Billy Zane Biography

Updated On Feb 25, 2019 Published On Oct 12, 2015
Facts of Billy Zane
Date of Birth: 1966 , February-24
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name William Edward Crystal
Father Jack Crystal
Mother Helen Crystal
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Upper East Side, New York City, New York
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $ 45 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Affair with Nina Dobrev
Siblings Richard Crystal, Joel Crystal
Books it: Über Style, It
Name Billy Crystal
Nick Name Billy
Religion Christian
Working For Tv Shows
Waist size 24
Chest Size 47 in
Bicep Size 16 in
Shoe Size 7 (US)
Weight in KG 77 KG
Girlfriend Nina Dobrev
Married Yes
Education Tisch School of the Arts
Awards Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 2007
Movies The Final Girls
TV Show Soap, Saturday Night Live, Liberty's Kids
Body Measurements 34-24-34
Breast Size 34B
Hip Size 34
Married to Janice Crystal (m. 1970)
Children Jennifer Crystal Foley, Lindsay Crystal
Famous for Gilmore Girls
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Billy Zane is a famous American actor and director popular in the world for portraying in the movie, Dead Calm. He is famous for appearing in the movies and television series like Blue World Order, Deception, Psych, Twin Peaks, and many others.

Billy Zane's Early Life and Education

Billy Zane was born William George Zane, Jr. on February 24, 1966, and is 53 years old as of early 2019. He was born in the upper-middle-class family in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America to mother Thalia Zane and father William George Zane

Billy is of American nationality and belongs to the Greek ethnicity. He studied at The American School in Switzerland, Francis W. Parker School, and Harand Camp of the Theater Arts.

Billy Zane's Career

Billy Zane dreamed to be an actor since his childhood days, he was kind of lucky too as both of his parents were also actor and actresses but not that popular.

Billy started his professional career in 1985 appearing in the role of Match in the movie, Back to the Future. However, he came into the spotlight appearing in Dead Calm in 1989.

Till the date, Billy has appeared in numerous movies and television series like Brotherhood of Justice, Samson, Blue World Order, Trouble Sleeping, Deception, Mad Dogs, Psych, Hannah's Law, Community, The Wheel of Time: The Winter Dragon, Samantha Who?, and many others.

Billy Zane's Net Worth

As of early 2019, Billy Zane's net worth is reported to be around $20 million that he collected from his acting and directing career. Back in 1999, Bill's salary from Cleopatra was reported to be around $2,000,000.

The box office sales of the movie Titanic was $2,190,000,000, The Phantom was $17,320,000, Only You was $20,060,000, Memphis Belle was $27,440,000, Critters was $13,170,000, Back to the Future was $38,110,000, and many others.

Billy Zane's Personal Life

Billy Zane was once married to Lisa Collins who is also the famous actress from the United States. She is popular in the world for her role in Fix. They got married in 1989 but their married life didn't last more than half a decade and they dissolved their marriage in 1995.

After that, he began a love affair with Leonor Varela. Her full name is Leonor Varela Pilme and she is also the great actress and model from Chile. They also got engaged after dating each other for a few years but this engagement was called off just after a few months.

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He was also once engaged with model Kelly Brook but called off their engagement in August 2009. 

For now, he is engaged to Candice Neil. The couple has two children; two daughters. Their first daughter, Ava Catherine was born in 2011 and their second daughter, Gia was born in 2014.

Billy stands a height of 6 feet ½ inches and her weight is around 90 kg.

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Born in Chicago, Illinois

February 24 , 1966

Billy Zane was from the upper middle class family born as William George Zane Jr. in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America to Thalia Zane and William George Zane. He is an American and is white. 

Won Blockbuster Entertainment Awards


Blockbuster Entertainment Awards is also one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and he has also once been honored with this. He got his first nomination in this award in 1998 for his role in Titanic and he won this nomination for Favorite Supporting Actor. 

Won B-Movie Film Festival


He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won some of them. In 2000, he was nominated in B-Movie Film Festival for the first time in his life for Best Actor. He won these nominations. 

Married to Lisa Collins


Billy Zane was once married to Lisa Collins.  Lisa is also the famous actress from United States. She is popular in the world for her role in Fix. Till now she has played more than dozens of movies. They got married in 1989. 

Divorced with Lisa Collins

December 8 , 1995

Billy Zane married Lisa Collins in 1989 after dating her for few times. During their married life there was not any rumor of her getting pregnant. This married life finally came to an end in 1995. The actual reason for the divorce is unknown though. 

Engaged with Leonor Varela


After dissolving his married life with his first wife he was found with Leonor Varela. They began dating each other and they finally got engaged with a promise to get married soon. But his engagement was called off after few months. 

Engaged with Kelly Brook


With the start of 2008 he became linked with Kelly Brook. She is one of the renowned models from United Kingdom. She has also established herself as an actress. She is popular in the world for her role in the television series, One Big Happy.

Called off his engagement


After dating Kelly Brook for few years they got engaged with the start of 2008 and they also promised to get married soon. But after their engagement her father left his earth and she postponed her marriage later. But later on this engagement was called off. 

Began dating Jasmina Hdagha


It seems like he does not feel good to spend his life single. As soon as he called off his engagement with Kelly Brook, he was found with Jasmina Hdagha. Jasmina has established herself as the model. These love affairs came to an end within a year. 

Began dating Candice Neil


His relationship with Candice Neil seems to be long lived. She is the model by profession. They began dating each other from the start of 2011 and they are still together. She also gave birth to their two children together. 

First child, Ava Katherine Zane

February 20 , 2011

He became father for the first time in his life in 2011. At the end of 2010, he was found dating Candice Neil. At that time she was also seen being pregnant but it was not formal with whom she got pregnant. Later she revealed that it was with Billy Zane. 

Second child, Gia


With Candice Neil, he also became father for the second time in his life. At the end of 2013 the couple announced that they were about to be parents for the second time in their life together. Candice gave birth to a daughter in 2014 and they named her Gia. 

Began his acting career


Billy Zane dreamed to be an actor since his childhood days, he was kind of lucky too as both of his parents were also actor and actresses but not that popular. He played his first acting role in 1985 and that was in movie, Back to the Future. 

Rose to prominence


His debut acting role was not that popular and those roles were also minor ones. He played his first major role after half a decade and that was in movie, Dead Calm. The following year he also portrayed his role in Megaville. 

Net Worth


As of early 2019, Billy Zane's net worth is reported to be around $20 million.