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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Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States of AmericaJames Douglas Muir Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he became the host of NBC's The Tonight... more
Birthplace: Virginia, USAJared Antonio Farrow (born October 14, 1987), better known by his stage name Jay Pharoah, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, and rapper. He joined the cast of NBC's Saturday... more
Birthplace: Ottawa, CanadaJonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel (; born April 9, 1982) is a Canadian actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian. He is known for his voice role as Hiccup in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise,... more
- 17Jay Park (Korean name: Park Jae-beom (born April 25, 1987) is a Korean American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, actor, member of the Seattle-based... more
Birthplace: Verona, New Jersey, United States of AmericaJon Ferguson Cox "Jay" Mohr (born August 23, 1970) is an American actor, comedian and radio host. He is known for his role as Professor Rick Payne in the TV series Ghost Whisperer (2006–2008), the... more
Birthplace: Carter Township, Santa Claus, IndianaJay Christopher Cutler (born April 29, 1983) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for 12 seasons, primarily with the Chicago Bears. He played college... more
Birthplace: USA, Hinsdale, Illinois
Alternative Name: Jumbulingham, Jay Chandrasekhar, Jumbulingam, Jumbulingham ChandrasekharJayanth Jambulingam Chandrasekhar (born April 9, 1968) is an American comedian, film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for his work with the sketch comedy group Broken Lizard and... more
Birthplace: Magnolia ProjectsTimothy Elpadaro Thedford (born September 19, 1976), known professionally as Jay Electronica is an American rapper and record producer from New Orleans. Electronica first gained significant attention... more
Birthplace: Montebello, California, USAJavier Manuel Hernandez Jr. (born February 20, 1978) is an American actor and fashion model. After making his television debut in NBC's Hang Time, Hernandez made his film debut opposite Kirsten Dunst... more
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New MexicoMathew Jay Roach (born June 14, 1957) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter, best known for directing the Austin Powers films and Meet the Parents. He also directed the comedy film... more
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, USAJay Manuel (born August 14, 1972) is an American-born Canadian TV host, Creative Director and Make-up Artist. He is most recognizable as the former Creative Director on the popular reality television... more
Birthplace: Beaumont, TexasJay Allen Bruce (born April 3, 1987) is an American professional baseball corner outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for... more
Birthplace: Eglin Air Force Base, FloridaJay Stuart Bell (born December 11, 1965) is an American former Major League Baseball shortstop and current Coach. He played for the Cleveland Indians (1986–88), Pittsburgh Pirates (1989–96), Kansas... more
Birthplace: Louisville, KentuckyJay Campbell Buhner (born August 13, 1964), nicknamed "Bone", is a former Major League Baseball right fielder. At 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) and 220 lb (100 kg), he was among the most recognizable players of... more
Birthplace: Harlesden, London, United KingdomKamaljit Singh Jhooti (born 26 March 1981), better known by the stage name Jay Sean, is an English singer and songwriter. He debuted in the UK's Asian Underground scene as a member of the Rishi Rich... more
Birthplace: Auckland, New ZealandJay Ryan (born 29 August 1981) is a New Zealand actor. He is best known for his roles as Jack Scully in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Kevin in the New Zealand comedy-drama programme Go Girls,... more
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States of AmericaJamar Shipman (born April 29, 1985), better known by the ring name Jay Lethal, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to Ring of Honor (ROH), where he is a former two-time ROH World... more
Birthplace: Taiwan, Linkou DistrictJay Chou (traditional Chinese: 周杰倫; simplified Chinese: 周杰伦; pinyin: Zhōu Jiélún; Wade–Giles: Chou Chieh-lun; born 18 January 1979) is a Taiwanese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, film... more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of AmericaJohn Davison "Jay" Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937) is an American politician who served as a United States Senator from West Virginia (1985–2015). He was first elected to the Senate in 1984,... more
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States of AmericaJay Dee Daugherty (born March 22, 1952) is an American drummer and songwriter most known for his work with Patti Smith. As a member of the Patti Smith Group, he has been nominated twice to the Rock... more
Birthplace: Watts, Los Angeles, CaliforniaJohnny Reed McKinzie Jr. (born March 31, 1985), better known by his stage name Jay Rock, is an American rapper and songwriter from Watts, California. Rock ultimately chose to pursue a career as a... more
Birthplace: Lehman Township, Pennsylvania, United States of AmericaJay McCarroll (born October 11, 1974) is a fashion designer who gained fame after winning the debut season of the competitive reality show Project Runway in 2005.... more
Birthplace: San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States of AmericaJay Scot Bilas (born December 24, 1963) is an American college basketball analyst for ESPN, a former NCAA Tournament Announcer with CBS Sports, and also a former college basketball player.... more
Birthplace: Kermit, Texas, USAJay Thomas (born Jon Thomas Terrell; July 12, 1948 – August 24, 2017) was an American actor, comedian, and radio personality. He was heard in New York from 1976-79 on Top 40 station 99X, and later on... more
Birthplace: Edmonton, CanadaJay Daniel Bouwmeester (born September 27, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a first round... more