Celebrities don’t just come from Hollywood and New York, Arizona has been called home for many of the stars who grace the movie and music industry. Here are some celebrities who hail from Gilbert (or close to it).
The star of Malcom and the Middle had stayed out of the spotlight since his series wrapped in 2006. Since then he had called the Arcadia region of Phoenix his home. Muniz has ditched the silver screen for his pursuits in rock n’ roll and race car driving. Who says you can’t follow all of your dreams?
The hard rocking singer of “School’s Out” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy” has called Phoenix his home for over 50 years. Cooper has become a staple of Phoenix culture with his baseball themed restaurant Cooperstown in Downtown and his annual Christmas event, “Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding”
Hip hop artist and star of Law & Order: SVU, Ice-T, may have been born in Newark, New Jersey but now he calls Chandler his home. Ice-T’s wife, Coco purchased a property in the East Valley in 2007 and the duo have lived there ever since! You can catch all of their antics on the old E! reality show Ice Loves Coco.
Another rock star turned reality t.v. sensation is the Poison frontman, Bret Michaels. After years of hard partying on the road, Michaels settled down in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife and two daughters. When he’s not touring the country, chances are you can catch Bret Michaels hitting up the golf course with some of his hair metal contemporaries.
The star of Star Trek and outspoken gay rights activist is well known today for his active social media presence. While Zulu primarily resides in Los Angeles, he owns property in Show Low with his husband Brad Altman. I’m sure it’s a nice reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood! Beam me up Scotty!