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List of famous people named Gene, along with photos. How many celebrities named Gene can you think of? The famous Genes below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Gene, athletes named Gene, and even political figures named Gene. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Gene? Add them to the list.

Gene Wilder is a famous actor known for his famous portrayal of "Willy Wonka" in the classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. He's also known for his film collaborations with director Mel Brooks, including Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles. He's also received several Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for his acting and even one for his screenwriting.

Gene Hackman has received a plethora of awards and nominations, including two BAFTA's and 5 Academy Award nominations. Some of his work includes The Royal Tenenbaums and The Birdcage. After his retirement from his acting career, he even took on the world of historical fiction. He's written several novels, one of which is entitled Justice for None.

Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Hackman Eugene "Gene" Allen Hackman is an American actor and novelist. In a career spanning five decades, Hackman has been nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two, including best actor ...more

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Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Simmons Gene Simmons is an Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, and television personality. Known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the ...more

Gene Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Upshaw Eugene Thurman Upshaw, Jr., also known as "Uptown Gene", was an American football player for the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League and later the NFL. He later served as ...more

Gene Tierney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Tierney Gene Eliza Tierney 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 portrayal of the title character ...more

Gene Kelly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Kelly Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks ...more

Gene Tunney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Tunney James Joseph "Gene" Tunney was an American professional boxer and the world heavyweight champion from 1926–28. Having defeated Jack Dempsey twice, first in 1926 and then in 1927, ...more

Gene Autry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Autry Orvon Grover Autry, better known as Gene Autry, was an American performer who gained fame as a singing cowboy on the radio, in movies, and on television for more than three decades beginning in ...more

Gene Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Wolfe Gene Rodman Wolfe is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He is noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as the strong influence of his Catholic faith. He is a prolific short-story ...more

Gene Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Barry Gene Barry was an American stage, screen, and television actor. Barry is best remembered for his leading roles in the films The Atomic City and The War of The Worlds and for his portrayal of the ...more

Gene Fullmer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Fullmer Gene Fullmer is an American former middleweight boxer and world champion.

Gene Pitney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Pitney Gene Francis Alan Pitney was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and sound engineer. Through the mid-1960s, he enjoyed success as a recording artist on both sides of the Atlantic and was ...more

Gene Krupa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Krupa Eugene Bertram "Gene" Krupa was an American jazz and big band drummer, band leader, actor, and composer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style.

Gene Clark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Clark Harold Eugene "Gene" Clark was an American singer-songwriter and founding member of the folk rock band The Byrds. Clark was The Byrds' dominant songwriter between 1964 and early 1966, ...more

Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Tenace Fury Gene Tenace, better known as Gene Tenace, is an Italian-American former professional baseball player and current coach in Major League Baseball. He was a catcher and first baseman from 1969 ...more

Gene Vincent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Vincent Vincent Eugene Craddock, 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 Blue Caps, ...more

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Gene Chizik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Chizik Eugene C. "Gene" Chizik Jr. is an American football coach and former player. He was named defensive coordinator at North Carolina in January 2015. He was the head coach of the Auburn ...more

Gene Roddenberry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Roddenberry Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry was an American television screenwriter, producer, populistic philosopher, satirist, and futurist. He is best remembered for having created the ...more

Gene Siskel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Siskel Eugene Kal "Gene" Siskel was an American film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Along with colleague Roger Ebert, he hosted a series of popular review shows on television ...more

Gene Garber is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Garber Henry Eugene Garber is a former sidearm relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 20th round of the 1965 amateur draft, and pitched for the ...more

Gene Kiniski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Kiniski Eugene Nicholas "Gene" Kiniski was a Canadian professional wrestler and the father of wrestlers Nick Kiniski and Kelly Kiniski. "Canada's Greatest Athlete", as he billed ...more

Gene Stallings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Stallings Eugene Clifton Stallings, Jr. is a retired American football player and coach. He played college football at Texas A&M University, where he was one of the "Junction Boys", and ...more

Gene Washington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Washington Gene Washington was an 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 Stanford University. He is a ...more

Gene Raymond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Raymond Gene Raymond was an American film, television, and stage actor of the 1930s and 1940s. In addition to acting, Raymond was also a composer, writer, director, producer, and decorated military

Gene Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Lockhart Eugene "Gene" Lockhart was a Canadian character actor, singer, and playwright. He also wrote the lyrics to a number of popular songs.

Gene Hickerson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Hickerson Robert Gene Hickerson was an American Football offensive guard who played for the Cleveland Browns in a fifteen-year career from 1958 to 1960 and 1962 to 1973. Hickerson was a six-time Pro ...more

Gene Hoglan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Hoglan Eugene "Gene" Victor Hoglan II is an American drummer. He is acclaimed for his creativity in drum arrangements, including use of odd devices for percussion effects and his trademark ...more

Gene Nelson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Nelson Gene Nelson is a composer.

Gene Cornish is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Cornish Gene Cornish is an American guitarist and harmonica player. He is an original member of the popular 1960s blue-eyed soul band The Rascals. From 1965–70, the band recorded eight albums and had ...more

Gene Bertoncini is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Bertoncini Gene Bertoncini is an American jazz guitarist.

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Gene Okerlund is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Okerlund Eugene Arthur "Mean Gene" Okerlund is a semi-retired American professional wrestling interviewer and announcer. He is best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation and ...more

Gene Robinson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Robinson Vicky Gene Robinson is an American retired bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Robinson was elected bishop coadjutor in 2003 and ...more

Gene Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Reynolds Gene Reynolds is a former American actor turned award-winning television writer, director, and producer. He was one of the producers of the popular TV series M*A*S*H.

Gene Rayburn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Rayburn Gene Rayburn was an American radio and television personality. He is best known as the host of various editions of the popular American television game show Match Game for over two decades.

Gene Snitsky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Snitsky Eugene Alan "Gene" Snisky is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Snitsky, who is best known for his time spent with World Wrestling Entertainment. He had ...more

Gene Ween is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Ween Gene Ween is the stage name of Aaron Freeman, an American musician and a founding member of the experimental alternative rock group Ween. Freeman, along with childhood friend Dean Ween, started ...more

Gene Anderson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Anderson Gene Anderson, born Eugene Avon Anderson was an American professional wrestler best known for teaming with his brother Ole Anderson.

Gene Sarazen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Sarazen Gene Sarazen was an American professional golfer, one of the world's top players in the 1920s and 1930s. He is one of five golfers to win all the current major championships in his career, the ...more

Gene Woodling is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Woodling Eugene Richard Woodling was a professional baseball player. He played all or part of seventeen seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, ...more

Gene Malin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Malin Gene Malin, also known by stage names Jean Malin and Imogene Wilson, was an American actor, emcee, and drag performer during the Jazz Age. He was one of the first openly gay performers in ...more

Gene Loves Jezebel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Loves Jezebel Gene Loves Jezebel are a British rock band formed in the early 1980s by identical twin brothers Jay Aston and Michael. Gene Loves Jezebel's best-known songs include ...more

Gene Weingarten is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Weingarten Gene Weingarten is an American two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist known for both his serious and humorous work. Weingarten's column, Below the Beltway, is published weekly in the ...more

Gene Wood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Wood Eugene Edward "Gene" Wood was an American television personality, known primarily for his work as an announcer on various game shows. From the 1960s to the 1990s, he announced many ...more

Gene Green is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Green Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green is the U.S. Representative for Texas's 29th congressional district, serving since 1993. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes most ...more

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Gene Banks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Banks Eugene Lavon "Gene" Banks is a retired American professional basketball player. He is one of a handful of players to make high school All-America three times. He was named to the ...more

Gene Mauch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Mauch Gene William Mauch was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, ...more

Gene McEver is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene McEver Eugene T. "Gene" McEver was an American football player and coach. He played college football at the University of Tennessee, where was an All-American halfback. McEver served as the ...more

Gene Baur is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Baur Gene Baur is an activist, author, and president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, a farm animal rescue organization. He is vegan and has been involved with animal rights since he founded the ...more

Gene L. Coon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene L. Coon Gene L. Coon was an American screenwriter and television producer. He is best remembered for his work on the original Star Trek series.

Gene Cronin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Cronin Gene Edward Cronin is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions, the Washington Redskins, and the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football ...more

Gene Cichowski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Gene
Gene Cichowski Eugene Walter "Chick" Cichowski is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Redskins. He played college ...more