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Famous People Named Ray

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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.
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  • Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Charles

    Film Score Composer, Arranger

    AgeDec. at 74 (1930-2004)

    BirthplaceAlbany, Georgia, United States of America

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

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  • Ray Lewis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Lewis

    Athlete, American football player

    Age45

    BirthplaceBartow, Florida, United States of America

    Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr. (born May 15, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who... more on Wikipedia
  • Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Romano

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age62

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

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

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  • Ray Liotta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Liotta

    Film Producer, Actor

    Age65

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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  • Ray Rice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Rice

    American football player

    Age33

    BirthplaceNew Rochelle, New York

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

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  • Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Allen

    Basketball player, Actor

    Age45

    BirthplaceMerced, California, United States of America

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

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  • Raymond Burr is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Raymond Burr

    Television director, Actor

    AgeDec. at 76 (1917-1993)

    BirthplaceNew Westminster, Canada

    Raymond William Stacy Burr (May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993) was a Canadian American actor,... more on Wikipedia
  • Ray Nitschke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Nitschke

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 62 (1936-1998)

    BirthplaceUSA, Elmwood Park, Illinois

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

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  • Ray J is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray J

    Record producer, Songwriter

    Age39

    BirthplaceMcComb, Mississippi, United States of America

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

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  • Raymond Berry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Raymond Berry

    Coach, American football player

    Age87

    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

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

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  • Ray Winstone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Winstone

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age63

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Raymond Andrew Winstone (; born 19 February 1957) is an English film and television actor. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Ray Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Bradbury

    Screenwriter, Author

    AgeDec. at 92 (1920-2012)

    BirthplaceWaukegan, Illinois, United States of America

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

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

    Raymond Felton

    Basketball player

    Age36

    BirthplaceMarion, South Carolina

    Raymond Bernard Felton, Jr. (born June 26, 1984) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Ray Bourque is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Bourque

    Ice Hockey Player

    Age59

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Raymond Jean Bourque (born December 28, 1960) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey... more on Wikipedia
  • Ray Davies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Davies

    Guitarist, Songwriter

    Age76

    BirthplaceFortis Green, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Ray Milland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Milland

    Television director, Actor

    AgeDec. at 79 (1907-1986)

    BirthplaceNeath, United Kingdom

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

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

    Age56

    BirthplaceLisburn, United Kingdom

    George Raymond Stevenson (born 25 May 1964) is a Northern Irish actor. He is known for playing... more on Wikipedia
  • Ray Clemence is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Age72

    BirthplaceSkegness, United Kingdom

    Raymond Neal "Ray" Clemence, (born 5 August 1948) is a former England international football... more on Wikipedia

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  • Raymond Chandler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Raymond Chandler

    Novelist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 71 (1888-1959)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an American-British novelist... more on Wikipedia
  • Ray Manzarek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Manzarek

    Film Score Composer, Record producer

    AgeDec. at 74 (1939-2013)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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

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

    Raymond Kopa

    Soccer Player

    Age88

    BirthplaceNœux-les-Mines, France

    Raymond Kopa (French pronunciation: ​[ʁɛmɔ̃ kɔpa]; birth name Raymond Kopaszewski; 13 October... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ray LaMontagne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray LaMontagne

    Songwriter, Musician

    Age47

    BirthplaceNashua, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Raymond Charles Jack "Ray" LaMontagne (; born June 18, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter... more on Wikipedia
  • Ray Whitney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Whitney

    Ice Hockey Player, Athlete

    Age48

    BirthplaceFort Saskatchewan, Canada

    Raymond D. "Ray" Whitney (born May 8, 1972) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey... more on Wikipedia
  • Ray Park is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Park

    Stunt Performer, Gymnast

    Age46

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Raymond Park (born 23 August 1974) is a Scottish actor, author and martial artist. He is best... more on Wikipedia
  • Ray Comfort is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ray

    Ray Comfort

    Evangelist, Author

    Age70

    BirthplaceChristchurch, New Zealand

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