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Famous People Named Jay 

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List of famous people named Jay, along with photos. How many celebrities named Jay can you think of? The famous Jays below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Jay, athletes named Jay, and even political figures named Jay. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Jay? Add them to the list.

There are plenty of comedians named Jay that'll tickle your funny bone. Jay Mohr and Jay Pharaoh are actors, stand up comedians and past cast members from Saturday Night Live. And of course, one of the greatest comedians and talk shows hosts of all time, Jay Leno must be mentioned as well. 

We've got some athletic Jays on this list. Jay Bruce, right fielder of the Cincinnati Reds, and Jay Cutler grace this list.
Jay Leno is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Television presenter, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 68

Birthplace: USA, New York, New Rochelle

James 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 ...more

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Jay Cutler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Athlete, American football player

Age: 32

Birthplace: Carter Township, Santa Claus, Indiana

Jay 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 ...more

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Jay Baruchel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 36

Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Jonathan 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 ...more

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#25 of 102 The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time #486 of 542 The Best TV Actors of All Time #13 of 52 Actors Who Almost Got the Part in a DC Film

Jay Mohr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 48

Birthplace: USA, Verona, New Jersey

Jon 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 ...more

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#94 of 96 The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time #244 of 402 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time #75 of 75 The Greatest Guest Appearances in The Simpsons History

Jay Bruce is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Baseball player

Age: 31

Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas

Jay Allen Bruce (born April 3, 1987), is an American professional baseball corner outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Cincinnati ...more
Jay Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper

Age: 31

Jay 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 ...more

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Jay Bunyan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Film Producer, Actor

Age: 37

Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

Jay 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 ...more
Jay Pharoah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Comedian, Actor, Impressionist

Age: 31

Birthplace: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States of America

Jared 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

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Jay Chou is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 40

Birthplace: Linkou District, Taiwan

Jay 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, ...more

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Jay Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Politician

Age: 81

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

John 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 ...more

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Jay Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Actor

Age: 41

Birthplace: Montebello, California, United States of America

Javier 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 ...more
Jay Buhner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Baseball player

Age: 54

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky

Jay 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 ...more
Jay Sean is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Record producer, Rapper, Singer-songwriter

Age: 37

Birthplace: Harlesden, London, United Kingdom

Kamaljit 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 ...more

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Jay Bouwmeester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete

Age: 35

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Jay 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 ...more
Jay Chandrasekhar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Television director, Comedian, Film Producer

Age: 50

Birthplace: USA, Hinsdale, Illinois

Jayanth 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 ...more

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Jay Lethal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Wrestler

Age: 33

Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

Jamar 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 ...more
Jay Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Record producer, Rapper, Actor

Age: 32

Birthplace: Watts, Los Angeles, California

Johnny 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 ...more

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Jay Bell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Baseball player

Age: 53

Birthplace: Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

Jay 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), ...more
Jay Bilas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Commentator, Announcer, Lawyer

Age: 55

Birthplace: San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Jay 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.
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Actor, American football player

Age: 53

Birthplace: Martin, South Dakota, United States of America

Jay McKinley Novacek (born October 24, 1962) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League who played for the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals (1985–1989) and the Dallas ...more

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Jay Manuel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Art Director, Model, Photographer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Springfield, USA, Illinois

Jay 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 ...more
Jay Reatard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Songwriter, Musician

Age: Dec. at 30 (1980-2010)

Birthplace: Lilbourn, Missouri

James Lee Lindsey Jr. (May 1, 1980 – January 13, 2010), better known by the stage name Jay Reatard, was an American musician from Memphis, Tennessee. Lindsey was signed to Matador Records. He ...more
Jay Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Basketball player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey

Jason David Williams (born September 10, 1981) is an American former basketball player and current television analyst. He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team ...more
Jay Carney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Spokesperson, Journalist

Age: 53

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202, + more

James "Jay" Carney (born May 22, 1965) is the former White House press secretary to President Barack Obama. He served as press secretary from January 2011 through June 2014. For the ...more
Jay O. Sanders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 65

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Austin

Jay Olcutt Sanders (born April 16, 1953) is an American actor who has worked in theatre, film, and TV, known for JFK (1991). He frequently appears in plays Off-Broadway at The Public Theatre.