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you meen hes a....mormon?

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Adam Sandler has that song about how all these famous people are Jewish and you probably didn’t know about some of them. Well, I won’t compose a tune to go with it, but I thought it’d be fun to list from time to time some prominent members of society who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Orson Scott Card – Author of Ender’s Game series and numerous other sci-fi/fantasy works

Mitt Romney – Former governor of Massachusetts, former presidential candidate

Jon Huntsman – Former ambassador to China, former presidential candidate

Jon Heder – Actor best known for his role as Napoleon Dynamite

Glen A. Larsen – Producer of original Battlestar Galactica

Stephanie Meyer – Author of Twilight series

Harry Reid – former Senate Democrat Majority Leader

Glenn Beck – Conservative political pundit

And the man who may surprise and please you all most…Gary Kurtz – producer of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back

I’ll post more from time to time, and anyone is welcome to contribute. Yes, there are sites that list every conceivable Mormon of prominence, but I think it’d be more fun if every time you learn about someone in some casual manner, only then do you post it.

Update: Steve Young (descendant of Brigham Young) - Former NFL Star

Tracy Hickman - Popular fantasy author

Wilford Brimley - Actor who played in movies like Cocoon, or more importantly Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

Christian Jacobs and Chad Larson - Members of a band named the Aquabats_(often described as new wave, but also as rock, punk, ska, and synthpop; perhaps best summarized as a super-hero music group)_

Scott Schultz - creator of Yo Gabba Gabba!, along with the aforementioned Chad Larson.

Rulon Gardner - Olympic wrestler, Biggest Loser contestant

Ken Jennings - Longest running Jeopardy! champion, second highest Jeopardy! prize winner, and number one prize winner of all game shows

Amy Adams - Actress of rising popularity, getting her big break in Disney’s Enchanted, raised LDS, though no longer practicing

Aaron Eckhart - Popular actor, perhaps best known for his role as Two-Face in The Dark Knight, raised LDS, though no longer practicing

Elaine Bradley - drummer for the Neon Trees. In reality, I believe the entire band is Mormon, aside from the singer who has since left the faith.

Dan Reynolds - lead singer for Imagine Dragons.

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Don't forget all those guys in those wierd "And I'm a Mormon" adds on youtube.

 

  • I fix motorcycles and love soup. And I'm a Mormon.
  • I fought in Bosnia, and advocate for narrow gauge model railroads. And I'm a Mormon.
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Founder of the LDS Church Joseph Smith. 

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Bingowings said:

The correct form is :

you meen hes a .... ?

All lower case, double e in 'meen', absent apostrophe, space after the s, four dot ellipsis, space before the question mark.

Well then I'll just have to fix it! :)

And I've never read Tracy Hickman, but it looks like you're right, Boost.

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TheBoost said:

Founder of the LDS Church Joseph Smith. 

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I need mormon!

It's a Star Wars site, how could I not?

The blue elephant in the room.

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Hal 9000 said:

TheBoost said:

Founder of the LDS Church Joseph Smith. 

Is that Joseph Smith?? I thought he had a beard.

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LOL!  I'm glad this thread is getting such good use!

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American Olympic Gold Medalist wrestler, "The Biggest Loser" drop out, and nine-toed wonder, Roulon Gardner.

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@Frink...obliged

@Boost...added.  I actually believe there have been a few Mormons on Biggest Loser.  Maybe I'll get around to researching who they were later.

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Notorious serial killer, arsonist, and father rapist, "Ice Dagger" Shelton Young.
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@ray_afraid, I will update when not at work. But how would you define them? According to Wikipedia, they at least started as a ska band.

@Dur, missionaries at the door are often mistaken for Kang and Kodos ;)

@Boost, now I can't help but wonder if you're cheating by looking them up. That said, I believe there is at least one other prominent serial killer (I'd have to look up who, since I've forgotten) who is Mormon. Another infamous example is Butch Cassidy.

JEDIT: Now I know you're not cheating because I tried to look up Shelton Young and can't find anything. Are you making that one up?