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.