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

There's a Nobel Peace Prize winner on this list; Henry Kissinger, political scientist and advisor to several U.S. Presidents. Old spaghetti westerns could be more your kind of Henry with Henry Fondas unforgettable performance in Once Upon a Time in the West. Henry Rollins also graces his presence with this list as a singer turned actor on Sons of Anarchy.. And, last but not least, who could forget Henry Winkler's Fonzie?
 
Henry Cavill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Actor

Age: 35

Birthplace: Jersey, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories

Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (; born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. He began his career with roles in the feature adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) and I Capture the Castle ...more

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Henry Fonda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Soldier, Television producer, Actor

Age: Dec. at 77 (1905-1982)

Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States of America

Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning five decades. Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor. He also appeared in ...more

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Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Statesman, Businessperson, Politician

Age: 95

Birthplace: Fürth, Germany

Henry Alfred Kissinger (; German: [ˈkɪsɪŋɐ]; born Heinz Alfred Kissinger; May 27, 1923) is an American politician, diplomat, and geopolitical consultant who served as United States Secretary of ...more

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Henry Rollins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Journalist, Comedian, Musician

Age: 58

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Henry Lawrence Garfield (born February 13, 1961), better known as Henry Rollins, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, presenter, comedian, and activist. He currently hosts a ...more

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Henry Winkler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 70

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Henry Franklin Winkler OBE (born October 30, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, and author. He played the role of greaser Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, the ...more

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Henry Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Business magnate, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: Dec. at 84 (1863-1947)

Birthplace: Greenfield Township, Wayne County, Michigan

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist and a business magnate, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line ...more

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Henry Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Professional Boxer

Age: Dec. at 76 (1912-1988)

Birthplace: Columbus, Mississippi

Henry Jackson Jr. (December 12, 1912 – October 24, 1988) was an American professional boxer and a world boxing champion who fought under the name Henry Armstrong. Armstrong was one of the few ...more

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Henry David Thoreau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Poet, Writer, Philosopher

Age: Dec. at 45 (1817-1862)

Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts

Henry David Thoreau (see name pronunciation; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American essayist, poet, and philosopher. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, ...more

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Henry VIII of England is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Henry

Age: Dec. at 56 (1491-1547)

Birthplace: Palace of Placentia, London, United Kingdom

Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547. He was the second Tudor monarch, succeeding his father Henry VII. Henry is best known for his ...more

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Henry Clay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Statesman, Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 75 (1777-1852)

Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives, ...more

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Henry Mancini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Conductor, Film Score Composer, Arranger

Age: Dec. at 70 (1924-1994)

Birthplace: Little Italy, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Henry Nicola Mancini (born April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994) was an American composer, conductor, arranger, pianist and flutist who is best remembered for his many film and television scores. ...more

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Henry James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 73 (1843-1916)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Henry James ((1843-04-15)15 April 1843 – (1916-02-28)28 February 1916) was an American-British author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and ...more

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Henry Jordan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Henry
American football player

Age: Died at 42 (1935-1977)

Birthplace: Virginia

Henry Wendell Jordan (January 26, 1935 – February 21, 1977) was an American football defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers during his thirteen-year National Football ...more

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Henry Gibson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Poet, Songwriter, Soldier

Age: Dec. at 74 (1935-2009)

Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Henry Gibson (born James Bateman, September 21, 1935 – September 14, 2009), was an American actor, singer, and songwriter. His best-known roles include his time as a cast member of the TV ...more

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Henry Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Henry Miller Painter, Novelist, Author

Age: Dec. at 89 (1891-1980)

Birthplace: Yorkville, New York City, New York

Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new type of semi-autobiographical novel ...more

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Henry Cooper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Professional Boxer

Age: Dec. at 77 (1934-2011)

Birthplace: Lambeth, London, United Kingdom

Sir Henry Cooper (3 May 1934 – 1 May 2011) was a British heavyweight boxer. Cooper held the British, Commonwealth, and European heavyweight titles several times throughout his career, and ...more

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Henry Lee Lucas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Henry

Age: Dec. at 65 (1936-2001)

Birthplace: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

Henry Lee Lucas (August 23, 1936 – March 12, 2001) was an American serial killer. Lucas was arrested in Texas and on the basis of his confessions to Texas Rangers, hundreds of unsolved murders ...more

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Henry Wadsworth Longfell... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Poet, Professor, Writer

Age: Dec. at 75 (1807-1882)

Birthplace: Portland, Maine

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was ...more

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Henry Purcell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Composer

Age: Dec. at 36 (1659-1695)

Birthplace: Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Henry Purcell () (c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695) was an English composer. Although incorporating Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, Purcell's legacy was a ...more

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Henry Thomas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Musician, Actor

Age: 47

Birthplace: Texas, USA, San Antonio

Henry Jackson Thomas Jr. (born September 9, 1971) is an American actor and musician. He is best known for his breakout role in Steven Spielberg's film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

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Henry Ian Cusick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Actor

Age: 51

Birthplace: Trujillo, Peru

Henry Ian Cusick (born 17 April 1967) is a Scottish-Peruvian actor of television, film, and theatre and a television director. He is known for his role as Desmond Hume in the ABC television ...more

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Henry VII of England is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Henry

Age: Dec. at 52 (1457-1509)

Birthplace: Pembroke Castle, Pembroke, United Kingdom

Henry VII (Welsh: Harri Tudur; 28 January 1457 – 21 April 1509) was the King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizure of the crown on 22 August 1485 to his death. He was the first monarch ...more

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Henry A. Wallace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Politician

Age: Dec. at 77 (1888-1965)

Birthplace: Orient, Orient Township, Iowa, United States of America

Henry Agard Wallace (October 7, 1888 – November 18, 1965) was an American politician, journalist, and farmer who served as the 11th U.S. secretary of agriculture, the 33rd vice president of the ...more

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Henry Czerny is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Actor

Age: 60

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Henry Czerny ( CHAIR-nee; born February 8, 1959) is a Canadian film, stage and television actor. He is known for his roles in the films The Boys of St. Vincent, Mission: Impossible, Clear and ...more
Henry V of England is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Henry
Henry V of England

Age: Dec. at 36 (1386-1422)

Birthplace: Monmouth Castle, United Kingdom

Henry V (16 September 1386 – 31 August 1422), also called Henry of Monmouth, was King of England from 1413 until his death in 1422. He was the second English monarch of the House of Lancaster. ...more

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