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Famous People Named Isaac

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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.
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  • Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Isaac Newton

    Mathematician, Physicist

    AgeDec. at 84 (1643-1727)

    BirthplaceWoolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom

    Sir Isaac Newton (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27) was an English mathematician,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Isaac Hayes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Isaac Hayes

    Film Score Composer, Record producer

    AgeDied at 66 (1942-2008)

    BirthplaceTennessee, USA, Covington

    Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Isaac Asimov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Isaac Asimov

    Biochemist, Historian

    AgeDec. at 72 (1920-1992)

    BirthplacePetrovichi, Russia

    Isaac Asimov (; c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Isaac Bruce is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Isaac Bruce

    American football player

    Age47

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    Isaac Isidore Bruce (born November 10, 1972) is a former American football wide receiver in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Isaac Mizrahi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Isaac Mizrahi

    Television producer, Actor

    Age58

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Isaac Mizrahi (born October 14, 1961) is an American fashion designer, TV presenter, and Chief... more on Wikipedia

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  • Isaac Hanson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Isaac Hanson

    Film Score Composer, Musician

    Age39

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Hanson is an American pop rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, formed by brothers... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac Curtis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Isaac Curtis

    American football player

    Age69

    BirthplaceSanta Ana, California

    Isaac Fisher Curtis (born October 20, 1950) is a former professional American football wide... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac Brock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Isaac Brock

    Film Score Composer, Guitarist

    Age45

    BirthplaceHelena, Montana

    Isaac Kristofer Brock (born July 9, 1975) is the lead singer, guitarist, banjoist, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac Stern is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Isaac Stern

    Conductor, Violinist

    AgeDec. at 81 (1920-2001)

    BirthplaceKremenets, 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

    Isaac Albéniz

    Film Score Composer, Pianist

    AgeDec. at 49 (1860-1909)

    BirthplaceCamprodon, Spain

    Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz y Pascual (Spanish pronunciation: [iˈsak alˈβeniθ]; 29 May 1860... more on Wikipedia

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  • Isaac Bashevis Singer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Isaac Bashevis Singer

    Journalist, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 89 (1902-1991)

    BirthplaceLeoncin, Poland

    Isaac Bashevis Singer (Yiddish: יצחק באַשעװיס זינגער‎; November 21, 1902 – July 24, 1991) was... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac Julien is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Isaac Julien

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age60

    BirthplaceLondon, 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

    Isaac Babel

    Journalist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 46 (1894-1940)

    BirthplaceOdessa, Ukraine

    Isaac Emmanuilovich Babel (Russian: Исаак Эммануилович Бабель, IPA: [ˈbabʲɪlʲ]; 13 July [O.S.... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac Levitan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Isaac
    Isaac Ilyich Levitan (Russian: Исаа́к Ильи́ч Левита́н; 30 August [O.S. 18 August] 1860 – 4... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    AgeDec. at 28 (1890-1918)

    BirthplaceBristol, United Kingdom

    Isaac Rosenberg (25 November 1890 – 1 April 1918) was an English poet and artist. His Poems... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac Redman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Isaac Redman

    American football player

    Age35

    BirthplacePaulsboro, New Jersey

    Isaac Redman (born November 10, 1984) is a former American football running back. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac Hempstead-Wright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Age16

    BirthplaceEngland

    Isaac Hempstead Wright (born Isaac William Hempstead; 9 April 1999) is an English actor. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac Dorislaus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Isaac Dorislaus

    Diplomat, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 54 (1595-1649)

    BirthplaceAlkmaar, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Isaac Dorislaus (1595 in Alkmaar, Holland – 2 May 1649 at The Hague, Holland) was a Dutch... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac Babbitt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    AgeDec. at 63 (1799-1862)

    BirthplaceTaunton, Massachusetts

    Isaac Babbitt (July 26, 1799 in Taunton, Massachusetts – May 26, 1862 in Somerville,... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac Newton Lewis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    AgeDec. at 73 (1858-1931)

    BirthplaceNew Salem, Pennsylvania

    Isaac Newton Lewis (October 12, 1858 – November 9, 1931) was a United States Army officer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Isaac Adams

    Inventor

    AgeDec. at 81 (1802-1883)

    BirthplaceRochester, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Isaac Adams (August 16, 1802 – July 19, 1883) was an American inventor and politician. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac Singer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    Isaac Singer

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    AgeDec. at 64 (1811-1875)

    BirthplacePittstown, New York

    Isaac Merritt Singer (October 27, 1811 – July 23, 1875) was an American inventor, actor, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac Rochussen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    AgeDec. at 79 (1631-1710)

    BirthplaceFlushing, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Isaac Rochussen or Isaac Rockesen (1631–1710) was a 17th-century Dutch corsair and privateer... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac L. Ellwood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    AgeDec. at 77 (1833-1910)

    BirthplaceNew York

    Isaac Leonard Ellwood (August 3, 1833 – September 11, 1910) was an American rancher,... more on Wikipedia
  • Isaac Ashmead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Isaac

    AgeDec. at 80 (1790-1870)

    Isaac Ashmead (December 22, 1790 – March 1, 1870) was a printer in Philadelphia,... more on Wikipedia
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