Knowledge Identifier: +Billy_Crystal
Born in 1948.
Countries: United States (82%), (5%), India (3%)
Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, Marshall University, Monsters, Inc., Museum of Tolerance
Michael Richards - Richards got his big TV break in 1979, appearing in Billy Crystal's first cable TV special
Also in the 1980s, Crystal starred in an episode of Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theatre" as the smartest of the three little pigs
Van Dyke Parks - He would spend the next several years and most of the 1980s focusing more on motion picture and television projects, writing scores for high-profile films, such as "Popeye", and serving as musical director for low-key television programs, such as "The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour", taking on as much work as he could to stay out of unemployment
Robert Wuhl - In reality he won two Emmy *awards for co-writing the Academy *awards in 1990 & 1991 with Billy Crystal
Jake Gyllenhaal - He made his acting debut as Billy Crystal's son in the 1991 comedy film "City Slickers"
Hal Roach - In the spring of 1992, not long after his 100th birthday, Roach once again appeared at the Academy *awards ceremony, hosted by Billy Crystal
Milt Gabler - In 1993, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by his nephew, the comedian and actor Billy Crystal
When Harry Met Sally... - It was later re-released on VHS in 1994 as part of a Billy Crystal collection, and in 1997 under the "Contemporary Classics" edition; the latter release included trailers that were not included in the original VHS release
Crystal would be good friends with Mickey Mantle until Mantle's death in 1995
Rush Limbaugh - He appeared in the 1995 Billy Crystal film "Forget Paris", and in 1998 on an episode of "The Drew Carey Show"
Although a lifelong Yankee fan, he is a part-owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, even earning a World Series ring in 2001 when the Diamondbacks beat his beloved Yankees
Monsters, Inc. - At the Kid's Choice *awards in 2002, it was nominated for "Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie" for Billy Crystal
Sid Caesar - "Vanity Fair" republished a brief tribute written by Billy Crystal in August 2005, in which he said of Caesar and his contemporaries:
At the 83rd Academy awards ceremony in 2011, he appeared as a presenter for a digitally inserted Bob Hope and before doing so was given a standing ovation
Monsters University - On August 12, 2011, Billy Crystal was asked about his return to the role of Mike Wazowski; he said, "I'm a little hoarse
He returned as M.C. for the 2012 Oscar ceremony, after Eddie Murphy backed out of hosting
Bette Midler - Midler will be co-starring alongside Billy Crystal in the movie Parental Guidance due to be released in 2012.
In his 2013 memoir "Still Foolin' 'Em", Crystal writes that after the ceremony, near the Yankee clubhouse, he was punched in the stomach by Joe DiMaggio, who was angry at Crystal for not having introduced him to the crowd as the "Greatest living player
City Slickers - In his 2013 memoir, "Still Foolin' Em", Billy Crystal writes of how the casting of "City Slickers" came about
Jay Leno - Jay's final show as the host of the Tonight Show is scheduled for February 6, 2014 with his final guest being Billy Crystal
Robin Williams - During the 66th Primetime Emmy *awards on August 25, 2014, comedian Billy Crystal presented a tribute to Williams, referring to him as "the brightest star in our comedy galaxy"
Crystal currently co-stars alongside Josh Gad on the &FX (FX_(TV_channel)) comedy series "The Comedians", which premiered on April 9, 2015
Dana Delany - Most recently, in 2015, she had a recurring guest role in the short-lived $FX (FX_(TV_channel)) sitcom "The Comedians" as Julie, the wife of Billy Crystal, playing a fictionalized version of himself
Josh Gad - Gad currently co-stars alongside Billy Crystal on the FX comedy series "The Comedians", which premiered on April 9, 2015