Sunday, September 27, 2009

Vegans and Vegetarians of Note

When I found this list originally on Wikipedia, I was shocked at how many names were on it! I decided to keep looking online to see if I could find any other famous veggieheads that weren't listed, and I found tons! It's crazy! Nearly every major celebrity (not to mention great mind!) you can think of is/was either vegetarian or vegan!

(One of my sources didn't specify which were vegans and which were vegetarians, so the unlabelled ones could be either :P)

Disclaimer: Some of these people may very well not be livin' the good life (meaning the vegetarian life ;)) to this day. So if you find proof that Orlando Bloom ate a turkey sandwich, don't yell at me.

Also there were more than just these in the original list I found but I decided to take out all the lame boring ones nobody's heard of for the sake of length (and as you can see it's still pretty damn long!)

In hollywood

Casey Affleck (actor, vegan)
Pamela Anderson (Actress, model)
Gillian Anderson (Actress... Scully from X-Files, vegan)
Christina Applegate (Actress)
Alec Baldwin (actor, vegan)
Kristen Bell (Actress)
Jessica Biel (Actress)
Orlando Bloom (actor)
Pierce Brosnan (Actor)
Lauren Bush (Model)
Ed Begley, Jr. (actor, vegan)
Linda Blair (actress, vegan)
Jennifer Connely (Actress)
Jackie Chan (actor)
John Cleese (Comedian, Actor)
James Cromwell (actor, vegan)
Ellen Degeneres (actress, vegan)
Willem Defoe (Actor)
Cameron Diaz (actress)
Portia De Rossi (actress, vegan)
Emily Deschanel (actress, vegan)
Zooey Deschanel (actress/singer, vegan)
Leonardo Dicaprio (actor)
Michael J. Fox (Actor)
Richard Gere (actor, activist)
Ginnifer Goodwin (actress, vegan)
Daryl Hannah (actress, vegan)
Anne Hathaway (Actress)
Woody Harrelson (actor, vegan)
Josh Hartnett (actor)
Dustin Hoffman (Actor)
Samuel L. Jackson (actor)
Ashley Judd (Actress)
Lisa Kudrow (Actress)
Jared Leto (Actor)
Steve Martin (actor)
Tobey McGuire (Actor)
Alyssa Milano (actress)
Gabrielle Miller (actress... Ruby from Corner Gas, vegan)
Demi Moore (actress)
Petra Nemcova (Supermodel)
Kevin Nealon (actor... Doug Wilson from Weeds, Vegan),
Carrie-Anne Moss (actress... the matrix chick, vegan)
Robin Quivers (Talk-show host... the black lady-host on the howard stern show, vegan)
Brad Pitt (actor)
Marcus Patrick (actor... the sexy black man from all the soap operas, vegan)
Natalie Portman (actress)
Joaquin Phoenix (actor, vegan)
River Phoenix (actor, vegan)
Summer Phoenix (actress, vegan)
Robert Redford (Actor)
Jerry Seinfeld (Actor, Comedian)
Jason Schwartzman (actor, musician... rushmore, spun, marie antoinette, etc. vegan)
Alicia Silverstone (actress, vegan)
Oliver Stone (director)
Taryn Terrell (WWE Diva Tiffany, vegan)
Naomi Watts (Actress)
Olivia Wilde (actress... Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley from House, vegan)
Vanessa Williams (Actress, singer)
Kate Winslet (actress)
Reese Witherspoon (Actress)

In music

Bryan Adams (rock musician, vegan)
India.Arie (singer)
Brandy (Singer)
Michael Bolton (Singer)
Andre 3000 (Rapper)
Common (rapper)
Dr. Dre (Rapper)
Fiona Apple (singer, vegan)
Erykah Badu (Singer, songwriter, vegan)
Brian Bell (Guitarist for Weezer, vegan)
Cedric Bixler-Zavala (singer for The Mars Volta, vegan)
Hunter Burgan (Bassist of AFI, vegan)
Geezer Butler (Bassist, lyricist and founding member of Black Sabbath, vegan)
Leonard Cohen (musician)
Tim Commerford (Bassist for Rage Against the Machine, vegan)
Tracy Chapman (singer, songwriter)
John Feldmann (Lead singer and guitarist of Goldfinger and producer, vegan)
Peter Gabriel (Singer)
Tom Gabel (Lead singer of Against Me!, vegan)
Robin Gibb (One of the three Bee Gees, vegan)
Alex Greenwald (Lead singer for Phantom Planet, vegan)
George Harrison (guitarist)
Davey Havok (lead singer for AFI, vegan)
Andy Hurley (Drummer of Fall Out Boy, vegan)
Chrissie Hynde (Rock musician with The Pretenders, vegan)
Jack Johnson (Musician)
Forrest Kline (Lead singer of Hellogoodbye, vegan)
Todd Kowalski (Singer and bassist of Propagandhi, vegan)
Lenny Kravitz (performer, vegan)
Meat Loaf (Singer, Actor)
Mya (singer)
K.D. Lang (Solo singer, vegan)
Avril Lavigne (singer)
Dennis Lyxzén (Singer of The (International) Noise Conspiracy and formerly of Refused, vegan)
Ian MacKaye (Punk singer-musician, vegan)
Benji Madden (Singer, Guitarist for Good Charlotte)
Joel Madden (Singer for Good Charlotte)
Bob Marley (reggae legend)
Ziggy Marley (reggae singer)
Johnny Marr (Former guitarist for The Smiths, vegan)
Paul McCartney (Musician)
Mary Tyler Moore (actress)
Moby (Electronic musician, vegan)
Morrissey (musician, vegan)
Alanis Morissette (Musician,vegan)
Jason Mraz (American singer/songwriter, vegan)
MURS (Rapper, vegan)
Bif Naked (Canadian punk rock singer, vegan)
N.O.R.E. (American Rapper, vegan)
Prince (American rock icon, vegan)
Sinéad O'Connor (Irish singer/songwriter, vegan)
Oi Polloi (Scottish punk band, vegan)
Yoko Ono, (Singer Musician, vegan)
Pink (Singer)
Propagandhi (Canadian punk band - all members, vegan)
Janne "Burton" Puurtinen (Keyboardist of HIM, vegan)
Rikki Rockett (Drummer for Poison, vegan)
Adam Russell (Bassist of Story of the Year, vegan)
Justin Sane (Singer and Guitarist of Anti-Flag, vegan)
Gabe Saporta (member of bands Midtown and Cobra Starship, vegan)
Matt Skiba (Lead singer and guitarist of Alkaline Trio, vegan)
Sade (singer)
Seal (musician)
Grace Slick (Rock musician with The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship,
Starship, vegan)
Ringo Starr (Drummer)
Joss Stone (Singer) (Hip Hop artist with Dead Prez, vegan)
Joan Jett (Singer and Guitarist of The Runaways and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, vegan)
Justin Timberlake (singer)
Shane Told (From Canadian post-hardcore band Silverstein, vegan)
Shania Twain (country artist, vegan)
Carrie Underwood (Singer, model)
Persia White (Actress and member of band XEO3, vegan)
Saul Williams (Hip hop musician, poet, writer, and actor, vegan)
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Thom Yorke (Lead vocalist of Radiohead, vegan)
Nick Zinner (guitarist for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, vegan)
Conor Oberst (lead singer and guitarist Bright Eyes, vegan)

In Sports
(I just left all of these because, in general, I don't know who any of them are besides Laraque :P)

Georges Laraque (Professional Ice Hockey Player, vegan)
Ken Bradshaw (Professional Big Wave Surfer, vegan)
Peter Brock (Australian touring car driver, vegan)
Mac Danzig (professional mixed martial arts fighter, vegan)
Robert Cheeke (bodybuilder and founder of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, vegan)
Scott Jurek (ultramarathon runner, vegan)
Carl Lewis (track and field star, vegan)
Mike Mahler (Professional strength coach, vegan)
Martyn Moxon (English cricketer, vegan)
Salim Stoudamire( Professional NBA Player, vegan)
Ed Templeton (Professional skateboarder, vegan)
Ricky Williams (Professional American Football Player, vegan)
Ruth Heidrich, Three-Time Ironman
Debbie Lawrence, 5k Record Holder
Jim Kaat, Baseball Player
Hank Aaron, Baseball Player
Bill Pearl, Bodybuilder
Marv Levey, Buffalo Bills Coach
Robert Parnish, Center (Bulls)
Joe Namath, Football Player
Lawrence Phillips, Football Player (49ers)
Steve Bellamy, Founder of the Tennis Channel
Surya Bonaly, French Figure Skater
Brendan Brazier, Ironman Triathlete
Sally Eastall, Marathon Runner
Andreas Cahling, Mr. International Bodybuilder
Carl Lewis, Olympic Track Star
Edwin Moses, Olympic Champion
Leroy Burrell, Olympic Champion
Murray Rose, Olympic Swimmer
Pat Reeves, Power Lifter
Bill Manetti, Powerlifting Champion
Ed Templeton, Pro Skateboarder
Mike Manzoori, Pro Skateboarder
Brian Anderson, Pro Skateboarder
Jamie Thomas, Pro Skateboarder
Forest Kirby, Pro Skateboarder
Brian Sumner, Pro Skateboarder
Andrew Reynolds, Pro Skateboarder
Jen O'brien, Pro Skateboarder
Matt Field, Pro Skateboarder
Chris Lambert, Pro Skateboarder
Brad Staba, Pro Skateboarder
Geoff Rowley, Pro Skateboarder
Rick Mc Crank, Pro Skateboarder
Moses Itkonen, Pro Skateboarder
Sergei Trudnowski, Pro Skateboarder
Laban Pheidas, Proskater
Steve Berra, Proskater
Anastasia Ashley, Surfer
Martina Navratilova, Tennis Player
Bille Jean King, Tennis Champion
Peter Burwash, Tennis Champion
John Salley, Toronto Raptors
Lucy Stephens, Tri-athlete
Stan Price, World Record Bench Press
Killer Kowalski, Wrestler

Others (not in alphabetical order, sorry, i got lazy)

Rosa Parks (Civil rights activist)
Socrates (Greek philosopher)
Henry Ford (Ford Motors)
Mark Twain (Writer)
Dan Castellaneta (Voice of Homer Simpson)
Charles Darwin (“The Father of Evolution”)
John Harvey Kellogg (Doctor/Kellogg Cereal)
Plato (Greek philosopher)
St. Francis (Patron saint of animals)
Sir Isaac Newton (Physicist)
Benjamin Franklin (Inventor, Philosopher, Scientist)
Leonardo Da Vinci (Artist, Inventor)
Albert Einstein (Scientist)
Clara Barton (Founder of the American Red Cross)
Coretta Scott King (Wife of Martin Luther King Jr.)
Pythagorus (Mathemetician)
Vincent Van Gogh (Artist)
Thomas Edison (Inventor)
George Bernard Shaw (Writer)
Jane Goodall (Primatologist)
Mahatma Ghandi (Peace activist)
Nicola Tesla (Inventor)
Leo Tolstoy (novelist)
Voltaire (philosopher, writer)