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Famous People Named Wayne

Updated June 14, 2019 15.6k views100 items

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.
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  • Wayne Rooney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    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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  • Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    BirthplaceBrantford, Canada

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

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  • Wayne Brady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    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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  • Wayne Knight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    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
  • Wayne Newton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    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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    #423 of 1,020 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time#13 of 17 The Best Dance Partner of Cheryl Burke on DWTS

  • Wayne Shorter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Shorter... more on Wikipedia
  • Wayne Coyne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    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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  • Wayne Chrebet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    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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    #922 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#87 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

  • Wayne LaPierre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    BirthplaceSchenectady, New York, United States of America

    Wayne Robert LaPierre, Jr. (born November 8, 1949) is an American gun rights activist.... more on Wikipedia
  • Wayne Rogers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    William Wayne McMillan Rogers III (April 7, 1933 – December 31, 2015) was an American actor,... more on Wikipedia
  • Wayne Federman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    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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  • Wayne Cashman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

    Wayne Cashman (born June 24, 1945) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player and a... more on Wikipedia
  • Wayne Static is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    BirthplaceMuskegon, Michigan

    Wayne Richard Wells (November 4, 1965 – November 1, 2014), known professionally as Wayne... more on Wikipedia
  • Wayne Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

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

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  • Wayne Martin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    BirthplaceCherry Valley, Arkansas

    Gerald Wayne Martin (born October 26, 1965) is a former American football defensive end who... more on Wikipedia
  • Wayne Kramer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

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

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    #402 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time#416 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time

  • Wayne Simmonds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    Wayne Simmonds (born August 26, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the New... more on Wikipedia
  • Wayne Ellington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    BirthplaceWynnewood, Pennsylvania

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

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  • Wayne Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    BirthplaceBoise, Idaho

    Wayne Harrison Walker (September 30, 1936 – May 19, 2017) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 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,... more on Wikipedia
  • Wayne Cooper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    BirthplaceMilan

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

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  • Wayne Fontes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    BirthplaceNew Bedford, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Wayne Fontes (; born February 2, 1940) is a former American football coach and college and... more on Wikipedia
  • Wayne Bergeron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, United States of America

    Wayne Bergeron (born January 16, 1958) is an American jazz trumpeter who was a member of... more on Wikipedia
  • 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... more on Wikipedia
  • Wayne Dyer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Wayne

    Wayne Dyer

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Wayne Walter Dyer (May 10, 1940 – August 29, 2015) was an American self-help author and a... more on Wikipedia
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