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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

Age: Dec. at 52 (1936-1988)

Birthplace: Vernon, Texas, United States of America

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark, emotional ...more

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The Best Roy Orbison Albums of All Time #50 of 316 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #31 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

Roy Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Rapper, Promoter, Actor

Age: 50

Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States of America

Roy Levesta Jones Jr. (born January 16, 1969) is an American former professional boxer, boxing commentator, boxing trainer, rapper, and actor who holds dual American and Russian citizenship. He ...more

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#13 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time #21 of 49 The Best Welterweight Boxers of All Time #39 of 100 The Best Heavyweight Boxers of All Time

Roy Halladay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Baseball player, Athlete

Age: 41

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado

Harry Leroy "Roy" Halladay III (May 14, 1977 – November 7, 2017), was an American professional baseball player who pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies between ...more

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#244 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame #523 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alivelisted on College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon

Roy Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Basketball player

Age: 32

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Roy Denzil Hibbert (born December 11, 1986) 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. ...more

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#591 of 730 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #112 of 148 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings #142 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

Roy Keane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Footballer

Age: 47

Birthplace: Cork, Republic of Ireland

Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August 1971) is an Irish football manager and former professional player. He is the joint-most successful Irish footballer of all time, having won 19 major trophies, ...more

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#1,127 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time #115 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #57 of 292 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

Roy Scheider is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Actor

Age: Dec. at 76 (1932-2008)

Birthplace: Orange, New Jersey, United States of America

Roy Richard Scheider (November 10, 1932 – February 10, 2008) was an American actor and amateur boxer. Scheider gained fame for his leading and supporting roles in several iconic films from the ...more

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#141 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever #128 of 301 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting) #194 of 1,030 The Best Actors in Film History

Roy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Television producer, Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 87 (1911-1998)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Roy Rogers (born Leonard Franklin Slye, November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998) was an American singer and actor. He was one of the most popular Western stars of his era. Known as the "King of the ...more

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#157 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time #67 of 211 The Greatest Classic Country & Western Artists Of All-Time #33 of 163 The Greatest Western Movie Stars

Roy Campanella is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 72 (1921-1993)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Roy Campanella (November 19, 1921 – June 26, 1993), nicknamed "Campy", was an American baseball player, primarily as a catcher. The Philadelphia native played for the Negro Leagues and ...more

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#54 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame #73 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time #10 of 149 The Greatest Catchers of All Time

Roy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Roy

Age: 42

Birthplace: Las 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 Heavyweight division of Bellator MMA. A professional competitor since 2004, he formerly competed for the ...more

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Roy Clark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Performer, Television Show Host, Guitarist

Age: 85

Birthplace: Meherrin

Roy Linwood Clark (April 15, 1933 – November 15, 2018) was an American singer and musician. He is best known for having hosted Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to ...more

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#77 of 541 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time #78 of 526 Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song? #230 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time

Roy Miller is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Footballer

Age: 34

Birthplace: Cartago, Costa Rica

Roy Miller Hernández (born November 24, 1984) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays for Portland Timbers 2 and the Costa Rica national football team.
Roy Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: Dec. at 49 (1939-1988)

Birthplace: Ozark, Arkansas, United States of America

Leroy "Roy" Buchanan (September 23, 1939 – August 14, 1988) was an American guitarist and blues musician. A pioneer of the Telecaster sound, Buchanan worked as a sideman and as a solo ...more

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#102 of 541 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time #583 of 1,728 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #120 of 638 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time

Roy Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Baseball player

Age: 41

Birthplace: Weir, Mississippi

Roy Oswalt (; born August 29, 1977) is a former American professional baseball pitcher who played for the majority of his career with the Houston Astros. He also played for the Philadelphia ...more

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#199 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame #158 of 197 The Greatest Pitchers of All Time #312 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

Roy Blunt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Politician

Age: 69

Birthplace: Niangua, Missouri, United States of America

Roy Dean Blunt (born January 10, 1950) is an American politician who is the senior United States Senator from Missouri, serving since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served ...more
Roy Emerson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Tennis player

Age: 82

Birthplace: Blackbutt, Queensland, Australia

Roy Stanley Emerson (born 3 November 1936) is an Australian former World number one tennis player who won 12 Major singles titles and 16 Grand Slam tournament men's doubles titles. He is the ...more

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#763 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time #12 of 215 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time #11 of 19 The Best Men's Tennis Players of the 1970s

Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Roy
American football player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Redwood City, California, United States of America

Roy Lee Williams (born August 14, 1980), is a former American college and professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons. He played college ...more
Roy Green is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Roy Green American football player

Age: 61

Birthplace: Magnolia, Arkansas

Roy Calvin Green (born June 30, 1957) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He played professionally for the St. Louis Cardinals (1979–1987), Phoenix ...more

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#108 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time #495 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever #30 of 38 The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s

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

Age: 75

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Roy Hilton White (born December 27, 1943) is an American former professional baseball player and coach. He played his entire career in Major League Baseball as an outfielder for the New York ...more

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#394 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History #55 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time #38 of 142 The Greatest Left-Fielders of All Time

Roy Makaay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Soccer Player

Age: 43

Birthplace: Wijchen, Netherlands

Rudolphus Antonius "Roy" Makaay (born 9 March 1975) is a Dutch football manager and former footballer who played as a centre-forward. He was known for his goal-scoring ability as a ...more
Roy Face is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Baseball player

Age: 91

Birthplace: Stephentown, New York

ElRoy Leon Face (born February 20, 1928) is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher. During a 17-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career, he pitched primarily for the Pittsburgh ...more

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#215 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame #498 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time #27 of 219 The Greatest Relief Pitchers of All Time

Bianca Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Actor

Age: 43

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

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#2 of 105 The Greatest Drag Race Contestants of All Time, Ranked #1 of 17 All Winners of RuPaul's Drag Race, Ranked #2 of 20 Funniest Drag Queens of Comedy

Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Basketball Coach, Actor

Age: 68

Birthplace: Marion, North Carolina, United States of America

Roy Allen Williams (born August 1, 1950) is an American college basketball coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. He started his college coaching career at North Carolina as an assistant coach ...more
Roy Haynes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Musician, Bandleader, Actor

Age: 93

Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Roy Owen Haynes (born March 13, 1925) is an American jazz drummer and group leader. Haynes is among the most recorded drummers in jazz, and in a career lasting over 70 years has played in a wide ...more

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Roy Ashburn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Politician

Age: 64

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America

Roy Arthur Ashburn (born March 21, 1954) is an American politician from Kern County, California. A Republican, he served as a California State Senator from 2002 to 2010 representing the 18th ...more
Roy Acuff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Roy
Businessperson, Baseball player, Promoter

Age: Dec. at 89 (1903-1992)

Birthplace: Maynardville, Tennessee, United States of America

Roy Claxton Acuff (September 15, 1903 – November 23, 1992) was an American country music singer, fiddler, and promoter, freemason. Known as the "King of Country Music," Acuff is often ...more

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