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Who Is The Most Famous Rudy In The World?

Updated May 17, 2021 411 votes 22 voters 7.9k views51 items

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

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

Rudy Guiliani is certainly one of the most famous Rudys on this list. One of the famous political figures named Rudy, he served as the Mayor of New York City from 1994 until 2001. He later became well-known as a member of President Donald Trump's legal team.

Another of the famous people with the first name Rudy is Rudy Ray More. He was a comedian and actor. He is best known for creating the character Dolemite. Rudy Pankow is also an actor named Rudy. You may recognize him from Netflix series Outer Banks.

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

  • 1

    Rudy Giuliani


    BirthplaceEast Flatbush, New York City, New York, USA

    Rudolph William Louis Giuliani (, Italian: [dʒuˈljaːni]; born May 28, 1944) is an American politician, attorney, businessman, and public speaker who served as the 107th Mayor of New York City from...  more

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  • 2

    Rudy Sarzo


    BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    Rudy Sarzo (born Rodolfo Maximiliano Sarzo Lavieille Grande Ruiz Payret y Chaumont, November 18, 1950) is a Cuban American hard rock/heavy metal bassist. Sarzo remains best known for his work with...  more
  • 3

    Rudy Vallée


    BirthplaceBrighton, Vermont, USA, Island Pond

    Hubert Prior "Rudy" Vallée (July 28, 1901 – July 3, 1986) was an American singer, actor, bandleader, and radio host. He was one of the first modern pop stars of the teen idol type....  more

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  • 4

    Rudy Lewis


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Rudy Lewis was an American rhythm and blues singer known for his work with the Drifters. In 1988, he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame....  more

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  • 5

    Rudy Ray Moore


    BirthplaceUSA, Fort Smith, Arkansas

    Rudolph Frank Moore (March 17, 1927 – October 19, 2008), known as Rudy Ray Moore, was an American comedian, musician, singer, film actor, and film producer. He was perhaps best known as Dolemite (the...  more
  • 6

    Rudy Pankow


    BirthplaceKetchikan, Alaska, U.S.

    Rudy Pankow (born August 12, 1998) is an American actor. He is known for his role as J.J. Maybank on the Netflix drama series Outer Banks....  more
  • 7

    Rudy Pompilli


    BirthplaceChester, Pennsylvania

    Rudolph Clement Pompilii (April 16, 1924 – February 5, 1976) was an American musician best known for playing tenor saxophone with Bill Haley and His Comets. He was usually credited under the...  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceHamtramck, Detroit, Michigan

    Rudolph Tomjanovich Jr. (born November 24, 1948) is an American retired basketball player and coach who lead the Houston Rockets to two consecutive NBA championships. He was an All-Star forward for...  more

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  • 9

    Rudy Mancuso


    BirthplaceNew Jersey

    Rudy Mancuso is an American actor, producer, internet personality, comedian, musician and singer most notable for his comedic videos on YouTube and previously on Vine. He is managed by John Shahidi...  more
  • 10
    Rudy Coby (born Rudolph Coby; April 22, 1964), also known as "Labman", is an American comedic magician. He is a member of the Magic Castle in Los Angeles. In the early 1990s, Coby appeared in several...  more
  • 11

    Rudy Cisneros

    Rudy Cisneros (born August 9, 1981) is a professional boxer, and was a contestant on the ESPN reality show "Contender Season 2". He is also studying architecture at Northern Michigan University. He...  more
  • 12

    Rudy Lyle



    Rudy R. Lyle (March 17, 1930 – February 11, 1985) was an American bluegrass banjo player, mostly known for being a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in the period 1949–1954....  more
  • 13

    Rudy De Luca

    Rudy De Luca is an American screenwriter and actor best known for his work with filmmaker Mel Brooks. In April 1972 he opened The Comedy Store with Sammy Shore....  more
  • 14

    Rudy Challenger


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Rudolph Challenger (born October 2, 1928) is a retired African-American supporting actor who had a roles in various projects over the course of his thirty-four year career in films and television in...  more
  • 15

    Rudy Ramos


    BirthplaceLawton, USA, Oklahoma

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  • 16

    Rudy Fernandez


    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Rodolfo Valentino "Rudy" Padilla Fernández, screen name Rudy Fernández (born Rodolfo Padilla Fernández; March 3, 1952 – June 7, 2008) also known as Daboy, was a multi-awarded Filipino actor and...  more
  • 17

    Rudy Robles


    BirthplaceTacloban, Philippines

    Rudy Robles born Pastor Lluviosa Robles (29 April 1910 – 11 August 1970) was a Filipino film and television actor. He was one of the first Filipino actors to appear in Hollywood movies....  more
  • 18
    Rudy Francisco is a former lawyer and actor....  more
  • 19

    Rudy LaRusso


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Rudolph A. LaRusso (November 11, 1937 – July 9, 2004) was an American professional basketball player who was a five-time All-Star in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was nicknamed...  more
  • 20

    Rudy York


    BirthplaceRagland, Alabama

    Preston Rudolph York (August 17, 1913 – February 5, 1970) was an American baseball player, coach, scout, and manager. York played professional baseball, primarily as a first baseman but also as a...  more
  • 21

    Rudy Gobert


    BirthplaceSaint-Quentin, France

    Rudy Gobert-Bourgarel (born June 26, 1992) is a French professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the French national basketball...  more

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  • 22

    Rudy Jaramillo


    BirthplaceBeeville, Texas

    Rudolpho "Rudy" Jaramillo [ha-dah-MEE-yoh] (born September 20, 1950) is former professional baseball coach and player. Jaramillo graduated from Dallas's Sunset High School in 1970 and attended the...  more
  • 23

    Rudy Rucker


    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    Rudolf von Bitter Rucker (; born March 22, 1946) is an American mathematician, computer scientist, science fiction author, and one of the founders of the cyberpunk literary movement. The author of...  more
  • 24

    Rudy Youngblood


    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Belton

    Rudy Youngblood (born Rudy Gonzalez, September 21, 1982), is a Native American actor, musician, dancer, and artist. He was born in Belton, Texas. Youngblood is of Comanche, Cree, and Yaqui ancestry....  more
  • 25

    Rudy Fernández


    BirthplacePalma, Majorca, Spain

    Rodolfo "Rudy" Fernández Farrés (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈruði feɾˈnandeθ]; born April 4, 1985) is a Spanish professional basketball player who plays for Real Madrid of the Liga ACB. He is a 6 ft 5...  more

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