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Who Is The Most Famous Rick In The World?

Updated October 16, 2020 930 votes 68 voters 77.5k 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

    1961-06-25
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    Richard Nixon

    1913-01-09
    Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was an American politician who served...  more

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    Richard Gere

    1949-08-31
    Richard Tiffany Gere (IPA: geer; born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. He began in...  more

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    Richard Pryor

    1940-12-01
    Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American...  more

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    Dick Butkus

    1942-12-09
    Richard Marvin Butkus (born December 9, 1942) is an American former football player, sports...  more
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    George Richard Chamberlain (born March 31, 1934) is an American stage and screen actor and...  more

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

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    Dick Van Dyke

    1925-12-13
    Richard Wayne Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, singer, and...  more

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    Ricky Martin

    1971-12-24
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    Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, (; 29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014) was an...  more

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    Dick Cheney

    1941-01-30
    Richard Bruce Cheney (; born January 30, 1941) is an American politician and businessman who...  more

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    Richard Burton

    1925-11-10
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    Ricky Steamboat

    1953-02-28
    Richard Henry Blood Sr. (born February 28, 1953), better known by his ring name Ricky "The...  more

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    Dick Lane

    1927-04-16
    Richard Lane (April 16, 1928 – January 29, 2002), commonly known as Dick "Night Train" Lane,...  more
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    Richard Harris

    1930-10-01
    Richard St. John Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor and singer. He...  more

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    Richard Madden

    1986-06-18
    Richard Madden (born 18 June 1986) is a Scottish actor and producer. Born and raised near...  more

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

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    Richard Sherman

    1988-03-30
    Richard Kevin Sherman (born March 30, 1988) is an American football cornerback for the San...  more
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    Ricky Rubio

    1990-10-21
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    Richard Branson

    1950-07-18
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    Richard Clay "Rip" Hamilton (born February 14, 1978) is an American retired professional...  more
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    Dick Dale

    1937-05-04
    Richard Anthony Monsour (Arabic: ريتشارد أنتوني منصور‎; May 4, 1937 – March 16, 2019), known...  more

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    Richard Marx

    1963-09-16
    Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963) is an American adult contemporary and pop/rock...  more

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    Dick Van Patten

    1928-12-09
    Richard Vincent Van Patten (December 9, 1928 – June 23, 2015) was an American actor,...  more
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    Richard Seymour

    1979-10-06
    Richard Vershaun Seymour (born October 6, 1979) is a former American football defensive tackle...  more