List of Famous people named Neil
Neil McGill Gorsuch is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Donald Trump on January 31, 2017 and has served since April 10, 2017.
Neil Percival Young is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter, musician, and activist. After embarking on a music career in the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, joining Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others. Since his early solo albums and those with his backing band Crazy Horse, Young has been prolific, recording a steady stream of studio and live albums.
Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. His works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008). In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.
Neil Macdonald is a Canadian journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, currently senior correspondent for CBC News The National.
Neil Gilbert Siegel is an American computer scientist, systems engineer, and engineer, known for his development of many key systems for the United States military, including the Blue-Force Tracking system, the U.S. Army's first unmanned air vehicle system, and the US Army forward-area air defense system. Several of his inventions also found their way into consumer products, such as hand-held devices whose map displays automatically orient themselves to align with the real-world's cardinal points.
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, singer, comedian, writer, producer, and magician. He is known primarily for his comedy roles on television and his dramatic and musical stage roles. On television, he is known for playing the title character on Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993), Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, and Count Olaf in A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017–2019).
Neil Warnock is an English football manager and former player who is currently manager of Championship club Middlesbrough. He is also an established television and radio pundit working for several media outlets and a retired professional footballer. He holds the record for the most promotions in English football, with eight.
Neil Thomas Giraldo is an American musician, record producer, arranger, and songwriter best known as the musical partner of Pat Benatar for more than 40 years. He has also performed, written and produced for artists including Rick Derringer, John Waite, Rick Springfield, Kenny Loggins, Steve Forbert, The Del-Lords, Scott Kempner, and Beth Hart. Giraldo's diverse work has sold over 45 million records and his contributions have produced five Grammy Awards and an additional four Grammy nominations.
Neil Mallon Bush is an American businessman and investor. He is the fourth of six children of former President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush. His five siblings are George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States; Jeb Bush, a former governor of Florida; the late Pauline Robinson Bush; Marvin Bush; and Dorothy Bush Koch. Neil Bush is currently a businessman based in Texas.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator.
Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He has had ten No. 1 singles on the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts: "Cracklin' Rosie", "Song Sung Blue", "Longfellow Serenade", "I've Been This Way Before", "If You Know What I Mean", "Desirée", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "America", "Yesterday's Songs" and "Heartlight". 38 songs by Diamond have featured in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts.
Neil Sedaka is an American pop singer, pianist, composer and record producer. Since his music career began in 1957 as a short-lived founding member of the Tokens, he has sold millions of records as a performer and has written or co-written over 500 songs for himself and others, collaborating mostly with lyricists Howard Greenfield and Phil Cody.
Neil Jones is a British dancer and choreographer, best known for his role as a professional dancer in the BBC One dance series Strictly Come Dancing.
Neil "Razor" Ruddock is an English former professional footballer and television personality, who is currently a coach at Enfield. As a footballer he played as a central defender from 1986 to 2003, and was voted the 17th "hardest footballer of all time".
Aoutneil "Neil" Jacques Magny is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Welterweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional MMA competitor since 2010, Magny made a name for himself as a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson. As of December 18, 2020, he is No. 9 in the UFC welterweight rankings.
Neil Niren Connery is a Scottish former actor and the younger brother of actor Sean Connery.
Neil Robertson is an Australian professional snooker player. He made his first breakthrough into the top professional ranks in the 2006–07 season. He won the 2010 World Championship and was the world number one later in the same year, a ranking that he attained again in 2013 and 2014. On 10 November, Neil Robertson won the 2019 Champion of Champions tournament for the second time in his career and secured his 19th ranking event.
Neil Francis Lennon is a football coach and former player from Northern Ireland who is the manager of Scottish Premiership club Celtic. He is in his second term as manager since 2019.
Cornelius "Neil" Horan, sometimes referred to as The Grand Prix Priest or The Dancing Priest, is a laicised Irish Roman Catholic priest who is noted for his interference with the running of the 2003 British Grand Prix and the 2004 Summer Olympics men's marathon in order to promote his religious belief that the end of the world is near.
Neil Druckmann is an Israeli-American writer, creative director, programmer and co-president of Naughty Dog, best known for his work on the Uncharted and The Last of Us video game franchises. He was born and raised until the age of 10 in Israel, where his experiences with entertainment would later influence his storytelling techniques. He studied computer science at Carnegie Mellon University before searching for work in the video game industry.