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Famous People Named Jack 

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List of famous people named Jack, along with photos. How many celebrities named Jack can you think of? The famous Jacks below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Jack, athletes named Jack, and even political figures named Jack. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Jack? Add them to the list.

It's plain to see that there's definitely a Jack for everyone. Steeler's Jack Ham is certainly up top on this list considering he was one of the greatest outside linebackers of all time. If you're feeling a little adventurous, maybe Jack Kerouac's On the Road will give you a road trip you'll never forget. And if you want to laugh, singer/actor Jack Black's Tenacious D or his hit movie School of Rock, will leave you wanting more. And of course, you can't talk about Jack without thinking of Jack Nicholson's famous "Here's Jonny!", along with so many other memorable film moments of his.
Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 81

Birthplace: Neptune City, New Jersey, United States of America

John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker who has performed for over sixty years. He is known for playing a wide range of starring or supporting roles, ...more

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Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Skylanderlord3 added Film Score Composer, Record producer, Television producer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA

Jack Black (born Thomas Jacob Black; August 28, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, musician, songwriter, and media personality. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in ...more

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Jack Lambert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Jack
American football player

Age: 66

Birthplace: Mantua, Ohio

John Harold Lambert (born July 8, 1952) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL). Recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990 as ...more

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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist

Age: 43

Birthplace: Area code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Contiguous United States, + more

John Anthony White (born July 9, 1975), known professionally as Jack White, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is best known as the lead singer and ...more

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Jack Ham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Jack
American football player

Age: 70

Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Jack Raphael Ham Jr. (born December 23, 1948) is a former American football outside linebacker who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1971 to 1982. He ...more

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Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Musician, Actor

Age: Dec. at 76 (1925-2001)

Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Newton

John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor who was nominated for an Academy Award eight times, winning twice. He starred in over 60 films, such as Mister ...more

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Jack Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Professional Boxer

Age: Dec. at 88 (1895-1983)

Birthplace: Manassa, Colorado, United States of America

William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983), nicknamed "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", was an American professional boxer who competed ...more

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Jack Palance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Pilot, Painter, Journalist

Age: Dec. at 87 (1919-2006)

Birthplace: USA, Hazle Township, Pennsylvania

Jack Palance ( PAL-əns; born Volodymyr Palahniuk (Ukrainian: Володимир Палагню́к); February 18, 1919 – November 10, 2006) was an American actor of Ukrainian descent. He was nominated for three ...more

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Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Businessperson, Guitarist, Musician

Age: 43

Birthplace: USA, Hawaii

Jack Hody Johnson (born May 18, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, record producer, documentary filmmaker and former professional surfer. Johnson is known ...more

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Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Actor, Professional Boxer

Age: Dec. at 68 (1878-1946)

Birthplace: Galveston, Texas

John Arthur Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), nicknamed the Galveston Giant, was an American boxer who, at the height of the Jim Crow era, became the first African American world ...more

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Jack Swagger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Wrestler

Age: 36

Birthplace: Perry, Oklahoma, United States of America

Donald Jacob "Jake" Hager Jr. (born March 24, 1982) is an American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist, best known for his time in WWE under the ring name Jack Swagger. He ...more

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Jack Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Jack
American football player

Age: 69

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida

Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950) is an American former professional football player who was a defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL) ...more

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Jack Kerouac is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Painter, Poet, Novelist

Age: Dec. at 47 (1922-1969)

Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

Jack Kerouac (; born Jean-Louis Kérouac (though he called himself Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac); March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist and poet of ...more

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Jack Wilshere is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Footballer

Age: 27

Birthplace: Stevenage, United Kingdom

Jack Andrew Garry Wilshere (; born 1 January 1992) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club West Ham United and the England national team. Wilshere ...more

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Jack Benny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Comedian, Actor

Age: Dec. at 80 (1894-1974)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky, February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) (often called "Jackson" on his own show), was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television and film ...more

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Jack Nicklaus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Golfer, Athlete, Architect

Age: 79

Birthplace: Upper Arlington, Ohio, United States of America

Jack William Nicklaus, nicknamed "The Golden Bear", is a retired American professional golfer. He is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, winning a total of ...more

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Jack Tatum is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Jack
American football player

Age: Died at 62 (1948-2010)

Birthplace: Cherryville, North Carolina

John David Tatum (November 18, 1948 – July 27, 2010) was an American football safety who played 10 seasons from 1971 through 1980 for the Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers in the National ...more

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#16 of 348 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame #153 of 1,536 The Best Football Players Ever

Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Baseball player

Age: 63

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

John Scott Morris (born May 16, 1955) is an American former professional baseball starting pitcher. He is a color commentator for the Detroit Tigers on Fox Sports Detroit. He played in Major ...more

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Jack Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 33

Birthplace: St John's Wood, London, United Kingdom

Jack Joseph Osbourne (born 8 November 1985) is an English media personality with dual American and British citizenship. As the son of heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne, he starred on MTV's ...more

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Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Jack

Age: 63

Birthplace: Kankakee, Illinois

Jack Wayne Sikma (born November 14, 1955) is an American retired basketball center. He was a seven-time NBA All-Star with the Seattle SuperSonics, who drafted him in the first round with the ...more

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Jack the Ripper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Jack the Ripper was an unidentified serial killer generally believed to have been active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. In both the ...more

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Jack Bruce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Bassist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 75

Birthplace: Bishopbriggs, United Kingdom

John Symon Asher Bruce (14 May 1943 – 25 October 2014) was a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which also included ...more

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Jack Christiansen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Jack
American football player

Age: Dec. at 58 (1928-1986)

Birthplace: Sublette, Kansas

John LeRoy Christiansen (December 20, 1928 – June 29, 1986) was an American football player and coach. He played professional football in the National Football League (NFL) for the Detroit Lions ...more

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Jack Klugman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Television director, Comedian, Screenwriter

Age: Died at 90 (1922-2012)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Jack Klugman (April 27, 1922 – December 24, 2012) was an American stage, film, and television actor.He began his career in 1950, and started television and film work with roles in 12 Angry Men ...more

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Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Jack
Politician, American football player

Age: Dec. at 74 (1935-2009)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Jack French Kemp (July 13, 1935 – May 2, 2009) was an American politician and a professional player in both American football and Canadian football. A member of the Republican Party from New ...more

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