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Billy Connolly

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 Jimmy Johnstone: Lord of the Wing
Latest Project:
Movie Laughs and Larrikins 2024
Known For
Movie Jimmy Johnstone: Lord of the Wing 2024
Series Weekend In Wallop Unknown 2024
Movie Laughs and Larrikins 2024
Series Billy & Albert 2024
Series Billy Connolly Does... Himself 2022-02-24
Movie Billy Connolly: In His Own Words Self 2021-11-28
Movie Billy Connolly: My Absolute Pleasure Themselves 2021-12-21
Movie Scotland: Contains Strong Language Himself (archive footage) 2020-04-04
Movie Billy Connolly: It’s Been a Pleasure... Self 2020-12-28
Series Billy and Us Self 2020-05-14
Movie Billy Connolly: Life, Death and Laughter Himself - Interviewed Guest 2020-01-10
Series Billy Connolly's Great American Trail Himself 2019-09-05
Movie Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages Himself 2019-10-10
Movie Billy Connolly's Ultimate World Tour Himself 2018-12-13
Series Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland Himself 2018-12-28
Movie Billy Connolly And Me Self 2017-04-18
Movie Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime Himself 2017-06-14
Series Tate Britain's Great Art Walks Self 2017-05-02
Movie Dying Laughing Himself 2017-02-24
Movie Wild Oats Chandler 2016-09-22
Movie Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage Self 2016-12-30
Movie Billy Connolly: High Horse Tour Live Himself 2016-11-16
Series Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America Hinself - Host 2016-04-01
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Dain 2014-12-10
Movie What We Did on Our Holiday Gordie McLeod 2014-09-26
Series Five Fables Himself - Narrator 2014-03-13
Series Billy Connolly's Big Send Off Presenter 2014-05-07
Movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Dain Ironfoot 2013-12-11
Series Great Bear Stakeout Narrator 2013-04-24
Movie Quartet Wilf Bond 2012-09-08
Movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dain 2012-11-26
Movie What About Dick? Inspector McGuffin 2012-11-13
Movie Brave Fergus (voice) 2012-06-21
Movie Gerry Rafferty: Right Down the Line Himself 2011-08-29
Series Billy Connolly's Route 66 himself 2011-09-15
Movie The Ballad of Nessie Narrator (voice) 2011-04-13
Movie Billy Connolly: You Asked for It Himself 2011-11-21
Movie Billy Connolly: Live in London 2010 self 2010-11-15
Movie Gulliver's Travels King Theodore 2010-12-23
Movie The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Poppa Il Duce 2009-11-24
Movie Not Again: Not the Nine O'Clock News Self 2009-12-28
Series Billy Connolly: Journey to the Edge of the World 2009-02-19
Movie The X Files: I Want to Believe Father Joseph Crissman 2008-07-24
Movie Ronnie Drew: September Song 2008-05-01
Movie Open Season 2 McSquizzy (voice) 2008-09-24
Movie Billy Connolly: Was It Something I Said? Himself 2007-11-19
Series Shrink Rap Himself 2007-04-02
Series The Graham Norton Show Self 2007-02-22
Series Where My Dogs At? Unknown 2006-06-10
Movie Fido Fido 2006-09-07
Movie Fuck Self 2006-11-10
Movie Open Season McSquizzy (voice) 2006-09-27
Movie Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Dargis 2006-06-15
Movie The Aristocrats Self 2005-01-20
Movie Ivor Cutler: Looking For Truth With a Pin Himself 2005-04-14
Movie Live Aid Against All Odds Self 2005-06-15
Movie Live Aid 20 Years Ago Today Self 2005-07-13
Movie Billy Connolly: Live in New York Billy Connolly 2005-11-14
Movie Billy Connolly - One Night Stand Himself 2004-10-10
Series Who Do You Think You Are? Self 2004-10-12
Movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Dr. Montgomery Montgomery 2004-12-16
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Himself 2004-12-09
Series Billy Connolly's World Tour of New Zealand Unknown 2004-11-20
Series House Thomas Bell 2004-11-16
Movie Richard Thompson: Solitary Life 2003-02-02
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Self 2003-02-21
Movie The Last Samurai Zebulon Gant 2003-12-05
Movie Overnight 2003-06-12
Movie Timeline Professor E.A. Johnston 2003-11-26
Movie Billy Connolly: Live - The Greatest Hits Himself 2003-09-25
Movie The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch Interviewee 2003-08-16
Movie Billy Connolly: Live in Dublin 2002 Billy Connolly 2002-02-10
Series Billy Connolly's World Tour of England, Ireland and Wales 2002-03-04
Movie Billy Connolly: A BAFTA Tribute Himself 2002-12-22
Movie White Oleander Barry Kolker 2002-10-11
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Frankie (Crossing the Line) (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Movie Gentlemen's Relish Kingdom Swann 2001-01-01
Movie The Man Who Sued God Steve Myers 2001-10-25
Movie Who Is Cletis Tout? Dr Savian 2001-09-12
Movie Gabriel & Me Gabriel 2001-08-13
Movie Prince Charming Hamish 2001-07-13
Movie An Everlasting Piece Scalper 2000-12-22
Movie Beautiful Joe Joe 2000-06-09
Movie Billy Connolly - One Night Stand/Down Under 1999-12-27
Movie The Boondock Saints II Duce 1999-01-22
Movie The Debt Collector Nickie Dryden 1999-06-25
Movie Billy Connolly: Erect for 30 Years Billy Connolly 1999-01-01
Movie Middleton's Changeling 1998-01-01
Series The Heaven and Earth Show Unknown 1998-09-06
Movie Still Crazy Hughie 1998-10-30
Movie The Impostors Mr. Sparks, the Tennis Pro 1998-10-02
Movie Intimate Portrait: Sean Connery Self 1998-10-02
Movie Billy Connolly: Two Night Stand Himself 1997-01-01
Movie Deacon Brodie Deacon Brodie 1997-03-08
Movie Beverly Hills Ninja Japanese Antique Shop Proprietor (uncredited) 1997-01-17
Movie Mrs Brown John Brown 1997-07-18
Movie Paws PC (voice) 1997-09-25
Movie Retying the Knot: The Incredible String Band 1997-10-25
Series 3rd Rock from the Sun Inspector Macaffery 1996-01-09
Movie Muppet Treasure Island Billy Bones 1996-02-16
Series Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia 1996-10-28
Series The Daily Show Self 1996-07-22
Series Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Captain Trout (voice) 1996-04-02
Movie Two Bites of Billy Connolly Himself 1995-01-01
Movie Billy Connolly: A Scot in the Arctic Himself 1995-12-28
Movie Billy Connolly Live At Usher Hall Himself 1995-10-17
Movie Pocahontas Ben (voice) 1995-06-14
Movie Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland Self 1995-10-11
Movie An Audience with Jimmy Tarbuck Self - Audience Member 1994-10-22
Series World Tour of Scotland Unknown 1994-03-29
Movie Billy Connolly: Live at the Apollo Himself 1994-10-11
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Self - Guest 1993-09-13
Movie Down Among the Big Boys JoJo Donnelly 1993-09-19
Movie Indecent Proposal Auction M.C. 1993-04-07
Series Billy Unknown 1992-01-31
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Himself 1992-05-25
Movie Billy Connolly - Live at the Odeon Hammersmith London Himself 1991-12-30
Movie Billy Connolly: Pale Blue Scottish Person Unknown 1991-09-14
Movie Dreaming 1991-03-24
Movie The Big Man Frankie 1990-08-31
Series Saturday Night Clive Unknown 1989-01-21
Movie The Return of the Musketeers Caddie 1989-04-12
Movie Whoopi Goldberg Presents Billy Connolly Himself 1989-09-10
Movie Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute Self 1988-06-11
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 Omnibus Presents Comic Relief 1986-04-25
Series Head of the Class Billy MacGregor 1986-09-17
Movie The Comic Relief Utterly Utterly Rude Video Live 1986-04-25
Movie Water Delgado Fitzhugh 1985-01-01
Series Super Gran Angus McSporran 1985-01-20
Movie Live Aid Self 1985-07-13
Movie Blue Money Des 1985-03-01
Movie An Audience with Billy Connolly Self 1985-10-26
Movie Androcles and the Lion Androcles 1984-06-12
Movie Bullshot Hawkeye McGillicuddy 1983-10-27
Movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself 1982-03-01
Movie Billy Connolly: Hand Picked by Billy Himself 1982-11-24
Movie Billy Connolly: The Pick of Billy Connolly Billy Connolly 1982-01-01
Movie Billy Connolly: Billy Bites Yer Bum Billy Connolly 1981-01-01
Movie Concerts for the People of Kampuchea Himself 1981-03-29
Series The Kenny Everett Television Show Self 1981-12-24
Movie A Cup O' Tea An' A Slice O' Cake - Worzel Gummidge Christmas Special Bogle McNeep 1980-12-27
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball Himself 1979-12-22
Series Minder Tick Tack 1979-10-29
Movie Billy Connolly: In Concert Unknown 1978-05-01
Series The Kenny Everett Video Show Unknown 1978-07-03
Movie Absolution Blakey 1978-06-05
Series An Audience with... Self 1978-01-08
Movie Billy Connolly: Big Banana Feet Himself 1976-01-01
Series The Secret Policeman's Ball 1976-04-01
Movie The Elephants' Graveyard Jody 1976-10-11
Movie Just Another Saturday Paddy 1975-07-05
Series Columbo Findlay Crawford 1971-09-15
Series Play for Today Jody 1970-10-15
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1955-07-29
Series The BAFTA Awards Host 1949-05-29