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List of famous people named Ron, along with photos. How many celebrities named Ronald can you think of? The famous Rons below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Ron, athletes named Ronnie, and even political figures named Ronald. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Ron? Add them to the list.
 
Ron Howard first started acting at the age of 6 in the show The Andy Griffith Show and as a teen was in the hit show Happy Days. He now directs and produces films, such as A Beautiful Mind, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Director. He also directed and narrated the hit t.v. show Arrested Development. Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States. Known as an actor and a union leader first, he is definitely an interesting President. He became the 33rd Governor of California and is known for his "Reagonomics".
Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)

Birthplace: Tampico, Illinois, United States of America

Ronald Wilson Reagan (; February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Prior to his presidency, he was a ...more

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Ronnie Lott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 59

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Ronald Mandel Lott (born May 8, 1959) is an American former professional football player who was a cornerback, free safety, and strong safety in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen ...more

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Ron Howard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 64

Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma, United States of America

Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard first came to prominence as a child actor, guest starring in several television series, most notably in an ...more

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Ron Paul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 83

Birthplace: Green Tree, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Ronald Ernest Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American author, physician, and retired politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 ...more

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Ron Perlman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 68

Birthplace: Washington 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 role of Vincent on the television series Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990), for which he won a Golden ...more

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Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Dec. at 68 (1942-2010)

Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States of America

Ronald James Padavona (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) known professionally as Ronnie James Dio or simply Dio, was an American heavy metal singer-songwriter and composer. He fronted or founded ...more

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11 Myths About Ronnie James Dio Debunked #23 of 696 The Best Rock Vocalists #905 of 2,040 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

Ron Simmons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 60

Birthplace: Perry, Georgia, United States of America

Ronald Simmons (born May 15, 1958) is an American retired professional wrestler and football player. He performed for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) ...more

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Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Dec. at 29 (1948-1977)

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

Ronald Wayne Van Zant (January 15, 1948 – October 20, 1977) was an American musician, known as the lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and founding member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. ...more

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#94 of 311 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #58 of 696 The Best Rock Vocalists #24 of 398 The Best Frontmen in Rock

Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 64

Birthplace: Lackawanna, New York, United States of America

Ronald Vincent Jaworski (born March 23, 1951) is a former American football quarterback. He was also an NFL analyst on ESPN. He is the CEO of Ron Jaworski Golf Management, Inc., based out of ...more

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#73 of 257 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time #567 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #215 of 350 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Ron Killings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 47

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Ronnie Aaron Killings (born January 19, 1972) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, and actor better known under the ring name R-Truth. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs ...more

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Ronnie Wood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 71

Birthplace: Hillingdon, United Kingdom

Ronald David Wood (born 1 June 1947) is an English rock musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, artist, author and radio personality best known as a member of The Rolling Stones since 1975, ...more

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#304 of 696 The Best Rock Vocalists #239 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #124 of 639 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 68

Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Ronald Ames Guidry (; born August 28, 1950), nicknamed "Louisiana Lightning" and "Gator", is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) left-handed pitcher who played his entire ...more

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#40 of 523 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame #16 of 157 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time #298 of 597 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

Ronald Koeman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 55

Birthplace: Zaandam, Netherlands

Ronald Koeman (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈroːnɑlt ˈkumɑn] (listen); born 21 March 1963) is a Dutch retired footballer who has been manager of the Netherlands national team since 2018. He is the ...more

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#305 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #70 of 464 The Best Soccer Defenders of All Time #370 of 1,415 The Best Soccer Players of All Time

Ron Santo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Dec. at 70 (1940-2010)

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington

Ronald Edward Santo (February 25, 1940 – December 3, 2010) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) third baseman who played for the Chicago Cubs from 1960 through 1973 and the Chicago White ...more

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#193 of 707 The Best Hitters in Baseball History #168 of 597 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time #152 of 320 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 55

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio

Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964) is an American retired professional basketball player and five-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion. He played for four teams in the NBA ...more

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Ronnie Montrose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Dec. at 65 (1947-2012)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Ronald Douglas Montrose (November 29, 1947 – March 3, 2012) was an American rock guitarist, who led the bands Montrose (1973-77 & 1987) and Gamma (1979-83 & 2000) and also performed and ...more

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Ron Silver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Dec. at 63 (1946-2009)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Ronald Arthur Silver (July 2, 1946 – March 15, 2009) was an American actor, director, producer, radio host, and political activist. As an actor, he portrayed Henry Kissinger, Alan M. Dershowitz ...more

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Ron Darling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 58

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Ronald Maurice Darling Jr. (born August 19, 1960) is an American former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) who played for the New York Mets, Montreal Expos, and Oakland ...more
Ron White is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 62

Birthplace: Fritch, Texas, United States of America

Ronald Dee White (born December 18, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and author, best known as a charter member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Nicknamed "Tater Salad", he ...more

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#137 of 362 The Funniest People Of All Time #26 of 402 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time #269 of 532 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

Ron Livingston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 51

Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

Ronald Joseph Livingston (born June 5, 1967) is an American actor. Livingston is known for his starring role as Peter Gibbons in the 1999 film Office Space, as well as his role as Captain Lewis ...more

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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Age: 33

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro appeared in the 2012 film The Three Stooges.

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Ronnie Milsap is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 76

Birthplace: Robbinsville, North Carolina, United States of America

Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1943) is an American country music singer and pianist. He was one of country music's most popular and influential performers of the 1970s and 1980s. He became ...more

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Ronnie Barker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Dec. at 76 (1929-2005)

Birthplace: Bedford, United Kingdom

Ronald William George Barker, (25 September 1929 – 3 October 2005) was an English actor, comedian and writer. He was known for roles in British comedy television series such as Porridge, The Two ...more

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Ron Hextall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 54

Birthplace: Brandon, Canada

Ronald Jeffrey Hextall (born May 3, 1964) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played 13 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons for the Philadelphia Flyers, Quebec ...more
Ron Francis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ron
Age: 55

Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Ronald Michael Francis Jr. (born March 1, 1963) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre. He is the general manager of the upcoming Seattle NHL team that plans to play its first ...more