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

Willie Nelson, for example, is a famous musician and activist. In the 60's, he was known for his country music. Some of his hits were "On the Road Again" and Pancho and Lefty". He's also a huge advocate and participator in the "National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws". Willie Mays, on the other hand, wasn't so into music as he was into sports. He was a center fielder for the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979. 

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Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Nelson age 83 - Willie Hugh Nelson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and ...more

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Willie Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Davis age 81 - Willie D. Davis is a former American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. Davis grew up in rural Louisiana and graduated ...more

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Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Lanier age 70 - Willie Edward Lanier is a former American football middle-linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1967 through 1977. He won postseason honors for eight consecutive years, making ...more

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Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Mays age 85 - Willie Howard Mays, Jr., nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid" is a retired American Major League Baseball center fielder who spent almost all of his 22 season career playing for the New York ...more

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Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Brown age 75 - William Ferdie Brown is an American football executive and former player and coach. He played as a cornerback for the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders. Following his playing career, Brown ...more

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Willie Wood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Wood age 79 - William Vernell Wood Sr. is a former American football safety for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League.

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Willie Pep is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Pep Died at 84 (1922-2006) - Guglielmo Papaleo was an American professional boxer, better known as Willie Pep. Pep boxed a total of 1,956 rounds in the 241 bouts during his 26-year career, a considerable number of rounds ...more

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Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie McCovey age 79 - Willie Lee McCovey, nicknamed "Mac", "Big Mac", and "Stretch", is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. He played nineteen seasons for the San Francisco ...more

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Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Stargell Died at 61 (1940-2001) - Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell, nicknamed "Pops" in the later years of his career, was an American professional baseball player. He played his entire Major League Baseball ...more

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Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie McGee age 57 - Willie Dean McGee is a retired professional baseball player who won two batting titles and was named Major League Baseball's 1985 National League MVP. McGee primarily played center and right ...more

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Willie Aames is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Aames age 56 - Willie Aames is an American actor, film and television director, television producer, and screenwriter. Aames is well known for playing Tommy Bradford on the 1970s television series Eight Is ...more

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Willie Dixon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Dixon Died at 77 (1915-1992) - William James "Willie" Dixon was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer. A Grammy Award winner who was proficient on both the upright bass and ...more

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Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Gault age 55 - Willie James Gault is a former American football wide receiver and Olympic athlete. He played in the National Football League for 11 seasons for the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Raiders. ...more

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Willie McGinest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie McGinest age 44 - William Lee McGinest, Jr. is a former American football linebacker who played fifteen seasons in the National Football League.

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Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Randolph age 61 - Willie Larry Randolph is an American former Major League Baseball second baseman and manager. During an 18-year baseball career, he played from 1975 to 1992 for six different teams, most notably ...more

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Willie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Wilson age 60 - Willie James Wilson is a former professional baseball player. He played nineteen seasons in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, and Chicago Cubs. He was an ...more

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Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Roaf age 46 - William Layton Roaf, nicknamed "Nasty," is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in National Football League for thirteen seasons. He ...more

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Willie Keeler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Keeler Died at 51 (1872-1923) - William Henry Keeler, nicknamed "Wee Willie", was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1892 to 1910, primarily for the Baltimore Orioles and Brooklyn Superbas in ...more

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Willie Green is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Green age 35 - Willie J. Green is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. He was selected in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Seattle ...more

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Willie Horton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Horton age 73 - Willie Wattison Horton is a former left fielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played for six American League teams, primarily the Detroit Tigers. He hit 20 or more home runs ...more

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Willie Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Davis Died at 70 (1940-2010) - William Henry Davis was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Los Angeles Dodgers. At the end of his career he ranked seventh in major league history in ...more

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Willie Wells is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Wells Died at 83 (1906-1989) - Willie James Wells, nicknamed "The Devil", was an American baseball player. He was a shortstop who played from 1924-48 for various teams in the Negro leagues and in Latin America. He ...more

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Willie Hernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Hernández age 62 - Guillermo "Willie" Hernández Villanueva is a former relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Detroit Tigers. He threw and batted left-handed. ...more

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Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Brown age 83 - Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. is an American politician of the Democratic Party. He served over 30 years in the California State Assembly, spending 15 years as its speaker, and later served as the ...more

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Willie O'Ree is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie O'Ree age 81 - Willie Eldon O'Ree, CM, ONB is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, known best for being the first black player in the National Hockey League. O'Ree played as a winger for the ...more

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Willie Bloomquist is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Bloomquist age 38 - William Paul "Effing" Bloomquist is a professional baseball utility player for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. He has played every position, aside from catcher and ...more

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Willie Galimore is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Galimore Died at 29 (1935-1964) - Willie “The Wisp” Galimore was an American football running back for the Chicago Bears from 1957–1963. He attended Florida A&M University, working with the legendary coach Jake Gaither. ...more

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Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Anderson age 40 - Willie Aaron Anderson is a former American football player who was an offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football ...more

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Willie Parker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Parker age 35 - Willie Everette Parker, Jr. is a retired American football running back who played for six seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. After playing college football for ...more

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Willie Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Upshaw age 58 - Willie Clay Upshaw is a retired Major League Baseball player who played first base for the Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians, both of the American League. Following his Major League ...more

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Willie Montañez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Montañez age 67 - Guillermo Montañez Naranjo is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played with the California Angels, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, New York ...more

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Willie Crawford is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Crawford Died at 58 (1946-2004) - Willie Murphy Crawford was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played with Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics. Crawford was born in Los Angeles, ...more

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Willie Weeks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Weeks age 69 - Willie Weeks is an American bass guitarist. He has gained fame performing with famous musicians in a wide variety of genres. He has been one of the most in-demand session musicians throughout ...more

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Willie Revillame is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Revillame age 56 - Wilfredo Buendia Revillame is a television host, actor, comedian and a recording artist in the Philippines. Revillame once was a host of GMA Network's noontime variety show Lunch Date, ABS-CBN's ...more

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Willie Mason is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Mason age 36 - Willie Mason is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles of the National Rugby League. A Tonga and Australia national, and New South Wales State of ...more

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Willie Thrower is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Thrower Died at 72 (1930-2002) - Willie Lee Thrower was an American football quarterback. Born near Pittsburgh in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Thrower was known as "Mitts" for his large hands and arm strength ...more

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Willie le Roux is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie le Roux age 27 - Willem Jacobus le Roux is a South African rugby union footballer. He is an extremely versatile back-line player who generally plays as a fullback or wing, though earlier in his career he played ...more

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Willie Dennis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Dennis Died at 39 (1926-1965) - Willie Dennis was an American jazz trombonist known as a big band musician but who was also an influential bebop soloist. He died in an automobile accident in New York in 1965.

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Willie Naulls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Naulls age 82 - William Dean "Willie" Naulls is a retired American basketball player. A 6'6" power forward/center, he played professionally in the National Basketball Association from 1956 to ...more

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Willie "Big Eyes" Smith Died at 75 (1936-2011) - Willie "Big Eyes" Smith was a Grammy Award-winning American electric blues vocalist, harmonica player, and multi-award winning drummer. He was best known for several stints with the ...more

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Willie Garson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Garson age 53 - Willie Garson is an American character actor. He has appeared in over fifty movies, usually playing minor roles. He is known for playing Stanford Blatch on the HBO series Sex and the City and in ...more

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Willie Young is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Young age 30 - Willie Young is an American football outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He ...more

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Willie Johnston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Johnston age 69 - William McClure "Willie" Johnston is a Scottish former professional football player, best remembered for his time at Rangers and West Brom.

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Willie Cauley-Stein is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Cauley-Stein age 23 - Willie Cauley-Stein is an American college basketball player for the Kentucky Wildcats.

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Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Anderson age 50 - Willie Lloyd Anderson, Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player. After attending the University of Georgia, he was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 10th pick of the ...more

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Willie Geist is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Geist age 40 - William Russell "Willie" Geist is an American television personality. He is co-anchor of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and co-anchor of NBC's Today's Take the third hour of The Today Show. ...more

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Willie Harris is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Harris age 38 - William Charles Harris is an American former professional baseball outfielder. Harris played for he Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals and ...more

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Willie Jorrín is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Jorrín age 47 - Guillermo Jaime Jorrín, known as Willie Jorrín, is a retired Mexican American professional boxer and former WBC Super Bantamweight Champion. Jorrín was trained by five-time ...more

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Willie Nile is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Nile age 68 - Willie Nile is an American singer-songwriter. In 1980 Nile released his self-titled debut album which according to one critic remains “one of the most thrilling post-Byrds folk-rock albums of ...more

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Willie Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Willie Jones Died at 58 (1925-1983) - Willie Edward Jones, nicknamed "Puddin' Head", was a Major League Baseball third baseman who played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. He batted and ...more