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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
Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 60

Birthplace: New Cross, London, England, London, United Kingdom

Gary Leonard Oldman (born 21 March 1958) is an English actor and filmmaker who has performed in theatre, film, and television. Known for his versatility and expressive acting style, Oldman is ...more

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Gary Busey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Musician, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 74

Birthplace: Baytown, Texas, United States of America

William Gary Busey (; born June 29, 1944) is an American actor. A prolific character actor, Busey has appeared in over 150 films, including Lethal Weapon (1987), Predator 2 (1990), Point Break ...more

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

Age: 50

Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America

Gary Dwayne Payton Sr. (born July 23, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player. He started at the point guard position. He is best known for his 13-year tenure with the ...more

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Gary Sinise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Spokesperson, Television director, Theatre Director

Age: 63

Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois, United States of America

Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, director, musician, and philanthropist. He is known for his comedic and dramatic roles in his career. Among other awards, he has won ...more

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

Age: Dec. at 60 (1901-1961)

Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States of America

Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American actor. Known for his natural, authentic, understated acting style and screen performances, Cooper's career ...more

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Gary Carter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 58 (1954-2012)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, Culver City, California, United States of America

Gary Edmund Carter (April 8, 1954 – February 16, 2012) was an American professional baseball catcher whose 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career was spent primarily with the Montreal Expos ...more

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Gary Coleman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Actor, Voice acting

Age: Dec. at 42 (1968-2010)

Birthplace: Zion, Illinois, USA

Gary Wayne Coleman (February 8, 1968 – May 28, 2010) was an American actor, comedian, and writer best known for his role as Arnold Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986). After a successful ...more

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Gary Moore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: Died at 59 (1952-2011)

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011) was a Northern Irish guitarist and singer-songwriter. His music was in genres including blues, heavy metal and hard rock. He is often ...more

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Gary Lineker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Screenwriter, Actor, Footballer

Age: 58

Birthplace: Leicester, United Kingdom

Gary Winston Lineker (; born 30 November 1960) is an English former professional footballer and current sports broadcaster. He holds England's record for goals in the FIFA World Cup finals, with ...more

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Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 60

Birthplace: England, London

Gary Anthony James Webb (born 8 March 1958), better known as Gary Numan, is an English singer, musician, songwriter, composer, and record producer. He first entered the music industry as the ...more

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

Age: 44

Birthplace: Bury, United Kingdom

Gary Alexander Neville (born 18 February 1975) is an English football coach, retired football player and co-owner of Salford City. After retiring from football in 2011, Neville went into ...more

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Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Baseball player, Actor

Age: 50

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968) is an American former Major League Baseball outfielder who played with eight teams from 1988 to 2009. He currently works as a sports agent. For ...more
Gary Barlow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter

Age: 48

Birthplace: Frodsham, United Kingdom

Gary Barlow (born 20 January 1971) is an English producer, musician, songwriter and singer. He is best known as the lead singer of the British pop group Take That. Barlow also served as head ...more
Gary Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Businessperson, Politician

Age: 66

Birthplace: Minot, North Dakota, United States of America

Gary Earl Johnson (born January 1, 1953) is an American businessman, author, and politician who served as the 29th governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a member of the Republican Party. ...more

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Gary Glitter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: 74

Birthplace: Banbury, United Kingdom

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Gary Ridgway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Gary

Age: 70

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949), also known as the Green River Killer, is an American serial killer. He was initially convicted of 48 separate murders. As part of his plea bargain, ...more

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Gary Player is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Golfer, Architect

Age: 83

Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Gary Player DMS, OIG (born 1 November 1935) is a South African retired professional golfer who is widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers ever. During his career, Player won nine ...more

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Gary Clark, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Actor

Age: 35

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America

Gary Lee Clark Jr. (born February 15, 1984) is an American musician from Austin, Texas. He is best known for his fusion of blues, rock and soul music with elements of hip hop. In 2011 Clark ...more

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Gary Cole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 62

Birthplace: Park Ridge, Illinois, United States of America

Gary Michael Cole (born September 20, 1956) is an American actor and voice actor. Cole began his professional acting career on stage at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1985. On ...more

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Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Gary
American football player

Age: 54

Birthplace: Fullerton, California

Gary Wayne Zimmerman (born December 13, 1961) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. Zimmerman played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1986 to 1992 and for ...more

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

Age: 33

Birthplace: Dronfield, United Kingdom

Gary James Cahill (born 19 December 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Crystal Palace. Cahill began his career playing for the AFC ...more
Gary Rossington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Guitarist

Age: 67

Birthplace: Florida, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Gary Robert Rossington (born December 4, 1951) is an American musician, best known as a founder of southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, in which he is the sole constant member. He plays lead and ...more

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Gary Dell'Abate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Radio producer, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 57

Birthplace: USA, New York, Uniondale

Gary Dell'Abate (born March 14, 1961), also known by the nickname Baba Booey, is an American radio producer who has been the executive producer of The Howard Stern Show since 1984. His ...more
Gary Patterson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Gary
American Football coach, Coach, American football player

Age: 59

Birthplace: Rozel, Kansas

Gary Allen Patterson (born February 13, 1960) is an American football coach and former player. He is the head football coach at Texas Christian University and the winningest coach in Horned ...more
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Gary
Baseball player, Coach

Age: 60

Birthplace: Centralia, Illinois

Gary Joseph Gaetti (; born August 19, 1958), is an American former third baseman in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins (1981–1990), California Angels (1991–1993), Kansas City Royals ...more