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Who Is The Most Famous Russell In The World?

Updated November 5, 2020 670 votes 34 voters 28.8k views78 items

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

How many celebrities named Russell can you think of? The famous Russells and Russes below have many different professions, including notable actors named Russell, famous athletes named Russ, NBA players named Russell, and even musicians named Russell.

Russell Crowe is certainly one of the most famous Russells on this list. One of the actors named Russ, he is best known for playing Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator. He has also appeared in such films as A Beautiful Mind, The Insider, and American Gangster.

Another of the famous people with the first name Russell is Russell Brand. He began his career as a comedian before landing roles in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Arthur, and other films. He is also a strong advocate for Transcendental Meditation. Russell Howard, a comedian, is another celebrity named Russell. 

Russel Westbrook is one of the famous athletes named Russell. He is an NBA player for the Houston Rockets. He is a nine-time NBA All-Star, and earned the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for the 2016–17 season.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous men named Russ or Russell? Just add them to the list!

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    Russell Crowe

    1964-04-07
    Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New...  more

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    Russell Brand

    1975-06-04
    Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975) is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and...  more

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    Russell Simmons

    1957-10-04
    Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American entrepreneur, record executive,...  more

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    Russell Wilson

    1988-11-29
    Russell Carrington Wilson (born November 29, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the...  more

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    Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    Russ Tamblyn

    1934-12-30
    Russell Irving Tamblyn (born December 30, 1934) is an American film and television actor and...  more
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    Russell Hantz

    1972-10-10
    Russell Hantz is an American oil company owner and television personality, best known for his...  more

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    Russell Peters

    1970-09-29
    Russell Dominic Peters (born September 29, 1970) is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actor. He...  more

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    Russ Smith

    1991-04-19
    Russ Anton Smith (born April 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player. He...  more
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    Russell Tovey

    1981-11-14
    Russell George Tovey (born 14 November 1981) is an English actor. He is known for playing the...  more

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    Russ Francis

    1953-04-03
    Russell Ross Francis (born April 3, 1953), is a retired American football player, a tight end...  more
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    Russ Grimm

    1959-05-02
    Russell Scott "Russ" Grimm (born May 2, 1959) is a former American football guard for the...  more
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    Russell Johnson

    1924-11-10
    Russell David Johnson (November 10, 1924 – January 16, 2014) was an American actor, known for...  more
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    Russell Grant

    1951-02-05
    Russell John Dammerall Grant (born 5 February 1951) is a British astrologer and media...  more
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    Russell Martin

    1983-02-15
    Russell Nathan Coltrane Jeanson Martin Jr. (born February 15, 1983) is a Canadian professional...  more
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    Russell Harvard

    1981-04-16
    Russell Wayne Harvard (born April 16, 1981) is an American actor. He made his feature film...  more
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    Russell Allen

    1971-07-19
    Russell Allen (born July 19, 1971) is a singer and lyricist best known as the vocalist of...  more
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    Russell Kirk

    1918-10-19
    Russell Amos Kirk (October 19, 1918 – April 29, 1994) was an American political theorist,...  more
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    Stephen Russell Davies (born 27 April 1963), better known as Russell T Davies, is a Welsh...  more
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    Russell Howard

    1980-03-23
    Russell Joseph Howard (born 23 March 1980) is an English comedian, television presenter, radio...  more
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    Russell Latapy

    1968-08-02
    Russell Nigel Latapy CM (born 2 August 1968) is a Trinidadian retired footballer who played as...  more
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    Russell Wong

    1963-03-01
    Russell Girard Wong (Chinese: 王盛德; pinyin: Wáng Shèngdé; born March 1, 1963) is an American...  more
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    Russell Hornsby

    1974-05-15
    Russell Hornsby (born May 15, 1974) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Edward...  more
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    Russell Means

    1939-11-10
    Russell Charles Means (November 10, 1939 – October 22, 2012) was an Oglala Lakota activist for...  more

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    Russ Kunkel

    1948-09-27
    Russell Kunkel (born September 27, 1948) is an American drummer and producer who has worked as...  more

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