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Who Is The Most Famous Ronald Or Ron In The World?

Updated February 16, 2021 691 votes 22 voters 16.6k views108 items

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

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

Ronald Reagan is certainly one of the most famous Ronalds on this list. One of the famous politicians named Ronald, he served as the President of the United States from 1981 until 1989. He was also an actor, appearing in such films as The Killers and John Loves Mary.

Another of the famous people with the first name Ronald is Ron Howard. He was an actor before becoming a director. His films include Backdraft, Far and Away, and Apollo 13. You may also recognize Ronnie Ortiz-Magro from MTV's The Jersey Shore.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Ronald? Just add them to the list!

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    Ronald Reagan

    1911-02-06

    BirthplaceTampico, Illinois, USA

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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  • Ronnie James Dio7
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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 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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    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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  • Ronnie Ortiz-Magro10
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    Ronnie Ortiz-Magro

    1985-12-04

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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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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  • Ronald Perelman12
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    Ronald Perelman

    1943-01-01

    BirthplaceGreensboro, North Carolina

    Ronald Owen Perelman (; born January 1, 1943) is an American banker, businessman, investor,...  more

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  • Ron Jaworski13
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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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  • Ronnie Montrose14
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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 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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  • Ronnie Barker16
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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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    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
  • Ronnie Milsap18
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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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  • Ron Rifkin19
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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
  • Ronnie Corbett20
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    Ronnie Corbett

    1930-12-04

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    Ronald Balfour Corbett (4 December 1930 – 31 March 2016) was a Scottish stand-up comedian,...  more

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    Ron Rivera

    1962-01-07

    BirthplaceFort Ord, California

    Ronald Eugene "Ron" Rivera (born January 7, 1962) also known as "Riverboat Ron" is an American...  more

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  • Ron Simmons22
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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 Cook23
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    Ron Cook

    1948-01-01

    BirthplaceSouth Shields, United Kingdom

    Ronald G. Cook (born late 1948) is an English actor who has been active in the theatre, film...  more
  • Ron Lea24
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    Ron Lea

    1960-01-01

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Ron Lea is a Canadian actor. Lea can be seen in many movies on television, but may be most...  more
  • Ronald Isley25
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    Ronald Isley

    1941-05-21

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Ronald Isley (; born May 21, 1941), also known as Mr. Biggs, is an American recording artist,...  more