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Famous People Named Melvin 

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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.
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Melvin Van Peebles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Film Score Composer, Television director, Novelist

Age: 86

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Melvin "Block" Van Peebles (born August 21, 1932) is an American actor, filmmaker, playwright, novelist and composer. He is most famous for creating (and starring in) the acclaimed ...more
Melvin Glover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Record producer, Rapper, Musician

Age: 57

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Melvin Glover (born May 15, 1961), better known by his stage name Melle Mel () and Grandmaster Melle Mel, is an American hip hop recording artist who was the lead vocalist and songwriter of ...more
Melvin Mora is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Baseball player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Yaracuy, Venezuela

Melvin Mora Diaz (born February 2, 1972) is a Venezuelan former professional baseball infielder in Major League Baseball. He played for the New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies and ...more

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Melvin Gordon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Gordon

Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin

Melvin Gordon III (born April 13, 1993) is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wisconsin, and was ...more
Melvin Belli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 89 (1907-1996)

Birthplace: Sonora, California, United States of America

Melvin Mouron Belli (July 29, 1907 – July 9, 1996) was a prominent American lawyer known as "The King of Torts" and by insurance companies as "Melvin Bellicose." He had many ...more
Melvin Calvin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Chemist, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 86 (1911-1997)

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Melvin Ellis Calvin (April 8, 1911 – January 8, 1997) was an American biochemist known for discovering the Calvin cycle along with Andrew Benson and James Bassham, for which he was awarded the ...more
Melvin Guillard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Melvin

Age: 35

Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana

Melvin Paul Guillard, Jr. (born March 30, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Middleweight division. Guillard most notably competed in the Lightweight division of the ...more
Melvin B. Tolson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin B. Tolson Poet, Politician, Journalist

Age: Dec. at 68 (1898-1966)

Birthplace: Moberly, Missouri

Melvin Beaunorus Tolson (February 6, 1898 – August 29, 1966) was an American poet, educator, columnist, and politician. As a poet, he was influenced both by Modernism and the language and ...more
Melvin Ingram is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Ingram American football player

Age: 29

Birthplace: Hamlet, North Carolina

Melvin Ingram (born April 26, 1989) is an American football linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of South ...more
Melvin Ejim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Basketball player, Athlete

Age: 27

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

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
Voice acting, Singer

Age: Dec. at 53 (1942-1995)

Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama

David Melvin English (October 12, 1942 – February 23, 1995) better known by the stage name Melvin Franklin, or his nickname "Blue", was an American bass singer. Franklin was best known ...more

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Melvin Bullitt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
American football player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Bryan, Texas

Melvin Terry Bullitt (born November 13, 1984) is a former American football defensive back. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2007 and played for the team for ...more
Melvin Watkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Basketball player, Coach

Age: 64

Birthplace: Reidsville, North Carolina

Melvin Lenzo Watkins (born November 15, 1954) is an American college basketball coach and former player. He is the Interim Head Coach at the University of Arkansas. He has also been the ...more
Melvin Manhoef is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Melvin

Age: 42

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

Melvin Manhoef (born 11 May 1976) is a Surinamese-Dutch professional mixed martial artist and former kickboxer. In kickboxing, he is a former It's Showtime Champion, and in MMA he was the Cage ...more
Melvin Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Physicist

Age: Dec. at 74 (1932-2006)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Melvin Schwartz (; November 2, 1932 – August 28, 2006) was an American physicist. He shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics with Leon M. Lederman and Jack Steinberger for their development of ...more
Melvin Simon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Businessperson, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 83 (1926-2009)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Melvin Simon (October 21, 1926 – September 16, 2009) was an American businessman and film producer, who co-founded the largest shopping mall company in the United States, the Simon Property ...more
Melvin Taylor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Guitarist

Age: 59

Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi

Melvin Taylor (born March 13, 1959, Jackson, Mississippi) is an American electric blues guitarist, based in Chicago.
Melvin Ely is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Basketball player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Harvey, Illinois

Melvin Anderson Ely (; born May 2, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player who is an assistant coach for the Canton Charge of the NBA G League. A 6'10", 261 lb (118 kg), ...more
Melvin Calhoun is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Calhoun Rapper

Age: 42

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri

Melvin Lewis Calhoun Jr. (born January 1, 1977), better known by his stage name Kutt Calhoun, is an American rapper and business executive from Kansas City, Missouri. After getting his start in ...more
Melvin "Wah-Wah Wat... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Melvin

Age: 68

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Melvin Ragin (December 8, 1950 – October 24, 2018), better known by the nickname "Wah Wah Watson", was an American guitarist and session musician famed for his skills with a wah-wah
Melvin Small is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin Small Historian

Age: 79

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
Melvin Fowler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
American football player

Age: 39

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Melvin Thaddeus Fowler, Jr. (born March 31, 1979) 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 ...more
Melvin H. Evans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Melvin H. Evans Politician

Age: Dec. at 67 (1917-1984)

Birthplace: Christiansted, United States Virgin Islands

Melvin Herbert Evans (August 7, 1917 – November 27, 1984) was a U.S. Virgin Islander politician, who served as the appointive, and the first elected Governor of the United States Virgin Islands, ...more
Melvin Parker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Musician, Drummer

Age: 74

Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina

Melvin Parker (born June 7, 1944, Kinston, North Carolina) is a drummer. He and his brother, saxophonist Maceo Parker, were key members of James Brown's band. Parker's drumming style was a major ...more
Melvin Sparks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Guitarist

Age: Dec. at 65 (1946-2011)

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Melvin Sparks (March 22, 1946 – March 15, 2011) was an American soul jazz, hard bop and jazz blues guitarist. He recorded a number of albums for Prestige Records, later recording for Savant ...more