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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 Kinky Boots, Animal Kingdom, The Thing, Warrior, The Odd Life of ...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