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List of famous people from Buffalo, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Buffalo, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Buffalo you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Buffalo, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Lee Wheeler and Harl Vincent.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Buffalo?" or "Which celebrities were born in Buffalo?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Jessica White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Jessica White age 32 - Jessica White is an American model and occasional actress.

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Vincent Gallo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Vincent Gallo age 56 - Vincent Vito Gallo, Jr. is an American actor, director, model, musician and painter. Though he has had minor roles in mainstream films such as Goodfellas, Arizona Dream, The Funeral and ...more

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Lex Luger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Lex Luger age 58 - Lawrence Wendell "Larry" Pfohl better known by his ring name, Lex Luger, is an American retired professional wrestler, television producer and football player currently working with ...more

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Wendie Malick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Wendie Malick age 66 - Wendie Malick is an American actress and former fashion model, best known for her roles in television comedies. She starred as Judith Tupper Stone in the HBO series Dream On, and as Nina Van ...more

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Christine Baranski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Christine Baranski age 64 - Christine Jane Baranski is an American stage and screen actress. She is an Emmy Award winner and a two-time Tony Award winner. Baranski made her stage debut in 1974 and her Broadway debut in ...more

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Penny Baker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Penny Baker age 50 - Penny Baker is an American model and actress. After being interviewed in Chicago, she was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month for January 1984, the 30th Anniversary Playmate. Her photos ...more

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Jeffrey Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Jeffrey Jones age 69 - Jeffrey Duncan Jones is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Emperor Joseph II in Amadeus, Edward R. Rooney in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Charles Deetz in Beetlejuice. Jones' ...more

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Edward Gibson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Edward Gibson age 80 - Edward George Gibson, Ph.D. is a former astronaut for NASA, a pilot, an engineer, and a physicist. Before becoming a NASA astronaut, Gibson graduated from the University of Rochester and the ...more

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Dick Beyer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Dick Beyer age 85 - Dick Beyer is an American retired professional wrestler who is best known by his ring names, The Destroyer or Doctor X. He is the father of Kurt Beyer.

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Chaim Potok is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Chaim Potok Died at 73 (1929-2002) - Chaim Potok was an American Jewish author and rabbi. Potok is most famous for his first book The Chosen, a 1967 novel which was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and ...more

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Keri Sable is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Keri Sable age 30 - Keri Sable is the stage name of an American pornographic actress.

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H. Bruce Humberstone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
H. Bruce Humberstone Died at 83 (1901-1984) - H. Bruce "Lucky" Humberstone was a movie actor, a script clerk, an assistant director, working with directors such as King Vidor, Edmund Goulding and Allan Dwan and, ultimately, a ...more

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Christopher Bram is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Christopher Bram age 63 - Christopher Bram is an American author. Bram grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he was a paperboy and an Eagle Scout. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1974. He moved ...more

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Mary Ann Esposito is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Mary Ann Esposito Mary Ann Esposito is an American chef and the television host of Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito, which started in 1989 and is the longest-running television cooking program in America. ...more

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Amanda Blake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Amanda Blake Died at 60 (1929-1989) - Amanda Blake was an American actress best known for the role of the red-haired saloon proprietress "Miss Kitty Russell" on the television western Gunsmoke. She and her third husband ...more

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Lawrence Block is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Lawrence Block age 77 - Lawrence Block is an American crime writer best known for two long-running New York–set series about the recovering alcoholic P.I. Matthew Scudder and the gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr. ...more

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Sorrell Booke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Sorrell Booke Died at 64 (1930-1994) - Sorrell Booke was an actor.

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John J. McNeill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
John J. McNeill age 90 - John J. McNeill was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 1959 and now is a psychotherapist and an academic theologian, with a particular reputation within the field of Queer Theology.

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Edith M. Flanigen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Edith M. Flanigen age 86 - Edith Marie Flanigen is a noted American chemist, known for her work on synthesis of emeralds, and later zeolites for molecular sieves at Union Carbide.

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Carl Paladino is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Carl Paladino age 70 - Carl Pasquale Paladino is an American businessman and political activist from Buffalo, New York. Paladino is the founder and chairman of Ellicott Development Company, a real estate development ...more

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Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Cliff Robinson age 50 - Clifford Ralph "Cliff" Robinson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 5 teams throughout his career in the National Basketball Association.

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A. R. Gurney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
A. R. Gurney age 86 - A. R. Gurney born as Albert Ramsdell Gurney Jr, sometimes credited as Pete Gurney is an American playwright and novelist. He is known for works including Love Letters, The Cocktail Hour, The ...more

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Irene Rich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Irene Rich Died at 97 (1891-1988) - Irene Rich was an American actress who worked in both silent films and talkies, as well as radio.

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Kate Clinton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Kate Clinton age 68 - Kate Clinton is an American comedian specializing in political commentary from a gay/lesbian point of view.

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Bill Duzen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Bill Duzen Died at 74 (1870-1944) - William George "Bill" Duzen, was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He played in two games with the Buffalo Bisons in 1890. Duzen was born in Buffalo, New York in 1870. On September 21, ...more

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Geri Jewell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Geri Jewell age 60 - Geraldine Ann "Geri" Jewell is an American actress noted for roles on the 1980s sitcom The Facts of Life and the early 2000s western Deadwood.

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Beverly Eckert is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Beverly Eckert Died at 58 (1951-2009) - Beverly Eckert was an activist and advocate for the creation of the 9/11 Commission. She was one of the members of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission. Eckert's husband, ...more

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Mark Lewin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Mark Lewin age 78 - Mark Lewin is a retired professional wrestler.

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Jimmy Collins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Jimmy Collins Died at 73 (1870-1943) - James Joseph Collins was an American professional baseball player. He played fourteen seasons in Major League Baseball. Collins was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945. Collins was ...more

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William Kemmler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
William Kemmler Died at 30 (1860-1890) - William Francis Kemmler of Buffalo, New York, was a convicted murderer and the first person in the world to be legally executed using an electric chair.

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Arthur Brisbane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Arthur Brisbane Died at 72 (1864-1936) - Arthur Brisbane was one of the best known American newspaper editors of the 20th century.

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Eric Herman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Eric Herman age 46 - Eric Herman is a children's music performer based in the Pacific Northwest. His music combines various styles of rock music with often wryly humorous kid-related lyrics to create what he refers ...more

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James A. Pawelczyk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
James A. Pawelczyk age 56 - James Anthony "Jim" Pawelczyk is an American researcher of physiology and Kinesiology who flew aboard the NASA STS-90 Space Shuttle mission as a Payload Specialist.

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Joe Conley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Joe Conley Died at 85 (1928-2013) - Joe Conley was an American actor who played many small roles on television and is most remembered for his role as the storekeeper Ike Godsey on The Waltons.

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Suicide of Tyler Clementi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Suicide of Tyler Clementi Tyler Clementi was an eighteen-year-old student at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey, who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge on September 22, 2010. On September 19, ...more

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Jeremy Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Jeremy Jacobs age 75 - Jeremy Maurice Jacobs, Sr. is the owner of the Boston Bruins and is also Chairman of Delaware North. Forbes magazine ranks him as #583 of the world's billionaires. He was listed by Forbes ...more

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Garry Walberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Garry Walberg Died at 91 (1921-2012) - Garry Walberg was an American character actor primarily known for his work on television. He performed in numerous TV shows beginning in the early 1950s, including Johnny Staccato, Lassie, ...more

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Ned Wertimer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Ned Wertimer Died at 90 (1923-2013) - Ned Wertimer is an actor.

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David Shire is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
David Shire age 78 - David Lee Shire is an American songwriter and composer of stage musicals, film and television scores. The soundtrack to the 1974 movie The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, the soundtrack for ...more

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Jeff Fahey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Jeff Fahey age 64 - Jeffrey David "Jeff" Fahey is an American film and television actor. He has portrayed Captain Frank Lapidus on the ABC series Lost and the title role of Deputy Marshal Winston MacBride

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Robert Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Robert Lieberman age 69 - Robert Lieberman is a Canadian director of movies and television series.

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John Rzeznik is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
John Rzeznik age 51 - John Joseph Theodore "Johnny" Rzeznik is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the guitarist and frontman of the rock band the Goo Goo Dolls, of ...more

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Diane English is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Diane English age 67 - Diane English is an American screenwriter, producer and director, best known for creating the television show Murphy Brown and writing and directing the 2008 feature film, The Women.

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Charles T. Kowal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Charles T. Kowal Died at 71 (1940-2011) - Charles Thomas Kowal was an American astronomer known for his observations and discoveries in the Solar System. As a staff astronomer at Caltech's Mount Wilson and Palomar Mountain observatories ...more

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Richard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Richard Hofstadter Died at 54 (1916-1970) - Richard Hofstadter was an American historian and public intellectual of the mid-20th century. Hofstadter, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University. Rejecting his ...more

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David J. Weber is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
David J. Weber Died at 70 (1940-2010) - David Joseph Weber was an American historian whose research focused on the history of the Southwestern U.S. and its transition from Spanish and Mexican control to becoming part of the United ...more

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Emeline Hill Richardson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Emeline Hill Richardson Died at 89 (1910-1999) - Emeline Hurd Hill Richardson was a notable classical archaeologist and Etruscan scholar. Hill was the daughter of William Hurd Hill and Emeleen Carlisle. She studied at Radcliffe College, ...more

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Todd Roy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Todd Roy Todd Roy is a film and television actor, editor, producer and director.

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Jay Rosen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Jay Rosen age 60 - Jay Rosen is a media critic, a writer, and a professor of journalism at New York University. Rosen has been on the journalism faculty at New York University since 1986; from 1999 to 2005 he ...more

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Ad Reinhardt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Ad Reinhardt Died at 54 (1913-1967) - Adolph Frederick Reinhardt was an abstract painter active in New York beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the 1960s. He was a member of the American Abstract Artists and was a part of ...more