On March 14, 1948, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, William Edwards Crystal was born. His family moved to Long Island when he was a toddler, despite the fact that he was born in the Bronx. In a Jewish family, he grew up with two brothers, and his father was a jazz producer who lost his business in 1963 and died of a heart attack shortly afterward.
What is Billy Crystal’s Net Worth and Salary?
Billy Crystal has a net worth of $60 million and is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, and film director. Crystal first made his mark in the entertainment industry with television parts in the 1970s, but it was in the late 1980s and 1990s that he truly established himself as a household figure, thanks to a string of well-received film roles. Crystal is a well-known voice actor who has worked on a variety of projects outside of the film. Over the course of his career, he has received numerous accolades, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which he received in 1991.
In New York City, Billy Crystal started out as a stand-up comedian. He quickly rose to prominence in the city’s comedy clubs, and he began to perform on shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.” He also made appearances on a number of TV game shows at this time. On the hit sitcom “Soap,” he landed his first major acting role as Jodie Dallas, an unashamedly homosexual character. His recurring role lasted until 1981 when the show terminated. He also starred in “Rabbit Test,” a film about a man who becomes pregnant, during this period.
In the early 1980s, he had his own variety program, which was swiftly discontinued. He made a reputation for himself as a TV host on series like “Saturday Night Live,” however. In 1986, he made a comeback in the film “Running Scared,” in which he played the lead part. In 1987’s “The Princess Bride,” he also had a significant supporting part. The movie was a box office hit, and it helped to establish Billy Crystal as a star.
After acting alongside Meg Ryan in “When Harry Met Sally…” in 1989, Crystal became an even bigger star. For his portrayal, he was nominated for a Golden Globe, and the film has since become a cult favorite. Billy’s upcoming film, “City Slickers,” will be no exception. The film performed exceptionally well at the box office, earning him another Golden Globe nomination.
Crystal was free to try more fascinating initiatives now that she had established a foothold in the field. He starred in two films in the early 1990s that he wrote, directed, and starred in. “Mr. Saturday Night,” a film that showcased Crystal’s serious acting talent, and “Forget Paris,” a romantic comedy, were the films in question. He appeared in Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry” and worked with Robert De Niro in “Analyze This” at the end of the 1990s.
Crystal acted in films such as “America’s Sweethearts,” “Analyze That,” and “61*” around the start of the new millennium. Crystal excitedly took the role of Mike Wazowski in 2001’s “Monsters, Inc.” after declining a voice acting position for the character of Buzz Lightyear in 1995’s “Toy Story” (much to his subsequent sorrow).
In 2004, he had a role in the English dub of “Howl’s Moving Castle,” which he maintained his voice acting career with. In the sequel “Monsters University,” he resumed his role as Mike in 2013. He was cast as the lead in FX’s “The Comedians” in 2015, however, the show was canceled after only one season.
Billy married Janice Goldfinger in 1970. They have two daughters, including actress Jennifer Crystal Foley.