Celebrities Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson  

Chris Abraham
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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
age 85
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

Judd Nelson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
age 59
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

Jameer Nelson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
age 37
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

Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
age 33
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

Craig T. Nelson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
age 74
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

Roy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
age 42
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

Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount N... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Dec. 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

Don Nelson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is 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

Tim Blake Nelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
age 54
Timothy "Tim" Blake Nelson is an American actor, writer and director.

Azumah Nelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
age 60
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

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

Ozzie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Dec. 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

Count von Count is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
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

Ricky Nelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Dec. 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

Bill Nelson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
age 76
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

Nelson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is 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

Harriet Nelson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Dec. 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.

Steve Nelson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
age 67
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

Jeff Nelson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
age 52
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

Hawk Nelson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is 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

Kirsten Nelson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
age 48
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

Battling Nelson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Dec. 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".

Joe Nelson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
age 44
Joseph George Nelson is a retired Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He is known mainly for his "Vulcan" change up.

Ed Nelson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Dec. 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

Byron Nelson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Nelson
Dec. 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