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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
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer, and singer who is involved in film, musical theatre and television. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, ...more

Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Television director, Television producer, Musician
James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE, known professionally as Hugh Laurie, is an English actor, writer, director, musician and comedian. He first became known as one-half of the Fry and Laurie double ...more

Hugh Grant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Hugh John Mungo Grant is an English actor and film producer. He has received a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and an Honorary César. His films have earned more than US$2.4 billion from 25 ...more

Hugh Hefner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Editor, Publisher, Businessperson
Hugh Marston Hefner is an American magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy. This Chicago, Illinois native is a former journalist for Esquire and WWII veteran but is best known ...more

Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Model, Actor
Hugh Michael Horace Dancy is an English actor and model. He is best known for his roles as Will Graham in the television series Hannibal and as Prince Charmont in Ella Enchanted. In 2006, he was ...more

Hugh McElhenny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
American football player
Hugh Edward McElhenny is a former American football running back in the National Football League who played from 1952–1964, for the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, and ...more

Hugh Bonneville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Actor
Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams, known professionally as Hugh Bonneville, is an English stage, film, television and radio actor, who is best known for playing Robert Crawley in the ITV period ...more

Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Manager, Baseball player
Hugh Duffy was an outfielder and manager in Major League Baseball. He was a player or player-manager for the Chicago White Stockings, Chicago Pirates, Boston Reds, Boston Beaneaters, Milwaukee ...more

Hugh O'Brian is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Actor
Hugh O'Brian is an American actor, known for his starring role in the 1955-1961 ABC western television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.

Hugh Douglas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Actor, American football player
Hugh Lamont Douglas is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League and former football analyst for the ESPN television network. His playing career included stints ...more

Hugh Griffith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Actor
Hugh Emrys Griffith was a Welsh film, stage and television actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Ben-Hur and received an additional Oscar nomination for the ...more

Hugh Masekela is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Musician, Bandleader, Lyricist
Hugh Ramopolo Masekela is a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer. He is the father of American television host Sal Masekela.

Hugh Dillon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Hugh Dillon is a Canadian musician and actor. Dillon was the lead singer of the Headstones during the 1990s. He has also been a film and television actor, some of his notable roles including ...more

Hugh Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Editor, Radio personality, Writer
Hugh Hewitt is an American radio talk show host with the Salem Radio Network, lawyer, academic, and author. A conservative, a Catholic, he comments on society, politics, and what he regards as ...more

Hugh Downs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Journalist, Television producer, Game Show Host
Hugh Malcolm Downs is a long-time American broadcaster, television host, news anchor, TV producer, author, game show host, and music composer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as co-host ...more

Hugh Freeze is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
American Football coach, Coach
Danny Hugh Freeze Jr. is an American football coach. He is currently the head coach at the University of Mississippi, a position he assumed in December 2011. Freeze served as the head football ...more

Hugh McMeniman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Rugby Player
Hugh McMeniman is an Australian rugby union footballer. He currently plays for Western Force in Super Rugby and has played for Australia. His favoured position is blindside flanker but he can ...more

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Celebrity chef, Journalist, Food critic
Hugh Christopher Edmund Fearnley-Whittingstall is a British celebrity chef, television personality, journalist, food writer and "real food" campaigner, known for his back-to-basics ...more

Hugh Paddick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Pianist, Musician, Actor
Hugh William Paddick 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" and "Julian and ...more

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

Hugh Walpole is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Writer
Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE 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 those who encouraged him ...more

Hugh Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
American football player
Hugh Donell Green is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League for eleven seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. He played ...more

Hugh Dennis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
Peter Hugh Dennis is an English comedian, actor, writer, impressionist and voice-over artist, best known for being one half of Punt and Dennis with comedy partner Steve Punt, and playing Pete ...more

Hugh B. Cave is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Novelist, Author, Writer
Hugh Barnett Cave was a prolific writer of pulp fiction who also excelled in other genres.

Hugh II of Jaffa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh II, also called Hugh du Puiset, was a Crusader and the Count of Jaffa. He revolted against King Fulk of Jerusalem in 1134.