People who go by their middle or confirmation names

by bazmitch23 | created - 19 Mar 2013 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

1. Bruce Willis

Actor | Die Hard

Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts.

Walter Bruce ...

Walter Bruce Willis.

2. Michelle Rodriguez

Actress | Avatar

Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. She was born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez on July 12, 1978, in Bexar County, Texas, to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, from the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, who served in the U.S....

Mayte Michelle Rodriguez .

3. Brad Pitt

Actor | Mr. & Mrs. Smith

An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999). However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven (...

William Bradley Pitt.

4. Barry Humphries

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

His father was an affluent construction manager. Barry was a very intelligent boy who attended Melbourne University. There, he began in revues and doing some impersonations. He moved to London around 1960 and began his TV career. He has created numerous characters, including Dame Edna Everidge and ...

John Barry Humphries.

5. Jane Horrocks

Actress | Little Voice

Jane Horrocks was born January 18, 1964 in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England, UK, she is the youngest of three children born to Barbara and John Horrocks. She attended Balladen County Primary School before she enrolled at Oldham College, and later, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, among her classmates...

Barbara Jane Horrocks.

6. Brad Bird

Writer | The Incredibles

Phillip Bradley "Brad" Bird is an American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor, known for both animated and live-action films. Bird was born in Kalispell, Montana, the youngest of four children of Marjorie A. (née Cross) and Philip Cullen Bird. His father worked in...

Philip Bradley Bird.

7. John Kricfalusi

Writer | The Ren & Stimpy Show

Canadian-born cartoon cartoonist Kricfalusi began his career by working on low end Saturday morning cartoons like The Jetsons (1962) revival and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972). In 1987, Kricfalusi's mentor, Ralph Bakshi, "saved" him by hiring him as supervising director on his show Mighty ...

Michael John Kricfalusi.

8. Antonio Banderas

Actor | The Mask of Zorro

Antonio Banderas, one of Spain's most famous faces, was a soccer player until breaking his foot at the age of fourteen; he is now an international film star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series.

He was born JosÃf© Antonio DomÃf­nguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in MÃf¡laga, ...

José Antonio Domínguez Banderas.

9. Sean Connery

Actor | The Rock

Sean Connery is best known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables (1987). His film career also includes such films as Marnie (1964), The Name of ...

Thomas Sean Connery.

10. Barry Watson

Actor | 7th Heaven

Barry was born in Traverse City, Michigan - the third of four children (Scott & Christie are older, Kip is younger). His dad was an attorney and his mother was a paralegal. At age 8, he moved to Dallas where he started modeling. At age 14, his parents divorced. At age 15, he took off for Burbank, ...

Michael Barrett Watson.

11. Robbie Coltrane

Actor | Cracker

Robbie Coltrane, one of Britain's most popular comedians who was head of debating society at school and won prizes for his art, is now a film star who played in two James Bond films and in the "Harry Potter" franchise.

Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, a ...

Anthony Robert McMillian.

12. Orson Welles

Actor | Citizen Kane

His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was nine) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr....

George Orson Welles.

13. Jack Black

Actor | Nacho Libre

Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a ...

Thomas Jack Black.

14. Hugh Laurie

Actor | House M.D.

Hugh was born in Oxford, England on June 11, 1959, to Patricia (Laidlaw) and William George Ranald Mundell "Ran" Laurie, a doctor, both of Scottish descent. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge. Son of an Olympic gold medalist in the sport, he rowed for the England youth team (1977) and for ...

James Hugh Calum Laurie.

15. Tom Hardy

Actor | Inception

With his breakthrough performance as Eames in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception (2010), English actor Tom Hardy has been brought to the attention of mainstream audiences worldwide. However, the versatile actor has been steadily working on both stage and screen since his ...

Edward Thomas Hardy.

16. Tom Green

Actor | Freddy Got Fingered

Tom Green was born on July 30, 1971 in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada as Michael Thomas Green. He is a producer and actor, known for Freddy Got Fingered (2001), Road Trip (2000) and Charlie's Angels (2000). He was previously married to Drew Barrymore.

Michael Thomas Green.

17. Ashton Kutcher

Actor | That '70s Show

Christopher Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Diane (Finnegan), who was employed at Procter & Gamble, and Larry Kutcher, a factory worker. He has a fraternal twin brother, Michael, and a sister, Tausha. He is of Czech (father) and Irish, German, and Czech (mother...

Christopher Ashton Kutcher.

18. Jude Law

Actor | The Talented Mr. Ripley

Jude Law is an English actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca (1997) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes:...

David Jude Heyworth Law

19. Alex Zane

Actor | Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

Alex was born in Leeds, England in 1979.

At school he was something of a geek, a studious young man who carried his books around in a briefcase, which was a source of constant amusement to school bullies.

During a stint as the lead singer of a student band while studying for his A-Levels, Alex ...

Faris Alexander L. Albayaty

20. Dakota Fanning

Actress | War of the Worlds

Hannah Dakota Fanning was born on the 23rd of February 1994, in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and ...

Hannah Dakota Fanning

21. Will Ferrell

Actor | Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student ...

John William Ferrell

22. Andie MacDowell

Actress | Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Andie MacDowell was born Rosalie Anderson MacDowell on April 21, 1958 in Gaffney, South Carolina, to Pauline Johnston (Oswald), a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive. She was enrolled at Winthrop College located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Initially discovered by a ...

Rosalie Anderson MacDowell

23. Jay Roach

Director | Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Jay Roach was born on June 14, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA as Mathew Jay Roach. He is a producer and director, known for Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Trumbo (2015) and Meet the Parents (2000). He has been married to Susanna Hoffs since April 17, 1993. They have two ...

Mathew Jay Roach.

24. Ehren McGhehey

Writer | Jackass Number Two

Ehren McGhehey was born on November 29, 1976 in McMinnville, Oregon, USA as Kenneth Ehren McGhehey. He is an actor and writer, known for Jackass Number Two (2006), Portlandia (2011) and All Hell Breaks Loose (2014).

Kenneth Ehren McGhehey

25. Johnny Knoxville

Writer | Bad Grandpa

Johnny Knoxville was born on March 11, 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as Philip John Clapp. He is a writer and producer, known for Bad Grandpa (2013), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) and The Ringer (2005). He has been married to Naomi Nelson since September 24, 2010. They have two children. He was ...

Philip John Clapp

26. Larry the Cable Guy

Actor | Cars

Larry the Cable Guy was born in Pawnee City, Nebraska, as Daniel Lawrence Whitney. He is an actor and producer, known for Cars (2006), Cars 2 (2011) and Cars 3 (2017). He is also an original member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. He has been married to Cara Whitney since July 3, 2005. They have two...

Daniel Lawrence Whitney

27. Moon Bloodgood

Actress | Terminator Salvation

Moon Bloodgood was born on September 20, 1975 in Alliance, Nebraska, USA as Korinna Moon Bloodgood. She is known for her work on Terminator Salvation (2009), Faster (2010) and Eight Below (2006). She has been married to Grady Hall since August 2011. They have one child.

Korinna Moon Bloodgood

28. Tina Fey

Writer | 30 Rock

Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father had German, Northern Irish,...

Elizabeth Stamatina Fey

29. Reese Witherspoon

Actress | Wild

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose ...

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon.

30. Roman Polanski

Actor | Chinatown

Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ...

Rajmund Roman Liebling

31. Cary Elwes

Actor | Saw

Cary Elwes was born in Westminster, London, England, the third son of interior designer/shipping heiress Tessa Georgina Kennedy and the late portrait painter Bede Evelyn Dominick Elwes. He is the brother of producer/agent Cassian Elwes and artist Damian Elwes. He was raised in London and attended ...

Ivan Simon Cary Elwes.

32. Lloyd Kaufman

Producer | Troma's War

Stanley Lloyd Kaufman never really wanted to make movies, but wanted to work in Broadway musicals. During his years in Yale, though, he got introduced to "B" pictures and the works of Roger Corman. Lloyd later got the opportunity to executive-produce a short movie made by a fellow student. The film...

Stanley Lloyd Kaufman Jr.

33. Elle Fanning

Actress | Super 8

Mary Elle Fanning was born on the 9th of April 1998 in Conyers, Georgia, USA, to Heather Joy (Arrington) and Steven J. Fanning. Her mother played professional tennis, and her father, now an electronics salesman, played minor league baseball. She is of German, Irish, English, French, and Channel ...

Mary Elle Fanning. Well, her sister goes by her middle name.

34. Kay Panabaker

Actress | Fame

Stephanie Kay Panabaker is an American actress, who was born on May 2, 1990 in Orange Grove, Texas, USA. She is the daughter of Donna (née Mayock) and Harold Panabaker. She has an older sister, Danielle Panabaker, who is also an actress. She started acting at various community theaters in Chicago, ...

Stephanie Kay Panabaker

35. Scottie Thompson

Actress | 12 Monkeys

Scottie Thompson grew up in Richmond, Virginia. With a love for dance and performing Thompson started dancing ballet at an early age. She danced professionally with the Richmond Ballet, before going on to receive a bachelor's degree from Harvard University. While there, she discovered her love for ...

Susan Scott Thompson.

36. Jason Momoa

Actor | Justice League

Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa was born on August 1, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the son of Coni (Lemke), a photographer, and Joseph Momoa, a painter. His father is of Hawaiian descent and his mother, who is from Iowa, is of mostly German ancestry. Jason was raised in Norwalk, Iowa by his mother....

Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa

37. Giovanni Ribisi

Actor | Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Antonino Giovanni Ribisi is an American actor who was born in Los Angeles, California. His parents both have careers in the entertainment industry. His mother, Gay Ribisi (née Landrum), is a talent manager for actors and writers, and his father, Albert Anthony Ribisi, is a musician. He has a twin ...

Antonino Giovanni Ribisi

38. Marissa Ribisi

Actress | Dazed and Confused

Marissa Ribisi was born on December 17, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Santina Marissa Ribisi. She is an actress and writer, known for Dazed and Confused (1993), Pleasantville (1998) and True Crime (1999). She has been married to Beck since April 3, 2004. They have two children.

Santina Marissa Ribisi

39. Jason Sudeikis

Actor | Colossal

Jason Sudeikis was born on September 18, 1975 in Fairfax, Virginia. His mother, Kathryn (née Wendt), was a travel agent at Brennco, and President of the American Society of Travel Agents. His father, Daniel Joseph Sudeikis, was vice president of a business development. His uncle is actor George ...

Daniel Jason Sudeikis

40. Mathilda May

Actress | Lifeforce

Mathilda May was born on February 8, 1965 in Paris, France as Karima Mathilda Haim. She is known for her work on Lifeforce (1985), The Jackal (1997) and Le cri du hibou (1987). She was previously married to Philippe Kelly, Gérard Darmon and Paul Powell.

Karima Mathilda Haim

41. Gregory Peck

Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird

Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California, to Bernice Mary (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck, a chemist and druggist in San Diego. He had Irish (from his paternal grandmother), English, and some German, ancestry. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only ...

Eldred Gregory Peck.

42. Paul McCartney

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sir Paul McCartney is a key figure in contemporary culture as a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than 3 thousand copyrights. He is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for most records sold, most #1s (shared), most covered song, "Yesterday," ...

James Paul McCartney

43. Rihanna

Actress | Battleship

Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael, to Monica (Braithwaite), an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is of Afro-Barbadian and British Isles ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean). Rihanna lived ...

Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

44. Natassia Malthe

Actress | Elektra

Natassia Malthe was born on January 19, 1974 in Oslo, Norway as Linn Natassia Malthe. She is an actress and producer, known for Elektra (2005), DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) and Chaos (2005).

Lynn Natassia Malthe.

45. James Remar

Self | Sex and the City: A Farewell

James is a rugged, intense character player with leading man good looks. Having first gained recognition in 1979 as Ajax, in his second film, The Warriors (1979). That same year he garnered acclaim on Broadway with Richard Gere in the concentration camp drama "Bent".

In a career spanning nearly four...

William James Remar.

46. John J. Joseph

Producer | 50

John was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. He started his career in West End Theater, working in his first role for 6 months with 3 time Oscar nominated director Stephen Daldry. He moved into TV and Film, counting among his credits 7 seasons on the BBC's longest running teen drama, 'Grange ...

Laurence John Joseph Hudson.

47. Anthony Burgess

Writer | A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess was born on February 25, 1917 in Manchester, England as John Anthony Burgess Wilson. He is known for his work on A Clockwork Orange (1971), Vinyl (1965) and Cyrano de Bergerac (1990). He was married to Liana Burgess and Llewela Isherwood Jones. He died on November 22, 1993 in London...

John Anthony Burgess Wilson.

48. Wilford Brimley

Actor | The Thing

He was a farmer and rodeo rider who, after gaining weight, became a blacksmith and then a film actor.

Anthony Wilford Brimley.

"I'd like to talk to you all for a few minutes about diabetus."

Robert Jonathon Vitti.

50. Louis Walsh

Actor | Off Their Rockers

Louis Walsh was born on August 5, 1952 in Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Ireland as Michael Louis Vincent Walsh. He is an actor, known for Off Their Rockers (2013), Anonymous: Celebrity Special (2009) and The X Factor (2004).

Michael Louis Vincent Walsh.

51. Malcolm Muggeridge

Actor | Heavens Above!

A controversial media figure for half a century, Malcolm Muggeridge seemed destined to live out his life on British television screens. Journalist, author, radio and TV personality, soldier-spy and Christian apologist, Muggeridge became a household name during the 1960s and 70s, famed for his ...

Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge.

He was a born again Christian who had a history of womanizing and drinking.

He was very known for appearing on a show called "Friday Night, Saturday Morning" where he and a bishop debated the film Life of Brian with John Cleese and Michael Palin.

"In order to shock people, you simply had to use a four lettered word or display a man's private parts at a window and the cinema falls about with laughter."

52. Mervyn Stockwood

Self | Friday Night, Saturday Morning

Mervyn Stockwood was born on May 27, 1913 in Glamorgan, Wales as Arthur Mervyn Stockwood. He died on January 13, 1995 in Bath, Somerset, England.

Arthur Mervyn Stockwood.

He was the bishop who appeared on the debate with Muggeridge.

Like, Muggeridge, he too was a heavy drinker, probably due to the frustrations of his homosexuality.

53. Bob Gale

Writer | Back to the Future

Bob Gale is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter-producer-director, best known as co-creator, co-writer and co-producer of Back to the Future (1985) and its sequels. Gale was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Cinema from the University of Southern ...

Michael Robert Gale.

Did you know that he and Crispin Glover hate each other?

54. Rooney Mara

Actress | Carol

Actress and philanthropist Rooney Mara was born on April 17, 1985 in Bedford, New York. She made her screen debut in the slasher film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005), went on to have a supporting role in the independent coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall (2009), and has since starred in the horror ...

Patricia Rooney Mara.

55. Kim Milford

Actor | Laserblast

Richard Kim Milford was an actor-singer-songwriter-composer-dancer who first appeared in SummerStock Theatre in Chicago at age 10. At age 17 he was in the original staging of Hair (he played Woof and Claude). In 1970 he was awarded the Faith and Freedom Award by the Religious Heritage of America ...

Richard Kim Milford.

56. Mark Chapman

Self | The NFL Show

Andrew Mark 'Chappers' Chapman is a football pundit who presents Match of the Day 2 and 5 live Sport.

Mark began his career in 1996 as a continuity announcer for the BBC before becoming a cricket correspondent for BBC North East radio. From there Mark worked for radio 1, as a sports reporter, where ...

Andrew Mark Chapman.

57. Renée O'Connor

Actress | A Question of Faith

Renée O'Connor was born in Houston, Texas, to Walter and Sandra O'Connor (now Wilson), and raised in Katy, a Houston suburb. She attended Taylor High School and the Houston High School of Visual and Performing Arts. Renée has one older brother, Chris.

Renée appeared in commercials, including one for...

Evelyn Renee O'Conner.

58. Joss Ackland

Actor | Lethal Weapon 2

Joss Ackland, the distinguished English actor who has appeared in over 100 movies, scores of plays and a plethora of television programs in his six-decade career, was born Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland on February 29, 1928, in North Kensington, London. After attending London's Central School of ...

Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland.

59. Stan Laurel

Actor | Pardon Us

Stan Laurel came from a theatrical family, his father was an actor and theatre manager, and he made his stage debut at the age of 16 at Pickard's Museum, Glasgow. He traveled with Fred Karno's vaudeville company to the United States in 1910 and again in 1913. While with that company he was Charles ...

Arthur Stanley Jefferson

60. Rose Byrne

Actress | Spy

Rose Byrne was born in Balmain, Sydney, Australia. She is the daughter of Jane, a primary school administrator, and Robin Byrne, a semi-retired statistician and market researcher.

She landed her first role in a movie, Dallas Doll (1994), when she was 15 years old.

Since then, Rose has appeared in a ...

Mary Rose Byrne.

61. James Nesbitt

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

James Nesbitt was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, to May, a civil servant, and James Nesbitt, a primary school headmaster. He was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution (also the school of Brian Campbell & Brian McAlister). He originally planned to be a French teacher. It ...

William James Nesbitt.

62. Terry Wogan

Actor | Ashes to Ashes

Terry Wogan was born on August 3, 1938 in Limerick, Ireland as Michael Terence Wogan. He was an actor, known for Ashes to Ashes (2008), The Goodies (1970) and Moone Boy (2012). He was married to Helen Joyce. He died on January 31, 2016 in Buckinghamshire, England.

Michael Terence Wogan.

63. Jessica Hynes

Actress | Spaced

As both a writer and performer, Jessica Hynes has worked prolifically in television, film and theatre. Born in Lewisham, South London in 1972, she was brought up in Brighton, Sussex. At school, she would write bizarre sci-fi stories. At age 15, she joined the National Youth Theatre and left home at...

Tallulah Jessica Elina Stevenson

64. Mercedes McCambridge

Actress | All the King's Men

Mercedes McCambridge is a highly-talented radio performer who won a best supporting Actress Oscar for her film debut.

Mercedes McCambridge was born in Joliet, Illinois, to Marie (Mahaffry) and John Patrick McCambridge, a farmer. She was of mostly Irish (with a small amount of English and German) ...

Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge

65. Tim Finn

Soundtrack | Everest

The life, much like the music, of Tim Finn has had both its ups and downs. Born in 1952 in New Zealand to working class parents Tim Finn started his passion for music at a young age. He formed his first group 'Split Enz' in 1972, with a bunch of his university buddies. Split Enz were heavily ...

Brian Timothy Finn.

66. Eve Hewson

Actress | Bridge of Spies

Eve Hewson was born on July 7, 1991 in Ireland as Memphis Eve Hewson. She is an actress, known for Bridge of Spies (2015), Enough Said (2013) and Blood Ties (2013).

Memphis Eve Hewson

67. Joel Kinnaman

Actor | RoboCop

Charles Joel Nordström, known professionally as Joel Kinnaman, is a Swedish actor. He is best known for playing the lead role in the Swedish film Easy Money a role that earned him a Guldbagge Award in the "Best Actor" category - and for his role as Frank Wagner in the Johan Falk film series. He ...

Charles Joel Nordström