|Billy Eichner Quick Info
|6 ft 3 in
|Date of Birth
|September 18, 1978
Billy Eichner is an American comedian, actor, writer, and TV personality who is known for starring and producing a comedy game show called Funny Or Die‘s Billy on the Street that aired on truTV and also for playing Craig Middlebrooks on the sitcom Parks and Recreation. He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Game Show Host” in 2013. He is extremely popular on social media with more than 600k followers on Instagram and more than 2 million followers on Twitter.
William R. Eichner
New York City, New York, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Billy attended Stuyvesant High School and graduated from there in 1996. Then, he went to Northwestern University in 2000. He also attended classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) in New York City, New York, United States.
Actor, Writer, Producer, Comedian
- Others – Jerome Eichner (Paternal Grandfather), Bella (Paternal Grandmother)
He is represented by United Talent Agency (Talent Agency), Beverly Hills, California, United States.
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
85 kg or 187.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Billy has dated –
- John Cho – Billy and his co-star on Difficult People John Cho were rumored to be dating in the past.
- Robin Taylor (2018) – Billy and his former college roommate, actor Robin Taylor were rumored to be dating in 2018.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
He often tends to dye his hair ‘Light Brown’ or ‘Black’.
He has appeared in the TV commercials for the following brands –
- Butterfinger Super Bowl 50 (2016)
- Burger King
Best Known For
- Starring and producing a comedy game show called Billy on the Street that airs on truTV
- Being nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the”Outstanding Game Show Host” category in 2013
- Playing various roles including Craig Middlebrooks on the sitcom Parks and Recreation from 2013 to 2015, Billy Epstein on the Hulu original series Difficult People from 2015 to 2017 alongside Julie Klausner, and as Harrison Wilton in the 7th season of American Horror Story
He made his theatrical film debut as Band Leader in the romantic comedy film Band Leader in 2008.
First TV Show
Billy made his first TV show appearance as himself on the sketch-comedy show Nighttime Clap in 2006.
Billy used to be fat when he was a kid. But, he had to get in shape to play the role of a personal trainer on FX’s American Horror Story: Cult. So, the actor started working out 3 days a week at Hollywood’s Easton Gym Co. under the guidance of his personal trainer named Ryan Farhoudi. He mainly focused on strength training like doing supersets on a Hammer Strength iso-lateral bench press, and dumbbell flyes on the Bosu ball. He also did cardio which mainly included running on a treadmill, usually in the morning.
When it comes to diet, he focused on eating clean, healthy, and nutritious diet. He didn’t particularly count all the macronutrients like carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Basically, he started consuming lots of lean chicken or fish, lots of vegetables. He stopped eating refined carbohydrates like bread. To manage stress and to maintain the quality of his workout sessions, he used to leave his phone in the locker before going to do a workout. He drinks alcohol and soda occasionally.
Billy Eichner Favorite Things
- Film Of 2017 – Lady Bird
Source – YouTube
Billy Eichner Facts
- He finished high school 2 years before actors Telly Leung and Malcolm Barrett and actor Robin Lord Taylor was his roommate in college.
- Billy got recognition after hosting and writing the critically acclaimed stage show in New York called Creation Nation: A Live Talk Show.
- He is the supporter of a Democratic Party.
- Billy was a voiceover guest on several episodes of the animated TV series, Bob’s Burgers as Mr. Ambrose from 2013 to 2017.
- He made appearances in several commercials when he was a child.
- In 2013, Billy was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Game Show Host”.
- Before starting his comedy career, he appeared in an off-Broadway musical.
- Billy portrayed John Goodman‘s son on a Saturday Night Live sketch at the age of 12.
- Follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
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