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Who Is the Most Famous Jake Or Jacob In The World?

Updated November 19, 2020 818 votes 55 voters 56.2k views91 items

List RulesVote up all of the Jakes and Jacobs you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Jake can you think of? The famous Jakes and Jacobs below have many different professions, including notable actors named Jake, famous musicians named Jacob, and even athletes named Jake.

Jake Gyllenhaal is certainly one of the most famous Jakes on this list. After making his film debut at the age of 10 in City Slickers, Gyllenhaal went on to star in Donnie Darko, Zodiac, and Prisoners. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Brokeback Mountain.

Another of the famous people with the first name Jake is Jake LaMotta. The famous boxer had 30 wins by KO in his career. He was portrayed by Robert De DeNiro in the 1980 film Raging Bull.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous men named Jake or Jacob? Just add them to the list!

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    Jake Gyllenhaal

    1980-12-19

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is an American actor. Born into the Gyllenhaal family, he is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner. He began acting as...  more

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    Jake LaMotta

    1921-07-10

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Giacobbe "Jake" LaMotta (July 10, 1922 – September 19, 2017) was an American professional boxer, world middleweight champion, and stand-up comedian. Nicknamed "The Bronx Bull" or "Raging Bull",...  more

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    Jake Johnson

    1978-05-28

    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois, USA

    Alternative NameJake Johnson

    Jake Johnson is an American actor and comedian, most known for playing Nick Miller in the Fox comedy series New Girl opposite Zooey Deschanel, for which he has received a Teen Choice Award nomination...  more

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    Jake Paul

    January 17, 1997

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

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    Jake McDorman

    1986-07-08

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, USA

    John Allen "Jake" McDorman IV (born July 8, 1986) is an American actor, best known for starring in the leading role of Brian Finch, a struggling musician who takes an intelligence enhancing pill, in...  more
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    Jake Tapper

    1969-03-12

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jacob Paul Tapper (born March 12, 1969) is an American journalist, author, and cartoonist. He is the Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN, weekday television news show The Lead with Jake Tapper,...  more

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    Jake Short

    1997-05-30

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, USA

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    Jakob Dylan

    1969-12-09

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jakob Luke Dylan (born December 9, 1969) is an American singer and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead singer and primary songwriter for the rock band the Wallflowers, who have released six...  more

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    Jake Roberts

    1955-05-30
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    Jake T. Austin

    1994-12-03

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Alternative NameJake Austin, Jake Austin Szymanski, Jake T. Austin

    Jake Austin Szymanski (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Jake T. Austin, is an American actor. Beginning a career as a child actor at the age of seven, Austin is a five-time Young...  more
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    Jake Pavelka

    1978-01-27

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, USA

    Alternative NameJake Pavelka

    Jacob Lynn "Jake" Pavelka (born January 27, 1978) is an American pilot who appeared on six reality TV programs, most notably The Bachelor....  more

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    Jake Miller

    1992-11-28
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    Jake Abel

    1987-11-18

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, USA

    Jacob Allen Abel (born November 18, 1987) is an American actor and singer who is known for playing Adam Milligan in the CW series Supernatural (2009–10, 19, 20), Luke Castellan in the film adaptation...  more
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    Jake Weber

    1964-03-19

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

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    Jake Busey

    1971-06-15

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Alternative NameJake Busey^! William Busey

    William Jacob Busey (born June 15, 1971), known professionally as Jake Busey, is an American actor, musician, and film producer. He is sometimes credited as Jacob Busey. Among his most prominent...  more

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    Jacob Green

    1957-01-21

    BirthplacePasadena, Texas

    Jacob Carl Green (born January 21, 1957) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football for Texas A&M. Green was an All-American selection in 1979 after compiling 134 tackles...  more
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    Jake Sumner

    1985-05-24

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Jake Sumner is a British model and the son of British singer Sting and Trudie Styler. His birth was documented on the Bring on the Night documentary. He modeled in 2003 for Tommy Hilfiger's denim...  more
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    Jake Eberts

    1941-07-10

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Jake Eberts, OC (July 10, 1941 – September 6, 2012) was a Canadian film producer, executive and financier. He was known for risk-taking and producing a consistently high caliber of movies including...  more
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    Jake Peavy

    1981-05-31

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama

    Jacob Edward Peavy (born May 31, 1981) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox and...  more

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    Jake Lloyd

    1989-03-05

    BirthplaceFort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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    Jake Cuenca

    1987-12-30

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

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    Jacob Underwood

    1980-04-25

    BirthplaceEl Cajon, California, USA

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    Jake Long

    1985-05-09

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Jake Edward Long (born May 9, 1985) is a former American football offensive tackle. He played college football at Michigan, where he was a two-time consensus All-American, and was drafted by the...  more
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    Jacob Vargas

    1971-08-18

    BirthplaceMichoacan, Mexico

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    Jake Locker

    1988-06-15

    BirthplaceBellingham, Washington

    Jacob Cooper Locker (born June 15, 1988) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at the University of Washington, and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans eighth overall...  more