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Famous People Named Jan

February 9, 2017 8.1k views99 items
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.
  • Jan Hooks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Hooks

    Comedian, Actor

    AgeDec. at 57 (1957-2014)

    BirthplaceDecatur, Georgia, United States of America

    Janet Vivian Hooks (April 23, 1957 – October 9, 2014) was an American actress and comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jan Vertonghen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Vertonghen

    Soccer Player


    BirthplaceSint-Niklaas, Belgium

    Jan Bert Lieve Vertonghen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjɑn vərˈtɔŋə(n)]; born 24 April 1987) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan Smithers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Jan


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, North Hollywood, California

    Karin Jan Smithers (born July 3, 1949) is an American actress. She is best known for playing... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan Brewer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Brewer

    Politician, Radiologic technologist


    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 on Wikipedia
  • Jan Mølby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Mølby



    BirthplaceKolding, Denmark

    Jan Mølby (born 4 July 1963) is a Danish former professional footballer and manager. As a... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan and Dean is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Jan
    Jan and Dean were an American rock duo consisting of William Jan Berry (April 3, 1941 – March... more on Wikipedia

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    #152 of 363 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame#275 of 1,728 The Best Rock Bands of All Time

  • Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Stenerud

    American football player


    BirthplaceFetsund, Norway

    Jan Stenerud (, Norwegian: [ˈsteːnərʉːd]; born November 26, 1942) is a Norwegian-born former... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan Paul Beahm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Paul Beahm

    Singer-songwriter, Singer

    AgeDec. at 22 (1958-1980)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Darby Crash (formerly Bobby Pyn; born Jan Paul Beahm; September 26, 1958 – December 7, 1980)... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan Hammer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Hammer

    Record producer, Jazz Pianist


    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

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

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    #73 of 164 The Greatest Jazz Pianists of All Time#57 of 78 The Best Jazz Pianists in the World

  • Jan Tomaszewski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Tomaszewski

    Journalist, Footballer


    BirthplaceWrocław, Poland

    Jan Tomaszewski (born 9 January 1948) is a former Polish international football goalkeeper of... more on Wikipedia

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    #229 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#14 of 143 The Best Polish Soccer Players & Footballers Ever, Ranked

  • Jan Oblak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Oblak

    Soccer Player


    BirthplaceŠkofja Loka, Slovenia

    Jan Oblak (born 7 January 1993) is a Slovenian professional footballer who plays as a... more on Wikipedia


    #53 of 356 The Best Current Soccer Players#26 of 183 The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time

  • Jan Akkerman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Akkerman



    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 on Wikipedia

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    #211 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time#198 of 210 The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

  • Jan Björklund is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Björklund

    Politician, Military Officer


    BirthplaceMark Municipality, Sweden

    Jan Arne Björklund (born 18 April 1962) is a Swedish politician of the Liberals. He has been a... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan Ullrich is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Ullrich

    Professional Road Racing Cyclist


    BirthplaceRostock, Germany

    Jan Ullrich (German pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈʊlrɪç]); born 2 December 1973) is a German former... more on Wikipedia

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    #270 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#476 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Jan Kodeš is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Kodeš

    Tennis player


    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Jan Kodeš (born 1 March 1946) is a Czech former tennis player who won three Grand Slam singles... more on Wikipedia

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    #55 of 216 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time#35 of 83 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

  • Jan Sterling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    AgeDec. at 83 (1921-2004)

    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 on Wikipedia
  • Jan Nisar Akhtar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Nisar Akhtar

    Poet, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 62 (1914-1976)

    BirthplaceGwalior, India

    Jan Nisar Akhtar (Urdu: جاں نِثار اختر‎; 18 February 1914 – 19 August 1976) was an 20th... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan de Bont is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan de Bont

    Film Producer, Cinematographer


    BirthplaceEindhoven, Netherlands

    Jan de Bont (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjɑn də ˈbɔnt]; born 22 October 1943) is a Dutch... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan Kuehnemund is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Kuehnemund

    Guitarist, Backing vocalist

    AgeDec. at 52 (1961-2013)

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

    Janice Lynn "Jan" Kuehnemund (; November 18, 1953 – October 10, 2013) was an American lead... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan Axel Blomberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Axel Blomberg

    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceTrysil, Norway

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

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    #57 of 77 The Best Metal Drummers of All Time#24 of 52 Rock And Metal Musicians Who Use Stage Names

  • Jan Ladislav Dussek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Pianist, Composer

    AgeDec. at 52 (1760-1812)

    BirthplaceČáslav, Czech Republic

    Jan Ladislav Dussek (baptized Jan Václav Dusík, with surname also written as Duschek or... more on Wikipedia

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    #253 of 368 The Best Classical Composers#432 of 929 Famous Classical Pianists

  • Jan Håkan Haugland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Håkan Haugland

    Disc jockey, Drummer


    BirthplaceStorslett, Nordreisa, Norway

    Jan-Håkan "Ian" Haugland (born 13 August 1964 in Nordreisa, Norway) is the drummer in the... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan Ernst Matzeliger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    AgeDec. at 37 (1852-1889)

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

    Jan Ernst Matzeliger (September 15, 1852 – August 24, 1889) was an inventor whose lasting... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan Koller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Jan

    Jan Koller



    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Jan Koller (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈkolɛr]; born 30 March 1973) is a former Czech... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan Behrendt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Jan
    Jan Behrendt (born 29 November 1967 in Ilmenau, Bezirk Suhl) is an East German-German luger... more on Wikipedia
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