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List of famous people named Ray or Raymond, along with photos. How many celebrities named Ray can you think of? The famous Raymonds below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Ray, athletes named Ray, and even political figures named Ray. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Ray? Add them to the list.

There are definitely plenty of athletic Rays to choose from. Ray Lewis is a former linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. He is the second linebacker to win Super Bowl Most Valuable Player. Ray Allen is a basketball player who is currently a free agent, but is a legend in the NBA.

Ray Charles was a renowned jazz, blues musician who was most famously blind. Some of his hits include "Hit the Road Jack" and "It Should Have Been Me". He was the first african-american person to be granted total artistic control over his music by a record company. There was even a biographical movie about his life where he was played by Jamie Foxx.
Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Film Score Composer, Arranger, Jazz Pianist

Age: Dec. at 74 (1930-2004)

Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States of America

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), professionally known as simply Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. Among friends and fellow ...more

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Ray Lewis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Athlete, American football player

Age: 43

Birthplace: Bartow, Florida, United States of America

Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr. (born May 15, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who played all of his 17-year professional career for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League ...more

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Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Raymond Albert Romano (born December 21, 1957) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter. He is best known for his role on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, for which he ...more

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Ray Liotta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 64

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Raymond Allen Liotta (Italian: [liˈɔtta]; born December 18, 1954) is an American actor, film producer, and voice actor. Liotta is known for his portrayal of Henry Hill in the crime drama ...more

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Ray Rice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ray
American football player

Age: 28

Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York

Raymell Mourice Rice (born January 22, 1987) is a former American football running back who played his entire professional career with the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). ...more
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Basketball player, Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: Merced, California, United States of America

Walter Ray Allen Jr. (born July 20, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player. He played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was inducted into the ...more

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Raymond Burr is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Television director, Actor, Teacher

Age: Dec. at 76 (1917-1993)

Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada

Raymond William Stacy Burr (May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993) was a Canadian American actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. He was ...more

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Ray Nitschke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ray
American football player

Age: Dec. at 62 (1936-1998)

Birthplace: USA, Elmwood Park, Illinois

Raymond Ernest Nitschke (December 29, 1936 – March 8, 1998) was a professional American football middle linebacker who spent his entire 15-year National Football League (NFL) career with the ...more

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Ray J is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper

Age: 38

Birthplace: USA, Mississippi, McComb

William Raymond Norwood Jr. (born January 17, 1981), known professionally as Ray J, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, television personality, actor, and entrepreneur. Born in McComb, ...more

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Raymond Berry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Coach, American football player

Age: 86

Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

Raymond Emmett Berry Jr. (born February 27, 1933) is a former American football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL). He played as a split end for the Baltimore Colts from 1955 ...more

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Ray Winstone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 58

Birthplace: United Kingdom

Raymond Andrew Winstone (; born 19 February 1957) is an English film and television actor. He is mostly known for his "hard man" roles beginning with his role as Carlin in the 1979 ...more
Ray Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Screenwriter, Author, Actor

Age: Dec. at 92 (1920-2012)

Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, United States of America

Ray Douglas Bradbury (; August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery ...more

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Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Basketball player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Marion, South Carolina

Raymond Bernard Felton, Jr. (born June 26, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Felton ...more

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Ray Bourque is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Ice Hockey Player

Age: 58

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Raymond Jean Bourque (born December 28, 1960) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He currently holds records for most career goals, assists, and points by a defenceman in the ...more
Ray Davies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 74

Birthplace: Eurasia, London Borough of Barnet, United Kingdom, London, England, + more

Sir Raymond Douglas Davies, ( DAY-viz; born 21 June 1944) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the Kinks, which he leads ...more

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Ray Milland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Television director, Actor, Film Director

Age: Died at 79 (1907-1986)

Birthplace: Neath, United Kingdom

Ray Milland (born Alfred Reginald Jones, 3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a Welsh-American actor and film director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his ...more

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Ray Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Actor

Age: 54

Birthplace: Lisburn, United Kingdom

George Raymond Stevenson (born 25 May 1964) is a Northern Irish actor. He is known for playing Titus Pullo in the BBC/HBO television series Rome (2005–2007) and in film as Dagonet in King Arthur ...more
Ray Clemence is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Coach

Age: 70

Birthplace: Skegness, United Kingdom

Raymond Neal "Ray" Clemence, (born 5 August 1948) is a former England international football goalkeeper and was part of the Liverpool team of the 1970s. He is one of only 25 players to ...more

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Raymond Chandler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

Age: Dec. at 71 (1888-1959)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an American-British novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, at the age of forty-four, Chandler became a detective fiction writer after ...more

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Ray Manzarek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter

Age: Dec. at 74 (1939-2013)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Raymond Daniel Manzarek Jr. (né Manczarek; February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013) was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and author, best known as a member of The Doors ...more

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Raymond Kopa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Soccer Player

Age: 87

Birthplace: Nœux-les-Mines, France

Raymond Kopa (French pronunciation: ​[ʁɛmɔ̃ kɔpa]; birth name Raymond Kopaszewski; 13 October 1931 – 3 March 2017) was a French footballer, integral to the French national team of the 1950s. At ...more

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Ray LaMontagne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 45

Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, United States of America

Raymond Charles Jack "Ray" LaMontagne (; born June 18, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. LaMontagne has released seven studio albums, Trouble, Till the Sun Turns ...more
Ray Whitney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete

Age: 46

Birthplace: Fort Saskatchewan, Canada

Raymond D. "Ray" Whitney (born May 8, 1972) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was given the nickname The Wizard for his great ...more
Ray Park is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Stunt Performer, Gymnast, Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Raymond Park (born 23 August 1974) is a Scottish actor, author and martial artist. He is best known for playing Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and Solo: A Star Wars ...more
Ray Comfort is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ray
Evangelist, Author, Writer

Age: 69

Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

Ray Comfort (born 5 December 1949) is a New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist who lives in the United States. Comfort started Living Waters Publications, as well as the ministry The ...more