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This list of famous male dancers is ranked by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest male dancers list contains the most prominent and famous dancers who regularly dazzle audiences with their talents. You might also be interested in celebrities who stared as backup dancers and these funny GIFs of people dancing horribly. There are thousands of males working as dancers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable male dancer names. Famous men dancers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a guy aspiring to be a famous dancer then the people below should give you inspiration.

No list of famous dancers of the present and history would be complete without the likes of Michael Flatley, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and the other top male dancers listed here. Also featuring popular artists who dance, like Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, and Chris Brown, this list has them all. 

While this isn't a list of all male dancers, it does feature over 400 professional male dancers - both contemporary famous historical dancers. Who are the most famous male dancers? Who are the best male dancers?

Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Dancers
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Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of the boy band NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. During the group's hiatus, Timberlake released his solo studio albums Justified and FutureSex/LoveSounds; the former spawned hits "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body", while the latter debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 and produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "SexyBack", "My Love", and "What ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 37

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Memphis

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Love Actually, Get Smart, Inside Llewyn Davis, Bad Boys II

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#34 on The Hottest Men Of 2018, Ranked

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#82 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Dancers
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Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with breaking down racial barriers ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: This Is It, Michael Jackson: Thriller, The Wiz, Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory

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#5 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#2 on The Best Singers of All Time

#63 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

#44 on The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

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Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Dancers
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Christopher Maurice Brown "Chris" Brown is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows. Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his self-titled debut studio album the following year. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. With his first single "Run It!" peaking atop the US Billboard Hot 100, Brown became the first male artist as a lead since Diddy in 1997 to have his debut single top the chart. His second album Exclusive ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 28

Birthplace: Tappahannock, Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Ted, The Bling Ring, Step Up, Rio 2

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#99 on The Hottest Men Of 2018, Ranked

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#52 on The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time

#6 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

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John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Dancers
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John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease. His acting career declined through the 1980s, but enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s with his role in Pulp Fiction, and he has since continued starring in more recent films such as Face/Off, Swordfish, and Wild Hogs. Travolta was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in Get Shorty. In 2014, he received the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Dancer

Credits: Pulp Fiction, Grease, Face/Off, Bolt

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#64 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#96 on Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100

#67 on The Best Living American Actors

#92 on The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

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