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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
Sonny Jurgensen 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
Sonny Liston 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
Sonny Bono 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 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
Sonny Gray 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
Sonny Rollins 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 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
Sonny Chiba 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
Sonny Bill Williams 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
Sonny Boy Williamson II 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
Sonny Boy Williamson I 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
Sonny Sharrock 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
Sonny Simmons Huey "Sonny" Simmons is an American jazz musician.

Sonny James is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny James 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

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Sonny Landreth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Landreth 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
Sonny Carter 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
Sonny King 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
Sonny Randle 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
Sonny Stitt 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
Sonny Terry 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
Sonny Sixkiller Alex L. "Sonny" Sixkiller is a former American football player and current sports commentator.

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Sonny Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Clark 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
Sonny Shroyer 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
Sonny Criss 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
Sonny Payne Sonny Payne was an American jazz drummer, best known for his work with Count Basie and Harry James.

Sonny Greenwich is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Greenwich Sonny Greenwich, CM is a Canadian guitarist. He has played in major Canadian and American cities including a concert at Carnegie Hall. He has performed with such 'greats' as Charles Lloyd, Wayne ...more

Sonny Fortune is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Fortune Sonny Fortune is a US jazz alto saxophonist and flautist. He also plays soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone and clarinet.

Sonny Osborne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Osborne Sonny Osborne is a bluegrass singer and five-string banjo player. A master of the style developed by Earl Scruggs, called the "Scruggs style", he is best known for his collaboration ...more

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Sonny Vincent is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Vincent Sonny Vincent is an American punk rock musician. He has been active since the mid-1970s, when he was part of the New York City punk rock scene with his original band, Testors. Vincent is ...more

Sonny Drane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Drane Sonny Drane, is a German-born woman who was briefly popular as a model in Britain in the 1960s. She was propelled to prominence when her first husband, noted British photographer Robert Freeman, ...more

Sonny Perdue is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Perdue George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III (born December 20, 1946) is an American politician serving as the 31st and current United States Secretary of Agriculture since 2017. Perdue previously ...more

Sonny Barger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Barger Sonny Barger is an actor.

Sonny Emory is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Emory Sonny Emory is a freelance touring and studio drummer. He has worked with many famous acts, including Earth, Wind & Fire, Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby, and the B-52's.

Sonny Siaki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Siaki Sonny Siaki is a retired American professional wrestler. He is better known for his time in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he was a one time TNA X Division Champion.

Sonny Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Sandoval Paul Joshua "Sonny" Sandoval is an American singer and rapper. He is best known as co-founder and the lead vocalist of the alternative metal band P.O.D.

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Sonny Mayo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Mayo Sonny Mayo is an American guitarist, songwriter, and music producer. He began playing in a thrash metal band called Silence in the late 1980s. Silence, regularly sold out venues in the DC Metro ...more

Sonny Berman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Berman Saul "Sonny" Berman was an American jazz trumpeter. Berman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He began touring at age sixteen and went on to work with Louis Prima, Harry James and ...more

Sonny Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Schmidt Sonny Schmidt was a New Zealand-born professional bodybuilder.

Sonny Red is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Red Sonny Red was an American alto saxophonist associated with the hard bop idiom among other styles. He had some success in the 1960s, but had fallen into obscurity by the late 1970s.

Sonny Myers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Myers Harold "Sonny" Myers was an American professional wrestler, involved in the business for sixty years.

Sonny Charles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Charles Sonny Charles is an American soul singer from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the lead singer of Checkmates, Ltd. in the 1960s and 1970s, and it is his vocals that are heard out front on their 1969 ...more

Sonny Banks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Banks Lucien "Sonny" Banks was an American boxer best known for being the first fighter to drop a young Muhammad Ali. At the time Banks was a rising prospect and known for a fast sharp left ...more

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Sonny Landham is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Landham William M. "Sonny" Landham is an American movie actor and political candidate.

Sonny Siebert is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Siebert Wilfred Charles "Sonny" Siebert is a former Major League Baseball pitcher from 1964 to 1975. He finished with a record of 140-114 and a 3.21 ERA. He threw a no-hitter on June 10, 1966 ...more

Sonny Parker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Parker Robert S. "Sonny" Parker is a retired American professional basketball player who played small forward and shooting guard for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball ...more

Sonny Burke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Burke Sonny Burke was an accomplished musical arranger, composer, big band leader and producer. In 1937, he graduated from Duke University, where he had formed and led the jazz big band known as the ...more

Sonny Marinelli is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Marinelli Sonny Marinelli is an actor.

Sonny Carl Davis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Carl Davis Sonny Carl Davis is an actor.

Sonny Weems is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Weems Clarence "Sonny" Weems (born July 8, 1986 in West Memphis, Arkansas) is an American basketball player for the Toronto Raptors. He was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA ...more

Sonny Angara is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Sonny
Sonny Angara Juan Edgardo Manalang Angara, most widely known as Sonny Angara, is a Filipino legislator and advocate of educational reform. He was elected to the Senate of the Philippines in the 2013 ...more