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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! 

  • 1

    AgeDec. at 83 (1925-2008)

    BirthplaceShaker Heights, Ohio, USA

    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

    #15 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#100 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#54 of 170 The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

  • 2


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    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

    The Best Randy Newman Albums of All Time#342 of 1,681 The Best Rock Bands Of All Time#62 of 231 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

  • 3


    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
  • 4


    BirthplaceFarmington Hills, Michigan, USA

    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
  • 5


    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

    #46 of 94 The Best SNL Cast Members Of All Time#61 of 69 The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni#109 of 250 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time

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    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
  • 7

    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

    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

    #33 of 48 The Best Today Show Hosts#114 of 611 Every Person Who Has Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'#15 of 48 The Best Retired News Anchors

  • 9


    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

    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


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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

    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
  • 13


    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


    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


    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

    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

    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

    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


    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


    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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