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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 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 What We Did on Our Holiday (completed)
Gordy McLeod
 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 (voice)
 2010 Gulliver's Travels
King Theodore
 2010 Good Sharma
Reverend Webster
 2008 Open Season 2
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.
 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
 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
 1980 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Bogle McNeep
- A Cup 'O Tea and a Slice 'O Cake (1980) ... Bogle McNeep
 1975-1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Jody / Paddy
- The Elephants' Graveyard (1976) ... Jody
- Just Another Saturday (1975) ... Paddy
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TV commercial for Caliber beer (UK) (1980s) See more »

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

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't want to influence anybody so I shut up. I think the Scots will come to a good conclusion in the referendum. They'll get what they deserve. See more »

Trivia:

American audiences are generally unfamiliar with Connolly's musical accomplishments, since he all but eliminated the songs from his act before he became popular in North America. An exception to this were his guest appearances on Pearl (1996) in which he sang one of his old songs, "I Wish I Was in Glasgow", in a duet with Malcolm McDowell. See more »

Trademark:

Banjo playing See more »

Nickname:

The Big Yin

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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