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Who Is The Most Famous Colin In The World?

Updated November 5, 2020 775 votes 38 voters 24.2k 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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    Colin Farrell

    1976-05-31

    BirthplaceCastleknock, Republic of Ireland

    Colin Farrell (born 31 May 1976) is an Irish actor. Farrell appeared in the BBC drama...  more

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    Colin Firth

    1960-09-10

    BirthplaceGrayshott, United Kingdom

    Colin Andrew Firth (born 10 September 1960) is an English actor who has received an Academy...  more

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  • Colin Hanks3
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    Colin Hanks

    1977-11-24

    BirthplaceSacramento, California, USA

    Colin Lewes Hanks (born Colin Lewes Dillingham; November 24, 1977) is an American actor and...  more

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    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Colin Rand Kaepernick ( KAP-ər-nik; born November 3, 1987) is a former American football...  more

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  • Colin Jost5
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    Colin Jost

    1982-06-29

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Colin Kelly Jost (, born June 29, 1982) is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He has...  more

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  • Colin O'Donoghue6
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    BirthplaceDrogheda, Republic of Ireland

    Colin Arthur O'Donoghue (born 26 January 1981) is an Irish actor and musician, best known for...  more

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  • Colin Hay7
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    Colin Hay

    1953-06-29

    BirthplaceKilwinning, Scotland

    Colin James Hay (born 29 June 1953) is a Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter,...  more

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  • Colin Powell8
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    Colin Powell

    1937-04-05

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Colin Luther Powell (; born April 5, 1937) is an American politician and retired four-star...  more

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  • Colin Greening9
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    Colin Greening

    1986-03-09

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Colin Peter Greening (born March 9, 1986) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left...  more
  • Colin Trevorrow10
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    Colin Trevorrow

    1976-09-13

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    Colin Trevorrow is an American film director and screenwriter best known as the director of...  more
  • Colin Mochrie11
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    Colin Mochrie

    1957-11-30

    BirthplaceKilmarnock, Scotland

    Colin Andrew Mochrie (; born November 30, 1957) is a Scottish-born Canadian actor producer and...  more

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  • Colin Egglesfield12
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    BirthplaceFarmington Hills, Michigan, United States of America

    Colin Egglesfield (born February 9, 1973) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as...  more

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  • Colin Meloy13
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    Colin Meloy

    1974-10-05

    BirthplaceHelena, United States of America, Montana, United States, with Territories

    Colin Patrick Henry Meloy (born October 5, 1974) is an American musician, singer-songwriter...  more
  • Colin Quinn14
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    Colin Quinn

    1959-06-06

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Colin Edward Quinn (born June 6, 1959) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. On...  more

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  • Colin Morgan15
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    Colin Morgan

    1986-01-01

    BirthplaceArmagh, United Kingdom

    Colin Morgan (born 1 January 1986) is an actor from Northern Ireland, best known for playing...  more
  • Colin Jackson16
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    Colin Jackson

    1967-02-18

    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

    Colin Ray Jackson, CBE (born 18 February 1967) is a British former sprint and hurdling athlete...  more
  • Colin Salmon17
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    Colin Salmon

    1962-12-06

    BirthplaceBethnal Green, London, United Kingdom

    Colin Salmon (born 6 December 1962) is a British actor known for playing Charles Robinson in...  more

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  • Colin Baker18
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    Colin Baker

    1943-06-08

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Colin Baker (born 8 June 1943) is an English actor. He became known for playing Paul Merroney...  more
  • Colin Ford19
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    Colin Ford

    1996-09-12

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Colin Ford (born September 12, 1996) is an American actor and voice actor. He appeared as Joe...  more
  • Colin Miller20
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    Colin Miller

    1971-08-21

    BirthplaceGrimsby, Canada

    Colin Miller is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Miller played four years of...  more
  • Colin Wilson21
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    Colin Wilson

    1989-10-20

    BirthplaceGreenwich, Connecticut

    Colin Wilson (born October 20, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently...  more
  • Colin Cowherd22
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    Colin Cowherd

    1964-01-06

    BirthplaceBay Center, Washington, United States of America

    Colin Murray Cowherd (born January 6, 1964) is an American sports media personality. Cowherd...  more
  • Colin Cowie23
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    Colin Cowie

    1962-01-03

    BirthplaceKitwe, Zambia

    Colin Andrew Wilkie Cowie (born 3 January 1962) is an African-born American lifestyle guru,...  more
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    Colin Ireland

    1954-03-16

    BirthplaceDartford, United Kingdom

    Colin Ireland (16 March 1954 – 21 February 2012) was a British serial killer known as the Gay...  more

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    Colin Meads

    1936-06-03

    BirthplaceCambridge, New Zealand

    Sir Colin Earl Meads (3 June 1936 – 20 August 2017) was a New Zealand rugby union player. He...  more