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List of famous people named Hugh, along with photos. How many celebrities named Hugh can you think of? The famous Hughs below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Hugh, athletes named Hugh, and even political figures named Hugh. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Hugh? Add them to the list.

Hugh Jackman is a Golden Globe, Emmy, and Tony Award winning actor. But he's also a "jack" of all trades. He has guest starred on WWE's Monday Night Raw, he's a global advisor for Global Poverty Project, he's participated in Broadway Cares, and is also a member of the School of Practical Philosophy.

Hugh Laurie, another actor with plenty of wins to boast over, has been nominated for his title role on the series House over 35 times. Although he's most known for his work as a dramatic actor, he also had a comedic series called Fry and Laurie and has had a music career as well.

Of course, the most memorable of all the Hugh's would have to be Playboy's Hugh Hefner. He may be most known for his Playboy mansion of "Bunnies", but he's also a philanthropist. He's donated money to restore the Hollywood sign, has donated money to University of Southern California and is a supporter of gay rights.
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 47

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Hugh 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 ...more

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Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Television director, Television producer, Musician

Age: 59

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

James 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 ...more

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Hugh Grant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 58

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Hugh 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 ...more

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Hugh Hefner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Editor, Publisher, Businessperson

Age: 92

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Hugh 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 ...more

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Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Model, Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: Stoke-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 roles as criminal profiler Will Graham in the NBC television series Hannibal (2013–2015), as Thomas ...more

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Hugh McElhenny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
American football player

Age: 87

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Hugh 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 ...more
Hugh Bonneville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Actor

Age: 55

Birthplace: Blackheath, London, London, United Kingdom

Hugh 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 ...more

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Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Manager, Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 88 (1866-1954)

Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island

Hugh 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 ...more
Hugh O'Brian is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Actor

Age: 93

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

Hugh 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 ...more

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Hugh Douglas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Actor, American football player

Age: 44

Birthplace: Mansfield, Ohio, United States of America

Hugh 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 ...more
Hugh Griffith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Actor

Age: Died at 68 (1912-1980)

Birthplace: Marian-glas

Hugh 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

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Hugh Masekela is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Musician, Bandleader, Lyricist

Age: 79

Birthplace: Witbank, South Africa

Hugh 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 ...more

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Hugh Dillon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 55

Birthplace: Kingston, Canada

Hugh 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 ...more
Hugh Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Editor, Radio personality, Writer

Age: 63

Hugh 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 ...more
Hugh Downs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Downs Journalist, Television producer, Game Show Host

Age: 98

Birthplace: USA, Akron, Ohio

Hugh Malcolm Downs (born February 14, 1921) is a retired American broadcaster, television host, news anchor, TV producer, author, game show host, and music composer. He is perhaps best known for ...more
Hugh Freeze is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
American Football coach, Coach

Age: 49

Birthplace: Oxford, Mississippi

Danny 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 ...more
Hugh McMeniman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Rugby Player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Hugh 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 ...more
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingst... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Celebrity chef, Journalist, Food critic

Age: 54

Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

Hugh 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
Hugh Paddick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Pianist, Musician, Actor

Age: Dec. at 85 (1915-2000)

Birthplace: Hoddesdon, United Kingdom

Hugh 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 ...more
Hugh Cornwell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 69

Birthplace: North London, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, + more

Hugh 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
Hugh Walpole is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Writer

Age: Dec. at 57 (1884-1941)

Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

Sir 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. ...more
Hugh Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
American football player

Age: 59

Birthplace: Natchez, Mississippi

Hugh Donell Green (born July 27, 1959) is a former professional American football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. ...more
Hugh Dennis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 57

Birthplace: Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Peter 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 ...more
Hugh B. Cave is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 94 (1910-2004)

Birthplace: Chester, England

Hugh Barnett Cave (11 July 1910 – 27 June 2004) was an American writer of various genres, perhaps best remembered for his works of horror, weird menace and science fiction. Cave was one of the ...more
Hugh II of Jaffa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

Age: Dec. at 28 (1106-1134)

Hugh II (c. 1106 – 1134), also called Hugh du Puiset, was a Crusader and the Count of Jaffa. He revolted against King Fulk of Jerusalem in 1134.