William Edward Crystal is professionally known as Billy Crystal and is a well-known television host, actor, producer, singer, comedian, and writer based in America. In the 1970s and 1980s, he gained popularity because of his roles in television sitcom Soap, and also he is the regular host of the most popular show Saturday Night Live. By doing television roles, he gained prominence. A film star of Hollywood appeared in many films, including Memories of Me, Rabbit Test, Mr. Saturday Night, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride, and many more.
Billy Crystal has also worked as a voice actor in Monsters, Inc. films in 2001, and he will also appear in the forthcoming series named Monsters at Work in Disney+ in 2021. For his ultimate performances in films and television, he received plenty of accolades, including the Mark Twain Prize, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Billy was born in 1948 on 14th March in Manhattan. He moved to New Long along with his family on Long Island when he was a toddler. His mother was Helen Crystal, and Jack Crystal and his father operates a piece of music stored named Commodore Music Store. Julius Gabler, the father of Helen, founded the music store. Billy’s father was also a producer, executive of a jazz record label named Commodore Records.
He attended Temple Emanu-El in New York, where he worked as a Bar Mitzvahed. Because his father was a jazz promoter, the popular jazz-artists named Eddie Condon, Wee Russell, Billie Holiday, and more used to visit his home. Billy completed his graduate studies in 1965 from Long Beach High School, New York. He later joined the Marshall University of West Virginia.
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Crystal was a part of a trio with his friends, and this trio used to perform at coffee houses and colleges. Not only has this, but Crystal also worked as a teacher in New York. Later, he began to perform solo and got the opportunity to perform at Catch a Rising Star and The Improv. Billy also appeared in television series titled All in the Family. He also appeared in game shows like The $20,000 Pyramid, The Hollywood Squares, and All Star Secrets.
In 1982, He hosted a show of his own named The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour. Crystal hosted many Grammy Awards Telecasts and was also co-starred series named The Comedians FX. He did his first film named Rabbit Test in 1978, and the story of the film was all about “world’s first pregnant man.” Later, he appeared in many films, and some of them were a great success.
Billy Crystal got married in 1970 to Janice. The couple has two kids named Jennifer and Lindsay, and their daughters have now grown up; and Jennifer is an actress, whereas Lindsay is a producer. Both Billy and Lindsay are spending their life in Los Angeles that is a neighborhood in California.
The estimated net worth of Billy Crystal, who is a well-renowned actor, comedian, film director, and producer, is approximately $60 million.