Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2022: J


Jabouille, Jean-Pierre
Born 1 October 1942  (Paris, France)
F1 driver for Renault, eventually winning two Grands Prix
[Picture of Jean-Pierre Jabouille]


Jacklin, Tony
Born 7 July 1944  (Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England)
One of Britain's most successful golfers. Captained Europe to an epochal win over the United States in the Ryder Cup in 1985.
[Picture of Tony Jacklin]


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]


Jackman, Margaret
Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England  (exact date unknown)
Film and TV actress, known for Risen, The Brothers Grimsby and Control.
[Picture of Margaret 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, Betty
Born 24 June 1949  (Bacup, Lancashire, England)
British fashion designer. Lost her leg aged six.
[Picture of Betty Jackson]


Jackson, Bo
Born 30 November 1962  (Bessemer, Alabama, USA)
American athlete, acclaimed for his elite skill in both NFL and baseball. Transcended sport into general US culture after appearing in a series of ads alongside Bo Diddley.
[Picture of Bo Jackson]


Jackson, Brian Brian Jackson is no longer with us
Born in Bolton, Lancashire, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 2 July 2022  (London, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
British actor immortalised as the Man from Del Monte in the famed TV adverts. Will the Reaper say yes this year? Born 1931.
[Picture of Brian Jackson]


Jackson, Francis Francis Jackson is no longer with us
Born 2 October 1917  (Malton, Yorkshire, England)

Died 10 January 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
Organist and composer, Was Organist of York Minster from 1946-1982.
[Picture of Francis Jackson]


Jackson, Glenda
Born 9 May 1936  (Birkenhead, Cheshire, England)
Former actress, now Labour MP for Hampstead & Highgate.
[Picture of Glenda 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, Peter
Born 31 October 1961  (Wellington, New Zealand)
Oscar-winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
[Picture of Peter 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, Samuel L.
Born 21 December 1948  (Washington D.C., USA)
Award winning actor, with a whole string of hit films to his credit in the last three decades.
[Picture of Samuel L. Jackson]


Jackson, Tito
Born 15 October 1953  (Gary, Indiana, USA)
Member of sibling soul band The Jackson 5 and The Jacksons.
[Picture of Tito 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]


Jacobs, Olu
Born 11 July 1942  (Nigeria)
a Nigerian actor and film executive
[Picture of Olu Jacobs]


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]


Jaffer, Melissa
Born 1 December 1936  (Gladstone, Australia)
Australian actress most famous outside her home country as Noranti in the original "Farscape".
[Picture of Melissa Jaffer]


Jaffrey, Madhur
Born 13 August 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]


Jamal, Ahmad
Born 2 July 1930  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
American jazz pianist who influenced Miles Davis.
[Picture of Ahmad Jamal]


James, Brian
Born 18 February 1955  (Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom)
English punk rock guitarist, and original member of The Damned as well as of The Lords of the New Church
[Picture of Brian James]


James, Deborah Deborah James is no longer with us
Born 1 October 1981  ()

Died 28 June 2022  (Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 40  (read death notice)
Cancer blogger known as the "BowelBabe", born c.1982.
[Picture of Deborah James]


Janis, Conrad Conrad Janis is no longer with us
Born 11 February 1928  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 1 March 2022  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Jazz musician & actor, played Mindy's laconic dad in 'Mork and Mindy'.
[Picture of Conrad Janis]


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


Janosch, (author)
Born 11 March 1931  (Zabrze, Poland)
German children's author and illustrator now living in beautiful Panama, born as Horst Eckert
[Picture of (author) Janosch]


Janowitz, Gundula
Born 2 August 1937  (Berlin, Germany)
Austrian soprano.
[Picture of Gundula Janowitz]


Janson, Jillian
Born 23 May 1995  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Adult actress, seemingly does a lot of anal scenes from my research.
[Picture of Jillian Janson]


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]


Jarier, Jean-Pierre
Born 10 July 1946  (Charenton-le Pent, France)
French F1 racer for a few years in the 70s
[Picture of Jean-Pierre Jarier]


Jarre, Jean-Michel
Born 24 August 1948  (Lyon, France)
Prolific and influential electronic composer.
[Picture of Jean-Michel Jarre]


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, Sister
Born 21 August 1919  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Jean Dolores Schmidt, nun and chaplain for the Loyola Ramblers men's basketball team of Loyola University Chicago.
[Picture of Sister 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]


Jenner, Caitlyn
Born 28 October 1949  (Mount Kisco, New York, USA)
Olympic Decathlon champion in 1976. Made headlines in 2015 by declaring himself a woman. It'll be the end of days before Daley Thompson slips on a dress and a couple of falsies…
[Picture of Caitlyn Jenner]


Jenner, Kendall
Born 3 November 1995  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
One of the Kardashian clan, who basically bought her way into a modelling career.
[Picture of Kendall Jenner]


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]


Jeong-hee, Yoon
Born 30 July 1944  (Gwangju, South Korea)
South Korean actress super prolific in the 60s and 70s, but not anymore.
[Picture of Yoon Jeong-hee]


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


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]


Jiamei, Lin
Born 21 June 1924  (Danyang, Jiangsu)
Former First Lady of China, widow of Li Xiannian
[Picture of Lin Jiamei]


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


Jinks, Claire
Born 15 February 1936  (Los Gatos, California, USA)
The Amazing Race contestant.
[Picture of Claire Jinks]


Jintao, Hu
Born 21 December 1942  (Jixi, Anhui Province, China)
President of China since March 2003. Hu is the President of China? We have clearance, Clarence. Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor? And so on.
[Picture of Hu Jintao]


Jodorowsky, Alejandro
Born 17 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]


Johansen, David
Born 9 January 1950  (Staten Island, New York, USA)
Actor and singer. Frontman with influential proto-punk band New York Dolls.
[Picture of David Johansen]


Johanson, Sue
Born 13 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 Lenny Johnrose is no longer with us
Born 29 November 1969  (Preston, UK)

Died 15 August 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 52  (read death notice)
Footballer, had multiple spells with Bury and Burnley.
[Picture of Lenny Johnrose]


Johns, Glyn
Born 15 February 1942  (Epsom, United Kingdom)
English musician, recording engineer and record producer.
[Picture of Glyn Johns]


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 current prime ministre of the UK with French-turkish origins. History has yet to decide if his bumbling through is a strategy, or really just bumbling.
[Picture of Boris Johnson]


Johnson, Carrie
Born 17 March 1988  (London, England)
The current Mrs. BoJo, check again in a few mnoths.
[Picture of Carrie 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" George
Born 25 November 1921  (Hameringham, United Kingdom)

Died 7 December 2022  (Westbury on Trym, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
Member of the "Dambusters" mission in the Second World War. Born 1922.
[Picture of George


Johnson, Holly
Born 9 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, Jimmy
Born 16 July 1943  (Port Arthur, Texas, USA)
NFL coach most successful with the Dallas Cowboys, now a sports analyist.
[Picture of Jimmy Johnson]


Johnson, Kim
Born 18 September 1944  (Oyster Bay, New York, USA)
Survivor: Africa contestant.
[Picture of Kim 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, Wilko Wilko Johnson is no longer with us
Born 12 July 1947  (Canvey Island, Essex, England)

Died 21 November 2022  (Southend-on-Sea)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Former lead guitarist and songwriter for pub rock legends Dr. Feelgood.
[Picture of Wilko Johnson]


Johnston, Berry
Born 25 September 1935  (Oklahoma, USA)
US professional poker player. Inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2004.
[Picture of Berry Johnston]


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, Jennifer
Born 12 January 1930  (Dublin, Ireland)
Noted Irish novelist whose works deal with the fading power of the Catholic Church.
[Picture of Jennifer Johnston]


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


Jolas, Betsy
Born 5 August 1926  (Paris, France)
Franco-American composer of classical works and operas.
[Picture of Betsy Jolas]


Jolie, Angelina
Born 4 June 1975  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Lara Croft actress and minesweeper.
[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, Anita
Born in Eugene, Oregon, USA  (exact date unknown)
The Amazing Race contestant.
[Picture of Anita 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, Clifton
Born 26 July 1937  (St Andrew, Jamaica)
Actor, one of the first black regulars on British TV. Now most remembered as David Kano on "Space: 1999".
[Picture of Clifton Jones]


Jones, Gwyneth
Born 7 November 1936  (Pontnewynydd, Wales)
Welsh soprano opera singer.
[Picture of Gwyneth 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, Jerry
Born 13 October 1942  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Owner of NFL's Dallas Cowboys, an oft-reviled figure among Cowboys fans due to his firings of some of the team's most iconic figures.
[Picture of Jerry Jones]


Jones, John Paul
Born 3 January 1946  (Sidcup, Kent, England)
Led Zeppelin's bassist and keyboard player. Real name: John Baldwin.
[Picture of John Paul Jones]


Jones, L. Q. L. Q. Jones is no longer with us
Born 19 August 1927  (Jefferson County, Texas, USA)

Died 9 July 2022  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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, 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, 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, Steve
Born 3 September 1955  (London, England)
Guitarist/bassist for the Sex Pistols, amongst others.
[Picture of Steve 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 (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)]


Jongbloed, Jan
Born 25 November 1940  (Amsterdam, Holland)
Former Dutch national goalkeeper in the 1970s. Bears an uncanny resemblace to American comedian Rich Hall.
[Picture of Jan Jongbloed]


Jong-Un, Kim
Born 8 January 1982  (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  (Ripon, United Kingdom)
Former Conservative MP and government minister. Was Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food form 1983-1987.
[Picture of Michael Jopling]


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


Joslin, Peter
Born 26 October 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]


Jpegmafia, (rapper)
Born 22 October 1989  (New York, New York, USA)
Rapper who seeks revenge on GIFs and PNGs.
[Picture of (rapper) Jpegmafia]


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


Judd, Naomi Naomi Judd is no longer with us
Born 11 January 1946  (Ashland, Kentucky, USA)

Died 30 April 2022  (Near Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Country music singer & songwriter, mother of actress Ashley Judd.
[Picture of Naomi Judd]


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]


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

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