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Comedian, writer, producer, director and children's book author Billy Crystal was born March 14, 1947, to a Long Island music-industry family. He attended New York University and began performing stand-up comedy in the 1970s.

Crystal played television's first regular gay character on "Soap" and made his film debut in the Joan Rivers-directed comedy Rabbit Test (1978). A stint on "Saturday Night Live" was followed by a bit part in This Is Spinal Tap and a major role in the buddy-cop flick Running Scared.

Crystal's movie career took off with a memorable cameo in The Princess Bride and leads in Throw Momma From the Train and the enduringly popular When Harry Met Sally. The actor hit a fertile period in the 1990s with the hit City Slickers, Mr. Saturday Night, Forget Paris, Hamlet, Analyze This and Monsters, Inc. The New York Yankees fan also wrote and directed the acclaimed baseball TV movie 61*.

Billy Crystal in Monsters University

Monsters University

2013 G

This prequel to Pixar's popular animated tale Monsters Inc. once again features eccentric monster pals Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan. Set during their college days, the film tells the strange and amusing tale of how the pair became friends.

  • Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally When Harry Met Sally
  • Billy Crystal in Howl's Moving Castle Howl's Moving Castle
  • Billy Crystal in City Slickers City Slickers
  • Billy Crystal in The Princess Bride The Princess Bride
  • Billy Crystal in Monsters, Inc. Monsters, Inc.
  • Billy Crystal in Hamlet: Special Edition Hamlet: Special Edition
  • Billy Crystal in Parental Guidance Parental Guidance
  • Billy Crystal in Throw Momma from the Train Throw Momma from the Train
  • Billy Crystal in This Is Spinal Tap This Is Spinal Tap
  • Billy Crystal in Analyze This Analyze This
  • Billy Crystal in Fathers' Day Fathers' Day
  • Billy Crystal in City Slickers II City Slickers II
  • Billy Crystal in Analyze That Analyze That
  • Billy Crystal in Running Scared Running Scared
  • Billy Crystal in The Best of Dr. Seuss The Best of Dr. Seuss
  • Billy Crystal in In Search of Dr. Seuss In Search of Dr. Seuss
  • Billy Crystal in America's Sweethearts America's Sweethearts
  • Billy Crystal in Tony Bennett: Duets Tony Bennett: Duets
  • Billy Crystal in Soap Soap
  • Billy Crystal in Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary
  • Billy Crystal in 61* 61*
  • Billy Crystal in Small Apartments Small Apartments
  • Billy Crystal in Merv Griffin: 40 Interesting People Merv Griffin: 40 Interesting People
  • Billy Crystal in George Burns: The TV Specials George Burns: The TV Specials
  • Billy Crystal in Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music
  • Billy Crystal in Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre
  • Billy Crystal in Richard Lewis: Concerts from Hell Richard Lewis: Concerts from Hell
  • Billy Crystal in Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories
  • Billy Crystal in The Critic: The Complete Series The Critic: The Complete Series
  • Billy Crystal in Goodnight Moon Goodnight Moon
  • Billy Crystal in Liberty's Kids Liberty's Kids
  • Billy Crystal in Harry Shearer: Now You See It Harry Shearer: Now You See It
  • Billy Crystal in Funniest Moments of Comedy Funniest Moments of Comedy
  • Billy Crystal in Make 'Em Laugh Make 'Em Laugh
  • Billy Crystal in Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis