Billy Connolly





11/24/1942 , Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland

Birth Name

William Connolly




Billy was born in 1942 in Glasgow to William (an instrument technician) and Mary (a hospital cafeteria worker). Billy attended St. Gerard's Secondary School in Glasgow.

He work as a welder and boiler in the Glasgow shipyards before moving into a career in stand-up comedy and folk singing.

His popularity grew throughout the 70s and 80s, turning him into an international star by the 1990s. He moved into straight acting with a role in Mrs. Brown opposite Judi Dench.

Billy married Iris Pressagh, an interior designer, in 1969, and divorced in 1985. They had two children: Jamie (b. 1969) and Cara (b. 1973). He married a second time to Pamela Stephenson in 1989, a former comedian and now a Psychologist. They have three daughters: Daisy (b. 1983), Amy (b. 1986) and Scarlett Layla (b. 1988).