List of famous male cowboys, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male cowboys list contains the most prominent and top males known for being cowboys. There are thousand of males working as cowboys in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic cowboys have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a cowboy then the people below should give you inspiration.
List ranges from Don Bendell to John Bomer and more.While this isn't a list of all male cowboys, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male cowboys?" and "Who are the best male cowboys?"
William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers was a Native American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, social commentator and motion picture actor. He was one of the world's most famous stars in the 1920s and 1930s. Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son", Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory. He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies, wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure. By the mid-1930s, the American people adored Rogers. He was the leading political wit of the Progressive Era, and was the top-paid Hollywood movie star at the time. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small ...more
Age: Died at 56 (1879-1935)
Birthplace: Oologah, Rogers County, United States, with Territories, Oklahoma
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John Wesley Hardin was an American outlaw, gunfighter, and controversial folk icon of the Old West. Hardin found himself in trouble with the law at an early age, and spent the majority of his life being pursued by both local lawmen and federal troops during the Reconstruction Era. He often used the residences of family and friends to hide out from the law. Hardin is known to have had at least one encounter with the famous lawman "Wild Bill" Hickok. When he was finally captured and sent to prison in 1878, Hardin claimed to have already killed 42 men, but newspapers of the day had attributed only 27 killings to him up to that point. While in prison, Hardin wrote a factually slanted ...more
Age: Died at 42 (1853-1895)
Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States of Americasee more on John Wesley Hardin
William H. Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid and also known as William Antrim, was a 19th-century gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West. According to legend, he killed twenty-one men, but it is generally believed that he killed eight. He killed his first man on August 17, 1877, at around 17 years old. McCarty was 5 ft 8 in tall with blue eyes, blonde or dirty blonde hair, and a smooth complexion. He was described as being friendly and personable at times, and as lithe as a cat. Contemporaries described him as a "neat" dresser who favored an "unadorned Mexican sombrero". These qualities, along with his cunning and ...more
Age: Died at 22 (1859-1881)
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of Americasee more on Billy the Kid