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Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?

Updated October 21, 2020 865 votes 34 voters 87.9k views102 items

List RulesVote up all of the famous Bobs and Roberts you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Bob can you think of? The famous Bobs and Roberts below have many different professions, including notable actors named Robert, famous musicians named Bob, and even politicians named Bob.

Robert Downey Jr. is certainly one of the most famous Roberts on this list. One of the famous actors named Robert, he is best known for portraying Iron Man in the movies of the Marvel Universe. He has also starred in such films as The Judge, Sherlock Holmes, and Tropic Thunder.

Another of the famous people with the first name Bob is Bob Dylan. To date, the iconic singer-songwriter has released 39 studio albums and 12 live albums.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous men named Robert, Bob, or Bobby? Just add them to the list!

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  • 26
    Bob Griese
    10

    Bob Griese

    1945-02-03

    BirthplaceEvansville, Center Township, Indiana, USA

    Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945) is a former American football quarterback who... more on Wikipedia

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  • 27
    Bobby Darin
    11

    Bobby Darin

    1936-05-14

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 28
    Bobby Orr
    7

    Bobby Orr

    1948-03-20

    BirthplaceParry Sound, Canada

    Robert Gordon Orr, OC (born March 20, 1948) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey... more on Wikipedia

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  • 29
    Bob Hoskins
    11

    Bob Hoskins

    1942-10-26

    BirthplaceEast of England, Suffolk, St Edmundsbury, Eurasia, United Kingdom

    Robert William Hoskins (26 October 1942 – 29 April 2014) was an English actor. His work... more on Wikipedia

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  • 30
    Robert Johnson
    11

    Robert Johnson

    1911-05-08

    BirthplaceHazlehurst, Mississippi, United States of America

    Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer, songwriter... more on Wikipedia

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    Robert Mueller
    11

    Robert Mueller

    1944-08-07

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert Swan Mueller III (; born August 7, 1944) is an American lawyer and government official... more on Wikipedia
  • 32
    Robert Griffin III

    BirthplaceOkinawa Prefecture, Japan

    Robert Lee Griffin III (born February 12, 1990), nicknamed RG3 or RGIII, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 33
    Robert Altman
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    Robert Altman

    1925-02-20

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    Robert Bernard Altman (; February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 34
    Robert Mugabe
    12

    Robert Mugabe

    1924-02-21

    BirthplaceZvimba District

    Robert Gabriel Mugabe (; Shona: [muɡaɓe]; born 21 February 1924) is a Zimbabwean revolutionary... more on Wikipedia

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  • 35
    Bob Dole
    8

    Bob Dole

    1923-07-22

    BirthplaceRussell, Kansas, USA

    Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) is a retired American politician, statesman, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 36
    Bob Kane
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    Bob Kane

    1915-10-24

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert Kane (born Robert Kahn ; October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic... more on Wikipedia

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    #59 of 105 The Most Influential Contemporary Americans#31 of 55 The Greatest Batman Artists of All Time

  • 37
    Robert Wagner
    11

    Robert Wagner

    1930-02-10

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Robert John Wagner Jr. (born February 10, 1930) is an American actor of stage, screen, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 38
    Bobby Bell
    7

    Bobby Bell

    1940-06-17

    BirthplaceShelby, North Carolina, United States of America

    Bobby Lee Bell Sr (born June 17, 1940) is a former professional American football linebacker... more on Wikipedia

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  • 39
    Bobby Charlton
    7

    Bobby Charlton

    1937-10-11

    BirthplaceAshington, United Kingdom

    Sir Robert Charlton (born 11 October 1937) is an English former footballer who played as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 40
    Bobby Layne
    7

    Bobby Layne

    1926-12-19

    BirthplaceSanta Anna, Texas, United States of America

    Robert Lawrence Layne (December 19, 1926 – December 1, 1986) was an American football... more on Wikipedia

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  • 41
    Bob Pettit
    8

    Bob Pettit

    1932-12-12

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Robert Lee Pettit Jr. (born December 12, 1932) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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  • 42
    Bobby Ryan
    5

    Bobby Ryan

    1987-03-17

    BirthplaceCherry Hill, New Jersey

    Bobby Ryan (born Robert Shane Stevenson; March 17, 1987) is an American professional ice... more on Wikipedia

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  • 43
    Bob McAdoo
    5

    Bob McAdoo

    1951-09-25

    BirthplaceGreensboro, North Carolina

    Robert Allen McAdoo (born September 25, 1951) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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  • 44
    Robert Lewandowski

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Second Polish Republic

    Robert Lewandowski (born 21 August 1988) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 45
    Bobby Fischer
    7

    Bobby Fischer

    1943-03-09

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Robert James Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 46
    Bobby Hull
    7

    Bobby Hull

    1939-01-03

    BirthplaceBelleville, Canada

    Robert Marvin Hull, OC (born January 3, 1939) is a Canadian former ice hockey player who is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 47
    Bobby Jindal
    5

    Bobby Jindal

    1971-06-10

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

    Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (born June 10, 1971) is an American politician who served as the 55th... more on Wikipedia

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  • 48
    Bobby Lashley
    7

    Bobby Lashley

    1976-07-16

    BirthplaceJunction City, Kansas, United States of America

    Franklin Roberto "Bobby" Lashley (born July 16, 1976) is an American professional wrestler and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 49
    Bob Feller
    5

    Bob Feller

    1918-11-03

    BirthplaceVan Meter, Iowa, United States of America

    Robert William Andrew Feller (November 3, 1918 – December 15, 2010), nicknamed "The Heater... more on Wikipedia

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  • 50
    Bobby Moore
    4

    Bobby Moore

    1941-04-12

    BirthplaceBarking, London, United Kingdom

    Robert Frederick Chelsea Moore OBE (12 April 1941 – 24 February 1993) was an English... more on Wikipedia

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