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Billy Connolly was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He left school to work in the shipyards becoming a welder and joined the Territorial Army (in the parachute regiment) at around the same time. He developed an interest in folk music, eventually becoming an accomplished banjo player and a member of the band Humblebums with Gerry Rafferty (... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Brave
Brave Fergus
(2012)
The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai Zebulon Gant
(2003)
The Boondock Saints
(1999)

Filmography

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 2016 Wild Oats
Chandler
 2013 Quartet: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Wilf Bond (uncredited)
 2012 Brave
Fergus (voice)
 2012 House M.D. (TV Series)
Thomas Bell
- Love is Blind (2012) ... Thomas Bell
 2011 The Ballad of Nessie (Short)
Narrator / MacFroogle (voice)
 2010 Good Sharma
Reverend Webster
 2010 Gulliver's Travels
King Theodore
 2008 Open Season 2 (Video)
McSquizzy (voice)
 2006 Open Season
McSquizzy (voice)
 2006 Fido
Fido
 2003 Timeline
Professor Johnston
 2001 Prince Charming (TV Movie)
Hamish
 2001 Gabriel & Me
Gabriel
 2001 Gentlemen's Relish (TV Movie)
Kingdom Swann
 2000 An Everlasting Piece
Scalper
 2000 Beautiful Joe
Joe
 1999 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Inspector Macaffery
- Dial M for Dick (1999) ... Inspector Macaffery
 1999 The Debt Collector
Nickie Dryden
 1998 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Rory Cassidy
- Culture (1998) ... Rory Cassidy
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Campbell
- Veronica's Got a Secret (1998) ... Campbell
 1997 Deacon Brodie (TV Movie)
Deacon Brodie
 1997 Paws
PC (voice)
 1996-1997 Pearl (TV Series)
William 'Billy' Pynchon
- Billy Returns (1997) ... William 'Billy' Pynchon
- Billy (1996) ... William 'Billy' Pynchon
 1997 Beverly Hills Ninja
Japanese Antique Shop Proprietor (uncredited)
 1996 Muppets Treasure Island (Video Game)
Billy Bones
 1996 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Captain Trout
- Dennis Ahoy! (1996) ... Captain Trout (voice)
 1995 Pocahontas
Ben (voice)
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Jo Jo Donnelly
- Down Among the Big Boys (1993) ... Jo Jo Donnelly
 1993 Indecent Proposal
Auction M.C.
 1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Game Show Host / Busker
- Dreaming (1991) ... Game Show Host / Busker
 1990 Crossing the Line
Frankie
 1989 Minder (TV Series)
Tick Tack
- Fatal Impression (1989) ... Tick Tack
 1988 City Lights (TV Series)
The Dosser
- It's a Wonderful Life, Too (1988) ... The Dosser
 1987 The Hunting of the Snark
The Bellman
 1984-1985 Tickle on the Tum (TV Series)
Bobby Binns
- Scaring the Cats (1985) ... Bobby Binns
- Make 'em Laugh (1984) ... Bobby Binns
 1985 Blue Money (TV Movie)
Des
 1985 Super Gran (TV Series)
Angus McSporran
- Supergran and the Course of True Love (1985) ... Angus McSporran
 1985 Water
Delgado
 1982-1983 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode dated 26 December 1983 (1983) ... Various
- Episode #2.0 (1982) ... Various
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... Various
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Various
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Various
 1983 Bullshot Crummond
Hawkeye McGillicuddy
 1983 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
Androcles
 1980 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Bogle McNeep
- A Cup 'O Tea and a Slice 'O Cake (1980) ... Bogle McNeep
 1980 Not the Nine O'Clock News (TV Series)
Ayatollah Khomeini / Various Roles
- Episode #2.7 (1980) ... Ayatollah Khomeini
- Episode #2.6 (1980) ... Various Roles
 1975-1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Jody / Paddy
- Just Another Saturday (1975) ... Paddy
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Other Works:

Book: "Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia" (1996) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on politicians] Don't vote, it just encourages them. See more »

Trivia:

Billy's Parkinson's Disease was initially diagnosed under informal circumstances in that he was approached by a doctor in his L.A. hotel lobby after an appearance on Conan O'Brien's show in 2012. After the doctor introduced himself as a fan, he then remarked that Billy's shuffling gait resembled that of someone with the possible early onset of the disease and advised him to get a medical checkup. See more »

Trademark:

Glaswegian accent See more »

Nickname:

The Big Yin

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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