Stage name

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A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians, singers and musicians.wikipedia
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Nickname

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Nicknames are sometimes used as part of a person's professional name.
As a concept, it is distinct from both pseudonym and stage name, and also from a title (for example, City of Fountains), although there may be overlap in these concepts.

Lon Chaney Jr.

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Lon Chaney Sr.’s son Creighton spent a number of years appearing in minor roles before renaming himself Lon Chaney, Jr. Emilio Estevez and his sister Renee chose not to take their father Martin Sheen’s professional name and use their birth names; however, their brother Carlos chose to use their father's professional name, and took the name Charlie Sheen.
Creighton Tull Chaney (February10, 1906 – July12, 1973), known by his stage name Lon Chaney Jr., was an American actor known for playing Larry Talbot in the film The Wolf Man (1941) and its various crossovers, Count Alucard (Dracula spelled backward) in Son of Dracula, Frankenstein's monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), the Mummy in three pictures, and various other roles in many Universal horror films.

Martin Sheen

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Lon Chaney Sr.’s son Creighton spent a number of years appearing in minor roles before renaming himself Lon Chaney, Jr. Emilio Estevez and his sister Renee chose not to take their father Martin Sheen’s professional name and use their birth names; however, their brother Carlos chose to use their father's professional name, and took the name Charlie Sheen.
He adopted his stage name, Martin Sheen, from a combination of the CBS casting director, Robert Dale Martin, who gave him his first big break, and the televangelist archbishop, Fulton J. Sheen.

Emilio Estevez

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Lon Chaney Sr.’s son Creighton spent a number of years appearing in minor roles before renaming himself Lon Chaney, Jr. Emilio Estevez and his sister Renee chose not to take their father Martin Sheen’s professional name and use their birth names; however, their brother Carlos chose to use their father's professional name, and took the name Charlie Sheen.
Unlike his brother Charlie, Estevez and his other siblings did not adopt their father's stage name.

Equity (British trade union)

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Guilds and associations that represent actors, such as the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) in the United States and British Actors' Equity Association in the United Kingdom, stipulate that no two members may have identical working names.
Equity requires its members to have unique professional names.

Michael Keaton

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Notable examples include: Nathan Lane, whose birth name (Joseph Lane) was already in use; Stewart Granger, born James Stewart; and Michael Keaton, born Michael Douglas.
He decided to use a stage name to satisfy SAG rules, as there was already an actor (Michael Douglas) and daytime host (Mike Douglas) with the same or similar names.

Dave Roberts (broadcaster)

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Broadcaster Dave Roberts was born David T. Boreanaz but was known professionally as Dave Thomas and later Dave Roberts as ethnic surnames were discouraged when he first began his career during the 1950s; his son, actor David Boreanaz, chose not to adopt a stage name.
David Thomas Boreanaz (born February 14, 1936) is a retired American television broadcaster who broadcast under the stage names Dave Thomas in Buffalo, New York, and Dave Roberts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jon Stewart

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Jon Stewart did not anglicize his name for career reasons, but because of his estranged relationship with his father.
He began using the stage name "Jon Stewart" by dropping his last name and changing the spelling of his middle name "Stuart" to "Stewart".

Sean Combs

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Hip-hop artists are known to use stage names, such as Jay-Z (born Shawn Carter), 50 Cent (born Curtis Jackson), Diddy (born Sean Combs), Ludacris (born Chris Bridges), Lil Wayne (born Dwayne Carter Jr.), and Soulja Boy (born DeAndre Way).
Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by the stage names Puff Daddy, '''P.

LL Cool J

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Similarly, LL Cool J released the albums Mr. Smith and Todd Smith in 1995 and 2006, respectively, under his real name, James Todd Smith.
Under his new stage name, LL Cool J (an abbreviation for Ladies Love Cool James), Smith was signed by Def Jam, which led to the release of his first official record, the 12-inch single "I Need a Beat" (1984).

List of stage names

This list of stage names lists names used by those in the entertainment industry, alphabetically by their stage name's surname, followed by their birth name.

Pseudonym

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A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians, singers and musicians.
Pseudonyms include stage names and user names, ring names, pen names, nicknames, aliases, superhero or villain identities and code names, gamer identifications, and regnal names of emperors, popes, and other monarchs.

Those Darlins

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Recent examples include Those Darlins, Los Campesinos! and Ween.
The three adopted the stage name Darlin, a practice that continued until Anderson's departure in 2012.

The Caine Mutiny (film)

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He reputedly chose the name "Caine" because at that precise instant he saw a cinema marquee for the then-current movie The Caine Mutiny, and thought that it would make a good last name in conjunction with Michael.
When Michael Caine, born Maurice Micklewhite, first became an actor he adopted the stage name "Michael Scott".

Pen name

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The equivalent concept among writers is called a nom de plume or pen name.

Performing arts

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A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians, singers and musicians.

List of entertainer occupations

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A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians, singers and musicians.

Actor

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A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians, singers and musicians.

Comedian

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A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians, singers and musicians.

Singing

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A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians, singers and musicians.

Musician

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A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians, singers and musicians.

Birth name

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Such titles are adopted for a wide variety of reasons and may be similar or nearly identical to an individual's birth name.

Legal name

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In some situations, a performer will eventually adopt their title as a legal name, although this is often not the case.

Writer

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The equivalent concept among writers is called a nom de plume or pen name.

Radio

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In radio, the term "radio name" or "air name" is used.