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Famous People Named Russell 

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

Which famous people named Russell are worth mentioning? This list includes Russell Crowe, Russell Brand, Russell Westbrook and Russell Wilson. To read more about these notable people named Russell, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 54 from Wellington
Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia. He came to international attention for ...more
Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 43 from Grays
Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975) is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist. After beginning his career as a stand-up comedian and later becoming an MTV presenter, ...more
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 30 from Long Beach
Russell Westbrook III (born November 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an eight-time NBA ...more
Russell Wilson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 27 from Cincinnati
Russell Carrington Wilson (born November 29, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the ...more
Russell Hantz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 46 from Dayton
Russell Hantz is an American oil company owner and television personality, best known for his appearances on the U.S. reality show, Survivor. He was the runner-up on Survivor: Samoa, and the ...more
Russ Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 27 from Briarwood
Russ Anton Smith (born April 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player. He played collegiately for the Louisville Cardinals, playing a starring role as a junior in helping them win ...more
Russell Simmons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 61 from New York City
Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American entrepreneur, record executive, writer, and film producer. He is chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, co-founded the hip-hop ...more
Russell Peters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 48 from Toronto
Russell Dominic Peters (born September 29, 1970) is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actor. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008. In 2013, he was number three on ...more
Russ Grimm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 56 from Scottdale
Russell Scott "Russ" Grimm (born May 2, 1959) is a former American football guard for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He has also served as an assistant ...more
Russell Howard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 38 from Bristol
Russell Joseph Howard (born 23 March 1980) is an English comedian, television presenter, radio presenter and actor, best known for his TV shows Russell Howard's Good News and The Russell Howard ...more
Russell Tovey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 37 from Billericay
Russell George Tovey (born 14 November 1981) is an English actor. He is known for playing the role of werewolf George Sands in the BBC's supernatural drama Being Human, Rudge in both the stage ...more
Russell Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 36 from Toronto
Russell Nathan Coltrane Jeanson Martin Jr. (born February 15, 1983) is a Canadian professional baseball catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He also has played for ...more
Russell Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Dec. at 90 (1924-2014) from Ashley
Russell David Johnson (November 10, 1924 – January 16, 2014) was an American actor, known for his role as Professor Roy Hinkley in Gilligan's Island. He was also known for Marshal Gib Scott in ...more
Russell T Davies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 55 from Swansea
Stephen Russell Davies (born 27 April 1963), better known as Russell T Davies, is a Welsh screenwriter and television producer whose works include Queer as Folk, Bob & Rose, The Second ...more
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 62 from Seattle
Russell Ross Francis (born April 3, 1953), is a retired American football player, a tight end for thirteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the New England Patriots and San ...more
Russell Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 47 from Long Beach
Russell Allen (born July 19, 1971) is a singer and lyricist best known as the vocalist of American progressive metal band Symphony X. He has also worked with supergroups Star One, Allen-Lande, ...more
Russell Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 44 from Oakland
Russell Hornsby (born May 15, 1974) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Edward "Eddie" Sutton on ABC Family's Lincoln Heights, as Luke on the HBO drama In Treatment, as ...more
Russell Kirk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Dec. at 76 (1918-1994) from Plymouth
Russell Amos Kirk (October 19, 1918 – April 29, 1994) was an American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, and literary critic, known for his influence on 20th-century ...more
Russell Maryland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Maryland Age 46 from Chicago
Russell James Maryland (born March 22, 1969) is a former professional American football player. He played defensive tackle for ten seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders and Green Bay ...more
Russell Means is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Dec. at 73 (1939-2012) from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Russell Charles Means (November 10, 1939 – October 22, 2012) was an Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of American Indian people, libertarian political activist, actor, writer and musician ...more
Russ Tamblyn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 84 from Los Angeles
Russell Irving Tamblyn (born December 30, 1934) is an American film and television actor and dancer. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tamblyn was trained as a gymnast in his youth. He began his ...more
Russ Kunkel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 70 from Pittsburgh
Russell Kunkel (born September 27, 1948) is an American drummer and producer who has worked as a session musician with many popular artists, including Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Jimmy ...more
Russell Grant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 68 from Hillingdon
Russell John Dammerall Grant (born 5 February 1951) is a British astrologer and media personality. He has written several books on astrology, provides syndicated newspaper horoscopes and ...more
Russ Freeman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 59 from Galveston
Russ Freeman (born February 11, 1960) is a smooth jazz guitarist who is the founder and leader of the Rippingtons.
Russell Latapy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Age 50 from Port of Spain
Russell Nigel Latapy CM (born 2 August 1968) is a Trinidadian retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, and a coach. In a senior career which spanned more than twenty years at ...more