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Who Is the Most Famous Jay In The World?

Updated January 19, 2021 733 votes 33 voters 20.3k 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. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Jay? Just add them to the list!

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  • Jay Leno1
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    Jay Leno

    1950-04-28

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, New Rochelle

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

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  • Jay Pharoah2
    21

    Jay Pharoah

    1987-10-14

    BirthplaceChesapeake, Virginia, United States of America

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

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    #65 of 94 The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time#52 of 177 The Best Hot Ones Guests Ever

  • Jay Baruchel3
    20

    Jay Baruchel

    1982-04-09

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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

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    #26 of 97 The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time#15 of 52 Actors Who Almost Got the Part in a DC Film

  • Jay Cutler4
    18

    Jay Cutler

    1983-04-29

    BirthplaceCarter Township, Santa Claus, Indiana

    Jay Christopher Cutler (born April 29, 1983) is a former American football quarterback who...  more
  • Jay Chandrasekhar5
    17

    BirthplaceUSA, Hinsdale, Illinois

    Jayanth Jambulingam Chandrasekhar (born April 9, 1968) is an American comedian, film director,...  more
  • Jay Park6
    14

    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 Mohr7
    18

    Jay Mohr

    1970-08-23

    BirthplaceUSA, Verona, New Jersey

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

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  • Jay Electronica8
    12

    Jay Electronica

    1976-09-19

    BirthplaceMagnolia Projects

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

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  • Jay Roach9
    12

    Jay Roach

    1957-06-14

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    Mathew Jay Roach (born June 14, 1957) is an American film director, producer, and...  more
  • Jay Manuel10
    17

    Jay Manuel

    1972-08-14

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Illinois, United States of America

    Jay Manuel (born August 14, 1972) is an American-born Canadian TV host, Creative Director and...  more
  • Jay Bruce11
    18

    Jay Bruce

    1987-04-03

    BirthplaceBeaumont, Texas

    Jay Allen Bruce (born April 3, 1987), is an American professional baseball corner outfielder...  more
  • Jay Hernandez12
    11

    Jay Hernandez

    1978-02-20

    BirthplaceUSA, Montebello, California

    Javier Manuel Hernandez Jr. (born February 20, 1978) is an American actor and fashion model....  more
  • Jay Bell13
    15

    Jay Bell

    1965-12-11

    BirthplaceEglin Air Force Base, Florida

    Jay Stuart Bell (born December 11, 1965) is an American former Major League Baseball shortstop...  more
  • Jay Buhner14
    15

    Jay Buhner

    1964-08-13

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    Jay Campbell Buhner (born August 13, 1964), nicknamed "Bone", is a former Major League...  more
  • Jay Sean15
    14

    Jay Sean

    1981-03-26

    BirthplaceLondon, England

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

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  • Jay Bunyan16
    11

    Jay Bunyan

    1981-08-29

    BirthplaceAuckland, New Zealand

    Jay Ryan (born 29 August 1981) is a New Zealand actor. He is best known for his roles as Jack...  more
  • Jay Lethal17
    11

    Jay Lethal

    1985-04-29

    BirthplaceElizabeth, New Jersey, USA

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

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    #272 of 468 The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time#25 of 87 The Best Black Wrestlers Of All Time

  • Jay Rockefeller18
    15

    Jay Rockefeller

    1937-06-18

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937) is an American politician who served as...  more
  • Jay dee Daugherty19
    15

    BirthplaceSanta Barbara, California, United States of America

    Jay Dee Daugherty (born March 22, 1952) is an American drummer and songwriter most known for...  more
  • Jay Rock20
    8

    Jay Rock

    1986-03-31

    BirthplaceWatts, Los Angeles, California

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

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  • Jay McCarroll21
    11

    Jay McCarroll

    1974-10-11

    BirthplaceLehman Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Jay McCarroll (born October 11, 1974) is a fashion designer who gained fame after winning the...  more
  • Jay Chou22
    14

    Jay Chou

    1979-01-18

    BirthplaceLinkou District, Taiwan

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

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  • Jay Bouwmeester23
    12

    Jay Bouwmeester

    1983-09-27

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Jay Daniel Bouwmeester (born September 27, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey...  more
  • Jay Carney24
    7

    Jay Carney

    1965-05-22

    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202

    James "Jay" Carney (born May 22, 1965) is the former White House press secretary to President...  more
  • Jay Bilas25
    8

    Jay Bilas

    1963-12-24

    BirthplaceSan Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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