Billy Ray Cyrus Biography

Published On May 24, 2016
Facts of Billy Ray Cyrus
Date of Birth: 1961 , August-25
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Name Ian McShane
Father Harry McShane
Mother Irene McShane
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Blackburn, Lancashire
Ethnicity Irish and English descent
Profession Actor
Net Worth $ 11.5 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 50 KG
Married Not Yet
Awards San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, Golden Globe Awards
TV Show African American Lives
Siblings Shane Blanchard, Carmen Blanchard
Nick Name Christopher Tucker
Working For Disney Channel
Body Measurements N/A
Famous for Deadwood
Boyfriend Christian Martyn
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Movies Kung Fu Panda, 44 Inch Chest, Nine Lives
Birth Name Ian David McShane
Salary $10 million
Girlfriend India Arie
Face Color Fair
Married to Gwen Humble
Children Kate McShane and Morgan McShane
Divorce Suzan Farmer, Sylvia Kristel
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Regal in stature, Billy has aged well in comparison to other musicians and retains his talent even in his 50's. His popular songs include "Achy Breaky Heart”, “She’s Not Cryin Anymore", "Someone New" and others. He has released 13 Studio Albums, 10 Compilations Albums and 41 Music videos so far.

Apart from music, he has shown veritable acting talent and has co-starred with daughter Miley Cyrus as her on-screen parent in Hannah Montana from 2006 - 2011 and in TV show Doc where he plays a kindhearted doctor who movies from New York to Westbury to be with his girlfriend. He has also starred as Dean Longo in crime comedy Wish You Were Dead (2002). His nationality is American and his net worth is estimated at $20 million.

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Born in Flatwoods, Kentucky, USA

August 25 , 1961

Billy Ray Cyrus was born to late politician Ron Cyrus and wife Ruth Ann Castro in Flatwoods, Kentucky, U.S.A. Since a very young age of four and was exposed to gospel and bluegrass music in his family environment

Release of Debut Album Some Gave All

May 19 , 1992

Soon after getting signed to Mercury records, he started recording and penning songs under his name. His hard work paid off when his debut country album opened to #1 on the Billboard 200 and remained in that position for a staggering 17 weeks. Not only that, his album was certified 9 times Platinum by RIAA.

Married Cindy Smith


In 1986, Cyrus married Cindy Smith whom he co-wrote the songs "Wher'm I Gonna Live?" and "Some Gave All", both of which were featured on his 1992 debut album Some Gave All. She was not only his co-writer in songs but also an inspiration.

Release of It Won't Be the Last

June 22 , 1993

Billy Cyrus's sophomore effort It Won't Be The Last was recorded in 1992 - the same year his debut album was released. . It featured 'In the Heart of a Woman' that reached #3 on Billboard.

It was certified platinum by RIAA.

Starred in Radical Jack


Talented Cyrus showed his acting skills in Radical Jack as CIA agent and former Navy SEAL Jack Reynolds that travels undercover in Vermont to track down weapon smugglers. He also portrayed his romantic side as he played love interest of Deede Pfeiffer. 

Starred in TV Series Doc


Apart from music, he has shown veritable acting talent in TV show Doc where he plays Clint Cassidy, a kindhearted doctor who movies from New York to Westbury to be with his girlfriend only to get dumped. Some of Cyrus' music also found its way on to the program as well, including tracks from his 2000 album Southern Rain. The show ended in 2004.

Starred in Hannah MontanaHannah Montana


Like father like daughter, Miley also followed in the footsteps of his father and made a successful pop music artist owing to the success of Hannah Montana. Cyrus appears as her father in the show. The show ran from 2006 to 2011 and had loyal fans.

Starred in Dancing With The Stars


Billy Ray Cyrus was a theatrical dynamo and had explored music and acting for quite some time. But in 2007, he surprised everyone by joining the likes of Olympic speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno, singer Joey Fatone and actor Ian Ziering on the popular series Dancing with the Stars. Although he struggled at first but he lasted eight weeks in the competition.