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Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants from Russia, Austria, and Lithuania. With his father... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 30 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Forget Paris
Forget Paris Mickey Gordon
City Slickers
City Slickers Mitch Robbins
When Harry Met Sally...
Analyze This
Analyze This Dr. Ben Sobel


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 2018 We Are Unsatisfied (completed)
 2018 Untogether
 2017 Modern Family (TV Series)
Billy Crystal
- Brushes with Celebrity (2017) ... Billy Crystal
 2017 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- This is Bob Hope... (2017) ... Narrator (voice)
 2017 City Slickers in Westworld (Video short)
Mitch Robbins
 2016 The Comedian
Billy Crystal
 2015 The Comedians (TV Series)
Billy Crystal
- Overhear (2015) ... Billy Crystal
- Partners (2015) ... Billy Crystal
- Red, White & Working Blue (2015) ... Billy Crystal
- Misdirection (2015) ... Billy Crystal
- Damage Control (2015) ... Billy Crystal
 1984-2015 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Fernando Lamas / Prince / ...
- Taraji P. Henson/Mumford & Sons (2015) ... Dr. Hankin (uncredited)
- Howard Cosell/Greg Kihn (1985) ... Willie / Rose Cosell / Tony Minetti / ...
- Christopher Reeve/Santana (1985) ... Various
- Pamela Sue Martin/Power Station (1985) ... Various
- Harry Anderson/Bryan Adams (1985) ... Various
 2013-2014 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Garreth Pink
- Arguing in Agreement (2014) ... Garreth Pink
- Call in the Light (2014) ... Garreth Pink
- No Place Like Home (2013) ... Garreth Pink
 2014 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Garreth Pink
- Marriage Sack (2014) ... Garreth Pink
- Call Me Dad (2014) ... Garreth Pink
 2014 Party Central (Short)
Mike (voice)
 2013 CollegeHumor Originals (TV Series)
Billy Crystal
 2013 Monsters University
Mike (voice)
 2012 Parental Guidance
Artie Decker
 2012 Small Apartments
Burt Walnut
 2011 When Harry Met Sally 2 with Billy Crystal and Helen Mirren (Video short)
Billy Crystal / Harry Burns
 2010/I I'm Still Here
Billy Crystal
 2010/I Tooth Fairy
Jerry (uncredited)
 2006 Cars
Mike Car (voice)
 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Calcifer (English version, voice)
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Union Soldier
- A War to End Slavery (2003) ... Union Soldier (voice)
 2002 Analyze That
Ben Sobel
 2002 Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (TV Series)
John Adams
- Bostonians (2002) ... John Adams (voice)
- One Life to Lose (2002) ... John Adams (voice)
- The First Fourth of July (2002) ... John Adams (voice)
- Postmaster General Franklin (2002) ... John Adams (voice)
- The Second Continental Congress (2002) ... John Adams (voice)
 2002 Mike's New Car (Video short)
Mike (voice)
 2002 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Billy Crystal
- Secrets and Lies (2002) ... Billy Crystal
 2001 Monsters, Inc.
Mike (voice)
 2001 America's Sweethearts
Lee Phillips
 2001 61* (TV Movie)
Fan in Stadium Stand (uncredited)
 2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Mattress Salesman (uncredited)
 1999 Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales (TV Movie)
 1999 Analyze This
Dr. Ben Sobel
 1998 My Giant
Sam 'Sammy' Kamin
 1997 Deconstructing Harry
Larry / The Devil
 1997 Fathers' Day
Jack Lawrence
 1997 Friends (TV Series)
- The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion (1997) ... Tim (uncredited)
 1996 Hamlet
First Gravedigger
 1995 Frasier (TV Series)
- Leapin' Lizards (1995) ... Jack (voice)
 1995 Forget Paris
Mickey Gordon
 1994 In Search of Dr. Seuss (TV Movie)
The Voice of America (voice)
 1994 The Critic (TV Series)
Gary Grossman
- L.A. Jay (1994) ... Gary Grossman (voice)
 1993 Catch the Fever Promotional Campaign (Video short)
Mitch Robbins
 1992 Horton Hatches the Egg (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 1992 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Billy Crystal
- Talk Show (1992) ... Billy Crystal
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night
Buddy Young Jr.
 1991 City Slickers
Mitch Robbins
 1989 When Harry Met Sally...
Harry Burns
 1988 Memories of Me
 1986-1988 Sesame Street (TV Series)
- Episode #19.69 (1988) ... Ricky
- Episode #18.9 (1986) ... Ricky
 1987 The Princess Bride
Miracle Max
 1986 Michael McDonald: Sweet Freedom (Video short)
Billy Crystal
 1986 Running Scared
Danny Costanzo
 1985 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Ben Crane
- Quint Is Out (1985) ... Ben Crane
 1985 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
- The Three Little Pigs (1985) ... Larry
 1984 This Is Spinal Tap
Morty the Mime
 1983 Likely Stories, Vol. 3
Tony Manetti
 1981 Darkroom (TV Series)
- Make-Up (1981) ... Paddy
 1981 The Steve Allen Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #1.22 (1981)
 1977-1981 Soap (TV Series)
Jodie Dallas
- Episode #4.16 (1981) ... Jodie Dallas
- Episode #4.15 (1981) ... Jodie Dallas
- Episode #4.13 (1981) ... Jodie Dallas
- Episode #4.12 (1981) ... Jodie Dallas
- Episode #4.11 (1981) ... Jodie Dallas
 1980 Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Jacob 'Jake' Beser
 1980 Animalympics
Rugs Turkell / Joey Gongolong / Art Antica (voice)
 1979 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (TV Movie)
Danny Doyle
 1979 The T.V. Show (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Newton Weems
 1978 Human Feelings (TV Movie)
Miles Gordon
 1978 Rabbit Test
Lionel Carpenter
 1977 SST: Death Flight (TV Movie)
 1976 All in the Family (TV Series)
Al Bender
- New Year's Wedding (1976) ... Al Bender
 1975 Keep on Truckin' (TV Series)
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Bill Crystal


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[on his life as a university student] I have to admit I was a little bit of a misfit. I was a film directing major at NYU - I'm still not sure why I became a directing major when I was really an actor and a comedian. It was a class of film people and my professor was Marty [Martin Scorsese]. Mr. Scorsese, as I called him, which I still do when I see him because he gave me a C. See more »


His paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants. His maternal grandfather was an Austrian Jewish immigrant, and his maternal grandmother was born in New York, to a Russian Jewish father and a Lithuanian Jewish mother (from Ariogala, Kaunas). See more »


His act often has imitations of people from the 1930s-40s



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