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Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World? 

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Updated January 14, 2020 1.1k votes 63 voters 40.4k views 100 items

List Rules Vote up the Jimmy you believe to be the most popular.

How many celebrities named Jim can you think of? The famous Jimmys below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Jim, athletes named Jimmy, and even political figures named Jim. 

Jim Carrey is one of the comedians named Jim on this list. Other famous Jims include actors Jim Parsons and Jim Rash. Jim Gaffigan is another of the famous comedians named James. There are also famous musicians named Jim on this list, such as Jim Morrison. Jim Croce, of course, has a spot on this list, as one of the most famous singers called James.

Read on for the rest of our list of famous people named Jimmy. If we are missing any of your favorite famous people named James, simply add them to the list! Then vote up the Jimmy you think is the most famous. 

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 57

Birthplace: Canada, Newmarket

James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, musician, and artist. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances.Carrey first gained ...more

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Jim Henson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 54 (1936-1990)

Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States of America

James Maury Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, actor, inventor, filmmaker, and screenwriter who achieved worldwide notice as the creator ...more

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Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Comedian, Television producer, Musician

Age: 44

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

James Thomas Fallon (born September 19, 1974) is an American comedian, actor, television host, singer, writer, and producer. He is known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday ...more

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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Statesman, Politician, Novelist

Age: 94

Birthplace: Plains, Georgia, United States of America

James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and philanthropist who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic ...more

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Jim Parsons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 45

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

James Joseph Parsons (born March 24, 1973) is an American actor and producer. Parsons is known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019). He has received ...more

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Jim Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Film Producer, Actor, Athlete

Age: 79

Birthplace: St. Simons, Georgia, United States of America

James Nathaniel Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football player and actor. He was a running back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL) ...more

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Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Baseball player, Sailor, Actor

Age: Dec. at 65 (1888-1953)

Birthplace: Oklahoma, United States of America

James Francis Thorpe (May 22 or 28, 1887 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe became the first Native American to win a ...more

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Pilot, Television director, Military Officer

Age: Dec. at 89 (1908-1997)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military officer who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history. Known for his distinctive drawl, ...more

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Jimmy Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer

Age: 51

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

James Christian Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is the host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk ...more

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter

Age: Dec. at 28 (1943-1971)

Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America

James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter and poet, who served as the lead vocalist of the rock band the Doors. Due to his poetic lyrics, ...more

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Jimmy Buffett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Guitarist

Age: 72

Birthplace: Pascagoula, USA, Mississippi

James William Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, author, actor, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an "island ...more

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Jimmy Page is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: 75

Birthplace: Heston, London, United Kingdom

James Patrick Page (born 9 January 1944) is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin. ...more

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Jimmy Hoffa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Jimmy Hoffa Trade unionist

Age: Dec. at 69 (1913-1982)

Birthplace: Brazil, Indiana

James Riddle Hoffa (born February 14, 1913; disappeared July 30, 1975, later declared dead July 30, 1982) was an American labor union leader who served as the President of the International ...more

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Jim Caviezel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Actor

Age: 47

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Washington, United States of America

James Patrick Caviezel (; born September 26, 1968) is an American actor. Caviezel is known for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in the film The Passion of the Christ (2004) and for his starring ...more

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Jim Parker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
American football player

Age: Died at 71 (1934-2005)

Birthplace: Macon, Georgia

James Thomas Parker (April 3, 1934 – July 18, 2005) was an American football player. He played college football at Ohio State University from 1954 to 1956 and in the National Football League ...more

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Jim Croce is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 30 (1943-1973)

Birthplace: South Philadelphia, United States of America

James Joseph Croce (; January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) was an American folk and rock singer-songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, Croce released five studio albums and numerous singles. He ...more

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Jim Otto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
American football player

Age: 81

Birthplace: Wausau, Wisconsin

James Edwin Otto (born January 5, 1938) is an American former professional football player who was a center for the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League (AFL) and National Football ...more

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Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?

Age: 29

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Jimmy Butler III (born September 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college ...more

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Jimmy Snuka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Wrestler, Actor

Age: 75

Birthplace: Fiji

James Reiher Snuka (born James Wiley Smith; May 18, 1943 – January 15, 2017) was a Fijian professional wrestler. He is better known by the ring name Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. Snuka ...more

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Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Spokesperson, Film Score Composer, Television director

Age: 64

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

James Adam Belushi (; born June 15, 1954) is an Albanian-American actor, voice actor, comedian, singer and musician.He is the younger brother of late comic actor John Belushi and the father of ...more

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Jimmy Carr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 46

Birthplace: London Borough of Hounslow, London, United Kingdom

James Anthony Patrick Carr (born 15 September 1972) is an English stand-up comedian, presenter, writer, and actor who holds both British and Irish citizenship. He is known for his deadpan ...more

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Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Actor, American football player

Age: 59

Birthplace: USA, Pennsylvania, East Brady

James Edward Kelly (born February 14, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons and spent the entirety of his NFL career ...more

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Jim Gaffigan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 52

Birthplace: USA, Illinois, Elgin

James Christopher Gaffigan (born July 7, 1966) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He was raised in Chesterton, Indiana. His material is often about fatherhood, ...more

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Jim Nabors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
Businessperson, Comedian, Actor

Age: 88

Birthplace: Sylacauga, Alabama, United States of America

James Thurston Nabors (June 12, 1930 – November 30, 2017) was an American actor, singer, and comedian. Nabors was born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama, but he moved to southern California ...more

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Jimmy Graham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?
American football player

Age: 32

Birthplace: Goldsboro, North Carolina

Jimmy Graham (born November 24, 1986) is an American football tight end for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played only one year of college football at Miami, ...more

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