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Who Is The Most Famous Colin In The World?

Updated November 5, 2020 798 votes 50 voters 25.8k 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


    BirthplaceCastleknock, Republic of Ireland

    Alternative NameColin Farrel, Colin Farrell, Col Farrell

    Colin Farrell (born 31 May 1976) is an Irish actor. Farrell appeared in the BBC drama Ballykissangel in 1998, made his film debut in the Tim Roth-directed drama The War Zone in 1999, and was...  more

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    Colin Firth


    BirthplaceGrayshott, United Kingdom

    Colin Andrew Firth (born 10 September 1960) is an English actor who has received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two BAFTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as the Volpi...  more

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    Colin Hanks


    BirthplaceSacramento, California, United States of America

    Colin Lewes Hanks (born Colin Lewes Dillingham; November 24, 1977) is an American actor and director. He is known for starring in films such as Orange County, King Kong, The House Bunny, The Great...  more

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  • 4

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Colin Rand Kaepernick ( KAP-ər-nik; born November 3, 1987) is a former American football quarterback known for his political activism regarding police brutality and racism against African-Americans...  more

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  • 5

    BirthplaceDrogheda, Ireland

    Colin Arthur O'Donoghue (born 26 January 1981) is an Irish actor and musician, best known for portraying Captain Killian "Hook" Jones on the TV show Once Upon a Time. He appeared in the 2011 horror...  more

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    Colin Jost


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Colin Kelly Jost (, born June 29, 1982) is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He has been a writer for Saturday Night Live since 2005 and "Weekend Update" co-anchor since 2014. He also served...  more

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  • 7

    BirthplaceDearborn, Michigan, USA

    Colin Egglesfield (born February 9, 1973) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Josh Madden in the long-running soap opera All My Children, Auggie Kirkpatrick on The CW's short-lived...  more

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    Colin Hay


    BirthplaceKilwinning, United Kingdom

    Colin James Hay (born 29 June 1953) is a Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor. He came to prominence as the lead vocalist of the band Men at Work, and later also as...  more

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    Colin Powell


    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 general in the United States Army. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security...  more

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    Colin Greening


    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Colin Peter Greening (born March 9, 1986) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger. He played for the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League (NHL)....  more
  • 11

    Colin Meloy


    BirthplaceHelena, Montana, United States of America

    Colin Patrick Henry Meloy (born October 5, 1974) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and author best known as the frontman of the Portland, Oregon, indie folk rock band The Decemberists. In...  more
  • 12

    Colin Quinn


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Colin Edward Quinn (born June 6, 1959) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. On television, he is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he anchored Weekend Update, on...  more

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    Colin Trevorrow



    Colin Trevorrow is an American film director and screenwriter best known as the director of the 2012 film Safety Not Guaranteed, and the upcoming Jurassic Park sequel Jurassic World....  more
  • 14

    Colin Morgan


    BirthplaceArmagh, Northern Ireland, UK

    Colin Morgan (born 1 January 1986) is an actor from Northern Ireland, best known for playing the title character in the BBC fantasy series Merlin. Morgan made his London theatre debut in 2007 as the...  more
  • 15

    Colin Mochrie


    BirthplaceKilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

    Colin Andrew Mochrie (; born November 30, 1957) is a Scottish-born Canadian actor producer and improvisational comedian, most famous for his appearances on the British and US versions of television...  more
  • 16

    Colin Jackson


    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

    Colin Ray Jackson, CBE (born 18 February 1967) is a British former sprint and hurdling athlete who specialised in the 110 metres hurdles. During a career in which he represented Great Britain and...  more
  • 17

    Colin Baker


    BirthplaceWaterloo, London

    Colin Baker (born 8 June 1943) is an English actor. He became known for playing Paul Merroney in the BBC drama series The Brothers from 1974 to 1976. He later played the sixth incarnation of the...  more
  • 18

    Colin Salmon


    BirthplaceLuton, Bedfordshire, England, UK

    Colin Salmon (born 6 December 1962) is a British actor known for playing Charles Robinson in three James Bond films, and James "One" Shade in the Resident Evil film series. He has had roles on many...  more
  • 19

    Colin Ford


    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee, USA

    Colin Ford (born September 12, 1996) is an American actor and voice actor. He appeared as Joe McAlister in Under the Dome. He is also known as the voice of Jake on Jake and the Never Land Pirates,...  more
  • 20

    Colin Miller


    BirthplaceGrimsby, Canada

    Colin Miller is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Miller played four years of major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with both the Niagara Falls Thunder and Sault Ste. Marie...  more
  • 21

    Colin Wilson


    BirthplaceGreenwich, Connecticut

    Colin Wilson (born October 20, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He began his NHL career with the...  more
  • 22

    Colin Cowherd


    BirthplaceBay Center, Washington, United States of America

    Colin Murray Cowherd (born January 6, 1964) is an American sports media personality. Cowherd began his broadcasting career as sports director of Las Vegas television station KVBC and as a sports...  more
  • 23

    Colin Cowie


    BirthplaceKitwe, Zambia

    Colin Andrew Wilkie Cowie (born 3 January 1962) is an African-born American lifestyle guru, television personality, author, interior designer and party planner....  more
  • 24

    Colin Ireland


    BirthplaceDartford, United Kingdom

    Colin Ireland (16 March 1954 – 21 February 2012) was a British serial killer known as the Gay Slayer because his victims were homosexual. Criminologist David Wilson believes that Ireland was a...  more

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  • 25

    Colin Meads


    BirthplaceCambridge, New Zealand

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