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Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

Updated November 19, 2020 886 votes 52 voters 78.4k views101 items

List RulesVote up all of the Williams and Bills you've heard of.

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!

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  • Bill Pullman1
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    Bill Pullman

    1953-12-17

    BirthplaceHornell, New York, United States of America

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  • Bill Clinton2
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    Bill Clinton

    1946-08-19

    BirthplaceHope, Arkansas, United States of America

    William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American...  more

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  • Bill Murray3
    21

    Bill Murray

    1950-09-21

    BirthplaceWilmette, Illinois, United States of America

    William James Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian,...  more

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  • Billy Crystal4
    20

    Billy Crystal

    1948-03-14

    BirthplaceUpper East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America

    William Edward Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer,...  more

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  • Bill Nighy5
    20

    Bill Nighy

    1949-12-12

    BirthplaceEngland, Caterham

    William Francis "Bill" Nighy is an English actor. He worked in theatre and television before...  more

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  • Bill Hader6
    20

    Bill Hader

    1978-06-07

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, USA

    William Thomas Hader Jr. (born June 7, 1978) is an American comedian, actor, voice actor,...  more

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  • William Shatner7
    21

    William Shatner

    1931-03-22

    BirthplaceCôte Saint-Luc, Canada

    William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, and...  more

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  • Billy Idol8
    18

    Billy Idol

    1955-11-30

    BirthplaceStanmore, United Kingdom

    William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is...  more

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  • Bill Nye9
    20

    Bill Nye

    1955-11-27

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    William Sanford Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is...  more

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  • William Shakespeare10

    BirthplaceStratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

    William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and...  more

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  • Billy Zane11
    14

    Billy Zane

    1966-02-24

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    William George Zane Jr. (born February 24, 1966) is an American actor and producer. He is best...  more

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  • William H. Macy12
    17

    William H. Macy

    1950-03-13

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    William Hall Macy Jr. (born March 13, 1950) is an American actor and director. His film career...  more

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  • Billy Joel13
    14

    Billy Joel

    1949-05-09

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and...  more

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  • Bill Engvall14
    14

    Bill Engvall

    1957-07-27

    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas, USA

    William Ray Engvall Jr. (born July 27, 1957) is an American comedian and actor best known for...  more

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  • Bill Maher15
    11

    Bill Maher

    1956-01-20

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Billy Bob Thornton16
    15

    BirthplaceHot Springs, Arkansas, United States of America

    Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter,...  more

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  • Billy Dee Williams17
    15

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    William December "Billy Dee" Williams Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist,...  more

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  • William Hurt18
    12

    William Hurt

    1950-03-20

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    William McChord Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American actor, director, producer, and...  more

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  • Billy Crudup19
    17

    Billy Crudup

    1968-07-08

    BirthplaceManhasset, New York, United States of America

    William Gaither Crudup ( born July 8, 1968) is an American actor. He is a four-time Tony Award...  more

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  • Billy Corgan20
    10

    Billy Corgan

    1967-03-17

    BirthplaceElk Grove Village, Illinois, USA

    William Patrick Corgan Jr. (born March 17, 1967) is an American musician and songwriter, who...  more

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  • Billy Ray Cyrus21
    10

    Billy Ray Cyrus

    1961-08-25

    BirthplaceFlatwoods, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • Bill Paxton22
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    Bill Paxton

    1955-05-17

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    William Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017) was an American actor and director. He...  more

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  • Bill Burr23
    14

    Bill Burr

    1968-06-10

    BirthplaceCanton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Bill Cosby24
    15

    Bill Cosby

    1937-07-12

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Bill Russell25
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    Bill Russell

    1934-02-12

    BirthplaceWest Monroe, Louisiana, United States of America

    William Felton Russell (born February 12, 1934) is an American retired professional basketball...  more

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