List of Famous people named Will
Willard Carroll Smith Jr. is an American actor, rapper, and film producer. Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.
William Jack Poulter is an English actor. He first gained recognition for his role as Eustace Scrubb in the fantasy adventure film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010). Poulter received further praise for his starring role in the comedy film We're the Millers (2013), for which he won the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
John William Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and businessman. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subsequently starred in comedy films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights (2006), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), all but one of which he co-wrote with his comedy partner Adam McKay. The two also founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007. Other film roles include Elf, Old School, Blades of Glory (2007), Daddy's Home (2015), and the animated films Megamind (2010) and The Lego Movie (2014).
William Emerson Arnett is a Canadian actor, comedian and producer. He is best known for his roles as Gob Bluth in the Fox/Netflix series Arrested Development, receiving a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and as BoJack Horseman in the Netflix series of the same name. He has appeared in films such as Blades of Glory (2007), Hot Rod (2007), When in Rome (2010), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016). His performance as Devon Banks in 30 Rock earned him four Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series nominations.
William Donald Grigg is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for League One club Milton Keynes Dons, on loan from Sunderland. Grigg is also a Northern Ireland senior international.
William Rankin Patton is an American actor and audiobook narrator. He starred as Colonel Dan Weaver in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies. He also appeared in the films Remember the Titans, Armageddon, Gone in 60 Seconds and The Punisher. He appeared opposite Kevin Costner in two films: No Way Out (1987) and The Postman (1997). He won two Obie Awards for best actor in Sam Shepard's play Fool for Love and the Public Theater production of What Did He See?.
William Frank Ryan is an American voice actor, singer and musician. He achieved his breakthrough as a voice actor throughout the 1980s leading into the 1990s, when he provided the voice of Petrie in the 1988 animated classic The Land Before Time. He is also known for his voice work as Eugene Meltsner in the Christian radio drama Adventures in Odyssey and Grubby in Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin.
William Patrick Zalatoris is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. He won the 2020 TPC Colorado Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour.
William Anthony Patrick Smallbone is a professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Southampton. Born in England, Smallbone represents the Republic of Ireland internationally.
William Michael Smith is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played college baseball at Gulf Coast Community College. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim selected Smith in the seventh round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft. He previously played for the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, and San Francisco Giants. He made his MLB debut in 2012.
William John Bayley is a British professional Paralympic table tennis player, ranked world number 1. He is the 2016 Summer Paralympics Games gold medallist and the 2014 World Champion.
William Grier is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Florida Gators and West Virginia Mountaineers, and was drafted by the Panthers in the third round in the 2019 NFL Draft.
William Ballard Hurd is an American politician and former CIA clandestine officer who served as the U.S. representative for Texas's 23rd congressional district from 2015 to 2021. The district stretches about 550 miles (890 km) from San Antonio to El Paso along the U.S.-Mexican border.
William David Keane is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Wigan Athletic.
William Lawrence Muschamp is an American football coach. He served as head football coach at the University of Florida from 2011 to 2014 and the University of South Carolina from 2016 to 2020.
Orville Willis Forte IV is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for being a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002 to 2010, as well as creating and starring in the sitcom The Last Man on Earth, which ran from 2015 to 2018. For The Last Man on Earth, he received three Primetime Emmy Awards nominations: two for acting and one for writing. He has also received an additional Emmy nomination for each role through his other work.
William Walter Maurice Keen is an English actor. He has worked in theatre and television in both Britain and Spain. He was formerly a trustee of the James Menzies Kitchin Award — an award set up for young theatre directors in memory of the director with whom Keen collaborated early in his career.
William Jan Pucovski is an Australian cricketer. He made his List A debut for Cricket Australia XI against Pakistan during their tour of Australia on 10 January 2017. He made his first-class debut for Victoria in the 2016–17 Sheffield Shield season on 1 February 2017. Pucovski made his international debut for the Australia cricket team on 7 January 2021, in the third Test match of the series against India.
William Peltz is an American actor, who is best known for his roles in Unfriended and Men, Women & Children.
William Tomomori Fukuda Sharpe is a Japanese-English actor, writer, and director.