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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.
  • Gigi Gryce

    Dec. at 57 (1925-1983)

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Gigi Gryce (born George General Grice Jr.; November 28, 1925 – March 14, 1983), later Basheer Qusim, was an American jazz saxophonist, flautist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, and educator. While...  more
  • BirthplacePensacola, Florida, USA

    Lisa Marie Scott (born February 1, 1974) is an Asian American model and actress, known for her appearances in Playboy magazine. She first appeared as the Playmate of the Month for February 1995 and...  more
  • Charles H. Percy

    Dec. at 91 (1919-2011)

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    Charles Harting "Chuck" Percy (September 27, 1919 – September 17, 2011) was an American businessman and politician. He was president of the Bell & Howell Corporation from 1949 to 1964. In 1966, he...  more
  • J. David Jones

    Dec. at 61 (1936-1997)

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Pensacola

    J. David Jones is an actor and a stunt performer....  more
  • BirthplacePensacola, Florida, USA

    Alternative NameKim Zolciak Biermann, Kim Zolciak-Biermann

    Kimberleigh Marie Zolciak-Biermann (born May 19, 1978) is an American television personality and singer. In 2008, she rose to prominence as one of the original housewives that appeared on the reality...  more

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  • John Cherberg

    Dec. at 81 (1910-1992)

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    John Andrew Cherberg (October 17, 1910 – April 8, 1992) was an American football coach, teacher, television executive, and politician. He served as the head coach at the University of Washington...  more
  • Paul Morrell

    Age: 46

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Paul Morrell is a film editor, director and film producer....
  • Junior Cook

    Dec. at 57 (1934-1992)

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Herman "Junior" Cook (July 22, 1934 – February 3, 1992) was a hard bop tenor saxophone player....  more
  • William Enyart

    Age: 72

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    William Lee Enyart, Jr. was the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 12th congressional district. Enyart is a member of the Democratic Party. He was elected on November 6, 2012 and assumed office on...  more
  • W. A. Blount

    Dec. at 39 (1879-1918)

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    William Alexander Blount Jr. (May 23, 1879 – October 28, 1918) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Alabama from 1903 to 1904 and at Howard...  more
  • Tyronne Green

    Age: 35

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Tyronne Darnell Green (born April 6, 1986) is a former American football guard. Greene was born in Pensacola, Florida and attended Woodham High School where he played both football and basketball. He...  more
  • Mike Johnson

    Age: 34

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Michael P. Johnson (born April 2, 1987) is a former American football offensive lineman. He played college football for the University of Alabama, and was recognized as a consensus All-American. The...  more
  • Jane Beauchamp

    Dec. at 94 (1917-2012)

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    Jane Beauchamp appeared in the 1985 film Silverado....
  • BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Fred Robbins (born March 25, 1977) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at...  more
  • George Selvie

    Age: 34

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    George Selvie (born March 6, 1987) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football for the University of South Florida, and received consensus All-American honors. He was...  more
  • Max Macon

    Dec. at 72 (1916-1989)

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Max Cullen Macon (October 14, 1915 – August 5, 1989) was a Major League baseball player, a Minor League player-manager and pitching coach, and a professional baseball scout....  more
  • Caleb Gindl

    Age: 33

    BirthplacePace, Florida

    Caleb Gindl is an American baseball player....  more
  • BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    Leati Joseph "Joe" Anoaʻi (born May 25, 1985) is an American professional wrestler, actor, and former professional gridiron football player. He is part of the Anoaʻi family and is currently signed to...  more

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  • Joe Durant

    Age: 57

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Joseph Scott Durant (born April 7, 1964) is an American professional golfer. Durant was born in Pensacola, Florida. He attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, where he majored in...  more
  • BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Template:Infobox Retired US Navy Officer Joseph F. Bouchard (born July 17, 1954 in Pensacola, Florida)retired from the US Navy in 2003 as a Captain after 27 years on active duty. He commanded the...  more
  • BirthplacePensacola, Florida, USA

    Nancy Dussault (born June 30, 1936) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role in the sitcom Too Close for Comfort (1980–1987). In a career spanning over half a century,...  more
  • Nick Green

    Age: 43

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Nicholas Anthony Green (born September 10, 1978) is an American former professional baseball infielder. He played eight seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 2004 and 2013 for the Atlanta...  more
  • BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Derrick Dewan Brooks (born April 18, 1973) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons. He played college football for Florida State...  more

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  • Kalimba Edwards

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceEast Point, Georgia

    Kalimba Edwards (born December 26, 1979) is a former American football defensive end. He was originally drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college...  more
  • Katy Mixon

    Age: 40

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    Alternative NameKaty Elizabeth Mixon

    Katy Mixon (born March 30, 1981) is an American actress. She began her career playing supporting roles in films such as The Quiet (2005), Four Christmases (2008), and State of Play (2009), before...  more