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Who Is The Most Famous Person Named Gary In The World?

Updated October 29, 2020 894 votes 59 voters 53.5k views100 items

List RulesVote up all of the Garys you've heard of.

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

Gary Oldman is certainly one of the most famous Garys on this list. One of the famous actors named Gary, he is known for portraying a diverse range of characters. He won an Oscar for Best Actor for Darkest Hour in 2018. Of course, younger audiences probably recognize him for playing Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 

Another of the famous people with the first name Gary is Gary Busey. He has appeared in over 150 films including The Firm, Point Break, and Lethal Weapon. He also portrayed Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous men named Gary? Just add them to the list!

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    Gary Busey

    1944-06-29
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    Gary Oldman

    1958-03-21
    Gary Leonard Oldman (born 21 March 1958) is an English actor and filmmaker who has performed...  more

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    Gary Cole

    1956-09-20
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    Gary Coleman

    1968-02-08
    Gary Wayne Coleman (February 8, 1968 – May 28, 2010) was an American actor, comedian, and...  more

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    Gary Sinise

    1955-03-17
    Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, director, musician, and...  more

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    Gary Numan

    1958-03-08
    Gary Anthony James Webb (born 8 March 1958), better known as Gary Numan, is an English singer,...  more

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    Gary Cooper

    1901-05-07
    Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American actor. Known...  more

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    Gary Lineker

    1960-11-30
    Gary Winston Lineker (; born 30 November 1960) is an English former professional footballer...  more

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    Gary Neville

    1975-02-18
    Gary Alexander Neville (born 18 February 1975) is an English football coach, retired football...  more

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    Gary Glitter

    1944-05-08

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    Gary Moore

    1952-04-04
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    Gary Barlow

    1971-01-20
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    Gary Clark, Jr.

    1984-02-15
    Gary Lee Clark Jr. (born February 15, 1984) is an American musician from Austin, Texas. He is...  more

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    Gary Carter

    1954-04-08
    Gary Edmund Carter (April 8, 1954 – February 16, 2012) was an American professional baseball...  more

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    Gary Payton

    1948-06-20
    Colonel Gary Eugene Payton, USAF, (born June 20, 1948) is an American astronaut, and worked as...  more
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    Gary Player

    1935-11-01
    Gary Player DMS, OIG (born 1 November 1935) is a South African retired professional golfer who...  more

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    Gary Payton

    1968-07-23
    Gary Dwayne Payton Sr. (born July 23, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball...  more

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    Gary Pallister

    1965-06-30
    Gary Andrew Pallister (born 30 June 1965) is an English former professional footballer and...  more
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    Gary Ridgway

    1949-02-18
    Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949), also known as the Green River Killer, is an...  more

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    Gary Dell'Abate

    1961-03-14
    Gary Dell'Abate (born March 14, 1961), also known by the nickname Baba Booey, is an American...  more

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    Gary Rossington

    1951-12-04
    Gary Robert Rossington (born December 4, 1951) is an American musician, best known as a...  more

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    Gary Zimmerman

    1961-12-13
    Gary Wayne Zimmerman (born December 13, 1961) is a former American football offensive tackle...  more

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    Gary Johnson

    1953-01-01
    Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) is an American businessman, author, and politician...  more

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    Gary Sheffield

    1968-11-18
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    Gary Roberts

    1966-05-23
    Gary R. Roberts (born May 23, 1966) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who...  more

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