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Who Is The Most Famous Jan In The World?

Updated February 11, 2021 756 votes 22 voters 9.2k views91 items

List RulesVote up all of the Jans you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Jan can you think of? The famous Jans below have many different professions, including notable actors named Jan, football players named Jan, other famous athletes named Jan, and even musicians named Jan. There are men and women named Jan on this list. 

Jan Hooks is certainly one of the most famous Jans on this list. One of the famous comedians named Jan, she was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1991. Designing Women, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and 30 Rock are among her notable projects.

Another of the famous people with the first name Jan is Jan Clayton. She was best known for playing Ellen Miller on Lassie. She is also a Broadway star and can be heard on the original cast recording of Carousel and Show Boat.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Jan? Just add them to the list!

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  • Jan Clayton1
    21

    Jan Clayton

    1917-08-26

    BirthplaceTularosa, New Mexico, USA

    Jan Clayton (August 26, 1917 – August 28, 1983) was a film, musical theater, and television...  more
  • Jan Hooks2
    20

    Jan Hooks

    1957-04-23

    BirthplaceDecatur, Georgia, USA

    Janet Vivian Hooks (April 23, 1957 – October 9, 2014) was an American actress and comedian,...  more
  • Jan Akkerman3
    18

    Jan Akkerman

    1946-12-24

    BirthplaceNetherlands, Amsterdam, European Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands, North Holland

    Jan Akkerman (born 24 December 1946) is a Dutch guitarist. He first found international...  more

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    #220 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time#294 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time

  • Jan-Michael Vincent4

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Jan-Michael Vincent (July 15, 1944 – February 10, 2019) was an American actor. He was best...  more

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    #395 of 461 The Best TV Actors of All Time#105 of 170 If You Fought To The Death, Who Would You Want By Your Side?

  • Jan Sterling5
    17

    Jan Sterling

    1921-04-03

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Jan Sterling (born Jane Sterling Adriance, April 3, 1921 – March 26, 2004) was an American...  more
  • Jan Brewer6
    18

    Jan Brewer

    1944-09-26

    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Janice Kay Brewer (born September 26, 1944) is an American politician and author who served as...  more
  • Jan Murray7
    12

    Jan Murray

    1916-10-04

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jan Murray (born Murray Janofsky; October 4, 1916 – July 2, 2006) was an American stand-up...  more
  • Jan Maxwell8
    17

    Jan Maxwell

    1956-11-20

    BirthplaceFargo, North Dakota, United States of America

    Janice Elaine Maxwell (November 20, 1956 – February 11, 2018) was an American stage and...  more
  • Jan Paul Beahm9
    17

    Jan Paul Beahm

    1958-09-26

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Darby Crash (formerly Bobby Pyn; born Jan Paul Beahm; September 26, 1958 – December 7, 1980)...  more
  • Jan Smithers10
    11

    Jan Smithers

    1949-07-03

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, North Hollywood, California

    Karin Jan Smithers (born July 3, 1949) is an American actress. She is best known for playing...  more
  • Jan Kuehnemund11
    12

    Jan Kuehnemund

    1961-11-18

    BirthplaceUSA, Minnesota, Saint Paul

    Janice Lynn "Jan" Kuehnemund (; November 18, 1953 – October 10, 2013) was an American lead...  more
  • Jan Axel Blomberg12
    10

    BirthplaceTrysil, Norway

    Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg (born August 2, 1969) is a Norwegian heavy metal drummer. He is...  more
  • Jan Smit13
    10

    Jan Smit

    1985-12-31

    BirthplaceVolendam, Netherlands

    Jan Smit (born December 31, 1985) is a Dutch singer, television host, actor and football...  more

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    #17 of 69 The Best Schlager Bands/Artists#16 of 123 Celebrities Born On New Year's Eve

  • Jan Hammer14
    14

    Jan Hammer

    1948-04-17

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Jan Hammer (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈɦamɛr]) (born 17 April 1948) is a Czech-American...  more
  • Jan Malmsjö15
    14

    Jan Malmsjö

    1932-05-29

    BirthplaceSweden, Lund

    Jan Wilhelm Malmsjö (born 29 May 1932) is a Swedish stage and film actor, musical star and...  more
  • Jan Björklund16
    11

    Jan Björklund

    1962-04-18

    BirthplaceMark Municipality, Sweden

    Jan Arne Björklund (born 18 April 1962) is a Swedish politician of the Liberals. He has been a...  more
  • Jan Delay17
    15

    Jan Delay

    1976-08-25

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Jan Delay (born Jan Phillip Eißfeldt; 25 August 1976) is a German singer, songwriter, and...  more
  • Jan Tříska18
    15

    Jan Tříska

    1936-11-04

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Jan Triska or Jan Tříska (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈtr̝̊iːska]; 4 November 1936 – 25...  more
  • Jan Berry19
    14

    Jan Berry

    1941-04-03
    Jan and Dean were an American rock duo consisting of William Jan Berry (April 3, 1941 – March...  more

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    #591 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#335 of 1,728 The Best Rock Bands of All Time

  • Jan Nowicki20
    8

    Jan Nowicki

    1939-11-05

    BirthplaceKowal, Poland

    Jan Nowicki (born 5 November 1939) is a Polish actor. He has appeared in 90 films and...  more
  • Jan Josef Liefers21
    12

    BirthplaceDresden, Germany

    Jan Josef Liefers (born 8 August 1964 in Dresden), is a German actor, producer, director and...  more
  • Jan Niklas22
    11

    Jan Niklas

    1947-10-15

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Jan Niklas (born 15 October 1947) is a German film and television actor. He is best known for...  more
  • Jan Ernst Matzeliger23

    BirthplaceSuriname, DVD Region 4, Paramaribo District, Paramaribo, South America

    Jan Ernst Matzeliger (September 15, 1852 – August 24, 1889) was an inventor whose lasting...  more
  • Jan van Dommelen24
    14

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Jan van Dommelen (28 April 1878 – 26 October 1942) was a Dutch film actor of the silent era....  more
  • Jan Håkan Haugland25

    BirthplaceStorslett, Nordreisa, Norway

    Jan-Håkan "Ian" Haugland (born 13 August 1964 in Nordreisa, Norway) is the drummer in the...  more