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Check out our list of famous sports commentators who have made a mark in their field. This list has people from all over the world and contains names such as Deion Sanders, Nate Burleson, Jordan Rodgers, Tazz and Beth Phoenix.
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Joe Rogan
(Podcaster, Sports Commentator)
Joe Rogan
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Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
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Erin Andrews
(Sportscaster and Co-Host of the Show 'Dancing with the Stars')
Erin Andrews
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Birthdate: May 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, United States

Erin Andrews is an American television personality and sportscaster. She is the lead sideline reporter for Fox Sports' NFL broadcasting team. Also known for her charitable work, Andrews played a key role in the Huddle to Fight Hunger campaign, which aimed to raise funds for Feeding America, a non-profit organization. She also serves as an inspiration to those fighting cancer.

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Beth Phoenix
(Professional Wrestler)
Beth Phoenix
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Birthdate: November 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States
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Rio Ferdinand
(Football player)
Rio Ferdinand
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Birthdate: November 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Camberwell, England
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Tara Lipinski
(Figure Skater)
Tara Lipinski
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Birthdate: June 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Kenny Smith
(Basketball Players)
Kenny Smith
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Birthdate: March 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA
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Paul Heyman
(Writer)
Paul Heyman
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Birthdate: September 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scarsdale, New York, USA
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Vin Scully
(Sports Commentator)
Vin Scully
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Birthdate: November 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: August 2, 2022
Vincent Edward Scully, or Vin Scully, is best remembered for his 67-season stint of calling games with the MLB team Los Angeles Dodgers, making him the longest-tenured broadcaster of a single team in the history of sports. He  also served as the lead play-by-play announcer for NBC
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Michael Irvin
(Sports commentator, former American football wide receiver)
Michael Irvin
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Birthdate: March 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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Michael Buffer
(Announcer)
Michael Buffer
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Birthdate: November 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Michael Buffer is an American ring announcer for professional wrestling and boxing matches. He is credited with pioneering an announcing style which involves a distinctive rolling of certain letters. He is also famous for popularizing catchphrases, such as Let's get ready to rumble. Michael Buffer has also appeared in popular talks shows like Late Night with David Letterman.

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Jordan Rodgers
(Former College and Professional American Football Quarterback and Sports Commentator)
Jordan Rodgers
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Birthdate: August 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chico, California, United States

Jordan Rodgers is a sports commentator. He began his career as a professional football quarterback and has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins. He began his broadcasting career in 2016. He participated in and won season 12 of the reality TV show The Bachelorette. His brother Aaron Rodgers is a popular football quarterback. 

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Samoa Joe
(Wrestler)
Samoa Joe
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Birthdate: March 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Orange County, California, United States
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Joe Theismann
(American football player)
Joe Theismann
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Birthdate: September 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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Jim Ross
(Commentator)
Jim Ross
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Birthdate: January 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Bragg, California, United States
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Ken Stabler
(Football player)
Ken Stabler
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Birthdate: December 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Foley, Alabama, United States
Died: July 8, 2015
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Max Kellerman
(Television personality)
Max Kellerman
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Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
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Craig Sager
(Journalist)
Craig Sager
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Birthdate: June 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Batavia, Illinois, U.S.
Died: December 15, 2016
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Skip Bayless
(Sports Columnist and Television Personality Known for His Work as a Commentator on the ESPN2 Show ‘First Take’)
Skip Bayless
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Birthdate: December 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Sports columnist and commentator Skip Bayless is best known for his stints on the ESPN2 show First Take and the Fox show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed. He initially wrote for publications such as the Dallas Times Herald and the Chicago Tribune was voted the Texas Sportswriter of the Year thrice.

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Ted DiBiase
(American Retired Professional Wrestler and One of the Greatest Villains in Pro-Wrestling History)
Ted DiBiase
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Birthdate: January 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Ted DiBiase, or The Million Dollar Man, gained fame as a wrestler and is known for his association with WWE. He was part of WWE’s Legend program and held 30 titles, including the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. After his stints as a commentator and manager, he became a Christian minister.
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Jesse Palmer
(American football player, TV personality)
Jesse Palmer
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Birthdate: October 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
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Sean Duffy
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 7th District (2011 - 2019))
Sean Duffy
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Birthdate: October 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hayward, Wisconsin, United States

Politician, prosecutor, and former sports commentator Sean Duffy is currently a Fox News contributor. He earned a J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law and practiced law for several years before entering public life. He has been both a competitor and commentator on ESPN's Great Outdoor Games. As a politician, he is a member of the Republican Party. 

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Katie Nolan
(Television host)
Katie Nolan
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Birthdate: January 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
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Harry Caray
(Sports commentator)
Harry Caray
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Birthdate: March 1, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 18, 1998
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Bobby Heenan
(Professional wrestler)
Bobby Heenan
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Birthdate: November 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 17, 2017
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Nate Burleson
(Football Commentator)
Nate Burleson
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Birthdate: August 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
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Dennis Miller
(Talk Show Host)
Dennis Miller
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Birthdate: November 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Chris Berman
(Sports commentator)
Chris Berman
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Birthdate: May 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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Don Cherry
(Former Ice Hockey Player and Co-Host of the NHL Broadcast 'Coach's Corner')
Don Cherry
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Birthdate: February 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Canada
If you’re an NHL fan, you must be knowing the name Don Cherry. He had a long hockey career, but he played only one NHL game -the majority of his games came at the AHL. He later gained fame as a co-host of CBS' Coach's Corner. Don Cherry is known for his outspoken opinions, and the knack for inviting controversies.
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Michelle Beadle
(Sports Reporter and Host)
Michelle Beadle
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Birthdate: October 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Italy

Michelle Beadle is a sports reporter best known for her association with the popular cable sports channel, ESPN. Over the years, she has hosted important shows for various networks, including ESPN. Apart from being a sports reporter, Michelle Beadle has also been a Red Carpet reporter for popular shows like Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Tony Awards, and SAG Awards.

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Suzy Kolber
(Sportscasters)
Suzy Kolber
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Birthdate: May 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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John Smoltz
(Baseball Pitcher)
John Smoltz
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Birthdate: May 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warren, Michigan, United States
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Michael Bisping
(Middleweight MMA fighter in UFC, Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion)
Michael Bisping
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Birthdate: February 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nicosia, Cyprus
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Sean Tuohy
(Sports Commentator)
Sean Tuohy
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Birthdate: November 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Tazz
(Commentator)
Tazz
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Birthdate: October 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Mike Golic
(American Football defensive lineman)
Mike Golic
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Birthdate: December 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Willowick, Ohio, USA
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Mike Tirico
(Sports Commentator)
Mike Tirico
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Birthdate: December 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Whitestone, New York, United States
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Corey Graves
(Columnist)
Corey Graves
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Birthdate: February 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Michele Tafoya
(Sportscaster)
Michele Tafoya
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Birthdate: December 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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Denis Law
(Football - Centre forward for Scotland)
Denis Law
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Birthdate: February 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland

After representing teams such as Manchester City and Torino, Scottish footballer Denis Law had a successful stint with Manchester United. Known as The King, he was the only Scottish footballer to earn a Ballon d'Or and the only man to have 2 statues at the Old Trafford.

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Teddy Atlas
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Birthdate: July 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States
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Pam Shriver
(Tennis player)
Pam Shriver
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Birthdate: July 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Gabrielle Reece
(Volleyball Player)
Gabrielle Reece
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Birthdate: January 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Jolla, California, United States
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Vincent Van Patten
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Birthdate: October 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bellerose, New York, USA
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John Riggins
(American Football Players)
John Riggins
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Birthdate: August 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seneca, Kansas, USA
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Aaron Bonne
(Baseball Player)
Aaron Bonne
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Birthdate: March 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: -
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Pat Summerall
(American Football Player)
Pat Summerall
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Birthdate: May 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lake City, Florida, United States
Died: April 16, 2013
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Tom Heinsohn
(Basketball Player and Coach)
Tom Heinsohn
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Birthdate: August 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 9, 2020
Tom Heinsohn is remembered for his 6-decade-long association with the NBA team Boston Celtics, first as a forward/center player, and then as a coach and a broadcaster. He was instrumental in forming the NBA Players Association. Heinsohn was part of the 17 NBA Championship wins of the Celtics.
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Don Drysdale
(Baseball Player)
Don Drysdale
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Birthdate: July 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Van Nuys, California, USA
Died: July 3, 1993
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Rebecca Lobo
(Basketball player)
Rebecca Lobo
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Birthdate: October 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut
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Isa Guha
(English Cricket Commentator and Former Cricketer Who Played as a Right-Arm Fast-Medium Bowler and Right-Handed Batter)
Isa Guha
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Birthdate: May 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
British cricket commentator and TV/radio sportscaster Isa Guha is also a former cricketer who has been part of the English squads of the 2005 and the 2009 World Cups, winning the latter with the squad. She was named the 2002 BBC Asian Network Sports Personality of the Year.