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Who Is The Most Famous Phil Or Philip In The World?

Updated October 30, 2020 903 votes 58 voters 50.6k views98 items

List RulesVote up all of the Phils and Philips you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Phil can you think of? The famous Phils and Philips below have many different professions, including notable actors named Phil, famous musicians named Phil, and even members of the royal family named Philip.

Phil Collins is certainly one of the most famous Phils on this list. One of the famous musicians named Phil, he was the drummer/singer for Genesis before launching his solo career. “One More Night," “Sussudio,” and “In the Air Tonight” are among his biggest hits.

Another of the famous people with the first name Phil is Philip Seymour Hoffman. He won an Oscar for his role in Capote in 2006. He also appeared in several hilarious comedies including Along Came Polly and The Big Lebowski.

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

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    Philip Larkin

    1922-08-09
    Philip Arthur Larkin CH CBE FRSL (9 August 1922 – 2 December 1985) was an English poet,...  more

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    Phil Silvers

    1911-05-11
    Phil Silvers (May 11, 1911 – November 1, 1985) was an American entertainer and comedic actor,...  more

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    #868 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#801 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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    Phil Rizzuto

    1917-09-25
    Philip Francis Rizzuto (September 25, 1917 – August 13, 2007), nicknamed "The Scooter", was an...  more

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    #133 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#13 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time

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    Phil Simms

    1954-11-03
    Phillip Martin Simms (born November 3, 1955) is a former American football quarterback who...  more

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    #35 of 120 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#58 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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    Phil Vassar

    1964-05-28
    Phillip George Vassar Jr. (born May 28, 1964) is an American country music artist. Vassar made...  more

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    #100 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time#108 of 200 The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

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    Phil LaMarr

    1967-01-24
    Phillip "Phil" LaMarr (born January 24, 1967) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian and...  more

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    #21 of 127 The All-Time Best Voice Actors#8 of 15 Voice Over Artists You Probably Didn't Know You Knew

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    Phil Rudd

    1954-05-19
    Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd (born Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis, 19 May 1954) is an...  more

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    #87 of 534 The Best Drummers Of All Time#43 of 77 The Best Metal Drummers of All Time

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    Phil Driscoll

    1947-11-09
    Phil Driscoll (born November 9, 1947) is a trumpeter, singer, composer, and producer. He...  more

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    #46 of 162 1970s Christian Pop Artists#88 of 121 The Best '90s Christian Bands & Artists

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    Phil Niekro

    1939-04-01
    Philip Henry Niekro (pronounced NEE-kro) (born April 1, 1939), nicknamed "Knucksie", is an...  more

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    #10 of 106 The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time#185 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

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    Philip Michael Thomas (born May 26, 1949) is an American retired actor and musician. Thomas'...  more

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    #1509 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#211 of 213 Celebrities Who Should Run for President

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    Phil Neal

    1951-02-20
    Philip George Neal (born 20 February 1951) is an English retired footballer who played for...  more

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    #272 of 1,299 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#49 of 452 The Best Soccer Defenders of All Time

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    Philip Sheppard (born 4 November 1969) is an English composer, producer, cellist, inventor,...  more
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    Philip II of Spain (Spanish: Felipe II; 21 May 1527 – 13 September 1598) was King of Spain...  more

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    #348 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time#249 of 347 The Most Important Leaders In World History

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    Philip José Farmer (January 26, 1918 – February 25, 2009) was an American author known for his...  more

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    #16 of 208 The Best Science-Fiction Authors#76 of 185 The Best Fantasy Authors

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    Phil Ivey

    1976-02-01
    Phillip Dennis Ivey Jr. (born February 1, 1977) is an American professional poker player who...  more

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    #1 of 77 The Best Poker Players Of All Time#19 of 25 The Top 25 Richest World Series of Poker Champions

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    Phil Keaggy

    1951-03-23
    Philip Tyler "Phil" Keaggy (born March 23, 1951) is an American acoustic and electric...  more

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    Philip II of Macedon (Greek: Φίλιππος Β΄ ὁ Μακεδών; 382–336 BC) was the king (basileus) of the...  more

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    #17 of 410 The Most Important Military Leaders in World History#2 of 12 The Most Lavish Burial Tombs In History (And What Was Inside Them)

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    Philip Johnson

    1906-07-08
    Philip Cortelyou Johnson was an influential American architect. He is especially known for his...  more
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    Philip Pullman

    1946-10-19
    Sir Philip Pullman, CBE, FRSL (born 19 October 1946) is an English novelist. He is the author...  more

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    Philip Sheridan

    1831-03-06
    Philip Henry Sheridan (March 6, 1831 – August 5, 1888) was a career United States Army officer...  more

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    #22 of 61 The Most Important Military Leaders In US History#104 of 137 Famous People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

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    Phil Knight

    1938-02-24
    Philip Hampson "Phil" Knight, whose nickname is "Buck" (born February 24, 1938) is an American...  more

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    Philip Bailey

    1951-05-08
    Philip James Bailey (born May 8, 1951) is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer,...  more

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    #315 of 739 The Best Singers Of All Time#239 of 489 The Best Rock Vocalists

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    Phil Gramm

    1942-07-08
    William Philip Gramm (born July 8, 1942) is an American economist and politician who...  more
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    Philip Myers

    1949-01-01
    Philip F. Myers is an American French horn virtuoso and pedagogue. In 2017, he retired from...  more

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    #29 of 58 The Best Horn Players in the World#38 of 51 The Greatest Horn Players of All Time

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    Phil Hendrie

    1952-09-01
    Philip Stephen Hendrie (born September 1, 1952) is an American radio personality, actor, and...  more

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