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Who knew there were so many famous people named Van in the world? Our list of celebrities named Van includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Vans below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Van, actors named Van, and much more. Van Halen, Van Morrison, and Van Cliburn are only a few of the well-known people named Van on this list.
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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1974. From 1975 until 1985, the band comprised guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, ...more

Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Van
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter George Ivan "Van" Morrison, OBE is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are described as mystical and transcendental, while some of his ...more

Van Cliburn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Van
Pianist Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn, Jr., was an American pianist who achieved worldwide recognition in 1958, at the age of 23, when he won the first quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Piano ...more

Van Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Van
Actor, Singer, Dancer Van Johnson was an American film and television actor and dancer who was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during and after World War II. Johnson was the embodiment of the "boy-next-door ...more

Van der Graaf Generator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van der Graaf Generator are an English progressive rock band, formed in 1967 in Manchester by singer-songwriters Peter Hammill and Chris Judge Smith and the first act signed by Charisma Records. ...more

Van Dyke Parks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Van
Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer Van Dyke Parks is an American composer, arranger, record producer, instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, author, and actor. Parks is perhaps best known for his collaborations with musician Brian ...more

Van Heflin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Van
Soldier, Actor Van Heflin was an American theater, radio, and film actor. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the 1940s had a string of roles as a leading man. He ...more

Van Hunt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Van
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Van Hunt 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 2006, both on ...more

Van Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Van
Civil Rights Advocate, Environmentalist, Author Van Jones is an actor.

Van Hammer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Van
Wrestler, Actor Mark Hildreth is an actor.

Van McCoy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Van
Record producer, Songwriter, Singer Van Allen Clinton McCoy professionally known as Van McCoy. was an accomplished musician, record producer, arranger, songwriter, singer and orchestra conductor. He is known best for his 1975 ...more

Van Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Van
Drummer Van Williams 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 relocating to ...more

Van Darkholme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Van
Pornographic actor, Artist, Film Director Van Darkholme is an American pornographic actor, director, as well as an artist and photographer. Darkholme is among the few Asian American men working in Western gay porn as a director and ...more

Van Alexander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Van
Conductor, Arranger, Bandleader Van Alexander is an American bandleader, arranger, and composer. Alexander led bands and arranged from high school, and studied composition in college. He landed a job selling arrangements to ...more

Van Lingle Mungo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Van
Baseball player Van Lingle Mungo was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher known for his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Mungo played for the Dodgers from 1931 to 1941 and finished his baseball career ...more

Van Wyck Brooks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Wyck Brooks Literary critic, Biographer, Historian Van Wyck Brooks was an American literary critic, biographer, and historian.

Van Dyke Brooke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Van
Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director Van Dyke Brooke, né Stewart McKerrow was an early American actor, screenwriter and film director, whose works include The Reprieve: An Episode in the Life of Abraham Lincoln and Lights of ...more

Van DeCree is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van DeCree Van Ness DeCree, from Warren, Ohio, is a former football defensive end who was a two-time All-American at Ohio State University. DeCree is a member of the Ohio State Football Hall of Fame He was ...more

Van Damage is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Van
Pornographic actor, Soldier, Camera Operator Van Damage, is a retired porn star, and also serves as a director, cameraman and producer in the pornography industry.

Van Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Van
Actor, Diving instructor Van Zandt Jarvis Williams is a former actor best known for his television role as Britt Reid/the Green Hornet and his earlier leading role as Kenny Madison in both Warner Bros. television ...more

Van Snowden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Van
Actor, Puppeteer Van Charles Snowden was an American puppeteer active in the film and television industries for decades. Snowden performed as the H.R. Pufnstuf character on nearly every episode of the television ...more

Van Epperson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Van
Public speaker, Screenwriter, Actor Van Epperson is an American actor, director, screenwriter, script doctor, acting teacher, and public speaker.

Van Nest Polglase is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Van
Set Decorator, Film Art Director Van Nest Polglase 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 department at RKO Pictures, he ...more

Van Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Van
Costume Designer, Makeup Artist Walter Avant "Van" Smith, Jr. was an American costume designer and make-up artist. He worked primarily in the films of John Waters, designing the costumes and make-up for every John ...more

Van Tran is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Van
Politician, Lawyer Van Thai Tran is an attorney and politician in California, formerly serving as a Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing portions of Orange County. Tran and Texas State ...more

Van Doude is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Van
Actor Van Doude is an actor.

Van Hansis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Van
Actor Van Hansis is an American actor. Hansis, who uses the name Van professionally, starred on the long-running CBS soap opera As the World Turns as Luke Snyder, the son of one of the show's ...more

Van Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Stephenson Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter Van Stephenson is a member of the musical group, Blackhawk.

Van Taylor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Van
Businessperson, Politician Nicholas Van Campen Taylor, known as Van Taylor, is a businessman from Plano, Texas, a veteran of the Iraq War, and a Republican departing member of the Texas House of Representatives from ...more

Van Badham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Van
Playwright Vanessa "Van" Badham is an Australian writer and social commentator. A playwright and novelist, she writes dramas and comedies. She is a regular columnist for Guardian Australia.

Van Ling is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Van
Visual Effects Supervisor, Producer, Actor Van Ling is a producer and creator of DVD menus for many popular movies, including the Star Wars DVDs. Ling graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California film school. Ling ...more

Van Partible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Partible Animator Van Partible is a Filipino-born American animator, writer, and producer best known for creating the animated television series Johnny Bravo. Partible currently resides in Salinas, California.

Van Tuong Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Tuong Nguyen Van Tuong Nguyen baptised Caleb, was an Australian from Melbourne, Victoria convicted of drug trafficking in Singapore. A Vietnamese Australian, he was also addressed as Nguyen Tuong Van in the ...more

Van Earl Wright is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Van
Actor Van Earl Wright is an American sportscaster with over 20 years of national and local experience. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Wright is known for a homespun delivery which ...more

Van Deren Coke is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Deren Coke Frank Van Deren Coke, F. Van Deren Coke, or Van Deren Coke was an American photographer, scholar and museum professional. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and died in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...more

Van Ikin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Ikin Van Ikin is an academic and science fiction writer and editor. He was until his retirement in 2015 a Professor in English at the University of Western Australia, and has acted as supervisor for ...more

Van Lam Vissay is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Lam Vissay Actor, Singer Van-Lam Vissay is an actor and a singer.

Văn Cao is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Van
Văn Cao Poet, Composer, Artist Văn Cao was a Vietnamese composer whose works include Tiến Quân Ca, which became the national anthem of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. He, along with Phạm Duy and Trịnh Công Sơn, ...more

Van Hughes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Hughes Actor Van Hughes is an actor.

Van L. Richey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van L. Richey Van 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.

Van Humphries is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Humphries Rugby Player Van Humphries is an Australian rugby union player for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition.

Van Malone is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Malone Coach Van Buren Malone is a former safety in the National Football League. He played his entire career from 1994–1997 with the Detroit Lions. He was previously the cornerbacks coach for the Tulsa ...more

Van Hilleary is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Van
William Vanderpool Hilleary, usually known as Van Hilleary is a Republican politician from Tennessee.

Van Chancellor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Chancellor Van Chancellor is a former college and professional basketball coach. He coached University of Mississippi women's basketball, Louisiana State University women's basketball, and the professional ...more

Van Hatfield is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Hatfield Strongman Van Hatfield is an American professional strongman competitor and powerlifter from Mapleton, Utah. Van won America's Strongest Man in 2004, his career best win. Van came in 2nd at the IFSA ...more

Van Jacobson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Jacobson Computer scientist Van Jacobson 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 Conner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Van
Musician Van Conner is an American rock musician. In 1984 he co-founded the band Screaming Trees with his brother Gary Lee Conner and close friends Mark Lanegan and Mark Pickerel. On the 25 June 2000 ...more

Van Ngoc Tu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Ngoc Tu Athlete Van Ngoc Tu is an athlete.

Van Dearing Perrine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Dearing Perrine Painter, Artist Van Dearing Perrine (1869 - 1955) was an American Impressionist painter.

Van Rensselaer Potter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Van
Van Rensselaer Potter Chemist Van Rensselaer Potter II was an American biochemist. He was professor of oncology at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison for more than 50 years. In ...more