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List of famous people named Harold, along with photos. How many celebrities named Harry can you think of? The famous Harolds below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Harry, athletes named Harold, and even political figures named Harry. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Harold? Add them to the list.

The list of famous people named Harry is long and distinguished. There are a lot of cool old-timers like crooner Belafonte and the world's most famous magician Houdini, and Ramis, performer and writer of beloved film comedies like "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes." Then there are famous young people named Harry like Styles, heartthrob member of One Direction, who is singlehandedly helping to making the name cool again.
Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Dec. at 88 (1884-1972)

Birthplace: Lamar, Missouri, United States of America

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States from 1945 to 1953, succeeding upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as vice ...more

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Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Age: 25

Birthplace: Redditch, United Kingdom

Harry Edward Styles (born 1 February 1994) is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. He rose to stardom as a member of the boy band One Direction after a 2010 audition as a solo artist for ...more

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Harry Reid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Age: 79

Birthplace: Searchlight, Nevada, United States of America

Harry Mason Reid (; born December 2, 1939) is a retired American attorney and politician who served as a United States Senator from Nevada from 1987 to 2017. He led the Senate's Democratic ...more

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Harold Ramis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Dec. at 70 (1944-2014)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Harold Allen Ramis (; November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014) was an American actor, director, writer, and comedian. His best-known film acting roles were as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) ...more

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Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Age: 51

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. (born September 11, 1967) is a Grammy and Emmy-award winning American singer, composer, actor, and television host. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. ...more

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Harry Houdini is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Dec. at 52 (1874-1926)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Harry Houdini (; born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational ...more

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Harry Carson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Age: 65

Birthplace: Florence, South Carolina, United States of America

Harry Donald Carson (born November 26, 1953) is a former American football inside linebacker who played his entire professional career for the New York Giants of the National Football League ...more

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Harry Belafonte is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Age: 92

Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

Harry Belafonte (born March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor. One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of ...more

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Harry Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Age: 32

Birthplace: London, England

Harry Charles Salusbury Lloyd (born 17 November 1983) is an English actor. He is known for his roles as Will Scarlet in the 2006 BBC drama Robin Hood, Jeremy Baines in the 2007 Doctor Who ...more

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Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Age: 59

Birthplace: Easton, Maryland

Harold Douglas Baines (born March 15, 1959) is an American former professional baseball player who spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) playing for the Chicago White Sox, Texas ...more

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Harry Greb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Dec. at 32 (1894-1926)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Edward Henry Greb (June 6, 1894 – October 22, 1926) was an American professional boxer. Nicknamed "The Pittsburgh Windmill", he was the American light heavyweight champion from 1922 to ...more

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Harry Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Dec. at 53 (1941-1994)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994), usually credited as Nilsson, was an American singer-songwriter who achieved the peak of his commercial success in the early 1970s. ...more

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Harry Shearer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Age: 72

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, musician, radio host, director and producer. Born in Los Angeles, California, Shearer began his ...more

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Harold Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Dec. at 78 (1893-1971)

Birthplace: USA, Burchard, Nebraska

Harold Clayton Lloyd Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American actor, comedian, and stunt performer who appeared in many silent comedy films.Lloyd is considered alongside Charlie ...more

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Harold Shipman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Dec. at 58 (1946-2004)

Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom

Harold Frederick Shipman (14 January 1946 – 13 January 2004) was an English general practitioner and is one of the most prolific serial killers in history. On 31 January 2000, a jury found ...more

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Harry Anderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Age: 66

Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States of America

Harry Laverne Anderson (October 14, 1952 – April 16, 2018) was an American actor, comedian, and magician. He is best known for the lead role of Judge Harry Stone on the 1984–1992 television ...more

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Harry Chapin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Dec. at 39 (1942-1981)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Harry Forster Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer-songwriter, humanitarian, and producer best known for his folk rock and pop rock songs, who achieved worldwide ...more

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Harry Kane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Age: 25

Birthplace: Chingford, London, United Kingdom

Harry Edward Kane (born 28 July 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the England national team. Born and ...more

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Harold Hamm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Age: 73

Birthplace: Lexington, Oklahoma

Harold Glenn Hamm (born December 11, 1945) is an American entrepreneur primarily involved in the oil and gas business who is best known for pioneering the development of the large shale oil ...more

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Harry Heilmann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Dec. at 57 (1894-1951)

Birthplace: California

Harry Edwin Heilmann (August 3, 1894 – July 9, 1951), nicknamed "Slug", was an American baseball player and radio announcer. He played professional baseball for 19 years between 1913 ...more

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Harry Wills is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Dec. at 69 (1889-1958)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Harry Wills (May 15, 1889 – December 21, 1958) was a heavyweight boxer who three times held the World Colored Heavyweight Championship. Many boxing historians consider Wills the most egregious ...more

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Harold Pinter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Dec. at 78 (1930-2008)

Birthplace: East End of London, Eurasia, London Borough of Hackney, Greater London, United Kingdom, + more

Harold Pinter (; 10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a British playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. A Nobel Prize winner, Pinter was one of the most influential modern British ...more

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Harry Morgan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Dec. at 96 (1915-2011)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Harry Morgan (born Harry Bratsberg; April 10, 1915 – December 7, 2011) was an American actor and director whose television and film career spanned six decades. Morgan's major roles included Pete ...more

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Harry Shum, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Age: 36

Birthplace: Limón, Costa Rica

Harry Shum Jr. (born April 28, 1982) is a Costa Rican-American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer. He is best known for his roles as Mike Chang on the Fox television series Glee ...more

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Harold Camping is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Harold
Dec. at 92 (1921-2013)

Birthplace: Colorado

Harold Egbert Camping (July 19, 1921 – December 15, 2013) was an American Christian radio broadcaster, author and evangelist. Beginning in 1958, he served as president of Family Radio, a ...more