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

List is made up of many different people, including William G. T. Tuttle, Jr. and George F. Pearson.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Portsmouth?" or "Which celebrities were born in Portsmouth?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Wanda Sykes age 54 - Wanda Sykes is an American writer, comedian, actress, and voice artist. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of ...more

Christopher Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Christopher Hitchens Died at 62 (1949-2011) - Christopher Eric Hitchens was an Anglo-American author, literary critic and journalist. He contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary ...more

Bebe Buell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Bebe Buell age 64 - Beverle Lorence "Bebe" Buell is an American fashion model and singer, and Playboy magazine's November 1974 Playmate of the Month. She is also known for dating rock musicians, and her ...more

Amanda Lamb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Amanda Lamb age 45 - Amanda Lamb is an English television presenter and former model.

James Callaghan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
James Callaghan Died at 93 (1912-2005) - Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980. Callaghan is to date ...more

Amos T. Akerman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Amos T. Akerman Died at 59 (1821-1880) - Amos Tappan Akerman served as United States Attorney General under President Ulysses S. Grant from 1870 to 1871. A native of New Hampshire, Akerman graduated from Dartmouth College in 1842. Upon ...more

John T. Casteen III is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
John T. Casteen III age 74 - John Thomas Casteen III is an American educator. He served as Professor of English and President of the University of Virginia from 1990 through 2010.

Brooke Astor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Brooke Astor Died at 105 (1902-2007) - Mrs. Vincent Astor appeared in New York: A Documentary Film.

Bill Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Bill Clarkson Died at 73 (1898-1971) - William Henry Clarkson, nicknamed "Blackie", was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the New York Giants and Boston Braves.

Marcus Patric is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Marcus Patric age 38 - Marcus Patrick 17 August 1979, Portsmouth, Hampshire) is an English actor.

Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Mark Sloan age 39 - Mark Sloan is a British professional wrestler. Sloan is best known for his work with the Frontier Wrestling Alliance due to founding the promotion and being head trainer in the company's ...more

John B. McKay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
John B. McKay Died at 53 (1922-1975) - John Barron McKay was an American naval officer and aviator in World War II, test pilot, and one of the first pilots assigned to the X-15 flight research program at NASA's Flight Research ...more

Mike Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Mike Rutherford age 67 - Michael John Cleote Crawford "Mike" Rutherford is an English musician. He is a founding member of Genesis and one of the band's only two constant members. He used his full name Michael ...more

LaShawn Merritt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
LaShawn Merritt age 31 - LaShawn Merritt is an American track and field athlete who competes in sprinting events, specializing in the 400 meters. He is a former Olympic champion over the distance and his personal best ...more

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Toby Harnden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Toby Harnden age 52 - Toby Harnden is an Anglo-American journalist and author. He has been Washington bureau chief of The Sunday Times since January 2013. He previously spent 17 years at The Telegraph, based in ...more

Richard Aldington is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Richard Aldington Died at 70 (1892-1962) - Richard Aldington, born Edward Godfree Aldington, was an English writer and poet. Aldington was known best for his World War I poetry, the 1929 novel, Death of a Hero, and the controversy ...more

George Meredith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
George Meredith Died at 81 (1828-1909) - George Meredith, OM was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era.

Anthony Pratkanis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Anthony Pratkanis age 61 - Anthony R. Pratkanis is an author, advertising and political consultant, and professor of Psychology at the University of California in Santa Cruz, California. Pratkanis studies and writes on ...more

William Russ is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
William Russ age 67 - William Russ is an American actor and television director. He is perhaps best known for his role as Alan Matthews on the sitcom Boy Meets World. Russ is also notable for his roles in the ...more

Bill Sali is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Bill Sali age 64 - William Thomas "Bill" Sali is a former congressman from Idaho. A Republican, he served a single term in the United States House of Representatives, representing Idaho's 1st ...more

Bill Deal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Bill Deal Died at 59 (1944-2003) - Bill Deal was a singer and a keyboardist.

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Stuart J. Russell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Stuart J. Russell age 56 - Stuart Jonathan Russell is a computer scientist known for his contributions to artificial intelligence. Stuart Russell was born in Portsmouth, England. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree ...more

William Moseley Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
William Moseley Jones Died at 83 (1905-1988) - William Moseley Jones was a Democratic attorney from Montebello, California who served several terms in the California State Assembly, including one term as Speaker.

William Dawes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
William Dawes Died at 74 (1762-1836) - William Dawes was an officer of the British Marines, an astronomer, engineer, botanist, surveyor, explorer, abolitionist and colonial administrator. He traveled to New South Wales with the First ...more

Roger Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Roger Black age 52 - Roger Anthony Black MBE is a retired British athlete. During his athletics career, he won individual silver medals in the 400 metres sprint at both the Olympic Games and World Championships, two ...more

Fitz John Porter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Fitz John Porter Died at 79 (1822-1901) - Fitz John Porter was a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War. He is most known for his performance at the Second Battle of Bull Run and his ...more

Todd Book is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Todd Book age 50 - Todd Book is a former Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives who was first elected in 2002. He served the 89th House District, which includes all of Scioto County, the western ...more

Liza Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Liza Johnson age 48 - Liza Johnson is a film director, film producer, film editor and screenwriter.

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Elizabeth A. Duke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Elizabeth A. Duke age 65 - Elizabeth Ashburn Duke was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States from 2008 through 2013. She was confirmed by the Senate June 27, 2008 to fill an ...more

Houston Stewart Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Houston Stewart Chamberlain Died at 72 (1855-1927) - Houston Stewart Chamberlain was an English author of books on political philosophy, natural science and son-in-law of the German composer Richard Wagner; he is described in the Oxford Dictionary ...more

Bill Staines is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Bill Staines age 71 - Bill Staines is an American folk musician and singer-songwriter from New England, who writes and performs in a traditional vein. He has also written and recorded children's songs. Raised in ...more

Wayman Carver is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Wayman Carver Died at 62 (1905-1967) - Wayman Carver was an American jazz flautist and reeds player. Carver was one of the earliest flute soloists to perform jazz; while Alberto Socarras preceded him by about five years, Carver was ...more

Roger Hodgson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Roger Hodgson age 68 - Charles Roger Pomfret Hodgson is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the former co-frontman of progressive rock band Supertramp. Hodgson composed and sang the majority of the ...more

Peter Taylor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Peter Taylor Died at 75 (1922-1997) - Peter Taylor was an English film editor with more than 30 film credits. Perhaps his best remembered contribution is the editing of the 1957 film The Bridge on the River Kwai. In his obituary for ...more

Mary Barnes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Mary Barnes Died at 78 (1923-2001) - Mary Edith Barnes was an English artist and writer who suffered from schizophrenia but recovered to become a successful painter. She is particularly known for her documentation of her experience ...more

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Paul Chequer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Paul Chequer age 40 - Paul Chequer is an English actor best known for starring in the British drama As If as Jamie Collier on Channel 4 from 2001 to 2004 and the BBC Three drama Sinchronicity, as Nathan, in 2006. He ...more

William K. Suter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
William K. Suter age 80 - William Kent Suter is an American jurist who served as the 19th Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, a position he held for over twenty years. Prior to this, he was a major general ...more

Ilene Woods is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Ilene Woods Died at 81 (1929-2010) - Jacqueline Ruth "Ilene" Woods was an American voice actress and singer. Woods was the voice of the title character of the Walt Disney animated classic Cinderella, for which she was ...more

Chandler Harper is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Chandler Harper Died at 90 (1914-2004) - John Chandler Harper was an American professional golfer, best known for winning the PGA Championship in 1950. He won seven times on the PGA Tour and played in the Ryder Cup in 1955. Harper was ...more

Celia Thaxter is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Celia Thaxter Died at 59 (1835-1894) - Celia Laighton Thaxter was an American writer of poetry and stories. She was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Aaron Faulls is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Aaron Faulls age 43 - Aaron Faulls, is an American television personality, filmmaker, musician and marine conservationist. He is best known for his role as the original host of the television series Into The Drink, a ...more

John Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
John Wheeler Died at 66 (1815-1881) - John Wheeler was an American educator, the second principal of Baldwin Institute and the first president of Baldwin University in Berea, Ohio. Baldwin University would eventually merge with ...more

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Bobby Stokes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Bobby Stokes Died at 44 (1951-1995) - Bobby Stokes was an English footballer, well known for scoring the winning goal in the 83rd minute of the FA Cup Final for Southampton F.C. against Manchester United in 1976.

Ray Crawford is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Ray Crawford age 81 - Raymond Crawford is a former English international footballer, who played as a striker in a career that saw him score over 300 goals at club level.

Zack Conroy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Zack Conroy age 32 - Zack Conroy is an American actor.

Richard Thomas Shea is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Richard Thomas Shea Died at 26 (1927-1953) - Richard Thomas Shea, Jr. was a soldier in the United States Army in the Korean War. He was listed as missing in action on July 8, 1953, and was later declared killed in action. Lt. Shea received ...more

Claire Johnstone is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Claire Johnstone age 36 - Claire Johnstone is a Scottish football goalkeeper, currently playing for Glasgow City in the Scottish Women's Premier League.

John Frayn Turner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
John Frayn Turner age 95 - John Frayn Turner is a British author specializing in military history. He was born in Portsmouth, England and served in the Royal Navy. He has written 22 books.

Jerome Henderson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Jerome Henderson age 48 - Jerome Virgil Henderson is a former American football Cornerback for the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets of the National Football League. He played ...more

Matthew Wingett is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Matthew Wingett age 49 - Matthew Wingett is a screenwriter and the brother of Mark Wingett.