Birthday: February 24, 1966 Birth
Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Height: 0' 0"
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Actor Billy Zane kicked off his stage career in his hometown of Chicago. Able to harness his spoiled-brat countenance and quirky gestures to invoke either sympathy or repulsion, Zane has been seen principally in secondary roles in such films as Back to the Future (1985), Memphis Belle (1990), Orlando (1992), and Posse (1993). His most flamboyant role was as the young drifter who — obvious to everyone but the hero and heroine — is not what he seems in the Australian thriller Dead Calm (1989). Zane had a rare starring role in the filmization of the once popular comic strip The Phantom (1996), in which he showed off his lithe, muscular physique in a form-fitting purple body suit and performed many of the stylish film's daring stunts himself. The following year he had a lead role in the most successful film of his career, playing Kate Winslet's vile fianc
Billy attended Parker School in Chicago. Billy attended Harand Camp of the Theater Arts, located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, along with Jeremy Piven.
Was engaged to Leonor Varela.
He attended The American School in Switzerland for his sophmore year of high school.
Brother of actress Lisa Zane
Was originally cast as Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing (1987). During a dance rehearsal, Emile Ardolino realized that Zane could not dance, so they gave the part to Patrick Swayze.
Is an avid swimmer and started shaving his head in 1997 for aerodynamics.
Is the voice of Broderick 'Brodi' Ford in the EA Sports Big game SSX Tricky (2001) (VG) (for Playstation2, Nintendo Gamecube, Xbox).
Is of Greek descent.
Added more muscle to his already buff physique in order to effectively play Marc Antony in the 1999 movie Cleopatra (1999) (TV).
He has played complete opposite sides of the typical "marooned love triangle". In Dead Calm (1989) he played the handsome and mysterious stranger who gets marooned with Sam Neill (the husband) and Nicole Kidman (wife). In Three (2006/I), he plays the jealous husband, in opposition to Kelly Brook (wife) and Juan Pablo Di Pace (handsome outsider).
Engaged to English actress Kelly Brook.
He pumped iron for over a year to play The Phantom.
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