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Who Is The Most Famous Roy In The World?

Updated December 10, 2020 709 votes 28 voters 18.4k views87 items

List RulesVote up all of the Roys you've heard of.

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

Roy Orbison is certainly one of the most famous Roys on this list. One of the famous singer-songwriters named Roy, he is the artist behind such hits as “Pretty Woman” and “Only the Lonely.” He was also a member of the ultimate supergroup, the Traveling Wilburys, alongside George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne.

Another of the famous people with the first name Roy is Roy Scheider. He is an actor best known for playing Martin Brody in Jaws. All That Jazz, The French Connection, and Marathon Man are among his other notable projects. Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Roy? Just add them to the list!

  • Roy Orbison1

    Roy Orbison


    BirthplaceVernon, Texas, United States of America

    Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer, songwriter, and...  more

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  • Roy O. Disney2

    Roy O. Disney


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Roy Oliver Disney (June 24, 1893 – December 20, 1971) was an American businessman and...  more
  • Roy Rogers3

    Roy Rogers


    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Roy Rogers (born Leonard Franklin Slye, November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998) was an American...  more

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    #44 of 163 The Greatest Western Movie Stars#199 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Roy Scheider4

    Roy Scheider


    BirthplaceOrange, USA, New Jersey

    Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an American actor and amateur...  more

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    #176 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History#134 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever

  • Roy Lichtenstein5

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Roy Fox Lichtenstein (; October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was an American pop artist....  more
  • Roy Horn6

    Roy Horn


    BirthplaceNordenham, Germany

    Roy Horn was a magician, and part of famous duo, Siegfried and Roy. They were a duo of...  more

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  • Roy Clark7

    Roy Clark



    Roy Linwood Clark (April 15, 1933 – November 15, 2018) was an American singer and musician. He...  more

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  • Bianca Del Rio8

    Bianca Del Rio

    Roy Haylock, better known by his stage name Bianca Del Rio, is an American actor, comedian,...  more
  • Roy Thinnes9

    Roy Thinnes


    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Roy Thinnes (born April 6, 1938) is an American television and film actor best known for his...  more
  • Roy White10

    Roy White


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Roy Hilton White (born December 27, 1943) is an American former professional baseball player...  more
  • Roy Acuff11

    Roy Acuff


    BirthplaceMaynardville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Roy Claxton Acuff (September 15, 1903 – November 23, 1992) was an American country music...  more

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    #50 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time#35 of 215 The Greatest Classic Country & Western Artists Of All-Time

  • Roy E. Disney12

    Roy E. Disney


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Roy Edward Disney, KCSG (January 10, 1930 – December 16, 2009) was a longtime senior executive...  more
  • Roy Wood, Jr.13

    Roy Wood, Jr.


    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    Roy Wood Jr. (born December 11, 1978) is an American comedian and actor. He has served as a...  more
  • Roy Halladay14

    Roy Halladay


    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Harry Leroy "Roy" Halladay III (May 14, 1977 – November 7, 2017), was an American...  more

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  • Roy Hibbert15

    Roy Hibbert


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Roy Denzil Hibbert (born December 11, 1986) is a Jamaican-American retired professional...  more

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    #130 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#129 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

  • Roy 'Chubby' Brown16

    BirthplaceGrangetown, United Kingdom

    Roy Chubby Brown (born Royston Vasey; 3 February 1945) is an English stand-up comedian whose...  more
  • Roy Keane17

    Roy Keane


    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971) is an Irish football manager and former professional...  more

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    #104 of 1,294 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#1005 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Roy Miller18

    Roy Miller


    BirthplaceCartago, Costa Rica

    Roy Miller Hernández (born November 24, 1984) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays for...  more
  • Roy Nelson19

    Roy Nelson


    BirthplaceLas Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area, Nevada, United States of America

    Roy Nelson (born June 20, 1976) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the...  more
  • Roy Wood20

    Roy Wood


    BirthplaceKitts Green, United Kingdom

    Roy Wood (born 8 November 1946) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He...  more

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  • Roy Kinnear21

    Roy Kinnear


    BirthplaceWigan, United Kingdom

    Roy Mitchell Kinnear (8 January 1934 – 20 September 1988) was an English character actor. He...  more
  • Roy Oswalt22

    Roy Oswalt


    BirthplaceWeir, Mississippi

    Roy Oswalt (; born August 29, 1977) is a former American professional baseball pitcher who...  more

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  • Roy Campanella23

    Roy Campanella


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Roy Campanella (November 19, 1921 – June 26, 1993), nicknamed "Campy", was an American...  more

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    #62 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#79 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History

  • Roy Buchanan24

    Roy Buchanan


    BirthplaceOzark, Arkansas, United States of America

    Leroy "Roy" Buchanan (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988) was an American guitarist and...  more

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  • Roy Williams25

    Roy Williams


    BirthplaceRedwood City, California, United States of America

    Roy Lee Williams (born August 14, 1980), is a former American college and professional...  more