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List of famous people named Peter & Pete, along with photos. How many celebrities named Peter can you think of? The famous Peters below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Peter, athletes named Peter, and even political figures named Peter. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Pete or Peter? Add them to the list.

When it comes to music, there certainly are a lot of talented Peters. There is Peter Gabriel, the original singer of the rock band Genesis who eventually exploded as a solo artist, Pete Townshend, guitarist of The Who, and Pete Wentz, songwriter and bassist for Fall Out Boy. Some of the most famous athletes of all time are named Pete too, including tennis great Pete Sampras, and MLB legend Pete Rose.


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Peter Criss is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician
George Peter John Criscuola (born December 20, 1945), better known by his stage name Peter Criss, is a retired American musician and actor, best known as a co-founder, original drummer, and ...more

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Peter Sarsgaard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Actor
John Peter Sarsgaard (; born March 7, 1971) is an American actor. His first feature role was in Dead Man Walking in 1995. He then appeared in the 1998 independent films Another Day in Paradise ...more

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Pete Burns is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Singer-songwriter, Singer
Peter Jozzeppi Burns (5 August 1959 – 23 October 2016) was an English musician, singer, songwriter, and television personality. In 1979 he founded the band Nightmares In Wax; in 1980 changes ...more
Peter Tosh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Musician, Singer
Peter Tosh, OM (born Winston Hubert McIntosh; 19 October  1944 – 11 September 1987) was a Jamaican reggae musician. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, he was one of the core members of the ...more

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Pete Postlethwaite is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Dubbing, Actor, Teacher
Peter William Postlethwaite, OBE (; 7 February 1946 – 2 January 2011) was an English character actor, who appeared in Dragonheart (1996), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Brassed Off (1996), Amistad ...more

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Peter Forsberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Ice Hockey Player
Peter Mattias "Foppa" Forsberg (pronounced [ˈpeːtɛr ²fɔʂːbærj] (listen); born 20 July 1973) is a Swedish retired professional ice hockey player and was for a time assistant ...more

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Peter Shilton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Manager, Footballer
Peter Leslie Shilton (born 18 September 1949) is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He currently holds the record for playing more games for the England men’s national ...more

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Peter Facinelli is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Peter Facinelli (born November 26, 1973) is an American actor and producer. He starred as Donovan "Van" Ray on the Fox series Fastlane from 2002 to 2003. He played Dr. Carlisle Cullen ...more

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Peter Bogdanovich is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Television director, Film critic, Historian
Peter Bogdanovich (born July 30, 1939) is an American director, writer, actor, producer, critic and film historian. He is part of the wave of "New Hollywood" directors, and his most ...more

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Peter Andre is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Businessperson, Singer-songwriter, Singer
Peter Andre (born Peter James Andrea, 27 February 1973) is an English-Australian singer, songwriter, businessman and television personality. He gained popularity as a singer, best known for his ...more

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Peter Cook is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Comedian, Screenwriter, Satirist
Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English satirist and comedic actor. He was a leading figure of the British satire boom of the 1960s, and associated with the ...more

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Peter Weller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Television director, Musician, Lecturer
Peter Frederick Weller (born June 24, 1947) is an American film and stage actor, television director, and art historian. Weller has appeared in more than 70 films and television series, ...more

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Peter Graves is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Television director, Actor
Peter Graves (born Peter Duesler Aurness; March 18, 1926 – March 14, 2010) was an American film and television actor. He was best known for his role as Jim Phelps in the CBS television series ...more

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Peter Boyle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Actor
Peter Lawrence Boyle Jr. (October 18, 1935 – December 12, 2006) was an American actor and comedian. Known as a character actor, he played Frank Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and ...more

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Peter Steele is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Bassist, Songwriter, Musician
Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk (January 4, 1962 – April 14, 2010), known professionally as Peter Steele, was the lead singer, bassist and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative. Before ...more

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Peter Beardsley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Footballer
Peter Andrew Beardsley MBE (born 18 January 1961) is an English former footballer who played as a forward or midfielder between 1979 and 1999. In 1987, he set a record transfer fee in the ...more

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Peter Berg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Peter Berg (born March 11, 1964) is an American director, producer, writer, and actor. His directorial film works include the black comedy Very Bad Things (1998), the action comedy The Rundown ...more

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Peter Kay is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Television director, Comedian, Film Producer
Peter John Kay (born 2 July 1973) is an English comedian, actor. Kay has written, produced, and acted in several television and film projects, and authored three books. Born and brought up in ...more
Peter Murphy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Murphy
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician
Peter John Joseph Murphy (born 11 July 1957) is an English singer, songwriter, and musician. He was the vocalist of the goth rock band Bauhaus and later went on to release a number of solo ...more

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Peter Bjorn and John is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Bjorn and John are a Swedish indie pop/rock band, formed in Stockholm in 1999 and named after the first names of the band's members: Peter Morén (vocals, guitar and harmonica), ...more

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Peter Krause is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Producer, Actor
Peter William Krause (; born August 12, 1965) is an American television and film actor. He has played lead roles in multiple television series, portraying Casey McCall on Sports Night ...more

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Pete Tong is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Record producer, Disc jockey
Peter Michael Tong MBE (born 30 July 1960), better known as Pete Tong, is an English disc jockey who works for BBC Radio 1. He is the host of programmes such as Essential Mix and Essential ...more

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Peter Davison is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Actor
Peter Davison (born Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett; 13 April 1951) is an English actor with many credits in television dramas and sitcoms. He became famous as Tristan Farnon in the BBC's ...more

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Peter Cetera is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Songwriter, Singer
Peter Paul Cetera ( sə-TERR-ə; born September 13, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, and bassist best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago (1967–1985), before ...more

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Peter Weir is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Peter Lindsay Weir, AM ( WEER; born 21 August 1944) is an Australian film director. He was a leading figure in the Australian New Wave cinema movement (1970–1990), with films such as the mystery ...more

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