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

Which famous people named Roland are worth mentioning? This list includes film legend Roland Emmerich, whose films have grossed over 3 billion lifetime. Other famous Rolands include Roland Barthes, Roland Orzabal, and Roland Young. To read more about these notable people named Roland, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.

Roland Emmerich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Roland
age 63 Roland Emmerich is a German film director, screenwriter, and producer. His films, most of which are English-language, Hollywood productions, have grossed more than $3 billion worldwide. His ...more

Roland Barthes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Roland
Dec. at 65 (1915-1980) Roland Gérard Barthes was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician. Barthes' ideas explored a diverse range of fields and he influenced the development ...more

Roland Orzabal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Roland
age 57 Roland Orzabal is a British musician, songwriter and record producer. He is known mainly as a co-founding member of Tears for Fears, of which he is the main songwriter and joint vocalist, but he ...more

Roland Young is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Roland
Dec. at 66 (1887-1953) Roland Young was an English actor.

Roland Joffé is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Roland
age 73 Roland Joffé is an English-French film director who is known for his Oscar nominated movies The Killing Fields and The Mission. He began his career in television. His early television ...more

Roland Harper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Roland
age 66 Roland Harper is a former professional American football player who played running back for eight seasons for the Chicago Bears. He was selected in the 17th and final round of the 1975 draft ...more

Roland Freisler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Roland
Dec. at 52 (1893-1945) Roland Freisler was a prominent and notorious Nazi lawyer and judge. He was State Secretary of the Reich Ministry of Justice and President of the People's Court, which was set up outside ...more

Roland James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Roland
age 61 Roland Orlando James is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive back in the National Football League for eleven seasons during the 1980s and early 1990s. ...more

Roland Dyens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Roland
age 63 Roland Dyens is a French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger.

Roland Lakes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Roland
Dec. at 73 (1939-2012) Roland Hayes Lakes was an American football defensive lineman. He played defensive tackle at University of Wichita, and then for eleven seasons in the NFL.

Roland Brückner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Roland
age 63 Roland Brückner is a retired German gymnast. He competed at the 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics in all artistic gymnastics events and won a bronze and a silver medal in the team competition, ...more

Roland Gwynne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Roland
Dec. at 89 (1882-1971) Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Roland Vaughan Gwynne, DSO, DL, JP was Mayor of Eastbourne, Sussex, from 1928 to 1931. He was also a patient and close friend of the suspected serial killer Dr John Bodkin ...more

Roland Culver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Roland
Dec. at 84 (1900-1984) Roland Joseph Culver OBE was an English stage, film and television actor.

Roland Kickinger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Roland
age 50 Roland Kickinger is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder and actor from Vienna. Standing 6-feet-4-inches-tall and weighing from 250-300 pounds, he has appeared in numerous bodybuilding ...more

Roland La Starza is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Roland
Dec. at 82 (1927-2009) Roland La Starza was an American boxer and actor. Originally from the Van Nest section of the Bronx, La Starza fought 66 professional bouts from July 7, 1947 to May 8, 1961. He won 57 of the ...more

Roland Topor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Roland
Dec. at 59 (1938-1997) Roland Topor, was a French illustrator, painter, writer, filmmaker and actor, known for the surreal nature of his work. He was of Polish-Jewish origin and spent the early years of his life in ...more

Roland Ratzenberger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Roland
Dec. at 34 (1960-1994) Roland Ratzenberger was an Austrian racing driver who raced in sports prototype, Formula Nippon, Formula 3000 and Formula One. He died during qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, the ...more

Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Roland
age 41 Roland Gerhard Fryer, Jr. is an American economist and the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He also maintains offices at the National Bureau of Economic Research and W. E. ...more

Roland Grapow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Roland
age 59 Roland Grapow is a professional guitarist and music producer. Grapow is best known for his time in the leading power metal band Helloween, who he played with for 12 years after replacing ...more

Roland Matthes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Roland
age 68 Roland Matthes is a retired German swimmer and the most successful backstroke swimmer of all times. Between April 1967 and August 1974 he won all backstroke competitions he entered. He won four ...more

Roland Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Roland
age 55 Roland Nilsson is a Swedish football manager. As a player, Nilsson played 116 games for Sweden, making him third only to Thomas Ravelli and Anders Svensson in international appearances for ...more

Roland Hedlund is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Roland
age 85 Roland Hedlund is a Swedish actor. For his role in the 1969 film Ådalen 31 he won the Best Actor award at the 6th Guldbagge Awards. He has appeared in more than 60 films and television ...more

Roland Pertwee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Roland
Dec. at 78 (1885-1963) Roland Pertwee is an actor and screenwriter.

Roland Dane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Roland
age 42 Roland Dane is a film director, pornographic actor and a film producer.

Roland Arnall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Roland
Roland Arnall Dec. at 69 (1939-2008) Roland E. Arnall was an American businessman and diplomat. As the owner of ACC Capital Holdings, he became a billionaire with Ameriquest Mortgage. He was co-founder of the Simon Wiesenthal ...more