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Famous People Named William and Bill  

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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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Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 100
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
Bill Nighy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 69
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
Billy Crudup is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 50
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
Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Dec. 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
William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Dec. 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 68 years, 23 days old ...more
William S. Burroughs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William S. Burroughs Dec. 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
Bill Belichick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 66
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
Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 75
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
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 75
William John "Billy" Cunningham is an American former professional basketball player and coach, who was nicknamed the Kangaroo Kid.
Billy Zane is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 53
William George "Billy" Zane, Jr. is an American actor and producer. He is best known for playing Hughie in Kit Walker / The Phantom in The Phantom, Caledon Hockley in Titanic, and Mr. ...more
Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 75
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
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 47
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
Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Dec. 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
Billy Dee Williams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 81
William December "Billy Dee" Williams, Jr. is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer best known for his role as Lando Calrissian, as well as acting in the movies Brian's Song, ...more
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 61
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
William the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Dec. 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
Billy Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 69
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
Bill George is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
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
Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 63
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
Billy Squier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 68
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
William Faulkner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Dec. 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
William Butler Yeats is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Dec. 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
William Perry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
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
Bill Sharman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Dec. 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
William Regal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 50
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