How many celebrities named William or Bill can you think of? The famous Bills and Williams below have many different professions, including notable actors named Bill, famous musicians named William, politicians named Bill, and comedians named Bill.
William Jefferson Clinton is certainly one of the most famous Bills on this list. One of the famous politicians named Bill, he served as the 42nd President of the United States. Since leaving office he has worked as a public speaker, humanitarian, and author.
Another of the famous people with the first name Bill is Bill Murray. The Saturday Night Live legend has appeared in such films as Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation, and Caddyshack. He was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2016. Another of the actors called William is William Shatner, known for his portrayal of Captain Kirk in Star Trek. You may also recognize Billy Crystal, an actor, and another of the famous people named Billy.
Did we forget one of your favorite famous men named Bill or William? Just add those celebrity Bills or famous Billys to the list!
Birthplace: Hornell, New York, United States of AmericaWilliam James Pullman (born December 17, 1953) is an American film, stage, and television actor. After graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree in theater, Pullman worked as an adjunct professor... more
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, USAWilliam James Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, filmmaker, and writer. He first rose to fame on Saturday Night Live, a series of performances that earned... more
Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, USAWilliam Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Prior to the... more
Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, United KingdomWilliam Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest... more
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWilliam Thomas Hader Jr. (born June 7, 1978) is an American comedian, actor, voice actor, writer, producer and director. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live (2005–2013), for which he has... more
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of AmericaWilliam Sanford Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. He is best known as the... more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of AmericaWilliam Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man" after his first hit and signature song of the same name, he has led... more
Birthplace: Côte Saint-Luc, CanadaWilliam Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, and singer. In his seven decades of television, Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain... more
Birthplace: Stanmore, United KingdomWilliam Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He first achieved fame in the 1970s emerging from the... more
Birthplace: Caterham, England, UKWilliam 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, in which he... more
Birthplace: Upper East Side, New York City, New York, United States of AmericaWilliam Edward Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, and television host. He gained prominence in the 1970s and 80s for television roles as Jodie... more
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USAWilliam Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017) was an American actor and director. He appeared in films such as The Terminator (1984), Commando (1985), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Near... more
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of AmericaWilliam George Zane Jr. (born February 24, 1966) is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his villainous role as Caledon Hockley in the epic romantic disaster film Titanic (1997), as... more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USAWilliam December "Billy Dee" Williams Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist, and singer. Williams is best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars film franchise, first... more
Birthplace: Canton, Massachusetts, USAWilliam Frederic Burr (born June 10, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and podcaster. Outside of stand-up, Burr is known for playing Patrick Kuby in the AMC crime drama series Breaking... more
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USAWilliam Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is best known as the principal founder of Microsoft... more
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, USAWilliam Ray Engvall Jr. (born July 27, 1957) is an American comedian and actor best known for his work as a stand-up comic, his signature "Here's Your Sign" bit, and as a member of the Blue Collar... more
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWilliam Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender. He held an active career for over six decades before being... more
Birthplace: Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States of AmericaBilly Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, and musician. Thornton had his first break when he co-wrote and starred in the 1992 thriller One False... more
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of AmericaWilliam Hall Macy Jr. (born March 13, 1950) is an American actor and director. His film career has been built on appearances in small, independent films, though he has also appeared in summer action... more
Birthplace: Flatwoods, Kentucky, USABilly Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He has released 16 studio albums and 53 singles since 1992, and is known for his number one single "Achy Breaky... more
Birthplace: USA, Illinois, Elk Grove VillageWilliam Patrick Corgan Jr. (born March 17, 1967) is an American musician and songwriter, who is the lead singer, primary songwriter, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins.... more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of AmericaWilliam Maher (; born January 20, 1956) is an American comedian, political commentator, and television host. He is known for the HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher (2003–present) and... more
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of AmericaWilliam McChord Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School and began acting on stage in the 1970s.... more
Birthplace: Manhasset, New York, United States of AmericaWilliam Gaither Crudup ( born July 8, 1968) is an American actor. He is a four-time Tony Award nominee, winning once for his performance in Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia in 2007. He has starred... more