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Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?

Updated November 19, 2020 1.2k votes 159 voters 86.3k views101 items

List RulesVote up all of the Daves and Davids you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Dave can you think of? The famous Daves and Davids below have many different professions, including notable actors named Dave, famous musicians named David, and even comedians named Dave.

David Bowie is certainly one of the most famous Davids on this list. One of the famous musicians named David, he started his career in the late-1960s and influenced countless musicians throughout his 50-year career. His final album, Blackstar, won five Grammy Awards including Best Rock Performance.

Another of the famous people with the first name Dave is Dave Chappelle. He is considered one of the funniest comedians of all time and was honored with the Mark Twain Prize in 2019.

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

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    David Bowie

    1947-01-08
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    David Beckham

    1975-05-02
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    Sir David Frederick Attenborough (; born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster and natural...  more

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    Dave Grohl

    1969-01-14
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    David Tennant

    1971-04-18
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    David Michael Hasselhoff (born July 17, 1952), nicknamed "The Hoff", is an American actor,...  more

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    David Lynch

    1946-01-20
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    David Schwimmer

    1966-11-02
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    David Letterman

    1947-04-12
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    Dave Chappelle

    1973-08-24
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    David Duchovny

    1960-08-07
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    David Spade

    1964-07-22
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    Dave Matthews

    1967-01-09
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    Dave Bautista

    1969-01-18
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    Dave Franco

    1985-06-12
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    David Garrett

    1980-09-04
    David Christian Bongartz (born 4 September 1980), better known by his stage name David...  more

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    David Carradine

    1936-12-08
    David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine; December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009) was an American...  more

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    David Caruso

    1956-01-07
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    David Lee Roth

    1954-10-10
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    Davy Jones

    1945-12-30
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    David Boreanaz

    1969-05-16
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    David Guetta

    1967-11-07
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    David Fincher

    1962-08-28
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    David Cross

    1964-04-04
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    David Hyde Pierce (born April 3, 1959) is an American actor and director. He is best known for...  more

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