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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
Musician, Film Producer, Actor
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
Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Activist, Comedian, Television producer
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
Basketball player
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
Athlete, American football player
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
Actor
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 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
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer
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
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter
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
Coach, American football player
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
Comedian, Screenwriter
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
Screenwriter, Author, Actor
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
Baseball player
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
Navigator, Actor, Voice acting
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
Television producer, Screenwriter
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
American football player
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
Russell Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Russell
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer
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
Actor
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
Historian, Author, Writer
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
American football player
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
Politician, Musician, Actor
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
Actor, Singer, Dancer
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
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Actor
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
Author, Astrologer, Writer
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
Guitarist, Musician, Bandleader
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
Coach
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