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Who Is The Most Famous Walter In The World?

Updated November 20, 2020 747 votes 48 voters 22.7k 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 Lantz

    1899-04-27

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, New Rochelle

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, New Rochelle

    Alternative NameWalter Lance, Walter Lantz

    Alternative NameWalter Lance, Walter Lantz

    Walter Benjamin Lantz (April 27, 1899 – March 22, 1994) was an American cartoonist, animator, film producer, director and actor best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and creating Woody...  more
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    Walt Mossberg

    1947-03-27

    BirthplaceWarwick, Rhode Island

    BirthplaceWarwick, 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, he...  more
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    Walter Gropius

    1883-05-18

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Walter Adolph Georg Gropius was a German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School, who, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, is widely regarded as one of the...  more
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    BirthplaceLyon, France

    BirthplaceLyon, France

    Walter Wilhelm Gieseking (5 November 1895 – 26 October 1956) was a French-born German pianist and composer....  more
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    Walter Lippmann

    1889-09-23

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Walter Lippmann (September 23, 1889 – December 14, 1974) was an American writer, reporter, and political commentator famous for being among the first to introduce the concept of Cold War, coining...  more
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    BirthplaceChina-Amoy

    BirthplaceChina-Amoy

    Walter Houser Brattain (; February 10, 1902 – October 13, 1987) was an American physicist at Bell Labs who, along with fellow scientists John Bardeen and William Shockley, invented the point-contact...  more
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    Walter Travis

    1862-01-10

    BirthplaceMaldon, Australia

    BirthplaceMaldon, Australia

    Walter J. Travis was the most successful amateur golfer in the U.S. during the early 1900s, a noted golf journalist and publisher, an innovator in all aspects of golf, a teacher, and a respected golf...  more
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    Walter Liggett

    1886-02-14
    Walter William Liggett (February 14, 1886 – December 9, 1935), was an American journalist who worked at several newspapers in New York City, including the New York Times, The Sun, New York Post, and...  more
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    Walter Hagen

    1892-12-21

    BirthplaceRochester, New York

    BirthplaceRochester, New York

    Walter Charles Hagen (December 21, 1892 – October 6, 1969) was an American professional golfer and a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. His tally of 11 professional majors is...  more
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    Walter O'Malley

    1903-10-09

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Walter Francis O'Malley (October 9, 1903 – August 9, 1979) was an American sports executive who owned the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers team in Major League Baseball from 1950 to 1979. In 1958, as...  more
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    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild, (8 February 1868 – 27 August 1937), was a British banker, politician, zoologist and scion of the Rothschild family. As a...  more
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    Walt Hazzard

    1942-04-15

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, USA

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, USA

    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
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    Walt Sweeney

    1941-04-18

    BirthplaceCohasset, Massachusetts

    BirthplaceCohasset, 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 the school's...  more
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    Walter Chrysler

    1875-04-02

    BirthplaceWamego, Kansas

    BirthplaceWamego, Kansas

    Walter Percy Chrysler (April 2, 1875 – August 18, 1940) was an American automotive industry executive and founder of Chrysler Corporation, now a part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles....  more
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    Walter McGowan

    1942-10-13

    BirthplaceHamilton, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceHamilton, United Kingdom

    Walter McGowan, MBE (13 October 1942 – 15 February 2016), was a Scottish boxer born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. He was known for having been the world flyweight champion (Lineal champion....  more
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    Walter Reuther

    1907-09-01

    BirthplaceWheeling, West Virginia

    BirthplaceWheeling, West Virginia

    Walter Philip Reuther (; September 1, 1907 – May 9, 1970) was an American leader of organized labor and civil rights activist who built the United Automobile Workers (UAW) into one of the most...  more
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    Walter Hill

    1942-01-10

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California, United States of America

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California, United States of America

    Walter Hill (born January 10, 1942) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is widely known for his action films and revival of the Western genre. He has directed such films as...  more

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    #124 of 250 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked#205 of 732 The Greatest Directors In Movie History

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    Walter White

    1951-07-19

    BirthplaceCharlottesville, Virginia

    BirthplaceCharlottesville, Virginia

    Walter White (July 19, 1951 – April 10, 2019) was a professional American football tight end. White played college football at the University of Maryland, College Park. White was drafted by the...  more
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    BirthplaceCreston, Iowa

    BirthplaceCreston, Iowa

    Ronnie Walter Cunningham (born March 16, 1932), (Col, USMCR, Ret.) is a retired American astronaut. In 1968, he was a Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 7 mission. He was NASA's third civilian...  more
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    Walter Winchell

    1897-04-07

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Walter Winchell (April 7, 1897 – February 20, 1972) was a syndicated American newspaper gossip columnist and radio news commentator. Originally a vaudeville performer, Winchell began his newspaper...  more
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    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    Alternative NameWalter Jones

    Alternative NameWalter Jones

    Walter Emanuel Jones (born November 30, 1970) is an American actor, martial artist, and dancer, known for playing the role of Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger on the hit television series Mighty Morphin...  more
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    Walter Piston

    1894-01-20

    BirthplaceRockland, Maine

    BirthplaceRockland, Maine

    Walter Hamor Piston Jr, (January 20, 1894 – November 12, 1976), was an American composer of classical music, music theorist, and professor of music at Harvard University. ...  more
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    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Walter "Wolfman" Washington (born December 21, 1943) is an American singer and guitarist, based in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. While his roots are in blues music, he blends in the essence...  more
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    Walter Beach

    1933-01-31

    BirthplacePontiac, Michigan

    BirthplacePontiac, Michigan

    Walter Beach, III (born January 31, 1933) is a former American football player. As a safety, he played college football at the Central Michigan University, where he was inducted into the Hall of...  more
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    Walter Diemer

    1904-01-08

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Walter E. Diemer (January 8, 1904 – January 8, 1998) was an accountant who in 1928 invented bubble gum....  more