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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