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List of famous copywriters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top copywriters in the world? This includes the most prominent copywriters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable copywriters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic copywriters were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned copywriters.

A list made up of people like William S. Burroughs and Terry Gilliam.

From reputable, prominent, and well known copywriters to the lesser known copywriters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the copywriter field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous copywriters ever?" and "What are the names of famous copywriters?" then you're in the right place. (1001 items)

Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of ...more

George Robert "Bob" Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album ...more

William Seward Burroughs II was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, ...more

Paul Anthony Sorvino is an American actor. He often portrays authority figures on both sides of the law, and is possibly best known for his roles as Paulie Cicero, a portrayal of Paul Vario in ...more

Terry Gilliam is a actor, animator, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and a writer.

Paris K.C. Barclay is an American television director and producer, and the President of the Directors Guild of America. He is a two-time Emmy Award winner and is among the busiest single-camera ...more

Fay Weldon CBE FRSL is an English author, essayist and playwright, whose work has been associated with feminism. In her fiction, Weldon typically portrays contemporary women who find themselves ...more

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight's Children, won the Booker Prize in 1981. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. He ...more

John Amos is an American actor who played James Evans, Sr. on the 1970s television series Good Times. His television work includes roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the miniseries Roots, for ...more

Lawrence Edward Kasdan is an American screenwriter, director and producer. He is best known as co-writer of the films The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi. ...more

Michael Herbert Schur is an American television producer and writer, best known for his work on the NBC comedy series The Office and Parks and Recreation, the latter of which he co-created along ...more

Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best ...more

Joseph Heller was an American satirical novelist, short story writer, and playwright. The title of one of his works, Catch-22, entered the English lexicon to refer to a vicious circle wherein an ...more

Charles B. "Charlie" Grandy is an American stand-up comedian, television writer and producer who has worked on series such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Saturday Night Live, The ...more

Donald Richard "Don" DeLillo is an American novelist, playwright and essayist. His works have covered subjects as diverse as television, nuclear war, sports, the complexities of ...more

Eric Clifford Ambler OBE was an influential British author of spy novels who introduced a new realism to the genre. Ambler also used the pseudonym Eliot Reed for books co-written with Charles

Robert Lewis May was the creator of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Sir Alan William Parker, CBE is an English film director, producer and screenwriter. The early part of his career, beginning in his late teens, was spent as a copywriter and director of ...more

John J. B. Wilson is an American copywriter and publicist. He was born in Chicago, and moved with his parents to Santa Monica, California at an early age. He majored in film and television at ...more

Herschell Gordon Lewis is an American filmmaker, best known for creating the "splatter" subgenre of horror films. He is often called the "Godfather of Gore", though his film ...more

Leo Burnett was an American advertising executive and the founder of the Leo Burnett Company, Inc., also known as Leo Burnett Worldwide. He was responsible for creating some of advertising's ...more

Cole Swensen is an American poet, translator, editor, copywriter, and professor. Swensen was awarded a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship and is the author of more than ten poetry collections and as ...more

Shigesato Itoi is a Japanese copywriter, essayist, lyricist, game designer, and actor. Itoi is the editor-in-chief of his website “Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun”. He is best known outside of Japan ...more

Emanuel Aguilar Emanuel Aguilar is a copywriter.

Don Novello (born January 1, 1943) is an American writer, film director, producer, actor, singer, and comedian. Novello is best known for his work on NBC's Saturday Night Live, from 1977 until ...more

Peter Philip Carey AO is an Australian novelist, known primarily for being one of only three writers to have won the Booker Prize twice—the others being J. M. Coetzee and Hilary Mantel. Carey ...more

David Mackenzie Ogilvy, CBE, was an advertising executive who was widely hailed as "The Father of Advertising". In 1962, Time called him "the most sought-after wizard in today's

Henry Slesar was an American author, playwright, and copywriter. He is famous for his use of irony and twist endings. After reading Slesar's "M Is for the Many" in Ellery Queen's ...more

Philip Kerr is a British author. Born in Edinburgh, in a Baptist family, Kerr was educated at Melville College and at a grammar school in Northampton. He studied at the University of Birmingham ...more

Stephen "Steve" Mackall is a Canadian-American voice-over announcer, voice actor, and screenwriter, known as the voice of NBC's Must See TV", and for being the voice of the lead ...more

Arthur Gregory Slade is a Canadian author. A resident of Saskatoon, he was raised on a ranch in the Cypress Hills and began writing in high school. He attended the University of Saskatchewan in ...more

Victor Olegovich Pelevin is a Russian fiction writer, the author of novels "Omon Ra", "Chapayev and Void" and "Generation P". He is a laureate of multiple literary ...more

Shintarō Asanuma is a Japanese scriptwriter, director, actor, and voice actor from Iwate Prefecture, Japan. He is affiliated with Office Osawa.

Charles Hendrickson Brower was an American advertising executive, copywriter, and author.

Tippets Jensen is an award-winning author.

Steve Bannos is an American television and film actor and writer. As an actor, he is be best known for his cameos in Judd Apatow and Paul Feig films, and for his portrayal of Frank Kowchevski on ...more

Andrew Bancroft

Brian Tierney Brian P. Tierney is an American advertising and public relations executive and former publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Born in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, Tierney created Tierney ...more

Johannes W. Betz is a screenwriter.

Robert Baldwin Robert Baldwin is a Canadian-Japanese actor. Baldwin, born in Eba, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, has appeared in many Japanese films, television series, advertisements, and music ...more

Tsutomu Uozumi Tsutomu Uozumi is a copywriter and lyricist.

Frank Budgen Frank Budgen is a film director.

William Bernbach William "Bill" Bernbach was an American advertising creative director. He was one of the three founders in 1949 of the international advertising agency Doyle Dane Bernbach. He directed ...more

Ferdi Rodriguez Ferdi Rodriguez is a 2013 Clio Awards Nominee.

Dave Ulrich Dave Ulrich is an actor and writer.

Liza Powel Liza Powel is the wife of Conan O'Brien.

Mark Mitchell is an Australian actor, comedian and contemporary artist.

Pinkie Barnes Pinkie Barnes was an ex-international table tennis champion.

Julian Koenig Julian Norman Koenig was an award winning copywriter and widely considered one of the greatest in the history of advertising. He was inducted into The One Club Creative Hall of Fame in 1966. In ...more