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Billy Connolly

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 (later of Baker Street fame). The jokes he told between songs eventually took over his act and he became a full-time comedian. Already a big star in Scotland, he became a household name in the UK after appearing on Parkinson (1971) in the early seventies. Billy has released many recordings and videos of his concert performances over the years. He has expanded his repertoire to include acting, appearing in a number of television dramas and films, most recently in the USA. In the 90s he made two documentary series for the BBC, about Scotland and Australia respectively, and in 1997 he starred in the award winning film Mrs Brown (1997). He is one of the UK's top comedian.

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Nov 24, 1942 In Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Play for Today 1970-10-15
Latest Project:
Series Great Bear Stakeout 2013-04-25

Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Real Time with Bill Maher
Poster of The Daily Show
Poster of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Poster of Columbo
Great Bear Stakeout Narrator 3 episodes, 2013 2013-04-25
Billy Connolly's Route 66 Self - Presenter 4 episodes, 2011 2011-09-15
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Strictly Come Dancing Unknown 2004-05-15
Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown 2004-10-12
House Unknown 2004-11-16
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Top of the Pops Unknown 2002-01-12
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
3rd Rock from the Sun Unknown 1996-01-09
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Kenny Everett Television Show Unknown 1981-12-24
Minder Unknown 1979-10-29
Not the Nine O'Clock News Unknown 1979
Columbo Unknown 1971-03-01
Play for Today Jody / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976 1970-10-15