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

Updated October 29, 2020 850 votes 37 voters 50.9k 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.

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    Gary Busey

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  • Gary Oldman2

    Gary Oldman

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  • Gary Coleman3

    Gary Coleman

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    Gary Cole

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  • Gary Sinise5

    Gary Sinise

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

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  • Gary Numan6

    Gary Numan

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  • Gary Glitter7

    Gary Glitter


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  • Gary Moore8

    Gary Moore

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  • Gary Cooper9

    Gary Cooper

    Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American actor. Known... more on Wikipedia
  • Gary Lineker10

    Gary Lineker

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

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    Gary Neville

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  • Gary Clark, Jr.12

    Gary Clark, Jr.

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  • Gary Carter13

    Gary Carter

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  • Gary Payton14

    Gary Payton

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

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

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  • Gary Barlow16

    Gary Barlow

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    Gary Player

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  • Gary Ridgway18

    Gary Ridgway

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    Gary Rossington

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    Gary Zimmerman

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    Gary Johnson

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    Gary Sheffield

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    Gary Roberts

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  • Gary Thain24

    Gary Thain

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  • Gary Cahill25

    Gary Cahill

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