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Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?

Updated October 16, 2020 901 votes 50 voters 74.1k 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 Gervais1
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    Ricky Gervais

    1961-06-25

    BirthplaceSouth East England, Eurasia, Reading, United Kingdom, England

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

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    Richard Nixon

    1913-01-09

    BirthplaceCalifornia, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Orange County, United States

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

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  • Richard Gere3
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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

    1940-12-01

    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois, United States of America

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

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  • Richard Chamberlain5

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

    George Richard Chamberlain (born March 31, 1934) is an American stage and screen actor and... more on Wikipedia
  • Dick Butkus6
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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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  • Richard Dreyfuss7
    18

    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 Van Dyke8
    17

    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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  • Ricky Martin9
    20

    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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  • Dick Cheney10
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    Dick Cheney

    1941-01-30

    BirthplaceNebraska, Area code 531, Lincoln, United States of America, United States

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

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  • Richard Attenborough11

    BirthplaceEast of England, Eurasia, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, Cambridge

    Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, (; 29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Richard Burton12
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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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  • Ricky Steamboat13
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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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    #11 of 468 The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time#6 of 86 The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

  • Dick Lane14
    11

    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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    #1 of 80 The Best NFL Player Nicknames#12 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

  • Richard Madden15
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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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  • Richard Armitage16
    12

    BirthplaceHuncote, United Kingdom

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

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  • Richard Sherman17
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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
  • Richard Harris18
    15

    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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  • Ricky Rubio19
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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 Branson20
    15

    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 Hamilton21
    15

    BirthplaceCoatesville, Pennsylvania

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

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  • Dick Dale22
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    Dick Dale

    1937-05-04

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Richard Anthony Monsour (Arabic: ريتشارد أنتوني منصور‎; May 4, 1937 – March 16, 2019), known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Richard Marx23
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    Richard Marx

    1963-09-16

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

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

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  • Richard Seymour24
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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 Jenkins25
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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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