Billy Zane is an American based actor and producer, who is best recognised for performing Hughie in a thriller entitled Dead Calm in the year 1989. His other known roles are Kit Walker / The Phantom in a superhero film entitled The Phantom, as Caledon Hockley in an epic romantic disaster movie entitled Titanic, and for his television character as John Wheeler in a serial drama series entitled Twin Peaks. Keep reading to know more about Billy Zane’s net worth in 2018.
Billy Zane was born in 1966 to Thalia and William George Zane, Sr. His birthplace is Chicago, located in Illinois. Both of his parents were known to be amateur actors as well as originators of a school made for medical specialists.
Both his parents are of Greek origin and his family’s basic surname, i.e. “Zanikopoulos,” was anglicised to “Zane” through his parents, who too brought him up as Greek Orthodox. He is having one elder sister named Lisa Zane, identified as an actress.
After finishing a year overseas in Switzerland in The American School in Switzerland (briefly as TASIS), he did graduation from Francis W. Parker School as well as appeared in Harand Camp of the Theater Arts, situated in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
The actor has been dating model named Candice Neil for past several years, and the couple has two kids together.
Billy Zane started off his career by his initial two screen roles made in science fiction films namely Back to the Future in the year 1985 and Critters in the year 1986. During that time, he performed in a music video made for Sheena Easton’s song entitled “Do It For Love”.
In the year 1988 he has performed as Tony Gambini with Jessica Fletcher within Murder, She Wrote: A Very Good Year for Murder. He too featured in one episode of Matlock entitled “The Nurse”. During the year 1989, he has reprised his henchman character within Back to the Future Part II.
During the initial part of that year, he has attained global recognition by the role of a villain named Hughie Warriner in a thriller entitled Dead Calm, with Nicole Kidman as well as Sam Neill. He was too featured in the NBC film entitled The Case of the Hillside Stranglers.
His initial starring role was featured in the year 1990 based independent movie, known as a low budget science fiction thriller entitled Megaville.
In the same year, he too co-starred in a film entitled Memphis Belle, known as a film edition of the year 1944 based documentary regarding a World War II Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, playing as a bombardier.
In January of 2017, he performed in one commercial made for KFC in the form of a gold-coloured Colonel Sanders to pitch the restaurant series latest limited-time flavour named Georgia Gold Honey Mustard BBQ chicken.
Awards & Achievements
Billy Zane’s role as Kate Winslet’s well-to-do fiancé got nominated for Best Villain in the MTV Movie Awards. The actor too scored a Broadway part within “Chicago” and featured on a recurring role made on “Charmed”.
Net Worth of Billy Zane
Billy Zane has an estimated net worth of $22 million. He has made most of his fortune with his career as an actor and producer, though he also earned well by appearing on commercials.
He has noted his onscreen debut by an appearance made in a blockbuster entitled “Back to the Future” during the year 1985. He accepted mainly minor roles during the 80s, comprising roles in “Matlock”, “Critters”, and “Back to the Future Part II”.
The actor’s other TV, as well as film credits, contain “Magic Man”, “Dead Fish”, “Silent Warnings”, “Femme Fatale”, “Orlando”, “Reflections on a Crime” as well as “Surviving Evil”.
Whether a film falls into the category of romantic, superhero based or any thriller, Billy Zane has depicted his diverse acting talents in a variety of films suggesting his versatility in acting. Though his acting talents are easily perceptible, he is too an accomplished producer.