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Billy Bush Biography

Birth Name:
William Hall Bush
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
TV host, actor

Fast Facts

  • Is the youngest of 16 Bush family cousins, of which President George W
  • Bush is the second oldest
  • Dated Tucker Carlson's wife's younger sister while at prep school, a fact brought up by Carlson when Bush was subbing on MSNBC
  • Was captain of the lacrosse team for two seasons at Colby College in Waterville, ME; once played against the nephew of Michael Dukakis, his uncle George H
  • W
  • Bush's opponent in the 1988 election
  • Before breaking into television, worked as a radio host in the Washington, D
  • C
  • , area
  • Joined entertainment newsmagazine Access Hollywood as the East Coast correspondent in 2001; following the departure of longtime anchor Pat O'Brien in 2004, he was promoted to cohost alongside Nancy O'Dell
  • Hosted the live pre-show on ABC for the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Academy Awards
  • Launched The Billy Bush Show on the radio in 2008
  • Became a cohost on the NBC daytime series Access Hollywood Live in 2010


  • Elizabeth Kauffman Bush -- Aunt
  • Nancy Bush Ellis -- Aunt
  • Patricia Lee Redfern -- Aunt
  • Jonathan S. Bush -- Brother
  • Alexander Ellis III -- Cousin
  • Dorothy Bush Koch -- Cousin
  • James L. Bush -- Cousin
  • John Prescott Bush -- Cousin
  • Josiah Wear Ellis -- Cousin
  • Kelsey Bush -- Cousin
  • Louisa Bush -- Cousin
  • Marvin Pierce Bush -- Cousin
  • Nancy Walker Black -- Cousin
  • Neil Mallon Bush -- Cousin
  • Prescott Sheldon Bush III -- Cousin
  • Robin Bush -- Cousin
  • William Prescott Bush -- Cousin
  • Josephine Bush -- Daughter
  • Lillie Bush -- Daughter
  • Mary Bradley Bush -- Daughter
  • Jonathan James Bush -- Father
  • Dorothy Walker Bush -- Grandmother
  • Josephine Bush -- Mother
  • Alexander Ellis Jr. -- Uncle
  • Prescott S. Bush Jr. -- Uncle
  • William Harry Trotter Bush -- Uncle
  • Sydney Davis Bush -- Wife