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Billy Connolly

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   William "Billy" Connolly, Jr., CBE (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname The Big Yin (The Big One).His first trade, in the early 1960s, was as a welder (specifically a boilermaker) in the Glasgow shipyards, but he gave it up towards the end of the decade to pursue a career as a folk singer in the Humblebums and subsequently as a soloist. In the early 1970s he made the transition from folk-singer with a comedic persona to fully-fledged comedian, a role in which he continues. He also became an actor, and has appeared in such films as Indecent Proposal (1993); Mrs. Brown (1997), for which he was nominated for a BAFTA; The Boondock Saints (1999); The Man Who Sued God (2001); Water (1985);The Last Samurai (2003); Timeline (2003); Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004); Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006); and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008). Connolly reprised his role as Noah "Il Duce" MacManus in Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. Connolly appears as the King of Lilliput in the 2010 remake of Gulliver′s Travels. Description above from the Wikipedia article Billy Connolly , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 24, 1942 In Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia
Latest Project:
Movie Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime 2017-06-14
Known For
Poster of Gentlemen's Relish
Poster of Mrs Brown
Poster of Bullshot
Poster of Billy Connolly: The Pick of Billy Connolly
Movie Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia 2020
Movie Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime Himself 2017-06-14
Movie Dying Laughing Himself 2017-02-24
Movie Wild Oats 2016-09-22
Movie Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage Himself 2016-12-30
Movie What We Did on Our Holiday Gordie McLeod 2014-09-26
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Dain 2014-12-10
Movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Dain Ironfoot 2013-12-11
Movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dain 2012-11-26
Movie What About Dick? Inspector McGuffin 2012-11-13
Movie Brave King Fergus (voice) 2012-06-21
Movie Quartet Wilf Bond 2012-09-08
Movie The Ballad of Nessie Narrator (voice) 2011-04-13
Movie Billy Connolly: You Asked for it Himself 2011-11-21
Series Billy Connolly's Route 66 himself 2011-09-15
Movie Billy Connolly: Live in London 2010 self 2010-11-15
Movie Gulliver's Travels King Theodore 2010-12-25
Movie The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Poppa Il Duce 2009-11-24
Series Billy Connolly: Journey to the Edge of the World 2009-02-19
Movie Ronnie Drew: September Song 2008-05-01
Movie Open Season 2 McSquizzy (voice) 2008-09-24
Movie The X Files: I Want to Believe Father Joseph Crissman 2008-07-24
Movie Billy Connolly: Was It Something I Said? Himself 2007-11-19
Movie Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Dargis 2006-06-15
Movie Open Season McSquizzy (voice) 2006-09-29
Movie Fido Fido 2006-09-07
Movie Fuck Himself 2005-11-07
Movie Billy Connolly: Live in New York Billy Connolly 2005-01-01
Movie The Aristocrats Himself 2005-01-01
Movie Ivor Culter: Looking For Truth With a Pin Himself 2005-04-14
Movie Billy Connolly - One Night Stand Himself 2004-10-10
Movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Dr. Montgomery Montgomery 2004-12-17
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Himself 2004-11-15
Series Billy Connolly's World Tour of New Zealand 2004-11-20
Movie Overnight 2003-06-12
Movie Billy Connolly: Live - The Greatest Hits Himself 2003-09-25
Movie Timeline Professor E.A. Johnston 2003-11-26
Movie The Last Samurai Zebulon Gant 2003-12-05
Movie Billy Connolly: Live in Dublin 2002 Billy Connolly 2002-02-10
Movie The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch Interviewee 2002-01-01
Series Billy Connolly's World Tour of England, Ireland and Wales 2002-03-04
Movie Billy Connolly's World Tour of Ireland, Wales and England 2002-03-04
Movie White Oleander Barry Kolker 2002-10-11
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Frankie (Crossing the Line) (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Movie Prince Charming Hamish 2001-07-13
Movie Gentlemen's Relish Kingdom Swann 2001-01-01
Movie Who Is Cletis Tout? Dr Savian 2001-09-12
Movie Gabriel & Me Gabriel 2001-11-01
Movie The Man Who Sued God Steve Myers 2001-10-25
Movie Beautiful Joe Joe 2000-06-09
Movie An Everlasting Piece Scalper 2000-12-22
Movie Billy Connolly: Erect for 30 Years Billy Connolly 1999-01-01
Movie The Boondock Saints II Duce 1999-01-22
Movie The Debt Collector Nickie Dryden 1999-06-25
Movie The Impostors Mr. Sparks, the Tennis Pro 1998-05-18
Movie Still Crazy Hughie 1998-10-30
Movie Billy Connolly: Two Night Stand Himself 1997-01-01
Movie Deacon Brodie Deacon Brodie 1997-03-08
Movie Paws PC (voice) 1997-09-25
Movie Mrs Brown John Brown 1997-07-18
Movie Muppet Treasure Island Billy Bones 1996-02-16
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia 1996-10-28
Movie Pocahontas Ben (voice) 1995-06-14
Movie Billy Connolly Live 1994 Himself 1994-10-11
Series World Tour of Scotland 1994-03-29
Movie Indecent Proposal Auction M.C. 1993-04-07
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Down Among the Big Boys JoJo Donnelly 1993-09-19
Series Billy 1992-01-31
Movie Billy Connolly - Live at the Odeon Hammersmith London Himself 1991-12-30
Movie Dreaming 1991-03-24
Movie The Big Man Frankie 1990-08-31
Movie The Hunting of the Snark The Bellman 1987-04-01
Movie Billy Connolly: Billy and Albert (Live at the Royal Albert Hall) Billy Connolly 1987-06-30
Series Head of the Class Billy MacGregor 1986-09-17
Movie Water Delgado Fitzhugh 1985-01-01
Movie Billy Connolly: An Audience with Billy Connolly Billy Connolly 1985-10-25
Movie Blue Money Des 1985-03-01
Movie Live Aid 1985-07-13
Movie Bullshot Hawkeye McGillicuddy 1983-11-15
Movie Billy Connolly: The Pick of Billy Connolly Billy Connolly 1982-01-01
Movie Billy Connolly: Hand Picked by Billy Himself 1982-11-24
Movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself 1982-09-23
Movie Billy Connolly: Billy Bites Yer Bum Billy Connolly 1981-01-01
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball Himself 1979-12-22
Series Minder Unknown 1979-10-29
Movie Absolution Blakey 1978-06-05
Movie Big Banana Feet Himself 1976-01-01
Movie The Elephants' Graveyard Jody 1976-10-11
Movie Just Another Saturday Paddy 1975-07-05