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Who Is The Most Famous Van In The World?

Updated November 16, 2020 281 votes 22 voters 18.2k views35 items

List RulesVote up all of the Vans you've heard of.

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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  • 1
    Van Morrison
    20

    Van Morrison

    1945-08-31

    BirthplacePottinger

    Sir George Ivan "Van" Morrison OBE (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Van Jones
    17

    Van Jones

    1968-09-20

    BirthplaceJackson, Tennessee, United States of America

    Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones (born September 20, 1968) is an American news commentator, author,... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Van Heflin
    12

    Van Heflin

    1910-12-13

    BirthplaceWalters, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Emmett Evan "Van" Heflin Jr. (December 13, 1908 – July 23, 1971) was an American theatre,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Van Johnson
    17

    Van Johnson

    1916-08-25

    BirthplaceNewport, Rhode Island, United States of America

    Charles Van Dell Johnson (August 25, 1916 – December 12, 2008) was an American film,... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Van Hunt
    15

    Van Hunt

    1970-03-08

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, United States of America

    Van Hunt (born March 8, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Van Miller
    12

    Van Miller

    1927-01-01
    Van Miller (November 22, 1927 – July 17, 2015) was an American radio and television sports... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Van Hammer
    8

    Van Hammer

    1967-11-11

    BirthplaceUSA, Hebron, Maryland

    Mark Hildreth (born November 11, 1967) is an American retired professional wrestler. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Van Williams
    12

    Van Williams

    1966-12-05
    Van Williams (born December 5, 1966) is an American drummer, best known as the former drummer... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Van Hansis
    10

    Van Hansis

    1981-09-25

    BirthplaceNorth Adams, Massachusetts, USA

    Van Hansis (born Evan Vanfossen Hansis on September 25, 1981 in North Adams, Massachusetts) is... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Van McCoy
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    Van McCoy

    1940-01-06

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Van Allen Clinton McCoy (January 6, 1940 – July 6, 1979) was an American musician, record... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Van Lingle Mungo
    12

    BirthplacePageland, South Carolina

    Van Lingle Mungo (June 8, 1911 – February 12, 1985) was a Major League Baseball right-handed... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Van Nest Polglase

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Van Nest Polglase (August 25, 1898 – December 20, 1968) was an American art director. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Van Snowden
    7

    Van Snowden

    1939-02-19

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Van Charles Snowden (February 19, 1939 – September 22, 2010) was an American puppeteer active... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Van Cliburn
    5

    Van Cliburn

    1934-07-12

    BirthplaceUSA, Shreveport, Louisiana

    Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn Jr. (; July 12, 1934 – February 27, 2013) was an American pianist... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Van Wyck Brooks
    8

    Van Wyck Brooks

    1886-02-16

    BirthplacePlainfield, New Jersey

    Van Wyck Brooks (February 16, 1886 in Plainfield, New Jersey – May 2, 1963 in Bridgewater,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Van Smith
    5

    Van Smith

    1945-08-17

    BirthplaceMarianna, Florida

    Walter Avant "Van" Smith, Jr. (August 17, 1945 - December 5, 2006) was an American costume... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Van L. Richey
    4

    Van L. Richey

    1949-08-16
    Van L. Richey is a board member of Wachovia since 2004. He is the President and CEO of...
  • 18
    Van Hilleary
    4

    Van Hilleary

    1959-06-20

    BirthplaceDayton, Tennessee, United States of America

    William Vanderpool "Van" Hilleary (born June 20, 1959) is an American politician who served as... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Van Tuong Nguyen
    4

    Van Tuong Nguyen

    1980-08-17

    BirthplaceSongkhla, Thailand

    Van Tuong Nguyen (Vietnamese: Nguyễn Tường Vân, listen; 17 August 1980 – 2 December 2005)... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Van Tran
    2

    Van Tran

    1964-10-19

    BirthplaceHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Van Thai Tran (Vietnamese: Trần Thái Văn; born October 19, 1964) is a Vietnamese American... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Van Chancellor
    1

    Van Chancellor

    1943-09-27

    BirthplaceLouisville, Mississippi, United States of America

    Van Winston Chancellor (born September 27, 1943) is a former college and professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Van Conner
    1

    Van Conner

    1967-03-17

    BirthplaceApple Valley, California

    Van Conner (born March 17, 1967 in Apple Valley, California) is an American rock musician. In... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Van Jacobson
    1

    Van Jacobson

    1950-01-01
    Van Jacobson (born 1950) is an American computer scientist, renowned for his work on TCP/IP... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Van Allen Plexico
    0

    Van Allen Plexico

    1968-01-12

    BirthplaceSylacauga, Alabama

    Van Allen Plexico (born January 12, 1968) is an American professor of Political Science and... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Van Patrick
    0

    Van Patrick

    1916-08-15
    Van Patrick (August 15, 1916 – September 29, 1974) was an American sportscaster, best known... more on Wikipedia