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Famous Scientologists
Celebrity, Influential, Notable Members of the Church of Scientology


Related pages:
- Scientologist Science Fiction Authors

Related websites:
- Scientology Successes: celebrity profiles on official site
- Wiki: List of Scientologists
- Famous Scientologists in the News
- Church of Scientology - official website
It is not the purpose or intention of this website to track which famous people are currently active within this or any other denomination. But because so many famous celebrities are adherents of Scientology for only a brief time, while others become life-long members, while there is yet a third group that was born and raised in the Church, we have divided the names below into separate lists. These lists reflect the status indicated by the extensively researched and annotated "scientology celebrities FAQ" of alt.religion.scientology, written by Tilman Hausherr (version last updated 1 July 2005).

Current Scientologists (and deceased famous people who were in Scientology when the passed away):

  • L. Ron Hubbard - best-selling science fiction author; founder of Scientology
  • John Travolta - actor
  • Chick Corea - influential American jazz pianist and composer
  • Brandy (Norwood) - R&B singer, actress
  • Tom Cruise - actor, movie star
  • Nancy Cartwright - voiceover artist best known as voice of "Bart Simpson" on The Simpsons
  • Jason Beghe - actor
  • Xavier Deluc - actor
  • Jason Dohring - actor
  • Michael Fairman - actor
  • Geoffrey Lewis - actor
  • Christopher Masterson - actor
  • Danny Masterson - actor
  • Haywood Nelson - actor
  • Eduardo Palomo - actor
  • Jeff Pomerantz - actor
  • Patrick Renna - actor
  • Giovanni Ribisi - (a.k.a. Vonni Ribisi) actor
  • Michael D. Roberts - actor
  • Bodhi Elfman - actor
  • Jason Lee - actor and professional skateboarder
  • Kirstie Alley - actress
  • Mimi Rogers - actress (2nd generation)
  • Anne Archer - actress
  • Jennifer Aspen - actress
  • Catherine Bell - actress
  • Erika Christensen - actress
  • Jenna Elfman - actress
  • Katie Holmes - actress
  • Kimberley Kates - actress
  • Juliette Lewis - actress
  • Priscilla Presley - actress
  • Leah Remini - actress
  • Marissa Ribisi - actress
  • Michelle Stafford - actress
  • Karen Black - actress
  • Kelly Preston - actress
  • Kate Ceberano - actress and musician
  • Judy Norton-Taylor - actress and musician
  • Lisa Marie Presley - singer; daughter of Elvis Presley
  • Billy Sheehan - rock and fusion bass player
  • David Campbell - musician
  • Isaac Hayes - musician
  • Nicky Hopkins - musician
  • Mark Isham - musician
  • David Pomeranz - musician
  • Rob Thomas - musician
  • Patrick Warren - musician
  • Edgar Winter - musician
  • Beck - singer (a.k.a. Beck Hansen)
  • Carina Ricco - singer, actress, composer
  • Gloria Rusch-Novello - singer, writer, composer
  • Karen Nelson Bell - producer, director and musician
  • Robert Zoller - author
  • Floyd Mutrux - screenwriter, director, producer
  • Terry Jastrow - TV producer and director
  • Peter Medak - film director
  • Carl W. Rohrig - (a.k.a. Pablo Roehrig) painter
  • Franca Cerveni - radio and television announcer
  • James T. Sorensen - photographer
  • Keith Code - motorcycle racing instructor
  • Megan Shields - physician and author of health books, incl. Arthritis: The Doctor's Cure, etc.
  • Chaka Khan - singer
  • Sonny Bono - singer ("Sonny and Cher"), U.S. Representative
  • Mary Bono - widow of Sonny Bono; U.S. Representative
  • Heber Jentzsch - President of the Church of Scientology
  • Ernest Lehman - screenwriter of The Sound of Music
  • Greta Van Susteren - host of On the Record with Greta Van Susteren new show on FOX TV
  • Werner Erhard - former Scientologist who founded est
  • David Miscavige - important Church of Scientology religious leader; chairman of the board for Religious Technology Center
  • Jim Johnson - owner and founder of Mr. Jim's Pizza chain
  • Lee Purcell - actress, Big Wednesday, etc.
  • Michael Wiserman - Predator 2, etc.
  • Gary Imhoff - actor; Thumbelina, etc.
  • Manu Tupou - actor and acting teacher; Hawaii
  • Dror Soref - director; The Seventh Coin, etc.
  • Amanda Ambrose - singer, vocal teacher
  • Milton Ketselas - one of Hollywood's most successful acting teachers, who heads the Beverly Hills Playhouse
  • Jim Rogers - celebrity producer, manager (ex-husband of Mimi Rogers)
  • Linda Blair - actress best known for The Exorcist
  • Arnaud Boetsch - tennis player
  • Darius Brubeck - musician, member of "Brubeck Band"
  • Sharon Case - actress
  • Glenn Zottola - trumpeter
  • Andrew Loog Oldham - writer
  • Dick Zimmerman - celebrity photographer
  • Jeffrey Tambor - actor
  • Eddie Deezen - actor
  • Corin Nemec - actor
  • Anita Mally - actress, screenwriter
  • Julia Migenes - opera singer
  • Lightfield Lewis - actor, director
  • Charles Lakes - Olympic gymnast
  • Laura Prepon - actress
  • Helga Wagner - jewelry designer; dated Prince Charles and Sen. Ted Kennedy
  • Deborah Rennard - actress
  • Sofia Milos - actress
  • Placido Domingo, Jr. - singer
  • Robert F. Lyons - actor and drama teacher
  • Carolyn Judd - ad writer and producer
  • Paul Haggis - screenwriter, story editor, TV producer
  • Josele Garza - racing car driver from Mexico
  • Lenny Macaluso - musician, songwriter, producer
  • Phillipe de Henning - racing driver, fashion designer
  • Milton Katselas - acting teacher, director
  • Maxine Nightingale - singer
  • Mario Feninger - composer and concert pianist
  • Jeffrey Scott - script writer, grandson of Moe Howard
  • Pamela Roberts - actress, clothes designer
  • Elena Roggero - Italian singer, songwriter
  • Karen Nelson-Bell - producer
  • Lamia Khashoggi - wife of wealthy and famous Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi
  • Noelle North - dancer, voice-over actress
  • Misha Segal - composer
  • Andrik Schapers - singer from Netherlands
  • Cass Warner - writer
  • Jason Lee - actor ("Chasing Amy")
  • Michelle Stafford - actress ("The Young and the Restless")
  • Denice Duff - actress ("The Young and the Restless")
  • Lynsey Bartilson - actress ("Grounded for Life")
  • Tom Fair - (a.k.a. Tom Feher) lyrcist for the 60s rock group the Left Banke
  • Moon Martin - rock star; "Bad Case of Lovin' You"
  • Clive Clerk - actor, singer
  • Jim McMullin - actor
  • Michael Wiseman - child actor ("Predator 2")
  • Ludwig Fisher - actor and artist
  • Ryan Paris - singer, musician
  • Michael Schnitzler - violinist
  • Peter Winsnes - actor
  • Eric Sherman - director
  • Peter Schless - composer, synthetisist and producer
  • Diana Venegas - beauty queen; Miss Venezuela; lace-gowns boutique in Beverly Hills
  • Jackson Sousa - Hollywood celebrity trainer
  • Michael Sellers - concert pianist
  • Susie Coelho - actress
  • Hans Gunter Arenz - race car driver
  • Fermin Sanchez - race car driver
  • Kit Carson - motorcycle racer
  • Al DiMeola - jazz musician
  • Janet Greeson - owner of Diet Centers
  • Willie B. Wilson - oil billionaire
  • Tony Morales - drummer with the Rippingtons
  • Hossam Ramzy - North African percussion ensemble leader, played with Peter Gabriel
  • Amanda Rice - (formerly "Raven") stripper; previously Kiefer Sutherland's girlfriend


Current Status in Scientology Is Unknown:
  • Bernadette Peters - actress
  • Jerry Seinfeld - comedian
  • Nicole Kidman - actress
  • Neil Gaiman - science fiction and comic book writer
  • Shirley MacLaine - actress (may have never been a member)
  • Harry Kipper - (a.k.a. Martin von Haselberg) performance artist, husband of singer Bette Midler
  • Amy Heckerling - director
  • Gottfried Helnwein - graphic artist
  • Wings Hauser - actor
  • Melanie - folk singer
  • Gloria Swanson - actress
  • Eden Vanning - violinist
  • Helena Rojo - Mexican singer
  • Sasha Malinin - Russian pop star
  • Helaine Lembeck - actress
  • Kim Yates - softcore "adult film" actress
  • Tony Jacklin - pro golfer


Past Adherents not Currently in Scientology:
  • Oliver Stone - film director
  • J.D. Salinger - popular, acclaimed novelist for his novel The Catcher in the Rye
  • Brad Pitt - actor
  • William S. Burroughs - author and Beat Generation icon
  • Christopher Reeve - actor who played "Superman"
  • Van Morrison - influential singer, songwriter, musician (lapsed)
  • Soleil Moon Frye - actress best known as "Punky Brewster"
  • Sharon Stone - actress
  • Peggy Lipton - actress
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov - ballet dancer
  • Patrick Swayze - actor
  • Kate Capshaw - actress, Steven Spielberg's wife
  • Rock Hudson - actor, movie star
  • Emilio Estevez - actor
  • John Brodie - football player
  • Don Simpson - producer, Top Gun, etc.
  • Candice Bergen - actress, star of TV series Murphy Brown, Boston Public, etc. (may have not actually been a member)
  • Leonard Cohen - songwriter, poet
  • Stanley Clarke - jazz bassist
  • Darby Crash - punk rocker
  • Ricky Martin - singer
  • Olivia D'Abo - actress
  • Cathy Lee Crosby - actress
  • Gloria Gaynor - singer and "disco queen"
  • Howard Wilkins - founder of Pizza Hut
  • Diana Canova - singer, actress
  • Raven de la Croix - stripper, psychic, actress
  • Gabor Szabo - jazz guitarist and composer (died 1982)
  • A.E. van Vogt - science fiction writer
  • Ingo Swann - writer, psychic, painter
  • Barbara Carrera - actress
  • Frank Stallone - actor, singer, songwriter; brother of Sylvester Stallone
  • Michael Garson - musician who toured with David Bowie
  • Michael Edwards - male model, former boyfriend of Priscilla Presley
  • Peter Lupus - actor (Mission Impossible TV series)
  • Al Jarreau - singer
  • Wendon Swift - Hollywood author, manager
  • Bobby Lipton - actor
  • Dini Petty - talk show host
  • Demi Moore - actress
  • Kalle Pohl - comedian
  • Bert Salzman - producer; won Academy Award in 1975 for a short film and thanked L. Ron Hubbard in speech
  • Bernhard Paul - clown, manager of "Circus Roncalli"
  • Harold Puthoff - mathematician, physicist, ESP researcher
  • The Incredible String Band - musicians, band
  • Lee Konitz - jazz musician
  • Stephen Boyd - actor
  • Joan Prather - actress
  • Leif Garrett - pop star
  • Carlos Palomino - athlete
  • Bruce Penhall - actor
  • Lou Rawls - soul music, jazz, and blues singer
  • John Dalmas - science fiction writer
  • Michael Lembeck - actor, director
  • Mickey McMeel - Three Dog Knight drummer
  • Cynthia Sikes - actress
  • Gordon Lightfoot - singer, composer, lyricist
  • Dale Haddon - actress, model
  • Chick Vennera - actor
  • Joan DiVito Vennera - actor
  • Flo Allen - major Hollywood agent
  • Hunter Carson - actor
  • Penny Perry - casting director
  • Ed Love -
  • Steven Boyd -
  • Lisa Blount - actress
  • Aldous Huxley - writer
  • Josh Dohnen - agent
  • Anne Francis - actress
  • Eileen Brennan - actress
  • Horst Buchholtz - actor
  • Tom Skeritt - actor
  • Nan Herst Bowers - celebrity, publicist
  • John Longenecker - Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker
  • Kathleen Brown - ran for governor of California (not clear if she was official member)
  • Maude Adams - actress, model
  • Charles Manson - infamous serial killer



Names of additional famous people reported as adherents and former adherents, from the links shown above. See the links shown in the box for additional details about these people:
P.J. Proby
Marvin Price
Phil Spickler
Barry Stein
Joseph Winter
Chrissy Monk
Sky Dayton
Rufus Buck
Dominic Preston
Katy Newell
Barbara Schwarz
Doug E. Fresh
Ethan Suplee
Frank Kelly Freas
Lisa McPherson
Liz Phair
Lynsey Bartilson
Marisol Nichols
Pablo Santos
Reed Slatkin
Woody Woodmansey
Trevor Bolder
Crispin Howard Sanford
Ernest Lebel
Calista Carradine
Harriet Schock
Larry Anderson
Jill Tate
Susan Royal
Geoff Levin
Donna Keegan
Martina Migenes
Brian Adams (football player)
Colleen Camp
Lon Tinney
Neal Israel
Jeff Lewis
Kathy Smith
Lisa London
Richard Royce
Tamara Wilcox Smith
Michael Parsons

People who have been reported as having connections to Scientology, but have apparently never actually been Scientologists:
- Courtney Love - credited Scientology-associated group Narconon in the liner notes of one of her CDs, but she was not a Church member

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