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

Willie Nelson, for example, is a famous musician and activist. In the 60's, he was known for his country music. Some of his hits were "On the Road Again" and Pancho and Lefty". He's also a huge advocate and participator in the "National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws". Willie Mays, on the other hand, wasn't so into music as he was into sports. He was a center fielder for the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979. 

Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 85
Willie Hugh Nelson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and ...more

Willie Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 84
Willie D. Davis is a former American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. Davis grew up in rural Louisiana and graduated ...more

Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 73
Willie Edward Lanier is a former American football middle-linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1967 through 1977. He won postseason honors for eight consecutive years, making ...more

Willie Mays is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 87
Willie Howard Mays, Jr., nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid" is a retired American Major League Baseball center fielder who spent almost all of his 22 season career playing for the New York ...more

Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 78
William Ferdie Brown is an American football executive and former player and coach. He played as a cornerback for the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders. Following his playing career, Brown ...more

Willie Wood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 82
William Vernell Wood Sr. is a former American football safety for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League.

Willie Pep is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Dec. at 84 (1922-2006)
Guglielmo Papaleo was an American professional boxer, better known as Willie Pep. Pep boxed a total of 1,956 rounds in the 241 bouts during his 26-year career, a considerable number of rounds ...more

Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 81
Willie Lee McCovey, nicknamed "Mac", "Big Mac", and "Stretch", is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. He played nineteen seasons for the San Francisco ...more

Willie Stargell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Dec. at 61 (1940-2001)
Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell, nicknamed "Pops" in the later years of his career, was an American professional baseball player. He played his entire Major League Baseball ...more

Willie McGee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 60
Willie Dean McGee is a retired professional baseball player who won two batting titles and was named Major League Baseball's 1985 National League MVP. McGee primarily played center and right ...more

Willie Aames is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 58
Willie Aames is an American actor, film and television director, television producer, and screenwriter. Aames is well known for playing Tommy Bradford on the 1970s television series Eight Is ...more

Willie Dixon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Dec. at 77 (1915-1992)
William James "Willie" Dixon was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer. A Grammy Award winner who was proficient on both the upright bass and ...more

Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 58
Willie James Gault is a former American football wide receiver and Olympic athlete. He played in the National Football League for 11 seasons for the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Raiders. ...more

Willie McGinest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 47
William Lee McGinest, Jr. is a former American football linebacker who played fifteen seasons in the National Football League.

Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 64
Willie Larry Randolph is an American former Major League Baseball second baseman and manager. During an 18-year baseball career, he played from 1975 to 1992 for six different teams, most notably ...more

Willie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 63
Willie James Wilson is a former professional baseball player. He played nineteen seasons in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, and Chicago Cubs. He was an ...more

Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 48
William Layton Roaf, nicknamed "Nasty," is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in National Football League for thirteen seasons. He ...more

Willie Keeler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Dec. at 51 (1872-1923)
William Henry Keeler, nicknamed "Wee Willie", was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1892 to 1910, primarily for the Baltimore Orioles and Brooklyn Superbas in ...more

Willie Green is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 37
Willie J. Green is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. He was selected in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Seattle ...more

Willie Horton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 76
Willie Wattison Horton 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 20 or more home runs ...more

Willie Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Dec. at 70 (1940-2010)
William Henry Davis 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 seventh in major league history in ...more

Willie Wells is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Willie
Dec. at 83 (1906-1989)
Willie James Wells, nicknamed "The Devil", was an American baseball player. He was a shortstop who played from 1924-48 for various teams in the Negro leagues and in Latin America. He ...more

Willie Hernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 64
Guillermo "Willie" Hernández Villanueva is a former relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Detroit Tigers. He threw and batted left-handed. ...more

Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 84
Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. is an American politician of the Democratic Party. He served over 30 years in the California State Assembly, spending 15 years as its speaker, and later served as the ...more

Willie O'Ree is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Willie
age 83
Willie Eldon O'Ree, CM, ONB is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, known best for being the first black player in the National Hockey League. O'Ree played as a winger for the ...more