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Billy Crystal Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
William Edward
Place Of Birth
New York City, USA
75 years old
Birth Date
March 14 1948

Billy Crystal Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Long Beach High School, New York
Net Worth
Current Partner
Janice Goldfinger
Jennifer Crystal Foley, Lindsay Crystal
Jack Crystal, Helen Crystal
Joel Crystal, Richard Crystal

About Billy Crystal 

William Edward Crystal, popularly known as Billy Crystal, is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, television host, and writer.
Billy Crystal is a well-known American actor who started his career as a stand-up comedian when he was 16 years old in New York City. He attended Nassau Community College before transferring to New York University and attending HB Studios' acting course.
His acting career began with television shows in the '70s, but he came to fame in the late '80s and '90s thanks to a string of well-received film roles. Apart from acting, Crystal is a well-known voice actor with a long list of credits. In 1991, Crystal was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Billy Crystal rose to notoriety in the '70s and '80s as Jodie Dallas on the ABC series 'Soap' and as a cast member and presenter of 'Saturday Night Live'. Crystal's critically acclaimed and commercially successful films like 'Rabbit Test' (1978), 'The Princess Bride' (1987), 'Throw Momma from the Train' (1987).
Crystal is a renowned and beloved television host. Billy Crystal hosted the most prestigious Academy Awards a total of nine times. Crystal has a Mark Twain Prize, a Tony Award, six Primetime Emmy Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to his credit.
Let's discover more facts about Billy Crystal, his birthday, height, age, net worth, and many more in this article.

Billy Crystal Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Billy Crystal’s net worth?

Billy Crystal's net worth is believed to be $60 million. Billy Crystal and his wife Janice have been honorary mayors of Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades community since 1979. Their home, which was built in 1936 and is located on one of the city's most sought-after streets, is estimated to be worth $8-10 million today.

How much does Billy Crystal earn per year?

Billy Crystal earns $7.2 million every year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Billy Crystal?

Billy Crystal is 5 ft 6 in (170 cm) tall. He is around 154 lb (70 kg) in weight. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

How old is Billy Crystal?

Being born on March 14, 1948, the present age of Billy Crystal is 74.

Childhood And Education

William Edward Crystal was born in Doctors Hospital on Manhattan's Upper East Side on March 14, 1948, and grew up in the Bronx. When he was just a baby, his family relocated to 549 East Park Avenue in Long Beach, New York, on Long Island.
Crystal is Jewish (his family immigrated from Austria, Russia, and Lithuania), and he grew up going to Temple Emanu-El in Long Beach, New York, where he had his bar mitzvah. Crystal has two brothers Joel (who later became an art teacher) and Richard. His parents are Helen and Jack Crystal.
After getting his graduation from Long Beach High School in 1965, Crystal obtained a baseball scholarship to Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. His father gave him training. Crystal never played baseball at Marshall University due to the suspension of the program in the first year of college. He did not come back to Marshall University again. He stayed in New York to be near his future bride.
Crystal went to Nassau Community College with her before transferring to New York University, where he majored in film and television directing. In 1970, he received a BFA from New York University's School of Fine Arts.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Billy Crystal's partner?

Crystal married Janice Goldfinger, his high school sweetheart. They married on June 4, 1970, and have two daughters, Jennifer, an actress, and Lindsay, a producer. They live in the Pacific Palisades district of Los Angeles, California.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Crystal worked in Long Island as a substitute teacher while also performing at colleges and coffee shops. In the year 1976, Crystal starred in 'All in the Family'.
Crystal played the wisest of the three little pigs in an episode of Shelley Duvall's 'Faerie Tale Theatre' in the '80s.
Crystal has starred in many blockbuster movies such as 'This is Spinal Tap' (1984), 'Throw Momma From The Train' (1987), 'Memories of Me' (1988), 'City Slickers' (1991) аnd 'Analyze This' (1999). He has also lent his voice to the character of Mike Wazowski in the popular 'Monsters, Іnс.' films.
Crystal starred in the chick flick 'When Harry Met Sally...' (1989), co-starring Meg Ryan. Crystal's most well-known work is arguably this film, which has since become a cult masterpiece.
In 'Mr. Saturday Night' (1992), Crystal played an arrogant comedian who reflects on his career, and he wore serious age makeup.
Billy Crystal hosted the Academy Awards broadcast for four consecutive years 1990 to 1993. He got the golden opportunity to again host the Academy Awards in 1997, 1998, 2000, 2004, and 2012. Crystal replaced Eddie Murphy as a host of the 2012 Oscar ceremony as the latter resigned from hosting. In terms of the number of ceremonies he has hosted, he is second only to Bob Hope, who has won 19 times.
Crystal was invited to the New York Yankees' major league spring training on March 12, 2008, after signing a one-day minor league deal with the team. In commemoration of his forthcoming 60th birthday, he wore uniform number 60.
Crystal is back in the director's chair 20 years later with 'Here Today', a light dramedy in which he co-stars with fellow comedy sensation Tiffany Haddish.

Charity Work

In 1986, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, and Whoopi Goldberg hosted the Comic Relief program on the HBO TV channel. Bob Zmuda started Comic Relief, which raises money for homeless individuals in the United States.
Billy Crystal and Jay Leno were the first celebrities to sign a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that was available for sale for the Gulf Coast relief fund on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.'

What awards has Billy Crystal won?

For hosting and authoring the 63rd Academy Awards, Billy Crystal received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
He presented a digitally inserted Bob Hope at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony in 2011, garnering a standing ovation.

Billy Crystal's Hobbies And Interests

Billy Crystal is a die-hard sports fan who has had a lifelong interest in the New York Yankees. His other hobbies include playing tennis, cooking Japanese food, and gardening.

Other Interesting Billy Crystal Facts And Trivia

  • Billy Crystal has kept busy with full family life, and book writing. He is a talented writer with five published books.
  • Billy Crystal, Betty White, and Eddie Murphy are among the '80s legends who have appeared in the Johnny Carson show named 'The Tonight show'.
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