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Famous People Named Brian

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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. 
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  • Bryan Cranston is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    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

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  • Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

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

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  • Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    BirthplaceInglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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

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  • Brian May is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    Brian May

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Brian Harold May, (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and... more
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  • Brian Cox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    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

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  • Brian Urlacher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Brian

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

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

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  • Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    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

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  • Brian Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    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

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  • Bryan Ferry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    BirthplaceCounty Durham, United Kingdom

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

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  • Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    BirthplaceWinchester, Massachusetts

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

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  • Brian Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    BirthplaceRidgewood, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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  • Brian Dennehy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    BirthplaceUSA, Connecticut, Bridgeport

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

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  • Brian Austin Green is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    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

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  • Brian Bonsall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Torrance

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

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  • Brian Heidik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    BirthplaceBurtonsville, Maryland, United States of America

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

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  • Bryan Singer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    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

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  • Brian McCann is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    BirthplaceAthens, Georgia, USA

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

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  • Brian Pillman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    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

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  • Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas

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

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    #28 of 502 The Best NHL Players of All Time#10 of 116 The Best Defensemen in NHL History

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  • Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

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

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    #1966 of 2,437 The Most Influential People of All Time#33 of 213 The Best White Players in NBA History

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  • Brian Hoyer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    BirthplaceLakewood, Ohio

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

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    #189 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#37 of 54 The Best Michigan State Football Players of All Time

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  • Brian Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    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 De Palma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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  • Brian Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    BirthplaceUSA, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

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

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  • Brian Lara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Brian

    Brian Lara

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceSanta Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago

    Brian Charles Lara, (born 2 May 1969) is a Trinidadian former international cricketer,... more
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