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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.
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  • Don McLean is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don McLean

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceNew Rochelle, New York, USA

    Donald McLean III (born October 2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his... more on Wikipedia

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    #63 of 363 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame#471 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time

  • Donald Faison is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Donald Faison

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, USA

    Donald Adeosun Faison (; born June 22, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor,... more on Wikipedia

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    #77 of 190 The Greatest Black Actors in Film History#96 of 125 The All-Time Best Voice Actors

  • Don Sutton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Sutton

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceClio, Alabama

    Donald Howard Sutton (born April 2, 1945) is an American former professional baseball player.... more on Wikipedia
  • Donald Harvey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    BirthplaceOhio

    Donald Harvey (April 15, 1952 – March 30, 2017) was an American serial killer and orderly who... more on Wikipedia

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    #60 of 130 Famous American Serial Killers#14 of 14 14 Famous Criminals Who Were Murdered In Prison

  • Donald Bradman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Donald Bradman

    Dec. at 93 (1908-2001)

    BirthplaceCootamundra, Australia

    Sir Donald George Bradman, AC (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001), often referred to as "The... more on Wikipedia

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    #404 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#1040 of 1,252 Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle

  • Donald Driver is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Donald Driver

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Donald Jerome Driver (born February 2, 1975) is a former American football wide receiver.... more on Wikipedia

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    #219 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame#65 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

  • Donald O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Donald O'Connor

    Dec. at 78 (1925-2003)

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Donald David Dixon Ronald O'Connor (August 28, 1925 – September 27, 2003) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Nelson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Nelson

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceMuskegon, Michigan

    Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940), sometimes known as Nellie, is an American former... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Baylor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Baylor

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

    Don Edward Baylor (June 28, 1949 – August 7, 2017) was an American professional baseball... more on Wikipedia

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    #124 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#90 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

  • Donnie Shell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Donnie Shell

    Age: 68

    BirthplaceWhitmire, South Carolina

    Donnie Shell (born August 26, 1952) is a former American Football strong safety for the... more on Wikipedia

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    #82 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History#61 of 80 The Best NFL Player Nicknames

  • Don Adams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Adams

    Dec. at 82 (1923-2005)

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    Donald James Yarmy (April 13, 1923 – September 25, 2005), known professionally as Don Adams,... more on Wikipedia

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    #118 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time#316 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

  • Don Novello is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    BirthplaceAshtabula, USA, Ohio

    Donald Andrew "Don" Novello (born January 1, 1943) is an American writer, film director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Don DeLillo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Donald Richard DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American novelist, short story writer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Pardo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Pardo

    Dec. at 96 (1918-2014)

    BirthplaceWestfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Dominick George "Don" Pardo (February 22, 1918 – August 18, 2014) was an American radio and... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Messick is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Messick

    Dec. at 71 (1926-1997)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA

    Donald Earle Messick (September 7, 1926 – October 24, 1997) was an American voice actor, best... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Cherry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Cherry

    Age: 86

    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

    Donald Stewart Cherry (born February 5, 1934) is a Canadian ice hockey commentator. He is also... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Mossi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Mossi

    Age: 91

    BirthplaceSt. Helena, California

    Donald Louis Mossi (January 11, 1929 – July 19, 2019) was an American major league pitcher... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Felder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Felder

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceGainesville, Florida metropolitan area, Florida, Contiguous United States, Alachua County

    Donald William Felder (born September 21, 1947) is an American musician and songwriter, best... more on Wikipedia

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    #72 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time#87 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time

  • Donald Cerrone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    Donald Anthony Cerrone (; born March 29, 1983), known professionally by his ring name... more on Wikipedia

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  • Don Williams is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    BirthplaceFloydada, Texas, United States of America

    Donald Ray Williams (May 27, 1939 – September 8, 2017) was an American country singer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Don Frye is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Frye

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceSierra Vista, Arizona, United States of America

    Donald Frye (born November 23, 1965) is an American former mixed martial artist, amateur... more on Wikipedia

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    #36 of 145 The Greatest MMA Legends of All Time#20 of 44 The Best UFC Fighters Who Walked Away From The Octagon

  • Don Most is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Most

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Don Most (born August 8, 1953) is an American actor and singer, best known for his role as... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Cornelius is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Cornelius

    Dec. at 76 (1936-2012)

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Donald Cortez Cornelius (September 27, 1936 – February 1, 2012) was an American television... more on Wikipedia
  • Donald Brown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    BirthplaceAtlantic Highlands, New Jersey

    Donald Eugene Brown II (born April 11, 1987) is a former American football running back. Brown... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Siegel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Siegel

    Dec. at 79 (1912-1991)

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Donald Siegel (; October 26, 1912 – April 20, 1991) was an American film director and... more on Wikipedia

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