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Who knew there were so many famous people named Leon in the world? Our list of celebrities named Leon includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Leons below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Leon, actors named Leon, and much more. Leon Trotsky, Leon Draisaitl, and Leon Spinks are only a few of the well-known people named Leon on this list.
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Leon Trotsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Statesman, Editor, Politician Leon Trotsky was a Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army. Trotsky initially supported the Menshevik Internationalists faction of ...more

Leon Draisaitl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Leon Draisaitl is a German ice hockey forward, currently playing for the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League and a prospect for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. ...more

Leon Spinks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Actor, Professional Boxer Leon Spinks is an American former boxer, who had an overall record of 26 wins, 17 losses and three draws as a professional, with 14 of those wins by knockout. In only his eighth professional ...more

Leon Lett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Leon
American football player Leon Lett, Jr., nicknamed The Big Cat, is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos, after playing ...more

Leon Russell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter Leon Russell is an American musician and songwriter, who has recorded as a session musician, sideman, and maintained a solo career in music.

Leon Washington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Leon
American football player Leon Dewitt Washington is an American football running back and return specialist who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He ...more

Leon Hart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Leon
American football player Leon Joseph Hart was an American football end. He won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award while at the University of Notre Dame in 1949 and played in the National Football League for eight ...more

Leon Frank Czolgosz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Leon Frank Czolgosz was an American former steel worker, of Polish descent, responsible for the assassination of U.S. President William McKinley.

Leon Hall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Leon
American football player Leon Lastarza Lafayette Lorenzo Hall is an American football defensive back for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Michigan, ...more

Leon Leonwood Bean is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Businessperson, Inventor, Author Leon Leonwood Bean was an American inventor, author, outdoor enthusiast, and founder of the company L.L.Bean.

Leon Ames is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Businessperson, Actor Leon Ames was an American film and television actor. He is best remembered for playing father figures in such films as Meet Me in St. Louis with Judy Garland as one of his daughters, Little ...more

Leon Schlesinger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Businessperson, Film Producer Leon Schlesinger was an American film producer, most noted for founding Leon Schlesinger Studios, which later became the Warner Bros. Cartoons studio, during the Golden Age of American ...more

Leon Fleisher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Conductor, Pianist Leon Fleisher is an American pianist and conductor.

Léon Theremin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Musician, Inventor Lev Sergeyevich Termen, or Léon Theremin in the United States, was a Russian and Soviet inventor, most famous for his invention of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical ...more

Leon Black is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Businessperson, Financier Leon David Black is an American businessman. He specializes in leveraged buyouts and private equity. He founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management in 1990.

Leon Searcy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Leon
American football player Leon Searcy is an American football coach and former player. Searcy is a former NFL offensive lineman, who played primarily with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars in an 11-year ...more

Leon Day is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Leon Day was an American right-handed pitcher in the Negro leagues. He played for the Baltimore Black Sox, the Brooklyn & Newark Eagles, and the Baltimore Elite Giants. He was elected to the ...more

Leon Rippy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Foreman, Actor Leon Rippy is an American actor.

Leon Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Singer Leon Jackson is a Scottish singer. He won the fourth series of British talent show The X Factor in 2007. Following his win, Jackson was the main star of his on-web series entitled Leon's Life, ...more

Leon Askin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Actor Leon Askin was an Austrian actor best known for portraying the character "General Burkhalter" on the TV situation comedy Hogan's Heroes.

Leon Uris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Novelist, Author, Writer Leon Marcus Uris was an American novelist, known for his historical fiction and the deep research that went into his novels. His two bestselling books were Exodus and Trinity.

Leon Lai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Businessperson, Actor, Singer Leon Lai Ming, BBS, MH is Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer. He is dubbed one of the "Cantopop Four Heavenly Kings" of Hong Kong. He uses the stage name "Li Ming" or ...more

Leon Štukelj is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Paralegal, Athlete Leon Štukelj was a Yugoslav gymnast of Slovene ethnicity, Olympic gold medalist and athlete. He is a noted figure in Slovenian sporting history. Štukelj is one of the few Slovene athletes to ...more

Leon Panetta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Politician, Lawyer Leon Edward Panetta is an American statesman, lawyer, and professor. He served in the Barack Obama administration as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2009 to 2011 and as ...more

Leon Redbone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Guitarist, Musician, Singer Leon Redbone is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist specializing in interpretations of early 20th-century music, including jazz and blues standards and Tin Pan Alley classics. Recognized ...more

Leon Errol is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Comedian, Actor Leon Errol, was an Australian-born American comedian and actor, popular in the first half of the 20th century for his appearances in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in films.

Leon Shamroy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Cinematographer, Film Director Leon Shamroy, A.S.C. was an American film cinematographer. He and Charles Lang share the record for most number of Academy Award nominations for Cinematography. During his five-decade career, he ...more

Léon Walras is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Economist Marie-Esprit-Léon Walras was a French mathematical economist. He formulated the marginal theory of value and pioneered the development of general equilibrium theory.

Léon Jouhaux is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Léon Jouhaux was a French trade union leader who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1951.

Leon J. LaPorte is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Leon J. LaPorte is a retired United States Army General who served as Commander, 1st Cavalry Division from 1995 through 1997 and as Commander, United States Forces Korea until 2006.

Leon M. Lederman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist Leon Max Lederman is an American experimental physicist who received, along with Martin Lewis Perl, the Wolf Prize in Physics in 1982, for their research on quarks and leptons, and the Nobel ...more

Leon MacLaren is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Leon MacLaren, born Leonardo da Vinci MacLaren, was a barrister, politician, philosopher and the founder of the School of Economic Science MacLaren was inspired by Henry George, Socrates, Dr ...more

Leon Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Film Producer, Actor, Singer Leon Preston Robinson IV usually credited as simply Leon, is an American actor and singer, who began his professional career as an actor in 1982.

Léon Minkus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Composer, Violinist Ludwig Minkus, also known as Léon Fyodorovich Minkus, was an Austrian composer of ballet music, a violin virtuoso and teacher. Minkus is noted for the music he composed while serving as ...more

Leon G. Thomas III is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Record producer, Songwriter, Actor Leon G. Thomas III is an American actor, record producer, songwriter and singer who is signed to Columbia Records/Rostrum Records. He is best known for playing Andre Harris on the Nickelodeon ...more

Léon Foucault is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Physicist Jean Bernard Léon Foucault was a French physicist best known for his demonstration of the Foucault pendulum, a device demonstrating the effect of the Earth's rotation. He also made an ...more

Leon Russom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Actor Leon Russom is an American Emmy-nominated actor. Russom has appeared in numerous television shows, particularly soap operas. He portrayed Admiral Toddman and the Starfleet Commander-in-Chief in ...more

León Febres Cordero is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Leon
León Esteban Febres-Cordero Ribadeneyra, known in the Ecuadorian media as LFC or by his surname, was President of Ecuador for a four-year term from 10 August 1984 to 10 August 1988. ...more

Léon Joseph Suenens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Léon Joseph Suenens Chaplain Leo Jozef Suenens was a Belgian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussel from 1961 to 1979, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1962. Suenens was a ...more

Leon Louw is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Activist, Lawyer Leon Louw is a South African intellectual, author, speaker and policy advisor. He is the executive director and cofounder of the Free Market Foundation, a Nonprofit organisation and 3rd ranked ...more

Leon Festinger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Psychologist, Scientist Leon Festinger was an American social psychologist, perhaps best known for cognitive dissonance and social comparison theory. His theories and research are credited with repudiating the ...more

Leon W. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Leon
General Leon William Johnson was a United States Air Force 4-star general and World War II Medal of Honor recipient.

Leon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Physicist Leon N Cooper is an American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, who with John Bardeen and John Robert Schrieffer, developed the BCS theory of superconductivity. He is also the namesake of the ...more

Leon Edel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Literary critic, Biographer, Writer Joseph Leon Edel was a North American literary critic and biographer. He was the elder brother of North American philosopher Abraham Edel. The Encyclopædia Britannica calls Edel "the ...more

Leon Taylor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Leon Taylor is a British former competitive diver.

Leon Golub is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Painter, Artist Leon Golub was an American painter. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, where he also studied, receiving his BA at the University of Chicago in 1942, and his BFA and MFA at the Art Institute of ...more

Leon Bates is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Pianist, Composer Leon Bates is an American pianist.

Léon Bourgeois is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Léon Victor Auguste Bourgeois was a French statesman. His ideas influenced the Radical Party regarding a wide range of issues. He promoted progressive taxation such as progressive income ...more

Leon Wilkeson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Leon Wilkeson Bassist, Songwriter, Musician Leon Russell Wilkeson was the bassist of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 until his death in 2001.

León Cortés Castro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Leon
León Cortés Castro was a Costa Rican politician. He served as President of Costa Rica from 1936 to 1940. During his term he introduced new bank reforms, supported banana ...more