Billy Crystal, also known as William Edward Crystal, is an American actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, director, and television host.
Billy Crystal early life
He was born at Doctors Hospital on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and then initially raised in The Bronx. As a toddler, he moved with his family in Long Beach, New York, on Long Island. After he graduated from Long Beach High School in 1965, he attended Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. He graduated from NYU in 1970 with a BFA from its School of Fine Arts, not yet named for the Tisch family.
Billy Crystal Career
He returned to New York City, and for four years, he was a part of a comedy trio with two friends. His two friends played colleges and coffee houses, and Crystal worked as a substitute teacher on Long Island. Then he became a solo act and performed regularly at The Improv and Catch a Rising Star. In 1976, he appeared in an episode of All in the Family. His first film was Joan Rivers’ in the year 1978 film Rabbit Test. Being a huge success in films, he also wrote, directed, and starred in Mr. Saturday Night (1992) and Forget Paris (1995). He was also asked to do a voice-over for Buzz Light-year in Toy Story, but he denied this offer and later regretted it.
As of 2021, Billy Crystal’s net worth is estimated at $60 million.
Billy Crystal work
He is popularly known for his numerous roles in film and television. His first film appearance includes SST: Death Flight (1977), Joan River’s Rabbit Test (1978), and Rob Reiner’s This is Spinal Tap (1984). In 1987, he starred in Reiner’s Fantasy Romance The Princess Bride and the dark comedy Throw Momma from the Train. He also wrote, directed, and starred in the show business drama Mr. Saturday Night.
Billy Crystal wife
His wife is Janice Crystal, who is a producer and an actress. Her net worth is approx 1 billion USD. They both got married in June 1970.
Billy Crystal kids
They both have two daughters’ names, Jennifer and Lindsay. Jennifer is an American actress and is married to her college boyfriend, Michael Foley, in 2000. Their other daughter Lindsay is a producer.
Billy Crystal Parents
His mother is Helen Crystal, who is a homemaker. His father is Jack Crystal, who is the owner and operator of the Commodore Music Store. His father died at the age of 54 in the year 1963. His father was suffering a fatal heart attack while bowling. His mother passed away in the year 2001.
Billy Crystal Siblings
He has two older brothers named Joel and Richard Crystal.
Billy Crystal Bio –
Birthday – March 14, 1948
Age – 72 years
Height – 5 feet 7 inches
Weight – 70 kg
Born place – Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.
Nationality – American
Net worth – $60 Million
Billy Crystal awards and nominations
He has been awarded Emmy Award for hosting writing at the 63rd Academy Awards an Emmy for writing in 64th Academy Awards. He has also won Tony Awards for best special theatrical event and Drama Desk Awards for outstanding solo performance.