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Who Is The Most Famous Walter In The World?

Updated November 20, 2020 717 votes 31 voters 20.8k 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


    BirthplaceSaint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America

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

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    Walt Disney


    BirthplaceHermosa, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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

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  • Walt Whitman3

    BirthplaceWest Hills, New York

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

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  • Walter Brennan4

    Walter Brennan


    BirthplaceLynn, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Walter Andrew Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was an American actor. He won the...  more
  • Walter Matthau5

    Walter Matthau


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • Walter Mondale6

    Walter Mondale


    BirthplaceCeylon, Minnesota, United States of America

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


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  • Walter Huston7

    Walter Huston


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Walter Thomas Huston (; né Houghston; April 5, 1883 – April 7, 1950) was a Canadian actor and...  more
  • Walter Johnson8

    Walter Johnson


    BirthplaceHumboldt, Kansas, United States of America

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

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    #6 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame#8 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

  • Walt Frazier9

    Walt Frazier


    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Atlanta

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

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  • Walter Becker10

    Walter Becker


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • Walter Davis11

    Walter Davis


    BirthplacePineville, North Carolina

    Walter Pearl Davis (born September 9, 1954) is a retired American basketball player. A 6'6"...  more
  • Walter Scott12

    Walter Scott


    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical...  more
  • Walter Pidgeon13

    Walter Pidgeon


    BirthplaceSaint John, Canada

    Walter Davis Pidgeon (September 23, 1897 – September 25, 1984) was a Canadian-American actor....  more
  • Walter Raleigh14

    Walter Raleigh


    BirthplaceDevon, United Kingdom

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

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  • Walter Payton15

    Walter Payton


    BirthplaceColumbia, Mississippi, United States of America

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

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  • Walt Bellamy16

    Walt Bellamy


    BirthplaceNew Bern, North Carolina

    Walter Jones Bellamy (July 24, 1939 – November 2, 2013) was an American professional...  more
  • Walter Alston17

    Walter Alston


    BirthplaceVenice Township, Ohio, United States of America

    Walter Emmons Alston (December 1, 1911 – October 1, 1984), nicknamed "Smokey", was an American...  more
  • Walter Jones18

    Walter Jones


    BirthplaceAliceville, Alabama

    Walter Jones Jr. (born January 19, 1974) is a former American football offensive tackle who...  more
  • Walt Tkaczuk19

    Walt Tkaczuk


    BirthplaceEmsdetten, Germany

    Walter Robert Bogdan Tkaczuk (born September 29, 1947) is a German-Canadian former ice hockey...  more
  • Walt Weiss20

    Walt Weiss


    BirthplaceTuxedo, New York

    Walter William Weiss (born November 28, 1963) is an American former professional baseball...  more
  • Walter Koenig21

    Walter Koenig


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Walter Marvin Koenig (; born September 14, 1936) is an American actor, writer, teacher, and...  more
  • Walter de la Mare22

    BirthplaceCharlton, London, London, United Kingdom

    Walter John de la Mare (; 25 April 1873 – 22 June 1956) was a British poet, short story...  more
  • Walter Johnson23

    Walter Johnson


    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Walter Johnson III (November 13, 1942 – June 29, 1999) was an American football defensive...  more
  • Walter Zenga24

    Walter Zenga


    BirthplaceMilan, Italy

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

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  • Walter Samuel25

    Walter Samuel


    BirthplaceCórdoba Province, Argentina, Argentina

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