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Famous Male Figure Skaters

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of male ice skaters in it, like Johnny Weir and Brian Boitano. Featuring Olympic medalists, openly gay skaters, and more, this list has them all!

While this isn't a list of all male figure skaters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male figure skaters?" and "Who are the best male figure skaters?"

  • John Garvin Weir (born July 2, 1984) is an American figure skater, fashion designer, and television commentator. He is a two-time Olympian, the 2008 World bronze medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, the 2001 World Junior Champion, and a three-time U.S. national champion (2004–2006). He is also known for his sports commentary with Tara Lipinski, as well as his work in LGBTQ activism....  more
    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Figure Skater, Athlete
    • Credits: Vancouver 2010: Winter Olympics Highlights

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    Scott Hamilton

    Scott Scovell Hamilton (born August 28, 1958) is a retired American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. He won four consecutive U.S. championships (1981–84), four consecutive World Championships (1981–84), and a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics. His signature move is a backflip, a feat that few other figure skaters could perform and which is against U.S. Figure Skating and Olympic competition rules, but which he would include in his exhibition routines as an amateur to please the crowd and in his professional competition routines. He is also recognized for his innovative footwork sequences.In retirement, he has been involved in charitable work and is the author of three books....  more
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Figure Skater, Television producer, Actor
    • Credits: Blades of Glory, The Apprentice, Skating with Celebrities, Nine Dog Christmas: The Movie, On Edge


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  • Charles Allen "Charlie" White Jr. (born October 24, 1987) is an American ice dancer. With partner Meryl Davis, he is the 2014 Olympic Champion, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, a two-time (2011, 2013) World champion, five-time Grand Prix Final champion (2009–2013), three-time Four Continents champion (2009, 2011, 2013) and six-time U.S. national champion (2009–2014). They also won a bronze medal in the team event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Davis and White teamed up in 1997 and they are currently the longest-lasting dance team in the United States. They are the first American ice dancers to win the World title, as well as the first Americans to win the Olympic title. At the 2006 NHK...  more
    • Age: 32
    • Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Figure Skater, Athlete
    • Credits: Dancing with the Stars

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    Brian Boitano

    Brian Anthony Boitano (born October 22, 1963) is an American figure skater from Sunnyvale, California. He is the 1988 Olympic champion, the 1986 and 1988 World Champion, and the 1985–1988 U.S. National Champion. He turned professional following the 1988 season. He returned to competition in 1993 and competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics, where he placed sixth....  more
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Mountain View, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Figure Skater, Actor
    • Credits: Ice Princess, Blades of Glory, Carmen on Ice


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