Famous People Named Peter  

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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 is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving ...more
Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Actor, Voice acting
Peter Hayden Dinklage is an American actor. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent, he starred in many films, such as Elf, Find Me Guilty, Underdog, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince ...more
Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Baseball player
Peter Edward "Pete" Rose, also known by his nickname "Charlie Hustle", is a former Major League Baseball player and manager. Rose played from 1963 to 1986, and managed from ...more
Peter O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Peter Seamus O'Toole was a British-Irish stage and film actor. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and began working in the theatre, gaining recognition as a Shakespearean actor at ...more
Pete Sampras is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Tennis player, Athlete
Pete Sampras is a retired American tennis player and former World No. 1. During his 14-year tour career, he won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, becoming the first player to break Roy Emerson's ...more
Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
Peter Sellers, CBE was a British film actor, comedian and singer. He performed in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, featured on a number of hit comic songs and became known to a ...more
Peter Frampton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Peter Kenneth Frampton is an English-American rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. He was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and The ...more
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Basketball player
Peter Press "Pistol Pete" Maravich was an American professional basketball player. He was born and raised in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Maravich ...more
Peter Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Sir Peter Robert Jackson ONZ KNZM is a New Zealand filmmaker. He is best known as the director and producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy, both of which are adapted ...more
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. He was the son of Henry Fonda, brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget and Justin Fonda. Fonda was an icon of ...more
Pete Seeger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Activist, Songwriter, Environmentalist
Peter "Pete" Seeger was an American folk singer and activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the ...more
Pete Townshend is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer
Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group the ...more
Pete Wentz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Bassist, Businessperson, Guitarist
Peter Lewis Kingston "Pete" Wentz III, known professionally as Pete Wentz, is an American musician best known for being the bassist, primary lyricist and backing vocalist for the ...more
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
Pete Carroll is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Peter
American Football coach, Coach, Athlete
Peter Clay "Pete" Carroll is the head coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He is a former head coach of the New York Jets, the ...more
Peter Schmeichel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Footballer, Presenter
Peter Bolesław Schmeichel MBE is a Danish retired professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the "World's Best Goalkeeper" in 1992 and 1993. He is best ...more
Pete Doherty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Poet, Guitarist, Songwriter
Peter "Pete" Doherty is an English musician, writer, actor, poet and artist. He is best known musically for being co-frontman of The Libertines, which he formed with Carl Barât ...more
Peter Ustinov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Journalist, Diplomat, Film Producer
Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, ...more
Peter the Great is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Statesman, Politician
Peter the Great, Peter I or Pyotr Alexeyevich ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May until his death, jointly ruling before 1696 with his half-brother. Through a ...more
Peter Falk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Certified Public Accountant, Television producer, Actor
Peter Michael Falk was an American actor, best known for his role as Lt. Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride, The Great Race and ...more
Peter Lorre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Lorre was a Hungarian actor. Born László Loewenstein in Austria-Hungary he began his stage career in Vienna, then moved to Germany and had his breakthrough, first on the ...more
Peter Cushing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Wilton Cushing, OBE was an English actor and a BAFTA TV Award Best Actor winner in 1956. He is mainly known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, in which he played the sinister ...more
Peter Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Television director, Screenwriter, Actor
Peter Dougan Capaldi is a Scottish actor and film director. He has played numerous roles in film and television, and is best known for being the twelfth and current actor to play the lead role ...more
Peter Stormare is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Theatre Director, Musician, Film Producer
Rolf Peter Ingvar Storm, known professionally as Peter Stormare, is a Swedish actor, voice actor, theatre director, playwright, and musician. He is probably best known in the United States for ...more
Peter Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician
Peter Green is a British blues rock guitarist and the founder of the band Fleetwood Mac. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 for his work with the group, Green's songs such as ...more