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

Updated February 16, 2021 905 votes 23 voters 16.9k 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.

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    Ronald Reagan

    1911-02-06
    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
    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
    Ronald Jay Perlman (born April 13, 1950) is an American actor and voice actor. He played the...  more

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    Ronnie Van Zant

    1948-01-15
    Ronald Wayne Van Zant (January 15, 1948 – October 20, 1977) was an American musician, known as...  more

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    #59 of 489 The Best Rock Vocalists#43 of 227 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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    Ronnie Wood

    1947-06-01
    Ronald David Wood (born 1 June 1947) is an English rock musician, songwriter,...  more

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

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    Ron White

    1956-12-18
    Ronald Dee White (born December 18, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and author,...  more

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    Ron Livingston

    1967-06-05
    Ronald Joseph Livingston (born June 5, 1967) is an American actor. Livingston is known for...  more

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    Ron Paul

    1935-08-20
    Ronald Ernest Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American author, physician, and retired...  more

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    Ronald Perelman

    1943-01-01
    Ronald Owen Perelman (; born January 1, 1943) is an American banker, businessman, investor,...  more

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    Ronnie Lott

    1959-05-08
    Ronald Mandel Lott (born May 8, 1959) is an American former professional football player who...  more

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    Ronnie Ortiz-Magro

    1985-12-04
    Ronnie Ortiz-Magro appeared in the 2012 film The Three Stooges....  more
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    Ronnie Montrose

    1947-11-29
    Ronald Douglas Montrose (November 29, 1947 – March 3, 2012) was an American rock guitarist,...  more

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    Ron Silver

    1946-07-02
    Ronald Arthur Silver (July 2, 1946 – March 15, 2009) was an American actor, director,...  more

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    Ronnie Milsap

    1943-01-16
    Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1943) is an American country music singer and pianist. He...  more

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    #720 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#47 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time

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    Ron Jaworski

    1951-03-23
    Ronald Vincent Jaworski (born March 23, 1951) is a former American football quarterback. He...  more

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    Ronald Colman

    1891-02-09
    Ronald Charles Colman (9 February 1891 – 19 May 1958) was an English-born actor, starting his...  more

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    Ron Rifkin

    1939-10-31
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    Ronnie Barker

    1929-09-25
    Ronald William George Barker, (25 September 1929 – 3 October 2005) was an English actor,...  more

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    Ronnie Corbett

    1930-12-04
    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
    Ronald Eugene "Ron" Rivera (born January 7, 1962) also known as "Riverboat Ron" is an American...  more
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    Ron Simmons

    1958-05-15
    Ronald Simmons (born May 15, 1958) is an American retired professional wrestler and football...  more

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    Ronald Magill

    1920-04-21
    Ronald Edmund Magill (21 April 1920 – 6 September 2007) was an English actor. He is best...  more
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    Ronnie Dunn

    1953-06-01
    Ronnie Gene Dunn (born June 1, 1953) is an American country music singer-songwriter and record...  more

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    Ron Leibman

    1937-10-11
    Ronald Leibman (October 11, 1937 - December 6, 2019) was an American actor. He won both the...  more