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Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard 

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If your name is Bernie, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Bernie or Bernard, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Bernie can you think of? The famous Bernards below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Bernie, athletes named Bernie, and even political figures named Bernie. The music industry is no stranger to the name Bernard, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Bernard are worth mentioning? This list includes Bernie Mac, Bernie Sanders, Bernard King and Bernard Hopkins. To read more about these notable people named Bernard, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 51 (1957-2008)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

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 ...more

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Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Politician, Researcher, Carpenter

Age: 77

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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, ...more

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Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Basketball player

Age: 62

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Bernard King (born December 4, 1956) is an American retired professional basketball player at the small forward position in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played 14 seasons with ...more

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Bernard Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Actor, Athlete, Professional Boxer

Age: 54

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Bernard Humphrey Hopkins Jr. (born January 15, 1965) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 2016. He is one of the most successful boxers of the past three decades, ...more

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Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Guitarist, Baseball player, Musician

Age: 50

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bernabé Williams Figueroa Jr. (born September 13, 1968) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball player and musician. He played his entire 16-year career in Major League Baseball ...more

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Bernard Foley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Rugby Player

Age: 29

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Bernard Foley is an Australian rugby player with the New South Wales Waratahs in Super Rugby. He can cover both Fullback and Fly-half.
Bernie Kosar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
American football player

Age: 55

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio

Bernard Joseph Kosar Jr. (born November 25, 1963) is a former American football quarterback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL). Kosar played for the Cleveland Browns ...more

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Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Investment broker, Businessperson, Investor

Age: 80

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Bernard Lawrence Madoff (; born April 29, 1938) is an American former market maker, investment advisor and financier who is currently serving a federal prison sentence for offenses related to a ...more

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Bernie Parent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Ice Hockey Player

Age: 73

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Bernard Marcel Parent (born April 3, 1945) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey goaltender who played 13 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, Boston ...more

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Bernard Pollard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Bernard Pollard American football player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Bernard Karmell Pollard (born December 23, 1984) is a former American football safety. He played college football at Purdue University, and was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second ...more
Bernard Herrmann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Conductor, Film Score Composer, Composer

Age: Dec. at 64 (1911-1975)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Bernard Herrmann (born Max Herman; June 29, 1911 – December 24, 1975) was an American composer best known for his work in composing for motion pictures. As a conductor, he championed the music ...more

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Bernard Hill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 74

Birthplace: England

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 ...more
Bernie Geoffrion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Ice Hockey Player

Age: Dec. at 75 (1931-2006)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Joseph Bernard André Geoffrion (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔfʁjɔ̃]; February 16, 1931 – March 11, 2006), nicknamed Boom Boom, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. ...more
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Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein Military Officer

Age: Dec. at 89 (1887-1976)

Birthplace: Kennington

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, (; 17 November 1887 – 24 March 1976), nicknamed "Monty" and "The Spartan General", was a senior ...more
Bernie Federko is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Ice Hockey Player

Age: 62

Birthplace: Foam Lake, Canada

Bernard Allan "Bernie" Federko (born May 12, 1956) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey centre of Ukrainian ancestry who played fourteen seasons in the National Hockey League ...more
Bernard Pierce is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
American football player

Age: 28

Birthplace: Ardmore, Pennsylvania

Bernard Hayward Pierce (born May 10, 1990) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Temple University. He was drafted by the Baltimore ...more
Bernie Leadon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Songwriter, Musician

Age: 71

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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
Bernard Baruch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Businessperson, Politician, Investor

Age: Dec. at 95 (1870-1965)

Birthplace: Camden, 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 ...more
Bernard Arnault is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Business magnate, Businessperson

Age: 69

Birthplace: Roubaix, France

Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault (French: [bɛʁnaːʁ aʁno]; born 5 March 1949) is a French business magnate, investor, and art collector. Arnault is the Chairman and Chief Executive of LVMH ...more
Bernard Bresslaw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Actor

Age: Dec. at 59 (1934-1993)

Birthplace: England, East London

Bernard Bresslaw (25 February 1934 – 11 June 1993) was an English comic actor, best remembered as a member of the Carry On team.
Bernie Kopell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Actor

Age: 85

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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 ...more
Bernie Nicholls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Ice Hockey Player

Age: 57

Birthplace: Haliburton County, Canada

Bernard Irvine Nicholls (born June 24, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre, who played over 1000 games in the National Hockey League (NHL). His junior career was spent with ...more
Bernard Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Actor

Age: Dec. at 73 (1908-1981)

Birthplace: Brentford, London, United Kingdom

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 ...more
Bernard Cribbins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 90

Birthplace: England

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
Bernard Sumner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Bernie & Bernard
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: 63

Birthplace: Eurasia, Manchester, United Kingdom, England

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 ...more