List of famous people named Gerald, along with photos. How many celebrities named Gerald can you think of? The famous Geralds below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Gerald, athletes named Gerald, and even political figures named Gerald. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Gerald? Add them to the list.The most famous Gerald on this list is President Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States. Ford became President in 1974, immediately after President Richard Nixon resigned. Football fans will probably recognize the name Gerald McCoy, a defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.