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Who Is The Most Famous Ray In The World?

Updated November 13, 2020 838 votes 34 voters 27.8k views97 items

List RulesVote up all of the Rays you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Ray can you think of? The famous Rays and Raymonds below have many different professions, including notable actors named Ray, country singers named Ray, famous athletes named Raymond, and even musicians named Ray.

Ray Charles is certainly one of the most famous Rays on this list. One of the famous singer-songwriters named Ray, he pioneered the genre of soul music. “Hit the Road Jack,” “I Got a Woman,” and “Georgia On My Mind” are among his most popular songs.

Another of the famous people with the first name Ray is Ray Romano. He is a comedian who starred in the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Also known for his dramatic work, he has appeared in such films as The Irishman and The Big Sick.

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

  • Ray Charles1

    Ray Charles


    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Albany

    Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), professionally known as simply Ray...  more

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  • Ray Romano2

    Ray Romano


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Raymond Albert Romano (born December 21, 1957) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and...  more

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  • Ray Liotta3

    Ray Liotta


    BirthplaceUSA, Newark, New Jersey

    Raymond Allen Liotta (Italian: [liˈɔtta]; born December 18, 1954) is an American actor, film...  more

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  • Raymond Burr4

    Raymond Burr


    BirthplaceNew Westminster, Canada

    Raymond William Stacy Burr (May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993) was a Canadian American actor,...  more

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  • Ray J5

    Ray J


    BirthplaceMcComb, Mississippi, United States of America

    William Raymond Norwood Jr. (born January 17, 1981), known professionally as Ray J, is an...  more

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  • Ray Bradbury6

    Ray Bradbury


    BirthplaceWaukegan, Illinois, United States of America

    Ray Douglas Bradbury (; August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author and...  more

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  • Raymond Chandler7

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an American-British novelist...  more
  • Ray Winstone8

    Ray Winstone


    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Raymond Andrew Winstone (; born 19 February 1957) is an English film and television actor. He...  more
  • Sugar Ray Robinson9

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Sugar Ray Robinson (born Walker Smith Jr.; May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989) was an American...  more

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  • Ray Lewis10

    Ray Lewis


    BirthplaceBartow, Florida, United States of America

    Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr. (born May 15, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who...  more

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  • Ray LaMontagne11

    Ray LaMontagne


    BirthplaceNashua, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Raymond Charles Jack "Ray" LaMontagne (; born June 18, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter...  more
  • Ray Davies12

    Ray Davies


    BirthplaceEurasia, London Borough of Barnet, United Kingdom, London, England

    Sir Raymond Douglas Davies, ( DAY-viz; born 21 June 1944) is an English singer, songwriter...  more

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  • Ray Rice13

    Ray Rice


    BirthplaceNew Rochelle, New York

    Raymell Mourice Rice (born January 22, 1987) is a former American football running back who...  more

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  • Sugar Ray Leonard14

    BirthplaceRocky Mount, North Carolina, USA

    Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956), best known as "Sugar" Ray Leonard, is an American...  more

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  • Raymond Cruz15

    Raymond Cruz


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Raymond Cruz (born July 9, 1961) is an American actor, best known for his starring role as...  more

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  • Raymond Berry16

    Raymond Berry


    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

    Raymond Emmett Berry Jr. (born February 27, 1933) is a former American football player and...  more

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  • Ray Nitschke17

    Ray Nitschke


    BirthplaceElmwood Park, Illinois, United States of America

    Raymond Ernest Nitschke (December 29, 1936 – March 8, 1998) was a professional American...  more

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  • Ray Wise18

    Ray Wise


    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Raymond Herbert Wise (born August 20, 1947) is an American actor. He is best known for his...  more
  • Raymond Kopa19

    Raymond Kopa


    BirthplaceNœux-les-Mines, France

    Raymond Kopa (French pronunciation: ​[ʁɛmɔ̃ kɔpa]; birth name Raymond Kopaszewski; 13 October...  more
  • Ray Allen20

    Ray Allen


    BirthplaceMerced, California, United States of America

    Walter Ray Allen Jr. (born July 20, 1975) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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  • Ray Milland21

    Ray Milland


    BirthplaceNeath, United Kingdom

    Ray Milland (born Alfred Reginald Jones, 3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a Welsh-American...  more

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  • Ray Park22

    Ray Park


    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland

    Raymond Park (born 23 August 1974) is a Scottish actor, author and martial artist. He is best...  more
  • Ray Manzarek23

    Ray Manzarek


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Raymond Daniel Manzarek Jr. (né Manczarek; February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013) was an American...  more

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  • Ray Bolger24

    Ray Bolger


    BirthplaceDorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Raymond Wallace Bolger (January 10, 1904 – January 15, 1987) was an American film and...  more

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  • Ray Comfort25

    Ray Comfort


    BirthplaceChristchurch, New Zealand

    Ray Comfort (born 5 December 1949) is a New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist who...  more