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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
Russell Crowe Russell Ira Crowe is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia and identifies himself as an Australian. He came to ...more

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Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Brand Russell Edward Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist. In 2004, Brand achieved notoriety as the host of Big Brother's Big Mouth, a Big Brother spin-off. In 2007, ...more

Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Westbrook Russell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Westbrook played college basketball ...more

Russell Wilson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Wilson Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. Wilson was selected by the Seahawks with the 12th pick in the third round ...more

Russell Hantz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Hantz 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
Russ Smith Russ Smith is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. He played collegiately for Louisville Cardinals. As ...more

Russell Simmons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Simmons Russell Wendell Simmons is an American business magnate. He cofounded the hip-hop music label Def Jam and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics. ...more

Russell Peters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Peters Russell Dominic Peters is a Canadian comedian and actor. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008. He has set records for sales and attendance at a comedian's ...more

Russ Grimm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russ Grimm Russell Scott Grimm is a former American football guard for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. As a collegian, he was an All-American center at the University of ...more

Russell Howard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Howard Russell Joseph Howard is an English comedian and presenter best known for his TV show Russell Howard's Good News and his appearances on the topical panel TV show Mock the Week. He won "Best ...more

Russell Tovey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Tovey Russell George Tovey is an English actor with numerous television, film and stage credits. Tovey is best known for playing the role of werewolf George Sands in the BBC's supernatural drama Being ...more

Russell Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Martin Russell Nathan Jeanson Coltrane Martin, Jr. is a Canadian professional baseball catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball. He has previously played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, ...more

Russell Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Johnson Russell David Johnson was an American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on the CBS television sitcom Gilligan's Island.

Russell T Davies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell T Davies Stephen Russell Davies, OBE, better known by his pen name Russell T Davies, is a Welsh television producer and screenwriter whose works include Queer as Folk, Bob & Rose, The Second Coming, ...more

Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russ Francis Russell Ross Francis, is a former professional football player who was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 1st round of the 1975 NFL Draft. He grew up in Hawaii. A 6'6", 242 lbs. ...more

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Russell Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Allen Russell Allen is a singer best known as the vocalist of American progressive metal band Symphony X. He is also a member of supergroups Star One, Allen-Lande and most recently formed the band ...more

Russell Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Hornsby Russell Hornsby is an American theater, television, and film actor. He is best known for his roles as Eddie Sutton on ABC Family's Lincoln Heights, as Luke on the HBO drama In Treatment and as ...more

Russell Kirk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Kirk Russell Kirk was an American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, literary critic, and fiction author known for his influence on 20th century American conservatism. His 1953 ...more

Russell Maryland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Maryland Russell James Maryland is a former professional American football player. He played defensive tackle for ten seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers of the National ...more

Russell Means is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Means Russell Charles Means was an American Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of Native American people and libertarian political activist. He became a prominent member of the American Indian ...more

Russ Tamblyn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russ Tamblyn Russell Irving "Russ" Tamblyn is an American film and television actor and dancer, who is arguably best known for his performance in title role of the 1958 Tom Thumb and the 1961 movie ...more

Russ Kunkel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russ Kunkel Russell "Russ" Kunkel is an American drummer and producer who has worked as a session musician with many well-known artists, including Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Neil ...more

Russell Grant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Grant Russell John Dammerall Grant is a British astrologer and media personality. He has written several books on astrology, provides syndicated newspaper horoscopes and operates premium rate ...more

Russ Freeman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russ Freeman Russ Freeman is a smooth jazz artist of multiple genres, composer and bandleader.

Russell Latapy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Latapy Russell Nigel Latapy CM is a retired footballer from Trinidad and Tobago who played as an attacking midfielder. He is currently assistant manager at Scottish Premiership club, Inverness ...more

Russ Ford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russ Ford Russell William Ford was a Major League Baseball pitcher during the dead-ball era of the early 1900s.

Russell Hunter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Hunter Russell Hunter was a popular Scottish television, stage and film actor. He is perhaps best known as the character "Lonely" in the TV thriller series Callan, starring Edward Woodward ...more

Russell Lissack is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Lissack Russell Dean Lissack, an English musician, is the lead guitarist of London based indie rock band Bloc Party. Lissack is also in the electronica band Pin Me Down; a duo of himself and Milena ...more

Russell Okung is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Okung Russell Okung is an American football offensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He played college football for Oklahoma State University, and was twice ...more

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Russell Wong is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Wong Russell Girard Wong is an American actor as well as the brother of actor/model Michael Wong.

Russ Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russ Mitchell Russell Edward "Russ" Mitchell is an American journalist best known for his career at CBS where he was anchor of The Early Show on Saturday, and weekend anchor of the CBS Evening News. ...more

Russell Freedman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Freedman Russell A. Freedman is an American biogapher and the author of nearly 50 books for young people. He may be known best for winning the 1988 Newbery Medal with his work Lincoln: A Photobiography.

Russell Watson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Watson Russell Watson is an English tenor who has released singles and albums of both operatic-style and pop songs. The self-styled "People's Tenor" had been singing since he was a child, and ...more

Russell E. Train is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell E. Train Russell Errol Train was the second Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, from September 1973 to January 1977, and the Founder Chairman Emeritus of World Wildlife Fund. As head of ...more

Russell Morash is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Morash Russell Morash is a television producer and director of many television programs produced through WGBH and airing on PBS. His shows include This Old House, The Victory Garden, and The New Yankee ...more

Russ Feingold is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russ Feingold Russell Dana "Russ" Feingold is a lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. He served as a Democratic party member of the U.S. Senate from January 3, 1993 to January 3, ...more

Russ Columbo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russ Columbo Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolpho Colombo, known as Russ Columbo, was an American singer, violinist and actor, most famous for his signature tune "You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love", ...more

Russ Taff is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russ Taff Russell Taff is an American gospel singer and songwriter. He has sung a variety of musical styles throughout his career including: pop rock, traditional southern gospel, contemporary country ...more

Russell Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Russell

Russell Erxleben is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Erxleben Russell Erxleben is a former American football player and currency investor. He shares the record for the longest field goal in NCAA history, originally set in 1977 while playing for the ...more

Russ Jackson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russ Jackson Russell Stanley Jackson, OC, is a former professional Canadian football player. Jackson spent his entire 12-year professional football career with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian ...more

Russell Williams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Williams David Russell Williams is a Canadian convicted murderer, rapist, and former Colonel in the Canadian Forces. From July 2009 to his arrest in February 2010, he commanded CFB Trenton, a hub for air ...more

Russell James is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell James Russell James is a fashion, celebrity and beauty photographer.

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Russ Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russ Ortiz Russell Reid Ortiz is a retired Major League baseball pitcher. Ortiz played for the Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros and Los Angeles ...more

Russell Malone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Malone Russell Malone is an essentially self-taught swing and bebop jazz guitarist. He began working with Jimmy Smith in 1988, and went on to work with Harry Connick, Jr. and Diana Krall throughout the ...more

Russell Mockridge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Mockridge Russell Mockridge was a racing cyclist from Geelong, Victoria, Australia. He died during a race, in collision with a bus.

Russell Procope is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Procope Russell Procope, an American clarinettist and alto saxophonist, was known best for his long tenure in the reed section of Duke Ellington's orchestra, where he was one of its two signature ...more

Russell G. Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell G. Lloyd, Sr. Russell G. Lloyd, Sr. served as the Republican mayor of Evansville, Indiana from 1972 to 1980 and was an alternate delegate from Indiana to the 1972 Republican National Convention. He remains ...more

Russ Springer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russ Springer Russell Paul Springer is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. Springer made his major league debut on April 17, 1992, with the New York Yankees. He also pitched for the California ...more

Russell Pearce is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Russell Pearce Russell K. Pearce is an American politician and Republican former member of the Arizona State Senate. He rose to national prominence as the primary sponsor of Arizona SB1070, a controversial ...more