Celebrity Names with the Letter J: Part 3by christophershobris | created - 05 Jan 2015 | updated - 05 Jan 2015 | Public
Part 3 of the encyclopedia type list with the celeb names starting with J. Explore, and fill yourself with knowledge about some of the celebrities, and some you may not know, now you can know. Just click on one and learn. As always, enjoy!
Actress | The Good Place
Jama Williamson was born in Evansville, IN and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Communications and Theater. After graduation, she moved to New York City and attended Circle in the Square acting conservatory. After several stints Off-Broadway including the world ...
Jamel Debbouze was born on June 18, 1975 in Paris, France. He is an actor and producer, known for Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002), Angel-A (2005) and Amélie (2001). He has been married to Mélissa Theuriau since May 7, 2008. They have two children.
6. James Arness
Actor | Gunsmoke
American leading man famed as the star of one of the longest-running shows in U.S. television history, Gunsmoke (1955). Born of Norwegian heritage (the family name, Aurness, had formerly been Aursness) in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Rolf and Ruth Duesler Aurness. His father was a traveling salesman ...
7. James Avery
Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Although known as the uncle/patriarch and judge "Philip Banks" on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), James Avery was a classically trained actor and scholar. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, he joined the US Navy after graduating high school and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. Upon...
Actor | Transformers: Age of Extinction
James Bachman was born on February 24, 1972 in Cuckfield, Sussex, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), That Mitchell and Webb Look (2006) and Saxondale (2006). He has been married to Siobhan Bachman since 2009.
10. Jim Belushi
Actor | Red Heat
James Adam Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. The third of four children - his brother was comedian John Belushi - he ...
12. James Best
Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard
American character actor and teacher. Born Jewel Guy in Powderly, Kentucky, on July 26, 1926, he was orphaned at three and adopted by Armen and Essa Best, who re-named him James K. Best and raised him in Corydon, Indiana. Following high school he worked briefly as a metalworker before joining the ...
14. James Black
Actor | Soldier
A onetime professional football player for the Cleveland Browns, James has always had a passion for the arts and pursued his passion even while playing for the Browns for two years as a running back. He also played for the Canadian team, The Ottawa Rough Riders.
Many recall James as the security ...
17. James Bolam
Actor | The Likely Lads
James Bolam was born on June 16, 1935 in Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England. He is known for his work on The Likely Lads (1976), When the Boat Comes In (1976) and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962). He is married to Susan Jameson. They have one child.
Producer | Bethany
Bursting onto the indie horror scene at the age of eighteen with his first feature, 'My Pure Joy', James Cullen Bressack has been called "horror's new hope" (Studio City Patch) and "a talent to watch out for" (H.S.T.), also receiving rave reviews on most every major horror website. Released by ...
19. James Broderick
Actor | Dog Day Afternoon
James Joseph Broderick III was an American actor, of English and Irish descent. Broderick was born in Charlestown, New Hampshire, to James Joseph Broderick II (1895-1959) and his wife Mary Elizabeth Martindale. His father was of Irish descent, while his mother had both English and Irish ancestry. ...
20. James Brolin
Actor | Traffic
James Brolin was born on July 18, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Craig Kenneth Bruderlin. He is an actor and producer, known for Traffic (2000), The Amityville Horror (1979) and Westworld (1973). He has been married to Barbra Streisand since July 1, 1998. He was previously married to Jan ...
22. James Brown
Actor | Going My Way
James Brown was born March 22, 1920 in the small town of Desdemona, Eastland County, Texas. He graduated from The Desdemona School (grades 1-12), which was built in 1922 (it closed in 1969). Very athletic, Brown became a tennis pro before there was any money in it. He entered films in 1941. Clearly...
23. James L. Brooks
Writer | As Good as It Gets
James L. Brooks was born on May 9, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as James Lawrence Brooks. He is a writer and producer, known for As Good as It Gets (1997), Terms of Endearment (1983) and Broadcast News (1987). He was previously married to Holly Holmberg Brooks and Marianne Catherine Morrissey.
24. James Buckley
Actor | The Inbetweeners Movie
James Buckley was born on August 14, 1987 in Croydon, England as James Patrick Buckley. He is an actor and producer, known for The Inbetweeners Movie (2011), The Inbetweeners 2 (2014) and Charlie Countryman (2013). He has been married to Clair Meek since November 2, 2012. They have two children.
25. James Burleson
Actor | Suburban Coven
James Burleson was born as a military brat in Kokomo, Indiana while his father was stationed at Grissom AFB, IN. James got the opportunity to move around in approximation every four years to places such as England, Missouri, Texas, and Louisiana. He knew from the moment he was a child at around 5 ...
26. James C. Burns
Actor | Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
James was the Player / Coach for HERENTALS HYC Professional Ice hockey Club which won the Belgium National Championship in 1983-84 Season. IN 1986 he was cast as in WHEATIES COMMERCIAL...As as hockey player.
From 1986 to 1989 James was the lead singer for a NYC rock band called RUNNER. They weren't ...
27. James Burrows
Director | Will & Grace
James Burrows was born on December 30, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as James Edward Burrows. He is a director and producer, known for Will & Grace (1998), Cheers (1982) and Taxi (1978). He has been married to Debbie Easton since 1997. He was previously married to Linda Solomon.
28. James Caan
Actor | Misery
A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred.
He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) ...
30. James Cagney
Actor | The Roaring Twenties
One of Hollywood's preeminent male stars of all time, James Cagney was also an accomplished dancer and easily played light comedy. James Francis Cagney was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, to Carolyn (Nelson) and James Francis Cagney, Sr., who was a bartender and amateur ...
Actor | Knight Rider
James T. Callahan was born on October 4, 1930 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as James Thomas Callahan. He was an actor, known for Knight Rider (1982), The Runaways (1978) and Black Sheep Squadron (1976). He was married to Peggy Cannon. He died on August 3, 2007 in Fallbrook, California, USA.
32. James Callis
Actor | Battlestar Galactica
James Callis was born on June 4, 1971 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Battlestar Galactica (2004), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and Austenland (2013). He has been married to Neha Callis since December 30, 1998. They have three children.
33. James Cameron
Writer | Avatar
James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his ...
34. James Carpinello
Actor | The Punisher
James Carpinello was born on August 13, 1975 in Albany, New York, USA as James Anthony Carpinello. He is an actor and producer, known for The Punisher (2004), The Great Raid (2005) and Let's Kill Ward's Wife (2014). He has been married to Amy Acker since April 25, 2003. They have two children.
35. James Carville
Actor | The People vs. Larry Flynt
James Carville was born on October 25, 1944 in Carville, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), The Adjustment Bureau (2011) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013). He has been married to Mary Matalin since November 25, 1993. They have two children.
36. James Coburn
Actor | The Great Escape
Lanky, charismatic and versatile actor with an amazing grin that put everyone at ease, James Coburn studied acting at UCLA, and then moved to New York to study under noted acting coach Stella Adler. After being noticed in several stage productions, Coburn appeared in a handful of minor westerns ...
37. James Coco
Actor | Murder by Death
Born in New York City of humble means, character player James Coco was the son of Feliche, an Italian shoemaker, and Ida (Detestes) Coco. Shining shoes as a youngster with his father, his interest in acting occurred early on as a child. At age 17 he toured with a children's theatre troupe for three...
39. James Corden
Actor | Into the Woods
Describing himself as the "chunky unit", James Kimberley Corden was born in Hillingdon, London and raised in Buckinghamshire, the son of Margaret (Collins), a social worker, and Malcolm Corden, a musician. He studied drama at the Jackie Palmer Stage School before going on to Holmer Green Senior ...
41. James Cox
Director | Atomic Tabasco
James Cox' short film "Atomic Tabasco" caught the eyes of Michael Gruber and Mike Deluca, who hired him to direct "Highway," written by Scott Rosenberg, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jared Leto. Next, working with long-time collaborator Captain Mauzner, Cox co-wrote and directed "Wonderland" ...
42. James Cromwell
Actor | The Green Mile
Born in Los Angeles but raised in Manhattan and educated at Middlebury College and Carnegie-Mellon University, James Cromwell is the son of film director John Cromwell and actress Kay Johnson. He studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon, and went into the theatre (like his parents) doing everything from ...
43. James D'Arcy
Actor | Cloud Atlas
James D'Arcy was born Simon Richard D'Arcy in London, England, to Caroline (O'Connor) and Richard D'Arcy. He was raised by his mother, a nurse. He trained at LAMDA and graduated in July 1995. During his three-year course, he gained acting experience by appearing in the plays "Heracles", "As You ...
45. James Daly
Actor | Planet of the Apes
Distinguished character player James Firman Daly first appeared on stage in his home town of Wisconsin Rapids in 1928. He was set on acting from an early age. Though strongly encouraged by his parents, neither were in the profession -- his father was in the fuel business and his mother at one time ...
46. James Darren
Actor | The Guns of Navarone
Tall, good-looking James Darren was a student of acting coach Stella Adler and made his name in the 1950s in a series of teenage-themed films. A better actor than most of his contemporary teenage heartthrobs, he nevertheless found it difficult to escape the teen-idol image he got in pictures like ...
48. James Dean
Actor | East of Eden
James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana, to Mildred Marie (Wilson) and Winton A. Dean, a farmer turned dental technician. His mother died when Dean was nine, and he was subsequently raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to ...
50. James Deen
Actor | The Canyons
At the age of 12, James was first called "James Deen" due to the way he smoked. As a teenager he listened to an interview with Jenna Jameson on the nationally syndicated radio program, "Loveline." When a male caller asked Jenna how he could become a porn star. She responded that he needed to be ...
52. James Denton
Actor | Desperate Housewives
The second of three children born to a dentist and his wife in Nashville, Tennessee, Denton grew up in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, attended Goodlettsville High School, briefly played basketball at a junior college, then went on to graduate with honors from the (national champion) University of ...
54. James DeVoy
Actor | Still Green
James was raised in South Boston, Massachusetts where he thrived in sports, Golden Gloves Boxing being his first love and savior. Born May 8, 1960, Mother's Day, at the Boston City Hospital, 9 lbs 10 Oz.
James Malcolm DeVoy, was named after his grandfather. James has 4 brothers and 2 sisters, and ...
55. James Donald
Actor | The Great Escape
Scottish-born actor James Donald was born in Aberdeen on May 18, 1917, and took his first professional stage bow some time in the late 30s. He finally attained a degree of stardom in 1943 for his sterling performance in Noël Coward's "Present Laughter", which starred Coward himself. Subsequent ...
56. James Doohan
Actor | Star Trek
James Doohan was born on March 3, 1920 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as James Montgomery Doohan. He is known for his work on Star Trek (1966), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). He was married to Wende Doohan, Anita Yagel and Janet Young...
57. James Dormer
Writer | Outcast
Lead writer: Medici: Masters of Florence Season 3 (Netflix), Beowulf (ITV, Esquire), Strike Back Season 4 (Sky One/HBO Cinemax)
Writer: Musketeers (BBC), Wallander (BBC), Spooks (BBC) Sinbad (Sky One) The Fixer (ITV)
Before writing for film and television James Dormer was a ministerial advisor/...
59. James Drury
Actor | Forbidden Planet
James Drury was born on April 18, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA as James Child Drury. He is an actor and writer, known for Forbidden Planet (1956), The Virginian (1962) and The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993). He has been married to Carl Ann Head since July 30, 1979. He was ...
61. James DuMont
Actor | Jurassic World
Noted for his finely crafted and nuanced performances, actor James DuMont is one of the busiest actors in both film and television.
DuMont just wrapped the eight episode Mini Series: "LAW & ORDER: TRUE CRIME: THE MENENDEZ MURDERS" playing Brian Andersen, Uncle to the Menendez Brothers for NBC with ...
62. James Duval
Actor | Donnie Darko
Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1972. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1974 where his sister Terry Duval (his only sibling) was born. He attended Gladstone High School in Covina, California from 1986 to 1989 as well attending Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, and Fair Valley in Covina. ...
64. James Eckhouse
Actor | Junior
James Eckhouse was born on February 14, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as James Hays Eckhouse. He is an actor and director, known for Junior (1994), Big (1988) and Guess Who (2005). He has been married to Sheila Kiliher Walsh since August 7, 1982. They have two children.
67. James Farentino
Actor | Bulletproof
James Farentino was born on February 24, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Ferdinand James Ferrantino. He was an actor, known for Bulletproof (1996), The Final Countdown (1980) and Jesus of Nazareth (1977). He was married to Stella Farentino, Debrah Farentino, Michele Lee and Elizabeth Ashley. He ...
68. James Faulkner
Actor | Paul, Apostle of Christ
James Faulkner is an English actor best known for his roles as Pope Sixtus IV in the historical fantasy series Da Vinci's Demons, and as Randyll Tarly in the HBO series, Game of Thrones.
When at school, Faulkner was never deemed as an academically minded student, however compensated by immersing ...
70. James Fleet
Actor | Four Weddings and a Funeral
James Fleet was born on March 11, 1952 in Bilston, Staffordshire, England as James Edward Fleet. He is an actor, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), The Phantom of the Opera (2004) and Sense and Sensibility (1995). He has been married to Jane Booker since 1984. They have one child.
73. James Fox
Actor | Sherlock Holmes
James Fox is the second of three sons, born to the theatrical agent Robin Fox and his actress wife Angela Worthington - aka Angela Fox. His brothers are the actor Edward Fox and the producer Robert Fox. He started acting as a child actor and used his real name, until he reached his early 20s. He ...
74. James Frain
Actor | The Count of Monte Cristo
James Frain is one of Hollywood's most versatile and respected actors who has a reputation for bold, intelligent performances in a diverse body of work in which he's collaborated with some of the finest actors and directors working today.
Recent film work includes Disney's TRON: Legacy opposite Jeff...
75. James Franciscus
Actor | Beneath the Planet of the Apes
James Grover Franciscus graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1957 with a B.A. in English and theater. His father, John Allen Franciscus, was a pilot killed in action during WWII. His mother was named Loraine (nee Grover) and he had one sibling, a brother named John. Mr. Franciscus is ...
76. James Franco
Actor | 127 Hours
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of ...
77. James Fraser
Writer | Dirt Tin
James made his film debut in 2007 opposite Daniel Radcliffe in 'December Boys'. His more recent film work includes 'The Turning' and Russell Crowe's directorial debut 'The Water Diviner'.
In 2014 has was labeled as "One to Watch" by GQ magazine. In 2015 he appeared alongside Sam Worthington, Hugh ...
78. James Frawley
Director | The Muppet Movie
James Frawley was born on September 29, 1936 in Houston, Texas, USA as James Joseph Frawley. He was a director and producer, known for The Muppet Movie (1979), The Big Bus (1976) and The Monkees (1966). He was married to Cynthia Margaret. He died on January 22, 2019 in Indian Wells, California, USA.
80. James Gaisford
James Gaisford is an American actor, Raised in the capital of the Indie film market (Sundance) His career began with guerrilla style film making. This influence opened varied and unique performances gravitating towards an unconventional style of acting. He is noted for starring in Mainstays YouTube...
81. James Gammon
Actor | Major League
Rugged-looking James Gammon first broke into the entertainment industry not as an actor but as a TV cameraman. From there, his weatherbeaten features, somewhat menacing attitude and a tough-as-nails voice--the kind that used to be described in detective novels as "whiskey-soaked"--reminiscent of '...
82. James Gandolfini
Actor | The Sopranos
James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, to Santa (Penna), a high school lunchlady, and James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a bricklayer and head school janitor. His parents were both of Italian origin. Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival ...
83. James Garner
Actor | The Notebook
Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s.
James Garner was born James Scott ...
85. James Gleason
Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace
James Gleason was born in New York City to William Gleason and Mina Crolius, who were both in the theatre. He was married to Lucile Gleason (born Lucile Webster), and had a son, Russell Gleason. As a young man James fought in the Spanish-American War. After the war he joined the stock company at ...
86. James Gray
Director | The Immigrant
Writer/director James Gray made his first film Little Odessa (1994) at the age of twenty-five. The film, which starred Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Vanessa Redgrave and Maximilian Schell, received critical acclaim and was the winner of the Venice Film Festival's prestigious Silver Lion Award in 1994.
87. James Gregory
Actor | The Manchurian Candidate
New York-born James Gregory gave up a career as a stockbroker for one as an actor, and began on the Broadway stage. He made his film debut in 1948. Gregory specialized in playing loud, brash, tough cops or businessmen. One of his better roles was as the detective out to get Capone in Al Capone (...
88. James Griffith
Actor | The Killing
Ideal for playing swarthy villains, James Griffith's tall, dark and gaunt features and shady countenance invaded hundreds of film and TV dramas (and a few comedies) throughout his career on-camera. Highlighted by his arched brows, hooded eyes and prominent proboscis, heavy character work would be ...
89. James Le Gros
Actor | Drugstore Cowboy
It isn't hard to make James LeGros bust a gut laughing. Just call him Brad Pitt. Okay, so he doesn't get $6 million a film or have his photo air-kissed by legions of swooning schoolgirls during recess. But if you've caught LeGros' quirky personality, you may wonder why he's still toiling away. But ...
90. James Gunn
Writer | Guardians of the Galaxy
James Gunn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, to Leota and James Francis Gunn. He is from a large Catholic family, with Irish and Czech ancestry. His father and his uncles were all lawyers. He has been writing and performing as long as he can remember. He began making 8mm films at the age ...
91. James Hampton
Actor | Sling Blade
Raised in Dallas, Texas, James Hampton attended John H. Reagan Elementary, N.R. Crozier Technical High School and the University of North Texas (Theatre Arts Major). He studied acting with Michael Howard in New York and Leonard Nimoy in Los Angeles. He worked with Baruch Lumet at Knox Street ...
95. James Haven
Actor | Original Sin
Born in Los Angeles, California, James Haven, is the son of Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, and his sister is Angelina Jolie. After his parents' separation in 1976, James and Jolie were raised by their mother and she moved them to Palisades, New York, giving up acting. He attended the 1986 ...
Actor | Stranger Things
Some would say that actor James Landry Hébert (pronounced "Ayy-Bear") was born in Lafayette, LA in 1984. Others would argue that after spending most of his adolescence on an Indian reservation the actor was born while studying theater at Louisiana State University. And still others, James included,...
97. James Hetfield
Soundtrack | Metallica Through the Never
His parents were divorced, and at a young age, he lost his mother to cancer. He grew up hunting, playing guitar, and was an ordinary quiet kid. Lars Ulrich put out an ad in 1981 in a newspaper asking somebody to jam out and listen to rock music with him and he replied. Lars and James hooked up, and...
98. James Hill
Director | The Home-Made Car
British writer, director and producer. A former documentary maker, he started with the GPO Film Unit in 1937 as an assistant, then served in the RAF Film Unit during World War II. Post-war, he made further documentaries as well as children's films, both feature-length (starting with The Stolen Plans...
100. James Hong
Actor | Big Trouble in Little China
James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, but at some point along the way became interested in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California and practiced for 1½ years as a road engineer with the County of Los ...