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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.

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Walter Payton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Payton Died 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

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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walt Disney Died 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

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Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walt Frazier age 70 - 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

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Walt Whitman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walt Whitman Died 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

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Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Johnson Died 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

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

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Walter Matthau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Matthau Died 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

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Walter Cronkite is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Cronkite Died 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

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Walter Brennan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Brennan Died 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.

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Walter Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Davis age 61 - 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

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Walter Huston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Huston Died 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

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Walter Pidgeon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Pidgeon Died 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

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Walter Mondale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Mondale age 89 - 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

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Walter Becker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Becker age 67 - 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

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Walter Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Jones age 41 - 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

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Walter Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Raleigh Died 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

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Walt Tkaczuk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walt Tkaczuk age 68 - 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

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Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walt Weiss age 52 - 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

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Walter Alston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Alston Died 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

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Walter Scott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Scott Died 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

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Walter Samuel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Samuel age 37 - 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

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Walter de la Mare is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter de la Mare Died 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

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Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Johnson Died 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

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Walter Zenga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Zenga age 55 - 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

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Walter Lantz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Lantz Died 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.

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Walt Mossberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walt Mossberg age 68 - Walter S. Mossberg is an American journalist who was, until January 2014, the principal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones announced on September 19, 2013, that Mossberg ...more

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Walter Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Hill age 73 - Walter Hill 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 The Warriors, ...more

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Walter Gropius is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Gropius Died at 86 (1883-1969) - 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 ...more

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Walter White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter White age 64 - Walter White is a former professional American football player. A 6'3", 216 lbs. tight end from Maryland, White was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1975, but was traded to the Kansas ...more

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Walter Koenig is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Koenig age 80 - Walter Marvin Koenig 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 script for the 2008 science ...more

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Walter Lippmann is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Lippmann Died at 85 (1889-1974) - Walter Lippmann was an American writer, reporter, and political commentator famous for being among the first to introduce the concept of Cold War, coining the term "stereotype" in the ...more

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Walt Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walt Lloyd Walter "Walt" Lloyd is a fictional character portrayed by Malcolm David Kelley in the American ABC television series Lost. The series follows the lives of over forty survivors of the ...more

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Walter Liggett is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Liggett Died at 49 (1886-1935) - Walter William Liggett, was an American journalist who worked at several newspapers in New York City, including the New York Times, The Sun, New York Post, and the New York Daily News. In the ...more

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Walter Gieseking is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Gieseking Died at 61 (1895-1956) - Walter Wilhelm Gieseking was a French-born German pianist and composer.

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Walter Travis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Travis Died at 65 (1862-1927) - 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 ...more

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Walt Disney Pictures is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walt Disney Pictures Walt Disney Pictures, Inc. is an American film production company and division of The Walt Disney Studios, owned by The Walt Disney Company. The division is based at the Walt Disney Studios and ...more

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Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron R... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild Died at 69 (1868-1937) - Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild Bt FRS, a scion of the Rothschild family, was a British banker, politician, and zoologist.

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Walt Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walt Hazzard Died at 69 (1942-2011) - Walter Raphael "Walt" Hazzard Jr., later Mahdi Abdul-Rahman was an American college, Olympic and professional basketball player and college basketball coach. He was best known for his ...more

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Walt Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walt Sweeney Died at 72 (1941-2013) - Walter Francis "Walt" Sweeney was an American football offensive lineman and end, who played college football at Syracuse University, where he made the school's all-century team. He ...more

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Walter Houser Brattain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Houser Brattain Died at 85 (1902-1987) - Walter Houser Brattain was an American physicist at Bell Labs who, along with John Bardeen and William Shockley, invented the transistor. They shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for their ...more

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Walter O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter O'Malley Died at 76 (1903-1979) - Walter Francis O'Malley was an American sports executive who owned the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers team in Major League Baseball from 1950 to 1979. He served as Brooklyn Dodgers chief legal ...more

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Walter Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Cunningham age 85 - Ronnie Walter Cunningham, better known as Walt Cunningham, is a retired American astronaut. In 1968, he was the Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 7 mission. He was NASA's third civilian ...more

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Walter Piston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Piston Died at 82 (1894-1976) - Walter Hamor Piston Jr, was an American composer of classical music, music theorist, and professor of music at Harvard University. His students included Leroy Anderson, Leonard Bernstein and ...more

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Walter Rodney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Rodney Died at 38 (1942-1980) - Walter Anthony Rodney was a prominent Guyanese historian, political activist and preeminent scholar, who was assassinated in Guyana in 1980.

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Walter Emanuel Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Emanuel Jones age 46 - Walter Emanuel Jones is an American actor and dancer, known for playing the role of Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger on the hit television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

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Walter "Wolfman" Washington age 73 - Walter "Wolfman" Washington 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 of funk ...more

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Walter Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Chrysler Died at 65 (1875-1940) - Walter Percy Chrysler was an American automotive industry executive and founder of Chrysler Corporation, now a part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

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Walter Reuther is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Reuther Died at 63 (1907-1970) - Walter Philip Reuther was an American labor union leader, who made the United Automobile Workers a major force not only in the auto industry but also in the Democratic Party And the Congress of ...more

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Walter McGowan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter McGowan age 73 - Walter McGowan, MBE, is a retired Scottish boxer. He is renowned for having been WBC world flyweight champion. He was the son of Thomas McGowan, who had boxed under the name of 'Joe Gans'. He ...more

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Walter Parazaider is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Parazaider age 72 - Walter Parazaider is best known for being a founding member and saxophone player for the rock band Chicago. He also plays the flute and other woodwind instruments in the band, including ...more