12 Celebrities Who Live in Arizona

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Yep. Danica Patrick lives in Arizona.

Despite any rumors you may have heard or read, Nicolas Cage doesn't own a home in Arizona, nor does he spend much time here. Ditto for Johnny Depp, Vince Vaughn, and Madonna, for that matter.

Sure, Arizona has more than its fair share of celebrities within its borders at any given time, but they're mostly here for a short visit or to vacay in such stylish locales as Scottsdale or Sedona. However, a number of famous names and high-profile personalities, ranging from athletes to actors, spend much more time here -- including the following celebs who consider Arizona to be their home.

See also: The 10 Coolest Celebrities from Arizona

Maybe you've spotted them at a high-end grocery store in North Scottsdale or even at your favorite five-star restaurant. If you haven't, be sure to keep an eye out for any of the stars making up this list, because you might just run into them sometime.

12. Frankie Muniz

If you happen to score something snazzy from local retro boutique Arcadia Vintage, you're likely helping line the pockets of this former child star. Muniz, who traded barbs for years with a pre-Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston on Malcolm in the Middle and currently races cars and drums in rock bands, has resided in the Valley with his fiancée Elycia Marie, the owner of the shop, for the better part of the past decade. In 2007, the couple eschewed Hollywood in favor of Phoenix life and we've seen him bombing around town now and again, like when he turned out for our annual Best of Phoenix A'Fare last year at the Arizona Biltmore.

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Doug Stanhope outside of his Bisbee Home.

11. Doug Stanhope

When caustic stand-up comic Doug Stanhope isn't touring clubs around the country, he lives with his girlfriend Amy "Bingo" Bingaman in a rainbow-colored domicile known as the "Fun House" in the southern Arizona mining town of Bisbee. Fans of the comedian probably already know this, since he records his outstanding weekly podcast there most of the time and hosts an annual Super Bowl party at the place. Stanhope's also gotten involved with local politics, like when he vociferously protested the inclusion of prayer at a Bisbee Town Council meeting last year.

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Devon Adams
Devon Adams

Chester Bennington, too. Lives in Gilbert.

Jackalope Ranch
Jackalope Ranch

"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men." :)

Jessica Kephart
Jessica Kephart

I guess I liked this page because of the creative people covered, etc. Scrolling through the articles linked, most of them are pretty good. So I can suffer through the nonsense ones, I suppose. :)

Jessica Kephart
Jessica Kephart

Celebrities? I think they are far overrated. I'm more interested in people who are spending their time and energy making this place better. Like people involved in the I Have a Name project, or people who are working with kids, elderly here, food projects, etc.

Jessica Kephart
Jessica Kephart

Unless they are doing something good for the people here, who cares?

Kevin Nash
Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash 101st airborne super star and all other veterans from the great state of Arizona :)

mikegray10
mikegray10

If they are celebrities, shouldn't I know who these people are? I grew up in Phoenix and only know three out of your twelve "celebrities".

Darin Spyderdog
Darin Spyderdog

i think i passed danica Patrick on the 101 the other day..... but then again, everybody passes danica patrick

Michael Rubino
Michael Rubino

Honestly I'm surprised Ali is still alive :S Also where's DMX, doesn't he live out here too??

Craig Murphy
Craig Murphy

Ugggh who cares... Really? Met Alice Cooper ... Good dude... but really? WGAF?

Denny Gleine
Denny Gleine

Wayne Gretzky Stevie nicks moved to Pacific Palisades years ago.

Jim Daniels
Jim Daniels

Kelly Fieber - the Prince of Alberta

Phil Oliver
Phil Oliver

Paul McCartney! Ok Linda Ronstadt technically is selling her home so she doesn't count but...

bobweso51
bobweso51

Rod Stewart has a home in the Ahwatukee foothills. As well as Matt Lineart.

bobweso51
bobweso51

rod Stewart has a home in the ahwatukee foothills.

jliven23
jliven23

Had it gone 13 I surely would have made it.

Carry86
Carry86

Nice Alice Cooper all the way! 



Jukes
Jukes

Didn't know we are now home to The Greatest.  I'm impressed.  My fave from ESPN, Michael Wilbon (co-host of Pardon the Interruption), has a home in Scottsdale.  

Nils Lofgrin, co-lead guitar player since 1984 of Springsteen's E Street Band, former member of Crazy Horse, and creator of dozens of solo albums, lives in the Valley where he is a neighbor of best-selling thriller writer Clive Cussler.  I'd set Nils up against any of your other local musicians in the talent category.

J.A. Jance, an author who keeps four separate genre series on the best-seller lists, was raised in Bisbee, graduated from the U of A, and has a home in near Tucson, as well as one in Seattle.  One book series stars a fictional Cochise County sheriff named Joanna Brady.  Jance once taught at a tribal school and donates a portion of her book profits (which are considerable) to various Arizona charities.

Another best-selling author, Ann Maxwell, also divides her time between the Pacific Northwest and the Phoenix area.  Under the name Elizabeth Lowell, she currently has more than 50 hugely popular novels of the romantic suspense genre in print, and also co-authored several other books with her husband, writer Evan Maxwell.  She has set many of her novels in various parts of Arizona both before and since moving here (one which included a memorable chase scene that started in the Chandler Fashion Center and ended on the streets of Guadalupe).


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