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Who Is The Most Famous Marcus Or Markus In The World?

Updated December 9, 2020 699 votes 32 voters 18.5k views82 items

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How many celebrities named Marcus or Markus can you think of? The famous Marcuses and Markuses below have many different professions, including notable actors named Marcus, famous athletes named Markus, and even musicians named Marcus.

Marcus Mumford is certainly one of the most famous Marcuses on this list. One of the famous singer-songwriters named Marcus, he is the lead singer of the band Mumford & Sons. “I Will Wait,” “Little Lion Man,” and “The Cave” are among the group's biggest hits.

Another of the famous people with the first name Marcus is Marcus Samuelsson. He is a chef and restaurateur. He has hosted No Passport Required on PBS since 2018, and also often appears as a judge on other cooking shows, such as Chopped. Another Marcus celebrity is Marcus Patrick Osborne, who is an actor, model, and director. 

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    BirthplaceAddis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Marcus Samuelsson (born Kassahun Tsegie; Amharic: ካሳሁን ፅጌ 25 January 1971) is an Ethiopian Swedish chef and restaurateur. He is the head chef of Red Rooster in Harlem, New York....  more
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    Marcus Mumford


    BirthplaceAnaheim, California

    Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford (born 31 January 1987) is a British singer, songwriter, musician and record producer best known as the lead singer of the band Mumford & Sons. He also plays a number...  more
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    Marcus Allen


    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960) is an American former football running back and football analyst for CBS. As a professional, Allen ran for 12,243 yards and caught 587 passes for 5,412 yards...  more

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    Marcus Miller


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Marcus Miller (born William Henry Marcus Miller Jr.; June 14, 1959) is an American jazz composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a bass guitarist. He has worked with trumpeter...  more
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    Marcus Aurelius


    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Marcus Aurelius (26 April 121 – 17 March 180) was Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last of the rulers traditionally known as the Five Good Emperors, and the last...  more

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  • 6

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Marcus Junius Brutus (the Younger) (; 85 BC – 23 October 42 BC), often referred to as Brutus, was a Roman politician during the political turmoil of the late Roman Republic. After being adopted by...  more

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    Marcus Patrick


    BirthplaceBath, Somerset, England, UK

    Marcus Patrick (born Patrick Marcus Osborne; 5 June 1974 in Bath, Somerset) is an English actor, model, singer and film director....  more
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    Marcus Giamatti


    BirthplaceUSA, Connecticut, New Haven

    Marcus Bartlett Giamatti (born October 3, 1961) is an American actor, best known for being a regular member of the cast of the CBS drama series Judging Amy....  more
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    Marcus Nispel


    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    Marcus Nispel is a feature film director and producer, as well as a director of television commercials and music videos. He started a production company with partner Anouk (Frankel) Nora Portfolio...  more
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    Marcus Morris


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Marcus Thomas Morris Sr. (born September 2, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)...  more
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    Marcus Smart


    BirthplaceFlower Mound, Texas

    Marcus Osmond Smart (born March 6, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball...  more
  • 12

    Marcus Graham


    BirthplacePerth, Western Australia, Australia

    Marcus Graham (born 11 October 1963) is an Australian television and stage actor who has also starred in several films, including Mulholland Drive and Josh Jarman. He was known as a teenage...  more
  • 13

    Marcus Camby


    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, United States of America

    Marcus Dion Camby (born March 22, 1974) is a American retired professional basketball player who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He was named Defensive Player of the Year...  more

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  • 14

    Markus Schulz


    BirthplaceEschwege, Germany

    Markus Schulz (; German: [ˈmaɐ̯kʊs ˈʃʊlts]; born 3 February 1975) is a German-American DJ and music producer based in Miami, Florida. Best known for his weekly radio show titled "Global DJ Broadcast"...  more

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  • 15

    Marcus Mariota


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Marcus Ardel Taulauniu Mariota (born October 30, 1993) is an American football quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans...  more
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    Markus Granlund


    BirthplaceOulu, Finland

    Kari Markus Granlund (born 16 April 1993) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing with the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is a second round...  more
  • 17

    Markus Howard


    BirthplaceMorristown, NJ

    Markus Anthony Howard (born March 3, 1999) is an American basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Grand Rapids Drive of...  more

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  • 18

    BirthplaceLandskrona, Sweden

    Marcus Johansson may refer to: Marcus Johansson (footballer, born 1994), Swedish footballer who plays for IFK Norrköping Marcus Johansson (footballer, born 1993), Swedish footballer who plays for...  more
  • 19

    Marcus Garvey



    Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940) was a Jamaican political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator. He was the founder and first President-General of the...  more
  • 20

    Markus Näslund


    BirthplaceÖrnsköldsvik, Sweden

    Markus Sten Näslund (born July 30, 1973) is a Swedish retired ice hockey player and former general manager for Modo Hockey of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL, formerly named Elitserien). He played in...  more
  • 21

    Marcus Thornton


    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Marcus Thornton may refer to: Marcus Thornton (basketball, born 1987), American professional basketball player, drafted by the Miami Heat; in college played for LSU (2007–09) Marcus Thornton...  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceSirmium, Yugoslavia

    Probus (; Latin: Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus; c. 19 August 232 – September/October 282), was Roman Emperor from 276 to 282. Probus was an active and successful general as well as a conscientious...  more
  • 23

    Marcus Trufant


    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington

    Marcus Lavon Trufant (born December 25, 1980) is a former American football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played college football for...  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceIstria, Croatia

    Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (; 64/62 BC – 12 BC) was a Roman consul, statesman, general and architect. He was a close friend, son-in-law, and lieutenant to Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus and was...  more
  • 25

    BirthplaceRoman Republic

    Marcus Licinius Crassus (; c. 115 BC or 112 BC – 6 May 53 BC) was a Roman general and politician who played a key role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. He is often...  more

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