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

You may know Howard Stern from his radio talk show, but you may also know him as a judge on America's Got Talent. He's also the author of the book Private Parts, which made the New York Times Bestseller list. He's not the only America's Got Talent judge on this list. Howie Mandel is also a judge, but is also known as the host for the show Deal or No Deal. Although he's known for hosting game and talent shows, he was an actor on the show St. Elsewhere as well.

 
Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Age: 65

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

Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer. He is best known for his radio show, which was nationally syndicated from 1986 to ...more

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Howie Long is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Age: 59

Birthplace: Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Howard Matthew Moses Long (born January 6, 1960) is an American former National Football League (NFL) defensive end, actor, and current sports analyst. He played in the NFL for 13 seasons and ...more

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Howie Mandel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Age: 63

Birthplace: Canada

Howard Michael Mandel (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian comedian, actor and television host. He hosted the CNBC game show Deal or No Deal, as well as the show's daytime and Canadian-English ...more

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Howard Hughes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Dec. at 71 (1905-1976)

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Humble

Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, engineer, film director, and philanthropist, known during his ...more

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Howard Dean is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Age: 70

Birthplace: East Hampton, New York, USA

Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American physician, author, and retired politician who served as Governor of Vermont from 1991 to 2003 and Chair of the Democratic National ...more

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#54 of 114 Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With #9 of 15 15 Famous People Who Went to Med School #10 of 20 50 Politicians Who Have Admitted to Smoking Pot

Howard Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Age: 64

Birthplace: Southampton, United Kingdom

John Howard Jones (born 23 February 1955) is an English singer, musician and songwriter. He had ten top 40 hit singles in the UK between 1983 and 1986; six of those 10 singles reached the top ...more

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Howard Hawks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Howard Hawks Dec. at 81 (1896-1977)

Birthplace: Goshen, Indiana, United States of America

Howard Winchester Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. Critic Leonard Maltin called him "the ...more
Howard Cosell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Dec. at 77 (1918-1995)

Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Howard William Cosell (; né Cohen; March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist and author, who was prominent and influential on radio, television and print media ...more

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Howard Zinn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Dec. at 88 (1922-2010)

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

Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was an American historian, playwright, and socialist thinker. He was chair of the history and social sciences department at Spelman College, and ...more

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#777 of 1,176 The Best Writers of All Time #501 of 532 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With #73 of 113 The Most Influential Contemporary Americans

Howard Schultz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Age: 65

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

Howard D. Schultz (born July 19, 1953) is an American businessman and multi-billionaire. He was Chairman and Chief Executive of Starbucks from 1986 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2017, as well ...more

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Howard Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Age: 58

Birthplace: Clearwater, Florida

Howard Michael Johnson (born November 29, 1960), nicknamed HoJo (the nickname of the otherwise unrelated Howard Johnson's company), is a former Major League Baseball third baseman. He played for ...more
Howard Ashman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Dec. at 41 (1950-1991)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Howard Elliott Ashman (May 17, 1950 – March 14, 1991) was an American playwright and lyricist. He collaborated with Alan Menken on several works and is most widely known for several animated ...more
Howard Shore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Age: 72

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is a Canadian composer who is notable for his film scores. He has composed the scores for over 80 films, most notably the scores for The Lord of the ...more

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Howard Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Age: 35

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida

Howard Joseph Kendrick III (born July 12, 1983) is an American professional baseball second baseman and outfielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously ...more
Howie Dorough is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Age: 45

Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States of America

Howard Dwaine Dorough (born August 22, 1973) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He is best known as a member of American music group Backstreet Boys.

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Howard Keel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Howard Keel Dec. at 85 (1919-2004)

Birthplace: Gillespie, Illinois, United States of America

Harry Clifford Keel (April 13, 1919 – November 7, 2004), known professionally as Howard Keel, was an American actor and singer with a rich bass-baritone singing voice. He starred in a number of ...more

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Howard Cassady is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Age: 81

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

Howard Albert "Hopalong" Cassady (born March 2, 1934) is a former professional American football running back. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1955, and was inducted into the College ...more
Howard Hesseman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Age: 79

Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Lebanon

Howard Hesseman (born February 27, 1940) is an American actor best known for playing DJ Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati, Captain Pete Lassard in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, ...more

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#60 of 593 Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live' #24 of 64 The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '70s #60 of 153 The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '80s

Howard Morris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Dec. at 86 (1919-2005)

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

Howard Jerome Morris (September 4, 1919 – May 21, 2005) was an American actor, voice actor and director who was best known for his role in The Andy Griffith Show as Ernest T. Bass, and as ...more
Howard Florey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Dec. at 70 (1898-1968)

Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey, (24 September 1898 – 21 February 1968) was an Australian pharmacologist and pathologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Sir ...more
Howie Morenz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Dec. at 35 (1902-1937)

Birthplace: Mitchell, Ontario, Canada

Howard William "Howie" Morenz (September 21, 1902 – March 8, 1937) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Beginning in 1923, he played centre for three National Hockey League ...more
Howard Rollins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Dec. at 46 (1950-1996)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Howard Ellsworth Rollins Jr. (October 17, 1950 – December 8, 1996) was an American stage, film and television actor. Howard Rollins was best known for his role as Andrew Young in 1978's King, ...more

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Howard Hanson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Dec. at 85 (1896-1981)

Birthplace: Wahoo, Nebraska

Howard Harold Hanson (October 28, 1896 – February 26, 1981) was an American composer, conductor, educator, music theorist, and champion of American classical music. As director for 40 years of ...more
Howie Epstein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Dec. at 48 (1955-2003)

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Howard Norman Epstein (July 21, 1955 – February 23, 2003) was an American musician best known as a bassist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Howard Da Silva is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Howard
Dec. at 77 (1909-1986)

Birthplace: USA, Cleveland, Ohio

Howard Da Silva (born Howard Silverblatt, May 4, 1909 – February 16, 1986) was an American actor, director and musical performer on stage, film, television and radio. He was cast in dozens of ...more