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Who knew there were so many famous people named Jan in the world? Our list of celebrities named Jan includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Jans below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Jan, actors named Jan, and much more. Jan Hooks, Jan Vertonghen, and Jan Smithers are only a few of the well-known people named Jan on this list.
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Jan Hooks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Comedian, Actor Janet Vivian "Jan" Hooks was an American actress and comedian best known for her work on Saturday Night Live, where she was a repertory player from 1986–91, and continued making cameo ...more

Jan Vertonghen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Soccer Player Jan Bert Lieve Vertonghen is a Belgian footballer who plays as a defender for English club Tottenham Hotspur and the Belgian national team. A left-footed player who usually plays as a centre ...more

Jan Smithers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Actor Karin Jan Smithers is an American former television and film actress, best known for playing Bailey Quarters on the television series WKRP in Cincinnati.

Jan Brewer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Janice Kay "Jan" Brewer was the 22nd Governor of the U.S. state of Arizona, from 2009 to 2015. A member of the Republican Party, Brewer is the fourth woman, and third consecutive ...more

Jan Mølby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Footballer Jan Mølby is a Danish former professional footballer, and manager. As a player he was a midfielder from 1982 to 1998. He notably spent twelve years playing in England with Liverpool. ...more

Jan and Dean is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Jan and Dean were an American rock and roll duo consisting of William Jan Berry and Dean Ormsby Torrence. In the early 1960s, they were pioneers of the California Sound and vocal surf music ...more

Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Jan
American football player Jan Stenerud is a former professional football player for the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs, and the NFL's Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings. He is currently the ...more

Jan Paul Beahm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Singer-songwriter, Singer Darby Crash was an American punk rock vocalist and songwriter who, along with long-time friend Pat Smear, co-founded Germs. He committed suicide by way of an intentional heroin overdose. In the ...more

Jan Hammer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Record producer, Jazz Pianist, Keytarist Jan Hammer is a composer, pianist and keyboardist. He first gained his most visible audience while playing keyboards with the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the early 1970s, as well as his film scores ...more

Jan Tomaszewski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Journalist, Footballer Jan Tomaszewski is a Polish politician, football commentator, and former international footballer that played as a goalkeeper. As a footballer, he was nicknamed "Tomek" and "The ...more

Jan Oblak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Soccer Player Jan Oblak is a Slovenian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the Slovenia national team as a goalkeeper. He signed for Portuguese club Benfica at the ...more

Jan Akkerman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Guitarist Jan Akkerman is a Dutch guitarist. He first found international commercial success with the band Focus, whom he co-founded with Thijs van Leer. After leaving Focus, Akkerman continued as a solo ...more

Jan Björklund is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Politician, Military Officer Jan Arne Björklund is a Swedish politician of the Liberal People's Party. He is the Leader of the Liberal People's Party since 2007 and has been Member of the Riksdag since 2006, ...more

Jan Ullrich is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Professional Road Racing Cyclist Jan Ullrich; born 2 December 1973 is a German former professional road bicycle racer. Ullrich won a gold and a silver in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He won the 1999 Vuelta a ...more

Jan Kodeš is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Tennis player Jan Kodeš is a right-handed Czech former tennis player who won three Grand Slam events in the early 1970s. Kodeš's greatest success was on the clay courts of the French Open. He won the title ...more

Jan Sterling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Actor Jane Adrian is an actor.

Jan Nisar Akhtar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Poet, Film Producer, Lyricist Jan Nisar Akhtar was an important 20th century Indian poet of Urdu ghazals and nazms, and a part of the Progressive Writers' Movement, who was also a lyricist for Bollywood. In a career spanning ...more

Jan de Bont is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Film Producer, Cinematographer, Film Director Jan de Bont is a Dutch cinematographer, producer, and film director.

Jan Kuehnemund is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Guitarist, Backing vocalist Janice Lynn "Jan" Kuehnemund was an American lead guitarist who founded the all-female hard rock/glam metal band Vixen.

Jan Axel Blomberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Songwriter, Musician, Drummer Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg 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 black ...more

Jan Ladislav Dussek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Pianist, Composer Jan Ladislav Dussek was a Czech composer and pianist. He was an important representative of Czech music abroad in the second half of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. Some ...more

Jan Håkan Haugland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Disc jockey, Drummer Jan Håkan "Ian" Haugland is the drummer in the Swedish rock band Europe. When he was eight months old, he and his family moved to the Swedish suburb Märsta. He joined Europe ...more

Jan Ernst Matzeliger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Inventor Jan Ernst Matzeliger was an African-American inventor in the shoe industry. Matzeliger was born in Paramaribo. His father was a Dutch engineer. He was very wealthy and very well educated. His ...more

Jan Koller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Footballer Jan Koller is a former Czech footballer. As an international player he played as a striker for the Czech Republic national team. He is the all-time leading goal scorer for his country, with 55 ...more

Jan Behrendt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Jan Behrendt is an East German-German luger who competed from the mid-1980s to 1998. Together with Stefan Krausse he won two Olympic gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze in men's ...more

Jan Železný is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Jan Železný is a Czech javelin thrower, world and Olympic champion and world record holder. He holds the top five javelin performances of all time.

Jan Josef Liefers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Musician, Film Producer, Actor Jan Josef Liefers, is a German actor, producer, director and musician.

Jan Frodeno is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Triathlete Jan Frodeno is a German triathlete. He won gold in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Born in Cologne, Frodeno started out as a swimmer in South Africa at the age of 15, and he entered ...more

Jan Roberts is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Jan
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Jan van Eyck is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Jan van Eyck was an Early Netherlandish painter active in Bruges and one of the most significant Northern Renaissance artists of the 15th century. Outside of the Ghent Altarpiece completed with ...more

Jan Kaplický is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Architect Jan Kaplický was a world-renowned Neofuturistic Czech architect who spent a significant part of his life in the United Kingdom. He was the leading architect behind the innovative design ...more

Jan Veselý is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Jan Veselý is a Czech professional basketball player who currently plays for Fenerbahçe Ülker of the Turkish Basketball League. At 7 ft 0 in, 242 lbs., Veselý can play ...more

Jan Murray is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Comedian, Actor, Presenter Jan Murray 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 his frequent television appearances over several ...more

Jan Hus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Priest, Philosopher Jan Hus, often referred to in English as John Hus or John Huss, was a Czech priest, philosopher, early Christian reformer and Master at Charles University in Prague. After John Wycliffe, the ...more

Jan Malmsjö is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Actor, Singer Jan Wilhelm Malmsjö is a Swedish stage and film actor, musical star and singer. He is married to Marie Göranzon and father to Jonas Malmsjö.

Jan van Dommelen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Actor Jan van Dommelen was a Dutch film actor of the silent era. He appeared in 44 films between 1911 and 1939.

Jan Werich is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Screenwriter, Actor, Writer Jan Werich was a Czech actor, playwright and writer.

Jan Steckel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Poet, Pediatrician, Writer Jan Steckel, M.D. is an award winning San Francisco Bay Area-based writer of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, who is also known as an activist in the bisexual community and an advocate ...more

Jan Kochanowski is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Poet, Writer Jan Kochanowski was a Polish Renaissance poet who established poetic patterns that would become integral to the Polish literary language. He is commonly regarded as the greatest Polish poet ...more

Jan Blokhuijsen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Athlete, Speed Skater Jan Blokhuijsen is Dutch long track speed skater who until 2013 skated for the commercial TVM ploeg. He currently holds the world record in the team pursuit discipline along with teammates Sven ...more

Jan Guillou is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Journalist, Novelist, Author Jan Oskar Sverre Lucien Henri Guillou is a Swedish author and journalist. Among his books are a series of spy fiction novels about a spy named Carl Hamilton, and a trilogy of historical fiction ...more

Jan Johansson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist, Composer Jan Johansson was a Swedish jazz pianist. He is little known outside Scandinavia, and his records are not widely available, though Jazz på svenska has sold more than a quarter of a million ...more

Ján Mucha is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Footballer Ján Mucha is a Slovak football goalkeeper who plays for Arsenal Tula on loan from Krylia Sovetov Samara.

Jan Ceulemans is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Coach Jan Anna Gumaar Ceulemans is a former Belgian footballer who played as a midfielder. A prolific goalscorer Ceulemans was well known for his stamina, aerial ability and technique. He is his ...more

Jan Lenica is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Graphic Designer Jan Lenica was a Polish graphic designer and cartoonist. A graduate of the Architecture Department of Warsaw Polytechnic, Lenica became a poster illustrator and a collaborator on the early ...more

Ján Popluhár is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Ján Popluhár was a former Slovak football player who played primarily for club ŠK Slovan Bratislava and was also a member of the Czechoslovakia national team, playing in two World

Jan Schur is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Jan Schur is a retired track cyclist and road cyclist from East Germany, who represented his native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. There he won the gold medal in the ...more

Jan Blokker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Journalist, Screenwriter Jan Blokker is a screenwriter.

Ján Novák is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Ján Novák is a professional Slovak football striker who currently plays for the Corgoň Liga club MFK Košice, on loan from 1. FC Tatran Prešov.

Jan Palach is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Jan
Jan Palach was a Czech student of history and political economy at Charles University. He committed self-immolation as a political protest against the end of the Prague Spring resulting from the ...more