50 Celebrity Real Names that you Never Knew

Celebrity Real Names like Whoopi Goldberg and Jamie Foxx are all household names that anyone with a television set will immediately recognize. Caryn Johnson and Eric Bishop on the other hand? To most people, those names mean nothing—but they’re actually just the birth names for these legendary A-list stars.

Yes, it’s not just Madonna and Cher who use stage monikers. Even celebrities with run-of-the-mill names, like Martin Sheen and Meg Ryan, are secretly living a double life, and they don’t tell anybody their Celebrity Real Names

1 | Peter Gene Herandez — Bruno Mars

“[The stage name] ‘Bruno’ is after Bruno Sammartino, who was this big, fat wrestler,” Bruno Mars, born Peter Gene Herandez, told the Associated Press. “I was this chunky little baby, so my dad used to call me that as a nickname.” And his surname? “‘Mars’ came up because a lot of girls say I’m out of this world!”