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

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While this isn't a list of all male performance artists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male performance artists?" and "Who are the best male performance artists?"
Joey Arias is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Performance Artists
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Joey Arias is a New York-based performance artist, cabaret singer, and drag artist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Fayetteville, USA, North Carolina

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Spalding Gray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Performance Artists
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Spalding Rockwell Gray was an American actor and writer. He is known for the autobiographical monologues that he wrote and performed for the theater in the 1980s and 1990s. Theater critics John Willis and Ben Hodges described his monologue work as "trenchant, personal narratives delivered on sparse, unadorned sets with a dry, WASP, quiet mania". Gray achieved celebrity status for his monologue Swimming to Cambodia, which was adapted into a film in 1987 by filmmaker Jonathan Demme. Other one-man shows by Gray that were captured on film include Monster in a Box, directed by Nick Broomfield, and Gray's Anatomy, directed by Steven Soderbergh. Gray died in New York City, New York, of an apparent ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 63 (1941-2004)

Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

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Ron Athey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Performance Artists
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Ron Athey is an actor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, Groton

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Luis Alfaro is a renowned Chicano performance artist, writer, theater director, and social activist. His plays and fiction are set in Los Angeles's Chicano barrios, including the Pico Union district, and often feature gay and lesbian and working-class themes. Many of Alfaro's plays also deal with the AIDS pandemic in Latino communities. Noted plays include "Bitter Homes and Gardens," "Pico Union," "Downtown," "Cuerpo Politizado," "Straight as a Line," "Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner," "No Holds Barrio" and "Black Butterfly." Many of these plays have also been published as stories or poetry. Alfaro has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the MacArthur "Genius" Foundation Fellowship in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 55

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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