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Who Is The Most Famous Ron In The World?

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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.

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  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan

    Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)

    BirthplaceTampico, Illinois, United States of America

    Ronald Wilson Reagan (; February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician who served... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ron Howard

    Ron Howard

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceDuncan, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard first... more on Wikipedia
  • Ron Perlman

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Ron Livingston

    BirthplaceCedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

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

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  • Ronnie James Dio

    Ronnie James Dio

    Dec. at 68 (1942-2010)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, New Hampshire, United States of America

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

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  • Ronnie Van Zant

    Ronnie Van Zant

    Dec. at 29 (1948-1977)

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

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

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  • Ronnie Wood

    BirthplaceHillingdon, United Kingdom

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

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  • Ron Paul

    Ron Paul

    Age: 85

    BirthplaceGreen Tree, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

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  • Ronnie Lott

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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

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  • Ronnie Spector

    BirthplaceEast Harlem, New York City, USA, New York

    Ronnie Spector (born Veronica Yvette Bennett; August 10, 1943) is an American singer. Spector... more on Wikipedia
  • Ron Simmons

    BirthplacePerry, Georgia, United States of America

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

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  • Ron Jaworski

    BirthplaceLackawanna, New York, United States of America

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

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  • Ron Killings

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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

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  • Ron Guidry

    Ron Guidry

    Age: 70

    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana, United States of America

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

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  • Ronald Koeman

    BirthplaceZaandam, Netherlands

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

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  • Ron Santo

    Ron Santo

    Dec. at 70 (1940-2010)

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Ronald Edward Santo (February 25, 1940 – December 3, 2010) was an American Major League... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ron Harper

    Ron Harper

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio

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

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  • Ronnie Montrose

    Ronnie Montrose

    Dec. at 65 (1947-2012)

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

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

    Ron Silver

    Dec. at 63 (1946-2009)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • Ron Darling

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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

    Ron White

    Age: 63

    BirthplaceFritch, Texas, United States of America

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

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  • Ronnie Milsap

    BirthplaceRobbinsville, North Carolina, United States of America

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

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  • Ronnie Barker

    Ronnie Barker

    Dec. at 76 (1929-2005)

    BirthplaceBedford, United Kingdom

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

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  • Ron Hextall

    BirthplaceBrandon, Canada

    Ronald Jeffrey Hextall (born May 3, 1964) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey... more on Wikipedia
  • Ron Francis

    BirthplaceSault Ste. Marie, Canada

    Ronald Michael Francis Jr. (born March 1, 1963) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey... more on Wikipedia