Billy Joel Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Billy Joel Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5½ in
Weight 66 kg
Date of Birth May 9, 1949
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Spouse Alexis Roderick

Billy Joel is an award-winning American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer whose song credits include hits like Piano Man (1973), Uptown Girl (1983), Just the Way You Are (1977), etc. He has more than 3 million followers on Facebook, more than 900k subscribers on YouTube, and more than 300k followers on Twitter and Instagram.

Born Name

William Martin Joel

Nick Name

Billy, The Piano Man, Joe, Mr. Long Island

Billy Joel attending the premiere of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in 2009
Billy Joel attending the premiere of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in 2009 (David Shankbone / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

The Bronx, New York, United States

Residence

New York, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Billy studied at Hicksville High School but failed to graduate in 1967 as he lacked the required credits. Nevertheless, he received his diploma 25 years later in 1992.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer

Family

  • Father – Howard Helmut Joel (Engineer, Pianist)
  • Mother – Rosalind Nyman
  • Siblings – Judy Joel (Younger Sister)
  • Others – Alexander Joel (Half-Brother) (Music Conductor), Karl Amson Joel (Paternal Grandfather), Meta Fleischmann (Paternal Grandmother), Philip Nyman (Maternal Grandfather), Rebecca Gershon (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

Billy is represented by Maritime Music, Inc. situated in New York.

Genre

Rock, Soft Rock

Instruments

Vocals, Piano

Labels

  • Columbia Records
  • Sony Classical Records
  • Family Productions

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 5½ in or 166.5 cm

Weight

66 kg or 145.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Billy has dated –

  1. Elizabeth Webber (1971-1982) – Billy was married to Elizabeth Webber from September 5, 1973, to July 1982.
  2. Elle Macpherson
  3. Harriet Baldwin-Carter (1982-1983)
  4. Christie Brinkley (1983-1994) – The Uptown Girl singer got married to model Christie Brinkley on March 23, 1985. They welcomed daughter Alexa Ray Joel on December 29, 1985. Sadly, their divorce was finalized on August 26, 1994.
  5. Carolyn Beegan (1994-2000)
  6. Dina Meyer (2001)
  7. Trish Bergen (2001-2002)
  8. Katie Lee (2003-2009) – Joel’s third marriage took place to Katie Lee on October 2, 2004. However, the couple split up on June 17, 2009.
  9. Alex Donnelley (2009)
  10. Deborah Dampiere (2009)
  11. Alexis Roderick (2009-Present) – Joel married his 4th wife, Alexis Roderick on July 4, 2015. The couple has 2 daughters together – Della Rose Joel (b. August 12, 2015) and Remy Anne Joel (b. October 22, 2017).
A young Billy Joel performing on stage in the 1970s
A young Billy Joel performing on stage in the 1970s (Rob Mieremet / Anefo / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

However, he has turned bald with his advancing age.

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

A goatee

Brand Endorsements

Billy has endorsed the following brands –

  • Bachman Pretzels
  • XM Satellite Radio Service (2002) (Print Ads)
Billy Joel performing at the Madison Square Garden in 2016
Billy Joel performing at the Madison Square Garden in 2016 (Slgckgc / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Religion

Billy was raised in a non-practicing Jewish family.

But, he has identified as an atheist since.

Billy Joel Favorite Things

  • Songs By HimselfVienna, And So It Goes, You May Be Right, She’s Right On Time, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
  • Pianist – Steve Winwood
  • Food – Pasta
  • Song To PlayYou May Be Right
  • Collaborator – Elle Macpherson

SourceYouTube, SongFacts.com, YouTube, Billboard

Billy posing with fellow 2013 Kennedy Center honorees Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Shirley MacLaine, and Martina Arroyo in Washington D.C.
Billy posing with fellow 2013 Kennedy Center honorees Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Shirley MacLaine, and Martina Arroyo in Washington D.C. (U.S. Department of State / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Billy Joel Facts

  1. His oldest daughter, Alexa Ray Joel was named after his musical idol, the legendary musician Ray Charles.
  2. In the 1970s, Joel had attempted suicide by drinking furniture polish. He has since spoken candidly about his struggles with depression and substance abuse.
  3. Joel decided to pursue a music career after watching The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show in the mid-1960s.
  4. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine listed Piano Man as #421 on its list of ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time’.

Featured Image by David Shankbone / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0

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