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

Updated November 19, 2020 910 votes 50 voters 73.6k 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

    David Bowie


    BirthplaceBrixton, London, United Kingdom

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    David Beckham

    David Beckham


    BirthplaceLondon, England

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

    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 on Wikipedia

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    David Attenborough

    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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    David Tennant

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    David Hasselhoff

    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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  • 7
    David Letterman

    David Letterman


    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

    David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television host, comedian,... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    David Schwimmer

    David Schwimmer


    BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York, USA

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

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  • 9
    Dave Chappelle

    Dave Chappelle


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

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

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    Dave Matthews

    Dave Matthews


    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 Spade

    David Spade


    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 Lynch

    David Lynch


    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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  • 13
    David Duchovny

    David Duchovny


    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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    Dave Franco

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Dave Bautista

    Dave Bautista


    BirthplaceArlington, VA

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

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    David Boreanaz

    David Boreanaz


    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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  • 17
    Davy Jones

    Davy Jones


    BirthplaceOpenshaw, United Kingdom

    David Thomas Jones (30 December 1945 – 29 February 2012) was an English singer-songwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    David Hyde Pierce

    BirthplaceNew York City, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

    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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  • 19
    David Caruso

    David Caruso


    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 Guetta

    David Guetta


    BirthplaceParis, France

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

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  • 21
    David Carradine

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    David Cross

    David Cross


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • 23
    David Lee Roth

    David Lee Roth


    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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  • 24
    David Koechner

    David Koechner


    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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    Dave Navarro

    Dave Navarro


    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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