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

Updated January 27, 2021 1.1k votes 46 voters 132.4k 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. 

  • Charlie Puth1

    BirthplaceNew Jersey

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

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  • Charlie Sheen2

    Charlie Sheen


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • Charlie Chaplin3

    Charlie Chaplin


    BirthplaceWalworth, United Kingdom

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

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  • Charlie Day4

    Charlie Day


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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

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  • Charlie Hunnam5

    Charlie Hunnam


    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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

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  • Charles Barkley6

    Charles Barkley


    BirthplaceLeeds, Alabama, United States of America

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

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  • Charles Darwin7

    Charles Darwin


    BirthplaceThe Mount, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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

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  • Chuck Norris8

    Chuck Norris


    BirthplaceRyan, Oklahoma, United States of America

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

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  • Charles Bronson9

    Charles Bronson


    BirthplaceEhrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

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  • Charles Lindbergh10

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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

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  • Charlie Cox11

    Charlie Cox


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

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

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  • Charles Melton12

    Charles Melton


    BirthplaceJuneau, Alaska

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

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  • Chuck Berry13

    Chuck Berry


    BirthplaceArea code 557, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Area code 314, United States of America

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

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  • Charles Woodson14

    Charles Woodson


    BirthplaceSebring, Ohio, United States of America

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

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  • Chuck Liddell15

    Chuck Liddell


    BirthplaceSanta Barbara, California, United States of America

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

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  • Charles Dickens16

    Charles Dickens


    BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

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

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  • Charlie Rose17

    Charlie Rose


    BirthplaceHenderson, North Carolina, United States of America

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


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  • Charles Laughton18

    BirthplaceScarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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

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  • Charlie Parker19

    Charlie Parker


    BirthplaceUSA, Kansas City, Kansas

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

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  • Chuck Palahniuk20

    BirthplaceWashington, Western United States, Northwestern United States, Pasco, United States of America

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

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  • Charles Haley21

    Charles Haley


    BirthplaceGladys, Virginia, Virginia

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

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  • Charlie Daniels22

    Charlie Daniels


    BirthplaceWilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

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

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  • Charlie Carver23

    Charlie Carver


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Charles Carver Martensen (born July 31, 1988), known professionally as Charlie Carver, is an...  more
  • Chuck Bednarik24

    Chuck Bednarik


    BirthplaceBethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

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  • Chuck D25

    Chuck D


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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