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Who Is The Most Famous Davis In The World?

Updated March 17, 2021 733 votes 27 voters 24.9k views89 items

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

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

Miles Davis is certainly one of the most famous Davises on this list. One of the famous musicians with the last name Davis, he is an influential jazz trumpeter and composer. Kind of Blue and Bitches Brew are among his most popular albums.

Another of the famous people with the last name Davis is Viola Davis. She is an actress of the stage and screen. She won an Oscar for her portrayal of Rose Maxson in the film Fences, a role for which she previously won a Tony.

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

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    Miles Davis

    1926-05-26
    Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter,...  more

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    Viola Davis

    1965-08-11
    Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress and producer. Having won an Academy...  more

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    Geena Davis

    1956-01-21
    Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an American actress and activist....  more

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    Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, musician,...  more

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    Jefferson Davis

    1808-06-03
    Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served...  more

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    Bette Davis

    1908-04-05
    Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (; April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of...  more

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    Kristin Davis

    1965-02-24
    Kristin Landen Davis (born February 23, 1965) is an American actress. She is known for playing...  more

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    Ossie Davis

    1917-12-18
    Ossie Davis (born Raiford Chatman Davis; December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an American...  more

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    Warwick Davis

    1970-02-03
    Warwick Ashley Davis (born 3 February 1970) is an English actor, television presenter, writer,...  more

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    Judy Davis

    1955-04-23
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    Clive Davis

    1932-04-04
    Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1932) is an American record producer, A&R executive, and music...  more
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    Hope Davis

    1964-03-23
    Hope Davis (born March 23, 1964) is an American actress. She has starred in films such as...  more
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    Josie Davis

    1973-01-16
    Josie Rebecca Davis (born January 16, 1973) is an American actress, best known for her role as...  more
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    Angela Davis

    1944-01-26
    Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, academic, and...  more

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    Ann B. Davis

    1926-05-05
    Ann Bradford Davis (May 3, 1926 – June 1, 2014) was an American actress. She achieved...  more
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    Jonathan Davis

    1971-01-18
    Jonathan Howsmon Davis (born January 18, 1971), also known as JD, JDevil, or J Devil, is an...  more

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    Phyllis Davis

    1940-07-17
    Phyllis Ann Davis (July 17, 1940 – September 27, 2013) was an American actress who appeared...  more
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    Skeeter Davis

    1931-12-30
    Skeeter Davis (born Mary Frances Penick; December 30, 1931 – September 19, 2004) was an...  more
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    Matthew Davis

    1978-05-08
    Matthew W. Davis (born May 8, 1978) is an American actor who is known for his roles as Warner...  more

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    Julia Davis

    1966-06-30
    Julia Charlotte L. Davis (born 25 August 1966) is an English comedian, actress, writer, and...  more
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    Nathan Davis

    1937-02-15
    Nathan Tate Davis (February 15, 1937 – April 8, 2018) was an American jazz...  more
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    Gail Davis

    1925-10-05
    Gail Davis (born Betty Jeanne Grayson, October 5, 1925 – March 15, 1997) was an American...  more
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    Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis (born Gary D. Davis, April 30, 1896 – May 5, 1972),...  more

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    Lindsay Davis

    1985-11-06
    Lindsay Davis (born November 6, 1985) is an American model , legislator, and beauty queen who...  more
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    Meryl Davis

    1987-01-01
    Meryl Elizabeth Davis (born January 1, 1987) is an American ice dancer. With partner Charlie...  more