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Who Is The Most Famous Harold In The World?

Updated February 16, 2021 234 votes 23 voters 10.7k 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!

  • Harold Ramis1

    Harold Ramis


    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

    Harold Lloyd


    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 Belafonte4

    Harry Belafonte


    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

    Harold Norse


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

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

    Harold Gould


    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Schenectady

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

    Harold Pinter


    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

    Harold Baines


    BirthplaceEaston, Maryland

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

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  • Harold Shipman9

    Harold Shipman


    BirthplaceNottingham, United Kingdom

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

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  • Harold Hamm10

    Harold Hamm


    BirthplaceLexington, Oklahoma

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

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  • Harold Camping11

    Harold Camping



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

    Harold Carmichael


    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

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

    Harold Wilson


    BirthplaceHuddersfield, United Kingdom

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

    Harold Arlen


    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

    Harry Kewell


    BirthplaceSmithfield, Australia

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

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  • Harold Macmillan16

    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

    BirthplaceHuncoat, United Kingdom

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

    Harold Reynolds


    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon, United States of America

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

    Harold Johnson


    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

    Harold J. Stone


    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

    Harold Miner


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Inglewood, California

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

    Harold Russell


    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

    Harold Brodkey


    BirthplaceStaunton, Illinois

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

    Harold Holt


    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