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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
Peter Gabriel 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

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Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Dinklage 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 British film Death at a Funeral ...more

Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Pete Rose 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
Peter O'Toole 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
Pete Sampras 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
Peter Sellers 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
Peter Frampton 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
Pete Maravich 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
Peter Jackson 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
Peter Fonda Peter Henry Fonda is an American actor. He is the son of Henry Fonda, brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget and Justin Fonda. Fonda is an icon of the counterculture of the 1960s.

Pete Seeger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Pete Seeger 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
Pete Townshend 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

Peter Wentz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Wentz 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 Carroll is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Pete Carroll 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) 15 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Schmeichel 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

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Pete Doherty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Pete Doherty 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) 17 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Ustinov 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) 18 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter the Great 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) 19 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Falk 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) 20 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Lorre 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) 21 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Cushing 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) 22 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Capaldi 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) 23 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Stormare 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) 24 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Green 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

Peter Criss is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Criss George Peter John Criscuola, better known as Peter Criss, is an American musician and actor, best known as the co-founder, original drummer, and occasional vocalist of hard rock band Kiss. Criss ...more

Peter Sarsgaard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Sarsgaard John Peter Sarsgaard is an American actor, best known for his role in the 2004 comedy-drama Garden State. He landed his first feature role in the movie Dead Man Walking in 1995. He then appeared ...more

Pete Burns is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Pete Burns Peter Jozzeppi "Pete" Burns is an English singer-songwriter and television personality. He founded the band Dead or Alive in 1980, in which he was vocalist and songwriter, and which ...more

Peter Tosh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Tosh Peter Tosh, OM was a Jamaican reggae musician. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer he was one of the core members of the band The Wailers, after which he established himself as a successful ...more

Pete Postlethwaite is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Pete Postlethwaite Peter William "Pete" Postlethwaite OBE was an English actor. After minor television appearances, including in The Professionals, his first success came with the 1988 film Distant ...more

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Peter Forsberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Forsberg Peter Mattias "Foppa" Forsberg is a Swedish retired professional ice hockey player and the current assistant general manager of Modo Hockey. Known for his on-ice vision and physical ...more

Peter Shilton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Shilton Peter Leslie Shilton OBE is a former English footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He currently holds the record for playing more games for the England men's team than anyone else, earning 125 ...more

Peter Facinelli is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Facinelli Peter Facinelli 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 in the film adaptations ...more

Peter Bogdanovich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Bogdanovich Peter Bogdanovich is an American film historian, director, writer, actor, producer and critic. He was part of the wave of "New Hollywood" directors, which included William Friedkin, ...more

Peter Andre is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Andre Peter James Andrea, mostly known as Peter Andre, is an English-born Australian singer, songwriter, businessman, presenter and television personality best known for his successful chart-topping ...more

Peter Cook is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Cook Peter Edward Cook was an English actor, satirist, writer and comedian. An extremely influential figure in modern British comedy, Cook is regarded as the leading light of the British satire boom ...more

Peter Weller is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Weller Peter Frederick Weller is an American film and stage actor, director and history lecturer. Weller has appeared in more than 70 films and television series, including turns as the title ...more

Peter Graves is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Graves Peter Duesler Aurness, known professionally as Peter Graves, was an American film and television actor. He was best known for his starring role in the CBS television series Mission: Impossible ...more

Peter Boyle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Boyle Peter Lawrence Boyle was an American actor, best known for his role as Frank Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, and as a comical monster in Mel Brooks' film spoof Young Frankenstein. ...more

Peter Steele is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Steele Peter Thomas Ratajczyk, better known by his stage name Peter Steele, was the lead singer, bassist, and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative. Before forming Type O Negative, he had ...more

Peter Beardsley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Beardsley Peter Andrew Beardsley MBE is an English former footballer who played between 1979 and 1999. In 1987, he set a record transfer fee in the English game and represented his country 59 times ...more

Peter Berg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Berg Peter Berg is an American actor, film director, producer, and writer. He is known for directing films such as the black comedy Very Bad Things, the action comedy The Rundown, the sports drama ...more

Peter Kay is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Kay Peter John Kay is an English comedian. His last stand-up comedy tour was officially inaugurated into the Guinness World Records as the most successful of all time, playing to over 1.2 million ...more

Peter Murphy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Murphy Peter John Joseph Murphy is an English rock vocalist. He was the vocalist of the rock group Bauhaus, and later went on to release a number of solo albums, such as Deep and Love Hysteria. Thin, ...more

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Peter Bjorn and John is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Bjorn and John Peter Bjorn and John are a Swedish Indie pop band, formed in Stockholm in 1999 and named after the first names of the band's members: Peter Morén, Björn Yttling and John Eriksson, ...more

Peter Krause is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Krause Peter William Krause is an American film and television actor, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his lead roles as Nate Fisher on Six Feet Under, Adam Braverman on Parenthood, ...more

Pete Tong is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Pete Tong Peter 'Pete' Tong, MBE is an English DJ who works for BBC Radio 1. He is the host of programmes such as Essential Mix and Essential Selection on the radio service, which can be heard through ...more

Peter Davison is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Davison Peter Davison is an English actor, best known for his roles as Tristan Farnon in the television version of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, and as the fifth incarnation of the ...more

Peter Cetera is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Cetera Peter Paul Cetera (born September 13, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.) is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitar player and producer best known for being an original member of the rock band ...more

Peter Weir is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter Weir Peter Lindsay Weir, AM is an Australian film director. He played a leading role in the Australian New Wave cinema with his films such as the mystery drama Picnic at Hanging Rock, the mystery ...more

Peter White is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Peter
Peter White Peter White is a smooth jazz and jazz fusion guitarist. He also plays the accordion and the piano. He is known for his 20 year collaboration with Al Stewart. His brother, Danny White, was one of ...more