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Who Is The Most Famous Wade In The World?

Updated May 13, 2021 351 votes 24 voters 6.2k views40 items

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

How many celebrities named Wade can you think of? The famous Wades below have many different professions, including notable actors named Wade, famous athletes named Wade, and even musicians named Wade.

Wade Boggs is certainly one of the most famous Wades on this list. One of the famous baseball players named Wade, he is a 12-time MLB All-Star. He won the World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996.

Another of the famous people with the first name Wade is Wade Williams. He is an actor and voice actor. He has appeared in such projects as Prison Break, The Bernie Mac Show, and The Hole. Wade Briggs is another actor named Wade you might recognize. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Wade? Just add them to the list!

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  • 1
    1958-06-15
    21

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    Wade Anthony Boggs (born June 15, 1958) is an American former professional baseball third baseman. He spent his 18-year baseball career primarily with the Boston Red Sox, but he also played for the...  more

    #1099 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#58 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#10 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time

  • 2
    1961-12-24
    17

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Wade Andrew Williams (born December 24, 1961) is an American actor. He is known for his various character roles, and for his starring role as Brad Bellick on the Fox television series Prison Break. ...  more
  • 3
    1980-08-10
    17
    Stuart "Stu" Alexander Bennett (born 10 August 1980) is an English actor, professional wrestler, and former bare-knuckle boxer, best known for his tenure with WWE under the ring name Wade Barrett. He...  more
  • 4
    1982-09-17
    11

    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    Wade Jeremy William Robson (born 17 September 1982) is an Australian dancer and choreographer. He began performing as a dancer at age five, and has directed music videos and world tours for pop...  more

    #236 of 432 Famous Tall Men Over 6'2#11 of 13 13 Celebrities Who Started as Backup Dancers

  • 5
    Wade Bowen is an American Texas Country/Red Dirt singer from Waco, Texas. Bowen was a member of the band West 84 with friend Matt Miller, before the band was re-aligned in 2001. He released his first...  more

    #9 of 44 The Best Red Dirt Singers#17 of 23 Country Singers with College Degrees

  • 6
    1969-04-20
    13

    BirthplaceBethel Acres, Oklahoma

    Tony Wade Hayes (born April 20, 1969) is an American country music artist. Signed to Columbia Records in 1994, he made his debut that year with his gold-certified album Old Enough to Know Better. Its...  more

    #35 of 45 The Best Country Singers with Deep Voices#20 of 55 The Best Country Singers From Oklahoma#20 of 24 Country Singers Who Have Had Cancer

  • 7
    1976-06-23
    14

    BirthplaceVirginia Beach, Virginia

    Wade Barrett (born June 23, 1976) is a retired American soccer player. He was most recently the interim head coach of the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer....  more
  • 8
    1892-10-15
    16

    BirthplaceIndependence, Virginia

    Wade Ward (1892–1971) was an American old-time music banjo player and fiddler from Independence, Virginia. He was especially renowned for his clawhammer banjo playing. He was a frequent winner at...  more
  • 9
    1907-04-21
    9

    BirthplaceWeaverville, North Carolina

    Wade Echard Mainer (April 21, 1907 – September 12, 2011) was an American country singer and banjoist. With his band, the Sons of the Mountaineers, he is credited with bridging the gap between...  more
  • 10
    1947-06-21
    9

    BirthplaceOrange, Texas, United States of America

    Wade Phillips (born June 21, 1947) is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He also served two stints as...  more
  • 11
    Wade Briggs is an actor....  more
  • 12
    1920-07-03
    11

    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa, United States of America

    This article is about Wade McCree Jr (d. 1987). The "Shirtless Selfie Judge" from Detroit named Wade McCree is this Wade McCree's son, and does not have a Wikipedia article of his own. Wade Hampton...  more
  • 13
    1984-05-05
    11

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    Wade MacNeil (born May 5, 1984 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian musician currently active as the vocalist of the hardcore punk band Gallows, and the vocalist/guitarist/founder of the punk band...  more
  • 14
    1959-02-01
    9

    BirthplaceGreenville, Texas

    Charles Wade Wilson (February 1, 1959 – February 1, 2019) was an American football coach and previously a quarterback who played for the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Dallas...  more

    #894 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#38 of 96 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s#97 of 97 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '90s

  • 15
    1977-06-12
    9

    BirthplaceLloydminster, Canada

    Wade Redden (born June 12, 1977) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who spent the majority of his career in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Ottawa Senators. He also played...  more
  • 16
    1985-09-07
    11

    BirthplaceLake Wales, Florida

    Wade Allen Davis (born September 7, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Tampa Bay Rays,...  more
  • 17
    1976-07-03
    6

    BirthplaceSaskatoon, Canada

    Wade William Belak (born Wade William Aadland; July 3, 1976 – August 31, 2011) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward and defenceman. He was drafted 12th overall by the Quebec Nordiques in...  more

    #661 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#13 of 35 35 Athletes with Depression

  • 18
    1971-05-22
    6
    Wade Keller (born May 22, 1971) is an American professional wrestling journalist who runs the Pro Wrestling Torch newsletter. Keller has hosted The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast on PodcastOne...  more
  • 19
    7

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina, United States of America

    Wade Hampton III (March 28, 1818 – April 11, 1902) was a Confederate States of America military officer during the American Civil War and politician from South Carolina. He came from a wealthy...  more
  • 20
    1981-02-12
    7

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Wade McKinnon (born 12 February 1981) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 2000s and 2010s. His position of preference was as a fullback....  more
  • 21
    1981-04-26
    3

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Wade Leon Smith (born April 26, 1981) is a former American football offensive tackle who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of...  more
  • 22
    1986-11-13
    3

    BirthplaceHammond, Louisiana

    Wade Allen Miley (born November 13, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Miley in the first...  more
  • 23
    1978-12-14
    1

    BirthplaceEastleigh, United Kingdom

    Wade Patrick Elliott (born 14 December 1978) is an English former professional footballer who last played for Bristol City. He played mainly as a right midfielder but could also play as a central...  more
  • 24
    1968-01-11
    1

    BirthplaceTerrace, Canada

    Wade Flaherty (born January 11, 1968) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who has played in the National Hockey League for the San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay...  more
  • 25
    1947-07-19
    1

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    A. Wade Kach (born July 19, 1947) is an American politician and member of the Baltimore County Council....  more
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