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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