Famous People from Plano

Plano, TX, is a modern and vibrant place that many people, celebrities included, are proud to call home. There are tons of notable individuals, including athletes, poets, musicians, professors, politicians, entrepreneurs, actors, actresses and so many other legends who come from here. Below are some of the city’s most famous peoples.

Kristin Adams

Kristin Nicole Adams, is a television personality, entertainment news correspondent, singer, and viral video creator, born in Plano, TX. Adams first rose to public awareness on American Idol. Between 2005 and 2008, Kristin served as the second host of G4’s Cheat, a television show dedicated to video game cheats and strategies. In 2008, Cheat segments were incorporated into G4’s X-Play, where she was a correspondent and occasional host throughout the remainder of the series. She also substituted hosting roles for the network’s other shows and specials, as needed. She hosted “Poker Night” on GSN and Nissan GT Academy on Speed. On January 1, 2010, Adams became the new co-host of the Character Fantasy film showcase on the USA Network. In 2012 Adams was a co-host or correspondent on Real Music Live on NBC.

Tyson Sullivan

Tyson is an American film and television actor. He was born in Plano, Texas to Tommie and David Sullivan. He entered the business of acting and film at a very young age, getting his first paid acting job when he was just a child by starring in a Dr. Pepper commercial. After graduating from Plano West High School in 2004, he moved to Los Angeles where he attended Biola University and started pursuing an acting career. He then started to study acting at Playhouse West, Warner Loughlin Studios, and with Carole D’Andrea.

He gained popularity for his portrayal of Hondo, a white-supremacist villain on the Cinemax series Banshee. Since 2015, his acting career gained more relevance and attention, and as of 2016 he’s starred in shows such as “Without a Trace”, “Bonnie & Clyde”, “Heist”, and other popular shows and movies. After graduating, Sullivan guest starred in several television shows including “Without a Trace”, “Bonnie & Clyde”, and his first Television appearance came in a minor role on the show “Days of Our Lives”. All before landing a recurring role on the HBO show “Banshee”, 2014 to 2015, as Hondo, the white supremacist whose propensity for violence and hateful tattoos were a staple for several seasons. He appeared regularly throughout season 2 and left the show in early season 3.