List of Famous people named Colin

Name Colin is among the most common names in England, Australia. Here are some famous Colins:

Colin Powell

Colin Luther Powell
First Name Colin
Last Name Powell
Born on April 5, 1937
Died on October 18, 2021 (aged 84)

Colin Luther Powell is an American politician, diplomat and retired four-star general who served as the 65th United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. Powell was the first African-American Secretary of State. Until the election of Barack Obama as president in 2008, Powell and his successor, Condoleezza Rice, were the highest-ranking African Americans in the history of the federal executive branch. Powell served as the 16th United States National Security Advisor from 1987 to 1989 and as the 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993.

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Colin Kaepernick

Colin Rand Kaepernick is an American civil rights activist and football quarterback who is a free agent. He played six seasons for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL). As a political activist, he knelt during the national anthem at the start of NFL games in protest of police brutality and racial inequality in the United States.

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Colin Jost

First Name Colin
Last Name Jost
Born on June 29, 1982 (age 42)

Colin Kelly Jost is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He has been a writer for Saturday Night Live since 2005 and Weekend Update co-anchor since 2014. He also served as one of the show's co-head writers from 2012 to 2015, and later came back as one of the show's head writers in 2017.

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Colin Farrell

Colin James Farrell
First Name Colin
Last Name Farrell
Born on May 31, 1976 (age 48)
Born in Ireland
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Colin James Farrell is an Irish actor. Farrell appeared in the BBC drama Ballykissangel in 1998, made his film debut in the Tim Roth-directed drama The War Zone in 1999, and was discovered by Hollywood when Joel Schumacher cast him as the lead in the war drama Tigerland in 2000. He then played the outlaw Jesse James in the film American Outlaws with a young ensemble cast, with Gabriel Macht as brother Frank as well as Ali Larter, Scott Caan, and Timothy Dalton. He then starred in Schumacher's psychological thriller Phone Booth (2003) where he plays a hostage in a New York city phone booth, and the American thrillers S.W.A.T. (2003) and The Recruit (2003), establishing his international box-office appeal. During that time, he also appeared in Steven Spielberg's science fiction thriller Minority Report (2002) and as the villain Bullseye in the superhero film Daredevil (2003).

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Colin Pitchfork

First Name Colin
Last Name Pitchfork
Born on March 23, 1960 (age 64)

Colin Pitchfork is a British convicted murderer and rapist. He was the first person convicted of murder based on DNA fingerprinting evidence, and the first to be caught as a result of mass DNA screening. Pitchfork raped and murdered two girls in neighbouring Leicestershire villages, the first in Narborough, in November 1983, and the second in Enderby, in July 1986. He was arrested on 19 September 1987 and sentenced to life imprisonment on 22 January 1988, after admitting both murders.

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Colin Hanks

Colin Lewes Dillingham
First Name Colin
Last Name Hanks
Born on November 24, 1977 (age 46)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Colin Lewes Hanks is an American actor, producer, and director. He is known for starring in films such as Orange County, King Kong, The House Bunny, The Great Buck Howard, and the Jumanji film series. His television credits include Roswell, Band of Brothers, Dexter, Fargo, The Good Guys, and Life in Pieces. He is the eldest son of actor Tom Hanks.

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Colin Firth

First Name Colin
Last Name Firth
Born on September 10, 1960 (age 63)
Height 186 cm | 6'1

Colin Andrew Firth is an English actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two BAFTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. In 2010, Firth's portrayal of King George VI in Tom Hooper's The King's Speech won him the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Colin Cassady

First Name Colin
Last Name Cassady
Born on August 16, 1986 (age 37)
Height 203 cm | 6'8

William Morrissey is an American professional wrestler who performs on the independent circuit under the ring name CaZXL. He is best known for his tenure with WWE, where he performed under the ring name Big Cass, a shortened version of his previous name Colin Cassady.

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Colin Trevorrow

First Name Colin
Last Name Trevorrow
Born on September 13, 1976 (age 47)

Colin T. Trevorrow is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. He directed the indie film Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) and the blockbuster film Jurassic World (2015). He co-wrote the latter and its sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018). He later co-wrote and directed the Jurassic World short film Battle at Big Rock (2019), and the film Jurassic World: Dominion (2022). He was also originally slated to write and direct Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), titled Duel of the Fates at the time, but he left the project and received a story credit, replaced by J.J. Abrams, and the title was changed.

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Colin Jackson

Colin Ray Jackson
First Name Colin
Last Name Jackson
Born on February 18, 1967 (age 57)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Colin Ray Jackson, is a Welsh former sprint and hurdling athlete who specialised in the 110 metres hurdles. During a career in which he represented Great Britain and Wales, he won an Olympic silver medal, became world champion twice, World indoor champion once, went undefeated at the European Championships for 12 years and was a two-time Commonwealth champion. His world record of 12.91 seconds for the 110m hurdles stood for over a decade and he remains the 60 metres hurdles world record holder.

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