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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 Yvette Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, for which she won a Primetime Emmy ...more
Christopher Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Dec. at 62 (1949-2011)
Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an English-American author, columnist, essayist, orator, journalist, and social critic. Hitchens was the author, co-author, ...more
Bebe Buell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Bebe Buell age 65
Beverle Lorence "Bebe" Buell (born July 14, 1953) is an American singer and former fashion model, and Playboy magazine's November 1974 Playmate of the Month. Buell moved to New York in ...more
Amanda Lamb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
age 46
Amanda Lamb (born 19 July 1972) 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, (; 27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005), often known as Jim Callaghan, was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ...more
Amos T. Akerman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Dec. at 59 (1821-1880)
Amos Tappan Akerman (February 23, 1821 – December 21, 1880) served as United States Attorney General under President Ulysses S. Grant from 1870 to 1871. A native of New Hampshire, Akerman ...more
John T. Casteen III is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
age 75
John Thomas Casteen III (born December 11, 1943 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is an American educator. He served as Professor of English and President of the University of Virginia from 1990 through
Brooke Astor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Dec. at 105 (1902-2007)
Roberta Brooke Astor (née Russell; March 30, 1902 – August 13, 2007) was an American philanthropist, socialite, and writer who was the chairwoman of the Vincent Astor Foundation, which ...more
Bill Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Bill Clarkson Dec. at 73 (1898-1971)
William Henry Clarkson (September 27, 1898 – August 27, 1971), 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 (born 17 August 1979 in Gosport, Hampshire) is an English actor.
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
age 40
Mark Sloan (born 7 July 1978) 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 ...more
John B. McKay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
John B. McKay Dec. at 53 (1922-1975)
John Barron McKay (December 8, 1922 – April 27, 1975) was an American naval officer, World War II pilot, aeronautical engineer, and test pilot. He was one of twelve pilots who flew the North ...more
Mike Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
age 68
Michael John Cloete Crawford Rutherford (born 2 October 1950) is an English guitarist, songwriter, and singer who co-founded the rock band Genesis in 1967. He is one of the group's two ...more
LaShawn Merritt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
age 32
LaShawn Merritt (born June 27, 1986) is an American track and field athlete who competes in sprinting events, specializing in the 400 metres. He is a former Olympic champion over the distance ...more
Toby Harnden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
age 53
Toby Harnden (born 14 January 1966) is an Anglo-American journalist and author. He has been Managing Editor of the Washington Examiner since October 2018. He was Washington bureau chief of The ...more
Richard Aldington is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Dec. at 70 (1892-1962)
Richard Aldington (8 July 1892 – 27 July 1962), born Edward Godfree Aldington, was an English writer and poet, and an early associate of the Imagist movement. He was married to the poet Hilda ...more
George Meredith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Dec. at 81 (1828-1909)
George Meredith (12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909) was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times.
Anthony Pratkanis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
age 61
Anthony R. Pratkanis is a researcher, author, consultant, media commentator and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of several books, and has ...more
William Russ is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
age 68
William Russ (born October 20, 1950) is an American actor and television director. He is perhaps best known for his role as Alan Matthews on the sitcom Boy Meets World (1993–2000). Russ is also ...more
Bill Sali is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
age 65
William Thomas Sali (born February 17, 1954) is a former American politician and former congressman from Idaho. A Republican, he served a single term in the United States House of ...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 (born 1962) is a computer scientist known for his contributions to artificial intelligence. He is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, ...more
William Moseley Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
Dec. at 83 (1905-1988)
William Moseley Jones (1905–1988) 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 Nicolas Dawes (1762–1836) was an officer of the British Marines, an astronomer, engineer, botanist, surveyor, explorer, abolitionist and colonial administrator. He traveled to New South ...more
Roger Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Portsmouth
age 52
Roger Anthony Black MBE (born 31 March 1966) is a British retired athlete. During his athletics career, he won individual silver medals in the 400 metres sprint at both the Olympic Games and ...more