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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
Neil Young Neil Young is a singer-songwriter, Musician,film score composer, film producer, film director, actor and screenwriter.

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Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Patrick Harris 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
Neil Diamond 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
Neil Armstrong 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
Neil Peart 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
Neil Gaiman 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
Neil deGrasse Tyson 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
Neil Simon Neil Simon is an American playwright and screenwriter. He has written more than thirty plays and nearly the same number of movie screenplays, mostly adaptations of his plays. He has received ...more

Neil Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Smith 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
Neil Sedaka 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
Neal Broten 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
Neal McDonough 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
Neal Schon 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
Neil Finn 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
Neil Johnston 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.

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Neal Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neal Stephenson 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
Neil O'Donnell 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
Neal Anderson 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
Neil Walker 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
Neil Lomax Neil Vincent Lomax is a former American football quarterback.

Neil Tennant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Tennant 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
Neal Boortz 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
Neil Flynn 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
Neil LaBute 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
Neil Jordan 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

Neal Brennan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neal Brennan Neal Brennan is the Emmy Award nominated co-creator of Chappelle's Show. Brennan co-wrote Half-Baked and directed The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, starring Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, and Will ...more

Neil Mukesh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Mukesh Neil Nitin Mukesh is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi-language films. He is the son and grandson of singers. After brief roles as a child in Vijay and Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii, Mukesh ...more

Neil Cavuto is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Cavuto Neil Patrick Cavuto is an American television anchor and commentator on the Fox Business Network and host of three television programs, Your World with Neil Cavuto and Cavuto on Business, both ...more

Neil Cicierega is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Cicierega Neil Stephen Cicierega is an American comedian, actor, filmmaker, puppeteer, singer, musician, and animator. He is the creator of the genre of Flash animation known as "Animutation", ...more

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Neil Kinnock is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Kinnock Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock is a British Labour Party politician. He served as a Member of Parliament from 1970 until 1995, first for Bedwellty and then for Islwyn. He was the Leader of ...more

Neal Adams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neal Adams Neal Adams is an American comic book and commercial artist known for helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow; as the ...more

Neil Ruddock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Ruddock Neil "Razor" Ruddock is an English former professional footballer, television personality, and actor. As a footballer he played as a central defender from 1986 to 2003, and was voted ...more

Neal Cassady is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neal Cassady Neal Leon Cassady was a major figure of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the psychedelic and counterculture movements of the 1960s. He was prominently featured as himself in the original ...more

Neil Everett is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Everett Neil Everett is a sportscaster for ESPN. He is best known for being the co-anchor of the West Coast edition of SportsCenter alongside Stan Verrett.

Neil Jackson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Jackson Neil Jackson is an English actor and writer who has appeared in several television series and films, but is probably best known for his role as Marcus on Blade: The Series and Sasha on Make It ...more

Neil Ross is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Ross Neil Ross is an English-born voice actor and announcer, now resident in the United States, working in Los Angeles. He has provided voices in many American cartoons, most notably Voltron, G.I. ...more

Neal McCoy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neal McCoy Hubert Neal McGaughey, Jr. is an American country music singer of mixed Irish and Filipino descent. Known professionally as Neal McCoy, he has released ten studio albums on various labels, and ...more

Neil Fox is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Fox Neil Fox is an actor.

Neal Peres Da Costa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neal Peres Da Costa Neal Peres Da Costa is an Australian harpsichordist, fortepianist and organist. He specialises in performance on historical keyboard instruments of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, for which ...more

Neil Bonnett is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Bonnett Lawrence Neil Bonnett was a NASCAR driver who compiled 18 victories and 20 poles over his 18-year career. The Alabama native currently ranks 35th in all-time NASCAR Cup victories. He appeared in ...more

Neil Rackers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Rackers Neil William Rackers is a retired American football player who was a placekicker in the National Football League for twelve seasons. He played college football for the University of Illinois. ...more

Neil Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Morrissey Neil Morrissey is a composer.

Neil Walker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Walker Neil Scott Walker is an American former competition swimmer, four-time Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder in multiple events. Walker represented the United States at the 2000 ...more

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Neil Grayston is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Grayston Neil Gordon Grayston is a Canadian actor.

Neal Cotts is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neal Cotts Neal James Cotts is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball. He has also played for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, and Texas Rangers.

Neal D. Barnard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neal D. Barnard Neal D. Barnard is an American doctor, author, clinical researcher, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, an international network of doctors, scientists, ...more

Neil Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Bartlett |family = Dee Bartlett, Ava Bartlett Neil Bartlett was a chemist who specialized in fluorine and compounds containing fluorine, and became famous for creating the first noble gas compounds. He ...more

Neil Fox is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Fox Neil Fox MBE is an English former professional rugby league footballer and player-coach of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. A goal-kicking three-quarter back, he set the all-time points record, scoring ...more

Neil Brown Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Brown Jr. Neil Brown Jr. is an American actor of mixed African American descent. He appeared in the martial arts TV series WMAC Masters. Perhaps best known for his role in the television series The ...more

Neil Dudgeon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Neil
Neil Dudgeon Neil Dudgeon is an English actor who, from 2011, has played DCI John Barnaby in the ITV drama series Midsomer Murders. He replaced the retired John Nettles in the lead role.