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Famous People Whose Last Name Is Jacobs

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Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Jacobs. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Jacobs on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Jacobs as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Jacobs along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Jacobs, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Jacobss include Gillian Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, and Helen Jacobs, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

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  • Gillian MacLaren Jacobs (; born October 19, 1982) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Britta Perry on the NBC/Yahoo! Screen comedy series Community and Mickey Dobbs on the Netflix...  more
  • Marc Jacobs (born April 9, 1963) is an American fashion designer. He is the head designer for his own fashion label, Marc Jacobs, and formerly Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, which was...  more
  • Dec. at 88 (1908-1997)
    Helen Hull Jacobs (August 6, 1908 – June 2, 1997) was an American tennis player who won nine Grand Slam titles. She was born in Globe, Arizona, United States....  more
  • Brandon Christopher Jacobs (born July 6, 1982) is a former American football running back, who spent the majority of his career with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was...  more
  • Christopher Scoville (born February 17, 1984) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Jimmy Jacobs. He is signed to Impact Wrestling as a member of the creative team and...  more
  • Irwin Mark Jacobs (born October 18, 1933) is an electrical engineer, a co-founder and former chairman of Qualcomm, and chair of the board of trustees of the Salk Institute....  more
  • Dec. at 96 (1912-2008)
    Seaman Block Jacobs (February 25, 1912 – April 8, 2008) was an American screenwriter. He wrote episodes for several TV shows, such as The Addams Family, The Lucy Show, I Dream of Jeannie, F-Troop,...  more
  • Paul Jacobs (born 1977) is an American organist. He is the first organist to receive a Grammy Award. Jacobs is currently the chair of the Juilliard School's organ department....  more
  • Proverb Gabriel Jacobs, Jr. (May 25, 1935 – April 18, 2016) was an American football offensive and defensive lineman in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York...  more
  • Dec. at 89 (1916-2006)
    Jane Jacobs (née Butzner; May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) was an American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist who influenced urban studies, sociology, and economics. Her book The Death and Life...  more
  • Alan Jacobs is an American independent film director, screenwriter and producer. His films have been acquired by major distributors, including Miramax and Columbia Pictures and have been invited to...  more
  • Jeremy Maurice Jacobs Sr. (born January 21, 1940) is an American billionaire businessman, the owner of the Boston Bruins and chairman of Delaware North. Forbes magazine ranks him as 481st richest...  more
  • Dec. at 61 (1854-1916)
    Joseph Jacobs (29 August 1854 – 30 January 1916) was an Australian folklorist, translator, literary critic, social scientist, historian and writer of English literature who became a notable ...  more
  • Dec. at 53 (1930-1983)
    Paul Jacobs (June 22, 1930 – September 25, 1983) was an American pianist. He was best known for his performances of twentieth-century music but also gained wide recognition for his work with early...  more
  • Glenn Jacobs is a senior coordinating producer in the TV program SportsCenter....  more
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    Sam Jacobs (born 10 April 1988) is a professional Australian rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Originally from Woodville-West...  more
  • Christian Richards Jacobs (born January 11, 1972) is an American musician, television producer, voice actor and former child actor. He is perhaps most recognized as the co-creator of the...  more
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    Abe Jacobs (born 1938) is a Kiwi retired professional wrestler. He was one of the first men to follow fellow New Zealander Pat O'Connor to the United States where, like O'Connor, Jacobs became a...  more
  • Christian Richards Jacobs (born January 11, 1972) is an American musician, television producer, voice actor and former child actor. He is perhaps most recognized as the co-creator of the...  more
  • Daniel Charles Jacobs, Jr. (born July 7, 1968) is an American actor, singer, voice artist, and comedian. He served as the voice of King Julien in the Madagascar franchise, substituting for Sacha...  more
  • David Jacobs (born August 12, 1939 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American television writer. He is the creator of the CBS primetime soap opera/drama series Dallas and Knots Landing....  more
  • Will Jacobs is an American comics and humor writer. He was a coauthor with Gerard Jones on The Beaver Papers, The Comic Book Heroes, and the comic book The Trouble with Girls. He was a contributor to...  more
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    William Wymark Jacobs (1863–1943) was an English author of short stories and novels. During his career he was best known for his farcical comedies involving dockside and rural Essex characters. He...  more
  • Dec. at 75 (1854-1929)
    Aletta Henriëtte Jacobs (Dutch pronunciation: [aːˈlɛtaː ɦɑ̃ːriˈɛtə ˈjaːkɔps]; 9 February 1854 – 10 August 1929) was a Dutch physician and women's suffrage activist. As the first woman officially to...  more
  • Paul E. Jacobs (born October 30, 1962) is an American businessman and the former Executive Chairman of Qualcomm....  more
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