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 62)
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 58)

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 84)

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 55)
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 79)

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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