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Who Is The Most Famous Harold In The World?

Updated February 16, 2021 234 votes 23 voters 10.8k views37 items

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

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

Harry Belafonte is certainly one of the most famous Harrys on this list. One of the famous singers named Harry, he's been dubbed the "King of Calypso."He is probably best known for his recording of "The Banana Boat Song," with the lyrics, "Day-O." 

Harold Ramis is another of the famous people named Harold. He was an actor, director, writer, and comedian, beloved for his roles in 1984's Ghostbusters, 1989's Ghostbusters II, and 1981's Stripes.

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

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  • Harold Ramis1
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    Harold Ramis

    1944-11-21

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Harold Allen Ramis (; November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014) was an American actor, director,...  more

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  • Harold Perrineau Jr.2

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Harold Perrineau (formerly Harold Williams; born August 7, 1963) is an American actor. He is...  more
  • Harold Lloyd3
    13

    Harold Lloyd

    1893-04-20

    BirthplaceBurchard, Nebraska, United States of America

    Harold Clayton Lloyd Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American actor, comedian, and...  more

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    Harry Belafonte

    1927-03-01

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Harry Belafonte (born March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor....  more

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  • Harold Norse5
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    Harold Norse

    1916-07-06

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Harold Norse (July 6, 1916, New York City – June 8, 2009, San Francisco) was an American...  more
  • Harold Gould6
    8

    Harold Gould

    1923-12-10

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Schenectady

    Harold Vernon Gould (December 10, 1923 – September 11, 2010) was an American character actor....  more
  • Harold Pinter7
    7

    Harold Pinter

    1930-10-10

    BirthplaceEast End of London, Eurasia, London Borough of Hackney, Greater London, United Kingdom

    Harold Pinter (; 10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a British playwright, screenwriter,...  more

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  • Harold Baines8
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    Harold Baines

    1959-03-15

    BirthplaceEaston, Maryland

    Harold Douglas Baines (born March 15, 1959) is an American former professional baseball player...  more

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  • Harold Shipman9
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    Harold Shipman

    1946-01-14

    BirthplaceNottingham, United Kingdom

    Harold Frederick Shipman (14 January 1946 – 13 January 2004) was an English general...  more

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  • Harold Hamm10
    9

    Harold Hamm

    1945-12-11

    BirthplaceLexington, Oklahoma

    Harold Glenn Hamm (born December 11, 1945) is an American entrepreneur primarily involved in...  more

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  • Harold Camping11
    6

    Harold Camping

    1921-07-19

    BirthplaceColorado

    Harold Egbert Camping (July 19, 1921 – December 15, 2013) was an American Christian radio...  more
  • Harold Carmichael12
    4

    Harold Carmichael

    1949-09-22

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Lee Harold Carmichael (born September 22, 1949) is an American former football wide receiver...  more
  • Harold Wilson13
    8

    Harold Wilson

    1916-03-11

    BirthplaceHuddersfield, United Kingdom

    James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was a British...  more
  • Harold Arlen14
    7

    Harold Arlen

    1905-02-15

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Harold Arlen (born Hyman Arluck; February 15, 1905 – April 23, 1986) was an American composer...  more

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  • Harry Kewell15
    5

    Harry Kewell

    1978-09-22

    BirthplaceSmithfield, Australia

    Harold Kewell (; born 22 September 1978) is an Australian football coach and former player who...  more

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  • Harold Macmillan16
    5

    BirthplaceEurasia, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, United Kingdom, London, Chelsea

    Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, (10 February 1894 – 29 December 1986) was a...  more
  • Harold Davenport17
    5

    BirthplaceHuncoat, United Kingdom

    Harold Davenport FRS (30 October 1907 – 9 June 1969) was an English mathematician, known for...  more
  • Harold Reynolds18
    2

    Harold Reynolds

    1960-11-26

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon, United States of America

    Harold Craig Reynolds (born November 26, 1960) is an American former professional baseball...  more
  • Harold Johnson19
    2

    Harold Johnson

    1928-08-09

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Harold Johnson (August 9, 1928 – February 19, 2015) was a professional boxer. He held the...  more

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  • Harold J. Stone20
    4

    Harold J. Stone

    1913-03-03

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Harold J. Stone (born Harold Hochstein, March 3, 1913 – November 18, 2005) was an American...  more
  • Harold Miner21
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    Harold Miner

    1971-05-05

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Inglewood, California

    Harold David Miner (born May 5, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player and...  more
  • Harold Russell22
    2

    Harold Russell

    1914-01-14

    BirthplaceNorth Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Harold John Avery Russell (January 14, 1914 – January 29, 2002) was a Canadian-born American...  more

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  • Harold Brodkey23
    2

    Harold Brodkey

    1930-10-25

    BirthplaceStaunton, Illinois

    Harold Brodkey (October 25, 1930 – January 26, 1996), born Aaron Roy Weintraub, was an...  more
  • Harold Holt24
    1

    Harold Holt

    1908-08-05

    BirthplaceStanmore, Australia

    Harold Edward Holt, (5 August 1908 – 17 December 1967), was an Australian politician who...  more

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  • Harold Faltermeyer25

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Hans Hugo Harold Faltermeier (born 5 October 1952), known professionally as Harold...  more