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Who Is The Most Famous Dale In The World?

Updated December 20, 2020 487 votes 35 voters 14.2k views52 items

List RulesVote up all of the Dales you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Dale can you think of? The famous Dales below have many different professions, including notable actors named Dale, famous athletes named Dale, and even musicians named Dale.

Dale Earnhardt is certainly one of the most famous Dales on this list. One of the famous NASCAR drivers named Dale, he won over 75 Winston Cup races before he died tragically in a crash during the Daytona 500 in 2001. He is also the father of another champion NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Another of the famous people with the first name Dale is Dale Dickey. She is an actress best known for playing Merab in Winter's Bone. Breaking Bad, Vice Principals and Palm Springs are among her notable projects.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Dale? Just add them to the list!

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  • 1
    1951-04-29
    27

    BirthplaceKannapolis, North Carolina, United States of America

    Ralph Dale Earnhardt (; April 29, 1951 – February 18, 2001) was an American professional auto racing driver and team owner, best known for his involvement in stock car racing for NASCAR. The third...  more

    #209 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#258 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#27 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

  • 2

    BirthplaceKannapolis, North Carolina, United States of America

    Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr., (born October 10, 1974) is an American, semi-retired, professional stock car racing driver. He is a team owner, author, and an analyst for NASCAR on NBC. Earnhardt...  more

    #36 of 116 The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time#9 of 14 14 Unexpectedly Good Athlete Movie Cameos#36 of 78 The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

  • 3
    1936-08-22
    16

    BirthplaceLouisiana, United States of America

    Delmar Allen "Dale" Hawkins (August 22, 1936 – February 13, 2010) was a pioneer American rock singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitarist who was often called the architect of swamp rock boogie. Ronnie...  more
  • 4
    1961-09-29
    17

    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee, USA

    Diana Dale Dickey (born September 29, 1961), known professionally as Dale Dickey, is an American actress who has worked in theater, film, and television. Dickey won the Independent Spirit Award for...  more
  • 5
    1940-01-01
    14

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Dale Ossman Warren (1940 – February 3, 1994) was an American musician, who was best known for his work as an arranger for Motown Records in the early 1960s, and later for the Stax label where he...  more
  • 6
    1923-04-03
    19

    BirthplaceUSA, Delta, Colorado

    Dale Ishimoto (April 3, 1923 – March 4, 2004) was an American actor of Japanese descent. He was born in Delta, Colorado in 1923 and was raised in Guadalupe, California....  more
  • 7
    1923-07-14
    16

    BirthplaceHarrah, Oklahoma, USA

    Dayle Lymoine Robertson (July 14, 1923 – February 27, 2013) was an American actor best known for his starring roles on television. He played the roving investigator Jim Hardie in the television...  more
  • 8
    1940-07-02
    17

    BirthplaceChattanooga, Tennessee

    Dale Clevenger (born 1940 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) was the Principal Horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1966 until his retirement in June, 2013. Before joining the CSO, he was a member of...  more
  • 9
    1912-10-31
    10

    BirthplaceUvalde, Texas, United States of America

    Dale Evans Rogers (born Lucille Wood Smith; October 31, 1912 – February 7, 2001) was an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She was the third wife of singing cowboy Roy Rogers....  more

    #1149 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#76 of 162 The Greatest Western Movie Stars#45 of 121 The Best Musical Artists From Texas

  • 10
    1944-10-08
    11

    BirthplaceCape Girardeau, Missouri, United States of America

    Dale Adam Dye Jr. (born October 8, 1944) is an American actor, technical advisor, radio personality and writer. A decorated Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, Dye is the founder and head of Warriors,...  more
  • 11
    1955-05-22
    16

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Dale Jonathan Winton (22 May 1955 – 18 April 2018) was an English radio DJ and television presenter. He presented the shows Dale's Supermarket Sweep from 1993 until 2001 and again in 2007, the...  more
  • 12
    1959-07-01
    10

    BirthplaceChance, Maryland, USA

    Dale Alan Midkiff (born July 1, 1959) is an American actor, best known for playing Louis Creed in the horror film Pet Sematary (1989) and Captain Darien Lambert in the TV series Time Trax....  more
  • 13
    1955-03-02
    14

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Dale Frances Bozzio (née Consalvi; born March 2, 1955) is an American rock and pop vocalist. She is best known as co-founder and lead singer of the '80s new wave band Missing Persons and also known...  more
  • 14
    1985-01-18
    11

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Dale Begg-Smith (born 18 January 1985) is an Australian-Canadian businessman and former Olympic freestyle skier. Begg-Smith won the gold medal for Australia in the men's moguls event at the 2006...  more
  • 15
    1967-06-13
    11

    BirthplaceLong Island, New York

    Dale Peck (born 1967) is an American novelist, critic, and columnist. His 2009 novel, Sprout, won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult literature, and was a finalist for the...  more
  • 16
    1969-11-28
    13

    BirthplaceCovington, Georgia

    Dale Lavelle Carter (born November 28, 1969) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New...  more
  • 17
    1956-11-26
    13

    BirthplaceConover, North Carolina, United States of America

    Dale Arnold Jarrett (born November 26, 1956) is a former American race car driver and current sports commentator known for winning the Daytona 500 three times (in 1993, 1996, and 2000) and winning...  more
  • 18
    1983-06-27
    9

    BirthplacePhalaborwa, South Africa

    Dale Willem Steyn (; born 27 June 1983) is a professional cricketer who plays for the South African Cricket Team. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. During the...  more
  • 19
    Dale Brown, Vice President of Research and Development at OptiMedica, has more than fifteen years experience in the laser-based ophthalmology industry. Prior to OptiMedica, he was Director of...  more
  • 20
    1948-11-08
    7

    BirthplaceFairmont, Minnesota

    Dale Allan Gardner (November 8, 1948 – February 19, 2014) was a NASA astronaut who flew two Space Shuttle missions during the early 1980s....  more
  • 21
    1969-03-25
    9

    BirthplaceToccoa, Georgia

    Elliott Lydell "Dale" Davis (born March 25, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player who played center and power forward. During his playing days, he was listed at 6'11" and 252...  more
  • 22
    1962-10-07
    6

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    Dale Watson (born October 7, 1962 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American country/Texas country singer, guitarist, songwriter, and self-published author based in Austin, Texas. He champions...  more

    #163 of 215 The Greatest Classic Country & Western Artists Of All-Time#34 of 97 The Best Country Singers From Alabama#33 of 56 The Best Outlaw Country Artists of All Time

  • 23
    1946-12-01
    6

    BirthplaceHilo, Hawaii

    Dale Furutani (born December 1, 1946, in Hilo, Hawaii) is the first Asian American to win major mystery writing awards. He has won the Anthony Award and the Macavity Award and has been nominated for...  more
  • 24
    1963-04-04
    6

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Dale Hawerchuk (born April 4, 1963) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former professional player. Hawerchuk played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 16 seasons. He won the NHL's Calder...  more
  • 25
    1963-11-23
    6

    BirthplaceRichmond, California

    Dale Curtis Sveum ( SWAYM; born November 23, 1963) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and manager. He is currently the bench coach for the Kansas City Royals. As a player,...  more
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