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.
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Birthplace: Tularosa, New Mexico, USA
Alternative Name: Jane ClaytonJan Clayton (August 26, 1917 – August 28, 1983) was a film, musical theater, and television actress. She starred in the popular 1950s TV series Lassie. Born near Alamogordo, New Mexico, the only... more
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, USAJanet Vivian Hooks (April 23, 1957 – October 9, 2014) was an American actress and comedian, best known for her work on Saturday Night Live, where she was a repertory player from 1986 to 1991, and... more
Birthplace: Amsterdam, NetherlandsJan Akkerman (born 24 December 1946) is a Dutch guitarist. He first found international commercial success with the band Focus, which he co-founded with Thijs van Leer. After leaving Focus, he... more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USAJan Murray (born Murray Janofsky; October 4, 1916 – July 2, 2006) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and game show host who originally made his name on the Borscht Belt and later was known for... more
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America
Alternative Name: Jan Michael Vincent, Mike Vincent, Michael VincentJan-Michael Vincent (July 15, 1944 – February 10, 2019) was an American actor. He was best known for having played helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the television series Airwolf (1984–1986) and... more
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of AmericaJan Sterling (born Jane Sterling Adriance, April 3, 1921 – March 26, 2004) was an American film, television and stage actress. At her most active in films during the 1950s (immediately prior to which... more
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of AmericaJanice Kay Brewer (born September 26, 1944) is an American politician and author who served as Governor of Arizona, from 2009 to 2015. A member of the Republican Party, Brewer is the fourth woman,... more
Birthplace: Fargo, North Dakota, USAJanice Elaine Maxwell (November 20, 1956 – February 11, 2018) was an American stage and television actress. She was a five-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner. In a career... more
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CaliforniaDarby Crash (formerly Bobby Pyn; born Jan Paul Beahm; September 26, 1958 – December 7, 1980) was an American punk rock vocalist and songwriter who, along with longtime friend Pat Smear (born Georg... more
Birthplace: North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of AmericaKarin Jan Smithers (born July 3, 1949) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Bailey Quarters on the CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982).... more
Birthplace: USA, Minnesota, Saint PaulJanice Lynn "Jan" Kuehnemund (; November 18, 1953 – October 10, 2013) was an American lead guitarist who founded the all-female hard rock/glam metal band Vixen.... more
Birthplace: Trysil, NorwayJan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg (born August 2, 1969) is a Norwegian heavy metal drummer. He is best known as the drummer of Mayhem, which he joined in 1988. In 1987 Blomberg formed the avant-garde... more
Birthplace: Volendam, NetherlandsJan Smit (born December 31, 1985) is a Dutch singer, television host, actor and football director. Smit mostly sings Dutch songs that fall under the genre known as Volendam music. In addition to his... more
Birthplace: Prague, Czech RepublicJan Hammer (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈɦamɛr]) (born 17 April 1948) is a Czech-American musician, composer and record producer. He first gained his most visible audience while playing keyboards with... more
Birthplace: Lund, SwedenJan Wilhelm Malmsjö (born 29 May 1932) is a Swedish stage and film actor, musical star and singer. He is married to Marie Göranzon and father to Jonas Malmsjö.... more
Birthplace: Mark Municipality, SwedenJan Arne Björklund (born 18 April 1962) is a Swedish politician of the Liberals. He has been a member of the Riksdag since 2006, representing Stockholm County, and served as leader of the Liberals... more
Birthplace: Hamburg, GermanyJan Delay (born Jan Phillip Eißfeldt; 25 August 1976) is a German singer, songwriter, and producer whose stylistic range includes mainly hip hop, reggae, dub and funk. An accomplished solo artist, he... more
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Alternative Name: J. Triska, Jan TrískaJan Triska or Jan Tříska (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈtr̝̊iːska]; 4 November 1936 – 25 September 2017) was a Czech actor, most notable for portraying Captain Henry Wirz in the American television... more
- 14Jan and Dean were an American rock duo consisting of William Jan Berry (April 3, 1941 – March 26, 2004) and Dean Ormsby Torrence (born March 10, 1940). In the early 1960s, they were pioneers of the... more
Birthplace: Poland, KowalJan Nowicki (born 5 November 1939) is a Polish actor. He has appeared in 90 films and television episodes since 1967.... more
Birthplace: Dresden, GermanyJan Josef Liefers (born 8 August 1964 in Dresden), is a German actor, producer, director and musician.... more
Birthplace: Munich, GermanyJan Niklas (born 15 October 1947) is a German film and television actor. He is best known for appearing in TV films such as Peter The Great, Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna and Anne Frank: The Whole... more
Birthplace: Paramaribo, SurinameJan Ernst Matzeliger (September 15, 1852 – August 24, 1889) was an inventor whose lasting machine brought significant change to the manufacturing of shoes. Matzeliger was born on a coffee plantation... more
Birthplace: Netherlands, Amsterdam, European Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands, North HollandJan van Dommelen (28 April 1878 – 26 October 1942) was a Dutch film actor of the silent era. He appeared in 44 films between 1911 and 1939. ... more
Birthplace: Storslett, Nordreisa, NorwayJan-Håkan "Ian" Haugland (born 13 August 1964 in Nordreisa, Norway) is the drummer in the Swedish rock band Europe. When he was eight months old, he and his family moved to the Stockholm suburb of... more