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Famous People Named Joel 

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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

Age: 47

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Joel Edward McHale (born November 20, 1971) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host. He is known for hosting The Soup and portraying Jeff Winger on the NBC/Yahoo! ...more

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Joel Coen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 64

Birthplace: St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States of America

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

Age: 86

Birthplace: USA, Cleveland, Ohio

Joel Grey (born Joel David Katz; April 11, 1932) is an American actor, singer, dancer, director, and photographer. He is best known for portraying the Master of Ceremonies in the Kander & ...more

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Joel Edgerton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: Blacktown, Australia

Joel Edgerton (born 23 June 1974) is an Australian actor and filmmaker. He has appeared in the films Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the ...more

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Joel Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 79

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

Joel T. Schumacher (; born August 29, 1939) is an American filmmaker. Schumacher rose to fame after directing three hit films: St. Elmo's Fire (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), and Flatliners ...more

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Joel Kinnaman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Joel Kinnaman Actor

Age: 39

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Charles Joel Nordström Kinnaman (born 25 November 1979) is a Swedish and American actor who first gained recognition for his roles in the Swedish film Easy Money and the Johan Falk crime ...more

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Joel Madden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: 39

Birthplace: Waldorf, Maryland, United States of America

Joel Rueben Madden (né Combs; March 11, 1979) is the lead vocalist for the American pop punk band Good Charlotte, as well as a record producer, actor, DJ, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. ...more

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Joel Osteen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Evangelist, Author, Televangelist

Age: 55

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Joel Scott Osteen (born March 5, 1963) is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen's televised sermons are seen by over 7 million viewers weekly and over 20 ...more

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Joel Silver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer

Age: 66

Birthplace: USA, South Orange, New Jersey

Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is an American film producer, most well known for action films including the Lethal Weapon series, The Matrix trilogy, the first two Die Hard films and the first ...more
Joel Anthony is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Basketball player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Joel Vincent Anthony (born August 9, 1982) is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays for San Lorenzo of the Liga Nacional de Básquetbol. He is also a member of the Canadian ...more
Joel Przybilla is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Basketball player

Age: 39

Birthplace: Monticello, Minnesota, United States of America

Joel Przybilla (; born October 10, 1979) is an American retired professional basketball player who played the center position for 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Joel McCrea is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Actor

Age: Dec. at 85 (1905-1990)

Birthplace: South Pasadena, California, United States of America

Joel Albert McCrea (November 5, 1905 – October 20, 1990) was an American actor whose career spanned almost five decades and appearances in more than 90 films. These films include Alfred ...more
Joel Quenneville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Coach

Age: 60

Birthplace: Windsor, Canada

Joel Norman Quenneville (born September 15, 1958) is a Canadian–American professional ice hockey coach. He is the current head coach of the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...more
Joel Rifkin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Joel

Age: 60

Birthplace: New York

Joel David Rifkin (born January 20, 1959) is an American serial killer. In 1994, he was sentenced to 203 years in prison for the murders of nine women between 1989 and 1993. He is believed to ...more

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Joel Otto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Joel

Age: 57

Birthplace: Elk River, Minnesota

Joel Stuart Otto (born October 29, 1961) is an American former professional ice hockey center in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Calgary Flames and Philadelphia Flyers. An undrafted ...more
Joel Zumaya is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Baseball player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Chula Vista, California

Joel Martin Zumaya (born November 9, 1984) 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 ...more
Joel Hanrahan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Baseball player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa

Joel Ryan Hanrahan (born October 6, 1981) is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher. Hanrahan was originally a starting pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League ...more
Joel Freeland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Basketball player

Age: 32

Birthplace: Farnham, England

Joel Daniel Freeland (born 7 February 1987) is a British former professional basketball player who last played for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League. Standing at 2.10 m (6 ft 10 1⁄2 in), he ...more
Joel Piñeiro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Baseball player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Joel Alberto Piñeiro (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈel piˈɲeiɾo], ; born September 25, 1978) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) ...more
Joel Peralta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Baseball player

Age: 42

Birthplace: Bonao, Dominican Republic

Joel Peralta Gutiérrez (; Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈel peˈɾalta]; born March 23, 1976) is a Dominican former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for ...more
Joel Meyerowitz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Photographer

Age: 80

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Joel Meyerowitz (born March 6, 1938) is an American street, portrait and landscape photographer. He began photographing in color in 1962 and was an early advocate of the use of color during a ...more
Joel Spolsky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 54

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Avram Joel Spolsky (born 1965) is a software engineer and writer. He is the author of Joel on Software, a blog on software development, and the creator of the project management software Trello. ...more
Joel Gustave Nana Ngonga... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Journalist

Age: 37

Birthplace: Cameroon

Joël Gustave Nana Ngongang (1982-2015), frequently known as Joel Nana, was a leading African LGBT human rights advocate and HIV/AIDS activist. Nana's career as a human rights advocate ...more
Joel Gretsch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Actor

Age: 55

Birthplace: St. Cloud, USA, Minnesota

Joel James Gretsch (born December 20, 1963) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles on The 4400, Taken and V.
Joel Campbell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Joel
Footballer

Age: 26

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

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