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Famous People Whose Last Name Is Dawson

Updated August 10, 2018 3.9k views97 items
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Dawson. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Dawson on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Dawson as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Dawson along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Dawson, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Dawsons include Rosario Dawson, Len Dawson, and Andre Dawson, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

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  • Rosario Isabel Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress, producer, singer, comic book writer, and political activist. She made her feature film debut in the 1995 independent drama Kids. Her...  more
  • Len Dawson

    Age: 85
    Leonard Ray Dawson (born June 20, 1935) is a former American football quarterback and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played 19 seasons for three professional teams, the last 14 seasons...  more
  • Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954), nicknamed "The Hawk" and "Awesome Dawson", is an American former professional baseball player and inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame. During a 21-year...  more
  • Shane Lee Yaw (born July 19, 1988), known professionally as Shane Dawson, is an American YouTuber, writer, comedian, actor, director, musician, and media personality. He was one of the first people...  more
  • Richard Dawson

    Dec. at 80 (1932-2012)
    Richard Dawson (born Colin Lionel Emm; November 20, 1932 – June 2, 2012) was a British-American actor, comedian, game show host and panelist in the United States. Dawson was well known for playing...  more
  • Roxann Dawson (née Caballero), also credited as Roxann Biggs and Roxann Biggs-Dawson, is an American actress, producer, director, and writer best known for playing B'Elanna Torres on the television...  more
  • Charlotte Dawson

    Dec. at 48 (1966-2014)
    Charlotte Dawson (8 April 1966 – 22 February 2014) was a New Zealand–Australian television personality. She was known in New Zealand for her roles as host of Getaway, and in Australia as a host on...  more
  • Chad Dawson (born July 13, 1982) is an American professional boxer. He has held multiple light heavyweight world championships, and was one of the most highly regarded boxers in that division from...  more
  • Les Dawson

    Dec. at 62 (1931-1993)
    Leslie Dawson Jr. (2 February 1931 – 10 June 1993) was an English comedian, actor, writer, and presenter, who is best remembered for his deadpan style, curmudgeonly persona and jokes about his...  more
  • Craig Dawson (born 6 May 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays for Watford as a defender. He has previously played for Radcliffe Borough, Bolton Wanderers, Rochdale and West Bromwich...  more
  • Dermontti Dawson

    Age: 55
    Dermontti Farra Dawson (born June 17, 1965) is a former American football center. He played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL), and was elected to...  more
  • Philip Drury "Phil" Dawson (born January 23, 1975) is a former American football placekicker. He played for the Cleveland Browns from 1999 to 2012 and holds their franchise record for most field...  more
  • Michael Richard Dawson (born 18 November 1983) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Championship club Nottingham Forest. Dawson started his career at Nottingham Forest...  more
  • Kimya Dawson (born November 17, 1972) is an American folk singer-songwriter, best known as one half of the anti-folk duo The Moldy Peaches. Dawson's work with The Moldy Peaches earned her a cult...  more
  • Matthew James Sutherland Dawson, MBE (born 31 October 1972) is an English retired rugby union player who played scrum half for Northampton Saints and then London Wasps. During his international...  more
  • Jen Dawson

    Age: 40
    Jen Dawson (born 15 October 1979) is a TV presenter and former fashion model from Sheffield....  more
  • Alan Dawson

    Dec. at 67 (1929-1996)
    Alan Dawson (July 14, 1929 – February 23, 1996) was a respected jazz drummer and widely influential percussion teacher based in Boston. ...  more
  • David Michael Harwood (born June 30, 1984) is an American professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE, performing on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Scott Dawson....  more
  • Philip Ashley Taylor Dawson (born 11 January 1982), known as Ashley Taylor Dawson, is an English actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Darren Osborne in the British Channel 4 soap opera...  more
  • Anthony Dawson

    Dec. at 76 (1916-1992)
    Anthony Douglas Gillon Dawson (18 October 1916 – 8 January 1992) was a Scottish actor, best known for his supporting roles as villains in British films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder...  more
  • John Dawson

    Dec. at 52 (1762-1814)
    John Dawson (1762 – March 31, 1814) was a Virginia lawyer, soldier and politician who served in the War of 1812 and a term in the Continental Congress as well as several terms in the U.S. House of...  more
  • Christopher Dawson

    Dec. at 81 (1889-1970)
    Christopher Henry Dawson (12 October 1889, Hay Castle – 25 May 1970, Budleigh Salterton) was a British independent scholar, who wrote many books on cultural history and Christendom. Dawson has been...  more
  • Keyunta Dawson (born September 13, 1985) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft....  more