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Who Is The Most Famous Wayne In The World?

Updated November 24, 2020 720 votes 30 voters 17.4k views85 items

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

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

Lil Wayne is certainly one of the most famous Waynes on this list. One of the famous rappers named Wayne, he started his career at the age of 12 when he was signed by Cash Money Records. “Lollipop,” “A Milli,” and “Love Me” are among his biggest hits.

Another of the famous people with the first name Wayne is Wayne Gretzky. He is the former hockey player considered by many to be the greatest NHL athlete of all time. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1999.

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

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    Wayne Gretzky

    1961-01-26

    BirthplaceBrantford, Canada

    GenderMale

    Wayne Douglas Gretzky (; born January 26, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey...  more

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    Lil Wayne

    1982-09-27

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    GenderMale

    Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an...  more

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    Wayne Brady

    1972-06-02

    BirthplaceColumbus, Georgia, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Wayne Alphonso Brady (born June 2, 1972) is an American actor, singer, and comedian who is a...  more

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    Wayne Coyne

    1961-01-13

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Wayne Michael Coyne (born January 13, 1961) is an American musician. He is the lead singer,...  more
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    Wayne Knight

    1955-08-07

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Wayne Elliot Knight (born August 7, 1955) is an American actor, voice artist and comedian. He...  more
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    Wayne Newton

    1942-04-03

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942) is an American singer and entertainer. One of the...  more

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    Wayne Rooney

    1985-10-24

    BirthplaceCroxteth, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Wayne Mark Rooney (born 24 October 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays for...  more

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    Wayne Rogers

    1933-04-07

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    GenderMale

    William Wayne McMillan Rogers III (April 7, 1933 – December 31, 2015) was an American actor,...  more
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    Wayne Shorter

    1933-08-25

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Shorter...  more
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    Wayne Kramer

    1948-04-30

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    GenderMale

    Wayne Kramer (born April 30, 1948) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and...  more
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    Wayne Static

    1965-11-04

    BirthplaceMuskegon, Michigan

    GenderMale

    Wayne Richard Wells (November 4, 1965 – November 1, 2014), known professionally as Wayne...  more
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    Wayne LaPierre

    1948-11-08

    BirthplaceSchenectady, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Wayne Robert LaPierre, Jr. (born November 8, 1949) is an American gun rights activist....  more
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    Wayne Williams

    1958-05-27

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    GenderMale

    Wayne Bertram Williams (born May 27, 1958) is an American murderer serving life imprisonment...  more

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    Wayne Chrebet

    1973-08-14

    BirthplaceGarfield, New Jersey

    GenderMale

    Wayne Chrebet (born August 14, 1973) is a former American football wide receiver who played 11...  more
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    Wayne Cashman

    1945-06-24

    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

    GenderMale

    Wayne Cashman (born June 24, 1945) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player and a...  more
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    Wayne Robson

    1946-04-29

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    GenderMale

    Wayne Robson (April 29, 1946 – April 4, 2011) was a Canadian television, stage, voice and film...  more
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    Wayne Simmonds

    1988-08-26

    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    GenderMale

    Wayne Simmonds (born August 26, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the New...  more
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    Wayne Federman

    1959-06-22

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Wayne Federman (born June 22, 1959) is an American comedian, actor, author, writer, comedy...  more

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    Wayne C. Henderson is an American guitar maker who specializes in the crafting of handmade,...  more
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    Wayne Dyer

    1940-05-10

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Wayne Walter Dyer (May 10, 1940 – August 29, 2015) was an American self-help author and a...  more
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    Wayne Johnson is an American jazz and acoustic guitarist (not to be confused with the electric...  more
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    Wayne Cooper

    1956-11-16

    BirthplaceMilan

    GenderMale

    Artis Wayne Cooper (born November 16, 1956) is a retired American professional basketball...  more

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    Wayne Ellington

    1987-11-29

    BirthplaceWynnewood, Pennsylvania

    GenderMale

    Wayne Robert Ellington Jr. (born November 29, 1987) is an American professional basketball...  more

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    Wayne Martin

    1965-10-26

    BirthplaceCherry Valley, Arkansas

    GenderMale

    Gerald Wayne Martin (born October 26, 1965) is a former American football defensive end who...  more
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    Wayne Allwine

    1947-02-07

    BirthplaceGlendale, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Wayne Anthony Allwine (February 7, 1947 – May 18, 2009) was an American voice actor, sound...  more