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Who Is The Most Famous Hugh In The World?

Updated November 16, 2020 610 votes 40 voters 28.1k views72 items

List RulesVote up all of the Hughs you've heard of.

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.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Hugh? Just add them to the list!

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  • Hugh Grant1
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    Hugh Grant

    1960-09-09

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    Hugh John Mungo Grant (born 9 September 1960) is an English actor and film producer. Grant has... more on Wikipedia

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  • Hugh Jackman2
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    Hugh Jackman

    1968-10-12

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • Hugh Dancy3
    20

    Hugh Dancy

    1975-06-19

    BirthplaceStoke-on-Trent, Stoke-upon-Trent, United Kingdom

    Hugh Michael Horace Dancy (born 19 June 1975) is an English actor. He is best known for his... more on Wikipedia

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  • Hugh O'Brian4
    21

    Hugh O'Brian

    1925-04-19

    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America

    Hugh O'Brian (born Hugh Charles Krampe; April 19, 1925 – September 5, 2016) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Hugh Laurie5
    18

    Hugh Laurie

    1959-06-11

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    James Hugh Calum Laurie, (; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Hugh Bonneville6
    18

    Hugh Bonneville

    1963-11-10

    BirthplaceBlackheath, London, London, United Kingdom

    Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams (born 10 November 1963) is an English actor. He is best known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Hugh McElhenny7
    12

    Hugh McElhenny

    1928-12-31

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Hugh Edward McElhenny Jr. (born December 31, 1928) is a former professional American football... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Hefner8
    17

    Hugh Hefner

    1926-04-09

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Hugh Duffy9
    11

    Hugh Duffy

    1866-11-26

    BirthplaceCranston, Rhode Island

    Hugh Duffy (November 26, 1866 – October 19, 1954) was an American outfielder and manager in... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Masekela10
    10

    Hugh Masekela

    1939-04-04

    BirthplaceWitbank, South Africa

    Hugh Ramapolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) was a South African trumpeter,... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Cornwell11
    11

    Hugh Cornwell

    1949-08-28

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Hugh Alan Cornwell (born 28 August 1949) is an English musician and singer-songwriter, best... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Douglas12
    11

    Hugh Douglas

    1971-08-23

    BirthplaceMansfield, Ohio, United States of America

    Hugh Lamont Douglas (born August 23, 1971) is a former American football defensive end in the... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Downs13
    15

    Hugh Downs

    1921-02-14

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Hugh Malcolm Downs (born February 14, 1921) was a retired American broadcaster, television... more on Wikipedia

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  • Hugh Hewitt14
    14

    Hugh Hewitt

    1956-02-22
    Hugh Hewitt (born February 22, 1956) is an American radio talk show host with the Salem Radio... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Quarshie15
    8

    Hugh Quarshie

    1954-12-22

    BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    Hugh Anthony Quarshie (born 22 December 1954) is a Ghanaian-born British actor. Some of his... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall16

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Hugh Christopher Edmund Fearnley-Whittingstall (born 14 January 1965) is an English celebrity... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Paddick17
    10

    Hugh Paddick

    1915-08-22

    BirthplaceHoddesdon, United Kingdom

    Hugh William Paddick (22 August 1915 – 9 November 2000) was an English actor, whose most... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Dillon18
    14

    Hugh Dillon

    1963-05-31

    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

    Hugh Dillon (born May 31, 1963) is a Canadian musician and actor. He is the lead singer of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Griffith19
    8

    Hugh Griffith

    1912-05-30

    BirthplaceMarian-glas

    Hugh Emrys Griffith (30 May 1912 – 14 May 1980) was a Welsh film, stage and television actor.... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Walpole20
    8

    Hugh Walpole

    1884-03-13

    BirthplaceAuckland, New Zealand

    Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (13 March 1884 – 1 June 1941) was an English novelist. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh McMeniman21
    11

    Hugh McMeniman

    1983-11-01

    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    Hugh McMeniman (born 1 November 1983 in Brisbane) is an Australian rugby union footballer who... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Freeze22
    11

    Hugh Freeze

    1969-09-27

    BirthplaceOxford, Mississippi

    Danny Hugh Freeze Jr. (born September 27, 1969) is an American football coach. He is currently... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Robinson23
    11

    Hugh Robinson

    1881-05-13

    BirthplaceNeosho, Missouri

    Hugh Armstrong Robinson (May 13, 1881 – 1963) was a pioneer in the earliest days of aviation,... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh II of Jaffa24
    11
    Hugh II (c. 1106 – 1134), also called Hugh du Puiset, was a Crusader and the Count of Jaffa.... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Culverhouse25
    7

    Hugh Culverhouse

    1919-01-01
    Hugh Franklin Culverhouse, Sr. (February 20, 1919 – August 26, 1994) was the American longtime... more on Wikipedia