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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
Wayne Mark Rooney is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains both Manchester United and the England national team. He has played much of his career as a forward, but he has ...more
Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 58
Wayne Douglas Gretzky, CC is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for four teams from 1979 to 1999. ...more
Wayne Brady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 46
Wayne Alphonso Brady is an American actor, singer, comedian, and television personality, known for his work as a regular on the American version of the improvisational comedy television series ...more
Wayne Knight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 63
Wayne Eliot Knight is an American actor and comedian. He is known for playing Newman in the TV sitcom Seinfeld and Officer Don Orville in 3rd Rock from the Sun. His other roles include Dennis ...more
Wayne Newton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 76
Carson Wayne Newton 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 Vegas and Mr. ...more
Wayne Shorter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 85
Wayne Shorter is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Jazz critic Ben Ratliff of the New York Times has described Shorter as "probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer and ...more
Wayne Coyne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 58
Wayne Michael Coyne is an American musician. He is the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the band the Flaming Lips.
Wayne Chrebet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 45
Wayne Chrebet 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.
Wayne LaPierre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 70
Wayne Robert LaPierre, Jr. is an American author and advocate of the right to keep and bear arms. He is best known for his position as the executive vice president of the National Rifle ...more
Wayne Rogers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 85
William Wayne McMillan Rogers III is an American film and television actor, best known for playing the role of "Trapper John" McIntyre in the CBS television series, M*A*S*H. He is a ...more
Wayne Federman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 59
Wayne Federman is an American comedian, actor, author, comedy writer, and musician. He is noted for his numerous comedy appearances in clubs, theaters, and on television; his biography of ...more
Wayne Cashman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 73
Wayne Cashman is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and a former NHL head coach. He played 17 seasons for the Boston Bruins, helping the team win two Stanley Cups.
Wayne Static is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 53
Wayne Richard Wells, known professionally as Wayne Static, The True King of Evil Disco, was an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist and music sequencer for ...more
Wayne Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 60
Wayne Bertram Williams is a convicted murderer who has been blamed for committing most of the Atlanta Child Murders of 1979 through 1981. In 1982 he was tried and convicted of killing two adult ...more
Wayne Martin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 53
Gerald Wayne Martin is a former American football defensive lineman who played eleven seasons in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints from 1989 to 1999. He attended the ...more
Wayne Kramer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 70
Wayne Kramer 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 Detroit rock group ...more
Wayne Simmonds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 30
Wayne "Nip" Simmonds is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger and an alternate captain for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. He is known to his teammates ...more
Wayne Ellington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 31
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
Wayne Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 82
Wayne Harrison Walker is a former professional football player and sports broadcaster. He played in the NFL for fifteen seasons, from 1958 to 1972 for the Detroit Lions. A starter throughout his ...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
Artis Wayne Cooper is a retired American professional basketball player. He was born in Milan, Georgia. Cooper was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the 2nd round of the 1978 NBA Draft. A ...more
Wayne Fontes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 79
Wayne Fontes is a former American football coach and college and professional football player who was the head coach of the NFL's Detroit Lions from 1988 to 1996. His 67 wins and 71 losses are ...more
Wayne Bergeron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 61
Wayne Bergeron is an American jazz musician and trumpet player who rose to fame in the mid 1980s after playing lead trumpet in Maynard Ferguson's band. He is notable for his consistency and ...more
Wayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
Wayne Johnson is an American jazz and acoustic guitarist based in Southern California. Johnson won a joint Grammy Award in 2004 for his contribution to the album Pink Guitar, which featured the ...more
Wayne Dyer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Wayne
age 78
Wayne Walter Dyer is an American self-help author and motivational speaker. His first book Your Erroneous Zones is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 35 million copies