrum, incredible control… Vocally, she’s the best thing Disney’s had since Christina Aguilera."—Producer Toby Gad on Demi Lovato's vocals...

      (born 1992), singer, actress
  • Bessie Love
    Bessie Love
    Bessie Love was an American motion picture actress who achieved prominence mainly in the silent films and early talkies. With a small frame and delicate features, she played innocent young girls, flappers, and wholesome leading ladies. Her role in The Broadway Melody earned her a nomination for...

     (1898–1986), actress
  • Deirdre Lovejoy
    Deirdre Lovejoy
    Deirdre Lovejoy is an American actress. She is most notable for her role on the HBO television series The Wire as Rhonda Pearlman. She graduated from the University of Evansville with an undergraduate degree in theatre....

     (born 1962), actress, Rhonda Pearlman
    Rhonda Pearlman
    Rhonda Pearlman is a fictional character on the HBO drama The Wire, played by actress Deirdre Lovejoy. Pearlman has been the legal system liaison for all of Lieutenant Cedric Daniels' investigations on the show...

     on The Wire
    The Wire (TV series)
    The Wire is an American television drama series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the series was broadcast by the premium cable network HBO in the United States...

  • Baruch Lumet
    Baruch Lumet
    Baruch Lumet was a Jewish actor best known for his work in the Yiddish theater.Lumet was born in Warsaw, Russian Empire, and immigrated to the United States with his wife Eugenia Gitl Lumet and daughter Feiga in 1922, where his son, film director Sidney Lumet was born.Although he appeared...

     (1898–1992), theatre actor, director, teacher
  • Martha Madison
    Martha Madison
    Martha Madison is an American actress.- Life and career :Madison was born in Newport News, Virginia...

     (born 1977), actress
  • Terrence Malick
    Terrence Malick
    Terrence Frederick Malick is a U.S. film director, screenwriter, and producer. In a career spanning almost four decades, Malick has directed five feature films....

     (born 1943), director
    Film director
    A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

     Badlands
    Badlands (film)
    Badlands is a 1973 American crime drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. Warren Oates and Ramon Bieri are also featured. Malick has a small speaking part although he does not receive an acting credit...

    , Days of Heaven
    Days of Heaven
    Days of Heaven is a 1978 American romantic drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard and Linda Manz. Set in the early 20th century, it tells the story of two poor lovers, Bill and Abby, as they travel to the Texas Panhandle to harvest...

  • Irlene Mandrell
    Irlene Mandrell
    Ellen Irlene Mandrell is an American musician, actress and model. She is the younger sister of country singers Barbara Mandrell and Louise Mandrell.Irlene Mandrell was born in Corpus Christi, Texas...

     (born 1956), actress, model
  • Stephanie March
    Stephanie March
    Stephanie Caroline March is an American actress, best known for her current portrayal of Alexandra Cabot on the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.-Early life:...

     (born 1974), actress
  • Amelia Marshall
    Amelia Marshall
    Amelia Marshall is an American soap opera actress.-Biography:Her most famous role to date is television presenter Gillian "Gilly" Grant Speakes, which she played on Guiding Light from 1989 until 1997, 2006, & 2009...

     (born 1958), actress
  • Mary Martin
    Mary Martin
    Mary Virginia Martin was an American actress and singer. She originated many roles over her career including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Maria in The Sound of Music. She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989...

     (1913–1990), actress, mother of actor Larry Hagman
    Larry Hagman
    Larry Martin Hagman is an American film and television actor, producer and director known for playing J.R. Ewing in the 1980s primetime television soap opera Dallas and Major Anthony "Tony" Nelson in the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.-Early life and career:Hagman was born in Fort Worth, Texas...

  • Margo Martindale
    Margo Martindale
    Margo Martindale is an American stage, television and film actress. In 2011, Martindale won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Mags Bennett on Justified.-Early life:...

     (born 1951), actress, The Riches
    The Riches
    The Riches is an FX television series, which originally ran from March 15, 2007 to April 29, 2008, and starred Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver.-History:...

    , 100 Centre Street
    100 Centre Street
    100 Centre Street is an American legal drama created by Sidney Lumet and starring Alan Arkin.-Premise:The show takes its name for the street address of the criminal division of the New York Supreme Court for New York County. The show aired in the United States on the A&E Network cable television...

    , Mercy
    Mercy (TV series)
    Mercy is a medical drama which aired on NBC from September 23, 2009 to May 12, 2010. The series initially aired on Wednesday nights at 8/7c, as part of the 2009 fall season, but was pushed back to 9/8c in April....

  • Kimberly Matula
    Kimberly Matula
    Kimberly Marie Matula is an American actress, best known for her role as Hope Logan on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful.-Filmography:* The Defenders as Mia...

     (born 1988), actress
  • Tim McCanlies
    Tim McCanlies
    Tim McCanlies is a film director and screenwriter. He has attracted attention for his work writing and directing Secondhand Lions, and wrote the screenplays for The Iron Giant and Dennis the Menace Strikes Again....

     (born 1963) screenwriter, director
    Film director
    A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

  • Matthew McConaughey
    Matthew McConaughey
    Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor.After a series of minor roles in the early 1990s, McConaughey gained notice for his breakout role in Dazed and Confused . He then appeared in films such as A Time to Kill, Contact, U-571, Tiptoes, Sahara, and We Are Marshall...

     (born 1969), actor
  • Carolyn McCormick
    Carolyn McCormick
    Carolyn Inez McCormick is an American actress best known for her role as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet on Law & Order franchise.-Life and career:McCormick was born in Midland, Texas to a father who owned an oil drilling company...

     (born 1959), actress, Dr. Liz Olivet
    Elizabeth Olivet
    Dr. Elizabeth Olivet is a fictional character on the TV crime drama Law & Order. She was portrayed by Carolyn McCormick from 1991 to 1997 and in 1999. The character was revived in 2002, but made far less frequent appearances on the show....

     on Law & Order
    Law & Order
    Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It aired on NBC, and in syndication on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered on September 13, 1990, and completed its 20th and final season on May 24,...

  • Jake McDorman
    Jake McDorman
    Jake McDorman is an American film and television actor who is best known for playing Evan Chambers on the ABC Family TV Series Greek.-Early life:...

     (born 1986), actor
  • George McFarland
    George McFarland
    George Robert Phillips "Spanky" McFarland was an American actor most famous for his appearances as a child in the Our Gang series of short-subject comedies of the 1930s and 1940s...

     (1928–1993), actor played "Spanky" in the Our Gang
    Our Gang
    Our Gang, also known as The Little Rascals or Hal Roach's Rascals, was a series of American comedy short films about a group of poor neighborhood children and the adventures they had together. Created by comedy producer Hal Roach, the series is noted for showing children behaving in a relatively...

     comedies, AKA The Little Rascals
  • Bruce McGill
    Bruce McGill
    Bruce Travis McGill is an American actor who has an extensive list of credits in film and television. He is perhaps best known for his role as Jack Dalton on the television series MacGyver and as Daniel Simpson "D-Day" Day in National Lampoon's Animal House.-Early life:McGill was born in San...

     (born 1950), actor
  • Jay McGraw
    Jay McGraw
    Jay Phillip McGraw is the son of Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw. He has one younger brother, Jordan . He has written several books aimed at young people. He has also appeared on The Dr. Phil Show....

     (born 1979), television producer and executive producer, author
  • Benjamin McKenzie
    Benjamin McKenzie
    Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan , better known as Benjamin McKenzie, is an American actor and producer. He is best known for playing Ryan Atwood in the television series The O.C. and for playing Ben Sherman in Southland. He appeared in the films Junebug and 88 Minutes which earned him a Sarasota Film...

     (born 1978), actor The O.C.
    The O.C.
    The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on the Fox television network in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 21, 2007, running a total of four seasons...

  • Alex McLeod
    Alex McLeod
    Alexandra Ann McLeod is an American television host and entertainment news correspondent best known for being the original host of TLC’s hit cable show, Trading Spaces...

     (born 1968), actress
  • Terrence McNally
    Terrence McNally
    Terrence McNally is an American playwright who has received four Tony Awards, an Emmy, two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Rockefeller Grant, the Lucille Lortel Award, the Hull-Warriner Award, and a citation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has been a member of the Council of the...

     (born 1939), playwright
  • William McNamara
    William McNamara
    William West McNamara is an American actor.-Early life:Born in Dallas, Texas, McNamara is the son of a professional race car driver for the Ford Motor Company and an interior designer. He attended Columbia University and studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute...

     (born 1965), actor
  • Liz Mikel
    Liz Mikel
    Elizabeth Juliene "Liz" Mikel is an American actress and jazz vocalist from Dallas, Texas. She is best known for her role as Corinna "Mama" Williams, mother of star running back Brian "Smash" Williams, on the NBC television series Friday Night Lights.-Career:Mikel has been performing on stage...

     (born 1963), actress, singer
  • Ann Miller
    Ann Miller
    Johnnie Lucille Collier, better known as Ann Miller was an American singer, dancer and actress.-Early life:...

     (1923–2004), actress, dancer
  • Billy Miller
    Billy Miller (actor)
    Billy Miller is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Richie Novak on the ABC Daytime soap opera All My Children, and currently, as Billy Abbott on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless and "Charlie" on the CW Network drama Ringer .-Personal life:Born in Tulsa,...

     (born 1979), actor, The Young and the Restless
    The Young and the Restless
    The Young and the Restless is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. The show is set in a fictional Wisconsin town called Genoa City, which is unlike and unrelated to the real life village of the same name, Genoa City, Wisconsin...

    , All My Children
    All My Children
    All My Children is an American television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 5, 1970 to September 23, 2011. Created by Agnes Nixon, All My Children is set in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, a fictitious suburb of Philadelphia. The show features Susan Lucci as Erica Kane, one of daytime's most...

  • Carl Miller
    Carl Miller (actor)
    Carl Miller , was an American film actor. He appeared in 44 films between 1917 and 1942.He was born in Wichita County, Texas and died in Honolulu, Hawaii.-Selected filmography:* The Kid - The Man...

     (1893–1979), actor
  • Logan Miller
    Logan Miller
    Logan Miller is an American actor and musician.Miller was born in Englewood, Colorado on February 18, 1992, and currently lives in Dallas, Texas. He played a teenage Connor Mead in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. He has a role in the Disney XD series I'm in the Band, playing Tripp Campbell...

     (born 1992), actor, musician
  • Valarie Rae Miller
    Valarie Rae Miller
    - Early life :Raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Miller became interested in acting when she was quite young. She attended a high school for the performing arts and landed a number of high-profile commercials while still in college....

     (born 1974), actress
  • Don Mischer
    Don Mischer
    Don Mischer is an American television events producer and director.Mischer has produced television programs since 1976, when he produced a special for Barbra Streisand...

     (born 1940), television producer, director
  • Elizabeth Mitchell
    Elizabeth Mitchell
    Elizabeth Mitchell , is an American actress/modelwho is known for her roles as Dr. Juliet Burke on ABC's TV series Lost and as FBI agent Erica Evans on V. She has starred in such films as The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, and Gia.-Early life:Mitchell was born Elizabeth...

     (born 1970), actress, Lost
    Lost (TV series)
    Lost is an American television series that originally aired on ABC from September 22, 2004 to May 23, 2010, consisting of six seasons. Lost is a drama series that follows the survivors of the crash of a commercial passenger jet flying between Sydney and Los Angeles, on a mysterious tropical island...

    , V
    V (2009 TV series)
    V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011. A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new series chronicles the arrival on Earth of a technologically advanced alien species which ostensibly comes...

    , ER
    ER (TV series)
    ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994 to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. Television...

  • Tom Mix
    Tom Mix
    Thomas Edwin "Tom" Mix was an American film actor and the star of many early Western movies. He made a reported 336 films between 1910 and 1935, all but nine of which were silent features...

     (1880–1940), actor
  • Roger Mobley
    Roger Mobley
    Roger L. Mobley in Evansville, Indiana, is a former child actor in film and television, working primarily for Walt Disney Productions during the late 1950s and early 1960s...

     (born 1949), child actor, Christian pastor
  • Belita Moreno (born 1949), actress
  • Allen R. Morris
    Allen R. Morris
    Allen Robert Morris , a Texan and an American, is an Emmy Award-winning television producer/director/writer. His professional career began when he and his twin sister, as teenagers, provided the voices and operated puppets on a local children’s television show, “Through Magic Doorways.” This...

     (born 1954), Emmy Award
    Emmy Award
    An Emmy Award, often referred to simply as the Emmy, is a television production award, similar in nature to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment, and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards .A majority of Emmys are presented in various...

     winning producer/director/writer
  • Glenn Morshower
    Glenn Morshower
    Glenn Grove Morshower is an American actor best known for playing Secret Service Agent Aaron Pierce on the Fox action thriller drama series 24...

     (born 1959), actor, Agent Aaron Pierce on 24
    24 (TV series)
    24 is an American television series produced for the Fox Network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method of narration...

  • Michael Muhney
    Michael Muhney
    Michael Muhney is an American actor, known for his role as Sheriff Don Lamb on Veronica Mars, as well as his role as Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless...

     (born 1975), actor
  • Audie Murphy
    Audie Murphy
    Audie Leon Murphy was a highly decorated and famous soldier. Through LIFE magazine's July 16, 1945 issue , he became one the most famous soldiers of World War II and widely regarded as the most decorated American soldier of the war...

     (1924–1971), actor, World War II hero
    Hero
    A hero , in Greek mythology and folklore, was originally a demigod, their cult being one of the most distinctive features of ancient Greek religion...

  • Marc Musso
    Marc Musso
    Marc Thomas Musso is an American actor. He is the younger brother of Disney actor and singer Mitchell Musso and the lead singer of Metro Station Mason Musso.-Life and career:...

     (born 1995), actor
  • Mitchel Musso
    Mitchel Musso
    Mitchel Tate Musso is an American actor, singer-songwriter and musician. Musso is best known for his three Disney Channel roles as Oliver Oken in the Disney Channel sitcom, Hannah Montana, Jeremy Johnson in the Disney Channel animated series Phineas and Ferb and his role as King Brady in the...

     (born 1991), actor, singer, musician
  • Megan Mylan
    Megan Mylan
    Megan Mylan is an American documentary film director, known for her films Lost Boys of Sudan and the 2008 Academy Award-winning Smile Pinki....

     (born 1969), Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker
  • Edwin Neal
    Edwin Neal
    Edwin Neal is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as the Hitchhiker in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre or his role as Lord Zedd in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. He has been a top voice talent and actor for years appearing on screen and off in such diverse projects as The Lord of the...

     (born 1945), actor
  • Tracey Needham
    Tracey Needham
    Tracey Needham is a Texas-born American actress best known as Paige Thatcher on Life Goes On during the series' second to fourth seasons , and then on the first season of JAG as Lt. Meg Austin .-Biography:...

     (born 1967), actress, Life Goes On
    Life Goes On (TV series)
    Life Goes On is a television series that aired on ABC from September 12, 1989 to May 23, 1993. The show centers on the Thacher family living in suburban Chicago: Drew, his wife Elizabeth, and their children Paige, Rebecca, and Charles, who is known as Corky...

    , JAG
    JAG (TV series)
    JAG is an American adventure/legal drama television show that was produced by Belisarius Productions, in association with Paramount Network Television and, for the first season only, NBC Productions...

    , The Division
    The Division
    The Division is an American Lifetime Television original series about a team of women police officers in the San Francisco Police Department. The series premiered on January 7, 2001 and ended on June 28, 2004 after 88 episodes.-Synopsis:...

  • Pola Negri
    Pola Negri
    Pola Negri was a Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame for her tragedienne and femme fatale roles from the 1910s through the 1940s during the Golden Era of Hollywood film. She was the first European film star to be invited to Hollywood, and became a great American star. She...

     (1897–1987), actress
  • Austin Nichols
    Austin Nichols
    Austin Nichols is an American film, television actor and director who is perhaps best known for his role as Julian Baker in The CW drama series One Tree Hill. He is also known for his roles in films such as The Day After Tomorrow and Wimbledon...

     (born 1980), actor, Julian Baker on One Tree Hill
    One Tree Hill (TV series)
    One Tree Hill is an American television drama created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003, on The WB Television Network. After its third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The CW Television Network, and, since September 27, 2006, the network has been the official broadcaster...

  • Derek Lee Nixon
    Derek Lee Nixon
    Derek Lee Nixon is an American actor. He grew up in Texas and gained much notoriety in 2002 starring in Mary-Kate and Ashley's, When in Rome as well as in several Hollywood films, including Hallettsville , The Lights , Outrage and The Jerk Theory Derek Lee Nixon (born April 13, 1983) is an...

     (born 1983), actor
  • James Noble
    James Noble (actor)
    James Noble is an American actor best known for his portrayal of the slightly daffy Governor Eugene Gatling on the 1980s sitcom Benson. He began his career in soap operas, most notably, The Brighter Day; As the World Turns, The Doctors and A World Apart...

     (born 1922), actor, Benson
    Benson (TV series)
    Benson is an American television sitcom which aired from September 13, 1979, to April 19, 1986, on ABC. The series was a spin-off from the soap opera parody Soap ; however, Benson discarded the...

  • Chuck Norris
    Chuck Norris
    Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist and actor. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do...

     actor
  • Renee O'Connor
    Reneé O'Connor
    Renée O'Connor is an American actress, producer and director best known for playing the role of Gabrielle on the TV series Xena: Warrior Princess from 1995 to 2001.-Early career:...

     (born 1971) actress
  • Annette O'Toole
    Annette O'Toole
    Annette O'Toole is an American actress, dancer, and singer-songwriter. She is most recently known for portraying Martha Kent, the mother of Clark Kent on the television series Smallville.-Early life and career:...

     (born 1955), dancer, actress
  • Lee Pace
    Lee Pace
    Lee Grinner Pace is an American actor. Pace has been featured in film, stage and television. He is known best for his starring role as Ned in the ABC series Pushing Daisies for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2008.-...

     (born 1979), actor
  • Jared Padalecki
    Jared Padalecki
    Jared Tristan Padalecki is an American actor. He grew up in Texas and came to fame in the early 2000s after appearing on the television series Gilmore Girls as well as in several Hollywood films, including New York Minute and House of Wax...

     (born 1982), actor, Gilmore Girls
    Gilmore Girls
    Gilmore Girls is an American family comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on The WB and was cancelled in its seventh season, ending on May 15, 2007 on The CW...

    , Supernatural
    Supernatural (TV series)
    Supernatural is an American supernatural and horror television series created by Eric Kripke, which debuted on September 13, 2005 on The WB, and is now part of The CW's lineup. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, the series follows the brothers as they...

  • Kay Panabaker
    Kay Panabaker
    Stephanie Kay Panabaker , better known as Kay Panabaker, is an American film and television actress. She is the younger sister of fellow actress Danielle Panabaker.-Early years:...

     (born 1990), television actress
  • Suzy Parker
    Suzy Parker
    Suzy Parker was an American model and actress active from 1947 into the early 1960s. Her modeling career reached its zenith during the 1950s when she appeared on the cover of dozens of magazines, advertisements, and in movie and television roles.She appeared in several Revlon advertisements, but...

     (1932–2003), actress, model
  • Taylor Parks
    Taylor Parks
    Taylor Parks is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Little Inez in the 2007 film Hairspray....

     (born 1993), actress
  • Hunter Parrish
    Hunter Parrish
    Hunter Parrish is an American actor and singer. He is known for playing Silas Botwin in Showtime's television series Weeds.-Personal life:...

     (born 1987), actor, Weeds
    Weeds (TV series)
    Weeds is an American television comedy created by Jenji Kohan and produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television. The central character is Nancy Botwin , a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling marijuana to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a...

  • Jim Parsons
    Jim Parsons
    James Joseph "Jim" Parsons is an American television and film actor. He is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, with his performance often cited as a significant reason for the program's success...

     (born 1973), Emmy Award-winning actor, The Big Bang Theory
    The Big Bang Theory
    The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show, along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head writers...

  • Paul A. Partain
    Paul A. Partain
    Paul A. Partain was an American actor, perhaps best known for his role in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre as the "annoying" handicapped Franklin Hardesty.Partain was born in Austin, Texas...

     (1946–2005), actor
  • Bill Paxton
    Bill Paxton
    William "Bill" Paxton is an American actor and film director. He gained popularity after starring roles in the films Apollo 13, Twister, Aliens, True Lies, and Titanic...

     (born 1955), actor Titanic
    Titanic (1997 film)
    Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson, Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater and Billy Zane as Rose's fiancé, Cal...

  • Evelyn Peirce (1908–1960), actress
  • Eagle Pennell
    Eagle Pennell
    Eagle Pennell was an American independent filmmaker. His film The Whole Shootin' Match is often credited with inspiring Robert Redford to start the Sundance Institute....

     (1952–2002), film director
  • Valerie Perrine
    Valerie Perrine
    - Life and career :Perrine was born in Galveston, Texas, the daughter of Winifred , a dancer who appeared in Earl Carroll's Vanities, and Kenneth Perrine, a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army. Owing to her father's career, Perrine lived in many locations as the family moved to different...

     (born 1943), actress
  • Lou Perryman
    Lou Perryman
    Louis Byron "Lou" Perryman , also known as Lou Perry, was an American character actor. He acted in a number of small roles both on television and in films such as The Blues Brothers, Poltergeist, Boys Don't Cry and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.He was a film crew member on the original Texas...

     (1941–2009), actor
  • Madison Pettis
    Madison Pettis
    Madison Michelle Pettis is an American teen actress, best known for playing Sophie Martinez on the Disney Channel sitcom Cory in the House and as Peyton Kelly in the 2007 film The Game Plan.-Life and career:...

     (born 1998), actress
  • Cindy Pickett
    Cindy Pickett
    Cindy Lou Pickett is an American actress best known for her 1970s role as Jackie Marler-Spaulding on the CBS soap Guiding Light; her role as Dr. Carol Novino on the hugely popular television drama St...

     (born 1947), actress
  • Arthur C. Pierce
    Arthur C. Pierce
    Arthur C. Pierce was an American screenwriter and director specialising in low budget science fiction films.-Biography:...

     (1923–1987), screenwriter, film director
  • Mary Kay Place
    Mary Kay Place
    Mary Kay Place is an American actress, singer, director and screen writer. She is best known as portraying Loretta Haggers on the television series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, a role which won her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series in 1977...

     (born 1947), actress, singer, co-starred in Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
    Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
    Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is an American soap opera parody that aired in daily syndication from January 1976 to May 1977. The series was produced by Norman Lear, directed by Joan Darling and starred Louise Lasser...

  • Ann Prentiss
    Ann Prentiss
    Ann Prentiss was an American actress.Prentiss was born in San Antonio, Texas. Her father was of Sicilian descent. Her younger sister was actress Paula Prentiss. Prentiss had many bit parts in movies and television series in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s...

     (1939–2010), actress
  • Paula Prentiss
    Paula Prentiss
    Paula Ragusa , better known by her stage name Paula Prentiss, is an American actress well-known for her film roles in Where the Boys Are, Man's Favorite Sport?, The Stepford Wives, What's New Pussycat?, The Black Marble, and The Parallax View and her co-starring role in the television situation...

     (born 1938), actress
  • Dennis Quaid
    Dennis Quaid
    Dennis William Quaid is an American actor known for his comedic and dramatic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, his career rebounded in the 1990s after he overcame an addiction to drugs and an eating disorder...

     (born 1954), actor
  • Randy Quaid
    Randy Quaid
    Randall Rudy "Randy" Quaid is an American actor perhaps best known for his role as Cousin Eddie in the National Lampoon's Vacation movies, as well as his numerous supporting roles in films, including his Oscar nominated performance in The Last Detail, Independence Day, Kingpin and Brokeback Mountain...

     (born 1950), actor
  • Haley Ramm
    Haley Ramm
    Haley Michelle Ramm is an American actress. She played a young Jean Grey in X-Men: The Last Stand and appeared in multiple episodes of the CBS drama Without a Trace throughout 2007 and 2008.-Early life:...

     (born 1992), actress
  • Phylicia Rashād
    Phylicia Rashad
    Phylicia Rashād is an American Tony Award winning actress and singer, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show....

     (born 1948), actress
  • Allene Ray
    Allene Ray
    Allene Ray was a motion pictures actress from San Antonio, Texas, USA. She moved to Hollywood after winning a motion picture contest in 1920. In 1919, a producer visiting San Antonio met Ray and insisted she take a part in a film he was making...

     (1901–1979), actress
  • Debbie Reynolds
    Debbie Reynolds
    Debbie Reynolds is an American actress, singer, and dancer.She was initially signed at age 16 by Warner Bros., but her career got off to a slow start. When her contract was not renewed, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer gave her a small, but significant part in the film Three Little Words , then signed her to...

     (born 1932), actress, mother of Carrie Fisher
    Carrie Fisher
    Carrie Frances Fisher is an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and lecturer. She is most famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, her bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge, for which she wrote the screenplay to the film of the same name, and her...

  • Kevin Reynolds (born 1952), screenwriter, director, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a 1991 American adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. Kevin Costner heads the cast list as Robin Hood...

    , Red Dawn
    Red Dawn
    Red Dawn is a 1984 American war film directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Kevin Reynolds. It stars Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen and Jennifer Grey....

  • Patricia Richardson
    Patricia Richardson
    Patricia Castle Richardson is an American television and film actress best known for her portrayal of Jill Taylor on the sitcom Home Improvement.-Early life and education:...

     (born 1951), actress, Jill Taylor
    Jill Taylor
    Jillian "Jill" Taylor is a character in the TV sitcom Home Improvement played by Patricia Richardson. Jill is Tim Taylor's wife. Jill helps Tim raise their three sons . Jill Taylor has appeared on critics' lists of "top TV" or "most memorable" moms...

     on Home Improvement
  • Noah Ringer
    Noah Ringer
    Noah Andrew Ringer is an American teen actor of American Indian heritage and a martial arts practitioner. He starred as Aang in the 2010 film The Last Airbender and played Emmett in Cowboys & Aliens.-Life and career:...

     (born 1998), actor
  • Emilio Rivera
    Emilio Rivera
    -Early life:Rivera was born in San Antonio, Texas of Mexican descent. He is the oldest child of four brothers and three sisters. As a young boy, he and his family moved to Elysian Valley, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.-Acting career:...

     (born 1961), actor, Marcus Álvarez
    Marcus Álvarez
    Marcus Álvarez is a fictional character on the FX television series Sons of Anarchy, played by Emilio Rivera. He serves as one of the main antagonists on the show and is the leader of the Mayans, a Mexican-American biker gang.-Biography:...

     on Sons of Anarchy
    Sons of Anarchy
    Sons of Anarchy is an American television drama series created by Kurt Sutter about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in Northern California...

  • Rudy Robbins
    Rudy Robbins
    Rudy Warner Robbins was a Western entertainer known for his singing, songwriting, acting, writing, and his past performance of film and television stunts...

     (born 1933), actor, screenwriter, stuntman, Western singer-songwriter
  • Dallas Roberts
    Dallas Roberts
    Dallas Mark Roberts is an American stage and screen actor.Roberts was born in Houston, Texas. He is a graduate of Juilliard School. He is primarily based in New York City, where he regularly appears in theatrical productions...

     (born 1970), actor
  • James Roday
    James Roday
    James Roday is an American actor and screenwriter. He currently stars on the USA Network series Psych as hyper-observant consultant detective and fake psychic Shawn Spencer.-Personal life:...

     (born 1976), actor
  • Gene Roddenberry
    Gene Roddenberry
    Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry was an American television screenwriter, producer and futurist, best known for creating the American science fiction series Star Trek. Born in El Paso, Texas, Roddenberry grew up in Los Angeles, California where his father worked as a police officer...

     (1921–1991), Star Trek
    Star Trek
    Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry. The core of Star Trek is its six television series: The Original Series, The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise...

     creator, writer, director, producer
  • Michelle Rodriguez
    Michelle Rodriguez
    Mayte Michelle Rodríguez , known professionally as Michelle Rodriguez, is an American actress. Following on from her breakthrough role in 2000's Girlfight, she is best known for playing tough-girl roles and starring in Hollywood blockbusters such as The Fast and the Furious, Resident Evil,...

     (born 1978), actress, Lost
    Lost (TV series)
    Lost is an American television series that originally aired on ABC from September 22, 2004 to May 23, 2010, consisting of six seasons. Lost is a drama series that follows the survivors of the crash of a commercial passenger jet flying between Sydney and Los Angeles, on a mysterious tropical island...

  • Raini Rodriguez
    Raini Rodriguez
    Raini Alena Rodriguez is an American actress, best known for playing Maya Blart in Paul Blart: Mall Cop. She also appeared in an episode of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, as Betsy, and on the new Disney XD show I'm In The Band as Annoying Arlene...

     (born 1993), actress, Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  • Rico Rodriguez (born 1998), teen actor, Modern Family
    Modern Family
    Modern Family is an American television comedy series created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan, which debuted on ABC on September 23, 2009. Lloyd and Levitan serve as showrunner and executive producers, under their Levitan-Lloyd Productions label...

  • Robert Rodriguez
    Robert Rodriguez
    Robert Anthony Rodríguez is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor and musician. He shoots and produces many of his films in his native Texas and Mexico. He has directed such films as Desperado, From Dusk till Dawn, The Faculty, Spy Kids, Sin City, Planet...

     (born 1968), director, producer, writer, composer
  • Henry Roquemore
    Henry Roquemore
    Henry Roquemore or Henry Rocquemore was an American character actor who primarily played bit parts. He appeared in 229 silent and sound films from 1927 until 1943...

     (1886–1943), actor
  • Thomas Rosales, Jr.
    Thomas Rosales, Jr.
    Thomas Rosales, Jr. is an American film extra and stunt man who has appeared in more than one hundred and fifty movies. His first known appearance as a stuntman was in Battle for the Planet of the Apes in 1973....

     (born 1948), stunt man
  • Debby Ryan
    Debby Ryan
    Deborah "Debby" Ryan is an American actress and singer. Ryan is best known for starring as Bailey Pickett in the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life on Deck. The Suite Life on Deck became the most watched children's show on television...

     (born 1993), actress, singer, voice actress
  • Irene Ryan
    Irene Ryan
    Irene Ryan was an American actress, one of the few entertainers who found success in vaudeville, radio, film, television and Broadway....

     (1902–1973), actress "Granny" on The Beverly Hillbillies
    The Beverly Hillbillies
    The Beverly Hillbillies is an American situation comedy originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from 1962 to 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer, Jr....

  • Melissa Rycroft
    Melissa Rycroft
    Melissa Katherine Rycroft-Strickland , from Dallas, Texas, is a reality television contestant and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. She was a drill team officer at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, Texas where she graduated in 2001...

     (born 1983), reality television
    Reality television
    Reality television is a genre of television programming that presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and usually features ordinary people instead of professional actors, sometimes in a contest or other situation where a prize is awarded...

     contestant
  • Mark Salling (born 1982), actor
  • Ajai Sanders
    Ajai Sanders
    Ajai Sanders, , is an American actress and stand-up comedian best known for her supporting role as Gina Devereaux in The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World...

     (born 1967), actress, comedian
  • Jay O. Sanders
    Jay O. Sanders
    Jay Olcutt Sanders is an American character actor.Sanders was born in Austin, Texas, to Phyllis Rae and James Olcutt Sanders. He is noted for playing Mob lawyer character Steven Kordo in the 1986–88 NBC detective series Crime Story...

     (born 1953), character actor, Crime Story
    Crime Story (TV series)
    Crime Story is an NBC TV drama created by Gustave Reininger and Chuck Adamson. The executive producer was Michael Mann, who had left Miami Vice to oversee Crime Story and direct the film Manhunter. The show premiered with a two hour pilot — a movie which had been exhibited theatrically —...

    , AfterMASH
    AfterMASH
    AfterMASH was an American situation comedy that aired on CBS from September 26, 1983 to December 11, 1984. A spin-off of the series M*A*S*H , the show took place immediately following the end of the Korean War and chronicled the adventures of three characters from the original series: Colonel...

    , The Day After Tomorrow
    The Day After Tomorrow
    The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American science-fiction disaster film that depicts the catastrophic effects of global warming in a series of extreme weather events that usher in global cooling which leads to a new ice age. The film did well at the box office, grossing $542,771,772 internationally...

  • John Phillip Santos
    John Phillip Santos
    John Phillip Santos is a freelance filmmaker, producer, journalist, author and in 1979 became the first Mexican-American Rhodes Scholar.-Early life:Santos was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas...

     (born 1957), filmmaker, producer, journalist, author
  • August Schellenberg
    August Schellenberg
    August Schellenberg is a Canadian actor. His ethnicity is Mohawk and Swiss-German. He was trained at the National Theatre School of Canada.His first film was Rip-Off in 1971. In 1981, he did voices for the animated film Heavy Metal...

     (born 1936), actor
  • Robert Schenkkan
    Robert Schenkkan
    Robert Frederic Schenkkan, Jr. is an American playwright, screenwriter, and actor, perhaps most recognizable as the character of Lieutenant Commander Dexter Remmick in Star Trek: The Next Generation...

     (born 1953), actor, playwright, screenwriter
  • Thomas Schlamme (born 1950), producer, director
  • Julian Schnabel
    Julian Schnabel
    Julian Schnabel is an American artist and filmmaker. In the 1980s, Schnabel received international media attention for his "plate paintings"—large-scale paintings set on broken ceramic plates....

     (born 1951), award-winning film director, visual artist
  • Maïté Schwartz
    Maïté Schwartz
    Maïté Schwartz also Maité Schwartz or Maite Schwartz, is an American film and television actress.Schwartz was born in Dallas, Texas. She received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2001. Schwartz plays Lisa on the online and cable TV series Quarterlife...

     (born 1979), actress
  • Kimberly Scott
    Kimberly Scott
    Kimberly Aileen Scott is an American actress.-Life and career:Scott was born in Texas. She attended school at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the University of Texas before earning a post-graduate degree from the Yale School of Drama.She has appeared in films such as The Abyss, Gross Anatomy,...

     (born 1961), actress
  • Zachary Scott
    Zachary Scott
    Zachary Scott was an American actor, most notable for his roles as villains and "mystery men".-Life and career:...

     (1914–1965), actor
  • Edward Sedgwick
    Edward Sedgwick
    Edward Sedgwick was a film director, writer, actor and producer.-Biography:He was born in Galveston, Texas, the son of Edward Sedgwick, Sr. and Josephine Walker, both stage actors. Young Edward Sedgwick joined his show business family as one of the Five Sedgwicks, a vaudeville act...

     (1892–1953), film director, writer, actor, producer
  • Eileen Sedgwick
    Eileen Sedgwick
    Eileen Sedgwick was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 115 films between 1915 and 1930.She was born in Galveston, Texas and died in Marina del Rey, California from pneumonia...

     (1898–1991), actress in silent films
  • Joan Severance
    Joan Severance
    -Early life:Severance was born in Houston, Texas to John and Martha Severance. Her father was an IBM Systems Manager that had to move frequently around the world. According to Severance "by the time I was 11, we'd lived in 12 different places". Severance and her family also lived in Libya, but in...

     (born 1958), actress, model
  • Sarah Shahi
    Sarah Shahi
    Aahoo Jahansouz "Sarah" Shahi is an American actress and a former NFL Cheerleader. She is probably best known for starring in The L Word as Carmen de la Pica Morales and in Life as Detective Dani Reese...

     (born 1980), actress, Life, The L Word
    The L Word
    The L Word is an American co-production television drama series originally shown on Showtime portraying the lives of a group of lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and their friends, family and lovers in the trendy Greater Los Angeles, California city of West Hollywood...

  • Molly Louise Shepard
    Molly Louise Shepard
    Molly Louise Shepard is a published dramatic author, Off-Off-Broadway playwright, and produced screen writer. She received her B.A. in theatre from the University of Texas at Dallas....

     (born 1960), playwright, screenwriter
  • Ann Sheridan
    Ann Sheridan
    -Life and career:Born Clara Lou Sheridan in Denton, Texas on February 21, 1915, she was a student at the University of North Texas when her sister sent a photograph of her to Paramount Pictures. She subsequently entered and won a beauty contest, with part of her prize being a bit part in a...

     (1915–1967), actress
  • Lori Singer
    Lori Singer
    Lori Singer is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Ariel Moore, the female lead in the 1984 feature film Footloose, and as Julie Miller in the television series Fame.-Film and television career:...

     (born 1957), actress, model, classical musician
  • Marc Singer
    Marc Singer
    Marc Singer is a Canadian-born American actor best known for his roles in the Beastmaster film series and as Mike Donovan in the original 1980s TV series V.-Personal life:...

     (born 1948), actor, Michael Donovan on V: The Original Miniseries, V: The Final Battle, and V: The Series
  • J. Mack Slaughter, Jr.
    J. Mack Slaughter, Jr.
    J Mack Slaughter, Jr. is an American television and film actor and singer.-Career:Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Slaughter began acting in local theatre as a child. At the age of 15, he successfully auditioned for a boy band started by a radio station in Dallas...

     (born 1983), actor
  • Anna Nicole Smith
    Anna Nicole Smith
    In 1992 Smith was chosen by Hugh Hefner to appear on the cover of the March issue of Playboy, where she was listed as Vickie Smith, wearing a low-cut evening gown. The centerfold was photographed by Stephen Wayda. Smith said she planned to be "the next Marilyn Monroe". Becoming one of Playboys...

     (1967–2007), model, actress
  • Jaclyn Smith
    Jaclyn Smith
    Jacquelyn Ellen "Jaclyn" Smith is an American actress and businesswoman. She is best-known for the role of Kelly Garrett in the television series Charlie's Angels, and was the only original female lead to remain with the series for its complete run...

     (born 1947), actress, starred in Charlie's Angels
    Charlie's Angels
    Charlie's Angels is a television series about three women who work for a private investigation agency, and is one of the first shows to showcase women in roles traditionally reserved for men...

  • Kimberly Kay Smith (born 1983), model, actress
  • Eve Southern
    Eve Southern
    Eve Southern was an American film actress. She appeared in 38 films between 1916 and 1936.-Filmography:-External links:...

     (1898–1972), actress
  • Sissy Spacek
    Sissy Spacek
    Sissy Spacek is an American actress and singer. She came to international prominence for her for role as Carrie White in Brian De Palma's 1976 horror film Carrie for which she earned her first Academy Award nomination...

     (born 1949), actress, cousin of Rip Torn
    Rip Torn
    Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn, Jr. , is an American actor of stage, screen and television.Torn received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1983 film Cross Creek. His work includes the role of Artie, the producer, on The Larry Sanders Show, for which he was nominated...

  • Aaron Spelling
    Aaron Spelling
    Aaron Spelling was an American film and television producer. As of 2009, Spelling's eponymous production company Spelling Television holds the record as the most prolific television writer, with 218 producer and executive producer credits...

     (1923–2006), TV producer
    Television producer
    The primary role of a television Producer is to allow all aspects of video production, ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking...

  • Georgina Spelvin
    Georgina Spelvin
    Georgina Spelvin is the stage name of Michelle Graham, a former American pornographic actress who is best known for her appearance in the classic film The Devil in Miss Jones.-Early life:...

     (born 1936), actress
  • Brent Spiner
    Brent Spiner
    Brent Jay Spiner is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films. His portrayal of Data in Star Trek: First Contact and of Dr...

     (born 1949), actor, star of Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the Star Trek franchise. Roddenberry, Rick Berman, and Michael Piller served as executive producers at different times throughout the production...

  • Andy Stahl (born 1952), actor, The Client, The Patriot
    The Patriot (2000 film)
    The Patriot is a 2000 historical war film directed by Roland Emmerich, written by Robert Rodat, and starring Mel Gibson, Chris Cooper, and Heath Ledger. It was produced by the Mutual Film Company and Centropolis Entertainment and was distributed by Columbia Pictures...

    , The Blind Side
    The Blind Side (film)
    The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical drama film. It is written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. The storyline features Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL...

  • Nick Stahl
    Nick Stahl
    Nicolas Kent "Nick" Stahl is an American actor. Starting out as a child actor, he gained recognition for his performance in the 1993 film The Man Without a Face and then embarked on a successful career as a child actor...

     (born 1979), actor
  • Jimmy Starr
    Jimmy Starr
    Jimmy Starr was an American screenwriter and columnist.Starr worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood during the 1930s. From the 1940s he worked as a film writer and columnist, providing reviews and insights into the film world, and made occasional appearances in cameo roles in film...

     (1904–1991), screenwriter, columnist
  • Jack Starrett
    Jack Starrett
    Jack Starrett was an American actor and film director. He is credited as Claude Ennis Starrett, Jr. in some of his films...

     (1936–1989), actor, director
  • Jennifer Stone
    Jennifer Stone
    Jennifer Lindsay Stone is an American actress best known for playing Harper Finkle on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place and Harriet Welsh in the Disney Channel film Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars.-Life:...

     (born 1993), actress
  • Matt Stone
    Matt Stone
    Matthew Richard "Matt" Stone is an American screenwriter, producer, voice artist, musician and actor, best known for being the co-creator of South Park along with creative partner and best friend, Trey Parker....

     (born 1971), animator, voice actor, cocreator of South Park
    South Park
    South Park is an American animated television series created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. Intended for mature audiences, the show has become famous for its crude language, surreal, satirical, and dark humor that lampoons a wide range of topics...

     with Trey Parker
    Trey Parker
    Trey Parker is an American animator, screenwriter, director, producer, voice artist, musician and actor, best known for being the co-creator of the television series South Park along with his creative partner and best friend Matt Stone.Parker started his film career in 1992, making a holiday short...

  • Gale Storm
    Gale Storm
    Gale Storm was an American actress and singer who starred in two popular television programs of the 1950s, My Little Margie and The Gale Storm Show.-Early life:...

     (1922–2009), actress, singer
  • Sherry Stringfield
    Sherry Stringfield
    Sherry Lea Stringfield is an American actress. She is best known for playing the role of Dr. Susan Lewis on the medical television drama ER, a role for which she received three Emmy Award nominations. Stringfield was a member of ER's original cast, but she quit the show during its third season,...

     (born 1967), actress
  • David Sullivan
    David Sullivan (actor)
    David "Sully" Sullivan is an American film and television actor.-Biography:Sullivan was born in Tyler, Texas and grew up in Longview, and attended Spring Hill Schools where he graduated in 1996. He went on to attend Baylor University and majored in marketing and corporate communications,...

     (born 1977), actor
  • Allison Sumrall
    Allison Sumrall
    Allison L. Sumrall is an American voice actress working with ADV Films and Seraphim Digital, known for her roles in the English-language dubs of anime series...

     (born 1979), voice actress
  • Patrick Swayze
    Patrick Swayze
    Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. He was best known for his tough-guy roles, as romantic leading men in the hit films Dirty Dancing and Ghost, and as Orry Main in the North and South television miniseries. He was named by People magazine as its "Sexiest...

     (1952–2009), actor
  • Clarence Swensen (1917–2009), actor
  • Francie Swift
    Francie Swift
    Francie Swift is an American actress best known for her versality and the wide variety of roles she has played.Swift was born in Amarillo, Texas and attended Tascosa High School...

     (born 1968), actress, Gossip Girl
    Gossip Girl
    Gossip Girl is an American young adult novel series written by Cecily von Ziegesar and published by Little, Brown and Company, a subsidiary of the Hachette Group. The series revolves around the lives and romances of the privileged teenagers at the Constance Billard School for Girls, an elite...

  • Ralph Tabakin
    Ralph Tabakin
    Ralph Tabakin was an American actor, engineer, and World War II veteran. Born in San Antonio, Texas, he was the middle child in a family of five. They would also live in New Orleans, Louisiana, before moving and settling in Richmond, Virginia...

     (1921–2001), actor, Homicide: Life on the Street
    Homicide: Life on the Street
    Homicide: Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Homicide Unit. It ran for seven seasons on NBC from 1993 to 1999, and was succeeded by a TV movie, which also acted as the de-facto series finale...

  • Sharon Tate
    Sharon Tate
    Sharon Marie Tate was an American actress. During the 1960s she played small television roles before appearing in several films. After receiving positive reviews for her comedic performances, she was hailed as one of Hollywood's promising newcomers and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for...

     (1943–1969), actress
  • Buck Taylor
    Buck Taylor
    Walter Clarence "Buck" Taylor, III is an American actor and water color artist best known for his role as gunsmith-turned-deputy Newly O'Brien in 113 episodes during the last eight seasons of CBS's Gunsmoke television series . In recent years, he has painted the portrait of his friend and Gunsmoke...

     (born 1938), actor, artist, rancher in Fort Worth
  • Jacqueline Taylor (born 1985), actress, Broadway/cabaret singer
  • Regina Taylor
    Regina Taylor
    Regina Taylor is an American actress and playwright. She has won several awards throughout her career, including a Golden Globe Award and NAACP Image Award.-Biography:...

     (born 1960), actress, Molly Blane on The Unit
    The Unit
    The Unit is an American action-drama television series that focuses on a top-secret military unit modeled after the real-life U.S. Army special operations unit commonly known as Delta Force...

    ; playwright
  • Ron Taylor
    Ron Taylor (actor)
    Ronald James Taylor was an American actor, singer and writer. He grew up in Galveston, Texas and later moved to New York to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After graduating, he began working in musical theater, appearing in The Wiz , before getting his break with the 1982...

     (1952–2002), actor
  • Henry Thomas
    Henry Thomas
    Henry Jackson Thomas, Jr. is an American actor and musician. He has appeared in more than 40 films and is best known for his role as Elliott in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.-Early life:...

     (born 1971), actor E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Melissa Mathison and starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, and Peter Coyote...

    , musician
  • Jay Thomas
    Jay Thomas
    Jay Thomas is an American actor, comedian and radio talk show host.-Personal life:Thomas was born in Kermit, Texas. He was raised in his Italian American mother's Roman Catholic faith, although his father was Protestant....

     (born 1948), actor
  • Tiffany Thornton
    Tiffany Thornton
    Tiffany Dawn Thornton is an American actress and singer-songwriter best known for her co-starring role as Tawni Hart on the Disney Channel Original Series, Sonny with a Chance and So Random!.- Career:...

     (born 1986), actress
  • Stephen Tobolowsky
    Stephen Tobolowsky
    Stephen Harold Tobolowsky is an American actor. He is well known for his role as Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, as well as portraying Commissioner Hugo Jarry in Deadwood for nine episodes and Bob Bishop in Heroes for eleven episodes over the second and third seasons...

     (born 1951), actor, Bob Bishop on Heroes
    Heroes (TV series)
    Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring that appeared on NBC for four seasons from September 25, 2006 through February 8, 2010. The series tells the stories of ordinary people who discover superhuman abilities, and how these abilities take effect in the...

  • Rip Torn
    Rip Torn
    Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn, Jr. , is an American actor of stage, screen and television.Torn received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1983 film Cross Creek. His work includes the role of Artie, the producer, on The Larry Sanders Show, for which he was nominated...

     (born 1931), actor, cousin of Sissy Spacek
    Sissy Spacek
    Sissy Spacek is an American actress and singer. She came to international prominence for her for role as Carrie White in Brian De Palma's 1976 horror film Carrie for which she earned her first Academy Award nomination...

  • Stacey Travis
    Stacey Travis
    Stacey Travis is an American actress whose films include Earth Girls Are Easy , Hardware , The Super , Traffic , and Ghost World . Travis starred on the comedy TV series Just Say Julie from 1989–1992 where she played a variety of characters...

     (born 1964), actress
  • Alan Tudyk
    Alan Tudyk
    Alan Wray Tudyk is an American actor known for his roles as Simon in the British comedy Death at a Funeral, as Steve the Pirate in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, as Sonny in the science fiction drama I, Robot, as Doc Potter in 3:10 to Yuma, as Tucker in the Tucker & Dale vs Evil and as Hoban...

     (born 1971), actor
  • Tommy Tune
    Tommy Tune
    Thomas James "Tommy" Tune is an American actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer. Over the course of his career, he has won nine Tony Awards and the National Medal of Arts.-Early years:...

     (born 1939), Broadway director, choreographer
  • Paola Turbay
    Paola Turbay
    Paola Turbay Gómez is a Colombian-American actress of Lebanese descent, model, and television presenter.Turbay represented Bogotá in the Miss Colombia beauty pageant, which she won in 1991...

     (born 1970), actress, model, The Secret Life of the American Teenager
    The Secret Life of the American Teenager
    The Secret Life of the American Teenager is an American teen drama television series created by Brenda Hampton. It first aired on ABC Family on July 1, 2008. The show was renewed for a second season consisting of 24 episodes on February 9, 2009, which began airing on June 22, 2009...

    , Cane
    Cane (TV series)
    Cane is an American television drama created by Cynthia Cidre, who also served as executive producer alongside Jonathan Prince, Jimmy Iovine and Polly Anthony. The pilot was directed by Christian Duguay...

  • Karri Turner
    Karri Turner
    Karri Kathleen Turner is an American television actress who is best known for playing Lieutenant Harriet Sims on the television series JAG .Turner was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and raised in Bentonville, Arkansas...

     (born 1966), actress
  • Michael Urie
    Michael Urie
    Michael Lorenzo Urie is an American actor, television producer and director, best known for his portrayal of Marc St. James on the ABC dramedy series Ugly Betty.-Personal life:...

     (born 1980), actor Ugly Betty
    Ugly Betty
    Ugly Betty is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Silvio Horta, which premiered on ABC on September 28, 2006, and ended on April 14, 2010. The series revolves around the character Betty Suarez and is based on Fernando Gaitán's Colombian telenovela soap opera Yo soy Betty, la fea...

  • Conrad Vernon
    Conrad Vernon
    Conrad Vernon IV is an American director, writer, and voice actor, best known for his work on the DreamWorks animated films Shrek 2 and Monsters vs...

     (born 1968), voice actor, writer, director, the Shrek movies
    Shrek (series)
    The Shrek film series from DreamWorks Animation, based on William Steig's picture book, Shrek!, consists of four computer-animated films including: Shrek , Shrek 2 , Shrek the Third , and Shrek Forever After . A short 3D film, Shrek 4-D, which originally was a theme park ride, was released in 2003...

    , the Madagascar movies, Monsters vs. Aliens
    Monsters vs. Aliens
    Monsters vs. Aliens is a 2009 American computer-animated 3-D science fiction film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures...

  • Florence Vidor
    Florence Vidor
    Florence Vidor was an American actress.Born Florence Arto, her father, J. P. Arto, was an important executive and she started working in silent movies thanks to her husband, film director King Vidor. She signed her first contract with Vitagraph Studios in 1916...

     (1895–1977), actress
  • King Vidor
    King Vidor
    King Wallis Vidor was an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter whose career spanned nearly seven decades...

     (1894–1982), film director
    Film director
    A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

    , producer
  • Tom Virtue
    Tom Virtue
    Thomas E. "Tom" Virtue is an American actor. He is best known for his co-starring role as Steve Stevens in the Disney Channel sitcom Even Stevens.-Life and career:...

     (born 1957), actor, Even Stevens
    Even Stevens
    Even Stevens is an American comedy television series that aired on Disney Channel with a total of three seasons and 65 episodes from June 17, 2000, to June 2, 2003...

    , Blades of Glory
    Blades of Glory
    Blades of Glory is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, and starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder. The movie was released on March 29, 2007 by DreamWorks and MTV Films...

  • Charlotte Walker
    Charlotte Walker (actress)
    Charlotte Walker was a Broadway theater actress from Galveston, Texas. She was the mother of character actress Sara Haden-Stage Actress:...

     (1876–1958), actress
  • Helen Wagner
    Helen Wagner
    Helen Wagner was an American actress. Born in Lubbock, Texas, she is best known for her long running role as Nancy Hughes McClosky on the soap opera As the World Turns. Wagner also played the role of Trudy Bauer during the initial TV years of Guiding Light in the early 1950s...

     (1918–2010), actress, played Nancy Hughes
    Nancy Hughes
    Nancy Hughes McClosky is a fictional character on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns. From the show's inception in 1956 until 2010, Nancy Hughes has served as the core family's matriarch...

     on As the World Turns
    As the World Turns
    As the World Turns is an American television soap opera that aired on CBS from April 2, 1956 to September 17, 2010. Irna Phillips created As the World Turns as a sister show to her other soap opera Guiding Light...

     for 54 years
  • Isaiah Washington
    Isaiah Washington
    Isaiah Washington IV is an American actor. A veteran of several Spike Lee films, Washington is best known for his role as Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy from 2005 to 2007.-Personal life:...

     (born 1963), actor, Dr. Preston Burke
    Preston Burke
    Preston Xavier Burke, more commonly known as Burke, is a fictional surgeon on the ABC television series Grey's Anatomy. The character was portrayed by actor Isaiah Washington, up until the third season.-Storylines:...

     on Grey's Anatomy
    Grey's Anatomy
    Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series created by Shonda Rhimes. The series premiered on March 27, 2005 on ABC; since then, seven seasons have aired. The series follows the lives of interns, residents and their mentors in the fictional Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital in...

  • Barry Watson
    Barry Watson (actor)
    Michael Barrett "Barry" Watson is an American actor, known for his roles of Dr. Matthew "Matt" Camden on 7th Heaven, Brian Davis in What About Brian and Todd Deepler in Samantha Who?-Early life:...

     (born 1974), actor
  • Ann Wedgeworth
    Ann Wedgeworth
    Ann Wedgeworth is a Tony award winning American actress, best known for her role as Lahoma Vane Lucas on the daytime dramas Another World and Somerset .-Early life:...

     (born 1935), actress, Lana
    Lana Shields
    Lana Shields was a short-lived character on Three's Company played by Ann Wedgeworth.-Background:Lana, a bosomy, amorous, and somewhat older neighbor has an unrequited crush on Jack Tripper. She is constantly flirting with Jack and trying to seduce him as Jack tries his best to avoid her. Mr...

     on Three's Company
    Three's Company
    Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired from March 15, 1977, to September 18, 1984, on ABC. It is based on the British sitcom, Man About the House....

  • Peter Weller
    Peter Weller
    Peter Frederick Weller is an American film and stage actor, director and lecturer.He is best known for his roles as the title character in the first two RoboCop films and Buckaroo Banzai in the cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension...

     (born 1947), actor
  • Lisa Whelchel
    Lisa Whelchel
    Lisa Diane Whelchel is an American actress, singer, ventriloquist, and writer best known for her role in the television series The Facts of Life as the preppy and wealthy Blair Warner.-Life and career:...

     (born 1963), actress, author
  • Forest Whitaker
    Forest Whitaker
    Forest Steven Whitaker is an American actor, producer, and director. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and for his recurring role as ex-LAPD Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the gritty, award-winning television...

     (born 1961), actor
  • Johnny Whitworth
    Johnny Whitworth
    Johnny Whitworth is an American actor.His early years were spent in his birth place of Charleston, South Carolina, with his mother. When he grew older, he moved to Dallas, Texas with his father . At age 15/16 in 1991, he won the 1st Young and Modern Man Contest...

     (born 1975), actor, CSI: Miami
    CSI: Miami
    CSI: Miami is an American police procedural television series, which premiered on September 23, 2002 on CBS. The series is a spin-off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation....

  • Guinn Williams
    Guinn Williams (actor)
    Guinn "Big Boy" Williams was an American actor who appeared in memorable westerns such as Dodge City , Santa Fe Trail , and The Comancheros...

     (1899–1962), actor
  • JoBeth Williams
    JoBeth Williams
    JoBeth Williams is an American film and television actress and director, and current President of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.-Early life:...

     (born 1948), actress
  • Van Williams
    Van Williams
    Van Zandt Williams is a former actor best known for his television role as Britt Reid/the Green Hornet. He teamed for one season with the late Bruce Lee as his partner Kato, in the television series The Green Hornet, broadcast on ABC during the 1966-67 season.Williams was also known for his...

     (born 1934), actor
  • Noble Willingham
    Noble Willingham
    Noble Henry Willingham, Jr. was an American television and film actor.-Career:Willingham had appeared in more than thirty feature films, including Harry's War , Up Close and Personal , City Slickers , The Last Boy Scout , City Slickers II , Ace Ventura: Pet Detective , Chinatown...

     (1931–2004), actor, Walker, Texas Ranger
    Walker, Texas Ranger
    Walker, Texas Ranger is an American television action crime drama series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis, and starring Chuck Norris as a member of the Texas Ranger Division. The show aired on CBS in the spring of 1993, with the first season consisting of three pilot episodes. Eight full...

  • Chill Wills
    Chill Wills
    Chill Theodore Wills was an American film actor, and a singer in the Avalon Boys Quartet.-Biography:Wills was born in Seagoville, Texas in 1902. He was a performer from early childhood, forming and leading the Avalon Boys singing group in the 1930s...

     (1903–1978), actor, singer
  • Chandra Wilson
    Chandra Wilson
    Chandra Danette Wilson is an American actress and director, best known as Dr. Miranda Bailey in the ABC television drama, Grey's Anatomy.-Early life:...

     (born 1969), actress, Miranda Bailey
    Miranda Bailey
    Dr. Miranda Bailey is a fictional surgeon on the ABC television series Grey's Anatomy. The character is portrayed by actress Chandra Wilson, who won a 2007 Screen Actor's Guild Award for the role...

     on Grey's Anatomy
    Grey's Anatomy
    Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series created by Shonda Rhimes. The series premiered on March 27, 2005 on ABC; since then, seven seasons have aired. The series follows the lives of interns, residents and their mentors in the fictional Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital in...

  • Dooley Wilson
    Dooley Wilson
    Arthur "Dooley" Wilson was an American actor and singer. He was born in Tyler, Texas, and is remembered as piano-player "Sam" who sings "As Time Goes By" at the request of Ilsa Lund in the 1942 film, Casablanca - the Sam in the famously misremembered line "Play it again, Sam" -- a phrase which...

     (1886–1953), actor, singer, played "Sam" in Casablanca
    Casablanca (film)
    Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, and featuring Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Dooley Wilson. Set during World War II, it focuses on a man torn between, in...

  • Luke Wilson
    Luke Wilson
    Luke Cunningham Wilson is an American film actor known for his roles in Old School, Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, Legally Blonde, Idiocracy and Death at a Funeral.-Early life:...

     (born 1971), actor
  • Owen Wilson
    Owen Wilson
    Owen Cunningham Wilson is an American actor and writer, known for his roles in the films The Haunting, The Royal Tenenbaums, Zoolander, Meet the Parents, Wedding Crashers, You, Me and Dupree, Bottle Rocket, the Cars series, The Darjeeling Limited, Marley & Me, Midnight in Paris, Shanghai Noon,...

     (born 1968), actor
  • Trey Wilson
    Trey Wilson
    Donald Yearnsley "Trey" Wilson III was an American character actor known for playing rural, authoritarian type characters, most notably in comedies such as Raising Arizona and Bull Durham.-Early life:...

     (1948–1989), actor
  • William D. Wittliff
    William D. Wittliff
    William D. Wittliff , sometimes credited as Bill Wittliff, is an award winning American screenwriter, author and photographer who wrote the screenplays for The Perfect Storm , Barbarosa , Raggedy Man and many others.Wittliff was born in Taft, Texas and moved to Blanco as a teenager...

     (born 1940), screenwriter, author, photographer
  • Doug Wright
    Doug Wright
    Doug Wright is an American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2004 for his play, I Am My Own Wife.-Early years:Wright was born in Dallas, Texas...

     (born 1962), Pulitzer Prize
    Pulitzer Prize
    The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City...

    - and Tony Award
    Tony Award
    The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as a Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony in New York City. The awards are given for Broadway...

    -winning playwright, screenwriter
  • Robin Wright Penn (born 1966), actress, married to Sean Penn
    Sean Penn
    Sean Justin Penn is an American actor, screenwriter and film director, also known for his political and social activism...

  • Jack Wyatt
    Jack Wyatt
    John Francis Minford "Jack" Wyatt was an advertising executive and television host from New York City and Dallas, Texas, who, during his early fifties, was ordained as an Episcopalian priest...

     (1917–2008), host of ABC
    American Broadcasting Company
    The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network. Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company and is part of Disney-ABC Television Group. Its first broadcast on television was in 1948...

    's Confession
    Confession (TV series)
    Confession is a short-lived ABC crime/police reality show which aired from June 19, 1958, to January 13, 1959, with interviewer Jack Wyatt questioning criminals from assorted backgrounds. The program was carried by videotape from WFAA-TV, the network affiliate in Dallas, Texas, the first station to...

     (1958–1959), videotaped in Dallas; later an Episcopalian
    Episcopal Church (United States)
    The Episcopal Church is a mainline Anglican Christian church found mainly in the United States , but also in Honduras, Taiwan, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, the British Virgin Islands and parts of Europe...

     priest in Rockport
    Rockport, Texas
    Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. The population was 7,385 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Aransas County. The coastal community has approximately 8000 citizens. Large windswept live oaks are a dominating feature of the area and the state's oldest live oak,...

    , Texas
  • Natalie Zea
    Natalie Zea
    Natalie Zea is an American actress known for her roles as Gwen Hotchkiss on the NBC daytime soap Passions, socialite Karen Darling on Dirty Sexy Money on ABC and Winona Hawkins on Justified on FX.-Career:...

     (born 1975), actress, Justified
    Justified (TV series)
    Justified is an American television drama series created by Graham Yost. It is based on Elmore Leonard's novels Pronto and Riding the Rap and his short story "Fire in the Hole". Its central character is Raylan Givens, a deputy U.S. Marshal. The series is set in the city of Lexington, Kentucky...

    , Dirty Sexy Money
    Dirty Sexy Money
    Dirty Sexy Money is an American prime time drama series created by Craig Wright, which ran on the ABC from September 26, 2007 to August 8, 2009. The series was produced by ABC Studios, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Berlanti Television and Gross Entertainment...

  • Nora Zehetner (born 1981), actress
  • Renée Zellweger
    Renée Zellweger
    Renée Kathleen Zellweger is an American actress and producer. Zellweger first gained widespread attention for her role in the film Jerry Maguire , and subsequently received two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her roles as Bridget Jones in the comedy Bridget Jones's Diary ...

     (born 1969), actress

Comedians

  • Carol Burnett
    Carol Burnett
    Carol Creighton Burnett is an American actress, comedian, singer, dancer and writer. Burnett started her career in New York. After becoming a hit on Broadway, she made her television debut...

     (born 1933), comedian
    Comedian
    A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience, primarily by making them laugh. This might be through jokes or amusing situations, or acting a fool, as in slapstick, or employing prop comedy...

    , actor
  • Rodney Carrington
    Rodney Carrington
    Rodney Scott Carrington is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and country music artist. He has released six major-label studio albums and a greatest-hits package, on Mercury Records and Capitol Records. His comedy act typically combines stand-up comedy and original songs...

     (born 1968), comedian
  • White Chocolate
    White chocolate
    White chocolate is a confectionery derivative of chocolate. It commonly consists of cocoa butter, sugar, milk solids and salt, and is characterized by a pale yellow or ivory appearance...

     (born 1969), BET
    Bet
    Bet or BET may refer to:* A wager in gambling* Basic Economics Test * Bet , the second letter in many Semitic alphabets, including Aramaic, Hebrew, Phoenician and Syriac* Brunauer-Emmett-Teller isotherm. See BET_theory...

     Comic View
  • Jeff Dunham
    Jeff Dunham
    Jeff Dunham is an American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show and Sonny With a Chance...

     (born 1962), ventriloquist, stand-up comedian
  • Jade Esteban Estrada
    Jade Esteban Estrada
    Jade Esteban Estrada is a successful Latin pop singer, comedian, choreographer, actor, political commentator, and human rights activist...

     (born 1975), comedian, actor
  • Bill Engvall
    Bill Engvall
    William Ray "Bill" Engvall, Jr. is an American comedian and actor best known for his work as a stand-up comic and as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy group.-Early life:Bill Engvall was born in Galveston, Texas...

     (born 1957), comedian, actor
  • Jack Handey
    Jack Handey
    Jack Handey is an American humorist. He is best known for his Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey, a large body of surrealistic one-liner jokes, as well as his "Fuzzy Memories" and "My Big Thick Novel" shorts. Although many people assume otherwise, Handey is a real person, not a pen name or ...

     (born 1949), writer for Saturday Night Live
    Saturday Night Live
    Saturday Night Live is a live American late-night television sketch comedy and variety show developed by Lorne Michaels and Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title of NBC's Saturday Night.The show's sketches often parody contemporary American culture...

  • Bill Hicks
    Bill Hicks
    William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician. His material largely consisted of general discussions about society, religion, politics, philosophy, and personal issues. Hicks' material was often controversial and steeped in dark comedy...

     (1961–1994), comedian
  • Steve Martin
    Steve Martin
    Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician and composer....

     (born 1945), comedian, actor
  • Grady Nutt
    Grady Nutt
    Grady Lee Nutt was a Southern Baptist minister, humorist, television personality, and author. His humor revolved around rural Southern Protestantism and earned him the title as "The Prime Minister of Humor."...

     (1934–1982), humorist, Baptist minister
  • Iliza Shlesinger
    Iliza Shlesinger
    Iliza Vie Shlesinger is an American comedian, winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing in the series' sixth season and current host of the syndicated dating show Excused.-Background:...

     (born 1983), comedian
  • Shuckey Duckey
    Shuckey Duckey
    Shuckey Duckey is the stage name of comedian Cecil Armstrong , a native of Dallas, Texas. He has appeared on "Def Comedy Jam". He has also been the ringmaster of the UniverSoul Circus. He is known for the catchphrase "Shuckey Duckey Quack Quack."...

     (Cecil Armstrong) (born 1956), comedian, circus ringmaster
  • Paul Varghese
    Paul Varghese
    Paul Varghese is a Dallas, Texas, comedian of Indian descent who appeared on the hit reality show Last Comic Standing 2, where he made it to the semi-finals. He taped his first full-set for national television on March 8, 2007, for Comedy Central's Live at Gotham which aired July 13, 2007. He was...

    , comedian
  • Stephnie Weir
    Stephnie Weir
    Stephnie Carmel Weir is an American actress and comedian, best known for her membership in the recurring cast on MADtv.-Early life:...

    , comedian, actress, MADtv
    MADtv
    MADtv is an American sketch comedy television series. It licensed the name and logo of Mad, but otherwise had no connection with the humor magazine outside the animated Spy vs. Spy and Don Martin cartoon shorts and images of Alfred E. Neuman that the show featured during the late 1990s. Its first...

  • Ron White
    Ron White
    Ronald "Ron" White is an American stand up comedian and satirist who has had two Grammy Award-nominations, and is RIAA certified 10x Platinum for CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units...

     (born 1956), comedian, actor

Music

  • Dimebag Darrell Abbott (1966–2004), musician
  • Vinnie Paul Abbott (born 1964), musician
  • Jacques Abram
    Jacques Abram
    Jacques Abram , an American classical pianist, was born in Lufkin, Texas and died in Tampa, Florida.Abram began improvising at age 3 and performing in public at age 6. As a youth he studied with Ima Hogg and Ruth Burr of Houston...

     (1915–1998), concert pianist
  • Jay Boy Adams
    Jay Boy Adams
    James Wallace Adams, known as Jay Boy Adams , is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Lubbock and San Antonio, Texas, known particularly for his talent for storytelling in his songs.-Early years:...

     (born 1949), singer, songwriter, guitarist
  • Yolanda Adams
    Yolanda Adams
    Yolanda Adams is an American Grammy- and Dove-award-winning Yolanda Adams is an American [[Grammy Awards|Grammy]]- and [[Dove Awards|Dove]]-award-winning...

     (born 1961), Grammy-winning gospel singer
  • Samuel Adler
    Samuel Adler (composer)
    Samuel Hans Adler is an American composer and conductor.-Biography:Adler was born to a Jewish family in Mannheim, Germany, the son of Hugo Chaim Adler, a cantor and composer, and Selma Adler. The family fled to the United States in 1939, where Hugo became the cantor of Temple Emanuel in...

     (born 1928), composer, conductor, educator
  • Carter Albrecht
    Carter Albrecht
    Jeffrey Carter Albrecht was an American musician perhaps best known for his keyboard and guitar work in Edie Brickell & New Bohemians...

     (1973–2007), rock keyboardist, guitarist, classical pianist
  • Victor Alessandro
    Victor Alessandro
    Victor Nicholas Alessandro was an orchestra conductor and long-time resident of San Antonio, Texas. Born in Waco, Texas, he studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Alessandro also spent a number of years in Italy during his youth where he studied with Ildebrando Pizzetti...

     (1915–1976), conductor
  • Alger "Texas" Alexander (1900–1954), blues singer
  • Dave Alexander
    Dave Alexander (blues musician)
    Dave Alexander aka Omar Sharriff, Omar Hakim Khayam is an American Texas blues singer, and pianist.-Biography:...

     (aka Omar Sharriff) (born 1938), blues singer, pianist
  • Terry Allen (born 1943), musician
  • Don Allison
    Don Allison
    Don McKinzie Allison, known as Donnie Allison was a musician and vocalist from Lubbock, Texas. He sang on Music Television and performed at the Cactus Theater in Lubbock in such productions as Jesus Christ Superstar and Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, the saga of the Lubbock rock and roll legend...

     (1962-2011), musician, vocalist
  • Jerry Allison
    Jerry Allison
    J.I. Allison is an American musician, best known for being the drummer for The Crickets and co-writer of their Buddy Holly hit "Peggy Sue"....

     (born 1939), musician
  • Joe Allison
    Joe Allison
    Joe Marion Allison was an American Hall of Fame songwriter, a radio and television personality, a record producer, and a country music business executive....

     (1924–2002), country songwriter, producer
  • Ruby Allmond
    Ruby Allmond
    -Ruby Allmond:Ruby Allmond was a northeast Texas singer/songwriter born in Fannin County. Raised on a cotton and corn farm near Bailey, Texas, she was born in 1923, and was the last of four children.-Early years:...

     (1923–2006), country songwriter, fiddler, guitarist
  • Nancy Ames (born 1937), pop/folk singer
  • Trey Anastasio
    Trey Anastasio
    Trey Anastasio is an American guitarist, composer, and vocalist most noted for his work with the rock band Phish...

     (born 1964), rock singer/guitarist
  • Bud Andrews
    Bud Andrews
    Curcy Hendricks Andrews, Jr., known as Bud Andrews , is a retired deejay at Radio KDAV in Lubbock, Texas, who in 1970 is said to have "discovered" the Mississippi-based humorist Jerry Clower.-Early career:...

     (born 1940), DJ, discovered Jerry Clower
    Jerry Clower
    Howard Gerald "Jerry" Clower was a popular country comedian best known for his stories of the rural South. He was often nicknamed "The Mouth of the South", although this title has also been used for other individuals.Clower began a 2-year stint in the Navy immediately after graduating high school...

  • Clifford Antone
    Clifford Antone
    Clifford Antone was the founder of a well-known Austin blues club, record label, and a mentor to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan and numerous other musicians....

     (1949–2006), blues club owner, record producer, mentor to musicians
  • Gene Austin
    Gene Austin
    Gene Austin was an American singer and songwriter, one of the first "crooners". His 1920s compositions "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" and "The Lonesome Road" became pop and jazz standards.-Career:...

     (1900–1972), pop/jazz singer-songwriter
  • James Austin
    James Austin (musician)
    James Lyle Austin is an American trumpeter and teacher.Austin earned his undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he was featured as trumpet and cornet soloist on many of the recordings of the Eastman Wind Ensemble under the direction of Frederick Fennell...

     (born 1937), classical trumpet player, educator
  • Larry Austin
    Larry Austin
    Larry Austin is a United States composer noted for his electronic and computer music works. He was a co-founder and editor of the avant-garde music periodical Source: Music of the Avant Garde...

     (born 1930), composer, educator
  • Gene Autry
    Gene Autry
    Orvon Grover Autry , better known as Gene Autry, was an American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television for more than three decades beginning in the 1930s...

     (1907–1998), country music
    Country music
    Country music is a popular American musical style that began in the rural Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from Western cowboy and folk music...

     singer
  • Pedro Ayala
    Pedro Ayala
    Pedro Ayala , called "El Monarca del Acordeón", was an American accordionist and songwriter from Donna, Texas. Pedro Ayala lead the birth of conjunto music with his distinctive accordion playing, receiving a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Award for his contribution to...

     (1911–1990), conjunto accordionist-songwriter
  • Harry Babasin
    Harry Babasin
    Harry Babasin was an American jazz bassist. His nickname was "The Bear".-Biography:...

     (1921–1988), jazz bassist
  • Erykah Badu
    Erykah Badu
    Erica Abi Wright , better known by her stage name Erykah Badu , is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. Her work includes elements from R&B, hip hop and jazz. She is best known for her role in the rise of the neo soul sub-genre, and for her eccentric, cerebral musical...

     (born 1971), R&B and hip hop
    Hip hop music
    Hip hop music, also called hip-hop, rap music or hip-hop music, is a musical genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted...

     singer
  • Zuill Bailey
    Zuill Bailey
    Zuill Bailey , Alexandria, Virginia, is an American cellist. A Juilliard graduate, he has appeared with a number of major orchestras internationally, and has an exclusive international recording contract with the Telarc label...

     (born 1972), classical cellist
  • Wilfred Bain (1908–1997), music educator
  • Zac Baird
    Zac Baird
    Zachary Baird, born February 16, 1971 in Orange County, California, is a keyboardist and pianist, currently collaborating with the band Korn. He is also noted for using the Moog synthesizer. as well as the Ondes Martenot.-Early life:...

     (born 1971), rock keyboardist
  • Marcia Ball
    Marcia Ball
    Marcia Ball is an American blues singer and pianist, born in Orange, Texas but who grew up in Vinton, Louisiana. She was described in USA Today as "a sensation, saucy singer and superb pianist.....

     (born 1949), blues
    Blues
    Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the "Deep South" of the United States at the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads...

     singer
  • Clint Ballard, Jr.
    Clint Ballard, Jr.
    Clint Ballard, Jr. was an American songwriter. He wrote two Billboard Hot 100 number one hits. The first was "Game of Love" by Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders in 1965...

     (1931–2008), songwriter
  • Smith Ballew
    Smith Ballew
    Smith Ballew was an American actor, sophisticated singer, orchestra leader, and finally, a Western singing star....

     (1902–1984), singer, bandleader, actor
  • Moe Bandy
    Moe Bandy
    Marion Franklin Bandy, Jr.–better known professionally as Moe Bandy– is a country music singer...

     (born 1944), country singer
  • Joseph Banowetz
    Joseph Banowetz
    Joseph Banowetz December 5, 1936, is an American-born pianist, pedagogue, author, and editor, currently teaching at the University of North Texas...

     (born 1936), classical pianist, teacher
  • Danny Barnes
    Danny Barnes
    Danny Barnes is a banjo and guitar player whose music is influenced by country, jazz and punk. Born in Temple, Texas and raised in Belton, Barnes was exposed to music at a young age: he recalls picking up a love of country and bluegrass from his father and grandmother, Delta blues from one brother...

     (born 1961), country/jazz/punk banjo player and guitarist
  • Frank Beard
    Frank Beard (musician)
    Frank Lee Beard is the drummer in the rock band ZZ Top. 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.Beard was born in...

     (born 1949), drummer
    Drummer
    A drummer is a musician who is capable of playing drums, which includes but is not limited to a drum kit and accessory based hardware which includes an assortment of pedals and standing support mechanisms, marching percussion and/or any musical instrument that is struck within the context of a...

     in ZZ Top
    ZZ Top
    ZZ Top is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "That Little Ol' Band from Texas". Their style, which is rooted in blues-based boogie rock, has come to incorporate elements of arena, southern, and boogie rock. The band, from Houston Texas, formed in 1969...

  • Leila Bela
    Leila Bela
    Leila Bela is an Iranian-born American avant-garde musician, writer, photographer, actress, multi-instrumentalist, playwright and record producer from Austin, Texas.-Biography:...

    , musician, writer, actress (born in Tehran, Iran, immigrated to Austin)
  • Archie Bell
    Archie Bell
    Archie Lee Bell is an African-American solo singer and former lead singer of Archie Bell & the Drells.-Background:...

     (born 1944), singer (Archie Bell & the Drells
    Archie Bell & the Drells
    Archie Bell & the Drells was a R&B vocal group from Houston, Texas, and one of the main acts on Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International Records...

    )
  • Jesse Belvin
    Jesse Belvin
    Jesse Lorenzo Belvin was an American R&B singer, pianist and songwriter popular in the 1950s, whose success was cut short by his death in a car crash aged 27.-Career:...

     (1932–1960), R&B pianist, singer-songwriter
  • Tex Beneke
    Tex Beneke
    Gordon Lee Beneke , professionally known as Tex Beneke, was an American saxophonist, singer, and bandleader. His career is a history of associations with bandleader Glenn Miller and former musicians and singers who worked with Miller. His band is also associated with the careers of Eydie Gorme...

     (1914–2000), big-band saxophonist, singer, bandleader
  • Ray Benson
    Ray Benson
    Ray Benson is the front man of the Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel.In 1970, Benson, a Jewish native of Philadelphia, formed Asleep at the Wheel with friends Lucky Oceans and Leroy Preston. The group relocated to Austin in 1973 after a suggestion from Willie Nelson .Since then, the group has...

     (born 1951), Western swing singer-songwriter, producer, Asleep at the Wheel
    Asleep at the Wheel
    Asleep at the Wheel is a American country music group that was formed in Paw Paw, West Virginia, but based in Austin, Texas. Altogether, they have won nine Grammy Awards since their 1970 inception. In their career, they have released more than twenty studio albums, and have charted more than twenty...

  • Buster Benton
    Buster Benton
    Buster Benton was an American blues guitarist and singer, who played guitar in Willie Dixon's Blues All-Stars, and is best known for his solo rendition of the Dixon-penned song "Spider in My Stew." He was tenacious and in the latter part of his lengthy career, despite the amputation of parts of...

     (1932–1996), blues guitarist, singer
  • Taz Bentley
    Taz Bentley
    Patrick Bentley, better known as Taz or The Taz, is an American rock and roll drummer.Taz is currently a member of the Burden Brothers.-With Burden Brothers:* 8 Ball * Queen O' Spades * Beautiful Night...

    , rock drummer (Burden Brothers
    Burden Brothers
    Burden Brothers are a hard rock band formed in Dallas, Texas by Toadies lead singer/songwriter Vaden Todd Lewis and Reverend Horton Heat/Izzy Stradlin drummer Taz Bentley. The band currently consists of Lewis , Bentley , and Casey Hess...

    )
  • Shelly Berg
    Shelly Berg
    Shelton Glen Berg is a jazz pianist from Cleveland, Ohio. His father was trumpet player Jay Berg. At the age of six Shelly Berg entered the Cleveland Institute of Music studying classical piano...

     (born 1955), jazz pianist and educator
  • David Berman (born 1967), alt-rock singer-songwriter (Silver Jews
    Silver Jews
    Silver Jews was an indie rock band from New York City, formed in 1989 by David Berman along with Pavement's Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich. Berman remained throughout and was the only constant member. During the last few albums, Cassie Berman became a regular member of the band...

    )
  • Big Moe
    Big Moe
    Kenneth Moore , better known by his stage name Big Moe, was an American rapper/singer from Houston, Texas...

     (Kenneth Moore) (1974–2007), rapper
  • Bill Smith Combo aka Tommy & The Tom Toms
    Tommy & the Tom Toms
    Tommy & The Tom Toms first started with two guitars and drums, Eddie Wayne Hill on lead guitar, Leonard Walters on rhythm guitar and Joel Colbert on drums. The three fledgling musicians from Arlington, Texas began jamming in an old barn in 1959 and evolved to playing around town for private parties...

     DFW Rock 'n Roll group
  • Ryan Bingham
    Ryan Bingham
    Ryan Bingham is an Americana singer-songwriter currently based in Los Angeles, California.After garnering critical acclaim for his first two studio releases on Lost Highway Records, 2007's Mescalito and 2009's Roadhouse Sun, Ryan Bingham went on to collaborate with Grammy-winning producer T Bone...

     (born 1981), country singer-songwriter
  • Cedric Bixler-Zavala
    Cedric Bixler-Zavala
    Cedric Bixler-Zavala is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-American musician known for his work as frontman and lyricist of the progressive rock band The Mars Volta, and previously as frontman and occasional guitarist of the post-hardcore punk group At the Drive-In...

     (born 1974), dub, salsa and progressive rock musician
  • Black Ace
    Black Ace
    Black Ace was the most frequently used stage name of the American Texas blues musician, Babe Kyro Lemon Turner , who was also known as B.K...

     (Babe Kyro Lemon Turner) (1907–1972), blues singer, guitarist
  • Clint Black
    Clint Black
    Clint Patrick Black is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor. Signed to RCA Records in 1989, Black made his debut with his Killin' Time album, which produced four straight Number One singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country...

     (born 1962), country music singer, raised in Houston
  • Robert Black
    Robert Black (conductor)
    Note: Not to be confused with the saxophonist or the double-bass player named Robert Black.Robert Carlisle Black was an American conductor, pianist and composer...

     (1950–1993), classical conductor, pianist, composer
  • William Black
    William Black (pianist)
    William David Black was an American pianist and teacher.-Biography:He was born in Dallas, Texas. He had a sister, Beverley, and a brother, the pianist, conductor and composer Robert Black...

     (1952–2003), classical pianist, educator
  • Jules Bledsoe
    Jules Bledsoe
    Jules Bledsoe was a once renowned, but now semi-forgotten baritone, and the first African American artist to gain regular employment on Broadway, subsequent to Bert Williams, William Grant Still, Ford Dabney and others....

     (1898–1943), Broadway singer
  • Julien Paul Blitz
    Julien Paul Blitz
    Julien Paul Blitz was an American cellist, conductor, and teacher. He was the first music director of the Houston Symphony.-Biography:...

     (1885–1951), conductor, cellist
  • Blues Boy Willie
    Blues Boy Willie
    William Daniel McFalls, better known as Blues Boy Willie , is an African American electric blues singer and harmonica player from Memphis, Texas...

     (born 1946), blues musician
  • Zuzu Bollin
    Zuzu Bollin
    Zuzu Bollin was an American Texas blues guitarist and singer from Frisco, Texas. Originally named A.D...

     (1922–1990), blues guitarist
  • Maya Bond
    Maya Bond
    Maya Bond is a Japanese-born American indie and avant-garde music singer-songwriter and drummer from Austin, Texas. She is the daughter of musician and composer T.W...

     (born 2000), (born in Osaka, Japan, immigrated to Austin), singer-songwriter, drummer
  • Juke Boy Bonner
    Juke Boy Bonner
    Weldon H. Philip Bonner, better known as Juke Boy Bonner was an American blues singer, harmonica player, and guitarist. He was influenced by Lightnin' Hopkins, Jimmy Reed, and Slim Harpo...

     (1932–1978), blues musician
  • Emanuel Borok
    Emanuel Borok
    Emanuel Borok is an American violinist of Russian descent, born July 15, 1944 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He studied violin in Riga, Latvia with the renowned teacher Voldemar Sturestep and in 1959, he joined the Gnessin Music School in Moscow USSR where he continued his studies with Michael Garlitsky....

     (born 1944), classical violinist
  • Brent Bourgeois
    Brent Bourgeois
    Brent Thomas Bourgeois is an American rock musician, songwriter, and producer. He was co-leader of the band Bourgeois Tagg with Larry Tagg, and has released several solo albums. His later work has been classified in the genres Pop and Contemporary Christian Music.- Early career :Born in New...

     (born 1958), rock singer, producer
  • Euday L. Bowman
    Euday L. Bowman
    Euday Louis Bowman was an American pianist and composer of ragtime and blues who represented the style of Texas Ragtime...

     (1887–1949), ragtime/blues pianist, composer
  • Euel Box
    Euel Box
    Euel Box is a music producer, composer, arranger, and trumpeter who has written major film scores and radio jingles for major markets.He was born in Georgetown, Texas.-Film Scores:* 1974 — Benji* 1976 — Hawmps...

     (born 1928), music producer, composer, arranger, trumpeter
  • Boxcar Willie
    Boxcar Willie
    Boxcar Willie, born as Lecil Travis Martin was an American country music singer, who sang in the "old-time hobo" music style, complete with dirty face, overalls, and a floppy hat...

     (Lecil Travis Martin) (1931–1999), country singer
  • Bill Boyd (1910–1977), country singer, guitarist
  • Calvin Boze
    Calvin Boze
    Calvin Boze was an American trumpeter and bandleader, best known for his recordings at the turn of the 1950s.-Biography:...

     (1916–1970), jazz/R&B trumpeter
  • Jeff Bradetich
    Jeff Bradetich
    Jeffrey David Bradetich is an American professor and performer of double bass. He currently teaches at the University of North Texas College of Music. Bradetich made his New York debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall on January 22, 1982...

     (born 1957), classical double bass player and educator
  • Bobby Bradford
    Bobby Bradford
    Bobby Lee Bradford is an American jazz trumpeter, cornetist, bandleader, and composer. He is noted for his work with Ornette Coleman...

     (born 1934), jazz trumpeter, cornetist, bandleader, composer
  • Donald Braswell II
    Donald Braswell II
    Donald Braswell II is an American actor, classical crossover tenor and composer. Braswell was on a fast track to become an internationally acclaimed opera singer when he suffered a car accident in 1995 that made him unable to speak for almost two years...

     (born 1963), classical crossover singer
  • Zachary Breaux
    Zachary Breaux
    Zachary Charles Breaux was an American jazz guitarist, influenced by George Benson and Wes Montgomery and best remembered for his soul-jazz work...

     (1960–1997), jazz guitarist
  • David Breeden
    David Breeden
    David McKee Breeden was an American clarinetist, who performed as principal with the San Francisco Symphony for 25 years. A native of Fort Worth, TX, he had been a student of his father, Leon Breeden, clarinetist and renown pioneer in jazz education at the University of North Texas College of Music...

     (1946–2005), classical clarinetist
  • Leon Breeden
    Leon Breeden
    Harold Leon Breeden , known as Leon Breeden, was a jazz studies educator at the collegiate level, a classical and jazz clarinetist, a saxophonist, a prolific composer and arranger, a music clinician, and jazz festival judge...

     (1921–2010), jazz bandleader, musician, educator
  • Edie Brickell
    Edie Brickell
    Edie Arlisa Brickell is an American singer-songwriter best known for 1988's Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, the debut album by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, which went #4 on the US Albums Chart.-Life and career:...

     (born 1966), singer – married to Paul Simon
    Paul Simon
    Paul Frederic Simon is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.Simon is best known for his success, beginning in 1965, as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote most of the pair's songs, including three that reached number one on the US singles...

  • Cecil Brower
    Cecil Brower
    Cecil Lee Brower was a classically trained American jazz violinist who became an architect of Western swing in the 1930s. Perhaps the greatest swing fiddler, he could improvise as well as double shuffle and created his own style which became the benchmark for his contemporaries...

     (1914–1965), country fiddler
  • The 5 Browns
    The 5 Browns
    The 5 Browns are a classical piano musical group consisting of five siblings. Their repertoire includes mostly popular classical tunes, such as George Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee and Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King.-Background:In...

     (born 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986), classical pianist siblings born in Texas, raised in Texas and Utah
    Utah
    Utah is a state in the Western United States. It was the 45th state to join the Union, on January 4, 1896. Approximately 80% of Utah's 2,763,885 people live along the Wasatch Front, centering on Salt Lake City. This leaves vast expanses of the state nearly uninhabited, making the population the...

  • Charles Brown
    Charles Brown (musician)
    Charles Brown , born in Texas City, Texas was an American blues singer and pianist whose soft-toned, slow-paced blues-club style influenced the development of blues performance during the 1940s and 1950s...

     (1922–1999), blues singer, pianist
  • Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (1924–2005), blues instrumentalist
  • Lacey Brown
    Lacey Brown
    Lacey Elizabeth Brown is an American singer-songwriter and artist from Amarillo, Texas, who was the twelfth place finalist on the ninth season of American Idol...

     (born 1985), folk/pop singer
  • Rex Brown
    Rex Brown
    Rex Robert Brown is an American heavy metal bassist. A former member of Down, he is most famous as the longtime bassist for the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling band Pantera.-Pantera:...

     (born 1964), musician
  • Cliff Bruner
    Cliff Bruner
    Cliff Bruner was a fiddler and bandleader of the western swing era of the 1930s. Bruner's music combined elements of traditional string band music, improvisation, blues, folk, and popular melodies of the times....

     (1915–2000), western swing fiddler, bandleader
  • Anshel Brusilow
    Anshel Brusilow
    Anshel Brusilow is an American conductor and violinist.Anshel Brusilow began his violin study at the age of five and entered the Curtis Institute of Music when he was eleven. He attended the Philadelphia Musical Academy and at sixteen was the youngest conducting student ever accepted by Pierre...

     (born 1928), orchestra conductor and violinist
  • Stephen Bruton
    Stephen Bruton
    -Background:Born in Wilmington, Delaware as Turner Stephen Bruton, he moved with his family to Texas at the age of two. He fell into the Fort Worth music scene after graduating from Texas Christian University when he joined Kris Kristofferson's band as the latter's career was about to take off;...

     (1948–2009), country musician
  • Betty Buckley
    Betty Buckley
    Betty Lynn Buckley is an American theater, film and television actress and singer. She is a Tony Award winner and Grammy Award nominee.-Early life:...

     (born 1947), actress, singer
  • Teddy Buckner
    Teddy Buckner
    Teddy Buckner was a jazz trumpeter associated with Dixieland music....

     (1909–1994), jazz/Dixieland trumpeter
  • Bun B
    Bun B
    Bernard Freeman better known by his stage name Bun B, is an American rapper and was one half of the southern hip hop duo UGK . He is also a guest lecturer at Rice University located in Houston, Texas...

     (Bernard Freeman) (born 1973), rapper
  • T-Bone Burnett
    T-Bone Burnett
    Joseph Henry Burnett , widely known as T-Bone Burnett, is an American musician, songwriter, and soundtrack and record producer.He was a guitarist in Bob Dylan's band on the Rolling Thunder Revue...

     (born 1948), rock/country songwriter, musician, producer
  • Johnny Bush
    Johnny Bush
    Johnny Bush, born February 17, 1935 as John Bush Shinn III in Houston, Texas, is a country music singer, songwriter, and drummer. Bush, nicknamed the "Country Caruso," is best-known for his distinctive voice and as the writer of "Whiskey River," a top-ten hit for himself and Willie Nelson's...

     (born 1935), country singer-songwriter
  • Bushwick Bill
    Bushwick Bill
    Richard Shaw , better known by the stage name Bushwick Bill, is a member of the American hip hop group Geto Boys. He was born in Jamaica, but moved to Brooklyn, NY as a young child.- History :...

     (Richard Shaw) (born 1966), rapper
  • William Butler
    William Butler (musician)
    William Pierce Butler is a multi-instrumentalist who is best known as a member of the indie rock band Arcade Fire. William plays synthesizer, bass, guitar and percussion. He is known for his spontaneity and antics during performances...

     (born 1982), member of Arcade Fire
  • Win Butler
    Win Butler
    Win Butler is the lead vocalist and songwriter of the Montreal-based indie rock band Arcade Fire. His wife Régine Chassagne and his brother William Butler are both members of the band.-Life and career:...

     (born 1980), lead singer of Canadian indie-rock band Arcade Fire
  • Ryan Cabrera
    Ryan Cabrera
    Ryan Frank Cabrera is an American pop rock musician. In 2004, Cabrera debuted with his single "On the Way Down", a top ten hit in the U.S., and album Take It All Away...

     (born 1982), singer/songwriter
  • Ernie Caceres
    Ernie Caceres
    Ernesto "Ernie" Caceres was an American jazz musician born in Rockport, Texas.Caceres's brothers were both musicians; Emilio was a norteño violinist and Pinero was a trumpeter and pianist. Caceres himself played clarinet, guitar, alto and baritone saxophone, and first played professionally in 1928...

     (1911–1971), jazz instrumentalist
  • Kimberly Caldwell
    Kimberly Caldwell
    Kimberly Ann Caldwell is an American singer, actress, and television hostess, from Katy, Texas who was the seventh place finalist on the second season of American Idol. She used to work as an entertainment correspondent and hosted various shows on the TV Guide Network...

     (born 1982), pop singer, actress
  • Tevin Campbell
    Tevin Campbell
    Tevin Jermod Campbell is an American R&B singer-songwriter and actor. He scored a string of R&B chart hits as a teenager in the early to mid-1990s.-Music career:...

     (born 1976), musician
  • Laura Canales
    Laura Canales
    Laura Canales was an American Tejano musician and an original inductee in the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame. Canales was born in Kingsville, Texas.-Early years:...

     (1954–2005), Tejano singer
  • Barney Cannon
    Barney Cannon
    Floyd Keith Cannon, known as Barney Cannon , was an American radio personality. He was a DJ on radio station KWKH-AM in Shreveport, Louisiana, who was considered an authority on country music. When asked to name his favorite country singer, Cannon told his listeners that he liked all of the...

     (1955–2009), Country music
    Country music
    Country music is a popular American musical style that began in the rural Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from Western cowboy and folk music...

     deejay
    Deejay
    A deejay is a reggae or dancehall musician who sings and toasts to an instrumental riddim .Deejays are not to be confused with disc jockeys from other music genres like hip-hop, where they select and play music. Dancehall/reggae DJs who select riddims to play are called selectors...

  • Hayes Carll
    Hayes Carll
    Joshua Hayes Carll , known as Hayes Carll, is a Texas Country singer-songwriter from The Woodlands, Texas ....

     (born 1976), country singer-songwriter
  • Chris Carmichael
    Chris Carmichael (musician)
    Chris Carmichael is a musician and arranger born in San Antonio, Texas on July 6, 1962. The son of an Air Force fighter pilot, Chris moved extensively before taking up the violin while living in Hampton, Virginia...

     (born 1962), pop/country string instrumentalist, arranger
  • Vikki Carr
    Vikki Carr
    Vikki Carr is an American singer and humanitarian from El Paso, Texas. She has performed in a variety of music genres, including jazz, pop and country, but has enjoyed her greatest success singing in Spanish.-Career:After taking the stage name 'Vikki Carr', she signed with Liberty Records in 1962...

     (born 1941), jazz
    Jazz
    Jazz is a musical style that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States. It was born out of a mix of African and European music traditions. From its early development until the present, jazz has incorporated music from 19th and 20th...

    , pop
    Pop music
    Pop music is usually understood to be commercially recorded music, often oriented toward a youth market, usually consisting of relatively short, simple songs utilizing technological innovations to produce new variations on existing themes.- Definitions :David Hatch and Stephen Millward define pop...

    , country
    Country music
    Country music is a popular American musical style that began in the rural Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from Western cowboy and folk music...

     and Latin music singer
  • Georgia Carroll
    Georgia Carroll
    Georgia Carroll was an American singer, fashion model, and actress, best known for her work with Kay Kyser's big band orchestra in the mid-1940s....

     (1919–2011), big-band
    Big band
    A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with jazz and the Swing Era typically consisting of rhythm, brass, and woodwind instruments totaling approximately twelve to twenty-five musicians...

     singer, actress, model
  • John Carter
    John Carter (jazz musician)
    John Wallace Carter was an American jazz clarinet, saxophone, and flute player.-Biography:Born in Fort Worth, Texas, he played with Ornette Coleman and Charles Moffett in the 1940s. From 1961, Carter was based mainly on the West Coast. There he met Bobby Bradford in 1965, with whom he...

     (1929–1991), jazz instrumentalist, composer, club owner
  • Jason Castro (born 1987), pop singer/guitarist
  • John Cerminaro
    John Cerminaro
    John Paul Cerminaro, Jr. is an American horn player who is best known for his principal tenures with two notable American orchestras, the New York Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic...

     (born 1947), classical horn player
  • Chamillionaire
    Chamillionaire
    Hakeem Seriki , better known by his stage name Chamillionaire, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment. Chamillionaire is also the founder and an original member of The Color Changin' Click...

     (born 1979), rapper
  • Greyson Chance
    Greyson Chance
    Greyson Michael Chance is an American pop rock singer and pianist whose April 2010 performance of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" at a sixth-grade music festival became a hit on YouTube, gaining over 43 million views. Two of his original compositions, "Stars" and "Broken Hearts", gained over 5 and 7...

     (born 1997), pop/rock singer, pianist
  • John Barnes Chance
    John Barnes Chance
    John Barnes Chance was a composer, born in Beaumont, Texas. Chance studied composition with Clifton Williams at the University of Texas, Austin, and is best known for his concert band works, which include Variations on a Korean Folk Song, Incantation and Dance, and Blue Lake Overture...

     (1932–1972), classical composer, timpanist
  • Gary Chapman
    Gary Chapman (musician)
    Gary Chapman is an American Contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter and former television talk show host.-Early life and music career:...

     (born 1957), contemporary Christian singer-songwriter
  • Chingo Bling
    Chingo Bling
    Pedro Herrera III in Houston, Texas of Mexican parents, better known by his stage name Chingo Bling, is a well known underground rapper and producer....

     (Pedro Herrera III) (born 1979), rapper, producer
  • Harry Choates
    Harry Choates
    Harry Choates was an American Cajun music fiddler....

     (1922–1951), Cajun fiddler
  • Charlie Christian
    Charlie Christian
    Charles Henry "Charlie" Christian was an American swing and jazz guitarist.Christian was an important early performer on the electric guitar, and is cited as a key figure in the development of bebop and cool jazz. He gained national exposure as a member of the Benny Goodman Sextet and Orchestra...

     (1916–1942), swing/jazz guitarist
  • Ciara
    Ciara
    Ciara Princess Harris , known mononymously as Ciara, is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, actress and fashion model. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world during her childhood, only to land in Atlanta, Georgia where she met music producer, Jazze Pha...

     (Ciara Harris) (born 1985), musician
  • Guy Clark
    Guy Clark
    Guy Clark is an American Texas Country artist. In his career, he has released more than twenty albums, primarily on major labels. He has also written singles for other artists, including Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner and Rodney Crowell....

     (born 1941), country singer-songwriter
  • Lakrea Clark
    Lakrea Clark
    Lakrea Merie Clark is an American R&B and jazz singer-songwriter who also goes by the stage name Lakrea.-Biography:...

     (born 1991), singer-songwriter
  • Victoria Clark
    Victoria Clark
    Victoria Clark is an American musical theatre singer and actress. Clark has performed in many Broadway musicals and in other theatre, film and television work, and her soprano voice can be heard on numerous cast albums and several animated films...

     (born 1959), singer, Tony Award-winning actress
  • Kelly Clarkson
    Kelly Clarkson
    Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American pop rock singer-songwriter and actress. Clarkson came into prominence after becoming the winner of the inaugural season of the television series American Idol in 2002 and would later become the runner-up in the television special World Idol in 2003.In 2003,...

     (born 1982), singer, American Idol
    American Idol
    American Idol, titled American Idol: The Search for a Superstar for the first season, is a reality television singing competition created by Simon Fuller and produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment...

     winner
  • Cynthia Clawson
    Cynthia Clawson
    Cynthia Clawson is a Grammy Award-winning American gospel singer. She has been called "The most awesome voice in gospel music" by Billboard Magazine, and has received five Dove Awards, 15 Dove Award nominations, and a Grammy for her work.-Biographical information:Cynthia was three years old when...

     (born 1948), Grammy Award-winning gospel singer
  • James Clay
    James Clay (musician)
    James Earl Clay was an American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist and flutist. While in school Clay played alto saxophone, became a professional musician, and played with local bands in Dallas, including with Booker Ervin...

     (1935–1995), jazz instrumentalist
  • Sonny Clay
    Sonny Clay
    William Rogers Campbell "Sonny" Clay was an American jazz pianist, drummer, and bandleader, who had an unusual impact on the development of Australian jazz....

     (1899–1973), jazz pianist, drummer, bandleader
  • Laura Claycomb
    Laura Claycomb
    Laura Claycomb is an American lyric coloratura soprano opera singer.-Background:Laura Claycomb grew up in Dallas, Texas, where she excelled in church and school choir, winning numerous youthful competitions She won a full scholarship to Southern Methodist University, where she completed two...

     (born 1968), operatic soprano
  • Van Cliburn
    Van Cliburn
    Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn Jr. is an American pianist who achieved worldwide recognition in 1958 at age 23, when he won the first quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, at the height of the Cold War....

     (born 1934), famous pianist
    Pianist
    A pianist is a musician who plays the piano. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces, play with an ensemble or orchestra, or accompany one or more singers, solo instrumentalists, or other performers.-Choice of genres:...

     (born in Louisiana
    Louisiana
    Louisiana is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America. Its capital is Baton Rouge and largest city is New Orleans. Louisiana is the only state in the U.S. with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are local governments equivalent to counties...

    , raised in Texas)
  • Arnett Cobb
    Arnett Cobb
    Arnett Cobb was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Cobb was born Arnette Cleophus Cobbs in Houston, Texas. His musical career began with the local bands of Chester Boone, from 1934 to 1936, and Milt Larkin, from 1936 to 1942...

     (1918–1989), jazz saxophonist
  • Henry Coker
    Henry Coker
    Henry Coker was an American jazz trombonist.Coker studied music at Wellesley College before making his professional debut with John White in 1935. From 1937 to 1939 he played with Nat Towles's territory band, then moved to Hawaii to play with Monk McFay...

     (1919–1979), jazz trombonist
  • Gary B.B. Coleman
    Gary B.B. Coleman
    Gary B.B. Coleman was an American soul blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer.Originally a local-musician turned-blues promoter and session musician, Coleman recorded his debut album in 1986, which was re-released on Ichiban Records...

     (1947–1994), soul/blues guitarist, singer-songwriter, producer
  • Ornette Coleman
    Ornette Coleman
    Ornette Coleman is an American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s....

     (born 1930), jazz
    Jazz
    Jazz is a musical style that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States. It was born out of a mix of African and European music traditions. From its early development until the present, jazz has incorporated music from 19th and 20th...

     musician
  • John Ford Coley
    John Ford Coley
    John Ford Coley is a singer, classically trained pianist, guitarist, actor, and author most known for his partnership in the musical duo England Dan & John Ford Coley.-Early life:...

     (born 1948), rock musician (England Dan & John Ford Coley
    England Dan & John Ford Coley
    England Dan & John Ford Coley was an American pop rock duo composed of Danny Wayland "England Dan" Seals and John Edward "John Ford" Coley. Native Texans, the duo released eleven albums and nine singles in their career and are best known for their 1976 single, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"....

    )
  • Albert Collins
    Albert Collins
    Albert Collins was an American electric blues guitarist and singer whose recording career began in the 1960s in Houston and whose fame eventually took him to stages across the US, Europe, Japan and Australia...

     (1932–1993), blues musician
  • Eugene Conley
    Eugene Conley
    Eugene Conley was a celebrated American operatic tenor.Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, Conley studied under Ettore Verna, and made his official debut as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1940...

     (1908–1981), opera singer
  • Barbara Smith Conrad
    Barbara Smith Conrad
    Barbara Smith Conrad is an American operatic mezzo-soprano of international acclaim. Born Barbara Smith, she was raised in Center Point near Pittsburg, Texas. In 1957, Barbara Conrad became the focus of a racial controversy revolving around her role in a student opera at The University of Texas at...

     (born 1940), opera singer
  • David Cook
    David Cook (singer)
    David Roland Cook is an American rock singer-songwriter, who rose to fame after winning the seventh season of the reality television show American Idol...

     (born 1982), rock singer-songwriter (born in Houston, raised in Missouri
    Missouri
    Missouri is a US state located in the Midwestern United States, bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. With a 2010 population of 5,988,927, Missouri is the 18th most populous state in the nation and the fifth most populous in the Midwest. It...

    )
  • Johnny Copeland
    Johnny Copeland
    Johnny Copeland was an American Texas blues guitarist and singer.-Career:Born in Haynesville, Louisiana, United States, while Copeland was becoming interested in music, he also pursued boxing, mostly as an avocation, and it is from his days as a boxer that he got his nickname "Clyde." Also as a...

     (1937–1997), blues guitarist, singer
  • Larry Coryell
    Larry Coryell
    Larry Coryell is an American jazz fusion guitarist.-Biography:Coryell was born in Galveston, Texas. He graduated from Richland High School, in Richland, Washington, where he played in local bands The Jailers, The Rumblers, The Royals, and The Flames. He also played with The Checkers from nearby...

     (born 1943), jazz fusion guitarist
  • Josie Cotton
    Josie Cotton
    Josie Cotton is an American singer/songwriter, best known for her minor hits "Johnny Are You Queer" and "He Could Be the One" from 1982...

     (Kathleen Josey) (born 1956), rock singer
  • Cowboy Troy
    Cowboy Troy
    Troy Lee Coleman III is an American musician, better known by his stage name Cowboy Troy, who performs country rap. He is a member of the MuzikMafia, an aggregation of country music singer-songwriters whose membership also includes Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and James Otto...

     (born 1970), rap singer-songwriter
  • Pee Wee Crayton
    Pee Wee Crayton
    Connie Curtis Crayton , known as Pee Wee Crayton, was an American R&B and blues guitarist and singer.-Career:...

     (1914–1985), R&B/blues guitarist, singer
  • Roger Creager
    Roger Creager
    Roger Creager is an award-winning Texas Country singer and songwriter.-Biography:Roger aspired to become a country music singer since he was six years old. He started learning how to play piano in the second grade, but didn't learn guitar until he was a student at Tuloso-Midway High School...

     (born 1971), country singer
  • Dash Crofts
    Seals and Crofts
    Seals and Crofts is a band made up of Jim Seals and Dash Crofts . The soft rock duo was one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. They are best known for their hits "Summer Breeze" and "Diamond Girl"...

     (born 1940), soft-rock musician (Seals and Crofts
    Seals and Crofts
    Seals and Crofts is a band made up of Jim Seals and Dash Crofts . The soft rock duo was one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. They are best known for their hits "Summer Breeze" and "Diamond Girl"...

    )
  • Christopher Cross
    Christopher Cross
    Christopher Cross is an American singer-songwriter from San Antonio, Texas. His debut album earned him five Grammys. He is perhaps best known for his Top Ten hit songs, "Sailing", "Ride Like the Wind", and "Arthur's Theme ", the last of which he performed for the film Arthur starring Dudley Moore...

     (born 1951), singer
  • Randy Crouch
    Randy Crouch
    Randy Crouch is an Oklahoma-based multi-instrumentalist. In eastern Oklahoma, Crouch is best known as a fiddle player. Although he has been referred to as "the world's best rock fiddler," Crouch also plays guitar and pedal steel among other instruments.-Biography:Growing up the son of a...

     (born 1952), country instrumentalist
  • Wayne Crouse
    Wayne Crouse
    Wayne Crouse was the viola professor emeritus at the University of Oklahoma and principal violist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic from 1982 until his death from cancer at the age of 75. Wayne Crouse graduated from the Juilliard School in 1951 where he studied with Milton Katims, Ivan Galamian,...

     (1924–2000), violist
  • Rodney Crowell
    Rodney Crowell
    Rodney Crowell is a Grammy Award-winning musician, known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in country music....

     (born 1950), country singer-songwriter
  • Lella Cuberli
    Lella Cuberli
    Lella Cuberli is an American soprano, particularly associated with the Belcanto repertory.Born Lella Terell in Austin, Texas, she studied in Dallas and later in Milan...

     (born 1945), opera singer
  • Jim Cullum, Jr.
    Jim Cullum, Jr.
    Jim Cullum, Jr. is an American jazz cornetist noted for his contributions to the Dixieland jazz tradition.Cullum's father was Jim Cullum, Sr., a clarinetist who led the Happy Jazz Band up until his death in 1973...

     (born 1941), Dixieland/jazz cornetist and bandleader
  • Jeff Current, lead singer for Against All Will
  • Ted Daffan
    Ted Daffan
    Theron Eugene "Ted" Daffan was an American country musician noted for composing the seminal Truck Driver's Blues and the much covered Country anthem Born to Lose.-Early years:...

     (1912–1996), country guitarist, songwriter
  • Pappy Daily
    Pappy Daily
    Harold W. Daily , better known as "Pappy" Daily, was an American country music record producer and entrepreneur who cofounded the Texas-based record label Starday Records...

     (1902–1987), country music record producer
  • Floyd Dakil
    Floyd Dakil
    Floyd Arthur Dakil was a Texas musician best known for his often compiled song "Dance Franny Dance". He later went on to play guitar in Louis Prima's band....

     (1945–2010), pop guitarist-songwriter
  • Vernon Dalhart
    Vernon Dalhart
    Vernon Dalhart , born Marion Try Slaughter, was a popular American singer and songwriter of the early decades of the 20th century. He is a major influence in the field of country music.-Early life:...

     (Marion Slaughter) (1883–1948), country singer-songwriter
  • Ivan Davis
    Ivan Davis
    Ivan Roy Davis, Jr. , is an American classical pianist.-The Early Years:Davis received his Bachelor of Music in 1952 from University of North Texas College of Music, and an Artist's Diploma, as a Fulbright Scholar, from the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome...

     (born 1932), classical pianist
  • Mac Davis
    Mac Davis
    Mac Davis is a country music singer, songwriter, and actor originally from Lubbock, Texas who has enjoyed much crossover success...

     (born 1942), musician
  • Ronnie Dawson (1939–2003), rockabilly musician
  • Bobby Day
    Bobby Day
    Bobby Day , was an early African American rock and roll and R&B musician.Born Robert James Byrd, , in Fort Worth, Texas, he moved to Los Angeles, California, at the age of 15...

     (Robert James Byrd, Sr.) (1928–1990), rock and roll/R&B singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, producer
  • Eddie Dean
    Eddie Dean (singer)
    Eddie Dean was an American western singer and actor whom Roy Rogers and Gene Autry termed the best cowboy singer of all time. Dean was best known for "I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven" , which became an even greater hit in 1961 for Tex Ritter....

     (1907–1999), country singer-songwriter
  • Jimmy Dean
    Jimmy Dean
    Jimmy Ray Dean was an American country music singer, television host, actor and businessman. Although he may be best known today as the creator of the Jimmy Dean sausage brand, he became a national television personality starting in 1957, rising to fame for his 1961 country crossover hit "Big Bad...

     (1928–2010), country singer, television personality, businessman
  • Ryan Delahoussaye
    Ryan Delahoussaye
    Ryan Paul Delahoussaye is a multi-instrumentalist musician and co-founding member of the American rock band Blue October. Delahoussaye is a classically trained violinist...

     (born 1976), rock instrumentalist
  • Tim DeLaughter
    Tim DeLaughter
    Tim DeLaughter , is a singer and songwriter. He has gained attention as a very energetic and engaging frontman for both Tripping Daisy and his current band, The Polyphonic Spree....

     (born 1965), rock singer
  • Lindsay Deutsch
    Lindsay Deutsch
    Lindsay Ann Deutsch is an American violinist. A native of Houston, Texas, Deutsch moved to Los Angeles at age 15 to pursue her performance career....

     (born 1984), concert violinist
  • Al Dexter
    Al Dexter
    Al Dexter was an American country musician and songwriter. He is best known for "Pistol Packin' Mama," a 1944 hit that was one of the most popular recordings of the World War II years and later became a hit again with a cover by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters.-Biography:Born Clarence Albert...

     (1905–1984), country singer
  • Mike Dillon
    Mike Dillon (musician)
    Mike Dillon is a percussionist, vibraphonist, bandleader, vocalist and songwriter born in San Antonio, Texas. He is a member of Critters Buggin, Les Claypool's Fancy Band and Garage A Trois...

    , rock drummer-singer-songwriter
  • Floyd Dixon
    Floyd Dixon
    For the American football player see Floyd Dixon Floyd Dixon was an American rhythm and blues pianist and singer.-Biography:...

     (1929–2006), R&B pianist, singer
  • Jessy Dixon
    Jessy Dixon
    Jessy Dixon was an American gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist, with success among audiences across racial lines. He garnered seven Grammy nominations during his career....

     (born 1938), gospel singer
  • DJ Screw
    DJ Screw
    Robert Earl "DJ Screw" Davis, Jr. was a Houston, Texas-based DJ. He was known as a central figure in the Houston hip-hop community and was the creator of the now-famous Chopped and Screwed DJ technique...

     (Robert Earl Davis, Jr.) (1971–2000), hip-hop artist
  • The D.O.C.
    The D.O.C.
    Tracy Lynn Curry , primarily known by his stage name The D.O.C., is an American rapper from Dallas, Texas. In addition to a solo career, he was a member of the hip hop group Fila Fresh Crew, and a creative force behind the gangsta rap group N.W.A, where he co-wrote many of their releases. He has...

     (born 1968), rapper
  • Deryl Dodd
    Deryl Dodd
    Deryl Dwaine Dodd is an American Texas Country artist. Originally a regular on the Texas club circuit, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, soon finding work as a background vocalist and songwriter...

     (born 1964), country music singer-songwriter
  • Helen Donath
    Helen Donath
    Helen Jeanette Donath is an American soprano with a career spanning fifty years.- Biography :She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and studied at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi and with Paola Novikova in New York....

     (born 1940), operatic soprano
  • Kenny Dorham
    Kenny Dorham
    McKinley Howard Dorham was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and composer born in Fairfield, Texas. Dorham's talent is frequently lauded by critics and other musicians, but he never received the kind of attention from the jazz establishment that many of his peers did...

     (1924–1972), jazz trumpeter, singer, composer
  • Dorrough
    Dorrough
    Dorwin Demarcus Dorrough , better known by his stage name Dorrough, is an American rapper.- Early life :Dorrough was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He attended Lancaster High School in Lancaster, where he was captain of the basketball team. He also attended Prairie View A&M University...

     (born 1986), rapper
  • Amber Dotson
    Amber Dotson
    Amber Dotson is an American country music artist. Initially a songwriter for Sony/Tree Publishing, Dotson soon began singing demos as well. She also made an appearance on Travis Tritt's 2004 album My Honky Tonk History as a background vocalist...

     (born 1973), country singer
  • Damita Jo DuBlanc
    Damita Jo DuBlanc
    Damita Jo DeBlanc , a.k.a. Damita Jo, was an American actress, comedian, and lounge music performer. DeBlanc was born in Austin, Texas the featured vocalist on recordings from Steve Gibson and the Red Caps during the 1950s...

     (1930–1998), lounge singer, actress, comedian
  • Sherman H. Dudley
    Sherman H. Dudley
    Sherman Houston Dudley was an African American vaudeville performer and theatre entrepreneur.-Career:Born in Dallas, Texas, he became involved in medicine and minstrel shows in his youth. By the early 1890s he was a popular performer in troupes such as the Dudley Georgia Minstrels and the McCabe...

     (1872–1940), vaudeville and black musical performer and producer
  • Hilary Duff
    Hilary Duff
    Hilary Erhard Duff is an American actress, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, and author. After working in local theater plays and television commercials in her childhood, she achieved fame playing the title role in the Disney Channel television series Lizzie McGuire. She also reprised her role in...

     (born 1987), singer
  • Ted Dunbar
    Ted Dunbar
    Ted Dunbar was a jazz guitarist, composer, and educator. He published four volumes on jazz. He trained as a pharmacist at Texas Southern University, but by the 1970s only did pharmacy work part-time. He was also a trained numerologist and had studied other aspects of mysticism...

     (1937–1998), jazz guitarist, composer, educator
  • Johnny Duncan (1938–2006), country singer
  • Tommy Duncan
    Tommy Duncan
    Thomas Elmer Duncan , better known as Tommy Duncan, was a pioneering American Western swing vocalist and songwriter who gained fame in the 1930s as a founding member of The Texas Playboys...

     (1911–1967), Western swing singer-songwriter
  • Bob Dunn
    Bob Dunn (musician)
    Robert Lee "Bob" Dunn was a jazz trombonist and a pioneer Western swing steel guitarist.He is noted as the first musician to record an electrically amplified instrument—January, 1935, with Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies.Dunn also played steel guitar in numerous other Western Swing...

     (1908–1971), jazz trombonist, Western swing steel guitarist
  • Holly Dunn
    Holly Dunn
    Holly Dunn is a country music artist who first found fame with her 1986 Top-10 hit "Daddy's Hands" from her self-titled début album. Dunn has charted more than a dozen country singles, two of which reaching the #1 spot.Dunn is the daughter of a minister father...

     (born 1957), country singer
  • Ronnie Dunn
    Ronnie Dunn
    Ronnie Gene Dunn is an American country music singer-songwriter, known for being one half of the duo Brooks & Dunn. In 2011, Dunn began working as a solo artist following the breakup of Brooks & Dunn...

     (born 1953), country singer
  • Chauntelle DuPree
    Chauntelle DuPree
    Chauntelle Annette DuPree is the lead guitarist for the band Eisley. She is the eldest of six children. Three of her siblings, Sherri, Stacy, and Weston are also members of Eisley, along with their cousin Garron DuPree. She started playing guitar when she was 16 and formed the band with her...

     (born 1981), rock/pop guitarist (Eisley
    Eisley
    Eisley is a rock band from Tyler, Texas, consisting of four siblings and their cousin , all of whom were born and live in Texas. Although the band's name translates to ice island in several Germanic languages, it was actually selected by the bandmates because of its link to the Star Wars saga...

    )
  • Garron DuPree (born 1989), rock/pop bass guitarist (Eisley)
  • Sherri DuPree
    Sherri DuPree
    Sherri Kay DuPree-Bemis is a vocalist, guitarist and lyricist for the band Eisley.-Career:Three of her siblings, Chauntelle, Stacy and Weston are also members of Eisley, along with her cousin, Garron. Her youngest sister Christie has performed with them live as well...

     (born 1983), rock/pop singer, guitarist, lyricist (Eisley)
  • Stacy DuPree
    Stacy DuPree
    Stacy Lynn DuPree is the keyboardist and one of the lead vocalists in the indie pop band Eisley. She is also credited the writing of the band's lyrics along with her sister Sherri.-Biography:...

     (born 1988), rock/pop keyboardist, singer (Eisley)
  • Weston DuPree (born 1986), rock/pop drummer (Eisley)
  • Eddie Durham
    Eddie Durham
    Eddie Durham was an American jazz guitarist, trombonist, composer and musical arranger of the swing music medium born in San Marcos, Texas, probably best known for his work with musicians like Cab Calloway, Willie Bryant, Andy Kirk, Glenn Miller, Jimmie Lunceford and Count Basie, among others...

     (1906–1987), jazz guitarist, trombonist, composer, arranger
  • Steve Earle
    Steve Earle
    Stephen Fain "Steve" Earle is an American singer-songwriter known for his rock and Texas Country as well as his political views. He is also a producer, author, a political activist, and an actor, and has written and directed a play....

     (born 1955), singer-songwriter, musician
  • Roger Edens
    Roger Edens
    Roger Edens was a Hollywood composer, arranger and associate producer, and is considered one of the major creative figures in Arthur Freed's musical film production unit at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during the "golden era of Hollywood".-Early career and work with Judy Garland:Edens was born in...

     (1905–1970), film composer
  • Emily Elbert
    Emily Elbert
    Emily Caroline Elbert is an American singer-songwriter based in Boston, Massachusetts. In June 2006, she released her debut album of original music, Bright Side...

     (born 1988), folk/soul/jazz/pop singer-songwriter

  • Herb Ellis
    Herb Ellis
    Mitchell Herbert "Herb" Ellis was an American jazz guitarist. Perhaps best known for his 1950s membership in the trio of pianist Oscar Peterson, Ellis was also a staple of west-coast studio recording sessions, and was described by critic Scott Yanow as "an excellent bop-based guitarist with a...

     (1921–2010), jazz guitarist
  • Terry Ellis
    Terry Ellis
    Terry Lynn Ellis is an African-American R&B singer best known for her work with the quartet En Vogue.-Biography:...

     (born 1966), R&B singer (En Vogue
    En Vogue
    En Vogue is an American female R&B vocal group from Oakland, California assembled by music producers Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy.The group has won more MTV Video Music Awards than any other female group in MTV history, a total of seven, along with four Soul Train Awards, six American Music...

    )
  • Paul Ellison
    Paul Ellison
    Paul Ellison is co-principal bass at the Grand Teton Festivals, and is Professor of Double Bass at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. He was also on the faculty of The Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California.Mr...

     (born 1941), classical bassist and teacher
  • Joe Ely
    Joe Ely
    Joe Ely is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music touches on honky-tonk, Texas Country, Tex-Mex and rock and roll....

     (born 1947), singer-songwriter, guitarist
  • Ralna English
    Ralna English
    Ralna Eve English American-born singer was born in Haskell, the seat of Haskell County, north of Abilene, Texas. She gained fame as half of the husband-and-wife singing duo of Guy & Ralna with then-husband Guy Hovis, both of whom were featured performers on The Lawrence Welk Show.English was reared...

     (born 1942), singer from The Lawrence Welk Show
    The Lawrence Welk Show
    The Lawrence Welk Show is an American televised musical variety show hosted by big band leader Lawrence Welk. The series aired locally in Los Angeles for four years , then nationally for another 27 years via the ABC network and first-run syndication .In the years since first-run syndication...

  • Roky Erickson
    Roky Erickson
    Roky Erickson is an American singer, songwriter, harmonica player and guitarist from Texas. He was a founding member of the 13th Floor Elevators and a pioneer of the psychedelic rock genre.-Biography:...

     (born 1947), rock singer-songwriter, instrumentalist
  • Booker Ervin
    Booker Ervin
    Booker Telleferro Ervin II was an American tenor saxophone player. He was perhaps best known for his association with bassist Charles Mingus....

     (1930–1970), jazz saxophonist
  • Dale Evans
    Dale Evans
    Dale Evans, was an American writer, movie star, and singer-songwriter. She was the third wife of singing cowboy Roy Rogers.-Early life:...

     (1912–2001), country singer-songwriter, guitarist
  • Herschel Evans
    Herschel Evans
    Herschel "Tex" Evans , was a tenor saxophonist who worked in the Count Basie Orchestra. He had also worked with Lionel Hampton and Buck Clayton...

     (1909–1939), jazz saxophonist
  • Terry Fator
    Terry Fator
    Terry Wayne Fator is a ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian, and singer from Dallas, Texas. Fator is capable of doing over 100 ventriloquial impersonations, and uses 16 different puppets in his act. He was the winner of Season 2 of America's Got Talent, and received the million dollar prize...

     (born 1965), singer, ventriloquist, impersonator
  • Fat Pat (Patrick Hawkins) (1970–1998), rapper
  • Wilton Felder
    Wilton Felder
    Wilton Lewis Felder is both a saxophone and bass player, and is best known as a founding member of The Crusaders, initially called the Jazz Crusaders. Felder, Wayne Henderson, Joe Sample, and Stix Hooper founded the group while in high school in Houston...

     (born 1940), jazz saxophonist, bassist
  • Freddy Fender
    Freddy Fender
    Freddy Fender , born Baldemar Garza Huerta in San Benito, Texas, United States, was a Mexican-American Tejano, country and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados...

     (1937–2006), musician
  • Ernie Fields
    Ernie Fields
    Ernie Fields was an African American trombonist, pianist, arranger and bandleader. He first became known for leading the Royal Entertainers, which were based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and toured along a circuit stretching from Kansas City, Kansas, to Dallas, Texas.-Early life and career:Fields was born...

     (1904?–1997), jazz trombonist
  • Carl Finch
    Carl Finch
    Carl Finch is a guitarist, keyboardist, accordionist, vocalist, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded the Grammy-winning polka/dance band Brave Combo in 1979 in Denton, Texas.-Career highlights:...

     (born 1951), polka
    Polka
    The polka is a Central European dance and also a genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. It originated in the middle of the 19th century in Bohemia...

     musician, founder of Brave Combo
    Brave Combo
    Brave Combo is a polka/rock band based in Denton, Texas. Founded in 1979 by guitarist/keyboardist/accordionist Carl Finch, they have been a prominent fixture in the Texas music scene for more than twenty-five years...

  • Charles Finger
    Charles Finger
    Charles Joseph Finger was an American author.-Biography:He was born in Willesden, England and attended King's College London. He traveled extensively as a young man, visiting North America, South America, and Africa...

     (1867–1941), music teacher, conservatory administrator; later a noted author of children's literature
  • Sonny Fisher
    Sonny Fisher
    Therman "Sonny" Fisher was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.He was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.Fun facts:...

     (1931–2005), rockabilly singer-songwriter, guitarist
  • Rosie Flores
    Rosie Flores
    Rosie Flores is a rockabilly and country music artist of Mexican American heritage. Her music blends rockabilly, honky tonk, jazz, and Western swing along with traditional influences from her Tex-Mex heritage...

     (born 1950), country singer
  • Carlisle Floyd
    Carlisle Floyd
    Carlisle Floyd is an American opera composer. The son of a Methodist minister, he based many of his works on themes from the South...

     (born 1926), opera composer
  • Blaze Foley
    Blaze Foley
    Michael David Fuller , better known under the stage name Blaze Foley, was an American singer-songwriter.-Biography:...

     (Michael Fuller) (1949–1989), folk singer-songwriter
  • Bruce Ford (born 1956), operatic tenor
  • Radney Foster
    Radney Foster
    Radney Foster is an American Texas Country artist. Initially a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee, Foster made his debut in 1986 alongside Bill Lloyd in the duo Foster & Lloyd...

     (born 1959), country music singer-songwriter
  • Curly Fox
    Curly Fox
    Arnim LeRoy Fox , better known as Curly Fox, was an American fiddler and country musician.-Biography:...

     (1910–1995), country fiddler
  • Kirk Franklin
    Kirk Franklin
    Kirk Dwayne Franklin is an American Gospel music musician, choir director, and author, and is most notably known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God's Property and One Nation Crew .- Early years :...

     (born 1970), gospel singer
  • Eddie Freeman
    Eddie Freeman (musician)
    Eddie Freeman was a noted English jazz musician of the first half of the 20th century and a transcriber and teacher of flamenco guitar music in the latter half. Born Edward F...

     (1909–1987), jazz/flamenco guitarist, arranger, teacher
  • Walter Fried
    Walter Fried
    Walter J. Fried was an American violinist and conductor. He served as both music director and as concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra between 1911 and 1925 and was also one of Dallas's leading violin teachers during that period.-Early life and musical education:Fried was born in San...

     (1877–1925), violinist and conductor
  • Kinky Friedman
    Kinky Friedman
    Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman is an American Texas Country singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. He was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 election...

     (born 1944), singer-songwriter, novelist, columnist, candidate for governor of Texas
    Texas
    Texas is the second largest U.S. state by both area and population, and the largest state by area in the contiguous United States.The name, based on the Caddo word "Tejas" meaning "friends" or "allies", was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in...

  • Lefty Frizzell
    Lefty Frizzell
    Lefty Frizzell , born William Orville Frizzell, was an American country music singer and songwriter of the 1950s, and a proponent of honky tonk music. His relaxed style of singing was an influence on later stars Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, George Jones and John Fogerty...

     (1928–1975), country singer
  • Steven Fromholz
    Steven Fromholz
    Steven Fromholz is an entertainer, a singer and songwriter who was Poet Laureate of Texas in 2007.-Biography:Born in Temple, Texas, Fromholz began performing while he was serving in the United States Navy during the 1960s. After leaving the Navy, he teamed with Dan McCrimmon to create the group...

     (born 1945), singer-songwriter
  • Bobby Fuller
    Bobby Fuller
    Robert Gaston "Bobby" Fuller was an American rock singer, songwriter, and guitar player best known for his singles "I Fought the Law" and "Love's Made a Fool of You," recorded with his mid-1960s group, the Bobby Fuller Four....

     (1942–1966), rock
    Rock and roll
    Rock and roll is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s, primarily from a combination of African American blues, country, jazz, and gospel music...

     singer and guitarist
    Guitarist
    A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. Guitarists may play a variety of instruments such as classical guitars, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and bass guitars. Some guitarists accompany themselves on the guitar while singing.- Versatility :The guitarist controls an extremely...

  • Justin Furstenfeld
    Justin Furstenfeld
    Justin Steward Furstenfeld is a record producer, artist, author, and the lead singer, guitarist, lyricist and frontman of the American rock band Blue October.-Personal life:...

     (born 1975), rock
    Rock and roll
    Rock and roll is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s, primarily from a combination of African American blues, country, jazz, and gospel music...

     singer and guitarist
    Guitarist
    A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. Guitarists may play a variety of instruments such as classical guitars, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and bass guitars. Some guitarists accompany themselves on the guitar while singing.- Versatility :The guitarist controls an extremely...

  • Kyle Gann
    Kyle Gann
    Kyle Eugene Gann is an American professor of music, critic and composer born in Dallas, Texas. As a critic for The Village Voice and other publications he has been a supporter of progressive music including such Downtown movements as postminimalism and totalism.- As composer :As a composer his...

     (born 1955), composer
    Composer
    A composer is a person who creates music, either by musical notation or oral tradition, for interpretation and performance, or through direct manipulation of sonic material through electronic media...

    , musicologist, music critic
  • Red Garland
    Red Garland
    William "Red" Garland was an American hard bop jazz pianist whose block chord style, in part originated by Milt Buckner, influenced many forthcoming pianists in the jazz idiom.-Beginnings:...

     (1923–1984), jazz pianist
  • Travis Garland (born 1989), singer-songwriter
    Singer-songwriter
    Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose and sing their own musical material including lyrics and melodies. As opposed to contemporary popular music singers who write their own songs, the term singer-songwriter describes a distinct form of artistry, closely associated with the...

  • Henry Garza (born 1978) Los Lonely Boys lead guitarist of San Angelo, 2005 Grammy winner
  • Jojo Garza (born 1980) Los Lonely Boys bass of San Angelo, 2005 Grammy winner
  • Ringo Garza (born 1981) Los Lonely Boys drummer of San Angelo, 2005 Grammy winner
  • Larry Gatlin
    Larry Gatlin
    Larry Wayne Gatlin is an American country music singer/songwriter. He is perhaps best known for teaming up with his brothers Steve and Rudy in the late 1970s, becoming one of country music's most successful acts of the 1970s and 1980s. Gatlin has had a total of 33 Top 40 singles...

     (born 1948), singer-songwriter
    Singer-songwriter
    Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose and sing their own musical material including lyrics and melodies. As opposed to contemporary popular music singers who write their own songs, the term singer-songwriter describes a distinct form of artistry, closely associated with the...

    , member of The Gatlin Brothers
  • Zelma Watson George
    Zelma Watson George
    Zelma Watson George is a well known African American philanthropist who is famous for being an alternate in the United Nations General Assembly and, as a headliner in Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera The Medium, the first African-American to play a role that was typically played by a Caucasian...

     (1903–1994), opera singer, musicologist
  • Richard Giangiulio
    Richard Giangiulio
    Richard Cecil Giangiulio , is an American trumpet player. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Giangiulio began trumpet at the age of 10. Educated at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, and Conservatoire de Paris, Giangiulio has achieved international acclaim as a soloist and...

     (born 1942), classical trumpet player and conductor
  • Billy Gibbons
    Billy Gibbons
    William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons is an American musician, actor and car customizer, best known as the guitarist of the Texas blues-rock band ZZ Top. He is also the lead singer and composer for many of the band's songs. Gibbons is known for playing his Gretsch Billy Bo guitar and his famous 1959...

     (born 1949), guitarist in ZZ Top
    ZZ Top
    ZZ Top is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "That Little Ol' Band from Texas". Their style, which is rooted in blues-based boogie rock, has come to incorporate elements of arena, southern, and boogie rock. The band, from Houston Texas, formed in 1969...

  • Mickey Gilley
    Mickey Gilley
    Mickey Leroy Gilley is an American country music singer and musician. Although he started out singing straight-up country and western material in the 1970s, he moved towards a more pop-friendly sound in the 1980s, bringing him further success on not just the country charts, but the pop charts as...

     (born 1936), country musician
  • Don Gillis (1912–1978), composer, conductor, producer, educator
  • Jimmie Dale Gilmore
    Jimmie Dale Gilmore
    Jimmie Dale Gilmore is a country singer, songwriter, actor, recording artist and producer, currently living in Austin, Texas.-Biography:...

     (born 1945), singer-songwriter
  • Johnny Gimble
    Johnny Gimble
    John Paul Gimble , better known as Johnny Gimble, is an American country musician associated with Western swing. He is an award-winning fiddle player and considered one of the most impressive fiddlers in the genre's history....

     (born 1926), country fiddler
  • John Giordano
    John Giordano
    John Read Giordano is an American orchestra conductor, professor of music, composer, and former concert saxophonist. He is Associate Professor of Music at Texas Christian University...

     (born 1937), orchestra conductor
  • Jimmy Giuffre
    Jimmy Giuffre
    James Peter Giuffre was an American jazz clarinet and saxophone player, composer and arranger. He is notable for his development of forms of jazz which allowed for free interplay between the musicians, anticipating forms of free improvisation.-Biography:Born in Dallas, Texas, of Italian ancestry,...

     (1921–2008), jazz composer, arranger, clarinetist and saxophonist
  • Robert Glasper
    Robert Glasper
    Robert Glasper in Houston, Texas is an American jazz pianist and record producer.-Career:Glasper’s earliest musical influence was his mother, Kim Yvette Glasper, who sang jazz and blues professionally. She would bring him with her to club dates rather than leave her son with babysitters...

    , jazz pianist
  • Jack Glatzer
    Jack Glatzer
    Jacob Joseph Glatzer is an American violinist who resides in Portugal. He has performed as a soloist in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, and has also released several acclaimed recordings...

     (born 1939), concert violinist
  • Darrell Glenn
    Darrell Glenn
    Darrell Glenn made his mark in the music business with his 1953 recording of "Crying In the Chapel", written by his dad, Artie Glenn....

     (1935–1990), country singer
  • Lloyd Glenn
    Lloyd Glenn
    Lloyd Glenn was an American R&B pianist, bandleader and arranger, who was a pioneer of the "West Coast" blues style.-Career:...

     (1909–1985), R&B pianist, bandleader, arranger
  • Tyree Glenn
    Tyree Glenn
    Evan Tyree Glenn was an American trombone player.-Biography:...

     (1912–1974), big band/jazz trombonist
  • David Gockley
    David Gockley
    David Gockley is an American opera company administrator. He served as general director of Houston Grand Opera from 1972 to 2005 and has been general director of San Francisco Opera since 2006.-Biography:...

     (born 1943), opera company administrator
  • Renee Elise Goldsberry
    Renee Elise Goldsberry
    Renee Elise Goldsberry is an American actress, singer and songwriter.Goldsberry was born in San Jose, California and raised in both Houston, Texas and Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills she went to Carnegie Mellon University where she graduated...

     (born 1971), singer-songwriter, actress
  • David Golub
    David Golub
    David Golub, pianist and conductor, was born March 22, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and died of lung cancer on October 16, 2000 in Milan, Italy.- Biography :Golub moved with his family to Dallas, Texas when he was five years old...

     (1950–2000), classical pianist, conductor
  • Selena Gomez
    Selena Gomez
    Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer best known for portraying Alex Russo in the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place...

     (born 1992), actress and singer
  • Allie Gonino
    Allie Gonino
    Alyssa Jean "Allie" Gonino is an American actress and singer. She is best known for regular role as Laurel Mercer on The Lying Game and her recurring role as Michelle on 10 Things I Hate About You, both being ABC Family series. Gonino was also member of the American girl group "The Stunners".-Life...

     (born 1990), actress and pop singer
  • Floyd Graham
    Floyd Graham
    Floyd Freeman Graham was a US collegiate bandleader and music educator who founded and directed the Aces of Collegeland in 1927, the university dance band, pit orchestra and stage band of the University of North Texas College of Music. He also was a violinist...

     (1902–1974), bandleader, educator
  • Susan Graham
    Susan Graham
    Susan Graham is an American mezzo-soprano.Raised in Midland, Texas, she is a graduate of Texas Tech University and the Manhattan School of Music. She studied the piano for 13 years...

     (born 1960), opera singer
  • Donald Grantham
    Donald Grantham
    Donald Grantham is an American composer and music educator.Grantham was born in Duncan, Oklahoma. After receiving a Bachelor of Music from the University of Oklahoma, he went on to receive his MM and DMA from the University of Southern California. For two summers he studied under famed French...

     (born 1947), classical composer and music educator
  • Jennifer Grassman
    Jennifer Grassman
    Jennifer Grassman is an American independent music and recording artist.-Early years & education:...

     (born 1984), independent music singer, pianist
  • Jerry Gray
    Jerry Gray (Arranger)
    Jerry Gray was an American violinist, arranger, composer, and leader of swing dance orchestras bearing his name. He is widely known for his work with popular music during the Swing era. His name is inextricably linked to two of the most famous bandleaders of the time, Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller...

     (1915–1976), Swing-Era arranger and bandleader
  • Pat Green
    Pat Green
    Patrick Craven "Pat" Green is an American Texas Country artist. Active since 1995, he has recorded a total of ten studio albums, including several independent works, three for Republic Records and two for BNA...

     (born 1972), country singer-songwriter
  • Thurman Green
    Thurman Green
    Thurman Green was a jazz trombonist who was primarily thought of as bebop-oriented .Born in Texas, he did spend time playing in Los Angeles with swinging big bands but he was also an occasional member of the Horace Tapscott Quintet Thurman Green (August 12, 1940 – June 19, 1997) was a jazz...

     (1940–1997), jazz trombonist
  • Art Greenhaw
    Art Greenhaw
    Art Greenhaw is a Grammy Award-Winning recording artist, producer and mixing engineer, having won the Grammy Award in 2003 in New York City for "Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album of the Year" for the album WE CALLED HIM MR. GOSPEL MUSIC: THE JAMES BLACKWOOD TRIBUTE ALBUM...

    , Grammy Award-winning recording artist, producer, engineer
  • Nanci Griffith
    Nanci Griffith
    Nanci Griffith, is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas.-Biography:...

     (born 1953), singer / songwriter
  • Texas Guinan
    Texas Guinan
    Mary Louise Cecilia "Texas" Guinan was an American saloon keeper, actress, and entrepreneur.-Early life:...

     (1884–1933), western singer, actress
  • David Wendel Guion (1892–1981), composer, arranger of folk tunes
  • Guitar Shorty
    Guitar Shorty
    Guitar Shorty is an American blues guitarist. He is well known for his explosive guitar style and wild stage antics. Billboard magazine said, “his galvanizing guitar work defines modern, top-of-the-line blues-rock. His vocals remain as forceful as ever...

     (David Kearney) (born 1939), blues guitarist
  • Woody Guthrie
    Woody Guthrie
    Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie is best known as an American singer-songwriter and folk musician, whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children's songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his...

     (1912–1967), folk singer-songwriter (spent several years in Pampa, Texas
    Pampa, Texas
    Pampa is a city in Gray County, Texas, United States. The population was 17,887 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Gray County.Pampa is the principal city of the Pampa Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Gray and Roberts counties....

    , during the formative period of his youth)
  • Billy Guy
    Billy Guy
    -Biography:Billy Guy is best known as a member of The Coasters, singing lead on such hits as "Searchin'," "Little Egypt," "Run Red Run," "Wait A Minute," among others. Before Guy joined The Coasters in 1955, he was part of a comedy singing duo called "Bip and Bop." One single called "Ding Ding...

     (Frank Phillips, Jr.) (1936–2002), R&B/rock and roll singer (The Coasters
    The Coasters
    The Coasters are an American rhythm and blues/rock and roll vocal group that had a string of hits in the late 1950s. Beginning with "Searchin'" and "Young Blood", their most memorable songs were written by the songwriting and producing team of Leiber and Stoller...

    )
  • Gene Hall
    Gene Hall
    Morris Eugene Hall was a music educator, saxophonist, and arranger, most known for creating and presiding over the first academic curriculum leading to a bachelors degree in jazz at an institution of higher learning, being at the University of North Texas College of Music Morris Eugene Hall (aka...

     (1913–1993), jazz saxophonist, music educator
  • Stuart Hamblen
    Stuart Hamblen
    Stuart Hamblen , born Stuart Carl Hamblen, was one of American radio's first singing cowboys in 1926, and later became a Christian songwriter, temperance supporter and recurring candidate for political office....

     (1908–1989), country singer, candidate for U.S. President
  • Bob Hames
    Bob Hames
    Robert "Bob" Earl Hames was an American jazz guitarist best known for being a staff guitarist for live productions at WFAA-TV in the early 1950s...

     (1920–1998), jazz guitarist
  • Butch Hancock
    Butch Hancock
    Butch Hancock is a country/folk music recording artist and song writer. He was born July 12, 1945 in Lubbock, Texas. Hancock is a member of The Flatlanders along with Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, but he has principally performed a solo career....

     (born 1945), country/folk recording artist, songwriter
  • Gerre Hancock
    Gerre Hancock
    Gerre Edward Hancock is an American organist, improviser, and composer. Hancock is currently Professor of Organ and Sacred Music at the University of Texas, Austin.Dr...

     (born 1934), organist, composer
  • John Handy
    John Handy
    John Richard Handy III is an American jazz alto saxophonist.-Biography:In the 1960s, Handy led several groups...

     (born 1933), jazz saxophonist
  • John Hardee
    John Hardee
    John Hardee was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Hardee toured with Don Albert in 1937-38 while he was still in college; he graduated in 1941. He directed a local Texas school band and served in the Army during World War II...

     (1919–1984), jazz saxophonist
  • Maud Cuney Hare
    Maud Cuney Hare
    Maud Cuney Hare was an American musician, author, and African American activist in New England in the United States. She was born in Galveston, the daughter of famed civil rights leader Norris Wright Cuney who led the Texas Republican Party.Among her many literary and musical contributions she is...

     (1874–1936), music historian, civil rights activist
  • Roy Hargrove
    Roy Hargrove
    Roy Anthony Hargrove is an American jazz trumpeter. He won worldwide notice after winning two Grammy Awards for differing types of music, in 1997, and in 2002...

     (born 1969), jazz trumpet player
  • Everette Harp
    Everette Harp
    Everette Harp , is an African American blues, jazz and gospel saxophonist who has recorded on Blue Note and Capitol Records. Harp's 2006 album, In the Moment, debuted in the number one position of Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart.-Biography:Everette Harp started playing piano at two, and began...

     (born 1961), jazz saxophonist
  • Lynn Harrell
    Lynn Harrell
    Lynn Harrell is an American classical cellist.-Biography:Harrell was born in New York City of musician parents; his father was the baritone Mack Harrell and his mother, Marjorie Fulton, was a violinist. At the age of eight he decided to learn to play the cello. When Lynn was 12, his family moved...

     (born 1944), concert cellist raised in Texas
  • Mack Harrell
    Mack Harrell
    Mack Harrell was an American baritone who was regarded as one of the greatest concert singers of his generation....

     (1909–1960), operatic baritone
  • Peppermint Harris
    Peppermint Harris
    Harrison D. Nelson Jr. known as Peppermint Harris, was an American rhythm and blues and jump blues singer and guitarist....

     (Harrison Nelson, Jr.) (1925–1999), R&B singer, guitarist
  • Earl Harvin
    Earl Harvin
    Earl Harvin is a drummer, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist from the New York area who has lived in Dallas, Texas and Los Angeles and is now residing in Berlin, Germany....

    , rock drummer
  • Gibby Haynes
    Gibby Haynes
    Gibson Jerome "Gibby" Haynes is an American musician, radio personality, and painter, and the lead singer of the group Butthole Surfers.-Early life and career:...

     (born 1957), lead singer of the Butthole Surfers
    Butthole Surfers
    Butthole Surfers is an American alternative rock band formed by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981. The band has had numerous personnel changes, but its core lineup of Haynes, Leary, and drummer King Coffey has been consistent since 1983. Teresa Nervosa served as second...

  • Cedric Haywood
    Cedric Haywood
    Cedric Haywood was an American jazz pianist.Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Haywood played as a teenager in a high school band with Arnett Cobb...

     (1914–1969), jazz pianist
  • Roy Head
    Roy Head
    Roy Head is an American singer, best known for his hit "Treat Her Right."-Career:Head achieved fame as a member of a musical group out from San Marcos, Texas known as The Traits. The group's sponsor landed their first recording contract in 1958 with TNT Music in San Antonio, Texas while they were...

     (born 1941), Roy Head and The Traits
  • Chet Helms
    Chet Helms
    Chester Leo "Chet" Helms , often called the father of San Francisco's "1967 Summer of Love," was a music promoter and a cultural figure in San Francisco during its hippie period in the late Sixties....

     (1942–2005), music promoter, called father of the Summer of Love
    Summer of Love
    The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people converged on the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, creating a cultural and political rebellion...

  • Julius Hemphill
    Julius Hemphill
    Julius Arthur Hemphill was a jazz composer and saxophone player. He performed mainly on alto saxophone; less often soprano and tenor saxophones and flute.-Biography:...

     (1938–1995), jazz composer, saxophonist
  • Terri Hendrix
    Terri Hendrix
    Terri Hendrix is a San Marcos, Texas-based contemporary folk singer-songwriter. In addition to releasing several albums on her own label, Wilory Records, she co-wrote the Dixie Chicks Grammy-winning instrumental, "Lil' Jack Slade".- Awards :...

    , contemporary folk singer-songwriter
  • Don Henley
    Don Henley
    Donald Hugh "Don" Henley is an American singer, songwriter and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career. Henley was the drummer and lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971–1980, when the band broke up...

     (born 1947), musician with rock group the Eagles
  • Shifty Henry
    Shifty Henry
    John Willie "Shifty" Henry was an American musician, most noted as a double bass and bass guitar player, and blues songwriter. He also played flute, violin, viola, saxophone, and oboe and was in demand as a session musician and arranger in Los Angeles in the 1940s and 1950s...

     (1921–1958), R&B/jazz instrumentalist, songwriter
  • Walter Herbert
    Walter Herbert (conductor)
    Walter Herbert was an American conductor and impresario of German birth, as well as a world champion at contract bridge....

     (1898–1975), opera conductor and administrator
  • Casey Hess
    Casey Hess
    Casey Hess is currently one of the guitarists for the American Rock band Burden Brothers based out of Dallas, Texas.- References :...

    , rock guitarist (Burden Brothers
    Burden Brothers
    Burden Brothers are a hard rock band formed in Dallas, Texas by Toadies lead singer/songwriter Vaden Todd Lewis and Reverend Horton Heat/Izzy Stradlin drummer Taz Bentley. The band currently consists of Lewis , Bentley , and Casey Hess...

    )
  • Sara Hickman
    Sara Hickman
    Sara Hickman is a rock/folk/pop/children's music singer, songwriter, and artist.-Biography:Hickman was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She grew up in Houston, Texas, where she attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as a vocal major. In 1986, she graduated from the...

     (born 1963), rock/pop singer-songwriter
  • Johnnie High
    Johnnie High
    Johnnie High was a music impresario, starmaker, and performer of Texas who established Johnnie High's Country Music Revue, a live Saturday night show, in 1974 in Grapevine, Texas.-Early life:...

     (1929–2010), country musician and impresario
  • Ray Hildebrand
    Paul & Paula
    Paul & Paula , were a pop singing duo, best known for their 1963 million selling #1 hit record, "Hey Paula."-Biography:...

     (born 1940), pop singer, Paul & Paula
    Paul & Paula
    Paul & Paula , were a pop singing duo, best known for their 1963 million selling #1 hit record, "Hey Paula."-Biography:...

  • Dusty Hill
    Dusty Hill
    Joseph Michael "Dusty" Hill is the bassist and vocalist with the American rock group ZZ Top.-History:Hill was in Dallas, Texas and grew up in the Lakewood neighborhood of East Dallas...

     (born 1945), bass guitar
    Bass guitar
    The bass guitar is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb , or by using a pick....

    ist in ZZ Top
    ZZ Top
    ZZ Top is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "That Little Ol' Band from Texas". Their style, which is rooted in blues-based boogie rock, has come to incorporate elements of arena, southern, and boogie rock. The band, from Houston Texas, formed in 1969...

  • Z. Z. Hill (1935–1984), blues singer
  • Tish Hinojosa
    Tish Hinojosa
    Leticia Hinojosa is a folksinger recording in both Spanish and English. Hinojosa was the youngest of 13 children. Hinojosa's parents were Mexican immigrants...

     (born 1955), Mexican-American folk singer
  • Ernst Hoffmann
    Ernst Hoffmann (conductor)
    Ernst Heinrich Hoffmann was an American conductor who served as the music director of the Houston Symphony for eleven years.Hoffmann was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was a violinist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra...

     (c. 1899–1956), orchestra conductor
  • Adolph Hofner
    Adolph Hofner
    -Biography:Hofner was born in Lavaca County, Texas near Moulton into a family of Czech-German origin. He grew up listening to Czech- and Hawaiian music. When he was ten years old his family moved to San Antonio. He and his younger brother Emil, together with Simon Garcia, formed the "Hawaiian...

     (1916–2000), western swing bandleader
  • Smokey Hogg
    Smokey Hogg
    Andrew 'Smokey' Hogg was an American post-war Texas and country blues musician.-Life and career:Hogg was born near Westconnie, Texas, United States and grew up on the farm and was taught to play guitar by his father Frank Hogg. While still in his teens he teamed up with a the slide guitarist and...

     (1914–1960), country blues singer, guitarist
  • Jennifer Holliday
    Jennifer Holliday
    Jennifer-Yvette Holliday is an African-American singer and Tony Award-winning actress. She started her career on Broadway in musicals such as Dreamgirls, and later became a successful recording artist...

     (born 1960), Grammy Award-winning singer, actress
  • Buddy Holly
    Buddy Holly
    Charles Hardin Holley , known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll...

     (1936–1959), singer-songwriter
  • Steve Holy
    Steve Holy
    Steve Holy is an American country music artist. Signed to Curb Records since 1999, he has released three studio albums: 2000's Blue Moon 2006's Brand New Girlfriend and 2011's Love Don't Run...

     (born 1972), country singer
  • Sam Lightnin' Hopkins
    Lightnin' Hopkins
    Sam John Hopkins better known as Lightnin’ Hopkins, was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional pianist, from Houston, Texas...

     (1912–1982), blues musician
  • Johnny Horton
    Johnny Horton
    John Gale "Johnny" Horton was an American country music and rockabilly singer most famous for his semi-folk, so-called "saga songs" which began the "historical ballad" craze of the late 1950s and early 1960s...

     (1925–1960), country singer
  • Brad Houser
    Brad Houser
    John Bradley Houser is an American bass guitar, baritone saxophone and bass clarinet player, originally from Dallas, Texas. He was a co-founding member of the New Bohemians, later to become known as Edie Brickell & New Bohemians...

     (born 1960), rock instrumentalist
  • Frank Huang
    Frank Huang
    Frank Xin Huang is a Chinese-born American violinist and teacher. He has won several international music competitions, most notably the 2003 Naumburg Competition. Huang has concertized widely as a soloist, and his debut recording has been critically acclaimed...

     (born 1978), concert violinist
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard
    Ray Wylie Hubbard
    Ray Wylie Hubbard is an American Texas Country singer and songwriter.-Early life:Hubbard grew up in southeastern town of Hugo, Oklahoma. His family moved to Oak Cliff in south Dallas, Texas in 1954. He attended W. H. Adamson High School with Michael Martin Murphey, who had his own band at the time...

     (born 1946), country singer-songwriter
  • Bill Hughes
    Bill Hughes (musician)
    William Henry "Bill" Hughes is an American jazz trombonist and bandleader. He has spent most of his career with the Count Basie Orchestra and was the director of that ensemble until September 2010.- Early life and career :...

     (born 1930), jazz trombonist, bandleader
  • Joe "Guitar" Hughes (1937–2003), blues singer, guitarist
  • Bobbi Humphrey
    Bobbi Humphrey
    Barbara Ann Humphrey is an American jazz flautist and singer who plays fusion, jazz-funk and soul-jazz styles. Bobbi Humphrey has performed for audiences around the world....

     (born 1950), jazz flutist
  • Jerry Hunt
    Jerry Hunt
    Jerry Hunt was an American composer who created works using live electronics partly controlled by his ritualistic performance techniques, influenced by his interest in the occult. He committed suicide in response to terminal cancer...

     (1943–1993), avant-garde composer
  • Ivory Joe Hunter
    Ivory Joe Hunter
    Ivory Joe Hunter was an American rhythm and blues singer, songwriter, and pianist. After a series of hits on the US R&B chart starting in the mid 1940s, he became more widely known for his hit recording, "Since I Met You Baby" . He was billed as The Baron of the Boogie, and also known as The...

     (1914–1974), R&B singer-songwriter, pianist
  • Jeff Huskins
    Jeff Huskins
    Jeffrey Howard Huskins is an American country musician, producer, and record label founder.Jeff Huskins, successful artist, producer and entrepreneur whose performing career included touring and performing with artists such as Clint Black and Gene Watson, is best known as a member of the...

     (born 1966), country musician
  • Willie Hutch
    Willie Hutch
    Willie McKinley Hutchison, known professionally as Willie Hutch was an American singer, songwriter as well as a record producer and recording artist for the Motown record label during the 1970s and 1980s....

     (1944–2005), blues/R&B singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer
  • Clarence Hutchenrider
    Clarence Hutchenrider
    Clarence Hutchenrider was an American jazz clarinetist born in Waco, Texas. He was a member of the Casa Loma Orchestra led by Glen Gray. Clarence was married a short time to model Barbara Lewis-Bradford. Clarence had a daughter Judith Moorefield Hutchenrider-Henderson, born May 19, 1941 in San...

     (1908–1991), jazz clarinetist
  • Walter Hyatt
    Walter Hyatt
    Walter Hyatt American singer and songwriter. His band, known as Uncle Walt's Band, was involved in the alternative music scene in Austin, Texas, from its inception and is credited by many with being the Godfather of Americana Music or the Original Americana Artist, never easily pegged into any one...

     (1949–1996), folk singer, guitarist
  • Jill Jackson
    Paul & Paula
    Paul & Paula , were a pop singing duo, best known for their 1963 million selling #1 hit record, "Hey Paula."-Biography:...

     (born 1942), pop singer, Paul & Paula
    Paul & Paula
    Paul & Paula , were a pop singing duo, best known for their 1963 million selling #1 hit record, "Hey Paula."-Biography:...

  • Melvin Jackson
    Melvin Jackson
    Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson was an American blues guitarist. He was a contemporary of Lightnin' Hopkins.-Biography:...

     (1915–1976), blues guitarist
  • Ronald Shannon Jackson
    Ronald Shannon Jackson
    Ronald Shannon Jackson is an American jazz drummer. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas.Jackson is notable for his unusual approach to his instrument, which draws as much inspiration from military and parade bands as from traditional jazz drumming.He is the only person to have recorded and performed...

     (born 1940), jazz drummer
  • Illinois Jacquet
    Illinois Jacquet
    Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, best remembered for his solo on "Flying Home", critically recognized as the first R&B saxophone solo....

     (1922–2004), jazz saxophonist, bassoonist
  • Russell Jacquet
    Russell Jacquet
    Russell Jacquet was an American trumpeter. Jacquet was born on December 14, 1917 in Saint Martinville, Louisiana. He was the elder brother of well-known tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet, who he worked with through the years...

     (1917–1990), jazz trumpeter
  • Sarah Jaffe
    Sarah Jaffe
    Sarah Jaffe is a singer-songwriter from Denton, Texas.Jaffe self-released her first EP titled Even Born Again, which was recognized by Rolling Stone and the Dallas Observer. In late 2009, she was signed to Kirtland Records and released her first full-length album, Suburban Nature, in May 2010...

     (born 1986), folk/rock singer-songwriter
  • Casey James
    Casey James
    Casey Everett James is an American singer and guitarist from Fort Worth, Texas, who was the third-place finalist on the ninth season of American Idol.-Early life:...

     (born 1983), pop/country singer, guitarist
  • Harry James
    Harry James
    Henry Haag “Harry” James was a trumpeter who led a jazz swing band during the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s. He was especially known among musicians for his astonishing technical proficiency as well as his superior tone.-Biography:He was born in Albany, Georgia, the son of a bandleader of a...

     (1916–1983), jazz/big band trumpeter (lived and worked in Beaumont
    Beaumont, Texas
    Beaumont is a city in and county seat of Jefferson County, Texas, United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city's population was 118,296 at the 2010 census. With Port Arthur and Orange, it forms the Golden Triangle, a major industrial area on the...

     as an adolescent)
  • Blind Lemon Jefferson
    Blind Lemon Jefferson
    "Blind" Lemon Jefferson was an American blues singer and guitarist from Texas. He was one of the most popular blues singers of the 1920s, and has been titled "Father of the Texas Blues"....

     (1897–1929), blues musician
  • Speight Jenkins
    Speight Jenkins
    Speight Jenkins Jr is the general director of Seattle Opera. Jenkins, a native of Dallas, Texas, is the son of Speight Jenkins Sr and Sara Baird Jenkins. His B.A. degree is from the University of Texas at Austin, and he graduated in 1961 from Columbia Law School. He served in the US Army, and...

     (born 1937), opera administrator, producer
  • Waylon Jennings
    Waylon Jennings
    Waylon Arnold Jennings was an American country music singer, songwriter, and musician. Jennings began playing at eight. He began performing at twelve, on KVOW radio. Jennings formed a band The Texas Longhorns. Jennings worked as a D.J on KVOW, KDAV and KLLL...

     (1937–2002), country singer
  • Flaco Jiménez
    Flaco Jiménez
    Leonardo "Flaco" Jiménez is a Tejano music accordionist from San Antonio, Texas. Jiménez's father, Santiago Jiménez Sr. was a pioneer of conjunto music. He began performing with his father at age seven and recording at age fifteen, as a member of Los Caporales...

     (born 1939), Tejano accordionist
  • Santiago Jiménez, Jr.
    Santiago Jiménez, Jr.
    Santiago Jiménez, Jr. is a folk musician who has won a National Heritage Fellowship in 2000 for lifetime achievement in traditional Tex-Mex/folk music. His father, Santiago Jiménez Sr. was a pioneer of conjunto music...

     (born 1961), conjunto accordionist
  • Joe Tex
    Joe Tex
    Joseph Arrington, Jr. , better known as "Joe Tex", was an American Southern soul singer-songwriter, most popular during the 1960s and 1970s...

     (Joseph Arrington, Jr.) (1935–1982), soul singer-songwriter
  • Blind Willie Johnson
    Blind Willie Johnson
    "Blind" Willie Johnson was an American singer and guitarist, whose music straddled the border between blues and spirituals....

     (1897–1945) blues/spirituals singer, guitarist
  • Budd Johnson
    Budd Johnson
    Not to be confused with Buddy Johnson.Budd Johnson was an American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist who worked extensively with Ben Webster, Benny Goodman, Big Joe Turner, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Earl Hines, among others.-Biography:He initially played...

     (1910–1984), jazz saxophonist
  • Conrad O. Johnson
    Conrad O. Johnson
    Conrad O. Johnson was an American music educator, long associated with the city of Houston, who was inducted into the Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 2000....

     (1915–2008), music educator
  • David N. Johnson
    David N. Johnson
    David N. Johnson was an American organist, composer, educator, choral clinician, and lecturer....

     (1922–1987), classical organist, composer, educator
  • Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson is an American guitarist. Though he is best known for his success in the instrumental rock format, Johnson regularly incorporates jazz, fusion, gospel and country and western music into his recordings...

     (born 1954), rock/jazz/country guitarist
  • Gus Johnson
    Gus Johnson (jazz musician)
    Gus Johnson was the drummer in various jazz bands, including that of Jay McShann for many years. In the 1960s he played for saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and accompanied singer Ella Fitzgerald in her 1960 concert in Berlin...

     (1913–2000), jazz drummer
  • Keg Johnson
    Keg Johnson
    Frederic Homer Johnson was a jazz trombonist.He was born in Dallas, Texas 19 November 1908. His father was a choir director there and also worked at a local Studebaker plant where Keg also worked for a while....

     (1908–1967), jazz trombonist
  • Money Johnson
    Money Johnson
    Harold "Money" Johnson was an American jazz trumpeter.Johnson first played trumpet at age 15. He moved to Oklahoma City in 1936 and played with Charlie Christian and Henry Bridges before joining Nat Towles's band...

     (1918–1978), jazz trumpeter
  • Virgil L. Johnson
    Virgil Johnson (singer)
    Virgil Lewis Johnson is a retired African American deejay, formerly at radio station KDAV in Lubbock. He was the lead singer of The Velvets, a 1950s and 1960s vocal quintet from Odessa, also in West Texas. They are best remembered for their 1961 hit "Tonight ", which peaked at No. 26 on the...

     (born 1935), musician, The Velvets
    The Velvets
    The Velvets were an American doo wop group from Odessa in Ector County in west Texas. The African American quintet was formed in 1959 by Virgil Johnson, a high school English teacher, with four of his students. Roy Orbison heard the group and signed them to Monument Records in 1960. Their first...

  • Willie Neal Johnson
    Willie Neal Johnson & The Gospel Keynotes
    Willie Neal Johnson was a gospel singer who became known as "Country Boy" for his rootsy blues-driven style and his down to earth friendly personality....

     (1935–2001), gospel singer
  • Daniel Johnston
    Daniel Johnston
    Daniel Dale Johnston is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and artist. Johnston was the subject of the 2006 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston. He currently lives in Waller, Texas....

     (born 1961), rock singer-songwriter
  • Nicholas Jonas (born 1992), singer, guitarist of the Jonas Brothers
  • George Jones
    George Jones
    George Glenn Jones is an American country music singer known for his long list of hit records, his distinctive voice and phrasing, and his marriage to Tammy Wynette....

     (born 1931), country singer
  • Little Hat Jones
    Little Hat Jones
    George "Little Hat" Jones was an American blues musician.-Biography:Jones, born in Bowie County, Texas, was a street busker in the 1920s in San Antonio, and he recorded one 78rpm for Okeh Records on June 15, 1929. That same day, he played guitar on nine tracks by Alger "Texas" Alexander in the...

     (1899–1981). blues singer, guitarist
  • Maggie Jones
    Maggie Jones (blues musician)
    Maggie Jones was an American blues singer and pianist, who recorded thirty-eight songs between 1923 and 1926. She was billed as "The Texas Nightingale." Jones is best remembered for her songs, "Single Woman's Blues," "Undertaker's Blues," and "Northbound Blues."-Biography:She was born Fae Barnes...

     (c. 1900 – unknown), blues singer, pianist, known as "The Texas Nightingale"
  • Mike Jones
    Mike Jones (rapper)
    Michael "Mike" Jones is an American southern rap artist, who initially was affiliated with the record label Swishahouse, then left to be the owner of Ice Age Entertainment....

     (born 1981), rapper
  • Norah Jones
    Norah Jones
    Norah Jones is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actress.In 2002, she launched her solo music career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album Come Away With Me, which was certified a diamond album in 2002, selling over 20 million copies...

     (born 1979), soul
    Soul music
    Soul music is a music genre originating in the United States combining elements of gospel music and rhythm and blues. According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, soul is "music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of...

    /folk
    Folk music
    Folk music is an English term encompassing both traditional folk music and contemporary folk music. The term originated in the 19th century. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted by mouth, as music of the lower classes, and as music with unknown composers....

     singer-songwriter, born in New York City but raised in Texas
  • Tom Jones
    Tom Jones (writer)
    Tom Jones is a lyricist of musical theatre. His best known work is The Fantasticks, which ran off-Broadway from 1960 until 2002, and the hit song from the same, Try to Remember. Other songs from "The Fantasticks" include "Soon It's Gonna Rain", "Much More" and "I Can See It"...

     (born 1928), lyricist
    Lyricist
    A lyricist is a songwriter who specializes in lyrics. A singer who writes the lyrics to songs is a singer-lyricist. This differentiates from a singer-composer, who composes the song's melody.-Collaboration:...

     of musical theater
    Musical theatre
    Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The emotional content of the piece – humor, pathos, love, anger – as well as the story itself, is communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an...

  • Janis Joplin
    Janis Joplin
    Janis Lyn Joplin was an American singer, songwriter, painter, dancer and music arranger. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company and later as a solo artist with her backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band...

     (1943–1970), blues/rock singer
  • Scott Joplin
    Scott Joplin
    Scott Joplin was an American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions, and was later dubbed "The King of Ragtime". During his brief career, Joplin wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas...

     (c. 1867–1917), ragtime
    Ragtime
    Ragtime is an original musical genre which enjoyed its peak popularity between 1897 and 1918. Its main characteristic trait is its syncopated, or "ragged," rhythm. It began as dance music in the red-light districts of American cities such as St. Louis and New Orleans years before being published...

     musician and composer
    Composer
    A composer is a person who creates music, either by musical notation or oral tradition, for interpretation and performance, or through direct manipulation of sonic material through electronic media...

  • Esteban Jordan
    Esteban Jordan
    Esteban "Steve" Jordan was a jazz, rock, blues, conjunto and Tejano musician from the United States. He was also known as "El Parche", "The Jimi Hendrix of the accordion", and "the accordion wizard"...

     (1939–2010), conjunto/Tejano accordionist
  • Milton Katims
    Milton Katims
    Milton Katims was an American violist and conductor. He was music director of the Seattle Symphony for 22 years . In that time he added more than 75 works, made recordings, premiered new pieces and led the orchestra on several tours. He expanded the orchestra's series of family and suburban...

     (1909–2006), concert violist and conductor
  • Robert Earl Keen
    Robert Earl Keen
    Robert Earl Keen, Junior is an American Texas Country singer-songwriter. He is popular with fans of traditional country music, folk music, college radio, and alt-country. Keen currently resides in Kerrville, Texas and maintains a ranch in Medina, Texas.-Early life:Growing up in Houston, Texas,...

     (born 1957), singer-songwriter
  • Peck Kelley
    Peck Kelley
    John Dickson "Peck" Kelley was an American jazz pianist born in Houston, Texas. Kelley was best known for his 1920s band Peck's Bad Boys, which included Jack Teagarden and Pee Wee Russell, among others.- Career :...

     (1898–1980), jazz pianist and bandleader
  • Kent Kennan
    Kent Kennan
    Kent Wheeler Kennan was an American composer, author, educator, and professor....

     (1913–2003), classical composer
  • King Curtis
    King Curtis
    Curtis Ousley , who performed under the stage name King Curtis, was an American saxophone virtuoso known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, funk and soul jazz. Variously a bandleader, band member, and session musician, he was also a musical director and record producer...

     (Curtis Ousley) (1934–1971), R&B/pop saxophonist
  • Freddie King
    Freddie King
    Freddie King , thought to have been born as Frederick Christian, originally recording as Freddy King, and nicknamed "the Texas Cannonball", was an influential African-American blues guitarist and singer. He is often mentioned as one of "the Three Kings" of electric blues guitar, along with Albert...

     (1934–1976), blues guitarist and singer
  • Ralph Kirshbaum
    Ralph Kirshbaum
    Ralph Henry Kirshbaum is an American cellist currently living in Los Angeles. During his career he has performed solos with major orchestras worldwide, won prizes in several international competitions, and recorded extensively....

     (born 1946), cellist
  • Beyoncé Knowles
    Beyoncé Knowles
    Beyoncé Giselle Knowles , often known simply as Beyoncé, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she enrolled in various performing arts schools and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child...

     (born 1981), R&B
    Rhythm and blues
    Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated to R&B, is a genre of popular African American music that originated in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a...

     singer, actress
  • Solange Knowles
    Solange Knowles
    Solange Piaget Knowles , who performs under the mononym Solange, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, model, dancer, and DJ. Knowles was born and raised in Houston, Texas along with her older sister singer Beyoncé, a former member of R&B group Destiny's Child...

     (born 1986), R&B singer-songwriter, actress, model, dancer
  • Buddy Knox
    Buddy Knox
    Buddy Knox was an American singer and songwriter, best known for his 1957 rockabilly hit song, "Party Doll".-Biography:...

     (1933–1999), rockabilly singer-songwriter
  • Karl Korte
    Karl Korte
    Karl Korte is an American composer of contemporary classical music.He grew up in Englewood, New Jersey. He attended the Juilliard School, where he studied with Peter Mennin, William Bergsma, and Vincent Persichetti...

     (born 1928), composer, music educator
  • Lili Kraus
    Lili Kraus
    Lili Kraus was a Hungarian-born British pianist.-Biography:Lili Kraus was born in Budapest in 1903. Her father was from Czech Lands, and her mother from an assimilated Jewish Hungarian family....

     (1903–1986), classical pianist
  • Hans Kreissig
    Hans Kreissig
    Hans Kreissig was a German-born American pianist, music teacher, and conductor. He is noted for establishing the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 1900 and for serving as its first music director.- Career :...

     (1857–1929), conductor, pianist, educator; created Dallas Symphony Orchestra
    Dallas Symphony Orchestra
    The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is an American orchestra. It performs its concerts in the Meyerson Symphony Center in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, United States....

  • K-Rino
    K-Rino
    K-Rino, the stage name of Eric Kaiser, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He is affiliated with Horrorcore rapper Ganksta N-I-P...

     (Eric Kaiser), rapper
  • Kris Kristofferson
    Kris Kristofferson
    Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson is an American musician, actor, and writer. He is known for hits such as "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night"...

     (born 1936), singer-songwriter, actor
  • Philip Krumm
    Philip Krumm
    Philip Krumm is an American composer who was "a pioneer of modal, repetitive pattern music". Krumm studied orchestration and composition with Raymond Moses in high school, with Frank Sturchio at Saint Mary's University, with Ross Lee Finney at University of Michigan, and with Karlheinz Stockhausen...

     (born 1941), composer
  • Fredell Lack
    Fredell Lack
    Fredell Lack is an American violinist. Noted as a concert soloist, recording artist, chamber musician, and teacher, she is retired from a position as the C. W...

     (born 1922), concert violinist
  • Gary Lakes
    Gary Lakes
    -Biography:Lakes was born in Woodward, Oklahoma, and raised in Irving, Texas. He made his professional debut with the Seattle Opera in the role of Froh in 1981 in Wagner's Das Rheingold, after attending Southern Methodist University...

     (born 1950), opera singer
  • Alex Lambert
    Alex Lambert
    Alexander Don "Alex" Lambert is an American singer-songwriter from North Richland Hills, Texas, who was a semi-finalist on the ninth season of American Idol and starred on Simon Fuller’s “post-reality” web show, If I Can Dream....

     (born 1990), pop singer-songwriter
  • Miranda Lambert
    Miranda Lambert
    Miranda Lambert is an American country music artist who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed to Epic Records. Lambert made her debut with the release of "Me and Charlie Talking", the first single from her 2005 debut...

     (born 1983), singer/songwriter
  • Harold Land
    Harold Land
    Harold de Vance Land was an American hard bop and post-bop tenor saxophonist. Land developed his hard bop playing with the Max Roach/Clifford Brown band into a personal, modern style. His tone was strong and emotional, yet displayed a certain fragility that made him easy to...

     (1928–2001), bop saxophonist
  • Milt Larkin
    Milt Larkin
    Milt Larkin was an American jazz trumpeter and bandleader.Larkin was an autodidact on the trumpet, and got his start playing in Texas in the 1930s with Chester Boone and Giles Mitchell...

     (1910–1996), jazz trumpeter, bandleader
  • Prince Lasha
    Prince Lasha
    William B. Lawsha, better known as Prince Lasha , was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and clarinetist....

     (1929–2008), jazz instrumentalist
  • Melissa Lawson
    Melissa Lawson
    Melissa Ann Lawson is an American country music singer. On August 4, 2008, she was declared the winner of the television program Nashville Star, a country music singing competition which airs on NBC. Signed to Warner Bros. Records Nashville, she released her debut single "What If It All Goes...

     (born 1976), country singer
  • Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter) (1888–1949), blues musician
  • Paul Leary
    Paul Leary
    Paul Leary is an American musician from Austin, TX, best known as the guitarist for American rock band Butthole Surfers. He is also the producer of a number of songs and albums by other bands, including U2, Sublime, the Meat Puppets, Daniel Johnston, The Reverend Horton Heat, Pepper, Maggie...

     (born 1957), rock guitarist
  • Will Lee
    Will Lee (bassist)
    Will Lee aka William Franklin Lee IV is an American musician and bassist, best known for his work on the CBS television program The Late Show with David Letterman as part of the CBS Orchestra....

     (born 1952), jazz/rock bassist
  • William Franklin Lee III
    William Franklin Lee III
    William Franklin Lee III, aka Bill Lee was an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, author, and music educator who was renowned for pioneering comprehensive music education, including jazz, at the collegiate level of a full liberal arts university...

     (born 1929), jazz pianist, composer, arranger, author, music educator
  • Raymond Lewenthal
    Raymond Lewenthal
    Raymond Lewenthal was an American pianist.-Biography:Lewenthal was born in San Antonio, Texas to Russian-French parents. His birth date is often given as 1926, but he was actually born three years earlier in 1923...

     (1923–1988), concert pianist
  • Vaden Todd Lewis
    Vaden Todd Lewis
    Vaden Danger Todd Lewis is the singer/guitarist for Toadies, a post-grunge band from Fort Worth, Texas. Lewis was also the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dallas-based Burden Brothers.-With Burden Brothers:...

     (born 1965), grunge singer-guitarist (The Toadies
    Toadies
    Toadies are an alternative rock band from Fort Worth, Texas, best known for the song "Possum Kingdom." The band's classic lineup consisted of Todd Lewis on vocals/guitar, Mark Reznicek on drums, Lisa Umbarger on bass, and Darrel Herbert on guitar. It formed in 1989 and disbanded in 2001 after...

    , Burden Brothers
    Burden Brothers
    Burden Brothers are a hard rock band formed in Dallas, Texas by Toadies lead singer/songwriter Vaden Todd Lewis and Reverend Horton Heat/Izzy Stradlin drummer Taz Bentley. The band currently consists of Lewis , Bentley , and Casey Hess...

    )
  • Willie Lewis
    Willie Lewis
    Willie Lewis is a rockabilly recording artist and founder of The Rock-A-Billy Record Company, a record label based in Denver, Colorado. He started the label in order to release rare and authentic rockabilly recordings, most of which were pressed on colored vinyl between 1982 and 1998...

     (1905–1971), jazz clarinetist, bandleader
  • Lil Flip (Wesley Weston, Jr.) (born 1981), rapper
  • Mance Lipscomb
    Mance Lipscomb
    Mance Lipscomb was an American blues singer, guitarist and songster. Born Beau De Glen Lipscomb near Navasota, Texas, United States, he as a youth took the name of 'Mance' from a friend of his oldest brother Charlie .-Biography:Lipscomb was born April 9, 1895 to an ex-slave father from Alabama and...

     (1895–1976), Blues
    Blues
    Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the "Deep South" of the United States at the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads...

     singer, guitarist
    Guitarist
    A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. Guitarists may play a variety of instruments such as classical guitars, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and bass guitars. Some guitarists accompany themselves on the guitar while singing.- Versatility :The guitarist controls an extremely...

  • Robert Lipsett
    Robert Lipsett
    Robert C. Lipsett, birth name "Mister Lipsett" is a renowned violin teacher in Los Angeles, California. He holds the Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair at the Colburn School of Performing Arts. He also serves on the faculty at the Aspen School of Music, the Colburn Conservatory and the...

     (born 1947), concert violinist and master teacher
  • Bill Lister
    Bill Lister
    "Big Bill" Lister was an American honky tonk country music singer. Born Weldon E. Lister, he was nicknamed "Radio's Tallest Singing Cowboy," standing over 6-foot-7 without his cowboy boots and hat....

     (1923–2009), country singer
  • Andrew Litton
    Andrew Litton
    Andrew Litton is an American orchestral conductor. Litton is a graduate of The Fieldston School, and holds both undergraduate and Masters degrees in music from Juilliard....

     (born 1959), orchestra conductor
  • Lisa Loeb
    Lisa Loeb
    Lisa Anne Loeb is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She launched her career in 1994 with the song, "Stay ". She was the first artist to have a number one single in the United States while not signed to a recording contract.Loeb's efforts now include music, film, television, voice-over...

     (born 1968), singer-songwriter, actress
  • Alan Lomax
    Alan Lomax
    Alan Lomax was an American folklorist and ethnomusicologist. He was one of the great field collectors of folk music of the 20th century, recording thousands of songs in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, the Caribbean, Italy, and Spain.In his later career, Lomax advanced his theories of...

     (1915–2002), folk singer, guitarist, ethnomusicologist, folklorist
  • John Lomax
    John Lomax
    John Avery Lomax was an American teacher, a pioneering musicologist and folklorist who did much for the preservation of American folk songs...

     (1867–1948), musicologist, folklorist
  • Trini Lopez
    Trini Lopez
    Trini Lopez is an American singer, guitarist and actor.-Career:Lopez was born in Dallas, Texas, on Ashland Street in the Little Mexico neighborhood. He began his entertainment career in Dallas playing at the Vegas Club, a nightclub owned by Jack Ruby...

     (born 1937), Hispanic
    Hispanic
    Hispanic is a term that originally denoted a relationship to Hispania, which is to say the Iberian Peninsula: Andorra, Gibraltar, Portugal and Spain. During the Modern Era, Hispanic sometimes takes on a more limited meaning, particularly in the United States, where the term means a person of ...

     musician, singer
  • Demi Lovato
    Demi Lovato
    "She’s got the range, the full emotional spectrum, incredible control… Vocally, she’s the best thing Disney’s had since Christina Aguilera."—Producer Toby Gad on Demi Lovato's vocals...

      (born 1992), singer, actress
  • Lyle Lovett
    Lyle Lovett
    Lyle Pearce Lovett is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Active since 1980, he has recorded thirteen albums and released 21 singles to date, including his highest entry, the number 10 chart hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, "Cowboy Man"...

     (born 1957), singer-songwriter
  • David Lowery
    David Lowery
    David Lowery is an American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter; he is the founder of alternative rock band, Camper Van Beethoven, and co-founder of the more traditional rock band, Cracker...

     (born 1960), rock guitarist, vocalist, songwriter
  • LeToya Luckett
    LeToya Luckett
    LeToya Nicole Luckett , known professionally as LeToya, is an American R&B singer-songwriter and actress. She was a member of the R&B group Destiny's Child, with whom she won two Grammy Awards and released many successful commercial recordings.After signing a record deal with Capitol Records, she's...

     (born 1981), singer
  • Bob Luman
    Bob Luman
    Bob Luman was an American country and rockabilly singer.-Early life and career:...

     (1937–1978), country/rockabilly singer
  • Ray Lynch
    Ray Lynch
    Raymond "Ray" Lynch is a classically trained guitarist and lutenist. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to a musical and artistic family. His mother was a classical pianist and watercolor artist. At age 6, Lynch began studying the piano until age 12, where he was inspired by the music of Andres...

     (born 1943), classical guitarist and lutenist
  • Machine Gun Kelly
    Machine Gun Kelly (rapper)
    Richard Colson Baker , best known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly or MGK, is an American rapper from Cleveland, Ohio. His stage name was given for his rapid-fire lyrical flow. He is known for his two mixtapes, 100 Words and Running and Lace Up. He also has been featured in XXL. In mid 2011 MGK...

     (Colson Baker) (born 1990), rapper
  • Michael Madden
    Michael Madden (musician)
    Mickey Madden is an American musician. Madden is best known for being the bassist in the pop rock band Maroon 5....

     (born 1979), bassist
    Bass guitar
    The bass guitar is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb , or by using a pick....

     for Maroon 5
    Maroon 5
    Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California. While they were in high school, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Adam Levine, keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, bass guitarist Mickey Madden, and drummer Ryan Dusick formed a garage band called Kara's Flowers and released one album...

  • Martie Maguire (born 1969), country singer-songwriter (The Dixie Chicks
    Dixie Chicks
    The Dixie Chicks are an American country band which has also successfully crossed over into other genres. The band is composed of founding members Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison, and lead singer Natalie Maines...

    )
  • Martin Mailman
    Martin Mailman
    Martin Mailman was an American composer noted for his music for orchestra, chorus, multimedia, and winds.-Biography:Dr. Martin Mailman was born in New York City on June 30, 1932...

     (1932–2000), classical composer and educator
  • Lloyd Maines
    Lloyd Maines
    Lloyd Maines is an American Grammy Award-winning country music record producer, musician and songwriter. He was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas and is now based in Bulverde, Texas....

     (born 1951), musician, producer
    Record producer
    A record producer is an individual working within the music industry, whose job is to oversee and manage the recording of an artist's music...

  • Natalie Maines
    Natalie Maines
    Natalie Louise Maines Pasdar is an American singer-songwriter who achieved success as the lead vocalist for the female alternative country band, the Dixie Chicks...

     (born 1974), musician
  • Will Makar (born 1989), singer, born and raised in The Woodlands/Houston
  • Petronel Malan
    Petronel Malan
    Petronel Malan is a South African concert pianist.Grammy-nominated South African pianist Malan is an exclusive recording artist for the internationally recognized label Hänssler Classic based in Holzgerlingen near Stuttgart in Germany...

     (born 1974), concert pianist
  • Barbara Mandrell
    Barbara Mandrell
    Barbara Ann Mandrell is an American country music singer best known for a 1970s–1980s series of Top 10 hits and TV shows that helped her become one of country's most successful female vocalists of the 1970s and 1980s...

     (born 1948), country singer
  • Louise Mandrell
    Louise Mandrell
    Thelma Louise Mandrell, also known as Louise Mandrell, was born July 13, 1954 and is an American country music singer. She is the younger sister of country singer Barbara Mandrell, and older sister of actress Irlene Mandrell. Louise had a successful singing career in country music with a string of...

     (born 1954), country singer
  • Chris Marion
    Chris Marion
    Chris Marion is an American musician best known as a member of Little River Band and for his contribution to the gospel music industry....

     (born 1962), rock musician member of Little River Band
    Little River Band
    Little River Band is an Australian rock band, formed in Melbourne in early 1975.The group chose the name after passing a road sign leading to the Victorian township of Little River, near Geelong, on the way to a performance. Little River Band enjoyed sustained commercial success in not only...

  • Tina Marsh
    Tina Marsh
    Tina Marsh was a jazz vocalist and composer based in Austin, Texas. Marsh was the creative director of the Creative Opportunity Orchestra , a large jazz ensemble which she founded in 1980. In 2000, the Austin Chronicle inducted Marsh into its Texas Music Hall of Fame...

     (1954–2009), jazz singer, composer
  • David Martin
    David A. Martin
    David A. Martin was a founding member and original bass player for the rock group Sam the Sham, and recorded all their early hits on MGM Records. Martin also co-wrote the group's #1 hit "Wooly Bully" which sold over three million records...

     (1937–1987) http://www.mp3.com/artist/dave-martin11/summary/ rock musician, member of Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs, Tommy & The Tom Toms
    Tommy & the Tom Toms
    Tommy & The Tom Toms first started with two guitars and drums, Eddie Wayne Hill on lead guitar, Leonard Walters on rhythm guitar and Joel Colbert on drums. The three fledgling musicians from Arlington, Texas began jamming in an old barn in 1959 and evolved to playing around town for private parties...

  • Mary Martin
    Mary Martin
    Mary Virginia Martin was an American actress and singer. She originated many roles over her career including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Maria in The Sound of Music. She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989...

     (1913–1990), Broadway singer, actress
  • Narciso Martínez
    Narciso Martínez
    Narciso Martínez , dubbed early on, El Huracan del Valle , began recording in 1936, on October 21 precisely, and is the father of conjunto music...

     (1911–1992), conjunto singer, accordionist
  • Rhema Marvanne
    Rhema Marvanne
    Rhema Marvanne is a gospel singer and actor from Carrollton, Texas, USA.She is the daughter of Teton and Wendi "Mercy" Marvanne Voraritskul. Teton's father, Chai Voraritskul was an immigrant from Thailand, while Wendi died of ovarian cancer on November 8, 2008 at the age of 36...

     (born 2002), gospel singer
  • Eduardo Mata
    Eduardo Mata
    Eduardo Mata was a Mexican conductor and composer.Mata was born in Mexico City. He studied guitar privately for three years before enrolling in the National Conservatory of Music. From 1960 to 1963 he studied composition under Carlos Chávez, Héctor Quintanar and Julián Orbón. In 1964 he received a...

     (1942–1995), orchestra conductor
  • Johnny Mathis
    Johnny Mathis
    John Royce "Johnny" Mathis is an American singer of popular music. Starting his career with singles of standards, he became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums achieving gold or platinum status, and 73 making the Billboard charts...

     (born 1935), singer
  • Rich Matteson
    Rich Matteson
    Rich A. Matteson, was an American jazz artist, collegiate music educator, international jazz clinician, big band leader, and jazz composer/arranger...

     (1929–1993), jazz brass player, bandleader, educator
  • Pete Mayes
    Pete Mayes
    Pete Mayes was an American Texas blues singer, guitarist and songwriter. He was variously known as Texas Pete Mayes and T-Bone Man; the latter a reference to his guitar playing resembling his hero, T-Bone Walker.Mayes' made few recordings but For Pete's Sake was released in 1998, nearly fifty...

     (1938–2008), blues singer-songwriter, guitarist
  • Leon McAuliffe
    Leon McAuliffe
    Leon McAuliffe , born William Leon McAuliffe, was an American Western swing musician from Houston, Texas...

     (1917–1988), Western swing guitarist
  • W. Francis McBeth
    W. Francis McBeth
    William Francis McBeth was born March 9, 1933, in Ropesville, Texas .McBeth is a prolific composer, whose wind band works are highly respected. His primary musical influences include Clifton Williams, Bernard Rogers, and Howard Hanson...

     (born 1933), composer, music educator
  • Erin McCarley
    Erin McCarley
    Erin McCarley is an alternative music singer-songwriter. McCarley attended college at Baylor University, and is now based in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been compared to Sara Bareilles, Regina Spektor, and Sheryl Crow. Currently, Erin is working on her follow up to 2009's Love, Save the Empty...

     (born 1979), alternative music singer-songwriter
  • Delbert McClinton
    Delbert McClinton
    Delbert McClinton is an American blues rock and electric blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist....

     (born 1940), singer-songwriter, instrumentalist
  • Mary McCormic
    Mary McCormic
    Mary McCormic was an American operatic soprano and a professor of opera at the University of North Texas College of Music ....

     (1889–1981), opera singer, educator
  • Neal McCoy
    Neal McCoy
    Hubert Neal McGaughey, Jr. is an American country music singer of mixed Irish and Filipino descent. Known professionally as Neal McCoy, he has released ten studio albums on various labels, and has released 34 singles to country radio...

     (born 1958), country singer
  • David McEnery
    David McEnery (musician)
    Red River Dave McEnery was a musician and writer of topical songs. He was born in San Antonio, Texas. He got the nickname "Red River Dave" because he enjoyed singing "Red River Valley" in high school...

     (1914–2002), country/Christian singer-songwriter, guitarist
  • Ray McKinley
    Ray McKinley
    Ray McKinley was an American jazz drummer, singer, and bandleader.McKinley got his start working with local bands in the Dallas–Fort Worth area, before joining Smith Ballew in 1929, when he met Glenn Miller. The two formed a friendship which lasted from 1929 until Miller's death in 1944....

     (1910–1995), jazz drummer, singer, bandleader
  • Eliza Jane McKissack
    Eliza Jane McKissack
    Eliza Jane McKissack was a music teacher who, in 1890, became the founding head of music at the University of North Texas College of Music, then called Normal Conservatory of Music, part of Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute, which was...

     (1828–1900), music educator and administrator, singer, pianist
  • Meat Loaf
    Meat Loaf
    Michael Lee Aday , better known by his stage name, Meat Loaf, is an American hard rock musician and actor...

     (born 1951), singer, actor
  • David Meece
    David Meece
    David Meece is a Contemporary Christian musician who enjoyed success in the mid 80s throughout the early 2000s with more than 30 Top 10 hits ....

     (born 1952), contemporary Christian singer, pianist
  • Lydia Mendoza
    Lydia Mendoza
    Lydia Mendoza was an American guitarist and singer of Tejano music. She is known as La Alondra de la Frontera ....

     (1916–2007), Tejano singer
  • Tift Merritt
    Tift Merritt
    Catherine Tift Merritt is an American singer-songwriter, musician and North Carolina native. With her longtime band, she has built what has been called a "unique" and critically acclaimed body of work of "sonic short stories and poignant performances." She has been compared to songwriters like...

     (born 1975), rock/country singer-songwriter
  • Augie Meyers
    Augie Meyers
    August "Augie" Meyers is an American musician. He is best known as keyboard-player with the Sir Douglas Quintet and the Texas Tornados.-History:...

     (born 1940), rock/Tejano keyboard player
  • Liz Mikel
    Liz Mikel
    Elizabeth Juliene "Liz" Mikel is an American actress and jazz vocalist from Dallas, Texas. She is best known for her role as Corinna "Mama" Williams, mother of star running back Brian "Smash" Williams, on the NBC television series Friday Night Lights.-Career:Mikel has been performing on stage...

     (born 1963), jazz singer, actress
  • Amos Milburn
    Amos Milburn
    Amos Milburn was an African American rhythm and blues singer and pianist, popular during the 1940s and 1950s...

     (1927–1980), R&B singer, pianist
  • Buddy Miles
    Buddy Miles
    George Allen Miles, Jr. , known as Buddy Miles, was an American rock and funk drummer, most known as a founding member of The Electric Flag in 1967, then as a member of Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys from 1969 through to January 1970.-Early life:George Allen Miles was born in Omaha, Nebraska on...

     (1947–2008), rock drummer
  • Jason Miller, drummer
  • Rhett Miller
    Rhett Miller
    Stewart Ransom Miller II , better-known as Rhett Miller is the lead singer of the alternative country band Old 97's and a successful solo musician. He graduated from St. Mark's School of Texas, a private boys' school in Dallas in 1989 and briefly attended Sarah Lawrence College on a creative...

     (born 1970), alt-country singer
  • Roger Miller
    Roger Miller
    Roger Dean Miller was an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor, best known for his honky tonk-influenced novelty songs...

     (1936–1992), singer-songwriter
  • Steve Miller
    Steve Miller (musician)
    Steven H. "Steve" Miller is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter who began his career in blues and blues rock and evolved to a more popular-oriented sound which, from the mid 1970s through the early 1980s, resulted in a series of successful singles and albums.-Early years:Born in Milwaukee,...

     (born 1943), blues/rock guitarist
  • Charles Moffett
    Charles Moffett
    Charles Moffett was a free jazz drummer.Moffett began his musical career as a trumpeter before switching to drums. He is probably best known for his part in Ornette Coleman's trio with David Izenzon in the 1960s. He also appeared on other important albums of that period, such as Archie Shepp's...

     (1929–1997), jazz drummer
  • Johnny Moore
    Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
    Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers were a successful and influential African-American vocal and instrumental group in the 1940s and 1950s.The original members were :-Johnny Moore and his younger brother Oscar grew up in Texas and then Phoenix, Arizona, where they both started playing guitar and formed...

     (1906–1969), blues singer, guitarist
  • Oscar Moore
    Oscar Moore
    Oscar Moore was an American swing jazz guitarist.Moore was an integral part of the Nat King Cole Trio during 1937–1947, appearing on virtually all of Cole's records during the period. A superb and influential guitarist, Moore was himself influenced by Charlie Christian...

     (1916–1981), jazz/blues guitarist
  • Tiny Moore
    Tiny Moore
    Billie "Tiny" Moore was a Western swing musician who played the electric mandolin and fiddle with Western swing legend Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys in the 1940s....

     (1920–1987), western swing instrumentalist
  • Whistlin' Alex Moore
    Whistlin' Alex Moore
    Whistlin' Alex Moore was an American blues pianist, singer and whistler. He is best remembered for his recordings of "Across The Atlantic Ocean" and "Black Eyed Peas and Hog Jowls."-Early life:...

     (1899–1989), blues pianist, singer, whistler
  • Michael Morales
    Michael Morales (musician)
    Michael Morales, , is an American musician most known for the Top 40-charting songs, "Who Do You Give Your Love To?", , and a cover version of The Romantics, "What I Like About You", ....

     (born 1963), rock/pop singer-songwriter
  • Jason Moran
    Jason Moran (musician)
    Jason Moran is a jazz pianist and composer who debuted as a band leader with the 1999 album Soundtrack to Human Motion. Since then, he has garnered much critical acclaim and won a number of awards for his playing and compositional skills, which combine elements of stride piano, avant-garde jazz,...

     (born 1975), jazz pianist
  • Craig Morris
    Craig Morris
    Craig Morris is a world-renowned orchestral trumpeter. He is widely known for serving as the Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He is also known as a critically acclaimed soloist and chamber musician...

     (born 1968), classical trumpet player, educator
  • Harold Morris (1890–1964), classical pianist, composer, educator
  • Ella Mae Morse
    Ella Mae Morse
    Ella Mae Morse , was an American popular singer. Morse blended jazz, country, pop, and R&B.-Career:Morse was born in Mansfield, Texas, United States. She was hired by Jimmy Dorsey when she was 14 years old. Dorsey believed she was 19, and when he was informed by the school board that he was now...

     (1924–1999), blues/jazz/pop singer
  • Lacey Mosley
    Lacey Mosley
    Lacey Nicole Sturm is an American singer-songwriter from Arlington, Texas. She is co-founder and lead vocalist of the alternative metal band Flyleaf....

     (born 1981), lead singer of alternative metal band Flyleaf
    Flyleaf
    Flyleaf is an American alternative metal band, formed in the Belton and Temple, Texas regions in 2000. The band has charted on mainstream rock, Christian pop and Christian metal genres. They performed around the United States in 2003 until releasing their eponymous debut album, Flyleaf, in 2005....

  • Moon Mullican
    Moon Mullican
    Aubrey Wilson Mullican , known as Moon Mullican, was an American country and western singer, songwriter, and pianist. However, he also sang and played jazz, rock 'n' roll and the blues...

     (1909–1967), country singer-songwriter, pianist
  • Michael Martin Murphey
    Michael Martin Murphey
    Michael Martin Murphey is an American singer-songwriter best known for writing and performing Western music, Country music, and Popular music. A multiple Grammy nominee, Murphey has six gold albums, including Cowboy Songs, the first album of cowboy music to achieve gold status since Gunfighter...

     (born 1945), country singer-songwriter
  • Audie Murphy
    Audie Murphy
    Audie Leon Murphy was a highly decorated and famous soldier. Through LIFE magazine's July 16, 1945 issue , he became one the most famous soldiers of World War II and widely regarded as the most decorated American soldier of the war...

     (1924–1971), country singer-songwriter, actor, highly decorated soldier
  • Sam Myers
    Sam Myers
    Sam Myers was an American blues musician and songwriter. He appeared as an accompanist on dozens of recordings for blues artists over five decades. He began his career as a drummer for Elmore James, but was most famous as a blues vocalist and blues harp player...

     (1936–2006), blues singer, instrumentalist
  • Johnny Nash
    Johnny Nash
    John Lester "Johnny" Nash, Jr. is an American pop singer-songwriter, best known in the US for his 1972 hit, "I Can See Clearly Now". He was also the first non-Jamaican to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica.-Life and career:...

     (born 1940), pop singer-songwriter
  • Emilio Navaira
    Emilio
    Emilio Navaira III is an American musician of Mexican descent, who performs both Country and Tejano music. Known to most by the mononym Emilio, he has charted more than ten singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks charts, in addition to six singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks...

     (born 1962), Latin pop/country musician
  • Sam Neely
    Sam Neely
    Sam Neely was an American country musician.Born in Cuero, Texas, Neely began playing guitar at age ten. After moving with his family to Corpus Christi, he began playing in bands, including local group Buckle...

     (1948–2006), country singer, guitarist
  • Nelly
    Nelly
    Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. , better known by his stage name Nelly, is an Grammy Award winning American rapper and actor. He has performed with the rap group St. Lunatics since 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly began his solo career in 2000 with his debut album...

     (born 1978), rapper
  • Jimmy Nelson (1928–2007), blues singer-songwriter
  • Steady Nelson
    Steady Nelson
    Horace Steadman "Steady" Nelson , born in Jefferson, Texas, was a 20th century American musician who specialized in Jazz and Swing during the Big Band era. He recorded over 60 sessions on trumpet and vocals with Woody Herman, Hal McIntyre, the Casa Loma Orchestra, Horace Hiedt, the NBC Radio...

     (1913–1988), jazz/swing trumpeter
  • Willie Nelson
    Willie Nelson
    Willie Hugh Nelson is an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie , combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger and Stardust , made Nelson one of the most recognized...

     (born 1933), country singer-songwriter
  • Michael Nesmith
    Michael Nesmith
    Robert Michael Nesmith is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, best known as a member of the musical group The Monkees and star of the TV series of the same name...

     (born 1942), singer with The Monkees
    The Monkees
    The Monkees are an American pop rock group. Assembled in Los Angeles in 1966 by Robert "Bob" Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968, the musical acting quartet was composed of Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork,...

  • Mickey Newbury
    Mickey Newbury
    Mickey Newbury was an American songwriter, a critically acclaimed recording artist, and a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.-Biography:...

     (1940–2002), country/folk singer-songwriter
  • David "Fathead" Newman
    David Newman (jazz musician)
    David "Fathead" Newman was an American jazz saxophonist.-Biography:Born in Corsicana, Texas, Newman's professional career as a musician began in 1954 as a member of the Ray Charles Band....

     (1933–2009), jazz saxophonist
  • Johnny Nicholas
    Johnny Nicholas
    Johnny Nicholas is an American blues musician. He is most noted for being a member of the Grammy Award winning group, Asleep at the Wheel.-Biography:...

     (born 1948), blues singer, pianist
  • Elena Nikolaidi
    Elena Nikolaidi
    Elena Nikolaidi was a noted Greek-American opera singer and teacher. Nikolaidi sang leading mezzo-soprano roles with major opera companies worldwide and made numerous recordings....

     (1909–2002), opera singer and teacher
  • John Nitzinger
    John Nitzinger
    John Nitzinger is a Fort Worth, Texas guitarist and songwriter. In the very early 1970s, Nitzinger penned five songs for the Fort Worth band Bloodrock. When Bloodrock 2 went Gold, Nitzinger signed a contract with Capitol Records and his first album, the self titled Nitzinger, was released in...

    , rock guitarist, songwriter
  • Darrell Nulisch
    Darrell Nulisch
    Darrell Nulisch is an American electric blues singer and harmonica player. Prior to his solo career, he was a member of Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets and The Broadcasters...

     (born 1952), blues singer
  • Gary P. Nunn
    Gary P. Nunn
    Gary P. Nunn is a Texas Country singer/songwriter. Nunn was born in Oklahoma and moved to Brownfield, Texas as a sixth grader. He was a member of Lubbock, Texas rock band The Sparkles during the 1960s. In 1995, Nunn was inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame, and in 2004, into the Texas Hall of...

     (born 1945), country singer-songwriter
  • Phil Ochs
    Phil Ochs
    Philip David Ochs was an American protest singer and songwriter who was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and alliterative lyrics, and haunting voice...

     (1940–1976), folk singer-songwriter
  • W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel
    W. Lee O'Daniel
    Wilbert Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel, , was a conservative Democratic Party politician from Texas, who came to prominence by hosting a popular radio program. Known for his populist appeal, Pappy O'Daniel was the governor of Texas and later its junior U.S. Senator. He is also the only person ever to have...

     (1890–1969), country-western singer-songwriter, Texas governor, and U.S. senator
  • O.G. Style
    O.G. Style
    Eric "O.G. Style" Woods was a Houston, Texas based rapper.He began his career in 1986 as Prince Ezzy-E. He was a known local Houston celebrity due to his local college radio hits and his MC battles at area high school and block parties.In 1989, Woods changed his name to Original E after meeting...

     (Eric Woods) (1970–2008), rapper
  • Pauline Oliveros
    Pauline Oliveros
    Pauline Oliveros is an American accordionist and composer who is a central figure in the development of post-war electronic art music....

     (born 1932), avant-garde composer, performance artist
  • Roy Orbison
    Roy Orbison
    Roy Kelton Orbison was an American singer-songwriter, well known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country & western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis...

     (1936–1988), singer-songwriter
  • K. T. Oslin
    K. T. Oslin
    Kay Toinette "K. T." Oslin is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is known for a series of top-ten country hits during the late 1980s and early 1990s, four of which topped the chart.-Early life and career:...

     (born 1941), country singer-songwriter
  • Buck Owens
    Buck Owens
    Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. , better known as Buck Owens, was an American singer and guitarist who had 21 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts with his band, the Buckaroos...

     (1929–2006), country singer
  • Hot Lips Page (1908–1954), jazz trumpeter, bandleader
  • Knocky Parker
    Knocky Parker
    Knocky Parker was an American jazz pianist. He played primarily in the styles of ragtime and Dixieland jazz....

     (1918–1986), country/jazz pianist
  • Dean Parks
    Dean Parks
    Dean Parks is an American session guitarist and record producer from Ft. Worth, TX.-Albums:Dean was member of The North Texas State One O'clock Lab Band before moving to Los Angeles to work with Sonny and Cher in 1970. Dean is best-known through his many contributions to albums by Steely Dan...

    , studio musician
  • Glen Payne
    Glen Payne
    Glen Payne served more than 50 years as a gospel music's singer. At age 17 in 1944, Glen joined the Stamps-Baxter Quartet. He was also a member of the Lester Stamps Quartet, The Stamps All-Stars, and The Stamps-Ozark Quartet...

     (1926–1999), gospel singer
  • Leon Payne
    Leon Payne
    Leon Payne , "the Blind Balladeer", was a country music singer and songwriter.-Life:Leon Roger Payne was born in Alba, Texas on June 15, 1917. He was blind in one eye at birth, and lost the sight of the other eye in early childhood. He attended the Texas School for the Blind from 1924 to 1935,...

     (1917–1969), country singer-songwriter
  • Chris Pérez
    Chris Perez
    Christopher Gilbert "Chris" Pérez is a American guitarist and the widower of "The Queen of Tejano music" Selena. He is currently a guitarist for A.B. Quintanilla III y Los Kumbia All Starz since he joined in 2006. Prior to that, Pérez was the lead guitarist for his wife's band Selena y Los Dinos...

     (born 1969), rock guitarist, singer-songwriter
  • Jack Petersen (born 1933), jazz guitarist, educator
  • Marvin Peterson (aka Hannibal) (born 1948), jazz trumpet player, composer
  • Ray Peterson
    Ray Peterson
    Ray Peterson was an American pop music singer who was best remembered for singing "Tell Laura I Love Her" and "Corrine, Corrina" in the 1960s.-Career:...

     (1939–2005), pop singer
  • Esther Phillips
    Esther Phillips
    Esther Phillips was an American singer. Phillips was known for her R&B vocals, but she was a versatile singer, also performing pop, country, jazz, blues and soul music.-Early life:...

     (1935–1984), R&B/jazz/pop/country singer
  • Washington Phillips
    Washington Phillips
    Washington Phillips was a Texan gospel singer and musician. Phillips died in 1954 in Teague, Texas.- Biography :Phillips recorded eighteen songs, all between 1927 and 1929, though only sixteen survived...

     (1880–1954), gospel singer, instrumentalist
  • Buster Pickens
    Buster Pickens
    Buster Pickens was an American blues pianist. Pickens is best known for his work accompanying Alger "Texas" Alexander and Lightnin' Hopkins, although he did record a solo album in 1960.-Biography:...

     (1916–1964), blues pianist
  • Patrice Pike
    Patrice Pike
    Patrice Pike is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She's been a professional musician and songwriter since she was sixteen. Billboard magazine proclaimed her "one of the finest up and coming contemporary rock singers in America"....

     (born 1970), rock/soul singer-songwriter-guitarist
  • Pimp C
    Pimp C
    Chad Lamont Butler , better known by his stage name Pimp C, was an American rapper, singer, and producer...

     (Chad Butler) (1973–2007), rapper
  • Mark Pirro
    Mark Pirro
    Mark Pirro is a Dallas-based musician, bass player in The Polyphonic Spree, and former member of Tripping Daisy. He is also the inventor and manufacturer of the copperphone microphone. He runs Placid Audio studio in Dallas....

    , rock bass player
  • Mark Powell
    Mark Powell (conductor)
    Mark Edward M. L. Powell is an American symphony and opera conductor.Mark Powell was born in the west Texas town of Big Spring and received his musical training at Interlochen, the University of Michigan, and at Tanglewood with Jorma Panula. His conducting work has been recognized by the Geraldine...

     (born 1966), symphony and opera conductor
  • Billy Preston
    Billy Preston
    William Everett "Billy" Preston was a musician who gained notoriety and fame, first as a session musician for the likes of Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and The Beatles, and later finding fame as a solo artist with hits such as "Space Race", "Will It Go Round in Circles" and "Nothing from...

     (1946–2006), soul music
    Soul music
    Soul music is a music genre originating in the United States combining elements of gospel music and rhythm and blues. According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, soul is "music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of...

    ian
  • Johnny Preston
    Johnny Preston
    Johnny Preston was an American pop music singer, who was best known for his international number one hit in 1960, "Running Bear".-Life and career:...

     (1939–2011), pop singer
  • Ray Price
    Ray Price (musician)
    Ray Price is an American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist. His wide-ranging baritone has often been praised as among the best male voices of country music...

     (born 1926), country singer
  • Sammy Price
    Sammy Price
    Sammy Price was an American jazz, boogie-woogie and jump blues pianist and bandleader. He was born Samuel Blythe Price, in Honey Grove, Texas, United States. Price was most noteworthy for his work on Decca Records with his own band, known as the Texas Bluesicians, that included fellow musicians...

     (1908–1992), jazz/blues pianist, bandleader
  • Charley Pride
    Charley Pride
    Charley Frank Pride is an American country music singer. His smooth baritone voice was featured on thirty-nine number-one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. His greatest success came in the early- to mid-1970s, when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis...

     (born 1938), country singer
  • P. J. Proby
    P. J. Proby
    P.J. Proby is an American singer, songwriter, and actor, who has portrayed Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison in musical theater productions as well as enjoying a successful recording career in his own right....

     (born 1938), singer-songwriter, actor
  • Selena Quintanilla (1971–1995), singer
  • Ezra Rachlin
    Ezra Rachlin
    Ezra Rachlin was an American conductor and pianist.Rachlin was born in Hollywood and first showed an interest in the piano at the age of three. He gave his first full-length recital at age five. The Rachlins moved to Germany to assist Ezra in his studies...

     (1915–1995), orchestra conductor, pianist
  • Gene Ramey
    Gene Ramey
    Gene Ramey was an American jazz double bassist.Ramey was born in Austin, Texas, and played trumpet in college, but switched to sousaphone when playing with George Corley's Royal Aces, The Moonlight Serenaders, and Terrence Holder. In 1932 he moved to Kansas City and took up the bass, studying with...

     (1913–1984), jazz double bassist
  • Willis Alan Ramsey
    Willis Alan Ramsey
    Willis Alan Ramsey is an American singer/songwriter, a cult legend among fans of Americana and Texas country. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Dallas, Texas. Ramsey graduated from Highland Park High School in 1969, and was a prominent baritone in the High School's Lads and Lassies...

     (born 1951), country singer-songwriter
  • Mickey Raphael
    Mickey Raphael
    Michael Siegfried "Mickey" Raphael is a professional harmonica player, best known for his work with Willie Nelson. He has recorded with Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Elton John, Mötley Crüe, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Chesney, U2 and Neil Young.Raphael's style is mostly second...

     (born 1951), country/rock harmonica player
  • Tha Realest
    Tha Realest
    Jevon Jones is an American rapper better known by his stage name Tha Realest, and formerly Tenkamenin The Vigilante . His debut album, Witness Tha Realest, was released on July 14, 2009, following numerous delays...

     (Jevon Jones) (born 1974), rapper
  • Dewey Redman
    Dewey Redman
    Dewey Redman was an American jazz saxophonist, known for performing free jazz as a bandleader, and with Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett....

     (1931–2006), jazz saxophonist
  • Goebel Reeves
    Goebel Reeves
    Goebel Reeves was an American folk singer. His most famous song is "Hobo's Lullaby," which has been covered by a variety of singers, notably Woody Guthrie and his son Arlo....

     (1899–1959), folk singer
  • Jim Reeves
    Jim Reeves
    James Travis Reeves , better known as Jim Reeves, was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well-known for being a practitioner of the Nashville sound...

     (1923–1964), country/pop singer-songwriter
  • Claire Raphael Reis
    Claire Raphael Reis
    Claire Raphael Reis was a music promoter and the founder of the People's Music League in New York City. The League was intended to provide free concerts for immigrants and public schools....

     (1888–1978), classical music promoter, musicologist, educator
  • Nicolà Rescigno
    Nicola Rescigno
    Nicola Rescigno was an Italian-American conductor, particularly associated with the Italian opera repertory. Opera News said that "Rescigno was a seminal figure in the history of opera in America, a maestro and mentor who shaped the destiny and reputation of two major U.S...

     (1916–2008), opera conductor
  • Timothy Rhea
    Timothy Rhea
    Dr. Timothy B. Rhea is the Director of Bands at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Timothy Rhea is the conductor of the Texas A&M Wind Symphony and the director of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band...

     (born 1967), conductor, music educator
  • John Rich
    John Rich (musician)
    John Rich is an American country music singer-songwriter. From 1992 to 1998, he was a member of the country music band Lonestar, in which he played bass guitar and alternated with Richie McDonald as lead vocalist...

     (born 1974), country music singer-songwriter
  • J.P. (The Big Bopper) Richardson
    The Big Bopper
    Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson, Jr. also commonly known as The Big Bopper, was an American disc jockey, singer, and songwriter whose big voice and exuberant personality made him an early rock and roll star...

     (1930–1959), singer
  • Jim Riggs
    Jim Riggs
    James Garland Riggs, University of North Texas Emeritus Regents Professor is an American saxophonist in both the classical and jazz idioms, big band director, collegiate music educator, and international music clinician.-As performer:...

     (born 1941), saxophonist, educator
  • Jeannie C. Riley
    Jeannie C. Riley
    Jeannie C. Riley is an American country music and gospel singer. She is best known for her 1968 country and pop hit "Harper Valley PTA" , which missed becoming the Billboard Country and Pop number one hit at the same time...

     (born 1945), country singer
  • LeAnn Rimes
    LeAnn Rimes
    LeAnn Rimes is an American country/pop singer. She is known for her rich vocals and her rise to fame as an eight-year-old champion on the original Ed McMahon version of Star Search, followed by the release of the Patsy Cline-intended single "Blue" when Rimes was only age 13, resulting in her...

     (born 1982), country singer, born in Mississippi
    Mississippi
    Mississippi is a U.S. state located in the Southern United States. Jackson is the state capital and largest city. The name of the state derives from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary, whose name comes from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi...

    , but grew up in Garland, Texas
    Garland, Texas
    -Climate:* The average warmest month is July.* The highest recorded temperature was in 2000.* On average, the coolest month is January.* The lowest recorded temperature was in 1989.* The maximum average precipitation occurs in May....

  • Cowboy Slim Rinehart
    Cowboy Slim Rinehart
    Cowboy Slim Rinehart was born Nolan Alfred Rinehart on March 11, 1911, in Comanche County, Texas. He died October 28, 1948 in Michigan ....

     (1911–1948), country singer
  • Tex Ritter
    Tex Ritter
    Woodward Maurice Ritter , better known as Tex Ritter, was an American country music singer and movie actor popular from the mid-1930s into the 1960s, and the patriarch of the Ritter family in acting...

     (1905–1974), singer/ actor, father of actor John Ritter
    John Ritter
    Jonathan Southworth "John" Ritter was an American actor, voice over artist and comedian perhaps best known for having played Jack Tripper and Paul Hennessy in the ABC sitcoms Three's Company and 8 Simple Rules, respectively...

  • Rudy Robbins
    Rudy Robbins
    Rudy Warner Robbins was a Western entertainer known for his singing, songwriting, acting, writing, and his past performance of film and television stunts...

     (born 1933), Western singer-songwriter, actor, screenwriter, stuntman
  • LaTavia Roberson
    LaTavia Roberson
    LaTavia Marie Roberson is a two-time Grammy Award–winning American contralto singer-songwriter, as well as an original member of Girl's Tyme which later became Destiny's Child. She was eventually replaced by Farrah Franklin in 2000. She was an original founder of the group with Beyoncé as they...

     (born 1981), singer
  • Eck Robertson
    Eck Robertson
    Alexander "Eck" Robertson was an American fiddle player, mostly known for commercially recording the first country music songs in 1922 with Henry Gilliland.-Early life:...

     (1887–1975), country fiddler
  • Don Robey
    Don Robey
    Don Robey was an American record label executive, songwriter and record producer, who used criminal means as part of his business model...

     (1903–1975), blues songwriter, record producer
  • Hal Robinson
    Hal Robinson
    Harold Hall Robinson is an American classical double bass player. He is currently the principal bassist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.-Early life and education:...

     (born 1952), classical string bass player
  • Sharon Robinson
    Sharon Robinson (cellist)
    Sharon Hall Robinson is an American cellist. She has had a highly successful performing career, both as a concert solo artist and as a member of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, and has recorded extensively...

     (born 1949), concert cellist
  • Emily Robison (born 1972), country singer-songwriter (The Dixie Chicks
    Dixie Chicks
    The Dixie Chicks are an American country band which has also successfully crossed over into other genres. The band is composed of founding members Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison, and lead singer Natalie Maines...

    )
  • Jimmie Rodgers
    Jimmie Rodgers (country singer)
    James Charles Rodgers , known as Jimmie Rodgers, was an American country singer in the early 20th century known most widely for his rhythmic yodeling...

     (1897–1933), country singer
  • Carrie Rodriguez
    Carrie Rodriguez
    Carrie Luz Rodriguez is a Mexican-American singer-songwriter and the daughter of Texan singer-songwriter David Rodriguez and well-known Texas painter Katy Nail, and is the granddaughter of prolific Texas essayist Frances Nail. She sings and plays the fiddle, mandobird and tenor guitar...

     (born 1978), folk singer-songwriter, fiddler
  • Danny Rodriguez
    Danny Rodriguez
    Daniel Dimitri Rodriguez , alias D-Boy Rodriguez, was a Christian rap artist. He released two albums that received moderate commercial succes, before being murdered in 1990...

     (1967–1990), Christian rapper
  • David Rodriguez (born 1952), folk singer-songwriter
  • Johnny Rodriguez
    Johnny Rodriguez
    Johnny Rodriguez is an American country music singer. He was the first famous Latin American country music singer, infusing his music with Latin sounds, and even singing verses of songs in Spanish....

     (born 1951), country singer
  • Omar Rodríguez-López
    Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
    Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, writer, actor and film director who was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico...

     (born 1975), Dub and Progressive rock musician
  • Robert Xavier Rodríguez
    Robert Xavier Rodriguez
    Robert Xavier Rodríguez is an American classical composer, best known for his eight operas and his works for children.- Life and career :...

     (born 1946), classical composer
  • Kenny Rogers
    Kenny Rogers
    Kenneth Donald "Kenny" Rogers is an American singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur...

     (born 1938), country singer-songwriter
  • Randy Rogers
    Randy Rogers Band
    The Randy Rogers Band is an American Texas Country group from the state of Texas. The band is composed of Randy Rogers , Geoffrey Hill , Jon Richardson , Brady Black , and Les Lawless . They have recorded four studio albums and two live albums, and have charted six singles on the Billboard Hot...

    , country singer
  • Gene Roland
    Gene Roland
    Gene M. Roland was a jazz composer and musician who played many instruments during his career but was most significant as an arranger/composer and for his association with Stan Kenton...

     (1921–1982), jazz composer, musician
  • A. Clyde Roller
    A. Clyde Roller
    Archie Clyde Roller was an American music professor and conductor.Roller, a native of Rogersville, Missouri, received his musical education at the Eastman School of Music, graduating in 1941...

     (1914–2005), conductor and music educator
  • Lulu Roman
    Lulu Roman
    Lulu Roman is a former telephone operator and go-go dancer turned comedian and singer. She is probably best known as a regular on the comedy-music television series Hee Haw....

     (born 1947), country/gospel singer, comedian
  • Kelly Rowland
    Kelly Rowland
    Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality. She rose to fame as one of the founding members of the American girl group Destiny's Child...

     (born 1981), R&B singer-songwriter, dancer, actress
  • Corey Rozzoni
    Corey Rozzoni
    Corey Rozzoni , also known as Rizzo, is an American rock and roll guitarist. He currently plays guitar for Nashville, TN based, Adalene.-Biography:...

     (born 1973), rock guitarist (Burden Brothers
    Burden Brothers
    Burden Brothers are a hard rock band formed in Dallas, Texas by Toadies lead singer/songwriter Vaden Todd Lewis and Reverend Horton Heat/Izzy Stradlin drummer Taz Bentley. The band currently consists of Lewis , Bentley , and Casey Hess...

    )
  • Tim Rushlow
    Tim Rushlow
    Timothy Ray "Tim" Rushlow is an American country music artist. Between 1991 and 1997, Rushlow was co-lead vocalist of the country music band Little Texas, which recorded four albums and a Greatest Hits package, in addition to charting more than fifteen singles on the Billboard country singles...

     (born 1966), country musician
  • Doug Sahm
    Doug Sahm
    Douglas Wayne Sahm , was an American musician from Texas. Born in San Antonio, Texas, he was a child prodigy in country music, but became a significant figure in blues rock and other genres. Today Sahm is considered one of the most important figures in what is identified as Tejano music...

     (1941–1999), Tejano musician-songwriter
  • Carl St.Clair
    Carl St.Clair
    Carl Ray St.Clair is an American conductor.St.Clair attended the University of Texas. He later studied conducting with Gustav Meier at the University of Michigan and Leonard Bernstein at Tanglewood...

     (born 1952), orchestra conductor
  • St. Vincent (Annie Clark) (born 1982), pop singer-songwriter, instrumentalist
  • Olga Samaroff
    Olga Samaroff
    Olga Samaroff was a pianist, music critic, and teacher. Her second husband was conductor Leopold Stokowski.Samaroff was born Lucy Mary Agnes Hickenlooper in San Antonio, Texas, and grew up in Galveston, where her family owned a business later wiped out in the Great 1900 Galveston hurricane...

     (1880–1948), classical pianist and teacher
  • Joe Sample
    Joe Sample
    Joseph Leslie "Joe" Sample is an American pianist, keyboard player and composer.He is one of the founding members of the Jazz Crusaders, the band which became simply The Crusaders in 1971, and remained a part of the group until its final album in 1991 .- Biography :Sample began playing the piano...

     (born 1939), jazz pianist, composer
  • Domingo "Sam" Samudio (born 1937), rock 'n' roll musician, bandleader, entertainer ("Sam the Sham
    Sam the Sham
    Sam the Sham is the stage name of the American rock and roll singer Domingo “Sam” Samudio . Sam the Sham was known for his camp robe and turban and hauling his equipment in a 1952 Packard hearse with maroon velvet curtains...

    ")
  • Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio
    Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio
    Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio is an American violinist. Currently assistant professor of violin and viola at the University of Nevada, Reno, she served as concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony from 1994 until 2007, during which time she appeared annually as soloist with the orchestra...

     (born 1960), violinist
  • Simon Sargon
    Simon Sargon
    Simon Sargon is an American composer, pianist, and music educator of Israeli and Indian descent. He studied at Brandeis University and at the Juilliard School under Sergius Kagen. For many years, Sargon was Jennie Tourel's accompanist, performing with her in concerts and master classes across the...

     (born 1938), classical composer, pianist, conductor
  • Ray Sasaki
    Ray Sasaki
    Ray Sasaki is an American trumpeter. He is Professor of Trumpet at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the St. Louis Brass Quintet. Sasaki is also one of the founding members of the Tone Road Ramblers, a composer/performer collective ensemble started in 1981 in New York City...

     (born 1948), trumpet player, educator
  • Boz Scaggs
    Boz Scaggs
    William Royce "Boz" Scaggs is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He gained fame in the 1970s with several Top 20 hit singles in the United States, along with the #2 album, Silk Degrees. Scaggs continues to write, record music and tour.-Early life and career:Scaggs was born in Canton,...

     (born 1944), singer-songwriter
  • Scarface
    Scarface (rapper)
    Brad Terrence Jordan , better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper, and recording artist from Houston, Texas and a member of the Geto Boys. He is originally from South Park, Houston.-Life and career:...

     (born 1970), rapper
  • Haley Scarnato
    Haley Scarnato
    Haley Suzanne Scarnato is an American singer who was the 8th-place finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. Scarnato announced in an interview in November 2009, her album Strongheart was scrapped after she left her management, but is working on a new album and "Strongheart" was her old...

     (born 1982), American Idol (season 6)
    American Idol (Season 6)
    The sixth season of American Idol premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company as a two-night, four-hour premiere special on January 16 and January 17, and ran until May 23, 2007. Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson returned to judge once again, and Ryan Seacrest returned as host...

     finalist (8th place)
  • Harvey Schmidt
    Harvey Schmidt
    Harvey Lester Schmidt is an American composer for musical theatre. He is best known for composing the music for the longest running musical in history, The Fantasticks, which ran off-Broadway from 1960 - 2002.-Biography:...

     (born 1929), musical theatre composer (The Fantasticks
    The Fantasticks
    The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It was produced by Lore Noto. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play "The Romancers" by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into...

    )
  • Eduard Schmieder
    Eduard Schmieder
    Eduard Schmieder is a violinist, teacher and conductor. He is a highly regarded violin pedagogue. Lord Yehudi Menuhin said, "Eduard Schmieder is one of the outstanding teachers of the violin...

     (born 1948), classical violinist, teacher
  • David Schnaufer
    David Schnaufer
    David Schnaufer was an American folk musician. He is widely credited with restoring the popularity of the Appalachian dulcimer....

     (1952–2006), folk dulcimer player, music educator
  • Jerry Scoggins
    Jerry Scoggins
    Jerry Scoggins was an American country/western singer, guitarist, and band leader. He performed on radio, in movies, and on television from the 1930s to the 1980s...

     (1911–2004), country singer
  • Kendrick Scott
    Kendrick Scott
    Kendrick Scott is an American jazz drummer, bandleader and composer. Scott is the founder of the World Culture Music Record Company.-Biography:Kendrick A.D. Scott was born and raised in Houston, Texas...

     (born 1980), jazz drummer, bandleader, composer
  • Dan Seals
    Dan Seals
    Danny Wayland "Dan" Seals was an American musician. The younger brother of Seals & Crofts member Jim Seals, he first gained fame as the "England Dan" half of the soft rock duo England Dan and John Ford Coley, which charted nine pop and adult contemporary singles between 1976 and 1980, including...

     (1948–2009), rock/country musician (England Dan & John Ford Coley
    England Dan & John Ford Coley
    England Dan & John Ford Coley was an American pop rock duo composed of Danny Wayland "England Dan" Seals and John Edward "John Ford" Coley. Native Texans, the duo released eleven albums and nine singles in their career and are best known for their 1976 single, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"....

    )
  • Jim Seals
    Seals and Crofts
    Seals and Crofts is a band made up of Jim Seals and Dash Crofts . The soft rock duo was one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. They are best known for their hits "Summer Breeze" and "Diamond Girl"...

     (born 1941), soft-rock musician (Seals and Crofts
    Seals and Crofts
    Seals and Crofts is a band made up of Jim Seals and Dash Crofts . The soft rock duo was one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. They are best known for their hits "Summer Breeze" and "Diamond Girl"...

    )
  • Lynn Seaton
    Lynn Seaton
    Lynn Seaton is a jazz bassist associated with bebop and swing.He is rarely the lead, with 1991's Bassman's Basement being an exception. He has appeared on several albums, including Nirvana by Bucky Pizzarelli....

     (born 1957), jazz bassist, educator
  • Arban Severin
    Arban Severin
    Arban Severin , born October 20, 1976, is an American composer, musician and film actress.Born in Beaumont, Texas, USA, to two classical musicians; her mother is a violinist, her father, a trumpet player, jazz bassist and professor of music...

     (born 1976), composer of electronic music, film scores; producer
  • Allen Shamblin
    Allen Shamblin
    Allen Shamblin is a country music songwriter who was born in Tennessee, and was brought up in Texas.After graduating from Sam Houston State University he worked in Austin as a real estate appraiser. In 1987, he quit his job and moved to Nashville to pursue a career as a song writer. He supported...

     (born 1959), country songwriter
  • Billy Joe Shaver
    Billy Joe Shaver
    Billy Joe Shaver is a Texas country music singer and songwriter. Shaver's 1973 album Old Five and Dimers Like Me is a classic in the outlaw country genre.-Biography:...

     (born 1939), country singer-songwriter
  • Robert Shaw
    Robert Shaw (blues musician)
    Robert Shaw was an American blues and boogie-woogie pianist, best known for his 1963 album, The Ma Grinder.-Biography:Shaw was born in Stafford, Texas, the son of farm owners Jesse and Hettie Shaw...

     (1908–1985), blues pianist
  • Bob (1909–1983), Joe (1911–1980), and Merle Shelton (1917–1982), country musicians, The Shelton Brothers
  • John Sheridan
    John Sheridan (jazz)
    John Sheridan is an American jazz pianist and arranger born in Columbus, Ohio, perhaps best known for his work with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band.-Biography:...

     (born 1946), jazz pianist
  • Michelle Shocked
    Michelle Shocked
    Michelle Shocked is the stage name of Michelle Karen Johnston, an American singer-songwriter.-History:Shocked received her first international exposure in Europe, particularly Britain, with her debut album The Texas Campfire Tapes .Her first U.S...

     (born 1962), singer-songwriter, musician
  • Jade Simmons
    Jade Simmons
    Jade Simmons, née Smalls, is an American classical pianist. She has been chosen as Concert Artist Guild’s New Music/New Places Fellow, and the Washington Post branded her “A clear, powerful pianist with a magnetic personality…worth seeing any time.”...

     (born 1977), classical pianist; was also Miss Illinois
    Miss Illinois
    The Miss Illinois competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Illinois in the Miss America pageant. The Miss Illinois pageant started in 1927, several years after the initial Miss America pageant. The first "Miss Illinois" sent to the national pageant, Lois Delander,...

  • Ashlee Simpson
    Ashlee Simpson
    Ashlee Nicole Simpson is an American singer and actress. In 2004, she rose to prominence with the success of her number-one debut album Autobiography and the reality series, The Ashlee Simpson Show. In October 2005, following a North American concert tour and a film appearance, Simpson released...

     (born 1984), singer
  • Jessica Simpson
    Jessica Simpson
    Jessica Ann Simpson is an American recording artist, actress, television personality, and fashion designer whose rise to fame began in 1999. Since that time, Simpson has achieved many recording milestones, starred in several television shows, movies, and commercials, launched a line of hair and...

     (born 1980), singer
  • Lori Singer
    Lori Singer
    Lori Singer is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Ariel Moore, the female lead in the 1984 feature film Footloose, and as Julie Miller in the television series Fame.-Film and television career:...

     (born 1957), concert cellist (better known as actress)
  • Slim Thug
    Slim Thug
    Stayve Jerome Thomas , better known as Slim Thug, Boss Hogg or Thug Boss, is an American rapper. He gained mainstream attention for his contribution to the popular single from rapper Mike Jones, "Still Tippin'"....

     (born 1980), rapper
  • Buster Smith
    Buster Smith
    Henry "Buster" Smith , also known as Professor Smith, was an American jazz alto saxophonist and mentor to Charlie Parker. Smith was instrumental in instituting the Texas Sax Sound with Count Basie and Lester Young in the 1930s...

     (1904–1991), jazz saxophonist
  • Elliott Smith
    Elliott Smith
    Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and resided for a significant portion of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity...

     (1969–2003), rock singer-songwriter
  • Julia Smith
    Julia Smith
    Julia Smith was an English television director and producer.- Early career :London-born Smith became involved in television production when she directed the series Suspense in 1962...

     (1905–1989), composer, pianist, author
  • Tim Smith
    Tim Smith (Midlake)
    Tim Smith is the lead vocalist and songwriter of American alternative rock group Midlake, in which he plays keyboard, guitar and flute.Smith is featured on the Chemical Brothers' 2007 album We Are the Night, contributing vocals to the track "The Pills Won't Help You Now".-References:...

    , rock instrumentalist
  • Ed Soph
    Ed Soph
    Edward "Ed" Soph is an American jazz drummer and educator.Soph was raised in Houston, Texas. He enrolled at North Texas State University in 1963 as a music major, but switched his concentration to English during his sophomore year...

     (born 1945), jazz drummer, educator
  • J. D. Souther
    J. D. Souther
    John David Souther is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. He has written and co-written numerous hits songs recorded by artists such as Linda Ronstadt and Glenn Frey of the Eagles.-Singing career:...

     (born 1945), country/rock singer-songwriter, instrumentalist
  • Victoria Spivey
    Victoria Spivey
    Victoria Spivey was an American blues singer and songwriter. She is best known for her recordings of "Dope Head Blues" and "Organ Grinder Blues", and Spivey variously worked with her sister, Addie "Sweet Pease" Spivey, and with Bob Dylan, Lonnie Johnson, Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Clarence...

     (1906–1976), blues singer-songwriter
  • SPM
    South Park Mexican
    Carlos Coy , better known by his stage name South Park Mexican, is an American rapper, founder of Dope House Records, and convicted felon...

     (Carlos Coy) (born 1970), Chicano rapper
  • Terry Stafford
    Terry Stafford
    Terry LaVerne Stafford was an American singer and songwriter, best known for his 1964 U.S. Top 10 hit, "Suspicion", and the 1973 country music hit, "Amarillo by Morning".-Biography:...

     (1941–1996), country/pop singer-songwriter
  • Lanny Steele
    Lanny Steele
    Robert L. Steele was an American jazz pianist, music educator, composer, and jazz festival promoter. Steele founded the Texas Southern University Jazz Ensemble.-Professional career:...

     (1933–1994), jazz pianist, music educator, composer, jazz festival promoter
  • Daniel Sternberg
    Daniel Sternberg
    Daniel Arie Sternberg was a conductor, pianist, composer, and educator. He lived and worked in Central and Eastern Europe until 1939, when he emigrated to the United States to escape World War II.-Biography:...

     (1913–2000), classical conductor, composer, educator
  • B. W. Stevenson (1949–1998), country/pop singer-songwriter
  • Stephen Stills
    Stephen Stills
    Stephen Arthur Stills is an American guitarist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash . He has performed on a professional level in several other bands as well as maintaining a solo career at the same time...

     (born 1945), singer-songwriter Crosby, Stills & Nash
    Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young)
    Crosby, Stills & Nash is a folk rock supergroup made up of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, also known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young when joined by occasional fourth member Neil Young...

  • Sly Stone
    Sly Stone
    Sly Stone is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, most famous for his role as frontman for Sly & the Family Stone, a band which played a critical role in the development of soul, funk and psychedelia in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1993, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of...

     (Sylvester Stewart) (born 1943), soul/funk singer-songwriter (Sly and the Family Stone)
  • George Strait
    George Strait
    George Harvey Strait is an American country music singer, actor, and music producer. Strait is referred to as the "King of Country," and critics call Strait a living legend. He is known for his unique style of western swing music, bar-room ballads, honky-tonk style, and fresh yet traditional...

     (born 1952), country singer
  • Eric Stuer
    Eric Stuer
    Eric Stuer was an American percussionist.Stuer was exposed to a wide variety of music and art at an early age by his family, who enjoyed an active artistic lifestyle in the New York City area...

     (1953–2008), drummer
  • Lacey Nicole Sturm (born 1981), Alternative metal, Post-grunge, Hard rock Flyleaf
    Flyleaf
    Flyleaf is an American alternative metal band, formed in the Belton and Temple, Texas regions in 2000. The band has charted on mainstream rock, Christian pop and Christian metal genres. They performed around the United States in 2003 until releasing their eponymous debut album, Flyleaf, in 2005....

  • Deanna Summers
    Deanna Summers
    Deanna Summers is an American songwriter born in Mississippi. The family relocated to Memphis, Tennessee in 1952 where she attended Kingsbury Jr. High School. She also attended Humes High School before her family relocated to Dallas, Texas. She has been an active member of BMI as both a...

     (born 1940), songwriter, born in Mississippi
    Mississippi
    Mississippi is a U.S. state located in the Southern United States. Jackson is the state capital and largest city. The name of the state derives from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary, whose name comes from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi...

  • Gene Summers
    Gene Summers
    Gene Summers is an American rock/rockabilly singer and entertainer. Some of his classic recordings include "School of Rock 'n Roll", "Straight Skirt", "Nervous", "Gotta Lotta That", "Twixteen", "Alabama Shake" and his biggest-selling single "Big Blue Diamonds"...

     (born 1939), rock 'n roll singer ("School of Rock 'n Roll
    School of Rock 'n Roll
    "School Of Rock 'n Roll" is a song composed by James McClung in 1958 and published by Song Productions, BMI the same year. It was originally recorded by Gene Summers and his Rebels, a rockabilly band from Dallas, Texas and was first released in February, 1958 by Jan Records #11-100...

    ", "Big Blue Diamonds")
  • Helen Sung
    Helen Sung
    - History :Sung is a native of Houston, Texas. Her musical life began with classical piano and violin. She attended Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and went on to receive undergraduate and master's degrees in classical piano performance at the University of Texas at...

     (born 1970), jazz pianist
  • Jeffrey Swann
    Jeffrey Swann
    Jeffrey Swann is a renowned classical pianist.Swann was born in Arizona but moved to Dallas, Texas, as a young child. He began piano studies at the age of four. While attending St. Mark's School of Texas, he studied for seven years with Alexander Uninsky at Southern Methodist University in...

     (born 1951), classical pianist
  • Sunny Sweeney
    Sunny Sweeney
    Sunny Michaela Sweeney is an American country music artist. She is signed to the Republic Nashville label. Her debut album, Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame, was issued in 2007. Although it produced three singles in "If I Could", "Ten Years Pass" and "East Texas Pines", none of these singles have charted...

    , country music singer
  • Horace Tapscott
    Horace Tapscott
    Horace Tapscott was an American jazz pianist and composer. He formed the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra in 1961 and led the ensemble through the 1990s...

     (1934–1999), jazz pianist, composer
  • Buddy Tate (1913–2001), jazz saxophonist
  • Jacqueline Taylor (born 1985), Broadway/cabaret singer, actress
  • Johnnie Taylor
    Johnnie Taylor
    Johnnie Harrison Taylor was an American vocalist in a wide variety of genres, from rhythm and blues, soul, blues and gospel to pop, doo-wop and disco.-Early years:...

     (1937–2000), soul/pop singer, DJ
  • Charlie Teagarden
    Charlie Teagarden
    Charlie Teagarden was an American jazz trumpeter. He was the younger brother of Jack Teagarden....

     (1913–1984), jazz trumpeter
  • Jack Teagarden
    Jack Teagarden
    Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden , known as "Big T" and "The Swingin' Gate", was an influential jazz trombonist, bandleader, composer, and vocalist, regarded as the "Father of Jazz Trombone".-Early life:...

     (1905–1964), jazz trombonist and bandleader
  • Norma Teagarden
    Norma Teagarden
    Norma Teagarden was a notable jazz pianist. She was born in Vernon, Texas, the sister of jazz trombonist Jack Teagarden and jazz musician Charlie Teagarden....

     (1911–1996), jazz pianist
  • Alfred Teltschik
    Alfred Teltschik
    Alfred Teltschik was an American duo pianist and teacher. He was born in Floresville, Texas to Frank and Lenora Teltschik.Alfred attended the Juilliard School of music, where he studied principally with Olga Samaroff...

     (1918–2009), classical pianist and teacher
  • Owen Temple
    Owen Temple
    Owen Temple is an American folk and country music songwriter and musician based in Austin, Texas.Work with producer and pedal steel guitar musician Lloyd Maines led to 1997's General Store and 1999's Passing Through...

     (born 1976), folk/country singer-songwriter, instrumentalist
  • Texas Ruby
    Texas Ruby
    Texas Ruby , born Ruby Agnes Owens, was a pioneering country music female vocalist of the 1930s through the early 1960s.-Biography:...

     (Ruby Owens) (1908–1963), country singer
  • Christopher Theofanidis (born 1967), classical composer
  • B. J. Thomas
    B. J. Thomas
    Billy Joe "B. J." Thomas is an American popular singer known for his chart-topping hits in the 1960s and 1970s—appearing on the pop, adult contemporary, country and Hot 100 charts.-Career:...

     (born 1942), country singer-songwriter
  • George W. Thomas
    George W. Thomas
    George Washington Thomas Jr. was a United States blues and jazz pianist and songwriter....

     (1885–1930?), jazz pianist, songwriter
  • Henry Thomas
    Henry Thomas (blues musician)
    Henry Thomas was an American pre-World War II country blues singer, songster and musician. He was often billed as "Ragtime Texas".-Life and career:Thomas was born in Big Sandy, Texas, United States....

     (1874–1950?), blues/ragtime singer, songwriter
  • Hersal Thomas
    Hersal Thomas
    Hersal Thomas was an American blues pianist and composer. He recorded a number of sides for Okeh Records in 1925 and 1926....

     (1910–1926), blues pianist, composer
  • Benny Thomasson
    Benny Thomasson
    Benny Thomasson was an American fiddler in the Texas style of old-time fiddling.Thomasson was born in Runnels County, Texas and raised in Gatesville, one of 10 children in a family where music was not only encouraged, it was a key ingredient of life. His parents were Lucas "Red Luke" and Sarah...

     (1909–1984), country fiddler
  • Hank Thompson (1925–2007), country singer-songwriter
  • William Ennis Thomson
    William Ennis Thomson
    William Ennis Thomson is an American music educator at the collegiate level, music theorist, composer, former Music School Dean and Professor at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California – 1980–1992)...

     (born 1927), music educator
  • Big Mama Thornton
    Big Mama Thornton
    Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton was an American rhythm and blues singer and songwriter. She was the first to record the hit song "Hound Dog" in 1952. The song was #1 on the Billboard R&B charts for seven weeks in 1953. The B-side was "They Call Me Big Mama," and the single sold almost two million...

     (1926–1984), R&B singer-songwriter
  • Frank Ticheli (born 1958), classical composer
  • Neal Tiemann
    Neal Tiemann
    Neal Tiemann is the lead guitarist and songwriter of the rock band the Midwest Kings and the lead guitarist for David Cook's band The Anthemic. He spent most of 2009 on the Declaration Tour with Cook and served as the tour's music director...

     (born 1982), David Cook's
    David Cook (singer)
    David Roland Cook is an American rock singer-songwriter, who rose to fame after winning the seventh season of the reality television show American Idol...

     rock band guitarist
  • Floyd Tillman
    Floyd Tillman
    Floyd Tillman was an American country musician who, in the 1930s and 1940s, helped create the Western swing and honky tonk genres. Tillman was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 1970 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1984.-Early life:Tillman grew up in the cotton-mill town of Post,...

     (1914–2003), country guitarist, singer
  • Louise Tobin
    Louise Tobin
    Mary Louise Tobin is an American singer born in Aubrey, Texas. She appeared with Benny Goodman, Bobby Hackett, Will Bradley, and Jack Jenney. Tobin introduced “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” with Benny Goodman’s band in 1939. Her biggest hit with Goodman was “There’ll Be Some Changes Made”, which...

     (born 1918), jazz singer
  • Chris Tomlin
    Chris Tomlin
    Christopher Dwayne "Chris" Tomlin is an American Christian Contemporary Music artist, worship leader, and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas, United States. He is a former staff member at Austin Stone Community Church and is signed to EMI's sixstepsrecords. Tomlin also leads worship at many...

     (born 1972), singer-songwriter
  • Tommy & The Tom Toms
    Tommy & the Tom Toms
    Tommy & The Tom Toms first started with two guitars and drums, Eddie Wayne Hill on lead guitar, Leonard Walters on rhythm guitar and Joel Colbert on drums. The three fledgling musicians from Arlington, Texas began jamming in an old barn in 1959 and evolved to playing around town for private parties...

     aka Bill Smith Combo DFW Rock 'n Roll group
  • Tone
    Cool Silly
    Cool Silly is a Taiwanese-American mainstream pop duo consisting of producer/singer Tone and rapper/actor Leeway. Renowned artist Tone formed this band after releasing his first debut album titled "我的6:57am" , and recruited two other members to form Cool Silly: Rapper/actor Leeway Cool Silly is...

     (Tony Chung) (born 1983), pop guitarist (Cool silly
    Cool Silly
    Cool Silly is a Taiwanese-American mainstream pop duo consisting of producer/singer Tone and rapper/actor Leeway. Renowned artist Tone formed this band after releasing his first debut album titled "我的6:57am" , and recruited two other members to form Cool Silly: Rapper/actor Leeway Cool Silly is...

    )
  • Don Tosti
    Don Tosti
    DonTosti was an American musician and composer.Born in El Paso, Texas, Tosti forged a career spanning several decades and styles, from classical to jazz and rhythm and blues. He was best remembered for his Pachuco-style compositions like the hit "Pachuco Boogie"...

     (1923–2004), Latin/R&B/swing/jazz/classical bassist, pianist
  • Alphonse Trent
    Alphonse Trent
    Alphonse "Alphonso" Trent was an American jazz pianist and territory band leader.Trent played piano since childhood and worked in local bands in Arkansas through his youth. He led his first band in the mid-1920s, possibly as early as 1923...

     (1905–1959), jazz pianist, bandleader
  • Ernest Tubb
    Ernest Tubb
    Ernest Dale Tubb , nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You" , marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music...

     (1914–1984), country singer-songwriter
  • Justin Tubb
    Justin Tubb
    Justin Wayne Tubb was an American country music singer and songwriter. Born in San Antonio, Texas, he was the oldest son of legendary country singer Ernest Tubb.-Biography:...

     (1935–1998), country singer-songwriter
  • Tanya Tucker
    Tanya Tucker
    Tanya Denise Tucker is a female American country music artist who had her first hit, "Delta Dawn", in 1972 at the age of 13...

     (born 1958), country singer
  • Fisher Tull
    Fisher Tull
    Fisher Aubrey Tull, Jr. , known professionally as Fisher A. Tull, aka Mickey Tull, was an American composer, arranger, educator, administrator, and trumpeter.-Life and career:...

     (1934–1994), composer and educator
  • "Blue" Gene Tyranny
    Gene Tyranny
    Blue' Gene Tyranny is an avant-garde composer and pianist. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, the adopted son of Dorothy and Meyer Sheff. He studied piano with Meta Hertwig and Rodney Hoare, and composition with Otto Wick and Frank Hughes...

     (born 1945), avant-garde composer
  • Alexander Uninsky
    Alexander Uninsky
    -Life and career:Alexander Uninsky was born in Kiev . He initially studied piano there in the conservatory which had been opened in 1913, and whose other graduates included Vladimir Horowitz and Alexander Brailowsky....

     (1910–1972), concert pianist and teacher
  • Tim Urban
    Tim Urban
    Timothy Joseph "Tim" Urban is an American singer-songwriter from Duncanville, Texas, who was the seventh place finalist on the ninth season of American Idol. Urban's debut album and EP titled Heart of Me is due for a November 8, 2010, iTunes release. Hard copies of the EP are on sale on his...

     (born 1989), pop singer
  • Usher
    Usher (entertainer)
    Usher Terry Raymond IV , who performs under the mononym Usher, is an American singer-songwriter, and actor. He is considered around the world to be the reigning King of R&B. Usher rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first Billboard Hot 100...

     (Usher Raymond IV) (born 1978), R&B and pop singer
  • Mary Jeanne van Appledorn
    Mary Jeanne van Appledorn
    Mary Jeanne van Appledorn is an American composer of contemporary classical music and pianist....

     (born 1927), composer and educator
  • Frank Van der Stucken
    Frank Van der Stucken
    Frank Valentine Van der Stucken was an American composer and conductor, and founder of the Cincinnati Symphony in 1895.-Biography:...

     (1858–1929), conductor, composer; founder of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
    Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
    As the fifth oldest orchestra in the United States, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has a legacy of fine music making as reflected in its performances in historic Music Hall, recordings, and international tours...

  • Vanilla Ice
    Vanilla Ice
    Robert Matthew Van Winkle , best known by his stage name Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, extreme athlete and home improvement television personality...

     (born 1968), rapper
  • Paul van Katwijk
    Paul van Katwijk
    Paul van Katwijk was a Dutch-American pianist, conductor, composer, and music educator. He was an important figure in the classical music culture of Dallas, Texas, for much of the 20th century...

     (1885–1974), pianist, conductor, composer, educator
  • Townes Van Zandt
    Townes Van Zandt
    John Townes Van Zandt , best known as Townes Van Zandt, was an American Texas Country-folk music singer-songwriter, performer, and poet...

     (1944–1997), country singer-songwriter
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Stephen Ray "Stevie Ray" Vaughan was an American electric blues guitarist and singer. He was the younger brother of Jimmie Vaughan and frontman for Double Trouble, a band that included bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton. Born in Dallas, Vaughan moved to Austin at the age of 17 and...

     (1954–1990), musician
  • Jaci Velasquez
    Jaci Velasquez
    Jacquelyn Davette Velasquez is an American Contemporary Christian and Latin Pop singer—in both English and Spanish languages....

     (born 1979), Contemporary Christian
    Contemporary Christian music
    Contemporary Christian music is a genre of modern popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith...

     Latin pop singer
  • Carl Venth
    Carl Venth
    Carl Venth was a German-American composer, violinist, conductor, music educator, and scholar. He was a leading classical music figure in Texas in the first half of the twentieth century and was one of the early music directors of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.-Early life and education:Venth was...

     (1860–1938), composer, conductor, violinist, music educator
  • William VerMeulen
    William VerMeulen
    William VerMeulen is an American horn player. He has been Principal Horn of the Houston Symphony Orchestra since 1990. Before joining the HSO, he was a member of the Columbus Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, and Kansas City Philharmonic. He is Professor of Horn at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice...

     (born 1961), classical horn player
  • Tiffany Villarreal
    Tiffany Villarreal
    Tiffany Villarreal is a Mexican and Puerto Rican songstress from San Antonio, Texas, United States. She has taken part in Baby Bash's "Shorty Dopp Woopp", as well as "The Hood" by Raekwon and "In the Ayer" by Flo-Rida. She released her self tilted debut album in 2004, only in Japan...

    , R&B and hip hop singer
  • Eddie Vinson
    Eddie Vinson
    Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson was an American jump blues, jazz, bebop and R&B alto saxophonist and blues shouter. He was nicknamed Cleanhead after an incident in which his hair was accidentally destroyed by lye contained in a hair straightening product.-Biography:Vinson was born in Houston, Texas...

     (1917–1988), blues saxophonist
  • Billy Walker
    Billy Walker (musician)
    William Marvin Walker , better known as Billy Walker, was an American country music singer and guitarist best-known for his 1962 hit, " Charlie's Shoes"...

     (1929–2006), country singer-songwriter
  • Charlie Walker
    Charlie Walker (musician)
    Charlie Walker was an American country musician born in Copeville, Texas. He held membership in the Grand Ole Opry from 1967, and was inducted into the Country Radio DJ Hall of Fame in 1981.- Career :...

     (1926–2008), country singer-songwriter
  • Cindy Walker
    Cindy Walker
    Cindy Walker was a prolific American songwriter, as well as a country music singer and dancer. As a songwriter Walker was responsible for a large number of popular and enduring songs recorded by many different artists. She adopted a craftsman-like approach to her songwriting, often tailoring...

     (1918–2006), country singer-songwriter
  • Django Walker
    Django Walker
    Django Walker is a Texas Country singer-songwriter and the frontman for the Django Walker Band.-Biography:Named after Belgian guitarist Django Reinhardt, Walker is the son of country music artist Jerry Jeff Walker and Susan Walker. He began learning to play guitar at age 15...

     (born 1981), country/rock singer-songwriter
  • Esther Walker
    Esther Walker
    Esther Walker was an American musical comedy performer. She was born Esther Thomas in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. Adopting the stage name of Esther Walker, she appeared on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in a 1919 production of Monte Cristo, Jr., and later that year performed at the 44th Street...

     (1894–1943), blues singer, musical comedy actress
  • Jerry Jeff Walker
    Jerry Jeff Walker
    Jerry Jeff Walker is an American country music singer and songwriter. He is probably most famous for writing the song "Mr. Bojangles.-Biography:...

     (born 1942), country singer-songwriter
  • T-Bone Walker
    T-Bone Walker
    Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker was a critically acclaimed American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who was one of the most influential pioneers and innovators of the jump blues and electric blues sound. He is the first musician recorded playing blues with the...

     (1910–1975), blues musician
  • William Walker
    William Walker (baritone)
    William Sterling Walker was a baritone with the Metropolitan Opera whose singing career included performances at the White House, at Carnegie Hall and other concert venues across North America and Europe, and some 60 appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson...

     (1931–2010), opera singer
  • Paul Wall
    Paul Wall
    Paul Michael Slayton , better known by his stage name Paul Wall, is an American rapper. He is currently affiliated with Swishahouse Records, having released several albums under the label as well as...

     (born 1980), rapper
  • Sippie Wallace
    Sippie Wallace
    Sippie Wallace was an American singer-songwriter. Her early career in local tent shows gained her the billing "The Texas Nightingale". Between 1923 and 1927, she recorded over 40 songs for Okeh Records, many written by herself or her brothers, George and Hersal Thomas...

     (1898–1986), blues singer-songwriter
  • Don Walser
    Don Walser
    Donald Ray Walser was an American country music singer. He was known as a unique, award-winning yodeling "Texas country music legend."- Music career :...

     (1934–2006), country singer, guitarist
  • Cedar Walton
    Cedar Walton
    Cedar Anthony Walton, Junior is an American hard bop jazz pianist.-Biography:Walton grew up in Dallas, Texas. His mother was an aspiring concert pianist, and was Walton's initial teacher. She also took him to jazz performances around Dallas...

     (born 1934), jazz pianist
  • Mercy Dee Walton (1915–1962), blues pianist, singer-songwriter
  • Johnny "Guitar" Watson (1935–1996), blues guitarist, singer
  • Katie Webster
    Katie Webster
    Katie Webster , born Kathryn Jewel Thorne, was an American boogie-woogie pianist.-Career:Webster was initially best known as a session musician behind Louisiana musicians on the Excello and Goldband record labels, such as Lightnin' Slim and Lonesome Sundown...

     (1936–1999), blues pianist
  • Michael Weiss
    Michael Weiss (composer)
    Michael David Weiss , is a jazz pianist and composer best known for his fifteen year association with saxophonist Johnny Griffin....

     (born 1958), jazz composer and pianist
  • Dan Welcher
    Dan Welcher
    Dan Welcher is an American composer, conductor, and music educator.- Biography :Welcher was born in Rochester, New York and earned degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, studying bassoon, piano, and composition...

     (born 1948), composer, music educator, bassoonist
  • Emily Wells
    Emily Wells
    Emily Wells is a violinist whose style "merge[s] ... hip-hop and classical". She also uses many other instruments in her work, including glockenspiels, analog synthesizers, and even toy pianos and other toy instruments. In live performances, she does not use any pre-recorded loops, rather she...

     (born 1981), hip-hop/classical violinist
  • Barry White
    Barry White
    Barry White, born Barry Eugene Carter , was an American composer and singer-songwriter.A five-time Grammy Award-winner known for his distinctive bass voice and romantic image, White's greatest success came in the 1970s as a solo singer and with the Love Unlimited Orchestra, crafting many enduring...

     (1944–2003), soul singer and record producer
    Record producer
    A record producer is an individual working within the music industry, whose job is to oversee and manage the recording of an artist's music...

  • Michael White
    Michael White (violinist)
    Michael Walter White is an American jazz violinist.White was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up in Oakland, California, taking up the violin when he was nine years old. He first became known in 1965 when he played with the John Handy Quintet at the Monterey Jazz Festival, and recorded three...

     (born 1933), jazz violinist
  • Chris Whitley
    Chris Whitley
    Christopher Becker Whitley was an American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist.Whitley changed his sound frequently, and achieved modest mainstream success while maintaining a small but devoted following...

     (1960–2005), blues singer-songwriter, guitarist
  • Rusty Wier
    Rusty Wier
    Russell Allen "Rusty" Wier was an American singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas.Wier's career dates back to the 1970s and covers multiple music genres...

     (1944–2009), country/folk singer-songwriter
  • Slim Willet
    Slim Willet
    Slim Willet was an American disc jockey, musician, and songwriter....

     (Winston Moore) (1919–1966), country singer-songwriter, DJ
  • Willie D
    Willie D
    Willie D is an American rapper who gained fame as the lead member of the pioneering rap group from Houston, Geto Boys. Despite his reputation for being a hardcore artist who pens often provocative lyrics, Willie D is known for his diligent work in the community and many of his songs contain...

     (William Dennis) (born 1966), rapper
  • Clifton Williams
    Clifton Williams (composer)
    James Clifton Williams Jr. was born in Traskwood, Arkansas, United States. He began playing French horn, piano, and mellophone early on and played in the band at Little Rock High School...

     (1923–1976), composer, educator
  • Dave Williams
    Dave Williams (musician)
    David W. "Dave" "Stage" Williams was the lead singer for the band Drowning Pool. He grew up in Princeton, Texas living with his parents Charles Edward and Jo-Ann Williams. During the 1990s he was a fixture in the Dallas music scene, often playing in well-known clubs. In 1999, he joined Drowning Pool...

     (1972–2002), rock singer
  • Don Williams
    Don Williams
    Don Williams , is an American country singer, songwriter and a 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He grew up in Portland, Texas, and graduated in 1958 from Gregory-Portland High School. After seven years with the folk-pop group Pozo-Seco Singers, he began his solo career in 1971,...

     (born 1939), country singer-songwriter
  • Lew Williams
    Lew Williams
    Lew Williams is an American rockabilly singer and songwriter, known as the "Cab Calloway of rockabilly"....

     (born 1934), rockabilly singer-songwriter
  • Otis Williams
    Otis Williams
    Otis Williams is an American baritone singer. Nicknamed "Big Daddy", he has also acted as a sporadic songwriter and record producer. Williams co-founded the Motown vocal group The Temptations in early 1960 as The Elgins, a group in which he continues to perform...

     (born 1941), singer with The Temptations
    The Temptations
    The Temptations is an American vocal group having achieved fame as one of the most successful acts to record for Motown Records. The group's repertoire has included, at various times during its five-decade career, R&B, doo-wop, funk, disco, soul, and adult contemporary music.Formed in Detroit,...

  • Richard Williams
    Richard Williams (musician)
    Richard Gene Williams was an American jazz trumpeter.Williams was born in Galveston, Texas, and played tenor saxophone early in his life before picking up trumpet as a teenager. He played in local Texas bands and attended Wiley College, where he majored in music...

     (1931–1985), jazz trumpeter
  • Roosevelt Williams
    Roosevelt Williams
    Roosevelt Thomas "Grey Ghost" Williams was an African American blues pianist, with a 70-year career spanning from the 1920s through the 1990s.-History:...

     (1903–1996), blues pianist
  • Sudie L. Williams
    Sudie L. Williams
    Sudie Lawrence Williams was a music educator in the public schools of Dallas, Texas.She was born in Bellville, Texas to Dr. and Mrs. Otis Laurence Williams...

     (1872–1940), music educator
  • Zane Williams
    Zane Williams
    Zane Williams is a native of Abilene, Texas. He is now a Texas Country singer/songwriter in McKinney, Texas.Zane's 2003 collection of music prompted a string of national awards for the relatively unknown artist. Zane was a finalist in an unprecedented three categories at MerleFest's Chris Austin...

     (born 1977), country singer-songwriter
  • Bob Wills
    Bob Wills
    James Robert Wills , better known as Bob Wills, was an American Western Swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader, considered by music authorities as the co-founder of Western Swing and universally known as the pioneering King of Western Swing.Bob Wills' name will forever be associated with...

     (1905–1975), country singer with The Texas Playboys
  • Johnnie Lee Wills
    Johnnie Lee Wills
    Johnnie Lee Wills was an American Western swing fiddler popular in the 1930s and 1940s.-Biography:Wills was born in Jewett, Texas, and was the younger brother of Bob Wills. He played banjo with Bob as a member of the Texas Playboys starting in 1934, the year the ensemble began playing on KVOO-AM...

     (1912–1984), Western swing fiddler
  • Dooley Wilson
    Dooley Wilson
    Arthur "Dooley" Wilson was an American actor and singer. He was born in Tyler, Texas, and is remembered as piano-player "Sam" who sings "As Time Goes By" at the request of Ilsa Lund in the 1942 film, Casablanca - the Sam in the famously misremembered line "Play it again, Sam" -- a phrase which...

     (1886 or 1894–1953), blues/jazz pianist, bandleader; actor
  • Hop Wilson
    Hop Wilson
    Hardin "Hop" Wilson was an American Texas blues steel guitar player. Wilson gained the nickname "Hop" as a devolution of "Harp" due to his constant playing of a harmonica as a child...

     (1927–1975), blues steel guitarist
  • J. Frank Wilson
    J. Frank Wilson
    J. Frank Wilson was an American singer, the lead vocalist of J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers.-Career:Wilson joined the Cavaliers after his discharge from Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas in 1962....

     (1941–1991), pop singer, J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
    J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
    J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers were an American 1960s group, best remembered for their 1965 million selling record, "Last Kiss".-Career:The Cavaliers formed around 1955 with leader and guitarist Sid Holmes, bassist Lewis Elliott, saxophonist Rob Zeller, drummer Ray Smith and vocalist Alton...

  • Teddy Wilson
    Teddy Wilson
    Theodore Shaw "Teddy" Wilson was an American jazz pianist whose sophisticated and elegant style was featured on the records of many of the biggest names in jazz, including Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.-Biography:Wilson was born in Austin, Texas in...

     (1912–1986), jazz pianist
  • Edgar Winter
    Edgar Winter
    Edgar Holland Winter is an American musician. He is famous for being a multi-instrumentalist. He is a highly skilled keyboardist, saxophonist and percussionist. He often plays an instrument while singing. He was most successful in the 1970s with his band, The Edgar Winter Group, notably with their...

     (born 1946), jazz/blues/rock musician
  • Johnny Winter
    Johnny Winter
    John Dawson "Johnny" Winter III is an American blues guitarist, singer, and producer. Best known for his late 1960s and 1970s high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances, Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues legend Muddy Waters...

     (born 1944), blues
    Blues
    Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the "Deep South" of the United States at the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads...

     guitarist
    Guitarist
    A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. Guitarists may play a variety of instruments such as classical guitars, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and bass guitars. Some guitarists accompany themselves on the guitar while singing.- Versatility :The guitarist controls an extremely...

  • Lee Ann Womack
    Lee Ann Womack
    Lee Ann Womack is an American country music singer and songwriter, who is best known for her old fashioned-styled country music songs that often discuss subjects such as cheating and lost love....

     (born 1966), country singer-songwriter
  • Darren Keith Woods
    Darren Keith Woods
    Darren Keith Woods is an American opera director and operatic tenor. A graduate of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, he began his career as an opera singer in 1982, making his professional debut at the Santa Fe Opera as Don Curzio in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Le nozze di...

     (born 1958), opera company director, singer
  • Lammar Wright, Sr.
    Lammar Wright, Sr.
    Lammar Wright was an American jazz trumpeter.Wright grew up in Kansas City, where he played with Bennie Moten's band in 1923. He relocated to New York City in 1927 to play with The Missourians, staying with the group after Cab Calloway became its leader...

     (1907–1973), jazz trumpeter
  • Leo Wright
    Leo Wright
    Leo Wright was an American jazz musician who played alto saxophone, flute and clarinet...

     (1933–1991), jazz instrumentalist
  • Roger Wright
    Roger Wright
    Roger Robinson Wright III is an American classical concert pianist. He is also a Scrabble player who won the United States National Scrabble Championship in 2004.-Early life and musical training:...

     (born 1974), classical pianist
  • Jimmy Wyble
    Jimmy Wyble
    James Otis Wyble was an American guitarist, noted for his contributions to both jazz and Western swing. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas and died in Los Angeles, California....

     (1922–2010), jazz/swing guitarist
  • Jessica Zhu
    Jessica Zhu
    Jessica Zhu is a Chinese-American pianist who is pursuing postgraduate studies in piano performance under the tutelage of Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, with full scholarship as a 2009 Marshall Scholar....

     (born 1986), classical pianist

Miss America/Miss USA pageant winners

  • Shirley Cothran
    Shirley Cothran
    Shirley Cothran was the 1975 winner of the Miss America pageant. She graduated from DentonHigh School in 1970 and was the second Miss America winner from that school in 4 years as Phyllis George wore the crown before her in 1971. Cothran used the scholarship money from the contest to get her Ph.D....

     (born 1955), Miss America
    Miss America
    The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards scholarships to young women from the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands...

     1975
  • Jo-Carroll Dennison
    Jo-Carroll Dennison
    Jo-Carroll Dennison was a beauty queen and actress originally from Tyler, Texas.Dennison, a self-supported student at the Federal Institute in Tyler, Texas was lured into competing in the Miss Tyler pageant by the offer of a free swimsuit from Swartz Department Store...

     (born 1923), Miss America 1942
  • Danielle Doty
    Danielle Doty
    Danielle Doty born in 1993 in Harlingen, Texas is Miss Teen USA 2011. Doty was crowned by Miss Teen USA 2010 winner Kamie Crawford. Doty will now move into the Trump Tower in New York with Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella and Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete. She is a student at Baylor...

     (born 1993), Miss Teen USA
    Miss Teen USA
    Miss Teen USA is a beauty pageant run by the Miss Universe Organization for girls aged 14–19. The reigning titleholder is Danielle Doty of Texas....

     2011
    Miss Teen USA 2011
    Miss Teen USA 2011 was the 29th Miss Teen USA pageant. It was held at the Grand Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas on July 16, 2011. Miss Teen USA 2010, Kamie Crawford, crowned her successor, Danielle Doty of Texas, as Miss Teen USA 2011 at the end of this event. The 50 states and...

  • Christy Fichtner
    Christy Fichtner
    Christiane Crane "Christy" Fichtner is a former Miss USA and first runner-up to . In 2003, she participated in Who Wants to Marry My Dad?.-Early life:...

     (born 1962), Miss USA
    Miss USA
    The Miss USA beauty contest has been held annually since 1952 to select the United States entrant in the Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe Organization operates both pageants, as well as Miss Teen USA...

     1986
  • Phyllis George
    Phyllis George
    Phyllis Ann George Brown is an American businesswoman, actress and a former sportscaster. She is a former Miss Texas and Miss America of 1971.- Early life :...

     (born 1949), Miss America 1971
  • Courtney Gibbs
    Courtney Gibbs
    Courtney Ann Gibbs-Mokarow is a former Miss USA and Top 10 semifinalist at Miss Universe 1988.-Miss USA:...

     (born 1966), Miss USA 1988
  • Kandace Krueger
    Kandace Krueger
    Kandace Gayle Krueger Matthews is an American television personality and former beauty queen who has held the Miss USA title. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She was born to Larry & Barbara Johnson Krueger...

     (born 1976), Miss USA 2001
  • Debra Maffett
    Debra Maffett
    Debra Sue Maffett was Miss America 1983. Although she competed in the Miss Texas pageant several years without winning, she moved to California and was subsequently crowned Miss California. She represented California when she won the Miss America crown. Debbie graduated from S.P...

     (born 1956), Miss America 1983
  • Laura Martinez-Harring
    Laura Harring
    Laura Harring is a Mexican-American actress and former Miss USA . She is known for her role as Rita in Mulholland Drive.-Early life:...

     (born 1964), Miss USA 1985
  • Gretchen Polhemus
    Gretchen Polhemus
    Gretchen Lynn Polhemus-Jensen is a former Miss USA and second runner-up to .-Early life:Prior to competing in Miss Texas USA, Jensen was working as a cattle broker and real estate agent in her home state....

     (born 1965), Miss USA 1989
  • Michelle Royer
    Michelle Royer
    Michelle Renee Royer-Jefferson is a former Miss USA and second runner-up to .-Early life:Prior to competing in Miss Texas USA, Jefferson was a student at Texas Wesleyan University...

     (born 1966), Miss USA 1987
  • Chelsi Smith
    Chelsi Smith
    Chelsi Mariam Pearl Smith is a former beauty pageant titleholder from the United States who became the first Miss USA in fifteen years to capture the Miss Universe crown on May 12, 1995.-Early life:...

     (born 1973), Miss USA 1995 and Miss Universe
    Miss Universe
    Miss Universe is an annual international beauty contest that is run by the Miss Universe Organization. The pageant is the most publicized beauty contest in the world with 600 million viewers....

     1995
  • Crystle Stewart
    Crystle Stewart
    Crystle Danae Stewart , from Missouri City, Texas, is an American beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss USA 2008. She was born to Robert & Cynthia Franklin Stewart...

     (born 1981), Miss USA 2008
  • Kimberly Tomes
    Kimberly Tomes
    Kimberly Louise Tomes is a beauty queen from Texas who has held Miss USA title.Tomes won the Miss Texas USA title in 1976, and later represented Texas in the Miss USA 1977 pageant held in Charleston, South Carolina. In the nationally televised pageant, Tomes won the Miss USA title, becoming the...

     (born 1956), Miss USA 1977
  • Christie Lee Woods
    Christie Lee Woods
    Christie Lee Woods is an American model, actress and the first woman from Texas to capture the Miss Teen USA crown ....

     (born 1977), Miss Teen USA 1996
    Miss Teen USA 1996
    Miss Teen USA 1996, the 14th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from Las Cruces, New Mexico on 21 August 1996. At the conclusion of the final competition, Christie Lee Woods of Texas was crowned by outgoing queen Keylee Sue Sanders of Kansas....


Baseball

  • Matt Albers
    Matt Albers
    Matthew James Albers is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball.-High school:In 2001, Albers graduated William P. Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas...

     (born 1983), relief pitcher
    Relief pitcher
    A relief pitcher or reliever is a baseball or softball pitcher who enters the game after the starting pitcher is removed due to injury, ineffectiveness, fatigue, ejection, or for other strategic reasons, such as being substituted by a pinch hitter...

     for the Boston Red Sox
    Boston Red Sox
    The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, and a member of Major League Baseball’s American League Eastern Division. Founded in as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Red Sox's home ballpark has been Fenway Park since . The "Red Sox"...

  • Brett Anderson
    Brett Anderson (baseball)
    Brett Franklin Anderson is a left-handed pitcher for the Oakland Athletics.-Early life:He attended Stillwater High School in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he was an all-state selection in 2006, his senior year....

     (born 1988), starting pitcher
    Starting pitcher
    In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher is the pitcher who delivers the first pitch to the first batter of a game. A pitcher who enters the game after the first pitch of the game is a relief pitcher....

     for the Oakland Athletics
    Oakland Athletics
    The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. The Athletics are a member of the Western Division of Major League Baseball's American League. From to the present, the Athletics have played in the O.co Coliseum....

  • Jake Arrieta
    Jake Arrieta
    Jacob Joseph Arrieta is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles.-Early life:...

     (born 1986), starting pitcher
    Starting pitcher
    In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher is the pitcher who delivers the first pitch to the first batter of a game. A pitcher who enters the game after the first pitch of the game is a relief pitcher....

     for the Baltimore Orioles
    Baltimore Orioles
    The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States. They are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's American League. One of the American League's eight charter franchises in 1901, it spent its first year as a major league...

  • Scott Atchison
    Scott Atchison
    Scott Barham Atchison is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball...

     (born 1976), relief pitcher
    Relief pitcher
    A relief pitcher or reliever is a baseball or softball pitcher who enters the game after the starting pitcher is removed due to injury, ineffectiveness, fatigue, ejection, or for other strategic reasons, such as being substituted by a pinch hitter...

     for the Boston Red Sox
    Boston Red Sox
    The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, and a member of Major League Baseball’s American League Eastern Division. Founded in as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Red Sox's home ballpark has been Fenway Park since . The "Red Sox"...

  • Ernie Banks
    Ernie Banks
    Ernest "Ernie" Banks , nicknamed "Mr. Cub", is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and first baseman. He played his entire 19-year baseball career with the Chicago Cubs . He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.-High school years:Banks was a letterman and standout in football,...

     (born 1931), Baseball Hall of Famer
  • Daniel Bard
    Daniel Bard
    Daniel Paul Bard is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Bard made his debut with the Red Sox in May 2009.-Collegiate career:...

     (born 1985), relief pitcher
    Relief pitcher
    A relief pitcher or reliever is a baseball or softball pitcher who enters the game after the starting pitcher is removed due to injury, ineffectiveness, fatigue, ejection, or for other strategic reasons, such as being substituted by a pinch hitter...

     for the Boston Red Sox
    Boston Red Sox
    The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, and a member of Major League Baseball’s American League Eastern Division. Founded in as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Red Sox's home ballpark has been Fenway Park since . The "Red Sox"...

  • Blake Beavan
    Blake Beavan
    Blake Beavan is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners.-Professional:Beavan drafted from Irving High School in the 1st round, 17th overall by the Texas Rangers in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft...

     (born 1989), starting pitcher
    Starting pitcher
    In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher is the pitcher who delivers the first pitch to the first batter of a game. A pitcher who enters the game after the first pitch of the game is a relief pitcher....

     for the Seattle Mariners
    Seattle Mariners
    The Seattle Mariners are a professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. Enfranchised in , the Mariners are a member of the Western Division of Major League Baseball's American League. Safeco Field has been the Mariners' home ballpark since July...

  • Chad Beck
    Chad Beck
    Chad Lee Beck is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball. He was born in Jasper, Texas.-Early career:...

     (born 1985), relief pitcher
    Relief pitcher
    A relief pitcher or reliever is a baseball or softball pitcher who enters the game after the starting pitcher is removed due to injury, ineffectiveness, fatigue, ejection, or for other strategic reasons, such as being substituted by a pinch hitter...

     for the Toronto Blue Jays
    Toronto Blue Jays
    The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Blue Jays are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball 's American League ....

  • Josh Beckett
    Josh Beckett
    Joshua Patrick Beckett is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. During his career in the playoffs, he won the 2003 World Series MVP Award with the Florida Marlins, and received the 2007 ALCS MVP award with the Red Sox.-Florida Marlins :A...

     (born 1980), baseball
    Baseball
    Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The aim is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot diamond...

    , Boston Red Sox
    Boston Red Sox
    The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, and a member of Major League Baseball’s American League Eastern Division. Founded in as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Red Sox's home ballpark has been Fenway Park since . The "Red Sox"...

    , pitcher
    Pitcher
    In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the...

    , MVP of the 2003 World Series
    2003 World Series
    The 2003 World Series marked the 99th baseball World Series event. The Florida Marlins defeated the New York Yankees in six games, 4–2.-Background:...

  • Lance Berkman
    Lance Berkman
    William Lance Berkman is an American professional baseball outfielder and right fielder with the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball....

     (born 1976), first baseman
    First baseman
    First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a baserunner in o