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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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  • Businessperson, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 65 (1901-1966)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 several  ...more

    #22 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#52 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time#514 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • Basketball player, Actor

    Age76

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 franchise's only  ...more

    #98 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#194 of 289 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#17 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • Poet, Nurse

    AgeDec. at 72 (1819-1892)

    BirthplaceWest Hills, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 both  ...more

    13 Bizarre Facts About Walt Whitman They Didn't Teach In History Class#57 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#10 of 345 The Greatest American Writers of All Time

  • Basketball player

    AgeDec. at 74 (1939-2013)

    BirthplaceNew Bern, North Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Fame.  ...more
  • Ice Hockey Player

    Age74

    BirthplaceEmsdetten, Germany

    NationalityCanada, 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 1967  ...more
  • Baseball player, Coach

    Age57

    BirthplaceTuxedo, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 through  ...more
  • 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 crash of Oceanic  ...more
  • Journalist, Writer

    Age74

    BirthplaceWarwick, Rhode Island

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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, he  ...more
  • Basketball player

    AgeDec. at 69 (1942-2011)

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 UCLA  ...more
  • 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 is  ...more
  • American football player

    AgeDec. at 58 (1903-1962)

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 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 the school's  ...more
  • Businessperson, Politician

    Age79

    BirthplaceWashington, Walla Walla County, Western United States, Northwestern United States, Walla Walla

    NationalityUnited 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 member of  ...more
  • Musician, Bandleader

    AgeDec. at 70 (1929-1999)

    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 the  ...more
  • Television director, Television producer

    Age53

    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 in  ...more
  • Cartoonist, Animator

    AgeDec. at 60 (1913-1973)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 animation  ...more
  • American football player

    Age77

    BirthplaceDenton, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 the 1966 NFL  ...more
  • American football player

    Age92

    BirthplaceSwoyersville, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 York  ...more
  • Cartoonist, Artist

    Age75

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 character Beta  ...more
  • Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 87 (1923-2010)

    BirthplaceMoosup, Plainfield, Connecticut

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 first baseman.  ...more
  • Baseball player

    Age86

    BirthplaceMemphis, 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 Tigers.  ...more
  • American football player

    Age47

    BirthplaceLaGrange, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • American football player

    Age86

    BirthplaceWestfield, Massachusetts

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Cowboys. He  ...more
  • Author, Economist

    AgeDec. at 86 (1916-2003)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 for  ...more
  • American football player

    AgeDec. at 73 (1932-2005)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
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