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

Updated November 12, 2020 967 votes 40 voters 58.8k 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 May1

    Brian May


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Brian Harold May, (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and... more on Wikipedia
  • Bryan Cranston2

    Bryan Cranston


    BirthplaceCanoga Park, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Bryan Lee Cranston (born March 7, 1956) is an American actor and director. He played Walter... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian Wilson3

    Brian Wilson


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Inglewood, California, United States of America

    Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bryan Adams4

    Bryan Adams


    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

    Bryan Guy Adams (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian Eno5

    Brian Eno


    BirthplaceWoodbridge, England

    Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (; born Brian Peter George Eno, 15... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian McKnight6

    Brian McKnight


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Brian McKnight (born June 5, 1969) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian De Palma7

    Brian De Palma


    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA

    Brian Russell de Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian Cox8

    Brian Cox


    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Brian Denis Cox (born 1 June 1946) is a Scottish actor who works with the Royal Shakespeare... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian Williams9

    Brian Williams


    BirthplaceRidgewood, New Jersey, United States of America

    Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is an American journalist at NBC News, currently... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian Mulroney10

    Brian Mulroney


    BirthplaceBaie-Comeau, Canada

    Martin Brian Mulroney (born March 20, 1939) is a Canadian politician who served as the 18th... more on Wikipedia
  • Brian Austin Green11

    BirthplaceVan Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Brian Austin Green (born Brian Green; July 15, 1973) is an American actor and producer best... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bryan Greenberg12

    Bryan Greenberg


    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    Bryan Greenberg (born May 24, 1978) is an American actor and singer, known for his starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian Keith13

    Brian Keith


    BirthplaceBayonne, USA, New Jersey

    Brian Keith (born Robert Alba Keith, November 14, 1921 – June 24, 1997) was an American film,... more on Wikipedia
  • Brian Wilson14

    Brian Wilson


    BirthplaceWinchester, Massachusetts

    Brian Patrick Wilson (born March 16, 1982) is an American former professional baseball relief... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian Urlacher15

    Brian Urlacher


    BirthplacePasco, Tri-Cities, Washington, United States of America

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  • Brian Jones16

    Brian Jones


    BirthplaceCheltenham, United Kingdom

    Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) was an English musician, best known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bryan Singer17

    Bryan Singer


    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Bryan Jay Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American director, producer and writer of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian Bonsall18

    Brian Bonsall


    BirthplaceUSA, California, Torrance

    Brian Eric Bonsall (born December 3, 1981) is an American rock musician, singer, guitarist and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian Heidik19

    Brian Heidik


    BirthplaceBurtonsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Brian Lara20

    Brian Lara


    BirthplaceSanta Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago

    Brian Charles Lara, (born 2 May 1969) is a Trinidadian former international cricketer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Bryan Ferry21

    Bryan Ferry


    BirthplaceCounty Durham, United Kingdom

    Bryan Ferry CBE (born 26 September 1945) is an English singer and songwriter. His voice has... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian Dennehy22

    Brian Dennehy


    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

    Brian Manion Dennehy (July 9, 1938 - April 15, 2020) was an American actor of film, stage, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian Johnson23

    Brian Johnson


    BirthplaceDunston, United Kingdom

    Brian Francis Johnson (born 5 October 1947) is an English singer and songwriter. In 1980, he... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian Regan24

    Brian Regan


    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Brian Leetch25

    Brian Leetch


    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas

    Brian Joseph Leetch (born March 3, 1968) is an American former professional ice hockey... more on Wikipedia

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