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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.


Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter
Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer, songwriter, record producer and activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and frontman of the progressive rock band ...more

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Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Actor, Voice acting
Peter Hayden Dinklage (; born June 11, 1969) is an American actor and producer. Dinklage studied acting at Bennington College, starring in a number of amateur stage productions. His film debut ...more

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Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Baseball player
Peter Edward Rose (born April 14, 1941), also known by his nickname "Charlie Hustle", is an American former professional baseball player and manager. Rose played in Major League ...more

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Peter O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Peter Seamus O'Toole (; 2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013) was a British stage and film actor of Irish descent. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began working in the theatre, ...more

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Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Tennis player, Athlete
Pete Sampras (born August 12, 1971) is an American former professional tennis player. A right-handed player with a single-handed backhand, his precise and powerful serve earned him the nickname ...more

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Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
Peter Sellers, CBE (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English film actor, comedian and singer. He performed in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, ...more

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Peter Frampton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Peter Kenneth Frampton (born 22 April 1950) is an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist. He was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd. After ...more

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Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Basketball player
Peter Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988), known by his nickname Pistol Pete, was an American professional basketball player. Maravich was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, part of ...more

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Peter Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Sir Peter Robert Jackson (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He is best known as the director, writer, and producer of the Lord of the Rings ...more

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Peter Fonda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Actor, Writer, Film Director
Peter Henry Fonda (February 23, 1940 – August 16, 2019) was an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He was the son of Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget ...more

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Pete Seeger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Activist, Songwriter, Environmentalist
Peter Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and social activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early ...more

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Pete Townshend is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer
Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter best known as the guitarist, backing and secondary lead vocalist, principal ...more

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Pete Wentz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Bassist, Businessperson, Guitarist
Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III (born June 5, 1979) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record executive. He is best known for being the bassist, lyricist, and backing vocalist for ...more

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Pete Davidson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Actor, Comedian, Stand-up comedian
Peter Davidson (born November 16, 1993) is an American actor and comedian. He is a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Davidson has also appeared on the MTV shows Guy Code, Wild 'n Out, and ...more

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Pete Carroll is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Peter
American Football coach, Coach, Athlete
Peter Clay Carroll (born September 15, 1951) is an American football coach who is the head coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He is ...more

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Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Footballer, Presenter
Peter Bolesław Schmeichel, MBE (Danish pronunciation: [pʰetɐ ˈsmaɪ̯ˀkl̩]; born 18 November 1963) is a Danish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the IFFHS ...more

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Pete Doherty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Poet, Guitarist, Songwriter
Peter Doherty (born 12 March 1979) is an English musician, songwriter, actor, poet, writer, and artist. He is best known for being co-frontman of The Libertines, which he formed with Carl ...more

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Peter Ustinov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Journalist, Diplomat, Film Producer
Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, (, ; 16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004), was an English actor, voice actor, writer, dramatist, filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, screenwriter, ...more

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Peter the Great is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Statesman, Politician
Peter the Great (Russian: Пётр Вели́кий, tr. Pyotr Velikiy, IPA: [ˈpʲɵtr vʲɪˈlʲikʲɪj]), Peter I (Russian: Пётр I, tr. Pyotr I, IPA: [ˈpʲɵtr ˈpʲɛrvɨj]) or Peter Alexeyevich (Russian: Пётр ...more

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Peter Falk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Certified Public Accountant, Television producer, Actor
Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor, known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the long-running television series Columbo (1968–2003), for which he ...more

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Peter Lorre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Actor
Peter Lorre (born László Löwenstein; 26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was a Hungarian-born American character actor of Jewish descent. Lorre began his stage career in Vienna ...more

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Peter Cushing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Actor
Peter Wilton Cushing, OBE (26 May 1913 – 11 August 1994) was an English actor best known for his roles in the Hammer Productions horror films of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, as well as his ...more

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Peter Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Television director, Screenwriter, Actor
Peter Dougan Capaldi (born 14 April 1958) is a Scottish actor, writer and director. He portrayed the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who (2013–2017) and Malcolm Tucker in The Thick ...more

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Peter Stormare is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Theatre Director, Musician, Film Producer
Peter Rolf Ingvar Storm (born 27 August 1953), known professionally as Peter Stormare (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈpeːtɛr ²stɔrːˌmarɛ] (listen)), is a Swedish actor, voice actor, theatre ...more

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Peter Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician
Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, 29 October 1946) is an English blues rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. As a co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall ...more

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