Who's the Most Famous Concordian?

A number of celebrities have ties to Concord — find out which ones here. Do you know of anyone famous to add to the list?

People unfamiliar with our city's history may be starstruck to find out that Tom Hanks was born in Concord. Yes, the actor responsible for timeless characters like Forrest Gump, Chuck Nolan from "Cast Away" and Paul Edgecomb from "The Green Mile" was given life in our very own town.

There is also a rumor that Mark Hamill — aka Luke Skywalker — was born in Concord. Unfortunately, it turns out that Oakland is the Jedi Knight's actual birthplace.

Below are some other famous Concordians,  Do you know of anyone else who has ties to the city? Comment below.

Famous People From Concord, California

Mark Acre

Blake Anderson ("Workaholics")

Dave Brubeck

Greg Handevidt

Tom Hanks

Mark Hosler

Clyde Mashore

Mike Squires

Who would you add to the list of famous Concordians? Comment below.

Shauna November 26, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Blake Anderson of Workaholics
Emily Henry November 27, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Yes! I love Workaholics. I'll add him to the list. Thanks Shauna!
frambley1 November 27, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Mark Osegueda and Rob Cavestany of the band Death Angel are both from Concord.
Pamela Newacheck November 27, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Kyle Newacheck of Workaholics is a 2002 CV Grad, as is Blake. Kyle has a small part as Karl the drug dealer, but is predominately the director. He has also directed episodes of Parks and Rec, and Community, and his music video with Donald Glover was up for an MTV award earlier this year.
Rage Ricin November 28, 2012 at 06:58 AM
Blake! Kyle! They love their smoovies!


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