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Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?

Updated October 20, 2020 834 votes 26 voters 97.3k views102 items

List RulesVote up all of the Peters you have heard of.

How many celebrities named Peter can you think of? The famous Peters and Petes below have many different professions, including notable actors named Peter, famous athletes named Peter, and even political figures named Peter. This list has every famous Peter, from legendary musician Peter Frampton to pro tennis player Pete Sampras.

Peter Gabriel, one of the most famous singers named Peter, became a household name as the lead singer of the progressive rock band Genesis. He is also a prominent human rights activist, earning the Man of Peace Award in 2006.

Another of the famous people with the first name Peter is Peter Jackson. He is a filmmaker best known for directing the critically and commercially successful Lord of the Rings movie franchise based off J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novels. Jackson became the third-highest-grossing film director of all time, his films having made $6.5 billion total.

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    Pete Davidson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Pete Davidson

    1993-11-16

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Peter Davidson (born November 16, 1993) is an American actor and comedian. He is a cast member... more on Wikipedia

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    Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter Dinklage

    1969-06-11

    BirthplaceMorristown, New Jersey, USA

    Peter Hayden Dinklage (; born June 11, 1969) is an American actor and producer. Dinklage... more on Wikipedia

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    Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter Gabriel

    1950-02-13

    BirthplaceEngland, Chobham

    Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer, songwriter, record producer... more on Wikipedia

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    Peter Frampton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter Frampton

    1950-04-22

    BirthplaceBromley, United Kingdom

    Peter Kenneth Frampton (born 22 April 1950) is an English rock musician, singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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    Peter Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter Jackson

    1961-10-31

    BirthplacePukerua Bay, Porirua, New Zealand

    Sir Peter Robert Jackson (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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    Peter Sarsgaard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter Sarsgaard

    1971-03-07

    BirthplaceUSA, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois

    John Peter Sarsgaard (; born March 7, 1971) is an American actor. His first feature role was... more on Wikipedia

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    Peter O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter O'Toole

    1932-08-02

    BirthplaceConnemara, Republic of Ireland

    Peter Seamus O'Toole (; 2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013) was a British stage and film actor... more on Wikipedia

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    Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?

    BirthplacePotomac, Maryland

    Pete Sampras (born August 12, 1971) is an American former professional tennis player. A... more on Wikipedia

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    Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter Sellers

    1925-09-08

    BirthplaceSouthsea, England

    Peter Sellers, CBE (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an... more on Wikipedia
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    Peter Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter Capaldi

    1958-04-14

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Peter Dougan Capaldi (born 14 April 1958) is a Scottish actor, writer and director. He... more on Wikipedia

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    Peter Bogdanovich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    BirthplaceKingston, New York, United States of America

    Peter Bogdanovich (born July 30, 1939) is an American director, writer, actor, producer,... more on Wikipedia

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    Pete Townshend is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Pete Townshend

    1945-05-19

    BirthplaceChiswick, London, England

    Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English multi-instrumentalist,... more on Wikipedia

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    Pete Carroll is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Pete Carroll

    1951-09-15

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Peter Clay Carroll (born September 15, 1951) is an American football coach who is the head... more on Wikipedia

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    Peter Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter Gallagher

    1955-08-19

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Peter Killian Gallagher (born August 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician and writer.... more on Wikipedia

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    Pete Wentz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Pete Wentz

    1979-06-05

    BirthplaceWilmette, Illinois, United States of America

    Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III (born June 5, 1979) is an American musician, singer, songwriter... more on Wikipedia

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    Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Pete Rose

    1941-04-14

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Peter Edward Rose (born April 14, 1941), also known by his nickname "Charlie Hustle", is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Pete Maravich

    1947-06-22

    BirthplaceAliquippa, Pennsylvania

    Peter Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988), known by his nickname Pistol Pete, was... more on Wikipedia

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    Pete Seeger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Pete Seeger

    1919-05-03

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Peter Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and social activist.... more on Wikipedia

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    Peter Lorre is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter Lorre

    1904-06-26

    BirthplaceRužomberok, Slovakia

    Peter Lorre (born László Löwenstein; 26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was a Hungarian-born... more on Wikipedia
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    Peter Ustinov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter Ustinov

    1921-04-16

    BirthplaceSwiss Cottage, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, (, ; 16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004), was an English actor,... more on Wikipedia
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    Peter Facinelli is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter Facinelli

    1973-11-26

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Peter Facinelli (born November 26, 1973) is an American actor and producer. He starred as... more on Wikipedia

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    Peter Green is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter Green

    1946-10-29

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Peter Green (October 29, 1946 – July 25, 2020) was an English blues rock singer-songwriter and... more on Wikipedia

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    Peter Fonda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter Fonda

    1940-02-23

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Peter Henry Fonda (February 23, 1940 – August 16, 2019) was an American actor, director, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Peter Criss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter Criss

    1945-12-20

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    George Peter John Criscuola (born December 20, 1945), better known by his stage name Peter... more on Wikipedia

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    Peter Falk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Peter In The World?
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    Peter Falk

    1927-09-16

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor, known for his... more on Wikipedia

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