Famous People from Denver, Colorado

From politicians and authors to musicians, actors and athletes, several natives of Denver, Colorado have gone to become household names in the United States of America and beyond. Ready for a surprise?

5 Famous People from Denver, CO

Here are six famous people from Denver, some of whom you may not know about:

Tim Allen

Born Timothy Alan Dick, Tim Allen is an American actor and comedian best known for his role as Tim Taylor on the sitcom – Home Improvement. He was born in Denver in 1953. He was only 11 years old when his father was hit and killed by a drunk affiliate company driver. His other movies include:

  • The Santa Claus trilogy
  • Toy Story series
  • Last Man Standing

Duane Chapman

Duane Lee Chapman was born in 1953 in Denver to Barbara and Wesley Chapman. He is an American reality star, bounty hunter and former bail bondsman. For 8 seasons, Chapman starred in the television reality series, Dog The Bounty Hunter which ended in 2012. Together with his wife Beth and son Leland, he has also starred in the reality series, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt. In the series, they assist in capturing the most wanted criminals across the country.

Chapman is also a New York Times bestselling author. Some of his books include:

  • You Can Run But You Can't Hide, which was published in 2007
  • Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given, which was published in 2010

India Aire

India Aire was born India Arie Simpson in 1975 in Denver. She is an American record producer, singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. This beautiful R&B singer is a multiple Grammy Award winner who has sold more than 3 million records in the United States and 10 million globally. You can even catch her riding around in one of our Denver limousines on occasion. Some of her best songs include:

  • I Am Not My Hair
  • Brown Skin
  • Beautiful Flower

Karl Rove

Born Karl Christian Rove, Karl Rove is an American Republican policy advisor and political consultant. He was born in 1950 in Denver. He served as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor during the administration of President George W. Bush until he resigned in August 2007. After leaving the White House, Rove has worked as a contributor and political analyst for:

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Newsweek
  • Fox News

He is also credited for the successful presidential campaigns of George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, as well as his gubernatorial victories in Texas in 1994 and 1998.


David Fincher

David Fincher is an American producer and director of music videos, television series, and films. He was born in 1962 in Denver but brought up in Marin County, California. Some of his notable works include:

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Social Network
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Gone Girl
  • Fight Club
  • Seven

Amy Van Dyken

Amy Deloris Van Dyken was also born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She is a former American competitive swimmer, world record holder, Olympic champion and national radio sports talk show co-host. She has enjoyed a very successful sports career, winning 6 Olympic gold medals. At the Summer 1996 Summer Olympics, she won four Gold medals in the:

  • 4x100 meter medley relay
  • 50-meter freestyle
  • 4x100 meter freestyle relay
  • 100-meter butterfly

In 2014, Amy was involved in a serious ATV accident that injured her spinal cord, paralyzing her from the waist down.

These are just some of the famous people who come from Denver Colorado. So next time you are sitting on a Denver bus charter or are at a sporting event, look around as you might be sitting next to someone famous! If you want to see more of Denver or just visit some of the best restaurants in the area, our party buses provide great transportation. Have you recognized anyone you know?