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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 (born June 21, 1984) is an American fashion model, actress and television personality. She is best known for being a Victoria's Secret runway model, Maybelline spokesperson and ...more
Vincent Gallo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 57
Vincent Gallo (; born April 11, 1961) is an American actor, director, model, musician, painter and former motorcycle racer. Though he has had minor roles in mainstream films such as Arizona ...more

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Lex Luger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 60
Lawrence Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958) better known by the 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
age 68
Wendie Malick (born December 13, 1950) is an American actress and former fashion model, known for her roles in various television comedies. She starred as Judith Tupper Stone in the HBO sitcom ...more

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Christine Baranski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 66
Christine Jane Baranski (born May 2, 1952) is an American actress, singer, and producer. She is a 15-time Emmy Award nominee, winning once in 1995 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy ...more

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Jeffrey Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 72
Jeffrey Duncan Jones (born September 28, 1946) is an American character actor best known for his roles as Emperor Joseph II in Amadeus (1984), Edward R. Rooney in Ferris Bueller's Day Off ...more

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Edward Gibson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 82
Edward George Gibson (born November 8, 1936) is a former NASA astronaut, pilot, engineer, and physicist. Before becoming an astronaut, Gibson graduated from the University of Rochester and the ...more
Dick Beyer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 88
Richard John Beyer (July 11, 1930 – March 7, 2019) was an American professional wrestler who is best known by his ring names, The Destroyer or Doctor X. Beyer worked extensively in Japan and in ...more
Chaim Potok is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Dec. at 73 (1929-2002)
Chaim Potok (February 17, 1929 – July 23, 2002) was an American author and rabbi. His first book The Chosen (1967), was listed on The New York Times’ best seller list for 39 weeks and sold more ...more
H. Bruce Humberstone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Dec. at 83 (1901-1984)
H. Bruce "Lucky" Humberstone (November 18, 1901 – October 11, 1984) was a movie actor (as a child), a script clerk, an assistant director, working with directors such as King Vidor, ...more
Christopher Bram is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 67
Christopher Bram (born 1952) is an American author. Bram grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia (outside Norfolk), where he was a paperboy and an Eagle Scout. He graduated from the College of ...more
Mary Ann Esposito is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Mary Ann Esposito (born August 3, 1942 in Buffalo, New York) is an American chef, cookbook writer, and the television host of Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito, which started in 1989 and is the ...more
Amanda Blake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Dec. at 60 (1929-1989)
Amanda Blake (February 20, 1929 – August 16, 1989) was an American actress best known for the role of the red-haired saloon proprietress "Miss Kitty Russell" on the western television ...more

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Lawrence Block is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 80
Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) 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 ...more
Sorrell Booke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Dec. at 64 (1930-1994)
Sorrell Booke (January 4, 1930 – February 11, 1994) was an American actor who performed on stage, screen, and television. He is best known for his role as corrupt politician Jefferson Davis ...more
John J. McNeill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 93
John J. McNeill (1924 or 1925 – September 22, 2015) was an American Roman Catholic priest, psychotherapist and academic theologian, with a particular reputation within the field of queer
Edith M. Flanigen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 90
Edith Marie Flanigen (born January 28, 1929) 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) 18 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 72
Carl Pasquale Paladino (born August 24, 1946) is an American businessman and political activist. Paladino is the chairman of Ellicott Development Co., a real estate development company he ...more
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 52
Clifford Ralph Robinson (born December 16, 1966) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Selected 36th overall ...more

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A. R. Gurney is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 88
Albert Ramsdell Gurney Jr. (November 1, 1930 – June 13, 2017) (sometimes credited as Pete Gurney) was an American playwright, novelist and academic. He is known for works including The Dining ...more
Irene Rich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Dec. at 97 (1891-1988)
Irene Rich (born Irene Frances Luther; October 13, 1891 – April 22, 1988) was an American actress who worked in both silent films and talkies, as well as radio.
Kate Clinton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 71
Kate Clinton (born November 9, 1947) is an American comedian specializing in political commentary from a gay/lesbian point of view.
Bill Duzen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Bill Duzen
Dec. at 74 (1870-1944)
William George "Bill" Duzen (February 21, 1870 – March 11, 1944), was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He played in two games with the Buffalo Bisons in 1890. Duzen was born in ...more
Geri Jewell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
age 62
Geraldine Ann "Geri" Jewell (born September 13, 1956) is an American actress and stand-up comedian noted for roles on the 1980s sitcom The Facts of Life and the mid 2000s western
Beverly Eckert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Buffalo
Beverly Eckert
Dec. at 58 (1951-2009)
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