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Who Is The Most Famous Percy In The World?

Updated January 28, 2021 450 votes 32 voters 6.5k views49 items

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How many celebrities named Percy can you think of? The famous Percys below have many different professions, including notable actors named Percy, famous musicians named Percy, and even athletes named Percy.

Percy Sledge is certainly one of the most famous Percys on this list. One of the famous singers named Percy, he is best known for his hit “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Take Time to Know Her, released in 1968, is one of his most popular albums.

Another of the famous people with the first name Percy is Percy Spencer. He is the inventor of the microwave oven. He was given the Distinguished Public Service Award by the U.S. Navy for his work on radar tubes during World War II.

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    BirthplaceLeighton, Alabama, United States of America

    Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1941 – April 14, 2015) was an American R&B, soul and gospel singer. He is best known for the song "When a Man Loves a Woman", a No. 1 hit on both the Billboard Hot...  more

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    BirthplaceHowland, Maine

    Percy Lebaron Spencer (July 19, 1894 – September 8, 1970) was an American physicist and inventor. He became known as the inventor of the microwave oven. ...  more
  • 3

    BirthplaceHorsham, United Kingdom

    Percy Bysshe Shelley ( (listen) BISH; 4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, who is regarded by some as among the finest lyric and philosophical poets in the...  more

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    Percy Jones (born 3 December 1947, near Llandrindod Wells, Wales) is a Welsh bass guitarist known as a member of the jazz fusion ensemble Brand X, from 1974-1980, and 1992-1999. Jones has also done...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceMinden, Louisiana

    Percy Mayfield (August 12, 1920 – August 11, 1984) was an American rhythm-and-blues singer with a smooth vocal style. He was also a songwriter, known for the songs "Please Send Me Someone to Love"...  more
  • 6

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a Canadian bandleader, orchestrator, composer and conductor, known for his lush arrangements of pop and Christmas standards. He is often credited...  more
  • 7

    BirthplaceLawton, Oklahoma

    Nicholas Christopher McNeil (born August 19, 1981) is a retired American professional wrestler and former professional football player, signed to WWE under the ring name Percy Watson as a commentator...  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Percy Gaston Humphrey (January 13, 1905 – July 22, 1995) was a jazz trumpeter and bandleader in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to his band, Percy Humphrey and His Crescent City Joymakers, for...  more
  • 9

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Percy Rodriguez (born Percy Rodrigues, June 13, 1918 – September 6, 2007) was a Canadian actor who appeared in many television shows and films from the 1950s to the 1980s. He was of Afro-Portuguese...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Percy Marmont (25 November 1883 – 3 March 1977) was an English film actor.Marmont appeared in more than 80 films between 1916 and 1968. A veteran film actor by 1923, he scored a big hit that year in...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Francisco

    Percy William Kilbride (July 16, 1888 – December 11, 1964) was an American character actor. He made a career of playing country hicks, most memorably as Pa Kettle in the Ma and Pa Kettle series of...  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Percy Alfred Helton (January 31, 1894 – September 11, 1971) was an American stage, film, and television actor. He was one of the most familiar faces and voices in Hollywood of the 1950s....  more
  • 13

    BirthplaceMontgomery, Alabama

    Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899 – April 19, 1975) was a research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. He was the first to synthesize the natural product...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Percy Hynes White (born October 8, 2001) is an Award-winning film and television actor with credits in The Grand Seduction, A Christmas Horror Story, and Cast No Shadow. He began starring as Andy Strucker in FOX's The Gifted in 2018. He also appeared in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

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    BirthplaceLong Beach, California, USA

    Percy Daggs III (born July 20, 1982) is an American actor best known for his role as Wallace Fennel in the Rob Thomas television series Veronica Mars. He is also known for starring in television...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Percy Avery Rockefeller (February 27, 1878 — September 25, 1934) was a board director who founded and was vice president of Owenoke Corporation....  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts

    Percy Williams Bridgman (21 April 1882 – 20 August 1961) was an American physicist who received the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the physics of high pressures. He also wrote...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceTorquay, United Kingdom

    Percy Harrison Fawcett (18 August 1867 – during or after 1925) was a British geographer, artillery officer, cartographer, archaeologist, and explorer of South America. Fawcett disappeared in 1925...  more
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    Percival "Percy" Dearmer was an English priest and liturgist best known as the author of The Parson's Handbook, a liturgical manual for Anglican clergy. A lifelong socialist, he was an early advocate...  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Percy Frank Bush (23 June 1879 – 19 May 1955) was a Welsh rugby union player who played international rugby for Wales on eight occasions. Playing at fly-half, Bush is regarded as one of the most...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Sir Percy Claude Spender (5 October 1897 – 3 May 1985), was an Australian politician, diplomat and judge. He served in the House of Representatives from 1937 to 1951, including as a cabinet minister...  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceNapier, New Zealand

    Percy Valentine Storkey, VC (9 September 1893 – 3 October 1969) was a New Zealand-born Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that...  more
  • 23

    BirthplaceSliema, Malta

    Percy Alexander MacMahon (born 26 September 1854, Sliema, British Malta – 25 December 1929, Bognor Regis, England) was a mathematician, especially noted in connection with the partitions of numbers...  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceChesapeake, Virginia

    William Percival Harvin III (born May 28, 1988) is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Florida, when the Gators won the BCS National Championship in 2006 and 2008,...  more
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    Percy Jocelyn (29 November 1764 – 3 September 1843) was Anglican Bishop of Clogher in the Church of Ireland from 1820 to 1822. He was forced from his position due to claims of homosexual practices,...  more
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