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Who Is The Most Famous Ray In The World?

Updated November 13, 2020 835 votes 32 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!

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    Ray Charles

    1930-09-23

    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Albany

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

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    Ray Romano

    1957-12-21

    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
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    Ray Liotta

    1954-12-18

    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
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    Raymond Burr

    1917-05-21

    BirthplaceNew Westminster, Canada

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

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    Ray J

    1981-01-17

    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
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    Ray Bradbury

    1920-08-22

    BirthplaceWaukegan, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Raymond Chandler7
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    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

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

    1957-02-19

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

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

    1975-05-15

    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 LaMontagne

    1973-06-18

    BirthplaceNashua, New Hampshire, United States of America

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

    1944-06-21

    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
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    Ray Rice

    1987-01-22

    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
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    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 Cruz

    1961-07-09

    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
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    Raymond Berry

    1933-02-27

    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
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    Ray Nitschke

    1936-12-29

    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
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    Ray Wise

    1947-08-20

    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
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    Raymond Kopa

    1931-10-13

    BirthplaceNœux-les-Mines, France

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

    1975-07-20

    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
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    Ray Milland

    1907-01-03

    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
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    Ray Park

    1974-08-23

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland

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

    1939-02-12

    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
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    Ray Bolger

    1904-01-10

    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 Comfort

    1949-12-05

    BirthplaceChristchurch, New Zealand

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