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

Actresses

Actors

Comedians

Reporters and anchors

Media personalities

Producers, directors, and effects

Music

Jazz, soul, R&B, and gospel

Classics and standards

Rock and alternative

Country and folk

Pop

Rap and hip-hop

Dancers and choreographers

Visual arts

Authors

Athletes

Baseball

Pitchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Managers and coaches

Baseball contributors

Basketball

Coaches

Forwards and centers

Guards

Basketball contributors

Boxing

Figure skating

Football

Coaches: primarily NFL

Coaches: other football

Quarterbacks

Running backs

Receivers and tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Defensive backs and linebackers

Football specialists

  • George Blanda (Westmoreland) - had extended career as a punter after being a longtime quarterback
  • 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
  • Don Silvestri (Allegheny) - kicker in the 1990s
  • Tom Skladany (Allegheny) - punter 1978–83

Football contributors

Golf

Hockey

Centers and wingers

Defense

Goalies

Hockey contributors

Motorsports

Olympic sports

Soccer

Tennis

Wrestling

Other sports

Industry

Aviation

Steel and metals

Energy

Transport

Finance

Technology and communications

Consumer goods

Other industries

Labor

Religion

Science and research

Military

18th-century leaders

19th-century leaders

20th-century leaders

21st-century leaders

Medal winners: Mexican conflict

Medal winners: Civil War

Medal winners: Boxer Rebellion

Medal winners: World War I

  • Joe Thompson (Allegheny) - Pitt coach, Hall of Famer, Medal of Honor recipient

Medal winners: World War II

Medal winners: Korea

Medal winners: Vietnam

Medal winners: Somalia

Medal winners: Iraq and Afghanistan

Medal winners: at sea

Astronauts

Other military

Government

Governors and mayors

Congressmen and senators

Jurists

CIA and defense administrators

White House cabinet

Ambassadors

State legislators

Other administrators and advisors

Law enforcement

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

Education

Royalty

Pets

See also

References

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