Billy Crystal Biography, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Movies, Soap, Princess Bride And News

Billy Crystal Biography

William Edward Crystal better known as Billy Crystal is an American actor, comedian, producer, director, and TV host. He was born on March 14th, 1948 in Manhattan, New York, USA.

He used to live with his family in 549 East Park Avenue in Long Beach, New York on Long Island. He was the son of Helen and Jack Crystal. He attended Long Beach High School and graduated in 1965. He then joined Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia on a baseball scholarship.

Billy Crystal Age

He was born on March 14th, 1948 in Manhattan, New York, USA. He is 70 years old as of 2018.

Billy Crystal Wife

He has been married to Janice Crystal since 1970.

Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal Height

He is 1.7 M tall.

Billy Crystal Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $ 45 million.

Billy Crystal Career

Billy came back to New York City. For a long time, he was a piece of a parody trio with two companions. They played schools and cafés and Crystal functioned as a substitute educator on Long Island. He later turned into a performance demonstration and performed consistently at The Improv and Catch a Rising Star.

In 1976, Crystal showed up on a scene of All in the Family. He was on the dais for The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast of Muhammad Ali on February 19, 1976, where he did impressions of both Ali and sportscaster Howard Cosell. He was planned to show up on the main scene of NBC Saturday Night on October 11, 1975 (The show was later renamed Saturday Night Live on March 26, 1977), yet his sketch was cut.

He did perform on scene 17 of that first season, doing a monolog of an old jazz man topped by the line “Would you be able to borrow it? I realized that you could.” Host Ron Nessen presented him as “Bill Crystal”. Billy was a visitor on the first and the last scene of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, which finished up February 6, 2014, after 22 seasons reporting in real-time.

Billy likewise showed up, for example, The Hollywood Squares, All-Star Secrets and The $20,000 Pyramid. Right up ’til today, he holds the Pyramid establishment’s record for getting his challenger accomplice to the highest point of the pyramid in champ’s hover in the quickest time: 26 seconds.

Billy’s most punctual conspicuous job was as Jodie Dallas on Soap, one of the main unambiguously gay characters in the cast of an American TV arrangement. He proceeded in the job during the arrangement’s whole 1977–1981 run.

In 1982, Billy Crystal facilitated his very own theatrical presentation, The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour on NBC. At the point when Crystal touched base to shoot the fifth scene, he learned it had been dropped after just the initial two disclosed.

In the wake of facilitating Saturday Night Live twice, on March 17, 1984, and the show’s ninth season finale on May 5, he joined the customary cast for the 1984-85 season. His most well known repeating portrayal was his satire of Fernando Lamas, a smarmy moderator whose catchphrase, “You look… mahvelous!” turned into a media sensation.

Billy along these lines discharged a collection of his high-quality material titled Mahvelous! in 1985, just as the single “You Look Marvelous”, which crested at No. 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, and No. 17 in Canada. Likewise, during the 1980s, Crystal featured in a scene of Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theater as the most intelligent of the three little pigs.

In 1996, Crystal was the visitor star of the third scene of Muppets Tonight and facilitated three Grammy Awards Telecasts: the 29th Grammys; the 30th Grammys; and the 31st Grammys. In 2015, Crystal co-featured close by Josh Gad on the FX parody arrangement The Comedians, which kept running for only one season before being dropped. Gem’s first film job was in Joan Rivers’ 1978 film Rabbit Test, the narrative of the “world’s first pregnant man.”

Gem showed up quickly in the Rob Reiner “rockumentary” This Is Spinal Tap (1984) as Morty The Mime, a server dressed as an emulate at one of Spinal Tap’s gatherings. He imparted the scene to a then-obscure, non-speaking Dana Carvey, expressing broadly that “Emulate is cash.”

He later featured in the activity parody Running Scared (1986) and was coordinated by Reiner again in The Princess Bride (1987), in a comedic supporting job as “Wonder Max”. Reiner got Crystal to acknowledge the part by saying, “How might you want to play Mel Brooks?” Reiner likewise enabled Crystal to improvise, and his separating shot, “Have a ton of fun raging the château!” is an as often as possible cited line.

Reiner coordinated Crystal for a third time in the rom-com When Harry Met Sally… (1989), in which Crystal featured close by Meg Ryan and for which he was assigned for a Golden Globe. The film has since turned into a famous great for the class and is Crystal’s most commended film.

Billy at that point featured in the honor winning pal parody City Slickers (1991), which demonstrated effective both industrially and fundamentally and for which Crystal was named for his second Golden Globe. The film was trailed by a spin-off, which was less effective. In 1992, he described Dr. Seuss Video Classics: Horton Hatches the Egg.

Following the huge achievement of these movies, Crystal composed, coordinated, and featured in Mr. Saturday Night (1992) and Forget Paris (1995). In the previous, Crystal assumed a genuine job in maturing cosmetics, as a pretentious comic who considers back his vocation.

Billy featured in Woody Allen’s widely praised satire gathering film Deconstructing Harry (1997). Billy had another accomplishment close by Robert De Niro in Harold Ramis’ mobster satire Analyze This (1999). Later exhibitions incorporate jobs in America’s Sweethearts (2001), the spin-off Analyze That (2002), and Parental Guidance (2012).

He coordinated the made-for-TV motion picture 61* (2001) in view of Roger Maris’ and Mickey Mantle’s race to break Babe Ruth’s single-season grand slam record in 1961. This earned Crystal an Emmy designation for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special.

Billy was initially approached to voice Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story (1995) however turned it down, a choice he later lamented because of the notoriety of the arrangement. Billy later proceeded to give the voice of Mike Wazowski in the blockbuster Pixar film Monsters, Inc. (2001) and repeated his voice job in the prequel, Monsters University, which was discharged in June 2013. Gem likewise gave the voice of Calcifer in the English variant of Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle (2004).

Billy facilitated the Academy Awards communicate in 1990–1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2004 and 2012. His facilitating was basically commended, bringing about two Emmy wins for facilitating and composing the 63rd Academy Awards and an Emmy win for composing the 64th Academy Awards.

He returned as the host for the 2012 Oscar service, after Eddie Murphy left facilitating. His multiple times is second just to Bob Hope’s 19 in many services facilitated. At the 83rd Academy Awards function in 2011, he showed up as a moderator for a carefully embedded Bob Hope and before doing so was given overwhelming applause.

Film pundit Roger Ebert said when Crystal came in front of an audience around two hours into the show, he got the main snickers of the communicate. Billy’s facilitating gigs have consistently incorporated a starting video section in which he comedically embeds himself into scenes of that year’s chosen people notwithstanding a tune following his opening monolog.

Billy won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event for 700 Sundays, a two-demonstration, one-man play, which he considered and expounded on his folks and his youth experiencing childhood with Long Island. He visited all through the US with the show in 2006 and after that Australia in 2007.

Following the underlying achievement of the play, Crystal composed the book 700 Sundays for Warner Books, which was distributed on October 31, 2005. Related to the book and the play that likewise paid tribute to his uncle, Milt Gabler, Crystal created two CD assemblages: Billy Crystal Presents: The Milt Gabler Story, which highlighted his uncle’s most persuasive accounts from Billie Holiday’s “Odd Fruit” to “Shake Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and His Comets; and Billy Remembers Billie including Crystal’s preferred Holiday chronicles.

In the fall of 2013, he took the show back to Broadway for a two-month keep running at the Imperial Theater. HBO recorded the January 3–4, 2014 exhibitions for an uncommon, which appeared on their system on April 19, 2014.

Billy Crystal Movies | Billy Crystal Films


  • SST: Death Flight
  • Rabbit Test
  • Animalympics
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Running Scared
  • The Princess Bride
  • Throw Momma from the Train
  • Memories of Me
  • When Harry Met Sally…
  • City Slickers
  • Horton Hatches the Egg
  • Mr. Saturday Night
  • City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold
  • Forget Paris
  • Hamlet
  • Fathers’ Day
  • Deconstructing Harry
  • My Giant
  • Analyze This
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
  • 61*
  • America’s Sweethearts
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Mike’s New Car
  • Analyze That
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone
  • Cars
  • Tooth Fairy
  • I’m Still Here
  • Small Apartments
  • Parental Guidance
  • Monsters University
  • Party Central
  • The Comedian
  • André the Giant
  • Untogether

TV Shows

  • All in the Family
  • The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Soap
  • The Love Boat
  • Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
  • Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb
  • Darkroom
  • The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Simon & Simon
  • Faerie Tale Theatre
  • Sesame Street
  • Billy Crystal: Don’t Get Me Started – The Billy Crystal Special
  • Billy Crystal: Don’t Get Me Started – The Lost Minutes
  • 29th Annual Grammy Awards
  • 30th Annual Grammy Awards
  • 31st Annual Grammy Awards
  • Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow
  • 62nd Academy Awards
  • 63rd Academy Awards
  • 64th Academy Awards
  • The Larry Sanders Show
  • 65th Academy Awards
  • The Critic
  • Frasier
  • Muppets Tonight
  • Friends
  • 69th Academy Awards
  • 70th Academy Awards
  • 72nd Academy Awards
  • The Bernie Mac Show
  • Liberty’s Kids
  • 76th Academy Awards
  • 84th Academy Awards
  • Web Therapy
  • 700 Sundays
  • The Comedians
  • Modern Family


  • 700 Sundays

Video Games

  • Monsters, Inc. Scream Arena

Billy Crystal Soap

He was Jodie Dallas for 73 episodes of this show. This classic comedy series is a satire on all the daytime soaps out there. The stories revolve around a rich family, the Tates, and a blue-collar family, the Campbells. With stories mostly centered around crazy characters and sex, the escapades are as soapy as you can get: divorce, homosexuality, adultery, kidnapping, organized crime, war flashbacks, custody battles, murder, and amnesia.

First episode date: 13 September 1977
Final episode date: 20 April 1981
Spin-off: Benson

Billy Crystal Princess Bride

He played the character role of Miracle Max. A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel “The Princess Bride” which earned its own loyal audience.

Initial release: 25 September 1987 (USA)
Director: Rob Reiner
Featured song: Storybook Love
Screenplay: William Goldman
Story by: William Goldman

Billy Crystal Friends

He played Tim in this movie.

Portrayed by: Billy Crystal
Occupation: Gynecologist
Number of episodes appeared in 1

Billy Crystal When Harry Met Sally

He portrayed Harry Burns in this movie. In 1977, college graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends.

Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore, and in the company of their respective best friends, Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Marie (Carrie Fisher), attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them.

Initial release: 12 July 1989 (USA)
Director: Rob Reiner
Screenplay: Nora Ephron
Featured song: It Had to Be You
Awards: BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay

Billy Crystal Monsters Inc

He played the role of Michael “Mike” Wazowski in this animated movie. Monsters Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) is one of its top scarers. Sullivan is a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots, and horns.

His scare assistant, best friend, and roommate is Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster. Visiting from the human world is Boo (Mary Gibbs), a tiny girl who goes where no human has ever gone before.

Release date: 8 February 2002 (United Kingdom)
Director: Pete Docter
Film series: Monsters, Inc.
Receptionist: Celia

Billy Crystal Cowboy Movie | Billy Crystal City Slickers

He portrayed Mitch Robbins in this movie. Apart from this, he was also the executive director. Every year, three friends take a vacation away from their wives. This year, henpecked Phil (Daniel Stern), newly married Ed (Bruno Kirby), and Mitch (Billy Crystal) — terrified of his midlife crisis — decide to reignite their masculinity by taking a supervised cattle to drive across the Southwest.

Under the supervision of gruff cowboy Curly (Jack Palance), the men set out on a journey that turns unexpectedly dangerous. The three men bond along the way to conquering their fear of aging.

Initial release: 30 November 1991 (South Korea)
Director: Ron Underwood
Screenplay: Babaloo Mandel, Lowell Ganz

Billy Crystal Spinal Tap

He represented Morty the Mime in this movie. “This Is Spinal Tap” shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

Release date: 4 May 1984 (United Kingdom)
Director: Rob Reiner
Music composed by Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, Rob Reiner
Screenplay: Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, Rob Reiner

Billy Crystal Oscars

He hosted the following Academy Awards;

  • 62nd Academy Awards
  • 63rd Academy Awards
  • 64th Academy Awards
  • 65th Academy Awards
  • 69th Academy Awards
  • 70th Academy Awards
  • 72nd Academy Awards
  • 76th Academy Awards
  • 84th Academy Awards

Muhammad Ali Funeral | Billy Crystal Imitates Ali

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