List of Famous Private Investigators People

List of Famous Private Investigators

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List of famous private investigators, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top private investigators in the world? This includes the most prominent private investigators, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable private investigators is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic private investigators were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned private investigators.

These people, like Anthony Pellicano and John Walsh include images when available.

From reputable, prominent, and well known private investigators to the lesser known private investigators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the private investigator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous private investigators ever?" and "What are the names of famous private investigators?" then you're in the right place. (21 items)
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    Paul Barresi is an American actor, movie director, media personality and a private investigator. more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Private investigator, Film Director
    • Credits: Perfect, Co-Ed Fever, The Velvet Mafia: Part 1, L.A. Plays Itself, Nasty Nurses, + more
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    Anthony Pellicano is a former high-profile Los Angeles private investigator. He has served a term of thirty months in a federal prison for illegal possession of explosives, firearms and homemade grenades, and is currently serving time in prison for subsequent convictions for crimes including ...more

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    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Profession: Private investigator
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    John Walsh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Private Investigators
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    John Edward Walsh, Jr. is an American television personality, criminal investigator, human and victim rights advocate and the host, as well as creator, of America's Most Wanted. Walsh is known for his anti-crime activism and his extreme hatred of criminals, with which he became involved following the ...more

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    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Auburn, USA, New York
    • Profession: Talk show host, Television director, Television producer, Advocate, Actor, + more
    • Credits: KaBlam!, America's Most Wanted, Falling for Grace, Pipe Dream, Wrongfully Accused, + more
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    Ed Gruchalla is a North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing the 45th district since 2007. more

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    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota, United States of America
    • Profession: Salesperson, Police officer, Private investigator
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    Dawud Wharnsby Ali is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Private Investigators
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    Dawud Wharnsby is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, performer, educator and television personality. A multi-instrumentalist, he is best known for his work in the musical/poetic genre of English Language nasheed and spoken word. more

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    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Kitchener, Guelph, Canada
    • Profession: Record producer, Poet, Songwriter, Musician, Private investigator
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    Richard Devlin is a Democratic American politician serving in the Oregon State Senate, representing Oregon's 19th Senate district, which includes the cities of Durham, Lake Oswego, Tualatin, Rivergrove, West Linn, parts of southwest Portland and Tigard, as well as unincorporated parts of southwestern ...more

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    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, USA
    • Profession: Private investigator
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    Michael John Hatton was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from June 1996 to November 2007, representing the Division of Blaxland, New South Wales. He was educated at the University of New South Wales. He was a school teacher before entering politics. From 1985 ...more

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    • Profession: Politician, Private investigator
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    Richard Lee Lambert

    Richard Lee Lambert is the father of Miranda Lambert. more

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    • Profession: Police officer, Private investigator
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