Billy Connolly

24 Nov 1942


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.


Filmography (40 titles)

Genre: Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Dain)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Dain)
(movie, 2014)
···What We Did on Our Holiday
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Gordy McLeod)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Dain)
(movie, 2012)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Wilf Bond)
(movie, 2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Action, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as King Fergus (voice))
(movie, 2012)
···What About Dick?
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Inspector McGuffin)
(movie, 2010)
···Gulliver's Travels
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as King Theodore)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Poppa Il Duce)
(movie, 2008)
···Open Season 2
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as McSquizzy (voice))
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Father Joseph Crissman)
(movie, 2006)
···Open Season
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as McSquizzy (voice))
(movie, 2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance
Role: Actor (as Fido)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Dargis)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Himself)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Dr. Montgomery Montgomery)
(movie, 2003)
···The Last Samurai
Genre: Drama, Action, War, History
Role: Actor (as Zebulon Gant)
(movie, 2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Professor E.A. Johnston)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 2002)
···White Oleander
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Barry Kolker)
(movie, 2002)
···Billy Connolly: Live 2002
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 2001)
···Who Is Cletis Tout?
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Dr Savian)
(movie, 2001)
···Gentlemen's Relish
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Kingdom Swann)
(movie, 2001)
···The Man Who Sued God
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Steve Myers)
(movie, 2000)
···Beautiful Joe
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Joe)
(movie, 1999)
···The Boondock Saints
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as II Duce)
(movie, 1999)
···Erect for 30 Years
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 1999)
···The Debt Collector
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Nickie Dryden)
(movie, 1998)
···Still Crazy
Genre: Comedy, Music
Role: Actor (as Hughie)
(movie, 1998)
···The Impostors
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mr. Sparks, the Tennis Pro)
(movie, 1997)
···Mrs Brown
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as John Brown)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 1996)
···Muppet Treasure Island
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Family
Role: Actor (as Billy Bones)
(movie, 1996)
···A Scot in the Arctic
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(series, 1996)
···World Tour of Australia
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 1995)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ben (voice))
(movie, 1993)
···Indecent Proposal
Genre: Romance, Drama
Role: Actor (as Auction M.C.)
(movie, 1990)
···The Big Man
Genre: Drama, Sport, Crime
Role: Actor (as Frankie)
(movie, 1985)
···Blue Money
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Des)
(movie, 1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Blakey)