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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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  • Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
    Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States.... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. (; born November 29, 1964) is an American actor, author, director,... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Hutson

    Age: Died at 84 (1913-1997)

    BirthplacePine Bluff, Arkansas, United States of America

    Donald Montgomery Hutson (January 31, 1913 – June 26, 1997) was a professional American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don
    Donald McNichol Sutherland, (born 17 July 1935) is a Canadian actor whose film career spans... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Donald McKinley Glover Jr. (born September 25, 1983) is an American actor, comedian, writer,... more on Wikipedia

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

    Don Henley

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceTexas, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Donald Hugh Henley (born July 22, 1947) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceNew 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... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    BirthplaceFlat Creek Township, Missouri, United States of America

    Donald Wayne Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor, producer, director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Don Knotts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Knotts

    Dec. at 82 (1924-2006)

    BirthplaceMorgantown, USA, West Virginia

    Jesse Donald Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor and comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois, United States of America

    Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) is an American former politician. Rumsfeld served as... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceEvansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

    Donald Arthur Mattingly (born April 20, 1961) is an American former professional baseball... more on Wikipedia

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

    Don Diablo

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceNetherlands

    Don Pepijn Schipper (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɔn pɛˈpɛin ˈsxɪpər]; born 27 February 1980),... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceDorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr. (born August 17, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, actor,... more on Wikipedia

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

    Don King

    Age: 89

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceCrosbyton, Texas, USA

    Donald Rogers Maynard (born January 25, 1935) is a former American football player who played... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

    Donald Jay Fagen (born January 10, 1948) is an American musician best known as the co-founder,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Donald Pleasence is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Donald Pleasence

    Dec. at 76 (1919-1995)

    BirthplaceWorksop, United Kingdom

    Donald Henry Pleasence (; 5 October 1919 – 2 February 1995) was an English actor. His best... more on Wikipedia

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

    Don Shula

    Age: 90

    BirthplaceGrand River, Ohio, United States of America

    Donald Francis Shula (January 4, 1930 – May 4, 2020)) was an American former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Donnie Yen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Donnie Yen

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceGuangzhou, China

    Donnie Yen Ji-dan (Chinese: 甄子丹; born 27 July 1963) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film... more on Wikipedia

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  • Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Meredith

    Age: Died at 72 (1938-2010)

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, Texas, United States of America

    Joseph "Dandy" Don Meredith (April 10, 1938 – December 5, 2010) was an American football... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Donald T. Sterling (born Donald Tokowitz, April 26, 1934) is an American businessman who was... more on Wikipedia

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  • Don Ameche is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Ameche

    Dec. at 85 (1908-1993)

    BirthplaceKenosha, USA, Wisconsin

    Don Ameche (; born Dominic Felix Amici; May 31, 1908 – December 6, 1993) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Don Drysdale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Drysdale

    Dec. at 57 (1936-1993)

    BirthplaceVan Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was an American professional baseball... more on Wikipedia

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    #5 of 25 Longest Pitching Streaks in Baseball #136 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Don Imus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Imus

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceRiverside, California, United States of America

    John Donald Imus Jr. (July 23, 1940 - December 27, 2019) is an American former radio... more on Wikipedia

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  • Don Muraco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Donald or Don

    Don Muraco

    Age: 71
    Donald Muraco (born September 10, 1949) is an American retired professional wrestler. He is... more on Wikipedia

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