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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
Hugh Jackman 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

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Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Laurie 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
Hugh Grant 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
Hugh Hefner Hugh Marston Hefner is an American adult magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy. This Chicago, Illinois native is a former journalist for Esquire and World War II veteran but ...more

Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Dancy 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
Hugh McElhenny 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
Hugh Bonneville 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
Hugh Duffy 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
Hugh O'Brian 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
Hugh Douglas 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
Hugh Griffith 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
Hugh Masekela 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
Hugh Dillon 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
Hugh Hewitt 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
Hugh Downs 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

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Hugh Freeze is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Freeze 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
Hugh McMeniman 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
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 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
Hugh Paddick 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
Hugh Cornwell 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
Hugh Walpole 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
Hugh Green 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
Hugh Dennis 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
Hugh B. Cave 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 of Jaffa Hugh II, also called Hugh du Puiset, was a Crusader and the Count of Jaffa. He revolted against King Fulk of Jerusalem in 1134.

Hugh Robinson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Robinson Hugh Armstrong Robinson 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 third person to ...more

Hugh Lofting is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Lofting Hugh John Lofting was a British author, trained as a civil engineer, who created the character of Doctor Dolittle, one of the classics of children's literature.

Hugh David Politzer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh David Politzer Hugh David Politzer is an American theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. He shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics with David Gross and Frank Wilczek for their ...more

Hugh Everett III is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Everett III Hugh Everett III was an American physicist who first proposed the many-worlds interpretation of quantum physics, which he termed his "relative state" formulation. Discouraged by the ...more

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Hugh Marlowe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Marlowe Hugh Marlowe was an American film, television, stage and radio actor.

Hugh Williamson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Williamson Hugh Williamson was an American politician. He is best known as a signatory to the U.S. Constitution, and for representing North Carolina at the Constitutional Convention. Williamson was a ...more

Hugh Culverhouse is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Culverhouse Hugh Franklin Culverhouse, Sr. was the longtime owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He was a successful tax lawyer, and his real estate investments made him one of ...more

Hugh Keays-Byrne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Keays-Byrne Hugh Keays-Byrne is a character actor. He moved to Australia in 1973 and is well-known there as a television and film actor. Outside of Australia, he is best known for his role as ...more

Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowdin... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding Air Chief Marshal Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding GCB, GCVO, CMG was a British officer in the Royal Air Force. He served as a fighter pilot and then as commanding officer of ...more

Hugh Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Smith Hugh Ben Smith is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Kansas.

Hugh Nibley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Nibley Hugh Winder Nibley was an American author, Mormon apologist, and professor at Brigham Young University. His works, while not official positions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day ...more

Hugh Falkus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Falkus Hugh Falkus, was a British writer, film maker and presenter, World War II pilot and angler. In an extremely varied career, he is perhaps best known for his seminal books on angling, particularly ...more

Hugh MacDiarmid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh MacDiarmid Christopher Murray Grieve, known by his pen name Hugh MacDiarmid was a Scottish poet. He was instrumental in creating a Scottish version of modernism and was a leading light in the Scottish ...more

Hugh Fisher is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Fisher Hugh Donnelly Fisher is a Scottish former professional footballer who played for Southampton between 1966 and 1976 and was a substitute in the 1976 FA Cup Final.

Hugh Wilson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Wilson Hugh Wilson is a film producer.

Hugh McDevitt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh McDevitt Hugh O'Neill McDevitt ForMemRS is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Hugh O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh O'Connor Hugh Edward Ralph O'Connor was an American actor. The son of actor Carroll O'Connor, he portrayed Det./ Lt. Lonnie Jamison on the television drama In the Heat of the Night from 1988-1995. ...more

Hugh McCracken is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh McCracken Hugh C. McCracken was an American rock guitarist and session musician based in New York City, primarily known for his performance on guitar and also as a harmonica player. McCracken was ...more

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Hugh Hudson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Hudson Hugh Hudson is an English film director. He directed the 1981 multiple Academy Award-winning film Chariots of Fire.

Hugh Martin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Martin Hugh Martin was an American musical theater and film composer, arranger, vocal coach, and playwright. He was best known for his score for the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me In St. Louis, in which Judy ...more

Hugh Herbert is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Herbert Hugh Herbert was a motion picture comedian. He began his career in vaudeville, and wrote more than 150 plays and sketches.

Hugh Marsh is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Marsh Hugh Marsh is a violinist from Toronto, known for his electric violin sound. Marsh was nominated for a 2007 Juno Award in the best contemporary jazz album category.

Hugh Whitemore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Whitemore Hugh Whitemore is an English playwright and screenwriter. Whitemore studied for the stage at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he is now a Member of the Council. He began his writing ...more

Hugh Carey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Carey Hugh Leo Carey was an American attorney, a seven-term United States Representative, and the 51st Governor of New York from 1975 to 1982.

Hugh Bradner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
Hugh Bradner Hugh Bradner was an American physicist at the University of California who is credited with inventing the neoprene wetsuit, which helped to revolutionize scuba diving. A graduate of Ohio's Miami ...more