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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

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Trenton Jamond Richardson (born July 10, 1990) is an American football running back who last... more on Wikipedia

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  • Darrell Russell

    Darrell Russell

    Age: Died at 29 (1976-2005)

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    Darrell Anthony Russell, Jr. (May 27, 1976 – December 15, 2005) was an American football... more on Wikipedia

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  • BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    Bill Kurtis (born William Horton Kuretich; September 21, 1940) is an American television... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Daniel Paul "Dan" Amos (born August 13, 1951 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American business... more on Wikipedia
  • Norvell Austin
    Norvell Austin is a retired American professional wrestler who made his debut in 1971. Austin... more on Wikipedia
  • Matt Maiellaro

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, USA

    Matthew Gerard Maiellaro (born August 17, 1966) is an American filmmaker, musician and voice... more on Wikipedia
  • Aaron Tippin

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, USA

    Aaron Dupree Tippin (born July 3, 1958) is an American country music artist and record... more on Wikipedia

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  • Katharine Jefferts Schori

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Katharine Jefferts Schori (born March 26, 1954) is the former Presiding Bishop and Primate of... more on Wikipedia
  • Tom Sewell

    Tom Sewell

    Age: 58

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Tom Sewell (born March 11, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in... more on Wikipedia
  • Betty Skelton Erde

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Mike McCready

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    Michael David "Mike" McCready (born April 5, 1966) is an American musician who serves as the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 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... more on Wikipedia
  • Dave Pureifory

    Dec. at 60 (1949-2009)

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Dave Pureifory (July 12, 1949 – March 5, 2009) was a professional American football defensive... more on Wikipedia
  • Reggie Evans

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Reginald Jamaal Evans (born May 18, 1980) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Gwen McCrae

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    Gwen McCrae (née Mosley, December 21, 1943, Pensacola, Florida, United States) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Evan Crawford

    Age: 34

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

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

    Age: 33

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Adron Lamar Chambers (born October 8, 1986) is an American professional baseball outfielder... more on Wikipedia
  • John William Schwab III (born September 15, 1972) is an American actor, TV producer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Larry Butler

    Dec. at 70 (1942-2012)

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Larry Butler (March 26, 1942 – January 20, 2012) was a country music producer/songwriter. From... more on Wikipedia
  • 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... more on Wikipedia
  • 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... more on Wikipedia
  • David Morizot

    David Morizot

    Age: 53

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

  • Jim White

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Alfred Morris

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Alfred Bruce Morris (born December 12, 1988) is a American football running back who is... more on Wikipedia