Billy Mays

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  • Birth Name: William D. Mays Jr.
  • Birth Place: McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Died: June 28, 2009
  • Profession: Infomercial pitchman
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Fast Facts

  • Started his career as a salesman on the Atlantic City boardwalk; one of the first products he pitched was WashMatik, a car-wash aid.
  • Hired by Orange Glo International in 1996 to promote its line of cleaners, including OxiClean, Orange Glo and Kaboom, on the Home Shopping Network.
  • Starred in the documentary series Pitchmen on the Discovery Channel, alongside Anthony "Sully" Sullivan.
  • Appeared on The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien on June 23, 2009, only five days before his death.

Relationships

  • Deborah Mays — Wife
  • Billy Mays III — Son
  • Joyce Mays — Mother
  • Dolores 'Dee Dee' Mays — Ex-wife
  • Elizabeth Mays — Daughter

College

  • Attended West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

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Details

  • Birth Name: William D. Mays Jr.
  • Birth Place: McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Died: June 28, 2009
  • Profession: Infomercial pitchman