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Famous People Named Byron

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Ever wondered how many famous people named Byron there are? This list of celebrities named Byron includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Byrons on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Byron, actors named Byron, and even athletes named Byron. Well-known Byrons like Byron Scott, Byron Leftwich, and Byron White are just the start of this list.
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  • Basketball Coach, Basketball player

    Age60

    BirthplaceOgden, Utah, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron Anton Scott (born March 28, 1961) is an American professional basketball former head coach and player. He last coached the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As a  ...more
  • American football player

    Age41

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron Antron Leftwich (born January 14, 1980) is an American football coach and former quarterback who is the current offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football  ...more

    #73 of 130 The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time#59 of 100 The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time#122 of 142 The Biggest First Round NFL Draft Pick Busts

  • American football player, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1917-2002)

    BirthplaceFort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron Raymond "Whizzer" White (June 8, 1917 – April 15, 2002) was an American lawyer and professional football player who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from  ...more
  • Basketball player

    Age32

    BirthplaceCanal Winchester, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron James "B. J." Mullens (born February 14, 1989) is a British-American professional basketball player for Levanga Hokkaido of the B.League. He also holds British nationality due to his English  ...more
  • Age93

    BirthplaceMcKeesport, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron Janis (born March 24, 1928) is an American classical pianist. He made several recordings for RCA Victor and Mercury Records, and occupies two volumes of the Philips series Great Pianists of the  ...more
  • Musician, Fiddler

    Age77

    BirthplaceCaldwell, Kansas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron Berline (born July 6, 1944) is an American fiddle player. He is widely recognized as one of the world's premier fiddle players, known for his ability to play almost any style within the vast  ...more

    #65 of 101 The Best Musical Artists From Oklahoma#80 of 103 The Best Musical Artists From Kansas#86 of 160 The Best Bluegrass Bands and Artists

  • Tennis player, Actor

    Age54

    BirthplaceChina, Hong Kong

    NationalityHong Kong, United States of America

    Byron Mann (Chinese: 文峰; pinyin: Wén Fēng; Jyutping: Man4 Fung1;) is a Hong Kong American actor of film and television. His roles include Wing Chau in The Big Short, Chang in Hell on Wheels, Ryu in  ...more
  • AgeDec. at 94 (1912-2006)

    BirthplaceWaxahachie, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Byron Nelson Jr. (February 4, 1912 – September 26, 2006) was an American professional golfer between 1935 and 1946, widely considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. Nelson and two  ...more

    #10 of 165 The Best Golfers Of All Time#306 of 475 Athletes Who Have Appeared On Wheaties Boxes

  • Fisherman

    Age57

    BirthplaceDowney, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron Paul Velvicm (born June 24, 1964) is a two-time WON Bass U.S. Open champion fisherman who previously held the BASS record for three-day limit (April 13-15, 2000 in Clear Lake California).  ...more
  • Television director, Cinematographer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1899-1984)

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron Conrad Haskin (April 22, 1899 – April 16, 1984) was an American film and television director. He was born in Portland, Oregon.  ...more
  • BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron Stingily is an American R&B and house-music singer born in Chicago, Illinois, known for his falsetto voice. He is now a principal at a school in Chicago.  ...more

    #1481 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#105 of 167 The Best House Music DJs

  • Byron Jaromir Dafoe (born February 25, 1971) is a Canadian former National Hockey League goaltender. He was born in Worthing, England, United Kingdom and moved to Comox, British Columbia with his  ...more
  • A. Byron Beck (born January 25, 1945) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'9" forward/center from the University of Denver, Beck was one of six players (along with Louie Dampier,  ...more
  • American football player

    Age83

    BirthplaceBeeville, Texas

    Byron Gilbert Bradfute (born December 12, 1937 in Beeville, Texas) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at  ...more
  • Byron De La Beckwith Jr. (November 9, 1920 – January 21, 2001) was an American white supremacist and Klansman from Greenwood, Mississippi, who assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers on June  ...more
  • Musician, Lyricist

    NationalityEngland

    Byron Roberts, also known as Byron A. Roberts, is the vocalist/lyricist and founder of the British symphonic extreme metal band Bal-Sagoth. He is also an author, having had several short stories  ...more
  • Talk show host, Television director

    Age60

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron Allen Folks, known professionally as Byron Allen, is an American businessman, former comedian, television producer, philanthropist, and the founder, owner, chairman, and chief executive  ...more

    #68 of 155 The Best Talk Show Hosts Of Daytime, Late Night, and All Time#13 of 23 The Best Black Male Talk Show Hosts In TV History

  • Commentator, Journalist

    Age63

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron York (born December 5, 1955) is an American conservative columnist.  ...more
  • Baseball player

    Age27

    BirthplaceBaxley, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron Keiron Buxton (born December 18, 1993) is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was the second highest-rated prospect in  ...more
  • Record producer, Musician

    AgeDec. at 73 (1935-2008)

    BirthplaceCaribbean Sea, Greater Antilles, Jamaica, Middlesex County, Jamaica

    NationalityJamaica

    Byron Lee, OJ, CD, born Byron Aloysius St. Elmo Lee (27 June 1935 – 4 November 2008), was a Jamaican musician, record producer, and entrepreneur, best known for his work as leader of Byron Lee and  ...more
  • Politician, Author

    Age79

    BirthplaceDickinson, North Dakota, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron Leslie Dorgan (born May 14, 1942) is an American author, businessman, attorney and former United States Senator and United States Congressman from North Dakota and currently serves as a senior  ...more
  • Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age53

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron P. Howard (born December 26, 1968) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, story artist and occasional voice actor at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He is best known as  ...more
  • AgeDec. at 70 (1899-1970)

    BirthplaceOgden, Utah, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron Kay Foulger (August 27, 1899–April 4, 1970) was an American film character actor.  ...more
  • Politician

    Age63

    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Byron William Brown II (born September 24, 1958) is the 62nd and current mayor of Buffalo, New York, elected on November 8, 2005 and is the City's first African-American mayor. He previously served  ...more
  • Byron Diman (August 5, 1795 – August 1, 1865) was an American politician who served as 19th Governor of Rhode Island. Diman was born in Bristol, Rhode Island on August 5, 1795. He worked in a  ...more
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