Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2024: J


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]


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


Jackson, Carl
Date and place of birth unknown
American golf caddie for Augusta National Golf Club.
[Picture of Carl Jackson]


Jackson, J. J.
Born 8 November 1942  (New York City, New York, USA)
American blues singer with the big hit "But It's Alright"
[Picture of J. J. Jackson]


Jackson, Jermaine
Born 11 December 1954  (Gary, Indiana, USA)
American singer, member of the Jackson 5.
[Picture of Jermaine 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, Josephine
Born 1 February 1995  (Zolochiv, Ukraine)
Porn star.
[Picture of Josephine Jackson]


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


Jackson, Marlon
Born 12 March 1957  (Gary, Indiana, USA)
Singer with the Jackson 5.
[Picture of Marlon 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, Wanda
Born 20 October 1937  (Maud, Oklahoma, USA)
Acclaimed rockabilly singer.
[Picture of Wanda 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]


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]


Jager, Harald
Born 27 April 1943  (Germany)
Berlin Wall guard on the East German side whose opening of the Bornholmer Straße crossing heralded the Wall's fall.
[Picture of Harald Jager]


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


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, Jim
Born 27 April 1978  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Frontman of My Morning Jacket
[Picture of Jim James]


James, Matt
Born in Australia  (exact date unknown)
Part of Aussie dance music 'project' Mashd N Kutcher, diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2023
[Picture of Matt James]


James, Oscar
Born 25 July 1942  (Trinidad)
Actor, one of the original cast members of EastEnders but was also a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company and the first black actor to play Macbeth (and the first black actor in Emmerdale)
[Picture of Oscar James]


Jameson, Jenna
Born 9 April 1974  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
Porn star, actress & model.
[Picture of Jenna Jameson]


Janis, Byron Byron Janis is no longer with us
Born 24 March 1928  (McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 14 March 2024  (New York City, NY, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
American classical pianist.
[Picture of Byron Janis]


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


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]


Jaouad, Suleika
Born in New York, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
Writer who channeled a cancer diagnosis into a mainstay 'New York Times' column and a best-selling memoir. Born 1988.
[Picture of Suleika Jaouad]


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]


Jarmusch, Jim
Born 22 January 1953  (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA)
American independent filmmaker.
[Picture of Jim Jarmusch]


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]


Jarrett, Ned
Born 10 December 1932  (Conover, North Carolina, USA)
Tranquil NASCAR driver and announcer.
[Picture of Ned Jarrett]


Jarvie, Drew
Born 5 October 1948  (Annathill, UK)
Scottish Footballer mainly playing for Aberdeen where he won the Scottish League Cup and the League title
[Picture of Drew Jarvie]


Jarvis, Martin
Born 4 August 1941  (Cheltenham, Gloucs. England)
Versatile actor, appearing in numerous film, TV and radio roles as well a handy catalogue of voiceover work, notably for video games.
[Picture of Martin Jarvis]


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 Michael Jayston is no longer with us
Born 29 October 1935  (Nottingham, England)

Died 5 February 2024  (Hove, E. Sussex, England)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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]


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


Jenkins, David
Born 29 June 1936  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
Figure skater.
[Picture of David Jenkins]


Jenkins, Hayes Alan
Born 23 March 1933  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
Figure skater.
[Picture of Hayes Alan Jenkins]


Jenkins, Karl
Born 17 February 1944  (Penclawdd, Wales)
Avantagrde classical jazz-influenced composer
[Picture of Karl Jenkins]


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]


Jenner, Kylie
Born 10 August 1997  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Another sodding Kardashian.
[Picture of Kylie 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]


Jens, Salome
Born 8 May 1935  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Actress who played the Female Changeling in Star Trek: Deep Space 9.
[Picture of Salome Jens]


Jensen, Erik
Born 20 July 1970  (Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, USA)
US film and TV regular of the past 20 years, such as on 'The Walking Dead'. Now has advanced colon cancer.
[Picture of Erik Jensen]


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


Jewell, Geri
Born 13 September 1956  (Buffalo, New York, USA)
American stand-up comedian afflicted with cerebral palsy from an early age on. Her comedy goes hand in hand with her disability activism
[Picture of Geri Jewell]


Jewison, Norman Norman Jewison is no longer with us
Born 21 July 1926  (Toronto, Canada)

Died 20 January 2024  (Los Angels CA, USA)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Canadian film director of such films as 'In the Heat of the Night' and 'Rollerball'.
[Picture of Norman Jewison]


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


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]


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]


Johns, Glynis Glynis Johns is no longer with us
Born 5 October 1923  (Pretoria, South Africa)

Died 4 January 2024  (Los Angeles)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
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]


Johns, Milton
Born 13 March 1938  (Bristol, UK)
Character actor, often plays corrupt or obsequious government officials or authority figures.
[Picture of Milton Johns]


Johnson, Brian
Born 5 October 1947  (Dunston, Gateshead, England)
Lead singer of AC/DC.
[Picture of Brian Johnson]


Johnson, Brian "Liver King"
Date and place of birth unknown
Influencer who long insisted his chiseled physique was entirely down to practicing an "ancestral lifestyle" and eating raw meat. Then word came out he took steroids, as they all do…
[Picture of Brian


Johnson, Clark
Born 10 September 1954  (Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Tv Actor, played Gus Haynes in the Wire.
[Picture of Clark Johnson]


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, Marjorie
Born 9 August 1919  (Hennepin County, MN, USA)
A baker, famous for winning lots of awards and appearing on TV. She also wrote a book.
[Picture of Marjorie 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, plas
Born 21 July 1931  (Donaldsonville, Louisiana)
US saxophonist, most notably on Henry Mancini's "Pink Panther" theme
[Picture of plas 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]


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, J. Bennett
Born 10 June 1932  (Shreveport, Louisiana, USA)
Former US Senator from Louisiana between 1972-1997.
[Picture of J. Bennett 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, Mark
Born 10 October 1959  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish horse trainer.
[Picture of Mark Johnston]


Jones, (F1) Alan
Born 2 November 1946  (Melbourne, Va, Australia)
Racing driver, won Formula 1 Championshipin 1980. Went into broadcasting following his retirement from racing.
[Picture of (F1) Alan Jones]


Jones, Amy Holden
Born 17 September 1955  (USA)
Screenwriter and film director who also created medical drama 'The Resident'.
[Picture of Amy Holden Jones]


Jones, Clarence B.
Born 8 January 1931  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
American lawyer and close friend of Martin Luther King Jr.
[Picture of Clarence B. 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, Jimmy
Born 2 September 1938  (Southampton, Hampshire, England)
Outspoken stand-up comedian known for his catchphrase "Kin' ell".
[Picture of Jimmy 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, Marty
Born 13 December 1953  (Oldham, UK)
Legendary British wrestler, now training the next generation of UK grapplers.
[Picture of Marty Jones]


Jones, Monique
Born 12 March 1979  (Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA)
Professional female bodybuilder
[Picture of Monique 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)]


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]


Jordan, Michael
Born 17 February 1963  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
One of the most successful & certainly most well-known basketball players of all time.
[Picture of Michael Jordan]


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


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


Joy, David
Born 11 December 1983  (St. Andrews, United Kingdom)
Golf historian
[Picture of David Joy]


Joye, Col
Born 13 April 1937  (Sydney, Australia)
Rock-n-roll singer big in Australia, less so elsewhere. Nearly killed himself in 1990 trimming a neighbour's tree and falling 6 metres. He recovered, well enough to restart performing in 1998.
[Picture of Col Joye]


Juan Carlos Of Spain, King
Born 5 January 1938  (Rome, Italy)
King of Spain 1975-2014. Still alive but turned into the embarassing old guy you dont want around anymore.
[Picture of King Juan Carlos Of Spain]


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, Julio
Born 21 March 1942  (Santiago, Chile)
Chilean actor, active in all media in both Chile and Venezuela, winning many awards. He was also a Municipal Councillor.
[Picture of Julio Jung]


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


Jurasik, Peter
Born 25 April 1950  (Queens, New York, USA)
American actor, best known for his role as Londo Mollari in the pioneering sci-fi series 'Babylon 5'.
[Picture of Peter Jurasik]


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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