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

Isaac Hayes definitely was a jack of all trades. He was the third African American to ever win an Academy Award, was recognized by the Grammy Hall of Fame, and was the voice of "Chef" in the popular show South Park. What is it that this man couldn't do?

Isaac Asimov's Galactic Empire series has been considered a class on its own amongst science fiction fans. He worked as a faculty member at Boston University's School of Medicine and has also invented words that are now in the Oxford Dictionary, such as "robotics".

And, of course, who can forget Isaac Newton? His discovery of gravity and laws of motion changed the way we look at the world.
Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Mathematician, Physicist, Chemist

Age: Dec. at 84 (1643-1727)

Birthplace: Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom

Sir Isaac Newton (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27) was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") ...more

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Isaac Hayes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter

Age: Died at 66 (1942-2008)

Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, USA

Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, and producer. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the Southern soul music label Stax ...more

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Isaac Asimov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Biochemist, Historian, Novelist

Age: Dec. at 72 (1920-1992)

Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia

Isaac Asimov (; c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. ...more

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Isaac Bruce is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
American football player

Age: 46

Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Isaac Isidore Bruce (born November 10, 1972) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the St.Louis Rams in the second round of the ...more

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Isaac Mizrahi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Television producer, Actor, Costume Designer

Age: 57

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

Isaac Mizrahi (born October 14, 1961) is an American fashion designer, TV presenter, and Chief Designer of the Isaac Mizrahi brand for Xcel Brands. Based in New York City, he is best known for ...more

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Isaac Hanson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Film Score Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 38

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Hanson is an American pop rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, formed by brothers Isaac (guitar, piano, vocals), Taylor (keyboards, vocals), and Zac (drums, vocals). Supporting members ...more
Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
American football player

Age: 68

Birthplace: Santa Ana, California

Isaac Fisher Curtis (born October 20, 1950) is a former professional American football wide receiver who played his entire National Football League career with the Cincinnati Bengals

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Isaac Brock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: 43

Birthplace: Helena, Montana

Isaac Kristofer Brock (born July 9, 1975) is the lead singer, guitarist, banjoist, and songwriter for the American indie rock band Modest Mouse, as well as his side project band, Ugly Casanova. ...more
Isaac Stern is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Conductor, Violinist

Age: Dec. at 81 (1920-2001)

Birthplace: Kremenets, Ukraine

Isaac Stern (21 July 1920 – 22 September 2001) was an American violinist.
Isaac Albéniz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Film Score Composer, Pianist, Composer

Age: Dec. at 49 (1860-1909)

Birthplace: Camprodon, Spain

Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz y Pascual (Spanish pronunciation: [iˈsak alˈβeniθ]; 29 May 1860 – 18 May 1909) was a Spanish virtuoso pianist, composer, and conductor. He is one of the ...more

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Isaac Bashevis Singer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 89 (1902-1991)

Birthplace: Leoncin, Poland

Isaac Bashevis Singer (Yiddish: יצחק באַשעװיס זינגער‎; November 21, 1902 – July 24, 1991) was a Polish-American writer in Yiddish, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. The Polish form ...more
Isaac Julien is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker

Age: 59

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Isaac Julien, CBE (born 21 February 1960) is a British installation artist and filmmaker.
Isaac Babel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Journalist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 46 (1894-1940)

Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine

Isaac Emmanuilovich Babel (Russian: Исаак Эммануилович Бабель, IPA: [ˈbabʲɪlʲ]; 13 July [O.S. 1 July] 1894 – 27 January 1940) was a Russian writer, journalist, playwright, and literary ...more
Isaac Levitan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

Age: Dec. at 40 (1860-1900)

Birthplace: Kybartai, Lithuania

Isaac Ilyich Levitan (Russian: Исаа́к Ильи́ч Левита́н; 30 August [O.S. 18 August] 1860 – 4 August [O.S. 22 July] 1900) was a classical Russian landscape painter who advanced the genre of the ...more
Isaac Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Poet

Age: Dec. at 28 (1890-1918)

Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

Isaac Rosenberg (25 November 1890 – 1 April 1918) was an English poet and artist. His Poems from the Trenches are recognized as some of the most outstanding poetry written during the First World
Isaac Redman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
American football player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Paulsboro, New Jersey

Isaac Redman (born November 10, 1984) is a former American football running back. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Bowie ...more
Isaac Hempstead-Wright ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Actor

Age: 16

Birthplace: England

Isaac Hempstead Wright (born Isaac William Hempstead; 9 April 1999) is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Bran Stark / Three-Eyed Raven in the HBO series Game of Thrones ...more
Isaac Dorislaus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Diplomat, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 54 (1595-1649)

Birthplace: Alkmaar, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Isaac Dorislaus (1595 in Alkmaar, Holland – 2 May 1649 at The Hague, Holland) was a Dutch Calvinist historian and lawyer who was an important official in Oliver Cromwell's period of rule. He ...more
Isaac Babbitt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 63 (1799-1862)

Birthplace: Taunton, Massachusetts

Isaac Babbitt (July 26, 1799 in Taunton, Massachusetts – May 26, 1862 in Somerville, Massachusetts) was an American inventor; in 1839 he invented a bearing made of a low-friction tin-based metal ...more
Isaac Newton Lewis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 73 (1858-1931)

Birthplace: New Salem, Pennsylvania

Isaac Newton Lewis (October 12, 1858 – November 9, 1931) was a United States Army officer and the inventor of the Lewis gun.Lewis was born in New Salem, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the ...more
Isaac Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 81 (1802-1883)

Birthplace: Rochester, New Hampshire, United States of America

Isaac Adams (August 16, 1802 – July 19, 1883) was an American inventor and politician. He served in the Massachusetts Senate and invented the Adams Power Press, which revolutionized the printing ...more
Isaac Singer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor

Age: Dec. at 64 (1811-1875)

Birthplace: Pittstown, New York

Isaac Merritt Singer (October 27, 1811 – July 23, 1875) was an American inventor, actor, and businessman. He made important improvements in the design of the sewing machine and was the founder ...more
Isaac Rochussen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Pirate

Age: Dec. at 79 (1631-1710)

Birthplace: Flushing, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Isaac Rochussen or Isaac Rockesen (1631–1710) was a 17th-century Dutch corsair and privateer during the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch War. His capture of The Falcon, a merchantman belonging to ...more
Isaac L. Ellwood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 77 (1833-1910)

Birthplace: New York

Isaac Leonard Ellwood (August 3, 1833 – September 11, 1910) was an American rancher, businessman and barbed wire entrepreneur.
Isaac Ashmead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 80 (1790-1870)

Isaac Ashmead (December 22, 1790 – March 1, 1870) was a printer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.He was born in Germantown to Jacob and Mary (Nagless) Ashmead, part of a family which settled in ...more