Celebrities Famous People Named Carl or Karl  

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

For a name that isn't super popular, there are some super popular men named Karl. The most interesting men named Karl on this list are actually two politicians, Karl Rove and Karl Marx, who made themselves into household names through defining Republican strategy in the early 21st century and the Communist agenda in the 19th century, respectively.

Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
age 55
Karl Anthony Malone, nicknamed "The Mailman" is a retired American professional basketball power forward. He spent his first 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the ...more

Karl Rove is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
age 68
Karl Christian Rove is an American Republican political consultant and policy advisor. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration until Rove's ...more

Carl Reiner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
age 96
Carl Reiner is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and singer. He is best known for his role in a comedy duo with Mel Brooks. He is also known for his role on Your ...more

Karl Urban is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
age 46
Karl-Heinz Urban is a New Zealand actor. He is best known for playing Éomer in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Dr. Leonard ...more

Karl Marx is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
Dec. at 65 (1818-1883)
Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Marx's work in economics laid the basis for much of the current understanding of labour and ...more

Carl Cox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
age 56
Carl Cox is a British house and techno DJ and producer. In the 1980s Cox was a hardcore/rave DJ. He performed at numerous clubs and also served as a monthly DJ for BBC Radio One's Essential Mix. ...more

Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
age 79
Carl Michael Yastrzemski is an American former Major League Baseball player. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. Yastrzemski played his entire 23-year baseball career with the ...more

Carl Lewis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
age 57
Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is an American former track and field athlete, who won 10 Olympic medals, including nine gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. ...more

Carl Perkins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
Dec. at 66 (1932-1998)
Carl Lee Perkins was an American singer-songwriter who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning in 1954. His best-known song is "Blue Suede Shoes". ...more

Carl Hubbell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
Dec. at 85 (1903-1988)
Carl Owen Hubbell, nicknamed "The Meal Ticket" and "King Carl", was an American baseball player. He was a member of the New York Giants in the National League from 1928 to ...more

Carl Crawford is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
age 37
Carl Demonte Crawford, nicknamed "The Perfect Storm", is an American professional baseball outfielder with the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. He bats and throws ...more

Carl Sandburg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
Dec. at 89 (1878-1967)
Carl August Sandburg was an American poet, writer, and editor who won three Pulitzer Prizes, two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. During his lifetime, Sandburg was ...more

Carl Weathers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
age 71
Carl Weathers is an American actor and former professional football player. He is best known for portraying Apollo Creed in the Rocky series of films, Dillon in Predator, Chubbs Peterson in ...more

Carl Sagan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
Dec. at 62 (1934-1996)
Carl Sagan appeared in the 2012 documentary film Beyond Expression Bright.

Carl Eller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
age 77
Carl Eller is a former professional American football player in the National Football League who played from 1964 through 1979. He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and attended the ...more

Karl Mecklenburg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
age 58
Karl Mecklenburg is a former American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos in the National Football League.

Karl Malden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
Dec. at 97 (1912-2009)
Karl Malden was an American actor. Malden was primarily a character actor who "for more than 60 years brought an intelligent intensity and a homespun authenticity to roles in theater, film ...more

Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
age 85
Karl Lagerfeld (10 September 1933 – 19 February 2019) was a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house ...more

Carl Wilson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
Dec. at 52 (1946-1998)
Carl Dean Wilson was an American rock and roll singer, guitarist and composer, best known as a founding member, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of The Beach Boys. Wilson performed ...more

Karl Popper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
Dec. at 92 (1902-1994)
Sir Karl Raimund Popper CH FBA FRS was an Austrian-British philosopher and professor. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century. Popper is known ...more

Carl Panzram is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
Dec. at 39 (1891-1930)
Carl Panzram was an American serial killer, rapist, arsonist and burglar. He is known for his confession to his only friend, prison guard Henry Lesser. Panzram confessed to 21 murders and to ...more

Carl Landry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
age 35
Carl Christopher Landry is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. The 6'9", all-conference power ...more

Carl Levin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
age 84
Carl Milton Levin was a United States Senator from Michigan from 1979 to 2015. He was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and is a member of the Democratic Party. Born in ...more

Carl Linnaeus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
Dec. at 71 (1707-1778)
Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné, was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern biological naming scheme of ...more

Karl Pilkington is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Carl or Karl
age 46
Karl Pilkington is a travel show presenter, actor, author, amateur philosopher and former radio producer. He gained prominence as the producer of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's radio ...more