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

Updated November 19, 2020 779 votes 34 voters 52.8k 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 Gyllenhaal1
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jake LaMotta2
    24

    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jake Johnson3
    18

    Jake Johnson

    1978-05-28

    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois, United States of America

    Jake Johnson is an American actor and comedian, most known for playing Nick Miller in the Fox... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jake McDorman4
    20

    Jake McDorman

    1986-07-08

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Dallas

    John Allen "Jake" McDorman IV (born July 8, 1986) is an American actor, best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • Jake Tapper5
    17

    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jake Paul6
    17

    Jake Paul

    January 17, 1997

    BirthplaceCleveland, OH

    Jake Joseph Paul (born January 17, 1997) is an American actor and YouTube personality who rose... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jakob Dylan7
    18

    Jakob Dylan

    1969-12-09

    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Jakob Luke Dylan (born December 9, 1969) is an American singer and songwriter who rose to fame... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jake Short8
    12

    Jake Short

    1997-05-30

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana

    Jake Short (born May 30, 1997 in Indiana) is an American actor. He has played the roles of... more on Wikipedia
  • Jake Pavelka9
    17

    Jake Pavelka

    1978-01-27

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Jacob Lynn "Jake" Pavelka (born January 27, 1978) is an American pilot who appeared on six... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jake Abel10
    14

    Jake Abel

    1987-11-18

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, United States of America

    Jacob Allen Abel (born November 18, 1987) is an American actor and singer who is known for... more on Wikipedia
  • Jake T. Austin11
    15

    Jake T. Austin

    1994-12-03

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jake Austin Szymanski (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Jake T. Austin, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Jake Weber12
    15

    Jake Weber

    1964-03-19

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Jake T. Weber (born 12 March 1963) is an English actor, known in film for his role as Michael... more on Wikipedia
  • Jake Miller13
    15

    Jake Miller

    1992-11-28
    Jacob Harris "Jake" Miller is an American rapper and songwriter from Weston, Florida .He is... more on Wikipedia
  • Jake Roberts14
    12

    Jake Roberts

    1955-05-30
    Aurelian Jake Smith Jr. (born May 30, 1955), better known by the ring name Jake "The Snake"... more on Wikipedia
  • Jake Busey15
    11

    Jake Busey

    1971-06-15

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    William Jacob Busey (born June 15, 1971), known professionally as Jake Busey, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jake Sumner16
    11

    Jake Sumner

    1985-05-24

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Jake Sumner is a British model and the son of British singer Sting and Trudie Styler. His... more on Wikipedia
  • Jake Peavy17
    15

    Jake Peavy

    1981-05-31

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama

    Jacob Edward Peavy (born May 31, 1981) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Jake Lloyd18
    8

    Jake Lloyd

    1989-03-05

    BirthplaceFort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

    Jake Matthew Lloyd, also known as Jake Broadbent, (born March 5, 1989) is an American former... more on Wikipedia
  • Jacob Green19
    12

    Jacob Green

    1957-01-21

    BirthplacePasadena, Texas

    Jacob Carl Green (born January 21, 1957) is a former American football defensive end. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Jake Cuenca20
    12

    Jake Cuenca

    1987-12-30

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, USA

    Juan Carlos Cuenca (born December 30, 1987) is an American-Filipino actor and model. He is of... more on Wikipedia
  • Jacob Underwood21
    10

    Jacob Underwood

    1980-04-25

    BirthplaceEl Cajon, California

    Jacob Underwood is a musician, known for being in the group O-Town. 

  • Jake Eberts22
    14

    Jake Eberts

    1941-07-10

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Jake Eberts, OC (July 10, 1941 – September 6, 2012) was a Canadian film producer, executive... more on Wikipedia
  • Jake Long23
    14

    Jake Long

    1985-05-09

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Jake Edward Long (born May 9, 1985) is a former American football offensive tackle. He played... more on Wikipedia
  • Jacob Vargas24
    8

    Jacob Vargas

    1971-08-18

    BirthplaceMexico, Michoacán

    Jacob Vargas (born August 18, 1971) is a Mexican-American actor.
  • Jake Locker25
    8

    Jake Locker

    1988-06-15

    BirthplaceBellingham, Washington

    Jacob Cooper Locker (born June 15, 1988) is a former American football quarterback. He played... more on Wikipedia