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Who Is The Most Famous Hank In The World?

Updated May 10, 2021 620 votes 31 voters 17.9k 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.

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    Hank Azaria

    1964-04-25

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, Forest Hills, New York

    Henry Albert Azaria ( ə-ZAIR-ee-ə; born April 25, 1964) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, comedian and producer. He is known for his voice characterizations as a variety of characters in the...  more

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    Hank Williams

    1923-09-17

    BirthplaceMount Olive, Alabama, United States of America

    Hiram King "Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and...  more

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    Hank Aaron

    1934-02-05

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

    Henry Louis Aaron (February 5, 1934 – January 22, 2021), nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank," was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder who served as the senior vice president of...  more

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    Hank Green

    1980-05-05

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    William Henry "Hank" Green II (born May 5, 1980) is an American video blogger, internet producer, musician, author, and entrepreneur. He is known for producing the YouTube channel Vlogbrothers,...  more
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    Hank Marvin

    1941-10-28

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    Hank Brian Marvin (born Brian Robson Rankin, 28 October 1941) is an English multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist for the Shadows, a group which...  more

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    BirthplaceTennessee, Nashville, USA

    Shelton Hank Williams (born December 12, 1972), known as Hank Williams III and Hank 3, is an American musician, singer and multi-instrumentalist, known for his dark style of country music. However,...  more

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    Hank Ballard

    1927-11-18

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    Hank Ballard (born John Henry Kendricks; November 18, 1927 – March 2, 2003) was a rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, the lead vocalist of The Midnighters and one of the first rock and roll...  more
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    Hank Mobley

    1930-07-07

    BirthplaceEastman, Georgia

    Henry "Hank" Mobley (July 7, 1930 – May 30, 1986) was an American hard bop and soul jazz tenor saxophonist and composer. Mobley was described by Leonard Feather as the "middleweight champion of the...  more
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    Hank Snow

    1914-05-09

    BirthplaceCanada

    Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999) was a Canadian-American country music artist. In a career that spanned more than 50 years, he recorded 140 albums and charted more than...  more

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    Hank Jones

    1918-07-31

    BirthplaceVicksburg, Mississippi, United States of America

    Henry Jones Jr. (July 31, 1918 – May 16, 2010), best known as Hank Jones, was an American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer. Critics and musicians described Jones as eloquent, lyrical,...  more
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    Hank Shermann

    1958-07-11

    BirthplaceDenmark

    Hank Shermann (real name René Krolmark) is a Danish heavy metal guitarist. He began playing guitar in 1977. Shermann is best known for his work with Mercyful Fate. He has also played with the groups...  more
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    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana, United States of America

    Randall Hank Williams (born May 26, 1949), known professionally as Hank Williams Jr., or alternatively as "Bocephus", is an American southern rock singer-songwriter and musician. His musical style is...  more

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    Hank Ketcham

    1920-03-14

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, USA

    Henry King Ketcham (March 14, 1920 – June 1, 2001) was an American cartoonist who created the Dennis the Menace comic strip, writing and drawing it from 1951 to 1994, when he retired from drawing the...  more
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    Hank Patterson

    1888-10-09

    BirthplaceSpringville, Alabama, USA

    Hank Patterson (born Elmer Calvin Patterson; October 9, 1888 – August 23, 1975) was an American actor and musician. He is known foremost for playing two recurring characters on three television...  more
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    Hank Mizell

    1923-11-09

    BirthplaceDaytona Beach, Florida

    Hank Mizell (November 9, 1923 – December 23, 1992) was an American singer, guitarist and songwriter. He is best-remembered for his rockabilly single "Jungle Rock" (1958), which was obscure on its...  more
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    BirthplaceFall River, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf (born Henry Joseph Nasiff Jr.; April 20, 1962 – September 4, 2001) was an American entertainer. Hank appeared numerous times on The Howard Stern Show and on the televised...  more
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    Hank Greenwald

    1935-06-26
    Howard "Hank" Greenwald (June 26, 1935 — October 22, 2018) was a Major League Baseball announcer, known best for being a play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco Giants....  more
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    Hank Van Sickle

    1961-12-31

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Hank Van Sickle (born December 31, 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an electric and upright bassist, best known for the blues rock band The Bluesbreakers. Currently living and working in Los...  more
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    Hank Worden

    1901-07-23

    BirthplaceRolfe, Iowa, United States of America

    Hank Worden (born Norton Earl Worden July 23, 1901 – December 6, 1992) was an American cowboy-turned-character actor who appeared in many Westerns, including many John Ford films such as The...  more
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    Hank Nelken is a screenwriter, writer and actor....  more
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    Hank D'Amico

    1915-03-21

    BirthplaceRochester, New York

    Hank D'Amico (March 21, 1915 – December 2, 1965), was an American jazz clarinetist. D'Amico was born in Rochester, NY. He began playing professionally with Paul Specht's band in 1936. That same...  more
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    Hank Locklin

    1918-02-15

    BirthplaceMcLellan, Florida

    Lawrence Hankins 'Hank' Locklin (February 15, 1918 – March 8, 2009) was an American country music singer-songwriter. A member of the Grand Ole Opry for nearly 50 years, Locklin had a long recording...  more
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    Hank Thompson

    1925-09-03

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

    Henry William Thompson (September 3, 1925 – November 6, 2007) known as Hank Thompson, was an American country music singer-songwriter and musician whose career spanned seven decades. Thompson's...  more
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    Hank Baskett

    1982-09-04

    BirthplaceClovis, New Mexico, USA

    Henry Randall Baskett III (born September 4, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and...  more
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    Hank Brown

    1940-02-12

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    George Hanks "Hank" Brown (born February 12, 1940) is a former Republican politician and U.S. Senator from Colorado. He served as president of the University of Colorado system from April 2005 to...  more