How many celebrities named Van can you think of? The famous Vans below have many different professions, including notable actors named Van, famous athletes named Van, and even musicians named Van.
Van Morrison is certainly one of the most famous Vans on this list. One of the famous singer-songwriters named Van, his hits include “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Moondance,” and “Into the Mystic.” He was also the vocalist for the band, Them.
Another of the famous people with the first name Van is Van Johnson. He is an actor who started on Broadway before getting signed with Warner Brothers and later MGM. He appeared in such films as Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, A Guy Named Joe, and The Human Comedy. News commentator Van Jones is another celebrity Van.
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Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States of AmericaCharles Van Dell Johnson (August 25, 1916 – December 12, 2008) was an American film, television theatre and radio actor, singer, and dancer. He was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during and... more
Birthplace: PottingerSir George Ivan "Van" Morrison OBE (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. His professional career began as a teenager in the late 1950s... more
Birthplace: Jackson, Tennessee, USAAnthony Kapel "Van" Jones (born September 20, 1968) is an American news commentator, author, and non-practicing attorney. He is a co-founder of several nonprofit organizations, including the Dream... more
Birthplace: Walters, Oklahoma, United States of AmericaEmmett Evan "Van" Heflin Jr. (December 13, 1908 – July 23, 1971) was an American theatre, radio and film actor. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the... more
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USAVan Hunt (born March 8, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He released his debut album, Van Hunt, in 2004, and a follow-up, On the Jungle Floor, in... more
Van Miller1927-01-01Van Miller (November 22, 1927 – July 17, 2015) was an American radio and television sports announcer from Dunkirk, New York, where he began his career at Dunkirk radio station WFCB calling... more
- 10Mark Hildreth (born November 11, 1967) is an American retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his tenures in World Championship Wrestling under the ring name Van Hammer or simply Hammer.... more
- 12Van Williams (born December 5, 1966) is an American drummer, best known as the former drummer of Nevermore. Van Williams hails from New York where he began his music career in various bands, later... more
Birthplace: North Adams, Massachusetts, USAVan Hansis (born Evan Vanfossen Hansis on September 25, 1981 in North Adams, Massachusetts) is an American actor. Hansis portrayed Luke Snyder on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns from December... more
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of AmericaVan Allen Clinton McCoy (January 6, 1940 – July 6, 1979) was an American musician, record producer, arranger, songwriter, singer and orchestra conductor. He is known best for his 1975 internationally... more
Birthplace: Pageland, South CarolinaVan Lingle Mungo (June 8, 1911 – February 12, 1985) was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher known for his career with the Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers. Mungo played for the Dodgers from 1931 to... more
Birthplace: New York City, New YorkVan Nest Polglase (August 25, 1898 – December 20, 1968) was an American art director. He was nominated for six Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction. Best remembered as head of the design... more
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USAVan Charles Snowden (February 19, 1939 – September 22, 2010) was an American puppeteer active in the film and television industries for decades. Snowden performed as the H.R. Pufnstuf character on... more
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States of AmericaHarvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn Jr. (; July 12, 1934 – February 27, 2013) was an American pianist who, at the age of 23, achieved worldwide recognition when he won the inaugural International Tchaikovsky... more
Van Wyck Brooks1886-02-16
Birthplace: Plainfield, New JerseyVan Wyck Brooks (February 16, 1886 in Plainfield, New Jersey – May 2, 1963 in Bridgewater, Connecticut) was an American literary critic, biographer, and historian.... more
Birthplace: Marianna, FloridaWalter Avant "Van" Smith, Jr. (August 17, 1945 - December 5, 2006) was an American costume designer and make-up artist. He worked primarily in the films of John Waters, designing the costumes and... more
Van L. Richey1949-08-16Van L. Richey is a board member of Wachovia since 2004. He is the President and CEO of American Cast Iron Pipe Company in Birmingham, Alabama....
Birthplace: Dayton, Tennessee, United States of AmericaWilliam Vanderpool "Van" Hilleary (born June 20, 1959) is an American politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 4th congressional district from 1995 to 2003. He is a member of... more
Van Tuong Nguyen1980-08-17
Birthplace: Songkhla, ThailandVan Tuong Nguyen (Vietnamese: Nguyễn Tường Vân, listen; 17 August 1980 – 2 December 2005) baptised Caleb, was an Australian from Melbourne, Victoria convicted of drug trafficking in Singapore. A... more
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamVan Thai Tran (Vietnamese: Trần Thái Văn; born October 19, 1964) is a Vietnamese American attorney and politician in California, formerly serving as a Republican member of the California State... more
Birthplace: Louisville, Mississippi, United States of AmericaVan Winston Chancellor (born September 27, 1943) is a former college and professional basketball coach. He coached University of Mississippi women's basketball, Louisiana State University women's... more
Birthplace: Apple Valley, CaliforniaVan Conner (born March 17, 1967 in Apple Valley, California) is an American rock musician. In 1984 he co-founded the band Screaming Trees with his brother Gary Lee Conner and close friends Mark... more
Van Jacobson1950-01-01Van Jacobson (born 1950) is an American computer scientist, renowned for his work on TCP/IP network performance and scaling. He is one of the primary contributors to the TCP/IP protocol stack—the... more
Van Allen Plexico1968-01-12
Birthplace: Sylacauga, AlabamaVan Allen Plexico (born January 12, 1968) is an American professor of Political Science and History and a science fiction and fantasy author. He is generally considered one of the leading figures in... more
Van Patrick1916-08-15Van Patrick (August 15, 1916 – September 29, 1974) was an American sportscaster, best known for his play-by-play work with the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers. Patrick called Lions games from 1950... more