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Who Is The Most Famous Bernie or Bernard In The World?

Updated February 12, 2021 633 votes 22 voters 16.5k views78 items

List RulesVote up all of the Bernies and Bernards you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Bernie or Bernard can you think of? The famous Bernies and Bernards below have many different professions, including notable actors named Bernard, famous athletes named Bernie, and even political figures named Bernie.

Bernie Sanders is certainly one of the most famous Bernies on this list. One of the U.S. politicians named Bernie, he has served as a senator from Vermont since 2007. Previously, he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 until 2007.

Another of the famous people with the first name Bernie is Bernie Mac. He was a stand-up comedian and the star of The Bernie Mac Show. Along with Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and D.L. Hughley, he appeared in the 2000 film The Original Kings of Comedy.

There are also many athletes named Bernie and Bernard on this list, such as football player Bernard Pierce, baseball player Bernie Williams, and rugby player Bernard Foley. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Bernie or Bernard? Just add them to the list!

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  • Bernie Mac1
    21

    Bernie Mac

    1957-10-05

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Bernard Jeffrey McCullough (October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008), better known by his stage name...  more

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  • Bernie Sanders2
    20

    Bernie Sanders

    1941-09-08

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician who has served as the...  more

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  • Bernard Sumner3
    17

    Bernard Sumner

    1956-01-04

    BirthplaceEurasia, Manchester, United Kingdom, England

    Bernard Sumner (born 4 January 1956) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record...  more
  • Bernie Taupin4
    17

    Bernie Taupin

    1950-05-22

    BirthplaceSleaford, United Kingdom

    Bernard John Taupin (born 22 May 1950) is an English-American lyricist, poet, and singer. He...  more

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    #16 of 225 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters#55 of 355 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

  • Bernie Leadon5
    12

    Bernie Leadon

    1947-07-19

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    Bernie Leadon (pronounced led-un; born July 19, 1947) is an American musician, songwriter and...  more
  • Bernie Kopell6
    17

    Bernie Kopell

    1933-06-21

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Bernard Morton Kopell (born June 21, 1933) is an American character actor known for his roles...  more
  • Bernie Worrell7
    17

    Bernie Worrell

    1944-04-19

    BirthplaceLong Branch, New Jersey, United States of America

    George Bernard "Bernie" Worrell, Jr. (April 19, 1944 – June 24, 2016) was an American...  more

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  • Bernard Madoff8
    17

    Bernard Madoff

    1938-04-29

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Bernard Lawrence Madoff (; born April 29, 1938) is an American former market maker,...  more

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  • Bernard Cribbins9
    15

    BirthplaceEngland

    Bernard Joseph Cribbins, OBE (born 29 December 1928) is an English character actor, comedy...  more
  • Bernard Edwards10
    12

    Bernard Edwards

    1952-10-31

    BirthplaceGreenville, North Carolina, United States of America

    Bernard Edwards (October 31, 1952 – April 18, 1996) was an American bass player, singer,...  more
  • Bernard Bresslaw11
    11

    BirthplaceEngland, East London

    Bernard Bresslaw (25 February 1934 – 11 June 1993) was an English comic actor, best remembered...  more
  • Bernard Lee12
    14

    Bernard Lee

    1908-01-10

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    John Bernard Lee (10 January 1908 – 16 January 1981), known as Bernard Lee, was an English...  more
  • Bernard Fox13
    11

    Bernard Fox

    1927-05-11

    BirthplacePort Talbot, United Kingdom

    Bernard Lawson (11 May 1927 – 14 December 2016), better known as Bernard Fox, was a Welsh...  more
  • Bernie Casey14
    11

    Bernie Casey

    1939-06-08

    BirthplaceUSA, West Virginia, Wyco, West Virginia

    Bernard Terry Casey (June 8, 1939 – September 19, 2017) was an American actor, poet, and...  more
  • Bernard White15
    15

    Bernard White

    1959-06-08

    BirthplaceColombo, Sri Lanka

    Bernard "Bernie" White (born June 8, 1959) is a Sri Lankan–American actor, screenwriter and...  more
  • Bernard Miles16
    8

    Bernard Miles

    1907-09-27

    BirthplaceEurasia, Uxbridge, London Borough of Hillingdon, United Kingdom, London

    Bernard James Miles, Baron Miles, CBE (27 September 1907 – 14 June 1991) was an English...  more
  • Bernard Blier17
    14

    Bernard Blier

    1916-01-11

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Bernard Blier (11 January 1916 – 29 March 1989) was a French character actor. He was born in...  more
  • Bernard Fanning18
    14

    Bernard Fanning

    1969-08-15

    BirthplaceToowong, Australia

    Bernard Fanning (born 15 August 1969) is an Australian musician and singer-songwriter. He was...  more
  • Bernard Peiffer19
    8

    Bernard Peiffer

    1922-10-23

    BirthplaceÉpinal, France

    Bernard Peiffer (pie-fer) (23 October 1922 – 7 September 1976) was a French jazz pianist,...  more
  • Bernard Baruch20
    11

    Bernard Baruch

    1870-08-19

    BirthplaceCamden, South Carolina, United States of America

    Bernard Mannes Baruch (; August 19, 1870 – June 20, 1965) was an American financier, stock...  more
  • Bernard Hill21
    11

    Bernard Hill

    1944-12-17

    BirthplaceBlackley, United Kingdom

    Bernard Hill (born 17 December 1944) is an English film, stage and television actor. He is...  more
  • Bernard Kay22
    12

    Bernard Kay

    1928-02-23

    BirthplaceEngland, Bolton

    Bernard Kay (born Bernard Frederic Bemrose Kay, 23 February 1928 – 25 December 2014) was an...  more
  • Bernard Butler23
    8

    Bernard Butler

    1970-05-01

    BirthplaceStamford Hill, London, United Kingdom

    Bernard Joseph Butler (born 1 May 1970) is an English musician, songwriter and record...  more
  • Bernie Brillstein24

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    Bernard Jules Brillstein (April 26, 1931 – August 7, 2008) was an American film and television...  more
  • Bernie LaBarge25
    10

    Bernie LaBarge

    1953-03-11

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Bernie LaBarge (born March 11, 1953) is a Canadian guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ...  more