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List of famous people named Eric, along with photos. How many celebrities named Eric can you think of? The famous Erics below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Eric, athletes named Eric, and even political figures named Eric. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Eric? Add them to the list.

You definitely know Eric Clapton's music. "White Room" and "Sunshine of Your Love" was a just two of his band Cream's hits. He's considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time and has received 18 Grammy's.

Eric Dickerson, on the other hand, was an athlete. The now retired running back played for the NFL. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 73

Birthplace: Ripley, United Kingdom

Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo ...more

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Erik Karlsson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 28

Birthplace: Landsbro, Sweden

Erik Sven Gunnar Karlsson (pronounced [²eːrɪk ˈkɑːɭsɔn]; born 31 May 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...more

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Eric Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 55

Birthplace: Sealy, Texas, United States of America

Eric Demetric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960) is an American former football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. Dickerson played college ...more

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Eric Bana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 50

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Eric Banadinović, (born 9 August 1968), known professionally as Eric Bana (), is an Australian actor and comedian. He began his career in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining ...more

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Eric Gryba is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 30

Birthplace: Saskatoon, Canada

Eric David Gryba is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Gryba plays for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. Gryba was selected by the Senators in the third round of the ...more
Erik Condra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 32

Birthplace: Trenton, Michigan

Erik Paul Condra (born August 6, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing with the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League (AHL). Condra played for the ...more
Eric Cantona is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 52

Birthplace: Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Bouches-du-Rhône, Marseille, + more

Eric Daniel Pierre Cantona (French pronunciation: ​[eʁik kɑ̃tona]; born 24 May 1966) is a French actor and former professional footballer. He played for Auxerre, Martigues, Marseille, Bordeaux, ...more

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Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 29

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

Eric Bledsoe (born December 9, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the point guard position, but ...more

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Eric Dane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 46

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Eric Dane (born Eric T. Melvin, November 9, 1972) is an American actor. After appearing in television roles throughout the 2000s with his recurring role as Jason Dean in Charmed being the best ...more

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Eric Prydz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 42

Birthplace: Täby, Sweden

Eric Sheridan Prydz (born 19 July 1976), also known by his aliases Pryda and Cirez D (among a number of others), is a Swedish DJ, record producer, and musician. He rose to fame with his 2004 hit ...more

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Eric Gordon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 30

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana

Eric Ambrose Gordon Jr. (born December 25, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In high school, he was named ...more

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Erik Per Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 27

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Erik Per Sullivan (born July 12, 1991) is an American former actor. He is best known for his role as Dewey, the younger brother to middle child Malcolm, on the Fox series Malcolm in the Middle, ...more

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Eric Idle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 75

Birthplace: South Shields, United Kingdom

Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer, and comedic composer. Idle was a member of the British surreal comedy ...more

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Eric Decker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 28

Birthplace: Cold Spring, Minnesota, United States of America

Eric Thomas Decker (born March 15, 1987) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 8 seasons. He played college football and college ...more

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Eric Roberts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 59

Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States of America

Eric Anthony Roberts (born April 18, 1956) is an American actor. His career began with a leading role in King of the Gypsies (1978), for which he received his first Golden Globe Award ...more

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Eric Holder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 68

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Eric Himpton Holder Jr. (born January 21, 1951) is an American lawyer who served as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States from 2009 to 2015. Holder, serving in the administration of ...more
Eric Stoltz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 57

Birthplace: Whittier, California, United States of America

Eric Stoltz (born September 30, 1961) is an American actor, director and film producer. He played the role of Rocky Dennis in the biographical drama film Mask, which earned him the nomination ...more

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Eric Christian Olsen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 41

Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

Eric Christian Olsen (born May 31, 1977) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals of Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles, and of Austin in the film ...more
Eric Hosmer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 29

Birthplace: Miami, Florida

Eric John Hosmer (born October 24, 1989) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in MLB for the Kansas City Royals ...more

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Eric Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 64

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America

Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is an American guitarist, vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. His 1990 album Ah Via Musicom was certified platinum by the RIAA, and the single ...more

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Eric Balfour is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 41

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Eric Salter Balfour (born April 24, 1977) is an American actor and singer. He is the lead singer of Born As Ghosts, formerly known as Fredalba. He made his film debut in the drama Shattered ...more
Erik Lamela is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 26

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Erik Manuel Lamela (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeɾik laˈmela]; born 4 March 1992) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for English Premier League ...more

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Eric Burdon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 77

Birthplace: Eurasia, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, England

Eric Victor Burdon (born 11 May 1941) is an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was previously the vocalist of rock band the Animals and funk band War. He is regarded as one of the British ...more

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Eric Carr is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Dec. at 41 (1950-1991)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Paul Charles Caravello (July 12, 1950 – November 24, 1991) better known by his stage name Eric Carr, was an American musician and multi-instrumentalist who was the drummer for the rock band Kiss ...more

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Éric Gagné... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Eric
Age: 43

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Éric Serge Gagné (French pronunciation: ​[ɡɑɲe]) (born January 7, 1976) is a Canadian former professional baseball pitcher and current professional baseball coach in the Texas ...more

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