HUGE Celebrities You’d NEVER GUESS Live In Utah!
If you're reading this, there's a GOOD CHANCE that you call Utah "home". You probably see the beauty in the state and know that it's a wonderful place to live and raise a family. A lot of the time, Utah is the butt of the joke, though. But to THESE celebrities... They know what Utah has to offer, and they even have homes in the gorgeous Beehive State.
These are some of the BIGGEST Celebrities with homes in here in Utah!
Robin Williams passed away in 2014, but he's one of the biggest and best comedians of all time. Very few people know that Robin actually had a home near The Ledges golf course before his passing. Many people have seen him around town, more notably seen him grocery shopping at Lin's on Sunset Boulevard. Some have even had conversations with him, and say how kind the comedian was.
At one time, Michael Jordan was the most FAMOUS person on the planet. He beat the Utah Jazz in the NBA Finals in both 1997 and 1998. But the superstar athlete, and billionaire has not one, not two, but THREE homes in Utah! A friend of mine who has been a personal driver for MJ, told me that Jordan told him that two of the three homes are more so bank accounts, rather homes to live in. It's cheaper to put your money into a home, than it is somewhere else with high insurance rates.
The Fresh Prince has a home here in Utah at The Colony at White Pines in Park City, Utah. He has 5 acres of land at a Ski-in-Ski-Out residence. It's a very exclusive community to live in, but if you're lucky... You'll see Will up there.
If you've ever seen the Netflix Hit "Queer Eye", then you're familiar with Tan. Tan France is a fashion designer and entrepreneur from the UK. Tan married Rob France, an ex-mormon pediatric nurse in England, before moving to New York City. When Tan and Rob went out to Utah to visit Rob's friends and family, Tan fell in love with the beauty of Utah. Tan, Rob, and their two son's live in Salt Lake City.
Ty Burrell, best known as Phil Dunphy from the ABC Sitcom "Modern Family" calls Salt Lake City home with his wife, Holly. Ty discovered Salt Lake City years ago and was living there when he wasn't filming Modern Family. Now that Modern Family is all wrapped up, Ty lives in Salt Lake City full time. He's also opened four bars in Northern Utah: The Beer Bar.
Here's a celebrity you probably wouldn't know by looking at him, but you definitely know his work. Katzenberg was the Chairman for Walt Disney Studios from 1984-1994, before he left to create a company called Dreamworks. Jeffrey has overseen the production for hit movies like Shrek, Kung Foo Panda, Madagascar, and How To Train Your Dragon. The movie mogul's ski chalet in Park City was over 14,000 square feet, and valued at over $11.5 Million Dollars!
Movie star, Katherine Heigl was raised as a member of the LDS Church. You may know her from Knocked Up, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth and the hit tv shows, Suits and Grey's Anatomy. Katherine married her husband Josh in Park City in 2007. Katherine, Josh, and their children now live full-time in Oakley, Utah.
Kevin Sorbo is best known for his role as Hercules in the series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. He was also in Xena: Warrior Princess, and multiple Christian films. Like many others on this list, Sorbo's home is located in Park City at Deer Valley. Sorbo was quoted saying "Hollywood goes to Aspen. That's the place to be seen, but Park City keeps a low-profile."
Robert Redford is a huge Utah Celebrity! Known from his films like The Electric Horseman, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Natural, and The Horse Whisperer. He's lived in Sundance over 50 years and will most likely be here until he passes away.
Comedian Bill Engvall has performed all over the country, and all over Utah. I've interviewed Bill in 2022 where he talked about his home in Park City. You may know Bill for his jokes with the punchline of "Here's your sign!" Or you may know him from The Bill Engvall Show, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, or The Blue Collar Comedy Tour.
Maybe the current most famous person living in Utah, Post Malone. He's a unique rockstar that has been seen all over the state. He's been at the Applebee's in St. George, and even at the grand opening of a new Raising Cane's in Northern Utah. Post Malone has also been on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast multiple times, wearing a University of Utah hat, talking about why he chooses Utah as his home.