Namesakes

Emmy Award Winners: 1 actor
(actor) Jim Parsons   2010; 2011; 2013; 2014   The Big Bang Theory  
Fictional Characters from Books: 1 character
Jim Valenti   1998   Roswell High  
Fictional Characters from Television: 2 characters
James T. Kirk (a.k.a. Jim)   1966   Star Trek  
Jim Valenti   1999   Roswell  
Hall-of-Famers: 9 football, 7 baseball, 3 basketball
(baseball) Jim O'Rourke   1945  
(football) Jim Thorpe   1963  
(baseball) Jim "Pud" Galvin   1965  
(football) Jim Brown   1971  
(football) Jim Parker   1973  
(baseball) Jim Bottomley   1974  
(football) Jim Taylor   1976  
(basketball) Jim Pollard   1977  
(football) Jim Otto   1980  
(football) Jim Ringo   1981  
(baseball) Jim "Catfish" Hunter   1987  
(football) Jim Langer   1987  
(baseball) Jim Palmer   1990  
(football) Jim Finks   1995  
(baseball) Jim Bunning   1996  
(football) Jim Kelly   2002  
(basketball) Jim Calhoun   2005  
(basketball) Jim Boeheim   2005  
(baseball) Jim Rice   2009  
Nobel Prize Winners: 1 physics
(physics) Jim Peebles   2019  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 10 actors
James Young Deer (a.k.a. Jim)   1876-1946  
Jim Thorpe   1887-1953  
Jim Carter   1948-  
Jim Broadbent   1949-  
Jim Belushi   1954-  
Jim Carrey   1962-  
Jim Caviezel   1968-  
Jim Parsons   1973-  
Jim Sturgess   1978-  
Jim Bakkum   1987-  
Notable Athletes: 8 football, 7 baseball, 1 basketball, 1 driving
(baseball) Jim O'Rourke   1850-1919  
(baseball) Jim "Pud" Galvin   1856-1902  
(football) Jim Thorpe   1887-1953  
(baseball) Jim Bottomley   1900-1959  
(basketball) Jim Pollard   1922-1993  
(baseball) Jim Bunning   1931-  
(football) Jim Ringo   1931-2007  
(football) Jim Parker   1934-2005  
(football) Jim Taylor   1935-  
(driving) Jim Clark   1936-1968  
(football) Jim Brown   1936-  
(football) Jim Otto   1938-  
(baseball) Jim Palmer   1945-  
(baseball) Jim "Catfish" Hunter   1946-1999  
(football) Jim Langer   1948-  
(baseball) Jim Rice   1953-  
(football) Jim Kelly   1960-  
Notable Filmmakers: 2 directors, 1 screenwriter/director, 1 screenwriter/producer/director
James Young Deer (a.k.a. Jim)   1876-1946  
Jim Henson   1936-1990  
Jim Abrahams   1944-  
Jim Jarmusch   1953-  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 1 television
(television) Jim Bakkum   1987-  
Notable Musicians: 2 singers, 1 musician
Jim Rodford   1941-2018     
Jim Morrison   1943-1971     
Jim Bakkum   1987-     
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 1 astronomer
Jim Peebles   1935-  
Olympic Medalists: 6 silver, 5 bronze, 4 gold, 1 gold/bronze
(gold) Jim Thorpe   1912   decathlon; pentathlon  
(bronze) James Brooker (a.k.a. Jim)   1924   pole vault  
(bronze) James Cristy Jr. (a.k.a. Jim)   1932   swimming - 1500 m freestyle  
(silver) Jim Delaney   1948   shot put  
(bronze) Jim Fuchs   1948; 1952   shot put  
(gold) Jim Walsh   1956   basketball  
(gold) Jim Barnes   1964   basketball  
(gold) Jim Hines   1968   100 m; 4x100 m relay  
(silver) Jim Ryun   1968   1500 m  
(bronze) James Henry (a.k.a. Jim)   1968   diving - springboard  
(silver) Jim Brewer   1972   basketball  
(silver) James Forbes (a.k.a. Jim)   1972   basketball  
(gold/bronze) James Montgomery (a.k.a. Jim)   1976   swimming - 100 m freestyle; swimming - 200 m freestyle; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(silver) James Doehring (a.k.a. Jim)   1992   shot put  
(bronze) Jim Parque   1996   baseball  
(silver) Jim Bilba   2000   basketball  
Oscar Award Winners: 1 actor
(actor) Jim Broadbent   2001   Iris  
Other Leaders: 1 prime minister
Prime Minister Jim Bolger   1990-1997   New Zealand  
Other Religious Leaders: 1 leader
Jim Jones   1955-1978   The Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ  
Title Characters: 3 books, 3 songs
(book) Jim   1900   Lord Jim  
(book) Jim   1953   Lucky Jim  
(song) Jim   1972   You Don't Mess Around With Jim  
(song) Jim   2004   Keep A Workin' Big Jim  
(book) Jim   2007   Darling Jim  
(song) Jim   2015   Jim and Jack and Hank