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Who Is The Most Famous Rod, Rodney, Or Roderick In The World?

Updated February 19, 2021 626 votes 23 voters 8.9k views76 items

List RulesVote up all of the Rodneys or Rodericks you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Rod, Rodney, or Roderick can you think of? The famous Rodneys and Rodericks below have many different professions, including notable actors named Rod, famous musicians named Roderick, and even athletes named Rodney.

Rod Stewart is certainly one of the most famous Rods on this list. One of the famous singer-songwriters named Roderick, he started his career performing with The Dimensions, The Jeff Beck Group, and Faces, before becoming a successful solo artist. “Maggie May,” “You Wear It Well,” and “Da Ya Think I'm Sexy” are among his biggest hits.

Another of the famous people with the first name Rodney is Rodney Dangerfield. He was a comedian and actor. He starred in such films as Caddyshack and Back to School. Rod Sterling, Rod Steiger, and Rod Taylor are also famous actors named Rod.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Rodney or Roderick? Just add them to the list! Then vote up all of the Rods and Rodneys you recognize.

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  • Rodney Dangerfield1
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    BirthplaceDeer Park, New York, United States of America

    Jack Roy (born Jacob Rodney Cohen, November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004), popularly known by...  more

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  • Rod Stewart2
    20

    Rod Stewart

    1945-01-10

    BirthplaceHighgate, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter....  more

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  • Rod Steiger3
    17

    Rod Steiger

    1925-04-14

    BirthplaceWesthampton, New York, United States of America

    Rodney Stephen Steiger (April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an American actor, noted for his...  more

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  • Rod Serling4
    17

    Rod Serling

    1924-12-25

    BirthplaceSyracuse, New York, USA

    Rodman Edward Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter,...  more
  • Rod Argent5
    17

    Rod Argent

    1945-06-14

    BirthplaceSt Albans, United Kingdom

    Rodney Terence "Rod" Argent (born 14 June 1945) is an English musician, singer, songwriter,...  more
  • Rod Taylor6
    17

    Rod Taylor

    1930-01-11

    BirthplaceLidcombe, Australia

    Rodney Sturt Taylor (11 January 1930 – 7 January 2015) was an Australian-born actor. He...  more

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  • Rodney Carrington7
    11

    BirthplaceLongview, Texas, USA

    Rodney Scott Carrington (born October 19, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and...  more
  • Rodney Crowell8
    11

    Rodney Crowell

    1950-08-07

    BirthplaceCrosby, Texas, USA

    Rodney Crowell (born August 7, 1950) is an American musician, known primarily for his work as...  more
  • Rodney King9
    11

    Rodney King

    1965-04-02

    BirthplaceSacramento, California, United States of America

    Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an American construction worker turned...  more

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  • Rodney Alcala10
    10

    Rodney Alcala

    1943-08-23

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Rodney James Alcala (born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor; August 23, 1943) is an American...  more

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  • Rod Brind'Amour11
    14

    Rod Brind'Amour

    1970-08-09

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Roderic Jean Brind'Amour (born August 9, 1970) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and...  more
  • Rod Morgenstein12
    14

    Rod Morgenstein

    1953-04-19

    BirthplaceNew York, United States of America

    Rod Morgenstein (born April 19, 1953) is an American drummer and music educator. He is best...  more

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  • Rodney Atkins13
    11

    Rodney Atkins

    1969-03-28

    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Rodney Allan Atkins (born March 28, 1969) is an American country music singer and songwriter....  more

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  • Rod Woodson14
    11

    Rod Woodson

    1965-03-10

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America

    Roderick Kevin Woodson (born March 10, 1965) is a former American football player who played...  more

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  • Rod Blagojevich15
    8

    Rod Blagojevich

    1956-12-10

    BirthplaceChicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States

    Rod Blagojevich (, born December 10, 1956) is an American former politician who served as the...  more

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  • Rodney P16
    12

    Rodney P

    1969-12-12
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  • Rod Lurie17
    10

    Rod Lurie

    1962-05-15

    BirthplaceIsrael

    Rod Lurie (born May 15, 1962) is an Israeli-American director, screenwriter and former film...  more
  • Rod Roddy18
    10

    Rod Roddy

    1937-09-28

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    Robert Ray "Rod" Roddy (September 28, 1937 – October 27, 2003) was an American radio and...  more
  • Rod Temperton19
    14

    Rod Temperton

    1947-10-15

    BirthplaceCleethorpes, United Kingdom

    Rodney Lynn Temperton (9 October 1949 – 25 September 2016) was an English songwriter, record...  more
  • Rodney Jerkins20
    14

    Rodney Jerkins

    1977-07-29

    BirthplaceUSA, Pleasantville, New Jersey

    Rodney Roy Jerkins (born July 29, 1977), also known by his stage name Darkchild, is an...  more
  • Rodney Harvey21
    14

    Rodney Harvey

    1967-07-31

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Rodney Michael Harvey (July 31, 1967 – April 11, 1998) was an American actor and dancer....  more
  • Rodney Saulsberry22

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Rodney Jerome Saulsberry (born July 11, 1956) is an American voice-over performer, actor,...  more
  • Rod Wave23
    7

    Rod Wave

    1999-08-27
    Rodarius Marcell Green (born August 27, 1999), better known as Rod Wave, is an American rapper...  more

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  • Rodney Eastman24
    12

    Rodney Eastman

    1967-07-20

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Rodney Eastman (born July 20, 1967) is a Canadian actor. He is also a musician in a band...  more
  • Rodney Sheppard25
    11

    Rodney Sheppard

    1967-11-25

    BirthplaceTrinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

    Rodney Sheppard (born November 25, 1967) is an American musician who is the guitarist of the...  more