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Famous People Named Ronald

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List of famous people named Ronald, along with photos. How many celebrities named Ron can you think of? The famous Ronalds below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Ron, athletes named Ronald, and even political figures named Ron. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Ronald? Add them to the list.

The famous Ronalds on the list below are all very distinct personalities. Leading us off is none other than Reagan who was immortalized by Bodhi in "Point Break," who is also our one and only president named Ronald. Other famous Ronalds are the director and one time actor Howard, #1 49er on our list, Lott, and let's not forget a Rolling Stone named Ronald, Mr. Ronnie Wood himself.
  • 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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  • 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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    #9 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History#2 of 104 The Best USC Trojans Players of All Time

  • 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 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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    #232 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World#989 of 1,357 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • 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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    #233 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever#212 of 301 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

  • 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 Wood

    BirthplaceHillingdon, United Kingdom

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

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    #315 of 603 The Best Rock Vocalists#112 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

  • 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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    #66 of 468 The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time#54 of 69 The Best WWE Superstars of the '90s

  • 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 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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  • Ronald Perelman

    BirthplaceGreensboro, North Carolina

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

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    #4 of 28 The Best Forbes Covers#25 of 205 Celebrities Born On New Year's Day

  • 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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    #61 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#471 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • 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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    #85 of 188 WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century#13 of 87 The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

  • 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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    #14 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#282 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

  • 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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    #626 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#331 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • 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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    #134 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame#149 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History

  • 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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    #142 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#71 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • 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

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    #78 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time#1242 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • 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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    #21 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#144 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time

  • Ronnie Ortiz-Magro

    Ronnie Ortiz-Magro

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceNew 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

    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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    #716 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#49 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time

  • 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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    #4 of 173 The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time#204 of 239 The Greatest British Actors of All Time

  • Ron Hextall

    BirthplaceBrandon, Canada

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