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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
Bill Clinton 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

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Murray 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
Billy Crystal 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
Billy Joel 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
Bill Cosby 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
Bill Gates 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
Bill O'Reilly 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
Bill Russell 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
William Shatner 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
Bill Maher 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
William Shakespeare 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
Billy Bob Thornton 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
Billy Idol 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
Bill Walton 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
William McKinley William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley led the nation to ...more

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William Howard Taft is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William Howard Taft 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
William H. Macy 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
Bill Goldberg 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
Billy Ray Cyrus 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
Billy Corgan 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
William Hurt 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
William Holden 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
Bill Paxton 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
Bill Hader 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
Billy Connolly 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

Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Graham 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
Bill Nighy 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
Billy Crudup 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
Bill Hicks 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

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William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William Henry Harrison 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 also the first ...more

William S. Burroughs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
William S. Burroughs 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
Bill Belichick 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
Bill Bradley 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
Billy Cunningham 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
Billy Zane William George "Billy" Zane, Jr. is an American actor and producer. He is best known for playing Hughie in Dead Calm, Kit Walker / The Phantom in The Phantom, Caledon Hockley in ...more

Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Billy Graham 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
Billy Wagner 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
Billy Wilder 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
Billy Dee Williams William December "Billy Dee" Williams, Jr. is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars film franchise, as well as ...more

Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Laimbeer 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
William the Conqueror 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
Billy Gibbons 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
Bill George 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

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Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named William and Bill
Bill Nye 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
Billy Squier 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
William Faulkner 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
William Butler Yeats 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
William Perry 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
Bill Sharman 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
William Regal 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