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Who Is The Most Famous Ellis In The World?

Updated May 13, 2021 205 votes 19 voters 10.2k views27 items

List RulesVote up all of the Ellises you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Ellis can you think of? The famous Ellises below have many different professions, including notable actors named Ellis, famous athletes named Ellis, and even musicians named Ellis.

Ellis Valentine is certainly one of the most famous Ellises on this list. One of the famous baseball players named Ellis, he was named an MLB All-Star in 1977. He started his career with the Montreal Expos and later played for the Mets, Angels, and Rangers.

Another of the famous people with the first name Ellis is Ellis Weiner. He is a writer and humorist. He was the editor of National Lampoon and his work has appeared in The New Yorker and Spy Magazine.

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  • 1

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Ellis Louis Marsalis Jr. (November 14, 1934 - April 1, 2020) was an American jazz pianist and educator. He had been active since the late 1940s. Marsalis came to greater attention in the 1980s and...  more
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    Ellis Paul


    BirthplaceFort Kent, Maine

    Ellis Paul (born Paul Plissey; January 14, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician. Born in Aroostook County, Maine, Paul is a key figure in what has become known as the Boston...  more
  • 3

    Ellis Jones


    BirthplacePetersfield, United Kingdom

    Ellis Jonesis a British director and actor. In recent years he has been involved in training and directing student actors, for sixteen years as a resident director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic...  more
  • 4

    BirthplaceBrunswick, Georgia, United States of America

    Ellis E. Williams (born June 28, 1951) is an American film and television actor/comedian who is better known for playing "Henry Hugley" (father of Darryl Hughley, played by comedian D.L. Hughley) on...  more
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    Ellis Weiner

    Ellis Weiner is an author and humorist who has previously worked as an editor of National Lampoon and a columnist for Spy Magazine. His humor has also appeared in The New Yorker , Paris Review, and...  more
  • 6

    Ellis Larkins


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Ellis Larkins (May 15, 1923 – September 30, 2002) was an American jazz pianist born in Baltimore, Maryland, perhaps best known for his two recordings with Ella Fitzgerald: the albums Ella Sings...  more
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    Ellis Valentine


    BirthplaceHelena, Arkansas

    Ellis Clarence Valentine (born July 30, 1954) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder. He is remembered for having one of the all-time great throwing arms. "There's a plateau where you can't...  more
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    Ellis R. Dungan


    BirthplaceBarton, Ohio

    Ellis Roderick Dungan (May 11, 1909 – December 1, 2001) was an American film director, who was well known for working in Indian films, predominantly in Tamil cinema, from 1936 to 1950. He was an...  more
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    Ellis Amburn



    Ellis Edward Amburn (born August 2, 1933 in Jack County, Texas) was an American book editor and biographer....  more
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    Ellis Johnson


    BirthplaceWildwood, Florida

    Ellis Bernard Johnson (born October 30, 1973) is an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons during...  more
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    Ellis Burks


    BirthplaceVicksburg, Mississippi

    Ellis Rena Burks (born September 11, 1964) is a former outfielder who played in Major League Baseball for 18 seasons. He batted and threw right-handed....  more

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    Ellis Kinder


    BirthplaceAtkins, Arkansas

    Ellis Raymond "Old Folks" Kinder (July 26, 1914 – October 16, 1968) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher with the St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago White...  more
  • 13

    Ellis Clarke


    BirthplacePort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

    Sir Ellis Emmanuel Innocent Clarke (28 December 1917 – 30 December 2010) was the second and last Governor-General of Trinidad and Tobago and the first President of Trinidad and Tobago. He was one of...  more
  • 14

    Ellis Hobbs


    BirthplaceUSA, Niagara Falls, New York

    Ellis Hue Hobbs III (born May 16, 1983) is a former American football cornerback who played for six seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for Iowa State. He was drafted...  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceMalden, Massachusetts

    Ellis Fuller Lawrence was an American architect who worked primarily in the U.S. state of Oregon. In 1914, he helped found and was the first dean of the University of Oregon's School of Architecture...  more
  • 16

    Ellis H. Roberts


    BirthplaceUtica, New York, United States of America

    Ellis Henry Roberts (September 30, 1827 – January 8, 1918) was a United States Representative from New York and 20th Treasurer of the United States. Roberts was born in Utica, Oneida County, New York...  more
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    Ellis Wainwright


    BirthplaceGodfrey, Illinois

    Ellis Wainwright (August 3, 1850 – November 6, 1924) was an American capitalist, brewer, art collector and socialite from St. Louis, Missouri. He was President of the St. Louis Brewing Company and...  more
  • 18

    Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Sir Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett (24 August 1849 – 18 January 1902) was an American-born British Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1880 to 1902....  more
  • 19

    Ellis Bent

    Ellis Bent (1783 – 10 November 1815) was the Deputy Judge Advocate between 1810 and 1815 of the Australian colony of New South Wales, which was eventually to become an Australian state. The Deputy...  more
  • 20

    Ellis Ferreira


    BirthplacePretoria, South Africa

    Ellis Ferreira (born 19 February 1970) is a former professional male tennis player from South Africa. He played collegiately at the University of Alabama, earning all-SEC and all-American honors. He...  more
  • 21

    Ellis Spear


    BirthplaceWarren, Maine

    Ellis Spear (October 15, 1834 – April 3, 1917) was an officer in the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Union Army during the American Civil War. On April 10, 1866, the United States...  more
  • 22

    Ellis Wellwood Sifton



    Ellis Wellwood Sifton (12 October 1891 – 9 April 1917) was a Canadian soldier. Sifton was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the...  more
  • 23

    Ellis M. Zacharias


    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Ellis Mark Zacharias, Sr. (January 1, 1890 – June 27, 1961) was a Rear admiral and naval attaché to Japan, who served in World War I and World War II. After World War II, he was appointed as the...  more
  • 24

    Ellis Wackett


    BirthplaceTownsville, Australia

    Air Vice Marshal Ellis Charles Wackett, CB, CBE (13 August 1901 – 3 August 1984) was a senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Its chief engineer from 1935 to 1959, he served on...  more
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    Ellis Garai

    Ellis Garai was a Fellow in the Biodesign program at Stanford University....