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Who knew there were so many famous people named Sonny in the world? Our list of celebrities named Sonny includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Sonnys below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Sonny, actors named Sonny, and much more. Sonny Jurgensen, Sonny Liston, and Sonny Bono are only a few of the well-known people named Sonny on this list.
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Sonny Jurgensen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
American football player Christian Adolph Jurgensen III, known better as Sonny Jurgensen, is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. He ...more

Sonny Liston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Professional Boxer Charles L. "Sonny" Liston was an American professional boxer known for his toughness, punching power and intimidating appearance. He became World Heavyweight Champion in 1962 by ...more

Sonny Bono is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono was an American recording artist and producer, who came to fame in partnership with his second wife Cher, as the popular singing duo Sonny & Cher. He ...more

Sonny & Cher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny & Cher were an American pop music duo, actors, singers and entertainers made up of husband-and-wife team Sonny and Cher Bono in the 1960s and 1970s. The couple started their career in ...more

Sonny Gray is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Baseball player Sonny Douglas Gray is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. He was a first-round draft pick by the Athletics in the 2011 MLB Draft. On ...more

Sonny Rollins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Saxophonist, Musician, Bandleader Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Rollins is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. A number of his ...more

Sonny Corleone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Corleone as a Boy is a fictional character from the 1974 film The Godfather Part II.

Sonny Chiba is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Film Producer, Actor, Singer Shin'ichi Chiba, also known as Sonny Chiba, is a Japanese actor, singer, film producer, film director, and martial artist. Chiba was one of the first actors to achieve stardom through his skills ...more

Sonny Bill Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Rugby Player, Professional Boxer Sonny William 'Sonny Bill' Williams is a New Zealand rugby player and heavyweight boxer who has played rugby league and rugby union at the highest levels. He currently plays rugby union for the ...more

Sonny Boy Williamson II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Songwriter, Musician, Bandleader Alex or Aleck Miller, known later in his career as Sonny Boy Williamson, was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter. He was an early and influential amplified-blues harp ...more

Sonny Boy Williamson I is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
John Lee Curtis "Sonny Boy" Williamson was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter. He is often regarded as the pioneer of the blues harp as a solo instrument and ...more

Sonny Sharrock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Guitarist, Musician, Composer Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock was an American jazz guitarist. He was once married to singer Linda Sharrock, with whom he sometimes recorded and performed. One of few guitarists in ...more

Sonny Simmons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Oboist Huey "Sonny" Simmons is an American jazz musician.

Sonny James is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician James Hugh Loden, known professionally as Sonny James, is an American country music singer and songwriter best known for his 1957 hit, "Young Love". Dubbed the Southern Gentleman, ...more

Sonny Landreth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Guitarist Clyde Vernon "Sonny" Landreth is an American blues musician from southwest Louisiana who is especially known as a slide guitar player. He was born in Canton, Mississippi, and settled ...more

Sonny Carter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Astronaut, Physician Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter, Jr. was an American physician, professional soccer player, United States Navy officer, and NASA astronaut who flew on STS-33.

Sonny King is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Wrestler Larry Johnson was a professional wrestler better known as Sonny King. He competed in the World Wide Wrestling Federation, where he won the WWWF Tag Team Championship.

Sonny Randle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Coach Ulmo Shannon "Sonny" Randle, Jr. is a sportscaster and former American football player and coach. After playing college football at the University of Virginia, Randle played as a wide ...more

Sonny Stitt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Saxophonist, Musician, Singer Edward "Sonny" Stitt was an American jazz saxophonist of the bebop/hard bop idiom. He was one of the best-documented saxophonists of his generation, recording over 100 albums. He was ...more

Sonny Terry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Film Score Composer, Musician, Actor Saunders Terrell, better known as Sonny Terry, was a blind, American Piedmont blues musician. He was widely known for his energetic blues harmonica style, which frequently included vocal whoops ...more

Sonny Sixkiller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Actor, Sports commentator, American football player Alex L. "Sonny" Sixkiller is a former American football player and current sports commentator.

Sonny Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Jazz Pianist Conrad Yeatis "Sonny" Clark was an American jazz pianist who mainly worked in the hard bop idiom.

Sonny Shroyer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Model, Actor, Singer Otis Burt "Sonny" Shroyer, Jr. is an American actor who has appeared in various television and movie roles. He is best known for his role as Deputy Sheriff Enos Strate in the ...more

Sonny Criss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Musician, Composer William "Sonny" Criss was an American jazz musician. An alto saxophonist of prominence during the bebop era of jazz, he was one of many players influenced by Charlie Parker.

Sonny Payne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Drummer Sonny Payne was an American jazz drummer, best known for his work with Count Basie and Harry James.