List of famous people named Richard, along with photos. How many celebrities named Dick can you think of? The famous Richards below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Ricky, athletes named Rich and even political figures named Richard. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Richard? Add them to the list.Richard Nixon was the 37th President of the United States and known for the controversial Watergate scandal. He most famously outed himself during his interview with Robert Frost. Richard Pryor was one of the most famous comedian's of all time. He was known for his topical jokes on race and other contemporary issues. He's also won several awards, including an Emmy and a Grammy.