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List of famous people named Bill, along with photos. How many celebrities named William can you think of? The famous Bills below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Billy, athletes named William, and even political figures named Bill. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Bill? Add them to the list.

Bill Murray is an actor/comedian who was on the original cast of Saturday Night Life. Since then he's been in classics, such as Caddyshack and Ghostbusters. Billy Joel is a Grammy Award winning musician. The Jersey native has had such hits as "Piano Man" and "It's Still Rock and Roll To Me". President Bill Clinton also graces this list. He was the 42nd president. He's also infamous for his affair during his presidency with Monica Lewinsky.

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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Clinton age 70 - William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from ...more

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Murray age 66 - William James "Bill" Murray is an American actor and comedian. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live for which he earned an Emmy Award and later went on to star in comedy ...more

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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Crystal age 69 - William Edward "Billy" Crystal is an American actor, singer, writer, producer, director, comedian, and television host. He gained prominence in the 1970s for playing Jodie Dallas on ...more

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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Joel age 67 - William Martin "Billy" Joel is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth ...more

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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Cosby age 79 - William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by ...more

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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Gates age 61 - William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates originally established his reputation as the ...more

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Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill O'Reilly age 67 - William James "Bill" O'Reilly, Jr. is an American television host, author, syndicated columnist, and political commentator. He is the host of the political commentary program The ...more

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Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Russell age 83 - William Felton "Bill" Russell is an American retired professional basketball player. Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to ...more

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William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William Shatner age 86 - William Shatner is a Canadian actor, singer, author, producer, director, spokesman, and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, Captain ...more

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Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Maher age 61 - William "Bill" Maher, Jr. is an American political satirist, writer, producer, political commentator, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian. Before his role as ...more

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William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William Shakespeare Died at 52 (1564-1616) - William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's ...more

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Billy Bob Thornton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Bob Thornton age 61 - Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, filmmaker, and singer-songwriter. Thornton made his first break with co-writing and starring in the 1992 thriller One False Move and came to ...more

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Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Idol age 61 - William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English rock musician, songwriter and actor. Born in Stanmore, Middlesex, Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as ...more

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Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Walton age 64 - William Theodore "Bill" Walton III is an American retired basketball player and television sportscaster. Walton achieved superstardom playing for John Wooden's powerhouse UCLA Bruins ...more

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William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William McKinley Died at 58 (1843-1901) - William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley led the nation to ...more

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William Howard Taft is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William Howard Taft Died at 73 (1857-1930) - William Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States. He is the only person to have served in both of these offices. Before ...more

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William H. Macy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William H. Macy age 67 - William Hall Macy, Jr. is an American actor, screenwriter, teacher, and director in theater, film and television. His film career has been built mostly on his appearances in small, independent ...more

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Bill Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Goldberg age 50 - William Scott "Bill" Goldberg is an American actor, former professional football player and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship ...more

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Billy Ray Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Ray Cyrus age 55 - William "Billy" Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Having released twelve studio albums and forty-four singles since 1992, he is best known for his number one ...more

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Billy Corgan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Corgan age 50 - William Patrick "Billy" Corgan Jr. is an American musician, songwriter, producer, and poet, best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing ...more

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William Hurt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William Hurt age 67 - William McChord Hurt is an American stage and film actor. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt made his film debut as a troubled ...more

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William Holden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William Holden Died at 63 (1918-1981) - William Holden was an American actor, who was one of the biggest box office draws of the 1950s. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1953 for his role in Stalag 17, and a Primetime Emmy ...more

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Bill Paxton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Paxton age 61 - William "Bill" Paxton is an American actor and film director. He gained popularity after starring in a number of films, including Apollo 13, Weird Science, Twister, Aliens, True Lies, ...more

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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Hader age 38 - William "Bill" Hader is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer and writer. He is known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, his lead role in The Skeleton ...more

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Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Connolly age 74 - William "Billy" Connolly, CBE is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname "The Big Yin". ...more

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Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Graham age 98 - William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr., KBE is an American evangelical Christian evangelist, ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, who rose to celebrity status in 1949 reaching a core ...more

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Bill Nighy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Nighy age 67 - William Francis "Bill" Nighy is an English actor. He worked in theatre and television before his first cinema role in 1981, and made his name in television with The Men's Room in 1991, ...more

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Billy Crudup is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Crudup age 48 - William Gaither "Billy" Crudup is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Russell Hammond in Almost Famous, Will Bloom in Big Fish, and as the voice of the MasterCard ...more

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Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Hicks Died at 33 (1961-1994) - William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and ...more

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William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William Henry Harrison Died at 68 (1773-1841) - William Henry Harrison was the ninth President of the United States, an American military officer and politician, and the last President born as a British subject. He was also the first ...more

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William S. Burroughs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William S. Burroughs Died at 83 (1914-1997) - William Seward Burroughs II was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, ...more

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Bill Belichick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Belichick age 64 - William Stephen "Bill" Belichick is an American football head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He also has extensive authority over the Patriots' ...more

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Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Bradley age 73 - William Warren "Bill" Bradley is an American Hall of Fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, and former three-term Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He ran unsuccessfully for ...more

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Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Cunningham age 73 - William John "Billy" Cunningham is an American former professional basketball player and coach, who was nicknamed the Kangaroo Kid.

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Billy Zane is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Zane age 51 - William George "Billy" Zane, Jr. is an American actor and producer. He is best known for playing Hughie in Dead Calm, Kit Walker / The Phantom in The Phantom, Caledon Hockley in ...more

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Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Graham age 73 - Eldridge Wayne Coleman is an American fine artist and retired professional wrestler. An iconic figure in professional wrestling, he worked under the ring name "Superstar" Billy Graham ...more

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Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Wagner age 45 - William Edward Wagner, nicknamed "Billy the Kid", is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He pitched for the Houston Astros, the Philadelphia Phillies, the New York Mets, the ...more

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Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Wilder Died at 96 (1906-2002) - Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most ...more

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Billy Dee Williams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Dee Williams age 80 - William December "Billy Dee" Williams, Jr. is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars film franchise, as well as ...more

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Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Laimbeer age 59 - William "Bill" Laimbeer, Jr. is an American retired National Basketball Association player who spent most of his career with the Detroit Pistons. Teaming with hall of fame backcourt ...more

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William the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William the Conqueror Died at 59 (1028-1087) - William I, usually known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. The descendant of Viking ...more

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Billy Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Gibbons age 67 - William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons is an American musician, producer and actor, best known as the guitarist of the American rock band ZZ Top. He began his career in the Moving ...more

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Bill George is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill George Died at 53 (1929-1982) - William J. George was a professional football player, playing linebacker, for the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams. George was born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles south of ...more

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Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Nye age 61 - William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist, and former mechanical ...more

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Billy Squier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Squier age 66 - William Haislip "Billy" Squier is an American rock musician. Squier had a string of arena rock hits in the 1980s. He is best known for the song "The Stroke", from his 1981 ...more

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William Faulkner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William Faulkner Died at 65 (1897-1962) - William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays. He is primarily ...more

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William Butler Yeats is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William Butler Yeats Died at 74 (1865-1939) - William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as ...more

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William Perry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William Perry age 53 - William Anthony Perry is a former American professional football player who was a defensive lineman in the National Football League for ten seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Perry played ...more

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Bill Sharman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Sharman Died at 87 (1926-2013) - William Walton "Bill" Sharman was an American professional basketball player and coach. He is mostly known for his time with the Boston Celtics in the 1950s, partnering with Bob Cousy ...more

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William Regal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William Regal age 48 - Darren Kenneth Matthews is a semi-retired English professional wrestler, trainer, talent scout, author, and color commentator. He is currently signed to WWE under the ring name William Regal. He ...more