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.

A photo of Billy Eichner
A photo of Billy Eichner

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.



Year Title Role Notes
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)
2019 Noelle Gabriel Kringle
2022 Bros Bobby Lieber Also writer
2024 Mufasa: The Lion King Timon (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
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”

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