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Birth information

14 March 1948 Yorkville, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Given Name

William Edward Crystal

Nickname

Face

How tall is Billy Crystal?

1.7 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Janice Crystal

Life Story of Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants from Russia, Austria, and Lithuania. With his father in the music business, Billy was no stranger to some of the top performers of the time. Legends such as Billie Holiday, Pee Wee Russell, and Eddie Condon regularly stopped by the Crystal household. At age 15, Billy faced a personal tragedy when his father died of a heart attack at the relatively young age of 54. This gave Billy a real appreciation of what his dad was able to accomplish while alive and what his mother did to keep the family together. Despite this tragedy, Billy was very upbeat and likable as a kid. He had a unique talent for making people laugh. With television becoming a new medium, Billy got his influence from shows like The Honeymooners (1955), and "The Ed Sullivan Show" and performers like Alan King, Ernie Kovacs and Jonathan Winters. He started doing stand-up comedy at the age of 16. However, his real dream was to...

Significant features of Billy Crystal

His act often has imitations of people from the 1930s-40s

How much money has Billy Crystal earned?

Saturday Night Live (1975) $25,000 /week

Publications and Magazines about Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal 700 Sundays. 2005
Billy Crystal Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?. 2013
Billy Crystal (w/Dick Schaap Absolutely Mahvelous. 1986

What movies did Billy Crystal play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Which Witch? , Standing Up, Falling Down (2019) , The Comedians (2015) , Parental Guidance (2012) , When Harry Met Sally 2 (2011) , My Uncle Berns (2003) , Analyze That (2002) , America's Sweethearts (2001) , 61* (2001) , Analyze This (1999) , My Giant (1998) , Survival on the Mountain (1997) , Forget Paris (1995) , City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994) , Mr. Saturday Night (1992) , Sessions (1991) , City Slickers (1991) , Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to...

Birth information

14 March 1948 Yorkville, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Given Name

William Edward Crystal

Nickname

Face

How tall is Billy Crystal?

1.7 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Janice Crystal

Life Story of Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants from Russia, Austria, and Lithuania. With his father in the music business, Billy was no stranger to some of the top performers of the time. Legends such as Billie Holiday, Pee Wee Russell, and Eddie Condon regularly stopped by the Crystal household. At age 15, Billy faced a personal tragedy when his father died of a heart attack at the relatively young age of 54. This gave Billy a real appreciation of what his dad was able to accomplish while alive and what his mother did to keep the family together. Despite this tragedy, Billy was very upbeat and likable as a kid. He had a unique talent for making people laugh. With television becoming a new medium, Billy got his influence from shows like The Honeymooners (1955), and "The Ed Sullivan Show" and performers like Alan King, Ernie Kovacs and Jonathan Winters. He started doing stand-up comedy at the age of 16. However, his real dream was to...

Significant features of Billy Crystal

His act often has imitations of people from the 1930s-40s

How much money has Billy Crystal earned?

Saturday Night Live (1975) $25,000 /week

Publications and Magazines about Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal 700 Sundays. 2005
Billy Crystal Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?. 2013
Billy Crystal (w/Dick Schaap Absolutely Mahvelous. 1986

What movies did Billy Crystal play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Which Witch? , Standing Up, Falling Down (2019) , The Comedians (2015) , Parental Guidance (2012) , When Harry Met Sally 2 (2011) , My Uncle Berns (2003) , Analyze That (2002) , America's Sweethearts (2001) , 61* (2001) , Analyze This (1999) , My Giant (1998) , Survival on the Mountain (1997) , Forget Paris (1995) , City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994) , Mr. Saturday Night (1992) , Sessions (1991) , City Slickers (1991) , Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to...

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Woody Allen and Billy Crystal in Harry außer sich (1997)

He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care".

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Robin Williams and Billy Crystal in Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)

Was introduced to wife by close friend, Steve Kohut.

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Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal in Reine Nervensache (1999)

When he was a child, one of his babysitters was Billie Holiday.

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Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal in Reine Nervensache (1999)

Billy claims that his wife, Janice Crystal, was his first and only date.

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Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal in Reine Nervensache (1999)

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 124-126. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

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Billy Crystal and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Vergiß Paris (1995)

In his role imitating real-life character Fernando Lamas, he hit #58 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1984 with the catchy and comedic "You Look Mahvelous" which featured Paul Shaffer on keyboards.

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Billy Crystal and Spud Webb in Vergiß Paris (1995)

Won a Special Theatrical Event Tony Award in 2005 for his one-man show, "700 Sundays", described as an "autobiographical journey". In November 2013, Crystal is set to bring the show back to Broadway.

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Billy Crystal and Debra Winger in Vergiß Paris (1995)

Is a huge fan of the Zach Braff sitcom Scrubs (2001), and donated a clip of When Harry Met Sally... (1989) for an episode.

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Billy Crystal and Reggie Miller in Vergiß Paris (1995)

Considered for the role of Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray (2007), which went to Christopher Walken.

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Billy Crystal in The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989)

Used to be the opening act for Sammy Davis Jr..

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Billy Crystal and Alan King in Memories of Me - Das tragisch-komische Leben eines gro&szli

Good friends with Serbian NBA superstar Vlade Divac.

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Billy Crystal in Memories of Me - Das tragisch-komische Leben eines großartigen Vers

Recipient of the Kennedy Center's 2007 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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Billy Crystal and Alan King in Memories of Me - Das tragisch-komische Leben eines gro&szli

On March 12, 2008 as a 60th birthday gift, he signed a one day minor league contract with New York Yankees. On March 13, 2008, he played his only game with the Yanks vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates at DH wearing #60. In his first and only at bat, he made contact with a foul ball but struck out. He received a standing ovation. Just one day later, the Yanks officially released him.

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Billy Crystal and Alan King in Memories of Me - Das tragisch-komische Leben eines gro&szli

Is one of the few non-African Americans on Saturday Night Live (1975) to perform in a "blackface" routine, but in full make-up prosthetics and as a realistic, non-stereotypical character.

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Billy Crystal and Alan King in Memories of Me - Das tragisch-komische Leben eines gro&szli

Studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.

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Billy Crystal and Kathleen Quinlan in My Giant - Zwei auf großem Fuß (1998)

His acting mentor was Katherine Helmond.

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Billy Crystal and Gheorghe Muresan in My Giant - Zwei auf großem Fuß (1998)

Has appeared with Robin Williams in four films: In Search of Dr. Seuss (1994), Hamlet (1996), Fathers' Day (1997), Deconstructing Harry (1997) and a cameo in Friends (1994).

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Billy Crystal and Gheorghe Muresan in My Giant - Zwei auf großem Fuß (1998)

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 4, 1991.

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Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines in Diese Zwei sind nicht zu fassen (1986)

Holds a BFA in television direction from New York University.

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Billy Crystal, Gregory Hines, etc.

Close friends with Whoopi Goldberg, and Robin Williams.

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Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines in Diese Zwei sind nicht zu fassen (1986)

He appeared in three films with Robin Williams: Hamlet (1996), Fathers' Day (1997) and Deconstructing Harry (1997).

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Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines in Diese Zwei sind nicht zu fassen (1986)

Was originally offered the role of Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story (1995) but he turned it down. After he watched the movie he said that turning down the role was the biggest mistake of his career.

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Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines in Diese Zwei sind nicht zu fassen (1986)

He wrote the screenplay for "America's Sweethearts" long before it was produced. He intended himself to play the lead. It was a response to him and Meg Ryan not appearing in any more films together. By the time the film was made, the director felt Roth was too old to play the lead role of Eddie Thomas. So Crystal took the smaller part of Lee.

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Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines in Diese Zwei sind nicht zu fassen (1986)

He collected autographed baseballs and baseball cards.

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Billy Crystal, Joe Pantoliano, and Gregory Hines in Diese Zwei sind nicht zu fassen (1986)

Directed one actor to an Academy Award nominated performance: David Paymer in Mr. Saturday Night (1992).

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Billy Crystal and Darlanne Fluegel in Diese Zwei sind nicht zu fassen (1986)

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Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in Harry und Sally (1989)

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Billy Crystal in City Slickers 2 - Die goldenen Jungs (1994)

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Billy Crystal in City Slickers 2 - Die goldenen Jungs (1994)

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Billy Crystal and Patricia Wettig in City Slickers 2 - Die goldenen Jungs (1994)

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Billy Crystal and Jon Lovitz in City Slickers 2 - Die goldenen Jungs (1994)

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Billy Crystal, Jon Lovitz, Jack Palance, etc.

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