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Who knew there were so many famous people named Melvin in the world? Our list of celebrities named Melvin includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Melvins below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Melvin, actors named Melvin, and much more. Melvin Van Peebles, Melvin Glover, and Melvin Mora are only a few of the well-known people named Melvin on this list.

Melvin Van Peebles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Van Peebles Melvin "Block" Van Peebles is an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, novelist and composer. He is most famous for creating the acclaimed film Sweet Sweetback's ...more

Melvin Glover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Glover Melvin Glover, known as Melle Mel and Grandmaster Melle Mel, is an American hip-hop musician – one of the pioneers of rap as lead rapper and main songwriter for Grandmaster Flash and the Furious

Melvin Mora is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Mora Melvin Mora is a Venezuelan former professional baseball infielder in Major League Baseball. He played for the New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks. From ...more

Melvin Gordon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Gordon Melvin Gordon III is an American football running back. He played college football at Wisconsin. He briefly held the NCAA Division I FBS single game rushing yardage record with 408 yards, set ...more

Melvin Belli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Belli Melvin Mouron Belli was a prominent American lawyer known as "The King of Torts" and by insurance companies as 'Melvin Bellicose'. He had many celebrity clients, including Zsa Zsa ...more

Melvin Calvin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Calvin Melvin Ellis Calvin was an American chemist most famed for discovering the Calvin cycle along with Andrew Benson and James Bassham, for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He ...more

Melvin Guillard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Guillard Melvin Paul Guillard, Jr. is an American mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and World Series of Fighting. He ...more

Melvin B. Tolson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin B. Tolson Melvin Beaunorus Tolson was an American Modernist poet, educator, columnist, and politician. His work concentrated on the experience of African Americans and includes several long historical ...more

Melvin Ingram is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Ingram Melvin Ingram is an American football linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of South Carolina, and earned ...more

Melvin Ejim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Ejim Melvin Ejim is a Canadian-Nigerian professional basketball player who currently plays for Virtus Roma of the Lega Basket Serie A. He played college basketball for Iowa State University before ...more

Melvin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Franklin David Melvin English better known by the stage name Melvin Franklin, was an American bass singer. Franklin was best known for his role as a member of Motown singing group The Temptations from ...more

Melvin Bullitt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Bullitt Melvin Terry Bullitt is an American football defensive back. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2007 and played for the team for five seasons. He played ...more

Melvin Watkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Watkins Melvin Lenzo Watkins is an American college basketball coach and former player. He is an assistant coach under Mike Anderson at the University of Arkansas. He has also been the associate head ...more

Melvin Manhoef is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Manhoef Melvin Manhoef is a Surinamese-Dutch professional kickboxer and mixed martial artist. In kickboxing, he is the former It's Showtime 85MAX World Champion, and in MMA he was the Cage Rage World ...more

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Melvin Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Schwartz Melvin Schwartz was an American physicist. He shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics with Leon M. Lederman and Jack Steinberger for their development of the neutrino beam method and their ...more

Melvin Simon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Simon Melvin "Mel" Simon was an American businessman and film producer, who co-founded the largest shopping mall company in the United States, the Simon Property Group, with his younger ...more

Melvin Taylor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Taylor Melvin Taylor is an American electric blues guitarist, based in Chicago, Illinois.

Melvin Ely is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Ely Melvin Anderson Ely is an American professional basketball player who last played for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. A 6'10", 261 lb, forward-center from ...more

Melvin Calhoun is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Calhoun Melvin Lewis Calhoun Jr., better known by his stage name Kutt Calhoun, is an American rapper from Kansas City, Missouri. His second album, Feature Presentation, debuted at number 60 on the ...more

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Melvin "Wah-Wah Watson" Ragin Melvin Ragin, better known by the nickname "Wah-Wah Watson", is an American guitarist and session musician famed for his skills with a wah-wah pedal.

Melvin Small is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Small Melvin Small born March 14, 1939 in New York City, is a distinguished professor of history at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan after ...more

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Melvin Fowler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Fowler Melvin Thaddeus Fowler, Jr. is a former American football center. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Maryland. Fowler ...more

Melvin H. Evans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin H. Evans Melvin Herbert Evans was the first elected Governor of the United States Virgin Islands, serving from 1969 to 1975. After serving as governor he was delegate from the United States Virgin ...more

Melvin Parker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Parker Melvin Parker is a drummer. He and his brother, saxophonist Maceo Parker were important members of James Brown's band. Parker's drumming style was a major ingredient in James Brown's funk music ...more

Melvin Sparks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Sparks Melvin Sparks was an American soul jazz, hard bop and jazz blues guitarist. He recorded a number of albums for Prestige Records, later recording for Savant Records. He appeared on several ...more

Melvin Anthony is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Anthony Melvin Anthony is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder.

Melvin Mercedes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Mercedes Melvin Mercedes is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.

Melvin Foster is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Foster Melvin Foster was a heavyweight boxer best known for his stellar amateur boxing career.

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Melvin Frank is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Frank Melvin Frank was an American screenwriter, film producer and film director. He is known for his work on films such as Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, The Court Jester, and A Touch of

Melvin Dixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Dixon Melvin Dixon was an American Professor of Literature, and an author, poet and translator. He wrote about black gay men.

Melvin Mamaclay is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Mamaclay Melvin Mamaclay is a Filipino professional basketball player who last played for the Sta. Lucia Realtorsin the Philippine Basketball Association. He was drafted thirteenth overall by Sta. Lucia ...more

Melvin Barcliff is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Melvin

Melvin Rhyne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Rhyne Melvin Rhyne Indianapolis, Indiana, was a jazz organist best known for his work with Wes Montgomery.

Melvin Patrick Ely is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Patrick Ely Melvin Patrick Ely is an American historian.

Melvin Konner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Konner Melvin Joel Konner is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and of Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University. He studied at Brooklyn College, CUNY, where he met ...more

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Melvin Bernhardt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Bernhardt Melvin Bernhardt is an American stage and television director. He was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, and much of his work has been in the New York City area. He is known for his ...more

Melvin Purvis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Purvis Melvin Horace Purvis, Jr. was an American law enforcement official and Federal Bureau of Investigation agent. He was given the nickname "Little Mel" because of his short stature. He is ...more

Melvin Kranzberg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Kranzberg Melvin Kranzberg was a professor of history at Case Western Reserve University from 1952 until 1971. He was a Callaway professor of the history of technology at Georgia Tech from 1972 to 1988. ...more

Melvin Hochster is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Hochster Melvin Hochster is an eminent American mathematician, regarded as one of the leading commutative algebraists active today. He is currently the Jack E. McLaughlin Distinguished University ...more

Melvin R. Laird is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin R. Laird Melvin Robert "Bom" Laird is an American politician and writer. He was a U.S. congressman from Wisconsin before serving as Secretary of Defense from 1969 to 1973 under President ...more

Melvin Tumin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Tumin Melvin Marvin "Mel" Tumin was an American sociologist who specialized in race relations. He taught at Princeton University for much of his career.

Melvin Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Baldwin Melvin Riley Baldwin was a Representative from Minnesota.

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Melvin Stewart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Stewart Melvin Monroe Stewart is an American former competition swimmer and former world record-holder who won two gold medals and one bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Melvin Ormond Hammond is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Ormond Hammond Melvin Ormond Hammond was a Canadian journalist and photographer, known throughout his professional career simply as M. O. Hammond.

Melvin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Jackson Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson was an American blues guitarist. He was a contemporary of Lightnin' Hopkins.

Melvin Shaw is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Shaw Mel Shaw was an American animator, design artist, writer, and artist. Shaw was involved in the animation, story design, and visual development of numerous Disney animated films, beginning with ...more

Melvin Maas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Maas Melvin Joseph Maas was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota.

Melvin Clark George is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Clark George Melvin Clark George was a U.S. Representative from Oregon.

Melvin E. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin E. Thompson Melvin Ernest Thompson was an American educator and politician from Millen in the U.S. state of Georgia. He served as the 71st Governor of Georgia and the 1st Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, ...more

Melvin Coombs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Coombs Melvin Coombs was a Wampanoag dancer, cultural educator, and cultural interpreter.