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Who Is The Most Famous Wayne In The World?

Updated November 24, 2020 709 votes 23 voters 16.1k 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.

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    Lil Wayne
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    Lil Wayne

    1982-09-27

    BirthplaceHollygrove, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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

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  • 2
    Wayne Gretzky
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    Wayne Gretzky

    1961-01-26

    BirthplaceBrantford, Canada

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

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  • 3
    Wayne Brady
    18

    Wayne Brady

    1972-06-02

    BirthplaceColumbus, Georgia, USA

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

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  • 4
    Wayne Coyne
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    Wayne Coyne

    1961-01-13

    BirthplaceAllegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States, United States of America

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

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  • 5
    Wayne Knight
    17

    Wayne Knight

    1955-08-07

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Wayne Elliot Knight (born August 7, 1955) is an American actor, voice artist and comedian. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Wayne Newton
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    Wayne Newton

    1942-04-03

    BirthplaceUSA, Virginia, Norfolk

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

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  • 7
    Wayne Shorter
    12

    Wayne Shorter

    1933-08-25

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Shorter... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Wayne Kramer
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    Wayne Kramer

    1948-04-30

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Wayne Kramer (born April 30, 1948) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Wayne Rogers
    11

    Wayne Rogers

    1933-04-07

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    William Wayne McMillan Rogers III (April 7, 1933 – December 31, 2015) was an American actor,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Wayne Static
    11

    Wayne Static

    1965-11-04

    BirthplaceMuskegon, Michigan

    Wayne Richard Wells (November 4, 1965 – November 1, 2014), known professionally as Wayne... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Wayne LaPierre
    15

    Wayne LaPierre

    1948-11-08

    BirthplaceSchenectady, New York, United States of America

    Wayne Robert LaPierre, Jr. (born November 8, 1949) is an American gun rights activist.... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Wayne Rooney
    12

    Wayne Rooney

    1985-10-24

    BirthplaceCroxteth, United Kingdom

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

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  • 13
    Wayne Chrebet
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    Wayne Chrebet

    1973-08-14

    BirthplaceGarfield, New Jersey

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

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  • 14
    Wayne Cashman
    11

    Wayne Cashman

    1945-06-24

    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

    Wayne Cashman (born June 24, 1945) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Wayne Williams
    15

    Wayne Williams

    1958-05-27

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

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

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  • 16
    Wayne Robson
    8

    Wayne Robson

    1946-04-29

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Wayne Robson (April 29, 1946 – April 4, 2011) was a Canadian television, stage, voice and film... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Wayne Simmonds
    12

    Wayne Simmonds

    1988-08-26

    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    Wayne Simmonds (born August 26, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the New... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Wayne Federman

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731

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

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  • 19
    Wayne Henderson
    Wayne C. Henderson is an American guitar maker who specializes in the crafting of handmade,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Wayne Dyer
    14

    Wayne Dyer

    1940-05-10

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Wayne Walter Dyer (May 10, 1940 – August 29, 2015) was an American self-help author and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Wayne Johnson
    Wayne Johnson is an American jazz and acoustic guitarist (not to be confused with the electric... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Wayne Cooper
    8

    Wayne Cooper

    1956-11-16

    BirthplaceMilan

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

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  • 23
    Wayne Ellington
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    Wayne Ellington

    1987-11-29

    BirthplaceWynnewood, Pennsylvania

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

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  • 24
    Wayne Martin
    14

    Wayne Martin

    1965-10-26

    BirthplaceCherry Valley, Arkansas

    Gerald Wayne Martin (born October 26, 1965) is a former American football defensive end who... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Wayne Allwine
    12

    Wayne Allwine

    1947-02-07

    BirthplaceGlendale, California, United States of America

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