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Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

Updated October 22, 2020 55.5k views109 items

List RulesVote up all of the Brians 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 Michael. 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. 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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  • Bryan Cranston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    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 Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    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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  • Brian May is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    Brian May

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Brian Harold May, (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and... more on Wikipedia
  • Brian De Palma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    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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  • Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

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

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  • Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    Brian Eno

    Age: 72

    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 Cox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    Brian Cox

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceEurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Tayside, 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 Mulroney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    BirthplaceBaie-Comeau, Canada

    Martin Brian Mulroney (born March 20, 1939) is a Canadian politician who served as the 18th... more on Wikipedia
  • Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    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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  • Brian Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    Brian Jones

    Dec. at 27 (1942-1969)

    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 Ferry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    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 Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    BirthplaceWinchester, Massachusetts

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

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  • Brian Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    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 Dennehy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    BirthplaceUSA, Connecticut, Bridgeport

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

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  • Brian Austin Green is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    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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  • Brian Bonsall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    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 Heidik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    BirthplaceBurtonsville, Maryland, United States of America

    Brian A. Heidik is an American actor best known for winning the reality TV competition show,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bryan Singer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    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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  • Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    BirthplaceAthens, Georgia, USA

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

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  • Brian Pillman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    Brian Pillman

    Dec. at 35 (1962-1997)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Brian William Pillman (May 22, 1962 – October 5, 1997) was an American professional wrestler... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas

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

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  • Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

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

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  • Brian Hoyer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    BirthplaceLakewood, Ohio

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

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  • Brian Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

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

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  • Brian Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Brian In The World?

    BirthplaceUSA, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

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

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