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Who Is The Most Famous Clay Or Clayton In The World?

Updated May 12, 2021 464 votes 25 voters 9.3k views50 items

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How many celebrities named Clay or Clayton can you think of? The famous Clays and Claytons below have many different professions, including notable actors named Clay, famous athletes named Clayton, and even musicians named Clay.

Clay Aiken is certainly one of the most famous Clays on this list. One of the famous singers named Clay, he is best known for competing on American Idol season two. He went on to release several albums including Measure of a Man and Merry Christmas with Love.

Another of the famous people with the first name Clay is Clay Walker. He is a country music artist. “What's It to You” and “Live Until I Die” are two of his most popular songs.

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    Clay Aiken

    1978-11-30
    21

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

    Clayton Holmes "Clay" Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom; November 30, 1978) is an American singer, television personality, actor, politician, and activist. He first gained fame when he came in...  more

    #1 of 22 Unicef Goodwill Ambassadors For The United States#283 of 316 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years#1764 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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    Clay Walker

    1969-08-19
    18

    BirthplaceBeaumont, Texas, United States of America

    Ernest Clayton Walker Jr. (born August 19, 1969) is an American country music artist. He made his debut in 1993 with the single "What's It to You", which reached Number One on the Billboard Hot...  more

    #117 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time#133 of 193 The Best Male Country Singers of All Time#13 of 145 The Best Country Singers From Texas

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    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska

    Clayton Conrad Anderson (born February 23, 1959) is a retired NASA astronaut. Launched on STS-117, he replaced Sunita Williams on June 10, 2007 as a member of the ISS Expedition 15 crew....  more
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    Clayton Moore

    1914-09-14
    18

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Clayton Moore (born Jack Carlton Moore, September 14, 1914 – December 28, 1999) was an American actor best known for playing the fictional western character the Lone Ranger from 1949–1951 and...  more

    #50 of 162 The Greatest Western Movie Stars#15 of 22 Hollywood's Hottest Cowboys and Cowgals

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    Clay Davidson

    1971-04-04
    14

    BirthplaceSaltville, Virginia

    Clay Davidson (born April 4, 1971) is an American country music artist. He signed to Virgin Records' Nashville division in late 1999, Davidson released his debut album Unconditional on April 11,...  more
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    Clayton Prince

    1965-02-17
    11

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Clayton Prince is an actor and screenwriter....  more
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    Clay Hart

    1942-07-01
    15

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island, United States of America

    Clay Hart (born July 1, 1942) is an American country music singer and guitarist who was a member of The Lawrence Welk Show television program from 1969 to 1975....  more
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    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, UT

    Clayton Magleby Christensen (April 6, 1952 – January 23, 2020) was an American academic and business consultant who developed the theory of "disruptive innovation", which has been called the most...  more
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    Clayton Snyder

    1987-09-09
    14

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California, USA

    Clayton Travis Snyder (born September 9, 1987) is an American actor who played Ethan Craft on the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire and in its film adaptation, The Lizzie McGuire Movie....  more
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    Clayton Kershaw

    1988-03-19
    15

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Clayton Edward Kershaw (born March 19, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). A left-handed starting pitcher, Kershaw has...  more

    #73 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#19 of 65 The Most Likable Active MLB Players#47 of 196 The Top Current Baseball Players

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    Clayton Watson

    1977-03-23
    12

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Clayton Watson (born 23 March 1977) is an Australian producer, actor, writer, and director. He grew up in the Australian outback on a sheep station close to Morgan, a small town in South Australia....  more
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    Clayton Jacobson is an Australian film director, writer, producer, and editor. His debut feature film was Kenny. Kenny was released in 2006 in Australia to critical acclaim, winning a number of...  more
  • 13

    Clay Crosse

    1967-02-11
    14

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Clay Crosse (born Walter Clayton Crossnoe, February 11, 1967) is a contemporary Christian music artist. He has won four GMA Dove Awards, and is probably best known for the single "I Surrender All."...  more

    #35 of 507 The Very Best Christian Bands & Artists#114 of 385 The Best Contemporary Christian Artists

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    Clay Chamberlin

    1980-09-09
    8

    BirthplaceCovington, USA, Louisiana

    Clay Chamberlin is an American actor....  more
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    7
    Clay A. Griffith is a production designer, set decorator and film art director....  more
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    Clay Enos

    1969-10-30
    12

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Clay Enos is an American photographer. Enos was the set still photographer on the film adaption of Watchmen. Part of that work resulted in "Watchmen Portraits" published in February 2009 by Titan...  more
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    12

    BirthplaceGeorgia

    Clayton McMichen (January 26, 1900 – January 4, 1970) was an American fiddler and country musician....  more
  • 18

    Clay O'Brien

    1961-05-06
    8

    BirthplaceRay, Arizona, USA

    Clay O'Brien is an actor....  more
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    Clay Buchholz

    1984-08-14
    5

    BirthplaceNederland, Texas

    Clay Daniel Buchholz (born August 14, 1984), is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Boston Red Sox,...  more
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    Clay Guida

    1981-12-08
    5

    BirthplaceRound Lake, Illinois, United States of America

    Clayton "Clay" Guida (; born December 8, 1981) is an American professional mixed martial artist, currently signed to the UFC competing in the Lightweight division. A professional competitor since...  more
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    BirthplaceNorthridge, Los Angeles, California

    William Clay Matthews III (born May 14, 1986) is an American football outside linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). After attending Agoura High School in Agoura...  more

    #144 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#25 of 154 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time#16 of 41 The 41 Hottest Men in the NFL

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    Clay M. Lilley is a stunt performer and actor....  more
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    Clay Regazzoni

    1939-09-05
    7

    BirthplacePorza, Switzerland

    Gianclaudio Giuseppe Regazzoni (5 September 1939 – 15 December 2006), commonly called "Clay", was a Swiss racing driver. He competed in Formula One races from 1970 to 1980, winning five Grands Prix....  more
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    Clay Condrey

    1975-11-19
    4

    BirthplaceBeaumont, Texas

    Clayton Lee Condrey (born November 19, 1975) is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies....  more
  • 25

    Clay Zavada

    1984-06-28
    4

    BirthplaceStreator, Illinois

    Clay Pflibson Zavada (born June 28, 1984) is a former professional baseball pitcher who pitched in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2009. He is noted for his Rollie Fingers...  more
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