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Billy Mays (1958–2009)

Billy Mays was born on July 20, 1958 in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, USA as William Darrell Mays Jr. He was a producer, known for As Seen on TV (2009), The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) and Pitchmen (2009). He was married to Deborah Mays and Dolores DiDesiderio. He died on June 28, 2009 in Tampa, Florida, USA. See full bio »


(age 50) in Tampa, Florida, USA

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Known For

As Seen on TV
As Seen on TV Himself - Infomercial Pitchman
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 2009 Pitchman: A Tribute to Billy Mays (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009 Pitchmen (TV Series) (executive producer)
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 2009 Pitchmen (TV Series)
- Revenge of the Pitchmen (2009) ... Himself
- Crunch Time (2009) ... Himself
- Tale of Three Billys (2009) ... Himself
- Tool Guys (2009) ... Himself
- Spotting Talent (2009) ... Himself
 2009 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
- Episode #1.17 (2009) ... Himself
 2009 Weekend Today (TV Series)
- Episode dated 6 June 2009 (2009) ... Himself
 2009 As Seen on TV (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Infomercial Pitchman
 2009 Rachael Ray (TV Series)
- Episode #3.149 (2009) ... Himself
 2009 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
- Episode #17.53 (2009) ... Himself
 1999 Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (TV Series documentary)
- Informercials (1999) ... Himself
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 2012 The Frollo Show (TV Series)
- Frollo Screws The Gods (2012) ... Himself
 2009 Pitchman: A Tribute to Billy Mays (TV Movie)

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TV commercials for Hercules Hooks See more »

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1 Portrayal | 7 Articles | See more »


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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I've done well for myself. See more »


Developed his style demonstrating knives, mops and other "as seen on TV" gadgets on Atlantic City's boardwalk. For years, he worked as a hired gun on the state fair and home show circuit, attracting crowds with his booming voice and genial manner. See more »


Exuberant sales pitches See more »



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