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

Updated October 21, 2020 842 votes 32 voters 71.3k views100 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 Beckham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    David Beckham

    1975-05-02

    BirthplaceLeytonstone, London, United Kingdom

    David Robert Joseph Beckham (UK: ; born 2 May 1975) is an English former professional... more on Wikipedia

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    David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    David Bowie

    1947-01-08

    BirthplaceBrixton, London, United Kingdom

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

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    Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    Dave Grohl

    1969-01-14

    BirthplaceWarren, Ohio, United States of America

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

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    David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    David Letterman

    1947-04-12

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

    David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television host, comedian,... more on Wikipedia
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    Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    Dave Chappelle

    1973-08-24

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

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

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    Dave Matthews is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    Dave Matthews

    1967-01-09

    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    David John Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is a South African-born American singer,... more on Wikipedia
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    David Hasselhoff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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

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    David Spade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    David Spade

    1964-07-22

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Michigan, United States of America

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

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    David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    David Tennant

    1971-04-18

    BirthplaceBathgate, United Kingdom

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

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    David Schwimmer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    David Schwimmer

    1966-11-02

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

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

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    Dave Franco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    Dave Franco

    1985-06-12

    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 on Wikipedia

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    Dave Bautista is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    Dave Bautista

    1969-01-18

    BirthplaceArlington, VA

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

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    David Duchovny is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    David Duchovny

    1960-08-07

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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    David Caruso is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    David Caruso

    1956-01-07

    BirthplaceForest Hills Gardens, New York City, New York, United States of America

    David Stephen Caruso (born January 7, 1956) is an American actor and producer, best known for... more on Wikipedia

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    David Lynch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    David Lynch

    1946-01-20

    BirthplaceMissoula, Montana, United States of America

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

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    David Boreanaz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    David Boreanaz

    1969-05-16

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    David Boreanaz (; born May 16, 1969) is an American actor, television producer, and director,... more on Wikipedia

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    David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    David Guetta

    1967-11-07

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Pierre David Guetta (November 7, 1967) is a French DJ, music programmer, record producer and... more on Wikipedia

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    David Hyde Pierce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    BirthplaceSaratoga Springs, New York City, New York, United States of America

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

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    David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    David Lee Roth

    1954-10-10

    BirthplaceBloomington, Indiana, United States of America

    David Lee Roth (born October 10, 1954) is an American rock vocalist, musician, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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    David Carradine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    David Carradine

    1936-12-08

    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine; December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009) was an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    Davy Jones

    1945-12-30

    BirthplaceOpenshaw, United Kingdom

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    David Attenborough is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?

    BirthplaceIsleworth, London, United Kingdom

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

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    Dave Navarro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    Dave Navarro

    1967-06-07

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Dave Navarro (born June 7, 1967) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, presenter and... more on Wikipedia

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    David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    David Ortiz

    1975-11-18

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

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

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    David Koechner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous David Or Dave In The World?
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    David Koechner

    1962-08-24

    BirthplaceTipton, Missouri, United States of America

    David Michael Koechner ( KEK-nər; born August 24, 1962) is an American actor and comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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