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List of famous people named Neil, along with photos. How many celebrities named Neal can you think of? The famous Neils below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Neil, athletes named Neal, and even political figures named Neil. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Neil? Add them to the list.

Neil Patrick Harris is an actor of film, t.v. and stage. He got his start as a child on the hit show Doogie Howser, MD. Now he's hosted several Tony Award shows, had the memorable role in the show How I Met Your Mother, and has won many awards including the Tony. Of course, there are a few musicians on this list Neil Young and Neil Diamond. They have both had many hits and have been inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame"

You may know Neil deGrasse Tyson from hosting the hit show Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. But he's done so much more that just host this Seth McFarlane show. He's an astrophysicist, cosmologist and author. He was awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal.
  

Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 73
Neil Young is a singer-songwriter, Musician,film score composer, film producer, film director, actor and screenwriter.

Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 45
Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, magician, singer, and television host. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How ...more

Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 78
Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter with a career that began in the 1960s. Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music ...more

Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)
Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming ...more

Neil Peart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 66
Neil Ellwood Peart, OC, is a Canadian musician and author. He is the drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances, and is known ...more

Neil Gaiman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 58
Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and ...more

Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 60
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose ...more

Neil Simon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Dec. at 91 (1927 - 2018)
Marvin Neil Simon was an American playwright, screenwriter and author. He wrote more than 30 plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly adaptations of his plays. He received ...more

Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 52
Neil Smith is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1988 to 1996, the Denver Broncos from 1997 to 1999, and the San ...more

Neil Sedaka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 79
Neil Sedaka is an American pop/rock singer, pianist, and composer. Since his music career began in 1957, he has sold millions of records as an artist and has written or co-written over 500 songs ...more

Neal Broten is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 59
Neal LaMoy Broten is a retired American professional ice hockey player. A member of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team that won the gold medal at Lake Placid in 1980, Broten was inducted into the ...more

Neal McDonough is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 53
Neal P. McDonough is an American film, television, actor and voice actor, known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Lynn "Buck" Compton in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, Deputy ...more

Neal Schon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 65
Neal George Joseph Schon is an American rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist best known for his work with the bands Journey and Bad English. He is Journey's last original constant member, ...more

Neil Finn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 60
Neil Mullane Finn OBE is a New Zealand recording artist. Along with his brother Tim Finn, he was the co-frontman for Split Enz, a project that he joined after it was initially founded by Tim ...more

Neil Johnston is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Dec. at 49 (1929-1978)
Donald Neil Johnston was an American Hall of Fame basketball player at the center position who played eight years in the National Basketball Association, from 1951 to 1959.

Neal Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 59
Neal Town Stephenson is an award-winning American writer and game designer known for his works of speculative fiction. His novels have been variously categorized as science fiction, historical ...more

Neil O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 52
Neil Kennedy O'Donnell is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for 14 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, and ...more

Neal Anderson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 54
Charles Neal Anderson is an American former college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for eight seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Anderson ...more

Neil Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 33
Neil Martin Andrew Walker, nicknamed the "Pittsburgh Kid", "Hometown Kid" or "The Real Deal", is an American professional baseball second and third baseman with the ...more

Neil Lomax is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 60
Neil Vincent Lomax is a former American football quarterback.

Neil Tennant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 64
Neil Francis Tennant is an English musician, singer and songwriter, who, with band mate Chris Lowe, makes up the electronic pop duo Pet Shop Boys. He worked for the magazine Smash Hits before ...more

Neal Boortz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 73
Neal A Boortz, Jr. is an American author, attorney, and former radio host. His nationally syndicated talk show, The Neal Boortz Show, which ended in 2013, was carried throughout the United ...more

Neil Flynn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 58
Neil Richard Flynn is an American actor and comedian, known for his role as Janitor in the NBC medical comedy-drama Scrubs. He currently portrays Mike Heck in the ABC sitcom The Middle.

Neil LaBute is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 55
Neil N. LaBute is an American film director, screenwriter and playwright.

Neil Jordan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Neil
age 69
Neil Patrick Jordan is an Irish film director, screenwriter and novelist. He won an Academy Award for The Crying Game. He also won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International ...more