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Who Is The Most Famous Curtis In The World?

Updated May 17, 2021 480 votes 25 voters 5.6k views56 items

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

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

Curtis Mayfield is certainly one of the most famous Curtises on this list. One of the famous singer-songwriters named Curtis, he started his career as a member of The Impressions before launching a successful solo career. “Move On Up,” Keep on Keeping On,” and “Superfly” are among his biggest hits.

Another of the famous people with the first name Curtis is Curtis Stone. He is a celebrity chef and author. He has appeared on such reality shows as Top Chef Masters, America's Next Great Restaurant, and The Biggest Loser.

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  • 1
    1942-06-03
    21

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically...  more

    #253 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time#225 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#1055 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • 2
    1975-11-04
    18

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Victoria, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Curtis Stone (born 4 November 1975) is an Australian celebrity chef, author and television personality, nicknamed "The Quiet Terminator" by fans following his performance on The Celebrity Apprentice...  more
  • 3
    18

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gene Curtis Harrington (September 17, 1926 – May 6, 2007) was an American film and television director whose work included experimental films, horror films, and episodic television. He is considered...  more
  • 4
    1934-12-15
    18

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Curtis DuBois Fuller (born December 15, 1934) is an American jazz trombonist, known as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and contributor to many classic jazz recordings....  more
  • 5
    18

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Armstrong (born November 27, 1953) is an American actor best known for playing the roles of Booger in the Revenge of the Nerds movies, Herbert Viola on the TV series Moonlighting, Miles Dalby...  more
  • 6
    1967-11-25
    12

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Baldwin (born November 25, 1967) is an actor, known for 227 (1985), Family Matters (1989), and Moesha (1996).

    Curtis Baldwin...  more
  • 7
    1939-10-28
    15

    BirthplaceYuma, Arizona, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Lee (October 28, 1939 – January 8, 2015) was an American singer of the early 1960s, who twice was one of the beneficiaries of 1961 productions by Phil Spector. These were "Pretty Little Angel...  more
  • 8
    1945-03-24
    15

    BirthplaceReno, Nevada, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Lee Hanson (March 24, 1945 – September 20, 2016) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His directing work included the psychological thriller The Hand That Rocks the...  more
  • 9
    Curtis Santiago is a Canadian dance-rock musician, originally from Sherwood Park, Alberta, now based in Toronto, Ontario. He was previously signed to Finger Lickin' Records. In the late 1990s, he was...  more
  • 10
    1972-02-14
    12

    BirthplaceBlackpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Curtis James Jobling (born 14 February 1972) is a British illustrator, animator and author, born in Blackpool, England but lives in Warrington. He is best known for his role as production designer...  more
  • 11
    1965-10-18
    9

    BirthplaceBoise, Idaho, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Stigers (born October 18, 1965) is an American jazz singer. He achieved a number of hits in the early 1990s, most notably the international hit "I Wonder Why" (1991), which reached No. 5 in...  more
  • 12
    1944-10-21
    15

    BirthplaceWashington, USA, North Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Credel is an actor....
  • 13
    1956-03-11
    15

    BirthplaceElizabethtown, North Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Lee "Curt" Brown Jr. (born March 11, 1956) is a former NASA astronaut and retired United States Air Force colonel....  more
  • 14
    1973-05-01
    12

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis James Martin Jr. (born May 1, 1973) is a former American football running back who spent the majority of his career with the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). Martin began...  more

    #184 of 1,341 The Best Football Players Ever#27 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time#35 of 245 The Best New England Patriots Of All Time

  • 15
    1995-02-02
    12

    BirthplaceSalmon Arm, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Curtis Lazar is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently a member of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. Lazar was selected by the Senators in the first round of the...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceFlorida

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Eugene Chillingworth (October 24, 1896 to presumably June 15, 1955) was a Florida attorney and state judge who disappeared from his Manalapan, Florida, home, and was later murdered along with...  more
  • 17
    1979-10-01
    9

    BirthplaceChamplin, Minnesota

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joseph Curtis Hennig (born October 1, 1979) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Curtis Axel.Hennig debuted in...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceBlue Island, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Granderson Jr. (born March 16, 1981) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Detroit Tigers, New York...  more
  • 19
    1967-04-29
    6

    BirthplaceRichmond Hill, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Curtis Shayne "Cujo" Joseph (né Munro; April 29, 1967) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former professional player. He last played for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League during...  more
  • 20
    1906-11-15
    12

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Emerson LeMay (November 15, 1906 – October 1, 1990)is credited with designing and implementing an effective, but also controversial, systematic strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific...  more
  • 21
    1976-06-15
    9

    BirthplaceUnion City, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Thomas Enis (born June 15, 1976) is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons. He played...  more

    #31 of 94 The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time#47 of 122 The Best NFL Running Backs of the 90s#31 of 142 The Biggest First Round NFL Draft Pick Busts

  • 22
    1924-04-12
    9

    BirthplaceFloyd, Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Turner (April 12, 1924 – October 4, 1970) was an American stock car racer. In addition to his success in racing, he made a fortune, lost it, and remade it buying and selling timberlands. ...  more
  • 23
    1971-01-13
    6

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Lamont Conway (born January 13, 1971) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft...  more
  • 24
    1955-01-30
    6

    BirthplaceVirginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Northrup Strange (born January 30, 1955) is an American professional golfer and TV color commentator. He is the winner of consecutive U.S. Open titles and a member of the World Golf Hall of...  more
  • 25
    1985-06-24
    6

    BirthplaceWatseka, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Curtis Jeffrey Painter (born June 24, 1985) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football for the Purdue Boilermakers and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth...  more

    #11 of 39 The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time#47 of 47 The Best Indianapolis Colts Quarterbacks of All Time

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