How many celebrities named Gene can you think of? The famous Genes below have many different professions, including notable actors named Gene, famous athletes named Gene, and even musicians named Gene. There are both men and women named Gene on this list.
Gene Wilder is certainly one of the most famous Genes on this list. One of the famous comedians named Gene, he is best known for playing Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. He starred in several Mel Brooks films including The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein. Gene Kelly, star of Singin' in the Rain, is another celebrity Gene.
Another of the famous people with the first name Gene is Gene Simmons. He is the bassist of the rock band Kiss. “Detroit Rock City,” “Rock And Rol All Nite,” and “I Was Made For Lovin' You” are among the group's biggest hits.
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Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Alternative Name: Jerry SilbermanJerome Silberman (June 11, 1933 – August 29, 2016), known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, singer-songwriter and author. Wilder began his career... more
Birthplace: Highland Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAEugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor of film, stage, and television, singer, film director, producer, and choreographer. He was known for his... more
Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, United States of AmericaEugene Allen Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is a retired American actor and novelist. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Hackman was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning Best... more
Birthplace: Tirat Carmel, Israel
Alternative Name: Chaim Witz, Gene SimmonsGene Klein (born Chaim Witz on August 25, 1949), known professionally as Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, author, and... more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of AmericaGene Eliza Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as a great beauty, she became established as a leading lady. Tierney was best known for her... more
Birthplace: Tioga, Texas, United States of AmericaOrvon Grover "Gene" Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998), nicknamed The Singing Cowboy, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, musician and rodeo performer who gained fame largely by... more
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USAEugene Kal Siskel (January 26, 1946 – February 20, 1999) was an American film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Along with colleague Roger Ebert, he hosted a series of popular movie... more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of AmericaGene Barry (born Eugene Klass, June 14, 1919 – December 9, 2009) was an American stage, screen, and television actor. Barry is best remembered for his leading roles in the films The Atomic City... more
Birthplace: Tipton, MissouriHarold Eugene "Gene" Clark (November 17, 1944 – May 24, 1991) was an American singer-songwriter and founding member of the folk rock band the Byrds. He was the Byrds' principal songwriter between... more
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New YorkJames Joseph "Gene" Tunney (May 25, 1897 – November 7, 1978) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1915 to 1928. He held the world heavyweight title from 1926 to 1928, and the American... more
Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaAaron Freeman (born March 17, 1970) better known by his stage name Gene Ween, is an American musician and a founding member of the experimental alternative rock group Ween. Freeman, along with... more
Birthplace: West Jordan, UtahLawrence Gene Fullmer (July 21, 1931 – April 27, 2015) was an American professional boxer and World Middleweight champion.... more
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of AmericaGene Francis Alan Pitney (February 17, 1941 – April 5, 2006) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and sound engineer.Pitney charted 16 Top 40 hits in the United States, four in the Top 10. In... more
Birthplace: New York City, New YorkGene Rodman Wolfe (May 7, 1931 – April 14, 2019) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He was noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as the strong influence of his Catholic faith.... more
Birthplace: Astoria, Oregon, United States of AmericaGene Nelson (March 24, 1920 – September 16, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, screenwriter, and director.... more
Birthplace: Robstown, Texas, USAEugene Josiah Upshaw Jr. (August 15, 1945 – August 20, 2008), also known as "Uptown Gene" and “Highway 63”, was an American football player for the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League... more
Birthplace: USA, Virginia, NorfolkVincent Eugene Craddock (February 11, 1935 – October 12, 1971), known as Gene Vincent, was an American musician who pioneered the styles of rock and roll and rockabilly. His 1956 top ten hit with his... more
Birthplace: Lancaster, PennsylvaniaHenry Eugene Garber (born November 13, 1947) is an American former professional baseball sidearm relief pitcher, who played for four Major League Baseball (MLB) organizations, from 1969 to... more
Birthplace: El Paso, TexasEugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American television screenwriter, producer and creator of the original Star Trek television series, and its first spin-off The... more
Birthplace: USA, Chicago, IllinoisEugene Bertram Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an American jazz drummer, band leader, actor, and composer known for his energetic style and showmanship. His drum solo on "Sing, Sing,... more
Birthplace: Morongo Valley, CaliforniaGene Victor Parsons (born September 4, 1944 in Morongo Valley, California) is an American drummer, banjo player, guitarist, singer-songwriter, and engineer, best known for his work with the Byrds... more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of AmericaGene Raymond (August 13, 1908 – May 3, 1998) was an American film, television, and stage actor of the 1930s and 1940s. In addition to acting, Raymond was also a composer, screenwriter, director,... more
Birthplace: USA, Alabama, TuscaloosaGene Washington (born January 14, 1947) is a former NFL player for many years who played for the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions as a wide receiver. During college, he played football for... more
Birthplace: Tarpon Springs, FloridaEugene T. Chizik (born December 28, 1961) is a former American football coach and former player. He was most recently the defensive coordinator at North Carolina from 2015–2016. He served as the... more
Birthplace: Russellton, Pennsylvania, United States of AmericaFury Gene Tenace (; born Fiore Gino Tennaci; October 10, 1946), better known as Gene Tenace, is an American former professional baseball player and coach in Major League Baseball. He was a catcher... more