List of Famous people named Jim

Name Jim is among the most common names in USA, Canada, Australia. Often it's a shorthand for James. Similar names: James, Jimmy, Jimmie, Jimi, Jemma, Jimmi, Jem. Here are some famous Jims:

Jim Carrey

James Eugene Carrey
First Name Jim
Last Name Carrey
Born on January 17, 1962 (age 61)
Born in Canada, Ontario
Height 187 cm | 6'2

James Eugene Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian and writer. Known for his energetic slapstick performances, Carrey first gained recognition in 1990, after landing a regular role in the American sketch comedy television series In Living Color. His first leading roles in motion pictures came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), The Mask (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), as well portraying the Riddler in Batman Forever (1995), and the lead role in Liar Liar (1997).

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Jim Harbaugh

James Joseph Harbaugh is an American football coach and former quarterback, who is the current head football coach of the Michigan Wolverines. He played college football at Michigan for coach Bo Schembechler from 1983 to 1986 and played in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons from 1987 to 2000. He then served as the head coach of the San Diego Toreros (2004–2006), the Stanford Cardinal (2007–2010), and the NFL's San Francisco 49ers (2011–2014). In 2015, Harbaugh returned to his alma mater, Michigan.

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Jim Jones

First Name Jim
Last Name Jones
Born on May 13, 1931
Died on November 18, 1978 (aged 47)

James Warren Jones was an American cult leader, preacher and self-professed faith healer. He launched the Peoples Temple in Indiana during the 1950s. Jones and his inner circle orchestrated a mass murder-suicide of himself and his followers in his jungle commune at Jonestown, Guyana on November 18, 1978.

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Jim Morrison

James Douglas Morrison
First Name Jim
Last Name Morrison
Born on December 8, 1943
Died on July 3, 1971 (aged 27)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

James Douglas Morrison was an American singer, songwriter and poet, who served as the lead vocalist of the rock band the Doors. Due to his wild personality, poetic lyrics, distinctive voice, unpredictable and erratic performances, and the dramatic circumstances surrounding his life and early death, Morrison is regarded by music critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock history. Since his death, his fame has endured as one of popular culture's most rebellious and oft-displayed icons, representing the generation gap and youth counterculture.

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Jim Bob Duggar

First Name Jim
Last Name Duggar
Born on July 18, 1965 (age 57)

James Robert Duggar is an American real estate agent, politician and television personality, known for the reality series, 19 Kids and Counting, which aired from 2008 to 2015. From 1999 to 2002, he was a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

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Jim Bakker

First Name Jim
Last Name Bakker
Born on January 2, 1940 (age 83)

James Orsen Bakker is an American televangelist, entrepreneur, and convicted fraudster. He hosted the television program The PTL Club with his then-wife, Tammy Faye, from 1974 to 1989. He also developed Heritage USA, a now-defunct Christian theme park in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

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Jim Laker

First Name Jim
Last Name Laker
Born on February 9, 1922
Died on April 23, 1986 (aged 64)

James Charles Laker was an English cricketer who played for Surrey County Cricket Club from 1946 to 1959 and represented the England cricket team in 46 Test matches. He was born in Shipley, West Riding of Yorkshire, and died in Wimbledon, London.

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Jim Caviezel

First Name Jim
Last Name Caviezel
Born on September 26, 1968 (age 54)
Height 186 cm | 6'1

Jim Patrick Caviezel is an American actor. Caviezel portrayed Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004) and starred as John Reese on the CBS science-fiction crime drama series Person of Interest (2011–2016).

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Jim Valvano

First Name Jim
Last Name Valvano
Born on March 10, 1946
Died on April 28, 1993 (aged 47)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

James Thomas Anthony Valvano, nicknamed Jimmy V, was an American college basketball player, coach, and broadcaster.

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Jim Boeheim

First Name Jim
Last Name Boeheim
Born on November 17, 1944 (age 78)

James Arthur Boeheim is an American college basketball coach who is the head coach of the Syracuse Orange men's team of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Boeheim has guided the Orange to ten Big East regular season championships, five Big East Tournament championships, and 34 NCAA Tournament appearances, including five Final Four appearances and three appearances in the national title game. In those games, the Orange lost to Indiana in 1987 on a last-second jump shot by Keith Smart, and to Kentucky in 1996, before defeating Kansas in 2003 with All-American Carmelo Anthony.

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Jim L. Mora

First Name Jim
Last Name Mora
Born on November 19, 1961 (age 61)

James Lawrence Mora is an American football coach who was most recently the head coach of the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference. Prior to taking the job at UCLA, Mora served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL), coaching the Atlanta Falcons from 2004 to 2006 and Seattle Seahawks in 2009. He has also served as an analyst for NFL Network and Fox Sports.

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Jim Thorpe

First Name Jim
Last Name Thorpe
Born on May 28, 1888
Died on March 28, 1953 (aged 64)

James Francis Thorpe was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won two Olympic gold medals in the 1912 Summer Olympics, and played American football, professional baseball, and basketball. He lost his Olympic titles after it was found he had been paid for playing two seasons of semi-professional baseball before competing in the Olympics, thus violating the amateurism rules that were then in place. In 1983, 30 years after his death, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) restored his Olympic medals with replicas after ruling that the decision to strip him of his medals fell outside of the required 30 days, but he is to date listed as co-champion in both the Decathlon and Pentathlon events according to official IOC records

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Jim Parsons

James Joseph Parsons
First Name Jim
Last Name Parsons
Born on March 24, 1973 (age 50)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

James Joseph Parsons is an American actor and producer. Parsons is known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019). He has received several awards for his performance, including four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. In 2018, Forbes estimated his annual salary to be $26.5 million and named him the world's highest-paid television actor.

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Jim Knowles

First Name Jim
Last Name Knowles
Born on April 16, 1965 (age 58)

Jim Knowles is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the defensive coordinator at Ohio State University. From 2004 to 2009, he compiled a 26–34 record as head football coach at Cornell University.

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Jim Brown

James Nathaniel Brown is a former American football player, sports analyst and actor. He was a fullback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL) from 1957 through 1965. Considered to be one of the greatest running backs of all time, as well as one of the greatest players in NFL history, Brown was a Pro Bowl invitee every season he was in the league, was recognized as the AP NFL Most Valuable Player three times, and won an NFL championship with the Browns in 1964. He led the league in rushing yards in eight out of his nine seasons, and by the time he retired, he had shattered most major rushing records. In 2002, he was named by The Sporting News as the greatest professional football player ever.

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Jim Jordan

First Name Jim
Last Name Jordan
Born on February 17, 1964 (age 59)

James Daniel Jordan is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Ohio's 4th congressional district since 2007. His district stretches from Lake Erie to just below Urbana in the north-central and western portions of the state and includes Lima, Marion, Tiffin and Elyria. A member of the Republican Party, Jordan is a former collegiate wrestler and college wrestling coach.

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Jim Miller

James Andrew Miller
First Name Jim
Last Name Miller
Born on August 30, 1983 (age 39)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

James Andrew Miller is an American mixed martial artist. He is currently a competitor in the UFC's lightweight division. He currently holds the record of most wins in the UFC lightweight division and is the younger brother of former UFC fighter Dan Miller.

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Jim Kaat

First Name Jim
Last Name Kaat
Born on November 7, 1938 (age 84)

James Lee Kaat, nicknamed "Kitty," is an American former professional baseball player and television sports commentator. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a left-handed pitcher for the Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins (1959–1973), Chicago White Sox (1973–1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1976–1979), New York Yankees (1979–1980), and St. Louis Cardinals (1980–1983). His 25-year playing career spanned four decades.

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Jim Rutherford

First Name Jim
Last Name Rutherford
Born on February 17, 1949 (age 74)

James Earl Rutherford is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender and front office executive. He is the president of hockey operations and interim general manager of the Vancouver Canucks. Prior to his position with the Canucks, Rutherford held the same position with the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes franchise for almost two decades, assuming the position in June 1994 and stepping down from that position in April 2014. He then joined the Pittsburgh Penguins as general manager, having been named to that position on June 6, 2014, and resigning on January 27, 2021, citing "personal reasons". Rutherford has won three Stanley Cups as a general manager, with the Hurricanes in 2006 and with the Penguins in 2016 and 2017.

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Jim Diamond

James Diamond
First Name Jim
Last Name Diamond
Died on October 10, 2015 (aged 45)

James Aaron Diamond was a Scottish singer-songwriter, best known for his three Top 5 hits: "I Won't Let You Down" (1982), as the lead singer of PhD; and his solo performances "I Should Have Known Better", a United Kingdom No. 1 in 1984, and "Hi Ho Silver", the theme song from Boon, which reached No. 5 in the UK Singles Chart in 1986.

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