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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.

Jessica White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 34
Jessica White is an American model and occasional actress.

Vincent Gallo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 57
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, and Palookaville, he is ...more

Lex Luger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 60
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

Wendie Malick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 68
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

Christine Baranski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 63
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

Penny Baker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 53
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

Jeffrey Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 72
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

Edward Gibson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 82
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

Dick Beyer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 88
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.

Chaim Potok is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Dec. 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

Keri Sable is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 32
Keri Sable is the stage name of an American pornographic actress.

H. Bruce Humberstone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Dec. 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

Christopher Bram is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 67
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

Mary Ann Esposito is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
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

Amanda Blake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
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

Lawrence Block is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 80
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

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

John J. McNeill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 93
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.

Edith M. Flanigen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 90
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.

Carl Paladino is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 72
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

Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 52
Clifford Ralph "Cliff" Robinson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 5 teams throughout his career in the National Basketball Association.

A. R. Gurney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 88
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

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

Kate Clinton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 71
Kate Clinton is an American comedian specializing in political commentary from a gay/lesbian point of view.

Bill Duzen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Bill Duzen Dec. 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