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Famous People Named Rodney 

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If your name is Rodney, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Rodney, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Rodney can you think of? The famous Rodneys below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Rodney, athletes named Rodney, and even political figures named Rodney. The music industry is no stranger to the name Rodney, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Rodney are worth mentioning? This list includes Rod Stewart, Rod Woodson, Rodney Dangerfield and Rod Carew. To read more about these notable people named Rodney, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
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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Rod Woodson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
Age: 53

Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

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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Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
Dec. at 83 (1921-2004)

Birthplace: USA, New York, Deer Park

Jack Roy (born Jacob Rodney Cohen, November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004), popularly known by the stage name Rodney Dangerfield, was an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, producer, ...more

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Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
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
Rodney Harrison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
Age: 46

Birthplace: Markham, Illinois

Rodney Scott Harrison (born December 15, 1971) is an American former professional football player in the National Football League (NFL). Harrison played strong safety for the San Diego Chargers ...more

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Rod Steiger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
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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Rod Laver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
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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Rod Taylor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
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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Rod Strickland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
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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Rod Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
Age: 45

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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Rodney Stuckey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
Age: 32

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington

Rodney Norvell Stuckey (born April 21, 1986) is an American former professional basketball player. He previously played seven seasons for the Detroit Pistons and three seasons for the Indiana ...more
Rod Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
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 Blagojevich is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
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 Beck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
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 Serling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
Dec. at 51 (1924-1975)

Birthplace: USA, New York, Syracuse

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
Rodney King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
Dec. at 47 (1965-2012)

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States of America

Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an American construction worker turned writer and activist after surviving an act of police brutality by the Los Angeles Police Department. ...more

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Rod Brind'Amour is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
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) 18 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
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
Rodney Crowell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
Age: 68

Birthplace: Crosby, Texas, USA

Rodney Crowell (born August 7, 1950) is an American musician, known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in country music. Crowell has had five number one singles on Hot Country ...more

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Rodney Carrington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
Age: 50

Birthplace: Longview, Texas, USA

Rodney Scott Carrington (born October 19, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and country music artist. He has released six major-label studio albums and a greatest-hits package, on ...more

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Rodney Hampton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
Rodney Hampton Age: 46

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Rodney Craig Hampton (born April 3, 1969) is a former professional American football player who was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft. He was a starting ...more

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Rodney Alcala is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
Age: 75

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas

Rodney James Alcala (born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor; August 23, 1943) is an American convicted rapist and serial killer. He was sentenced to death in California in 2010 for five murders ...more

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Rod Argent is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
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
Rodney Peete is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
Age: 49

Birthplace: Mesa, Arizona, USA

Rodney Peete (born March 16, 1966) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 years. He played college football for the USC Trojans ...more

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Rodney McCray is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Rodney
Age: 57

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York

Rodney Earl McCray (born August 29, 1961) is an American former basketball player. A 6'7" small forward, he spent 10 seasons (1983–93) in the National Basketball Association (NBA), tallying ...more