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If your name is Roy, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Roy, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Roy can you think of? The famous Roys below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Roy, athletes named Roy, and even political figures named Roy. The music industry is no stranger to the name Roy, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Roy are worth mentioning? This list includes Roy Orbison, Roy Jones Jr., Roy Halladay and Roy Hibbert. To read more about these notable people named Roy, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.

Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician Roy Kelton Orbison, also known by his nickname The Big O, was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his trademark sunglasses, distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark ...more

Roy Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Rapper, Promoter, Actor Roy Jones, Jr. is an American professional boxer, rapper and actor. As a professional, he has captured numerous world titles in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and ...more

Roy Halladay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Baseball player, Athlete Harry Leroy "Roy" Halladay III, nicknamed "Doc", is an American former professional baseball player who pitched in Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays and ...more

Roy Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Basketball player Roy Denzil Hibbert is a Jamaican-American retired professional basketball player. He is a two-time NBA All-Star, and earned NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors in 2014. Hibbert played college ...more

Roy Keane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Footballer Roy Maurice Keane is an Irish football manager and former professional football player. He is the assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national football team. In his 18-year-long playing ...more

Roy Scheider is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Actor Roy Richard Scheider was an American actor and amateur boxer. He was best known for his leading roles as Police Chief Martin C. Brody in the first two Jaws movies, choreographer and film ...more

Roy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Television producer, Actor, Singer Roy Rogers was an American singer and actor. Known as the "King of the Cowboys", he appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show. His ...more

Roy Campanella is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Baseball player Roy Campanella, nicknamed "Campy", was an American baseball player, primarily as a catcher. The Philadelphia native played for the Negro leagues and Mexican League for several seasons ...more

Roy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Roy "Big Country" Nelson is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, there holding a record of 7-5. He won ...more

Roy Clark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Performer, Television Show Host, Guitarist Roy Linwood Clark is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1992. Roy Clark has been an ...more

Roy Miller is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Footballer Roy Miller Hernández is a Costa Rican footballer who currently plays for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer and the Costa Rica national football team.

Roy Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician Roy Buchanan was an American guitarist and blues musician. A pioneer of the Telecaster sound, Buchanan worked as both a sideman and solo artist, with two gold albums early in his career, and two ...more

Roy Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Baseball player Roy Edward Oswalt is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played for the majority of his career with the Houston Astros. He also played for the Philadelphia Phillies, the Texas ...more

Roy Blunt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Politician Roy Dean Blunt is the junior United States Senator from Missouri, in office since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. Blunt served as the United States Representative from Missouri's ...more

Roy Emerson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Tennis player Roy Stanley Emerson is an Australian former number one tennis player who won 12 Major singles titles and 16 Grand Slam tournament men's doubles titles. He is the only male player to have ...more

Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Roy
American football player Roy Lee Williams is a former American college and professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League for nine seasons. He played college football for the University of ...more

Roy Green is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Roy
American football player Roy Calvin Green is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He played professionally for the St. Louis Cardinals, Phoenix Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles.

Roy White is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Baseball player, Coach, Actor Roy White is an actor.

Roy Makaay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Soccer Player Rudolphus "Roy" Antonius Makaay is a football coach and retired Dutch footballer who played as a centre-forward. He was known for his goal-scoring ability as a result of his ...more

Roy Face is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Baseball player Elroy Leon Face is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher. During a 17-year baseball career, he pitched from 1953–1969, primarily for the Pittsburgh Pirates. A pioneer of ...more

Bianca Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Actor Roy Haylock, better known by his stage name Bianca Del Rio, is an American actor, comedian, costume designer, and drag queen. He is a fixture in the New Orleans and New York City club scenes, ...more

Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Basketball Coach, Actor Roy Allen Williams is a college basketball coach, who is currently the head coach of the men's North Carolina Tar Heel Men's Basketball at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North ...more

Roy Haynes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Musician, Bandleader, Actor Ron Haynes is a musical artist.

Roy Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Politician Roy Arthur Ashburn is an American politician from Kern County, California. A Republican, he served as a California State Senator from 2002 to 2010 representing the 18th district. He previously ...more

Roy Acuff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Businessperson, Baseball player, Promoter Roy Claxton Acuff was an American country music singer, fiddler, and promoter. Known as the "King of Country Music," Acuff is often credited with moving the genre from its early string ...more

Roy Kinnear is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Actor, Voice acting Roy Mitchell Kinnear was a British character actor. He was familiar to UK audiences for his appearances in many British television comedy shows, and is also remembered for his film appearances ...more

Roy Helu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Roy
American football player Roy Ziegler Helu, Jr. is an American football running back for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL ...more

Roy Wood is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Roy Wood is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was particularly successful in the 1960s and 1970s as member and co-founder of the Move, Electric Light Orchestra, and ...more

Roy Horn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Illusionist, Actor, Animal training Roy Horn is a magician.

Roy Eldridge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Musician, Trumpeter David Roy Eldridge, commonly known as Roy Eldridge, and nicknamed "Little Jazz", was an American jazz trumpet player. His sophisticated use of harmony, including the use of tritone ...more

Roy Simmons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Roy
American football player Roy Franklin Simmons was an American football player who played as guard National Football League with the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. With the Redskins he played in Super Bowl ...more

Roy Cohn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Businessperson, Politician, Lawyer Roy Marcus Cohn was an American attorney who became famous during Senator Joseph McCarthy's investigations into Communist activity in the United States during the Second Red Scare. Cohn gained ...more

Roy Smalley III is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Baseball player Roy Frederick Smalley III is a former professional baseball shortstop. From 1975 through 1987, Smalley played in Major League Baseball for the Texas Rangers, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees ...more

Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Roy
American football player Roy Eugene Williams, Jr. is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League for eight seasons. He played college football for the University of Texas ...more

Roy Bentley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Roy Thomas Frank Bentley is a retired English football player who played 367 games for Chelsea and had 12 caps for the England national side. He later became a manager. Bentley was, for a time, ...more

Roy Hattersley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Politician, Journalist Roy Sydney George Hattersley, Baron Hattersley, FRSL, PC is a British Labour politician, author and journalist from Sheffield. He was MP for Birmingham Sparkbrook for 33 years from 1964 to 1997. ...more

Roy Worters is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Roy "Shrimp" Worters was a Canadian professional Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender who played twelve seasons in the National Hockey League for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Canadiens ...more

Roy Mayorga is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Record producer, Songwriter, Drummer Roy Maurice Mayorga is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the American hard rock band Stone Sour. He is of Ecuadorian and Cuban descent.

Roy Thinnes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Actor Roy Thinnes is an American television and film actor best known for his portrayal of lonely hero David Vincent in the ABC 1967-68 television series The Invaders. He also played Alfred Wentworth ...more

Roy Paul is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Roy Paul was a Welsh footballer who played as a half-back for Swansea Town and Manchester City. He also represented the Welsh national team over 30 times and is regarded as one of Wales' best ...more

Roy Wegerle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Footballer Roy Wegerle is a South African-born American former professional soccer player and current professional golfer. As a player he was a striker from 1984 until 1998. He notably played in the ...more

Roy Winston is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Roy
American football player Roy Charles Winston is a former professional American football player. Roy Winston graduated from Louisiana State University, where he was a standout offensive guard in the 10-7 LSU victory over ...more

Roy Harper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Poet, Musician, Singer-songwriter Roy Harper is an English folk rock singer, songwriter and guitarist who has been a professional musician since 1964. Harper has released 22 studio albums and 10 live albums across his 50 year ...more

Roy Ayers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician Roy Ayers is an American funk, soul, and jazz composer and vibraphone player. Ayers began his career as a post-bop jazz artist, releasing several albums with Atlantic Records, before his tenure ...more

Roy Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Musician, Trumpeter Roy Anthony Hargrove is an American jazz trumpeter. He won worldwide notice after winning two Grammy Awards for differing types of music, in 1997 and in 2002. Hargrove has played primarily with ...more

Roy Hudd is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Comedian, Author, Radio personality Roy Hudd, OBE is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author and authority on the history of music hall entertainment.

Roy Cheung is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Model, Actor, Voice acting Roy Cheung Yiu-Yeung is a Hong Kong-based actor, best known on-screen for his roles as Triad gangsters in a number of films.

Roy Castle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Comedian, Musician, Actor Roy Castle, OBE was an English dancer, singer, comedian, actor, television presenter and musician. In addition to being a talented jazz trumpet player, he could play many other instruments.

Roy Wood, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Comedian, Disc jockey Roy Wood, Jr. is a stand-up comedian from Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to his stand-up comic work, he is also known for his prank calls and his work on talk radio. Hailed for his colorblind ...more

Roy Jenson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Stunt Performer, Actor, Canadian football player Roy Jenson was a Canadian American actor.