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Who knew there were so many famous people named Dwight in the world? Our list of celebrities named Dwight includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Dwights below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Dwight, actors named Dwight, and much more. Dwight Howard, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Dwight Gooden are only a few of the well-known people named Dwight on this list.

Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Howard Basketball player Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. Howard, who plays center, had an outstanding high ...more

Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight D. Eisenhower Politician, Soldier Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as ...more

Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Gooden Baseball player 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

Dwight Freeney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Freeney Actor, American football player Dwight Jason Freeney is an American football Defensive End/linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Syracuse University, and earned unanimous All-American honors. ...more

Dwight Yoakam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Yoakam Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor Dwight David Yoakam is an American singer-songwriter, actor and film director, most famous for his pioneering country music. Popular since the early 1980s, he has recorded more than 21 albums ...more

Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Evans Baseball player Dwight Michael Evans, nicknamed Dewey, is an American former professional baseball right fielder and right-handed batter who played with the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles in Major League ...more

Dwight Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Stephenson American football player Dwight Eugene Stephenson is a former American football player and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 1998. He played for the Miami Dolphins from 1980 until 1987, when his left ...more

Dwight Yorke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Yorke Footballer Dwight Eversley Yorke CM is a Tobagonian former football player. He played for Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sydney FC and Sunderland. He was the assistant ...more

Dwight Schultz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Schultz Actor, Voice acting William Dwight Schultz is an American stage, television, film actor and voice artist. He is best known for his roles as Captain "Howling Mad" Murdock on the 1980s action series The ...more

Dwight White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight White American football player Dwight Lynn White was an American football defensive end who played for ten seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League and was a member of the famed Steel Curtain

Dwight Clark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Clark American football player Dwight Edward Clark is a former American football wide receiver and executive. He played for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League from 1979 to 1987. With the 49ers, Clark ...more

Dwight F. Davis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight F. Davis Tennis player, Basketball player, Politician Dwight Filley Davis was an American tennis player and politician. He is best remembered as the founder of the Davis Cup international tennis competition.

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Dwight Hicks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Hicks Dwight Hicks is a former professional American football player who played safety for the Toronto Argonauts in 1978, the San Francisco 49ers from 1979 to 1985, and for the Indianapolis Colts in

Dwight L. Moody is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight L. Moody Evangelist, Pastor, Writer Dwight Lyman Moody, also known as D.L. Moody, was an American evangelist and publisher, who founded the Moody Church, Northfield School and Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts, the Moody Bible ...more

Dwight Diller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Diller Dwight Diller is an American banjo and fiddle player and teacher. He is considered to be one of the most prominent exponents of the clawhammer banjo tradition. Diller lives in the town of ...more

Dwight Muhammad Qawi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Muhammad Qawi Professional Boxer Dwight Muhammad Qawi is an American former boxer who won world titles the light heavyweight and cruiserweight divisions. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004.

Dwight York is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight York Musician, Writer Dwight York, also known as Malachi Z. York, Issa Al Haadi Al Mahdi, Dr. York, et alii, is an American musician, writer, and leader of the Georgia-based Nuwaubian movement, currently imprisoned ...more

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Dwight Frye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Frye Actor Dwight Iliff Frye was an American stage and screen actor, remembered for his appearance as the tormented Renfield in the classic horror film Dracula.

Dwight Hemion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Hemion Television director, Television producer Dwight Arlington Hemion was an American TV director known mainly for music-themed television programs of the 1960s and 1970s. He held the record for the most Emmy nominations, and won 18 times, ...more

Dwight Waldo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Waldo Political scientist Dwight Waldo was an American political scientist and is perhaps the defining figure in modern public administration. Waldo's career was often directed against a scientific/technical portrayal of ...more

Dwight Twilley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Twilley Singer Dwight Twilley is an American pop/rock singer and songwriter, best known for the Top 20 hit singles "I'm on Fire" and "Girls". Twilley and Phil Seymour performed as the ...more

Dwight Foster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Foster Politician, Lawyer Dwight Foster was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the United States House of Representatives and the United States ...more

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Dwight Pezzarossi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Pezzarossi Footballer Dwight Anthony Pezzarossi García born is a retired professional football forward who last played for Comunicaciones in the Liga Nacional de Guatemala. Target man Pezzarossi, nicknamed El ...more

Dwight D. Opperman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight D. Opperman Dwight D. Opperman was chairman of Key Investments, a privately held venture capital firm focusing on high-tech ventures. Previously, Opperman was the CEO of West Publishing Company in St. Paul, ...more

Dwight Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Macdonald Editor, Writer, Philosopher Dwight Macdonald was a U.S. writer, editor, film critic, social critic, philosopher, and political radical.

Dwight Buycks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Buycks Basketball player Dwight Buycks is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

Dwight Powell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Powell Dwight Harlan Powell is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Stanford ...more

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Dwight Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Jones Basketball player Dwight Elmo Jones is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'10" forward/center, he was the leading scorer and rebounder on the 1972 Olympic team that lost the controversial ...more

Dwight H. Little is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight H. Little Television director, Film Director Dwight Hubbard Little is an American film director, known for directing the films Marked for Death, Rapid Fire, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, Murder at 1600 and Halloween 4. He has also ...more

Dwight Henry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Henry Dwight Henry is an American politician and radio personality. A Republican, he served one term in the Tennessee House of Representatives, and was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of ...more

Dwight Eubanks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Eubanks Actor Dwight Eubanks is an actor.

Dwight Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Lauderdale Commentator, Journalist, Broadcaster Dwight Lauderdale is a former TV news anchor. He was the first African American news anchor in South Florida and became one of the state's most watched and longest running anchors.

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Dwight Ewell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Ewell Actor Dwight Ewell is an American actor known of his roles in films such as Chasing Amy, Amateur, Party Girl and The Guru.

Dwight Taylor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Taylor Journalist, Screenwriter, Author Dwight Taylor was a screenwriter.

Dwight Griswold is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Griswold Politician Dwight Palmer Griswold was an American politician who served as the 25th Governor of Nebraska from 1940 to 1946 and U.S. Senator from 1952 until his death in office in 1954. He was a

Dwight Morrow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Morrow Lawyer Dwight Whitney Morrow was an American businessman, diplomat, and politician of Scots-Irish descent, best known as the U.S. ambassador who improved U.S.-Mexican relations, mediating the religious ...more

Dwight Thomas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Thomas Dwight Thomas O.D is a Jamaican sprinter, mainly competing in the 100 metres event and more recently the 110 m hurdles.

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Dwight B. Heath is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight B. Heath Anthropologist Dwight B. Heath is Research Professor of Anthropology at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He has published extensively in many areas of anthropology, especially on the subject of ...more

Dwight H. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight H. Johnson Dwight Hal Johnson a native of Detroit, Michigan was a United States Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in January 1968 during the Vietnam War.

Dwight Deere Wiman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Deere Wiman Theatrical producer, Actor, Playwright Dwight Deere Wiman was an American silent movie actor, playwright and theatrical director. He is best known as a Broadway producer.

Dwight Basden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Basden Cricketer Dwight Martin Basden is a Bermudian cricketer. He plays as a right-handed opening batsman and has represented Bermuda at One Day International Cricket.

Dwight Phillips is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Phillips Dwight Phillips is an American former athlete and a four-time world champion in the long jump. He was the 2004 Olympic champion in the event. His personal best of 8.74 meters, set in 2009, makes ...more

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Dwight Stones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Stones Dwight Edwin Stones is an American television commentator and a two-time Olympic bronze medalist and former three-time world record holder in the men's high jump. During his 16-year career, he ...more

Dwight Ross is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Ross Air Commodore Arthur Dwight Ross, GC, CBE, CD was a Royal Canadian Air Force Base Commander of No. 62 Base, No. 6 Group RCAF in Yorkshire, England during the Second World War. A/C Ross received ...more

Dwight Takamine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Takamine Politician, Lawyer Dwight Y. Takamine is an Okinawan-American Hawaii state senator and state representative. A Democrat, he represents the first district on the island of Hawai'i.

Dwight E. Evans is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight E. Evans Teacher Dwight Evans is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 203rd District.

Dwight Lowery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Lowery American football player Dwight Larte Lowery is an American football safety for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He ...more

Dwight Eddleman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Eddleman American football player Thomas Dwight "Dike" Eddleman is generally considered the greatest athlete in the history of athletics at the University of Illinois. Eddleman participated on the University's ...more

Dwight Tiendalli is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Tiendalli Soccer Player Dwight Tiendalli is a Surinamese-born Dutch footballer who plays as a full back for Middlesbrough on loan from Swansea City. He is a former Dutch Under-21 international, and was part of the FC ...more

Dwight Smith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Smith American football player Dwight L. Smith is an American former college and professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League for eight seasons. He played college football for the University ...more