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

Updated November 19, 2020 1.0k votes 91 voters 78.3k 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 Bowie1
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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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  • David Beckham2
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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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  • Dave Grohl3
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    Dave Grohl

    1969-01-14

    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 Attenborough4
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    BirthplaceLondon, England

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

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  • David Tennant5
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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 Hasselhoff6
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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 Letterman7
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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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  • David Schwimmer8
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    David Schwimmer

    1966-11-02

    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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  • Dave Chappelle9
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    Dave Chappelle

    1973-08-24

    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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  • David Spade10
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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 Lynch11
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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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  • Dave Matthews12
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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
  • Dave Franco13
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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 Bautista14
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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 Duchovny15
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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 Caruso16
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    David Caruso

    1956-01-07

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

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

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  • David Boreanaz17
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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 Guetta18
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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 Cross19
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    David Cross

    1964-04-04

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    David Cross (born April 4, 1964) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Davy Jones20
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    Davy Jones

    1945-12-30

    BirthplaceOpenshaw, United Kingdom

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

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  • David Garrett21
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    David Garrett

    1980-09-04

    BirthplaceAachen, Germany

    David Christian Bongartz (born 4 September 1980), better known by his stage name David... more on Wikipedia

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  • David Hyde Pierce22
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    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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  • David Ortiz23
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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 Carradine24
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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
  • David Lee Roth25
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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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