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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
age 89
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

Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Gene
age 69
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
Dec. at 63 (1945-2008)
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
Dec. at 71 (1920-1991)
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
Dec. at 84 (1912-1996)
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
Dec. at 81 (1897-1978)
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
Dec. at 91 (1907-1998)
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
age 87
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
Dec. at 90 (1919-2009)
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
age 87
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
Dec. at 66 (1940-2006)
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
Dec. at 64 (1909-1973)
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
Dec. at 47 (1944-1991)
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
age 72
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
Dec. at 36 (1935-1971)
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

Gene Chizik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Gene
age 57
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
Dec. at 70 (1921-1991)
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
Dec. at 53 (1946-1999)
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
age 71
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
Dec. at 82 (1928-2010)
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
age 84
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
age 72
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
Dec. at 90 (1908-1998)
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
Died at 66 (1891-1957)
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
Dec. at 73 (1935-2008)
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