Famous People from Grapevine, TX
The town of Grapevine, Texas, is proud to acknowledge the celebrities that are from there, or who have called it home. While the list may not be a mile long, it does have several noteworthy names on it.
Who Was Born in Grapevine?
If you’re a fan of soccer, you might recognize the name Greg Garza. Garza was born in Grapevine in 1991 and now plays for both FC Cincinnati and the United States national team.
Who Has Called Grapevine Home?
While they may not have been born in Grapevine, many celebrities have called it home. Below are just a few names that you might recognize:
Zach Bolton is a voice actor, line producer, and ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) director affiliated with Funimation. Some of his more recent works include “My Hero Academia,” and “Fairy Tail.” He is most commonly credited as Z. Charles Bolton.
Actress Jaimie Alexander called Grapevine home from the age of four to age 18. Recently, she has portrayed Sif in “Thor,” “Thor: The Dark World,” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Jenna Dewan is an actress, dancer, and former model. Dewan is most notably known for her roles as Priscilla in “American Virgin” and Nora Clark in “Step Up.” Dewan has also performed as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson, P!nk, Missy Elliot, and Christina Aguilera.
Professional surfer Andy Irons was born in Hawaii but retired in Grapevine, where he passed away in 2010.
Actor George McFarland also retired and passed away in Grapevine. McFarland was well known for his roles as Spanky in the “Our Gang” series, and as Spanky McFarland in “Cheers.”
Joe Bob Briggs
Born as John Irving Bloom, Joe Bob Briggs is a well-known horror film and drive-in movie critic. He was also known as an investigative journalist and author. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by United Press International for his coverage of 9/11.
Rapper Post Malone was born in New York but was raised in Grapevine. In 2015, Malone debuted his career with his song “White Iverson,” which made the top 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 list.
Actress and singer Demi Lovato grew up in Grapevine and began her career in 2007 with “As the Bell Rings,” followed by “Camp Rock” in 2008. This was a big year for Lovato, as it also included the release of her debut album, “Don’t Forget.”
Singer and songwriter Norah Jones also called Grapevine home for several years. Jones is the daughter of well-known Indian musician Ravi Shankar. Until 2006, she shared the record of most Grammys won by a woman in one year with Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill, which was five. The record was broken in 2010 when Beyoncé won six Grammys.
Television personality Chip Gaines also grew up in Grapevine. Best known for being married to, and hosting the hit HGTV show “Fixer Upper” with his wife Joanna. Gaines and his family now live in Waco, Texas.
These are just a few well-known people that call Grapevine, Texas home. Many of these people attended Grapevine High School, and when you live in a fairly small town, everybody knows everybody.