Sometimes to appreciate the light, you need to know darkness. And similarly, for heroes to shine, you need a good villain. Billy Zane that personality who is notoriously known for playing the bad guy in the movies.
Billy fulfilled his antagonist role in many movies, including Back to the Future Part II, Twin Peaks, and who could forget the iconic Titanic. Learn more about this incredible actor as we unfold all his personal life information to career and more.
But here are some of the interesting facts about Billy Zane.
Billy Zane: Quick Facts
|Full Name||William George Zane, Jr.|
|Date of Birth||February 24, 1966|
|Birthplace||Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America|
|Weight||215 lbs(97 kg)|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
Early Life and Education
Born on February 24, 1966, Billy Zane is originally named William George Zane Jr. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America, under the star sign, Aquarius. Zane is the son of Thalia and William George Zane Sr. who are both of Greek descent.
Similarly, Billy grew up with his older sister Lisa Zane who is also an actress and singer. Zane belongs to American nationality.
Talking about his education, Zane completed a year abroad at The American School in Switzerland. After that, he graduated from Francis W. Parker School and attended Harand Camp of the Theater Arts in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Age and Measurements
As of 2019, Billy Zane is 53 years old. He stands tall at 6 feet(1.84 m) and weighs 215 lbs(97 kg).
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The actor has attractive blue eyes, but aside from this, no additional information is there about his measurements. However, the actor possesses an athletic body, which he maintains with daily training.
Billy Zane: Professional Life
Zane first entered the film industry from the science fiction movie Back to the Future in 1985 and Critters in 1986. Billy transcended as a villain in the thriller movie Dead Calm. He starred alongside Nicole Kidman and Sam Neil in this movie. Also, the actor appeared in an independent film, Megaville, in 1990.
Not only on the silver screen, but the actor later appeared on the small screen, making his debut from Twin Peaks in 1991. Zane portrayed the role of John Justice Wheeler in the TV show.
Till now, Billy Zane has played a part in numerous movies and TV shows such as Crime Story(1988), Going Overboard(1989), Memphis Belle(1990), Femme Fatale(1991), Sniper(1993), The Phantom(1996), Zoolander(2001), Samantha Who? (2009)The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption(2012), Mad Dogs(2015-2016), Holmes & Watson(2018), Curfew(2019), and many more.
But undoubtedly, Zane is remembered for his role in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic. In the movie directed by James Cameron, Zane fulfilled the role of rude millionaire Caledon Hockley, fiance of Rose played by Kate Winslet. The American actor portrayed the character so well that he was nominated as Best Villain in MTV Movie Award and SAG Award.
Apart from movies and shows, the talented actor even voiced video games like SSX Tricky(2001). The following year, he gave Kingdom Hearts a voice as a protagonist, Ansem, Seeker of Darkness.
Billy Zane: Personal Life
Talking about love life, the 53-year-old is currently engaged to American model Candice Neil. His friend formally introduced the couple, and they soon got together. The pair are now parenting two children, Ava Catherine (2011) and Gia Zane(2014).
Nonetheless, this is not the first relationship of the American actor. Before this, Billy was married to his girlfriend, Lisa Collins, in 1989. The pair were so in love that when they divorced, it shocked everyone. After living together for six years, both of them called it quits and went their way.
Likewise, the actor was also engaged to a Chilean actress and his co-star from Cleopatra, Lenor Varela. But even they could not last, and he moved on to another British model/actress Kelly Brook. The couple had a series of break-ups and patch-ups between the years 2000-2008.
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Similarly, Billy was last seen dating Jasmina Hdagha in 2010 before finally settling with Candice.
Net Worth and Income
The talented and versatile actor has accumulated massive amounts from his acting career. As of 2019, Billy has a net worth of $20 million, which includes his cameos and endorsements.
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Moreover, the actor earned a considerable sum of $2 million from Cleopatra alone. In 2017, Billy appeared in the commercial of KFC to introduce the newest flavor, Georgia Gold Honey Mustard BBQ chicken.
Social Media Presence
Instagram– 62.4k Followers
Twitter– 29.9k Followers