Can you fill in the last names of all these famous people named Buddy?

Are you buddy-buddy enough with these actors and musicians to know their full names?

Before it was associated with athletic golden retrievers and Christmas elves, Buddy was actually a common first name, especially as a stage name. Many performers either kept their nickname from childhood or chose “Buddy” because it was easier to remember than their given name.

Here are ten actors and musicians we know as Buddy. Can you guess each person’s last name?

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  1. Performing with The Crickets on The Ed Sullivan Show it's Buddy...
  2. Though he's most famous for being on a sitcom, he also guest starred on Westerns like Gunsmoke. It's Buddy...
  3. This comedian mostly went by "Bud" but we'll still count it. It's Bud...
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. This blues legend is Buddy...
    Image: The Everett Collection
  5. Normally funny, this comedian got serious on shows like The Rifleman. It's Buddy...
  6. In real life he's Morey Amsterdam but on The Dick Van Dyke Show he's Buddy...
  7. He played Mike on Mayberry R.F.D. and has a famous sister who also started acting as a kid. It's Buddy...
  8. This jazz singer is Buddy...
    Image: The Everett Collection
  9. This legendary drummer is Buddy...
    Image: The Everett Collection
  10. This boxer-turned-actor had a boxer brother and an actor nephew. It’s Buddy…
    Image: The Everett Collection

Can you fill in the last names of all these famous people named Buddy?

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135 Comments

ThomasPotter 1 month ago
Can you fill in the last names of all these famous people named Buddy?
You got 9 out of 10
You sure had a pep in your step on this quiz. Great job!
Never had a chance on the Jazz question.
JeffPaul76 10 months ago
"You got 8 out of 10. ------You sure had a pep in your step on this quiz. Great job!" -----I got #s 4 and 8 wrong.
Randall 22 months ago
#8 The best version of THE LADY IS A TRAMP. Give it a listen!!
Margaret 27 months ago
10 out of 10! WOW! I've heard abou all but one of those Buddys, but I didn't know about Buddy Baer.
bukhrn 28 months ago
9/10, always go with your 1st instinct, I didn't on #4 & got it wrong.
NeilS 30 months ago
10 for 10…..Yeah, I’m old.
preciouskellylee 31 months ago
9/10 I had no idea who Buddy Greco was
johnnypatio 31 months ago
9 out of 10, blew the “blues legend” question.
scp 31 months ago
Nine out of ten. Not bad.
MrBill 31 months ago
9/10; missed #8 - never heard of Buddy Greco
MikefromJersey 31 months ago
8 for 10. Do I get extra credit for mentioning the old TV series "Run Buddy Run"?
johnnypatio MikefromJersey 31 months ago
I loved Jack Sheldon! He is a legend, I remember the Dragnet appearances especially the one where he played the drunk and his “ …Long Beach? That’s thirty dirty miles from here! “ Wonderful talented man, and one of the best trumpet player ever…
MikefromJersey johnnypatio 31 months ago
I always thought Sheldon was one of the most likable people on 1960's TV.
JeffPaul76 MikefromJersey 10 months ago
Well, As long as you weren't talking about Sheldon Cooper from "The Big Bang Theory". He's not one of the most likable people from that show.
Shatner1 31 months ago
9/10! I knew it was Buddy Greco as soon as I scrolled down--then my fingers disobeyed me and picked another!!!!
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