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Who Is The Most Famous Brooks In The World?

Updated March 1, 2021 592 votes 24 voters 11.7k views71 items

List RulesVote up everyone you recognize with the last name Brooks.

How many celebrities with the last name Brooks can you think of? The famous Brookses below have many different professions, including notable actors with the last name Brooks, famous musicians named Brooks, and even athletes named Brooks.

Garth Brooks is certainly one of the most famous Brookses on this list. One of the famous singer-songwriters with the last name Brooks, he is one of the best-selling artists in the world. “Friends in Low Places,” “The Dance,” and “Callin' Baton Rouge” are a few of his biggest hits.

Another of the famous people with the last name Brooks is Mel Brooks. He is a legendary comedian, writer, and director. He directed such films as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein. Albert Brooks is another American actor, comedian, writer, and director with the last name Brooks. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people with the last name Brooks? Just add them to the list. Then be sure to vote up every celebrity with the surname Brooks that you've heard of! 

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    Garth Brooks


    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, USA

    Alternative NameGarth Brooks

    Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American singer and songwriter. His integration of rock and pop elements into the country genre has earned him immense popularity in the United...  more

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    Albert Brooks


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

    Alternative NameAlbert Brooks

    Albert Lawrence Brooks (born Albert Lawrence Einstein; July 22, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for...  more

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    Mel Brooks


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Alternative NameMelvin Brooks

    Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky, Yiddish: מעלווין קאמינסקי‎; June 28, 1926) is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comedic...  more

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  • 4

    James L. Brooks


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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    Danielle Brooks

    Danielle Brooks (born September 17, 1989) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. She...  more
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    David Brooks


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    David Brooks (born August 11, 1961) is a Canadian-born American political and cultural commentator who writes for The New York Times. He has worked as a film critic for The Washington Times, a...  more
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    Louise Brooks


    BirthplaceCherryvale, Kansas, United States of America

    Mary Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985), known professionally as Louise Brooks, was an American film actress and dancer during the 1920s and 1930s. She is noted as a flapper icon and...  more
  • 8

    Mehcad Brooks


    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Austin

    Mehcad Jason McKinley Brooks (born October 25, 1980) is an American actor and former fashion model. He is known for his roles as Matthew Applewhite in the second season of ABC's series Desperate...  more
  • 9

    Meredith Brooks


    BirthplaceCorvallis, Oregon, United States of America

    Meredith Ann Brooks (born June 12, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for her 1997 hit song "Bitch", for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award....  more
  • 10

    Avery Brooks


    BirthplaceEvansville, Indiana, USA

    Avery Franklin Brooks (born October 2, 1948) is an American actor, director, singer, and educator. He is best known for his television roles as Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as Hawk...  more


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    Lonnie Brooks


    BirthplaceDubuisson, Louisiana, United States of America

    Lonnie Brooks (born Lee Baker Jr., December 18, 1933 – April 1, 2017) was an American blues singer and guitarist. The musicologist Robert Palmer, writing in Rolling Stone, stated, "His music is...  more
  • 12

    Foster Brooks


    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, USA

    Foster Brooks (May 11, 1912 – December 20, 2001) was an American actor and comedian best known for his portrayal of a lovable drunk in nightclub performances and television programs....  more
  • 13

    Randi Brooks


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Randi Brooks is an American actress. In 1982, Brooks was in the Dr. Hook music video for the song "Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk". Brooks also played the role of the aspiring, beautiful enchantress...  more
  • 14

    Richard Brooks


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, film director, novelist and film producer. Nominated for eight Oscars in his career, he was best known for Blackboard...  more
  • 15

    Traci Brooks


    BirthplaceSt. Marys

    Tracy Brookshaw (born May 22, 1975) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet and professional wrestling referee, better known by her ring name Traci Brooks. She is...  more
  • 16

    Deanna Brooks


    BirthplaceBoulder City, Nevada, United States of America

    Deanna Brooks (born Deanna Wilson on April 30, 1974 in Boulder City, Nevada) is an American glamour model and actress who was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in May, 1998. She was a 1992...  more
  • 17

    Hadda Brooks


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Hadda Brooks (October 29, 1916 – November 21, 2002) was an American pianist, vocalist and composer. Her first single, "Swingin' the Boogie", which she composed, was issued in 1945. She was billed as...  more
  • 18

    Elkie Brooks


    BirthplaceSalford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

    Elkie Brooks (born Elaine Bookbinder, 25 February 1945) is an English singer. She was a vocalist with the bands Dada and Vinegar Joe, and later became a solo artist. She gained her biggest success in...  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceTopeka, Kansas

    Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000) was an American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her...  more
  • 20

    Joe Brooks


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    John Joseph Brooks Jr. (December 14, 1923 – December 5, 2007) was an American character actor, best known for portraying Trooper Vanderbilt, the near-sighted soldier, in F Troop. He was born and died...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    Cedric "Im" Brooks (1943 – 3 May 2013) was a Jamaican saxophonist and flautist known for his solo recordings and as a member of The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, The Sound Dimensions, Divine Light,...  more
  • 22

    Darin Brooks


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

    Darin Lee Brooks (born May 27, 1984) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Max Brady on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives, Alex Moran on the Spike TV series Blue Mountain...  more
  • 23

    Kix Brooks


    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana, United States of America

    Leon Eric Brooks, III, known as Kix Brooks (born May 12, 1955), is an American country music artist, actor, and film producer best known for being one half of the duo Brooks & Dunn and host of...  more

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    Victor Brooks


    BirthplaceEngland, London

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  • 25

    Golden Brooks


    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Francisco

    Golden Ameda Brooks (born December 1, 1970) is an American actress. She began her career with starring role in the Showtime comedy series, Linc's (1998–2000), and later has appeared in films Timecode...  more