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Famous Male Dancers

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This list of famous male dancers is ranked by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest male dancers list contains the most prominent and famous dancers who regularly dazzle audiences with their talents. There are thousands of males working as dancers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable male dancer names. Famous men dancers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a guy aspiring to be a famous dancer then the people below should give you inspiration.

No list of famous dancers would be complete without the likes of Archie Alemania and the other top male dancers listed here.

While this isn't a list of all male dancers, it does feature over 400 professional male dancers - both contemporary famous historical dancers. Who are the most famous male dancers? Who are the best male dancers?

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    Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of the ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Social Network, Saturday Night Live, Shrek the Third, Alpha Dog, Bad Teacher, + more
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    Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson family, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)
    • Birthplace: USA, Indiana, Gary
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Men in Black II, Free Willy, Boomerang, Moonwalker, The Wiz, + more
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    Christopher Maurice Brown "Chris" Brown is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows. Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his ...more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Tappahannock, USA, Virginia
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Stomp the Yard, This Christmas, Takers, Think Like A Man, Into the Woods, + more
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    John Travolta
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    John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease. His acting career declined through the 1980s, but enjoyed a ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: USA, Englewood, New Jersey
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: Pulp Fiction, Grease, Carrie, Saturday Night Fever, The Thin Red Line, + more
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    Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice & Slow". The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the Recording ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Faculty, She's All That, The Voice, Killers, Scary Movie 5, + more
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    Chris Jericho
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    Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman. He is best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment, Extreme Championship Wrestling, and ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
    • Profession: Media Personality, Businessperson, Wrestler, Musician, Author, + more
    • Credits: WWE Raw, MacGruber, Dancing with the Stars, WWE NXT, WCW Monday Nitro, + more
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    Joseph Adam "Joe" Jonas is an American singer and actor. He was a member of the Jonas Brothers, a pop-rock band made up of him and his two brothers, Nick and Kevin. He starred as Joseph Lucas on the Disney Channel original series Jonas, and released his debut solo studio album, Fastlife in October 2011.more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Casa Grande, Arizona, USA
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Dancer, + more
    • Credits: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Total Drama, Jonas L.A., + more
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    John Scot Barrowman, MBE, is a Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, presenter and writer who holds both British and American citizenship. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he emigrated to the United States with his family in 1975. Encouraged by his high school teachers, Barrowman studied performing arts at ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor, Singer, Writer, Presenter, Dancer
    • Credits: Arrow, The Untouchables, Zero Dark Thirty, Torchwood, The Super Hero Squad Show, + more
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    James Lance Bass is an American pop singer, dancer, actor, film and television producer, and author. He grew up in Mississippi and rose to fame as the bass singer for the American pop boy band NSYNC. NSYNC's success led Bass to work in film and television. He starred in the 2001 film On the Line, which ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Laurel, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Television producer, Film Producer, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Tropic Thunder, Zoolander, Cursed, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Dancing with the Stars, + more
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    Prince Roger Nelson, known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. A major figure in popular music for over three decades, Prince is renowned as an innovator and is widely-known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence and wide vocal range.more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Batman, Purple Rain, Girl 6, Under the Cherry Moon, Prêt-à-Porter, + more
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    Will.i.am is a winner of the 2013 Honorary Clio Award.more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Musician, + more
    • Credits: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Rio, Freedom Writers, Be Cool, + more
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    Jim Nabors
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    James Thurston "Jim" Nabors is an American actor and singer. Born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama, Nabors moved to southern California because of his asthma. While working at a Santa Monica nightclub, The Horn, he was discovered by Andy Griffith and later joined The Andy Griffith Show, playing Gomer ...more

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Sylacauga, Alabama, USA
    • Profession: Businessperson, Comedian, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: The Andy Griffith Show, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Cannonball Run II, + more
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    Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His double disc albums All Eyez on Me and his Greatest Hits are ...more

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    • Age: Died at 25 (1971-1996)
    • Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Record producer, Poet, Songwriter, Rapper, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Juice, Above the Rim, Poetic Justice, Gridlock'd, Nothing but Trouble, + more
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    Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, voice actor, and choreographer. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii by a family of musicians, Mars began making music at a young age and performed in various musical venues in his ...more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Rio 2, Honeymoon in Vegas
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    Sammy Davis, Jr.
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    Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr., was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was also an actor of stage and screen, musician, and impressionist, noted for his impersonations of actors, musicians and other celebrities. At the age of three Davis began his career in vaudeville with his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1925-1990)
    • Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Diamonds Are Forever, The Cannonball Run, Cannonball Run II, Robin and the Seven Hoods, Porgy and Bess, + more
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    James Brown is a film score composer.more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1933-2006)
    • Birthplace: USA, South Carolina, Barnwell
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Musician, Bandleader, + more
    • Credits: The Blues Brothers, Rocky IV, Blues Brothers 2000, Doctor Detroit, Holy Man, + more
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    Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. Having gained fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, Swayze became popular for playing tough guys and romantic lead males, gaining him a wide fan base with female audiences and gaining him statuses as a teen idol and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1952-2009)
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston
    • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: Donnie Darko, Dirty Dancing, Ghost, The Outsiders, Point Break, + more
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    Benjamin Salisbury
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    Benjamin David Salisbury is an American actor best known for playing the role of Brighton Sheffield on the CBS television sitcom The Nanny from 1993 to 1999.more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, USA, Minnesota
    • Profession: Journalist, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: The Nanny, D3: The Mighty Ducks, Captain Ron, Players, The Oz Kids
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    Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the likeable characters that he played on screen. Best known today for his performances in films such as An American ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1912-1996)
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Highland Park, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Singin' in the Rain, An American in Paris, On the Town, Inherit the Wind, Mickey's Christmas Carol, + more
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    Aaron Charles Carter is an American singer. He came to fame as a pop and hip hop singer in the late 1990s, establishing himself as a star among pre-teen and teenage audiences during the early-first decade of the 21st century with his four studio albums. Born in Tampa, Florida, Carter began performing at ...more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Tampa, USA, Florida
    • Profession: Songwriter, Rapper, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Dancing with the Stars, Popstar, Fat Albert, Liberty's Kids, House of Carters, + more
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