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Who Is the Most Famous Jay In The World?

Updated January 19, 2021 735 votes 34 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!

  • Jay Leno1

    Jay Leno


    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

    Jay Pharoah


    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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  • Jay Baruchel3

    Jay Baruchel


    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 Park4

    Jay Park

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

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  • Jay Cutler5

    Jay Cutler


    BirthplaceCarter Township, Santa Claus, Indiana

    Jay Christopher Cutler (born April 29, 1983) is a former American football quarterback who...  more
  • Jay Chandrasekhar6

    BirthplaceUSA, Hinsdale, Illinois

    Jayanth Jambulingam Chandrasekhar (born April 9, 1968) is an American comedian, film director,...  more
  • Jay Mohr7

    Jay Mohr


    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

    Jay Electronica


    BirthplaceMagnolia Projects

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

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  • Jay Roach9

    Jay Roach


    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

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

    Jay Manuel


    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

    Jay Bruce


    BirthplaceBeaumont, Texas

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

    Jay Hernandez


    BirthplaceUSA, Montebello, California

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

    Jay Bell


    BirthplaceEglin Air Force Base, Florida

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

    Jay Buhner


    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

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

    Jay Sean


    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

    Jay Bunyan


    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

    Jay Lethal


    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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  • Jay Chou18

    Jay Chou


    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 Rockefeller19

    Jay Rockefeller


    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 Daugherty20

    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 Rock21

    Jay Rock


    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 McCarroll22

    Jay McCarroll


    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 Bouwmeester23

    Jay Bouwmeester


    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

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

    Jay Carney


    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

    Jay Bilas


    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