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Who Is The Most Famous Willie In The World?

Updated December 10, 2020 694 votes 26 voters 15.6k views86 items

List RulesVote up all of the Willies you've heard of.

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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    Willie Mays

    1931-05-06
    Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (born May 6, 1931), nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid", is an American former...  more

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    Willie Nelson

    1933-04-29
    Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor,...  more

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    Willie Davis

    1934-07-24
    Willie D. Davis (born July 24, 1934) is a former American football defensive end for the...  more
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    Willie Garson

    1964-02-20
    William Garson Paszamant (born February 20, 1964) is an American actor. He has appeared in...  more
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    Willie Geist

    1975-05-03
    William Russell Geist (born May 3, 1975) is an American television personality, journalist,...  more
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    Willie Brown

    1940-12-02
    William Ferdie Brown (born December 2, 1940) is an American football executive and former...  more
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    Willie Pep

    1922-09-19
    Guglielmo Papaleo (September 19, 1922 – November 23, 2006) was an American professional boxer,...  more
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    Willie Lanier

    1945-08-21
    Willie Edward Lanier (born August 21, 1945) is a former American football middle-linebacker...  more
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    Willie Stargell

    1940-03-06
    Wilver Dornell Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed "Pops" later in his career,...  more

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    Willie McGee

    1958-11-02
    Willie Dean McGee (born November 2, 1958) is an American retired professional baseball player...  more
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    Willie Jess Robertson is an American TV personality, businessman, outdoorsman, hunter, and...  more
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    Willie McCovey

    1938-01-10
    Willie Lee McCovey (January 10, 1938 – October 31, 2018) was an American Major League Baseball...  more

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    Willie Dixon

    1915-07-01
    William James Dixon (July 1, 1915 – January 29, 1992) was an American blues musician,...  more

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    Willie Wood

    1936-12-23
    William Vernell Wood Sr. (born December 23, 1936) is a former American football safety for the...  more
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    Willie McGinest

    1971-12-11
    William Lee McGinest, Jr. (born December 11, 1971) is a former American football linebacker...  more
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    Willie Weeks

    1947-08-05
    Willie Weeks (born August 5, 1947) is an American bass guitarist. He has gained fame...  more
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    Willie Gault

    1960-09-05
    Willie James Gault (born September 5, 1960) is a former American football wide receiver and...  more
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    Willie Lee "Big Eyes" Smith (January 19, 1936 – September 16, 2011) was a Grammy Award-winning...  more
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    Willie Aames

    1960-07-15
    Willie Aames (born Albert William Upton on July 15, 1960) is an American actor, film and...  more
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    Willie Davis

    1940-04-15
    William Henry Davis (April 15, 1940 – March 9, 2010) was a center fielder in Major League...  more
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    Willie Horton

    1942-10-18
    Willie Wattison Horton (born October 18, 1942) is a former left fielder and designated hitter...  more
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    Willie Randolph

    1954-07-06
    Willie Larry Randolph (born July 6, 1954) is an American former Major League Baseball second...  more

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    Willie Wilson

    1955-07-09
    Willie James Wilson (born July 9, 1955) is a former professional baseball player. He played 19...  more
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    Willie Brown

    1934-03-20
    Willie Lewis Brown Jr. (born March 20, 1934) is an American politician of the Democratic...  more
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    Willie Green

    1981-07-28
    Willie Julius Green (born July 28, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player...  more