Celebrities Famous People Named David or Dave  

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List of famous people named David, along with photos. How many celebrities named David can you think of? The famous Davids below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named David, athletes named David, and even political figures named David. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is David? Add them to the list.

Made famous from his title role on the BBC reboot of Doctor Who, David Tennant is considered one of the most famous "doctors" in the history of the show. He even had a special 4 final episodes before he retired and passed the torch along to Matt Smith. He, since then, has received a National Television Award. David Beckham will also definitely tug on your heartstrings. He's a professional soccer player, married to Posh Spice, and is also a world renowned model. He's basically your perfect David.

David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the ...more

Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer who is best known as the former drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the ...more

David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Soccer Player, Model, Actor David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE, is an English former professional footballer. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the ...more

Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle is an American comedian, screenwriter, television and film producer, and actor. After beginning his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' ...more

Dave Matthews is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician David John "Dave" Matthews is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band. Matthews was ...more

David Arquette is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Fashion designer, Television director, Wrestler David Arquette is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, wrestler, and fashion designer. A member of the Arquette acting family, he first became known during the mid-1990s ...more

David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Talk show host, Announcer, Comedian David Michael Letterman is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, and actor. He hosts the late night television talk show Late Show with David Letterman, broadcast on CBS. ...more

David Spade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer David Wayne Spade is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, musician, and television personality. He rose to fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, then began a ...more

David Crosby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician David Van Cortlandt Crosby is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of three bands: The Byrds; Crosby, Stills & Nash; and ...more

David Schwimmer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Television director, Theatre Director, Film Producer David Lawrence Schwimmer is an American actor, director, producer, voice actor and comedian. He was born in New York City, and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was 2. He began his acting ...more

David Duchovny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter David William Duchovny is an American actor, writer, and director. He is best known for playing FBI Agent Fox Mulder on the science fiction horror drama series The X-Files and the alcoholic, ...more

David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Baseball player, Actor David Américo Ortiz Arias, nicknamed "Big Papi", is a Dominican-American professional baseball player. Ortiz is a designated hitter who occasionally plays first base for the ...more

Dave Bautista is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Bodybuilder, Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist David Michael "Dave" Bautista Jr. is an American actor, former professional mixed martial artist, and former professional wrestler best known for his time in the WWE under the ring ...more

David Hasselhoff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer David Michael Hasselhoff, nicknamed "The Hoff", is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessman. He is best known for his lead roles as Michael Knight in the popular 1980s US ...more

Dave Franco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor David John "Dave" Franco is an American television and film actor who is best known for his roles in the films 21 Jump Street, Charlie St. Cloud, Fright Night, Now You See Me, Warm ...more

David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Actor, Voice acting David Tennant is a Scottish actor known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova and ...more

David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Record producer, Songwriter, Disc jockey Pierre David Guetta is a French disc jockey and record producer. He co-founded Gum Productions and released his first album, Just a Little More Love, in 2002. Later, he released Guetta Blaster ...more

David Legwand is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete David A. Legwand is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently a member of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. He has previously played in the NHL with the ...more

David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Basketball player David Robinson is the father of American Football player Corey Robinson.

David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist David Jon Gilmour, CBE, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his work as the guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the progressive rock band ...more

David Desharnais is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Ice Hockey Player David Desharnais is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. Desharnais was never drafted into the NHL, but signed as ...more

David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality. In 2007, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Roth is best known as the ...more

David Boreanaz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Television director, Television producer, Actor David Boreanaz is an American actor, television producer, and director, known for his role as the vampire Angel on the supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and as FBI ...more

Dave Mustaine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter David Scott "Dave" Mustaine is an American musician. He was the original lead guitarist for the American heavy metal band Metallica and is the co-founder, rhythm and lead guitarist, ...more

David Silva is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Footballer David Josué Jiménez Silva is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for English club Manchester City and the Spanish national team. Silva plays mainly as an attacking ...more

David Cross is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer David Cross is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, and voice artist, known primarily for his standup work, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, and his role as Tobias ...more

David Niven is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Television producer, Novelist, Actor James David Graham Niven was an English actor and novelist who was popular in Europe and in the United States. He may be best known for his roles as Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of ...more

David Villa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Footballer David Villa Sánchez is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for American club New York City in Major League Soccer. He is nicknamed El Guaje because as a youngster he ...more

David Lee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Basketball player, Actor David Lee (born April 29, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the Florida Gators before he was drafted 30th overall by the New York ...more

David Lynch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer David Keith Lynch is an American film director, television director, visual artist, musician, actor, and author. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed a unique cinematic style. The ...more

David Byrne is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist David Byrne is a Scottish musician and a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, active between 1975 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his ...more

David Wright is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Baseball player David Allen Wright is an American professional baseball third baseman who serves as captain for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. He was drafted by the Mets in 2001 and made his major ...more

David Price is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Baseball player David Taylor Price is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. Price was selected first overall in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by the ...more

David Luiz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Footballer David Luiz Moreira Marinho, known as David Luiz, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain and serves as vice-captain for the Brazil national team. ...more

David Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Screenwriter David Mark Morrissey is a British actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. At the age of 18, he was cast in the television series One Summer, which won him recognition throughout the ...more

Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Basketball Coach, Basketball player David William Cowens is a retired American professional basketball player and NBA head coach. At 6'9", he played the center and occasionally the power forward position. He was inducted into ...more

David Carradine is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Television director, Television producer, Musician David Carradine was an American actor and martial artist, best known for his leading role as a warrior monk, Kwai Chang Caine, in the 1970s television series Kung Fu. He was a member of a ...more

Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Baseball player David Mark "Dave" Winfield is an American former Major League Baseball right fielder. He is currently special assistant to the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players ...more

David de Gea is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Footballer David de Gea Quintana is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Manchester United and for the Spanish national team. Born in Madrid, he started his career ...more

David Hyde Pierce is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Comedian, Actor, Voice acting David Hyde Pierce is an American actor and comedian. Pierce is known for playing the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the hit NBC sitcom Frasier, for which he won four Emmy Awards during the ...more

David Caruso is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Film Producer, Actor David Stephen Caruso is an American actor and producer. His most prominent role is the portrayal of Lieutenant Horatio Caine on the TV series CSI: Miami and as Detective John Kelly on the ABC ...more

David Fincher is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer David Andrew Leo Fincher is an American director and producer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for the romantic fantasy drama The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and the ...more

Dave Navarro is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Television producer David Michael "Dave" Navarro is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter and actor. He is best known as a founding member of the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction, with whom he ...more

Dave Gahan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer David "Dave" Gahan is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the baritone lead singer for the British electronic music band Depeche Mode since their debut in 1980. He is also an ...more

David Cameron is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Spokesperson, Editor, Politician David William Donald Cameron is a British politician who has served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2010 and as the Member of Parliament for Witney since 2001. He has been ...more

David Berkowitz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
David Richard Berkowitz, also known as the Son of Sam and the .44 Caliber Killer, is an American serial killer convicted of a series of shooting attacks that began in New York City in the summer ...more

David Cronenberg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter David Paul Cronenberg, CC OOnt FRSC is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or venereal horror ...more

David Krejčí is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete David Krejčí is a Czech professional ice hockey center/right wing currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. He helped the Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 2011. ...more

Dave Bing is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Basketball player, Businessperson, Politician David "Dave" Bing is an American businessman, retired Hall of Fame basketball player, and former mayor of Detroit, Michigan. After starring at Syracuse University, Bing played 12 ...more

David West is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Basketball player David Moorer West is an American retired professional basketball player who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Xavier ...more