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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

Age: 72

Birthplace: Brixton, Eurasia, South London, United Kingdom, London, + more

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (, BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry ...more

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Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 50

Birthplace: Warren, Ohio, United States of America

David Eric Grohl (born January 14, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and director. He is the founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and primary songwriter of the rock band Foo ...more

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David Beckham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Soccer Player, Model, Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom

David Robert Joseph Beckham (UK: ; born 2 May 1975) is an English former professional footballer, the current president of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City. He played for Manchester ...more

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Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 45

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

David Khari Webber Chappelle (; born August 24, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Chappelle is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Emmy Awards ...more

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Dave Matthews is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 52

Birthplace: Gauteng, Johannesburg, Africa, South Africa

David John Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is a South African-born American singer, songwriter, musician, actor and record label owner, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist ...more

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David Arquette is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Fashion designer, Television director, Wrestler

Age: 47

Birthplace: Winchester, USA, Virginia

David Arquette (born September 8, 1971) is an American actor, professional wrestler, film director, producer, screenwriter and fashion designer. A member of the Arquette acting family, he first ...more

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David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Talk show host, Announcer, Comedian

Age: 71

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer and automobile racing team owner. He hosted late night television talk shows for 33 ...more

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David Spade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer

Age: 54

Birthplace: Birmingham, Michigan, United States of America

David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and television personality. He rose to fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, then ...more

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David Crosby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 77

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731, + more

David Van Cortlandt Crosby (born August 14, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills ...more

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David Schwimmer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Television director, Theatre Director, Film Producer

Age: 52

Birthplace: Flushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2, 1966) is an American actor, director, activist, and producer. Schwimmer began his acting career performing in school plays at Beverly Hills High ...more

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David Duchovny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 58

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter. He is known for playing FBI agent Fox Mulder on the television ...more

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David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Baseball player, Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

David Américo Ortiz Arias (born November 18, 1975), nicknamed "Big Papi", is a Dominican-American former Major League Baseball (MLB) designated hitter (DH) and first baseman who ...more

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Dave Bautista is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Bodybuilder, Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist

Age: 50

David Michael Bautista Jr. (born January 18, 1969) is an American actor, retired professional wrestler, former mixed martial artist and bodybuilder. Bautista began his wrestling career in 1999, ...more

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David Hasselhoff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 63

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

David Michael Hasselhoff (born July 17, 1952), nicknamed "The Hoff", is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessman, who set a Guinness World Record as the most watched man on ...more

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Dave Franco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 33

Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States of America

David John Franco (born June 12, 1985) is an American actor. He began his career with small roles in films such as Superbad (2007) and Charlie St. Cloud (2010). Following a starring role in the ...more

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David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 47

Birthplace: Bathgate, United Kingdom

David John Tennant (born 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his roles as the tenth incarnation of The Doctor in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who (2005–2010), Giacomo ...more

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David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Record producer, Songwriter, Disc jockey

Age: 51

Birthplace: Paris, France

Pierre David Guetta (November 7, 1967) is a French DJ, music programmer, record producer and songwriter. He has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. In 2013, ...more

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David Legwand is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete

Age: 38

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

David A. Legwand (born August 17, 1980) is an American former professional ice hockey forward who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Buffalo Sabres, Nashville ...more

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David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Basketball player

Age: 53

Birthplace: Key West, Florida, United States of America

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

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David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist

Age: 72

Birthplace: Grantchester, United Kingdom

David Jon Gilmour ( GHIL-mor; born 6 March 1946) is an English multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who was a member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. He joined the group as ...more

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David Desharnais is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Ice Hockey Player

Age: 32

Birthplace: Laurier-Station, Canada

David Kevin Denis Desharnais (born September 14, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center currently playing for HC Fribourg-Gottéron of the National League (NL). Undrafted, he ...more
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: 64

Birthplace: Bloomington, USA, Indiana

David Lee Roth (born October 10, 1954) is an American rock vocalist, musician, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality. Roth is best known as the original (1974–1985) and current ...more

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David Boreanaz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Television director, Television producer, Actor

Age: 49

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

David Boreanaz (; born May 16, 1969) is an American actor, television producer, and director, known for playing the roles of vampire-turned-private investigator Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer ...more

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Dave Mustaine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: 57

Birthplace: La Mesa, California, United States of America

David Scott Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor and author. He is best known as the co-founder, lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter ...more

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David Silva is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named David or Dave
Footballer

Age: 33

Birthplace: Arguineguín, Spain

David Josué Jiménez Silva (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈβið ˈsilβa]; born 8 January 1986) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for and captains English club Manchester ...more

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