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Larry is a masculine given name in English, derived from Lawrence or Laurence. It can be a shortened form of those names. It is also often used as an independent name.

Larry may refer to the following:

Famous and Well-Known People Named Larry


* Larry Bell, founder of the Bell Aircraft Corporation
* Larry Bossidy, former chairman of Honeywell, former chairman and CEO of AlliedSignal, current chairman of Merck
* Larry Elliott, economics expert and author
* Larry Ellison, CEO and co-founder of Oracle Corporation and one of the wealthiest people in America
* Larry Flynt, publisher of "Hustler" pornographic magazine
* Dr. Larry Johnson, CEO of the New Media Consortium
* Larry Page, co-founder of Google
* Larry Probst, former CEO and the largest shareholder of Electronic Arts
* Larry Silverstein, American billionaire, operator and head of Silverstein Properties
* Larry Yung Chi Kin, chairman of CITIC Pacific and one of the wealthiest people in mainland China

Entertainment & Media

* Larry the Cable Guy, stage name of American comedian, Daniel Lawrence Whitney.
* Larry Boone, country singer
* Larry Collins, a member of The Collins Kids
* Larry David, an Emmy-winning actor, writer, comedian, producer, and film director
* Larry Emdur, Australian television host
* Larry Feign, an American cartoonist working in Hong Kong
* Larry Fine (actor), of the Three Stooges
* Laurence Fishburne, an American actor.
* Larry Gatlin, country singer
* Larry Hagman, actor, best known for the TV drama "Dallas"
* Larry Kenney, radio DJ and voice actor on "Imus in the Morning"
* Larry King, talk show host of "Larry King Live" on CNN
* Larry Miller (actor), actor and stand-up comedian
* Larry McMurtry, novelist, best known for "Lonesome Dove"
* Larry Niven, science fiction author best known for "Ringworld"
* Laurence Olivier, a British actor.
* Larry Wachowski, one half of the Wachowski brothers, directors, most famously for The Matrix series
* Larry (cartoonist), British cartoonist.

Information Technology

* Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia
* Larry Wall, creator of the Perl computer language


* Larry Craig, Republican US senator from the state of Idaho
* Larry C. Johnson, former CIA intelligence officer and political commentator
* Larry Lawrence, U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland
* Larry Wu-Tai Chin, Chinese double agent who worked in the CIA


American Football

* Larry Csonka, National Football League Hall of Famer
* Larry Johnson (football player), American football player for the Kansas City Chiefs
* Larry Fitzgerald, American football player for the Arizona Cardinals


* Larry Andersen, former baseball pitcher
* Larry Anderson (MLB pitcher), former baseball pitcher for the Brewers White Sox
* Yogi Berra, Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, Yankees and Mets
* Larry Bowa, former shortstop for Phillies, Mets, and Cubs. Former manager for Padres and Phillies
* Larry Brown (baseball player), major league infielder in the 1970s and 1980s, mainly with the Cleveland Indians
* Larry Doby, first black baseball player in American League
* Larry Hisle, major league outfielder with Philadelphia Phillies, Brewers, and Twins
* Larry Jackson, major league pitcher in the 1950s and 1960s for the Cardinals, Cubs and Phillies
* Larry "Chipper" Jones, Atlanta Braves third baseman-outfielder
* Larry Sherry, Los Angeles Dodgers World Series hero pitcher
* Larry Walker, former major league outfielder


* Larry Bird, American Hall of Fame basketball player
* Larry Brown, Hall of Fame Basketball coach
* Larry Johnson (basketball), former US basketball player
* Larry Hughes, US basketball player

Other Sports

* Larry Holmes, boxer
* Larry Murphy, NHL hockey player
* Larry Zbyszko, professional wrestler and commentator
* Larry Huras, ice hockey player and coach


* Larry Eugene Phillips, Jr. Bank robber and leader of the High Incident Bandits
* Larry Singleton Rapist and mutilator
* Larry Hoover Gang leader

Fictional Characters


* Larry the Cucumber, a fictional character from VeggieTales; also goes by the alter-ego of Larry Boy
*Larry the Lobster, a fictional lifeguard on "SpongeBob SquarePants"
* Larry Palaroncini, character from Homestar Runner that plays in the band "Limozeen"
* Larry Burns the son of Mr. Burns, portrayed by Rodney Dangerfield in The Simpsons


* Larry, of Ed and Larry, a pair of fictional characters on the TV series "The West Wing"
* Larry, of TV show "Newhart", part of the dirty backwoods trio Larry, Darryl, and Darryl, and the only one who could speak; played by William Sanderson
* Larry Appleton, character on "Perfect Strangers (TV series)", often referred to as "Cousin Larry"
* Larry "Bud" Melman, recurring character on David Letterman shows
* Dr. Larry Erhardt, one of the original mad scientists from "Mystery Science Theater 3000" TV series
* Larry Sanders (character), character played by Gary Shandling on the "Larry Sanders Show"
* Larry Blaisdell, character played by Larry Bagby III on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
* Dr. Larry Fleinhardt, a character who is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and CalSci professor in the CBS crime drama "NUMB3RS", played by Peter MacNicol.

Video Games

* Larry Foulke, a fictional character from Ace Combat Zero that serves as the player's wingman and then defects to "A World With No Boundaries."
* Larry Koopa, the youngest of Bowser's children from "Super Mario Bros. 3".
* Larry Laffer, the fictional character from the "Leisure Suit Larry" adult video game series.


* Cyclone Larry, a category-5 cyclone that made landfall in Australia in 2006
* The Larry shorts, early animated work from "Family Guy" creator Seth McFarlane
* Larry's Creek, New Zealand, body of water also known as the "Awarau River"

ee also

* Laurence
* Lawrence

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