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

Updated October 29, 2020 820 votes 29 voters 49.1k 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 Busey

    1944-06-29
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    Gary Oldman
    21

    Gary Oldman

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

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  • 3
    Gary Cole
    20

    Gary Cole

    1956-09-20
    Gary Michael Cole (born September 20, 1956) is an American actor and voice actor. Cole began... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Gary Coleman
    18

    Gary Coleman

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

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  • 5
    Gary Sinise
    18

    Gary Sinise

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

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  • 6
    Gary Numan
    20

    Gary Numan

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

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  • 7
    Gary Moore
    12

    Gary Moore

    1952-04-04
    Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011) was a Northern Irish guitarist and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Gary Cooper
    17

    Gary Cooper

    1901-05-07
    Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American actor. Known... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Gary Clark, Jr.
    17

    Gary Clark, Jr.

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

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  • 10
    Gary Carter
    11

    Gary Carter

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

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  • 11
    Gary Glitter
    11

    Gary Glitter

    1944-05-08

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  • 12
    Gary Lineker
    15

    Gary Lineker

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

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  • 13
    Gary Neville
    15

    Gary Neville

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

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  • 14
    Gary Payton
    15

    Gary Payton

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

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  • 15
    Gary Payton
    10

    Gary Payton

    1948-06-20
    Colonel Gary Eugene Payton, USAF, (born June 20, 1948) is an American astronaut, and worked as... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Gary Ridgway
    11

    Gary Ridgway

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

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  • 17
    Gary Rossington
    15

    Gary Rossington

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

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  • 18
    Gary Zimmerman
    15

    Gary Zimmerman

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

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  • 19
    Gary Johnson
    8

    Gary Johnson

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

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  • 20
    Gary Player
    8

    Gary Player

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

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  • 21
    Gary Barlow
    11

    Gary Barlow

    1971-01-20
    Gary Barlow (born 20 January 1971) is an English producer, musician, songwriter and singer.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Gary Sheffield
    11

    Gary Sheffield

    1968-11-18
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  • 23
    Gary Roberts
    10

    Gary Roberts

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

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  • 24
    Gary Thain
    10

    Gary Thain

    1948-05-15
    Gary Mervin Thain (15 May 1948 – 8 December 1975) was a New Zealand rock bassist, best known... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Gary Cahill
    14

    Gary Cahill

    1985-12-19
    Gary James Cahill (born 19 December 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays as a... more on Wikipedia

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