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Who Is The Most Famous Ethan In The World?

Updated September 7, 2021 67 votes 36 voters 27.6k views41 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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  • 1

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    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

    Ethan Hawke's Best Movie Characters, Ranked#205 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#112 of 264 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

  • 2

    BirthplaceSt. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States of America

    Ethan Coen is a film director, film and television producer, film editor and screenwriter....
  • 3

    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

    #383 of 410 The Most Important Military Leaders in World History#10 of 10 Strange Stories You Might Not Know About Colonial Americans

  • 4

    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
  • 5

    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

    #25 of 30 The Cast of 'Boy Meets World': Where Are They Now?#14 of 17 17 Celebrities Who Were Raised As Scientologists

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    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
  • 7

    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
  • 8

    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
  • 9

    BirthplaceNew Jersey, United States

    Ethan Dolan (born December 16, 1999) is a web star who became popular alongside his twin brother Grayson Dolan on Vine and YouTube. His Vine channel accumulated more than 3.2 million followers and...  more
  • 10
    Ethan Happ (born May 7, 1996) is a redshirt senior basketball player for the Wisconsin Badgers. Happ attended Rockridge High School in Taylor Ridge, Illinois. Happ redshirted during his freshman...  more
  • 11


    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
  • 12

    BirthplaceHuntington Beach, California, United States of America

    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

    #93 of 109 The Greatest '90s Teen Stars#1879 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#22 of 71 The Best Actors On The New Twilight Zone

  • 13

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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

    #92 of 145 The Best Hallmark Channel Actors#79 of 310 Hallmark Channel Actors and Actresses

  • 14

    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
  • 15

    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
  • 16

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Ethan Cohn (born April 18, 1979) is an American actor....  more
  • 17
    Ethan Payne (born June 20, 1995) is a comedic video game commentator on YouTube who publishes videos featuring games ranging from FIFA to Grand Theft Auto on his channels Behzinga and Beh2inga. He...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceSt. Charles, Illinois, United States of America

    Ethan Cutkosky (August 19, 1999) is an American actor, best known for his roles as as Carl Gallagher on the Showtime series Shameless and Barto in The Unborn (2009)....  more
  • 19
    Ethan Anthony Couch is an American man who was sentenced to 10 years probation after being convicted of killing four pedestrians and seriously injuring two others while driving drunk near Fort Worth,...  more
  • 20

    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
  • 21
    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
  • 22

    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
  • 23

    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

    #159 of 173 The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time#29 of 59 The Best NFL Players From North Carolina#9 of 43 The Best Las Vegas Raiders Tight Ends Of All Time

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    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
  • 25

    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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