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Famous People Named Dwight

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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

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an eight-time All-Star,...  more

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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Politician, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 78 (1890-1969)

    BirthplaceDenison, Texas, United States of America

    Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower ( EYE-zən-how-ər; October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961....  more

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  • Dwight Gooden

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceTampa, Florida, USA

    Alternative NameDwight "Doc" Gooden, Dwight Gooden

    Dwight Eugene "Doc" Gooden (born November 16, 1964), nicknamed "Dr. K", is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). Gooden pitched from...  more

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  • Dwight Freeney

    Actor, American football player


    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, United States of America

    Dwight Jason Freeney (born February 19, 1980) 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...  more

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  • Dwight Yoakam

    Musician, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplacePikeville, Kentucky, United States of America

    Dwight David Yoakam (born October 23, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, known for his pioneering style of country music. First becoming popular in the mid-1980s, Yoakam has...  more

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  • Dwight Evans

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceUSA, California, Santa Monica

    Dwight Evans may refer to: Dwight Evans (politician) (born 1954), American politician Dwight Evans (baseball) (born 1951), American former baseball player...  more
  • Dwight Stephenson

    American football player


    BirthplaceMurfreesboro, North Carolina, United States of America

    Dwight Eugene Stephenson (born November 20, 1957) is a former professional American football player. He was a center for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL) from 1980 to 1987. He...  more

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  • Dwight Yorke




    Dwight Eversley Yorke CM (born 3 November 1971) is a Tobagonian former football player. Throughout his club career, he played for Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City,...  more

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  • Dwight Schultz

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Alternative NameDwight Shultz

    William Dwight Schultz (born November 24, 1947) is an American actor and voice artist. He is known for his roles as Captain "Howling Mad" Murdock on the 1980s action series The A-Team and as Reginald...  more
  • Dwight White

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 58 (1949-2008)

    BirthplaceHampton, Virginia

    Dwight Lynn White (July 30, 1949 – June 6, 2008) was an American football defensive end who played for ten seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL) and was a member...  more
  • Dwight Clark

    American football player


    BirthplaceKinston, North Carolina, United States of America

    Dwight Edward Clark (January 8, 1957 – June 4, 2018) was an American football wide receiver and executive. He played nine seasons for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL)...  more


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  • Dwight F. Davis

    Tennis player, Basketball player

    AgeDec. at 66 (1879-1945)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Dwight Filley Davis, Sr. (July 5, 1879 – November 28, 1945) was an American tennis player and politician. He is best remembered as the founder of the Davis Cup international tennis competition. He...  more
  • Dwight Hicks (born April 5, 1956) 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...  more
  • Dwight L. Moody

    Evangelist, Pastor

    AgeDec. at 62 (1837-1899)

    BirthplaceNorthfield, Massachusetts

    Dwight Lyman Moody (February 5, 1837 – December 22, 1899), also known as D. L. Moody, was an American evangelist and publisher connected with the Holiness Movement, who founded the Moody Church,...  more
  • Dwight Diller (born 1946) 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 lived in Hillsboro,...  more
  • Dwight Muhammad Qawi

    Professional Boxer


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Dwight Muhammad Qawi (born Dwight Braxton; January 5, 1953) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1978 to 1998. He was a world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBC...  more
  • Dwight York

    Musician, Writer


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Dwight D. York (born June 26, 1945), also known as Malachi Z. York, Issa Al Haadi Al Mahdi, Dr. York, et alii, is an American criminal, musician, and writer who is known as the founding leader of...  more
  • AgeDec. at 44 (1899-1943)

    BirthplaceSalina, Kansas, United States of America

    Dwight Iliff Frye (born Fry; February 22, 1899 – November 7, 1943) was an American character actor of stage and screen. He is best known for his portrayals of neurotic, murderous villains in several...  more
  • Dwight Hemion

    Television director, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 81 (1926-2008)

    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut

    Dwight Arlington Hemion Jr. (March 14, 1926 – January 28, 2008) was an American television director known mainly for music-themed television programs of the 1960s and 1970s. He held the record for...  more
  • Dwight Waldo

    Political scientist

    AgeDec. at 87 (1913-2000)

    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
  • Age70

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Dwight Twilley (born June 6, 1951) is an American pop/rock singer and songwriter, best known for the Top 20 hit singles "I'm on Fire" (1975) and "Girls" (1984). His music is associated with the power...  more
  • Dwight Foster

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 65 (1757-1823)

    BirthplaceWorcester County, Brookfield, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Dwight Foster (December 7, 1757 – April 29, 1823) was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the United States House of...  more
  • Dwight Pezzarossi



    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

    Dwight Anthony Pezzarossi García born (4 September 1979 in Guatemala City, Guatemala) is a retired professional football forward who last played for Comunicaciones in the Liga Nacional de Guatemala....  more
  • Dwight D. Opperman

    Dwight Darwin Opperman (June 26, 1923 – June 13, 2013) was an American businessman and lawyer. He was chairman of Key Investments, a privately held venture capital firm focusing on high-tech...  more
  • Dwight Macdonald

    Editor, Writer

    AgeDec. at 76 (1906-1982)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Dwight Macdonald (March 24, 1906 – December 19, 1982) was an American writer, editor, film critic, social critic, philosopher, and political radical....  more
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