People with J Initials

From JA to JZ, name the famous person with each set of initials.
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Last updated: December 11, 2019
First submittedAugust 10, 2011
Times taken35,495
Average score62.5%
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Clue
Person
JA
Author of "Pride and Prejudice"
Jane Austen
JB
Obama's Veep
Joe Biden
JC
Director of "Titanic"
James Cameron
JD
He was a rebel without a cause
James Dean
JE
His jail cell death in 2019 raised
many an eyebrow
Jeffrey Epstein
JF
Actress who visited Hanoi and
made workout tapes
Jane Fonda
JG
Star of "The Wizard of Oz"
Judy Garland
JH
Are you experienced?
This guitarist was
Jimi Hendrix
JI
Spain's best-selling singer
of all time
Julio Iglesias
JJ
Sister of Michael and LaToya
Janet Jackson
JK
"Ich bin ein Berliner", he said
John F. Kennedy
JL
Yoko Ono's husband
John Lennon
JM
4th U.S. President
James Madison
 
Clue
Person
JN
Star of "The Shining"
Jack Nicholson
JO
Won 4 gold medals in 1936
Jesse Owens
JP
Starred as the Joker, in 2019
Joaquin Phoenix
JR
Oil baron who was
the world's first billionaire
John D.
Rockefeller
JS
Discovered the polio vaccine
Jonas Salk
JT
Current P.M. of Canada
Justin Trudeau
JU
Colts quarterback defeated by
Joe Namath
Johnny Unitas
JV
French author of "Journey to the
Center of the Earth"
Jules Verne
JW
Western actor known as
"The Duke"
John Wayne
JY
First female chair of the U.S.
Federal Reserve, 2014–2018
Janet Yellen
JZ
President of South Africa,
2009–2018
Jacob Zuma
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Level ∞
Nov 24, 2013
Updated.
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Level 60
Jan 16, 2017
Jseus can not have a last name, he never lived
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Level 48
Oct 11, 2017
Christ isn't a last name, it's a title, and historians would disagree with your assertion that he never lived.
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Level 80
Jun 5, 2018
99% guessed Jesus. 90% guessed Lennon. That proves that the Beatles were not more popular than Jesus.
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Level 73
Jul 6, 2021
They weren't, they were bigger than Jesus.

Aside from that, if this quiz were to have been done back when Lennon said that phrase, the percentage would very likely be higher.

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Level 76
Dec 17, 2013
Sweet...i get to be the first one to complain...Ahem...here goes...Christ isn't Jesus' last name! Despite 98% of quiz takers getting it right, Him being the most guessed answer, AND displaying his picture on the quiz, i am STILL going to complain. How dare you, Quizmaster, offend my sensibilites and everything I stand for. Now make me more quizzes! There...i took care of it...now nobody else has to worry about it.
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Level 54
Feb 3, 2014
Plus Jesus never existed.
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Level 58
Feb 3, 2014
Vidav, don't start. If you're an atheist, fine, but don't take it to the comments and tick off half the people who read it (unless you want people to give you hate spiels).

And quite frankly, nowhere in the quiz does it say these have to be real people. If JB was Jason Bourne, you wouldn't be complaining about that, would you?

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Level 75
Feb 3, 2014
'Hate spiels'? Surely not! Not from a Christian? :o)
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Level 58
Feb 3, 2014
Nicely done, Mr. Wombat.
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Level 58
Feb 5, 2014
I've got two words for you, TheWombat: Westboro Baptist.
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Level 56
Jun 16, 2014
2edgy4me
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Level 81
Jul 8, 2014
He did. The historical person existed. Whether or not he was son of God is under debate.
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Level 84
Dec 2, 2016
His existence is also debated. though kind of a boring debate, IMO, given the lack of evidence on either side.
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Level 84
Feb 3, 2014
Sure it was, and his middle initial was H.

I'm just amazed I got the football question right.

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Level 75
Jul 24, 2014
But the quiz doesn't suggest the persons' second names are their surname, or even their last names.
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Level 63
Apr 19, 2016
Would be interested to know the origin of the name? I'm here to learn things that I don't already know :)
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Level 32
Feb 3, 2014
I wonder if the QM was thinking about adding Jay-Z :D
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Level 36
May 13, 2014
Tried Jessy, Jessie just not Jesse!!! surely at least one of these alternatives could be allowed?
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Level 87
May 30, 2014
Next time, just try Ventura.
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Level ∞
Mar 16, 2016
Also those alternatives would have worked.
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Level 59
Dec 1, 2016
I think these 2 initial quizzes should require you to provide BOTH names.
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Level 80
Dec 1, 2016
Some big hitters in there
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Level 64
Dec 1, 2016
Oh thank goodness JB wasn't Justin Bieber "Phew"
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Level 84
Dec 2, 2016
Justin Bieber isn't even close to being cool enough to make up half of Tenacious D. He would be like, 1/13th at best.
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Level 69
Oct 26, 2017
I find it a travesty that Jay-Z was never President of South Africa
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Level 82
May 14, 2018
Please update the president of South Africa to Cyril Ramaphosa, because Zuma resigned in February 2018.
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Level 81
Jun 10, 2018
It doesn't say anything about *current* president.
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Level 56
Jun 19, 2018
very John centric! could not spell Phoenix first name for the life of me and I saw him on the film set!
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Level 72
Jul 25, 2018
The Z clue now needs to be updated. (Just add "former"?)
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Level ∞
Jul 25, 2018
Ok
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Level 81
Sep 22, 2018
Did Jane Fonda create workout tapes while in Hanoi?
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Level 65
Oct 7, 2020
Aww, man. I tried to put together Spanish names that would work, and I actually thought of "Julio Iglesias," but I didn't know that was the name of a real person, so I didn't try it.
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Level 64
Oct 12, 2020
Funny, I'm so used to doing the geography quizzes on Jetpunk that I automatically typed "Cameroon" for answer 3
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Level 23
Mar 23, 2021
man i was hoping for the jc to be john cena
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Level 68
Apr 16, 2021
Great set of quizzes. Took me a while to realise I wasn't looking for the name of Barack's off-road vehicle though.
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Level 69
Apr 24, 2021
there is now something probably more famous to say about JB; although i guess the same could be said of JL so maybe it’s deliberate
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Level 73
Jun 8, 2021
I find it strange that only 57% got Joe Biden, a lower percentage than Madison or Kennedy, when more recent people generally have an advantage in these quizzes.
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Level 77
Jul 6, 2021
Madison and Kennedy are listed as presidents, whereas Biden is listed as Vice President, an office whose holders are less likely remembered. Also, the word "veep" is used in the clue which not everyone might understand, especially non-Americans.
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Level 74
Jul 11, 2021
Froststar, it doesn't seem strange to me at all as a Brit who doesn't know what the word Veep means. I presume it's something from the US. I knew the Madison and Kennedy ones but then those questions were sensibly phrased.
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Level 71
Jul 6, 2021
The comment for Johnny Unitas should be changed. Earl Morrell was the starting QB for the Colts in SBIII before being replaced by Unitas after throwing three INTs. Unitas lead the Colts to their only TD after that. Therefore, I don't think the clue that he lost to Namath is really accurate. He started with a 16 point deficit. Could have a number of other facts about him instead.
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Level 84
Jul 6, 2021
True. Unitas QB'd the Colts to the first overtime win in NFL history in "the greatest game ever played" vs the Giants in the 1958 Championship Game, for one.
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Level 51
Jul 6, 2021
Dammit I put Jesse Owen, not Jesse Owens. Thats harsh imo.
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Level 59
Jul 7, 2021
For rebel without a cause my brain immediately went to John Dillinger, Iglesias I have no idea how I got I just guessed randomly
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Level 65
Jul 7, 2021
You could have (at least) 3 Jokers in this quiz!
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Level 63
Feb 15, 2022
If I'd known what a veep was I could have answered that :)
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Level 63
Aug 7, 2022
John Unitas did not work. Maybe it should have.