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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 24 Trenton Jamond Richardson is an American football running back for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Alabama, was recognized ...more

Darrell Russell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Dec. at 29 (1976-2005) Darrell Anthony Russell, Jr. was an American football defensive lineman for the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He died in a car crash near Los Angeles ...more

Dr Bill Curtis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
age 77 Bill Kurtis is an American television journalist, producer, narrator, and news anchor. He was also the host of a number of A&E crime and news documentary shows, including Investigative ...more

Daniel P. Amos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
age 66 Daniel Paul "Dan" Amos is the chairman and chief executive officer of Aflac and Aflac Incorporated. He is son of Aflac co-founder Paul Amos, and he joined the company in 1973, working ...more

Norvell Austin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
age 60 Norvell Austin is a retired American professional wrestler who made his debut in the late 1960s. Austin worked for most of his career in the Southern United States, most often in tag team ...more

Matt Maiellaro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
age 51 Matthew Gerard "Matt" Maiellaro is the co-creator and writer of the cult television animated Adult Swim shows, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Perfect Hair Forever, and creator of 12 Oz. ...more

Aaron Tippin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
age 59 Aaron Dupree Tippin 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 1990. His debut ...more

Katharine Jefferts Schori is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
age 64 Katharine Jefferts Schori is the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States. Previously elected as the 9th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada, she is the first ...more

Tom Sewell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
age 56 Tom Sewell is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Pensacola, Florida and a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Sewell played collegiately with the Cardinals of ...more

Betty Skelton Erde is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Dec. at 85 (1926-2011) Betty Skelton Erde was a land speed record holder and aerobatics pilot who set 17 aviation and automobile records. She was known as The First Lady of Firsts, and helped create opportunities for ...more

Mike McCready is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
age 51 Michael "Mike" David McCready is an American musician who serves as the lead guitarist for the American rock band Pearl Jam. Along with Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Eddie Vedder, he ...more

Tom Cheek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Dec. at 66 (1939-2005) Thomas F. Cheek was an American sportscaster. Best remembered today as the original "Voice of the Toronto Blue Jays", Cheek announced Major League Baseball games for the Toronto Blue ...more

Dave Pureifory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Dec. at 60 (1949-2009) Dave Pureifory 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 37 Reginald Jamaal "Reggie" Evans is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. While limited in his offensive game, Evans is ...more

Gwen McCrae is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
age 74 Gwen McCrae 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 31 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 31 Adron Lamar Chambers is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Chicago Cubs organization. He has played in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals. As of June 2014, he is ...more

John Schwab is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
John Schwab is an American actor, TV producer and musician who was born in Pensacola, Florida and resides in London. He produced The Hide with Christopher Granier-Deferre, which was nominated ...more

Larry Butler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Larry Butler Dec. at 70 (1942-2012) Larry Butler 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 either gold or platinum and ...more

Walter Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Walter Jackson Dec. at 45 (1938-1983) 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 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) Stephen Russell Mallory Scarritt was a left fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1929 through 1932 for the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. Listed at 5 ft 10 in, 165 lb, ...more

David Morizot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
David Morizot age 51

Jim White is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
age 61 Michael Davis Pratt 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 Alfred Bruce Morris is an American football running back for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Redskins. He ...more

Josh Wallace is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Josh Wallace age 28 Josh Wallace is a basketball player.

Steve Fowler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Steve Fowler Steve Fowler is a pianist.

Anthony Cannon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Anthony Cannon age 33 Anthony Devon Cannon is a former gridiron football linebacker. Cannon was most recently a member of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in ...more

Ken Wright is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Ken Wright age 71 Kenneth Warren Wright is a former professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of five seasons in Major League Baseball from 1970-74 for the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees. ...more

Steve Rivera is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Steve Rivera age 63 Steve Rivera is a former American football Wide Receiver from the University of California. He played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers.

Weegie Thompson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Weegie Thompson age 54 Willis Hope “Weegie” Thompson is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for six seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played high school football for ...more

Albert Laney is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Albert Laney Dec. at 93 (1895-1988) Albert 'Al' Gillis Laney was an American sportswriter who specialized in tennis and golf but also covered baseball, boxing and American football. Laney was born on January 11, 1895 in Pensacola, ...more

Jim Smith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Jim Smith age 59 Jim Smith is a Nebraska state senator from Papillion, Nebraska, United States, in the Nebraska Legislature. Smith is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, serving as Nebraska ...more

Reggie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Reggie Johnson age 47 Reginald Roosevelt Johnson is a former professional American football player who played tight end for seven seasons for the Denver Broncos, the Green Bay Packers, the Philadelphia Eagles, and ...more

Lamarcus Farmer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Lamarcus Farmer age 25 Lamarcus Farmer is an American Football defensive back for the UAB Blazers.

Benny Spellman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Benny Spellman Dec. at 80 (1931-2011) Benny Spellman was an American R&B singer, best known for his 1961 hits "Lipstick Traces," and the original version of "Fortune Teller", written by Allen Toussaint. ...more

Robin Braun is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Robin Braun Robin Rumble Braun is an American vice admiral in the United States Navy. She currently serves as Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force. She assumed her current assignment on ...more

Horace Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Horace Jones age 68 Horace Arthur Jones is a former professional American football player who played defensive end for six seasons for the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks.

Ashton Hayward is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Ashton Hayward age 47 Ashton James Hayward III is the mayor of Pensacola, Florida, USA, having taken office on January 10, 2011. He is the first mayor elected under the new "strong mayor" form of government ...more

Chris Kazakos is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Chris Kazakos age 39

Jon Akin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Jon Akin age 40 Jon Akin is a retired American soccer forward who is the head coach of the Oglethorpe University men's soccer team.

Ida Goodson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Ida Goodson Dec. at 91 (1909-2000) Ida Goodson was an American classic female blues and jazz singer plus pianist.

Del Moore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Dec. at 54 (1916-1970) Del Moore was a comedian, a television and movie actor, and a radio announcer. Born Marion Delbridge Moore in Pensacola, Florida, he began his career in radio before moving to television. In ...more

Joan Perry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Joan Perry Dec. at 85 (1911-1996) Joan Perry, born Elizabeth Rosiland Miller, was an American film actress, model, and singer. In the early 1930s, Perry worked as a model in New York City. In 1935 she went to Hollywood and was ...more

Claire Lautier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
age 48 Claire Lautier is an actress.

Alfred Webre is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
age 75 Alfred Lambremont Webre is an American author, lawyer, futurist, peace activist, environmental activist, and a space activist who promotes the ban of space weapons. He was a co-architect of the ...more

Daniel James, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
Dec. at 58 (1920-1978) Daniel "Chappie" James Jr. was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, who in 1975 became the first African American to reach the rank of four-star general.

Roy Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
age 49 Roy Jones, Jr. is an American professional boxer, rapper and actor. As a professional, he has captured numerous world titles in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and ...more

Teri Byrne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
age 45 Teri Byrne was a member of WCW's Nitro Girls and is a former fitness competitor.

Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Pensacola
age 48 Emmitt James Smith, III is an American former college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for fifteen seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. ...more