Celebrity Names with the Letter B: Part 2by christophershobris | created - 10 Feb 2016 | updated - 11 Feb 2016 | Public
Part 2 of my list of celebrity names whose first names begin with the letter B. Click on a name to discover the facts about the celebrities of entertainment. Here they are, enjoy!
1. Bill Murray
Actor | Lost in Translation
Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, who sold lumber. He is of Irish descent. Among his siblings are actors Brian Doyle-Murray, ...
2. Bill Nighy
Actor | Love Actually
Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born William Francis Nighy on December 12, 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England, to Catherine Josephine (Whittaker), a psychiatric nurse from Glasgow, and Alfred Martin Nighy, who was English-born and managed a garage in Croydon.
3. Bill Nunn
Actor | Regarding Henry
Commanding performer Bill Nunn made his feature debut in fellow Morehouse College graduate Spike Lee's School Daze (1988), but really etched himself into moviegoers' minds as a formidable screen presence in his second film with Lee, Do the Right Thing (1989), playing Radio Raheem, whose ...
4. Bill Nye
Writer | Bill Nye, the Science Guy
Bill Nye was born on November 27, 1955 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as William Sanford Nye. He is an actor and writer, known for Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1993), Flubber (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004). He was previously married to Blair Tindall.
Actor | Three From Hell
Known for a Daytime Emmy Award-winning performance in "Take This Lollipop" and a ratings-winning role on CBS-TV's "Criminal Minds," Bill Oberst Jr. is an American actor of stage and screen whose real-life gentleness and interest in things spiritual are at odds with his often macabre screen persona....
7. Bill Paxton
Actor | Aliens
Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Mary Lou (Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman and actor (as John Paxton). Bill moved to Los Angeles, California at age eighteen, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World ...
8. Bill Pertwee
Actor | Dad's Army
Bill Pertwee was born on July 21, 1926 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England as William Desmond Anthony Pertwee. He was an actor and writer, known for Dad's Army (1968), Dad's Army (1971) and Two in Clover (1969). He was married to Marion Pertwee. He died on May 27, 2013 in Truro, Cornwall, England.
10. Bill Pullman
Actor | Independence Day
William James Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, one of seven children of Johanna (Blaas), a nurse, and James Pullman, a doctor. He is of Dutch (mother) and English, Northern Irish, and Scottish (father) descent. After high school, Bill went into a building construction program at SUNY Delhi in...
11. Bill Quinn
Actor | Twilight Zone: The Movie
Bill Quinn was born on May 6, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA as William Tyrrell Quinn. He was an actor, known for Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) and The Birds (1963). He was married to Mary Catherine Roden. He died on April 29, 1994 in Camarillo, ...
12. Bill Romanowski
Actor | Get Smart
Bill Romanowski was born on April 2, 1966 in Vernon, Connecticut, USA as William Thomas Romanowski. He is an actor, known for Get Smart (2008), The Longest Yard (2005) and The Benchwarmers (2006). He has been married to Julie Legrand since April 24, 1993. They have two children.
15. Bill Smitrovich
Actor | The November Man
Connecticut-born actor Bill Smitrovich (on May 16, 1947) started his acting career rather late. A Masters degree holder from Smith College and a former acting teacher at the University of Massachusetts, the hefty actor earned his big break in an understudy role in the world premiere of Arthur Miller...
Soundtrack | The Simpsons Movie
Billie Joe Armstrong was born in Piedmont, California, a small town surrounded by the city of Oakland, and was raised in Rodeo, California, the youngest of six children of Ollie (Jackson) and Andrew "Andy" Marsicano Armstrong. His father worked as a jazz musician and truck driver for Safeway Inc. ...
17. Billie Bird
Actress | Sixteen Candles
Vaudeville comedienne Billie Bird Sellen was discovered at an orphanage at the age of eight years and hired to tour theater circuits with a vaudeville troupe. During the Vietnam War she accompanied 12 USO tours entertaining the troops in the war zone in the 1960s and 1970s. She had worked as ...
18. Billie Burke
Actress | The Wizard of Oz
Billie Burke was born Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke on August 7, 1885 in Washington, D.C. Her father was a circus clown, and as a child she toured the United States and Europe with the circus (before motion pictures and after the stage, circuses were the biggest form of entertainment in the...
20. Billie Piper
Actress | Secret Diary of a Call Girl
Billie Piper studied at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. She caught the eyes of record producers who were interested in signing a young vocalist when she was the poster girl for the ad campaign of a British pop music magazine, "Smash Hits". She released her first single, "Because We ...
Actor | General Spanky
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas was born on March 12, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA as William Thomas Jr. He was an actor, known for General Spanky (1936), Ye Olde Minstrels (1941) and Night 'n' Gales (1937). He died on October 10, 1980 in Los Angeles.
22. Billie Whitelaw
Actress | The Omen
Billie Whitelaw first appeared on the radio aged 11. She made her theatrical debut in 1950 and in films from 1953. She has made a speciality of playing intense, single-purposed women. Also, (on stage), she has appeared in many of the stranger plays by Samuel Beckett.
24. Billy Barty
Actor | Masters of the Universe
Billy Barty was born William John Bertanzetti on October 25, 1924 in Millsboro, Pennsylvania. He began performing at age three and began making pictures in 1927. He played Mickey Rooney's little brother in the "Mickey McGuire" comedy shorts series. He was equally adept in both comedy and drama, and...
25. Billy Boyd
Billy Boyd was born in 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Mary and William Boyd. The talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him ...
27. Billy Burke
Actor | Drive Angry
Billy Burke was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington, USA. He began singing at age nine, and joined a band at age fifteen. He continued to work with bands and study/performing drama at Western Washington University. He performed in Seattle at the Annex Theater, New City Festival, and the A.H.A...
28. Billy Green Bush
Amiable and exceptional character actor Billy Green Bush appeared in a handful of offbeat and enduring cult classic features made in the early '70s. Tall, handsome and rangy, Bush often portrayed engaging good ol' boy types, rugged cowboys and stern police officers. He was born as William Warren ...
29. Billy Campbell
Actor | The Rocketeer
American actor Billy Campbell was born on July 7, 1959 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He came to prominence playing Luke Fuller on Dynasty (1981), the gay lover of character Steven Carrington, on what was then the top-rated TV show in America. He followed this up playing Detective Joey Indelli on ...
30. Billy Connolly
Actor | Brave
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 ...
31. Billy Crudup
Actor | Almost Famous
Known as much for his rigorous career choices as for his talent and chiseled good looks, Billy Crudup has been straddling the line between serious actor and "it" leading man for several years.
Crudup was born in 1968 in Manhasset, New York (a Long Island suburb), the middle child in a family of ...
32. Billy Crystal
Actor | Forget Paris
Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants ...
33. Billy Ray Cyrus
Actor | Hannah Montana: The Movie
Billy Ray Cyrus was born on August 25, 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky, USA as William Ray Cyrus. He is an actor, known for Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), Mulholland Drive (2001) and Hannah Montana (2006). He has been married to Tish Cyrus since December 28, 1993. They have three children. He was ...
34. Billy Drago
Actor | The Untouchables
Drago is well-known for his villainous parts (leading or supporting), and he is renowned for his rugged yet scary looks and evil smile. He was born William Eugene Burrows in Hugoton, Kansas. He became interested in acting and took his mother's maiden name 'Drago' as a stage name. At first he worked...
35. Billy Eichner
Actor | The Lion King
Billy Eichner was born on September 18, 1978 and raised in New York City. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School (NY) in 1996. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he majored in Theater.
He is the star, executive producer and creator of Billy on the Street (2011), a comedy game show ...
36. Billy Gardell
Actor | Bad Santa
Billy Gardell was born on August 20, 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as William R. Gardell. He is an actor and producer, known for Bad Santa (2003), Avenging Angelo (2002) and Dragon Wars: D-War (2007). He has been married to Patty Lynn Knight since 2001. They have one child.
38. Billy Idol
Soundtrack | The Wedding Singer
Born William Michael Albert Broad in Middlesex, England, in 1955, the first child of Bill and Joan Broad. When he was 2, his father moved the family to Long Island, New York, in pursuit of the American dream. They returned 4 years later (now with a baby sister, Jane) to Dorking. America made a big ...
40. Billy Joel
Soundtrack | Oliver & Company
Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as William Martin Joel. He has been married to Alexis Roderick since July 4, 2015. They have two children. He was previously married to Katie Lee, Christie Brinkley and Elizabeth Weber.
41. Billy Lewis Jr.
Billy Lewis Jr. is an NYC based singer/songwriter/actor. Billy has appeared internationally on screen & stage in Jesus Christ Superstar Live (NBC), Glee (FOX), Bat Out Of Hell (West End), Bat Out Of Hell (North American Premiere/Toronto), National Tours: Spring Awakening, Hair & We Will Rock You. ...
46. Billy Murray
Actor | Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Billy Murray has entertained British Television audiences for over thirty years.
He is perhaps best known for his role as DS Don Beech in ITV series The Bill (1984), and has also appeared in EastEnders (1985) as the crime boss "Johnnie Allen".
His on-screen presence is very much underrated and thanks...
Actor | Sling Blade
Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Virginia Roberta (Faulkner), a psychic, and William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton, an educator, high school history teacher, and basketball coach (now deceased). He is the older brother of James Donald (Jimmy Don) (born in ...
50. Billy Warlock
Actor | Society
Billy Warlock was born on March 26, 1961 in Gardena, California, USA as William Alan Leming. He is known for his work on Society (1989), Days of Our Lives (1965) and Halloween II (1981). He has been married to Julie Pinson since August 26, 2006. He was previously married to Marcy Walker.
52. Billy Wilder
Writer | The Apartment
Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929 and wrote scripts for many ...
53. Billy Wirth
Actor | The Lost Boys
Wirth attended Collegiate Prep School in Manhattan and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Discovered by photographer Bruce Weber while at Brown University, he started modeling in New York City in the mid 80s for such magazines as Seventeen, GQ, Interview, and teen magazines. While at ...
54. Billy Van Zandt
Actor | Jaws 2
Billy Van Zandt was born on December 13, 1957 in Red Bank, New Jersey, USA as William Van Zandt. He is a producer and writer, known for Jaws 2 (1978), The Hughleys (1998) and Martin (1992). He has been married to Adrienne Barbeau since December 31, 1992. They have two children.
55. Billy Zane
Actor | Titanic
William George Zane, better known as Billy Zane, was born on February 24, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, to Thalia (Colovos) and William Zane, both of Greek ancestry. His parents were amateur actors and managed a medical technical school. Billy has an older sister, actress and singer Lisa Zane. Billy ...
58. Bing Crosby
Actor | White Christmas
Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr. in Tacoma, Washington, the fourth of seven children of Catherine Helen "Kate" (Harrigan) and Harry Lowe Crosby, a brewery bookkeeper. He was of English and Irish descent. Crosby studied law at Gonzaga University in Spokane but was more interested in ...
59. Bing Russell
Actor | The Magnificent Seven
Although best known as the deputy on Bonanza (1959) and Robert in The Magnificent Seven (1960), Russell's notoriety on a national level was as the owner of the Portland Mavericks Baseball Club. Helming the only independent team in the class A Northwest League, Russell was an innovator. Before Bull ...
60. Bingbing Li
Actress | Transformers: Age of Extinction
Li Bingbing (born 27 February 1973) is a Chinese actress and singer. She rose to fame with her role in Seventeen Years (1999) and since then received critical acclaim for her roles in A World Without Thieves (2004), Waiting Alone (2005), The Knot (2006), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), The Message (...
61. Bingbing Fan
Actress | X-Men: Days of Future Past
Bingbing Fan was born 16 September 1981. She is a Chinese actress, television producer and pop singer.
Fan rose to fame in Asia in 1998-1999 with the mega-hit TV series My Fair Princess. In 2003, she starred in Cell Phone, which became the highest-grossing Chinese film of the year, winning a Hundred...
62. Bipasha Basu
Actress | Race
Fate intervened when Bipasha recoiled and passed out when dissecting a rat. Thus ended her dream of being a medical professional. She was enrolled in the science faculty until 12th standard, but switched to commerce thereafter. After acquiring a degree in commerce she planned to be a chartered ...
Soundtrack | Dancer in the Dark
Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the...
Director | Homecoming
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson was born in Iceland on 8 December 1974. His first role was as Guðjón In Reykjavik Guesthouse: Rent a Bike (2002) before landing a leading role alongside Daniel Brühl in King's Road (2010). After playing the lead role as police detective Helgi Marvin in both mini-series The ...
66. Björn Gustafsson
Actor | Spy
Lars Björn Gustafsson was born in Romelanda, Sweden. He is a Swedish comedian and actor. He is known from TV-shows such as Parlamentet and Stockholm Live. Björn studied at the Calle Flygares Theater School in Stockholm to become an actor. He has among other things been in the Swedish movie Beck - ...
69. Blair Brown
Actress | The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd
Blair Brown was born in Washington D.C. Her father, Milton Henry Brown, worked at the Central Intelligence Agency, while her mother Elizabeth Ann Brown worked as a teacher.
Brown graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada in 1969 and took to the stage, where she performed in the New York ...
70. Blair Fowler
Actress | Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
Blair was born in Georgia, where she lived for a short period of her life before moving to Tennessee with her family. Her sister, Elle, first started out making videos on YouTube, but since she wasn't yet of legal age like that of her sister, she got her parents permission to start making videos as...
72. Blair Underwood
Actor | Deep Impact
Smart, confident, eloquent, exceptionally handsome African-American actor Blair Underwood was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1964, the son of Marilyn Ann, an interior decorator, and Frank Eugene Underwood, Sr., an army colonel. With his family, he lived all over the world. Trained in musical theater...
73. Blake Anderson
Actor | Workaholics
Blake Anderson is a comedian and one of the stars and creators of the Comedy Central show Workaholics. Originally from Concord, California, Anderson studied with The Groundlings and with Upright Citizens Brigade. He formed the sketch-comedy group Mail Order Comedy along with Workaholics costars and...
75. Blake Berris
Actor | Before You Know It
Blake Berris was born on August 24, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Blake Everett Berris. He is an actor and writer, known for Before You Know It (2019), Breaking Bad (2008) and She's Missing (2019). He has been married to Alexandra McGuinness since August 26, 2017.
76. Blake Burgess
Actor | Boy Erased
Blake Burgess also known as Richard Blake Burgess is a professional actor and model. Blake works in film, television, theatre and voiceover. He is an action hero, vocalist, leading man, dancer, character actor, athlete and so much more skilled in singing, dancing, tap dancing, stilt walking, ...
77. Blake Cooper
Actor | The Maze Runner
Blake Cooper, who began acting at 10, is best known for his endearing portrayal of Chuck, the youngest "Glader" in the international blockbuster, The Maze Runner. In May, 2018, Blake, singled out by Variety in their annual Youth Impact Issue as "one to watch", will be seen in the coming of age film...
78. Blake Clark
Actor | 50 First Dates
For the last 20 or so years, Clark has been doing stand-up comedy on the club circuit, on "The Tonight Show", on HBO comedy specials, on Late Night with David Letterman (1982) and Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993). In addition, he has been in over 50 feature motion pictures and hundreds of ...
79. Blake Edwards
Writer | The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Blake Edwards' stepfather's father J. Gordon Edwards was a silent screen director, and his stepfather Jack McEdward was a stage director and movie production manager. Blake acted in a number films, beginning with Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) and wrote a number of others, beginning with ...
Actor | Preacher
Having already garnered huge successes with key roles opposite Hollywood A-listers including Helen Hunt and Cuba Gooding Jr., Griffin excels at taking on a variety of different characters, in both film and television. Appearing on a slew of popular prime time series, Blake notably transformed in an...
83. Blake Harrison
Actor | The Inbetweeners Movie
Blake attended the Brit School from 2003 and then the East 15 Acting School from 2007.
Blake starred in three series and two subsequent films of the multi-award winning comedy 'The Inbetweeners'.
He also starred in the 2016 remake of 'Dad's Army' where he played 'Private Pike'. His other film work ...
84. Blake Jenner
Actor | The Edge of Seventeen
Blake Jenner is an actor/singer from Miami, Florida. He found inspiration, as a child, in Jim Carrey and Michael Jackson and aspired to be an entertainer. When he was 9, he wrote short stories and acted them out at school, thus deciding to pursue a career in acting. Throughout middle school and ...
86. Blake Lively
Actress | Gossip Girl
Blake Lively was born Blake Ellender Brown in Tarzana, California, to a show business family. Her mother, Elaine Lively (née McAlpin), is an acting coach and talent manager, and her father, Ernie Lively (born Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr.), is an actor and teacher. Her brother is actor Eric Lively, and ...
87. Blake Lindsley
Actress | Starship Troopers
Blake Lindsley, a bright, lovely, redhead practically grew up around acting for most of her life. Born on December 19, 1973 in Los Angeles, Blake attended school in Washington D.C. before finishing out her elementary schooling in Los Angeles. In 1986, while attending the Westlake School for girls, ...
88. Blake Michael
Actor | Lemonade Mouth
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Blake Michael is best known for his leading roles in Disney's Dog With a Blog and Lemonade Mouth. He began his career at the age of 3 booking numerous print jobs. When Blake was 5, he enrolled in acting classes with Lisina (Longo) Stoneburner at the Company Acting Studio ...
90. Blake Ritson
Actor | RocknRolla
Blake Ritson started acting when he was 13, debuting in White Chameleon at the Royal National Theatre, directed by Sir Richard Eyre for which he received rave reviews. He worked with Sir Richard Eyre again two years later on Macbeth, and went on to appear in the original West End run of Tom ...
Actor | Bridesmaids
Blake Garrett Rosenthal received his calling to be an actor at a very young age. He first got into acting when his Aunt Wendi, a youth agent, thought it would be fun if Blake auditioned for the pilot Married Not Dead. With no prior acting experience, he landed the role with his natural talents and ...
95. Blanca Soto
Actress | La vida blanca
Born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico exotically beautiful, raven-haired Blanca Soto nurtures a flourishing career that surpasses beyond her career of international model and reign as Miss Mexico. Blanca Soto thus represented her country in the Miss World pageant and the following year won the ...
96. Blanca Suárez
Actress | El internado
Blanca Martínez Suárez (born 21 October 1988), professionally known as Blanca Suárez, is a Spanish actress. She is best known for her performances on television series The Boarding School (2007-10), The Boat (2011-13), and the Netflix series Cable Girls. She has also worked with Pedro Almodóvar in ...
97. Blanchard Ryan
Actress | Open Water
Born Susan Blanchard Ryan, she uses her middle name because Susan Ryan was already taken in SAG. Graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Political Philosophy. After graduating from college, she worked at MTV in the special effects department, and took acting and improv classes. ...
98. Blanche Baker
Actress | Sixteen Candles
Blanche Baker is an actress of stage, screen and television. Born Blanche Garfein in New York, her mother is actress Carroll Baker, who won a Best Actress Oscar nomination for Baby Doll (1956), several months after baby Blanche arrived. Her father is stage director Jack Garfein, who later went on to...
99. Blu Mankuma
Actor | 2012
A native of Seattle, Washington, Mankuma made Vancouver his home during the turbulent years of the Vietnam war. This unique actor with an easy grace on film despite his commanding six foot, 230 lb. girth, Mankuma quickly established a following among producers and directors, building an impressive ...
100. Blythe Auffarth
Actress | Keeping the Faith
Blythe Auffarth was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. As a child, she spent countless hours watching her mother, a musical theatre actress, perform. Blythe fell in love with the stage. When she was finally old enough, Blythe was allowed her first theatre audition. The show was Annie and Blythe beat ...