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Famous People Named Walt 

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Who knew there were so many famous people named Walt in the world? Our list of celebrities named Walt includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Walts below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Walt, actors named Walt, and much more. Walt Disney, Walt Frazier, and Walt Whitman are only a few of the well-known people named Walt on this list.
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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 65 (1901-1966)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Hermosa, Illinois

Walter Elias Disney (; December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced ...more

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Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Basketball player, Actor

Age: 73

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Walter "Clyde" Frazier (born March 29, 1945) is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association. As their floor general, he led the New York Knicks to the ...more

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#238 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #187 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #16 of 162 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

Walt Whitman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Poet, Nurse, Journalist

Age: Dec. at 73 (1819-1892)

Birthplace: West Hills, New York

Walt Whitman (; May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating ...more

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13 Bizarre Facts About Walt Whitman They Didn't Teach In History Class #57 of 1,176 The Best Writers of All Time #238 of 373 The Greatest Poets of All Time

Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Basketball player

Age: Dec. at 74 (1939-2013)

Birthplace: New Bern, North Carolina

Walter Jones Bellamy (July 24, 1939 – November 2, 2013) was an American professional basketball player. A four-time NBA All-Star, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of

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Walt Tkaczuk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Ice Hockey Player

Age: 71

Birthplace: Emsdetten, Germany

Walter Robert Bogdan Tkaczuk (born September 29, 1947) is a German-Canadian former ice hockey centre who played fourteen seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers between ...more
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Baseball player, Coach

Age: 55

Birthplace: Tuxedo, New York

Walter William Weiss (born November 28, 1963) is an American former professional baseball shortstop and manager and coach for the Atlanta Braves. He played in Major League Baseball from 1987 ...more
Walt Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Walter "Walt" Lloyd is a fictional character portrayed by Malcolm David Kelley in the American ABC television series Lost. The series follows the lives of over forty survivors of the ...more
Walt Mossberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Journalist, Writer

Age: 71

Birthplace: Warwick, Rhode Island

Walter S. Mossberg (born March 27, 1947) is an American journalist. He is widely credited with pioneering the modern, consumer-focused, technology review and commentary. From 1991 through 2013, ...more
Walt Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Basketball player

Age: Dec. at 69 (1942-2011)

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware

Mahdi Abdul-Rahman (born Walter Raphael Hazzard Jr.; April 15, 1942 – November 18, 2011) was an American professional basketball player and college basketball coach. He played in college for the ...more

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Walt Disney Pictures is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Walt Disney Pictures, Inc. is an American film production company and division of The Walt Disney Studios, owned by The Walt Disney Company. The division is based at the Walt Disney Studios and ...more
Walt Kiesling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Walt
American football player

Age: Dec. at 59 (1903-1962)

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Walter Andrew Kiesling (May 27, 1903 – March 2, 1962) was an American football guard and tackle who spent 36 years as a player, coach, and aide with National Football League (NFL) teams. He was ...more
Walt Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Walt

Age: Dec. at 72 (1941-2013)

Birthplace: Cohasset, Massachusetts

Walter Francis "Walt" Sweeney (April 18, 1941 – February 2, 2013) was an American football offensive lineman and end, who played college football at Syracuse University, where he made ...more
Walt Minnick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Businessperson, Politician, Lawyer

Age: 76

Birthplace: Walla Walla, Washington, United States of America

Walter Clifford Minnick (born September 20, 1942) is an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative for Idaho's 1st congressional district, serving from 2009 until 2011. He is a ...more
Walt Levinsky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Musician, Bandleader, Composer

Age: Dec. at 70 (1929-1999)

Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey

Walt Levinsky was an American big band and orchestral player, composer, arranger and band leader. While many of his big band assignments were as lead alto sax player, his favorite instrument was ...more

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Walt Becker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Television director, Television producer, Novelist

Age: 50

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, Hollywood, California

Walter William Becker is an American film director, writer and actor best known for directing the films Van Wilder, Wild Hogs and Old Dogs. Becker graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television ...more
Walt Kelly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Cartoonist, Animator

Age: Dec. at 60 (1913-1973)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr. (August 25, 1913 – October 18, 1973), commonly known as Walt Kelly, was an American animator and cartoonist, best known for the comic strip Pogo. He began his ...more
Walt Garrison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Walt
American football player

Age: 71

Birthplace: Denton, Texas

Walter Benton "Walt" Garrison (born July 23, 1944) is a former American football fullback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He was selected in the fifth round of ...more
Walt Michaels is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Walt
American football player

Age: 89

Birthplace: Swoyersville, Pennsylvania

Walter Edward Michaels (October 16, 1929 – July 10, 2019) was a professional American football player and coach who was best remembered for his six-year tenure as head coach of the NFL's New ...more
Walt Simonson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Cartoonist, Artist, Comics artist

Age: 72

Walter "Walt" Simonson (born September 2, 1946) is an American comic book writer and artist, best known for a run on Marvel Comics' Thor from 1983 to 1987, during which he created the ...more
Walt Dropo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Walt Dropo Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 87 (1923-2010)

Birthplace: Moosup, Plainfield, Connecticut

Walter Dropo (Serbian: Валтер Дропо, Valter Dropo; January 30, 1923 – December 17, 2010), nicknamed "Moose", was an American college basketball standout and a professional baseball ...more
Walt Streuli is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Walt Streuli Baseball player

Age: 83

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

Walter Herbert Streuli is an American former professional baseball player, a catcher who appeared in six Major League Baseball games over parts of three seasons with the 1954–1956 Detroit ...more
Walt Harris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Walt Harris American football player

Age: 44

Birthplace: LaGrange, Georgia

Walter Harris may refer to: Walter Edward Harris (1904–1999), Canadian politician Walter Edgar Harris (1915–2011), Canadian chemist Walter Harris (author) (1925–2019), British author and ...more
Walt Kowalczyk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Walt
American football player

Age: 83

Birthplace: Westfield, Massachusetts

Walter Joseph Kowalczyk (April 17, 1935 – November 7, 2018) was an American football defensive back and fullback in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas ...more
Walt Whitman Rostow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Author, Economist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 87 (1916-2003)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Walt Whitman Rostow (also known as Walt Rostow or W.W. Rostow) (October 7, 1916 – February 13, 2003) was an American economist, professor and political theorist who served as Special Assistant ...more
Walt Cudzik is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Walt
Walt Cudzik American football player

Age: Dec. at 73 (1932-2005)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Walter Jacob Cudzik (February 21, 1932 – December 11, 2005) was an American football center in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He also played in the American Football ...more