Who is Billy Zane?
Billy Zane is an American actor who has gained immense renown for playing the obnoxious role of Caledon Hockley in the epic and romantic Titanic. As an actor, he has appeared in many leading films, including The Silence of the Hams, Demon Knight and Kingdom Hearts, from Back to the Future. On television, Billy has participated in several hit series such as Twin Peaks, The Deep End, Cleopatra, Deception and Curfew.
Billy Zane was born on February 24, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is currently 53 years old.
|Birth name||William George Zane Jr.|
|Birth date||February 24, 1966|
|Place of birth||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Sign of the sun||Pisces|
|Profession||Actor, Movie Producer|
Family and Education
Billy Zane comes from a family of actors. His two parents were amateur actors, Thalia and William George Zane, father. They also founded a school of medical technicians.
His parents, both of Greek ancestry, changed their surname from Zanetakos to Zane. His older sister, Lisa Zane, is also an actress and singer.
Very young, Billy went to the Harand Camp Theater, located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, at Harand Camp, before graduating from the Francis W. Parker School. He also spent a year studying at a boarding school in Switzerland called The American School in Switzerland (TASIS).
Billy Zane Wife
Speaking of his private life, Billy Zane has been associated with many industry stars. He married actress Lisa Collins on April 2, 1989; however, they canceled their marriage in 1995 after being together for six years.
He then started dating Chilean actress Leonor Varela, who co-stars in the TV movie "Cleopatra". They were even engaged at some point in their relationship. He was also fiancé with British model and actress Kelly Brook, with whom he started dating after working together in the movie "Survival Island" (2005). The couple called his departure in April 2008.
Billy briefly dated Croatian model Jasmina Hdagha in 2010 before ending up with American model Candice Neil that year. The couple is engaged and they have two daughters together, Ava Catherine (born in 2011) and Gia (born in 2014).
|size||Feet – 6 feet 0.5 inches
Centimeters – 184 cm
Meters – 1.84 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 84 kg
Pounds – 185 lbs
|Eye colour||Light brown|
|Distinctive features||Large body
Shortly after finishing high school, Billy moved to California to try his luck in the theater. In just three weeks, he landed a role in the 1985 science-fiction film "Back to the Future", in which he played Match, one of Biff Tannen's thugs.
He then resumed his role as Match in the sequel to Back to the Future Part II, released in 1989.
A year after his debut on the big screen, Billy made his television debut, playing the role of Les in the television movie "Brotherhood of Justice" in 1987.
During an acting career spanning more than three decades, Billy Zane has been featured in a number of classic films and blockbusters.
His first major breakthrough took place in the form of a leading role as mischievous Billionaire billionaire Caledon Hockley in James Cameron's titanic film in 1997. He played the role of Rose's fiancé (played by Kate Winslet) alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, who then won 11 Oscars on 14 nominations. He also won a nomination for the MTV Movie Award for "Best Villain" and a Blockbuster Entertainment Award.
In 1998, Billy participated in the movie "I woke up early the day I died," based on Ed Wood's latest screenplay, conceived as a parody of the bad movie. He has won several awards at the B-Movie Film Festival, including Best Picture and Best Actor for this work.
Other notable works include the television series Twin Peaks (1991), the western film Tombstone (1993), the satirical comedy film The Silence of the Hams (1994), the horror film Demon Knight (1995), Kingdom Hearts (2002). ) and the comedy drama CQ (2001).
Billy Zane's net worth
As of 2019, the commendable player has accumulated an impressive fortune of $ 20 million.
Facts of Billy Zane
He was attracted to the show when he was young since both of his parents were amateur actors.
He was raised in Illinois with a Greek Orthodox education.
Zane won his first nomination to the Chicago Film Critics Association for best actor award for his role as Hughie Warriner in the Australian psychological thriller "Dead Calm" (1989).
Billy debuted at the West End in 2006 alongside Claire Bloom in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.
A swimmer, he shaved his head since 1997 for hydrodynamic reasons.
He was originally considered for the role of Vincent Mancini in The Godfather: Part III (1990), later played by Andy Garcia.
Zane won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor – Drama for his role in the movie Titanic, an epic disaster.
In 1999, Zane competed in the first Gumball 3000 Rally, riding a 1964 Aston Martin DB5.
He appeared in an advertisement for KFC in January 2017.
Zane founded RadioactiveGiant, a film and television production and distribution company.