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

Some spell their name differently, so this list also includes famous people named Glenn. Examples include film actress Glenn Close, and musician Glenn Frey.
Glenn Close is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 71

Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, Greenwich

Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American actress, singer, and producer. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including three Primetime Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards, and three ...more

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Glen Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 34

Birthplace: Greenwich, London, United Kingdom

Glen McLeod Cooper Johnson (né Stephens; 23 August 1984) is an English former professional footballer who played predominantly as a right back. Johnson began his career at West Ham ...more
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 51

Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, USA

Glen Anthony Rice, Sr. (born May 28, 1967) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A 6'8" guard/forward, Rice was a ...more

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Glenn Ford is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Dec. at 90 (1916-2006)

Birthplace: Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada

Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was a Canadian-American actor whose career lasted more than 50 years. Although he played many different types of ...more

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Glen Campbell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 82

Birthplace: Delight, USA, Arkansas

Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor. He was best known for a series of hit songs in the 1960s and ...more

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Glenn Frey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 70

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Glenn Lewis Frey (; November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, actor and founding member of the rock band the Eagles. Frey was the lead singer and frontman for the ...more

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Glen Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 33

Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ronald Glen "Big Baby" Davis (born January 1, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the St. John's Edge of the National Basketball League of Canada. He played for the ...more

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Glenn Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Dec. at 40 (1904-1944)

Birthplace: Clarinda, Iowa

Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – disappeared December 15, 1944) was an American big-band trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording ...more

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Glenn Hall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 87

Birthplace: Humboldt, Canada

Glenn Henry "Mr. Goalie" Hall (born October 3, 1931) is a former professional ice hockey goaltender. During his National Hockey League career with the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black ...more
Glenn Hughes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 67

Birthplace: Cannock, England

Glenn Hughes is an English rock bassist and vocalist, best known for playing bass and performing vocals for funk rock pioneers Trapeze, the Mk. III and IV line-ups of Deep Purple, as well as ...more

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Glenn Danzig is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 63

Birthplace: USA, Lodi, New Jersey

Glenn Danzig (born Glenn Allen Anzalone; June 23, 1955) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer from Lodi, New Jersey. He is the founder of the bands Misfits, Samhain ...more

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Glenn Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 46

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

Glenn Alan Robinson Jr. (born January 10, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player. Nicknamed Big Dog, he played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1994 to 2005 ...more
Glenn Gould is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Glenn Gould Dec. at 50 (1932-1982)

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Glenn Herbert Gould (; 25 September 1932 – 4 October 1982) was a Canadian pianist who became one of the best-known and most-celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century. He was renowned as ...more

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Glen Perkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 35

Birthplace: Stillwater, Minnesota

Glen Weston Perkins (born March 2, 1983) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played his entire career in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins. He made his ...more
Glenn Tipton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 71

Birthplace: Blackheath, United Kingdom

Glenn Raymond Tipton (born 25 October 1947) is an English Grammy Award-winning guitar player and songwriter. Often noted for his complex playing style and classically influenced solos, he is ...more

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Glenn Hoddle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 61

Birthplace: Hayes, Hillingdon, United Kingdom

Glenn Hoddle (born 27 October 1957) is an English former footballer and manager. He now works as a television pundit and commentator for ITV Sport and BT Sport. He played as a midfielder for ...more

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Glenn Shadix is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Glenn Shadix Dec. at 58 (1952-2010)

Birthplace: Bessemer, USA, Alabama

William Glenn Scott (né Shadix, April 15, 1952 – September 7, 2010), known professionally as Glenn Shadix, was an American actor and voice actor known for his role as Otho in Tim Burton's ...more
Glenn McGrath is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 49

Birthplace: Dubbo, Australia

Glenn Donald McGrath AM (; born 9 February 1970) is an Australian former international cricketer, who played all formats of the game for 14 years. He was a fast-medium pace bowler and is ...more
Glenn Burke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Dec. at 43 (1952-1995)

Birthplace: Oakland, California

Glenn Lawrence Burke (November 16, 1952 – May 30, 1995) was a Major League Baseball (MLB) player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics from 1976 to 1979. He was the first MLB player ...more

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Glenn Howerton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 42

Birthplace: Japan

Glenn Franklin Howerton III (born April 13, 1976) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. He is known for his roles as Dennis Reynolds in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, ...more

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Glen Buxton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Dec. at 50 (1947-1997)

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio

Glen Edward Buxton (November 10, 1947 – October 19, 1997) was an American musician and composer, best known as lead guitarist for the original Alice Cooper group. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked ...more

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Glen Matlock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 62

Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom

Glen Matlock (born 27 August 1956) is an English musician best known for being the bass guitarist in the original line-up of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols. He is credited as a co-author on ...more
Glenn Scarpelli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Glenn Christopher Scarpelli (born July 6, 1966) is an American former child actor and singer. He is perhaps best known for his role as Alex Handris from 1980 to 1983 on the sitcom One Day at a
Glenn Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 57

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

Glenn Earl Davis (born March 28, 1961) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. While a member of the Houston Astros in the late 1980s, he finished three times in the top ten in National ...more
Glen Taylor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Glen or Glenn
Age: 77
Glen A. Taylor (born April 20, 1941) is an American billionaire businessman who is the majority owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball team, owner of the Minnesota Lynx WNBA ...more