List of Scottish Americans


List of Scottish Americans

List of notable Americans with Scottish ancestry

Actors/Entertainers

*Jennifer Aniston (grandfather of Scottish ancestry)
*John Barrowman
*Lucille Ball, actress and comedienne
*Catherine Bell, actress and model
*Jolene Blalock, actress and model
*Drew Carey, comedic actor and game show host
*Keith Hirabayashi Cooke, actor and stuntman
*James Dean, actor
*Robert Downey Jr, actor
*Tina Fey, Comedic acress and writer (father scottish/german heritage)
*Clint Eastwood, actor and instructor
*Greer Garson, actress
*Cork Graham, actor, screenwriter, war correspondent, and author [The Bamboo Chest: An Adventure in Healing the Trauma of War; DPP Inc. 2004]
*Oliver Hardy, Comedic actor, best known for Laurel and Hardy
*Josh Holloway,Georgia Raised Highland bred
*Cody Kasch (1987 - ) television actor ("Desperate Housewives") [ [http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/televisionawards/emmys/2005-09-12-emmy-blog_x.htm] "Cody Kasch, who plays Zach Young on Desperate Housewives, wore an argyle sweater with a burgundy tie. "I wore the sweater because I'm Scottish," he said."]
*Max Kasch (1985 - ) television/film actor [ [http://officialmaxkaschrox.com/pages/BioAskMax.htm] "Q. Whats Max's nationality? His last anme ROcks and how do you pronounce his last name? A. Im Full blooded Scottish, and proud of it, however my last name Kasch is not my families name, my father changed his last name from McKee to Kasch 30 years ago. Kasch is pronounced cash."]
*Val Kilmer, Actor
*Eva LaRue, Actress
*Jay Leno (1950 - ) comedian, former actor, known as host of "The Tonight Show" [Leno - [http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/200302/omag_200302_ocut.jhtml?promocode=088] "he's Italian and Scottish" [http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0103/03/lklw.00.html] "KING: Who had the chin, mom or dad? J. LENO: I guess that's from the Scotch side of the family. Yeah, that would probably be more of the Scotch side, my mom. My mom was Scottish. My father was Italian. Which is a wonderful area for comedy as a kid..."]
*John G. “Red” Kerr, Chicago Sports broadcaster
*Ray Liotta, actor
*Heather Locklear, actress
*Seth MacFarlane writer of Family Guy
*Kyle MacLachlan, actor, Sex And The City
*Steve McQueen, American actor
*Marilyn Monroe, actress
*Julianne Moore, actress
*Mickey Rooney, actor
*Jerry Sadowitz, comedian and conjurer
*Alicia Silverstone, actress
*David Strathairn, actor, The River Wild
*Jimmy Stewart, actor, Brigadier General (USAFR)
*Skeet Ulrich Father German Mother Scottish
*Jurgen Vsych, film director, screenwriter and author
*Christopher Walken, actor
*John Wayne, actor (mother Scots-Irish, father Scottish)
*Reese Witherspoon, actress (Scottish ancestor John D. Witherspoon signed the Declaration of Independence)

Artists

*Tommy Hilfiger, fashion designer
*Jackson Pollock, artist
*Kevin Stewart-Magee, muralist, painter

Athletes

*Don Budge, tennis player
*Mickey Cochrane, Hall of Famer
*Bobby Thomson, baseball player
*April Hunter, professional wrestler
*Rube Waddell, Hall of Fame pitcher
*Matt Kirkpatrick, hockey player

Business

*David Dunbar Buick, founder of the Buick Motor Company
*Andrew Carnegie, founder of Carnegie Steel
*Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel the founder of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey distillery (Scottish-Welsh American his grandmother Elizabeth Callaway was born in Scotland)
*Allan Pinkerton, detective and director of a security business
*Donald Trump, business magnate and television personality

Musicians/Singers

*Billie Joe Armstrong, Singer/Guitarst for Green Day
*Lindsey "Lyn-Z" Ballato, Bassist for Mindless Self Indulgence
*Jeff Baxter, guitarist for Steely Dan
*Drake Bell, Singer/Songwriter
*David Byrne, Musician/Songwriter/Artist. Born in Dumbarton, Scotland
*Glen Campbell, singer
*Johnny Cash, singer
*Glen Danzig, singer known for work with Misfits and Danzig
*Jonathan Davis, lead singer and songwriter for Korn
*Hilary Duff, actress and singer
* Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson, singer best known with The Black Eyed Peas
*Brandon Flowers, singer and keyboardist of The Killers
*James Hetfield, singer/rhythm guitarist of Metallica
*Amy Lee, lead singer of Evanescence
*Ian MacKaye, Early Hardcore personality, noted for Minor Threat and Fugazi
* Marshall "Eminem" Mathers, Rapper
*Tim McGraw, American singer (father is Scots-Irish, mother is Italian-Irish)
*Brian Molko, lead singer of Placebo(mother scottish)
*Jim Morrison, singer/poet. Father of Scottish descent, mother of English descent.
*Michael Nesmith, Musician/Actor "The Monkees" (Father Scottish, Mother Irish and French.)
*Elvis Presley, singer
*Bonnie Raitt, singer/songwriter
*John Raitt, Broadway musical star
*Doug Robb, musician and lead singer of rock band Hoobastank.
*Ryan Ross, Guitarist/Lyricist/Songwriter for Panic at the Disco
*Ashlee Simpson, singer/actress
*Jessica Simpson, singer
*Gwen Stefani, singer
*Izzy Stradlin, rock musician
*Carrie Underwood, country singer
*Brendon Urie, Lead singer of Panic at the Disco
*Tom Waits, singer/songwriter
*Gerard Way, lead singer of My Chemical Romance
*Mikey Way, bass guitarist for My Chemical Romance
*Jack White aka John Anthony Gillis, of The White Stripes

Government and Military

*Neil Armstrong, astronaut
*Chester A. Arthur, American president
*Jim Bowie, Frontiersman and a defender of the Alamo
*James Buchanan, American president
*Omar N. Bradley, American General
*Davy Crockett, Frontiersman, U.S. Congressman, and a defender of the Alamo
*Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate general
*Alexander Garden (soldier), American Revolutionary War soldier
*Newt Gingrich, American politician
*Ulysses S. Grant, military leader and American president
*John B. Gordon, Confederate War Hero
*Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury
*John Hancock, first signer of the United States Declaration of Independence
*Sam Houston, president of Texas and afterwards governor
*Andrew Jackson, American President
*Stonewall Jackson, Confederate general
*Thomas Jefferson, American president
*John Paul Jones, American Revolutionary War naval hero
*Arthur MacArthur, American General
*Douglas MacArthur, American general
*William McKinley, American president
*James Monroe, American president
*George S. Patton, American General
*James K. Polk, American president
*Ronald Reagan, American president
*Theodore Roosevelt, American president
*Winfield Scott, American general
*Jeb Stuart,Confederate War Hero
*Woodrow Wilson, American president
*John Witherspoon, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence

Inventors, Engineers and Academics

*Thomas Addis, physician and scientist
*Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
*James Blair, founder of the College of William and Mary
*James McGill Buchanan, economist
*Joseph Campbell, professor of comparative mythology
*Thomas Edison, inventor
*Alexander Garden (naturalist) - botanist whose name lives on in the Gardenia flower, though he was also a physician and zoologist
*John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer, road-builder and inventor.
*Robert Burns Woodward, Nobel Prize-winning chemist

Writers

*Hugh Henry Brackenridge, writer
*Ann Coulter, writer and political commentator
*Michael Crichton, author
*William Faulkner, author
*Robert Frost, poet
*Robert E. Howard, author of the Conan fantasy series
*Washington Irving
*Archibald MacLeish, modernist poet, Pulitzer Prize winner and Librarian of Congress.
*Al McIntosh, distinguished newspaper editor
*Edgar Allan Poe, short story writer, poet, critic
*Phyllis Schlafly, politically conservative, pro-life activist and writer
*Mark Twain, author
*Thomas Clayton Wolfe,author whose mother was Scots-Irish [David Herbert Donald, 'Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe', Fawcett Columbine, NY, 1987, p.6]

Native American Leaders Of Scottish Descent

*Alexander McGillivray, Creek (Muscogee) chief
*William McIntosh, Creek (Muscogee) military leader
*Peter McQueen, Creek (Muscogee) military leader
*Menawa, Creek (Muscogee) military leader
*John Norton, Mohawk chief
*John Ross, Cherokee chief
*William Weatherford, Creek (Muscogee) military leader

Other

*Alfred Blalock, surgeon
*Ilan Hall, chef
*John Muir, naturalist
*Kim Kardashian, socialite and television personality

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