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Who Is The Most Famous Hank In The World?

Updated May 10, 2021 620 votes 31 voters 18.0k views52 items

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

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

Hank Azaria is certainly one of the most famous Hanks on this list. One of the famous actors named Hank, he is best known for appearing in such films as The Birdcage, Along Came Polly, and The Smurfs. He has also spent over two decades voicing some of the most iconic characters on The Simpsons.

Another of the famous people with the first name Hank is Hank Williams. He was a legendary country music singer and songwriter. “Lovesick Blues,” “I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry,” and “Cold Cold Heart” are among his most popular songs.

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

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    Hank Thompson

    1925-12-08

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Henry Curtis Thompson (December 8, 1925 – September 30, 1969), best known as Hank Thompson, was an American player in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball who played primarily as a third...  more
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    Hank Stone is an actor....  more
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    Hank Cheyne

    1958-08-13

    BirthplaceSanta Maria, California, USA

    BirthplaceSanta Maria, California, USA

    Hank Cheyne (born August 13, 1958) is an American actor known for playing Ricardo Torres in the soap opera Sunset Beach (1997-1999). He also played the role of Scott LaSalle on Another World...  more
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    Hank Garland

    1930-11-11

    BirthplaceCowpens, South Carolina, United States of America

    BirthplaceCowpens, South Carolina, United States of America

    Walter Louis Garland (11 November 1930 – 27 December 2004) professionally Hank Garland, was an American guitarist and songwriter. He started as a country musician, played rock and roll as it became...  more
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    Hank Robinson

    1923-03-27

    BirthplaceTennessee, USA, Covington

    BirthplaceTennessee, USA, Covington

    Hank Robinson was an actor....  more
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    Hank Bauer

    1922-07-31

    BirthplaceEast St. Louis, Illinois

    BirthplaceEast St. Louis, Illinois

    Henry Albert Bauer (July 31, 1922 – February 9, 2007) was an American right fielder and manager in Major League Baseball. He played with the New York Yankees (from 1948 to 1959) and Kansas City...  more

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    Hank Beenders

    1916-07-02

    BirthplaceHaarlem, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    BirthplaceHaarlem, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Henry G. "Hank" Beenders (June 2, 1916 – October 27, 2003) was a Dutch-American professional basketball player. Beenders was born on June 2, 1916 in Haarlem, Netherlands, and migrated to the U.S. at...  more
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    Hank Bergman

    1919-03-12

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Hyman "Hank" Bergman of Baltimore, Maryland, was a U.S. Army combat veteran of World War II, who while serving with the "Blue Devils" of the 88th Infantry Division was awarded the Silver Star for...  more
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    Hank Bullough

    1934-01-24

    BirthplaceScranton, Pennsylvania

    BirthplaceScranton, Pennsylvania

    Henry Charles Bullough (born January 24, 1934) is a former American football player and coach. He played college football at Michigan State and graduated in 1954. Bullough was a starting guard for...  more
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    Hank Fraley

    1977-09-21

    BirthplaceGaithersburg, Maryland

    BirthplaceGaithersburg, Maryland

    Henry Franklin "Hank" Fraley, Jr. (born September 21, 1977) is a former American football offensive lineman and current assistant offensive line coach for the Detroit Lions. Originally from...  more
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    Hank Gathers

    1967-02-11

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Eric "Hank" Gathers (February 11, 1967 – March 4, 1990) was an American college basketball player at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) who collapsed and died during a game. He was the second player...  more

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    #42 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon#9 of 25 The Best NCAA Centers of the 90s

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    Hank Greenberg

    1911-01-01

    BirthplaceGreenwich Village, New York City, New York

    BirthplaceGreenwich Village, New York City, New York

    Henry Benjamin Greenberg (born Hyman Greenberg; January 1, 1911 – September 4, 1986), nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank", "Hankus Pankus", or "The Hebrew Hammer", was an American professional baseball player...  more

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    #41 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame#54 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

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    Hank Johnson

    1954-10-02

    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202

    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202

    Henry Calvin Johnson Jr. (born October 2, 1954) is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is based...  more
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    Hank Ketcham

    1891-06-17

    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey

    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey

    Henry Holman "Hank" Ketcham (June 17, 1891 – November 1986) was an American college football player who was a center and guard positions for the Yale Bulldogs football team of Yale University. ...  more
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    Hank Klibanoff

    1965-01-01

    BirthplaceFlorence, Alabama

    BirthplaceFlorence, Alabama

    Hank Klibanoff (born March 26, 1949 in Florence, Alabama) is an American journalist, now a professor at Emory University. He and Gene Roberts won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for History for the book The...  more
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    Hank Sauer

    1917-03-17

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Henry John Sauer (March 17, 1917 – August 24, 2001) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball. From 1941 through 1959, Sauer played for the Cincinnati Reds (1941–42, 1945, 1948–49), Chicago Cubs...  more
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    Hank Severeid

    1891-06-01

    BirthplaceStory City, Iowa

    BirthplaceStory City, Iowa

    Henry Levai Severeid (June 1, 1891 – December 17, 1968) was a Catcher for the Cincinnati Reds (1911–13), St. Louis Browns (1915–25), Washington Senators (1925–26) and New York Yankees (1926)....  more
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    Hank Stram

    1923-01-03

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Henry Louis "Hank" Stram (; January 3, 1923 – July 4, 2005) was an American football coach. He is best known for his 15-year tenure with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football...  more
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    Hank Conger

    1988-01-29

    BirthplaceFederal Way, Washington

    BirthplaceFederal Way, Washington

    Hyun "Hank" Conger (born January 29, 1988) is an American professional baseball catcher who is currently a free agent. Conger was selected in the first round, with the 25th overall selection, of the...  more
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    Hank Kuhlmann

    1937-10-06

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Webster Groves, Missouri

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Webster Groves, Missouri

    Henry N. "Hank" Kuhlmann (born October 6, 1937) is a former American football coach, and was the interim head coach for the National Football League's Phoenix Cardinals for part of the 1989 season....  more
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    Hank Workman

    1926-02-05

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Henry Kilgariff Workman (born February 2, 1926) is an American former professional baseball player who appeared in two games in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees during the 1950 season. ...  more
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    Hank Gowdy

    1889-08-24

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio

    Henry Morgan Gowdy (August 24, 1889 – August 1, 1966) was an American professional baseball catcher, first baseman, manager and coach who played in the major leagues for the New York Giants and the...  more
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    Hank Erickson

    1907-11-11

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Henry Nels "Hank" Erickson (November 11, 1907 – December 13, 1964) was a professional baseball catcher. Erickson spent seven seasons in professional baseball, one of which was in Major League...  more
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    Hank Aguirre

    1931-01-31

    BirthplaceAzusa, California

    BirthplaceAzusa, California

    Henry John Aguirre (January 31, 1931 – September 5, 1994), commonly known as Hank Aguirre, was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher who played with the Cleveland Indians (1955–57), Detroit...  more
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    Hank Lauricella

    1930-10-09

    BirthplaceHarahan, Louisiana

    BirthplaceHarahan, Louisiana

    Francis Edward Lauricella, known as Hank Lauricella (October 9, 1930 – March 25, 2014), was a real estate developer from suburban New Orleans, Louisiana, a college football legend, and a member of...  more