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Billy Connolly Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Billy Connolly Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth November 24, 1942
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Spouse Pamela Stephenson

Billy Connolly is a Scottish actor, voice actor, retired comedian, artist, writer, musician, and presenter who is considered one of the greatest comedians of all time in the United Kingdom. Over the years, he has been cast in various films such as Gulliver’s TravelsThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, AbsolutionBullshotPawsThe X-Files: I Want to Believe, The Return of the MusketeersThe Big ManIndecent ProposalMuppet Treasure IslandGarfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Beverly Hills NinjaWhat We Did on Our Holiday, The ImpostorsThe Debt CollectorThe Boondock SaintsAn Everlasting PieceFidoGabriel & MeThe Man Who Sued GodThe Last SamuraiLemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate EventsWhite OleanderThe Boondock Saints II: All Saints DayBraveThe Ballad of Nessie, and Wild Oats. Billy Connolly was knighted at Buckingham Palace by Prince William, for “services to entertainment and charity”, in October 2017.

Born Name

William Connolly

Nick Names

Billy, The Big Yin

Billy Connolly as seen at the premiere of the film 'Brave' at the Sydney Film Festival in 2012
Billy Connolly as seen at the premiere of the film ‘Brave’ at the Sydney Film Festival in 2012 (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


Scottish nationality



Billy Connolly studied at St Peter’s Primary School, a Roman Catholic school in Stewartville Street, Partick. He also attended St. Gerard’s Secondary School, a secondary school in Govan, Glasgow.


Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian, Artist, Writer, Musician, Presenter


  • Father – William Connolly
  • Mother – Mary McLean
  • Siblings – Florence (Older Sister)
  • Others – Jack Connolly (Paternal Grandfather), Jane McClusky (Paternal Grandmother), Neil McLean (Maternal Grandfather), Florence McGowan (Maternal Grandmother), Margaret Connolly (Paternal Aunt), Mona Connolly (Paternal Aunt)


Billy Connolly has been signed with –

  • Julian Belfrage Associates, Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Tickety-Boo, Ltd., Company, Malta


Blue Comedy, Musical Comedy, Observational Comedy


Film, Stand-up, Television

Net Worth

According to, his net worth has been $20 Million.



Billy Connolly in 2016
Billy Connolly in 2016 (Greg2600 / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)


6 ft or 183 cm


80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Billy Connolly has dated –

  1. Iris Pressagh (1969-1981)​ – He married interior designer Iris Pressagh in 1969 and they parent 2 children – a son named Jamie (b. 1969) and a daughter named Cara (b. 1973). The couple separated in 1981 and divorced in 1985.
  2. Pamela Stephenson (1981-Present) – In the year 1981, Billy Connolly started living with the New Zealand-born psychologist, writer, and performer Pamela Stephenson. They got married on December 20, 1989, in Fiji and have been blessed with 3 daughters – Daisy (b. December 31, 1983), Amy (b. July 7, 1986), and Scarlett (b. July 28, 1988).

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (White and Asian)

Billy Connolly is of Irish, Scottish, and Indian descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Long hair
  • Often sports a goatee

Brand Endorsements

Billy Connolly was cast in TV commercials for –

  • Caliber beer (UK) (the 1980s)
  • Lotto (UK National Lottery) (2002)


He was born to Catholic parents but has called himself an atheist.

Billy Connolly in 2006
Billy Connolly in 2006 (followsean / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Billy Connolly Facts

  1. He was 4 years old when his mother left Billy and his sister while their father was serving as an engineer in the Royal Air Force in Burma. The siblings were then cared for by their paternal aunts who resented them.
  2. He was physically and sexually abused by his father during his younger years.
  3. He made his first theatrical film appearance as Blakey in the 1978 British thriller film Absolution.
  4. Between 1990 and 1991, he was cast as Billy MacGregor in the American sitcom television series Head of the Class.
  5. He brought to life the character King Theodore (the king of Lilliput and Mary’s father) in the 2010 American fantasy adventure comedy film Gulliver’s Travels.
  6. Alongside Martin FreemanIan McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Aidan TurnerGraham McTavishStephen Fry, and others, he co-starred as Dáin II Ironfoot in the 2014 epic high fantasy adventure film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
  7. He has been friends with British rock and pop singer, songwriter, and record producer Rod Stewart.

Featured Image by Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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