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Billy Zane

William George Zane, better known as Billy Zane, was born on February 24, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, to Thalia (Colovos) and William Zane, both of Greek ancestry. His parents were amateur actors and managed a medical technical school. Billy has an older sister, actress and singer Lisa Zane. Billy was bitten by the acting bug early on. In his early... See full bio »

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Titanic Cal Hockley
Back to the Future
The Phantom
The Phantom The Phantom / Kit Walker


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 2018/II Lucid (completed)
 2017 Sniper: Ultimate Kill (completed)
Richard Miller
  Blue World Order (completed)
Master Crane
 2017 Legends of Tomorrow (TV Series)
P.T. Barnum
- Freakshow (2017) ... P.T. Barnum
 2017 Adventure Club
 2017 Swing State
Governor Richard Sollow
 2016 A Winter Rose
Preston Holdsworth
 2016 White Island
 2016 Dead Rising: Endgame
 2016/II Beyond the Game
 2015-2016 Mad Dogs (TV Series)
- Xtabai (2016) ... Milo
- Pilot (2015) ... Milo
 2015 Trouble Sleeping
 2015 West of Redemption
Hank Keller
 2015 Community (TV Series)
Honda Boss
- Advanced Safety Features (2015) ... Honda Boss
 2015 Winter Dragon (TV Movie)
 2014 Mining for Ruby
Professor Sam Goodwell
 2014 Finding Harmony
Casey Colter
 2014 Psych (TV Series)
Ian Collins
- The Break-Up (2014) ... Ian Collins
 2014 HUVr - BELIEF (Video short)
 2014 HUVr - HOW (Video short)
 2014 The Ganzfeld Haunting
 2014 Checked Out (TV Movie)
Uncle Dennis
 2013 Come Find Me (Short)
 2013/I Scorned
 2013 Blood of Redemption
 2013 Avril Lavigne: Rock N Roll (Video short)
 2013 The Employer
 2012 Barabbas (TV Movie)
 2012 Border Run
 2012 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Commander Edwards / King Ding Dong
- Poisoned by Relatives (2012) ... Commander Edwards / King Ding Dong (voice)
 2012 The Kill Hole
 2012 2 Jacks
Max Faraday
 2012 Hannah's Law (TV Movie)
 2012 A Green Story
Greg Hutchins
 2012 Red Clover (TV Movie)
Sheriff Conor O'Hara
 2012 Electrick Children
 2011 Guido
Sid Shine
 2011 Lovemakers
Jake's agent
 2011 Mysteria
 2011/I Flutter
 2011 Mercenaries
Colonel Torida
 2011 Boop (Short)
Max Fleischer
 2011/I The Roommate
Professor Roberts
 2011 Mama I Want to Sing
Amara's Manager
 2010 Magic Man
 2010 Enemies Among Us
 2010 Journey to Promethea (TV Movie)
King Laypach
 2009 Attack on Darfur
Bob Jones
 2009 To kako - Stin epohi ton iroon
Prophitis - Messenger
 2009 The Gold Retrievers
Hector James
 2009 Samantha Who? (TV Series)
Funk / Winston Funk
- With This Ring (2009) ... Funk
- The Other Woman (2009) ... Funk
- The First Date (2009) ... Funk
- The Debt (2009) ... Winston Funk
 2009 Blue Seduction (TV Movie)
Mikey Taylor
 2009 Love N' Dancing
Kent Krandel
 2009 The Hessen Conspiracy
Jack Durant
 2008 Finnegan (TV Movie)
Deputy D.A. Brian Clark
 2008 Perfect Hideout
 2007 Alien Agent (Video)
Tom / Saylon
 2007 The Mad
Jason Hunt
 2006/II Memory
Taylor Briggs
 2006 The Pleasure Drivers
 2006 The Last Drop
Flt. Lt. Robert Oates
 2006 Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak
Sam William Marshall
 2005 Dead Fish
 2005 Charmed (TV Series)
- Show Ghouls (2005) ... Drake
- Carpe Demon (2005) ... Drake
 2004 Big Kiss
 2004 Silver City
Chandler Tyson
 2004 Bet Your Life (TV Movie)
 2003 Imaginary Grace
 2003 The Kiss (Video)
Alan Roberts / young Philip Naudet
 2003 Vlad
 2003 Silent Warnings (Video)
Sheriff Bill Willingham
 2002 Claim
Roberto Bealing
 2002 Kingdom Hearts (Video Game)
Ansem (English version, voice)
 2001 Morgan's Ferry
 2001 Invincible (TV Movie)
 2001 SSX Tricky (Video Game)
Broderick 'Brodi' Ford (voice)
 2001 The Diamond of Jeru (TV Movie)
Mike Kardec
 2001 Zoolander
Billy Zane (uncredited)
 2001 CQ
Mr. E
 2000 Hendrix (TV Movie)
Michael Jeffrey
 2000 Sole Survivor (TV Movie)
Joe Carpenter
 1999 Promise Her Anything
George Putter
 1999 Cleopatra (TV Mini-Series)
Marc Antony
- Part 1 (1999) ... Marc Antony
- Part 2 (1999) ... Marc Antony
 1998 Susan's Plan
Sam Myers
 1996 Danger Zone
Rick Morgan
 1994 Only You
The False Damon Bradley
 1994 Flashfire
Jack Flinder
 1994 Reflections on a Crime
 1993 Tombstone
Mr. Fabian
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Miles Federman
- Well Cooked Hams (1993) ... Miles Federman
 1993 Running Delilah (TV Movie)
 1993 Betrayal of the Dove
Dr. Jesse Peter
 1993 Lake Consequence (TV Movie)
 1991 Femme Fatale
 1991 Millions
Maurizio Ferretti
 1991 Blood and Concrete
Joey Turks
 1990 Memphis Belle
Lt. Val "Valentine" Kozlowski
 1989 Going Overboard
King Neptune
 1988 Police Story: Monster Manor (TV Movie)
Officer Don Varney
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Tony Gambini
- A Very Good Year for Murder (1988) ... Tony Gambini
 1988 Crime Story (TV Series)
Frankie 'The Duke' Farantino
- Protected Witness (1988) ... Frankie 'The Duke' Farantino
 1987 Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (TV Movie)
Police Officer
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Eric Dawson
- The Nurse (1987) ... Eric Dawson
 1986 Heart of the City (TV Series)
 1986 The Brotherhood of Justice (TV Movie)
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Music video: Appeared in Marilyn Manson video "The Dope Show". See more »

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[on Dead Calm (1989) being his breakout role] Absolutely. I had everything to prove and nothing to lose. It's a dangerous combination for a 21-year-old actor. I remember once the film was in the can thinking, "If this plane from Australia goes down, I'll at least have that [performance]." I was satisfied and able to demonstrate my abilities as an actor, you know? After working with those guys, I ... See more »


Has pumped iron for over a year to play the title role in The Phantom (1996). See more »


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