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25 Famous Bald Celebrities: Famous Bald People Known for Their Lack of Hair

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Celebrities come in all shapes and sizes and with varying amounts of hair on top of their head. Many famous people have a mop of curls or a luxurious mane, while others start their career bald or end up there as they age.

If you’re interested in learning more about some of the most famous bald people on the planet, you’re in the right place. Get comfortable as we discuss some iconic individuals without hair.

1. Phil Collins

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First on our list of famous bald people is Phil Collins, a musician who was seemingly born without hair on his head. However, the “Another Day In Paradise” singer shockingly had long, luscious locks and a full beard in the 70s.

Related: The 16 Best Phil Collins Songs

2. Dwayne Johnson

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Dwayne Johnson’s haircut has become part of his iconic muscular look, adding to his massive physique. The former wrestler has changed careers to become one of the highest-paid actors in the modern film scene. Iconic films for The Rock include Hobbs & Shaw and Baywatch.

3. Patrick Stewart 

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Sir Patrick Stewart’s baldness might have been a casual choice in the past, but it rose to fame and became part of his identity after the actor starred in Star Trek and the X-Men series. Stewart continues to display his talent on the stage and screen in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The actor is so talented he received an OBE for his services to drama in the United Kingdom.

4. Billy Joel

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Once upon a time, singer Billy Joel was stylized with a thick head of hair and a clean-shaven appearance. Nowadays, the “Piano Man” artist is the complete opposite in appearance to his younger self – he’s completely bald and has a full beard to complement the lack of hair on top of his scalp.

5. Jason Statham 

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Action legend Jason Statham started going bald, thinning significantly on the top of his head. Luckily, the actor made his appearance in many movies with an iconic buzzcut, making his baldness a strength in movies like Meg 2 and Wrath of Man.

6. Larry David

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Larry David chose to become one of the famous bald people decades ago, and it’s since become a signature part of his appearance. His bald head can be traced back to his cameo on the massive hit show he co-created, Seinfeld, in 1994.

7. Kenney Chesney

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Country music star Kenney Chesney realized he was balding as a teenager, which bothered him at the time. However, Chesney reports that now, in his 30s and 40s, he feels confident and can rest in his baldness, while his other friends are only now starting to experience the process for the first time. Though, we think his confidence has to do with the fact that he always wears a hat on stage!

8. Samuel L. Jackson

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Actor Samuel L. Jackson is so talented you might not even notice he doesn’t have any hair on top of his head. The artist has starred in more than 100 movies since the start of his career, standing out with spectacular roles in Pulp Fiction, Patriot Games, and beyond. 

9. John Travolta

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Next on our list of famous bald people is John Travolta, an actor who more recently took on the bald appearance. The Grease star once had a full head of hair, but there’s speculation he decided to go bald thanks to his enjoyment of the hairstyle in his role in the movie From Paris With Love.

10. Michael Stipe

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Michael Stipe, frontman of the band REM, revealed he struggled when he began to lose his hair. He revealed that his hair helped hide a lot of who he was, so the loss of his hair forced him to adjust to the world in a way he wasn’t prepared to do as a prominent artist.

11. Sir Ben Kingsley 

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In 1982, Sir Ben Kingsley took on the biggest role of his life in Gandhi, earning an Academy Award for the effort. He had to shave his head for the role and went back to touting the style a few years after he’d won all his accolades for his talent in the film, rejecting hair for a cool beard.

12. Chris Daughtry 

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Actor and country singer Chris Daughtry is another celebrity who has made his bald head a part of his appearance. The “Over You” singer typically shaves his head, making it impossible for fans to notice significant balding in his natural hair. 

13. JK Simmons

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The closest thing you can find to evidence that JK Simmons had hair was his role as J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man movies – though it’s unlikely it was real. JK Simmons has been bold practically his entire acting career and pulls it off exceedingly well.

14. Bruce Willis

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Bruce Willis is next on our list of famous bald people, easily recognizable by the charisma that oozes from his haircut. Willis got his big break in the TV show Moonlighters and cemented his career as an action star in films like Die Hard as hero John McClane. 

15. Seal

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Seal the singer and baldness go hand in hand. It’s part of his distinctive look now, though back in his younger days, the  “Kiss From a Rose” singer had a full head of locks. 

16. Sir Anthony Hopkins 

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Actor Sir Anthony Hopkins, best known for his role as the cannibal Hannibal in The Silence of the Lambs, has been bald for most of his professional career. With Hopkins, the baldness somehow adds an air of elegance and class.

17. Moby

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Moby is known for his trademark bald style, sporting a spotty beard to contrast the style. The singer reports he believes his involvement in early rave culture is part of what led to his premature baldness.

18. Alan Arkin 

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In his younger years, Alan Arkin had a short, sleek black haircut that helped him land roles in films like Catch-22. He later went bald, embracing the hair loss as he pushed forward into more versatile and mature roles in his acting career.

19. Billy Corgan

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Next on our list of famous bald people is Billy Corgan, an iconic member of The Smashing Pumpkins. Corgan decided to shave his head one day and never went back, leaving fans confused as to whether the choice came from premature balding or another external stress factor. 

20. Stanley Tucci

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Stanely Tucci is one of the most versatile actors in the country, and he does it all completely bald. With roles in The Hunger Games and The Devil Wears Prada, his charm is unmistakable,  and his haircut allows for spectacular transformation. 

21. Vin Diesel 

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It’s hard to think of a time when action star Vin Diesel ever had hair, but he had a sleek head of hair for his first big performances. Now, he’s cemented himself as the bald, tough lead of the Fast and Furious franchise.

22. Paul Shaffer

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Canadian singer and songwriter Paul Shaffer has been bald for a long time. He started getting a receding hairline from 1975 to 1980 while on Saturday Night Live, so by the time he left the show, it was time to cut it all off.

23. Joe Rogan

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Podcaster and commentator Joe Rogan once struggled with hair loss, reporting his worries about losing it and what hair loss would do to his career. After a failed hair transplant procedure, Rogan embraced the bald look and hasn’t looked back.

24. Terry Crews

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Terry Crews is one of the few celebrities on this list who isn’t naturally going bald and chooses to have no hair by choice. The actor and host loves the bald-head and beard combination, shaving every single day to bring the appearance to life. 

Crews reveals he’s also committed to the appearance because he’s afraid people wouldn’t be able to recognize him with the hair after his years of bald dedication to the style.

25. Rob Halford

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Singer Rob Halford of Judas Priest is the last on our list of famous bald people. He started losing his hair in the early 90s after the release of their album Painkiller, reporting that his receding hairline was a pain to keep up with.

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Written by Hope Davis

Long-time music lover Hope became a full-time writer in 2020 after being laid off from her regular job due to COVID-19. She now spends her time traveling the world to see her favorite bands while writing about them!


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