How many celebrities named Desmond can you think of? The famous Desmonds below have many different professions, including notable actors named Desmond, famous musicians named Desmond, rappers named Desmond, comedians named Desmond, and even athletes named Desmond.
Desmond Tutu is certainly one of the most famous Desmonds on this list. One of the famous activists named Desmond, he served as the Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996. He dedicated his life to opposing and ending apartheid and promoting non-violent protest.
Another of the famous people with the first name Desmond is Desmond Llewelyn. He was an actor best known for playing Q in the James Bond films. He is also featured in Cleopatra and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
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Birthplace: Klerksdorp, South AfricaDesmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African Anglican cleric and theologian known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist. He was the Bishop of Johannesburg from... more
Birthplace: Newport, United KingdomDesmond Wilkinson Llewelyn (; 12 September 1914 – 19 December 1999) was a Welsh actor, best known for his role as Q in 17 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1999.... more
Birthplace: Saint Andrew Parish, JamaicaDesmond Dekker (16 July 1941 – 25 May 2006) was a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer-songwriter and musician. Together with his backing group the Aces (consisting of Wilson James and Easton... more
Birthplace: London, United KingdomThomas Joseph FitzGerald (13 February 1888 – 9 April 1947) was an Irish revolutionary, poet, publicist and Fine Gael politician who served as Minister for Defence from 1927 to 1932, Minister for... more
Birthplace: London, United KingdomDesmond Davis (born 24 May 1926 in London, England) is a British film and television director.... more
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, USADesmond Harrington (born October 19, 1976) is an American actor. He has appeared in The Hole (2001), Ghost Ship (2002), and Wrong Turn (2003), joined the cast of the Showtime series Dexter in its... more
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States of AmericaDesmond Child (born John Charles Barrett; October 28, 1953) is an American songwriter and producer. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008. He is the son of Hungarian father Joseph... more
Birthplace: United KingdomDesmond Herbert Carrington (23 May 1926 – 1 February 2017) was a British actor and broadcaster whose career spanned over 70 years. He was best known for his weekly show on BBC Radio 2 which aired for... more
Birthplace: Tacoma, WashingtonDesmond Trufant (born September 10, 1990) is an American football cornerback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of... more
Birthplace: London, United KingdomDesmond Tester (17 February 1919 – 31 December 2002) was an English film and television actor, host and executive. He was born in London, England, and started his career as child actor, among his... more
Birthplace: United KingdomSir Desmond Angus Swayne (born 20 August 1956) is a Conservative Party politician and a former economics teacher. He is the Member of Parliament for the constituency of New Forest West in Hampshire.... more
Birthplace: Birmingham, AlabamaDesmond Delane Jennings (born October 30, 1986) is an American professional baseball player who is a free agent. He has previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Tampa Bay Rays.... more
Birthplace: Calgary, CanadaDesmond Dillon Paul Morton (born 1937) is a Canadian historian who specializes in the history of the Canadian military, as well as the history of Canadian political and industrial relations. Born in... more
Birthplace: Lynchburg, VirginiaDesmond Thomas Doss (February 7, 1919 – March 23, 2006) was a United States Army corporal who served as a combat medic with an infantry company in World War II. He was twice awarded the Bronze Star... more
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of AmericaDesmond Kevin Howard (born May 15, 1970) is an American former professional football player in the National Football League (NFL) . Howard was known mostly as a return specialist but also played wide... more
Birthplace: Waxahachie, TexasDesmond Tremaine Mason (born October 11, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player, and painter. He played as a shooting guard and small forward. Mason has also found success as an... more
- Desmond James Conrad Ackner, Baron Ackner, PC (18 September 1920 – 21 March 2006) was a British judge and Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.... more
Birthplace: Barbados, Saint James Parish, Caribbean Sea, Barbados Island, Lesser AntillesDesmond Leo Haynes (born 15 February 1956) is a West Indian cricketer and cricket coach. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1991. Haynes formed a formidable partnership with Gordon Greenidge... more
Birthplace: Belfast, United KingdomDesmond Carolan Fennell (born 1929) is an Irish writer, cultural philosopher and linguist, whose most frequent form of writing is the essay. Throughout his career Fennell has repeatedly departed from... more
Birthplace: Purton, United KingdomDesmond John Morris FLS honoris causa (born 24 January 1928) is an English zoologist, ethologist and surrealist painter, as well as a popular author in human sociobiology. He is known for his 1967... more
- Sir George Desmond Lorenz de Silva, (13 December 1939 – 2 June 2018) was a British lawyer known for having been the United Nations Chief War Crimes Prosecutor in Sierra Leone.... more
Birthplace: LesothoDesmond Dube is a South African singer, actor, mime artist and entertainer. He is known for his work in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Hotel Rwanda, Friends Indeed, Suburban Bliss and Joburg... more
Birthplace: CaliforniaDesmond Lamont Bishop (born July 24, 1984) is a former American football linebacker that is currently the defensive coordinator at Edison High School in Stockton, California. He played college... more
Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida, United States of AmericaDesmond Darice Clark (born April 20, 1977 in Bartow, Florida) is a former American football tight end who played in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the sixth... more
- Desmond Williams is an American electronica musician, as well as a record producer and was the chief sound engineer for the Eighteenth Street Lounge Music record label. Born in Jamaica and raised in... more