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List of famous people named Roger, along with photos. How many celebrities named Roger can you think of? The famous Rogers below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Roger, athletes named Roger, and even political figures named Roger. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Roger? Add them to the list.

There's quite the athletic list of Rogers here: Cowboy's Roger Staubach, tennis champion Roger Federer, and former Yankee's pitcher Roger Clemens are all Roger All Stars. Speaking of stars, Roger Waters is a legend in the music industry, as Pink Floyd's The Wall is still being toured internationally. The late Roger Ebert, along with his partner, Roper, made new feats when it came to reviewing Hollywood.
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Roger
American football player

Age: 73

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942), nicknamed "Roger the Dodger", "Captain America" and "Captain Comeback", is an American former football quarterback in ...more

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Roger Federer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Tennis player, Athlete

Age: 37

Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

← Roger Federer (German pronunciation: [ˈrɔdʒər ˈfeːdərər]; born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 3 in men's singles tennis by the ...more

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#11 of 258 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time #3 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #1 of 89 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Film Score Composer, Bassist, Record producer

Age: 75

Birthplace: Great Bookham, United Kingdom

George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English songwriter, singer, bassist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Waters initially served solely ...more

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The Best Roger Waters Albums of All Time #35 of 269 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #167 of 668 The Best Rock Vocalists

Roger Moore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Television director, Soldier, Television producer

Age: 91

Birthplace: Stockwell, London, United Kingdom

Sir Roger George Moore (14 October 1927 – 23 May 2017) was an English actor best known for playing British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films from 1973 to 1985, beginning with Live ...more

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Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Baseball player, Actor, Athlete

Age: 56

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962), nicknamed "Rocket", is an American former baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams. Clemens was ...more

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Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer

Age: 75

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Roger Harry Daltrey (born 1 March 1944) is an English singer and actor. He is a founder, member, and lead singer of the rock band the Who. Daltrey is known for his powerful voice and energetic ...more

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#17 of 668 The Best Rock Vocalists #575 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Time #209 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time

Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 51 (1934-1985)

Birthplace: Hibbing, Minnesota, United States of America

Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American professional baseball right fielder. He is best known for setting a new major league baseball single-season home run ...more

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Roger Ebert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Film critic, Journalist, Television producer

Age: Dec. at 71 (1942-2013)

Birthplace: USA, Urbana, Illinois

Roger Joseph Ebert (; June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until ...more

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The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars #567 of 925 People We Wish Were Still Alive #2,181 of 2,444 The Most Influential People of All Time

Roger Craig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Actor, American football player

Age: 55

Birthplace: USA, Davenport, Iowa

Roger Timothy Craig (born July 10, 1960) is an American former football running back in the National Football League (NFL). He played for the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Raiders and ...more
Roger Wehrli is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Roger
American football player

Age: 68

Birthplace: New Point, Missouri

Roger Russell Wehrli (born November 26, 1947) is an American former football player who was a cornerback for his entire 14-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals of the National Football ...more
Roger Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Disc jockey

Age: 51

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Roger Sanchez (born June 1, 1967) is a Dominican-American house music DJ, remixer and producer. He won a Grammy Award for his remix of "Hella Good" by No Doubt in 2003, and is best ...more

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Roger Taylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Roger Taylor Musician, Drummer

Age: 58

Birthplace: Nechells, United Kingdom

Roger Andrew Taylor (born 26 April 1960) is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the new wave music band Duran Duran from their inception until 1985, and again from 2001 onwards. ...more

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Roger Meddows Taylor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 69

Birthplace: Dersingham, England

Roger Meddows Taylor (born 26 July 1949) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the drummer for the rock band Queen. As a drummer, Taylor was ...more

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#279 of 668 The Best Rock Vocalists #116 of 576 The Best Drummers Of All Time #481 of 846 These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time

Roger Corman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 92

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926) is an American director, producer, and actor. He has been called "The Pope of Pop Cinema" and is known as a trailblazer in the world of ...more

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#133 of 778 The Greatest Directors In Movie History #29 of 54 The Best Horror Directors in Film History #62 of 69 The Most Psychedelic People Ever

Roger Goodell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Actor

Age: 60

Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States of America

Roger Stokoe Goodell (born February 19, 1959) is an American businessman who is currently the Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL). On August 8, 2006, Goodell was chosen to succeed ...more
Roger Miller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist

Age: Dec. at 56 (1936-1992)

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Roger Dean Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, widely known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs and his chart-topping ...more

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#180 of 332 The Top Country Artists of All Time #133 of 279 The Top Pop Artists of the 1960s #204 of 846 These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time

Roger Hodgson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Roger Hodgson Songwriter, Musician, Composer

Age: 68

Birthplace: South East England, Eurasia, South West England, Dorset, United Kingdom, + more

Charles Roger Pomfret Hodgson (born 21 March 1950) is an English musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former co-frontman and founder member of progressive rock band Supertramp. ...more

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#83 of 269 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #157 of 231 The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time #193 of 398 The Best Frontmen in Rock

Roger Milla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Roger Milla

Age: 66

Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Albert Roger Miller (born 20 May 1952), known as Roger Milla, is a retired Cameroonian professional footballer who played as a forward. He was one of the first African players to be major stars ...more

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#102 of 1,419 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #78 of 203 The Best Soccer Players of the '90s #8 of 50 The Best Black Soccer Players Of All Time

Roger Glover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Film Score Composer, Bassist, Record producer

Age: 73

Birthplace: Brecon, United Kingdom

Roger David Glover (born 30 November 1945) is a British bassist, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the bassist for hard rock bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. Glover wrote the ...more

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#21 of 185 The All-Time Best Rock Bassists #16 of 74 The Best Rock Bass Player of the 1970s #140 of 180 The Best Psychedelic Rock Bands

Roger McGuinn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Roger McGuinn Record producer, Guitarist, Musician

Age: 76

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Roger McGuinn (James Roger McGuinn, born James Joseph McGuinn III; July 13, 1942) is an American musician. He is best known for being the frontman of the Byrds. He was inducted into the Rock and ...more
Roger Connor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Manager, Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 74 (1857-1931)

Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut

Roger Connor (July 1, 1857 – January 4, 1931) was a 19th-century Major League Baseball (MLB) player. He played for several teams, but his longest tenure was in New York, where he was responsible ...more

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#85 of 709 The Best Hitters in Baseball History #139 of 598 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time #142 of 320 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Roger Bacon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Chemist, Scientist, Astrologer

Age: Dec. at 80 (1214-1294)

Birthplace: Ilchester, United Kingdom

Roger Bacon (; Latin: Rogerus or Rogerius Baconus, Baconis, also Frater Rogerus; c. 1219/20 – c. 1292), also known by the scholastic accolade Doctor Mirabilis, was a medieval English philosopher ...more

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Roger Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Roger

Age: Dec. at 55 (1942-1997)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Roger William Brown (May 22, 1942 – March 4, 1997) was an American professional basketball player. Brown was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 8, 2013.

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#425 of 873 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #15 of 24 The Best Small Forwards of the 70s #110 of 347 The Best NBA Players from New York

Roger Byrne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Roger

Age: Dec. at 29 (1929-1958)

Birthplace: Manchester, United Kingdom

Roger William Byrne (8 February 1929 – 6 February 1958) was an English footballer and captain of Manchester United. He died at the age of 28 in the Munich air disaster. He was one of the eight ...more
Roger Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Roger
Athlete, Presenter

Age: 52

Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Roger Anthony Black MBE (born 31 March 1966) is a British retired athlete. During his athletics career, he won individual silver medals in the 400 metres sprint at both the Olympic Games and ...more