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

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Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 65 Dennis Miller is an American stand-up comedian, talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, television personality, and radio personality. He is known for his critical ...more

Gillian Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 35 Gillian MacLaren Jacobs is an American actress and director. She portrays Britta Perry on the NBC comedy series Community. Jacobs has also appeared in television shows such as Fringe, Law and ...more

Joe Manganiello is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 41 Joseph Michael "Joe" Manganiello is an American actor, director, producer, and author. He played Flash Thompson in Sam Raimi directed Spider-Man and Spider-Man 3 films and had various ...more

Beth Ostrosky Stern is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 45 Beth Ostrosky Stern is an American television personality, actress and the wife of radio personality Howard Stern.

Nancy Cameron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 64

David O. Selznick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 63 (1902-1965) David O. Selznick was an American film producer and film studio executive. He is best known for producing Gone with the Wind and Rebecca, both earning him an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Jodi Applegate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 53 Jodi Applegate is an American broadcast journalist. She served as an anchorwoman at local stations as well as nationally for MSNBC and NBC News.

Dan Marino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 56 Daniel Constantine "Dan" Marino, Jr. is an American former football player who was a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. The last quarterback of the ...more

Charles Grodin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 80 Charles Grodin is an American actor, comedian, author, and former cable talk show host. Grodin began his acting career in the 1960s appearing in TV serials including The Virginian. He had a ...more

Stephanie Kwolek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 91 (1923-2014) Stephanie Louise Kwolek was an American chemist, whose career at the DuPont company covered over forty years. She is best known for inventing the first of a family of synthetic fibers of ...more

Frank Gorshin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 72 (1933-2005) Frank John Gorshin, Jr. was an American character actor, impressionist, and comedian. He was perhaps best known as an impressionist, with many guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and ...more

James Irwin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 61 (1930-1991) James Benson "Jim" Irwin, was an American astronaut, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and a United States Air Force pilot. He served as Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 15, the fourth ...more

Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 55 James Edward Kelly is a retired American football player, a quarterback in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and in the United States Football League for the Houston Gamblers. ...more

Richard Mellon Scaife is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 82 (1932-2014) Richard Mellon Scaife was an American billionaire, a principal heir to the Mellon banking, oil, and aluminum fortune, and the owner and publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. In 2005, ...more

Gertrude Stein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 72 (1874-1946) Gertrude Stein was an American writer of novels, poetry and plays. Born in West Allegheny, Pennsylvania and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, making France her home ...more

Kiel Martin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 46 (1944-1990) Kiel Urban Mueller, professionally known as Kiel Martin, was an American actor best known for his role as lovable rogue Detective John "J.D." La Rue on the 1980s television drama Hill ...more

Terry Hart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 71 Terry Jonathan Hart is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and former NASA astronaut.

Gregory Nicotero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 55 Gregory Nicotero is an American special make-up effects creator, and television producer and director. His first major job in special effects makeup was on the George A. Romero film Day of the ...more

William Alfred Fowler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 84 (1911-1995) William Alfred "Willie" Fowler was an American nuclear physicist, later astrophysicist, who, with Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar won the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physics;.

Maurice Costello is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 73 (1877-1950) Maurice George Costello was an American prominent vaudeville actor of the late 1890s and early 1900s, who later played a principal role in early American films, as both a leading man, supporting ...more

Syreeta Wright is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 58 (1946-2004) Syreeta Wright, who recorded professionally under the single name Syreeta, was a Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter, best known for her work with her ex-husband, Stevie Wonder, and ...more

Girl Talk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 36 Gregg Michael Gillis, known by the stage name Girl Talk, is an American deejay specializing in mashups and digital sampling. Gillis has released five LPs on the record label Illegal Art and EPs ...more

Kevin Peter Hall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 36 (1955-1991) Kevin Peter Hall was an American actor best known for his roles as the title character in the first two films in the Predator franchise and the title character of Harry in the film and ...more

Madalyn Murray O'Hair is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 76 (1919-1995) Madalyn Murray O'Hair, who also used multiple pseudonyms, was an American atheist activist, founder of American Atheists, and the organization's president from 1963 to 1986. She created the ...more

Jerry Stahl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 63 Jerry Stahl is a film actor and screenwriter.

Scott Amedure is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Scott Bernard Amedure was an American murder victim who was fatally shot after revealing on The Jenny Jones Show that he was attracted to an acquaintance. The acquaintance—Jonathan Schmitz, who ...more

Dia Zerva is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 39 Dia Zerva is an actress.

Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 42 Curtis James Martin, Jr. is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League for the New England Patriots and New York Jets over the span of 10 years. Martin ...more

Randy White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 65 Randall Lee "Randy" White is a former American football defensive tackle. He attended the University of Maryland from 1971 to 1974, and played professionally for the Dallas Cowboys ...more

Justin King is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 28 Justin Thomas King is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. King was drafted in the 4th round by the Rams in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Penn State ...more

Sean Lee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 29 Sean Patrick Lee is an American football linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Penn State.

Charlie Batch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 41 Charles D'Donte "Charlie" Batch is a former American NFL quarterback. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft and played 15 seasons in the NFL, ...more

Regis Toomey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 93 (1898-1991) John Regis Toomey was an American film and television actor.

Jane Swisshelm is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Jane Swisshelm Died at 69 (1815-1884) Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm was an American journalist, publisher, abolitionist, and women's rights advocate. She was active as a writer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and as a publisher and editor ...more

Zola Levitt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 68 (1938-2006) Zola Levitt was a Jewish convert to evangelical Christianity who founded a church, Zola Levitt Ministries, in Dallas, Texas.

H. J. Heinz II is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 79 (1908-1987) Henry John "Jack" Heinz II was an American business executive and CEO of the H. J. Heinz Company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was the father of H. John Heinz III, ...more

Art Blakey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 71 (1919-1990) Art Blakey was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he became a Muslim. Blakey made a name for himself in the 1940s in the big bands of Fletcher ...more

Kenny Clarke is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 71 (1914-1985) Kenny Clarke, born Kenneth Spearman Clarke, nicknamed "Klook" and later known as Liaqat Ali Salaam, was a jazz drummer and bandleader. He was a major innovator of the bebop style of ...more

John Hodiak is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 41 (1914-1955) John Hodiak was an American actor who worked in radio, stage and film.

Burt Mustin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 93 (1884-1977) Burton Hill "Burt" Mustin was an American character actor. Over the course of his career, Mustin appeared in over 150 film and television productions. He also worked in radio and ...more

Susan Arnold is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 64 Susan Arnold is an American businesswoman.

Adam Wade is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 83 Adam Wade is an American singer, drummer and television actor. He is noted for his stint as the host of the 1975 CBS game show Musical Chairs, which made him the first African-American game show

Harry Joe Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 82 (1890-1972) Harry Joe Brown was an American film producer and supervisor who was also a theatre and film director.

Tom Regan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 79 Tom Regan is an American philosopher who specializes in animal rights theory. He is professor emeritus of philosophy at North Carolina State University, where he taught from 1967 until his ...more

Alois Langer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 73 Alois A. Langer is an American biomedical engineer best known as one of the co-inventors of the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator. Langer was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of ...more

Mike McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 54 Michael John "Mike" McCarthy is a professional American football coach, currently serving as the head coach of the National Football League's Green Bay Packers.

Bill Hallman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Bill Hallman Died at 53 (1867-1920) William Wilson "Bill" Hallman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was an American Major League player, who played for six teams in 4 leagues during his 14-year career, including ...more

Alan Perlis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 68 (1922-1990) Alan Jay Perlis was an American computer scientist known for his pioneering work in programming languages and the first recipient of the Turing Award.

Jim Wilson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 67 (1942-2009) James Milligan Wilson was a professional American football offensive lineman and a professional wrestler who is most noted for his attempts at starting a labor union for wrestlers. He is the ...more

Beaver Harris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
Died at 55 (1936-1991) William Godvin "Beaver" Harris was an American jazz drummer, who worked extensively with Archie Shepp.