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Who Is The Most Famous Ethan In The World?

Updated November 5, 2020 42 votes 26 voters 26.7k views40 items

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

Ethan Hawke is certainly one of the most famous Ethans on this list. One of the actors named Ethan, he is best known for his collaborations with Richard Linklater including the Before trilogy and Boyhood. He also starred in Dead Poets Society, Reality Bites, and The Good Lord Bird.

Another of the famous people with the first name Ethan is Ethan Coen. As half of the filmmaking duo known as The Coen Brothers, he has collaborated on Fargo, True Grit, and The Big Lebowski. He and his brother Joel's film No Country For Old Men won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2008.

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    Ethan Hawke


    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, USA

    Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an American actor, writer, and director. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards and a Tony Award. Hawke has directed three feature films, three...  more

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    Ethan Albright


    BirthplaceGreensboro, North Carolina

    Lawrence Ethan Albright (born May 1, 1971) is a former American football long snapper in the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 1995. He...  more
  • 3

    Ethan Allen


    BirthplaceLitchfield, Connecticut, United States of America

    Ethan Allen (January 21, 1738 [O.S. January 10, 1737] – February 12, 1789) was a farmer, businessman, land speculator, philosopher, writer, lay theologian, American Revolutionary War patriot, and...  more

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    Ethan Allen


    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Ethan Nathan Allen (January 1, 1904 – September 15, 1993) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball from 1926 to 1938. He played for the Cincinnati Reds (1926–30), New York Giants...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceDarien, Connecticut, United States of America

    Ethan Allen Brown (July 4, 1776 – February 24, 1852) was a Democratic-Republican politician. He served as the seventh Governor of Ohio....  more
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    Ethan A. Hitchcock


    BirthplaceVergennes, Vermont

    Ethan Allen Hitchcock (May 18, 1798 – August 5, 1870) was a career United States Army officer and author who had War Department assignments in Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War, in...  more
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    Ethan Berkowitz



    Ethan Avram Berkowitz (born February 4, 1962) is an American attorney, businessman, politician and former radio co-host who is the current mayor of Anchorage, Alaska. From 1997 to 2007 he was the...  more
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    Ethan Bortnick


    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Pembroke Pines

    Ethan Jordan Bortnick (born December 24, 2000) is an American pianist, singer, composer, songwriter, actor and musician. On October 3, 2010 (age 9), Bortnick was listed in the Guinness World Records...  more
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    Ethan Bronner

    Ethan Bronner (born 1954) is a senior editor at Bloomberg News following 17 years at The New York Times, most recently as deputy national editor....  more
  • 10

    Ethan Canin


    BirthplaceAnn Arbor, Michigan

    Ethan Andrew Canin (born July 19, 1960) is an American author, educator, and physician. He is a member of the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. Canin was born in Ann...  more
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    Ethan Coen


    BirthplaceSt. Louis Park, USA, Minnesota

    Ethan Coen is a film director, film and television producer, film editor and screenwriter....
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    Ethan Embry


    BirthplaceHuntington Beach, California, USA

    Alternative NameEthan Embry

    Ethan Philan Randall (born June 13, 1978), known by his stage name Ethan Embry, is an American film and television actor. He is known for his role as Pete Murphy in Sneaky Pete, Russell "Rusty"...  more

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    Ethan Erickson


    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA

    Ethan Skip Erickson (born August 5, 1973) is an American television and film actor and TV host....  more

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    Ethan Horton


    BirthplaceKannapolis, North Carolina

    Ethan Shane Horton (born December 19, 1962) is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League. He played one season for the Kansas City Chiefs (1985), and seven...  more
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    Ethan Iverson


    BirthplaceMenomonie, Wisconsin

    Ethan Iverson (born February 11, 1973) is a pianist, composer, and critic best known for his work in the avant-garde jazz trio The Bad Plus with bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King. Iverson...  more
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    Ethan Johns


    BirthplaceMerton, United Kingdom

    Ethan Thomas Robert Johns (born 1969, Merton, London, England) is an English record producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Johns has worked with artists including Ryan...  more
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    Ethan Laidlaw


    BirthplaceButte, Montana, United States of America

    Ethan Allen Laidlaw (November 25, 1899 – May 25, 1963) was an American film actor. He appeared in more than 350 films and made more than 500 appearances on television, mainly uncredited in Westerns,...  more
  • 18

    Ethan Luck


    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Ethan John Luck (born October 16, 1978) is an American musician, producer, multi-instrumentalist and photographer who has played in many bands, most prominently, the ska band The O.C. Supertones and...  more
  • 19

    Ethan Moreau


    BirthplaceHuntsville, Canada

    Ethan Byron Moreau (born September 22, 1975) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Moreau was selected in the first round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, 14th overall, by the Chicago...  more
  • 20

    Ethan Phillips


    BirthplaceGarden City, New York, United States of America

    Ethan Phillips (born February 8, 1955) is an American actor and playwright. He is best known for his television roles as Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager and PR man Pete Downey on Benson....  more
  • 21

    Ethan Ruan


    BirthplaceTaiwan, Taichung

    Ethan Juan (traditional Chinese: 阮經天; simplified Chinese: 阮经天; pinyin: Ruǎn Jīngtiān; Wade–Giles: Juan Ching-t'ien, born 8 November 1982) is a Taiwanese actor and model. He rose to prominence with...  more
  • 22

    Ethan Sandler

    Ethan Sandler (born December 3, 1972) is an American actor, producer and writer known for his role of ADA Jeffrey Brandau on the television series Crossing Jordan....  more
  • 23

    Ethan Stiefel


    BirthplaceTyrone, USA, Pennsylvania

    Ethan Stiefel (born 13 February 1973 in Tyrone, Pennsylvania) is an American dancer, choreographer, and director. He was a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) from 1997 till July...  more
  • 24

    Ethan Suplee


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York, USA

    Ethan Suplee (born May 25, 1976) is an American film and television actor best known for his roles as Seth Ryan in American History X, Louie Lastik in Remember the Titans, Frankie in Boy Meets World,...  more

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    Ethan Zohn


    BirthplaceLexington, Massachusetts, USA

    Ethan Zohn (born November 12, 1973), is a motivational speaker, a former American professional soccer player, and a reality television series contestant who won $1,000,000 on Survivor: Africa, the...  more
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