How many celebrities named Hugh can you think of? The famous Hughs below have many different professions, including notable actors named Hugh, famous athletes named Hugh, and even musicians named Hugh.
Hugh Jackman is certainly one of the most famous Hughs on this list. One of the famous actors named Hugh, he is best known for playing Wolverine in the X-Men franchise. He is also an accomplished Broadway star having won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in The Boy from Oz.
Another of the famous people with the first name Hugh is Hugh Hefner. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy Magazine. He was also a political activist and staunch advocate of the First Amendment.
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Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Alternative Name: Hughie GrantHugh John Mungo Grant (born 9 September 1960) is an English actor and film producer. Grant has received a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and an Honorary César for his work. As of 2018, his films have grossed... more
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaHugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. He is best known for playing Wolverine in the X-Men film series from 2000 to 2018, a role for which he holds... more
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States of America
Alternative Name: Hugh O'BrienHugh O'Brian (born Hugh Charles Krampe; April 19, 1925 – September 5, 2016) was an American actor and humanitarian, best known for his starring roles in the ABC western television series The Life and... more
Birthplace: Oxford, England, UKJames Hugh Calum Laurie, (; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, singer, musician, comedian and author. Laurie first gained recognition for his work as one half of the comedy double act... more
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UKHugh Michael Horace Dancy (born 19 June 1975) is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as criminal profiler Will Graham in the NBC television series Hannibal (2013–2015), as Thomas... more
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Alternative Name: Hugh Hefner, Hugh HeffnerHugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher, the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, a publication with revealing photographs and articles... more
Birthplace: Blackheath, London, London, United Kingdom
Alternative Name: Richard BonnevilleHugh Richard Bonneville Williams (born 10 November 1963) is an English actor. He is best known for playing Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham in the ITV historical drama series Downton Abbey and Mr.... more
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CaliforniaHugh Edward McElhenny Jr. (born December 31, 1928) is a former professional American football player who was a halfback in the National Football League (NFL) from 1952 to 1964 for the San Francisco... more
Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode IslandHugh Duffy (November 26, 1866 – October 19, 1954) was an American outfielder and manager in Major League Baseball. He was a player or player-manager for the Chicago White Stockings, Chicago Pirates,... more
Birthplace: Mansfield, Ohio, USAHugh Lamont Douglas (born August 23, 1971) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League and former football analyst for the ESPN television network. His playing career... more
Birthplace: Witbank, South AfricaHugh Ramapolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, singer and composer who has been described as "the father of South African jazz".... more
Birthplace: Tufnell Park, London, United KingdomHugh Alan Cornwell (born 28 August 1949) is an English musician and singer-songwriter, best known for being the vocalist and guitarist for the punk rock/new wave band the Stranglers from 1974 to 1990.... more
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, USAHugh Malcolm Downs (born February 14, 1921) was a retired American broadcaster, television host, news anchor, TV producer, author, game show host, and music composer. He was perhaps best known for... more
- 14Hugh Hewitt (born February 22, 1956) is an American radio talk show host with the Salem Radio Network and an attorney, academic, and author. Generally a conservative, and a devout Catholic, he writes... more
Birthplace: Accra, GhanaHugh Anthony Quarshie (born 22 December 1954) is a Ghanaian-born British actor. Some of his best-known roles include his appearances in the films Highlander (1986), The Church (1989), Star Wars:... more
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United KingdomHugh Christopher Edmund Fearnley-Whittingstall (born 14 January 1965) is an English celebrity chef, television personality, journalist, food writer and campaigner on food and environmental... more
Birthplace: Hoddesdon, United KingdomHugh William Paddick (22 August 1915 – 9 November 2000) was an English actor, whose most notable role was in the 1960s BBC radio show Round the Horne, in sketches such as "Charles and Fiona" (as... more
Birthplace: Kingston, Ontario, CanadaHugh Dillon (born May 31, 1963) is a Canadian musician and actor. He is the lead singer of the punk-influenced band Headstones. He is also a film and television actor; his notable roles include Mike... more
Birthplace: Marian-glasHugh Emrys Griffith (30 May 1912 – 14 May 1980) was a Welsh film, stage and television actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Ben-Hur (1959) and received an... more
Birthplace: Northamptonshire, United KingdomPeter Hugh Dennis (born 13 February 1962), known professionally as Hugh Dennis, is an English comedian, actor, writer, impressionist and voice-over artist, best known for being one half of Punt and... more
Hugh Culverhouse1919-01-01Hugh Franklin Culverhouse, Sr. (February 20, 1919 – August 26, 1994) was the American longtime owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was a successful tax lawyer,... more
Birthplace: Auckland, New ZealandSir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (13 March 1884 – 1 June 1941) was an English novelist. He was the son of an Anglican clergyman, intended for a career in the church but drawn instead to writing. Among... more
Birthplace: Brisbane, AustraliaHugh McMeniman (born 1 November 1983 in Brisbane) is an Australian rugby union footballer who currently plays for Honda Heat in Japan. He previously played for Queensland Reds and Western Force in... more
Birthplace: Oxford, MississippiDanny Hugh Freeze Jr. (born September 27, 1969) is an American football coach. He is currently the head football coach at Liberty University. A successful high school football coach at Briarcrest... more
Birthplace: Neosho, MissouriHugh Armstrong Robinson (May 13, 1881 – 1963) was a pioneer in the earliest days of aviation, combining his skills of inventor, pilot, and daredevil. Among other things, he is said to have been the... more