Billy Zane

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Biography

  • Birth Name: William George Zane Jr.
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/24/1966, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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Billy Zane Fast Facts:
  • Of Greek descent; his grandparents changed their last name from Zanikopoulos to Zane.
  • Film debut was in Back to the Future (1985) as Match, one of Biff's thugs.
  • International attention came in 1989 for his villainous turn in the thriller Dead Calm, costarring Nicole Kidman and Sam Neill.
  • Television performances include the role of John Justice Wheeler in the cult classic Twin Peaks.
  • Appears as a partying record executive in the Marilyn Manson video "The Dope Show" and was featured in the Staind video "Epiphany."
  • Best-known character is Cal Hockley, the nemesis of Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack in the blockbuster Titanic (1997).
  • Made West End theater debut in 2006 opposite Claire Bloom in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.
  • Billy Zane Relationships:
  • Leonor Varela - Ex-fiancée
  • Karina Lombard - Ex-significant Other
  • William George Zane Sr. - Father
  • Thalia Zane - Mother
  • Kelly Brook - Ex-fiancée
  • Eva Katerina Zane - Daughter
  • Lisa Collins - Ex-wife
  • Emma Howard - Ex-significant Other
  • Jasmina Hdagha - Significant Other
  • Lisa Zane - Sister
  • Billy Zane Awards:
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts, Kenosha WI

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