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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)
Pocahontas
(1995)

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Alternate Names:

Sir Billy Connolly

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the death of Robin Williams] Robin was 'on' all the time. He was a joy to be around, let me tell you. In all the years I knew him I never got tired of him. He was a one-off, so warm, so human. In my quieter moments I do sometimes think I could have done more to help him. It's a lonely life, show business. You spend a lot of time on your own, and if you dwell on these things you can hurt ... See more »

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Diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer and Parkinson's Disease [September 16, 2013]. See more »

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Goatee beard See more »

Nickname:

The Big Yin

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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