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Famous Male Clowns

Updated June 8, 2017 5.4k views62 items

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 (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer who raped, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois (a part of metropolitan Chicago). All of Gacy's known murders were committed inside his Norwood Park ranch house. His victims were typically induced to his address by force or deception, and all except one of his victims were murdered by either asphyxiation or strangulation with a makeshift garrote, as his first victim was stabbed to death. Gacy buried 26 of his victims in the crawl space of his home. Three other victims were buried elsewhere on his property, while the bodies of his last four... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. 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 Eheart (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) professionally known as Red Skelton was an American comedy entertainer. He was best known for his national radio and television acts between 1937 and 1971, and as host of the television program The Red Skelton Show. He has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio and television, and also appeared in burlesque, 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, and then... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1913-1997)
    • Birthplace: Vincennes, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Robert James Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004) was an American television producer and actor. He created and played the title role in the children's television program Captain Kangaroo, which ran from 1955 to 1984, the longest-running nationally broadcast children's television program of its day.Keeshan also played the original Clarabell the Clown on the Howdy Doody television program.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1927-2004)
    • Birthplace: USA, New York, Lynbrook
  • Gordon James Ramsay (born 8 November 1966) is a British chef, restaurateur, writer, television personality and food critic. He was born in Johnstone, Scotland, and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. His restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total and currently hold a total of seven. His signature restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London, has held three Michelin stars since 2001. Appearing on the British television miniseries Boiling Point in 1998, by 2004 Ramsay had become one of the best-known and most influential chefs in the UK.As a reality television personality, Ramsay is known for his fiery temper, strict demeanour, and frequent use of expletives. He... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Johnstone, United Kingdom

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