Billy Crystal | Biography

Posted On: 19 Jul, 2014

Billy Crystal | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth March 14, 1948
Age 72 Years 7 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Wife/Spouse Janice Crystal
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? No
Married Yes
Net Worth $45 Million Dollars
Height 5 feet 7 inches(170 cm)
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Jennifer Crystal Foley, Lindsay Crystal

William Edward known by his stage name "Billy" Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 (his age is 66 years old) in New York, USA and was raised in The Bronx. As a baby, he moved with his family to 549 East Park Avenue in Long Beach, New York, on Long Island. He and his more established siblings Joel and Richard, nicknamed Rip, were the children of Helen (Née Gabler), a housewife, and Jack Crystal, who claimed and worked the Commodore Music Store, established by Helen's father, Julius Gabler. Jack Crystal was likewise a jazz promoter, a maker and official for an associated jazz record mark, Commodore Records, established by Helen's sibling, musical performer and musician Milt Gabler. Crystal is Jewish and was raised by a Jewish family (they moved from Austria and Russia). The three adolescent siblings would engross by repeating satire schedules from any semblance of Bob Newhart, Rich Little and Sid Caesar records their father would bring. Jazz specialists, for example, Arvell Shaw, Pee Wee Russell, Eddie Condon, and Billie Holiday were regularly visitors in the home. With the decrease of Dixieland jazz around 1963, Crystal's father lost his business, and passed on later that year at 54 years old in the wake of agony a heart assault while bowling. His mother, Helen Crystal, kicked the bucket in 2001.

His first film part as a young actor was in Joan Rivers' 1978 film Rabbit Test. He seemed quickly in the Rob Reiner "rockumentary" This Is Spinal Tap (1984) as Morty The Mime, a server dressed as a pantomime at one of Spinal Tap's gatherings. He imparted the scene to a then-obscure, non-talking 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 many movies like The Princess Bride (1987), in a comedic supporting part as "Inexplicable occurrence Max." Reiner got Crystal to acknowledge the part by saying, "How might you want to play Mel Brooks?" Reiner likewise permitted Crystal to extemporize, and his separating shot, "Hev fun stawming de kessel!" which means ("Have some good times storming the castle!"), is an oftentimes cited line.

Reiner coordinated Crystal for a third time in the rom-com When Harry Met Sally (1989), in which Crystal featured nearby Meg Ryan and for which he was designated for a Golden Globe. The film has since turned into a notorious fantastic for the classification and is dead Crystal's most praised film. Gem then featured in the grant winning mate satire City Slickers (1991), which demonstrated extremely fruitful both economically and discriminatingly and for which Crystal was named for his second Golden Globe. The film was trailed by a spin-off, which was less fruitful. In 1992, he played the storyteller in Doctor Seuss Video Classics: Horton Hatches the Egg. Emulating the huge achievement of these movies, Crystal composed, steered, and featured in Mr. Saturday Night (1992) and Forget Paris (1995). In the previous, Crystal assumed a genuine part in maturing cosmetics, as a self-absorbed humorist who ponders back his profession, in spite of the fact that the character was from his SNL days. In spite of the fact that some of his resulting movies were not also gotten as his prior hits, Crystal had an alternate accomplishment close by Robert De Niro in Harold Ramis' mobster satire Analyze This (1999). Later exhibitions incorporate parts in America's Sweethearts (2001), the continuation Analyze That (2002), and Parental Guidance (2012). Crystal won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event for 700 Sundays.

He has been married to his wife Janice in the June of 1970. The couple is still together bounded by love. They have two children Jennifer and Lindsay. They don’t look like they are going to divorce anytime soon. He was rumored to have undergone some plastic surgery, some minor Botox and facial treatment. He has a good height, not the tallest. He is 5 feet and 7 inches tall. He has written a lot of books which can be found at He is also a singer/ voice artist and one of his most famous songs is yelawolf. His estimated net worth in 2014 was some 45 million American dollars. To find more about him, you can read his article in wiki or also follow him on twitter.