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Famous People Named Wally 

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Ever wondered how many famous people named Wally there are? This list of celebrities named Wally includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Wallys on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Wally, actors named Wally, and even athletes named Wally. Well-known Wallys like Wally Joyner, Wally Backman, and Wally Schirra are just the start of this list.
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Wally Joyner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Baseball player

Age: 56

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Wallace Keith Joyner (born June 16, 1962) is a retired Major League Baseball player. He played for four major league teams during a 16-year career, most notably for the California Angels, for ...more
Wally Backman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Baseball player

Age: 59

Birthplace: Hillsboro, Oregon

Walter Wayne Backman (born September 22, 1959) is an American former Major League Baseball second baseman. He is best known for his time with the New York Mets from 1980-1988 and was a member of ...more
Wally Schirra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Pilot, Astronaut, Actor

Age: Dec. at 84 (1923-2007)

Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey

Walter Marty Schirra Jr. (, March 12, 1923 – May 3, 2007) (Captain, USN, Ret.) was an American naval aviator and NASA astronaut. In 1959, he became one of the original seven astronauts chosen ...more

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Wally Chambers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Wally
American football player

Age: 64

Birthplace: Phenix City, Alabama

Wallace Hashim Chambers (born May 15, 1951) is a former American football defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears and defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1970s. He was selected with ...more
Wally Berger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 83 (1905-1988)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Walter Anton Berger (October 10, 1905 – November 30, 1988) was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played for four National League teams, primarily the Boston Braves. Berger was the National ...more
Wally Lewis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Rugby Player

Age: 59

Birthplace: Hawthorne, Australia

Walter James Lewis AM (born 1 December 1959) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and coached in the 1980s and 1990s. He became ...more
Wally Lamb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Author, Writer

Age: 68

Birthplace: Norwich, Connecticut

Wally Lamb (born October 17, 1950) is an American author known as the writer of the novels She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, both of which were selected for Oprah's Book Club. He ...more
Wally Pipp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 72 (1893-1965)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Walter Clement Pipp (February 17, 1893 – January 11, 1965) was an American professional baseball player. A first baseman, Pipp played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers, New ...more

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Wally Szczerbiak is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Wally Szczerbiak Basketball player, Actor

Age: 41

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Walter Robert Szczerbiak ( SUR-bee-ak; born March 5, 1977) is a Spanish born American former basketball player and current color analyst for the New York Knicks on MSG Network. He played ten ...more

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Wally Schang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Manager, Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 76 (1889-1965)

Birthplace: South Wales, New York

Walter Henry (Wally) Schang (August 22, 1889 – March 6, 1965) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. From 1913 through 1931, he played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1913–17, 1930), Boston Red ...more
Wally Moon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Baseball player

Age: 88

Birthplace: Bay, USA, Arkansas

Wallace Wade Moon (April 3, 1930 – February 9, 2018) was an American professional baseball outfielder in Major League Baseball. Moon played his 12-year career in the major leagues for the St. ...more
Wally Moses is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 80 (1910-1990)

Birthplace: Uvalda, Georgia

Wallace Moses (October 8, 1910 – October 10, 1990) was an American professional baseball right fielder, who played Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics (1935–41; 1949–51), ...more
Wally Hammond is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Wally

Age: Dec. at 62 (1903-1965)

Birthplace: Dover, United Kingdom

Walter Reginald "Wally" Hammond (19 June 1903 – 1 July 1965) was an English first-class cricketer who played for Gloucestershire in a career that lasted from 1920 to 1951. Beginning as ...more
Wally Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Comedian, Actor

Age: Dec. at 57 (1904-1961)

Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Malden

Wally Brown (October 9, 1904 – November 13, 1961) was an American actor and comedian. In the 1940s he performed as the comic partner of Alan Carney.
Wally Cox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Comedian, Actor

Age: Dec. at 49 (1924-1973)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Wallace Maynard Cox (December 6, 1924 – February 15, 1973) was an American actor and comedian, particularly associated with the early years of television in the United States. He appeared in the ...more
Wally Fawkes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Cartoonist

Age: 94

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Walter Ernest "Wally" Fawkes (born 21 June 1924) is a British-Canadian jazz clarinetist and a satirical cartoonist. As a cartoonist, he usually worked under the name "Trog" ...more
Wally George is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Talk show host, Actor

Age: Dec. at 72 (1931-2003)

Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America

Wally George (born George Walter Pearch; December 4, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was an American conservative radio and television commentator. Calling himself the "Father of Combat TV," ...more
Wally Wood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Sailor, Cartoonist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 54 (1927-1981)

Birthplace: Menahga, Minnesota

Wallace Allan Wood (June 17, 1927 – November 2, 1981) was an American comic book writer, artist and independent publisher, best known for his work on EC Comics's Mad and Marvel's Daredevil. He ...more
Wally Herger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Politician

Age: 73

Birthplace: Yuba City, California, USA

Walter William Herger Jr. (born May 20, 1945) is an American politician. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1987 until 2013, representing California's ...more
Wally Pfister is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Cinematographer, Film Director

Age: 57

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Walter C. Pfister, ASC (born July 8, 1961) is an American cinematographer and director, who is best known for his work with Christopher Nolan. Pfister won an Academy Award for Best ...more
Wally Hilgenberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Wally
American football player

Age: Dec. at 66 (1942-2008)

Birthplace: Marshalltown, Iowa

Walter Hilgenberg (September 19, 1942 – September 23, 2008) was a professional American football player. Hilgenberg was born in Marshalltown, Iowa. His family moved to Wilton (then known as ...more
Wally Dalton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Wally Dalton Screenwriter, Actor
Wally Dalton is an actor.
Wally Henry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Wally
American football player

Age: 64

Birthplace: San Diego, California

Wallace "Wally" Henry (born October 30, 1954) is a former professional American football wide receiver. He played in the National Football League for six seasons for the Philadelphia ...more
Wally Westlake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Baseball player

Age: 98

Birthplace: Gridley, California

Waldon Thomas Westlake (born November 8, 1920) is a former utility player in Major League Baseball who had a ten-year career from 1947 to 1956. At age 98, Westlake is the oldest living former ...more
Wally Wingert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Wally
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 54

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Wallace E. "Wally" Wingert (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, voice actor, singer and radio personality. His roles include Almighty Tallest Red in Invader Zim, Renji Abarai in ...more