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If your name is Dennis, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Dennis or Denny, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Dennis can you think of? The famous Dennises below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Dennis, athletes named Dennis, and even political figures named Dennis. The music industry is no stranger to the name Denny, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

There sure are a lot of famous people named Dennis. This list includes NBA legend Dennis Rodman, who made his fame with the Chicago Bulls alongside Michael Jordan. Others include famous actors like Dennis Quaid, Dennis Hopper and Dennis Miller. To read more about these notable people named Dennis, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 57

Birthplace: USA, Trenton, New Jersey

Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas ...more

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Dennis Quaid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 64

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor known for a wide variety of dramatic and comedic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, some of his notable ...more

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Dennis Hopper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Dec. at 74 (1936-2010)

Birthplace: Dodge City, Kansas, United States of America

Dennis Lee Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010) was an American actor, filmmaker, photographer, and artist. He attended the Actors Studio, made his first television appearance in 1954, and soon ...more

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Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 66

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dennis Michael Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, and comedian. He was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1985 ...more

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Dennis Seidenberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 37

Birthplace: Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

Dennis Marvin Seidenberg (born 18 July 1981) is a German professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the New York Islanders of the ...more
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 49

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɛnəs ˈbɛrxkɑmp] (listen); born 10 May 1969) is a Dutch former professional footballer, who until 21 December 2017 was the assistant ...more

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Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Dec. at 53 (1954-2007)

Birthplace: San Pedro, Los Angeles, California

Dennis Wayne Johnson (September 18, 1954 – February 22, 2007), nicknamed "DJ", was an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Seattle ...more

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Dennis Eckersley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 64

Birthplace: Oakland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954), nicknamed "Eck", is an American former professional baseball pitcher. Between 1975 and 1998, he pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) for ...more

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Dennis Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Dec. at 39 (1944-1983)

Birthplace: Hawthorne, California, United States of America

Dennis Carl Wilson (December 4, 1944 – December 28, 1983) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best remembered as their drummer and as the middle ...more

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Dennis Rader is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 73

Birthplace: Pittsburg, Kansas, United States of America

Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer known as BTK or the BTK Strangler. He gave himself the name "BTK" (for "Bind, Torture, Kill"). Between ...more
Dennis Haysbert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 64

Birthplace: San Mateo, California, United States of America

Dennis Dexter Haysbert (born June 2, 1954) is an American actor. In the U.S. he is known for his appearances in commercials for Allstate Insurance. He portrayed baseball player Pedro Cerrano in ...more

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Dennis Franz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 74

Birthplace: Proviso Township, Maywood, Illinois, United States of America

Dennis Franz Schlachta (; born October 28, 1944), known professionally as Dennis Franz, is an American former actor best known for his role as NYPD Detective Andy Sipowicz in the ABC television ...more

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Dennis Nilsen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 73

Birthplace: Fraserburgh, United Kingdom

Dennis Andrew Nilsen (23 November 1945 – 12 May 2018) was a Scottish serial killer and necrophile who murdered at least twelve young men between 1978 and 1983 in London, England. Convicted at ...more
Dennis Kucinich is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 72

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Dennis John Kucinich (; born October 8, 1946) is an American politician. A former U.S. Representative from Ohio, serving from 1997 to 2013, he was also a candidate for the Democratic nomination ...more
Denny McLain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 74

Birthplace: Markham, Illinois

Dennis Dale McLain (born March 29, 1944) is an American former professional baseball player. He was a pitcher in Major League Baseball for ten seasons, most notably for the Detroit Tigers. In ...more

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Dennis DeYoung is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Dennis DeYoung Age: 72

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Dennis DeYoung (born February 18, 1947) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer. Best known for being a founding member of the rock band Styx as primary lead vocalist and ...more

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Dennis Weaver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: Died at 82 (1924-2006)

Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, USA

William Dennis Weaver (June 4, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor best known for his work in television and films from the early 1950s until not long before his death in 2006. ...more

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Dennis Martínez ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 63

Birthplace: Granada, Nicaragua

José Dennis Martínez Ortiz (born May 14, 1955), nicknamed "El Presidente" (The President), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He was the first Nicaraguan to play

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Dennis Price is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Dec. at 58 (1915-1973)

Birthplace: Twyford, England

Dennis Price (born Dennistoun Franklyn John Rose-Price) (23 June 1915 – 6 October 1973) was an English actor, best remembered for his role as Louis Mazzini in the film Kind Hearts and Coronets ...more
Dennis Scott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Dennis Scott Age: 50

Birthplace: Hagerstown, Maryland

Dennis Eugene Scott (born September 5, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player. A 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) small forward from Georgia Tech, and the 1990 ACC Men's Basketball Player ...more
Dennis Pitta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 30

Birthplace: Fresno, California

Dennis Gregory Pitta Jr. (born June 29, 1985) is a former American football tight end. He played college football at BYU, where he was a consensus All-American. He was drafted by the Baltimore ...more
Dennis Farina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Dennis Farina Dec. at 69 (1944-2013)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Dennis Farina (February 29, 1944 – July 22, 2013) was an American film and television actor, TV presenter and former Chicago police officer. He was a character actor, often typecast as a mobster ...more

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Dennis Chambers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 59

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Dennis Milton Chambers (born May 9, 1959) is an American drummer. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2001.

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Dennis Lehane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 53

Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts

Dennis Lehane (born August 4, 1965) is an American author. He has published more than a dozen novels; the first several were a series of mysteries featuring a couple of protagonists and other ...more
Dennis Prager is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Dennis
Age: 70

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

Dennis Mark Prager () (born August 2, 1948) is an American conservative radio talk show host and writer. Born into an Orthodox Jewish family, his initial political work concerned Soviet Jews who ...more