Who is Billy Eichner?
Billy Eichner is a well-known American professional comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter. He is the star, executive producer, and creator of Funny Or Die’s Billy on the Street, a comedy game program that aired on truTV. The program won him a nomination for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host in 2013. Eichner is also famous for playing Craig Middlebrooks on the sitcom Parks and Recreation, Mr. Ambrose the Librarian on the animated TV series Bob’s Burgers, and Timon in the 2019 remake of The Lion King.
Billy Eichner Career
Eichner became known as the host and writer of Creation Nation: A Live Talk Show, a critically credited stage program in New York. He got a Bravo web series titled My Life on the Z-List: Jen’s Vlog and was also a co-host on the Bravo television pilot Joan River’s Straight Talk, where Rivers discussed topics with four gay men.
Eichner then appeared on Conan as a special correspondent in original video shorts. He starred in the program Billy on the Streer in 2011. The show originally aired on Fuse, prior to moving to truTV, was created within Funny or Die and is currently available on HBO Max and the TruTV app. The show had a final run of short-form episodes across digital platforms in association with Lyft. In the show, he goes around the streets of New York City, asking to people random questions or having them compete in trivia games. Eichner frequently has celebrities who compete in games or go around the streets with him.
Billy guest starred in the sixth season of Parks and Recreation on August 5, 2013. His first episode aired on October 10, 2013. He stars as Donna’s Eagleton counterpart, Craig Middlebrooks, who joins the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department when Pawnee absorbs Eagleton. He then became a series regular in episode 4 of the 7th season of the program. During the 66th Primetime Emmy Wards show in 2014, he appeared with host Seth Meyers on the streets of New York, interviewing random people. Eichner starred in the Hulu original series Difficult People, alongside Julie Klausner. The series was executive produced by Amy Poehler, and initially set up for USA Network, but started airing on Hulu in August 2015.
Eichner appeared in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising launched on May 20, 2016. He then joined the cast of American Horror Story for recurring roles in its 7th and 8th seasons in 2017. In 2019, he provided the voice of Timon in Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King, by director Jon Favreau. He then revealed in July 2020, that he and Tom McNulty were developing a film biography of fellow Northwestern University alum Paul Lynde titled Man in the Box, with Billy playing Lynde.
He also revealed in March 2021, that he was currently writing and starring in the movie Bros, which narrates the story of two gay men with commitment issues who decide to settle down with each other. Being produced by Universal Pictures, the film was the first adult-oriented LGBT film ever produced by a mainstream film studio. In August, Amazon Studios announced that they had bought the rights to develop the movie Ex-Husbands, starring Eichner and co-written by him and Paul Rudnick.
How old is Billy Eichner?
Billy Eichner is aged 44 as of 2022, having been born on September 18, 1978, in New York City, New York, U.S. He shares his birthday with celebrities such as Aidan Gallagher, Alex Warren, Signa Mae, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nina Lu, James Marsden, Jason Sudeikis, Lance Armstrong, Ben Carson, Aisha Tyler, Jennifer Tisdale, Alison Lohman, Angela Simmons, and Kevin Ortiz, among others.
Billy Eichner Family
Who are Billy Eichner’s parents?
Billy Eichner was born in New York City, New York to Debbie and Jay Eichner into a Jewish family, and had a Madonna-themed bar mitzvah. His father worked as a rent tax auditor, while his mother worked for a phone company.
Does Billy Eichner have siblings?
Eichner was born to his parents into a family of two children as the youngest. He has one older half-sibling, Steve Eichner.
Billy Eichner Education
Eichner attended Stuyvesant High School, where he graduated in 1996, and joined Northwestern University, graduating with a BS in Theater in 2000. He was a college roommate to actor Robin Lord Taylor.
Billy Eichner Interests
Eichner is Jewish and also a Democrat. He started an initiative titled Glam Up the Midterms during the night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! Its purpose was to get people to vote in the November 6 midterms, specifically millennials, of whom only 12% voted in the previous midterm election. He then joined the progressive political organization Swing Left as a senior advisor beginning in 2019 and endorsed Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries.
Billy Eichner Partner
Eichner is gay and currently single and has not been linked to any relationships in the past and present. He currently resides in Los Angeles alone.
Billy Eichner Children
Eichner does not have any children of his own as he is single and has never been married and also gay.
Billy Eichner Height
Eichner has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body adding up to an impressive height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and a weight of 85 kg (187 lbs).
Billy Eichner Net Worth
American professional comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter, Eichner has been active from 2005 to the present. He has appeared in various shows and has garnered an estimated net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2022.
|2008||What Happens in Vegas||Band Leader|
|2010||The Charlie Sheen Is Too Damn High||Timmy McMillan||Short film|
|2013||Glitter and Ribs||Taylor Swift||Short film|
|2014||Penguins of Madagascar||New York Reporter (voice)|
|2015||Sleeping With Other People||SLAA Speaker|
|2016||The Angry Birds Movie||Chef Pig / Phillip (voices)|
|2016||Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||Oliver Studebaker|
|2018||Most Likely to Murder||Speigel|
|2019||The Lion King||Timon (voice)|
|2022||Bros||Bobby Lieber||Also writer|
|2024||Mufasa: The Lion King||Timon (voice)|
|2006||Joan Rivers’ Straight Talk||Himself (co-host)||Unaired Bravo pilot|
|2011–2017||Billy on the Street||Himself (host)||Also creator and executive producer|
|2013–2015||Parks and Recreation||Craig Middlebrooks||17 episodes|
|2013–2021||Bob’s Burgers||Mr. Ambrose (voice)||13 episodes|
|2014||The Millers||Leon||Episode: “Movin’ Out (Carol’s Song)”|
|2014||New Girl||Barry||Episode: “LAXmas”|
|2015–2017||Difficult People||Billy Epstein||28 episodes|
|2015||The Awesomes||The Gayfather (voice)||Episode: “The Gayfather”|
|2016||Last Week Tonight with John Oliver||Himself||Episode: “Retirement Plans and Financial Advisors”|
|2016||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Himself||Episode: “Kimmy Meets a Drunk Lady!”|
|2016||Hairspray Live!||Rob Barker||Television special|
|2017–2019||Friends from College||Dr. Felix Forzenheim||13 episodes|
|2017||Carpool Karaoke: The Series||Himself||Episode: “Billy Eichner & Metallica”|
|2017||American Horror Story: Cult||Harrison Wilton||6 episodes|
|Tex Watson||Episode: “Charles (Manson) in Charge”|
|2018||RuPaul’s Drag Race||Himself||Episode: “Cher: The Unauthorized Rusical”|
|2018||American Horror Story: Apocalypse||Brock||3 episodes|
|Mutt Nutter||3 episodes|
|2018||The Simpsons||Billy (voice)||Episode: “Krusty the Clown”|
|2018||Family Guy||Himself (voice)||Episode: “Pawtucket Pete”|
|2019||Green Eggs and Ham||Captain Walter Bigman (voice)||Episode: “Boat”|
|2020||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Himself – Guest Host||2 episodes|
|2020||Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special||Elf Billy||Christmas special|
|2021||Impeachment: American Crime Story||Matt Drudge||3 episodes|
|2021||Dickinson||Walt Whitman||Episode: “This is my letter to the World”|