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Famous People Named Wayne 

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If your name is Wayne, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Wayne, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Wayne can you think of? The famous Waynes below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Wayne, athletes named Wayne, and even political figures named Wayne. The music industry is no stranger to the name Wayne, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Wayne are worth mentioning? This list includes Wayne Rooney, Wayne Gretzky, Wayne Brady and Wayne Knight. To read more about these notable people named Wayne, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 33

Birthplace: Croxteth, United Kingdom

Wayne Mark Rooney (born 24 October 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays for American MLS club D.C. United. He has played much of his career as a forward, and he has also been ...more

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Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 58

Birthplace: Brantford, Canada

Wayne Douglas Gretzky (; born January 26, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for four teams ...more

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#2 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #257 of 452 Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person #4 of 526 The Best NHL Players of All Time

Wayne Brady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 46

Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States of America

Wayne Alphonso Brady (born June 2, 1972) is an American actor, singer, and comedian who is a regular on the American version of the improvisational comedy television series Whose Line Is It ...more

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Wayne Knight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 63

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Wayne Elliot Knight (born August 7, 1955) is an American actor, voice artist and comedian. He is known for playing Newman in Seinfeld (1992–1998), Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park (1993), Al ...more

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Wayne Newton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 76

Birthplace: USA, Virginia, Norfolk

Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942) is an American singer and entertainer. One of the best-known entertainers in Las Vegas, Nevada, he is known by the nicknames The Midnight Idol, Mr. Las ...more

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Wayne Shorter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 85

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Shorter came to wide prominence in the late 1950s as a member of, and eventually primary composer for Art ...more

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Wayne Coyne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 58

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Wayne Michael Coyne (born January 13, 1961) is an American musician. He is the lead singer, occasional backing vocalist, guitarist, theremin player and songwriter for the band the Flaming Lips.

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Wayne Chrebet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 45

Birthplace: Garfield, New Jersey

Wayne Chrebet (born August 14, 1973) is a former American football wide receiver who played 11 seasons for the New York Jets of the National Football League from 1995 to 2005.

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Wayne LaPierre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 70

Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States of America

Wayne Robert LaPierre, Jr. (born November 8, 1949) is an American gun rights activist. LaPierre currently serves as the Chief Executive and Executive Vice President of the National Rifle
Wayne Rogers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 85

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

William Wayne McMillan Rogers III (April 7, 1933 – December 31, 2015) was an American actor, known for playing the role of Captain "Trapper" John McIntyre in the CBS television series ...more
Wayne Federman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 59

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731, + more

Wayne Federman (born June 22, 1959) is an American comedian, actor, author, writer, comedy historian, podcaster, and musician. He is noted for numerous stand-up comedy appearances in clubs, ...more

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Wayne Cashman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 73

Birthplace: Kingston, Canada

Wayne Cashman (born June 24, 1945) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player and a former NHL head coach. He played seventeen seasons for the Boston Bruins and helped them win the ...more
Wayne Static is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 53

Birthplace: Muskegon, Michigan

Wayne Richard Wells (November 4, 1965 – November 1, 2014), known professionally as Wayne Static, was an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist and music ...more
Wayne Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 60

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Wayne Bertram Williams (born May 27, 1958) is an American murderer serving life imprisonment for the 1981 killing of two adult men in Atlanta, Georgia, and believed by police to be responsible ...more
Wayne Martin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 53

Birthplace: Cherry Valley, Arkansas

Gerald Wayne Martin (born October 26, 1965) is a former American football defensive end who played eleven seasons in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints from 1989 to 1999. In ...more
Wayne Kramer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 70

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Wayne Kramer (born April 30, 1948) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and film and television composer. Kramer came to prominence as a teenager in 1967 as a co-founder of the ...more

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Wayne Simmonds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 30

Birthplace: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

Wayne Simmonds (born August 26, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). Simmonds has previously played for the Los ...more

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Wayne Ellington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 31

Birthplace: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Wayne Robert Ellington Jr. (born November 29, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the ...more

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Wayne Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 82

Birthplace: Boise, Idaho

Wayne Harrison Walker (September 30, 1936 – May 19, 2017) was an American professional football player and sports broadcaster. He played fifteen seasons with the Detroit Lions of the National ...more
Wayne Henderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Wayne C. Henderson is an American guitar maker who specializes in the crafting of handmade, custom acoustic guitars. He also occasionally makes other stringed instruments, such as mandolins, ...more
Wayne Cooper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 62

Birthplace: Milan

Artis Wayne Cooper (born November 16, 1956) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was born in Milan, Georgia. Cooper was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second ...more

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Wayne Fontes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 79

Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States of America

Wayne Fontes (; born February 2, 1940) is a former American football coach and college and professional football player who was the head coach of the National Football League's Detroit Lions ...more
Wayne Bergeron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 61

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Wayne Bergeron (born January 16, 1958) is an American jazz trumpeter who was a member of Maynard Ferguson's band in the 1980s. As a lead and studio player, he is notable for his ability in the ...more
Wayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Wayne Johnson is an American jazz and acoustic guitarist (not to be confused with the electric blues guitarist Wayne Johnson, or the gospel singer/guitarist Donald Wayne Johnson, or the flamenco ...more
Wayne Dyer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Age: 78

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Wayne Walter Dyer (May 10, 1940 – August 29, 2015) was an American self-help author and a motivational speaker. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones (1976), is one of the best-selling books of ...more