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Who Is The Most Famous Cliff In The World?

Updated December 2, 2020 620 votes 38 voters 14.4k views71 items

List RulesVote up all of the Cliffs you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Cliff can you think of? The famous Cliffs and Cliffords below have many different professions, including notable actors named Cliff, famous athletes named Cliff, and even musicians named Clifford.

Cliff Burton is certainly one of the most famous Cliffs on this list. One of the famous rock stars named Cliff, he played bass in Metallica from 1982-1986. He died in a tragic bus accident while the band was touring in Sweden.

Another of the famous people with the first name Cliff is Cliff Robinson. He played basketball in the NBA for 18 seasons. He spent time on the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and other teams.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Cliff? Just add them to the list!

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    Cliff Burton


    BirthplaceCalifornia, Contiguous United States, Castro Valley, United States of America, United States

    Clifford Lee Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the bass guitarist for the American band Metallica from December 1982 until his...  more

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  • 2

    Cliff Arquette


    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio, USA

    Alternative NameCharlie Weaver, Charley Weaver

    Clifford Charles Arquette (December 27, 1905 – September 23, 1974) was an American actor and comedian, famous for his persona, played on numerous television shows, of Charley Weaver....  more
  • 3

    Cliff Parisi


    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Cliff Parisi (born 24 May 1960) is a British actor of Italian descent, largely recognised for his performance as Minty Peterson in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and as Walt in the Channel 4 soap...  more
  • 4

    Cliff Curtis


    BirthplaceRotorua, New Zealand

    Alternative NameClifford Curtis

    Clifford Vivian Devon Curtis (born 27 July 1968) is a New Zealand actor. His film credits include Once Were Warriors (1994), Blow (2001), Whale Rider (2002), Live Free or Die Hard (2007) and The Dark...  more
  • 5

    Cliff DeYoung


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Alternative NameCliff Deyoung, Cliff De Young, Cliff DeYoung, Cliff de Young

    Clifford Tobin DeYoung (born February 12, 1945) is an American actor and musician....  more
  • 6

    Cliff Williams


    BirthplaceRomford, England, London

    Clifford Williams (born 14 December 1949) is an English musician who has been a member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC as their bassist and backing vocalist since 1977 except for a brief...  more
  • 7

    Cliff Robertson


    BirthplaceLa Jolla, San Diego, California, USA

    Clifford Parker Robertson III (September 9, 1923 – September 10, 2011) was an American actor with a film and television career that spanned half a century. Robertson portrayed a young John F. Kennedy...  more
  • 8

    Cliff Richard


    BirthplaceLucknow, India

    Sir Cliff Richard (born 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. Richard has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. He has total sales of over...  more

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  • 9

    Cliff Robinson


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Clifford Ralph Robinson (born December 16, 1966) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Selected 36th overall in...  more

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  • 10

    Cliff Harris


    BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas

    Clifford Allen Harris (born November 12, 1948) is a former professional American football safety who played for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He appeared...  more
  • 11

    Cliff Branch


    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Houston

    Clifford Branch Jr. (August 1, 1948 – August 3, 2019) was an American professional football player who was a wide receiver with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders during his entire 14-year National...  more
  • 12

    Cliff Hagan


    BirthplaceOwensboro, Kentucky

    Clifford Oldham Hagan (born December 9, 1931) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6-4 forward who excelled with the hook shot, Hagan, nicknamed "Li'l Abner", played his entire...  more

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  • 13

    Cliff Martinez


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Cliff Martinez (born February 5, 1954) is an American musician and composer. Early in his career, Martinez was known as a drummer notably with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Captain Beefheart. Since...  more
  • 14

    Cliff Jones


    BirthplaceSwansea, United Kingdom

    Clifford William Jones (born 7 February 1935) is a Welsh former football international. He played as a winger, and was capped 59 times for Wales and a crucial member of Tottenham Hotspur's 1960–61...  more
  • 15

    Cliff Lee


    BirthplaceBenton, Arkansas, United States of America

    Clifton Phifer Lee (born August 30, 1978) is an American former professional baseball starting pitcher. Lee played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies,...  more
  • 16

    Cliff Avril


    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Clifford Samuel Avril (born April 8, 1986) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football at Purdue and was drafted in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Detroit...  more
  • 17

    Cliff Ronning


    BirthplaceBurnaby, Canada

    Clifford John Ronning (born October 1, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward. He was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the seventh round of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, 134th...  more
  • 18

    Cliff Floyd


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Cornelius Clifford Floyd Jr. (born December 5, 1972) is a former Major League Baseball left fielder who played for 17 seasons, most notably for the Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins and New York Mets....  more
  • 19

    Clifford Brown


    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    Clifford Benjamin Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956) was an American jazz trumpeter. He died at the age of 25 in a car accident, leaving behind four years' worth of recordings. He was also a...  more

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  • 20

    Cliff Bastin


    BirthplaceHeavitree, United Kingdom

    Clifford Sydney Bastin (14 March 1912 – 4 December 1991) was an English footballer who played as a winger for Exeter City and Arsenal football club. He also played for the England national football...  more

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  • 21

    Cliff Compton

    Clifford Treiber (born November 2, 1979) is an American retired professional wrestler better known by his ring names Domino and Cliff Compton. He is best known for his work in World Wrestling...  more
  • 22

    Cliff Edwards


    BirthplaceHannibal, USA, Missouri

    Clifton Avon "Cliff" Edwards (June 14, 1895 – July 17, 1971), nicknamed "Ukulele Ike", was an American musician, singer, actor and voice actor, who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and...  more
  • 23

    Cliff Johnson


    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Clifford "Heathcliff" Johnson, Jr. (born July 22, 1947) is a retired Major League Baseball player who played for the Houston Astros (1972–1977), New York Yankees (1977–1979), Cleveland Indians...  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas

    Clifton Randolph Pennington (born June 15, 1984) is an American former professional baseball infielder and current baseball coach at Texas A&M. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the...  more
  • 25

    Cliff Gallup



    Clifton E. "Cliff" Gallup (June 17, 1930 – October 9, 1988) was an American electric guitarist, who played rock and roll in the band Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps in the 1950s....  more