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Famous People Named Max 

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

Which famous people named Max are worth mentioning? This list includes Max Pacioretty, Max von Sydow, Max Scherzer and Max Schmeling. To read more about these notable people named Max, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Max Pacioretty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Max
Age: 30

Birthplace: New Canaan, Connecticut

Maximillian Kolenda Pacioretty (born November 20, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey left winger and an alternate captain for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League ...more

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Max von Sydow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Max
Age: 86

Birthplace: Lund, Sweden

Max von Sydow (born Carl Adolf von Sydow, April 10, 1929 - March 8, 2020) is a Swedish actor. He has appeared in many European and American films in several languages, and he received the Royal ...more

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Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Max
Age: 34

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

Maxwell M. Scherzer (born July 27, 1984), nicknamed Mad Max, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut as a ...more

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Max Schmeling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Max
Dec. at 100 (1905-2005)

Birthplace: Klein Luckow, Germany

Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried Schmeling (German: [ˈʃmeːlɪŋ]; 28 September 1905 – 2 February 2005) was a German boxer who was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932. His two ...more

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Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Max
Age: 45

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

Gerald Maxwell Rivera (born May 23, 1973), also known by his stage name Maxwell, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Along with fellow musicians D'Angelo and Erykah Badu, ...more

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Max Baer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Max
Dec. at 50 (1909-1959)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Maximilian Adelbert Baer (February 11, 1909 – November 21, 1959) was an American boxer who was the World Heavyweight Champion from June 14, 1934 to June 13, 1935. His fights were twice (1933 win ...more

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Max Greenfield is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Max
Age: 38

Birthplace: USA, New York, Dobbs Ferry

Max Greenfield (born September 4, 1980) is an American actor. He appeared in recurring roles in Veronica Mars and Ugly Betty, and co-starred in the WB series Modern Men. He co-starred as Schmidt ...more

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Max Planck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Max
Dec. at 89 (1858-1947)

Birthplace: Kiel, Germany

Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, ForMemRS (German: [ˈplaŋk]; English: ; 23 April 1858 – 4 October 1947) was a German theoretical physicist whose discovery of energy quanta won him the Nobel Prize ...more

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Max Carey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Max
Dec. at 86 (1890-1976)

Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana

Maximillian George Carnarius (January 11, 1890 – May 30, 1976), known as Max George Carey, was an American professional baseball center fielder and manager. Carey played in Major League Baseball ...more

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Max Weinberg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Max
Age: 174

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Max Weinberg (born April 13, 1951) is an American drummer and television personality, most widely known as the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and as the bandleader for ...more

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Max Weber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Max
Dec. at 56 (1864-1920)

Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany

Maximilian Karl Emil Weber (21 April 1864 – 14 June 1920) was a German sociologist, philosopher, jurist, and political economist. His ideas profoundly influenced social theory and social ...more

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Max Roach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Max
Dec. at 83 (1924-2007)

Birthplace: Newland, North Carolina, United States of America

Maxwell Lemuel Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007) was an American jazz drummer and composer. A pioneer of bebop, he worked in many other styles of music, and is generally considered ...more

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Max Graham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Max
Age: 47

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Max Graham (; born April 17, 1971) is a Canadian DJ, composer and producer of dance music. He is most famous for his Cycles CD Series/Radio show as well as his remix of the classic song ...more
Max Thieriot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Max
Age: 27

Birthplace: Los Altos Hills, California, United States of America

Maximillion Drake Thieriot (born October 14, 1988) is an American actor and director. He made his acting debut in the 2004 adventure comedy film Catch That Kid. Thieriot has since appeared in ...more

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Max Steiner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Max
Dec. at 83 (1888-1971)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Maximilian Raoul Steiner (May 10, 1888 – December 28, 1971) was an Austrian-born American music composer for theatre and films, as well as a conductor. He was a child prodigy who conducted his ...more

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Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Max
Age: 29

Birthplace: Kailua, Hawaii

Maxwell McCandless Unger (born April 14, 1986) is a former American football center who played in the National Football League for 10 seasons. He played college football at Oregon and was ...more

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Max Fleischer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Max
Dec. at 89 (1883-1972)

Birthplace: Kraków, Poland

Max Fleischer (born Majer Fleischer ; July 19, 1883 – September 25, 1972) was a Polish-American animator, inventor, film director and producer. Born in Kraków, Poland, Fleischer became a ...more
Max Montoya is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Max
Age: 59

Birthplace: Montebello, California

Max Montoya (born May 12, 1956) is a former professional American football guard who played 16 seasons in the National Football League.

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Max Zaslofsky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Max
Max Zaslofsky Dec. at 60 (1925-1985)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Max "Slats" Zaslofsky (December 7, 1925 – October 15, 1985) was an American professional basketball player and coach. He was First Team All-NBA four different seasons. In 1947–48, at ...more

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Max George is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Max
Age: 30

Birthplace: Manchester, United Kingdom

Maximillian Alberto "Max" George is a British singer, songwriter, television personality, producer and actor known for being a former member of boy band, The Wanted. In 2013, George ...more
Max Stirner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Max
Dec. at 50 (1806-1856)

Birthplace: Bayreuth, Germany

Johann Kaspar Schmidt (25 October 1806 – 26 June 1856), better known as Max Stirner, was a German philosopher who is often seen as one of the forerunners of nihilism, existentialism, ...more

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Max Ernst is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Max
Dec. at 85 (1891-1976)

Birthplace: Brühl, Germany

Max Ernst (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German (naturalised American in 1948 and French in 1958) painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst was a primary pioneer ...more

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Max Irons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Max
Age: 33

Birthplace: London Borough of Camden, London, United Kingdom

Maximilian Paul Diarmuid "Max" Irons is an English-Irish film actor and model. He is known for his roles in The Riot Club, Red Riding Hood, The White Queen and The Host. He is the son ...more
Max Lanier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Max
Dec. at 92 (1915-2007)

Birthplace: Denton, North Carolina

Hubert Max Lanier (August 18, 1915 – January 30, 2007) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who spent most of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals. He led the National ...more

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Max von Schlebrügge... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Max
Age: 42

Birthplace: Solna Municipality, Sweden

Max von Schlebrügge (born 1 February 1977) is a retired Swedish footballer. He played centre back. He was signed by Brøndby in January 2008 from Anderlecht from Belgium.His last name ...more