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Famous People Named Vernon 

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Ever wondered how many famous people named Vernon there are? This list of celebrities named Vernon includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Vernons on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Vernon, actors named Vernon, and even athletes named Vernon. Well-known Vernons like Vernon Davis, Vernon Wells, and Vernon Reid are just the start of this list.
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Vernon Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
American football player

Age: 31

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Vernon Davis (born January 31, 1984) is an American football tight end for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maryland. He was drafted ...more
Vernon Wells is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Baseball player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana

Vernon Michael Wells III (born December 8, 1978) is an American former professional baseball center fielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Los Angeles ...more
Vernon Reid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist

Age: 60

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Vernon Alphonsus Reid (born 22 August 1958) is a British-born American guitarist and songwriter. Reid was the founder and primary songwriter of the rock band Living Colour, Reid was named No. 66 ...more

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Vernon Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Basketball player

Age: 53

Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida

Vernon Maxwell (born September 12, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player who was a shooting guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for thirteen seasons during ...more

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Vernon Forrest is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Professional Boxer

Age: Dec. at 38 (1971-2009)

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia

Vernon Forrest (January 12, 1971 – July 25, 2009) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1992 to 2008. He held multiple world championships in two weight classes, including the ...more

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Vernon Gholston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
American football player

Age: 32

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Vernon Gholston (born June 5, 1986) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State and was drafted sixth overall by ...more
Vernon Chatman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Television director, Comedian, Television producer

Age: 46

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Vernon Chatman (born October 31, 1972) is an American television producer, writer, voice actor, stand-up comedian, musician and a member of PFFR, an art collective based in Brooklyn, New York ...more
Vernon Kay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Disc jockey, Presenter

Age: 44

Birthplace: Bolton, United Kingdom

Vernon Charles Kay (born 28 April 1974) is an English television presenter, radio DJ and former model best known for his television roles with ITV, presenting shows such as All Star Family ...more
Vernon L. Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Professor, Economist

Age: 92

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas

Vernon Lomax Smith (born January 1, 1927) is an American economist and professor of business economics and law at Chapman University. He was formerly a professor of economics and law at George ...more
Vernon Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Novelist

Age: Dec. at 79 (1856-1935)

Birthplace: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Vernon Lee was the pseudonym of the British writer Violet Paget (14 October 1856 – 13 February 1935). She is remembered today primarily for her supernatural fiction and her work on aesthetics. ...more
Vernon Dobtcheff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Actor

Age: 84

Birthplace: Nîmes, France

Vernon Dobtcheff (born 14 August 1934) is a British actor.
Vernon Duke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Composer

Age: Dec. at 66 (1903-1969)

Birthplace: Minsk Governorate

Vernon Duke (10 October [O.S. 27 September] 1903 – 16 January 1969) was an American composer/songwriter, who also wrote under his original name, Vladimir Dukelsky. He is best known for ...more
Vernon Wells is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Actor

Age: 73

Birthplace: Rushworth, Australia

Vernon George Wells (born 31 December 1945) is an Australian actor. He began appearing on Australian television shows in the mid-1970s, such as Homicide and Matlock Police and All the Rivers ...more
Vernon Dent is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Screenwriter, Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 68 (1895-1963)

Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America

Vernon Bruce Dent (February 16, 1895 – November 5, 1963) was an American comic actor who appeared in over 400 films in his career. He co-starred in many short films for Columbia Pictures, ...more
Vernon Story is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Vernon

Age: Dec. at 85 (1922-2007)

Vernon Ford Story (1922–2007) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.
Vernon Handley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Vernon Handley Conductor

Age: Dec. at 78 (1930-2008)

Birthplace: London Borough of Enfield, London, United Kingdom

Vernon George "Tod" Handley CBE (11 November 1930 – 10 September 2008) was a British conductor, known in particular for his support of British composers. He was born of a Welsh father ...more
Vernon Coaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Politician

Age: 65

Birthplace: City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Vernon Rodney Coaker (born 17 June 1953) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Gedling since 1997. He also served as the Minister of State for ...more
Vernon Carey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Miami, Florida

Vernon A. Carey Sr (born July 31, 1981) is a former American football offensive tackle who played eight seasons for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by ...more
Vernon Fiddler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Vernon Fiddler Ice Hockey Player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Vernon "Vern" Fiddler (born May 9, 1980) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who mostly played in the National Hockey League with the Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes, ...more
Vernon C. Gibson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Vernon C. Gibson

Age: 60

Vernon Charles Gibson (born 15 November 1958) is a British scientist who served as Chief Scientific Adviser at the Ministry of Defence between 2012 and 2016. He is Visiting Professor at Imperial ...more
Vernon Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Vernon Smith

Age: Dec. at 80 (1908-1988)

Birthplace: Macon, Georgia

Vernon "Catfish" Smith (January 14, 1908 – September 29, 1988) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and military officer. A three-sport athlete at the ...more
Vernon Biever is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Vernon Biever

Age: Dec. at 87 (1923-2010)

Birthplace: Port Washington, Wisconsin

Vernon Joseph Biever (May 21, 1923 – October 13, 2010 ) was an American photographer, most notably with the Green Bay Packers. Biever covered his first Packers game in 1941 for The Milwaukee ...more
Vernon Robinson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Vernon Robinson Politician

Age: 64

Vernon Lucius Robinson (born 1955) is a former US Air Force Captain, conservative political activist, former candidate for U.S. Congress, and a former City Council member of Winston-Salem, North ...more
Vernon Shaw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Vernon Shaw

Age: Dec. at 83 (1930-2013)

Vernon Lorden Shaw (13 May 1930 – 2 December 2013) was the fifth President of Dominica, in office from 1998 to 2003. Shaw was an alumnus of the Dominica Grammar School and Trinity College, ...more
Vernon Elliot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Vernon
Vernon Elliot