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Famous People from Ector County Texas
Ector County's most famous people have achieved worldwide recognition. They were born here, raised here, or lived here.
Famous People from Odessa Texas
 
Victor AaronVictor Aaron

Victor Aaron was born September 11, 1956 in Odessa Texas as Victor Aaron Ramirez. He was a Native American actor of the Yaqui tribe. Aaron was the original voice of John Redcorn on King of the Hill . . . more about Aaron

 
Raymond Benson

Benson was born in Midland Texas September 6, 1955. He graduated from Permian High School in Odessa in 1973. He is known for being the official author of the James Bond novels from 1997 to 2003 . .  more about Raymond Benson

 
Curtis Bledsoe from Odessa TexasCurtis Bledsoe

Curtis Bledsoe was born March 19, 1957 in Odessa, Texas. He is a former professional football player who played fullback, halfback, and running back for the Kansas City Chiefs

 
Karan AshleyKaran Ashley

Born in Odessa, Texas September 28, 1975. In 1995 She auditioned against thousands in a nationwide open casting call and was offered the role of Aisha Campbell, the second Yellow Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers . . . more about Karan Ashley

 
Jim J BullockJim J Bullock

Born on February 9, 1955 in Casper, Wyoming, Jim was raised in Odessa Texas and  graduated from Permian High School. He is an actor, known for Spaceballs, Ron and Laura Take Back America, ALF and Too Close for Comfort . . . more Bullock

 
Marcus Cannon from Odessa TexasMarcus Cannon

Marcus Cannon was born May 6, 1988 in Odessa Texas He is an offensive tackle with the New England Patriots of the National Football League . . . more about Cannon

 
Stoney CaseStoney Case

Stoney Case was born July 7, 1972 in Odessa Texas. He is a former quarterback for the Odessa Permian Panthers and the University of New Mexico. He played professionally for three teams in the National Football League . . .

 
Kelvin Clark - Football player born in Odessa TexasKelvin Clark

Kelvin Clark was born January 30, 1956 in Odessa Texas. He is a former American college and professional football player who was an Offensive lineman in the National Football League

 
Chuck DicusChuck Dicus

Chuck Dicus was born October 2, 1948 in Odessa, Texas. He is a former wide receiver and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Dicus played college football at the University of Arkansas and professionally two seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the San Diego Chargers.

 
Haydon Fry - Legendary CoachHaydon Fry

Legendary coach Hayden Fry was born February 28, 1929 in Eastland Texas. He played safety and quarterback for Odessa High School in the 1940s and returned to coach there from 1956 to 1958.

 
Kristin GriffithKristin Griffith

Kristin Griffith was born September 7, 1953 in Odessa Texas. Growing up in Odessa, she acted in local productions. She made her film debut in 1978 as "Flyn," screen-actress sister to Diane Keaton and Mary Beth Hurt, in Woody Allen's Interiors . . . more about Kristin Griffith

 
Daryl Hunt w Houston OilersDaryl Hunt

Daryl Hunt was born in Odessa Texas November 3, 1956. The son of educators, he was the first African-American to play football at Odessa Permian High School. He was a linebacker for six seasons for the Houston Oilers.

 
Mallie Jackson

Mallie Jackson was born on November 16, 1956 in Odessa, Texas, USA as Mallie Kay Jackson. She is an actress, known for Quincy M.E. (1976), Hollywood Harry (1986) and The Idolmaker (1980).

 
Jackson D KaneJackson D. Kane

Jackson D. Kane was born on June 30, 1937 in Odessa, Texas as Jack D. Kennelley. He was an actor, known for Convoy, The Man Who Fell to Earth and Every Which Way but Loose.

 
Barbara PaytonBarbara Payton

Born November 16, 1927 Barbara moved to Odessa with her family when she was eleven. She was a popular actress from 1949 to 1963 co-starring wih some of the greatest stars of the time . . . continued

 
Derrick ShepardDerrick Shepard

Derrick Shepard was born January 22, 1964 in Odessa Texas. He was a wishbone quarterback for Odessa High School. He was converted to a wide receiver at the University of Oklahoma and played professionally for the Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints, and Dallas Cowboys.

 
Scott SligarScott Sliger

Scott Sligar was born on October 7, 1962 in Odessa, Texas as Scott Roland Sligar. An actor and stuntman, he is known for his work on A Time for Heroes, Jacob's Eye and Borland.

 
Kim SmithKim Smith

Kim Smith was born on March 2, 1983 in Houston. A graduate of Permian High School in Odessa, Texas, she is a model and actress known for Catwoman, Van Wilder: Party Liaison and Friday Night Lights . . . more about Kim Smith

 
Stephnie WeirStephnie Weir

Comedian and actress Stephnie Weir was born in Odessa, Texas November 28, 1967 She attended Odessa Junior College studying theater and broadcasting . . . more about Weir

 
Roy Williams from Odessa TexasRoy Willaims

Roy Williams was born December 20, 1981 in Odessa. He attended Permian High School. He played college football for the University of Texas Longhorns and played professionally as a wide receiver in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, and Chicago Bears . . . more

 
Rich Wortham from Odessa TexasRich Wortham

Rich Wortham was born October 22, 1953 in Odessa Texas. A graduate of Odessa High School, in 1973, he was a member of Team USA in the Amateur Amateur World Series. In college he pitched for the University of Texas Longhorns before signing with White Sox.

 
Books about Ector County People and Places

Books about Ector County, Odessa  People and Places

Washed in the Blood - Murder of Betty Jean Williams in Odessa, Texas

The Secret of Mojo: The Story of the Odessa, Texas, Permian High School Football Team

Odessa: An Illustrated History

Murder In Odessa

Ector County, Texas: 125 Years of History

Odessa - A Pictorial History

Valentine: A Novel - Itís February 1976, and Odessa, Texas . . .

Down and Out - Candace Downs returns to the parched and dusty oil-town of Odessa . .

. . . See details and more books about Ector County

 

 
Ector County Estates with Unclaimed Inheritance

Ector County Unclaimed EstatesList of Unclaimed Estates in Ector County Texas

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Featured Ector County Item

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and History Records from Odessa, Goldsmith, Gardendale and West Odessa

See All Ector County Treasures

 
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