List of Famous people named Jimmy

Often it's a shorthand for James. Similar names: James, Jim, Jimmie, Jimi, Jemma, Jimmi, Jem. Here are some famous Jimmys:

Jimmy Carter

James Earl Carter Jr.
First Name Jimmy
Born on October 1, 1924 (age 99)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

James Earl Carter Jr. is an American politician and philanthropist who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a Georgia State Senator from 1963 to 1967 and as the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975. Since leaving the presidency, Carter has remained engaged in political and social projects as a private citizen. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in co-founding the Carter Center.

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Jimmy Ouyang

First Name Jimmy
Born on June 11, 1987 (age 36)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Jimmy O. Yang is a Hong Kong-American actor, stand-up comedian, and writer best known for starring as Jian-Yang in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley.

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Jimmy Garoppolo

James Richard Garoppolo is an American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). A native of Illinois, he played college football at Eastern Illinois. As a senior in 2013, Garoppolo broke Tony Romo's school records for career passing touchdowns, career passing yards, and passing touchdowns in a season. That season, he also won the Walter Payton Award as the best offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

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Jimmy Greaves

James Peter Greaves
First Name Jimmy
Born on February 20, 1940
Died on September 19, 2021 (aged 81)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

James Peter Greaves MBE is a former England international footballer who played as a forward. He is England's fourth highest international goalscorer, Tottenham Hotspur's highest ever goalscorer, the highest goalscorer in the history of English top-flight football, and has also scored more hat-tricks (six) for England than anyone else. He finished as the First Division's top scorer in six seasons. He is a member of the English Football Hall of Fame.

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Jimmy Somerville

James William Somerville
First Name Jimmy
Born on June 22, 1961 (age 62)
Height 157 cm | 5'2

James William Somerville is a Scottish pop singer and songwriter. He sang in the 1980s with the pop groups Bronski Beat and The Communards, and has also had a solo career. He is known in particular for his powerful and soulful countertenor/falsetto singing voice. He is gay; many of his songs, such as "Smalltown Boy", contain political commentary on gay-related issues.

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Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing one year of college basketball for Tyler Junior College, he transferred to Marquette University. He was drafted with the 30th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. Nicknamed "Jimmy Buckets", Butler is a five-time NBA All-Star, a three-time All-NBA Team honoree and a four-time NBA All-Defensive Team honoree. In 2015, he was named the NBA Most Improved Player.

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Jimmy Fallon

James Thomas Fallon
First Name Jimmy
Born on September 19, 1974 (age 49)
Height 182 cm | 6'0

James Thomas Fallon is an American comedian, actor, television host, singer, writer, and producer. He is known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and as the host of late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and before that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham is an American football tight end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played only one year of college football at Miami, after playing four years of basketball. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Graham has also been a member of the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers.

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Jimmy Kimmel

James Christian Kimmel
First Name Jimmy
Born on November 13, 1967 (age 56)
Height 181 cm | 5'11

James Christian Kimmel is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is the host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that premiered on ABC on January 26, 2003, at Hollywood Masonic Temple in Hollywood, California; and on April 1, 2019, at a secondary home, the Zappos Theater on the Las Vegas Strip. Kimmel hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012, 2016 and 2020, and the Academy Awards in 2017 and 2018.

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Jimmy Hayes

James Ryan Hayes
First Name Jimmy
Born on November 21, 1989
Died on August 23, 2021 (aged 31)
Height 196 cm | 6'5

James Ryan Hayes is an American professional ice hockey right winger who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is also a member of the Missin’ Curfew podcast. He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round, 60th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. His younger brother Kevin Hayes currently plays in the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers.

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