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

Updated October 22, 2020 73.3k views102 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, and even politicians 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.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous men named Bill or William? Just add them to the list!

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  • Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceHope, Arkansas, United States of America

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

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  • Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceWilmette, Illinois, United States of America

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

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  • William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    William Shakespeare

    Dec. at 52 (1564-1616)

    BirthplaceStratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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

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  • Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Billy Joel

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • Billy Bob Thornton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceHot Springs, Arkansas, United States of America

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

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  • Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Bill Cosby

    Age: 83

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Bill Gates

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    William James O'Reilly Jr. (born September 10, 1949) is an American journalist, author, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceWest Monroe, USA, Louisiana

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

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  • William H. Macy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    William Hall Macy Jr. (born March 13, 1950) is an American actor and director. His film career... more on Wikipedia
  • William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceCôte Saint-Luc, Canada

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

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  • Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Bill Maher

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    William Maher (; born January 20, 1956) is an American comedian, political commentator, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Billy Idol

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceStanmore, United Kingdom

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

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  • Bill Burr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Bill Burr

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceCanton, Massachusetts, USA

    William Frederic Burr (born June 10, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and... more on Wikipedia
  • Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceLa Mesa, California, United States of America

    William Theodore Walton III (born November 5, 1952) is an American retired basketball player... more on Wikipedia

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  • William Holden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    William Holden

    Dec. at 63 (1918-1981)

    BirthplaceO'Fallon, Illinois, United States of America

    William Holden (born April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981) was an American actor who was one of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Paxton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

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

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  • William Hurt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    William McChord Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American actor, director, producer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Bill Hader

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

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

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  • Billy Corgan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceUSA, Illinois, Elk Grove Village

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

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  • Billy Ray Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceFlatwoods, Kentucky, USA

    Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He has... more on Wikipedia

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  • Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Billy Graham

    Age: 101

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina, United States of America

    William Franklin Graham Jr. (November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Nighy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    Bill Nighy

    Age: 70

    BirthplaceEngland, Caterham

    William Francis "Bill" Nighy is an English actor. He worked in theatre and television before... more on Wikipedia
  • Billy Crudup is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous William Or Bill In The World?

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Manhasset

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