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Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?

Updated November 25, 2020 6.2k votes 705 voters 226.9k views108 items

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

How many celebrities named Michael can you think of? The famous Mikes and Michaels below have many different professions, including notable actors named Michael, famous athletes named Michael, and even political figures named Michael. 

Michael Jackson is certainly one of the most famous Michaels on this list. One of the famous singers named Michael, he started his career at the age of 6 with the Jackson Five. About 5-6 years later, he went solo and became one of the most famous musicians of all time

Another of the famous people with the first name Michael is Michael Jordan. He was a former player for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. He's received 5 MVP Awards and is arguably the best basketball player in the history of the sport.

Michael Buble is one of the famous singers named Michael. This list also features famous athletes named Mike - like Mike Singletary - and movie stars named Michael, like Michael Caine. There are also football players named Michael, movie stars named Michael, and male singers named Michael (like Michael Bolton). 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous men named Michael? Just add them to the list!  

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    Michael Jackson

    1958-08-29

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Gary

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    Michael Jordan

    1963-02-17

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials MJ, is an American...  more

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  • Mike Tyson3
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    Mike Tyson

    1966-06-30

    BirthplaceBedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Michael B. Jordan4
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    BirthplaceSanta Ana, California, USA

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  • Michael Schumacher5
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    BirthplaceHürth, Germany

    Michael Schumacher (born 3 January 1969) is a retired German racing driver who raced in...  more

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  • Michael Phelps6
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    Michael Phelps

    1985-06-30

    BirthplaceTowson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Michael J. Fox7
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    Michael J. Fox

    1961-06-09

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

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  • Mike Myers8
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    Mike Myers

    1963-05-25

    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    Michael John Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and...  more

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  • Michael Caine9
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    Michael Caine

    1933-03-14

    BirthplaceRotherhithe, England, London

    Sir Michael Caine (born 14 March 1933) is an English actor, producer and author. He has...  more

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  • Michael Bublé10
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    Michael Bublé

    1975-09-09

    BirthplaceBurnaby, Canada

    Michael Steven Bublé (born September 9, 1975) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor and...  more

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  • Michael Douglas11
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    Michael Douglas

    1944-09-25

    BirthplaceNew Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

    Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer. He has...  more

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  • Michael Keaton12
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    Michael Keaton

    1951-09-05

    BirthplaceCoraopolis, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Michael Bolton13
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    Michael Bolton

    1953-02-26

    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Michael Bolotin (born February 26, 1953), known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an...  more

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  • Michael Strahan14
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    Michael Strahan

    1971-11-21

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Michael Anthony Strahan (; born November 21, 1971) is an American former football defensive...  more

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  • Michael Clarke Duncan15

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

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  • Michael Kors16
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    Michael Kors

    1959-08-09

    BirthplaceLong Island, New York, United States of America

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  • Michael Vick17
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    Michael Vick

    1980-06-26

    BirthplaceVirginia

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  • Michael Cera18
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    Michael Cera

    1988-06-07

    BirthplaceBrampton, Canada

    Michael Austin Cera (born June 7, 1988) is a Canadian actor, producer, singer, and songwriter....  more

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  • Mike Trout19
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    Mike Trout

    1991-08-07

    BirthplaceVineland, New Jersey

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  • Mike Piazza20
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    Mike Piazza

    1968-09-04

    BirthplaceNorristown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Michael Irvin21
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    Michael Irvin

    1966-03-05

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

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  • Michael Sheen22
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    Michael Sheen

    1969-02-05

    BirthplaceNewport, United Kingdom

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  • Michael Fassbender23
    65

    BirthplaceHeidelberg, Germany

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  • Michael Bay24
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    Michael Bay

    1965-02-17

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Mike Ditka25
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    Mike Ditka

    1939-10-18

    BirthplaceCarnegie, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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