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Ever wondered how many famous people named Rod there are? This list of celebrities named Rod includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Rods on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Rod, actors named Rod, and even athletes named Rod. Well-known Rods like Rod Stewart, Rod Woodson, and Rod Carew are just the start of this list.
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Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 74

Birthplace: Highgate, London, United Kingdom

Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling ...more

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The Best Rod Stewart Albums of All Time #43 of 265 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #44 of 668 The Best Rock Vocalists

Rod Woodson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 50

Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America

Roderick Kevin Woodson (born March 10, 1965) is a former American football player who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 17 seasons. He had a 10-year stint with the Pittsburgh ...more

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#14 of 543 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History #41 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #12 of 95 The Best Baltimore Ravens of All Time

Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 73

Birthplace: Gatún, Panama

Rodney Cline Carew (born October 1, 1945) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman, second baseman and coach of Panamanian descent. He played from 1967 to 1985 for the Minnesota ...more

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#25 of 709 The Best Hitters in Baseball History #49 of 598 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time #12 of 72 The Greatest Jewish Athletes Of All Time

Rod Steiger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: Died at 77 (1925-2002)

Birthplace: Westhampton, New York, USA

Rodney Stephen Steiger (April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an American actor, noted for his portrayal of offbeat, often volatile and crazed characters. Cited as "one of Hollywood's most ...more

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#146 of 1,139 The Best Actors in Film History #553 of 2,004 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #129 of 165 The Greatest Western Movie Stars

Rod Laver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 80

Birthplace: Rockhampton, Australia

Rodney George Laver (born 9 August 1938), better known as Rod Laver, is an Australian former tennis player. He was the No. 1 ranked professional from 1964 to 1970, spanning four years before and ...more

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#705 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #2 of 258 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time #10 of 89 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Rod Taylor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 89

Birthplace: Lidcombe, Australia

Rodney Sturt Taylor (11 January 1930 – 7 January 2015) was an Australian-born actor. He appeared in more than 50 feature films, including The Time Machine (1960), The Birds (1963), One Hundred ...more

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#290 of 1,139 The Best Actors in Film History #468 of 2,004 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #42 of 75 Famous Actors Who Were Almost James Bond

Rod Strickland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Rodney Strickland (born July 11, 1966) is an American basketball executive and retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player. He is currently the program manager for the NBA G League's ...more

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#277 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #65 of 162 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History #136 of 151 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

Rod Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 48

Birthplace: Texarkana, Arkansas, United States of America

Roderick Duane Smith (born May 15, 1970) is a former American football wide receiver who played thirteen seasons for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more

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#44 of 248 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time #42 of 350 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame #187 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever

Rod Serling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: Died at 51 (1924-1975)

Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA

Rodman Edward Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his ...more
Rod Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 77

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Rodrigue Gabriel Gilbert (born July 1, 1941) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played right wing on ...more
Rod Beck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Dec. at 39 (1968-2007)

Birthplace: Burbank, California

Rodney Roy "Rod" Beck (August 3, 1968 – June 23, 2007), nicknamed "Shooter", was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the San Francisco Giants ...more
Rod Blagojevich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 62

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Rod Blagojevich (, born December 10, 1956) is an American former politician who served as the 40th Governor of Illinois from 2003 until his impeachment, conviction, and removal from office in ...more
Rod Brind'Amour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 48

Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Roderic Jean Brind'Amour (born August 9, 1970) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. Brind'Amour played 20 seasons in ...more
Rod Langway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 61

Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

Rodney Cory Langway (born May 3, 1957) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the Montreal Canadiens and Washington Capitals in the National Hockey League (NHL) ...more
Rod Argent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 73

Birthplace: St Albans, United Kingdom

Rodney Terence "Rod" Argent (born 14 June 1945) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer, and record producer. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Argent came to ...more
Rod Morgenstein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 65

Birthplace: New York, United States of America

Rod Morgenstein (born April 19, 1953) is an American drummer and music educator. He is best known for his work with the rock band Winger and with the jazz fusion band Dixie Dregs.He also played ...more

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#195 of 576 The Best Drummers Of All Time #131 of 196 The Best Jazz Fusion Bands/Artists

Rod Martin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 61

Birthplace: Welch, West Virginia

Rod Martin (born April 7, 1954) is a retired National Football League linebacker who played for the Los Angeles and Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders from 1977 to 1988.
Rod Tidwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Rod Marinelli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 69

Birthplace: Rosemead, California

Rodney Marinelli (born July 13, 1949) is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He has been a defensive coach ...more
Rod Barajas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 43

Birthplace: Ontario, California

Rodrigo Richard "Rod" Barajas (born September 5, 1975) is a Mexican-American former professional baseball catcher and bench coach. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the ...more
Rod McKuen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 85

Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America

Rodney Marvin McKuen (April 29, 1933 – January 29, 2015) was an American poet, singer-songwriter, and actor. He was one of the best-selling poets in the United States during the late 1960s. ...more
Rod Hundley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Rod Hundley Age: 84

Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia

Rodney Clark "Hot Rod" Hundley (October 26, 1934 – March 27, 2015) was an American professional basketball player and television broadcaster. Hundley was the No. 1 pick of the 1957 NBA ...more

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#259 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #153 of 162 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History #93 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

Rod Rust is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Rod Rust Age: 90

Birthplace: Webster City, Iowa

Rodney Arthur Rust (August 2, 1928 – October 23, 2018) was an American football player and coach. He is best known in the United States as the head coach of the New England Patriots of the ...more
Rod Temperton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Age: 71

Birthplace: Cleethorpes, United Kingdom

Rodney Lynn Temperton (9 October 1949 – 25 September 2016) was an English songwriter, record producer, and musician. He initially made his mark as the keyboardist and main songwriter for the ...more
Rod Shoate is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Rod
Rod Shoate Dec. at 46 (1953-1999)

Birthplace: Spiro, Oklahoma

Roderick Shoate (April 26, 1953 – October 4, 1999) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was a four-time All-Big 8 Conference Player and a three-time ...more