Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2021: J

 

Jack, Paul
Born 15 May 1965  (Malaya)
Scottish footballer who played in two Scottish Cup finals with Airdrieonians.
[Picture of Paul Jack]

 

Jackman, Hugh
Born 12 October 1968  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Australian actor who found success in Hollywood in the film 'X-Men' as Wolverine. Presented the Academy Awards in 2010.
[Picture of Hugh Jackman]

 

JACKS, Terry
Born 29 March 1944  (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Canadian singer-songwriter who enjoyed a massive hit single in 1974 with 'Seasons in the Sun', a loose interpretation of a Jacques Brel song.
[Picture of Terry JACKS]

 

JACKSON, (1956) Randy
Born 23 June 1956  (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)
Longest serving judge on American Idol.
[Picture of (1956) Randy JACKSON]

 

JACKSON, (1961) Randy
Born 29 October 1961  (Gary, Indiana, USA)
Singer, second youngest of the Jackson Clan.
[Picture of (1961) Randy JACKSON]

 

Jackson, Betty
Born 24 June 1949  (Bacup, Lancashire, England)
British fashion designer. Lost her leg aged six.
[Picture of Betty Jackson]

 

Jackson, Francis
Born 2 October 1917  (Malton, Yorkshire, England)
Organist and composer, Was Organist of York Minster from 1946-1982.
[Picture of Francis Jackson]

 

Jackson, Jesse
Born 8 October 1941  (Greenville, South Carolina, USA)
Controversial politician & civil rights activist, as well as a Baptist minister.
[Picture of Jesse Jackson]

 

Jackson, Katherine
Born 4 May 1930  (Barbour County, Alabama)
Matriarch of the legendary Jackson family of musicians.
[Picture of Katherine Jackson]

 

Jackson, Philip
Born 18 June 1948  (Retford, Nottinghamshire, England)
Experienced character actor, probably best remembered as Chief Inspector James Japp in 'Agatha Christie's Poirot'.
[Picture of Philip Jackson]

 

Jackson, Ray
Born 12 December 1948  (Wallsend, United Kingdom)
Joint lead singer of folk group Lindisfarne.
[Picture of Ray Jackson]

 

Jackson, Victoria
Born 2 August 1959  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Regular cast member on Saturnday Night Live 1986-1992, then became a Conservative activist
[Picture of Victoria Jackson]

 

Jackson, Wes
Born 15 June 1936  (Topeka, Kansas, United States)
Co-Founder of the Land Institute and participant on the World Future Council. That's very good because future is good.
[Picture of Wes Jackson]

 

Jacobi, Derek
Born 22 October 1938  (Leytonstone, London, England)
Actor, mostly on stage, but with notable TV & film credits as well.
[Picture of Derek Jacobi]

 

Jae-in, Moon
Born 24 January 1953  (Geoje, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea)
President of South Korea since 2017.
[Picture of Moon Jae-in]

 

Jaffee, Al
Born 13 March 1921  (Savannah, Georgia, USA)
Cartoonist with MAD magazine since 1955. Features include the back cover fold-in and 'Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions'.
[Picture of Al Jaffee]

 

Jaffrey, Madhur
Born 13 September 1933  (Delhi, India)
Indian born actress, writer on food and traveling, and TV personality, she can do it all!
[Picture of Madhur Jaffrey]

 

jagannathan, krishnammal
Born 16 June 1926  (Tamil Nadu, India)
Tamil social activist for the poor
[Picture of krishnammal jagannathan]

 

Jagger, Mick
Born 26 July 1943  (Dartford, Kent, England)
Rubber-lipped lead singer of the Rolling Stones.
[Picture of Mick Jagger]

 

James, Deborah
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Cancer blogger known as the "BowelBabe", born c.1982.
[Picture of Deborah James]

 

JAMES, Polly
Born 8 July 1941  (Blackburn, Lancashire, England)
Actress best known as the archetypal "dolly bird" Beryl Hennesey in Carla Lane's 'The Liver Birds'.
[Picture of Polly JAMES]

 

Janis, Conrad
Born 11 February 1928  (New York, New York, USA)
Jazz musician & actor, played Mindy's laconic dad in 'Mork and Mindy'.
[Picture of Conrad Janis]

 

Jannaati, Mohammad Ebrahim
Born in Shahroud, Iran  (exact date unknown)
Iranian cleric, born 1932, plucked from this Wikipedia list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_Maraji
[Picture of Mohammad Ebrahim Jannaati]

 

Jannetty, Marty
Born 3 February 1960  (Columbus, Georgia, USA)
Wrestler in tag team partnership "The Rockers" with Shawn Michaels.
[Picture of Marty Jannetty]

 

Jansen, Floor
Born 21 February 1981  (Goirle, Netherlands)
Lead singer of symphonic metal band Nightwish.
[Picture of Floor Jansen]

 

january, don
Born 20 November 1929  (Plainview, Texas, USA)
Retired golfer whose cheeky attempt to wait for a put that didn't quite make it to drop in by itself actually caused the rules of golf to be changed. Fascinating.
[Picture of don january]

 

Jara, Joan
Born 31 December 1957  (England, UK)
British-Chilean dancer, political, and the widow of 1973 coup victim and folksinger Victor Jara
[Picture of Joan Jara]

 

Jardine, Al
Born 3 September 1942  (Lima, Ohio, USA)
Founder member of 60s pop giants The Beach Boys.
[Picture of Al Jardine]

 

Jarrett, Keith
Born 8 May 1945  (Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA)
Spirited American jazz / classical music pianist and composer. Started at a young age in Miles Davis' band
[Picture of Keith Jarrett]

 

Jason, David
Born 2 February 1940  (Edmonton, London, England)
Comedy actor, best known as Granville in 'Open All Hours' and Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in 'Only Fools and Horses'. Even after a decade, it's still hard not to smirk at his supposedly serious role as Detective Inspector Jack Frost in 'A Touch of Frost'.
[Picture of David Jason]

 

Jayston, Michael
Born 29 October 1935  (Nottingham, England)
Velvet-voiced actor who has appeared in a wide variety of films and tv programmes.
[Picture of Michael Jayston]

 

Jean, Al
Born 9 January 1961  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Screenwriter for 'The Simpsons' among others.
[Picture of Al Jean]

 

Jeavons, Colin
Born 20 October 1929  (Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales)
Actor who was a regular on TV until his retirement in 1994. Was the voice behind 1970s children's cartoon 'Barnaby the Bear'.
[Picture of Colin Jeavons]

 

jeffreys, sheila
Born 13 May 1948  (United KIngdom)
English political scientist, often veering into gender issues
[Picture of sheila jeffreys]

 

Jelinek, Elfriede
Born 20 October 1946  (Mürzzuschlag, Styria, Austria)
Austrian feminist playwright & novelist.
[Picture of Elfriede Jelinek]

 

Jenas, Jermaine
Born 18 February 1983  (Nottingham, United Kingdom)
British midfielder and now expert summariser
[Picture of Jermaine Jenas]

 

Jennings, Alex
Born 10 May 1957  (Essex, United Kingdom)
Decorated theatre actor with occasional roles in Film
[Picture of Alex Jennings]

 

Jennings, Pat
Born 12 June 1945  (Newry, Northern Ireland, United KIngdom)
Northern Irish former goalkeeper with a lengthy career
[Picture of Pat Jennings]

 

Jensen, Derrick
Born 19 December 1960  (USA)
American author, ecophilosopher, and radical environmentalist.
[Picture of Derrick Jensen]

 

Jeremy, Ron
Born 12 March 1953  (Long Island, New York, USA)
Actor, almost exclusively in porn films.
[Picture of Ron Jeremy]

 

Jett, Joan
Born 22 September 1958  (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, USA)
Founder member of the all-girl rock band The Runaways before scoring a US number 1 hit with 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' in 1982.
[Picture of Joan Jett]

 

Jewison, Norman
Born 21 July 1926  (Toronto, Canada)
Canadian film director of such films as 'In the Heat of the Night' and 'Rollerball'.
[Picture of Norman Jewison]

 

Jim, Hillbilly
Born 5 July 1952  (Scottsville, Kentucky, USA)
Real name James Morris, American retired professional wrestler and now radio show host
[Picture of Hillbilly Jim]

 

Jimirro, Jim
Born 23 January 1937  (place of birth unknown)
Co-Creator the Disney Channel, and other media ventures
[Picture of Jim Jimirro]

 

Jinping, Xi
Born 15 June 1953  (Beijing, China)
Current President of China.
[Picture of Xi Jinping]

 

Jodorowsky, Alejandro
Born 7 February 1929  (Tocopilla, Chile)
Jewish Chilean filmmaker who made the cult western 'El Topo' in 1970.
[Picture of Alejandro Jodorowsky]

 

Joel, Billy
Born 9 May 1949  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Born William Joseph Martin Joel. Rock singer whose hits include 'Uptown Girl', 'Piano Man' and 'We Didn't Start The Fire'.
[Picture of Billy Joel]

 

Johanson, Sue
Born 16 March 1930  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Sex education lecturer, academic and speaker.
[Picture of Sue Johanson]

 

John, Elton
Born 25 March 1947  (Pinner, Middlesex, England)
The most successful pop star of the 1970s, who has managed to remain more or less in the limelight ever since, despite (or perhaps because of) drug and alcohol problems, bust-ups with his lyricist Bernie Taupin, a turbulent love life and a lamentable dres
[Picture of Elton John]

 

Johnrose, Lenny
Born 29 November 1969  (Preston, UK)
Footballer, had multiple spells with Bury and Burnley.
[Picture of Lenny Johnrose]

 

Johns, Glynis
Born 5 October 1923  (Pretoria, South Africa)
Husky-voiced actress (and dancer/singer), of Welsh origin, a popular actress in the 1950s.
[Picture of Glynis Johns]

 

Johns, Jasper
Born 15 May 1930  (Augusta, Georgia, USA)
American abstract expressionist painter.
[Picture of Jasper Johns]

 

Johnson, Boris
Born 19 June 1964  (New York, New York, USA)
Gaffe-prone but hugely endearing Mayor of London, an ex-Tory MP and former head of The Spectator magazine.
[Picture of Boris Johnson]

 

Johnson, Dewayne "Lee"
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Former groundskeeper who won a $289m lawsuit against Monsanto after getting terminal cancer from its product Roundup. Born c.1972.
[Picture of Dewayne

 

Johnson, George "Johnny"
Date and place of birth unknown
Member of the "Dambusters" mission in the Second World War. Born 1922.
[Picture of George

 

Johnson, Holly
Born 19 February 1960  (Khartoum, Sudan)
African-born former front man of '80s Scouse popsters Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Was diagnosed with HIV in the late '80s, but treatment has kept it at bay ever since, and he continues to work in the music industry.
[Picture of Holly Johnson]

 

Johnson, Johnny
Born 20 July 1942  (Florida, USA)
Frontman of Johnny Johnson and the Bandwagon, a band with two top ten hits in the UK in the 1960s and 70s.
[Picture of Johnny Johnson]

 

Johnson, Magic
Born 14 August 1959  (Lansing, Michigan, USA)
HIV-positive former basketball player.
[Picture of Magic Johnson]

 

Johnson, Martha
Born 18 December 1950  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian singer and songwriter, now suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
[Picture of Martha Johnson]

 

Johnson, Stanley
Born 18 August 1940  (Penzance, England)
Former MEP now far better known for inflicting his son Boris upon the world.
[Picture of Stanley Johnson]

 

Johnson, Theodore
Born in Jamaica  (exact date unknown)
Jamaican serial killer.
[Picture of Theodore Johnson]

 

Johnson, Wilko
Born 12 July 1947  (Canvey Island, Essex, England)
Former lead guitarist and songwriter for pub rock legends Dr. Feelgood.
[Picture of Wilko Johnson]

 

Johnston, Craig
Born 25 June 1960  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Footballer who retired at 28 to look after his ailing sister and later went on to design the Predator boot.
[Picture of Craig Johnston]

 

Johnston, Joe
Born 13 May 1950  (Austin, Texas, USA)
Movie director, behind 'Honey, I Shrunk The Kids' and 'Jumanji'.
[Picture of Joe Johnston]

 

Johnston, Sue
Born 7 December 1943  (Warrington, UK)
Actress famous as both Sheila in "Brookside" and Barbara in "The Royle Family".
[Picture of Sue Johnston]

 

Jolie, Angelina
Born 4 June 1975  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Lara Croft actress.
[Picture of Angelina Jolie]

 

Jones, Alan
Born 13 April 1941  (Oakey, Queensland, Australia)
Australian rugby coach, a former player & current broadcaster.
[Picture of Alan Jones]

 

jones, alex
Born 11 February 1974  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Perma-angry conspiracy theorist par excellance and owner of the site anyone even remotely politically aware secretly dips into, Infowars.
[Picture of alex jones]

 

Jones, Cliff
Born 7 February 1935  (Swansea, Wales)
Former Tottenham Hotspur winger, part of the legendary double winning side of 1961.
[Picture of Cliff Jones]

 

Jones, Gloria
Born 19 October 1945  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Marc Bolan's lover who originally recorded Tainted Love, the "Queen of Northern Soul"
[Picture of Gloria Jones]

 

Jones, Jeffrey
Born 28 September 1946  (Buffalo, New York, USA)
Actor, in a heap of films and TV shows. Also a registered sex offender.
[Picture of Jeffrey Jones]

 

Jones, L. Q.
Born 19 August 1927  (Jefferson County, Texas, USA)
Actor who appeared in several Sam Peckinpah films.
[Picture of L. Q. Jones]

 

Jones, Marty
Born 13 December 1953  (Oldham, UK)
Legendary British wrestler, now training the next generation of UK grapplers.
[Picture of Marty Jones]

 

JONES, Mick
Born 26 June 1955  (London, England)
Guitarist with legendary punk band The Clash. Latter formed Big Audio Dynamite and managed The Libertines, but we'll let him off for that!
[Picture of Mick JONES]

 

Jones, Paul
Born 24 February 1942  (Portsmouth, Hampshire, England)
Depending on your age, or preference, you'll either remember him for being the lead singer of Manfred Mann, the star of children's TV show 'Uncle Jack' or being a broadcaster on Radio 2.
[Picture of Paul Jones]

 

Jones, Quincy
Born 14 March 1933  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Music composer, trumpeter, record producer & arranger, mainly of "feel-good" music.
[Picture of Quincy Jones]

 

Jones, Ron
Born 19 August 1934  (Aberdare, Wales)
Welsh athlete who won the bronze in 4 x 100m relay at the 1962 European Championships.
[Picture of Ron Jones]

 

Jones, Sam J.
Born 12 August 1954  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor who played the lead role in 1980's "Flash Gordon".
[Picture of Sam J. Jones]

 

jones, shirley
Born 31 March 1934  (Charleroi, Pennsylvania, USA)
Oscar-winning actress and singer best known as Shirley, the matriarch of 'The Partridge Family' in the 1970s.
[Picture of shirley jones]

 

Jones, Tom
Born 7 June 1940  (Pontypridd, Wales)
Gravelly-voiced, hirsute Welsh singer, inexplicably attractive to ladies of a certain age.
[Picture of Tom Jones]

 

Jones (Foreigner), Mick
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Details to follow
[Picture of Mick Jones (Foreigner)]

 

Jones (singer), Jack
Born 14 January 1938  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Big band jazz-pop type, bit of a 1960s Buble. Sang the theme tune for "The Love Boat".
[Picture of Jack Jones (singer)]

 

Jong-Un, Kim
Born 8 January 1983  (Pyongyang, North Korea)
Son of the late North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il and appointed successor to the dear leader after his death in December 2011.
[Picture of Kim Jong-Un]

 

Jonsson, Ulrika
Born 16 August 1967  (Sollentuna, Sweden)
Former model/weather girl who is now a TV presenter & agony aunt. Also famous for spectacularly bad choices of boyfriends.
[Picture of Ulrika Jonsson]

 

Jopling, Michael
Born 10 December 1930  (place of birth unknown)
Former Conservative MP and government minister. Was Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food form 1983-1987.
[Picture of Michael Jopling]

 

Jordan, Jim
Born 17 February 1964  (Troy, Ohio, USA)
US House member who wrestles with sex crimes
[Picture of Jim Jordan]

 

JOSEPH, Jackie
Born 7 November 1933  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, Little Shop of Horrors.
[Picture of Jackie JOSEPH]

 

Joseph, Lesley
Born 14 October 1942  (London, England)
Actress best known as the eternally randy Dorien Green in 'Birds of a Feather'.
[Picture of Lesley Joseph]

 

JOSLIN, Peter
Born 26 March 1933  ()
Former Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police.
[Picture of Peter JOSLIN]

 

Jospin, Lionel
Born 12 July 1937  (Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine, France)
Former French socialist PM.
[Picture of Lionel Jospin]

 

Juan Carlos Of Spain, King
Born 5 January 1938  (Rome, Italy)
King of Spain since 1975.
[Picture of King Juan Carlos Of Spain]

 

Judd, John
Born 23 February 1947  (England)
Actor who appeared in Scum and A Bridge Too Far.
[Picture of John Judd]

 

Judd, Naomi
Born 11 January 1946  (Ashland, Kentucky, USA)
Country music singer & songwriter, mother of actress Ashley Judd.
[Picture of Naomi Judd]

 

Jugnauth, Anerood
Born 29 March 1930  (Palma, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius)
Current president of Mauritius, a role he has occupied since 2003.
[Picture of Anerood Jugnauth]

 

Julian, Ivan
Born 26 June 1955  (Washington DC, USA)
Punk guitarist who worked with The Clash.
[Picture of Ivan Julian]

 

Juncker, Jean-Claude
Born 9 December 1954  (Redange, Luxembourg)
President of the European Commission and hate figure for very angry people with Union Jack avatars on Twitter.
[Picture of Jean-Claude Juncker]

 

Jung-hyeon, Shin
Born 4 January 1938  (South Korea)
The South Korean Godfather of Rock.
[Picture of Shin Jung-hyeon]

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