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

Updated November 12, 2020 948 votes 33 voters 57.1k 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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  • 1
    Brian May
    28

    Brian May

    1947-07-19

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Brian Harold May, (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Bryan Cranston
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    Bryan Cranston

    1956-03-07

    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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  • 3
    Brian Wilson
    22

    Brian Wilson

    1942-06-20

    BirthplaceInglewood, Los Angeles, 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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  • 4
    Brian Eno
    20

    Brian Eno

    1948-05-15

    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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  • 5
    Bryan Adams
    18

    Bryan Adams

    1959-11-05

    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

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

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  • 6
    Brian De Palma
    17

    Brian De Palma

    1940-09-11

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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  • 7
    Brian Cox
    18

    Brian Cox

    1946-06-01

    BirthplaceDundee, Scotland

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

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  • 8
    Brian McKnight
    12

    Brian McKnight

    1969-06-05

    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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  • 9
    Brian Mulroney
    12

    Brian Mulroney

    1939-03-20

    BirthplaceBaie-Comeau, Canada

    Martin Brian Mulroney (born March 20, 1939) is a Canadian politician who served as the 18th... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Brian Austin Green
    17

    BirthplaceVan Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA

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

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  • 11
    Brian Williams
    17

    Brian Williams

    1959-05-05

    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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  • 12
    Bryan Greenberg
    17

    Bryan Greenberg

    1978-05-24

    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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  • 13
    Brian Wilson
    14

    Brian Wilson

    1982-03-16

    BirthplaceWinchester, Massachusetts

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

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  • 14
    Brian Urlacher
    12

    Brian Urlacher

    1978-05-25

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

    Brian Urlacher (; born May 25, 1978) is a former American football linebacker who spent his... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Brian Jones
    15

    Brian Jones

    1942-02-28

    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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  • 16
    Bryan Singer
    15

    Bryan Singer

    1965-09-17

    BirthplaceNew York City, 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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  • 17
    Brian Heidik
    10

    Brian Heidik

    1968-03-09

    BirthplaceBurtonsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • 18
    Brian Lara
    14

    Brian Lara

    1969-05-02

    BirthplaceSanta Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago

    Brian Charles Lara, (born 2 May 1969) is a Trinidadian former international cricketer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Bryan Ferry
    14

    Bryan Ferry

    1945-09-26

    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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  • 20
    Brian Bonsall
    11

    Brian Bonsall

    1981-12-03

    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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  • 21
    Brian Dennehy
    11

    Brian Dennehy

    1938-07-09

    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

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

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  • 22
    Brian Johnson
    11

    Brian Johnson

    1947-10-05

    BirthplaceEurasia, Dunston, 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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  • 23
    Brian Keith
    11

    Brian Keith

    1921-11-14

    BirthplaceBayonne, New Jersey, USA

    Brian Keith (born Robert Alba Keith, November 14, 1921 – June 24, 1997) was an American film,... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Brian Regan
    11

    Brian Regan

    1957-06-02

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

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  • 25
    Brian Leetch
    15

    Brian Leetch

    1968-03-03

    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas

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