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Famous People Whose Last Name Is James 

Chris Abraham
Updated October 13, 2018 22.9k views 91 items
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name James. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is James on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with James as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous James along with information about their lives. If your surname is also James, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous James last names include LeBron James, Etta James, and Mickie James, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 34 from Akron, Ohio, United States of America
LeBron Raymone James Sr. (; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His accomplishments ...more
Etta James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 74 (1938-2012) from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. ...more
Mickie James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 39 from Montpelier, Virginia, United States of America
Mickie Laree James-Aldis (born August 31, 1979) is an American professional wrestler and country singer. As a wrestler, she is currently signed to WWE, where she competes on the SmackDown ...more
Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 53 from Mineola, New York, United States of America
Kevin James (born April 26, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his role as Doug Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007), ...more
Jesse James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 49 from Long Beach, California, USA
Jesse Gregory James (born April 19, 1969) is an American television personality and former CEO of Austin, Texas-based Austin Speed Shop. James was the host of the reality TV shows Jesse James Is ...more
Susan Saint James is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 72 from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Susan Saint James (born Susan Jane Miller; August 14, 1946) is an American actress and activist, most widely known for her work in television during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, especially the ...more
Rick James is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 56 (1948-2004) from Buffalo, New York, USA
Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson Jr. February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, James ...more
Jessie James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 30 from Vicenza, Italy
Jessica Rose James Decker (born April 12, 1988) is an American country pop singer-songwriter, reality television personality, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. At age 15, after auditioning for ...more
Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 37 from Immokalee, Florida
Edgerrin Tyree James (; born August 1, 1978) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He played college football for the ...more
Theo James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 34 from Oxford, United Kingdom
Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis (born 16 December 1984), better known as Theo James, is an English actor, director, producer and model, known for portraying the role of Tobias ...more
Henry James is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 73 (1843-1916) from New York City, New York
Henry James ((1843-04-15)15 April 1843 – (1916-02-28)28 February 1916) was an American-British author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and ...more
Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
The 2005 Los Angeles bomb plot was a 2005 effort by a group of ex-convicts calling themselves Jamiyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh to bomb several military bases, a number of synagogues, and an Israeli ...more
Elmore James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 45 (1918-1963) from Mississippi
Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and bandleader. He was known as "King of the Slide Guitar" and was noted for his use ...more
Sid James is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 63 (1913-1976) from South Africa
Sidney "Sid" James (born Solomon Joel Cohen; 8 May 1913 – 26 April 1976) was a British character and comic actor born into a middle-class Jewish family in South Africa.Appearing in ...more
Bradley James is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 35 from Exeter, England
Bradley James (born 11 October 1983) is an English actor best known for portraying Arthur Pendragon in the BBC TV series Merlin.
Clive James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 79 from New South Wales, Kogarah, Australasia, Australia
Clive James (born 7 October 1939) is an Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist. He has lived and worked in the United Kingdom since 1962.
P. D. James is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 98 from South East England, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Oxford, England, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories, Oxfordshire
Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park, (3 August 1920 – 27 November 2014), known professionally as P. D. James, was an English crime writer. She rose to fame for her series of ...more
E. L. James is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 55 from London, United Kingdom
Erika Mitchell, better known by her pen name E. L. James, is a British author. She wrote the bestselling erotic romance novels trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades ...more
William James is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 68 (1842-1910) from New York City, New York
William James (January 11, 1842 – August 27, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States. James was a leading ...more
Cheryl James is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 52 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Cheryl Renee James (born March 28, 1966) better known by her stage name Salt, is an American rapper and songwriter. James is best known as a member of the American Grammy–award winning female ...more
Skip James is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 67 (1902-1969) from Bentonia, Mississippi
Nehemiah Curtis "Skip" James (June 9, 1902 – October 3, 1969) was an American Delta blues singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter. His guitar playing is noted for its dark, minor-key ...more
Harry James is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Dec. at 67 (1916-1983) from Albany, New York, United States of America
Harry Haag James (March 15, 1916 – July 5, 1983) was an American musician who is best known as a trumpet-playing band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946. He broke up his band for a ...more
LaMichael James is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 26 from New Boston, Texas
LaMichael Keondrae "LaMike" James (born October 22, 1989) is a former American football running back. James played college football for the University of Oregon. The 2010 season was a ...more
Lennie James is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 53 from Nottingham, United Kingdom
Lennie James (born 11 October 1965) is an English actor, screenwriter, and playwright. He is best known for playing Tony Gates in Line of Duty, Morgan Jones in The Walking Dead and Fear the ...more
Wendy James is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is James
Age 53 from East Sussex, United Kingdom
Wendy James (born 21 January 1966) is an English singer-songwriter most notable for her work with the pop band Transvision Vamp.