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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.
  • BirthplacePensacola, 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 with 12...  more
  • Darrell Russell

    Dec. at 29 (1976-2005)

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, USA

    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 in a...  more

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  • BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Pensacola

    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 news...  more
  • BirthplacePensacola, 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 Incorporated....  more
  • BirthplacePensacola, 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. Norvell...  more
  • BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    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
  • BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    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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  • BirthplacePensacola, 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 Diocese...  more
  • Tom Sewell

    Age: 58

    BirthplacePensacola, 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 with...  more
  • Betty Skelton Erde

    Dec. at 85 (1926-2011)

    BirthplacePensacola, 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 Lady of...  more
  • BirthplacePensacola, 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 and Eddie...  more
  • Tom Cheek

    Dec. at 66 (1939-2005)

    BirthplacePensacola, 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 Major League...  more
  • Dave Pureifory

    Dec. at 60 (1949-2009)

    BirthplacePensacola, 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....  more
  • BirthplacePensacola, 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 the...  more
  • BirthplacePensacola, Florida, USA

    Gwen McCrae (née Mosley, December 21, 1943, Pensacola, Florida, United States) is an American singer, best known for her 1975 hit "Rockin' Chair"....  more
  • Evan Crawford

    Age: 34

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Evan Shane Crawford is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Chicago White Sox organization....  more
  • Adron Chambers

    Age: 33

    BirthplacePensacola, 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 St....  more
  • 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

    Dec. at 70 (1942-2012)

    BirthplacePensacola, 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 either...  more
  • Walter Jackson

    Dec. at 45 (1938-1983)

    BirthplacePensacola, 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" in 1964, "It's An...  more
  • Garry Jones

    Garry Jones is a pianist....
  • Russ Scarritt

    Dec. at 91 (1903-1994)

    BirthplacePensacola, 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

    Age: 53

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

  • Jim White

    Age: 63

    BirthplacePensacola, 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....  more
  • BirthplacePensacola, 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