Phoenix is a large metropolitan area and is home to many famous faces and places. When it comes to finding celebrities in the Phoenix area, there is no better place to start looking than Scottsdale, Arizona.
This luxurious desert oasis is located just east of Phoenix has been the birthplace and home to countless celebrities over the years. Want to know which professional athletes, musicians, actors, and politicians live in Scottsdale today? Here are a few of the most prominent names and figures who reside in the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley area.
Singer-songwriter whose career has stretched over the last 50 years and continues with his radio show on local station 100.7 KSLX. A few of Alice Cooper’s most well-known songs include Eighteen, School’s Out and No More Mr. Nice Guy.
Nicknamed “Thunder Dan” is a retired NBA star who played with Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Currently, Dan coaches the Grand Canyon University (GCU) basketball team, the Grand Canyon Antelopes.
Retired NFL Quarterback who was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as a free agent, Kurt only played for the St. Louis Rams, New York Giants and the Arizona Cardinals. His accomplished career includes 2 NFL MVP awards, a Super Bowl Championship with the Rams, and the only Super Bowl appearance for the Cardinals.
Professional Golfer and Phoenix native who plays in the PGA Tour and Champions Tour.
American novelist who has written several best selling adventure novels and spends his free time as an underwater explorer. Some of his most popular stories include Raise the Titanic, White Death, Sahara, Inca Gold and dozens more.
Sometimes called “Junior” to separate from fellow band-member Dave Mustaine was the lead-bassist of American heavy metal band Megadeth. Ellefson also claims the position of being the second longest-tenured bandmate of the group.
Leadsinger and Frontman of glam rock band, Poison, also stars in the reality TV show Rock of Love. Some infamous songs by Poison and Bret Michaels are Nothin’ But A Good Time, Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Talk Dirty To Me, and Unskinny Bop to name a few.
Commonly called Chuck, Sir Charles, Street Beef, and The Round Mound of Rebounds, is a retired NBA star who played with the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, and Houston Rockets. Nowadays, you can find Charles providing personality as well as sports commentary and analysis on Inside The NBA.
American Politician under the Republican branch and lawyer who served as the Vice President of George Bush from 1989 – 1993. Quayle was also a US Representative and US Senator in Indiana.
American actor, comedian, writer, television personality, and late-night talk show host who got his start on Saturday Night Live in 1990. Some of David Spade’s most beloved roles and performances include most recently Grown Ups, as well as Joe Dirt, voicing the character Kuzco from the Emperor’s New Groove, and his unforgettable buddy comedies with Chris Farely — Black Sheep & Tommy Boy.
Founding member of Creedence Clearwater Revival along with Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, and his brother Tom Fogerty. John was the lead singer, primary songwriter and lead guitarist for the group who revolutionized the late 60’s and 70’s with their sound. A couple of CCR’s biggest hits are Fortunate Son, Born On the Bayou, and Bad Moon Risin’.
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American actor best-known for his role in Malcolm In The Middle, Agent Cody Banks, and Big Fat Liar. The child actor turned racecar driver changed his focus again and now, along with his wife, owns a store in Scottsdale — Outrageous Olive Oils & Vinegars.
Career-long NFL Wide Receiver with the Arizona Cardinals. An 11-time pro-bowler, Scottsdale celebrity Larry Fitzgerald has held 40 franchise records with the organization over the years as well as broken or set 27 league records making him one of the most iconic receivers in the history of the sport.