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Famous People Named Ken 

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If your name is Ken, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Ken or Kenny, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Ken can you think of? The famous Kennys below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Ken, athletes named Ken, and even political figures named Ken. The music industry is no stranger to the name Kenny, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Ken are worth mentioning? This list includes Kenneth Branagh, Ken Griffey, Jr., Ken Stabler and Kenny Chesney. To read more about these notable people named Kenneth, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Record producer, Entrepreneur, Musician

Age: 80

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Kenneth Ray Rogers (born August 21, 1938) is a retired American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.Though he has been ...more

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Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Baseball player

Age: 49

Birthplace: Donora, Pennsylvania, United States of America

George Kenneth Griffey Jr. (born November 21, 1969) nicknamed "Junior" and "the Kid", is an American former professional baseball outfielder who played 22 years in Major ...more

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Kenny Chesney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 50

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Kenneth Arnold Chesney (born March 26, 1968) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. He has recorded 20 albums, 20 of which have been certified Gold or higher by ...more

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Kenny G is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Record producer, Songwriter, Saxophonist

Age: 62

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Kenneth Bruce Gorelick (born June 5, 1956), better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist. His 1986 album, Duotones, brought him commercial success. Kenny G is one of the ...more

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Ken Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Wrestler, Actor

Age: 55

Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States of America

Kenneth Wayne Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick; February 11, 1964) is an American retired mixed martial artist, semi-retired professional wrestler, and bare-knuckle boxing promoter. A UFC ...more

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Kenny Loggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 71

Birthplace: Everett, Washington, United States of America

Kenneth Clark Loggins (born January 7, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His early songs were recorded with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1970, which led to seven albums ...more

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Kenneth Branagh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 58

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh (born 10 December 1960) is a Northern Irish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. Branagh trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and in 2015 ...more

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Kenny Lofton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Baseball player

Age: 51

Birthplace: East Chicago, Indiana, United States of America

Kenneth Lofton (born May 31, 1967) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder. Lofton was a six-time All-Star (1994–1999), four-time Gold Glove Award winner (1993–1996), and at ...more

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Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ken
American football player

Age: 70

Birthplace: Foley, Alabama

Kenneth Michael Stabler (December 25, 1945 – July 8, 2015), nicknamed "the Snake", was an American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Oakland Raiders ...more

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Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Coach, American football player

Age: 70

Birthplace: Batavia, Illinois

Kenneth Allan Anderson (born February 15, 1949) is a former American football quarterback who spent his entire professional career playing for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football ...more

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Ken Jeong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Comedian, Physician, Actor

Age: 46

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong, M.D. (born July 13, 1969) is an American comedian, actor and physician. He is best known for playing Ben Chang on the sitcom Community and the drug lord Leslie Chow in ...more

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Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 41 (1963-2004)

Birthplace: Hanford, California

Kenneth Gene Caminiti (April 21, 1963 – October 10, 2004) was an American third baseman who spent fifteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Houston Astros (1987–1994, 1999–2000), ...more

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Ken Houston is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ken
American football player

Age: 74

Birthplace: Lufkin, Texas

Kenneth Ray Houston (born November 12, 1944) is a former American football safety in the American Football League and National Football League. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame ...more

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Kenny Dalglish is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Manager, Coach, Footballer

Age: 67

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Sir Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish (born 4 March 1951) is a Scottish former football player and manager. He made over three hundred appearances for both Celtic and Liverpool and earned over one ...more

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Kenneth Faried is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Basketball player

Age: 29

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey

Kenneth Bernard Faried Lewis (born November 19, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He ...more

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Kenny Easley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ken
American football player

Age: 56

Birthplace: Chesapeake, Virginia

Kenneth Mason Easley Jr. (born January 15, 1959) is an American former professional football player who was a strong safety in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons during the ...more

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Ken Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Wrestler, Actor

Age: 42

Birthplace: USA, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Rapids

Kenneth "Ken" Anderson (born March 6, 1976) is an American professional wrestler and professional wrestling trainer, and ring announcer, who is currently signed with Top Rank Boxing as ...more

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Kenneth Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Comedian, Actor, Presenter

Age: Dec. at 62 (1926-1988)

Birthplace: England, London, Islington

Kenneth Charles Williams (22 February 1926 – 15 April 1988) was an English actor, best known for his comedy roles and in later life as a raconteur and diarist. He was one of the main ensemble in ...more

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Ken Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Actor

Age: 56

Birthplace: Koide, Japan

Ken Watanabe (渡辺 謙, Watanabe Ken, born October 21, 1959) is a Japanese actor. To English-speaking audiences, he is known for playing tragic hero characters, such as General Tadamichi Kuribayashi ...more

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Kenny Anderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Actor

Age: 48

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

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Ken Norton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Actor, Professional Boxer, Sports commentator

Age: Dec. at 70 (1943-2013)

Birthplace: USA, Jacksonville, Illinois

Kenneth Howard Norton Sr. (August 9, 1943 – September 18, 2013) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1967 to 1981, and held the WBC heavyweight title in 1978. He is best known ...more

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Ken Boyer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Manager, Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 51 (1931-1982)

Birthplace: Liberty, Missouri

Kenton Lloyd "Ken" Boyer (May 20, 1931 – September 7, 1982) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) third baseman, coach and manager who played on the St. Louis Cardinals, New York ...more

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Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Basketball player, Actor, Sports commentator

Age: 53

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

Kenny "the Jet" Smith (born March 8, 1965) is an American sports commentator and former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played in the ...more

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Ken Singleton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Baseball player

Age: 71

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York

Kenneth Wayne Singleton (born June 10, 1947) is an American former professional baseball player and current television sports commentator. He played as an outfielder and designated hitter in ...more

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Ken Follett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ken
Ken Follett Novelist, Film Producer, Author

Age: 66

Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom

Kenneth Martin Follett, (born 5 June 1949) is a Welsh author of thrillers and historical novels who has sold more than 160 million copies of his works. Many of his books have achieved high ...more

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