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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.
November 24, 1942, Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
1993 Indecent ProposalAuction M.C. 1995 PocahontasBen (voice) 1996 Muppet Treasure IslandBilly Bones 2003 The Last SamuraiZebulon Gant 2003 TimelineProfessor E.A. Johnston 2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate EventsDr. Montgomery Montgomery 2005 The AristocratsHimself 2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two KittiesDargis 2006 Open SeasonMcSquizzy (voice) 2008 The X-Files: I Want to BelieveFather Joseph Crissman 2009 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints DayPoppa Il Duce 2010 Gulliver's TravelsKing Theodore 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyDain 2012 BraveKing Fergus (voice) 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesDainLimited to the 15 most popular items