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Who Is The Most Famous Glen or Glenn In The World?

Updated November 23, 2020 746 votes 28 voters 16.5k views88 items

List RulesVote up all of the Glens and Glenns you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Glen or Glenn can you think of? The famous Glens and Glenns below have many different professions, including notable actors named Glenn, famous athletes named Glen, and even musicians named Glenn. There are both famous men and women named Glenn on this list. 

Glenn Close is certainly one of the most famous Glenns on this list. One of the famous actresses named Glenn, she started her career on stage before appearing in The World According to Garp. The Big Chill, The Natural, and The Wife are among her notable films. Glenn Howertown of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is also an actor named Glenn you might recognize. 

Another of the famous people with the first name Glenn is Glenn Danzig. He is a musician and founder of the Misfits. He also released albums with Samhain and Danzig.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Glen or Glenn? Just add them to the list!

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  • Glenn Close1
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    Glenn Close

    1947-03-19

    BirthplaceGreenwich, Connecticut, United States of America

    Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American actress and producer. "Long considered one of...  more

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  • Glen Campbell2
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    Glen Campbell

    1936-04-22

    BirthplaceDelight, Arkansas, United States of America

    Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) was an American singer, guitarist,...  more

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  • Glenn Howerton3
    18

    Glenn Howerton

    1976-04-13

    BirthplaceJapan

    Glenn Franklin Howerton III (born April 13, 1976) is an American actor, producer,...  more
  • Glenn Miller4
    18

    Glenn Miller

    1904-03-01

    BirthplaceClarinda, Iowa

    Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – disappeared December 15, 1944) was an American big-band...  more

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  • Glenn Beck5
    17

    Glenn Beck

    1964-02-10

    BirthplaceEverett, Washington, United States of America

    Glenn Lee Beck (born February 10, 1964) is an American conservative political commentator,...  more

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  • Glenn Shadix6
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    Glenn Shadix

    1952-04-15

    BirthplaceBessemer, USA, Alabama

    William Glenn Scott (né Shadix, April 15, 1952 – September 7, 2010), known professionally as...  more
  • Glenn Danzig7
    17

    Glenn Danzig

    1955-06-23

    BirthplaceUSA, Lodi, New Jersey

    Glenn Danzig (born Glenn Allen Anzalone; June 23, 1955) is an American singer, songwriter,...  more

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  • Glenn Gould8
    11

    Glenn Gould

    1932-09-25

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Glenn Herbert Gould (; 25 September 1932 – 4 October 1982) was a Canadian pianist who became...  more
  • Glenn Tipton9
    11

    Glenn Tipton

    1947-10-25

    BirthplaceBlackheath, United Kingdom

    Glenn Raymond Tipton (born 25 October 1947) is an English Grammy Award-winning guitar player...  more
  • Glenn Ford10
    15

    Glenn Ford

    1916-05-01

    BirthplaceSainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada

    Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was a Canadian-American...  more

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  • Glen Rice11
    15

    Glen Rice

    1967-05-28

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan, USA

    Glen Anthony Rice, Sr. (born May 28, 1967) is an American retired professional basketball...  more

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  • Glenn Hall12
    12

    Glenn Hall

    1931-10-03

    BirthplaceHumboldt, Canada

    Glenn Henry "Mr. Goalie" Hall (born October 3, 1931) is a former professional ice hockey...  more
  • Glenn Frey13
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    Glenn Frey

    1948-11-06

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Glenn Lewis Frey (; November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter,...  more

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  • Glenn Robinson14
    10

    Glenn Robinson

    1973-01-10

    BirthplaceGary, Indiana, United States of America

    Glenn Alan Robinson Jr. (born January 10, 1973) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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  • Glen Johnson15
    14

    Glen Johnson

    1984-08-23

    BirthplaceGreenwich, London, United Kingdom

    Glen McLeod Cooper Johnson (né Stephens; 23 August 1984) is an English former professional...  more

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  • Glen Buxton16
    15

    Glen Buxton

    1947-11-10

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio

    Glen Edward Buxton (November 10, 1947 – October 19, 1997) was an American musician and...  more
  • Glen Hansard17
    15

    Glen Hansard

    1970-04-21

    BirthplaceBallymun, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

    Glen Hansard (born 21 April 1970) is an Irish songwriter, actor, vocalist and guitarist for...  more
  • Glenn Hughes18
    8

    Glenn Hughes

    1951-08-21

    BirthplaceCannock, England

    Glenn Hughes is an English rock bassist and vocalist, best known for playing bass and...  more

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  • Glen Perkins19
    8

    Glen Perkins

    1983-03-02

    BirthplaceStillwater, Minnesota

    Glen Weston Perkins (born March 2, 1983) is an American former professional baseball pitcher....  more
  • Glenn Quinn20
    12

    Glenn Quinn

    1970-05-28

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Dublin

    Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn (May 28, 1970 – December 3, 2002) was an Irish actor....  more
  • Glen Davis21
    11

    Glen Davis

    1986-01-01

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Ronald Glen "Big Baby" Davis (born January 1, 1986) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • Glenn Anderson22
    7

    Glenn Anderson

    1960-10-02

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Glenn Chris Anderson (born October 2, 1960) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey...  more
  • Glenn Scarpelli23
    11

    Glenn Scarpelli

    1966-07-06

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Glenn Christopher Scarpelli (born July 6, 1966) is an American former child actor and singer....  more
  • Glen Matlock24
    11

    Glen Matlock

    1956-08-27

    BirthplaceEngland, London, Paddington

    Glen Matlock (born 27 August 1956) is an English musician best known for being the bass...  more
  • Glenn Hoddle25
    14

    Glenn Hoddle

    1957-10-27

    BirthplaceHayes, Hillingdon, United Kingdom

    Glenn Hoddle (born 27 October 1957) is an English former footballer and manager. He now works...  more