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Famous People Named Jonas

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Ever wondered how many famous people named Jonas there are? This list of celebrities named Jonas includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Jonas' on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Jonas, actors named Jonas, and even athletes named Jonas. Well-known Jonas' like Jonas Hiller, Jonas Valančiūnas, and Jonas Salk are just the start of this list.

  • Jonas Hiller

    Ice Hockey Player, Athlete


    BirthplaceFelben-Wellhausen, Switzerland

    Jonas Hiller (born 12 February 1982) is a Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for EHC Biel of the National League (NL). Hiller has previously played in the National Hockey...  more
  • Jonas Valančiūnas

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceUtena, Lithuania

    Jonas Valančiūnas (born 6 May 1992) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Toronto Raptors...  more

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  • Jonas Salk

    Medical researcher, Virologist

    AgeDec. at 80 (1914-1995)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Jonas Edward Salk (; October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York...  more
  • Jonas Sjöstedt



    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    Jonas Sjöstedt (born 25 December 1964) is a Swedish politician who is the current chairman of the Left Party since 2012, and a former metalworker. He is also a member of the Swedish parliament since...  more
  • Jonas Savimbi

    Politician, Warlord

    AgeDec. at 67 (1934-2002)

    BirthplaceMoxico Province, Angola

    Jonas Malheiro Savimbi (Portuguese: [ˈʒonɐs ˈsavĩbi]; 3 August 1934 – 22 February 2002) was an anti-communist and anti-colonialist Angolan political and military leader who founded and led the...  more
  • Jonas Kaufmann

    Opera Singer


    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Jonas Kaufmann (born 10 July 1969) is a German operatic tenor. He is best known for his performances in spinto roles such as Don José in Carmen, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur,...  more

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  • Jonas Gustavsson

    Ice Hockey Player, Athlete


    BirthplaceDanderyd Municipality, Sweden

    Jonas Gustavsson (Swedish pronunciation: [²juːnas ²ɡɵsːtavˌsɔn]; born 24 October 1984) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing under contract to the Linköpings HC of the...  more
  • Age40

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Dublin

    William Jonas Armstrong (born 1 January 1981) is an Irish-born British actor known for playing the title role in the BBC One drama series Robin Hood....  more
  • Jonas Jerebko

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceKinna, Sweden

    Jonas Jerebko (; born March 2, 1987) is a Swedish professional basketball player for Khimki of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. He was selected with the 39th overall pick in the second round...  more

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  • Jonas Magnus Thern (born 20 March 1967) is a Swedish football manager and former professional player who played as a midfielder between 1985 and 1999. Thern also earned 75 caps and scored six goals...  more
  • Jonas Gardell

    Comedian, Novelist


    BirthplaceEnebyberg, Sweden

    Lars Jonas Holger Gardell (born 2 November 1963) is a Swedish novelist, playwright, screenwriter and comedian. He is the brother of religion scholar Mattias Gardell. He is well known for his books...  more
  • Jonas Berggren

    Record producer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    Jonas Petter Berggren (born 21 March 1967) is a Swedish musician and singer-songwriter and record producer, also known as Joker. He started writing songs when he was seven, and continues to write for...  more
  • Jonas Björkman

    Tennis player


    BirthplaceAlvesta, Sweden

    Jonas Lars Björkman (Swedish pronunciation: [²juːnas ˈbjœrːkman]; born 23 March 1972 in Alvesta, Sweden) is a former World No. 4 Swedish professional tennis player. He is also a former World No. 1 in...  more

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  • Jonas Reckermann

    Beach Volleyball Player


    BirthplaceRheine, Germany

    Jonas Reckermann (born 26 May 1979 in Rheine) is a retired beach volleyball player from Germany. Together with his most recent partner Julius Brink, he won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics...  more
  • Jonas Brodin

    Ice Hockey Player


    BirthplaceKarlstad, Sweden

    Jonas Brodin (born 12 July 1993) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted tenth overall by the Wild in...  more
  • Jonas Olsson



    BirthplaceLandskrona, Sweden

    Jonas Olsson (born 10 March 1983) is a Swedish footballer who last played as a defender for English club Wigan Athletic. He has won 25 caps for the Swedish national team and represented his country...  more
  • Jonas Mekas

    Poet, Film Producer


    BirthplaceBiržai, Lithuania

    Jonas Mekas (Lithuanian: [ˈjonɐs ˈmækɐs]; December 24, 1922 – January 23, 2019) was a Lithuanian American filmmaker, poet, and artist who has often been called "the godfather of American avant-garde...  more
  • Jonas Karlsson

    Author, Actor


    BirthplaceSalem, Sweden

    Sven Bert Jonas Karlsson (born 11 March 1971) is a Swedish actor and author. Karlsson was born in Salem. He won a Guldbagge Award for Best Actor in 2004 for the movie Details. He published his first...  more
  • Jonas Kjellgren

    Bassist, Record producer



    Jonas Kjellgren (born 4 July 1977) is a Swedish musician and producer, now residing in Grangärde, Sweden. He has been lead vocalist for Carnal Forge and Dellamorte, played guitar for Centinex, and...  more
  • Jonas Ivens

    Jonas Ivens (born 14 October 1984 in Beveren) is a Belgian footballer currently playing as a centre back for Deinze in the Belgian Second Division. He made a name of himself in his homeland Belgium,...  more
  • Jonas Pate

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceRaeford, North Carolina

    Jonas James Pate is an American screenwriter, director and producer. He wrote and directed The Grave, Deceiver, The Take, and also directed Shrink. Pate also co-created Good vs Evil and Surface....  more
  • Jonas Johansson

    Ice Hockey Player


    BirthplaceJönköping, Sweden

    Jonas Johansson may refer to: Jonas Johansson (ice hockey, born 1982), Swedish ice hockey defenceman Jonas Johansson (ice hockey, born 1984), Swedish ice hockey forward Jonas Johansson (ice hockey,...  more
  • Jonas Jennings

    American football player


    BirthplaceCollege Park, Georgia

    Jonas Duran Jennings (born November 21, 1977) is a former American football offensive tackle that played in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round...  more
  • Jonas Renkse

    Record producer, Songwriter



    Jonas Petter Renkse (born 19 May 1975) is a founding member, songwriter, lead vocalist (1991–1994, 1997-) and ex-drummer (1991–1994, 1996–1998) of the band Katatonia, founding member, songwriter,...  more
  • Age37

    BirthplaceBebedouro, Brazil

    Jonas Gonçalves Oliveira (born 1 April 1984), known as Jonas (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈʒõːnas]), is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. A Brazilian international on...  more
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