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Billy Crystal has created one of the most versatile and prolific careers
in the entertainment industry, finding success in front of the camera,
as a performer in film and television, and behind the scenes as a writer, director and producer.
His family owned and operated the legendary Commodore
label and record store, so Crystal grew up in New York surrounded by
music and musicians. His father, Jack, produced concerts by the era's
great jazz performers, including the legendary Billie Holliday. It was
his exposure to these great stars that helped Billy Crystal
develop a knack for stand-up comedy, incorporating his gifts for mimicry
and satire, as well as his ability to create enduring characters who are funny, human, and touching.
After touring with such stars as
Neil Sedaka and
Sha Na Na, he became a regular
on the popular series "Soap," playing the first openly gay character on
a network television series. During the 1984-85 television season, Billy
met with phenomenal national success on "Saturday Night Live." Along
with fellow performers like Christopher Guest and
Martin Short, he created many memorable
characters and catch lines, including his classic imitation of Sammy
Davis, Jr., Fernando ("You look mahvelous!" or Willie the Masochist, who
would hurt himself and then claim, "I hate when that happens."
In recent years, he has moved between successes on
television and film. He created, wrote and produced the critically
acclaimed HBO series "Sessions," and became the first comedian to
perform in the then Soviet Union with his special "Midnight Train to
Moscow," one of four one man specials he has done for HBO. He has hosted
the Grammy Awards three times and, of course the Oscars seven times.
He has starred in "Running
Momma from the Train," "The
Princess Bride," "When
Harry Met Sally," "City
City Slickers II," "My
Saturday Night," "Forget
Paris," "Hamlet," "Deconstructing
This," and "America's
Crystal's film "61*"for
HBO films, showcased Billy as both director and executive producer.
Based on the true story of the pursuit of Babe Ruth's home run record by
New York Yankees stars Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, the film starred
Thomas Jane as Mickey Mantle and Barry Pepper as Roger Maris. The film
garnered multiple Emmy nominations including nods for Best Director and
Best Made for Television Movie.
Billy Crystal lent his voice to the character
Mike Wazowski in Disney's record-breaking, blockbuster animated hit, "Monsters,
Inc." Crystal again collaborated with Robert De Niro in "Analyze
That," the sequel to their 1999 hit comedy "Analyze
This." A dedicated human rights advocate, he has co-hosted with
Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg, all eight "Comic Relief" telethons
on HBO which have brought the plight of the nation's homeless to the
public and raised over forty million dollars for housing and medical
care for these needy people. Billy Crystal has won six Emmy Awards, six
American Comedy Awards and seven Cable Ace Awards.
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