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Who Is The Most Famous Timothy In The World?

Updated November 10, 2020 1.2k votes 55 voters 47.5k views98 items

List RulesVote up all of the Timothys and Tims you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Timothy can you think of? The famous Tims below have many different professions, including notable actors named Tim, famous musicians named Timothy, and even great directors named Tim.

Tim McGraw is certainly one of the most famous Tims on this list. One of the famous musicians named Tim, he is one of the biggest names in country music with ten albums topping the Top Country album chart. To date, he has won three Grammy Awards and was nominated 20 times.

Another of the famous people with the first name Tim is Tim Curry. The character actor is best known for portraying Dr. Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He has also appeared in such films as It and Clue. Tim Meadows and Timothy Olyphant are two other popular actors named Tim. 

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    Tim Allen

    1953-06-13
    Timothy Alan Dick (born June 13, 1953), known professionally as Tim Allen, is an American...  more

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    Tim McGraw

    1967-05-01
    Samuel Timothy McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American country singer and actor. McGraw has...  more

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    Tim Curry

    1946-04-19
    Timothy James Curry (born 19 April 1946) is an English actor, voice artist, comedian and...  more

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    Timothée Hal Chalamet (born December 27, 1995) is an American actor. Chalamet started his...  more

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    Tim Tebow

    1987-08-14
    Timothy Richard Tebow (; born August 14, 1987) is an American professional baseball player,...  more

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    Tim Meadows

    1961-02-05
    Timothy Meadows (born February 5, 1961) is an American actor and comedian and one of the...  more

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    Tim Robbins

    1958-10-16
    Timothy Francis Robbins (born October 16, 1958) is an American actor, screenwriter, director,...  more

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    Tim Burton

    1958-08-25
    Timothy Walter Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an American filmmaker, artist, writer, and...  more

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    Timothy David Olyphant (; AHL-ə-fint; born May 20, 1968) is an American actor and producer. He...  more

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    Tim Duncan

    1976-04-25
    Timothy Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976) is an American professional basketball coach and...  more

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    Tim Conway

    1933-12-15
    Thomas Daniel "Tim" Conway (December 15, 1933 – May 14, 2019) was an American actor, comedian,...  more

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    Tim Gunn

    1953-07-29
    Timothy MacKenzie Gunn (born July 29, 1953) is an American fashion consultant, television...  more

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    Tim Roth

    1961-05-14
    Timothy Simon Roth (born 14 May 1961) is an English actor and director. He made his debut in...  more

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    Tim Cook

    1960-11-01
    Timothy Donald "Tim" Cook is an American business executive, and is the CEO of Apple Inc. Cook...  more

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    Timothy Hutton

    1960-08-16
    Timothy Tarquin Hutton (born August 16, 1960) is an American actor and director. He is the...  more

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    Tim Heidecker

    1976-02-03
    Timothy Richard Heidecker (; born February 3, 1976) is an American comedian, writer, director,...  more

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    Tim Matheson

    1947-12-31
    Tim Matheson (born Timothy Lewis Matthieson; December 31, 1947) is an American actor and...  more
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    Timothy Leary

    1920-10-22
    Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and...  more

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    Timothy Spall

    1957-02-27
    Timothy Leonard Spall (born 27 February 1957) is an English character actor and occasional...  more

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    Timothy Franz Geithner (; born August 18, 1961) is a former American central banker who served...  more
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    Tim Armstrong

    1965-11-25
    Timothy Ross Armstrong (born November 25, 1965) is an American musician, singer, songwriter,...  more

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    Timothy McVeigh

    1968-04-23
    Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001) was an American domestic terrorist who...  more

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    Tim Buckley

    1947-02-14
    Timothy Charles Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an American vocalist,...  more

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    Tim Minchin

    1975-10-07
    Timothy David Minchin (born 7 October 1975) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer,...  more

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    Tim Scott

    1965-09-19
    Timothy Eugene Scott (born September 19, 1965) is an American politician and businessman...  more

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