List of people from the Pittsburgh metropolitan area

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This article contains a list of notable people who were born or lived a significant amount of time in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The counties appear after the names below (in parentheses) to denote primary county of origin.

The city of Pittsburgh is the second-largest city and the center of the second largest metro area in the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Artists[edit]

Actresses[edit]

Actors[edit]

Comedians[edit]

Reporters/Anchors[edit]

Media Personalities[edit]

Producers/Directors/Effects[edit]

Music[edit]

Jazz/Soul/R&B/Gospel[edit]

Classics/Standards[edit]

Rock/Alternative[edit]

Country/Folk[edit]

Pop[edit]

Rap/Hip-Hop[edit]

Dancers/choreographers[edit]

Alan Obuzor - dancer, choreographer - founder of Texture Contemporary Ballet

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Visual arts[edit]

Authors[edit]

Athletes[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Pitchers[edit]

Infielders[edit]

Outfielders[edit]

Managers & Coaches[edit]

Baseball contributors[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Forwards/Centers[edit]

Guards[edit]

Basketball Contributors[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

Football[edit]

Coaches:Primarily NFL[edit]

Coaches:Other Football[edit]

Quarterbacks[edit]

Running Backs[edit]

Receivers/Tight Ends[edit]

Offensive Linemen[edit]

Defensive Lineman[edit]

Defensive Backs[edit]

Football Specialists[edit]

  • George Blanda – (Westmoreland) extended career as a punter after being a longtime QB
  • Fred Cox – (Washington) Kicker 1960s and 1970s
  • Pat McAfee – (Allegheny) Punter 2009–present
  • Bert Rechichar – (Fayette) 1952–61, defensive back and sometime kicker, from 1953 to 1970 held the record for longest field goal
  • Tom Skladany – (Allegeny) Punter 1978–83
  • Don Silvestri – (Allegheny) Kicker in the 1990s

Football Contributors[edit]

Golf[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Centers/Wingers[edit]

Defense[edit]

Goalies[edit]

  • John Gibson – (Allegheny)
  • Michael Houser
  • Josh Kassel – (Westmoreland) NCAA goalie, first All-American for Army in 30 years

Hockey Contributors[edit]

Motorsports[edit]

Olympic Sports[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Other Sports[edit]

Industry[edit]

Aviation[edit]

Steel/Metals[edit]

Energy[edit]

Transport[edit]

Finance[edit]

Technology/Communications[edit]

Consumer Goods[edit]

Other Industries[edit]

Labor[edit]

Religion[edit]

Science/Research[edit]

Military[edit]

18th Century Leaders[edit]

19th Century Leaders[edit]

20th Century Leaders[edit]

21st Century Leaders[edit]

Medal Winners: Mexican conflict[edit]

Medal Winners: Civil War[edit]

Medal Winners: Boxer Rebellion[edit]

Medal Winners: World War I[edit]

  • Joe Thompson - (Allegheny) Pitt coach, hall of famer, Medal of Honor winner.

Medal Winners: World War II[edit]

Medal winners: Korea[edit]

Medal Winners: Vietnam[edit]

Medal Winners: Somalia[edit]

Medal winners: Iraq/Afghanistan[edit]

Medal winners: at sea[edit]

Astronauts[edit]

Other military[edit]

Government[edit]

Governors and Mayors[edit]

Congressmen and Senators[edit]

Jurists[edit]

CIA/defense administrators[edit]

White House Cabinet[edit]

Ambassadors[edit]

State legislators[edit]

Other Administrators/Advisors[edit]

Law Enforcement[edit]

  • Thomas Delahanty – Police officer who took a bullet in President Ronald Reagan's 1981 assassination attempt, he was later declared a hero and awarded a medal for bravery
  • Vic Cianca – Pittsburgh traffic cop made famous by Johnny Carson, Candid Camera and Flashdance

Education[edit]

Royalty[edit]

Pets[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fox, Margalit. "Jonathan Wolken, a Founder of Pilobolus, Dies at 60", The New York Times, June 15, 2010. Accessed July 5, 2010.
  2. ^ Previews/Reviews for his dance company Texture Contemporary Ballet in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and City Paper and Tribune Review Dance Magazine 2013 - Alan Obuzor listed as one of 'Top 25 to Watch'
  3. ^ Faure, Stephen. "James Michalopoulos: Adventures in Painting". Inside Northside. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dave Bush Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Reichler, Joseph L., ed. (1979) [1969]. The Baseball Encyclopedia (4th ed.). New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8. 
  6. ^ "Marc Robert Bulger". databaseBasketball.com. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.adm.com/en-US/company/leadership/Pages/default.aspx
  8. ^ German American Corner: ROEBLING, John Augustus (1806–69)
  9. ^ Saxon, Wolfganag. "Jerome Wolken, 82, Scientist Who Gave Sight to Some Blind", The New York Times, May 20, 1999. Accessed July 6, 2010.
  10. ^ "Amzi D. Harmon". Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  11. ^ Woo, Elaine. "Albert L. Gordon dies at 94; attorney fought for gay rights", Los Angeles Times, September 6, 2009. Accessed September 9, 2009.

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