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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Randall 2 months ago
#8 The best version of THE LADY IS A TRAMP. Give it a listen!!
Margaret 6 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 7 months ago
9/10, always go with your 1st instinct, I didn't on #4 & got it wrong.
NeilS 10 months ago
10 for 10…..Yeah, I’m old.
preciouskellylee 10 months ago
9/10 I had no idea who Buddy Greco was
johnnypatio 10 months ago
9 out of 10, blew the “blues legend” question.
scp 10 months ago
Nine out of ten. Not bad.
MrBill 10 months ago
9/10; missed #8 - never heard of Buddy Greco
MikefromJersey 10 months ago
8 for 10. Do I get extra credit for mentioning the old TV series "Run Buddy Run"?
johnnypatio MikefromJersey 10 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 10 months ago
I always thought Sheldon was one of the most likable people on 1960's TV.
Shatner1 10 months ago
9/10! I knew it was Buddy Greco as soon as I scrolled down--then my fingers disobeyed me and picked another!!!!
LH 10 months ago
8/10 I didn’t know some of the older ones…
b 10 months ago
10/10 But am an old guy who saw these people way back when
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