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Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?

Updated October 16, 2020 852 votes 24 voters 70.9k views101 items

List RulesVote up all of the Ricks you have heard of.

How many celebrities named Richard can you think of? The famous Ricks and Richards below have many different professions, including notable actors named Richard, actors named Dick, famous athletes named Richard, and even political figures named Richard, like Richard Nixon. 

Richard Gere is certainly one of the most famous Richards on this list. He's known for acting in films such as Pretty Woman and Looking for Mr. Goodbar. Another of the famous people with the first name Richard is actor/comedian Ricky Gervais. He is responsible for creating the British version of the TV show The Office, which went on to inspire the popular American version. 

Richard Pryor was one of the famous comedians named Richard. This list also features famous athletes named Richard - like Richard Gomez - and movie stars named Richard or Dick, like the beloved Dick Van Dyke. There are also football players named Richard or Dick, like Dick Lane. 

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

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    Ricky Gervais is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Ricky Gervais

    1961-06-25

    BirthplaceReading, United Kingdom

    Ricky Dene Gervais (; born 25 June 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, director,... more on Wikipedia

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    Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Richard Nixon

    1913-01-09

    BirthplaceYorba Linda, California, United States of America

    Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was an American politician who served... more on Wikipedia

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    Richard Gere is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Richard Gere

    1949-08-31

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Richard Tiffany Gere (IPA: geer; born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. He began in... more on Wikipedia

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    Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Richard Pryor

    1940-12-01

    BirthplacePeoria, USA, Illinois

    Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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    Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Dick Van Dyke

    1925-12-13

    BirthplaceWest Plains, Missouri, United States of America

    Richard Wayne Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, singer, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Richard Dreyfuss is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (; né Dreyfus; born October 29, 1947) is an American actor best known... more on Wikipedia

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    Dick Cheney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Dick Cheney

    1941-01-30

    BirthplaceLincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

    Richard Bruce Cheney (; born January 30, 1941) is an American politician and businessman who... more on Wikipedia

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    Richard Attenborough is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?

    BirthplaceCambridge, United Kingdom

    Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, (; 29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014) was an... more on Wikipedia
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    Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Richard Burton

    1925-11-10

    BirthplacePontrhydyfen, United Kingdom

    Richard Burton, (; born Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.; 10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a... more on Wikipedia

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    Dick Butkus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Dick Butkus

    1942-12-09

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Richard Marvin Butkus (born December 9, 1942) is an American former football player, sports... more on Wikipedia

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    Dick Lane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Dick Lane

    1927-04-16

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

    Richard Lane (April 16, 1928 – January 29, 2002), commonly known as Dick "Night Train" Lane,... more on Wikipedia

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    Ricky Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Ricky Martin

    1971-12-24

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Enrique Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), better known as Ricky Martin is a Puerto... more on Wikipedia

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    Richard Madden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Richard Madden

    1986-06-18

    BirthplaceElderslie, United Kingdom

    Richard Madden (born 18 June 1986) is a Scottish actor and producer. Born and raised near... more on Wikipedia

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    Ricky Steamboat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Ricky Steamboat

    1953-02-28

    BirthplaceWest Point, New York, USA

    Richard Henry Blood Sr. (born February 28, 1953), better known by his ring name Ricky "The... more on Wikipedia

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    Richard Sherman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Richard Sherman

    1988-03-30

    BirthplaceCompton, California

    Richard Kevin Sherman (born March 30, 1988) is an American football cornerback for the San... more on Wikipedia
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    Richard Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?

    BirthplaceBeverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    George Richard Chamberlain (born March 31, 1934) is an American stage and screen actor and... more on Wikipedia
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    Richard Armitage is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    BirthplaceHuncote, United Kingdom

    Richard Crispin Armitage (born 22 August 1971) is an English film, television, theatre and... more on Wikipedia

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    Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Ricky Rubio

    1990-10-21

    BirthplaceEl Masnou, Spain

    Ricard Rubio i Vives (born October 21, 1990) is a Spanish professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia

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    Richard Branson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Richard Branson

    1950-07-18

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is a British business magnate,... more on Wikipedia

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    Richard Harris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Richard Harris

    1930-10-01

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Richard St. John Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor and singer. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Richard Marx is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Richard Marx

    1963-09-16

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963) is an American adult contemporary and pop/rock... more on Wikipedia

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    Richard Seymour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Richard Seymour

    1979-10-06

    BirthplaceGadsden, South Carolina

    Richard Vershaun Seymour (born October 6, 1979) is a former American football defensive tackle... more on Wikipedia

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    Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    BirthplaceCoatesville, Pennsylvania

    Richard Clay "Rip" Hamilton (born February 14, 1978) is an American retired professional... more on Wikipedia

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    Richard Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Richard Jenkins

    1947-05-04

    BirthplaceDeKalb, Illinois, United States of America

    Richard Dale Jenkins (born May 4, 1947) is an American actor. Jenkins began his acting career... more on Wikipedia

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    Richard Hatch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?
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    Richard Hatch

    1961-04-08

    BirthplaceNewport, Rhode Island, United States of America

    Richard Holman Hatch Jr. (born April 8, 1961) is an American former reality television... more on Wikipedia

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