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Who Is The Most Famous Walter In The World?

Updated November 20, 2020 742 votes 44 voters 22.3k 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

    BirthplaceSt. Joseph, Missouri, USA

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameWalter Cronkite

    Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the heyday of CBS...  more

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    Walt Disney

    1901-12-05

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameWalt Disney

    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

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    Walt Whitman

    1819-05-31

    BirthplaceWest Hills, New York

    GenderMale

    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

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    Walter Matthau

    1920-10-01

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Walter Matthau (; born Walter John Matthow; October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his film roles opposite Jack Lemmon, playing Oscar Madison in The...  more

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    Walter Johnson

    1887-11-06

    BirthplaceHumboldt, Kansas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887 – December 10, 1946), nicknamed "Barney" and "The Big Train", was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He played his entire 21-year baseball career for...  more

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    Walter Brennan

    1894-07-25

    BirthplaceSwampscott, Massachusetts, USA

    GenderMale

    Walter Andrew Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1936, 1938, and 1940, making him one of only three male actors...  more
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    Walter Mondale

    1928-01-05

    BirthplaceCeylon, Minnesota, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (January 5, 1928 – April 19, 2021) was an American politician, diplomat, and lawyer who served as the 42nd vice president of the United States from 1977 to 1981 under...  more

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    Walter Huston

    1883-04-05

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    GenderMale

    Walter Thomas Huston (; né Houghston; April 5, 1883 – April 7, 1950) was a Canadian actor and singer. Huston won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Treasure of the Sierra...  more

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    Walt Frazier

    1945-03-29

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    GenderMale

    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

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    Walter Becker

    1950-02-20

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Walter Carl Becker (February 20, 1950 – September 3, 2017) was an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist, and co-songwriter of the...  more

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    Walter Davis

    1954-09-09

    BirthplacePineville, North Carolina

    GenderMale

    Walter Pearl Davis (born September 9, 1954) is a retired American basketball player. A 6'6" forward/guard, Davis spent 15 years in the National Basketball Association, spending the bulk of those...  more
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    Walter Pidgeon

    1897-09-23

    BirthplaceSaint John, Canada

    GenderMale

    Walter Davis Pidgeon (September 23, 1897 – September 25, 1984) was a Canadian-American actor. He earned two Academy Award for Best Actor nominations for his roles in Mrs. Miniver (1942) and Madame...  more
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    Walter Raleigh

    1552-01-22

    BirthplaceDevon, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Sir Walter Raleigh (; c. 1552 (or 1554) – 29 October 1618), also spelled Ralegh, was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer. He was cousin to Sir...  more

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    Walter Scott

    1771-08-15

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language...  more
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    Walter Alston

    1911-12-01

    BirthplaceVenice Township, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Walter Emmons Alston (December 1, 1911 – October 1, 1984), nicknamed "Smokey", was an American baseball player and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). He is best known for managing the...  more
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    Walter Payton

    1954-07-25

    BirthplaceColumbia, Mississippi, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. Payton was...  more

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    Walt Tkaczuk

    1947-09-29

    BirthplaceEmsdetten, Germany

    GenderMale

    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
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    Walt Bellamy

    1939-07-24

    BirthplaceNew Bern, North Carolina

    GenderMale

    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
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    Walter Jones

    1974-01-19

    BirthplaceAliceville, Alabama

    GenderMale

    Walter Jones Jr. (born January 19, 1974) is a former American football offensive tackle who played in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. Born in Alabama, he played college...  more
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    Walt Weiss

    1963-11-28

    BirthplaceTuxedo, New York

    GenderMale

    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
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    Walter Koenig

    1936-09-14

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    GenderMale

    Walter Marvin Koenig (; born September 14, 1936) is an American actor, writer, teacher, and director, known for his roles as Pavel Chekov in Star Trek and Alfred Bester in Babylon 5. He wrote the...  more
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    BirthplaceCharlton, London, London, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Walter John de la Mare (; 25 April 1873 – 22 June 1956) was a British poet, short story writer and novelist. He is probably best remembered for his works for children, for his poem "The Listeners",...  more
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    Walter Johnson

    1942-11-13

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    Walter Johnson III (November 13, 1942 – June 29, 1999) was an American football defensive tackle who was drafted in the second round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He was a 3-time Pro...  more
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    Walter Zenga

    1960-04-28

    BirthplaceMilan, Italy

    GenderMale

    Walter Zenga (Italian pronunciation: [ˈvalter ˈdzeŋɡa]; born 28 April 1960) is a retired Italian footballer and current football manager of Venezia. He was a long-time goalkeeper for Internazionale...  more

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    Walter Samuel

    1978-03-23

    BirthplaceCórdoba Province, Argentina, Argentina

    GenderMale

    Walter Adrián Samuel (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwalteɾ saˈmwel]; born Walter Adrián Luján; 23 March 1978) is a retired Argentine professional footballer. Samuel has been regarded as one of the best...  more