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List of famous people named Brian, along with photos. How many celebrities named Bryan can you think of? The famous Brians below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Bryan, athletes named Brian, and even political figures named Bryan. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Brian? Add them to the list.

Bryan Cranston is an actor who really rose to fame with his lead role as "Walter White" in the show Breaking Bad, winning many awards. Before this he was also a lead role on the show Malcolm in the Middle, and at the start of his career, even guest starred on Angela Lansbury's Murder She Wrote. Brian May was famously the lead guitarist for the British band Queen. Some songs that he helped write included "We Will Rock You" and "The Show Must Go On". In Rolling Stone he was ranked number 26 on best lead guitarists of all time. 
Bryan Cranston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 59
Bryan Lee Cranston (born March 7, 1956) is an American actor and director. He played Walter White on the AMC series Breaking Bad (2008–2013), Hal on the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle ...more

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#38 of 282 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today #273 of 332 The Coolest Actors Everfeaturing Why Bryan Cranston Is Cooler Than You Think

Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 59
Bryan Guy Adams (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist. He rose to fame in Canada and the United States ...more

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#76 of 453 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #104 of 1,057 The Best Singers of All Timefeaturing The Best Bryan Adams Songs

Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 76
Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded the Beach Boys. After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, Wilson wrote ...more

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#7 of 299 The Greatest Living Rock Songwritersfeaturing The True Story Behind The Film 'Love And Mercy'listed on Notable Deaf People and People with Hearing Loss

Brian May is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 71
Brian Harold May, (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist. He is the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. His songs include "We Will Rock ...more

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#127 of 275 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World #1,040 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

Brian Cox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 72
Brian Denis Cox (born 1 June 1946) is a Scottish actor who works with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. Cox is also known for appearing ...more

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#439 of 1,149 The Best Actors in Film History #136 of 258 The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 37
Brian Urlacher (; born May 25, 1978) is a former American football linebacker who spent his entire 13-year career playing for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played ...more

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#4 of 140 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time #51 of 1,556 The Best Football Players Ever

Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 70
Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (; born Brian Peter George Eno, 15 May 1948) is an English musician, record producer, visual artist, and theorist best known for his ...more

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#171 of 283 Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame #323 of 2,218 The Best Rock Bands of All Timefeaturing The Best Brian Eno Albums of All Time

Brian Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Brian
Dec. at 27 (1942-1969)
Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) was an English musician, best known as the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones. Initially a slide guitarist, Jones ...more

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#200 of 655 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time #116 of 225 The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Timelisted on Members of The 27 Club

Bryan Ferry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 73
Bryan Ferry CBE (born 26 September 1945) is an English singer and songwriter. His voice has been described as an "elegant, seductive croon". He also established a distinctive image and ...more

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#147 of 453 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #182 of 714 The Best Rock Vocalistsfeaturing The Best Bryan Ferry Songs

Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 36
Brian Patrick Wilson (born March 16, 1982) is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles ...more

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#87 of 218 The Greatest Relief Pitchers of All Time #23 of 117 The Funniest Professional Athletes

Brian Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 59
Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is an American journalist at NBC News, currently serving as the chief anchor for the network's cable news channel MSNBC and as host of the network's ...more

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#193 of 275 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World #26 of 54 The Most Influential News Anchors of All Time

Brian Dennehy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 80
Brian Manion Dennehy (born July 9, 1938) is an American actor of film, stage, and television. A winner of one Golden Globe, two Tony Awards and a recipient of six Primetime Emmy Award ...more

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#262 of 1,149 The Best Actors in Film History #189 of 332 The Coolest Actors Ever

Brian Austin Green is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 45
Brian Austin Green (born Brian Green; July 15, 1973) is an American actor and producer best known for his portrayal of David Silver on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000). ...more

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Brian Bonsall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 37
Brian Eric Bonsall (born December 3, 1981) is an American rock musician, singer, guitarist and former child actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Andrew "Andy" Keaton, the ...more

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#212 of 226 The Greatest Former Child Stars #70 of 84 Celebrities Who Have Been Charged With Domestic Abuse

Brian Heidik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 50
Brian A. Heidik is an American actor best known for winning the reality TV competition show, Survivor: Thailand.

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#42 of 179 The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played #121 of 129 The Worst People in the History of Reality TV

Bryan Singer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 53
Bryan Jay Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American director, producer and writer of film and television. He is the founder of Bad Hat Harry Productions and has produced or co-produced ...more

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#63 of 223 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked #6 of 132 All The People Accused Of Sexual Harassment Post-Harvey Weinsteinlisted on List of Jewish Film Directors

Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 35
Brian Michael McCann (born February 20, 1984) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in MLB for the Braves, the New ...more

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#512 of 625 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time #150 of 286 The Top Current Baseball Players #27 of 161 The Greatest Catchers of All Time

Brian Pillman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Brian
Dec. at 35 (1962-1997)
Brian William Pillman (May 22, 1962 – October 5, 1997) was an American professional wrestler and professional football player best known for his appearances in Stampede Wrestling in the 1980s ...more

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#137 of 211 The Greatest WWE Superstars of All Time #78 of 171 The Best WWE Heels Ever #54 of 67 The Best WWE Superstars of the '90s

Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 50
Brian Joseph Leetch (born March 3, 1968) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 18 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons with the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple ...more

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#6 of 72 The Greatest American Hockey Players of All Time #1 of 126 The Greatest New York Rangers of All Time

Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 40
Brian David Scalabrine (born March 18, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player who is currently a television analyst for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball ...more

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#71 of 153 The Best NBA Player Nicknames #2,044 of 2,198 The Best Athletes Of All Time #1,915 of 2,830 The Most Influential People of All Time

Brian Hoyer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 33
Brian Axel Hoyer (born October 13, 1985) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted ...more

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#178 of 217 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #1,136 of 1,556 The Best Football Players Ever #27 of 65 The Best Chicago Bears Quarterbacks of All Time

Brian Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 42
Brian Patrick Dawkins Sr. (born October 13, 1973) is a former American football safety who played 16 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Philadelphia Eagles. He ...more

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#45 of 508 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History #42 of 1,556 The Best Football Players Ever

Brian De Palma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 78
Brian Russell de Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and screenwriter. With a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for his work in the suspense, psychological ...more

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#61 of 783 The Greatest Directors In Movie History #188 of 313 Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100featuring 'Phantom of the Paradise' Was A Campy, Rock Opera Box-Office Fiasco That Became A Cult Classic

Brian Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 53
Brian Keith Bosworth (born March 9, 1965), nicknamed "The Boz," is an American actor and former professional football player who played linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks in the ...more

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#5 of 95 The Best Oklahoma Sooners of All Time #1,064 of 1,556 The Best Football Players Ever #79 of 190 The Best Seattle Seahawks of All Time

Brian Lara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Brian
age 49
Brian Charles Lara, (born 2 May 1969) is a Trinidadian former international cricketer, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He topped the Test batting rankings on ...more