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Who Is The Most Famous Eric In The World?

Updated November 19, 2020 842 votes 41 voters 43.1k 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 Idle

    1943-03-29

    BirthplaceSouth Shields, United Kingdom

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

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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

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    Eric Clapton

    1945-03-30

    BirthplaceRipley, United Kingdom

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

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  • Eric Bana4
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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

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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

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  • Eric Carr6
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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
  • Eric Stoltz7
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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

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  • Erik Estrada8
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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
  • Eric Stonestreet9
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    BirthplaceKansas City, Kansas, United States of America

    Eric Allen Stonestreet (born September 9, 1971) is an American actor and comedian. He is best...  more
  • Eric Christian Olsen10

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon, United States of America

    Eric Christian Olsen (born May 31, 1977) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals...  more
  • Eric Dane11
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    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

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  • Eric Trump12
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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

    Eric Frederick Trump (born January 6, 1984) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and...  more

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  • Eric Balfour13
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    Eric Balfour

    1977-04-24

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Eric Salter Balfour (born April 24, 1977) is an American actor and singer. He is the lead...  more
  • Eric B. & Rakim14
    Louis Eric Barrier (born November 8, 1965 in East Elmhurst, Queens, New York) is the former...  more

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  • Eric Winter15
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    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
  • Eric Prydz16
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    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

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  • Erik Per Sullivan17
    11

    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
  • Eric Cantor18
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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

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  • Eric Wareheim19
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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

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  • Erik Stolhanske20
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    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

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  • Eric Gryba21
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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
  • Eric Roth22
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    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
  • Eric Johnson23
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    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

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  • Eric Burdon24
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    Eric Burdon

    1941-05-11

    BirthplaceWalker, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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

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  • Eric Dickerson25
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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

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