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Famous People Named Gerry

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Ever thought about how many famous people named Gerry are out there? This list of celebrities named Gerry will show you the most prominent people with that name, along with pictures and additional information about them when available. The famous Gerrys below include actors named Gerry and athletes named Gerry, but this list also includes doctors, teachers, or politicians named Gerry who are notable in their fields. Some of the notable Gerrys below include Gerry & the Pacemakers, Gerry Cooney, and Gerry Cheevers.
  • Gerry is both a surname and a masculine or feminine given name. As a given name, it is often a short form (hypocorism) of Gerald or Geraldine. Notable people with the name include:...  more

    #570 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#100 of 213 The Top Pop Artists of the 1960s#40 of 204 The Best British Rock Bands/Artists

  • Gerald Arthur Cooney (born August 4, 1956) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1977 to 1990, and challenged twice for world heavyweight titles in 1982 and 1987....  more
  • Gerald Michael "Cheesey" Cheevers (born 7 December 1940) is a former goaltender who played in the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association between 1961 and 1980. He is best known for his...  more
  • Musician, Singer-songwriter

    AgeDec. at 63 (1947-2011)

    BirthplacePaisley, United Kingdom

    Gerald "Gerry" Rafferty (16 April 1947 – 4 January 2011) was a Scottish rock singer-songwriter known for his solo hits "Baker Street", "Right Down the Line" and "Night Owl", as well as "Stuck in the...  more

    #163 of 488 The Best Rock Vocalists#151 of 376 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame#290 of 1,681 The Best Rock Bands Of All Time

  • Politician

    AgeDec. at 69 (1937-2006)

    BirthplaceMineola, New York, United States of America

    Gerry Eastman Studds (; May 12, 1937 – October 14, 2006) was an American Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts who served from 1973 until 1997. He was the first openly gay member of Congress. In...  more
  • Arranger, Saxophonist

    AgeDec. at 68 (1927-1996)

    BirthplaceQueens Village, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Gerald Joseph Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though Mulligan is primarily known as one of the leading jazz baritone...  more
  • American football player


    BirthplacePawtucket, Rhode Island

    Gerald John Philbin (born July 31, 1941) is a former American football defensive tackle and four-year starter from the University at Buffalo where he earned several honors including second-team...  more
  • Songwriter, Singer


    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    Gerald Linford Beckley (born September 12, 1952) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and a founding member of the band America.Beckley was born to an American father and an English...  more

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  • Gerry Byrne may refer to: Gerry Byrne (politician) (born 1966), Canadian politician Gerry Byrne (footballer, born 1938) (1938–2015), English footballer with Liverpool Gerry Byrne (footballer, born...  more
  • Guitarist, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceToxteth, United Kingdom

    Gerard Marsden MBE (born 24 September 1942) is an English musician and television personality, best known for being leader of the Merseybeat band Gerry and the Pacemakers....  more

    #170 of 206 The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time#42 of 94 The Greatest English Pop Singers#27 of 91 The Best Beat Music Bands/Artists

  • Politician


    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Gerard Adams (Irish: Gearóid Mac Ádhaimh; born 6 October 1948) is an Irish republican politician who was the Leader of the Sinn Féin political party between 13 November 1983 and 10 February 2018, and...  more
  • Bassist, Songwriter


    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    John Gerrard McAvoy (born 19 December 1951) is a Northern Irish blues rock bass guitarist. He played with blues rock musician Rory Gallagher between 1970 and 1991, and then with Nine Below Zero until...  more
  • Editor, Cartoonist


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Gerard Francis Conway (born September 10, 1952) is an American writer of comic books and television shows. He is known for co-creating the Marvel Comics vigilante antihero the Punisher and scripting...  more
  • Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceTrinidad and Tobago

  • Songwriter, Drummer


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut

    Gerry Hemingway (born 1955) is an American jazz drummer and composer.Hemingway was a member of the Anthony Braxton quartet from 1983 to 1994. He has also performed with Ernst Reijseger, Anthony...  more
  • Businessperson
    CEO and Chairman of Tayto, the mutli talented Gerry rose through the ranks of the potato crisp manufacturers after being spotted playing a small homeless street urchin seen by teenager Conor Brodie...  more
  • Gerald George McNeil (April 17, 1926 – June 17, 2004) was a professional ice hockey goaltender who won two Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens in the 1950s....  more
  • Television director
    Gerry Cohen is an American television director. He began his career as a stage manager and associate director on the television series Fridays, The Golden Girls, Who's the Boss? and Married... with...  more
  • Age70

    BirthplaceUSA, St. Louis, Missouri

    Gerry Becker is an American actor. In addition to theater appearances in the Chicago area, he has appeared in many films including Donnie Brasco, sometimes in a leading role, as in Man in the Moon....  more
  • Gerald Gordon McDougall (born March 21, 1935) is a former American Football League and Canadian Football League running back from 1957 through 1967. He was named a CFL Eastern All-Star for 1957 and...  more
  • Comedian, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Gerry Dee (born December 31, 1968) is a Canadian actor and stand-up comedian. He placed third on the fifth season of Last Comic Standing, and he wrote and starred in the sitcom Mr. D, which aired on...  more

    #47 of 97 The Funniest Canadian Comics And Actors of All Time#95 of 123 Celebrities Born On New Year's Eve#31 of 33 33 Famous People Who Were Teachers

  • Age80

    BirthplaceUSA, Kansas, Independence

    Gerry Bamman (born September 18, 1941) is an American actor and playwright. He is best known for playing Uncle Frank in the films Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)....  more
  • Record producer, Songwriter


    BirthplaceKing's Lynn, United Kingdom

    Gerald Conway (born 11 September 1947) is an English folk and rock drummer/percussionist, best known for having performed with the backing band for Cat Stevens in the 1970s, Jethro Tull during the...  more
  • Age92

    BirthplaceLaramie, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Gerald Leonard "Gerry" Spence (born January 8, 1929) is a semi-retired American trial lawyer. He is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame. Spence has never lost a criminal case either...  more
  • Television director, Publisher

    AgeDec. at 83 (1929-2012)

    BirthplaceBloomsbury, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London WC postal area, London

    Gerry Anderson (born Gerald Alexander Abrahams; 14 April 1929 – 26 December 2012) was an English television and film producer, director, writer and occasional voice artist. He remains famous for his...  more
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