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Who Is The Most Famous Stan Or Stanley In The World?

Updated November 23, 2020 633 votes 28 voters 22.0k views76 items

List RulesVote up all of the Stans and Stanleys you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Stan or Stanley can you think of? The famous Stans and Stanleys below have many different professions, including notable actors named Stanley, famous athletes named Stan, and even musicians named Stanley.

Stan Lee is certainly one of the most famous Stans on this list. One of the famous writers named Stan, he spent much of his career with Marvel Comics. He created or co-created such characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Black Panther, and many more.

Another of the famous people with the first name Stanley is Stanley Tucci. He is an actor best known for films including The Devil Wears Prada, Spotlight, and Road to Perdition. He played another famous Stanley, Stanley Kubrick, in the TV movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Stan or Stanley? Just add them to the list!

  • Stan Lee1

    Stan Lee


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber ; December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Stan Laurel2

    Stan Laurel


    BirthplaceUlverston, United Kingdom

    Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English... more on Wikipedia

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  • Stanley Kubrick3

    Stanley Kubrick


    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Stanley Kubrick (; July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Stanley Tucci4

    Stanley Tucci


    BirthplacePeekskill, New York, United States of America

    Stanley Tucci (born November 11, 1960) is an American actor, writer, producer, and film... more on Wikipedia

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  • Stan Berkowitz5
    Stan Berkowitz is a screenwriter and television producer.
  • Stan Musial6

    Stan Musial


    BirthplaceDonora, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Stanley Frank Musial (; born Stanisław Franciszek Musiał; November 21, 1920 – January 19,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Stanley Baker7

    Stanley Baker


    BirthplaceFerndale, United Kingdom

    Sir William Stanley Baker (28 February 1928 – 28 June 1976) was a Welsh actor and film... more on Wikipedia
  • Stan Ridgway8

    Stan Ridgway


    BirthplaceBarstow, California, United States of America

    Stanard "Stan" Ridgway (born April 5, 1954) is an American multi-instrumentalist... more on Wikipedia

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  • Stan Getz9

    Stan Getz


    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Stan Getz (born Stanley Gayetski; February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz... more on Wikipedia
  • Stanley Price10

    Stanley Price


    BirthplaceAtchison, Kansas, United States of America

    Stanley Price (December 31, 1892 – July 13, 1955) was an American film supporting actor who... more on Wikipedia
  • Stanley Jordan11

    Stanley Jordan


    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Stanley Jordan (born July 31, 1959) is an American jazz guitarist whose technique involves... more on Wikipedia

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  • Stan Coveleski12

    Stan Coveleski


    BirthplaceShamokin, Pennsylvania

    Stanley Anthony Coveleski (born Stanislaus Kowalewski, July 13, 1889 – March 20, 1984) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Stan Hansen13

    Stan Hansen

    John Stanley Hansen II (born August 29, 1949) is a retired professional wrestler. Hansen is... more on Wikipedia


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  • Stan Brakhage14

    Stan Brakhage


    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    James Stanley Brakhage ( BRAK-ij; January 14, 1933 – March 9, 2003), better known as Stan... more on Wikipedia
  • Stan Mikita15

    Stan Mikita



    Stanley Mikita (born Stanislav Guoth; May 20, 1940 – August 7, 2018) was a Slovak-born... more on Wikipedia
  • Stanley Crouch16

    Stanley Crouch


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Stanley Lawrence Crouch (born December 14, 1945) is an American poet, music and cultural... more on Wikipedia
  • Stanley Holloway17

    BirthplaceManor Park, London, United Kingdom

    Stanley Augustus Holloway, OBE (1 October 1890 – 30 January 1982) was an English stage and... more on Wikipedia
  • Stanley Morgan18

    Stanley Morgan


    BirthplaceEasley, South Carolina

    Stanley Douglas Morgan (born February 17, 1955) is an American former football player who was... more on Wikipedia


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  • Stan Chambers19

    Stan Chambers


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Stanley Holroyd "Stan" Chambers (August 11, 1923 – February 13, 2015) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Stan Levey20

    Stan Levey


    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Stan Levey (April 5, 1926 – April 19, 2005) was an American jazz drummer.
  • Stan Winston21

    Stan Winston


    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    Stanley "Stan" Winston (April 7, 1946 – June 15, 2008) was an American television and film... more on Wikipedia
  • Stanley Ketchel22

    Stanley Ketchel


    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan

    Stanisław Kiecal (September 14, 1886 – October 15, 1910), better known in the boxing world as... more on Wikipedia

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  • Stan Rice23

    Stan Rice


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Stan Rice (November 7, 1942 – December 9, 2002) was an American poet and artist. He was the... more on Wikipedia
  • Stan Kroenke24

    Stan Kroenke


    BirthplaceColumbia, Missouri

    Enos Stanley Kroenke (; born July 29, 1947) is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Stanley Anderson25

    BirthplaceBillings, Montana, United States of America

    Stanley Anderson (October 23, 1939 – June 24, 2018) was an American actor. He is perhaps best... more on Wikipedia