Some famous celebrities have made their homes in or made prominent visits to Anacortes, including:

  • Jake Anderson--star of the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" (IMDB)
  • Bobo--a pet gorilla that lived in Anacortes in the 1950s
  • Craig Bartlett--creator of the Nickelodeon series "Hey Arnold!"
  • Sherean Kesheb--appeared on "Naked and Afraid"
  • Burl Ives
  • Devan Long--IMDB
  • Rien Long--former NFL player
  • Sean McCool--appeared on "Naked and Afraid"
  • William Cameron ("Willie") McCool--pilot of the Space Shuttle Columbia on the STS-107 mission