Practically every church member I know likes to talk about famous Mormons. Of course, there aren’t a lot, and my experience has been once the discussion gets past a few well-known members — Steve Young, Orson Scott Card, Dale Murphy, Shawn Bradley, Danny Ainge, Donny & Marie — the conversation tends to skew towards the “I heard that xx was Mormon too!” direction.
- Larry (the jock) from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. His most memorable moments included grabbing Buffy’s butt (and being promptly slammed to the floor), and later, in an extremely funny bit of miscommunication, coming out as gay. (That’s not the only LDS Buffy connection — it’s not on that website, but Eliza Dushku — aka Faith — was raised LDS, but is not currently active).
- Rick Schroeder (Silver Spoons, NYPD Blue)
- Jeff Kent (a very good baseball player). And so is Harmon Killebrew.
- I might have been surprised by Neil LaBute (director) or Matthew Modine, but I already knew about them.
And while on the subject, I also noticed this story, which confirms Schroeder and also Keri Russell (Felicity); discusses the persistent Alice Cooper legend (his family was part of a splinter group); and is inconclusive about the singer Jewel.
(Finally, I’ve seen another website which has a lengthy list of LDS actors and directors, but I can’t seem to locate it at the moment).