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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.
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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
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
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 WWII and served as Supreme ...more
Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
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
Actor, American football player
Dwight Jason Freeney is a former American football defensive end who played 16 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Syracuse, where he earned unanimous ...more
Dwight Yoakam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Dwight Hicks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Editor, Writer, Philosopher
Dwight Macdonald was a U.S. writer, editor, film critic, social critic, philosopher, and political radical.