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List of Famous Private Investigators

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List of famous private investigators, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top private investigators in the world? This includes the most prominent private investigators, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable private investigators is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic private investigators were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned private investigators.

These people, like Anthony Pellicano and John Walsh include images when available.

From reputable, prominent, and well known private investigators to the lesser known private investigators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the private investigator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous private investigators ever?" and "What are the names of famous private investigators?" then you're in the right place. 
  • Anthony Pellicano (born March 22, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois) is a former high-profile Los Angeles private investigator, known as a Hollywood fixer. He notably served a term of thirty months in a federal prison for illegal possession of explosives, firearms and homemade grenades. In 2008, he began serving an additional sentence for subsequent convictions for other crimes, including racketeering and wiretapping. Several other people were also convicted of crimes associated with their involvement with his illegal activities, including his actress girlfriend Sandra Will Carradine (ex-wife of Keith Carradine), film director John McTiernan, Beverly Hills police officer Craig Stevens, Los Angeles...  more
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • John Walsh may refer to:...  more
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Auburn, USA, New York

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  • Ed Gruchalla is a North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing the 45th district since 2007....  more
    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Dawud Wharnsby Ali
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    Dawud Wharnsby (born David Howard Wharnsby on June 27, 1972) is a Canadian Universalist Muslim singer-songwriter, poet, performer, educator and television personality. A multi-instrumentalist, he is best known for his work in the musical/poetic genre of English Language nasheed and spoken word....  more
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Kitchener, Guelph, Canada