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Who Is The Most Famous Eric In The World?

Updated November 19, 2020 818 votes 26 voters 41.0k views100 items

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

How many celebrities named Eric can you think of? The famous Erics below have many different professions, including notable actors named Eric, famous musicians named Eric, country singers named Eric, and even politicians named Eric.

Eric Clapton is certainly one of the most famous Erics on this list. One of the famous musicians named Eric, he is the only person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. He was honored for his work as a solo artist as well as his contributions with Cream and The Yardbirds.

Another of the famous people with the first name Eric is Eric Idle. The Monty Python legend has appeared in such films as The Meaning of Life and Life of Brian. He is also the music and lyrics writer for the Broadway musical Spamalot. There are historical figures named Eric on this list as well, such as Norse explorer, Erik the Red. 

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    Eric Clapton
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    Eric Clapton

    1945-03-30

    BirthplaceRipley, England

    Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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    Eric Idle
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    Eric Idle

    1943-03-29

    BirthplaceSouth Shields, United Kingdom

    Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author,... more on Wikipedia

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    Eric Roberts
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    Eric Roberts

    1956-04-18

    BirthplaceBiloxi, Mississippi, United States of America

    Eric Anthony Roberts (born April 18, 1956) is an American actor. His career began with a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Eric McCormack
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    Eric McCormack

    1963-04-18

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Eric James McCormack (born April 18, 1963) is a Canadian actor and singer known for his role... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Eric Bana
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    Eric Bana

    1968-08-09

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Eric Banadinović, (born 9 August 1968), known professionally as Eric Bana (), is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Eric Carr
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    Eric Carr

    1950-07-12

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Paul Charles Caravello (July 12, 1950 – November 24, 1991) better known by his stage name Eric... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Eric Stonestreet
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    BirthplaceKansas City, Kansas, USA

    Eric Allen Stonestreet (born September 9, 1971) is an American actor and comedian. He is best... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Eric Christian Olsen

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon, United States of America

    Eric Christian Olsen (born May 31, 1977) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Eric Stoltz
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    Eric Stoltz

    1961-09-30

    BirthplaceWhittier, California, United States of America

    Eric Stoltz (born September 30, 1961) is an American actor, director and film producer. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Erik Estrada
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    Erik Estrada

    1949-03-16

    BirthplaceEast Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Henry Enrique "Erik" Estrada (born March 16, 1949) is an American actor, voice actor, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Eric Dane
    17

    Eric Dane

    1972-11-09

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Eric Dane (born Eric T. Melvin, November 9, 1972) is an American actor. After appearing in... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Eric Trump
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    Eric Trump

    1984-01-06

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Eric Frederick Trump is an American businessman. He is the third child and second son of the President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, and Ivana Trump

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  • 13
    Eric B. & Rakim
    Louis Eric Barrier (born November 8, 1965 in East Elmhurst, Queens, New York) is the former... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Eric Winter
    10

    Eric Winter

    1976-07-17

    BirthplaceLa Mirada, California, United States of America

    Eric Barrett Winter (born July 17, 1976) is an American actor, author and former fashion... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Erik Per Sullivan
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    BirthplaceWorcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Erik Per Sullivan (born July 12, 1991) is an American former actor. He is best known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Eric Cantor
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    Eric Cantor

    1963-06-06

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    Eric Ivan Cantor (born June 6, 1963) is a former American politician, lawyer, and banker, who... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Eric Wareheim
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    Eric Wareheim

    1976-04-07

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Eric Alexander Wareheim (; born April 7, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, writer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Eric Balfour
    8

    Eric Balfour

    1977-04-24

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Eric Salter Balfour (born April 24, 1977) is an American actor and singer. He is the lead... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Erik Stolhanske
    12

    Erik Stolhanske

    1968-08-23

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    Erik Stolhanske (born August 23, 1968) is an American actor, writer, and producer, and one of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Eric Gryba
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    Eric Gryba

    1988-04-14

    BirthplaceSaskatoon, Canada

    Eric David Gryba is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Gryba plays for the Ottawa... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Eric Prydz
    11

    Eric Prydz

    1976-07-19

    BirthplaceTäby, Sweden

    Eric Sheridan Prydz (born 19 July 1976), also known by his aliases Pryda and Cirez D (among a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Eric Roth
    11

    Eric Roth

    1945-03-22

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Eric R. Roth (born March 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter. He has been nominated five... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Eric Johnson
    10

    Eric Johnson

    1954-08-17

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is an American guitarist, vocalist, composer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Eric Burdon
    14

    Eric Burdon

    1941-05-11

    BirthplaceEurasia, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, England

    Eric Victor Burdon (born 11 May 1941) is an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was... more on Wikipedia

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    Eric Dickerson
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    Eric Dickerson

    1960-09-02

    BirthplaceSealy, Texas, United States of America

    Eric Demetric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960) is an American former football running back... more on Wikipedia

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