Billy Gardell is an American actor and stand-up comedian who has actively worked in the entertainment industry since 2000. He began his acting career during his 30s when he was 31 years old. Billy has appeared in various movies and television.
Likewise, he is well-known for his acting role in the comedy series ‘Mike and Molly,’ where he played the lead role of Mike. Moreover, Billy is also a comedian who likes to perform comedic acts, and he is inspired by various comedians like Jackie Gleason, John Candy, John Belushi, etc. Talking more, he has also hosted the show called ‘Monopoly Millionaire’s Club’ in 2015.
|Full Name||William Gardell Jr.|
|Profession||Actor and stand-up comedian|
|Birth Date||20 August 1979|
|Birth Place||Swissvale, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Parents' Name||William Gardell and Linda Gray|
|Net Worth 2021||$10 million|
|Height||5 feet and 11 inches (1.80m/180cm)|
|Wife||Patty Knight (2001-Present)|
|Children||1 son - William III|
Where was Billy Gardell born?
Billy Gardell’s full name is William Gardell Jr. He was born on 20 August 1979 in Swissvale, Pennsylvania, United States. Billy was born to his parents named William Gardell and Linda Gray. Sadly, they divorced when he was a child.
So he moved to Florida with his mother and two younger siblings, a sister, and a brother named Lisa and Brian. He and his two siblings spent their childhood in Florida. He has also stated that living in Florida is a positive environment for him. Additionally, he is currently 51 years old with a Leo star sign.
How was Billy’s early life?
Billy Gardell started working when he was 15 years old due to his family situation. He initially worked in a department store warehouse in the receiving area, unloading trucks and stack pallets. Likewise, he then worked as a cleaner where he used to clean the bathroom. He also worked at a local comedy club, Bonkerz, where he answered people’s phone calls. Eventually, he also worked at the comedy club’s open-mic nights.
Where did Gardell receive her education?
Talking about his academics, he did his schooling at Winter Park High School in Orange County, Florida, in 1985. He also became a member of the International Thespian Society Troupe 850.
What is Billy Gardell’s distinctive feature?
Billy Gardell holds an American nationality, and as per his ethnicity, he is White. Sadly, there is no information about this actor’s religion.
Besides this, he stands 5 feet and 11 inches (1.80m/180cm) tall and weighs around 95kg (209lbs). In addition, he has a pair of blue eyes color and dark brown hair color.
Is Billy Gardell socially active?
Billy Gardell has an active Twitter account (@BillyGardell) with 50.2 thousand followers. Likewise, his Facebook page also has more than 66 thousand followers and likes. He also owns his website (www.billygardell.com), where he posts and updates about his lifestyle.
Who is Billy Gardell’s wife?
Billy Gardell married Patty Knight in 2001. They are living together to date. This couple is blessed with one child, their son named William III, born in 2003.
How did Billy Gardell begin his career?
Billy Gardell landed his debut film role in the 2000 adult animated film, ‘Gary the Rat’, where he voiced over Jack Harrison. He then appeared in an action romantic comedy crime film named ‘Avenging Angelo’ where he played the role of Bruni in 2002. The next year, he starred in ‘Bad Santa’ as Milwaukee Security Guard. After this movie, he directly appeared in ‘Room 6’ where he played the taxi driver’s role in 2006. Likewise, he also had his roles in ‘Dragon Wars: D-War’ as Mr. Belafonte in 2007 and in ‘Jersey Boys’ in 2014.
Similarly, Bill also played in ‘Dancer and the Dame’ as Dancer in 2015 and in ‘Undrafted’ as Umpire Haze in 2016. In 2017, he appeared in ‘Once Upon a Time in Venice’ alongside Bruce Willis, Jason Momoa, John Goodman, Thomas Middleditch, Famke Janssen, Adam Goldberg, and Jessica Gomes. He also appeared in ‘Special Unit’ as Captain Wynn in the same year.
Billy Gardell has appeared in various television series of different genres. His first played series is ‘The King of Queens’ in 2000. He then appeared in series where he has small roles like ‘Judging Amy’ in 2000, ‘It’s Like, You Know’ in 2001, ‘Gary the Rat’ in 2003, ‘ The Practice’ in 2004, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ in 2005, ‘Las Vegas in 2006 and many more. Billy also has recurring roles in ‘Yes, Dear’ in 2001, ‘My Name Is Earl’ from 2007 to 2009, and ‘Young Sheldon’ from 2018 to 2019. His other notable series are ‘Heist’ in 2006, where he played Billy O’Brien, ‘Mike & Molly’ from 2010 to 2016, where he played Mike Biggs, and ‘Sun Records’ as Colonel Tom Parker in 2017. In this series, he shared the screen with Chad Michael Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Kathy Mixon, Dougray Scott, Reno Wilson, Steve Harris, etc.
Furthermore, Billy has also appeared in the 2007 TV film ‘Alive ‘N Kickin’ as Billy. He even became a guest judge in ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ in 2015 and hosted a show named ‘Monopoly Millionaires’ Club’ from 2015 to 2016. Moreover, he also starred in ‘Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas’ in 2011, ‘ Family Guy in 2012, ‘Phineas & Ferb’ in 2013, ‘Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!’ in 2016, and many more. In addition, he recently appeared in ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ were Robert “Bob” Wheeler had a lead role. This series started in 2019 and is still running.
Has Billy Gardell won any awards?
Billy Gardell has received two Daytime Emmy Awards for his show ‘Monopoly Millionaires’ Club’ in 2016.
What is the net worth of Billy Gardell?
Billy Gardell earns from his professional career. Likewise, he has earned a handsome amount of money along with huge fandom. He has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2021.