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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 »

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Brave Fergus
The Boondock Saints
The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai Zebulon Gant


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 2016 Wild Oats
 2013 Quartet: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Wilf Bond (uncredited)
 2012 What About Dick? (Video)
Inspector McGuffin
 2012 Quartet
Wilf Bond
 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)
 2008 The X Files: I Want to Believe
Father Joseph Crissman
 2006 Open Season
McSquizzy (voice)
 2006 Fido
 2004 A Series of Unfortunate Events
Uncle Monty
 2003 The Last Samurai
Zebulon Gant
 2003 Timeline
Professor Johnston
 2002 White Oleander
Barry Kolker
 2001 The Man Who Sued God
Steve Myers
 2001 Prince Charming (TV Movie)
 2001 Who Is Cletis Tout?
Dr. Mike Savian
 2001 Gabriel & Me
 2001 Gentlemen's Relish (TV Movie)
Kingdom Swann
 2000 An Everlasting Piece
 2000 Beautiful Joe
 2000 Columbo (TV Series)
Findlay Crawford
- Murder with Too Many Notes (2000) ... Findlay Crawford
 1999 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Inspector Macaffery
- Dial M for Dick (1999) ... Inspector Macaffery
 1999 The Boondock Saints
Il Duce
 1999 The Debt Collector
Nickie Dryden
 1998 Middleton's Changeling
 1998 Still Crazy
 1998 The Impostors
Mr. Sparks, the Tennis Pro
 1998 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Rory Cassidy
- Culture (1998) ... Rory Cassidy
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
- Veronica's Got a Secret (1998) ... Campbell
 1997 Deacon Brodie (TV Movie)
Deacon Brodie
 1997 Paws
PC (voice)
 1997 Mrs Brown
John Brown
 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)
 1996 Muppet Treasure Island
Billy Bones
 1995/I 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.
 1992 Billy (TV Series)
Billy MacGregor
- Thunder from Down Under (1992) ... Billy MacGregor
- Love Me or Leave Me: Part 2 (1992) ... Billy MacGregor
- Love Me or Leave Me: Part 1 (1992) ... Billy MacGregor
- Home Alone, Almost (1992) ... Billy MacGregor
- Out All Night (1992) ... Billy MacGregor
 1992 ABC TGIF (TV Series)
Billy MacGregor
- Billy (1992) ... Billy MacGregor
- Episode dated 31 January 1992 (1992) ... Billy MacGregor
 1990-1991 Head of the Class (TV Series)
Billy MacGregor
- It Couldn't Last Forever: Part 2 (1991) ... Billy MacGregor
- It Couldn't Last Forever: Part 1 (1991) ... Billy MacGregor
- The Phantom of the Glee Club (1991) ... Billy MacGregor
- My Dinner with Darlene (1991) ... Billy MacGregor
- The Strange Case of Randy McNally (1991) ... Billy MacGregor
 1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Game Show Host / Busker
- Dreaming (1991) ... Game Show Host / Busker
 1990 Crossing the Line
 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)
 1985 Super Gran (TV Series)
Angus McSporran
- Supergran and the Course of True Love (1985) ... Angus McSporran
 1985 Water
 1982-1983 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
- 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)
 1981 The Kenny Everett Video Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.2 (1981) ... Gladys (uncredited)
 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
- Death Lasers of Kazaan (1980) ... Ayatollah Khomeini
- Episode #2.6 (1980) ... Various Roles
 1978 Absolution
 1975-1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Jody / Paddy
- The Elephants' Graveyard (1976) ... Jody
- Just Another Saturday (1975) ... Paddy
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Show Show Music department (5 credits)
Show Show Writer (26 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (158 credits)
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2000s: recorded parody version of Alanis Morrisette's "Hand in My Pocket" entitled "The Evil Scotsman." See more »

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[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 »


In October 2004, during an 18-night stint at London's Hammersmith Apollo, Connolly was criticised for making jokes about the hostage Kenneth Bigley. Shortly after Connolly joked about the future killing of the hostage and touched on the subject of Bigley's young Thai wife, Bigley was beheaded in Iraq. Connolly claims he was misquoted. He has declined to clarify what he actually said, claiming ... See more »


Tangential storytelling in stand-up comedy performances, often featuring multilayered digressions from original story. See more »


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