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

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Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Willie Nelson age 83 - Willie Hugh Nelson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and ...more

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Judd Nelson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Judd Nelson age 57 - Judd Asher Nelson is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for his roles as John Bender in The Breakfast Club, Alec Newbary in St. Elmo's Fire, Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime in ...more

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Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Jameer Nelson age 33 - Jameer Nelson is an American professional basketball point guard who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Saint ...more

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Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Jordy Nelson age 30 - Jordy Ray Nelson is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He played college football for Kansas State University, and received All-America ...more

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Craig T. Nelson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Craig T. Nelson age 71 - Craig The Nelson is an American actor. He is best known for his Emmy-winning role as Hayden Fox on the TV series Coach, Deputy Ward Wilson in the 1980 film Stir Crazy, Steven Freeling in the ...more

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Roy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Roy Nelson age 40 - Roy "Big Country" Nelson is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, there holding a record of 7-5. He won ...more

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Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount N... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson Died at 47 (1758-1805) - Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, KB was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy. He was noted for his inspirational leadership and superb grasp of strategy and unconventional tactics, which ...more

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Don Nelson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Don Nelson age 75 - Donald Arvid "Don" Nelson is a former NBA player and head coach. He coached the Milwaukee Bucks, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Golden State Warriors. An innovator, ...more

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Tim Blake Nelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Tim Blake Nelson age 52 - Timothy "Tim" Blake Nelson is an American actor, writer and director.

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Azumah Nelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Azumah Nelson age 57 - Azumah Nelson, a native of Ghana, is a former professional boxer. He is widely considered as the greatest African boxer ever. He is a three-time world champion in two weight classes. Nelson is ...more

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Earle Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Earle Nelson Died at 31 (1897-1928) - Earle Leonard Nelson, aka The Gorilla Killer, was an American serial killer.

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Ozzie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Ozzie Nelson Died at 69 (1906-1975) - Oswald George "Ozzie" Nelson was an American band leader, actor, television director and producer. Nelson originated and starred in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, a radio and ...more

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Count von Count is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Count von Count Count von Count, often known simply as "the Count", is one of the Muppet characters on Sesame Street. The Count is a vampire modeled after Bela Lugosi's interpretation of Count

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Ricky Nelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Ricky Nelson Died at 45 (1940-1985) - Eric Hilliard Nelson – known as Ricky Nelson, later also as Rick Nelson – was an American actor, musician and singer-songwriter. He starred alongside his family in the television series, The ...more

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Bill Nelson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Bill Nelson age 74 - Clarence William "Bill" Nelson II is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who serves as the senior United States Senator from Florida, in office since 2001. Nelson ...more

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Nelson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Nelson Nelson is an American rock band founded by singer/songwriters Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. The band achieved huge success during the early 90s with their debut album After the Rain. The album ...more

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Harriet Nelson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Harriet Nelson Died at 85 (1909-1994) - Harriet Nelson was an American singer and actress. Nelson is best known for her role on the long-running sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

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Steve Nelson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Steve Nelson age 64 - Steven Lee Nelson is a former professional American football linebacker who played for the New England Patriots from 1974 to 1987. Nelson was a three sport athlete at Anoka High School earning ...more

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Jeff Nelson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Jeff Nelson age 49 - Jeffrey Allan Nelson is an American former baseball relief pitcher who played 15 years in Major League Baseball. He batted and threw right-handed. Nelson retired on January 12, 2007, the same ...more

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Hawk Nelson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Hawk Nelson Hawk Nelson is a Canadian Christian rock band from Peterborough, Ontario. The band has become very popular in the Christian music scene and was voted "Favorite New Artist" by CCM ...more

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Kirsten Nelson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Kirsten Nelson age 46 - Kirsten Nelson is an American actress and director. Born in Oklahoma, though raised in Chicago, Nelson attended Northwestern University and became a founding member of Chicago's Roadworks ...more

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Battling Nelson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Battling Nelson Died at 72 (1882-1954) - Oscar Mathæus Nielsen, also known as Battling Nelson, was a Danish boxer who held the world lightweight championship. He was nicknamed "the Durable Dane".

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Joe Nelson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Joe Nelson age 41 - Joseph George Nelson is a retired Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He is known mainly for his "Vulcan" change up.

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Ed Nelson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Ed Nelson Died at 86 (1928-2014) - Edwin Stafford "Ed" Nelson was an American actor best known for his role as Dr. Michael Rossi in the ABC television series Peyton Place. He was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. ...more

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Byron Nelson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Byron Nelson Died at 94 (1912-2006) - John Byron Nelson, Jr. was an American PGA Tour golfer between 1935 and 1946. Nelson and two other well-known golfers of the time, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead, were born within seven months of each ...more

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Gene Nelson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Gene Nelson Died at 76 (1920-1996) - Gene Nelson is a composer.

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Sandy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Sandy Nelson age 77 - Sander L. "Sandy" Nelson is an American drummer. Nelson, one of the best-known rock drummers of the early 1960s, had several solo instrumental Top 40 hits and was a session drummer on ...more

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Bill Nelson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Bill Nelson age 68 - Bill Nelson is an English guitarist, songwriter, producer, painter, video artist, writer and experimental musician. He currently lives in York.

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George Nelson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
George Nelson age 66 - George Driver "Pinky" Nelson, Ph.D. is an American physicist, astronomer, science educator, and a former NASA astronaut.

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Barry Nelson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Barry Nelson Died at 90 (1917-2007) - Barry Nelson was an American actor, noted as the first actor to portray Ian Fleming's secret agent James Bond.

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Rosemary Nelson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Rosemary Nelson Died at 41 (1958-1999) - Rosemary Nelson was a prominent Irish human rights solicitor who was assassinated by an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in 1999. A bomb exploded under her car at her home in Lurgan, Northern ...more

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Kenneth Nelson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Kenneth Nelson Died at 63 (1930-1993) - Kenneth Nelson was an American actor. Born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Nelson appeared in several television series in the late 1940s, Captain Video and His Video Rangers and The Aldrich ...more

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David Nelson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
David Nelson Died at 75 (1936-2011) - David Oswald Nelson was an American actor, director, producer. He was the elder son of bandleader/TV actor Ozzie Nelson and singer Harriet Hilliard and the older brother of singer Eric

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Natalie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson

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Marilyn Carlson Nelson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson

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Dick Nelson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Dick Nelson Dick Nelson is screenwriter and actor.

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Lori Nelson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Lori Nelson age 83 - Lori Nelson is an American actress and former model.

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Jessie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Jessie Nelson Jessie Nelson is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. She is best known for directing and producing I Am Sam, for which she won the Stanley Kramer Award and the Naguib Mahfouz ...more

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Haywood Nelson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Haywood Nelson age 55 - Haywood Nelson is an American actor. He is best known for having portrayed Dwayne Nelson on the television series What's Happening!! from 1976-1979, and its spin-off series What's Happening ...more

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Jennifer Yuh Nelson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Jennifer Yuh Nelson age 43 - Jennifer Yuh is a film director.

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Tyler Nelson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Tyler Nelson age 24 - Tyler Nelson is a dancer best known for being a star of the musical reality show, Taking the Stage. The show follows his life as junior and senior at S.C.P.A High School. Nelson is often in a ...more

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Bob Nelson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Bob Nelson age 57 - Bob Nelson, is an American stand-up comedian and actor.

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John Allen Nelson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
John Allen Nelson age 57 - John Allen Nelson is an American actor.

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Jerry Nelson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Jerry Nelson Died at 78 (1934-2012) - Jerry L. Nelson was an American puppeteer, best known for his work with The Muppets. Renowned for his wide range of characters and singing abilities, he performed Muppet characters on Sesame ...more

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Reggie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Reggie Nelson age 33 - Reggie Lee Nelson is an American professional football player who is a safety for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. Nelson played college football for the University of ...more

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Sophia A. Nelson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Sophia A. Nelson age 50 - Sophia A. Nelson is an American author, political strategist, opinion writer, and attorney. She was born in Munich, Germany and grew up in Somerdale, New Jersey. Graduating from San Diego State ...more

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Wayne Nelson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Wayne Nelson age 65 - Wayne Nelson is an American musician best known for being a member of the rock band Little River Band.

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Shara Nelson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Shara Nelson age 52 - Shara Nelson is a British singer and songwriter. She worked with Massive Attack in the early 1990s, and as a solo artist garnered five UK Top 40 hit singles. Her 1993 debut album, What Silence ...more

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Adam Nelson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Adam Nelson age 40 - Adam Nelson is an American shot putter and Olympic gold medalist. In 2013, almost a decade after the 2004 Summer Olympics concluded, Nelson was awarded the shot put gold medal after the original ...more

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Sammy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Sammy Nelson age 68 - Samuel "Sammy" Nelson is a Northern Ireland former footballer, who joined Arsenal on his 17th birthday in 1966. Originally a left-winger, Nelson was later moved back into defence to ...more