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Beau Billingslea Poster

Biography

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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 1 September 1953Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Beau Billingslea was born on September 1, 1953 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for General Hospital (1963), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001).

Trivia (10)

Mostly known for his voicework of African-American or muscular bulky male characters in animes and video games.
Was a captain in the military (a JAG).
Father was born in Macon, Georgia and his mother was born in Olanta, South Carolina.
Beau was offered a contract to play baseball out of high school with the Kansas City Athletics. However, his dad told him that he had to go to college, and he did - on a football scholarship!.
Was a quarterback in his High School's football team.
Started acting professionally while he attended law school.
Beau's favorite anime role to date is Jet Black from the anime series "Cowboy Bebop.".
Beau's son is an attorney and his daughter is a CPA.
Uses his experience in the military in some of the roles he plays, including the ones in JAG and Cowboy Bebop.
Granddaughter is Taylor Billingslea.

Personal Quotes (3)

"I love Jet Black. I love the character and, as I've said in the past, in some respects Spike and Faye are like my real-life niece and nephew, trying to guide them along. He tries to keep his guard up, you know, like how those rugged rough guys are. [As Jet:] 'Yeah, I don't need you around.' But the subtext is, 'God, I love you being here.' It's obvious he loves the situation with the group on the Bebop, Jet's reactions to the kids' shenanigans. He's in my bones." - On his character Jet Black, from the popular anime series, 'Cowboy Bebop'.
I've always had a life where I more or less had two jobs, and this rigorous work ethic instilled into me from my parents who had that as part of their daily lives. It allowed me to go out and do my own thing away from home, leaving me to say, 'I can do that, I can be a lawyer or a medical doctor,' and in having self-esteem that your parents give you.
"The beautiful music, the great writing. It's timeless; the interweaving of the characters and their relationships... anyone watching can relate to it. The stories were so eclectic; one episode they're in the casino, then the Western theme, there's bound to be an episode you'd like. Sometimes it's sad, it brings you to tears, whatever, but when you have stories based in the human condition and experience that it becomes universal, and that's why it'll eventually become a classic." - On why the anime series "Cowboy Bebop" has maintained its popularity after all this time.

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