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

Updated November 19, 2020 1.1k votes 115 voters 81.3k 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!

  • David Bowie1

    David Bowie


    BirthplaceLondon, England

    David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (,...  more

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  • David Beckham2

    David Beckham


    BirthplaceLeytonstone, London, United Kingdom

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  • Dave Grohl3

    Dave Grohl


    BirthplaceWarren, Ohio, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    David Eric Grohl (born January 14, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and...  more

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  • David Attenborough4

    BirthplaceIsleworth, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • David Tennant5

    David Tennant


    BirthplaceBathgate, United Kingdom

    David John Tennant (born 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his roles as...  more

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  • David Hasselhoff6

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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

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  • David Schwimmer7

    David Schwimmer


    BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York, USA

    David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2, 1966) is an American actor, director, activist, and...  more

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  • Dave Chappelle8

    Dave Chappelle


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    David Khari Webber Chappelle (; born August 24, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,...  more

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  • David Lynch9

    David Lynch


    BirthplaceMissoula, Montana, United States of America

    David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, painter, musician, actor,...  more

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  • David Letterman10

    David Letterman


    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

    David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television host, comedian,...  more

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  • David Spade11

    David Spade


    BirthplaceMichigan, Birmingham, USA

    David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and...  more

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  • Dave Franco12

    Dave Franco


    BirthplacePalo Alto, California, United States of America

    David John Franco (born June 12, 1985) is an American actor. He began his career with small...  more

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  • Dave Matthews13

    Dave Matthews


    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    David John Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is a South African-born American singer,...  more

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  • Dave Bautista14

    Dave Bautista


    BirthplaceArlington, VA

    David Michael Bautista Jr. (born January 18, 1969) is an American actor, retired professional...  more

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  • David Duchovny15

    David Duchovny


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960) is an American actor, writer, producer,...  more

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  • David Carradine16

    David Carradine


    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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

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  • David Garrett17

    David Garrett


    BirthplaceAachen, Germany

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  • David Caruso18

    David Caruso


    BirthplaceForest Hills Gardens, New York City, New York, USA

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  • David Cross19

    David Cross


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Davy Jones20

    Davy Jones


    BirthplaceOpenshaw, United Kingdom

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  • David Hyde Pierce21

    BirthplaceNew York City, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

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    David Boreanaz


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

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  • David Guetta23

    David Guetta


    BirthplaceParis, France

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  • David Lee Roth24

    David Lee Roth


    BirthplaceBloomington, Indiana, United States of America

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  • David Ortiz25

    David Ortiz


    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

    David Américo Ortiz Arias (born November 18, 1975), nicknamed "Big Papi", is a...  more

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