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Who Is The Most Famous Ned In The World?

Updated May 17, 2021 381 votes 23 voters 6.5k views41 items

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How many celebrities named Ned can you think of? The famous Neds below have many different professions, including notable actors named Ned, famous athletes named Ned, and even musicians named Ned.

Ned Beatty is certainly one of the most famous Neds on this list. One of the famous actors named Ned, he is best known for his roles in Network and Deliverance. He also voiced characters in Toy Story 3 and Rango.

Another of the famous people with the first name Ned is Ned Rorem. He is a composer and diarist. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his composition Air Music: Ten Etudes for Orchestra.

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    Ned Beatty


    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, USA

    Ned Thomas Beatty (July 6, 1937 – June 13, 2021) was an American actor. He was one of the top character actors in film, particularly during the 1970s, and appeared in more than 160 films, including...  more

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    Ned Rorem


    BirthplaceRichmond, Wayne Township, Indiana

    Ned Rorem (born October 23, 1923) is an American composer and diarist. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1976 for his Air Music: Ten Etudes for Orchestra....  more

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    Ned Sherrin


    BirthplaceLow Ham, United Kingdom

    Edward George Sherrin (18 February 1931 – 1 October 2007) was an English broadcaster, author and stage director. He qualified as a barrister and then worked in independent television before joining...  more
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    Ned Bellamy


    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, United States of America

    Ned Bellamy (born May 7, 1957) is an American actor. Bellamy was born in Dayton, Ohio. After graduating UCLA, he founded the Los Angeles-based theater company The Actors' Gang with fellow actor Tim...  more
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    Ned Washington


    BirthplaceScranton, Pennsylvania

    Ned Washington (born Edward Michael Washington, August 15, 1901 – December 20, 1976) was an American lyricist born in Scranton, Pennsylvania....  more
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    Ned Glass


    BirthplaceRadom, Poland

    Nusyn "Ned" Glass (April 1, 1906 – June 15, 1984) was a Polish-born American character actor who appeared in more than eighty films and on television more than one hundred times, frequently playing...  more
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    Ned Kelly


    BirthplaceBeveridge, Australia

    Edward "Ned" Kelly (December 1854 – 11 November 1880) was an Australian bushranger, outlaw, gang leader and convicted police murderer. One of the last bushrangers, and by far the most famous, he is...  more

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    Ned Eisenberg


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Ned Eisenberg (born January 13, 1957) is an American actor known for his recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Roger Kressler....  more
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    Ned Vaughn


    BirthplaceHuntsville, Alabama, USA

    Ned Vaughn (born November 20, 1964) is an American film and television actor who served as vice president of the Screen Actors Guild prior to becoming the founding executive vice president of...  more
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    Ned Rothenberg


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Ned Rothenberg (b. Boston, Massachusetts, September 15, 1956) is an American multi-instrumentalist and composer. He specializes in woodwind instruments, including the alto saxophone, clarinet, bass...  more
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    Ned Romero


    BirthplaceFranklin, Louisiana, USA

    Ned Romero (December 4, 1926 - November 4, 2017) was an American actor and opera singer who appeared in television and film....  more
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    Ned Farr

    Ned Farr is a film director, screenwriter, editor, cinematographer, film score composer....
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    Ned Dowd


    BirthplaceBoston, USA, Massachusetts

    Ned Dowd (born May 26, 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American film producer and former actor....  more
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    Ned Miller



    Henry Ned Miller is an American former country music artist. Active as a recording artist from 1956 to 1970, he is known primarily for his hit single, "From a Jack to a King", a crossover hit in 1962...  more
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    Ned McGowan


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Ned McGowan (born 1970) is an American composer and flutist based in Amsterdam. Ned holds degrees in composition from the Royal Conservatory Den Haag and in flute from the Cleveland Institute of...  more
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    Ned Van Zandt is a film actor....  more
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    Ned Schmidtke

    Ned Schmidtke (born June 19, 1942) is an American film and television actor. He played Greg Barnard on the U.S. TV show Another World....  more
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    Ned Sublette


    BirthplaceLubbock, Texas

    Ned Sublette (born 1951 in Lubbock, Texas) is an American composer, musician, record producer, musicologist, and author. Sublette studied Spanish Classical Guitar with Hector Garcia at the...  more
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    Ned Goldreyer

    Ned Goldreyer (born April 1, 1974) is a television writer, television producer and comedian who lives in Los Angeles. ...  more
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    Ned Jarrett


    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Conover

    Ned Jarrett (born October 12, 1932) is an American retired race car driver and two-time NASCAR Grand National Series champion. He was best known for his calm demeanor and he became known as...  more
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    Ned Vizzini


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Ned Vizzini (born Edison Price Vizzini, April 4, 1981 – December 19, 2013) was an American writer. He was the author of four books for young adults including It's Kind of a Funny Story, which NPR...  more
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    Ned Wertimer


    BirthplaceUSA, Buffalo, New York

    Ned Wertimer is an actor....  more
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    Ned Doig


    BirthplaceArbroath, United Kingdom

    John Edward Doig (29 October 1866 – 7 November 1919) was a Scottish footballer, who played as a goalkeeper. He played the peak of his career for Sunderland, in a period of time in the club's history...  more
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    Ned McWherter


    BirthplaceWeakley County, Tennessee, Palmersville, United States, with Territories

    Ned Ray McWherter (October 15, 1930 – April 4, 2011) was an American businessman and politician who served as the 46th Governor of Tennessee, from 1987 to 1995. Prior to that, he served as Speaker...  more
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    Ned Yost


    BirthplaceEureka, California

    Edgar Frederick Yost III (; born August 19, 1954) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and current manager of the Kansas City Royals. He previously managed the Milwaukee Brewers, and played for...  more
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