Famous People Born In Norfolk

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Patrick Wilson
(Actor and singer Best Known for His Role as ‘Joe Pitt’ in the TV Miniseries ‘Angels in America’)
Patrick Wilson
24
Birthdate: July 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer

Patrick Wilson is an American actor, director, and singer. He is known for his contribution across all the three major acting mediums. Well-known for playing demonologist Ed Warren in popular supernatural horror film, The Conjuring, Patrick Wilson is often cast in horror films, due to which he has earned a reputation as a scream king in Hollywood.

 2 
Grant Gustin
(Actor and Singer Best Known for His Roles as ‘Barry Allen’ in the TV Series ‘The Flash’)
Grant Gustin
43
Birthdate: January 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Grant Gustin is best known as Barry Allen/The Flash from the series The Flash and the entire Arrowverse TV franchise. Fans have also loved him as Sebastian Smythe in the series Glee. He also portrayed Baby John in the Broadway revival of the musical West Side Story.
 3 
Pernell Whitaker
(American Professional Boxer Who Was a Four-Weight World Champion)
Pernell Whitaker
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 14, 2019
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 4 
Rhea Seehorn
(Actress and Director Best Known for Role as ‘Kim Wexler’ in TV Series ‘Better Call Saul’)
Rhea Seehorn
15
Birthdate: May 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
First seen in independent comedy films, Rhea Seehorn gained prominence with her performance in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Her works also include a number of supporting roles and short-lived comedy series. 
 5 
Wayne Newton
(Singer, Actor)
Wayne Newton
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Kam Chancellor
(American Football Player)
Kam Chancellor
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 7 
Timothy Lee Reid
(American Actor, Comedian and Film Director Known for His TV Series ‘Wkrp in Cincinnati’ and ‘Simon & Simon’)
Timothy Lee Reid
2
Birthdate: December 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Timothy Lee Reid, popularly known as Tim Reid, is an American actor and director. He is known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as Venus Flytrap, Simon & Simon, and That '70s Show. The founder of Legacy Media Institute, Reid aims at bringing together leading professionals, young men and women, and outstanding actors through his non-profit organization.

 8 
Clarence Clemons
(Best Known as the Saxophonist of the Rock Band 'The E Street Band')
Clarence Clemons
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 18, 2011

Clarence Clemons, also popular as The Big Man, gained fame as the saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. While he joined the Maryland State College on both football and music scholarships, a car accident later ended his football dreams. He also had his own band, The Red Bank Rockers.

 9 
Nate Parker
(American Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter)
Nate Parker
5
Birthdate: November 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Steve Bannon
(American Media Executive and Former White House's Chief Strategist Under President, Donald Trump)
Steve Bannon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Steve Bannon was the White House chief strategist during the first seven months of President Donald Trump’s administration. Prior to this, he worked as an investment banker and produced several movies as well as documentaries. He also co-founded Breitbart News, a far-right media organization before joining Trump in his 2016 presidential election campaign as CEO.
 11 
Margaret Sullavan
4
Birthdate: May 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 1, 1960
 12 
John Wesley Shipp
(Actor)
John Wesley Shipp
3
Birthdate: January 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 13 
Plaxico Burress
(American Football Player)
Plaxico Burress
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 14 
Bruce Smith
(American football player)
Bruce Smith
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 15 
Rob Estes
(Actor)
Rob Estes
2
Birthdate: July 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 16 
Benjamin Watson
(American Football Player)
Benjamin Watson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 17 
Stephen Furst
(Former Actor known for Kent)
Stephen Furst
4
Birthdate: May 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 16, 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Curtis Strange
(American Professional Golfer Who Was the Winner of Consecutive U.S. Open Titles)
Curtis Strange
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Curtis Strange is a professional golfer turned TV color commentator. He started playing golf as a child and had a brilliant collegiate career. As a professional, he went on to win consecutive US Open titles. He also played in several international tournaments. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He became a commentator after retirement. 

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Gene Vincent
(Musician)
Gene Vincent
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 12, 1971
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 20 
David Wright
(Baseball player)
David Wright
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 21 
Brandon Vera
(Filipino-American Mixed Martial Artist)
Brandon Vera
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra

Born in the US to an Italian mother and a Filipino father, Brandon Vera, better known as The Truth, initially joined college on an athletic scholarship but dropped out to join the US Airforce soon. The black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has also appeared on shows such as Kamandag and Magpakailanman.

 22 
James Joseph Dresnok
(Soldier, Actor)
James Joseph Dresnok
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 31, 2016
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 23 
Joe Smith
(Basketball player)
Joe Smith
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 24 
Justin Upton
(Baseball player)
Justin Upton
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
James Michael McAdoo
(Basketball player)
James Michael McAdoo
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 26 
Ella Baker
(American activist)
Ella Baker
8
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 13, 1986
 27 
Keely Smith
(Jazz Singer Who Released Hits Like ‘That Old Black Magic’ and ‘I Wish You Love’)
Keely Smith
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 16, 2017
 28 
Fred Ottman
(Professional Wrestler)
Fred Ottman
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 29 
Jake E. Lee
(Guitarist)
Jake E. Lee
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
Thurop Van Orman
(Voice actor, Animator)
Thurop Van Orman
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
 31 
Frank Sturgis
(American Spy Who Worked as an Undercover Agent for the CIA)
Frank Sturgis
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 9, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 4, 1993

Frank Sturgis was an American spy who worked as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency. He was counted among the five Watergate burglars whose arrest led to the end of Richard Nixon's presidency. Frank Sturgis served in multiple branches of the US military. He also served in the Cuban Revolution of 1958.

 32 
Joseph Jenkins Roberts
(President)
Joseph Jenkins Roberts
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 15, 1809
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 24, 1876
 33 
Ed Schultz
(American Television and Radio Host)
Ed Schultz
1
Birthdate: January 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 5, 2018
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 34 
Mark Williams
(Basketball player)
Mark Williams
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 2001
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 35 
B. J. Upton
(Baseball player)
B. J. Upton
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
 36 
Lefty Driesell
(Basketball coach)
Lefty Driesell
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 17, 2024
 37 
Larry Sabato
(Political Scientist)
Larry Sabato
4
Birthdate: August 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
 38 
Michael Cuddyer
(Baseball player)
Michael Cuddyer
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
 39 
Lewis Binford
(Archaeologist)
Lewis Binford
1
Birthdate: November 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 11, 2011
 40 
Nate Lowe
(Baseball player)
Nate Lowe
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 41 
Chuck Swirsky
(Basketball player, Radio personality)
Chuck Swirsky
1
Birthdate: January 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 42 
General Johnson
(Singer songwriter, Record producer)
General Johnson
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 13, 2010
 43 
Hunter R. Rawlings III
(Scholar)
Hunter R. Rawlings III
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Crystal Cox
(American Track and Field Athlete)
Crystal Cox
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 45 
Richard Dale
(Naval officer)
Richard Dale
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 6, 1756
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 26, 1826
 46 
John Haines
(Poet)
John Haines
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 2, 2011
 47 
Mason Andrews
(Physician)
Mason Andrews
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 19, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 13, 2006
 48 
Francis Viélé-Griffin
(Poet)
Francis Viélé-Griffin
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 26, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 12, 1937
 49 
Claude Bloodgood
(Chess Player)
Claude Bloodgood
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 4, 2001