How many celebrities named Duke can you think of? The famous Dukes below have many different professions, including notable actors named Duke, famous athletes named Duke, and even musicians named Duke.
Duke Ellington is certainly one of the most famous Dukes on this list. He is the legendary composer and orchestra leader who helped jazz rise in popularity. “It Don't Mean a Thing” and “Satin Doll” are among his most popular songs.
Another of the famous people with the first name Duke is Duke Dumont. He is a British DJ and producer. His hit singles include “Need U (100%)” and “Ocean Drive."
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Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of AmericaEdward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more... more
Birthplace: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States of AmericaMichael John "Duke" Robillard (born October 4, 1948) is an American guitarist and singer. He founded the band Roomful of Blues and was a member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Although Robillard is... more
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of AmericaRandall Harold "Duke" Cunningham (born December 8, 1941) is an American politician, jet fighter ace, and convicted felon. A Republican, he served as member of the U.S. House of Representatives from... more
Birthplace: Danby, New York, United States of AmericaDuke York (born Charles Everest Sinsabaugh, October 17, 1908 – January 24, 1952), known professionally as Duke York, was an American film actor and stuntman who appeared in nearly 160 films between... more
Duke GarwoodDuke Garwood is a London based, English multi-instrumentalist.... more
- Duke Levine (born November 29, 1961) is an American guitarist, known primarily for his rock and country music playing as a session musician. Levine was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, United... more
- Duke Special (born Peter Wilson; 4 January 1971) is a songwriter and performer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A piano-based songwriter with a romantic style and a warm, distinctly accented... more
Birthplace: Atlanta, GeorgiaColumbus Calvin "Duke" Pearson Jr. (August 17, 1932 – August 4, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and composer. Allmusic describes him as having a "big part in shaping the Blue Note label's hard bop... more
- Born in Clarksville, Missouri Duke DuVall is a Television host for the program "Conquering Your Giants" on The Christian Television Network affiliate in Quincy,IL. He is also an author,Professional... more
Birthplace: Lyons, Nebraska, United States of AmericaDouglas Elwin "Duke" Erikson (born January 15, 1951, in Nebraska) is an American musician, songwriter, screenwriter, film producer and record producer, best known as a co-founder and guitarist in the... more
Duke Moore, was an American actor who has the distinction of spending his entire on-screen career in productions by Ed Wood.
Birthplace: Farrell, Pennsylvania, United States of AmericaDuke Mitchell (May 9, 1926 – December 2, 1981) was an American film actor, slapstick comedian, crooner and independent film director of 1970s gangster movies starring himself. Mitchell often... more
Birthplace: Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of AmericaDuke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968) was a Native Hawaiian competition swimmer who popularized the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing. He was born towards... more
Birthplace: Omaha, NebraskaDuke Goldstone is a film and television director, film producer and television editor.... more
Birthplace: Rayners Lane, United KingdomAdam George Dyment, better known by his stage name Duke Dumont, is a British DJ and deep house producer. He is best known for the singles "Need U", "I Got U" and "Won't Look Back" which reached... more
- Michael David Droese (born August 20, 1968) is an American retired professional wrestler and special education teacher. He is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation... more
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USADuke Summer Stroud (born April 14, 1938) is an American actor who has appeared on screen since the 1970s. His first credited role came in 1973 when he appeared in as Jameson in an episode of Mission:... more
Birthplace: Portland Parish, JamaicaArthur "Duke" Reid CD (21 July 1915 – 1 January 1975) was a Jamaican record producer, DJ and label owner. He ran one of the most popular sound systems of the 1950s called Duke Reid's the Trojan after... more
Duke JohnsonDuke Johnson is an actor....
Birthplace: West Boylston, MassachusettsCharles Andrew "Duke" Farrell (August 31, 1866 – February 15, 1925) was a Major League Baseball catcher. Born in Oakdale, Massachusetts, he played for eight teams during his 18-year career. He made... more
Birthplace: Croydon, London, United KingdomDuke McKenzie, (born 5 May 1963) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1982 to 1998. He is a three-weight world champion, having held the IBF flyweight title from 1988 to 1989;... more
Duke Adam of Württemberg1792-01-16
Birthplace: Puławy, Second Polish RepublicAdam Karl Wilhelm Nikolaus Paul Eugen von Württemberg (16 January 1792 – 26 July 1847) was a Duke of Württemberg and General in Russian and Polish-Russian service. Württemberg was born in Puławy to... more
Duke Alexander of Württemberg1771-05-05
Birthplace: Montbéliard, FranceDuke Alexander of Württemberg (Mömpelgard/Montbéliard, then Württemberg (now France), 5 May 1771 – Gotha, Thuringia, Germany, 4 July 1833) was a Duke of Württemberg. The son of Frederick II Eugene,... more
Birthplace: Torrance, CaliforniaDuke Uba Ihenacho is an American football safety for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He played college football at San Jose State. He signed with the Denver Broncos as an... more
Birthplace: Montreal, CanadaGordon Blanchard "Duke, Iron Duke" Keats (March 1, 1895 – January 16, 1972) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played for the Toronto Blueshirts of the National Hockey Association... more