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Who Is The Most Famous Joel In The World?

Updated December 4, 2020 722 votes 39 voters 12.7k views82 items

List RulesVote up all of the Joels you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Joel can you think of? The famous Joels below have many different professions, including notable actors named Joel, famous athletes named Joel, and even musicians named Joel.

Joel McHale is certainly one of the most famous Joels on this list. One of the famous comedians named Joel, he broke out as the host of The Soup before playing Jeff Winger on Community. Ted, The Great Indoors, and Santa Clarita Diet are among his other notable projects. Joel Crothers is another of the actors named Joel. 

Another of the famous people with the first name Joel is Joel Madden. He is the lead singer of the punk band Good Charlotte. “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” and “The Anthem” are two of the group's biggest hits.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Joel? Just add them to the list!

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    Joel McHale

    1971-11-20
    Joel Edward McHale (born November 20, 1971) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer,...  more

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    Joel Coen

    1954-11-29
    Joel Coen is a film and television producer, screenwriter, film director and film editor....  more
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    Joel Edgerton

    1974-06-23
    Joel Edgerton (born 23 June 1974) is an Australian actor and filmmaker. He has appeared in the...  more

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    Joel Kinnaman

    1979-11-25
    Charles Joel Nordström Kinnaman (born 25 November 1979) is a Swedish and American actor who...  more
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    Joel Madden

    1979-03-11
    Joel Rueben Madden (né Combs; March 11, 1979) is the lead vocalist for the American pop punk...  more
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    Joel Silver

    1952-07-14
    Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is an American film producer, most well known for action...  more
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    Joel Osteen

    1963-03-05
    Joel Scott Osteen (born March 5, 1963) is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based...  more

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    Joel Grey

    1932-04-11
    Joel Grey (born Joel David Katz; April 11, 1932) is an American actor, singer, dancer,...  more

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    Joel Schumacher

    1939-08-29
    Joel T. Schumacher (August 29, 1939 – June 22, 2020) was an American filmmaker. Schumacher...  more

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    Joel McKinnon Miller (born February 21, 1960) is an American actor who is best known for...  more
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    Joel Hodgson

    1960-02-20
    Joel Hodgson is an American writer, comedian and television actor. He is best known for...  more
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    Joel Murray

    1963-04-17
    Joel Murray (born April 17, 1963) is an American actor. He has had prominent roles in the...  more
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    Joel David Moore (born September 25, 1977) is an American character actor and director. Born...  more
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    Joel McCrea

    1905-11-05
    Joel Albert McCrea (November 5, 1905 – October 20, 1990) was an American actor whose career...  more
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    Joel Courtney

    1996-01-31
    Joel Courtney (born January 31, 1996) is an American actor, known for his role of Joe Lamb in...  more
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    Joel Tobeck

    1971-06-02
    Joel Tobeck (born 2 June 1971 in Auckland, New Zealand) is an actor known for his roles in the...  more
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    Jimmy kimmle is an American actor and film producer. He has appeared in such films as Can't...  more
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    Joel Zwick

    1942-01-11
    Joel Zwick (born January 11, 1942) is an American film director, television director, and...  more
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    Joel de la Fuente (born April 21, 1969) is an American actor. He first gained recognition for...  more
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    Joel Przybilla

    1979-10-10
    Joel Przybilla (; born October 10, 1979) is an American retired professional basketball player...  more
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    Joel Otto

    1961-10-29
    Joel Stuart Otto (born October 29, 1961) is an American former professional ice hockey center...  more
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    Joel Rifkin

    1959-01-20
    Joel David Rifkin (born January 20, 1959) is an American serial killer. In 1994, he was...  more

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    Joel Soisson

    1956-08-10
    Joel Soisson is an American screenwriter, producer and director. He works primarily in the...  more
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    Joel Anthony

    1982-08-09
    Joel Vincent Anthony (born August 9, 1982) is a Canadian professional basketball player who...  more
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    Joel Freeland

    1987-02-07
    Joel Daniel Freeland (born 7 February 1987) is a British former professional basketball player...  more