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Who Is The Most Famous Rory In The World?

Updated November 24, 2020 376 votes 33 voters 15k views40 items

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

Rory Gallagher is certainly one of the most famous Rorys on this list. One of the famous musicians named Rory, he was a member of Taste as well as a solo artist. “A Million Miles Away,” "Shadow Play,” and “Bullfrog Blues” are among his popular songs.

Another of the famous people with the first name Rory is Rory Culkin. He is an actor and brother of Macaulay and Kieran Culkin. He was in such movies as Signs, The Night Listener, and Intruders.

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

  • 1

    BirthplaceBallyshannon, Republic of Ireland


    William Rory Gallagher ( GAL-ə-hər; 2 March 1948 – 14 June 1995) was an Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer. Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and brought up in  ...more

    The Best Rory Gallagher Albums of All Time#206 of 298 The Best Frontmen in Rock#43 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

  • 2

    BirthplaceHolywood, Bangor, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Rory McIlroy (born 4 May 1989) is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He was world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95  ...more

    #23 of 165 The Best Golfers Of All Time#5 of 86 The Best Pro Golfers Right Now, Ranked#1 of 14 The Best Irish Golfers of All Time

  • 3

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Rory Calhoun (born Francis Timothy McCown, August 8, 1922 – April 28, 1999) was an American film and television actor, screenwriter and producer. He starred in numerous Westerns in the 1950s and  ...more
  • 4

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland


    Rory Philip McCann (born 24 April 1969) is a Scottish actor, best known for portraying Sandor "The Hound" Clegane on the HBO series Game of Thrones and Michael "Lurch" Armstrong in Edgar Wright's  ...more

    #138 of 220 The Greatest British Actors of All Time#12 of 44 Surprising Places The 'Game of Thrones' Cast Has Landed Since The Show Ended#24 of 62 The Best Scottish Actors of All Time

  • 5

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Rory Hugh Culkin (born July 21, 1989) is an American actor who is known for his roles in Scream 4, Lords Of Chaos, You Can Count on Me and M. Night Shyamalan's Signs and is the younger brother of  ...more
  • 6

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Syracuse

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Rory Cochrane (born February 28, 1972) is an American actor. He is known for playing Ron Slater in Dazed and Confused, Lucas in Empire Records, Lee Schatz in Argo, Freck in A Scanner Darkly and Tim  ...more

    #23 of 36 30+ Famous People of Indian Descent#7 of 11 'Empire Records' Has The Most '90s Cast Imaginable And They've Gone On To Big (And Small) Things

  • 7

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Rory Elizabeth Katherine Kennedy (born December 12, 1968) is an American documentary filmmaker and youngest child of U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy. Kennedy has made documentary films  ...more
  • 8

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Roderick Keith Ogilvy "Rory" Bremner, (born 6 April 1961) is a Scottish impressionist and comedian, noted for his work in political satire and impressions of British public figures. He is also known  ...more
  • 9

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom


    Rory Michael Kinnear (born 17 February 1978) is an English actor and playwright who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. In 2014, he won the Olivier Award for  ...more
  • 10

    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Rory Markas (December 20, 1955 – January 4, 2010) was an American sportscaster best known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's play-by-play broadcaster for eight seasons and as the radio voice of  ...more
  • 11

    BirthplaceSuffolk, Virginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Rory Darnell Sparrow (born June 12, 1958) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in Suffolk, Virginia, Sparrow played at  ...more
  • 12

    BirthplaceLong Island City, New York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Rory Albanese is an American writer and comedian. A Long Island, New York native, he was an executive producer and writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, which he joined in 1999 and was with  ...more
  • 13

    BirthplaceRedruth, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Patrick Rory McGrath (born 17 March 1956), known as Rory McGrath, is a British comedian, television personality, and writer. He came to prominence in the comedy show Who Dares Wins and was for many  ...more
  • 14

    BirthplaceSutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland, England

    Rory John Delap (born 6 July 1976) is a former footballer who played as a midfielder. Born in England, he made 11 appearances for the Republic of Ireland national team. Delap started his career at  ...more
  • 15

    BirthplaceDurban, South Africa

    NationalitySouth Africa

    Rory Mario Trevor Sabbatini (born 2 April 1976) is a South African-born professional golfer. In 2019, Sabbatini changed his citizenship to Slovakia.Sabbatini won six times on the PGA Tour between  ...more
  • 16

    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Rory Freeman is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Vanuatu.  ...more
  • 17

    BirthplaceStoneycroft, United Kingdom


    Rory Storm (born Alan Ernest Caldwell; 7 January 1938 – 28 September 1972) was an English musician and vocalist. Born in Liverpool, Storm was the singer and leader of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, a  ...more
  • 18

    BirthplaceOak Lawn, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    {{short description|American mixed martial arts fighter, stuntman and actor and pole smoker Rory Markham (born March 25, 1982) is an American professional mixed martial artist, stuntman and actor  ...more
  • 19

    BirthplaceChina, Hong Kong, Eurasia, Asia

    NationalityScotland, United Kingdom

    Roderick James Nugent Stewart (born 3 January 1973) is a British Conservative Party politician who has been Member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border since 2010. He served in several  ...more
  • 20

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,England

    Rory Underwood MBE (born 19 June 1963) is an English former rugby union player, he is England's record international try scorer with 49 tries in 85 internationals between 1984 and 1996. Underwood's  ...more
  • 21

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Rory Lancman (born March 4, 1969) is the Council member for the 24th District of the New York City Council. He is a Democrat. The district includes Briarwood, Cunningham Park, Flushing, Flushing  ...more
  • 22

    BirthplaceGisborne, New Zealand

    NationalityEngland, New Zealand

    Rory Michael Fallon (born 20 March 1982) is a retired New Zealand footballer. He played predominantly as a forward. Fallon previously played for Barnsley, Shrewsbury Town, Swindon Town, Swansea City,  ...more
  • 23

    BirthplaceNew York

    Rory Nugent (born 1952) is an American explorer and writer. He was based out of New Bedford, Massachusetts from 1988 to 2004.  ...more
  • 24

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Rory McHenry is a film writer and a film director.
  • 25

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Nicholas Rory Cellan-Jones (born 17 January 1958; "Cellan" pronounced [ˈkɛɬən]) is a British journalist for BBC News. He is BBC News' technology correspondent.   ...more
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