Famous People Born In Jacksonville

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Ron DeSantis
(46th Governor of Florida )
Ron DeSantis
249
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo

The current governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis became the youngest incumbent governor of a US state at the age of 42. Also an attorney and naval officer, Ron DeSantis was honored with the Bronze Star Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his military service.

 2 
Gary Rossington
(Musician)
Gary Rossington
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 3 
Johnny Van Zant
(Singer)
Johnny Van Zant
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
 4 
Ashley Greene
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Alice Cullen’ in the ‘Twilight Saga’ Film Series)
Ashley Greene
17
Birthdate: February 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces

Ashley Greene is an American actress best known for portraying Alice Cullen in The Twilight Saga. Also known for her good looks, Greene has been featured on magazines like the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. She has also been honored by PETA for supporting Avon's no testing on animals’ policy.

 5 
Ronnie Van Zant
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist)
Ronnie Van Zant
15
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 20, 1977
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Sable
(Retired Professional Wrestler)
Sable
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 7 
Dexter Jackson
(American Retired IFBB Professional Bodybuilder)
Dexter Jackson
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 8 
Pat Boone
(Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)
Pat Boone
17
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Khandi Alexander
(Dancer, Actress)
Khandi Alexander
7
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: September 4, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 10 
David Duval
(Former World No. 1 Golfer Who Competed on the PGA Tour)
David Duval
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 11 
Bob Hayes
(The Only Athlete to Win Both an Olympic Gold Medal and a Super Bowl Ring)
Bob Hayes
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 18, 2002

Bob Hayes was an American athlete and a football player. An Olympic gold medalist and a Super Bowl ring winner, Hayes was inducted into both Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. He won gold medal in 100m and 4 x 100m relay in 1964 Tokto Oympics  Hayes was once regarded as the world's fastest human.

 12 
Grayson Allen
(Basketball player)
Grayson Allen
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 13 
Allen Collins
(Guitarist)
Allen Collins
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 23, 1990
 14 
RJ Cyler
(Actor)
RJ Cyler
17
Birthdate: March 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Mase
(American Rapper and Songwriter)
Mase
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 16 
Kelly Kelly
(American Professional Wrestler and Model)
Kelly Kelly
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 17 
Brian Dawkins
(American Football Players)
Brian Dawkins
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 18 
Mac Jones
(Football player)
Mac Jones
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 19 
Callie Hernandez
(Actresses)
Callie Hernandez
4
Birthdate: May 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 20 
Osiris Williams
(American Rapper and Singer-Songwriter)
Osiris Williams
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
 21 
Dan Peña
(Businessman)
Dan Peña
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
 22 
Hayden Hurst
(Football player)
Hayden Hurst
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 23 
James Weldon Johnson
8
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 17, 1871
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 26, 1938
 24 
Butch Trucks
(Musician)
Butch Trucks
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 11, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 24, 2017
 25 
Scott McKenzie
(Singer)
Scott McKenzie
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 18, 2012
 26 
Jack Youngblood
(American Former Professional Football Player Who Was a Defensive End)
Jack Youngblood
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Known for his 14-year stint with the NFL team Los Angeles Rams, football defensive end Jack Youngblood was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The seven-time Pro Bowl is also a five-time consensus All-Pro. He is also a known name in broadcasting and has penned a memoir, too.

 27 
Rick Dees
(Best Known for His Internationally Syndicated Radio Show 'The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown')
Rick Dees
4
Birthdate: March 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces

Rick Dees is an American comedian, entertainer, radio personality, voice artist, and actor. He is credited with co-founding Fine Living which was later renamed Cooking Channel. He is also credited with creating an internationally syndicated radio program named Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown. He has been inducted into the Broadcast Hall of Fame.

 28 
Nathan Peterman
(American football player)
Nathan Peterman
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 29 
Paula Kelly
(Actress, Dancer)
Paula Kelly
1
Birthdate: October 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 8, 2020
 30 
Thom Tillis
(Politician)
Thom Tillis
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
 31 
Frankie Manning
(Dancer and choreographer)
Frankie Manning
2
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 27, 2009
 32 
Leonard Skinner
(Basketball coach, Businessman)
Leonard Skinner
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 20, 2010
 33 
Randy Gregory
(American Football Player)
Randy Gregory
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 34 
Daniel Murphy
(Baseball player)
Daniel Murphy
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 35 
Ray Mercer
(American Professional Boxer and WBO Heavyweight Champion in 1991)
Ray Mercer
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 36 
Harold Carmichael
(American football player)
Harold Carmichael
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 37 
Javon Wims
(American Football Player)
Javon Wims
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 38 
Theodore Roosevelt V
(Investment Banker, Managing Director at Barclays Capital Corporation)
Theodore Roosevelt V
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 39 
John Chaney
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
John Chaney
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 29, 2021
 40 
Jessica Jerome
(American Ski Jumper)
Jessica Jerome
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 41 
Tullian Tchividjian
Tullian Tchividjian
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer

Tullian Tchividjian is an American author and pastor who has written several books about Christianity. He has also contributed to a variety of Christian publications in addition to appearing on several major TV news programs. Tullian Tchividjian is credited with founding an Evangelical Presbyterian Church congregation as well as starting an unaffiliated church named The Sanctuary. 

 42 
Patty Moise
(American Racing Automobile Driver)
Patty Moise
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 43 
Garrett Scantling
(American Decathlete)
Garrett Scantling
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 44 
Sam Rivers
(American Musician, Bassist and Backing Vocalist of the Rock Band 'Limp Bizkit')
Sam Rivers
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
 45 
Jay Barrs
(American Archer)
Jay Barrs
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 46 
Dee Brown
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Dee Brown
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 47 
Ron Wright
(Politician, Businesspeople)
Ron Wright
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 7, 2021
 48 
Brad Mehldau
(Jazz pianist)
Brad Mehldau
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
 49 
Cliff Avril
(American football player)
Cliff Avril
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 50 
Josh Sitton
(American Football Player)
Josh Sitton
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)