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List of famous male clowns, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male clowns list contains the most prominent and top males known for being clowns. There are thousand of males working as clowns in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic clowns have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a clown then the people below should give you inspiration.

Toby Philpott and Andy the Clown are only the beginning of the people on this list.

While this isn't a list of all male clowns, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male clowns?" and "Who are the best male clowns?"
John Wayne Gacy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Clowns
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John Wayne Gacy, Jr., also known as the Killer Clown, was an American serial killer and rapist who was convicted of the sexual assault and murder of a minimum of 33 teenage boys and young men in a series of killings committed between 1972 and 1978 in Chicago, Illinois. All of Gacy's known murders were committed inside his Norwood Park Township home. His victims would typically be lured to this address by force or deception, and all but one victim were murdered by either asphyxiation or strangulation with a tourniquet. Gacy buried 26 of his victims in the crawl space of his home. Three further victims were buried elsewhere on his property, while the bodies of his last four known victims were ...more

Age: Died at 52 (1942-1994)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Red Skelton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Clowns
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Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton was an American entertainer best known for his national radio and television acts between 1937 and 1971 and as host of the television program The Red Skelton Show. Skelton, who has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio and television, also appeared in vaudeville, films, nightclubs, and casinos, all while he pursued an entirely separate career as an artist. Skelton began developing his comedic and pantomime skills from the age of 10, when he became part of a traveling medicine show. He then spent time on a showboat, worked the burlesque circuit, then entered into vaudeville in 1934. The Doughnut Dunkers, a pantomime sketch of how different ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1913-1997)

Birthplace: Vincennes, Indiana, United States of America

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Bob Keeshan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Clowns
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Robert James "Bob" Keeshan was an American television producer and actor. He is most notable as the title character of the children's television program Captain Kangaroo, which became an icon for millions of people during its 30-year run from 1955 to 1984. Keeshan also played the original "Clarabell the Clown" on the Howdy Doody television program. ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1927-2004)

Birthplace: Lynbrook, New York, United States of America

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#84 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

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Gordon Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Clowns
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Gordon James Ramsay, Jr, OBE is a Scottish born British chef and restaurateur.His restaurants have been awarded 15 Michelin stars in total and currently hold 14. His signature restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London, has held 3 Michelin stars since 2001. Ramsay is known for presenting TV programmes about competitive cookery and food, such as the British series Hell's Kitchen, The F Word, and Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, along with the American versions of Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior and Hotel Hell. ...more

Age: 51

Birthplace: Johnstone, United Kingdom

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#1 on The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs

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