List of people from Dayton, Ohio

List of people from Dayton, Ohio

The following is a list of people from Dayton, Ohio. These people were born, lived, or worked in and around the city.

Actors, entertainers, and models

*David Allen, actor/comedian
*Nancy Cartwright, voice of Bart Simpson
*Mel Epstein, film producer
*Dorian Harewood, actor
*Allison Janney, actress
*Ken Jenkins, actor
*Toccara Jones, American fashion model/TV personality
*Gordon Jump, actor
*Chad Lowe, actor
*Rob Lowe, actor
*Mike Nawrocki, founder of the Christian series Veggie Tales
*Wendy Pepper reality TV star and fashion designer
*Gary Sandy, actor
*Martin Sheen, actor
*Sherri Saum, actress
*Dan Patrick (Pugh), sports anchor
*Jonathan Winters, comedian/actor
*Ted Ross, actor


*Charles Bassett


*Will Allen, NFL safety
*Tonja Buford-Bailey, Olympic 400m hurdler
*Roosevelt Chapman, Basketball Hall of Famer and All-Time Leading Scorer at the University of Dayton
*Donald Smith, University of Dayton,Philadephia 76ers
*Roger Clemens, baseball player
*Daequan Cook, NBA Player, Miami Heat
*Marco Coleman, NFL defensive tackle
*Charles Daniels, Olympic freestyle swimmer
*Rob Dyrdek, Professional Skateboarder, Alien Workshop
*Ron Harper, basketball player
*A. J. Hawk, NFL Linebacker, Green Bay Packers
*Doug France, Patterson High School, Ohio State University,NFL Player,Los Angeles Rams
*John Paxson, basketball player, coach, manager, broadcaster
*Don May, NBA player 1968-75 (New York Knicks, Buffalo Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Kansas City Kings)
*Jim Paxson Jr., NBA player 1979-90 (Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics); Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager
*John Henderson, University of Michigan,NFL Wide Receiver, Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings
*Todd Hollandsworth, baseball player
*Darrell Jackson, NFL wide receiver
*Dave Krynzel, baseball player
*Ron Lyle, boxer
*Mike Nugent, NFL kicker
*Nick Mangold, NFL offensive lineman
*Edwin C. Moses, Olympic track and field athlete
*Peerless Price, NFL wide receiver
*Mike Schmidt, baseball player
*Chris Hero, pro wrestler
*Dan Wilkinson, NFL defensive tackle
*Tamika Williams, basketball player in the WNBA
*Kirk Herbstreit, Former Ohio State quarterback, current football analyst
*Nikki Fuller, professional female bodybuilder
*Megan Duffy, basketball player in the WNBA
*Jeff Graham, NFL receiver
*Chris Rolfe, Professional Soccer Player

Writers and cartoonists

*Erma Bombeck, nationally known columnist and author
*Richard H. Brodhead, higher-education author and President of Duke University
*Paul Laurence Dunbar, noted early African-American poet
*Cathy Guisewite, national cartoonist
*Hunter Lewis, author
*Mike Peters, nationally-syndicated opinion cartoonist
*Tim Waggoner, horror and fantasy writer.


*Larry Augustin, An active member of the OpenSource community
*Edward A. Deeds, engineer, inventor, industrialist
*Paul Iams, Founder of The Iams Company
*Charles Kettering, inventor of the automobile self-starter
*Carl Lindner, Jr., Businessman worth 2.3 Billion dollars
*Nancy Lynn, Business owner, pilot, and public speaker
*John H. Patterson, founder of National Cash Register
*James Ritty, inventor of the cash register
*Wright Brothers, inventors of the airplane


*Charles G. Bickham, Medal of Honor recipient
*Sammy L. Davis, Medal of Honor recipient
*Admiral Timothy J. Keating, Commander of the United States Pacific Command
*Joseph G. Lapointe Jr, Medal of Honor recipient
*Joe C. Paul, Medal of Honor recipient
*Sidney Souers, First Director of the CIA
*Tony Stein, Medal of Honor recipient
*Maria Lauterbach, Pregnant Marine who went missing in December 2007 and later pronounced dead.


*Little Axe, blues musician
*Stevie Brock, pop singer
*Kim Deal, rock musician, member of Pixies, The Amps, and The Breeders with sister Kelley Deal
*Rick Derringer, rock musician
*Michael Harris, guitar instrumentalist
*Tommy James, rock musician and singer of "Mony Mony"
*Mark Miller, lead singer of country group Sawyer Brown
*Robert Pollard, founder and singer of lo-fi rock band Guided By Voices and other aliases thereof
*Kim Richey singer/songwriter
*John Scofield, jazz guitarist
*Bud Shank, saxophonist on the international jazz scene
*Roger Troutman and Zapp, musicians/producers
*Johnnie Wilder, Jr., founder and lead singer, and Keith Wilder, founder, Heatwave (band), R&B group


*Logan Martinez, Green Party Politician, Activist, Columnist
*James Middleton Cox, Congressman, Ohio governor, 1920 Democratic presidential candidate, founder of Cox Enterprises


*George J. Graham, Jr., political theorist
*Ahad Israfil, gunshot victim
*W. S. McIntosh, Civil Rights Activist
*Norman Steenrod, influential mathematician.
*Howard Dwight Smith, architect of Ohio Stadium


*Joe Gillis, character in the movie "Sunset Boulevard"
*Jiminy Glick, fictional talk show host played by Martin Short
*C.J. Cregg, character in the TV series "The West Wing"
*Robert Bruce Banner, alter ego of The Incredible Hulk
*Black Alice, a DC Comics sorceress and antihero
*Mr. Tanner, Baritone singer from the Harry Chapin song of the same name
*Prudence, A bisexual girl from the Julie Taymor directed Across The Universe (film)

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