List of Famous people named William

Name William is among the most common names in USA, England, Brazil, Canada, France, Australia. Shortened forms: Bill, Billy, Will, Willie. Similar names: Bill, Billy, Will, Willie, Willam, Wiliam. Here are some famous Williams:

William Shakespeare

First Name William
Last Name Shakespeare
Died on April 23, 1616

William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. They also continue to be studied and reinterpreted.

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William Shatner

First Name William
Last Name Shatner
Born on March 22, 1931 (age 93)
Born in Canada, Quebec
Height 175 cm | 5'9

William Shatner is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, screenwriter, and singer. In his seven decades of acting, Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk, being a part of Star Trek, and life after Star Trek. Shatner has also co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe, and a series of science fiction novels called TekWar, that were adapted for television.

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William Baldwin

William Joseph Baldwin
First Name William
Last Name Baldwin
Born on February 21, 1963 (age 61)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

William Joseph Baldwin is an American actor, producer and writer. A member of the Baldwin family, he is the third-oldest of the four Baldwin brothers. He has starred in the films Flatliners (1990), Backdraft (1991), Sliver (1993), Virus (1999), The Squid and the Whale (2005), played himself in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and currently stars in and produces the Netflix show Northern Rescue. Baldwin is married to singer Chynna Phillips.

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William Randolph Hearst

First Name William
Last Name Hearst
Born on April 29, 1863
Died on August 14, 1951 (aged 88)

William Randolph Hearst Sr. was an American businessman, newspaper publisher, and politician known for developing the nation's largest newspaper chain and media company, Hearst Communications. His flamboyant methods of yellow journalism influenced the nation's popular media by emphasizing sensationalism and human interest stories. Hearst entered the publishing business in 1887 with Mitchell Trubitt after being given control of The San Francisco Examiner by his wealthy father, Senator George Hearst.

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William Murdoch

First Name William
Last Name Murdoch
Born on August 21, 1754
Died on November 15, 1839 (aged 85)

William Murdoch was a Scottish engineer and inventor.

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William Zabka

First Name William
Last Name Zabka
Height 180 cm | 5'11

William George Zabka also known as Billy Zabka, is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Johnny Lawrence in The Karate Kid (1984) and the TV series Cobra Kai (2018–present). In 2004, he was nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing and producing the short film Most.

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William Lucking

First Name William
Last Name Lucking
Born on June 17, 1941
Died on October 18, 2021 (aged 80)
Height 192 cm | 6'4

William "Bill" Lucking is an American film, television, and stage actor, best known for his role as Piney Winston in Sons of Anarchy (2008–2011), and for his movie roles in The Magnificent Seven Ride (1972), and The Rundown (2003).

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William IV

First Name William
Last Name IV
Born on August 21, 1765
Died on June 20, 1837 (aged 71)

William IV was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death in 1837. The third son of George III, William succeeded his elder brother George IV, becoming the last king and penultimate monarch of Britain's House of Hanover.

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William Barr

First Name William
Last Name Barr
Born on May 23, 1950 (age 74)

William Pelham "Bill" Barr is an American attorney who served as the 77th and 85th United States Attorney General, in the administrations of Presidents George H. W. Bush and Donald Trump.

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William Wallace

First Name William
Last Name Wallace
Died on August 23, 1305

Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the First War of Scottish Independence.

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