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Who Is The Most Famous Newman In The World?

Updated March 7, 2021 417 votes 26 voters 5.1k views47 items

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

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

Paul Newman is certainly one of the most famous Newmans on this list. One of the famous actors with the last name Newman, he won an Oscar for his performance in The Color of Money. Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and The Hustler are among his notable films. You may also recognize actress and Disney Channel star Ryan Newman. 

Another of the famous people with the last name Newman is Randy Newman. He is a singer-songwriter best known for his film scores. He wrote the music for Toy Story, The Natural, and Meet the Parents, among others.

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

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    Paul Newman


    AgeDec. at 83 (1925-2008)

    BirthplaceShaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

    Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He won and was nominated...  more

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    Randy Newman



    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    Randall Stuart Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant (and often satirical) pop songs and...  more

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    Thomas Newman



    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Thomas Montgomery Newman (born October 20, 1955) is an American composer best known for his many film scores. Newman has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards and three Golden Globes, and has...  more
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    BirthplaceFarmington Hills, Michigan, United States of America

    Alternative NameJamie Ray Newman

    Jaime Ray Newman (born April 2, 1978) is an American actress, producer and singer. She is known for starring as Kristina Cassadine in the soap opera General Hospital, Mindy O'Dell in the drama series...  more
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    Laraine Newman



    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Laraine Newman (born March 2, 1952) is an American comedian, actress, and writer who was part of the original cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live, and played the villain Lawanda Dumore in the 1991 film...  more

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    Ryan Newman



    BirthplaceManhattan Beach, California, USA

    Ryan Newman (born April 24, 1998) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles as Ginger Falcone in Disney XD's Zeke and Luther, Allison in The Thundermans, Cindy Collins in Zoom...  more
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    Phyllis Newman


    AgeDec. at 86 (1933-2019)

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, USA

    Phyllis Newman (born March 19, 1933) is an American actress and singer. She won the 1962 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Martha Vail in the Broadway-theatre...  more
  • 8

    Edwin Newman


    AgeDec. at 91 (1919-2010)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Edwin Harold Newman (January 25, 1919 – August 13, 2010) was an American newscaster, journalist, and author. After beginning his career with the wire services and serving in the U.S. Navy during...  more

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  • 9

    Barry Newman



    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Barry Foster Newman (born November 7, 1938) is an American actor of stage, screen and television known for his portrayal of Kowalski in Vanishing Point, and for his title role in the 1970s...  more
  • 10

    Sydney Newman


    AgeDec. at 80 (1917-1997)

    BirthplaceCanada, Ontario, Toronto, Americas

    Sydney Cecil Newman, OC (April 1, 1917 – October 30, 1997) was a Canadian film and television producer, who played a pioneering role in British television drama from the late 1950s to the late 1960s....  more
  • 11

    Robert Newman



    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Alternative NameRobert Newman

    Robert Newman (born June 27, 1958) is an American actor, primarily appearing on television. ...  more
  • 12

    Joe Newman


    AgeDec. at 69 (1922-1992)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Joseph Dwight Newman (7 September 1922 – 4 July 1992) was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator, best known for his time with Count Basie. Newman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to...  more
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    BirthplaceUSA, Scarsdale, New York

    Andrew Hill Newman is an American actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for being George the Bra on iCarly. He attended the University of Vermont....  more
  • 14

    Kyle Newman



    BirthplaceMorristown, New Jersey, USA

    Kyle Newman (born March 16, 1976) is an American filmmaker and author. His directorial work encompasses a number of feature films, including the action-comedy Barely Lethal, starring Hailee...  more
  • 15

    Kim Newman



    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Kim James Newman (born 31 July 1959) is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. Recurring interests visible in his work include film history and horror fiction—both of which he...  more
  • 16

    Jimmy C. Newman


    AgeDec. at 86 (1927-2014)

    BirthplaceMamou, Louisiana

    Jimmy Yves Newman (August 29, 1927 – June 21, 2014), better known as Jimmy C. Newman (the C stands for Cajun), was an American country music and cajun singer-songwriter and long-time star of the...  more
  • 17

    Roger Newman


    AgeDec. at 69 (1940-2010)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Roger Newman (31 August 1940 – 4 March 2010) was a British born-American soap opera actor and writer. He was born in London, and died in New York City. Newman began his career as a child in radio. ...  more
  • 18

    A.C. Newman



    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Allan Carl Newman (born April 14, 1968)[2] is a Canadian musician and singer–songwriter. He was a member of the indie rock bands Superconductor and Zumpano in the 1990s. Following the breakup of...  more
  • 19

    Colin Newman



    BirthplaceSalisbury, United Kingdom

    Colin Newman (born 16 September 1954) is an English musician, record producer and record label owner. He is best known as the primary vocalist and songwriter for the post-punk band Wire....  more
  • 20

    James H. Newman



    BirthplaceFederated States of Micronesia

    James Hansen Newman, Ph.D. (born October 16, 1956) is an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut who flew on four Space Shuttle missions. ...  more
  • 21

    Alec Newman



    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland, UK

    Alec Newman (born 27 November 1974) is a Scottish actor best known for portraying Paul Atreides in the Sci Fi Channel's 2000 miniseries adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune....  more
  • 22

    Harry Newman


    AgeDec. at 90 (1909-2000)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Harry Lawrence Newman (September 5, 1909 – May 2, 2000) was an All-Pro American football quarterback. He played for the University of Michigan Wolverines (1930–32), for whom in 1932 he was a...  more
  • 23

    Nanette Newman



    BirthplaceNorthampton, England

    Nanette Newman (born 29 May 1934) is an English actress and author. She appeared in nine films directed by her husband Bryan Forbes, including Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), The Whisperers (1967),...  more
  • 24

    Bryan Newman



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Bryan Newman is a cinematographer....
  • 25

    AgeDec. at 75 (1933-2009)

    BirthplaceCorsicana, Texas

    David "Fathead" Newman was an American jazz and rhythm-and-blues saxophonist who made numerous recordings as a session musician and leader, but is best known for his work as a sideman on seminal...  more
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