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Famous People Named Gary

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Ever wonder how many famous Gary's there are out here? Here's a list of famous people named Gary, along with photos. How many celebrities named Gary can you think of? The famous Garys below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Gary, athletes named Gary, and even political figures named Gary. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Gary? Add them to the list.

Gary Busey is the first Gary to come to mind when you think of celebrity Garys. Known for his crazy antics and unforgettable facial expressions, he has appeared in many films over the years. Gary Payton is an NBA star who has played for the Celtics, Lakers, Miami Heat, Bucks, and Seattle Supersonics. And if that's not enough Gary for you, Gary Oldman is sure to satisfy you; Gary Oldman has won and nominated for 18 awards for his work as an actor and director.

  • Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Oldman

    Musician, Film Producer


    BirthplaceNew Cross, London, England, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Gary Busey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Busey

    Musician, Actor


    BirthplaceBaytown, Texas, United States of America

    William Gary Busey (; born June 29, 1944) is an American actor. A prolific character actor,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Payton

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

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

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    #37 of 762 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#444 of 580 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Gary Sinise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Sinise

    Spokesperson, Television director


    BirthplaceBlue Island, Illinois, United States of America

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

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  • Gary Cooper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    AgeDec. at 60 (1901-1961)

    BirthplaceHelena, Montana, United States of America

    Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American actor. Known... more on Wikipedia
  • Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Carter

    Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 58 (1954-2012)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Culver City, California, United States of America

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

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  • Gary Coleman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Coleman

    Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDec. at 42 (1968-2010)

    BirthplaceZion, Illinois, USA

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

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  • Gary Moore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Moore

    Record producer, Guitarist

    AgeDec. at 59 (1952-2011)

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

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

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  • Gary Lineker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Lineker

    Screenwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceLeicester, United Kingdom

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

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    #102 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#697 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Numan

    Record producer, Musician


    BirthplaceEngland, London

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

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  • Gary Neville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Neville



    BirthplaceBury, United Kingdom

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

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  • Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Sheffield

    Baseball player, Actor


    BirthplaceTampa, Florida, United States of America

    Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968) is an American former Major League Baseball... more on Wikipedia

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  • Gary Barlow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Barlow

    Film Score Composer, Record producer


    BirthplaceFrodsham, United Kingdom

    Gary Barlow (born 20 January 1971) is an English producer, musician, songwriter and singer.... more on Wikipedia
  • Gary Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Johnson

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceMinot, North Dakota, United States of America

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

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  • Gary Glitter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Glitter

    Musician, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceBanbury, United Kingdom

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  • Gary Ridgway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Gary
    Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949), also known as the Green River Killer, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Gary Player is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Player

    Golfer, Architect


    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

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

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  • Gary Clark, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Clark, Jr.

    Film Score Composer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

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

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  • Gary Cole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Cole

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplacePark Ridge, Illinois, USA

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

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  • Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Zimmerman

    American football player


    BirthplaceFullerton, California

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

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  • Gary Cahill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Cahill



    BirthplaceDronfield, United Kingdom

    Gary James Cahill (born 19 December 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays as a... more on Wikipedia
  • Gary Rossington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Gary


    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

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

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    #66 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time#96 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

  • Gary Dell'Abate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Dell'Abate

    Radio producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Uniondale

    Gary Dell'Abate (born March 14, 1961), also known by the nickname Baba Booey, is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Gary Patterson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Patterson

    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceRozel, Kansas

    Gary Allen Patterson (born February 13, 1960) is an American football coach and former player.... more on Wikipedia
  • Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Gary

    Gary Gaetti

    Baseball player, Coach


    BirthplaceCentralia, Illinois

    Gary Joseph Gaetti (; born August 19, 1958), is an American former third baseman in Major... more on Wikipedia
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