How many celebrities named James can you think of? The famous Jameses below have many different professions, including notable actresses named James, famous comedians named James, and even political figures named James.
James Marsden, of Enchanted, X-Men, and 27 Dresses, is certainly one of the most famous Jameses on this list. Another of the famous people with the first name James is director James Cameron, known for iconic films such as Avatar and Titanic.
James Brown is one of the famous singers named James. This list also features famous movie stars named James, like James Earl Jones. There are also more singers named James, former models named James, and athletes named James.
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Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, USAJames Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor and filmmaker. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Franco is known for his roles in ...more
Birthplace: Port Glasgow, Scotland, UKJames McAvoy (; born 21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in The Near Room (1995) and made mostly television appearances until 2003, when his feature film career ...more
Birthplace: Marion, Indiana, United States of AmericaJames Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor from Indiana. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in ...more
Birthplace: London Borough of Hillingdon, United KingdomJames Kimberley Corden (born 22 August 1978) is an English actor, singer, comedian, and television host. He hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night television talk show on CBS. ...more
Birthplace: Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States of AmericaJames Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. His career has spanned more than seven decades, and he has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors ...more
Birthplace: Kapuskasing, CanadaJames Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian filmmaker and environmentalist who currently lives in New Zealand and the United States. After working in special effects, he found major ...more
Birthplace: Stillwater, Oklahoma, USAJames Paul Marsden (born September 18, 1973) is an American actor, singer, and former model. Marsden began his acting career guest-starring in television shows Saved by the Bell: The New Class, ...more
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CaliforniaJames Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is one of the NBA's most prolific ...more
Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States of AmericaJames Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of ...more
Birthplace: Westwood, New Jersey, United States of AmericaJames Joseph Gandolfini Jr. (Italian: [ɡandolˈfiːni]; September 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013) was an American actor best known for his role as Tony Soprano, the Italian-American crime boss in HBO's ...more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of AmericaJames Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American actor. After early roles in The Glory Guys (1965), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination, El Dorado (1967), and The Rain People ...more
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of AmericaJames Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying eccentric characters in films such as the drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), the action science ...more
Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of AmericaJames Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military officer who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history. Known for his distinctive drawl, ...more
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USAJames Alan Hetfield (born August 3, 1963) is an American musician and songwriter best known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal ...more
Birthplace: Bristol, United KingdomJames Daniel May (born 16 January 1963) is an English television presenter and journalist. He is best known as a co-presenter of the motoring programme Top Gear alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard ...more
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USAJames Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one of ...more
Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, United States of AmericaJames Garner (born April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) was an American actor, producer, and voice artist. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including popular roles such ...more
Birthplace: Laurel, Nebraska, United States of AmericaJames Harrison Coburn III (August 31, 1928 – November 18, 2002) was an American actor. He featured in more than 70 films, largely action roles, and made 100 television appearances during a 45-year ...more
Birthplace: Monroe Hall, Virginia, United States of AmericaJames Monroe (; April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and Founding Father who served as the fifth president of the United States from 1817 to 1825. A member of ...more
Birthplace: Pughsville, Virginia, USAJames LaRue Avery (November 27, 1945 – December 31, 2013) was an American actor, voice actor, and poet. He was best known for his roles as Phillip Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Shredder in ...more
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of AmericaJames Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) is an American actor. Some of his more notable films include Babe (1995), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Green Mile ...more
Birthplace: Tidworth, United KingdomJames Hillier Blount (born 22 February 1974), better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter, record producer and former British Army Officer. Blunt rose to fame in 2004 ...more
Birthplace: Cheshire, Connecticut, United States of AmericaJames David Van Der Beek (born March 8, 1977) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson's Creek. He played a fictionalized version of himself on the ...more
Birthplace: Greenock, United KingdomJames Watt (; 30 January 1736 (19 January 1736 OS) – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen's 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his ...more
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States of AmericaJames Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, ...more