List of Famous people named Fred

Name Fred is among the most common names in USA, Canada. Often it's a shorthand for Frederick. Similar names: Frederick, Freddie, Freddy, Frida, Frieda, Freda, Fredy, Fredi, Fredo, Freida, Frido, Friede. Here are some famous Freds:

Fred Hampton

First Name Fred
Born on August 30, 1948
Died on December 4, 1969 (aged 21)

Fredrick Allen Hampton was an American activist and revolutionary socialist. He came to prominence in Chicago as chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP), and deputy chairman of the national BPP. In this capacity, he founded the Rainbow Coalition, a prominent multicultural political organization that initially included the Black Panthers, Young Patriots, and the Young Lords, and an alliance among major Chicago street gangs to help them end infighting and work for social change.

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Fred Hiatt

Frederick Samuel Hiatt
First Name Fred
Born on April 30, 1955
Died on December 6, 2021 (aged 66)

Frederick Samuel Hiatt was an American journalist and editor. He was the editorial page editor of The Washington Post. He also wrote editorials for the page, as well as a biweekly column which appeared on Mondays.

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Fred Willard

Frederic Charles Willard
First Name Fred
Born on September 18, 1933
Died on May 15, 2020 (aged 86)
Height 187 cm | 6'2

Frederick Charles Willard Jr. was an American actor, comedian, and writer. He was best known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap; the Christopher Guest mockumentaries Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots; and the Anchorman films.

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Fred Sirieix

First Name Fred
Born on January 27, 1972 (age 52)

Fred Sirieix is a French maître d'hôtel best known for appearing on Channel 4's First Dates, and BBC Two's Million Pound Menu. Sirieix grew up in Limoges, France and trained to work in front of house in a Michelin-starred restaurant in France before working at La Tante Claire in London. Until 2019 he was the general manager of Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows at the London Hilton. Sirieix is the founder of National Waiters Day, the training tool the Art of Service, and the Galvin Cup and Galvin's Chance charities. He helped to launch the Right Course, which teaches prisoners about the service industry, and has also released a book called First Dates: The Art of Love and a music track, "La Vie Continue". He has been featured in an ITV show, with Gordon Ramsay and Gino D'Acampo, entitled Gino, Gordon and Fred: Road Trip (2019), and Remarkable Places to Eat on BBC Two (2019).

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Fred Armisen

First Name Fred
Born on December 4, 1966 (age 57)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Fereydun Robert "Fred" Armisen is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002 until 2013. Armisen has portrayed characters in comedy films, including EuroTrip, Anchorman, and Cop Out. With his comedy partner Carrie Brownstein, Armisen was the co-creator and co-star of the IFC sketch comedy series Portlandia. Armisen founded ThunderAnt.com, a website that features the comedy sketches created with Brownstein, and is the bandleader and frequent drummer for the Late Night with Seth Meyers house band, The 8G Band.

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Fred VanVleet

Fredderick Edmund VanVleet Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Fred Savage

Frederick Aaron Savage
First Name Fred
Born on July 9, 1976 (age 47)
Height 172 cm | 5'8

Frederick Aaron Savage is an American actor and television director, known for his role as Kevin Arnold in the American television series The Wonder Years. He has earned several awards and nominations, such as People's Choice Awards and Young Artist Awards. He is also known for playing the Grandson in The Princess Bride, and voiced Oswald the blue octopus in Oswald.

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Fred Dinenage

First Name Fred
Born on June 8, 1942 (age 81)

Frederick Edgar Dinenage MBE is an English television presenter, broadcaster and author. His television career has spanned more than 50 years. On October 11th 2021 he announced his retirement from Meridian news at Christmas following a career spanning nearly 60 years.

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Fred Couples

First Name Fred
Born on October 3, 1959 (age 64)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Frederick Steven Couples is an American professional golfer who has competed on the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions. A former World No. 1, he has won 64 professional tournaments, most notably the Masters Tournament in 1992, and the Players Championship in 1984 and 1996.

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Fred Hampton, Jr.

First Name Fred
Born on December 29, 1969 (age 54)

Fred Hampton Jr. is an American political activist who is the only child of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton. He is the president and chairman of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee and the Black Panther Party Cubs.

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