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Who Is the Most Famous Jay In The World?

Updated January 19, 2021 737 votes 35 voters 20.6k views86 items

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

How many celebrities named Jay can you think of? The famous Jays below have many different professions, including notable actors named Jay, famous athletes named Jay, and even musicians named Jay.

Jay Leno is certainly one of the most famous Jays on this list. One of the famous comedians named Jay, he is best known for hosting The Tonight Show from 1992 to 2009. A classic car collector, he is also the host of Jay Leno's Garage.

Another of the famous people with the first name Jay is Jay Pharoah. He was a Saturday Night Live cast member from 2010 to 2016. He is popular thanks in part to his hilarious impressions of Will Smith, Jay-Z, Barack Obama, and more celebrities. Former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler is another celebrity named Jay. 

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    Jay Leno

    1950-04-28
    James Douglas Muir Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an American comedian, actor, writer,...  more

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    Jay Pharoah

    1987-10-14
    Jared Antonio Farrow (born October 14, 1987), better known by his stage name Jay Pharoah, is...  more

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    Jay Baruchel

    1982-04-09
    Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel (; born April 9, 1982) is a Canadian actor, director,...  more

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    Jay Park

    1987-04-25
    Jay Park (Korean name: Park Jae-beom (born April 25, 1987) is a Korean American rapper,...  more

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    Jay Cutler

    1983-04-29
    Jay Christopher Cutler (born April 29, 1983) is a former American football quarterback who...  more
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    Jayanth Jambulingam Chandrasekhar (born April 9, 1968) is an American comedian, film director,...  more
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    Jay Mohr

    1970-08-23
    Jon Ferguson Cox "Jay" Mohr (born August 23, 1970) is an American actor, comedian and radio...  more

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    Jay Electronica

    1976-09-19
    Timothy Elpadaro Thedford (born September 19, 1976), known professionally as Jay Electronica...  more

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    Jay Roach

    1957-06-14
    Mathew Jay Roach (born June 14, 1957) is an American film director, producer, and...  more

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    Jay Manuel

    1972-08-14
    Jay Manuel (born August 14, 1972) is an American-born Canadian TV host, Creative Director and...  more
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    Jay Bruce

    1987-04-03
    Jay Allen Bruce (born April 3, 1987) is an American professional baseball corner outfielder...  more
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    Jay Hernandez

    1978-02-20
    Javier Manuel Hernandez Jr. (born February 20, 1978) is an American actor and fashion model....  more
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    Jay Bell

    1965-12-11
    Jay Stuart Bell (born December 11, 1965) is an American former Major League Baseball shortstop...  more
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    Jay Buhner

    1964-08-13
    Jay Campbell Buhner (born August 13, 1964), nicknamed "Bone", is a former Major League...  more
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    Jay Sean

    1981-03-26
    Kamaljit Singh Jhooti (born 26 March 1981), better known by the stage name Jay Sean, is an...  more

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    Jay Bunyan

    1981-08-29
    Jay Ryan (born 29 August 1981) is a New Zealand actor. He is best known for his roles as Jack...  more
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    Jay Lethal

    1985-04-29
    Jamar Shipman (born April 29, 1985), better known by the ring name Jay Lethal, is an American...  more

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    Jay Chou

    1979-01-18
    Jay Chou (traditional Chinese: 周杰倫; simplified Chinese: 周杰伦; pinyin: Zhōu Jiélún; Wade–Giles:...  more

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    Jay Rockefeller

    1937-06-18
    John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937) is an American politician who served as...  more
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    Jay Dee Daugherty (born March 22, 1952) is an American drummer and songwriter most known for...  more
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    Jay Rock

    1986-03-31
    Johnny Reed McKinzie Jr. (born March 31, 1985), better known by his stage name Jay Rock, is an...  more

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    Jay McCarroll

    1974-10-11
    Jay McCarroll (born October 11, 1974) is a fashion designer who gained fame after winning the...  more
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    Jay Bouwmeester

    1983-09-27
    Jay Daniel Bouwmeester (born September 27, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey...  more
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    Jay Carney

    1965-05-22
    James "Jay" Carney (born May 22, 1965) is the former White House press secretary to President...  more
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    Jay Bilas

    1963-12-24
    Jay Scot Bilas (born December 24, 1963) is an American college basketball analyst for ESPN, a...  more