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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.

List ranges from George Benson to Matt Lundy and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Pittsburgh?" or "Which celebrities were born in Pittsburgh?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 66
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 36
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, The Good ...more
Joe Manganiello is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Pittsburgh
age 42
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 46
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
Dec. 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 54
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 54
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 83
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 72
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 37
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 64
Jerry Stahl is a film actor and screenwriter.