The very talented William Richard Werstine goes by the name Billy West in the professional world. This American personality is a musician, singer, comedian, voice actor and also a radio star. Billy has done scrap voice-over works for many television series, video games, commercial and films as well and by the virtue of which, he is able to secure a great amount of fame and fortune. So without further doing, let’s check out the net worth of Billy West in 2018.
Billy West was born in the year 1952 in Michigan, Detroit. He is a multi-talented personality who has performed voice-over works in his career since 1980. The agent that represents Billy West is known as, DPN.
As a voice artist, Billy West has pursued his career in several fields like television, radio, commercial works, Internet entertainment, films, music and also video games. Billy West used to perform on a show called, The Big Mattress which was part of the WBCN network in Boston. After this, he moved to New York and worked at the K-Rock Radio station in the year 1988. While this time he was very popular on the show, The Howard Stern but he left it in the year 1995. Subsequently, he moved to Los Angeles, and it was here when Billy became very successful as a voice performer and actor.
In 1996, Billy West worked on a film Space jam which brought him huge popularity. In this film, he was the voice artist for both Elmer Fudd and also Bugs Bunny. He did much voice-over works video games and also looney tunes films. Billy West has lent his voice to The Ren & Stimpy show and Doug. Both of these shows were part of the Nicktoons. Billy has been very lucky to become a voice artist for the famous, Mel Blanc. Apart from doing television works, Billy West has done several commercial works as well.
During 1999 to 2001, he was the announcer of a program called, Screen Gems Network. The comedy channel before becoming comedy central had appointed Billy West as their promotional announcer. For the advertisement of Volkswagen in the 1990s, Billy West played the voice role of the character of Speed Racer. In 2015, he started his own podcast, featuring him doing several segments like Song demolition and Billy bustard. It also had a guest star, Jim Gomez. Billy West has done several radio shows as well.
In the year 2009, Billy West was part of the satellite radio of Stern, and the name of the channel was Howard 101. Several video game characters have been voiced by Billy West. Bugs and Elmer Fudd are two of his most famous works. Other video game characters that he has voiced include Stimpy of Nicktoons, Sparx of the legend of Spyro, Dr. Zoidberg in the Simpsons game and many more. Billy West is a songwriter and a guitarist who has his own band named, Billy West and the grief counselors.
Awards and achievements
Billy West has been the winner of BTVA television voice acting award for four consecutive years from 2012 to 2016. In the year 2014, he has won a Webby Award and in the same year received a nominee for The OFTA television awards.
Net worth of Billy West
The net worth of Billy West is estimated to be around $40 million, and his career as a voice artist for radio, television, video games and many more have certainly contributed to this.
Billy West is an immensely talented person who has working relentlessly as a singer, actor, and comedian. He has been awarded many times for his great works and is loved by all.