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Famous People From Tampa

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

People include everything from Leif Gantvoort to Steve Garvey.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Tampa?" or "Which celebrities were born in Tampa?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Sarah Paulson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 44
Sarah Catherine Paulson is an American film, stage, and television actress. She began acting on stage, and in the 1990s starred in American Gothic, and Jack & Jill. She later appeared in ...more
Jim Neidhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 64
James Henry "Jim" Neidhart is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation as Jim "The Anvil" ...more
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 54
Dwight Eugene "Doc" Gooden, nicknamed "Dr. K", is an American retired professional baseball player. A pitcher, Gooden played in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, ...more
Steve Keirn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 67
Stephen Paul "Steve" Keirn is an American retired professional wrestler. He is best known for being part of the tag team The Fabulous Ones, with Stan Lane, and later for a run in the ...more
Luis Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 51
Luis Emilio Gonzalez, nicknamed "Gonzo", is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. A Cuban-American, Gonzalez spent his best years with the Arizona Diamondbacks and was one of the ...more
Austin Idol is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 69
Mike McCord is an American retired professional wrestler, better known by his ring name the "Universal Heartthrob" Austin Idol.
Jerry Flynn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 59
William Brenneman is an American retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist, better known by his ring name Jerry Flynn. Flynn is best known for his appearances with World ...more
Tony La Russa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 74
Anthony "Tony" La Russa, Jr. is an American professional baseball player, manager, and executive. He is best known for his tenures as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland ...more
Al Lopez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Tampa
Dec. at 97 (1908-2005)
Alfonso Ramón "Al" López was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball. He played catcher for the Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers, Boston Bees, Pittsburgh Pirates ...more
Shawn Pyfrom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 32
Shawn Caminiti Pyfrom is an American actor who has appeared in several television series and films, and is best known for his portrayal of Andrew Van de Kamp on ABC's Desperate Housewives, and ...more
Don Garlits is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 87
Donald Glenn "Don" Garlits is an American race car driver and pioneering automotive engineer. He is considered the father of drag racing. He is known as "Big Daddy" to drag ...more
Dan Spivey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 66
Daniel Eugene "Dan" Spivey is a retired American professional wrestler who worked for World Championship Wrestling, the World Wrestling Federation, and All Japan Pro Wrestling between
Joseph Kittinger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 90
Joseph William Kittinger II is a retired Colonel in the United States Air Force and a USAF Command Pilot. Following his initial operational assignment in fighter aircraft, he participated in ...more
Bob McNair is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 82
Robert C. "Bob" McNair is an American businessman, philanthropist, and the owner of the Houston Texans of the National Football League.
Lauren C. Mayhew is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 31
Lauren Courtney Mayhew is an American singer, actress and former ring announcer for WWE ECW.
David Sanborn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 73
David Sanborn is an American alto saxophonist. Though Sanborn has worked in many genres, his solo recordings typically blend jazz with instrumental pop and R&B. He released his first solo ...more
Nat Adderley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Tampa
Dec. at 69 (1931-2000)
Nathaniel "Nat" Adderley was an American jazz cornet and trumpet player who played in the hard bop and soul jazz genres. He was the brother of saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" ...more
Rebecca Curci Hickenbottom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Tampa
Ferdie Pacheco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 91
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco is the former personal physician and cornerman for world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, as well as numerous other boxing champions. Beginning in the late 1970s, ...more
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 75
Louis Victor Piniella is a former professional baseball player and manager. An outfielder in the major leagues, he played five seasons with the Kansas City Royals and eleven seasons with the New ...more
Julian Lane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Tampa
Dec. at 83 (1914-1997)
Julian Barnes Lane was an American politician and elected officeholder. Lane was the forty-eighth mayor of Tampa, Florida, and later a member of the Florida Legislature.
Lewis Billups is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Tampa
Dec. at 31 (1963-1994)
Lewis Billups was an American football cornerback who played seven seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers in the National Football League, recording 9 interceptions and 8 ...more
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Tampa
age 50
Gary Antonian Sheffield is an American retired Major League Baseball outfielder. He played with eight teams in the major leagues from 1988 to 2009. He currently works as a sports agent. For most ...more
Janet Echelman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Tampa
Janet Echelman age 53
Janet Echelman is an American sculptor and artist. She builds living, breathing sculpture environments that respond to the forces of nature — wind, water and light — and become inviting focal ...more
Charlie Angel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Tampa
Charlie Angel age 45