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Famous People Named Boris 

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Who knew there were so many famous people named Boris in the world? Our list of celebrities named Boris includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Boriss below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Boris, actors named Boris, and much more. Boris Karloff, Boris Becker, and Boris Diaw are only a few of the well-known people named Boris on this list.
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Boris Karloff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Actor, Voice acting

Age: Dec. at 82 (1887-1969)

Birthplace: East Dulwich, London, United Kingdom

William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), better known by his stage name Boris Karloff (), was an English actor who was primarily known for his roles in horror films. He ...more

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Boris Diaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Basketball player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France

Boris Babacar Diaw-Riffiod, better known as Boris Diaw (born April 16, 1982), is a French retired professional basketball player. Diaw, who began his professional career in Pro A, returned to ...more

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Boris Kodjoe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Fashion Model, Actor

Age: 45

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe (; born March 8, 1973), better known as Boris Kodjoe, is an Austrian-born actor of German and Ghanaian descent known for his roles as Kelby in the ...more

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Boris Yeltsin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Politician

Age: Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)

Birthplace: Butka, Russia, Russia

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin (Russian: Бори́с Никола́евич Е́льцин, IPA: [bɐˈrʲis nʲɪkɐˈlaɪvʲɪtɕ ˈjelʲtsɨn] (listen); 1 February 1931 – 23 April 2007) was a Soviet and Russian politician who served ...more

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Boris Pasternak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Boris Pasternak Poet, Novelist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 70 (1890-1960)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (; Russian: Бори́с Леони́дович Пастерна́к, IPA: [bɐˈrʲis lʲɪɐˈnʲidəvʲɪtɕ pəstɨrˈnak]; 10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1890 – 30 May 1960) was a Russian poet, novelist, ...more

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Boris Shakhlin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Boris

Age: Dec. at 76 (1932-2008)

Birthplace: Ishim, Tyumen Oblast, Russia

Boris Anfiyanovich Shakhlin (Russian: Борис Анфиянович Шахлин; 27 January 1932 – 30 May 2008) was a Soviet gymnast who was the 1960 Olympic all-around champion and the 1958 all-around World ...more
Boris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Editor, Politician, Journalist

Age: 54

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

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (; born 19 June 1964) is a British politician, serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2019. He has ...more

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Boris Malenko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Wrestler

Age: Dec. at 61 (1933-1994)

Birthplace: New Jersey, United States of America

Lawrence J. Simon (June 28, 1933 – September 1, 1994), better known by the ring name, Boris Malenko (Russian: Бори́с Маленко́, tr. pron, IPA: [bɐˈrʲis mɐlˈɛnko]), was an American professional ...more
Boris Vian is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Journalist, Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 39 (1920-1959)

Birthplace: Ville-d'Avray, France

Boris Vian (French: [bɔʁis vjɑ̃]; 10 March 1920 – 23 June 1959) was a French polymath: writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer. Today he is remembered ...more
Boris Izaguirre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Television director, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 53

Birthplace: Venezuela, Caracas

Boris Rodolfo Izaguirre Lobo (born September 29, 1965 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan-Spanish screenwriter, journalist, writer, TV host and showman. Izaguirre wrote the scripts of some of the ...more
Boris Sagal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 58 (1923-1981)

Birthplace: Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Eurasia, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

Boris Sagal (October 18, 1923 – May 22, 1981) was a Ukrainian-American television and film director.
Boris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Boris (ボリス, Borisu) is a Japanese experimental music band formed in 1992 in Tokyo and composed of drummer Atsuo Mizuno, guitarist/bassist Takeshi Ohtani and guitarist/keyboardist Wata. All three ...more

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Boris Lagutin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Boris

Age: 80

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Boris Nikolayevich Lagutin (Russian: Борис Николаевич Лагутин) (born 24 June 1938 in Moscow) was possibly the most celebrated of Soviet boxers. During his career as a boxer, he has won 241 ...more
Boris Yegorov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Astronaut, Physician

Age: Dec. at 57 (1937-1994)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Boris Borisovich Yegorov (Russian: Борис Борисович Егоров, Boris Borisovich Egorov; November 26, 1937, Moscow – September 12, 1994, Moscow) was a Soviet physician-cosmonaut who became the first ...more
Boris Volynov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 84

Birthplace: Irkutsk, Russia

Boris Valentinovich Volynov (Russian: Бори́с Валенти́нович Волы́нов; born 18 December 1934) is a Soviet cosmonaut who flew two space missions of the Soyuz programme: Soyuz 5, and Soyuz 21. He ...more
Boris Berezovsky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Pianist

Age: 50

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Boris Vadimovich Berezovsky (Russian: Бори́с Вади́мович Березо́вский) is a Russian pianist.

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Boris Dittrich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Politician

Age: 60

Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands

Boris Ottokar Dittrich (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈboːrɪz ˈditrix]; born 21 July 1955) is a Dutch politician of the Democrats 66 (D66) party and jurist. He is a Member of the Senate since 11 June ...more
Boris Weisfeiler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Mathematician, Professor

Birthplace: Soviet Union

Boris Weisfeiler (born 1941 – disappeared 1985) was a Soviet-born mathematician and professor at Penn State University who lived in the United States before disappearing in Chile in 1985. ...more

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Boris Mikhailov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Boris

Age: 74

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Boris Petrovich Mikhailov (Russian: Бори́с Петро́вич Миха́йлов; born October 6, 1944) is a former Soviet ice hockey player. In 2000, he was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame.
Boris Zubry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Novelist, Inventor, Writer

Age: 68

Boris Morukov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Physician

Age: 68

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Boris Vladimirovich Morukov (Russian: Бори́с Влади́мирович Моруков; 1 October 1950 – 1 January 2015) was a Russian physician at the State Research Center RF-Institute for Biomedical Problems ...more
Boris Kustodiev is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Artist

Age: Dec. at 49 (1878-1927)

Birthplace: Astrakhan, Russia

Boris Mikhaylovich Kustodiev (Russian: Бори́с Миха́йлович Кусто́диев; 7 March [O.S. 23 February] 1878 – 28 May 1927) was a Russian and Soviet painter and stage designer.
Boris Said is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Race car driver

Age: Dec. at 40 (1962-2002)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Boris Said III (born September 18, 1962) is an American professional race car driver. His father, Bob Said, was a Formula 1 race driver and US Olympic bobsled driver in 1968 and 1972. His NASCAR ...more
Boris Gardiner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Singer

Age: 76

Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Boris Gardiner (born 13 January 1943) is a Jamaican singer, songwriter and bass guitarist.
Boris Grebenshchikov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Boris
Film Score Composer, Poet, Guitarist

Age: 65

Birthplace: Northwestern Federal District, Eurasia, Russia, Saint Petersburg

Boris Borisovich Grebenshchikov (Russian: Бори́с Бори́сович Гребенщико́в; born (1953-11-27)27 November 1953), stage name Boris Grebenshikov, also known as Boris Purushottama Grebenshikov, is one ...more