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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.
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 72
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
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 68
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
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 70
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
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 69
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
Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 81
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
Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 63
William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates originally established his reputation as the ...more
Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 69
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
Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 85
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
William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 87
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
Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 63
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
William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Dec. 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
Billy Bob Thornton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 63
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
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 63
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
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 66
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
William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Dec. at 58 (1843-1901)
William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until September 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley raised protective tariffs to promote ...more
William Howard Taft is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Dec. 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
William H. Macy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 68
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
Bill Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 52
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
Billy Ray Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 57
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
Billy Corgan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 51
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
William Hurt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 68
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
William Holden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Dec. 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
Bill Paxton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 63
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
Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 40
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
Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 76
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