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Famous People Named Charlie or Charles 

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If your name is Charles, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Charlie, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Charlie or Charles can you think of? 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, and even political figures named Charles. The music industry is no stranger to the name Chuck, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Charles or Chuck are worth mentioning? This list includes Charlie Sheen, Charles Barkley, Charlie Chaplin and Chuck Norris. To read more about these notable people named Charles, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: 53

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Carlos Irwin Estévez (born September 3, 1965), known professionally as Charlie Sheen, is an American actor. Sheen has appeared in films including Platoon (1986), Wall Street (1987), Young ...more
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: 56

Birthplace: Leeds, Alabama

Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on Inside the NBA. Nicknamed Chuck, Sir Charles, Street Beef, and ...more
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 88 (1889-1977)

Birthplace: Walworth, United Kingdom

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. He became a worldwide icon through ...more
Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: 78

Birthplace: Ryan, Oklahoma, United States of America

Carlos Ray Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he won many martial arts championships ...more
Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: 92

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene" ...more
Charlie Hunnam is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: 38

Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Charles Matthew Hunnam (born 10 April 1980) is an English actor and model. He is known for his roles as Jackson "Jax" Teller in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014) for ...more
Chuck Bednarik is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: 93

Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Charles Philip Bednarik (May 1, 1925 – March 21, 2015), nicknamed Concrete Charlie, was a professional American football player, known as one of the most devastating tacklers in the history of ...more
Charles Darwin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 73 (1809-1882)

Birthplace: The Mount, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Charles Robert Darwin, (; 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. His proposition that ...more
Charles Bronson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)

Birthplace: Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky; Lithuanian: Karolis Dionyzas Bučinskis; November 3, 1921 – August 30, 2003) was an American actor. He was often cast in the role of a police ...more
Charles Manson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: 84

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Charles Milles Manson (né Maddox, November 12, 1934 – November 19, 2017) was an American criminal and cult leader. In mid-1967, he formed what became known as the Manson Family, a ...more
Charles Dickens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 58 (1812-1870)

Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Charles John Huffam Dickens (; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as ...more
Charles Woodson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: 39

Birthplace: Sebring, Ohio, United States of America

Charles Cameron Woodson (born October 7, 1976) is a former American football player. He played college football for Michigan, where he led the Wolverines to a share of the national championship ...more
Chuck Liddell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: 49

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Charles David "Chuck" Liddell (born December 17, 1969) is an American mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He has an extensive striking background in Kempo, ...more
Chuck D is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: 58

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), known professionally as Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer. As the leader of the rap group Public Enemy, he helped create ...more
Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: Died at 63 (1899-1962)

Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on ...more
Charles Oakley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: 55

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Charles Oakley (born December 18, 1963) is an American former professional basketball player. Oakley was a member of the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto ...more
Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: 55

Birthplace: Gladys, Virginia, Virginia

Charles Lewis Haley (born January 6, 1964) is a former American football linebacker and defensive end who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49ers (1986–1991, ...more
Charles Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 72 (1902-1974)

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist, and a spokesperson for the ...more
Charlie Korsmo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: 40

Birthplace: Fargo, North Dakota, United States of America

Charles Randolph Korsmo (born July 20, 1978) is an American lawyer and former child actor.
Charlie Daniels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: 82

Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936) is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music. He is best ...more
Charlie Parker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 35 (1920-1955)

Birthplace: USA, Kansas City, Kansas

Charles Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading ...more
Charles Durning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 89 (1923-2012)

Birthplace: Highland Falls, New York, United States of America

Charles Edward Durning (February 28, 1923 – December 24, 2012) was an American actor, with appearances in over 200 movies, television shows and plays. Durning's best-known films include The ...more
Charles Bukowski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 74 (1920-1994)

Birthplace: Andernach, Germany

Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, ...more
Charles Dance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Age: 72

Birthplace: Redditch, United Kingdom

Walter Charles Dance, (born 10 October 1946) is an English actor, screenwriter, and film director. Some of his highest profile roles are Tywin Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones (2011–2015), Guy ...more
Charlie Pace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Charlie Pace is a fictional character on ABC's Lost, a television series chronicling the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island. Played by Dominic Monaghan, Charlie was a ...more