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List of famous people named Walter, along with photos. How many celebrities named Walt can you think of? The famous Walters below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Walt, athletes named Walter, and even political figures named Walt. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Walter? Add them to the list.

There's definitely a Walt for everyone. Walt Whitman was a famous poet. He was best known for his free verse and was extremely controversial for his time. His most famous collection of poems is "Leaves of Grass". Walter Payton was an NFL running back for the Chicago Bears. He even had a few awards named after him: Walter Payton Award and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

And, of course, Walt Disney is a must mention on this list. He created an empire that is still extremely popular today. His character Mickey Mouse is one of the most famous icons of all time. His cartoon "Steamboat Willie" was his first synchronized cartoon with sound. Since then, his corporation has created many iconic characters and has theme parks all around the world.

Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 46 (1953-1999) Walter Jerry Payton was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League for thirteen seasons. Walter Payton was known around the NFL as ...more

Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 65 (1901-1966) Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and ...more

Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Walter
age 73 Walter "Clyde" Frazier 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 two ...more

Walt Whitman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 73 (1819-1892) Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his ...more

Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946) Walter Perry Johnson, nicknamed "Barney" and "The Big Train", was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He played his entire 21-year baseball career for the ...more

Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 74 (1939-2013) Walter Jones Bellamy was an American professional basketball player.

Walter Matthau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 80 (1920-2000) Walter Matthau was an American actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon, as well as his role as Coach ...more

Walter Cronkite is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 93 (1916-2009) Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years. During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was ...more

Walter Brennan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 80 (1894-1974) Walter Andrew Brennan was an American actor. Brennan is one of three men to win three acting Oscars, having won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1936, 1938 and 1940.

Walter Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Walter
age 64 Walter Paul Davis 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 years with the ...more

Walter Huston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 67 (1883-1950) Walter Thomas Huston was a Canadian-born American actor. He was the father of actor and director John Huston, the grandfather of Pablo Huston, Walter Anthony Huston, Anjelica Huston, Danny ...more

Walter Pidgeon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 87 (1897-1984) Walter Davis Pidgeon was a Canadian American actor who starred in many films, including Mrs. Miniver, The Bad and the Beautiful, Forbidden Planet, Advise & Consent, Voyage to the Bottom of ...more

Walter Mondale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Walter
age 91 Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale is an American Democratic Party politician who served as the 42nd Vice President of the United States under President Jimmy Carter, and as a United ...more

Walter Becker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Walter
age 69 Walter Carl Becker is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist and co-songwriter of Steely Dan. Becker met future songwriting ...more

Walter Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Walter
age 45 Walter Jones, Jr. is a retired American football offensive tackle who played in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. Born in Alabama, he played college football for Florida State ...more

Walter Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 66 (1552-1618) Sir Walter Raleigh was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy, and explorer. He was cousin to Sir Richard Grenville and younger half-brother of Sir ...more

Walt Tkaczuk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Walter
age 71 Walter Robert Bogdan Tkaczuk is a Canadian retired ice hockey centre who played fourteen seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers between 1967 and 1981. Tkaczuk's family ...more

Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Walter
age 55 Walter William "Walt" Weiss is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball and current manager of the Colorado Rockies. Weiss was a member of the 1998 National League All-Star Team. He ...more

Walter Alston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 73 (1911-1984) Walter Emmons Alston, nicknamed "Smokey", was an American baseball player and manager in Major League Baseball. He is best known as the manager of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers ...more

Walter Scott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 61 (1771-1832) Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. Scott was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his ...more

Walter Samuel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Walter
age 40 Walter Adrián Luján Samuel is an Argentine footballer who plays for Basel in the Swiss Super League. Samuel has been regarded as one of football's toughest defenders, with teammate ...more

Walter de la Mare is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 83 (1873-1956) Walter John de la Mare, OM, CH was an English poet, short story writer and novelist. He is probably best remembered for his works for children and for his poem "The Listeners". He also ...more

Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 57 (1942-1999) Walter Johnson 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 Bowler, a pro wrestler, and played ...more

Walter Zenga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Walter
age 58 Walter Zenga is a retired Italian footballer and current manager. He is a long-time goalkeeper for the Italian national team and Internazionale. He also holds Romanian citizenship. During his ...more

Walter Lantz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 95 (1899-1994) Walter Benjamin Lantz was an American cartoonist, animator, film producer, and director, best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and creating Woody Woodpecker.