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Who Is The Most Famous Dennis In The World?

Updated November 23, 2020 1.1k votes 42 voters 22.1k views87 items

List RulesVote up all of the Dennises/Denises you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Dennis can you think of? The famous Dennises below have many different professions, including notable actors named Dennis, famous athletes named Dennis, and even musicians named Dennis.

Dennis Rodman is certainly one of the most famous Dennises on this list. One of the famous athletes named Dennis, he is best known for playing with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s. He is a five-time NBA champion and two-time NBA all-star.

Another of the famous people with the first name Dennis is Dennis Hopper. He is an actor who appeared in such films as Cool Hand Luke, Blue Velvet, and Rebel Without a Cause. He made his directorial debut in 1969 with Easy Rider. Dennis Quaid is another actor Dennis.

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    Dennis Hopper

    1936-05-17
    Dennis Lee Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010) was an American actor, filmmaker,...  more

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    Dennis Rodman

    1961-05-13
    Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player...  more

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    Dennis Wilson

    1944-12-04
    Dennis Carl Wilson (December 4, 1944 – December 28, 1983) was an American musician, singer,...  more

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    Dennis Quaid

    1954-04-09
    Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor known for a wide variety of...  more

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    Denis O'Hare

    1962-01-17

    Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare (born January 17, 1962) is an American actor, singer, and author noted for his award-winning performances in the plays Take Me Out and Sweet Charity, as well as portraying vampire king Russell Edgington on HBO's fantasy series True Blood. He is also known for his supporting roles...

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    Dennis Farina

    1944-02-29
    Dennis Farina (February 29, 1944 – July 22, 2013) was an American film and television actor,...  more

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    Dennis DeYoung

    1947-02-18
    Dennis DeYoung (born February 18, 1947) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and...  more

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    Dennis Dugan

    1946-09-05
    Dennis Barton Dugan (born September 5, 1946) is an American director, actor, writer, artist...  more
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    Dennis Haskins

    1950-11-18
    Dennis Haskins (born November 18, 1950) is an American actor known for his role as principal...  more
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    Dennis Michael Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American talk show host, political...  more

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    Dennis Franz

    1944-10-28
    Dennis Franz Schlachta (; born October 28, 1944), known professionally as Dennis Franz, is an...  more

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    Dennis Weaver

    1924-06-04
    William Dennis Weaver (June 4, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor best known for...  more

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    Dennis Haysbert

    1954-06-02
    Dennis Dexter Haysbert (born June 2, 1954) is an American actor. In the U.S. he is known for...  more

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    Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954), nicknamed "Eck", is an American former...  more

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    Dennis Rader

    1945-03-09
    Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer known as BTK or the BTK...  more

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    Dennis Kucinich

    1946-10-08
    Dennis John Kucinich (; born October 8, 1946) is an American politician. A former U.S....  more
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    Dennis Nilsen

    1945-11-23
    Dennis Andrew Nilsen (23 November 1945 – 12 May 2018) was a Scottish serial killer and...  more

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    Dennis Price

    1915-06-23
    Dennis Price (born Dennistoun Franklyn John Rose-Price) (23 June 1915 – 6 October 1973) was an...  more
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    José Dennis Martínez Ortiz (born May 14, 1955), nicknamed "El Presidente" (The President), is...  more
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    Dennis Chambers

    1959-05-09
    Dennis Milton Chambers (born May 9, 1959) is an American drummer. He was inducted into the...  more

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    Dennis Trillo

    1981-05-12
    Abelardo Dennis Florencio Ho (born 12 May 1981), more widely known as Dennis Trillo, is a...  more
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    Denny Dillon

    1951-05-18
    Denise "Denny" Dillon (born May 18, 1951) is an American actress and comedian. First known as...  more
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    Dennis Lehane

    1965-08-04
    Dennis Lehane (born August 4, 1965) is an American author. He has published more than a dozen...  more
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    Dennis Prager

    1948-08-02
    Dennis Mark Prager () (born August 2, 1948) is an American conservative radio talk show host...  more
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    Dennis Marvin Seidenberg (born 18 July 1981) is a German professional ice hockey defenceman...  more