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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
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
Record producer, Rapper, Musician
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
Baseball player
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 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
Lawyer
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
Chemist, Scientist
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 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
Poet, Politician, Journalist
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
American football player
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
Basketball player, Athlete
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
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
American football player
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
Basketball player, Coach
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 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

Melvin Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Melvin
Physicist
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
Businessperson, Film Producer
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
Guitarist
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
Basketball player
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 Rapper
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

Melvin
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 Historian
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
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 Politician
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
Musician, Drummer
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
Guitarist
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