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Famous People From Pensacola

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

List ranges from Katharine Jefferts Schori to Mark Whiten, plus much more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Pensacola?" or "Which celebrities were born in Pensacola?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Trent Richardson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Age: 27

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Trenton Jamond Richardson (born July 10, 1990) is an American football running back who last played for the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) where he led the league ...more

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Darrell Russell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Age: Died at 29 (1976-2005)

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States of America

Darrell Anthony Russell, Jr. (May 27, 1976 – December 15, 2005) was an American football defensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He died ...more

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Dr Bill Curtis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Age: 78

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States of America

Bill Kurtis (born William Horton Kuretich; September 21, 1940) is an American television journalist, producer, narrator, and news anchor. He was also the host of a number of A&E crime and ...more
Daniel P. Amos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Age: 67

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Daniel Paul "Dan" Amos (born August 13, 1951 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American business executive. He serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of Aflac and Aflac
Norvell Austin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Age: 61

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Norvell Austin is a retired American professional wrestler who made his debut in 1971. Austin worked for most of his career in the Southern United States, most often in tag team competition. ...more
Matt Maiellaro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Age: 52

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, USA

Matthew Gerard Maiellaro (born August 17, 1966) is an American filmmaker, musician and voice actor best known as the co-creator and writer of the cult animated Adult Swim shows, Aqua Teen Hunger ...more
Aaron Tippin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Age: 60

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, USA

Aaron Dupree Tippin (born July 3, 1958) is an American country music artist and record producer. Initially a songwriter for Acuff-Rose Music, he gained a recording contract with RCA Nashville in ...more

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Katharine Jefferts Schor... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Age: 64

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Katharine Jefferts Schori (born March 26, 1954) is the former Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church of the United States. Previously elected as the 9th Bishop of the Episcopal ...more
Tom Sewell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Age: 56

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Tom Sewell (born March 11, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Pensacola, Florida and a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Sewell played collegiately ...more
Betty Skelton Erde is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Dec. at 85 (1926-2011)

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Betty Skelton Frankman Erde (June 28, 1926 – August 31, 2011) was a land speed record holder and aerobatics pilot who set 17 aviation and automobile records. She was known as "The First ...more
Mike McCready is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Age: 52

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States of America

Michael David "Mike" McCready (born April 5, 1966) is an American musician who serves as the lead guitarist for the American rock band Pearl Jam. Along with Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard ...more
Tom Cheek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Dec. at 66 (1939-2005)

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Thomas F. Cheek (June 13, 1939 – October 9, 2005) was an American sports commentator who is best remembered today as the original "Voice of the Toronto Blue Jays", Cheek announced ...more
Dave Pureifory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Dec. at 60 (1949-2009)

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Dave Pureifory (July 12, 1949 – March 5, 2009) was a professional American football defensive end for three teams in an eleven-year career in the National Football League.
Reggie Evans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Age: 38

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Reginald Jamaal Evans (born May 18, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player. While limited in his offensive game, Evans was known for his rebounding, tenacity and hustle on ...more
Gwen McCrae is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Age: 75

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States of America

Gwen McCrae (née Mosley, December 21, 1943, Pensacola, Florida, United States) is an American singer, best known for her 1975 hit "Rockin' Chair".
Evan Crawford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Evan Crawford Age: 32

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Evan Shane Crawford is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Chicago White Sox organization.
Adron Chambers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Adron Chambers Age: 32

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Adron Lamar Chambers (born October 8, 1986) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Ottawa Champions of the Can-Am League. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the ...more
John Schwab is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Pensacola

Birthplace: USA, Florida, Pensacola

John William Schwab III (born September 15, 1972) is an American actor, TV producer and musician who was born in Pensacola, Florida and resides in London. He produced The Hide with Christopher ...more
Larry Butler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Larry Butler Dec. at 70 (1942-2012)

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Larry Butler (March 26, 1942 – January 20, 2012) was a country music producer/songwriter. From the mid-1970s through the 1980s, he worked with Kenny Rogers. Many of his albums with Rogers went ...more
Walter Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Walter Jackson Dec. at 45 (1938-1983)

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Walter Jackson was an American soul ballad singer who had a string of hits on the US R&B chart between the mid-1960s and early 1980s. His biggest successes included "It's All Over" ...more
Garry Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Garry Jones

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Garry Jones is a pianist.
Russ Scarritt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Russ Scarritt Dec. at 91 (1903-1994)

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Stephen Russell Mallory Scarritt (January 14, 1903 – December 4, 1994) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1929 through 1932 for the Boston Red Sox (1929–1931) and ...more
David Morizot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
David Morizot Age: 52

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Jim White is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Age: 61

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States of America

Michael Davis Pratt (born March 10, 1957), known professionally as Jim White, is a southern American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Alfred Morris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Age: 27

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida

Alfred Bruce Morris (born December 12, 1988) is a American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Florida Atlantic and was drafted by the Washington ...more