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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 (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 ...more

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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 65 (1901-1966)
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 ...more

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

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Walt Whitman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 73 (1819-1892)
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 ...more

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Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 59 (1887-1946)
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 ...more

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Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 74 (1939-2013)
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

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Walter Matthau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 80 (1920-2000)
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 ...more

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Walter Cronkite is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 93 (1916-2009)
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 ...more

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Walter Brennan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 80 (1894-1974)
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 ...more
Walter Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Walter
age 64
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 ...more

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Walter Huston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 67 (1883-1950)
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 ...more

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Walter Pidgeon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Pidgeon Dec. at 87 (1897-1984)
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 ...more
Walter Mondale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Mondale age 91
Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician, diplomat and lawyer who served as the 42nd vice president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A ...more

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Walter Becker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Walter
age 69
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 ...more

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Walter Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Walter Jones age 45
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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Walter Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 66 (1552-1618)
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 ...more

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Walt Tkaczuk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Walter
age 71
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 ...more
Walt Weiss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Walter
age 55
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 ...more
Walter Alston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 73 (1911-1984)
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 ...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 (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
Walter Samuel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Walter
age 40
Walter Adrián Samuel (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwalteɾ saˈmwel]; born Walter Adrián Luján; 23 March 1978) is a retired Argentine professional footballer. Samuel has been ...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 (; 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 ...more

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Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 57 (1942-1999)
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 ...more
Walter Zenga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Walter
age 58
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 ...more
Walter Lantz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Walter
Dec. at 95 (1899-1994)
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 ...more