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Who Is The Most Famous Owen In The World?

Updated November 16, 2020 548 votes 50 voters 23.1k views55 items

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How many celebrities named Owen can you think of? The famous Owens below have many different professions, including notable actors named Owen, famous athletes named Owen, and even musicians named Owen. This list features Hollywood stars named Owen as well as famous Owens in history. 

Owen Wilson is certainly one of the most famous Owens on this list. One of the famous actors named Owen, he made his film debut in 1996's Bottle Rocket which was directed by his frequent collaborator Wes Anderson. Midnight in Paris, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Wedding Crashers are among his other notable roles.

Another of the famous people with the first name Owen is Owen Hart. He was a professional wrestler and WWF King of the Ring. He died in 1999 following a tragic accident during the WWF Over the Edge event.

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

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    Owen Wilson


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor and screenwriter. He has had a long association with filmmaker Wes Anderson, with whom he shared writing and acting credits for...  more

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    Owen Moore


    BirthplaceCounty Meath, Republic of Ireland

    Owen Moore (12 December 1886 – 9 June 1939) was an Irish-born American actor, appearing in more than 279 movies spanning from 1908 to 1937....  more
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    Owen Teale


    BirthplaceSwansea, United Kingdom

    Owen Teale (born 20 May 1961) is a Welsh actor known for his role as Ser Alliser Thorne in the HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones....  more
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    Owen Wister


    BirthplaceGermantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Owen Wister (July 14, 1860 – July 21, 1938) was an American writer and historian, considered the "father" of western fiction. He is best remembered for writing The Virginian and a biography of...  more
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    Owen Paterson is an Australian production designer, who was chiefly responsible for the design and look of The Matrix series of movies. He grew up in Western Australia, and now resides in Sydney with...  more
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    Owen Nolan


    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Owen Liam Nolan (born 12 February 1972) is an Irish-Canadian former professional ice hockey player born in Northern Ireland. During his 18-year NHL career, he played for the Quebec Nordiques,...  more
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    Owen Gray


    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    Owen Gray, also known as Owen Grey (born 5 July 1939, Jamaica), is one of Jamaica's 'Foundation' singers whose work spans the R&B, ska, rocksteady, and reggae eras of Jamaican music, and he has been...  more
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    Owen Moran


    BirthplaceBirmingham, United Kingdom

    Owen Moran (born 4 October 1884 in Birmingham, England – died 17 March 1949) was an English boxer. Known as "The Fearless", Moran is recognized by some historians as a former world bantamweight...  more
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    Owen D. Young


    BirthplaceStark, New York

    Owen D. Young (October 27, 1874 – July 11, 1962) was an American industrialist, businessman, lawyer and diplomat at the Second Reparations Conference (SRC) in 1929, as a member of the German...  more
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    Owen Wells


    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island

    Owen Wells (December 9, 1950–April 27, 1993) was an American basketball player. A 6'7" forward, he attended the University of Detroit Mercy and went to English High School in Boston, Massachusetts....  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceBraughing, United Kingdom

    Owen Robert Spencer-Thomas MBE (born 3 March 1940) is a television and radio news journalist, philanthropist and campaigner for autism and other disabilities. Spencer-Thomas is also an ordained ...  more
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    Owen Hart

    Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian–American professional and amateur wrestler who worked for several promotions including Stampede Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW),...  more

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    Owen Hargreaves


    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    Owen Lee Hargreaves (born 20 January 1981) is a former footballer and current television pundit for BT Sport. Hargreaves was known as a hard-working and "solid defensive midfielder who worked...  more

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    Owen Roizman


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Owen Roizman, ASC (born September 22, 1936) is an American cinematographer. He has received five Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography, for the films The French Connection (1971), The...  more
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    Owen Daniels


    BirthplaceBerwyn, Illinois

    Owen Daniels (born November 9, 1982) is a former American football tight end. He played college football for the University of Wisconsin, and was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of...  more
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    Owen Chamberlain (July 10, 1920 – February 28, 2006) was an American physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics for his discovery, with collaborator Emilio Segrè, of the antiproton, a sub-atomic...  more
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    Owen Gingerich


    BirthplaceWashington, Iowa

    Owen Jay Gingerich (; born 1930) is professor emeritus of astronomy and of the history of science at Harvard University and a senior astronomer emeritus at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory....  more
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    Owen Farrell


    BirthplaceHigher End

    Owen Andrew Farrell (born 24 September 1991) is an English professional rugby union player, currently playing for Premiership Rugby side Saracens. Farrell has played international rugby for England...  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceDewsbury, United Kingdom

    Sir Owen Willans Richardson, FRS (26 April 1879 – 15 February 1959) was a British physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1928 for his work on thermionic emission, which led to Richardson's...  more
  • 20

    Owen Dodson


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Owen Vincent Dodson (November 28, 1914 – June 21, 1983) was an American poet, novelist, and playwright. He was one of the leading African-American poets of his time, associated with the generation of...  more
  • 21

    Owen Kline


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Owen Kline is an actor....  more
  • 22

    Owen Pallett


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Michael James Owen Pallett (born September 7, 1979) is a Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist, who performs solo as Owen Pallett or, before 2010, under the name Final Fantasy. As...  more
  • 23

    BirthplaceHanover, Germany

    Owen 'Alik Shahadah is a director, writer, and Pan-Africanist scholar. He specializes in African culture, African slavery, and the Arab slave trade. He is best known for works that deal with African...  more
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    Owen Franks


    BirthplaceMotueka, New Zealand

    Owen Thomas Franks (born 23 December 1987) is a New Zealand rugby player who currently plays for Northampton Saints in the English Gallagher Premiership competition.Franks has previously represented...  more
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    Owen Benjamin


    BirthplaceOswego, New York, United States of America

    Owen Benjamin (born May 24, 1980) is an American comedian, actor, and alt-right political commentator. He has been criticized for making intentionally offensive statements and expressing antisemitic...  more

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