It’s no wonder that there are many renowned people with the surname Harvey, given that it’s a pretty common name. Do you recognize all of the celebrities on this list with the surname Harvey?
We have gathered for you a list of all renowned people with one thing in common: they are all named Harvey. This collection includes photographs of prominent Harveys as well as some information about their life, ranging from athletes, boxers, and actors to musicians, writers, and politicians, there’s even a serial killer on this list. If your surname is also Harvey, you may be related to some of the famous people on this list. Famous Harveys include PJ Harvey, Steve Harvey, and Matt Harvey, but there are many more on this list to learn about besides those three.
1. PJ Harvey
Polly Jean Harvey (born 9 October 1969) is a singer-songwriter, writer, artist, poet, and composer from England. She is best recognized as a vocalist and guitarist, but she also plays a variety of other instruments. PJ Harvey received the NME Award for Outstanding Contribution To Music in 2011. She was given an MBE for services to music in June 2013.
2. Steve Harvey
Broderick Stephen Harvey (born January 17, 1957) is a comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author from the United States. He is the host of The Steve Harvey Morning Program, the Steve talk show, Family Feud, and numerous other shows.
3. Donald Harvey
Donald Harvey (April 15, 1952 – March 30, 2017) was an American serial killer and orderly who claimed to have murdered 87 people, however official estimates place the number of victims between 37 and 57. Harvey had pleaded guilty to murder charges in order to avoid the death penalty and was serving 28 life sentences at the Toledo Correctional Institution in Toledo, Ohio.
4. Matt Harvey
Matthew Edward Harvey (born March 27, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB). Harvey was chosen seventh overall by the Mets in the 2010 MLB draft. Harvey set a new club record with 11 strikeouts in his major league debut on July 26, 2012, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, earning his first career victory.
5. Laurence Harvey
Laurence Harvey (born Laruschka Mischa Skikne; 1 October 1928 – 25 November 1973) was a British Jewish actor of Lithuanian origin. Harvey appeared in theatre, film, and television projects mostly in the United Kingdom and the United States over a quarter-century career.
6. Doug Harvey
Douglas Norman Harvey (December 19, 1924 – December 26, 1989) was a Canadian professional hockey player who competed in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1947 to 1964, then again from 1966 to 1969. He is widely regarded as one of the finest defenders of all time, having won the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league’s best defender seven times.
7. Alex Harvey
Alexander James Harvey was a Scottish rock and blues musician who died on February 4, 1982. Despite a career spanning over three decades, he is best recognized as the frontman of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. He established a reputation as a dynamic live performer during the 1970s glam rock era.
8. Andrew Harvey
Andrew Harvey (born June 9, 1952) is a British author, religious scholar, and mystic traditions teacher best recognized for his popular nonfiction books on spiritual or mystical topics. He has written over 30 books, including The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism, The Direct Path, Way of Passion: A Celebration of Rumi, and The Return of the Mother and Son of Man.
9. William Harvey
William Harvey (1 April 1578 – 3 June 1657) was an English physician who contributed significantly to anatomy and physiology. He was the first known physician to describe in detail the circulation and properties of blood pumped by the heart to the brain and body.
10. Ben Harvey
Ben Harvey is a radio, television, and podcast personality in New York City.
11. Derrick Harvey
Derrick Harvey (born November 9, 1986) is a former defensive end in American football. He was a member of the University of Florida’s BCS National Championship squad while in college. He was picked in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he also played for the Denver Broncos.
12. Don Harvey
Donald Patrick Harvey II, better known as Don Harvey, is an American actor and voice actor. Harvey made his film debut in the late 1980s and has since starred in over 70 feature pictures.
13. Len Harvey
Len Harvey (July 11, 1907 – November 28, 1976) was a Cornish boxer. He was a brilliant defensive fighter who competed in every weight division offered. He was the British Empire’s light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion, as well as the global light-heavyweight champion in Britain from 1939 to 1942.
14. Lilian Harvey
Lilian Harvey (née Helene Lilian Muriel Pape on January 19, 1906 – July 27, 1968) was an Anglo-German actress and singer. She’s best known for her portrayal as Christel Weinzinger in Erik Charell’s 1931 film Der Kongreß tanzt.
15. Alex Harvey
Alex Harvey (born September 7, 1988) is a retired Canadian cross-country skier who has been competing since 2005. Harvey also participates in the Quebec Provincial Cycling Team.