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List of notable or famous disc jockeys from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top disc jockeys born in the United States and even some popular disc jockeys who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American disc jockeys then this list is the perfect resource for you. These disc jockeys are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known disc jockey from the United States is included when available.

List people include Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga and more.

This historic disc jockeys from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American disc jockeys of note?" and "Who are the most famous disc jockeys from the United States?" These prominent disc jockeys of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American disc jockeys.

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 32 Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter. She initially performed in theater, appearing in high school plays, and ...more

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Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 61 Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer. He is best known for his radio show, which was nationally syndicated from 1986 to ...more

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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 62 Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedienne, political activist, writer, producer, and television host. Although Goldberg made her film debut in the avant-garde ensemble film Citizen: I'm ...more

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 74 Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the ...more

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Pauly D is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 37 Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio is an actor an actor, and a disc jockey.

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George Lopez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 56 George Lopez is an American comedian, actor, and talk show host. He is mostly known for starring in his self-produced ABC sitcom George Lopez. His stand-up comedy examines race and ethnic ...more

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Moby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 52 Richard Melville Hall, known by his stage name Moby, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. He is well known for his electronic music, vegan lifestyle, and support of ...more

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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 53 Andre Romelle Young, known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. ...more

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Adam Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
Dec. at 36 (1973-2009) DJ AM was an American DJ, remixer, record producer and musician. Goldstein was a member of the rock band Crazy Town, co-owner of a management company called Deckstar and worked on albums for ...more

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Casey Kasem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
Dec. at 82 (1932-2014) Kemal Amen "Casey" Kasem was an American disc jockey, music historian, radio celebrity, voice actor, and actor, known for being the host of several music radio countdown programs, most ...more

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Bob Crane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
Dec. at 50 (1928-1978) Robert Edward "Bob" Crane was an American actor, drummer, radio host, and disc jockey. Crane began his career as a disc jockey in New York and Connecticut before moving to Los Angeles ...more

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Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 70 Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and occasional actor whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa ...more

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Samantha Ronson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 40 Samantha Judith Ronson is an English singer-songwriter and DJ who lives in Santa Monica, California.

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Lil Jon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 47 Jonathan Smith, better known by his stage name Lil Jon, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and DJ. He was a member of the group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, which he ...more

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Steven Van Zandt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 67 Steven Van Zandt is an American musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, and radio disc jockey, who frequently goes by the stage names Little Steven or Miami Steve. He is a member ...more

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Joseph Simmons is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 53 Joseph Ward Simmons, known by the stage name Rev. Run or DJ Run, is one of the founding members of the influential hip hop group Run–D.M.C.. He is also a practicing minister, known as Reverend ...more

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Danny Masterson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 42 Masterson was born in Garden City, Long Island, New York, to Carol, who was his manager, and Peter Masterson, a State Farm Insurance agent.Was a child model at the tender age of four before ...more

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Mark Ronson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 42 Mark Daniel Ronson is an English musician, DJ, singer, and record producer. While his debut album Here Comes the Fuzz failed to make an impact on the charts, his second album, Version, reached ...more

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Ahmir-Khalib Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 47 Ahmir Khalib Thompson, known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove, is an American drummer, DJ, music journalist, and record producer. He is best known as the drummer and joint frontman for ...more

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Grandmaster Flash and the Furi... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was an influential American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1978. Composed of one DJ and five rappers, the group's use of ...more

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Bob Mould is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 57 Robert Arthur "Bob" Mould is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for alternative rock bands Hüsker Dü in the 1980s and

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Redfoo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 42 Stefan Kendal Gordy, better known by his stage name Redfoo, is an American singer, dancer, record producer, DJ and rapper best known as part of the musical duo LMFAO. He formed the duo with his ...more

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Paul Gambaccini is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 69 Paul Matthew Gambaccini is an American-British radio and television presenter and author in the United Kingdom. He has dual United States and British nationality, having become a British citizen ...more

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Shawn Wayans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 47 Shawn Mathis Wayans is an American actor, DJ, producer, writer and comedian who starred in In Living Color and The Wayans Bros.. He is the brother of Keenen Ivory, Damon, Sr., Marlon, Kim, and ...more

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Fred Norris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 62 Eric Fred Norris is an American radio personality known for being the longest-tenured staff member of The Howard Stern Show aside from Stern himself. He first met Howard Stern while working at ...more

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DJ Envy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 40 Raashaun Casey, known by his professional name DJ Envy, is an American DJ. He is also one of the three hosts of the syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club with Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha ...more

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Fabolous is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 40 John David Jackson, better known by his stage name Fabolous, is an American hip hop recording artist from Brooklyn, New York City. Jackson's career began in 1998; he was a senior in high school ...more

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Jonathan Davis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 47 Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn. Hit Parader ranked Davis at number 16 on a ...more

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Jason Mizell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
Dec. at 37 (1965-2002) Jason William Mizell, better known by his stage name Jam Master Jay, was an American musician and rapper. He was the DJ of the influential hip hop group Run–D.M.C. During the 1980s, Run-D.M.C. ...more

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DJ Khaled is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 42 Khaled Khaled, better known by his stage name DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, rapper, DJ and record label executive. He is a radio host for the Miami-based urban ...more

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Leroy
age 45 Leroy Casey served as DJ for the sketch comedy series In Living Color, from 1991 until 1994. He also appeared in the Keenan Ivory Wayans film A Low Down Dirty Shame as a young police officer, ...more

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Swizz Beatz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 39 Kasseem Dean, better known by his stage name Swizz Beatz, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from New York City, New York. Born and raised in The Bronx, he began his ...more

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James Murphy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 48 James Murphy is an American musician, producer, DJ, and co-founder of record label DFA Records. His most well-known musical project is LCD Soundsystem, which first gained attention with its ...more

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Nina Blackwood is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 62 Nina Blackwood is an American disc jockey and music journalist, who was the first of the original five MTV VJs. She has also been an actress and model.

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Epic Mazur is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 47 Epic Mazur is an American vocalist, rapper, and record producer. He is best known as a founder and frontman of Crazy Town.

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Uncle Kracker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 43 Matthew Shafer, better known by his stage name Uncle Kracker, is an American musician, singer, lyricist, rapper and guitarist. He is influenced by fellow musician Kid Rock.

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Kid Capri is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 51 Kid Capri is the stage name of David Anthony Love, Jr., an American DJ and rapper.

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J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
Dec. at 32 (1974-2006) James Dewitt Yancey, better known by the stage names J Dilla and Jay Dee, was an American record producer and rapper who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, ...more

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Dr. Demento is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 77 Barret Eugene "Barry" Hansen, better known as Dr. Demento, is an American radio broadcaster and record collector specializing in novelty songs, comedy, and strange or unusual ...more

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Junior Vasquez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 68 Junior Vasquez, is an American club DJ and remixer/producer.

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The Polish Ambassador is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
The Polish Ambassador, real name David Sugalski, is an American electronic musician and DJ. Sugalski also performs as Ample Mammal, a musical side project of The Polish Ambassador. As The Polish ...more

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Roy Wood, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 39 Roy Wood, Jr. is a stand-up comedian from Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to his stand-up comic work, he is also known for his prank calls and his work on talk radio. Hailed for his colorblind ...more

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Dave Harris is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 47 Dave Harris is an American disc jockey, songwriter, and musician. He was born in Glasgow, Kentucky and has hosted the syndicated radio show, Retro Rewind since 1999. Harris created Retro Rewind ...more

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Armand Van Helden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 48 Armand van Helden is an American DJ and producer of house music from Boston, Massachusetts. He was one of the main proponents of the genre speed garage, remixing various artists such as Katy ...more

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John Facenda is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
Dec. at 71 (1913-1984) John Thomas Ralph Augustine James Facenda was an American broadcaster and sports announcer. He was a fixture on Philadelphia radio and television for decades, and achieved national fame as a ...more

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Vikter Duplaix is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 35 Vikter Duplaix, is an American singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and DJ. Duplaix has traditional soul singer's beginnings – being raised in both Philadelphia and Augusta, ...more

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Danny .S. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
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George S. Davis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
Dec. at 88 (1904-1992) George S. Davis, known as The Singing Miner, was an American folk singer and songwriter, who worked as a coal miner, and then as a disc jockey on local radio in Hazard, Kentucky from 1947 until

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Fredwreck is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 45 Farid Karam Nassar, better known as Fredwreck, is an American musician and record producer. He got his big break when he became a producer for Dr. Dre's newly founded Aftermath Records label, ...more

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Dan Cunneen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Disc Jockeys from the United States
age 55 Dan Cunneen is a drummer, songwriter, disc jockey, and freelance graphic designer originally from Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.. Cunneen is best known for his drum work with the 1980s Portland, ...more