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Who Is The Most Famous Walter In The World?

Updated November 20, 2020 730 votes 37 voters 21.6k views86 items

List RulesVote up all of the Walters you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Walter can you think of? The famous Walters and Walts below have many different professions, including notable actors named Walter, famous athletes named Walt, and even musicians named Walter.

Walt Disney is certainly one of the most famous Walts on this list. One of the famous entrepreneurs named Walt, he created Mickey Mouse in 1928. He produced such animated classics as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and Fantasia. Walter Matthau was an actor with the real name Walter. He was most known for playing Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and Max Goldman in Grumpy Old Men, and the sequel, Grumpier Old Men.

Another of the famous people with the first name Walter is Walter Cronkite. He was a journalist who was the anchorman for the CBS Evening News for almost 20 years. He became known as the most trusted man in America after his thoughtful reports on such events as Watergate, the assassination of President John F Kennedy, and the moon landings.

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    Walter Cronkite

    1916-11-04
    Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast...  more

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    Walt Disney

    1901-12-05
    Walter Elias Disney (; December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur,...  more

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    Walt Whitman

    1819-05-31
    Walt Whitman (; May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist....  more

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    Walter Johnson

    1887-11-06
    Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887 – December 10, 1946), nicknamed "Barney" and "The Big...  more

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    Walter Brennan

    1894-07-25
    Walter Andrew Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was an American actor. He won the...  more
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    Walter Matthau

    1920-10-01
    Walter Matthau (; born Walter John Matthow; October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American...  more

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    Walter Mondale

    1928-01-05
    Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician, diplomat...  more

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    Walter Huston

    1883-04-05
    Walter Thomas Huston (; né Houghston; April 5, 1883 – April 7, 1950) was a Canadian actor and...  more

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    Walt Frazier

    1945-03-29
    Walter "Clyde" Frazier (born March 29, 1945) is an American former basketball player in the...  more

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    Walter Becker

    1950-02-20
    Walter Carl Becker (February 20, 1950 – September 3, 2017) was an American musician,...  more

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    Walter Davis

    1954-09-09
    Walter Pearl Davis (born September 9, 1954) is a retired American basketball player. A 6'6"...  more

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    Walter Pidgeon

    1897-09-23
    Walter Davis Pidgeon (September 23, 1897 – September 25, 1984) was a Canadian-American actor....  more
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    Walter Raleigh

    1552-01-22
    Sir Walter Raleigh (; c. 1552 (or 1554) – 29 October 1618), also spelled Ralegh, was an...  more

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    Walter Scott

    1771-08-15
    Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical...  more

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    Walter Alston

    1911-12-01
    Walter Emmons Alston (December 1, 1911 – October 1, 1984), nicknamed "Smokey", was an American...  more
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    Walter Payton

    1954-07-25
    Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back...  more

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    Walt Tkaczuk

    1947-09-29
    Walter Robert Bogdan Tkaczuk (born September 29, 1947) is a German-Canadian former ice hockey...  more
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    Walt Bellamy

    1939-07-24
    Walter Jones Bellamy (July 24, 1939 – November 2, 2013) was an American professional...  more

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    Walter Jones

    1974-01-19
    Walter Jones Jr. (born January 19, 1974) is a former American football offensive tackle who...  more
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    Walt Weiss

    1963-11-28
    Walter William Weiss (born November 28, 1963) is an American former professional baseball...  more
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    Walter Koenig

    1936-09-14
    Walter Marvin Koenig (; born September 14, 1936) is an American actor, writer, teacher, and...  more
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    Walter John de la Mare (; 25 April 1873 – 22 June 1956) was a British poet, short story...  more
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    Walter Johnson

    1942-11-13
    Walter Johnson III (November 13, 1942 – June 29, 1999) was an American football defensive...  more
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    Walter Zenga

    1960-04-28
    Walter Zenga (Italian pronunciation: [ˈvalter ˈdzeŋɡa]; born 28 April 1960) is a retired...  more

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    Walter Samuel

    1978-03-23
    Walter Adrián Samuel (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwalteɾ saˈmwel]; born Walter Adrián Luján; 23...  more