Famous People from Las Vegas

Brandon FlowersBrandon Flower

If you’re a fan of popular music then you’ll be familiar with Brandon Flowers. The Las Vegas native is the frontman of The Killers who shot to fame in 2004 with their album Hot Fuss. Since they have become one of the biggest bands in the world and Flowers has become a rock and roll heartthrob. In 2010 he released his own solo album.

Bryce HarperBryce Harper

At the age of 19 he’s already a familiar name with baseball fans. He was touted as an elite talent since the age of 16 and hasn’t disappointed since joining the majors; hitting 15 home runs and driving in 45 runs for the Washington Nationals. If he continues developing, Harper is set for a glittering baseball career.

Andre AgassiAndre Agassi

One of the most famous and beloved tennis players to have ever played the game hails from Las Vegas. Andre Agassi has eight Grand Slams to his name – including a career slam – and was inducted into the tennis Hall Of Fame in 2011. He amassed an incredible $31million in career prize money and runs a tennis academy in Las Vegas.

Barry ZitoBarry Zito

Zito is a pitcher in MLB and shot to prominence with the Oakland Athletics. He won the AL Cy Young Award in 2002 before signing a seven-year $126million deal, the highest for any pitcher at that point. He has struggled for the San Francisco Giants since signing the deal but remains a threat on the mound.

Greg MadduxGreg Maddux

Maddux is one of the best pitchers to have ever graced the game of baseball. He amassed 355 wins and had a career average 3.16 ERA. Add 3371 strikeouts and you can see just how good he was. He played for six different clubs, with the majority of his time spent with the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves.

Kyle BuschKyle Busch

He’s 27 and already owns his own NASCAR team, as well as being one of the top drivers. His list of awards include: 2009 NASCAR Nationwide SeriesChampion, 2008 Southern 500 Winner, 2012 Budweiser Shootout Winner, 2009 Snowball Derby Winner, 2011 TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway Winner and 2012 Prelude to the Dream Winner.

Jenna JamesonJenna Jameson

She is the biggest name to have ever come out of the adult industry. Jameson starred in over 150 movies at a time when the adult industry went through its boom period. She founded ClubJenna and Her 2004 autobiography, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale, spent six weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list.

Thomas Joseph LavinThomas Joseph Lavin

You probably know his as TJ Lavin who is a professional BMX rider. He has been a DK Dirt Circuit Champ, a champion in the Gravity Games, a European championship winner, and a CFB Champion. In 1995, he was crowned the “King of Dirt”. To add to that he hosts MTV’s The Challenge since its eleventh season.

Matthew GrayGublerMatthew GrayGubler

Gubler is a man with many skills: actor, film director, painter, photographer, editor, and former fashion model. However, he is best known foras the young genius Dr. Spencer Reidin the CBS television show Criminal Minds. Not to mention that he’s also the voice of one of the chipmunks, Simon Seville, in Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked.

Frank MirFrank Mir

Mir isan American mixed martial artist, as well as a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kenpō Karate.He holds the record for most victories and submissions in the history of the UFC heavyweight division and is also the only man in UFC history to win a bout by toe hold. And at 33 he still has a few years left in him.

Kurt BuschKurt Busch

Busch is a top driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and has won 24 Cup races and the 2004 championship. Busch is one of only 23 drivers with a win in all three of NASCAR’s top divisions: the Sprint Cup Series, the Nationwide Series, and the Camping World Truck Series.

Charisma Lee CarpenterCharisma Lee Carpenter

Any fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will instantly recognise who Carpenter is. She played CordeliaChasein Buffy continued that role in the spin-off Angel.She’s had a supporting role in The Expendables and is back for the second movie. She has also appeared in Playboy.

Jenny LewisJenny Lewis

Indie music fans should be aware that Lewis was in fact the lead singer of RiloKiley. She has released two solo albums: Rabbit Fur Coat and Acid Tounge. Lewis currently performs as part of the duo Jenny & Johnny with boyfriend Johnathan Rice.

George Ryan RossGeorge Ryan Ross

Ross is an American guitarist, most famous for his work as lead guitarist main songwriter for the band Panic! at the Disco. However, he left the band in 2009 to team up with former Panic bassist Jon Walker to found The Young Veins.

Holly MadisonHolly Madison

Madison is an American model, showgirl and television personality who currently lives in Las Vegas. She made her name after becoming Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend and lived in the Playboy Masion. Her relationship with Hefner was publicised in the TV show Girls Of The Playboy Mansion.


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