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50+ Famous Juniors

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This list of famous juniors has been loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, and athletes are juniors. Some of these celebrities kept the "Jr." in their names, while others dropped it. Some of these famous folks even adopted stage names. One famous junior comes from a famous family of comedians and another is from a long legacy of race car drivers.

Who is the most famous person who is a junior? Will Smith tops our list. Smith was born Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. on September 25, 1968. Robert Downey, Jr. is another famous actor who was named after his father. He was born on April 4, 1965 and has appeared in such hit films as Iron Man and Zodiac.

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  • Will Smith
    Photo: Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 3.0
    Will Smith was born Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. on September 25, 1968.
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Robert Downey Jr.
    Photo: Edgar Meritano / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 3.0
    Robert Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965.
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Lil Wayne was born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. on September 27, 1982.
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Hollygrove, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Marlon Brando
    Photo: Library of Congress / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
    Marlon Brando was born Marlon Brando, Jr. on April 3, 1924.
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1924-2004)
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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