Billy Crystal

Biography: Since he was nine years old, he wanted to be a professional baseball player, and played all throughout high school. He attended Marshall University in West Virginia on a baseball scholarship, but the program was abolished the following year. He then transferred to Nassau Community College in Long Island, and then to New York University to study film and television directing, completing his B.F.A. in 1970.
After marrying his college sweatheart Janice, he worked as a substitute teacher in Long Beach, also performing a comedy act at various clubs in the city. He toured several years with an improv group called 3's Company, and then moved to Los Angeles. Here, during his stand-up routine, he was spotted by television producer Norman Lear, and was given several appearances on All in the Family along with a guest spot on Howard Cosell's variety show. In 1977, he was given the role of Jodie Dallas, T.V.'s first openly gay character, in the soap-opera satire Soap. After five seasons,
comedienne Joan Rivers used him in her 1978 film Rabbit Test, where Crystal played a man who discovers he is pregnant.
With this odd start, he returned to New York and appeared in several cable specials, TV movies, guest spots, hosted a comedy hour, and also toured nightclubs and college campuses, specializing in impersonations. In 1984, he was invited to join the cast of Saturday Night Live. Although he was only on for a season, he was considered by many the most popular cast member, and he earned an Emmy nomination in the Best Individual Performance category.
As we all know, his shaky career start did not stick for long, because he went on to star in some of the best movies ever made, including This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally (all three directed by Rob Reiner), and many, many others.
In 1991, he moved back to Los Angeles and wrote, directed, produced, and starred in Mr. Saturday Night.
Although some of his recent movies have not made deep impressions in the box office, Crystal is still regarded as an extremely talented and funny individual, with his work leaving a great impression on our minds forever. He has won several performing and writing Emmy Awards for his emceeing of the Oscars, which he has hosted six times. Since 1986, he has co-hosted the HBO Comic Relief benefit specials with Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg.
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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd CSI: Season 8 Sep 25, 1982 Himself / Himself 10
tbd CSI: Season 10 Oct 6, 1984 Himself / Himself 9.5
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 31 Oct 1, 2005 Himself 4.8
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 2 Aug 29, 1994 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 3 Sep 4, 1995 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 5 Sep 1, 1997 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 6 Aug 31, 1998 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 7 Sep 7, 1999 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 8 Aug 21, 2000 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 9 Aug 20, 2001 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 10 Sep 3, 2002 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 11 Sep 1, 2003 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 12 Aug 23, 2004 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 13 Aug 29, 2005 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 5 Oct 21, 1966 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 8 Jan 15, 1970 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 14 Oct 14, 1975 Guest Host tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 16 Oct 14, 1977 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Season 18 Oct 8, 1979 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 1 May 25, 1992 Guest 4.5
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 2 Jun 25, 1993 Guest tbd

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