List of Famous people named Pete

Often it's a shorthand for Peter. Similar names: Peter, Piet, Pit, Peta, Petey, Pita, Pitt, Petya, Petia. Here are some famous Petes:

Pete Davidson

Peter Michael Davidson
First Name Pete
Last Name Davidson
Born on November 16, 1993 (age 29)
Height 187 cm | 6'2

Peter Michael Davidson is an American comedian, actor, writer and producer. He is a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Davidson has also appeared on the MTV shows Guy Code, Wild 'n Out, and Failosophy. He has performed stand-up comedy on Adam DeVine's House Party, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, and guest-starred in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In 2020, he co-wrote and starred in the semi-autobiographical comedy-drama film The King of Staten Island.

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Pete Buttigieg

Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg
First Name Pete
Last Name Buttigieg
Born on January 19, 1982 (age 41)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg is an American politician and former U.S. Navy intelligence officer who is President Joe Biden's nominee for the position of United States secretary of transportation. He was the 32nd mayor of South Bend, Indiana, from 2012 to 2020, earning him the nickname "Mayor Pete".

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Pete Carroll

First Name Pete
Last Name Carroll
Born on September 15, 1951 (age 71)

Peter Clay Carroll is an American football coach who is the head coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He was previously the head coach at USC, where he won six bowl games and a BCS National Championship Game. Carroll is one of only three football coaches who have won both a Super Bowl and a college football national championship.

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Pete Sampras

Petros "Pete" Sampras is an American former professional tennis player. His professional career began in 1988 and ended at the 2002 US Open, which he won, defeating rival Andre Agassi in the final; he is the only man in the open era to have won the final Grand Slam tournament at which he competed.

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Pete Rose

Pete Edward Rose
First Name Pete
Last Name Rose
Born on April 14, 1941 (age 82)

Peter Edward Rose Sr., also known by his nickname "Charlie Hustle", is an American former professional baseball player and manager. Rose played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1963 to 1986, and managed the Cincinnati Reds from 1984 to 1989.

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Pete Hegseth

Peter Brian Hegseth
First Name Pete
Last Name Hegseth
Born on June 6, 1980 (age 42)

Peter Brian Hegseth is an American television host and author.

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Pete Doherty

First Name Pete
Last Name Doherty
Born on March 12, 1979 (age 44)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Peter Doherty is an English musician, songwriter, actor, poet, writer, and artist. He is best known for being co-frontman of The Libertines, which he formed with Carl Barât in 1997. His other musical projects are indie band Babyshambles and Peter Doherty and the Puta Madres.

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Pete Alonso

First Name Pete
Last Name Alonso
Born on December 7, 1994 (age 28)
Height 190 cm | 6'3

Peter Morgan Alonso, nicknamed "Polar Bear", is an American professional baseball first baseman for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut during the 2019 season and broke the major league record for the most home runs by a rookie with 53. He was also the first Mets player to hit 50 or more home runs in a season, setting the Mets' single-season home run record in the process.

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Pete Wentz

Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz II
First Name Pete
Last Name Wentz
Born on June 5, 1979 (age 43)
Height 168 cm | 5'6

Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III is an American musician, singer, songwriter, A&R consultant, author, and record executive. He is best known as the bassist and lyricist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy, since 2001. Before Fall Out Boy, Wentz was a fixture of the Chicago hardcore scene and was the lead singer and songwriter for Arma Angelus, a metalcore band. During Fall Out Boy's hiatus from 2009 to 2012, Wentz formed the experimental, electropop and dubstep group Black Cards. He owns a record label, DCD2 Records, which has signed bands including Panic! at the Disco and Gym Class Heroes.

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Pete Best

First Name Pete
Last Name Best
Born on November 24, 1941 (age 81)
Born in India

Randolph Peter Best is an English musician known as the Beatles' drummer before the band achieved worldwide fame. After he was dismissed from the group in 1962, he started his own band, the Pete Best Four, and later joined many other bands over the years. He is one of several people who have been referred to as the Fifth Beatle.

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Pete Astudillo

First Name Pete
Last Name Astudillo
Born on December 1, 1963 (age 59)

Pedro "Pete" Astudillo is an American singer and songwriter. He was a backup vocalist for Selena y Los Dinos and has released several albums as a solo artist.

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Pete Dunne

First Name Pete
Last Name Dunne
Born on November 9, 1993 (age 29)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Peter Thomas England, better known by his ring name Pete Dunne, is an English professional wrestler and promoter. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the NXT brand and works as a backstage producer on the NXT UK brand. He's a former WWE United Kingdom Champion and also a former NXT Tag Team Champion alongside Matt Riddle, with whom he also won the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

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Pete Sessions

First Name Pete
Last Name Sessions
Born on March 22, 1955 (age 68)

Peter Anderson Sessions is an American politician from Texas who is the Representative for Texas's 17th congressional district. He has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 11 previous terms. He is a member of the Republican Party. He served as the chairman of the House Rules Committee from 2013 to 2019 and is a former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. He was defeated for re-election by Democrat Colin Allred in the November 2018 election. On October 3, 2019, Sessions announced that he was running for Congress again in the 2020 election. He was elected to the 17th district congressional seat on November 3, 2020.

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Pete Souza

Peter Joseph Souza
First Name Pete
Last Name Souza
Born on December 31, 1954 (age 68)

Peter Joseph Souza is an American photojournalist, the former Chief Official White House Photographer for Presidents of the United States Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama and the former director of the White House Photography Office. He was a photographer with The Chicago Tribune, stationed at the Washington, D.C., bureau from 1998 to 2007; during this period he also followed the rise of then-Senator Obama to the presidency.

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Pete Hamill

First Name Pete
Last Name Hamill
Born on June 24, 1935
Died on August 5, 2020 (aged 85)

William Peter Hamill Jr. was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and editor. During his career as a New York City journalist, he was described as "the author of columns that sought to capture the particular flavors of New York City's politics and sports and the particular pathos of its crime." Hamill was a columnist and editor for the New York Post and the New York Daily News.

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Pete Barnes

First Name Pete
Last Name Barnes
Born on August 31, 1945
Died on May 3, 2018 (aged 72)

Peter G. Barnes was a former American football linebacker who played professionally in the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Southern University. He played professionally in the AFL for the Houston Oilers in 1967 and 1968, and the San Diego Chargers in 1969. He then played in the NFL for the Chargers (1970–72), the St. Louis Cardinals (1973–75), and the New England Patriots (1976–77). He was the father of Arizona women's basketball coach Adia Barnes.

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Pete Townshend

Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend
First Name Pete
Last Name Townshend
Born on May 19, 1945 (age 78)
Height 182 cm | 6'0

Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend is an English guitarist, singer and composer. He is co-founder, leader, principal songwriter, guitarist and secondary lead vocalist of the Who, one of the most influential rock bands of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Pete Gaynor

First Name Pete
Last Name Gaynor
Born on November 30, 1957 (age 65)

Peter Thomas Gaynor is an American Certified Emergency Manager who served as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security under President Trump. Gaynor previously served as administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He was appointed as Acting Administrator by President Donald Trump on March 8, 2019, and became Administrator on January 16, 2020.

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Pete Bennett

First Name Pete
Last Name Bennett
Born on March 22, 1982 (age 41)

Peter Alexander Bennett is an English television personality, actor and musician, who rose to fame after winning the seventh series of the Channel 4 reality series Big Brother in 2006. He has Tourette syndrome.

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Pete Holmes

First Name Pete
Last Name Holmes
Born on March 30, 1979 (age 44)
Height 196 cm | 6'5

Peter Benedict Holmes is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and podcaster. Holmes is known for his cheerful personality, self-aware humor, and musings on spirituality and religion, which are all frequent themes across his works.

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