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

There are so many award winning Bruce's on this list. There's New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen, still a touring musician after 30 years who was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bruce Willis has starred in so many great classics: Die Hard, Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense and 12 Monkeys, to name a few. And, of course, Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner graces this list. Her coming out as a transgender has revolutionized gender identification, and she is also an Olympic gold medal winner, and has recently won an ESPY award for courage.
 
Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Businessperson, Television producer, Musician

Age: 63

Birthplace: Idar-Oberstein, West Germany

Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor, producer, and singer. Born to a German mother and American father in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, he moved to the United States with ...more

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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer

Age: 69

Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, USA

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949), nicknamed "The Boss", is an American singer-songwriter who is a solo artist and is the leader of the E Street Band. ...more

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Caitlyn Jenner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Public speaker, Socialite, Businessperson

Age: 69

Birthplace: USA, New York, Mount Kisco

Caitlyn Marie Jenner (born William Bruce Jenner; October 28, 1949) is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal–winning decathlete. Jenner played college football for the ...more

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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Martial Arts Instructor, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 33 (1940-1973)

Birthplace: Chinatown, California, United States of America

Lee Jun-fan (Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍), was a Hong Kong-American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts ...more

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Bruce Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
American football player

Age: 52

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Bruce Bernard Smith (born June 18, 1963) is a former American football defensive end for the Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was a member of the ...more

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Bruce Matthews is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Coach, American football player

Age: 54

Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina

Bruce Rankin Matthews (born August 8, 1961) is a former American football offensive lineman who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 19 seasons, from 1983 to 2001. He spent his ...more

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Bruce Dern is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 82

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Bruce MacLeish Dern (born June 4, 1936) is an American actor, often playing supporting villainous characters of unstable nature. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor ...more

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Bruce Campbell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 60

Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, United States of America

Bruce Lorne Campbell (born June 22, 1958) is an American actor, producer, writer and director. One of his best-known roles is portraying Ash Williams in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise, ...more

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Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Pilot, Songwriter, Entrepreneur

Age: 60

Birthplace: Worksop, United Kingdom

Paul Bruce Dickinson (born 7 August 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, airline pilot, entrepreneur, author, and broadcaster. He is known for his work as the lead singer of the ...more

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Bruce Sutter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Baseball player

Age: 66

Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Howard Bruce Sutter (; born January 8, 1953) is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1976 and 1988. He was one of the ...more

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Bruce Bowen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Basketball player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Merced, California, United States of America

Bruce Eric Bowen Jr. (born June 14, 1971) is an American former professional basketball player. Bowen played small forward and graduated from Edison High School and Cal State Fullerton. He went ...more
Bruce Forsyth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Showman, Comedian, Musician

Age: 91

Birthplace: England, London

Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson (22 February 1928 – 18 August 2017) was a British presenter and entertainer whose career spanned more than 70 years. Forsyth came to national attention from the ...more
Bruce Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Musician, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 62

Birthplace: Rouyn-Noranda, Canada

Stuart Bruce Greenwood (born August 12, 1956) is a Canadian actor and producer. He is known for his role as the American president John F. Kennedy in Thirteen Days and as Captain Christopher ...more
Bruce Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Pianist

Age: 64

Birthplace: Williamsburg, Virginia, United States of America

Bruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. He draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, Motown, gospel, rock, blues, and jam band ...more

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Bruce Grobbelaar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Bruce Grobbelaar Coach, Footballer

Age: 61

Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

Bruce David Grobbelaar (born 6 October 1957) is a Zimbabwean former footballer who played as a goalkeeper, most prominently for the English team Liverpool between 1981 and 1994, and for the ...more

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Bruce Kulick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 65

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Bruce Howard Kulick (born December 12, 1953) is an American guitarist, musician and since 2000 a member of the band Grand Funk Railroad. Previously, Kulick was a long-time member of the band ...more

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Bruce Cockburn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Age: 73

Birthplace: Canada, Ontario, Ottawa Valley, Ottawa, Americas

Bruce Douglas Cockburn (; born May 27, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock and his lyrics cover a broad range of topics ...more

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Bruce Davison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Television director, Actor, Film Director

Age: 72

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Bruce Davison (born June 28, 1946) is an American actor and director of television, film, and theater. Davison is well known for his starring role as Willard Stiles in the cult horror films ...more

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Bruce Hurst is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Baseball player

Age: 60

Birthplace: St. George, Utah, United States of America

Bruce Vee Hurst (born March 24, 1958) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher. He is best remembered for his performance for the Boston Red Sox in the 1986 postseason, ...more

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Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Baseball player, Coach

Age: 63

Birthplace: France

Bruce Douglas Bochy (; born April 16, 1955) is an American professional baseball player and manager. He is the manager of the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). During his ...more
Bruce McGill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 68

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Bruce Travis McGill (born July 11, 1950) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his work with director Michael Mann in the movies The Insider (1999), Ali (2001), and Collateral ...more
Bruce McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Television director, Comedian, Television producer

Age: 57

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Bruce Ian McCulloch (born May 12, 1961) is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer, musician and film director. McCulloch is best known for his work as a member of The Kids in the Hall, a popular ...more

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Bruce Arians is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
American Football coach, Coach, American football player

Age: 63

Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey

Bruce Charles Arians (born October 3, 1952) is an American football coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL) and a former player. He was the head coach of the ...more
Bruce Boxleitner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Bruce
Actor, Voice acting, Writer

Age: 65

Birthplace: USA, Illinois, Elgin

Bruce William Boxleitner (born May 12, 1950) is an American actor, and science fiction and suspense writer. He is known for his leading roles in the television series How the West Was Won, Bring ...more