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Famous People Named Jerry 

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

Music legends Jerry Lewis and Jerry Garcia definitely come to mind when it comes to famous men named Jerry. Or maybe it's the Jerrys that make you laugh like award winning Jerry Seinfeld, or King of Queens' Jerry Stiller. And you can't mention Jerry' without mentioning your favorite daytime show host, Jerry Springer. 
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 64

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Jerome Allen Seinfeld ( SYNE-feld; born April 29, 1954) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. He is known for playing a semi-fictionalized version of himself ...more

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Jerry Rice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Coach, Actor, American football player

Age: 53

Birthplace: Crawford, Mississippi, United States of America

Jerry Lee Rice Sr. (born October 13, 1962) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the San Francisco 49ers. Due to his ...more

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Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Basketball Coach, Basketball player

Age: 80

Birthplace: Chelyan, West Virginia, West Virginia

Jerome Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is an American basketball executive and former player. During his active career West played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National ...more

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#1,498 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #4 of 178 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History #15 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

Jerry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Television director, Comedian, Film Producer

Age: 92

Birthplace: Area code 862, Area code 973, Area codes 862 and 973, Essex County, Contiguous United States, + more

Joseph Levitch (March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017), better known by his stage name Jerry Lewis, was an American comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian and dubbed as "The King of ...more

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Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: Dec. at 53 (1942-1995)

Birthplace: San Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area, + more

Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work as the lead guitarist and as a vocalist with the ...more

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Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Songwriter, Pianist, Musician

Age: 83

Birthplace: Ferriday, Louisiana, United States of America

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer. He has been described as "rock & roll's first ...more

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Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Commentator, Businessperson, Wrestler

Age: 69

Jerry O'Neil Lawler (born November 29, 1949), better known as Jerry "The King" Lawler, is an American professional wrestler and color commentator signed to World Wrestling ...more

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Jerry Springer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Talk show host, Politician, Journalist

Age: 75

Birthplace: Highgate, London, United Kingdom

Gerald Norman Springer (born February 13, 1944) is an English-born American television presenter, former lawyer, politician, news presenter, actor, producer, and musician. He hosted The Jerry ...more

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Jerry Stiller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Comedian, Television producer, Author

Age: 91

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Gerald Isaac Stiller (June 8, 1927 – May 11, 2020) was an American comedian and actor. He spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara. He later played Frank ...more

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Jerry Sandusky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
American Football coach, Coach

Age: 75

Birthplace: Washington, Pennsylvania

Gerald Arthur Sandusky (born January 26, 1944) is an American retired college football coach who was convicted of rape and child sexual abuse. Sandusky served as an assistant coach for his ...more

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Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Basketball player, Writer

Age: 78

Birthplace: Middletown, Ohio

Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30, 1940) is an American former basketball player. He was a nationally awarded high school player, national college star at Ohio State, and 1960 gold medal Olympian ...more

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#2,092 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #60 of 168 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time #99 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

Jerry Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 80

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. (born April 7, 1938) is an American politician who served as the 34th and 39th governor of California from 1975 to 1983 and from 2011 to 2019. A member of the Democratic ...more
Jerry Bruckheimer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 75

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Jerome Leon Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1943) is an American film and television producer. He has been active in the genres of action, drama, fantasy, and science fiction. His best known ...more

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Jerry O'Connell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 45

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Jeremiah O'Connell (born February 17, 1974) is an American actor, voice actor and director, known for his roles as Quinn Mallory in the television series Sliders, Andrew Clements in My Secret ...more

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Jerry Cantrell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 52

Birthplace: USA, Tacoma, Washington

Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. (born March 18, 1966) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist best known as the founder, lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and main songwriter of the ...more

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#157 of 265 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #208 of 668 The Best Rock Vocalists #793 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Time

Jerry Hall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Fashion Model, Model, Actor

Age: 62

Birthplace: Gonzales, Texas, United States of America

Jerry Faye Hall (born July 2, 1956) is an American model and actress.

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Jerry Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Actor

Age: 76

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Jerral Wayne Jones (born October 13, 1942) is an American billionaire businessman and has been the owner of the National Football League (NFL)'s Dallas Cowboys since 1989.
Jerry Orbach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 69 (1935-2004)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Jerome Bernard Orbach (October 20, 1935 – December 28, 2004) was an American actor and singer, described at the time of his death as "one of the last bona fide leading men of the Broadway ...more

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Jerry Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Basketball player

Age: 44

Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina, United States of America

Jerry Darnell Stackhouse (born November 5, 1974) is an American basketball coach and retired professional basketball player. He is currently the head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores, and he ...more

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Jerry Lynn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Wrestler, Actor

Age: 55

Jeremy Lynn (born June 12, 1963) is an American retired professional wrestler. He has worked for promotions such as World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), the ...more
Jerry Koosman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Baseball player

Age: 76

Birthplace: Appleton, Minnesota, United States of America

Jerome Martin Koosman (born December 23, 1942) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White ...more
Jerry Sloan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Basketball Coach, Basketball player

Age: 76

Birthplace: McLeansboro, Illinois

Gerald Eugene Sloan (born March 28, 1942) is an American former National Basketball Association player and head coach, and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Former NBA commissioner David ...more

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Jerry Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
American football player

Age: Died at 43 (1943-1986)

Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon

Gerald Thomas Smith (July 19, 1943 – October 15, 1986) was a professional American football tight end for the National Football League's Washington Redskins from 1965 to 1977. By the time he ...more

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Jerry Reed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: Dec. at 71 (1937-2008)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937 – September 1, 2008) was an American country music singer, guitarist, composer, and songwriter, as well as an actor who appeared in more than a dozen films. ...more

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Jerry Grote is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Jerry
Manager, Baseball player

Age: 76

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas

Gerald Wayne Grote (born October 6, 1942) is an American former professional baseball player. He played the majority of his Major League Baseball career as a catcher for the New York Mets, ...more