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Who Is The Most Famous Colin In The World?

Updated November 5, 2020 818 votes 53 voters 26.2k views90 items

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

How many celebrities named Colin can you think of? The famous Colins below have many different professions, including notable actors named Colin, famous athletes named Colin,  comedians named Colin, and even musicians named Colin.

Colin Farrell is certainly one of the most famous Colins on this list. One of the actors named Colin, he is best known for his roles in such films as In Bruges and Phone Booth. The movie star has also appeared in multiple Yorgos Lanthimos films, including The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

Another of the famous people with the first name Colin is Colin Kaepernick. He played six seasons for the San Francisco 49ers. He became known around the world for his political activism when he knelt during the national anthem at the start of NFL games in protest of police brutality and racial inequality.

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

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    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born 23 June 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer. He has won a record eight European Tour Order of Merit titles, including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993...  more

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    Colin Ferguson

    1972-07-22

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Colin Ferguson (born July 22, 1972) is a Canadian-born American actor, director and producer. He is known for playing Sheriff Jack Carter on the Syfy series Eureka, the Maytag Man, and Lewis on Then...  more

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    Colin Higgins

    1941-07-28

    BirthplaceFrance, Nouméa

    BirthplaceFrance, Nouméa

    Colin Higgins (28 July 1941 – 5 August 1988) was an Australian-American screenwriter, actor, director, and producer. He was best known for writing the screenplay for the 1971 film Harold and Maude,...  more
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    Colin Turnbull

    1924-11-23

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Colin Macmillan Turnbull (November 23, 1924 – July 28, 1994) was a British-American anthropologist who came to public attention with the popular books The Forest People (on the Mbuti Pygmies of...  more
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    Colin Clive

    1900-01-20

    BirthplaceSaint-Malo, France

    BirthplaceSaint-Malo, France

    Colin Clive (born Colin Glenn Clive-Greig; 20 January 1900 – 25 June 1937) was a British stage and screen actor. His most memorable role was Henry Frankenstein in the 1931 monster film Frankenstein...  more
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    Colin MacInnes

    1914-08-20

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Colin MacInnes (20 August 1914 – 22 April 1976) was an English novelist and journalist....  more
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    Colin Norris

    1976-02-12

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Colin Norris (12 February 1976) is a former nurse and serial killer from the Milton area of Glasgow, Scotland who was convicted of murdering four elderly patients in a hospital in Leeds, England in...  more
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    Colin Blakely

    1930-09-23

    BirthplaceBangor, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceBangor, United Kingdom

    Colin George Blakely (23 September 1930 – 7 May 1987) was a Northern Irish actor. He is perhaps known for his roles in the films A Man for All Seasons (1966), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes...  more
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    BirthplacePeterborough, United Kingdom

    BirthplacePeterborough, United Kingdom

    Colin Hodgkinson (born 14 October 1945, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire) is a British rock, jazz and blues bassist, who has been active since the 1960s....  more
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    Colin James

    1964-08-17

    BirthplaceRegina, Canada

    BirthplaceRegina, Canada

    Colin James (born Colin James Munn, August 17, 1964) is a Canadian rock and blues singer and songwriter....  more
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    Colin Campbell

    1931-01-01

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Colin J. Campbell, PhD Oxford (born 1931) is a retired British petroleum geologist who predicted that oil production would peak by 2007. He claims the consequences of this are uncertain but drastic,...  more
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    Colin Spencer

    1933-01-01

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Colin Spencer (born 1933) is an English writer and artist who has produced a prolific body of work in a wide variety of media since his first published short stories and drawings appeared in The...  more
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    Colin Wilson

    1931-06-26

    BirthplaceLeicester, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceLeicester, United Kingdom

    Colin Henry Wilson (26 June 1931 – 5 December 2013) was an English writer, philosopher and novelist. He also wrote widely on true crime, mysticism and the paranormal, eventually writing more than a...  more
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    Colin MacDonald

    1978-05-31

    BirthplaceAntigonish, Canada

    BirthplaceAntigonish, Canada

    Colin MacDonald (born May 31, 1978 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian musician who is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the rock group The Trews. His brother, John-Angus,...  more
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    Colin McPhee

    1900-03-15

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Colin Carhart McPhee (March 15, 1900 – January 7, 1964) was a Canadian composer and musicologist. He is best known for being the first Western composer to make an ethnomusicological study of Bali,...  more
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    Colin Cowdrey

    1932-12-24

    BirthplaceBangalore, India

    BirthplaceBangalore, India

    Michael Colin Cowdrey, Baron Cowdrey of Tonbridge, (24 December 1932 – 4 December 2000) was an English first-class cricketer who played for Oxford University (1952–1954), Kent County Cricket Club...  more
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    Colin Best

    1978-11-22

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Colin Best (born 22 November 1978) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. He played primarily in the National Rugby League as a wing or centre for...  more
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    Colin Greenwood

    1969-06-26

    BirthplaceEngland, Oxford

    BirthplaceEngland, Oxford

    Colin Charles Greenwood (born 26 June 1969) is an English musician and the bassist for the alternative rock band Radiohead. Along with his younger brother, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood,...  more
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    Colin McRae

    1968-08-05

    BirthplaceLanark, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceLanark, United Kingdom

    Colin Steele McRae, (5 August 1968 – 15 September 2007) was a British rally driver from Lanark, Scotland. The son of five-time British Rally Champion Jimmy McRae and brother of rally driver Alister...  more
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    Colin Moulding

    1955-08-17

    BirthplaceSwindon, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceSwindon, United Kingdom

    Colin Ivor Moulding (born 17 August 1955) is an English bassist, singer, and songwriter who was one of the core members of the rock band XTC. Though he was less prolific a songwriter than his...  more
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    Colin Buchanan

    1966-10-01

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, Scotland

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, Scotland

    Colin Buchanan (born 1966) is a Scottish actor who is best known for playing Detective Peter Pascoe in the BBC television series Dalziel and Pascoe which commenced in March 1996 and ran until June...  more
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    Colin Bell

    1946-02-26

    BirthplaceHesleden, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceHesleden, United Kingdom

    Colin Bell MBE (born 26 February 1946) is an English former football player who was born in Hesleden, County Durham, England. Nicknamed "The King of the Kippax" (after Manchester City's Kippax Street...  more

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    Colin Pates

    1961-08-10

    BirthplaceCarshalton, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceCarshalton, United Kingdom

    Colin George Pates (born 10 August 1961) is an English former footballer born in Wimbledon, London, who made more than 400 appearances in the Football League. He played for various clubs, mainly in...  more
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    Colin Stein

    1947-05-10

    BirthplaceLinlithgow, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceLinlithgow, United Kingdom

    Colin Anderson Stein (born 10 May 1947) is a Scottish former footballer, who played for Hibernian, Rangers (two spells), Coventry City and Kilmarnock. Stein was part of the Rangers team that won the...  more
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    Colin Booth

    1934-12-30

    BirthplaceMiddleton, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceMiddleton, United Kingdom

    Colin Booth (born 30 December 1934) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League as an inside forward for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest, Doncaster...  more