List of Famous people named Jerry

Name Jerry is among the most common names in USA. Often it's a shorthand for Jerome, Gerald. Similar names: Jerome, Gerald, Jiri, Jiro, Jeri, Jere, Jyri, Jerai, Jer. Here are some famous Jerrys:

Jerry Lee Lewis

First Name Jerry
Born on September 29, 1935 (age 88)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer. He has been described as "rock n' roll's first great wild man and one of the most influential pianists of the twentieth century."

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Jerry West

Jerry Alan West

Jerome Alan West is an American basketball executive and former player. He played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His nicknames included "Mr. Clutch", for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation, such as his famous buzzer-beating 60-foot shot that tied Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the New York Knicks; "the Logo", in reference to his silhouette being incorporated into the NBA logo; "Mr. Outside", in reference to his perimeter play with the Los Angeles Lakers; and "Zeke from Cabin Creek", for the creek near his birthplace of Chelyan, West Virginia. West played the small forward position early in his career, and he was a standout at East Bank High School and at West Virginia University, where he led the Mountaineers to the 1959 NCAA championship game. He earned the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player honor despite the loss. He then embarked on a 14-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and was the co-captain of the 1960 U.S. Olympic gold medal team, a squad that was inducted as a unit into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Jerry Sandusky

Gerald Arthur Sandusky is an American retired college football coach and convicted sex offender. Sandusky served as an assistant coach for his entire career, mostly at Pennsylvania State University under Joe Paterno, from 1969 to 1999. He received "Assistant Coach of the Year" awards in 1986 and 1999. Sandusky authored several books related to his football coaching experiences.

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Jerry Kill

First Name Jerry
Born on August 24, 1961 (age 62)

Gerald R. Kill is an American football coach. He is currently special assistant to the head coach at Texas Christian University. He played college football at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas from 1979 to 1982. Kill served as the head coach at Saginaw Valley State University, Emporia State University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Northern Illinois University and the University of Minnesota.

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Jerry Rubin

First Name Jerry
Born on July 14, 1938
Died on November 28, 1994 (aged 56)

Jerry Clyde Rubin was an American social activist, anti-war leader, and counterculture icon during the 1960s and 1970s. During the 1980s, he became a successful businessman. He is known for being one of the co-founders of the Youth International Party (YIP), whose members were referred to as Yippies.

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Jerry O'Connell

First Name Jerry
Born on January 23, 1978 (age 46)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Jeremiah O'Connell, known professionally as Jerry O'Connell, is an American actor, director and talk show host, known for his roles as Quinn Mallory in the television series Sliders, Andrew Clements in My Secret Identity, Vern Tessio in the film Stand by Me (1986), Joe in Joe's Apartment (1996), Frank Cushman in Jerry Maguire (1996), Derek in Scream 2 (1997), Charlie Carbone in Kangaroo Jack (2003), and Detective Woody Hoyt on the drama Crossing Jordan. He starred as Pete Kaczmarek in the single 2010–2011 season of The Defenders. He also had a starring role in the comedy horror film Piranha 3D (2010). Currently, he voices Commander Jack Ransom on the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks.

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Jerry Sloan

Gerald Eugene Sloan
First Name Jerry
Born on March 28, 1942
Died on May 22, 2020 (aged 78)
Height 196 cm | 6'5

Gerald Eugene Sloan was an American professional basketball player and coach. He played 11 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) before beginning a 30-year coaching career, 23 of which were spent as head coach of the Utah Jazz (1988–2011). NBA commissioner David Stern referred to Sloan as "one of the greatest and most respected coaches in NBA history". Sloan was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Jerry Brown

Edmund Gerald Brown Jr.
First Name Jerry
Born on April 7, 1938 (age 86)

Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. is an American politician who served as the 34th and 39th governor of California from 1975 to 1983 and 2011 to 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected Secretary of State of California in the early 1970s; Brown later served as Mayor of Oakland from 1999 to 2007 and Attorney General of California from 2007 to 2011. He was both the oldest and sixth-youngest governor of California due to the 28-year gap between his second and third terms. Upon completing his fourth term in office, Brown became the third longest-serving governor in U.S. history, serving 16 years and 5 days in office.

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Jerry Van Dyke

First Name Jerry
Born on July 27, 1931
Died on January 5, 2018 (aged 86)

Jerry McCord Van Dyke was an American actor, musician and comedian. He was the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke.

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Jerry Brudos

First Name Jerry
Born on January 31, 1939
Died on March 28, 2006 (aged 67)

Jerome Henry "Jerry" Brudos was an American serial killer and necrophile who committed the murders of at least four women in Oregon between 1968 and 1969.

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