I've been doing a little more research on the state of Montana recently. I decided to look up famous people from Montana. Here are five people I had no clue were born in Montana.

  1. Dana Carvey - A comedian who is best known for his roles in Saturday Night Live, my favorite being Church Lady and Garth in Wayne's World, Dana Carvey was born in Missoula, MT.
  2. Jesse Tyler Ferguson - An actor, best known for his role as Mitchell Pritchett in Modern Family (my favorite network television show), was also born in Missoula, MT.
  3. Phil Jackson - Arguably the greatest coach in NBA history, who has a combined 13 NBA championships (2 as a player and 11 as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls), and the current president of the New York Knicks, was born in Deer Lodge, MT.
  4. Evel Knievel - America's most famous daredevil and stunt performer was born in Butte, MT.
  5. Michelle Williams - An actress, most known for her roles in Lassie and Dawson's Creek, was born in Kalispell, MT

What other famous people are from Montana? As always, you can let me know your thoughts on our Facebook page, tweet me @JoeXLCountry or @XLCountry1007, or email me at Joe@XLCountry.com.