How many celebrities named Willie can you think of? The famous Willies below have many different professions, including notable actors named Willie, famous athletes named Willie, and even musicians named Willie.
Willie Nelson is certainly one of the most famous Willies on this list. One of the famous country music stars named Willie, he started his career writing songs for other artists before releasing his debut album ...And Then I Wrote in 1962. “On the Road Again” and “Always on My Mind” are two of his biggest hits.
Another of the famous people with the first name Willie is Willie Mays. He is a Baseball Hall of Fame member who played with the Giants. He is a 24-time all star and a World Series champion. TV personality Willie Geist is another of the celebrity Willies.
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Birthplace: Westfield, Alabama, United States of AmericaWillie Howard Mays, Jr. (born May 6, 1931), nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid", is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) center fielder who spent almost all of his 22-season career playing for the... more
Birthplace: Abbott, Texas, United States of AmericaWillie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, producer, author, poet, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined... more
Birthplace: Lisbon, Louisiana, United States of AmericaWillie D. Davis (born July 24, 1934) is a former American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). Davis graduated from... more
Birthplace: Highland Park, New Jersey, United States of America
Alternative Name: Willy Garson, William Garson, Will GarsonWilliam Garson Paszamant (born February 20, 1964) is an American actor. He has appeared in over 75 films, and more than 300 TV episodes. He is known for playing Stanford Blatch on the HBO series Sex... more
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States of AmericaWilliam Russell Geist (born May 3, 1975) is an American television personality, journalist, and humorist. He is co-anchor of MSNBC's Morning Joe and anchor of Sunday Today with Willie Geist. Geist... more
Birthplace: Yazoo City, MississippiWilliam Ferdie Brown (born December 2, 1940) is an American football executive and former player and coach. He played as a cornerback for the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders in the National... more
Birthplace: Middletown, ConnecticutGuglielmo Papaleo (September 19, 1922 – November 23, 2006) was an American professional boxer, better known as Willie Pep who held the World Featherweight championship twice between the years of 1942... more
Birthplace: Bernice, Louisiana, USAWillie Jess Robertson is an American TV personality, businessman, outdoorsman, hunter, and author. He is best known for his appearances on the reality TV series Duck Dynasty on A&E, and is the... more
Birthplace: Clover, Virginia, United States of AmericaWillie Edward Lanier (born August 21, 1945) is a former American football middle-linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1967 through 1977. He won postseason honors for eight... more
Birthplace: Earlsboro, Oklahoma, United States of AmericaWilver Dornell Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed "Pops" later in his career, was an American professional baseball left fielder and first baseman who spent 21 seasons in Major... more
Birthplace: CaliforniaWillie Dean McGee (born November 2, 1958) is an American retired professional baseball player who won two batting titles and was named Major League Baseball's 1985 National League MVP. McGee... more
Birthplace: Mobile, AlabamaWillie Lee McCovey (January 10, 1938 – October 31, 2018) was an American Major League Baseball first baseman. Known as "Stretch" during his playing days, and later also nicknamed "Mac" and "Willie... more
Birthplace: Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States of AmericaWilliam James Dixon (July 1, 1915 – January 29, 1992) was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer. He was proficient in playing both the upright bass and the... more
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USAWilliam Vernell Wood Sr. (born December 23, 1936) is a former American football safety for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League (NFL), and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.... more
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of AmericaWilliam Lee McGinest, Jr. (born December 11, 1971) is a former American football linebacker who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New England... more
Birthplace: Salemburg, North Carolina, USAWillie Weeks (born August 5, 1947) is an American bass guitarist. He has gained fame performing with famous musicians in a wide variety of genres. He has been one of the most in-demand session... more
Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia, United States of AmericaWillie James Gault (born September 5, 1960) is a former American football wide receiver and potential Olympic athlete. He played in the National Football League for 11 seasons for the Chicago Bears... more
Birthplace: Helena, USA, ArkansasWillie Lee "Big Eyes" Smith (January 19, 1936 – September 16, 2011) was a Grammy Award-winning American electric blues vocalist, harmonica player, and drummer. He was best known for several stints... more
Birthplace: New York City, New YorkWilliam Henry Keeler (March 3, 1872 – January 1, 1923), nicknamed "Wee Willie", was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1892 to 1910, primarily for the Baltimore... more
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, USA
Alternative Name: Willie AmesWillie Aames (born Albert William Upton on July 15, 1960) is an American actor, film and television director, television producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for playing Tommy Bradford, one... more
Birthplace: Mineral Springs, Arkansas, United States of AmericaWilliam Henry Davis (April 15, 1940 – March 9, 2010) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Los Angeles Dodgers. At the end of his career he ranked... more
Birthplace: Arno, Virginia, United States of AmericaWillie Wattison Horton (born October 18, 1942) is a former left fielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played for six American League teams, primarily the Detroit Tigers. He hit... more
Birthplace: Holly Hill, South CarolinaWillie Larry Randolph (born July 6, 1954) is an American former Major League Baseball second baseman, coach, and manager. During an 18-year baseball career, he played from 1975 to 1992 for six... more
Birthplace: Montgomery, AlabamaWillie James Wilson (born July 9, 1955) is a former professional baseball player. He played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, and Chicago Cubs. He was... more
Birthplace: Mineola, Texas, United States of AmericaWillie Lewis Brown Jr. (born March 20, 1934) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. Brown served over 30 years in the California State Assembly, spending 15 years as its speaker. He later... more