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Who Is The Most Famous Don Or Donald In The World?

Updated November 5, 2020 149 votes 26 voters 38.1k views97 items

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How many celebrities named Don or Donald can you think of? The famous Dons and Donalds below have many different professions, including notable actors named Don, famous athletes named Don, and even political figures named Donald.

Donald Trump is certainly one of the most famous Dons on this list. One of the politicians named Donald, he served as the 45th president of the United States. He is also a businessman and TV personality.

Another of the famous people with the first name Don is Don Cheadle. He is best known for playing War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. He also appeared in such films as Boogie Nights, Hotel Rwanda, and Traffic.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous men named Don or Donald? Just add them to the list!

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    Donald Trump

    1946-06-14

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Alternative NameDonald J. Trump

    Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television...  more

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    BirthplaceSaint John, Canada

    Donald McNichol Sutherland, (born 17 July 1935) is a Canadian actor whose film career spans more than five decades. Sutherland rose to fame after starring in films including The Dirty Dozen (1967),...  more

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    Don Weis

    1922-05-13

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Don Weis (May 13, 1922 – July 26, 2000) was an American film and television director....  more
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    BirthplacePennsylvania, United States of America

    Donald Paul Bellisario (born August 8, 1935) is an American television producer and screenwriter who created and sometimes wrote episodes for the TV series Magnum, P.I. (1980), Tales of the Gold...  more
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    BirthplaceCootamundra, Australia

    Sir Donald George Bradman, AC (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001), often referred to as "The Don", was an Australian international cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time....  more

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    Donald Bren

    1932-05-11

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Donald Leroy Bren (born May 11, 1932) is an American businessman who is chairman and sole owner of the Irvine Company, a US real estate investment company. Bren's net worth is approximately $16.3...  more
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    Donald Byrd

    1932-12-09

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter and vocalist. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his...  more

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    Donald Carcieri

    1942-12-16

    BirthplaceEast Greenwich, Rhode Island, United States of America

    Donald Louis Carcieri ( kər-CHEER-ee; Italian: [karˈtʃɛːri]; born December 16, 1942) is an American politician and corporate executive who served as the 73rd Governor of Rhode Island from January...  more
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    Donald Crisp

    1882-07-27

    BirthplaceBow, London, United Kingdom

    Donald Crisp (born George William Crisp, 27 July 1882 – 25 May 1974) was an English film actor. He was an early producer, director and screenwriter. His career lasted from the early silent film era...  more
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    Donald Davidson

    1917-03-06

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts

    Donald Herbert Davidson (March 6, 1917 – August 30, 2003) was an American philosopher. He served as Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley from 1981 to 2003 after...  more
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    Donald Driver

    1975-02-02

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Donald Jerome Driver (born February 2, 1975) is a former American football wide receiver. After playing college football for Alcorn State University, Driver was picked by the Green Bay Packers in the...  more
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    Donald Fagen

    1948-01-10

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

    Donald Jay Fagen (born January 10, 1948) is an American musician best known as the co-founder, lead singer, co-songwriter, and keyboardist of the band Steely Dan, formed in the early ‘70s. He has...  more

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    Donald Faison

    1974-06-22

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Alternative NameDonald Faison

    Donald Adeosun Faison (; born June 22, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor, best known for his leading role as Dr. Chris Turk in the ABC/NBC comedy-drama Scrubs (2001–2010), and a...  more
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    Donald Glaude is an American house music artist, DJ and remixer, and is consistently ranked as one of DJ Mag's top 100 DJs....  more
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    Donald Glover

    1983-09-25

    BirthplaceEdwards Air Force Base, California, USA

    Alternative NameChildish Gambino, Don Glover, Donald Glover, Donald "Childish Gambino" Glover, Donald Glover II

    Donald McKinley Glover Jr. (born September 25, 1983) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, musician, and DJ. He performs music under the stage name Childish Gambino and as a DJ...  more

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    Donald Hall

    1928-09-20

    BirthplaceHamden, Connecticut

    Donald Andrew Hall Jr. (September 20, 1928 – June 23, 2018) was an American poet, writer, editor and literary critic. He was the author of over 50 books across several genres from children's...  more
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    Donald Harvey

    1952-04-15

    BirthplaceOhio

    Donald Harvey (April 15, 1952 – March 30, 2017) was an American serial killer and orderly who claimed to have murdered 87 people, though official estimates are between 37 and 57 victims. Harvey said...  more

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    BirthplaceFlorence, South Carolina

    Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins Jr. (né Parrott; March 13, 1933 – September 6, 1991) was an American serial killer....  more

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    Donald Knuth

    1938-01-10

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Donald Ervin Knuth ( kə-NOOTH; born January 10, 1938) is an American computer scientist, mathematician, and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is the 1974 recipient of the ACM Turing...  more
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    Donald Moffat

    1930-12-26

    BirthplacePlymouth, Devon, England, UK

    Alternative NameDonald Moffat

    Donald Moffat (26 December 1930 – 20 December 2018) was an English actor with a decades-long career in film and stage in the United States. He began his acting career on- and off-Broadway, which...  more
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    Donald O'Connor

    1925-08-28

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Donald David Dixon Ronald O'Connor (August 28, 1925 – September 27, 2003) was an American actor, dancer, and singer. He came to fame in a series of films in which he co-starred alternately with...  more
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    BirthplaceChester, Chester Municipal District, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Donald Olding Hebb FRS (July 22, 1904 – August 20, 1985) was a Canadian psychologist who was influential in the area of neuropsychology, where he sought to understand how the function of neurons...  more
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    Donald Penn

    1983-04-27

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Donald Ward Penn (born April 27, 1983) is a retired American football offensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. Penn played college football at Utah State, and was...  more
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    BirthplaceWorksop, Nottinghamshire, England, UK

    Alternative NameDon Pleasence, Donald Pleasance

    Donald Henry Pleasence (; 5 October 1919 – 2 February 1995) was an English actor. His best known film roles include psychiatrist Dr. Samuel Loomis in Halloween (1978) and four of its sequels, the...  more

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    Donald Rumsfeld

    1932-07-09

    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois, United States of America

    Donald Henry Rumsfeld (July 9, 1932 – June 29, 2021) was an American politician, government official and businessman who served as Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under Gerald Ford, and again...  more

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