Earl Warren, U.S. Supreme Court justice and governor of California
Earl Kemp Long, American politician, governor of Louisiana
Earl JosephWatson, American professional basketballer
Earl Simmons aka DMX, American rapper
Earl Eugene Scruggs, American bluegrass musician
Earl William Hebner, American pro wrestling referee
Earl W. Bascom, American painter
Earl "Curly" Lambeau, American founder of the GreenBay Packers NFL team
Earl Woods, father of golfer Tiger Woods James Earl Jones, American actor
Wentworth Earl Miller, American actor
"Goodbye Earl," Song by The Dixie Chicks
Earl Hickey, main character on TV's "My Name is Earl"
Earl Sneed Sinclair, character on TV's "Dinosaurs"
Earl Kinsella, character on TV's "Hart of Dixie"
Earl McKeever, character on TV's "American Gothic"
Earl, nickname of a car on TV's "MythBusters"
Earl Bassett, character in movie "Tremors"
"Big" Earl, character in video game series ToeJam & Earl
Earl, character in animated series "Rocko's Modern Life"