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Who Is The Most Famous Carl Or Karl In The World?

Updated October 30, 2020 827 votes 26 voters 32.0k views100 items

List RulesVote up all of the Carls or Karls you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Carl can you think of? The famous Carls and Karls below have many different professions, including notable actors named Carl, famous athletes named Carl, comedians named Carl, and even philosophers named Karl.

Carl Reiner is certainly one of the most famous Carls on this list. One of the famous actors named Carl, he starred in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and the Ocean's films. He also created The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Another of the famous people with the first name Karl is Karl Malone. He is a former NBA player with the Utah Jazz. Karl Malone is a 14-time NBA All-Star. Carl Weathers is another of the famous athletes named Carl. Meanwhile, those who love math might recognize mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous men named Carl? Just add them to the list!

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  • Karl Lagerfeld1
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    Karl Lagerfeld

    1933-09-10
    Karl Otto Lagerfeld (German: [kaɐ̯l ˈlaːɡɐˌfɛlt]; 10 September 1933 – 19 February 2019) was a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Carl Reiner2
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    Carl Reiner

    1922-03-20
    Carlton "Carl" Reiner (March 20, 1922 – June 29, 2020) was an American comedian, actor,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Carl Lewis3
    17

    Carl Lewis

    1961-07-01
    Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field... more on Wikipedia

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  • Carl Weathers4
    17

    Carl Weathers

    1948-01-14
    Carl Weathers (born January 14, 1948) is an American actor and former professional football... more on Wikipedia

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  • Karl Marx5
    17

    Karl Marx

    1818-05-05
    Karl Marx (German: [ˈkaɐ̯l ˈmaɐ̯ks]; 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Karl Rove6
    18

    Karl Rove

    1950-12-25
    Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is an American Republican political consultant... more on Wikipedia

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  • Carl Bernstein7
    12

    Carl Bernstein

    1944-02-14
    Carl Bernstein ( BURN-steen; born February 14, 1944) is an American investigative journalist... more on Wikipedia
  • Karl Urban8
    12

    Karl Urban

    1972-06-07
    Karl-Heinz Urban (born 7 June 1972) is a New Zealand actor. His career began with appearances... more on Wikipedia

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  • Carl Jung9
    17

    Carl Jung

    1875-07-26
    Carl Gustav Jung ( YUUNG, German: [kaɐ̯l ˈjʊŋ]; 26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss... more on Wikipedia

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  • Karl Pilkington10
    17

    Karl Pilkington

    1972-09-23
    Karl Pilkington (born 1972) is an English television presenter, author, comedian, radio... more on Wikipedia

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  • Carl Sagan11
    11

    Carl Sagan

    1934-11-09
    Carl Edward Sagan (; November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Karl Malone12
    17

    Karl Malone

    1963-07-24
    Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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  • Carl Cox13
    15

    Carl Cox

    1962-07-29
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  • Carl Yastrzemski14
    15
    Carl Michael Yastrzemski (; nicknamed "Yaz"; born August 22, 1939) is an American former Major... more on Wikipedia

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  • Carl Perkins15
    12

    Carl Perkins

    1932-04-09
    Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American singer-songwriter who... more on Wikipedia

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  • Carl Eller16
    10

    Carl Eller

    1942-01-25
    Carl Eller (born January 25, 1942) is a former professional American football player in the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Carl Sandburg17
    10

    Carl Sandburg

    1878-01-06
    Carl August Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was an American poet, biographer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Karl Mecklenburg18
    10
    Karl Bernard Mecklenburg (born September 1, 1960) is a former football linebacker for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Carl Crawford19
    11

    Carl Crawford

    1981-08-05
    Carl Demonte Crawford (born August 5, 1981), nicknamed "The Perfect Storm", is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Carl Hubbell20
    11

    Carl Hubbell

    1903-06-22
    Carl Owen Hubbell (June 22, 1903 – November 21, 1988), nicknamed "The Meal Ticket" and "King... more on Wikipedia
  • Carl Söderberg21
    11

    Carl Söderberg

    1985-10-12
    Carl Johan Söderberg (born 12 October 1985) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player... more on Wikipedia
  • Carl Wilson22
    15

    Carl Wilson

    1946-12-21
    Carl Dean Wilson (December 21, 1946 – February 6, 1998) was an American musician, singer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Karl Malden23
    15

    Karl Malden

    1912-03-22
    Karl Malden (born Mladen George Sekulovich; March 22, 1912 – July 1, 2009) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Karl Popper24
    15

    Karl Popper

    1902-07-28
    Sir Karl Raimund Popper (28 July 1902 – 17 September 1994) was an Austrian-born British... more on Wikipedia
  • Carl Linnaeus25
    12

    Carl Linnaeus

    1707-05-23
    Carl Linnaeus (; 23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von... more on Wikipedia

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