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Billy Crystal

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Billy Crystal

American actor, voice artist, writer, film producer, director, comedian, singer and television host add

Category: Literature

Born in 1948.

Countries: United States (82%), (5%), India (3%)

Main connections: Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler

Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, Marshall University, Monsters, Inc., Museum of Tolerance

 

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Billy Crystal was born in 1948 add something


1963

With the decline of Dixieland jazz circa 1963, Crystal's father lost his business, and died later that year at the age of 54 after suffering a heart attack while bowling add something


1970

He instead attended Nassau Community College and later New York University, where he graduated in 1970 with a BFA from its Tisch School of the Arts, His instructors there included Martin Scorsese, with Oliver Stone and Christopher Guest among his classmates add something


1976

In 1976, Crystal appeared on an episode of "All in the Family" add something

 

He was on the dais for The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast of Muhammad Ali on February 19, 1976, where he did impressions of both Ali and sportscaster Howard Cosell add something


1978

Crystal's first film role was in Joan Rivers's 1978 film "Rabbit Test" add something

 

Male pregnancy - The 1978 comedy film "Rabbit Test" stars Billy Crystal as a young man who inexplicably becomes pregnant instead of his female sex partner

 

Male pregnancy - The 1978 comedy film "Rabbit Test" stars Billy Crystal as a young man who inexplicably becomes pregnant instead of his female sex partner


1979

Michael Richards - Richards got his big TV break in 1979, appearing in Billy Crystal's first cable TV special


1980

Also in the 1980s, Crystal starred in an episode of Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theatre" as the smartest of the three little pigs add something

 

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


1982

In 1982, Billy Crystal hosted his own variety show, "The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour" on NBC. When Crystal arrived to shoot the fifth episode, he learned it had been canceled after only the first two aired add something


1984

After hosting "Saturday Night Live" twice on March 17, 1984 and the show's ninth season finale on May 5, he joined the regular cast for the 1984-85 season add something


1986

In 1986, Crystal started hosting "Comic Relief" on HBO with Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg add something

 

In the 1986 film "Running Scared", Crystal's character is an avid Chicago Cubs fan, wearing a Cubs' jersey in several scenes add something

 

Danny DeVito - In 1986, DeVito starred in "Ruthless People" with Bette Midler and Judge Reinhold, and in 1987, he made his feature-directing debut with the dark comedy "Throw Momma from the Train", in which he starred with Billy Crystal and Anne Ramsey


 

He has hosted the Academy awards nine times, beginning in 1990 and most recently in 2012 add something

 

Gilbert Cates - Cates is credited with re-energizing the Academy Awards shows he produced 14 times between 1990 and 2008, recruiting Billy Crystal, Whoopi_Goldberg, David Letterman, Steve Martin, Chris Rock and Jon Stewart as hosts

 

Natalie Cole - In 1990, she sang the song "Mr. President" on HBO's "Comic Relief" special, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams and Billy Crystal

 

Robert Wuhl - In reality he won two Emmy *awards for co-writing the Academy *awards in 1990 & 1991 with Billy Crystal


1991

Jake Gyllenhaal - He made his acting debut as Billy Crystal's son in the 1991 comedy film "City Slickers"

 

City Slickers - "'City Slickers"' is a 1991 American western comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance, with supporting roles by Patricia Wettig, Helen Slater and Noble Willingham


1992

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


1993

Milt Gabler - In 1993, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by his nephew, the comedian and actor Billy Crystal


1994

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


1995

Crystal would be good friends with Mickey Mantle until Mantle's death in 1995 add something

 

Rush Limbaugh - He appeared in the 1995 Billy Crystal film "Forget Paris", and in 1998 on an episode of "The Drew Carey Show"


1996

In 1996, Crystal was the guest star of the third episode of "Muppets Tonight" add something

 

Rizzuto, known for his quirks calling games, did not travel to Anaheim, California in 1996 to call the game for WPIX add something

 

Elisabeth Shue - Her career flourished after her Oscar nomination landing her diverse roles: she starred in "The Trigger Effect" in 1996; Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry" showcased her comedic abilities amongst heavyweight co-stars Billy Crystal, Demi_Moore, Robin Williams and Stanley Tucci


1999

The Godfather - In the 1999 film "Analyze This", which starred Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal, many references are made both directly and indirectly to "The Godfather"


2000

Bruce Vilanch - Before becoming head writer for the event in 2000, Vilanch previously collaborated with hosts Whoopi Goldberg, David Letterman and Billy Crystal


2001

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 add something

 

Crystal later went on to provide the voice of Mike Wazowski in the blockbuster Pixar film "Monsters, Inc." , and reprised his role in the prequel, "Monsters University", which was released in June 2013 add something

 

His mother, Helen Crystal, died in 2001 add something


2002

Monsters, Inc. - At the Kid's Choice *awards in 2002, it was nominated for "Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie" for Billy Crystal

 

Joe Torre - Torre appeared as himself in the 2002 Mafia comedy "Analyze That" starring Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal


2004

Sid Caesar - In 2004, Caesar's second autobiography, "Caesar's Hours", was published, and in 2006, Billy Crystal presented Caesar with the TV Land *awards' Pioneer *award


 

Crystal won the 2005 Tony award for Best Special Theatrical Event for "700 Sundays", a two-act, one-man play, which he conceived and wrote about his parents and his childhood growing up on Long Island add something

 

On September 6, 2005, on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", Crystal and Jay Leno were the first celebrities to sign a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to be auctioned off for Gulf Coast relief add something

 

Following the initial success of the play, Crystal wrote the book "700 Sundays" for Warner Books, which was published on October 31, 2005 add something

 

Sid Caesar - "Vanity Fair" republished a brief tribute written by Billy Crystal in August 2005, in which he said of Caesar and his contemporaries:


2006

He toured the U.S. with the show in 2006 and Australia in 2007 add something

 

Louis Alter - It was used for strong emotional effect in Spike Lee's four-hour "When the Levees Broke" and an equally moving dramatic sketch by Billy Crystal on HBO's "Comic Relief 2006"


2008

On March 12, 2008, Crystal signed a minor league contract, for a single day, to play with the New York Yankees, and was invited to the team's major league spring training add something

 

Paul Maholm - On March 13, 2008, Maholm struck out actor Billy Crystal in a spring training game


 

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 add something

 

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


2012

He returned as M.C. for the 2012 Oscar ceremony, after Eddie Murphy backed out of hosting add something

 

In the 2012 film "Parental Guidance", Crystal's character is the announcer for the Fresno Grizzlies, a Minor League Baseball team, and aspires to announce for their Major League affiliate, the San Francisco Giants add something

 

Bette Midler - Midler will be co-starring alongside Billy Crystal in the movie Parental Guidance due to be released in 2012.


2013

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 add something

 

In the fall of 2013, he brought the show back to Broadway for a two-month run at the Imperial Theatre add something

 

Peter Chernin - Chernin Entertainment is currently producing a sci-fi thriller from Joseph Kosinski, OBLIVION, starring Tom Cruise, and PARENTAL GUIDANCE, a comedy starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, will be released in December 2012

 

City Slickers - In his 2013 memoir, "Still Foolin' Em", Billy Crystal writes of how the casting of "City Slickers" came about


2014

Crystal was a guest on the first and the last episode of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" which concluded February 6, 2014 after 22 seasons on the air add something

 

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

 

The Tonight Show - Leno's last "Tonight Show" aired on February 6, 2014, featuring guests Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks

 

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"


2015

Crystal currently co-stars alongside Josh Gad on the &FX (FX_(TV_channel)) comedy series "The Comedians", which premiered on April 9, 2015 add something

 

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