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Top 50 Hottest Jewish Men of 2014 (40-31)

oin Shalom Life in celebrating the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and beautiful Jewish men of the year.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: December 25th, 2014 in Culture » Society » News

Top 50 Hottest Jewish Men of 2014 (40-31)

Welcome to Shalom Life’s 3rd annual JILF list. Last week, we have honored the 50 most beautiful Jewish women in the world, but what about all the male Hebrew hotties? Let us celebrate them as well with another 5 days of Jewlicious beauties.

We understand that beauty is oft times indescribable, inexpressible, and ineffable, and always in the eye of the beholder. Some people focus entirely on physical attractiveness, while others delve a little deeper, finding attraction in intellect, talent, personality, and a certain “je ne sais quoi”.

Allow us to present the 50 Hottest Jewish Men of 2014! Check back in every day as we unveil 10 at a time. Before reading #40-31 below, make sure you’re all caught up!


40. KHLEO THOMAS

Age: 25

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Known for:Holes, Roll Bounce, Walking Tall, hit song So Many Girls

Why he's a JILF: Los Angeles-based actor and MC, Khleo, was born in Anchorage, Alaska to a Jewish Moroccan mother and African American father. He is best known for playing 'Zero' alongside Shia LaBeouf in Disney’s Holes. While he was establishing himself as a young actor, his music career began to blossom as well. He co-wrote the film’s theme song, ‘Dig It’, which was not only featured on the soundtrack, but also held the #1 spot on Radio Disney for 12 consecutive weeks. After the success of Holes, Khleo pursued his passion for both acting and music, with roles in Walking Tall, The Hurricane Season, and Sons of Anarchy, and worldwide performances alongside the likes of Bow Wow, Sean Kingston, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg. In 2010, Khleo released his debut mixtape, The World is a Cartoon, which garnered over 200,000 downloads within the first month of its’ release. Almost 10 years after the release of Holes, Khleo continues to inspire a worldwide fan base, known as ‘Team Khleo’. His songs have been downloaded over a million times, his name is a daily trending topic on Twitter, and his music videos have received over 3 million views on YouTube. Khleo recently released the hit single Tonight with Sean Roxs.

Check out our exclusive interview with Khleo Thomas here.


39. MAC MILLER

Age: 22

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Known for:Donald Trump (song and feud), Blue Slide Park, MTV’s Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family

Why he's a JILF: Although Mac is only half-Jewish (Christian father), he was raised Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah. At only 21, he’s already recognized as one of North America’s best hip-hop artists. He is a completely self-taught musician, teaching himself how to play piano, guitar, drums, and bass. Since the age of 15, he has completely dedicated himself to hip-hop. He started his career as one half of rap group The Ill Spoken with Beedie. After releasing one mixtape, he decided to go solo. Mac’s grassroots approach to music and promotion has amassed the rapper a huge cult following. After several mixtapes and millions of views on YouTube, Mac released his first full-length album, Blue Slide Park, last year, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. He recently starred in an MTV2 reality show following his life called Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family, and his recently released his 11th mix tape called Faces.


38. MARK RONSON

Age: 39

Hometown:St. John’s Wood, United Kingdom

Known for:Four impressive studio albums, DJ’ing, producing Adele, Bruno Mars, and Amy Winehouse

Why he's a JILF: Mark was raised alongside famous twin sisters, Charlotte and Samanatha, in a Masortic Jewish household in St. John’s Wood. He crossed the pond in high school to attend private school in New York, going on to attend Vassar and NYU. He started to gained local popularity as a DJ in the early 90’s club scene, and soon become one of the most respected DJ’s in the U.S, spinning at celebrities’ private parties and large events. Although Ronson has released 3 successful solo albums, one of which earned him a Best British Male Solo Artist at the Brit Awards, he is perhaps best known for his production work. Mark has produced dozens of hit albums, most notably Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black (for which he won a Grammy) , Adele’s 19, and Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox Jukebox. Last month, he released the single Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars from his upcoming album Uptown Special.


37. LENNY KRAVITZ

Age: 50

Hometown: New York, New York

Known for:Award-winning rock musician, Producer, Designer, The Hunger Games

Why he's a JILF: Lenny was raised in New York by a Russian Jewish father and African-American Christian mother. Lenny loved music from a very young age, using pots and pans as a drum kit starting at the age of 3. His parents had a lot of friends in the music industry, so Lenny went to a lot of shows and was exposed to various genres of music. When his mother landed a role on The Jefferson’s, the family relocated to Los Angeles. Lenny began performing in choirs and taught himself how to play drums, piano, bass, and other instruments. Lenny began recording his own music, but had trouble landing a record deal because his music wasn’t “black enough” or “white enough”. Eventually, Virgin signed the rock/soul musician, and now 20 years later, the American woman rocker is one of the world’s most successful musicians. Lenny also runs a design studio and stars in The Hunger Games franchise. Earlier this year, he released Strut, his 10th studio album.

36. ANDY SAMBERG

Age: 36

Hometown: Berkley, California

Known for:Saturday Night Live, The Lonely Island, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Why he's a JILF: Andy was raised in a Jewish home in Cali. His grandmother was the executive chair of the American Jewish Congress. Andy’s love for comedy began as a child when he discovered Saturday Night Live. He was obsessed with the comedy sketch show, which frustrated teachers because Andy was unfocused in school. Throughout all of his school days, the only thing Andy was interested in was comedy and writing. After graduating, he formed the comedy troupe ‘The Lonely Island’. The trio began writing for SNL, which led to Andy being cast as a regular on the show. Andy gained international attention after the viral success of Dick in a Box, Jizz in my Pants, and I’m on a Boat. After several successful years with SNL and The Lonely Island, feature film roles, and TV guest roles, Andy is considered one of the funniest men in America. He currently stars on the award-winning sit com Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

The Top 50 Hottest Jewish Men list continues on the next page with #35-31!

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