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Who Is The Most Famous McCarthy In The World?

Updated March 5, 2021 401 votes 23 voters 6.6k views50 items

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

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

Melissa McCarthy is certainly one of the most famous McCarthys on this list. One of the famous actresses with the last name McCarthy, she first rose to stardom playing Sookie in Gilmore Girls. She went on to star in Bridesmaids, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and The Heat.

Another of the famous people with the last name McCarthy is Andrew McCarthy. He is an actor often associated with the Brat Pack. St. Elmo's Fire, Pretty in Pink, and Less Than Zero are among his notable films.

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

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    Age50

    BirthplacePlainfield, Illinois, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Melissa Ann McCarthy (born August 26, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer,...  more

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    Age57

    BirthplaceUnion County, Westfield, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States

    GenderMale

    Andrew Thomas McCarthy (born November 29, 1962) is an American actor, travel writer and...  more

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    17

    Jenny McCarthy

    1972-11-01

    Age47

    BirthplaceEvergreen Park, Illinois, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Jennifer McCarthy Wahlberg (née Jennifer Ann McCarthy; November 1, 1972) is an American...  more

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    17

    Joseph McCarthy

    1908-11-14

    AgeDec. at 49 (1908-1957)

    BirthplaceGrand Chute, Wisconsin, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Joseph Raymond McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was an American politician who...  more

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    15

    Cormac McCarthy

    1933-07-20

    Age87

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island

    GenderMale

    Cormac McCarthy (born Charles McCarthy; July 20, 1933) is an American novelist, playwright,...  more

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    11

    Nobu McCarthy

    1934-11-13

    AgeDec. at 68 (1934-2002)

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Nobu McCarthy (née Atsumi; November 13, 1934 – April 6, 2002) was a Japanese Canadian actress,...  more
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    14

    Thomas McCarthy

    1966-06-07

    Age54

    BirthplaceNew Jersey, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Thomas Joseph McCarthy (born June 7, 1966) is an American film director, screenwriter, and...  more
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    11

    Kevin McCarthy

    1914-02-15

    AgeDec. at 96 (1914-2010)

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Kevin McCarthy (February 15, 1914 – September 11, 2010) was an American actor who gave over...  more

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    8

    Eugene McCarthy

    1916-03-29

    AgeDec. at 89 (1916-2005)

    BirthplaceWatkins, Minnesota, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Eugene Joseph McCarthy (March 29, 1916 – December 10, 2005) was an American politician and...  more
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    8

    Karen McCarthy

    1947-03-18

    AgeDec. at 63 (1947-2010)

    BirthplaceHaverhill, Massachusetts, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Karen McCarthy (March 18, 1947 – October 5, 2010) was an American politician. She served as...  more

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    10

    Siobhán McCarthy

    1957-11-06

    Age62

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    GenderFemale

    Siobhán Mary Ann McCarthy (born 6 November 1957 in Dublin) is a television and stage actress....  more
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    14

    Neil McCarthy

    1932-07-26

    AgeDec. at 53 (1932-1985)

    BirthplaceLincoln, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Eugene Neil McCarthy (26 July 1932 – 6 February 1985). was an English actor known for his...  more
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    14

    Sheila McCarthy

    1956-01-01

    Age64

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    GenderFemale

    Sheila McCarthy (born January 1, 1956) is a Canadian actress and singer. She has worked in...  more
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    11

    Matt McCarthy

    1979-11-09

    Age40

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Matt McCarthy (born November 9, 1979 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American comedian,...  more
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    12

    Amy McCarthy

    1976-07-22

    Age44

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    GenderFemale

    Amy McCarthy is an actress, model and sister of Jenny McCarthy, Lynette McCarthy and Joanne...  more
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    8

    Danny McCarthy

    1989-10-02

    Age30

    BirthplaceLa Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Danny McCarthy is an actor....  more
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    10

    Mary McCarthy

    1912-06-21

    AgeDec. at 77 (1912-1989)

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    GenderFemale

    Mary Therese McCarthy (June 21, 1912 – October 25, 1989) was an American novelist, critic and...  more
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    11

    Paul McCarthy

    1945-08-04

    Age75

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah

    GenderMale

    Paul McCarthy (born August 4, 1945) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Los...  more
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    7

    John McCarthy

    1927-09-04

    AgeDec. at 84 (1927-2011)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    GenderMale

    John McCarthy (September 4, 1927 – October 24, 2011) was an American computer scientist and...  more
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    Jeanne McCarthy is an actor and casting director....  more
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    Bart McCarthy is an actor....  more
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    5

    Tom McCarthy

    1960-07-31

    Age60

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    GenderMale

    Thomas Joseph McCarthy (born July 31, 1960) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey...  more
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    7

    Brendan McCarthy

    Brendan McCarthy is a British artist and designer who has worked for comic books, film and...  more
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    1

    Benni McCarthy

    1977-11-12

    Age42

    BirthplaceCape Town, South Africa

    GenderMale

    Benedict Saul "Benni" McCarthy (born 12 November 1977) is a South African former footballer...  more

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    1

    Age37

    BirthplaceGlendale, California

    GenderMale

    Brandon Patrick McCarthy (born July 7, 1983) is an American former professional baseball...  more