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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 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

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 68
William 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 ...more

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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 70
William 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 ...more

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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 69
William 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 ...more

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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 81
William 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

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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 63
William 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

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Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 69
William James O'Reilly Jr. (born September 10, 1949) is an American journalist, author, and former television host. During the late 1970s and 1980s, he reported for local television stations in ...more

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Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 85
William Felton Russell (born February 12, 1934) is an American retired professional basketball player who played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from ...more

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William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 87
William 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

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Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 63
William 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) ...more

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William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Dec. at 52 (1564-1616)
William 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

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Billy Bob Thornton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 63
Billy 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 ...more

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Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 63
William 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 ...more

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Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 66
William Theodore Walton III (born November 5, 1952) is an American retired basketball player and television sportscaster. Walton played for John Wooden and the UCLA Bruins in the early 1970s, ...more

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William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Dec. at 58 (1843-1901)
William McKinley Jr. (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th president of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination six months into his second term. ...more

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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 (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was the 27th president of the United States (1909–1913) and the tenth chief justice of the United States (1921–1930), the only person to ...more

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William H. Macy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 68
William 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 ...more

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Bill Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 52
William Scott Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is an American actor, professional wrestler, former football player, and former mixed martial artist color commentator. He is currently signed to ...more

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Billy Ray Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 57
Billy 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 ...more

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Billy Corgan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 51
William 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 ...more

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William Hurt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 68
William 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 ...more

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William Holden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Dec. at 63 (1918-1981)
William Holden (born April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981) was an American actor who was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1950s and 1960s. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the ...more

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Bill Paxton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 63
William 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), ...more

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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 40
William 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

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Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
age 76
Sir William Connolly, (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish stand-up comedian, musician, presenter, actor and artist. He is sometimes known, especially in his homeland, by the Scots nickname ...more

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