Meet Five Famous People from Casper
Casper is a great city, that has produced some great people. You and I could sit around and discuss all the "Local" celebrities until the sun comes back up. But were you aware of all the national celebrities that have come from Casper? The following list offers a small glimpse at some of our hometown folk who have gone on to become nationally recognized celebrities.
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Mr. Devereaux was born in Casper April 10th 1963. He attended Kelly Walsh High School. where he once held records in the high jump, 100-, 200- and 400-meters. He played twelve seasons in the big leagues, beginning and ending his major league career with the Los Angeles Dodgers but getting most of his at-bats with the Baltimore Orioles.
Jim was born February 9, 1955 in Casper Wyoming. He went on to pursue a successful career in Hollywood. His first notable role was as co-star on the sitcom Too Close For Comfort and as a regular on the revamped Hollywood Squares. He also had semi-regular appearances on both Battlestars and ALF. To date, he holds 24 Acting credits to his name.He continues to act today, both in film and television, and on stage.
Spencer Bohren was born in 1950 here in Casper, Wyoming. Since 1984 he has released fourteen albums. He has performed both as a solo artist and with several bands. He and his wife now live in New Orleans. Their house suffered severe damage during Hurricane Katrina. This lead to Spencer writing the song entitled "Long Black Line".
Vice President Cheney was born on January 30th, 1941. He attended Natrona County High School, who dedicated their new football in his honor. Vice President Cheney has a held a number of political offices before being elected Vice President under President George W. Bush. He has also held several positions in the private sector. The most notable being his position as CEO for the Haliburton Company.
Pete Williams is an NBC News correspondent based in Washington, D.C. He has been covering the Justice Department and the U.S. Supreme Court since March 1993. Williams was also a key reporter on the Microsoft anti-trust trial and Judge Jackson's decision. Pete started at KATI 1400 am in Casper, WY. A 1971 graduate of Casper, Wyoming's Natrona County High School, Williams won the national Radio Speaking event at the 1970 National Forensics League competition. He graduated from Stanford University in 1974 and worked thereafter as a reporter and news director at KTWO-TV and Radio in his hometown of Casper, Wyoming until 1985. Working with the Radio and Television News Directors Association, for which he served as a member of the board of directors, he successfully lobbied the Wyoming Supreme Court to permit broadcast coverage of its proceedings and twice sued Wyoming judges over pre-trial exclusion of reporters from the courtroom. For these efforts, he received a First Amendment Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.