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Have you ever realized how many famous people named Buddy there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Buddy to show that Buddys have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Buddys on this list might go by Bud, so this list also includes famous people named Bud. From actors named Buddy to athletes named Bud, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Buddy. This list includes well-known Buds like legendary '50s rock star Buddy Holly, blues musician Buddy Guy, and classic American wrestler Buddy Rogers.
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Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 23 (1936-1959) Charles Hardin Holley, known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter, often considered one of the main figures of the rock and roll genre in the mid-1950s. Born in ...more

Buddy Guy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 81 George "Buddy" Guy is an American Chicago blues and electric blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of the Chicago blues and has influenced blues guitarists Jimi Hendrix, Eric ...more

Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 71 (1921-1992) Herman Gustav Rohde Jr., better known by the ring name "The Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers, was an American professional wrestler and one of the biggest wrestling stars in the beginning of ...more

Bud Abbott is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 79 (1895-1974) William Alexander "Bud" Abbott was an American actor, producer and comedian. He is best remembered as the straight man of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Lou Costello.

Bud Spencer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 88 Bud Spencer is an Italian actor, filmmaker and a former professional swimmer. He is known for past roles in action-comedy films together with his long-time film partner Terence Hill. Growing ...more

Buddy Rich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 70 (1917-1987) Bernard "Buddy" Rich was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" and was known for his virtuoso technique, power, groove,

Buddy Hackett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 79 (1924-2003) Buddy Hackett was an American comedian and actor. His best remembered roles include Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man, Benjy Benjamin in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Tennessee Steinmetz in ...more

Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 66 David Gus "Buddy" Bell is a former third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. After an 18-year career with four teams, most notably the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers, he ...more

Buddy Ebsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 95 (1908-2003) Christian Ludolf Ebsen, Jr., known as Buddy Ebsen, was an American character actor and dancer. A performer for seven decades, he had starring roles as Jed Clampett in the long-running CBS ...more

Buddy Miles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 61 (1947-2008) George Allen Miles, Jr., known professionally as Buddy Miles, was an American rock and funk drummer, vocalist, composer, and producer. He was a founding member of The Electric Flag, a member of ...more

Buddy Ryan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 87 James David "Buddy" Ryan is a former American football defensive coordinator and head coach.

Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 90 Harry Peter "Bud" Grant, Jr. is a former American football and Canadian football head coach. Grant served as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League for ...more

Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 73 Derrel McKinley "Bud" Harrelson is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers from 1965 to 1980. After retiring, ...more

Buddy Myer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 70 (1904-1974) Charles Solomon "Buddy" Myer was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball from 1925 to 1941. An excellent hitter, he batted .300 or better eight times, and retired with a ...more

Bud Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 78 (1916-1994) Charles Burnham "Bud" Wilkinson was an American football player, coach, broadcaster, and politician. He served as the head football coach at the University of Oklahoma from 1947 to ...more

Buddy Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 57 (1952-2009) Paul R. Perschmann was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, "Playboy" Buddy Rose.

Bud Black is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 60 Harry Ralston "Bud" Black is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher and current manager of the San Diego Padres.

Bud Freeman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 85 (1906-1991) Lawrence "Bud" Freeman was an American jazz musician, bandleader, and composer, known mainly for playing the tenor saxophone, but also able at the clarinet. He had a smooth and full ...more

Bud Day is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 88 (1925-2013) George Everett "Bud" Day was a United States Air Force colonel and pilot who served during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, including five years and seven months as a ...more

Bud Cort is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 70 Bud Cort is an American film and stage actor, comedian, writer, director and voice artist widely known for his portrayals of Harold in Hal Ashby's 1971 film Harold and Maude and the eponymous ...more

Buddy Roberts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 67 (1945-2012) Dale Hey was a professional wrestler, better known under his ring name, Buddy Roberts. Roberts was best known for his work in tag teams during the 1970s and 1980s, particularly as one-third of ...more

Bud McFadin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 78 (1928-2006) Lewis Pate "Bud" McFadin was an American football player. He played college football at the University of Texas and was a unanimous selection at the guard position on the 1950 College ...more

Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 7 Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver is the son of Jamie Oliver.

Bud Adams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 90 (1923-2013) Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams, Jr. was the owner of the Tennessee Titans, a National Football League franchise. He was instrumental in the founding and establishment of the former ...more

Buddy Baker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 77 Elzie Wylie Baker, Jr., nicknamed "Leadfoot" or more commonly Buddy, is a former American NASCAR racecar driver.

Bud Selig is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 83 Allan Huber "Bud" Selig is an American baseball executive who currently serves as the Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball. Previously, he served as the ninth Commissioner of Baseball. He ...more

Bud Taylor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 59 (1903-1962) Charles Bernard "Bud" Taylor was an American boxer from Terre Haute, Indiana. Nicknamed the "Blonde Terror of Terre Haute", he held a version of the World Bantamweight ...more

Buddy Bolden is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 54 (1877-1931) Charles Joseph "Buddy" Bolden was an African-American cornetist and is regarded by contemporaries as a key figure in the development of a New Orleans style of rag-time music, which ...more

Buddy Jewell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 57 Buddy Jewell Jr. is an American country music singer who was the first winner on the USA Network talent show Nashville Star. Signed to Columbia Records in 2003, Jewell made his debut on the ...more

Bud Shank is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 83 (1926-2009) Clifford Everett "Bud" Shank, Jr. was an American alto saxophonist and flautist. He rose to prominence in the early 1950s playing lead alto and flute in Stan Kenton's Innovations in ...more

Buddy DeFranco is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 95 Boniface Ferdinand Leonard "Buddy" DeFranco was an American jazz clarinet player.

Bud Tingwell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 86 (1923-2009) Charles William "Bud" Tingwell AM was an Australian film, television, theatre and radio actor. One of the veterans of Australian film, he acted in his first motion picture in 1946 and ...more

Bud Powell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 42 (1924-1966) Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell was a jazz pianist who was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. While Thelonious Monk became his close friend, his greatest influence was Art Tatum. ...more

Buddy Lewis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 95 (1916-2011) John Kelly Lewis, better known as Buddy Lewis, was a third baseman/right fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Washington Senators. He batted left-handed and ...more

Buddy Parker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 69 (1913-1982) Raymond "Buddy" Parker was a football player and coach in the National Football League who served as head coach for three teams: the Chicago Cardinals, the Detroit Lions and the ...more

Buddy Collette is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 89 (1921-2010) William Marcel "Buddy" Collette was an American tenor saxophonist, flautist, and clarinetist. He was highly influential in the West coast jazz and West Coast blues mediums, also ...more

Buddy Baer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 71 (1915-1986) Jacob Henry "Buddy" Baer was an American boxer. In 2003, Baer was chosen for the Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. He is the younger brother of boxing ...more

Bud Collins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 88 Arthur Worth "Bud" Collins, Jr. is an American journalist and television sportscaster, best known for his tennis commentary. Collins is married to photographer Anita Ruthling

Buddy Roemer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 74 Charles Elson "Buddy" Roemer III is an American politician and banker who served as the 52nd Governor of Louisiana from 1988 to 1992, and as a member of the United States House of ...more

Buddy Greco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 91 Buddy Greco is an American singer and pianist.

Buddy Clark is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 37 (1912-1949) Buddy Clark was a popular American singer in the 1930s and 1940s.

Buddy Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 53 Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher, Jr. is a former hedge fund manager and founder of the Fletcher Foundation. His fund is in bankruptcy, and he is accused of civil fraud. He began his career ...more

Buddy Miller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 65 Steven P. "Buddy" Miller is a country singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist and producer, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. Miller is married to and has recorded with ...more

Buddy Young is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 57 (1926-1983) Claude "Buddy" Young was an American football player. A native of Chicago, he was Illinois state champ in the 100-yard dash. The 5'4" Claude "Buddy" Young, also known as ...more

Buddy Lazier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 50 Buddy Lazier is an American Indycar driver. He won the 1996 Indianapolis 500 and has finished in the Top Ten in that race six times. Both his father Bob Lazier and brother Jaques Lazier are ...more

Buddy Tate is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 88 (1913-2001) George Holmes "Buddy" Tate was a jazz saxophonist and clarinetist.

Bud Jamison is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 50 (1894-1944) Bud Jamison was an American film actor. He appeared in 450 films between 1915 and 1944.

Buddy Jeannette is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 81 (1917-1998) Harry Edward "Buddy" Jeannette was a professional basketball player and coach. Jeannette was widely regarded as the premier backcourt player between 1938 and 1948. He was named to the ...more

Buddy Biancalana is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 58 Roland Americo "Buddy" Biancalana is a retired Major League Baseball shortstop. Biancalana played for two teams in his career: the Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros. He attended ...more

Buddy Carlyle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 40 Earl Lester "Buddy" Carlyle is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. His previous teams include the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles ...more