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Who Is The Most Famous Gordon In The World?

Updated December 13, 2020 578 votes 35 voters 17.3k views66 items

List RulesVote up all of the Gordons you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Gordon can you think of? The famous Gordons below have many different professions, including notable actors named Gordon, famous athletes named Gordon, and even musicians named Gordon.

Gordon Sumner, AKA Sting, is certainly one of the most famous Gordons on this list. One of the famous singer-songwriters named Gordon, he is a successful solo artist as well as a member of The Police. He has also collaborated with a number of artists including Rod Stewart, Dire Straits, and Shaggy.

Another of the famous people with the first name Gordon is Gordon Ramsay. He is a chef and restaurateur who became famous around the world as a TV host. Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and MasterChef are just a few of his reality shows.

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

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    Gordon Ramsay


    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland, UK

    Alternative NameGordon Ramsey, Gordon Ramsay

    Gordon James Ramsay (born 8 November 1966) is a British chef, restaurateur, writer, television personality and food critic. He was born in Johnstone, Scotland, and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon,...  more

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    BirthplaceWallsend, United Kingdom

    Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English musician and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band the...  more

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    BirthplaceCanada, Orillia

    Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define...  more

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    Gordon Jackson


    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Gordon Cameron Jackson, (19 December 1923 – 15 January 1990) was a Scottish actor best remembered for his roles as the butler Angus Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs and as George Cowley, the head of...  more
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    Gordon MacRae


    BirthplaceEast Orange, New Jersey, United States of America

    Albert Gordon MacRae (March 12, 1921 – January 24, 1986) was an American actor, singer and radio/television host, who appeared in the film versions of two Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, Oklahoma!...  more

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    Gordon Parks


    BirthplaceUSA, Kansas, Fort Scott

    Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006) was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director, who became prominent in U.S. documentary photojournalism in...  more
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    Gordon Jump


    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, USA

    Alexander Gordon Jump (April 1, 1932 – September 22, 2003) was an American actor best known as the clueless radio station manager Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson in the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati and the...  more

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    Gordon Waller


    BirthplaceBraemar, United Kingdom

    Gordon Trueman Riviere Waller (4 June 1945 – 17 July 2009) was a Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known as Gordon of the 1960s pop music duo Peter and Gordon, whose biggest hit was the...  more
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    Gordon Pinsent


    BirthplaceGrand Falls-Windsor, Canada

    Gordon Edward Pinsent, CC, FRSC (born July 12, 1930) is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, director and playwright. He is known for his roles in numerous productions, including Away from Her, The...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceEverton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Gordon Elliott (born 30 September 1956) is a British Australian journalist and producer, radio and television personality, based now in the US He is the executive producer of ABC's daytime cooking...  more

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    Gordon Thomson


    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Gordon Thomson (born March 2, 1945) is a Canadian actor widely known for his role as Adam Carrington on the 1980s American prime time soap opera Dynasty....  more
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    Gordon Banks


    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Gordon Banks (30 December 1937 – 12 February 2019) was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He made 679 appearances during a 20-year professional career, and won 73 caps...  more

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    Gordon Hayward


    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Gordon Daniel Hayward (born March 23, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of college...  more

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    Gordon Currie


    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Gordon Currie (born September 25, 1965) is a Canadian-American film and television actor, best known for his role as Nicolae Carpathia in the Left Behind films, and his role in horror films such as...  more
  • 15

    Gordon Beckham


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    James Gordon Beckham III (born September 16, 1986) is an American professional baseball infielder for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Chicago White...  more
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    Gordon Masten is an actor and voice actor....  more
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    Gordon Anthony


    BirthplaceWicklow, Ireland

    Gordon Anthony was a British photographer, known particularly for his photographs of ballet and theatre in Britain....  more
  • 18

    Gordon Downie



    Gordon Edgar Downie (February 6, 1964 – October 17, 2017) was a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, musician, writer and activist. He was the lead singer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band The...  more
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    Gordon Campbell


    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Gordon Muir Campbell, (born January 12, 1948) is a retired Canadian diplomat and politician who was the 35th mayor of Vancouver from 1986 to 1993 and the 34th premier of British Columbia from 2001...  more
  • 20

    Gordon Brown


    BirthplaceGiffnock, United Kingdom

    James Gordon Brown (born 20 February 1951) is a British politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 to 2010. He served as Chancellor of the...  more
  • 21

    Gordon Strachan


    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    Gordon David Strachan ( or ; born 9 February 1957) is a Scottish football coach and former player. Strachan played for Dundee, Aberdeen, Manchester United, Leeds United and Coventry City, as well as...  more
  • 22

    Gordon Moore


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Gordon Earle Moore (born January 3, 1929) is an American businessman, engineer, and the co-founder and chairman emeritus of Intel Corporation. He is also the author of Moore's law. As of April 2019,...  more
  • 23

    Gordon Clapp


    BirthplaceNorth Conway, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Gordon Clapp (born September 24, 1948) is an American actor, best known for portraying the role of Det. Greg Medavoy for all 12 seasons on the television series NYPD Blue, winning an Emmy Award in...  more
  • 24

    Gordon Cooper


    BirthplaceShawnee, Oklahoma

    Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper Jr. (March 6, 1927 – October 4, 2004) was an American aerospace engineer, test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, and the youngest of the seven original astronauts in...  more
  • 25
    Gordon Roger Parks Jr. (December 7, 1934 – April 3, 1979) was an American film director, best known for the 1972 film Super Fly....  more