Billy Crystal - Details


BILLY CRYSTAL has created one of the most versatile and prolific careers in the entertainment industry, finding success both in front of the camera as a performer in film and television, and behind the scenes as a writer, director and producer. He grew up in New York, surrounded by music and musicians, as his family owned and operated the legendary Commodore label and record store and his father, Jack, produced concerts by the era's great jazz performers, including the legendary Billie Holliday.

After touring with such stars as Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, Neil Sedaka and Sha Na Na, he became a regular on the popular series Soap, playing the first openly gay character on a network television series. During the 1984-1985 TV season, Crystal met with phenomenal national success on Saturday Night Live.


  • 14th March 1947 - Birth