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

Fred Savage definitely came into the limelight with his starring role in The Wonder Years. He continued his acting work with films such as The Princess Bride. He transitioned into guest starring directorial roles for television. Some of those credits include Working and Boy Meets World, which starred his younger brother. Fred Astaire was a famous actor, singer and dancer. He was mostly known for his tap dancing routines in movie musicals such as Guys and Dolls. He was also famously partnered with Ginger Rogers.
Fred Savage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Age: 42

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Fred Aaron Savage (born July 9, 1976) is an American actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his role as Kevin Arnold in the American television series The Wonder Years, which ran ...more

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Fred Astaire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Dec. at 88 (1899-1987)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Fred Astaire (born May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, and television presenter. He is widely considered the most influential dancer in the ...more

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Fred Durst is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Age: 48

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

William Frederick Durst (born August 20, 1970) is an American vocalist, actor and film director. He is best known as the frontman of the rap rock band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he ...more

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Fred Phelps is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Dec. at 85 (1929-2014)

Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, United States of America

Fred Waldron Phelps Sr. (November 13, 1929 – March 19, 2014) was an American minister and civil rights attorney who served as pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church and became known for his ...more

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Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Age: 52

Birthplace: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States of America

Fereydun Robert "Fred" Armisen (born December 4, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer and musician best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002 until ...more

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Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Age: 55

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida

Frederick Stanley McGriff (born October 31, 1963) is an American former professional baseball first baseman, who played for six Major League Baseball (MLB) teams from 1986 through 2004. A ...more

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Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Age: 76

Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Frederick S. Biletnikoff (born February 23, 1943) is a former gridiron football player and coach. He was a wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders in the American Football League (AFL) and ...more

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Fred Gwynne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Dec. at 67 (1926-1993)

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

Frederick Hubbard Gwynne (July 10, 1926 – July 2, 1993) was an American actor, artist and author. Gwynne was best known for his roles in the 1960s sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You? and as Herman ...more

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Fred Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Age: 38

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

Frederick George Jackson (born February 20, 1981) is a former American football running back. He played college football at Coe College. After going undrafted in 2003 and playing three seasons ...more

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Fred Lynn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Age: 67

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Fredric Michael Lynn (born February 3, 1952) is an American former professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1974 through 1990 as a center fielder with the ...more

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Frederick Douglass is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Fred

Birthplace: Maryland

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey; c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping ...more

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Fred MacMurray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Dec. at 83 (1908-1991)

Birthplace: Kankakee, Illinois, United States of America

Frederick Martin MacMurray (August 30, 1908 – November 5, 1991) was an American actor and singer who appeared in more than 100 films and a successful television series during a career that ...more

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Fred Willard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Age: 79

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

Frederick Charles Willard (September 8, 1933 – May 15, 2020) was an American actor, comedian, and writer. He was best known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap; ...more

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Fred Thompson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Age: 76

Birthplace: Sheffield, Alabama, United States of America

Freddie Dalton Thompson (August 19, 1942 – November 1, 2015) was an American politician, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, actor and radio personality. Thompson, a Republican, served in the United ...more

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Fred Dean is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Age: 67

Birthplace: Arcadia, Louisiana

Frederick Rudolph Dean (born February 24, 1952) is a former American football player in the National Football League, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His career started with the ...more

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Fred Dryer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Fred Dryer Age: 72

Birthplace: Hawthorne, California, United States of America

John Frederick Dryer (born July 6, 1946) is an American actor, radio host, and former American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He played for 13 years in the NFL, in ...more

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Frederick II of Prussia ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Dec. at 74 (1712-1786)

Birthplace: Kingdom of Prussia

Frederick II (German: Friedrich II.; 24 January 1712 – 17 August 1786) ruled the Kingdom of Prussia from 1740 until 1786, the longest reign of any Hohenzollern king, at 46 years. His most ...more

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Freddy Stephen Fuller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Freddy Fuller is an ex-amateur boxer from British Columbia, Canada. He was a member of the 1967 Canadian Pan Am Games boxing team, a several times Canadian Amateur Boxing Champion in the 1960s ...more
Fred Taylor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Age: 43

Birthplace: Pahokee, Florida

Frederick Antwon Taylor (born January 27, 1976) is a former college and professional American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons ...more

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Fred Clarke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Dec. at 88 (1872-1960)

Birthplace: Winterset, Iowa

Fred Clifford Clarke (October 3, 1872 – August 14, 1960) was an American Major League Baseball player from 1894 to 1915 and manager from 1897 to 1915. A Hall of Famer, Clarke played for and ...more

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Freddy Fender is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Dec. at 69 (1937-2006)

Birthplace: San Benito, Texas, United States of America

Freddy Fender (born Baldemar Garza Huerta; June 4, 1937 – October 14, 2006) was an American Tejano, country and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los ...more

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Fred West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Dec. at 54 (1941-1995)

Birthplace: Much Marcle, United Kingdom

Frederick Walter Stephen West (29 September 1941 – 1 January 1995) was an English serial killer who committed at least 12 murders between 1967 and 1987 in Gloucestershire, the majority with his ...more

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Frederick W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Age: 74

Birthplace: Marks, Mississippi, United States of America

Frederick Wallace Smith (born August 11, 1944) is the founder and chairman of the courier company FedEx, originally known as Federal Express. The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Fred Williamson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Fred Williamson Age: 80

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

Frederick Robert Williamson (born March 5, 1938), also known as The Hammer, is an American actor and former professional American football defensive back who played mainly in the American ...more

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Fred Perry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Fred
Dec. at 86 (1909-1995)

Birthplace: Portwood, United Kingdom

Frederick John "Fred" Perry (18 May 1909 – 2 February 1995) was an English tennis and table tennis player from England and former World No. 1 who won 10 Majors including eight Grand ...more

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