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

Updated February 12, 2021 721 votes 35 voters 18.1k views78 items

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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!

  • 1

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007. Vermont's at-large Congressman from 1991 to 2007, he is...  more

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  • 2

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Bernard Jeffrey McCullough (October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008), better known by his stage name Bernie Mac, was an American comedian, actor, and voice actor. Born and raised on Chicago's South Side,...  more

    #102 of 391 The 100+ Funniest People Of All Time#16 of 247 The Funniest Stand-Up Comedians Of All Time#121 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

  • 3

    BirthplaceSleaford, United Kingdom

    Bernard John Taupin (born 22 May 1950) is an English-American lyricist, poet, and singer. He is best known for his long-term collaboration with Elton John, having written the lyrics for most of...  more
  • 4

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    Bernard Sumner (born 4 January 1956) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He is a founding member of both Joy Division and New Order and is widely credited with the latter...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, USA, Minnesota

    Bernie Leadon (pronounced led-un; born July 19, 1947) is an American musician, songwriter and founding member of the Eagles. Prior to the Eagles, he was a member of three pioneering and highly...  more

    #336 of 645 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time#47 of 79 The Greatest Banjo Players of All Time#54 of 62 The Best Banjo Players in the World

  • 6

    BirthplaceLong Branch, New Jersey, United States of America

    George Bernard "Bernie" Worrell, Jr. (April 19, 1944 – June 24, 2016) was an American keyboardist and composer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking...  more

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  • 7

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Bernard Lawrence Madoff (April 29, 1938 – April 14, 2021) was an American market maker, investment advisor, financier, and convicted fraudster who served a federal prison sentence for offenses...  more

    #28 of 35 Famous People with Literal (and Hilarious) Names#7 of 18 The Most Infamous Ponzi Schemes in History#86 of 138 Famous People Who Died In 2021

  • 8

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Bernard Morton Kopell (born June 21, 1933) is an American character actor known for his roles as Siegfried in Get Smart from 1966 to 1969 and as Dr. Adam Bricker ("Doc") on The Love Boat from 1977 to...  more
  • 9


    Bernard Joseph Cribbins, OBE (born 29 December 1928) is an English character actor, comedy actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian with a career spanning over seventy years. He came to...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceGreenville, USA, North Carolina

    Bernard Edwards (October 31, 1952 – April 18, 1996) was an American bass player, singer, songwriter and record producer, known primarily for his work in disco music with guitarist Nile Rodgers, with...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceStepney, East London, United Kingdom

    Bernard Bresslaw (25 February 1934 – 11 June 1993) was an English comic actor, best remembered as a member of the Carry On team. ...  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    John Bernard Lee (10 January 1908 – 16 January 1981), known as Bernard Lee, was an English actor, best known for his role as M in the first eleven Eon-produced James Bond films. Lee's film career...  more
  • 13

    BirthplacePort Talbot, Wales, UK

    Bernard Lawson (11 May 1927 – 14 December 2016), better known as Bernard Fox, was a Welsh actor. He is best remembered for his roles as Dr. Bombay in the comedy fantasy series Bewitched (1964–1972),...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceWyco, West Virginia, United States of America

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

    BirthplaceColombo, Sri Lanka

    Bernard "Bernie" White (born June 8, 1959) is a Sri Lankan–American actor, screenwriter and film director.Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka and raised in Detroit, White received his bachelor's degree in...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceUxbridge, England, London

    Bernard James Miles, Baron Miles, CBE (27 September 1907 – 14 June 1991) was an English character actor, writer and director. He opened the Mermaid Theatre in London in 1959, the first new theatre...  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Bernard Blier (11 January 1916 – 29 March 1989) was a French character actor. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where his father, a researcher at the Pasteur Institute, was posted at the...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceToowong, Australia

    Bernard Fanning (born 15 August 1969) is an Australian musician and singer-songwriter. He was the lead vocalist of Queensland alternative rock band Powderfinger from its formation in 1989 to its...  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceÉpinal, France

    Bernard Peiffer (pie-fer) (23 October 1922 – 7 September 1976) was a French jazz pianist, composer, and teacher. His nickname was "Le Most", for his piano skills....  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceCamden, South Carolina, United States of America

    Bernard Mannes Baruch (; August 19, 1870 – June 20, 1965) was an American financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, he devoted his...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceBlackley, United Kingdom

    Bernard Hill (born 17 December 1944) is an English film, stage and television actor. He is known for playing Yosser Hughes, the troubled "hard man" whose life is falling apart in Alan Bleasdale's...  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceBuckingham, United Kingdom

    Bernard John Marsden 'Bernie Marsden' (born 7 May 1951) is an English rock and blues guitarist. He is primarily known for his work with Whitesnake, having written or co-written with David Coverdale...  more
  • 23

    BirthplaceBolton, United Kingdom

    Bernard Kay (born Bernard Frederic Bemrose Kay, 23 February 1928 – 25 December 2014) was an English actor with an extensive theatre, television, and film repertoire....  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceStamford Hill, London, United Kingdom

    Bernard Joseph Butler (born 1 May 1970) is an English musician, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as the first guitarist with Suede, until his departure in 1994. He has been hailed by...  more
  • 25

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    Bernard Jules Brillstein (April 26, 1931 – August 7, 2008) was an American film and television producer, executive producer, and talent agent. He began his career in the 1950s at the William Morris...  more
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