This list contains information about famous Navy SEALS, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Among the most respected and feared soldiers on the planet, Navy SEALs are trained for the sea, air, and land. Just to become Navy SEALs, these soldiers must complete what is widely considered the toughest training in any military worldwide.
Who is the most famous Navy SEAL? Jesse Ventura tops our list. Following his service on the Underwater Demolition Team, Ventura was a pro wrestler and Governor of Minnesota.
Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history, achieved a new level of posthumous fame when his book, American Sniper, was adapted into 2014's biggest movie. Marcus Luttrell detailed his combat experience in his book Lone Survivor, which was also adapted into a popular film.
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Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell detailed his harrowing Afghanistan combat experience in his bestselling book Lone Survivor.
The book was later turned into a hit film with Mark Wahlberg playing Luttrell.
Navy SEAL William H. McRaven served as Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, which oversees the Special Operations of the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps.
He then became the chancellor of the University of Texas system, before stepping down, citing health reasons.
Chuck Pfarrer became an author, novelist, and screenwriter after he left the Navy.
Some of his screenwriting credits include Darkman, Hard Target and, of course, Navy SEALs.
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After joining the Navy at just 17, Scott Helvenston became the youngest person to ever complete Navy SEAL training.
Working the private sector, he appeared on a variety of reality TV programs. He was killed in Fallujah, Iraq, while working as a security contractor for Blackwater Security in a 2004 incident that sparked international shock and outrage.