List of Famous people named Don

Name Don is among the most common names in USA, Canada, Australia. Often it's a shorthand for Donald. Similar names: Donald, Donna, Donny, Donnie, Dona, Donn, Donya, Donie, Doon, Doone, Dohn. Here are some famous Dons:

Don Johnson

Donnie Wayne Johnson
First Name Don
Last Name Johnson
Born on December 15, 1949 (age 74)
Height 176 cm | 5'9

Donnie Wayne Johnson is an American actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter. He played the role of James "Sonny" Crockett in the 1980s television series Miami Vice, winning a Golden Globe for his work in the role. He also had the eponymous lead role in the 1990s cop series Nash Bridges. Johnson has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Don Lemon

First Name Don
Last Name Lemon
Born on March 1, 1966 (age 58)

Donald Carlton Lemon is an American television journalist. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he anchored weekend news programs on local television stations in Alabama and Pennsylvania during his early days as a journalist. Lemon then worked as a news correspondent for NBC on its programming, such as Today and NBC Nightly News, after which he joined CNN in 2006, also as a correspondent. He later achieved prominence as the presenter of CNN Tonight beginning in 2014. Lemon is also a recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award and three regional Emmy Awards.

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Don Francisco

Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld
First Name Don
Last Name Francisco
Born on December 28, 1940 (age 83)
Born in Chile, Maule Region

Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld, better known by his stage name as Don Francisco, is a Chilean television host, and a popular personality on the Univision network reaching Spanish-speaking viewers in the United States. In 2016, he signed into Telemundo. He is best known for hosting the former variety shows Sábado Gigante and Don Francisco Presenta.

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Don Henley

Donald Hugh Henley
First Name Don
Last Name Henley
Born on July 22, 1947 (age 76)

Donald Hugh Henley is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and a founding member of the Eagles. He was the drummer and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971 until the band broke up in 1980, and has reprised those duties for the group's reunions since 1994. Henley sang the lead vocals on Eagles hits such as "Witchy Woman", "Desperado", "Best of My Love", "One of These Nights", "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", "The Long Run" and "Get Over It".

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Don King

First Name Don
Last Name King
Born on August 20, 1931 (age 92)

Donald King is an American former boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups. He has been a controversial figure, partly due to a manslaughter conviction and civil cases against him, as well as allegations of dishonest business practices by numerous boxers.

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Don Cheadle

First Name Don
Last Name Cheadle
Born on November 29, 1964 (age 59)
Height 171 cm | 5'7

Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. is an American actor, author, director, producer and writer. Following early roles in Hamburger Hill (1987), and as the gangster "Rocket" in the film Colors (1988), Cheadle built his career in the 1990s with roles in Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996), Rosewood (1997), and Boogie Nights (1997). His collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh resulted in the films Out of Sight (1998), Traffic (2000), and The Ocean's Trilogy (2001–2007).

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Don Shula

First Name Don
Last Name Shula
Born on January 4, 1930
Died on May 4, 2020 (aged 90)

Donald Francis Shula was an American professional football coach and player. The winningest coach in National Football League (NFL) history, Shula was best known for his 26 seasons as head coach of the Miami Dolphins, leading them to two Super Bowl victories, including the only perfect season in NFL history in 1972. He was previously the head coach of the Baltimore Colts, with whom he won the 1968 NFL Championship. Shula was drafted out of John Carroll University in the 1951 NFL Draft, and he played professionally as a defensive back for the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts, and Washington Redskins.

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Don Toliver

Caleb Zackery Toliver
First Name Don
Last Name Toliver
Born on June 12, 1994 (age 29)

Caleb Zackery "Don" Toliver is an American singer, rapper, and songwriter. He released his first major label mixtape, Donny Womack, in August 2018. He is known for his singles "No Idea" and "After Party", from his debut studio album, Heaven or Hell (2020), which gained popularity on the video-sharing app TikTok, as well as his August 2018 feature on fellow rapper and label-boss Travis Scott's song "Can't Say", from his third studio album Astroworld. In August 2020, he was featured alongside Nav on the song "Lemonade" by Internet Money and Gunna.

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Don Felder

Donald William Felder
First Name Don
Last Name Felder
Born on September 21, 1947 (age 76)

Donald William Felder is an American rock musician, singer, and songwriter, best known for his work as a lead guitarist of the Eagles from 1974 until his termination from the band in 2001. Felder was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2016.

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Don Cherry

First Name Don
Last Name Cherry
Born on February 5, 1934 (age 90)
Born in Canada, Ontario
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Donald Stewart Cherry is a Canadian ice hockey commentator and sports writer. He was previously a professional hockey player and National Hockey League (NHL) head coach.

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