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Who Is The Most Famous Ron In The World?

Updated December 1, 2020 820 votes 29 voters 22.3k views99 items

List RulesVote up all of the Rons you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Ron can you think of? The famous Rons and Ronalds below have many different professions, including notable actors named Ron, famous athletes named Ronald, and even musicians named Ronnie.

Ronald Reagan is certainly one of the most famous Ronalds on this list. One of the famous politicians named Ronald, he served as the 40th President of the United States. He was also an actor as well as the Governor of California.

Another of the famous people with the first name Ron is Ron Perlman. He is an actor best known for playing the title character in Hellboy and Clay Morrow on Sons of Anarchy. Drive, Blade II, and Pacific Rim are among his notable films. Ron Jeremy is another famous Ron you may recognize. 

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    Ronald Reagan

    1911-02-06

    BirthplaceTampico, Illinois, USA

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    Ron Howard

    1954-03-01

    BirthplaceDuncan, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard first...  more

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  • Ronnie Van Zant3
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    Ronnie Van Zant

    1948-01-15

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

    Ronald Wayne Van Zant (January 15, 1948 – October 20, 1977) was an American musician, known as...  more

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  • Ron Livingston4
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    Ron Livingston

    1967-06-05

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

    Ronald Joseph Livingston (born June 5, 1967) is an American actor. Livingston is known for...  more

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  • Ron Perlman5
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    Ron Perlman

    1950-04-13

    BirthplaceWashington Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Ronald Jay Perlman (born April 13, 1950) is an American actor and voice actor. He played the...  more

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  • Ronnie James Dio6
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    BirthplacePortsmouth, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Ronald James Padavona (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) known professionally as Ronnie James Dio...  more

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  • Ron Paul7
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    Ron Paul

    1935-08-20

    BirthplaceGreen Tree, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Ronald Ernest Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American author, physician, and retired...  more

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  • Ronnie Wood8
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    Ronnie Wood

    1947-06-01

    BirthplaceHillingdon, United Kingdom

    Ronald David Wood (born 1 June 1947) is an English rock musician, songwriter,...  more

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  • Ronnie Lott9
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    Ronnie Lott

    1959-05-08

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Ronald Mandel Lott (born May 8, 1959) is an American former professional football player who...  more

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  • Ronnie Spector10
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    Ronnie Spector

    1943-08-10

    BirthplaceEast Harlem, New York City, USA, New York

    Ronnie Spector (born Veronica Yvette Bennett; August 10, 1943) is an American singer. Spector...  more

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  • Ron White11
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    Ron White

    1956-12-18

    BirthplaceFritch, Texas, USA

    Ronald Dee White (born December 18, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and author,...  more

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  • Ronald Koeman12
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    Ronald Koeman

    1963-03-21

    BirthplaceZaandam, Netherlands

    Ronald Koeman (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈroːnɑlt ˈkumɑn] (listen); born 21 March 1963) is a Dutch...  more

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  • Ron Guidry13
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    Ron Guidry

    1950-08-28

    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana, United States of America

    Ronald Ames Guidry (; born August 28, 1950), nicknamed "Louisiana Lightning" and "Gator", is a...  more

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  • Ron Carey14
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    Ron Carey

    1935-12-11

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    Ronald Joseph Cicenia (December 11, 1935 – January 16, 2007), known as Ron Carey, was an...  more
  • Ronald Colman15
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    Ronald Colman

    1891-02-09

    BirthplaceLondon, Richmond, London, United Kingdom

    Ronald Charles Colman (9 February 1891 – 19 May 1958) was an English-born actor, starting his...  more
  • Ron Darling16
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    Ron Darling

    1960-08-19

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    Ronald Maurice Darling Jr. (born August 19, 1960) is an American former right-handed starting...  more
  • Ron Simmons17
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    Ron Simmons

    1958-05-15

    BirthplacePerry, Georgia, United States of America

    Ronald Simmons (born May 15, 1958) is an American retired professional wrestler and football...  more

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  • Ron Killings18
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    Ron Killings

    1972-01-19

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Ronnie Aaron Killings (born January 19, 1972) is an American professional wrestler, rapper,...  more

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  • Ron Silver19
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    Ron Silver

    1946-07-02

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    Ronald Arthur Silver (July 2, 1946 – March 15, 2009) was an American actor, director,...  more

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  • Ron Jaworski20
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    Ron Jaworski

    1951-03-23

    BirthplaceLackawanna, New York, United States of America

    Ronald Vincent Jaworski (born March 23, 1951) is a former American football quarterback. He...  more

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  • Ron Harper21
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    Ron Harper

    1964-01-20

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, United States of America

    Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964) is an American retired professional basketball player...  more

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  • Ronnie Milsap22
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    Ronnie Milsap

    1943-01-16

    BirthplaceRobbinsville, North Carolina, United States of America

    Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1943) is an American country music singer and pianist. He...  more

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  • Ronnie Barker23
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    Ronnie Barker

    1929-09-25

    BirthplaceBedford, United Kingdom

    Ronald William George Barker, (25 September 1929 – 3 October 2005) was an English actor,...  more

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  • Ronnie Montrose24
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    Ronnie Montrose

    1947-11-29

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Ronald Douglas Montrose (November 29, 1947 – March 3, 2012) was an American rock guitarist,...  more

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  • Ron Rifkin25
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    Ron Rifkin

    1939-10-31

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Ron Rifkin (born Saul M. Rifkin; October 31, 1939) is an American actor. He is best known for...  more