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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 and ...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 Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for ...more

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