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Famous People From Portsmouth

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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
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
Dec. 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
age 65
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
age 46
Amanda Lamb is an English television presenter and former model.
James Callaghan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 75
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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
age 39
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
age 40
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
Dec. 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
age 68
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
age 32
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
Toby Harnden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
age 53
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
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
age 68
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
age 65
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
Dec. at 59 (1944-2003)
Bill Deal was a singer and a keyboardist.
Stuart J. Russell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
age 57
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
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