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Who Is The Most Famous Brendan In The World?

Updated January 31, 2021 550 votes 25 voters 8.0k views66 items

List RulesVote up all of the Brendans you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Brendan can you think of? The famous Brendans below have many different professions, including notable actors named Brendan, famous musicians named Brendan, and even athletes named Brendan.

Brendan Fraser is certainly one of the most famous Brendans on this list. One of the famous actors named Brendan, he is best known for playing Rick O'Connell in The Mummy franchise. He also appeared in such movies as Encino Man, Gods and Monsters, and School Ties.

Another of the famous people with the first name Brendan is Brendan Gleeson. He won an Emmy Award for playing Winston Churchill in Into the Storm. Cold Mountain, Gangs of New York, and Michael Collins are also among his notable projects.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Brendan? Just add them to the list!

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    Brendan Fraser

    1968-12-03

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, USA

    GenderMale

    Brendan James Fraser ( FRAY-zər; born December 3, 1968) is an American-Canadian actor. He is best known for playing Rick O'Connell in The Mummy trilogy (1999, 2001, 2008), as well as for leading...  more

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    Brendan Gleeson

    1955-03-29

    BirthplaceDublin, Ireland

    GenderMale

    Brendan Gleeson (born 29 March 1955) is an Irish actor and film director. He is the recipient of three IFTA Awards, two BIFA Awards, and an Emmy Award and has been nominated twice for a BAFTA Award...  more

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    Brendan Behan

    1923-02-09

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    GenderMale

    Brendan Francis Aidan Behan (christened Francis Behan) ( BEE-ən; Irish: Breandán Ó Beacháin; 9 February 1923 – 20 March 1964) was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright who wrote...  more
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    Brendan Beiser

    1970-04-17

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Brendan Joseph Beiser (born April 17, 1970) is a Canadian actor best known for his performance as Agent Pendrell in the science fiction television show The X-Files....  more
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    Brendan Benson

    1970-11-14

    BirthplaceRoyal Oak, Michigan

    GenderMale

    Brendan Benson (born November 14, 1970) is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He plays guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, and drums. He has released six solo albums and is a member of the band...  more
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    Brendan Canning

    1969-01-01

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    GenderMale

    Brendan Canning (born 1969 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian indie rock performer. He is a founding member of the band Broken Social Scene and a former member of By Divine Right, Blurtonia, Valley...  more
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    Brendan Hansen

    1981-08-15

    BirthplaceHaverford, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Brendan Joseph Hansen (born August 15, 1981) is an American former competition swimmer who specialized in breaststroke events. Hansen is a six-time Olympic medalist, and is also a former world...  more
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    Brendan Canty

    1966-03-09

    BirthplaceTeaneck, New Jersey, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Brendan John Canty (born March 9, 1966 in Teaneck, New Jersey) is an American musician, composer, producer and film maker, best known as the drummer for the band Fugazi. In 2007, Stylus Magazine...  more
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    Brendan Hines

    1976-12-28

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameBrendan Hines

    Brendan Patrick Hines (born December 28, 1976) is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He has had a number of television roles, including as part of the main cast of Lie to Me as well as...  more
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    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    GenderMale

    Brendan Croskerry (born July 24, 1985) is a Canadian singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Halifax, Nova Scotia....  more
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    Brendan Kelly

    1976-09-08

    BirthplaceMissouri

    GenderMale

    Brendan Kelly (born September 8, 1976) is the bassist/vocalist of Chicago-based punk band The Lawrence Arms, as well as guitarist/lead vocalist in The Falcon and Brendan Kelly and the Wandering...  more
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    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Brendan Robinson is an American actor known for playing Lucas Gottesman on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars....  more
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    BirthplaceClondalkin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

    GenderMale

    Brendan Courtney (born 24 June 1973 in Dublin) is an Irish TV presenter, broadcaster & fashion designer. He has written many hit TV formats and made award-winning documentaries. His fashion label...  more
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    Brendan Penny

    1978-11-08

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    GenderMale

    Brendan James Penny (born November 9, 1978) is a Canadian film and television actor who first became well known to TV audiences as A.J. Varland in the first season of Whistler that aired in Canada...  more
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    Brendan Synnott

    1978-09-28

    BirthplaceConnecticut

    GenderMale

    Brendan Synnott is scheduled to appear on Survivor: Tocantins, the eighteenth season of reality show Survivor....  more
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    Brendan Meyer

    1994-10-02

    BirthplaceGuelph, Kitchener, Canada

    GenderMale

    Brendan Meyer (born October 2, 1994) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his role as Adam Young in Mr. Young and Nelson Ort on the television show Dinosapien. In 2016, he appeared in the...  more
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    Brendan Bayliss

    1976-08-11

    GenderMale

    Brendan Bayliss (born August 11, 1976 in Annapolis, MD) is an American musician, the founder, a lead guitarist alongside fellow guitarist and band member Jake Cinninger, and primary vocalist for...  more
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    Brendan Perry

    1959-06-30

    BirthplaceWhitechapel, London, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Brendan Michael Perry (born 30 June 1959) is a British singer and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work as half of the duo Dead Can Dance with Lisa Gerrard....  more
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    Brendan Fehr

    1977-10-29

    BirthplaceNew Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

    GenderMale

    Brendan Jacob Joel Fehr (born October 29, 1977) is a Canadian film and television actor, perhaps best known for portraying Michael Guerin in the WB television series Roswell, and for portraying lab...  more

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    Brendan Kelly

    1964-09-28

    BirthplaceDublin, Ireland

    GenderMale

    Brendan Kelly is an Irish-born actor and artist who has appeared mostly in TV series. Kelly has starred and guest-appeared in series like Acapulco H.E.A.T., Tarzan, New York Undercover, Oz, NYPD...  more
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    Brendan Heard

    2001-11-29

    BirthplaceCanada

    GenderMale

    Brendan Heard is an actor....
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    Brendan McCarthy

    Brendan McCarthy is a British artist and designer who has worked for comic books, film and television. He co-wrote the film Mad Max: Fury Road....  more
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    Brendan Dooling

    1990-01-27

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Brendan Dooling is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Walt Reynolds on The CW's teen drama series The Carrie Diaries. Dooling was born in Bellport, New York, where he took...  more
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    Brendan Cowell

    1976-08-16

    BirthplaceCronulla, Australia

    GenderMale

    Brendan Cowell (born 16 August 1976) is an Australian actor, screenwriter, comedian and director. Cowell was born in Sydney. He discovered acting by accident while waiting for his sister to come out...  more