List of Famous people named Gene

Often it's a shorthand for Eugene. Similar names: Eugene, Gina, Gino, Geno, Ginny, Gen, Geena, Genie, Gena, Ginni, Genyo, Ghena, Ginnie, Gin. Here are some famous Genes:

Gene Simmons

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First Name Gene
Last Name Simmons
Born on August 25, 1949 (age 74)
Height 187 cm | 6'2

Gene Klein, known professionally as Gene Simmons, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, author and television personality. Also known by his stage persona the Demon, he is the bassist and co-lead singer of Kiss, the rock band he co-founded with lead singer and rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley in the early 1970s.

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Gene Hackman

First Name Gene
Last Name Hackman
Born on January 30, 1930 (age 94)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Eugene Allen Hackman is a retired American actor, novelist, and United States Marine. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Hackman won two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, one Screen Actors Guild Award, and two BAFTAs.

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Gene Kranz

First Name Gene
Last Name Kranz
Born on August 17, 1933 (age 90)

Eugene Francis "Gene" Kranz is an American aerospace engineer, a former fighter pilot, and a retired NASA Flight Director and manager. Kranz served as NASA's second Chief Flight Director, directing missions of the Gemini and Apollo programs, including the first lunar landing mission, Apollo 11. He is best known for directing the successful efforts by the Mission Control team to save the crew of Apollo 13, and was later portrayed in the major motion picture of the same name by actor Ed Harris. He is also noted for his close-cut flattop hairstyle and the dapper "mission" vests (waistcoats) of different styles and materials made by his wife, Marta Kranz, for his Flight Director missions.

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Gene Keady

First Name Gene
Last Name Keady
Born on May 21, 1936 (age 88)

Lloyd Eugene Keady is an American basketball coach. Most recently an assistant coach at St. John's University, he is most notable for being the head men's basketball coach at Purdue University for 25 years, from 1980 to 2005.

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Gene Steratore

First Name Gene
Last Name Steratore
Born on February 8, 1963 (age 61)

Eugene Joseph Steratore is a former American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since 2003. He announced his retirement from the NFL in June 2018. He also worked as a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's basketball referee from 1997 to 2018. Since the fall of 2018, Steratore has served as a rules analyst for CBS Sports, including the NFL on CBS, SEC on CBS, College Basketball on CBS, and CBS/Turner NCAA March Madness.

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Gene Haas

First Name Gene
Last Name Haas
Born on November 12, 1952 (age 71)

Eugene Francis Haas is founder, president, and sole stockholder of Haas Automation, a CNC machine tool manufacturer. He also has a presence in motorsports, having founded NASCAR team Haas CNC Racing and the Formula One team, Haas F1 Team.

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Gene LeBell

First Name Gene
Last Name LeBell
Born on October 9, 1932
Died on August 9, 2022 (aged 89)

Ivan Gene LeBell is an American martial artist, instructor, professional wrestler, stunt performer and actor born in Los Angeles, California. LeBell has also worked on over 1,000 films and TV shows and has authored 12 books. Nicknamed "the Godfather of Grappling", LeBell is widely credited with popularizing grappling in professional fighting circles, serving as a precursor to modern mixed martial arts.

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Gene Stallings

First Name Gene
Last Name Stallings
Born on March 2, 1935 (age 89)

Eugene Clifton Stallings Jr. is a retired American football player and coach. He played college football at Texas A&M University (1954–1956), where he was one of the "Junction Boys", and later served as the head coach at his alma mater from 1965 to 1971. Stallings was also the head coach of the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals of the National Football League (1986–1989) and at the University of Alabama (1990–1996). Stallings' 1992 Alabama team completed a 13–0 season with a win in the Sugar Bowl over Miami and was named the consensus national champion. Stallings was also a member of the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach on July 16, 2011.

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Gene Chizik

First Name Gene
Last Name Chizik
Born on December 28, 1961 (age 62)

Eugene C. Chizik Jr. is a former American football coach and former player. He was most recently the defensive coordinator at North Carolina from 2015–2016. He served as the head coach of the Auburn football team from 2009 until the end of the 2012 season. Chizik's 2010 Auburn Tigers football team completed a 14–0 season with a victory over Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game, and quarterback Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy. Chizik played college football at the University of Florida in 1981 for head coach Charley Pell.

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Gene Gotti

First Name Gene
Last Name Gotti
Born on January 1, 1946 (age 78)

Eugene Gotti is an American mobster in the Gambino crime family. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison in 1989 for racketeering drug trafficking charges.

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