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List of famous people named Bob, along with photos. How many celebrities named Robert can you think of? The famous Bobs below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Robert, athletes named Bob, and even political figures named Robert. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Bob? Add them to the list.

You may know Bob Saget from his famous role as Danny Tanner on the hit 90's sitcom, Full House. But, ironically enough, he's a stand up comic who's most famous for his extremely dirty and cuss jokes. There are some musical Bob's on this list as well. Bob Marley, known for his Jamaican reggae music, and has been known as one of the world's best selling artists of all time. Bob Dylan was a folk-rock singer/song-writer who had won countless awards and was extremely influential during anti-war and civil rights movements.
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 53

Birthplace: Manhattan, 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 career has been characterized by critical and popular notoriety in his youth, followed by a period of ...more

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 77

Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America

Bob Dylan (born May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, poet, and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than fifty years. Much of his most ...more

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 75

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

Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. (, Italian: [de ˈniːro]; born August 17, 1943) is an American-Italian actor, producer, and director. He is a recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy ...more

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Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 32

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson (born 13 May 1986) is an English actor, model, and musician. After starting to act at the local theatre club at the age of 15, he began his film career by playing ...more

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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Dec. at 36 (1945-1981)

Birthplace: Nine Mile, Jamaica, Jamaica

Robert Nesta Marley, (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer and songwriter. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by blending elements of reggae, ...more

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Robert Redford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 81

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Charles Robert Redford Jr. (born August 18, 1936) is an American retired actor, director, producer, and businessman. He is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival. Redford began acting on ...more

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Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 88

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Robert Selden Duvall (; born January 5, 1931) is an American actor and filmmaker whose career spans more than six decades. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards (winning for his ...more

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Bobby Ryan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 31

Birthplace: Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Bobby Ryan (born Robert Shane Stevenson; March 17, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL) He was ...more

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Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 29

Birthplace: Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

Robert Lee Griffin III (born February 12, 1990), nicknamed RG3 or RGIII, is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more

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Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 70

Birthplace: West Bromwich, United Kingdom

Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. Plant enjoyed great success ...more

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Bob Hope is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Dec. at 100 (1903-2003)

Birthplace: Eltham, London, United Kingdom

Leslie Townes Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), known professionally as Bob Hope, was an American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. ...more

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Bob Lilly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 76

Birthplace: Olney, Texas

Robert Lewis Lilly (born July 26, 1939), nicknamed "Mr. Cowboy", is a former American football defensive tackle and photographer. After a college career at Texas Christian University ...more

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Bobby Bell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 78

Birthplace: Shelby, North Carolina, United States of America

Bobby Lee Bell Sr (born June 17, 1940) is a former professional American football linebacker and defensive end. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of ...more

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Bobby Jindal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 47

Birthplace: Area code 225, East Baton Rouge Parish, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (born June 10, 1971) is an American politician who served as the 55th Governor of Louisiana from 2008 to 2016. Jindal previously served as a member of the U.S. ...more

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Robert Mitchum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Dec. at 80 (1917-1997)

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 2, 1997) was an American film actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in ...more

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Robert Carlyle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 57

Birthplace: Maryhill, United Kingdom

Robert Carlyle (born 14 April 1961) is a Scottish actor. His film work includes Trainspotting (1996), The Full Monty (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), and Angela's Ashes (1999). He has ...more

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Robert Parish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 65

Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana

Robert Parish (born August 30, 1953) is an American retired basketball center who played 21 seasons in the NBA, tied for the most in league history. He played an NBA-record 1,611 regular season ...more

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Robert Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Dec. at 27 (1911-1938)

Birthplace: Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States of America

Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American blues singer, songwriter and musician. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar ...more

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Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 50

Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Robert Barisford Brown (born February 5, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, dancer and actor. Brown started his career in the R&B and pop group New Edition, from its ...more

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Bob Seger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 73

Birthplace: Lincoln Park, Wayne County, Metro Detroit, Michigan, Downriver, + more

Robert Clark Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and ...more

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Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 90

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

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Robert F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Dec. at 43 (1925-1968)

Birthplace: Eastern United States, Brookline, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America, + more

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Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 70

Birthplace: Evansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

Robert Allen Griese (pronounced GREE-see; born February 3, 1945) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in ...more

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Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Age: 89

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

George Robert Newhart (born September 5, 1929) is an American stand-up comedian and actor, noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery. Newhart came to prominence in 1960 when his ...more

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Bob Hoskins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Bob or Robert
Dec. at 72 (1942-2014)

Birthplace: Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom

Robert William Hoskins (26 October 1942 – 29 April 2014) was an English actor. His work included lead roles in Pennies from Heaven (1978), The Long Good Friday (1980), Mona Lisa (1986), Who ...more

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