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Who knew there were so many famous people named Joel in the world? Our list of celebrities named Joel includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Joels below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Joel, actors named Joel, and much more. Joel McHale, Joel Coen, and Joel Grey are only a few of the well-known people named Joel on this list.
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Joel McHale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Joel Edward McHale is an American comedian, actor, writer, television producer, and television host. He is known for hosting The Soup and portraying Jeff Winger on the NBC comedy series ...more

Joel Coen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Joel Coen is a film and television producer, screenwriter, film director and film editor.

Joel Grey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Actor, Singer, Dancer Joel Grey is an American actor, singer, dancer, and photographer. He is best known for portraying the Master of Ceremonies in both the stage and film versions of the Kander & Ebb musical ...more

Joel Edgerton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Joel Edgerton is an Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his roles in films such as Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode III: ...more

Joel Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Joel T. Schumacher is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Some notable films he has directed include The Incredible Shrinking Woman, St. Elmo's Fire, The Lost Boys, Cousins, ...more

Joel Kinnaman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Actor Charles Joel Nordström, known professionally as Joel Kinnaman, is a Swedish-American actor. He is best known for playing the lead role in the Swedish film Easy Money – a role that earned ...more

Joel Madden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter Joel Rueben Madden is the lead vocalist for the American pop punk band Good Charlotte, as well as a record producer, actor, DJ, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He is married to television ...more

Joel Osteen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Evangelist, Author, Televangelist Joel Scott Osteen is an American preacher, televangelist, author, and the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, the largest Protestant church in the United States, in Houston, Texas. His televised ...more

Joel Silver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer Joel Silver is an American film producer, known for action films like Lethal Weapon, Die Hard and The Matrix trilogy. He is owner of Silver Pictures and co-founder of Dark Castle Entertainment. ...more

Joel Anthony is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Basketball player Joel Vincent Anthony is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. He is also a member of the Canadian national ...more

Joel Przybilla is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Basketball player Joel Przybilla is a retired American professional basketball player who played the center position for 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

Joel McCrea is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Actor Joel Albert McCrea was an American actor whose career spanned 50 years and appearances in over 90 films.

Joel Quenneville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Coach Joel Norman Quenneville is the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks professional ice hockey team. He is a former ice hockey defenseman and former head coach of the Colorado Avalanche and St. ...more

Joel Rifkin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Joel David Rifkin is an American serial killer convicted of the murders of nine women, mostly drug addicted prostitutes, between 1989 and 1993 in New York City. Also, he is suspected by some to ...more

Joel Otto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Joel Stuart Otto is an American former professional ice hockey center in the National Hockey League for the Calgary Flames and Philadelphia Flyers. An undrafted player, Otto signed with the ...more

Joel Zumaya is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Baseball player Joel Martin Zumaya is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He pitched in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers from 2006 through 2010. He is known for his record-breaking ...more

Joel Hanrahan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Baseball player Joel Ryan Hanrahan is an American professional baseball relief pitcher who is a free agent. Hanrahan was originally a starting pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball ...more

Joel Freeland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Basketball player Joel Freeland is a British professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA.

Joel Piñeiro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Baseball player Joel Alberto Piñeiro is a Puerto Rican baseball starting pitcher. He is 6'1" tall and weighs 200 pounds. He is right-handed and made his major league debut on August 8, 2000. He last ...more

Joel Peralta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Baseball player Joel Peralta Gutiérrez is a Dominican professional baseball relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. He has previously played for the Los Angeles Angels of ...more

Joel Meyerowitz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Photographer Joel Meyerowitz is a street photographer, and portrait and landscape photographer. He began photographing in color in 1962 and was an early advocate of the use of color during a time when there ...more

Joel Spolsky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur Avram Joel Spolsky is a software engineer and writer. He is the author of Joel on Software, a blog on software development, and the creator of the product management software Trello. He was a ...more

Joel Gustave Nana Ngongang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Journalist Joël Gustave Nana Ngongang, frequently known as Joel Nana, is a leading African LGBT human rights advocate and HIV/AIDS activist. Nana's career as a human rights advocate has spanned ...more

Joel Gretsch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Actor Joel James Gretsch is an American actor. His roles include Tom Baldwin on the USA Network series The 4400, Owen Crawford in Steven Spielberg's 2002 science fiction miniseries Taken and Father ...more

Joel Campbell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Footballer Joel Nathaniel Campbell Samuels is a Costa Rican professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Villarreal CF, on loan from English club Arsenal, and the Costa Rica national team. Campbell ...more

Joel Ward is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Joel Randal Ward is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. He has also played for the Nashville Predators and the Minnesota Wild.

Joel Rechlicz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Ice Hockey Player Joel Rechlicz is an American professional ice hockey player. He is signed with the Minnesota Wild organization of the National Hockey League. Rechlicz is well known for playing the enforcer role ...more

Joel Murray is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Television director, Businessperson, Television producer Joel Murray is an American actor. He has had prominent roles in television series such as Mad Men, Grand, Love & War, and Dharma and Greg. He has also appeared in films such as God Bless ...more

Joel David Moore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Joel David Moore is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Owen Dittman in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Dr. Norm Spellman in Avatar, Colin Fisher in Bones, JP in Grandma's Boy, ...more

Joel Zwick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Television director, Theatre Director, Television producer Joel Zwick is an American film director, television director, and theater director. He is best known for his work on the television series Perfect Strangers, Full House, and Family Matters, and ...more

Joel de la Fuente is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Actor Joel de la Fuente is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as 1st Lieutenant Paul Wang in Space: Above and Beyond, Peter Davies in 100 Centre Street, and recurring appearances on Law ...more

Joel Garner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Cricketer Joel Garner, also known as "Big Joel" or "Big Bird", is a former West Indian cricketer, and a member of the highly regarded late 1970s and early '80s West Indies cricket ...more

Joel Gibb is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Singer, Writer Joel Gibb is a Berlin-based Canadian artist and singer-songwriter who leads the "gay church folk" group The Hidden Cameras. He was born in Kincardine, Ontario.

Joel Siegel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Journalist, Writer, Critic Joel Steven Siegel was a American film critic for the ABC morning news show Good Morning America for over twenty-five years. The winner of multiple Emmy Awards, Siegel also worked as a radio ...more

Joel Courtney is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Actor Joel Courtney is a film actor.

Joel Reddy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Rugby Player Joel Reddy is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the South Sydney Rabbitohs. He was a part of the Rabbitohs squad that won the 2014 NRL Premiership.

Joel Steed is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Joel
American football player Joel Steed is a former American football nose tackle who played eight seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He went to the University of Colorado at Boulder. Steed was drafted by the Pittsburgh ...more

Joel Stroetzel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Guitarist, Musician Joel Michael Stroetzel is best known as one of two guitarists from the Massachusetts metalcore band Killswitch Engage.

Joel Ward is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Soccer Player Joel Edward Philip Ward is an English footballer who plays for Premier League club Crystal Palace. He is naturally a centre back, but has mostly played at right full back for Crystal Palace.

Joel Selwood is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Australian rules football player Joel Anthony Selwood is an Australian rules footballer and the current captain of the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League. A midfielder, 1.82 metres tall and weighing 86 ...more

Joel Cohen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Joel Cohen is an American film writer who has worked on such projects as the movies Cheaper by the Dozen, Toy Story, Money Talks and Garfield: The Movie. He frequently works with Alec Sokolow. ...more

Joel Steinberg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Lawyer Joel Steinberg, a former New York criminal defense attorney, attracted international media attention when he was accused of murder and convicted of manslaughter in the November 1, 1987, death of ...more

Joël Bats is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Joël Bats is a retired goalkeeper and French international footballer.

Joel Garland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Actor, Singer Joel Garland is an actor and a singer.

Joel Crothers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Actor Joel Anthony Crothers was an American actor who, in 1981, was noted by columnist Liz Smith to so strongly resemble Tom Selleck that they could be twin brothers. His credits primarily included ...more

Joel Youngblood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Baseball player Joel Randolph Youngblood III is a former professional baseball player. He was a versatile player, who could play many different positions, as well as pinch hit. After his playing career ended, ...more

Joel Hodgson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor Joel Gordon Hodgson is an American writer, comedian and television actor. He is best known for creating Mystery Science Theater 3000 and starring in it as the character Joel Robinson. In 2007 ...more

Joel Surnow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Joel Surnow is an American television writer, producer and director He is well known for being the co-creator of the action series La Femme Nikita and 24.

Joel Quartermain is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Drummer Joel Quartermain, born in Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, is the guitarist, back-up singer, recording drummer and pianist of the Australian band Eskimo Joe. He spent a lot of his childhood focused on ...more

Joel Plaskett is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Joel Plaskett is a Canadian rock musician originally from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He first rose to prominence as a member of Halifax alternative rock band Thrush Hermit in the 1990s, ...more