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List of famous people from Chester, 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 Chester, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Chester 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 Chester, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list has everything from Jonathan Salt to Marcus Belgrave.

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

Samuel Barber is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Chester
Samuel Barber Died at 71 (1910-1981) - Samuel Osmond Barber II was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century: music critic Donal Henahan stated ...more

John Ernst Worrell Keely is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Chester
John Ernst Worrell Keely Died at 61 (1837-1898) - John Ernst Worrell Keely was a US inventor from Philadelphia who claimed to have discovered a new motive power which was originally described as "vaporic" or "etheric" force, ...more

Donald Olding Hebb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Chester
Donald Olding Hebb Died at 81 (1904-1985) - Donald Olding Hebb FRS was a Canadian psychologist who was influential in the area of neuropsychology, where he sought to understand how the function of neurons contributed to psychological ...more

E. C. Segar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Chester
E. C. Segar Died at 44 (1894-1938) - Elzie Crisler Segar, known professionally as E. C. Segar, was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of Popeye, a pop culture character who first appeared in 1929 in Segar's comic ...more

Lenora Fulani is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Chester
Lenora Fulani age 66 - Lenora Branch Fulani is an American psychologist, psychotherapist, and political activist. She may be best known for her presidential campaigns and development of youth programs serving minority ...more

Sylvanus Morley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Chester
Sylvanus Morley Died at 65 (1883-1948) - Sylvanus Griswold Morley was an American archaeologist, epigrapher, and Mayanist scholar who made significant contributions toward the study of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in the early ...more

Adam Carr is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Chester
Adam Carr age 36 - Adam Carr is a curator and writer. In May 2012 he was appointed Curator/Head of Exhibitions at MOSTYN, Wales' leading and largest institution for contemporary visual arts. Previously he has ...more

Nemone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Chester
Nemone age 43 - Nemone Metaxas is a British DJ, radio presenter, television presenter/producer and former athlete of Greek descent. Her family's Greek ancestral village is in Sekhia and the family name is ...more

Ronald Pickup is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Chester
Ronald Pickup age 76 - Ronald Alfred Pickup is an English actor who has been active in television and film since 1964.

George McCorkle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Chester
George McCorkle Died at 60 (1947-2007) - George McCorkle was a founding member and guitarist for the Marshall Tucker Band. He wrote "Fire on the Mountain", the band's first top 40 hit, though had hoped that Charlie Daniels ...more

Randolph Caldecott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Chester
Randolph Caldecott Died at 40 (1846-1886) - Randolph Caldecott was a British artist and illustrator, born in Chester. The Caldecott Medal was named in his honour. He exercised his art chiefly in book illustrations. His abilities as an ...more

Fran Brill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Chester
Fran Brill age 70 - Frances Joan "Fran" Brill is a retired American actress and puppeteer, best known for her roles on Sesame Street and playing Lily Marvin in the Frank Oz film, What About Bob?.

Hugh B. Cave is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Chester
Hugh B. Cave Died at 94 (1910-2004) - Hugh Barnett Cave was a prolific writer of pulp fiction who also excelled in other genres.

Beatrice Tinsley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Chester
Beatrice Tinsley Died at 40 (1941-1981) - Beatrice Muriel Hill Tinsley was a New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist whose research made fundamental contributions to the astronomical understanding of how galaxies evolve with time.

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Joe Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Chester
Joe Cassidy Died at 23 (1883-1906) - Joseph Phillip Cassidy was an American Major League Baseball player from Chester, Pennsylvania who mainly played shortstop for the Washington Seantors from 1904 to 1905. He was an alumnus of ...more

Matthew Ryan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Chester
Matthew Ryan age 45 - Matthew Ryan is an American alternative country singer-songwriter. Ryan has also collaborated with Neilson Hubbard to form the band Strays Don't Sleep. Ryan's voice has been described as a ...more

Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Chester
Jameer Nelson age 35 - Jameer Nelson is an American professional basketball point guard who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Saint ...more

Abigail Honor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Chester
Abigail Honor Abigail Honor is a film editor and a film producer.

Ben Foden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Chester
Ben Foden age 31 - Benjamin James "Ben" Foden is a model and rugby union footballer who plays for Northampton Saints and England. He plays at fullback or scrum-half, but can also operate on the wing. He ...more

Charles H. Bell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Chester
Charles H. Bell Died at 70 (1823-1893) - Charles Henry Bell was an American lawyer and Republican politician from Exeter, New Hampshire. Bell served New Hampshire in both the New Hampshire House of Representatives and the New Hampshire ...more

Philip Gawthorne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Chester
Philip Gawthorne age 36 - Philip Gawthorne is a screenwriter, director and actor.

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Alex Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Chester
Alex Sanderson age 37 - Alexander Sanderson is a former English rugby union footballer who played in the back row for Saracens and Sale Sharks. He is the brother of Pat Sanderson who also played rugby for Littleborough ...more

Melvin Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Chester
Melvin Baldwin Died at 63 (1838-1901) - Melvin Riley Baldwin was a Representative from Minnesota.

John Steiner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Chester
John Steiner age 74 - John Steiner is an English actor. Tall, thin and gaunt, Steiner attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and worked for a few years at the BBC. Steiner featured in a lead role in a television ...more

Basil Radford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Chester
Basil Radford Died at 55 (1897-1952) - Arthur Basil Radford was an English character actor who featured in many British films of the 1930s and 1940s. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his first stage appearance ...more

David Whitley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Chester
David Whitley age 31 - David Whitley is a British writer, author of YA/teen fantasy The Midnight Charter and the subsequent two books in the Agora Trilogy. The Midnight Charter was published in August 2009, and was ...more

Tyreke Evans is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Chester
Tyreke Evans age 27 - Tyreke Jamir Evans is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at the ...more

Kevin michael is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Chester
Kevin michael age 31 - Kevin Michael is an American pop artist that was signed to Downtown Records in 2007, the same year he released his self-titled debut album.

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Danny Murphy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Chester
Danny Murphy age 40 - Daniel Ben "Danny" Murphy is an English former footballer who played as a central midfielder. Having begun his career at Crewe Alexandra in 1993, he moved to Liverpool in 1997, where ...more

Albert David Hager is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Chester
Albert David Hager Died at 71 (1817-1888) - Albert David Hager was a United States geologist, librarian and historian.

Zip Hanna is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Chester
Zip Hanna Died at 85 (1916-2001) - Elzaphan McConnell Hanna was an American football guard in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. Hanna attended Chester High School in Chester, South Carolina. The ...more

John M. Clayton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Chester
John M. Clayton Died at 49 (1840-1889) - John Middleton Clayton was a Republican Congressman-elect in post-Civil War Arkansas. He may be best remembered for his mysterious assassination in 1889. The identity of his assassin remains

Darrin Govens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Chester
Darrin Govens age 27 - Darrin Govens is a shooting guard for the Ikaros of the Greek Basket League. Govens was named the Class 4A Pennsylvania Player of the Year in both 2005 and 2006 was a 2006 All-State 1st Team ...more

John Dunovant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Chester
John Dunovant Died at 39 (1825-1864) - John Dunovant was a brigadier general with temporary rank in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Dunovant was a native of South Carolina who had been a Mexican-American ...more

Joseph Furnace is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Chester
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Marion Campbell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Chester
Marion Campbell age 87 - Francis Marion Campbell is a former American football defensive lineman and coach. Campbell played college football for the Georgia Bulldogs from 1949 until 1951, where he was appropriately ...more

Bob Kuberski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Chester
Bob Kuberski age 46 - Robert Kenneth Kuberski, Jr. is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots. He played college football at ...more

A. E. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Chester
A. E. Thomas Died at 75 (1872-1947) - A.E. Thomas is a film story contributor.

Sap is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Chester
Sap age 24 - Johnathan King, better known by his stage name Sap is an American hip hop record producer and rapper. SAP is an acronym for "Sound Of A Pioneer". He works closely with producers Cool ...more

John Lyles Glenn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Chester
John Lyles Glenn, Jr. Died at 46 (1892-1938) - John Lyles Glenn, Jr. was a United States federal judge. Born in Chester, South Carolina, Glenn received an A.B. from Wofford College in 1912 and an LL.B. from Oxford University in 1918 before ...more

David Dixon Porter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Chester
David Dixon Porter Died at 78 (1813-1891) - David Dixon Porter was a United States Navy admiral and a member of one of the most distinguished families in the history of the U.S. Navy. Promoted as the second U.S. Navy officer ever to ...more

Devan Downey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Chester
Devan Downey age 28 - Devan Deangelo Downey is an American professional basketball player.

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Andrew Turner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Chester
Andrew Turner Died at 57 (1944-2001)

Stuart Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Chester
Stuart Tomlinson age 30 - Stuart Charles Tomlinson is an English professional wrestler and retired professional football goalkeeper. He is signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name Hugo Knox. As a footballer, ...more

Chris McCready is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Chester
Chris McCready age 34 - Christopher James "Chris" McCready is an English footballer, currently without a club. He is able to play in right, left and central defence. Prior to joining Tranmere in 2006, ...more

Maurice Morris is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Chester
Maurice Morris age 36 - Maurice Autora Morris is a former American football running back. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft and also played for the Detroit Lions. He ...more

Bert Lipsham is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Chester
Bert Lipsham Died at 54 (1878-1932) - Herbert Broughall Lipsham was a professional footballer who won the 1902 FA Cup Final with Sheffield United.

Fiona McCann is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Chester
Fiona McCann age 28 - Fiona McCann is an English water polo player.

Gary Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Chester
Gary Jones age 40 - Gary Steven Jones is an English former professional footballer and assistant manager of Conference National side Chester FC. As a player he was a forward and makeshift midfielder from 1993 until ...more

Derek Walker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Chester
Derek Walker age 30 - Derek Raynal Walker is a American football defensive end who is currently playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2009. ...more