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Famous People Named Donald or Don 

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List of famous people named Donald, along with photos. How many celebrities named Don can you think of? The famous Donalds below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Donnie, athletes named Don, and even political figures named Donald. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Don? Add them to the list.

Don Hutson was the first modern receiver in the National Football League in history. He played for the Green Bay Packers and, up until 2012, had held many football records since the 1940's. Don Cheadle is an award winning actor. Some of his credits include Ocean's Eleven and Hotel Rwanda, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He most recently received a Golden Globe win for House of Lies, as well. 

One Don that's been all over the news is Donald Trump. He is currently running as a republican candidate for presidency. He is known for his outrageous and controversial comments. He's also known for his reality show The Apprentice and for his billionaire company, The Trump Organization.
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 72
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and ...more

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Don Cheadle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 54

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. (; born November 29, 1964) is an American actor, author, director, producer and writer. Following early roles in Hamburger Hill (1987), and as the gangster ...more

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Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: Died at 84 (1913-1997)

Birthplace: Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States of America

Donald Montgomery Hutson (January 31, 1913 – June 26, 1997) was a professional American football player and assistant coach in the National Football League (NFL). He played as a split end and ...more

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Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 83

Birthplace: Saint 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 ...more

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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 35

Birthplace: Edwards Air Force Base, California

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 ...more

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Don Henley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 71

Birthplace: Texas, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Donald Hugh Henley (born July 22, 1947) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and founding member of the Eagles. He was the drummer and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles ...more

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Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 92

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

Donald Jay Rickles (May 8, 1926 – April 6, 2017) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author, known especially for his insult comedy. His film roles included Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) ...more

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Don Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 69

Birthplace: Flat Creek Township, Missouri, United States of America

Donald Wayne Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter. He played the role of James "Sonny" Crockett in the 1980s television ...more

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Don Knotts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Dec. at 82 (1924-2006)

Birthplace: Morgantown, USA, West Virginia

Jesse Donald Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor and comedian, best known for his role as Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, a 1960s sitcom for ...more

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Donald Rumsfeld is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 86

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) is an American former politician. Rumsfeld served as Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under Gerald Ford, and again from January 2001 to December ...more

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Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 57

Birthplace: Evansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

Donald Arthur Mattingly (born April 20, 1961) is an American former professional baseball first baseman, coach and current manager for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). Nicknamed ...more

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Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 38

Birthplace: Netherlands

Don Pepijn Schipper (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɔn pɛˈpɛin ˈsxɪpər]; born 27 February 1980), better known by his stage name Don Diablo, is a Dutch DJ, record producer, musician and songwriter of ...more

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Donnie Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 49

Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr. (born August 17, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and film producer. He is a founding member of the boy band New Kids on the Block. ...more

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Don King is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 87

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups. He has been a controversial figure, partly due to a manslaughter ...more

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Don Maynard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 84

Birthplace: Crosbyton, Texas, United States of America

Donald Rogers Maynard (born January 25, 1935) is a former American football player who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) with the New York Giants and St. Louis ...more

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Donald Fagen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 71

Birthplace: Passaic, 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 ...more

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Donald Pleasence is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Dec. at 76 (1919-1995)

Birthplace: Worksop, United Kingdom

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, ...more

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Don Shula is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 89

Birthplace: Grand River, Ohio, USA

Donald Francis Shula (January 4, 1930 – May 4, 2020)) was an American former professional football coach and player who is best known as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, the team he led to ...more
Donnie Yen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 55

Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

Donnie Yen Ji-dan (Chinese: 甄子丹; born 27 July 1963) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director, producer, action choreographer, stuntman and multiple-time world wushu tournament ...more

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Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Dec. at 72 (1938-2010)

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Texas, United States of America

Joseph "Dandy" Don Meredith (April 10, 1938 – December 5, 2010) was an American football quarterback, sports commentator and actor. He spent all nine seasons of his professional ...more

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Donald Sterling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 84

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Donald T. Sterling (born Donald Tokowitz, April 26, 1934) is an American businessman who was the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers professional basketball franchise of the National Basketball ...more

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Don Ameche is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Dec. at 85 (1908-1993)

Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America

Don Ameche (; born Dominic Felix Amici; May 31, 1908 – December 6, 1993) was an American actor, voice artist and comedian. After playing in college shows, stock, and vaudeville, he became a ...more

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Don Drysdale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Dec. at 57 (1936-1993)

Birthplace: Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was an American professional baseball player and television sports commentator. A right-handed pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers for his ...more
Don Imus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 78

Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States of America

John Donald Imus Jr. (July 23, 1940 - December 27, 2019) is an American former radio personality, television show host, recording artist, and author. He is known for his radio show Imus in the ...more

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Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Age: 69
Donald Muraco (born September 10, 1949) is an American retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation from 1981 to 1988, where he held ...more

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