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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, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television ...more
Don Cheadle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 54
Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle, Jr. is an American actor. Cheadle had an early role in Picket Fences and followed it with performances in Devil in a Blue Dress, Rosewood and Boogie Nights. ...more
Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Died at 84 (1913-1997)
Donald Montgomery Hutson was the first star split end in National Football League history. He is considered by many to have been the first modern receiver. In his senior season at the University ...more
Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 83
Donald McNichol Sutherland, OC is a Canadian actor whose film career spans 50 years. Sutherland is well known for playing a diverse range of characters, both leading and supporting, in acclaimed ...more
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 35
Donald McKinley Glover, also known by his stage name Childish Gambino, is an American actor, writer, comedian, rapper, singer, and producer. He first came to attention for his work with Derrick ...more
Don Henley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 71
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
Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 92
Donald Jay "Don" Rickles (May 8, 1926 – April 6, 2017) was an American stand-up comedian and actor. A frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, he acted in comedic and ...more
Don Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 69
Donnie Wayne "Don" Johnson is an American actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his role as James "Sonny" Crockett in the 1980s television ...more
Don Knotts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Dec. at 82 (1924-2006)
Jesse Donald "Don" Knotts was an American comedic actor best known for a 1968 film The Shakiest Gun in the West as Jesse W. Haywood and for his portrayal of Barney Fife on the 1960s ...more
Donald Rumsfeld is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 86
Donald Henry Rumsfeld is an American politician and businessman. Rumsfeld served as the 13th Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under President Gerald Ford, and as the 21st Secretary of ...more
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 57
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
Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 38
Don Pepijn Schipper, also known as Don Diablo, is a Dutch DJ and producer of electronic dance music. He is known for his eclectic style of production and vocalizing in most of his songs.
Donnie Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 49
Donald Edmond "Donnie" Wahlberg, Jr. is an American singer, actor, and film producer. He is a founding member of the boy band New Kids on the Block. Outside of music, Wahlberg has had ...more
Don King is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 87
Donald "Don" King is an American boxing promoter whose career highlights include promoting "The Rumble in the Jungle" and the "Thrilla in Manila". King has promoted ...more
Don Maynard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 84
Donald Rogers Maynard is a former American football player who played professionally with the National Football League's New York Giants and St. Louis Cardinals and the American Football ...more
Donald Fagen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 71
Donald Jay Fagen is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the co-founder and lead singer of the rock band Steely Dan. Following the initial breakup of Steely Dan in 1981, he ...more
Donald Pleasence is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Dec. at 76 (1919-1995)
Donald Henry Pleasence, OBE was an English film, television, and stage actor. His most notable film roles include psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis in most of the Halloween series, the villain Ernst ...more
Don Shula is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 89
Donald Francis "Don" Shula is a former American football cornerback and coach. He is best known as coach of the Miami Dolphins, the team he led to two Super Bowl victories, and to the ...more
Donnie Yen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 55
Donnie Yen, also known as Yen Ji-dan, is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director and producer, action choreographer, and world wushu tournament medalist. Yen is credited by many for ...more
Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Died at 72 (1938-2010)
Joseph Don "Dandy Don" Meredith was an American football quarterback, sports commentator and actor. He spent all nine seasons of his professional playing career with the Dallas Cowboys ...more
Donald Sterling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 84
Donald T. Sterling is an American businessman and attorney. He was the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers professional basketball franchise of the National Basketball Association from 1981 to ...more
Don Ameche is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Died at 85 (1908-1993)
Don Ameche was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian, with a career spanning almost 60 years. After touring in vaudeville, he featured in many biographical films, including The Story of ...more
Don Drysdale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
Dec. at 57 (1936-1993)
Donald Scott "Don" Drysdale was a Major League Baseball player and Hall of Fame right-handed pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Drysdale was one of the most dominant pitchers of the ...more
Don Imus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 78
John Donald "Don" Imus, Jr. is an American radio host, humorist, landscape photographer, philanthropist and writer. His nationally syndicated talk show, Imus in the Morning, is ...more
Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
age 69
Donald "Don" Muraco, is a retired American professional wrestler. He wrestled under both his real name as well as The Magnificent Muraco and other ring names. He was later nicknamed ...more