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Who Is The Most Famous Charlie/Charles/Chuck In The World?

Updated January 27, 2021 1.1k votes 50 voters 133.9k views126 items

List RulesVote up all of the Charlies/Charleses/Chucks you have heard of.

How many celebrities named Charlie or Charles can you think of? Well, if your name is Charles, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Charlie or Charles. This list even includes famous people named Chuck, which is a common nickname for people named Charles or Charlie.

The famous Charlies below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Charlie, athletes named Charles, comedians, painters, and even political figures named Charles. One of the celebrity Chucks you've likely heard of is actor Chuck Norris. He's a beloved martial artist and is known for being a tough guy you do not want to mess with. 

Have we included all of your favorites Charleses? If you see any missing - including stars with the nicknames Charlie or Chuck - be sure to add them to our list. 

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    Charles Otto Puth Jr. (born December 2, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter and record...  more

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    Charlie Chaplin

    Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor,...  more

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    Charlie Sheen

    Carlos Irwin Estévez (born September 3, 1965), known professionally as Charlie Sheen, is an...  more

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    Charlie Day

    Charles Peckham Day (born February 9, 1976) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer,...  more

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    Charlie Hunnam

    Charles Matthew Hunnam (born 10 April 1980) is an English actor and model. He is known for...  more

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    Charles Barkley

    Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball...  more

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    Charles Darwin

    Charles Robert Darwin, (; 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist,...  more

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    Chuck Norris

    Carlos Ray Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer...  more

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    Charles Bronson

    Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky; Lithuanian: Karolis Dionyzas Bučinskis;...  more

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    Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) was an American aviator,...  more

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    Charlie Cox

    Charlie Thomas Cox (born 15 December 1982) is an English actor known for his roles as Matt...  more

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    Charles Melton

    Charles Melton (born January 4, 1991) is an American actor and model. He portrays Reggie...  more

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    Chuck Berry

    Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer and...  more

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    Charles Woodson

    Charles Cameron Woodson (born October 7, 1976) is a former American football player. He played...  more

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    Chuck Liddell

    Charles David "Chuck" Liddell (born December 17, 1969) is an American mixed martial artist and...  more

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    Charles Dickens

    Charles John Huffam Dickens (; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social...  more

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    Charlie Rose

    Charles Peete Rose Jr. (born January 5, 1942) is an American television journalist and former...  more


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    Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor....  more

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    Charlie Parker

    Charles Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an...  more

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    Chuck Palahniuk

    Charles Michael Palahniuk (; born February 21, 1962) is an American novelist and freelance...  more

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    Charles Haley

    Charles Lewis Haley (born January 6, 1964) is a former American football linebacker and...  more

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    Charlie Daniels

    Charles Edward Daniels (October 28, 1936 – July 6, 2020) was an American singer, songwriter...  more

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    Charlie Carver

    Charles Carver Martensen (born July 31, 1988), known professionally as Charlie Carver, is an...  more
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    Chuck Bednarik

    Charles Philip Bednarik (May 1, 1925 – March 21, 2015), nicknamed Concrete Charlie, was a...  more

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    Chuck D

    Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), known professionally as Chuck D, is an...  more

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