Movie Characters that Start with J: Iconic Names

J for Jack Torrance, J for Jack Dawson, J for Jack Sparrow. In this article, you will find the most iconic movie characters whose names start with J.

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60. Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)

Jessica Rabbit is Roger Rabbit’s Toon human wife and the tritagonist in Disney/Touchstone’s 1988 hybrid feature film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. She is a sultry-but-moral cartoon actress and singer at a Los Angeles supper club called the Ink and Paint Club. 

59. Joe (Looper)

Joe is the protagonist of the 2012 film Looper where he works for a mob in Kansas City as a type of hitman called a “Looper,” where he is tasked with killing people who are sent back from the future through a time machine. He was portrayed by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

58. Jim (American Pie)

James Emanuel “Jim” Levenstein is the main character of the original American Pie series. He was portrayed by actor Jason Biggs.

57. J Edgar Hoover (J Edgar)

John Edgar Hoover was an American law enforcement administrator who served as the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States. He was portrayed by actor Leonardo Di Caprio.

56. Jane Smith (Mr & Mrs Smith)

Jane Smith is an assassin disguised as a typical housewife who owns a company called I-Temp Technology Staffing, which specializes in threat elimination. She was portrayed by actress Angelina Jolie.

55. Jack The Monkey (Pirates Of The Caribbean)

Jack the Monkey, or simply Jack, insultingly named after Jack Sparrow, is Hector Barbossa’s Capuchin monkey sidekick with a rotten temper and an eye for treasure. He is one of four characters to appear in all five films.

54. June Moone (Suicide Squad)

June Moone is the Enchantress, a powerful magic-user who has been both a super-hero and a super-villain in the DC film, Suicide Squad. She was portrayed by the actress Cara Delevingne.

53. Jonathan Kent (Man Of Steel)

Jonathan Kent is the husband of Martha Kent and the adoptive father of Superman, also known as Clark Kent. He was portrayed by actor Kevin Costner.

52. Jor-El (Man Of Steel)

Jor-El is the father of Kal-El, the boy who would become Superman on Earth, and uncle of Kara Zor-El who becomes Supergirl on Earth. He was portrayed by actor Russell Crowe.

51. Jarvis (Iron Man)

Just A Rather Very Intelligent System ( J.A.R.V.I.S.) was originally Tony Stark’s natural-language user interface computer system in the Marvel Comics, named after Edwin Jarvis, in honor of the butler who worked for Howard Stark and the Stark household.

50. John Wick (John Wick)

Jonathan “John” Wick is a legendary hitman who previously worked for the Tarasov Mob until he retired in order to spend time with his wife, Helen Wick, who later died of an unidentified illness. He was portrayed by actor Keanu Reeves.

49. John Carter (John Carter Of Mars)

John Carter was an American Civil War veteran on Earth, where he was mostly known as “Captain Jack Carter of Virginia”. After his arrival on Barsoom, he was given the name Dotar Sojat by Tars Tarkas and became a prince of Helium after marrying Dejah Thoris. He was portrayed by actor Taylor Kitsch in the film adaptation. 

48. Juno (Juno)

Juno is an independent-minded teenager confronting an unplanned pregnancy and the subsequent events that put the pressures of adult life onto her. She was portrayed by actress Elliot Page.

47. Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)

Jay Gatsby is an enigmatic nouveau riche millionaire who lives in a luxurious mansion on Long Island where he often hosts extravagant parties and who allegedly gained his vast fortune by illicit bootlegging during prohibition in the United States. He was portrayed by actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

46. Jack (Jack The Giant Slayer)

Jack is a young farm boy who is fascinated by the legend of Erik, an ancient king who defeated an army of invading giants from a realm in the sky by controlling them with a magical crown. He was portrayed by actor Nicholas Hoult.

45. Jack Frost (Rise Of The Guardians)

Jackson Overland Frost, better known as Jack Frost, is the main protagonist in Rise of the Guardians and an immortal supernatural being much like the Guardians. Unlike the others, however, he’s a loner, the classic rebel without a cause, sarcastic and mischievous.

44. Jane Porter (Tarzan)

Jane Porter is the deuteragonist of Disney‘s 1999 animated feature film, Tarzan. She is a charismatic, albeit eccentric ethnologist who travels to Africa to study gorillas alongside her father, Archimedes Q.

43. Javert (Les Misérables)

Inspector Javert is the main antagonist in Les Misérables, who was portrayed by actor Russell Crowe. Javert can be summed up in one sentence, “He is a man who lives, breathes, eats, sleeps, and would die for justice, in the form of the law,” and all that implies. 

42. Jafar (Aladdin)

Jafar is the main antagonist of Disney‘s 1992 animated feature film Aladdin. As Royal Vizier of Agrabah, he was presented as the Sultan’s most trusted and loyal advisor, but in truth, the imperious Jafar held passionate disdain for the Sultan. 

41. Jiminy Cricket (Pinocchio)

Jiminy Cricket is the deuteragonist of the 1940 Disney animated feature film Pinocchio. He is a wisecracking, anthropomorphic cricket that is depicted donning a top hat and tailcoat, with an umbrella always on his person.

40. James Porter (Harry Potter)

James Porter, an English pure-blood wizard, was the father of Harry Potter and the husband of Lily Potter. He fought in the First Wizarding War for the Order of the Phoenix and was killed by Voldemort while trying to protect Lily and their son.

39. Jack-Jack Parr (The Incredibles)

John Jackson “Jack-Jack” Parr is a supporting character in The Incredibles, the youngest son of Bob and Helen, as well as the younger brother of Violet and Dash. His primary power is shape-shifting, but also has a large number of other powers. 

38. J. Jonah Jameson (Spiderman)

John “J” Jonah Jameson Jr. is the show host of The Daily Bugle and the greatest Spiderman critic. He was portrayed by actor J.K Simmons.

37. Jekyll (Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde)

Dr. Jekyll is a “large, well-made, smooth-faced man of fifty who occasionally feels he is battling between the good and evil within himself.

36. James Buchanan Barnes (Captain America)

Sergeant James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes is the childhood and life-long best friend of Steve Rogers who was subjected to brainwashing by HYDRA and later came to be known as the Winter Soldier. He was portrayed by actor Sebastian Stan.

35. Jane Foster (Thor)

Doctor Jane Foster was one of the world’s leading astrophysicists, the world’s foremost astronomer, as well as one of the premier experts on Asgard in the Thor franchise. She was portrayed by actress Natalie Portman.

34. Jean Grey (X-Men)

Jean Grey is a mutant in the X-Men with vast empathic and telepathic abilities that were traumatically awakened when as a child she witnessed her best friend’s death. She was portrayed by actress Sophie Turner.

33. Johnny Blaze (Ghost Rider)

Johnathon “Johnny” Blaze a.k.a Ghost Rider is an American motorcycle stunt performer, and entertainer turned Spirit of Vengeance. He was portrayed by actor Nicolas Cage.

32. Johnny Storm (Fantastic Four)

Jonathan “Johnny” Storm, also known as the Human Torch, is a superhuman who can generate and manipulate fire, and a member of the Fantastic Four. He was portrayed by actor Chris Evans.

31. Juggernaut (Deadpool)

Juggernaut is the title of the avatar on Earth of the demon god Cyttorak. The Juggernaut possesses vast superhuman strength, the limits of which are unknown but are possibly limitless.

30. Jack Bondurant (Lawless)

Jack Bondurant was the youngest of the Bondurant brothers who ran a successful moonshine business in Franklin County, Virginia. He was portrayed by actor Shia LaBeouf.

29. James Gordon (The Dark Knight Trilogy)

James Worthington “Jim” Gordon was the commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department, before being replaced by Harvey Bullock for a brief period, and is an ally to Batman. He was portrayed by the actor Gary Oldman.

28. Jyn Erso (Star Wars)

Jyn Erso was a human female soldier and former criminal who became a pivotal member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic when she led Rogue One in stealing the Death Star plans during the Battle of Scarif. She was portrayed by the actress Felicity Jones.

27. Jango Fett (Star Wars)

Jango Fett was a famed Mandalorian human male bounty hunter and the clone template of the Grand Army of the Republic in the Star Wars franchise.

26. Joshamee Gibbs (Pirates Of The Caribbean)

Joshamee Gibbs was the longtime comrade and devoted First Mate of Captain Jack Sparrow. He was portrayed by the actor Kevin McNally.

25. James Norrington (Pirates Of The Caribbean)

James Norrington was an officer of the British Royal Navy and the East India Trading Company in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. He was portrayed by the actor Jack Davenport.

24. Jasmine (Aladdin)

Princess Jasmine is the deuteragonist of Disney’s 1992 animated feature film, Aladdin. She is the independent and rebellious princess of Agrabah, a Middle Eastern kingdom ruled by her father, the Sultan.

23. James Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes)

Professor James Moriarty is the main antagonist of the Sherlock Holmes franchise. He is a high-level crime lord in London, Sebastian Moran’s boss, and the archenemy of Sherlock Holmes, being famously described as the “Napoleon of Crime” and the most dangerous enemy Holmes has ever faced. He was portrayed by actor Jared Harris.

22. Jar Jar Binks (Star Wars)

Jar Jar Binks was a Gungan exile who encountered the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi during the Invasion of Naboo in the Star Wars franchise. 

21. Jackie Brown (Jackie Brown)

Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who smuggled money from Mexico into the United States for Ordell Robbie, a gun runner in Los Angeles. She was portrayed by the actress Pam Grier.

20. Jacob Black (Twilight)

Jacob Black is a shape-shifter or “werewolf” of the Quileute tribe, former Beta of the Uley pack, and Alpha of his own in the Twilight series. He was portrayed by the actor Taylor Lautner.

19. Jerry Maguire (Jerry Maguire)

Jerry Maguire is a glossy 35-year-old sports agent working for Sports Management International (SMI). He was portrayed by the actor Tom Cruise.

18. Jenko (21 Jump Street)

Gregory ”Greg” Jenko is the co-protagonist of the 21 Jump Street Movie franchise. He was portrayed by the actor Channing Tatum.

17. John Constantine (Constantine)

John Constantine is an occult detective whose violent and antisocial attitude makes him a formidable anti-hero, and he’s known for doing whatever it takes to get the job done. He was portrayed by the actor Keanu Reeves.

16. John Kramer (Jigsaw)

John Kramer, also known as The Jigsaw Killer or simply Jigsaw, is a fictional character from the Saw franchise. He serves as the primary antagonist of Saw, Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV.

15. Jason Voorhees (Friday The 13th)

Jason Voorhees is the main character of the slasher horror film series, Friday the 13th. A superhuman freak with an insatiable appetite for murder, this masked monstrosity has butchered hundreds of people out of an insane desire for revenge against those who have intruded upon his home of Camp Crystal Lake.

14. Jules Winnfield (Pulp Fiction)

Jules Winnfield is the deuteragonist of Pulp Fiction portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson. Initially, he is a Hitman working alongside Vincent Vega but after revelation, or as he refers to it “a moment of clarity” he decides to leave to “Walk the Earth.”

13. Jean Valjean (Les Misérables)

Jean Valjean is the protagonist in the novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo and its film adaptation. He was portrayed by actor Hugh Jackman.

12. Jack Twist (Brokeback Mountain)

Jack Twist is one of two protagonists in Annie Proulx’s novella Brokeback Mountain, as well as the 2005 film adaptation. He was portrayed by the actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

11. John Coffey (The Green Mile)

John Coffey is the deuteragonist in the book, The Green Mile and its film adaptation. In the film, he was portrayed by the late actor Michael Clarke Duncan.

10. Jack Dawson (Titanic)

Jack Dawson is the deuteragonist in Titanic and the love interest of Rose DeWitt Bukater. He was portrayed by the actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

9. Jack Torrance (The Shining)

John Daniel Edward “Jack” Torrance serves as the central antagonist of Stephen King’s 1977 horror novel The Shining, and its 1980 film adaptation The Shining. He was portrayed by actor Jack Nicholson.

8. James T. Kirk (Star Trek)

James Tiberius “Jim” Kirk was a male Human Starfleet officer who lived during the 23rd century. His time in Starfleet made Kirk arguably one of the most famous and sometimes infamous starship captains in Starfleet history. 

7. Juror #8 (12 Angry Men)

Juror #8 is the protagonist of 12 Angry Men who is courageous, compassionate, calm, and respects the opinions of others. He was portrayed by the late actor Henry Fonda.

6. John Mcclane (Die Hard)

John McClane is an Irish-American detective lieutenant with the New York City Police Department and the main protagonist of the Die Hard film series. He is portrayed by Bruce Willis. 

5. John Miller (Saving Private Ryan)

Captain John H. Miller was a thirty-four-year-old American serving in the 2nd Rangers Battalion of the United States Army during World War Two, holding the rank of Captain and the protagonist of the film Saving Private Ryan. He was portrayed by actor Tom Hanks. 

4. Jason Bourne (Bourne Trilogy)

Jason Charles Bourne (real name: David Webb) is the titular main protagonist in the Bourne film adaptations. He is a former CIA assassin of the CIA black ops group Operation Treadstone who defected after he was sent to assassinate African dictator Nykwana Wombosi but could not bring himself to do so with his children present.

3. Jack Sparrow (Pirates Of The Caribbean)

Jack Sparrow was a legendary pirate of the Seven Seas and the irreverent trickster of the Caribbean. A captain of equally dubious morality and sobriety, a master of self-promotion and self-interest, Jack fought a constant and losing battle with his own best tendencies.

2. Joker (The Dark Knight)

The Joker was a psychopathic anarchist, nihilist, and criminal mastermind (self-professed “agent of chaos”) who rose to power in the criminal underworld by thrusting Gotham City into turmoil and drew Batman ever closer to crossing the line between hero and vigilante. He was portrayed by late actor Heath Ledger.

1. James Bond (James Bond)

Royal Navy Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR, was a fictional Senior Operational Officer of the “Double-O” (00) branch, an ultra-covert Black Ops unit within the MI6. As an intelligence officer in MI6, Bond held code number “007”; the “00” prefix indicating his discretionary license to kill in the performance of his duties. He was portrayed by various actors including Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, Daniel Craig, among others.

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