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Famous People Named Mario 

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

Which famous people named Mario are worth mentioning? This list includes Mario López, Mario Barwuah Balotelli, Mario Gomez and Mario Götze. To read more about these notable people named Mario, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Mario Lemieux is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 53

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Mario Lemieux, (; French: [ləmjø]; born October 5, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played parts of 17 National Hockey League seasons with the Pittsburgh ...more

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Mario Batali is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 58

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Mario Francesco Batali (born September 19, 1960) is an American chef, writer, restaurateur, and media personality. Batali formerly co-owned restaurants in New York City; Las Vegas; Los Angeles ...more

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Mario Barwuah Balotelli ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 28

Birthplace: Palermo, Italy

Mario Balotelli Barwuah (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmaːrjo baloˈtɛlli]; born Mario Barwuah; 12 August 1990) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Brescia ...more
Mario Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 32

Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska

Almario Vernard "Mario" Chalmers (born May 19, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Virtus Bologna of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). He was ...more

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Mario Gomez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 33

Birthplace: Riedlingen, Germany

Mario Gómez García (German pronunciation: [ˈmaːʁi̯oː ˈɡɔmɛs]; born 10 July 1985) is a German professional footballer who plays as a striker for VfB Stuttgart. He represented the ...more

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Mario Götze is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 26

Birthplace: Memmingen, Germany

Mario Götze (German pronunciation: [ˈmaːʁi̯o ˈɡœtsə]; born 3 June 1992) is a German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Borussia Dortmund and the Germany ...more

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Mario Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 30

Birthplace: Richlands, North Carolina

Mario Jerrel Williams (born January 31, 1985) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football for North Carolina State University, and was selected first overall by the ...more
Mario Mandžukić is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 32

Birthplace: Slavonski Brod, Croatia

Mario Mandžukić (Croatian pronunciation: [mâːrio mǎndʒukitɕ]; born 21 May 1986) is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus. Besides being a ...more
Mario Kempes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 64

Birthplace: Bell Ville, Argentina

Mario Alberto Kempes Chiodi (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾjo alˈβeɾto ˈkempes ˈtʃjoði]; born 15 July 1954 in Bell Ville, Córdoba) is a retired Argentine footballer who played as a ...more

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Mario Van Peebles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 62

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Mario Van Peebles (born January 15, 1957) is an American film director and actor best known for directing New Jack City in 1991. He is the son of actor and filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, whom he ...more

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Mario Manningham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 29

Birthplace: Warren, Ohio

Mario Cashmere Manningham (born May 25, 1986) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. After receiving few ...more
Mário Zagallo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 87

Birthplace: Maceió, Brazil

Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈmaɾju zaˈɡalu]; born 9 August 1931) is a Brazilian former football player and manager, who played as a forward. He was the first person ...more

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Mario Lanza is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Dec. at 38 (1921-1959)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Mario Lanza (US: , Italian: [ˈlantsa]; born Alfredo Arnold Cocozza [koˈkɔttsa]; January 31, 1921 – October 7, 1959) was an American tenor of Italian ancestry, and an actor and Hollywood film ...more

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Mario Vargas Llosa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 82

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Arequipa, South America, Peru

Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, 1st Marquess of Vargas Llosa (born March 28, 1936), more commonly known as Mario Vargas Llosa (; Spanish: [ˈmaɾjo ˈβaɾɣaz ˈʎosa]), is a Peruvian writer, ...more
Mario Andretti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Mario Andretti Age: 79

Birthplace: Motovun, Croatia

Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940) is an Italian-born American former racing driver, one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport. He is one of only two drivers ...more

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Mário Jardel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 45

Birthplace: Fortaleza, Brazil

Mário Jardel de Almeida Ribeiro (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈmaɾiu ʒaʁˈdɛw]; born 18 September 1973) is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a forward. He was most noted for his ...more

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Mario López is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 45

Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

Mario Lopez Jr. (born October 10, 1973) is an American actor and entertainment journalist. He has appeared on several television series, in films, and on Broadway. He is known for his portrayal ...more

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Mario Draghi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 71

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Mario Draghi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmaːrjo ˈdraːɡi]; born 3 September 1947) is an Italian economist serving as President of the European Central Bank since 2011. He previously served as the ...more
Mario Cuomo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 86

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

Mario Matthew Cuomo (; Italian: [ˈkwɔːmo]; June 15, 1932 – January 1, 2015) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He served as the 52nd Governor of New York for three terms, from ...more
Mario Bava is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Dec. at 66 (1914-1980)

Birthplace: Sanremo, Italy

Mario Bava (31 July 1914 – 27 April 1980) was an Italian cinematographer, director, special effects artist and screenwriter, frequently referred to as the "Master of Italian Horror" ...more
Mario Testino is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 64

Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Mario Eduardo Testino Silva OBE HonFRPS (born 30 October 1954) is a Peruvian fashion and portrait photographer. His work has featured internationally in magazines such as Vogue, V Magazine, ...more
Mario Cantone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 59

Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Stoneham

Mario Cantone (born December 9, 1959) is an American comedian, writer and actor, with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including Chappelle's Show. He also played Anthony Marentino on Sex ...more

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Mario is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 32

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Mario Dewar Barrett (born August 27, 1986), known mononymously as Mario, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and model. He is known for his singles "Just a Friend" (2002) and ...more
Mario Biaggi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 101

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

Mario Biaggi (October 26, 1917 – June 24, 2015) was a U.S. Representative from New York (served from 1969 to 1988) and former New York City police officer. He retired from the force as one of ...more
Mario Duplantier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Mario
Age: 37

Birthplace: France

Mario Duplantier is a French musician and artist who is the drummer of the technical death metal band, Gojira.