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Who Is The Most Famous Brian or Bryan In The World?

Updated November 12, 2020 980 votes 49 voters 60.6k views112 items

List RulesVote up all of the Brians and Bryans you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Brian can you think of? The famous Brian/Bryans below have many different professions, including notable actors named Brian, famous athletes named Brian, and directors named Brian. You'll find lots of famous Brians on here, from Brian May to Brian De Palma.

Bryan Cranston is certainly one of the most famous Bryans on this list. One of the famous actors called Bryan, he is best known for his roles of Walter White in AMC's Breaking Bad and Hal on Malcom in the Middle, Cranston has become one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood. He's also been in several high profile movies, including Argo, Saving Private Ryan, and Godzilla.

Another of the famous people with the first name Brian is Brian Wilson. A musical mastermind, Wilson co-founded the musical group The Beach Boys. He wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the band, including "God Only Knows" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice". Wilson has had a lifelong struggle with mental illness, but is still widely considered to be a genius in the field of pop music.

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  • Brian Regan26

    Brian Regan


    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Brian Joseph Regan () (born June 2, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian who uses...  more


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  • Brian Scalabrine27

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Brian David Scalabrine (born March 18, 1978) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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  • Brian Robbins28

    Brian Robbins


    BirthplaceContiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Brian Levine (born November 22, 1963), known professionally as Brian Robbins, is an American...  more
  • Brian Hoyer29

    Brian Hoyer


    BirthplaceLakewood, Ohio

    Brian Axel Hoyer (born October 13, 1985) is an American football quarterback for the New...  more

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  • Brian McCann30

    Brian McCann


    BirthplaceAthens, Georgia, USA

    Brian Michael McCann (born February 20, 1984) is an American professional baseball catcher for...  more

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  • Brian Bosworth31

    Brian Bosworth


    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Brian Keith Bosworth (born March 9, 1965), nicknamed "The Boz," is an American actor and...  more

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  • Brian Dawkins32

    Brian Dawkins


    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

    Brian Patrick Dawkins Sr. (born October 13, 1973) is a former American football safety who...  more

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  • Brian Setzer33

    Brian Setzer


    BirthplaceMassapequa, New York, United States of America

    Brian Robert Setzer (born April 10, 1959) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He...  more

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  • Brian Posehn34

    Brian Posehn


    BirthplaceSacramento, California, USA

    Brian Edmund Posehn (born July 6, 1966) is an American actor, voice actor, musician, writer,...  more


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  • Brian Giles35

    Brian Giles


    BirthplaceEl Cajon, California

    Brian Stephen Giles (JAYH-ulz; born January 20, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball...  more

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  • Bryan Trottier36

    Bryan Trottier


    BirthplaceVal Marie, Canada

    Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre...  more

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  • Bryan Robson37

    Bryan Robson


    BirthplaceChester-le-Street, United Kingdom

    Bryan Robson OBE (born 11 January 1957) is an English football manager and former player. Born...  more

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  • Brian Blessed38

    Brian Blessed


    BirthplaceMexborough, United Kingdom

    Brian Blessed, (; born 9 October 1936) is an English actor, writer and presenter. He is known...  more

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  • Brian Molko39

    Brian Molko


    BirthplaceBrussels, Belgium

    Brian Molko (born 10 December 1972) is a Scottish-American musician and songwriter who is lead...  more

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  • Brian Laudrup40

    Brian Laudrup


    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Brian Laudrup (Danish pronunciation: [pʁiæn ˈlaʊ̯tʁɔp], born 22 February 1969) is a Danish...  more


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  • Brian Littrell41

    Brian Littrell


    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky, United States of America

    Brian Thomas Littrell (born February 20, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter and actor,...  more

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  • Brian Piccolo42

    Brian Piccolo


    BirthplacePittsfield, Massachusetts

    Louis Brian Piccolo (October 31, 1943 – June 16, 1970) was an American professional football...  more

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  • Brian Roberts43

    Brian Roberts


    BirthplaceDurham, North Carolina

    Brian Roberts may refer to:...  more

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  • Brian Dozier44

    Brian Dozier


    BirthplaceTupelo, Mississippi

    Brian Dozier is an American baseball player....  more

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  • Brian Cushing45

    Brian Cushing


    BirthplacePark Ridge, New Jersey

    Brian Patrick Cushing (born January 24, 1987) is a former American football linebacker who is...  more

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  • Brian Rafalski46

    Brian Rafalski


    BirthplaceDearborn, Michigan, USA

    Brian Christopher Rafalski (born September 28, 1973) is an American former professional ice...  more

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  • Brian Bloom47

    Brian Bloom


    BirthplaceMerrick, New York, United States of America

    Brian Keith Bloom (born June 30, 1970) is an American actor, voice actor and screenwriter. He...  more
  • Brian Griese48

    Brian Griese


    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Brian David Griese (; born March 18, 1975) is a former American football quarterback and...  more

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  • Brian Kendrick49

    Brian Kendrick

    Brian David Kendrick (born May 29, 1979) is an American professional wrestler and promoter...  more

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  • Brian Fuentes50

    Brian Fuentes


    BirthplaceMerced, California

    Brian Christopher Fuentes (; born August 9, 1975) is an American former professional baseball...  more

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