How many celebrities named Earl can you think of? The famous Earls below have many different professions, including notable actors named Earl, famous musicians named Earl, and even athletes named Earl.
Earl Sweatshirt is certainly one of the most famous Earls on this list. One of the famous rappers named Earl, he began his career with the Odd Future collective before launching a successful solo career. His studio albums include Doris and Some Rap Songs, among others.
Another of the famous people with the first name Earl is Earl Scruggs. He is a banjo player famous for his unique picking style. He was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2008. Earl King is another famous singer named Earl.
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Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of AmericaThebe Neruda Kgositsile (born February 24, 1994), known professionally as Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper, record producer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Kgositsile was... more
Birthplace: New Orleans, LouisianaEarl Silas Johnson IV (February 7, 1934 – April 17, 2003), known as Earl King, was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music. A composer of blues standards such as... more
Birthplace: USA, North CarolinaEarl Eugene Scruggs (January 6, 1924 – March 28, 2012) was an American musician noted for popularizing a three-finger banjo picking style, now called "Scruggs style," which is a defining... more
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaEarl Wild (November 26, 1915 – January 23, 2010) was an American pianist known for his transcriptions of jazz and classical music.... more
Birthplace: Michigan, USA, DetroitEarl Klugh ( KLOO; born September 16, 1953) is an American jazz guitarist and composer. In 2006 Modern Guitar magazine wrote that Klugh "is considered by many to be one of the finest acoustic guitar... more
Birthplace: Clarksdale, MississippiEarl Zebedee Hooker (January 15, 1930 – April 21, 1970) was a Chicago blues guitarist known for his slide guitar playing. Considered a "musician's musician", he performed with blues artists such as... more
Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, LouisianaEarl Cyril Palmer (October 25, 1924 – September 19, 2008) was an American rock and roll and rhythm-and-blues drummer. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Palmer played on many... more
Birthplace: Duquesne, Pennsylvania, United States of AmericaEarl Kenneth Hines, also known as Earl "Fatha" Hines (December 28, 1903 – April 22, 1983), was an American jazz pianist and bandleader. He was one of the most influential figures in the development... more
Birthplace: Portsmouth, OhioEarl Thomas Conley (October 17, 1941 – April 10, 2019) was an American country music singer-songwriter. Between 1980 and 2003, he recorded ten studio albums, including seven for the RCA Records... more
Birthplace: Delhi, Louisiana, USA
Alternative Name: Earl HollimanHenry Earl Holliman (born September 11, 1928) is an American actor, animal–rights activist and singer known for his many character roles in films, mostly westerns and dramas, in the 1950s and 1960s.... more
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of AmericaEarl Warren (March 19, 1891 – July 9, 1974) was an American politician and jurist who served as the 14th Chief Justice of the United States (1953–1969) and earlier as the 30th Governor of California... more
Birthplace: Tulsa, OklahomaEugene Earl Bostic (April 25, 1913 – October 28, 1965) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and a pioneer of the post-war American rhythm and blues style. He had a number of popular hits such as... more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USAEarl Boen (; born August 8, 1945) is an American actor and voice actor, perhaps best known as criminal psychologist Dr. Peter Silberman in The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and... more
Birthplace: Bisbee, Arizona, USA
Alternative Name: Earl HindmanEarl John Hindman (October 20, 1942 – December 29, 2003) was an American film and television actor, best known for his role as the kindly unseen* neighbor Wilson W. Wilson Jr. on the television... more
Birthplace: Vernal, UtahEarl Wesley Bascom (June 19, 1906 – August 28, 1995) was an American painter, printmaker, rodeo performer and sculptor, raised in Canada, who portrayed his own experiences cowboying and rodeoing... more
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, USAEarl Cole (born April 9, 1971 in Kansas City, Kansas) was the $1 million winner on the reality television series Survivor: Fiji. He is an entrepreneur, producer, philanthropist and former California... more
Birthplace: Michigan, USA, DetroitEarl Van Dyke (July 8, 1930 – September 18, 1992) was an African American soul musician, most notable as the main keyboardist for Motown Records' in-house Funk Brothers band during the late 1960s and... more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of AmericaEarl Slick (born Frank Madeloni in Brooklyn, New York, October 1, 1952) is a guitarist best known for his collaborations with David Bowie, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Robert Smith. He has also worked... more
Birthplace: Kingston, JamaicaEarl Sixteen is a reggae singer whose career began in the mid-1970s.... more
- Earl Spencer Lestz (August 23, 1938 – June 6, 2017) was an American film studio executive who was President of the Studio Group at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles from 1985 to 2005. He was later... more
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USAEarl William Billings (born July 4, 1945) is an American actor, best known as Rob in the television series What's Happening!!.... more
Birthplace: Oxford, Ohio, United States of AmericaEarle Foxe (born Earl Aldrich Fox; December 25, 1891 – December 10, 1973) was an American actor.... more
Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio, United States of AmericaEarle Warren (July 1, 1914 – June 4, 1994) was an alto saxophonist and occasional singer with Count Basie. He was born in Springfield, Ohio. He played lead alto saxophone in the Basie orchestra... more
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USAEarl Pastko (born 10 December 1965) is an American-Canadian film and television actor. He was born in Chicago and moved to Canada in 1985. Pastko is a founding member of Chicago's Remains Theater... more
- 11Earle Lewis Ovington (December 20, 1879 – July 21, 1936) was an American aeronautical engineer, aviator and inventor, and served as a lab assistant to Thomas Edison. Ovington piloted the first... more