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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 52 Carlos Irwin Estévez, best known by his stage name Charlie Sheen, is an American actor. Sheen rose to fame after a series of successful films such as Platoon, Lucas, Ferris Bueller's Day ...more

Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 55 Charles Wade Barkley is a retired American professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Nicknamed "Chuck", "Sir Charles", and ...more

Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 88 (1889-1977) Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent film era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona ...more

Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 78 Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial ...more

Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 91 Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry is an American guitarist, 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 37 Charles Matthew "Charlie" Hunnam is an English actor and screenwriter . He is known for his roles as Jackson "Jax" Teller in the FX series Sons of Anarchy, Nathan Maloney in ...more

Chuck Bednarik is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 92 Charles Philip "Chuck" Bednarik, or Concrete Charlie, was a professional American football player, known as one of the most devastating tacklers in the history of football and the last ...more

Charles Darwin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 73 (1809-1882) Charles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from ...more

Charles Bronson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 82 (1921-2003) Charles Bronson was an American film and television actor. He starred in films such as Once Upon a Time in the West, The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape, Rider on the Rain, ...more

Charles Manson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 83 Charles Milles Manson is an American criminal and musician who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in the California desert in the late 1960s. In 1971 he was ...more

Charles Dickens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 58 (1812-1870) Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. ...more

Charles Woodson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 41 Charles Woodson is an American football free safety for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Michigan, and led the Michigan ...more

Chuck Liddell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 48 Charles David "Chuck" Liddell is a retired American mixed martial artist and former Ultimate Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight Champion. Liddell has an extensive striking ...more

Chuck D is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 57 Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, better known by his stage name Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer. He helped create politically and socially conscious rap music in the mid-1980s as ...more

Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 63 (1899-1962) Charles Laughton was an English stage and film actor and director. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In ...more

Charles Oakley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 54 Charles Oakley is a retired American professional basketball player. Oakley, a former power forward, was a member of the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and ...more

Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 54 Charles Lewis Haley is a retired American football linebacker and defensive end who played in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. He was selected in ...more

Charles Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 72 (1902-1974) Charles Augustus Lindbergh, nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author, inventor, military officer, explorer, and social activist. As a 25-year-old U.S. Air ...more

Charlie Korsmo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 39 Charles Randolph "Charlie" Korsmo is an American former child actor turned lawyer.

Charlie Daniels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 81 Charles Edward "Charlie" Daniels is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for his contributions to country, bluegrass, and Southern rock music. He is perhaps best known for ...more

Charlie Parker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 35 (1920-1955) Charles Parker, Jr., also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in ...more

Charles Durning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 89 (1923-2012) Charles Edward Durning was an American actor, with appearances in over 200 movies, television shows and plays. Durning's memorable roles included the Oscar-winning The Sting and Dog Day ...more

Charles Bukowski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 74 (1920-1994) Henry Charles Bukowski was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and beautiful economic ambience of his home city of ...more

Charles Dance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 71 Walter Charles Dance, OBE is an English actor, screenwriter, and film director. Dance typically plays assertive bureaucrats or villains. Some of his most high-profile roles are Guy Perron in The ...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

Chuck Palahniuk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 56 Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk is an American novelist and freelance journalist, who describes his work as transgressional fiction. He is the author of the award-winning novel Fight ...more

Chuck Connors is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 71 (1921-1992) Kevin Joseph "Chuck" Connors was an American actor, writer and professional basketball and baseball player. He is one of only 12 athletes in the history of American professional sports ...more

Chuck Schuldiner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 34 (1967-2001) Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He created the band Death, which he founded in 1983 under the name Mantas. He also recorded as ...more

Charles Grodin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 82 Charles Grodin is an American actor, comedian, author, and former cable talk show host. Grodin began his acting career in the 1960s appearing in TV serials including The Virginian. He had a ...more

Charlie Joiner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 70 Charles B. Joiner Jr. is a former American football player who starred in professional football for eighteen seasons, virtually exclusively at the position of wide receiver. He retired with the ...more

Charles Tillman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 37 Charles "Peanut" Tillman is an American football cornerback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Louisiana at ...more

Chuck Lorre is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 66 Chuck Lorre is an American television writer, director, producer and composer. Lorre has created many popular and successful sitcoms including Grace Under Fire, Cybill, Dharma & Greg, Two ...more

Charles Koch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 82 Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, while his brother David H. Koch ...more

Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 90 (1903-1993) Charles Leonard Gehringer, nicknamed "The Mechanical Man," was a German-American Major League Baseball second baseman who played 19 seasons for the Detroit Tigers. He was elected to ...more

Charlie Watts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 76 Charles Robert "Charlie" Watts is an English drummer, best known as a member of The Rolling Stones. He is also the leader of an eponymous jazz band, a record producer, commercial ...more

Chuck Klein is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 54 (1904-1958) Charles Herbert "Chuck" Klein, nicknamed the "Hoosier Hammer", was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh ...more

Charles S. Dutton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 67 Charles Stanley Dutton is an American stage, film, and television actor and director, best known for his roles as "Fortune" in the film Rudy, "Dillon" in Alien 3, and the ...more

Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Charlie Brown is the central protagonist of the long-running comic strip Peanuts, syndicated in daily and Sunday newspapers in numerous countries all over the world. One of the great American ...more

Charles Boyer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 79 (1899-1978) Charles Boyer was a French actor who appeared in more than 80 films between 1920 and 1976. After receiving an education in drama, Boyer started on the stage, but he found his success in American ...more

Charles Martel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 55 (686-741) Charles Martel was a Frankish statesman and military leader who, as Duke and Prince of the Franks and Mayor of the Palace, was de facto ruler of Francia from 718 until his death. The ...more

Chuck Schumer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 67 Charles Ellis "Chuck" Schumer is the senior United States Senator from New York and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected in 1998, he defeated three-term Republican incumbent ...more

Charles Busch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 63 Charles Louis Busch is an American actor, screenwriter, playwright and female impersonator, known for his appearances on stage in his own camp style plays and in film and television. He wrote ...more

Chuck Noll is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 82 (1932-2014) Charles Henry "Chuck" Noll was a professional American football player, assistant coach and head coach. His sole head coaching position was for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National ...more

Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 49 Edward Charles "Chuck" Knoblauch is a retired Major League Baseball player. He played all or part of twelve seasons in the majors, from 1991 until 2002, for the Minnesota Twins, New ...more

Charles Baudelaire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 46 (1821-1867) Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du mal, ...more

Charles de Gaulle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 69 Charles de Gaulle is a French politician. He is the eldest child of Admiral Philippe de Gaulle and grandson of General Charles de Gaulle, and served as a member of the European Parliament, from ...more

Charles Mingus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
Dec. at 57 (1922-1979) Charles Mingus Jr. was a highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. Mingus's compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black ...more

Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 81 Charles Louis "Chuck" Howley is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He spent his career with the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys.

Charles Aznavour is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 93 Charles Aznavour is a Franco-Armenian singer, songwriter, actor, public activist and diplomat. Aznavour is known for his unique tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly ...more

Charlie Laine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Charlie or Charles
age 34 Charlie Laine is an American pornographic actress and adult model originally from Marion, Wisconsin.