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

Updated October 21, 2020 837 votes 23 voters 85.6k 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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    Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Bob Dylan

    1941-05-24

    BirthplaceDuluth, Minnesota, United States of America

    Bob Dylan (born May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, poet, and visual... more on Wikipedia

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    Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Robert De Niro

    1943-08-17

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Greenwich Village

    Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. (born August 17, 1943) is an American-Italian actor, producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor, producer and singer. His... more on Wikipedia

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    Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Bob Marley

    1945-02-06

    BirthplaceNine Mile, Jamaica, Jamaica

    Robert Nesta Marley, (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer and songwriter.... more on Wikipedia

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    Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson (born 13 May 1986) is an English actor, model, and musician.... more on Wikipedia

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    Robert Redford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Robert Redford

    1937-08-18

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Charles Robert Redford Jr. (born August 18, 1936) is an American retired actor, director,... more on Wikipedia

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    Robert F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968) was an American politician and... more on Wikipedia

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    Bob Hope is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Bob Hope

    1903-05-29

    BirthplaceEltham, London, United Kingdom

    Leslie Townes Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), known professionally as... more on Wikipedia

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    Robert Mitchum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Robert Mitchum

    1917-08-06

    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

    Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 2, 1997) was an American film actor,... more on Wikipedia
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    Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Robert Plant

    1948-08-20

    BirthplaceWest Bromwich, United Kingdom

    Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, and musician,... more on Wikipedia

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    Bob Barker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Bob Barker

    1923-12-12

    BirthplaceDarrington, Washington, United States of America

    Robert William Barker (born December 12, 1923) is a retired American television game show... more on Wikipedia

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    Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Bobby Flay

    1964-12-10

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert William Flay (born December 10, 1964) is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Bob Odenkirk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Bob Odenkirk

    1962-10-22

    BirthplaceBerwyn, Illinois, United States of America

    Robert John Odenkirk (born October 22, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director,... more on Wikipedia

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    Bob Saget is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Bob Saget

    1956-05-17

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Robert Lane Saget (; born May 17, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television... more on Wikipedia
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    Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Robert Duvall

    1931-01-05

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    Robert Selden Duvall (; born January 5, 1931) is an American actor and filmmaker whose career... more on Wikipedia
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    Bob Seger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Bob Seger

    1945-05-06

    BirthplaceLincoln Park, Michigan, United States of America

    Robert Clark Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. As a... more on Wikipedia

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    Robert Frost is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Robert Frost

    1874-03-26

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was... more on Wikipedia

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    Robert Parish is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Robert Parish

    1953-08-30

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    Robert Parish (born August 30, 1953) is an American retired basketball center who played 21... more on Wikipedia

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    Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Bobby Brown

    1969-02-05

    BirthplaceRoxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Robert Barisford Brown (born February 5, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter, occasional... more on Wikipedia

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    Bob Balaban is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Bob Balaban

    1945-08-16

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Robert Elmer Balaban (born August 16, 1945) is an American actor, author, producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Bob Newhart

    1929-09-05

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, USA

    George Robert Newhart (born September 5, 1929) is an American stand-up comedian and actor,... more on Wikipedia

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    Robert Englund is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Robert Englund

    1947-06-06

    BirthplaceGlendale, California, United States of America

    Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Bob Cousy

    1928-08-09

    BirthplaceYorkville, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert Joseph Cousy (, born August 9, 1928) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    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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    Robert Carlyle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Bob Or Robert In The World?
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    Robert Carlyle

    1961-04-14

    BirthplaceMaryhill, United Kingdom

    Robert Carlyle (born 14 April 1961) is a Scottish actor. His film work includes Trainspotting... more on Wikipedia

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