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Who Is The Most Famous Roy In The World?

Updated December 10, 2020 714 votes 32 voters 18.8k 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!

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    Roy Orbison

    1936-04-23
    Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer, songwriter, and...  more

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    Roy O. Disney

    1893-06-24
    Roy Oliver Disney (June 24, 1893 – December 20, 1971) was an American businessman and...  more
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    Roy Rogers

    1911-11-05
    Roy Rogers (born Leonard Franklin Slye, November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998) was an American...  more

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    #43 of 162 The Greatest Western Movie Stars#195 of 584 The Greatest Entertainers Of All Time

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    Roy Scheider

    1932-11-10
    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#271 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

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

    1944-10-03
    Roy Horn was a magician, and part of famous duo, Siegfried and Roy. They were a duo of...  more

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    #34 of 87 The Greatest Famous Magicians#80 of 163 Famous People Who Died In 2020

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    Roy Clark

    1933-04-15
    Roy Linwood Clark (April 15, 1933 – November 15, 2018) was an American singer and musician. He...  more

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    Bianca Del Rio

    1975-06-27
    Roy Haylock, better known by his stage name Bianca Del Rio, is an American actor, comedian,...  more
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    Roy Thinnes

    1938-04-06
    Roy Thinnes (born April 6, 1938) is an American television and film actor best known for his...  more
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    Roy White

    1943-12-27
    Roy Hilton White (born December 27, 1943) is an American former professional baseball player...  more

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    #52 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#47 of 142 The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time

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    Roy Acuff

    1903-09-15
    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#36 of 215 The Greatest Classic Country & Western Artists Of All-Time

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    Roy E. Disney

    1930-01-10
    Roy Edward Disney, KCSG (January 10, 1930 – December 16, 2009) was a longtime senior executive...  more
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    Roy Wood, Jr.

    1978-12-11
    Roy Wood Jr. (born December 11, 1978) is an American comedian and actor. He has served as a...  more
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    Roy Halladay

    1977-05-14
    Harry Leroy "Roy" Halladay III (May 14, 1977 – November 7, 2017), was an American...  more

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    #9 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#63 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time

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    Roy Hibbert

    1986-12-11
    Roy Denzil Hibbert (born December 11, 1986) is a Jamaican-American retired professional...  more

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    #128 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#132 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

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

    1971-08-10
    Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971) is an Irish football manager and former professional...  more

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    #1011 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#106 of 1,295 The Best Soccer Players of All Time

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    Roy Miller

    1984-11-24
    Roy Miller Hernández (born November 24, 1984) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays for...  more
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    Roy Nelson

    1976-06-20
    Roy Nelson (born June 20, 1976) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the...  more
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    Roy Wood

    1946-11-08
    Roy Wood (born 8 November 1946) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He...  more

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    Roy Kinnear

    1934-01-08
    Roy Mitchell Kinnear (8 January 1934 – 20 September 1988) was an English character actor. He...  more
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    Roy Oswalt

    1977-08-29
    Roy Oswalt (; born August 29, 1977) is a former American professional baseball pitcher who...  more

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    Roy Campanella

    1921-11-19
    Roy Campanella (November 19, 1921 – June 26, 1993), nicknamed "Campy", was an American...  more

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    #39 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame#76 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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    Roy Buchanan

    1939-09-23
    Leroy "Roy" Buchanan (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988) was an American guitarist and...  more

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    #111 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time#101 of 225 The Best Blues Artists of All Time

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    Roy Williams

    1980-08-14
    Roy Lee Williams (born August 14, 1980), is a former American college and professional...  more