Which Celebrities Call Austin Home?




This beautiful hillside estate is home to David Draiman, lead vocals for the metal band, Disturbed.

Image Courtesy Kuper Sotheby’s Realty

 

There's a long list of celebrities who have had a soft spot for Austin over the years, the most famous being Stevie Ray Vaughn, Willie Nelson, and Janis Joplin, who's music careers blossomed here. Willie Nelson's ponytails are even featured on official Austin t-shirts at the Austin Visitor's Center. Sandra Bullock owned a home in Austin until her divorce from Jessie James, and Billy Bob Thornton became a transplant in the last few years. Luke and Owen Wilson regularly return to their old UTA alma mater stomping grounds as well.

Here are a few others who call Austin home:

 

Lance Armstrong  — cyclist 

Stone Cold Steve Austin — professional wrestler

Rich Beem — golfer

Ray Benson — musician

Louis Black — journalist

Drew Brees — NFL Quaterback

Mack Brown — UT Football Coach

Sandra Bullock — actress

Daniel Johnston — singer-songwriter, musician and artist

Mark Calaway — professional wrestler (The Undertaker)

Kyle Chandler — actor

Ciara — singer

Dabney Coleman— actor

Jody Conradt — retired U.T. women's head basketball coach

Ben Crenshaw — golfer

Walter Cronkite — journalist and TV anchor

Ty Detmer — former NFL football, Heisman Winner

Ethan Hawke — actor

Eric Johnson — guitarist

Mike Judge — cartoonist, filmmaker, actor and musician

Jeff Kent — former baseball player

Connie Britton — actress, singer and producer

Robert Rodriguez — filmmaker, screenwriter and musician

Tom Kite — golfer

Matthew McConaughey — actor

Kevin Millar — former baseball player

Nelly — rap artist

Richard Linklater — filmmaker, screenwriter and actor

Willie Nelson — musician

Jesse Plemons — actor

Dan Rather — journalist, TV anchor

Andy Roddick — tennis player

Brooklyn Decker — model and actress

Otis Thorpe — former NBA player

Jimmie Vaughan — musician

Owen Wilson — actor

Elijah Wood — actor

Renée Zellweger — actress

Terrence Malick — film director, screenwriter, producer

Trey Hardee  — American track and field Olympian

Paul Qui  — chef, reality TV star

Amber Heard  — actress

David Draiman — lead vocals for metal band, Disturbed  (Want to buy his 2.2m Austin Estate?)

John Moyer — bass guitarist for metal band, Disturbed 

Dan Donegan — guitarist for metal band, Disturbed and Fight or Flight

Mike Wengren — drummer for metal band, Disturbed 

 

 


 

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