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Famous People Named Jesse 

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If your name is Jesse, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Jesse, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Jesse can you think of? The famous Jesses below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Jesse, athletes named Jesse, and even political figures named Jesse. The music industry is no stranger to the name Jesse, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Jesse are worth mentioning? This list includes Jesse Jackson, Jesse Eisenberg, Jesse Ventura and Jesse Jane. To read more about these notable people named Jesse, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Jesse Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 77

Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (né Burns; born October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential ...more

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Jesse Eisenberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 35

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

Jesse Eisenberg (born October 5, 1983) is an American actor, author, and playwright. He made his television debut with the short-lived comedy-drama series Get Real (1999–2000). Following his ...more

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Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 67
Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos; July 15, 1951) is an American media personality, actor, author, retired professional wrestler, and former politician who served as the Mayor of Brooklyn ...more

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Jesse James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 49

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America

Jesse Gregory James (born April 19, 1969) is an American television personality and former CEO of Austin, Texas-based Austin Speed Shop. James was the host of the reality TV shows Jesse James Is ...more

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Jesse McCartney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 31

Birthplace: USA, New York, Ardsley

Jesse McCartney (born April 9, 1987) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He achieved fame in the late 1990s on the daytime drama All My Children as JR Chandler. He later joined boy ...more

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Jesse Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 37

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Jesse Wesley Williams (born August 5, 1981) is an American actor, director, producer and activist. He is best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC series Grey's Anatomy ...more

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Jesse Metcalfe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 40

Birthplace: Carmel Valley, California, United States of America

Jesse Eden Metcalfe (born December 9, 1978) is an American actor and musician. Metcalfe is known for his portrayal of John Rowland on Desperate Housewives. Metcalfe has also had notable roles on ...more

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Jesse Owens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Dec. at 67 (1913-1980)

Birthplace: Oakville, Alabama, United States of America

James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete and four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games. Owens specialized in ...more

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 43

Birthplace: Missoula, Montana, USA

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (born October 22, 1975) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Mitchell Pritchett on the sitcom Modern Family (2009–present), which earned him five ...more

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Jesse Spencer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 40

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Jesse Gordon Spencer (born 12 February 1979) is an Australian actor and musician. He is best known for his roles as Billy Kennedy on the Australian soap opera Neighbours (1994–2000, 2005), Dr. ...more

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Jesse Orosco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 61

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California

Jesse Russell Orosco (born April 21, 1957) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who holds the major league record for career pitching appearances, having pitched in 1,252 games. ...more
Jesse Joensuu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 31

Birthplace: Pori, Finland

Jesse Joensuu (born October 5, 1987) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for Jokerit in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Jesse Jackson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 53

Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

Jesse Louis Jackson Jr. (born March 11, 1965) is a former American politician who served as a Democratic Congressman representing Illinois's 2nd congressional district in the United States House ...more
Jesse Mogg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 29

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Jesse Mogg is an Australian rugby union player who plays for the Brumbies in Super Rugby at full-back. Mogg in 2006 represented the Australia A Schools rugby union side, and hails from for St ...more
Jesse Helms is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Dec. at 87 (1921-2008)

Birthplace: Monroe, North Carolina, United States of America

Jesse Alexander Helms Jr. (October 18, 1921 – July 4, 2008) was an American politician and a leader in the conservative movement. He served from 1973 until 2003, and was elected five times as a ...more

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Jesse Burkett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Dec. at 85 (1868-1953)

Birthplace: Wheeling, West Virginia

Jesse Cail Burkett (December 4, 1868 – May 27, 1953), nicknamed "Crab", was an American professional baseball left fielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1890 to 1905 ...more
Jesse L. Martin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 50

Birthplace: Rocky Mount, Virginia, United States of America

Jesse Lamont Martin (né Watkins; January 18, 1969) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for originating the role of Tom Collins on Broadway in the musical Rent and his ...more

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Jesse Barfield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 59

Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois

Jesse Lee Barfield (born October 29, 1959) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder. He batted and threw right-handed. Barfield is considered to have had "by far the best outfield ...more
Jesse Crain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 37

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Jesse Alan Crain (born July 5, 1981) is a Canadian former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox.
Jesse Bradford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 39

Birthplace: Norwalk, USA, Connecticut

Jesse Bradford (born May 28, 1979) is an American actor. He began his career as a child actor at the age of five and received two Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature ...more
Jesse Hughes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 46

Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina

Jesse Everett Hughes (born September 24, 1972) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as the frontman of the rock band Eagles of Death Metal, with whom he has recorded ...more

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Jesse Sapolu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 54

Birthplace: Laie, Hawaii

Manase Jesse Sapolu (born March 10, 1961) is a former football player in the National Football League. He played both center and offensive guard, and spent his entire pro-football career in a ...more
Jesse Lee Soffer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 34

Birthplace: Ossining, USA, New York

Jesse Lee Soffer (born April 23, 1984) is an American actor. He is known for portraying Will Munson on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns and received three Emmy nominations for his work on ...more
Jesse Chavez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Age: 35

Birthplace: Victorville, California

Jesse David Chavez (born August 21, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, ...more
Jesse Tannehill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Jesse
Dec. at 82 (1874-1956)

Birthplace: Dayton, Kentucky

Jesse Niles Tannehill (July 14, 1874 – September 22, 1956) was a dead-ball era left-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Highlanders, Boston Red Sox, and the ...more