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Who Is The Most Famous Kent In The World?

Updated June 2, 2021 360 votes 22 voters 5.1k views44 items

List RulesVote up all of the the Kents you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Kent can you think of? The famous Kents below have many different professions, including notable actors named Kent, famous athletes named Kent, and even musicians named Kent.

Kent McCord is certainly one of the most famous Kents on this list. One of the famous actors named Kent, he is best known for portraying Officer Jim Reed on Adam-12. Dragnet, Galactica 1980, and Airplane II: The Sequel are among his notable projects.

Another of the famous people with the first name Kent is Kent Taylor. He was an actor. He appeared in Death Takes a Holiday, Half Past Midnight, and Cradle Song. Kent Smith is another of the famous actors named Kent. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Kent? Just add them to the list! Then be sure to vote up all of the famous Kents that you recognize.


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    Kent McCord


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Kent Franklin McWhirter (born September 26, 1942), known by his stage name Kent McCord, is an American actor, best known for his role as Officer Jim Reed on the television series Adam-12....  more
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    Kent Taylor


    BirthplaceNashua, Iowa, USA

    Kent Taylor (born Louis William Weiss; May 11, 1907 – April 11, 1987) was an American actor of film and television. Taylor appeared in more than 110 films, the bulk of them B-movies in the 1930s and...  more
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    Kent Nagano


    BirthplaceBerkeley, California, United States of America

    Kent George Nagano (born November 22, 1951) is an American conductor and opera administrator. He is currently music director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra since 2006, and general music director...  more
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    Kent James


    BirthplaceOgden, Utah, United States of America

    Kent Bradley James is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and activist. He is also known as Nick Name....  more
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    Kent Rominger


    BirthplaceDel Norte, Colorado

    Kent Vernon "Rommel" Rominger (born August 7, 1956) is an American former astronaut, former NASA Chief of the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center, and a Captain in the United States Navy....  more
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    Kent Cheng


    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Kent Cheng Jak-si (born 22 May 1951) is a Hong Kong film and television actor. He is a two time recipient of the best actor award at the Hong Kong Film Awards....  more
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    Kent Smith


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Frank Kent Smith (March 19, 1907 – April 23, 1985) was an American actor who had a lengthy career in film, theatre and television....  more
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    Kent Shocknek


    BirthplaceBerkeley, California, United States of America

    Kent Shocknek (born December 2, 1956) is an American television and film personality who branched into acting toward the end of a lengthy career as a television newsman. Because of the length of his...  more
  • 9

    BirthplaceNew Iberia, Louisiana, Peru

    Kent Jude Bernard is an actor, photographer and a visual artist....  more
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    Kent Ehrhardt

    Meteorologist ' ' ' Kent Ehrhardt ' ' ' delivers weekday weathercasts on "News 4 St. Louis ", Since joining "News 4 St. Louis" Ehrhardt has covered severe weather, including tornadoes, threatening...
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    Kent Rathbun


    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    Kent Rathbun (born William Kent Rathbun on April 17, 1961, in Kansas City, Missouri) is a Four-time Beard Award-nominated American chef and restaurateur. His restaurants include Abacus, in Dallas,...  more
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    Kent Rogers


    BirthplaceVirginia Beach, Virginia, United States of America

    Kent Byron Rogers (July 31, 1923 – July 9, 1944) was an American actor and impressionist who appeared in several live-action shorts and features, and a voice actor for Warner Bros. Cartoons and...  more
  • 13

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Kent Masters King (born August 5, 1974) is an American actress known for her appearances on the daytime soap opera General Hospital.Kent began her career as Julie Williams on the primetime soap opera...  more
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    Kent Harper is an American Actor, Writer, Director, Producer, who currently presides over his production company, Film Star Pictures....  more
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    Kent Williams


    BirthplaceNew Bern, North Carolina

    Kent Robert Williams (born 1962) is an American painter and graphic novel artist. Williams, a draftsman and painter, has realized his work through various other artistic channels as well; that of the...  more
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    Kent L. Wakeford


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Kent Lon Wakeford is an American cinematographer, the co-founder of Wakeford / Orloff Productions and founder of Kent Wakeford and Associates, two commercial production companies. Wakeford is most...  more
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    Kent Beyda

    Kent Beyda (born 1953) is an American film editor....  more
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    Kent Twitchell


    BirthplaceLansing, Michigan

    Kent Twitchell (born August 17, 1942, Lansing, Michigan) is an American muralist who is most active in Los Angeles. He is most famous for his larger-than-life mural portraits, often of celebrities...  more
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    Kent Sublette

    Kent Sublette is an actor and screenwriter....
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    Kent Tekulve


    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Kenton Charles "Teke" Tekulve (born March 5, 1947), is an American former professional baseball right-handed relief pitcher, who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily for the...  more
  • 21

    Kent Nilsson


    BirthplaceNynäshamn, Sweden

    Kent Åke "Kenta" Nilsson (born 31 August 1956) is a Swedish retired professional ice hockey centre. He played in the World Hockey Association (WHA) for the Winnipeg Jets, and in the National Hockey...  more
  • 22

    Kent Tachibana

    Tachibana Kent (橘ケント) is a multi-ethnic model & musical artist from Japan. ...  more
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    Kent Tritle

    Kent Tritle (born August 26, 1960) is a choral conductor and organist in New York City, United States. He is the current director of the professional chorus Musica Sacra and of the Oratorio Society...  more
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    Kent Williams



    Kent Williams (born June 23, 1949) was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, first elected in 2006 to the Tennessee House of Representative as a Republican from the House District 4...  more
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    Kent Kresa


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Kent Kresa is an American businessman. Formerly, he was Chairman and CEO of Northrop Grumman, as well as Chairman of General Motors and has worked with the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency,...  more