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Famous People Named Hugh

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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

    Television producer, Film Producer


    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 Laurie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Laurie

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    James Hugh Calum Laurie, (; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Grant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Grant

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceEngland, London

    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 Hefner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Hefner

    Editor, Publisher


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

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

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  • Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Dancy

    Model, Actor


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

    Hugh McElhenny

    American football player


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Hugh Edward McElhenny Jr. (born December 31, 1928) is a former professional American football... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Bonneville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Hugh


    BirthplaceEngland, London

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

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  • Hugh Duffy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Duffy

    Manager, Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 88 (1866-1954)

    BirthplaceCranston, Rhode Island

    Hugh Duffy (November 26, 1866 – October 19, 1954) was an American outfielder and manager in... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh O'Brian is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Hugh


    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 Douglas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Douglas

    Actor, American football player


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

    AgeDied at 68 (1912-1980)


    Hugh Emrys Griffith (30 May 1912 – 14 May 1980) was a Welsh film, stage and television actor.... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Masekela is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Masekela

    Musician, Bandleader


    BirthplaceWitbank, South Africa

    Hugh Ramapolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) was a South African trumpeter,... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Dillon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Dillon

    Record producer, Musician


    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 Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Hewitt

    Editor, Radio personality


    Hugh Hewitt (born February 22, 1956) is an American radio talk show host with the Salem Radio... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Downs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Downs

    Journalist, Television producer


    BirthplaceUSA, Akron, Ohio

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


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  • Hugh Freeze is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Freeze

    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceOxford, Mississippi

    Danny Hugh Freeze Jr. (born September 27, 1969) is an American football coach. He is currently... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh McMeniman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh McMeniman

    Rugby Player


    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    Hugh McMeniman (born 1 November 1983 in Brisbane) is an Australian rugby union footballer who... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    Celebrity chef, Journalist


    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Hugh Christopher Edmund Fearnley-Whittingstall (born 14 January 1965) is an English celebrity... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Paddick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Paddick

    Pianist, Musician

    AgeDec. at 85 (1915-2000)

    BirthplaceHoddesdon, United Kingdom

    Hugh William Paddick (22 August 1915 – 9 November 2000) was an English actor, whose most... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Cornwell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Cornwell

    Guitarist, Songwriter


    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Hugh Alan Cornwell (born 28 August 1949) is an English musician and singer-songwriter, best... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Walpole is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    AgeDec. at 57 (1884-1941)

    BirthplaceAuckland, New Zealand

    Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (13 March 1884 – 1 June 1941) was an English novelist. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Green

    American football player


    BirthplaceNatchez, Mississippi

    Hugh Donell Green (born July 27, 1959) is a former professional American football player who... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh Dennis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh Dennis

    Comedian, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceNorthamptonshire, United Kingdom

    Peter Hugh Dennis (born 13 February 1962), known professionally as Hugh Dennis, is an English... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh B. Cave is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Hugh

    Hugh B. Cave

    Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 94 (1910-2004)

    BirthplaceChester, England

    Hugh Barnett Cave (11 July 1910 – 27 June 2004) was an American writer of various genres,... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh II of Jaffa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Hugh
    Hugh II (c. 1106 – 1134), also called Hugh du Puiset, was a Crusader and the Count of Jaffa.... more on Wikipedia
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