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This is a list of notable Cajuns, often from the Acadiana or Greater New Orleans regions of French Louisiana, though not limited in geographic origin.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Cajuns or must have references showing they are Cajuns and are notable.

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Fictional characters

  • In the film The Magnificent Seven (1960), the lead character Chris Adams, played by Yul Brynner is a Cajun.
  • Bobby Boucher, main character played by Adam Sandler in the film The Waterboy.
  • Bill Dauterive from the cartoon King of the Hill. At one point, they travel to Louisiana episode titled "A Beer Can Named Desire", where Bill demonstrates his proficiency in Creole French. As Bill had never learned French before, it's implied that he just instinctively knew it.
  • Jay "Chef" Hicks, an engineman who brings Captain Benjamin Willard to Colonel Walter E. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.
  • Polycarp, local children's TV show host.
  • Bayou Billy, video game and comic book character in The Adventures of Bayou Billy for the Nintendo Entertainment System by Konami.
  • Emile Dufraisne, video game character in Splinter Cell Double Agent.
  • Dave Robicheaux, the detective in New Iberia and New Orleans in the award winning James Lee Burke's crime novels.
  • In the 1960s TV series Combat!, about a US Army infantry squad in World War II France, regular squad member PFC Paul LeMay was Cajun and known as "Caje"; he often served as the interpreter when interacting with the French locals. "Caje" was played by Pierre Jalbert, who was actually French-Canadian.
  • In the film Universal Soldier, the lead character Luc Devreaux, played by Van Damme is a Cajun from the town of Merauxmarker.
  • In the film Hard Target, the lead character Chance Boudreaux, played by Van Damme is a Cajun from Bayou Lafourche in Southern Louisianamarker.
  • In the webcomic Lackadaisy by Tracy J. Butler, two anthropomorphic cats, Nico and Serafine Savoy, are Cajuns.
  • In David Lynch's film Wild at Heart, sisters Perdita and Juana Durango are Cajun.
  • In Martin Scorsese's film Cape Fear, the character Max Cady, portrayed by Robert De Niro, was of Cajun descent and had a Cajun accent.
  • James Lee Burke has written sixteen crime novels featuring 'Dave Robicheaux', whose parents were Cajun and Burke himself grew up in the Cajun culture of the 1950s in New Iberia. Much of the Cajun culture and their history is woven into the novels.
  • In the World War 2 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, medic Eugene Roe is a half-Cajun from Louisiana. "Doc" Roe stars in episode 6 "Bastogne", where he is faced with the hardships of being a medic in the war, but finds comfort in a friendship with a local Belgian nurse. Doc Roe also mentions how his grandmother was a "Traiteur" (Healer in English), a Cajun healer who takes away pain with their faith.
  • In the HBO series True Blood which is set in Louisiana, the character of Rene Lenier pretends to be Cajun and speaks with a strong Cajun accent which he learns from tapes.
  • Louisiana Story (1948, B&W) director: Robert Flaherty
  • Southern Comfort (1981, color) directed by Walter Hill depicting Cajuns deep in the Louisiana swamps defending their homes from a perceived assault from the U.S. military.
  • Remy LeBeau, a.k.a. Gambit, long-standing member of the X-Men, is a New Orleans native.
  • Virgil, a boat pilot in the video game Left 4 Dead 2, is likely a Cajun.


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References

  1. [1] "Barry Jean Ancelet is a native Louisiana French-speaking Cajun, born in Church Point and raised in Lafayette."
  2. Landy - [2] "A Cajun and Breaux Bridge native, Ali Landry was crowned Miss USA in February 1996 at age twenty-two." . m/alil/
  3. FrenchQuarter.com: Celebrity French Quarter Chefs
  4. [3] "Just like George, he's a nice, country, Cajun guy, who left Louisiana to follow his dream and continued that dream by returning to his roots. "
  5. [4]"A young French-speaking Cajun boy..."
  6. [5] "Being half Louisiana French himself..."
  7. [6] "she was nicknamed the "Cajun Grandma" and won the election to become the top elected official in the state." [7] ""So many people in Louisiana actually speak French every day and feel French, and I think they're a little disappointed about the situation," says Lt. Gov. Kathleen Blanco, a French Acadian whose maiden name was Babineaux. "We're looking at a 200-year historical time when France was our greatest ally.""
  8. [8] "John Breaux, a close friend and fellow Cajun." [9]
  9. [10] "Louisiana's notorious Cajun politician, Edwin Edwards, who was elected governor four times. He currently resides in the Federal Correctional Institution in Oakdale, Louisiana." [11]
  10. News for New Orleans, Louisiana | Lafourche/Terrebonne News | News for New Orleans, Louisiana | wwltv.com
  11. [12] [13]
  12. [14] "The California-based Delahoussaye, a Cajun from New Iberia, La., is one of the best riders in Kentucky Derby history."
  13. [15] [16]
  14. [17] "Eric Guerin, the twenty-eight-year-old Cajun jockey who rode all of Vanderbilt's top horses under a contract arrangement."
  15. [18] "The Cajun Cannon" [19]
  16. Washington Times - Barrow, Morton among likely cuts
  17. The Official Site of The Chicago Cubs: Team: Player Information
  18. The Official Site of The Tampa Bay Rays: Team: Player Information



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