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Who Is The Most Famous Jimmy In The World?

Updated January 14, 2020 2.4k votes 136 voters 46.8k views100 items

List RulesVote 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 Carrey1
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    Jim Carrey

    Comedian, Film Producer

    Age58

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

    James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer,...  more

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  • Jimmy Fallon2
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    Jimmy Fallon

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age46

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    James Thomas Fallon (born September 19, 1974) is an American comedian, actor, television host,...  more

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    23 Jimmy Fallon Tweets That Prove He's The Dad Of The Internet#16 of 439 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

  • Jimmy Carter3
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    Jimmy Carter

    Statesman, Politician

    Age96

    BirthplacePlains, Georgia, United States of America

    James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and philanthropist who...  more

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    #76 of 82 All Georgia Governors#11 of 44 Which US Presidents Do You Wish Were In Charge Right Now?

  • Jimmy Stewart4
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    Jimmy Stewart

    Pilot, Television director

    AgeDec. at 89 (1908-1997)

    BirthplaceIndiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military...  more

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    #789 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#49 of 242 Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

  • Jimmy Kimmel5
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    Jimmy Kimmel

    Talk show host, Comedian

    Age52

    BirthplaceMill Basin, New York City, New York, United States of America

    James Christian Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American television host, comedian,...  more

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    #43 of 50 Celebrities You're Sick Of In 2021#278 of 568 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

  • Jim Parsons6
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    Jim Parsons

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age47

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    James Joseph Parsons (born March 24, 1973) is an American actor and producer. Parsons is known...  more

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  • Jim Henson7
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    Jim Henson

    Television director, Television producer

    AgeDied at 54 (1936-1990)

    BirthplaceGreenville, Mississippi, USA

    James Maury Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer, animator,...  more

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  • Jimmy Page8
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    Jimmy Page

    Record producer, Guitarist

    Age76

    BirthplaceHeston, London, United Kingdom

    James Patrick Page (born 9 January 1944) is an English musician, songwriter, and record...  more

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    The Best Jimmy Page Guitar Solos Of All Time#21 of 225 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

  • Jimmy Buffett9
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    Jimmy Buffett

    Film Score Composer, Businessperson

    Age73

    BirthplacePascagoula, Mississippi, United States of America

    James William Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, musician,...  more

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    The Best Jimmy Buffett Albums of All Time#57 of 355 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

  • Jim Brown10
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    Jim Brown

    Film Producer, Actor

    Age79

    BirthplaceSt. Simons, Georgia, USA

    James Nathaniel Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football...  more

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  • Jim Morrison11
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    Jim Morrison

    Film Score Composer, Poet

    AgeDec. at 28 (1943-1971)

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Florida, United States of America

    James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter...  more

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  • Jimmy Hoffa12
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    Jimmy Hoffa

    Trade unionist

    AgeDec. at 69 (1913-1982)

    BirthplaceBrazil, Indiana

    James Riddle Hoffa (born February 14, 1913; disappeared July 30, 1975, later declared dead...  more

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    Historians Don’t Actually Believe Frank Sheeran Killed Jimmy Hoffa#11 of 25 People Who Disappeared Mysteriously in 1970s

  • Jim Thorpe13
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    Jim Thorpe

    Baseball player, Sailor

    AgeDied at 65 (1888-1953)

    BirthplaceOklahoma, United States of America

    James Francis Thorpe (May 22 or 28, 1887 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete and Olympic...  more

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  • Jimmy Butler14
    Jimmy Butler III (born September 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    #82 of 256 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#21 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

  • Jim Croce15
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    Jim Croce

    Musician, Singer-songwriter

    AgeDec. at 30 (1943-1973)

    BirthplaceUSA

    James Joseph Croce (; January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) was an American folk and rock...  more

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  • Jim Belushi16
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    Jim Belushi

    Spokesperson, Film Score Composer

    Age66

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    James Adam Belushi (; born June 15, 1954) is an Albanian-American actor, voice actor,...  more

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  • Jim Nabors17
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    Jim Nabors

    Businessperson, Comedian

    Age90

    BirthplaceSylacauga, Alabama, United States of America

    James Thurston Nabors (June 12, 1930 – November 30, 2017) was an American actor, singer, and...  more

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    #142 of 461 The Best TV Actors of All Time#42 of 44 The Best Actors Who Won Razzies

  • Jim Otto18
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    Jim Otto

    American football player

    Age82

    BirthplaceWausau, Wisconsin

    James Edwin Otto (born January 5, 1938) is an American former professional football player who...  more

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    #23 of 64 The Best Miami Football Players of All Time#20 of 28 The Best NFL Players With The Most Pro Bowl Appearances

  • Jimmy Carr19
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    Jimmy Carr

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age48

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Hounslow, London, United Kingdom

    James Anthony Patrick Carr (born 15 September 1972) is an English stand-up comedian,...  more

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    #86 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#29 of 173 The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

  • Jim Parker20
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    Jim Parker

    American football player

    AgeDied at 71 (1934-2005)

    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia

    James Thomas Parker (April 3, 1934 – July 18, 2005) was an American football player. He played...  more

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    #970 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#57 of 83 The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time

  • Jimmy Rollins21
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    Jimmy Rollins

    Baseball player

    Age41

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    James Calvin Rollins (born November 27, 1978), nicknamed "J-Roll", is an American former...  more
  • Jim Thome22
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    Jim Thome

    Baseball player

    Age50

    BirthplacePeoria, Illinois, United States of America

    James Howard Thome (; born August 27, 1970) is an American former professional baseball player...  more

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    #52 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#99 of 150 The Greatest First Basemen of All Time

  • Jimmy Dean23
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    Jimmy Dean

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    AgeDec. at 82 (1928-2010)

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Plainview

    Jimmy Ray Dean (August 10, 1928 – June 13, 2010) was an American country music singer,...  more

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  • Jim Rice24
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    Jim Rice

    Baseball player, Coach

    Age67

    BirthplaceAnderson, South Carolina, United States of America

    James Edward Rice (born March 8, 1953), nicknamed "Jim Ed", is a former Major League Baseball...  more

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    #18 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time#154 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Jimmy Graham25
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    Jimmy Graham

    American football player

    Age29

    BirthplaceGoldsboro, North Carolina

    Jimmy Graham (born November 24, 1986) is an American football tight end for the Green Bay...  more