Billy Eichner is a handsome American celebrity who has successfully established a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Through hard work and dedication, the comedian, actor and television personality, best recognized for his eponymous comedy game show Billy on the Street, is gradually working his way to the top. He is one of those stars who love to separate their professional and personal lives, choosing to keep the latter under the radar. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the openly gay entertainer.
Billy Eichner’s Biography
Billy Eichner is a native of New York City born on September 18, 1978. There is no information available about his parents, family and early life. But for his academic endeavours, the comedian studied at Stuyvesant High School and later Northwestern University. After college, Eichner returned to his hometown to fully pursue a career in comedy.
Billy Eichner debuted his career in the entertainment industry as a host and writer on Creation Nation: A Live Talk Show. He followed it up with appearances on other popular shows like the Last Call with Carson Daly, The Wendy Williams Show, and Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Billy was thrown to the limelight in 2011 on TruTV’s Billy on the Street. He doubled as the star and executive producer for the comedy game show. Again, alongside Seth Meyers, Billy co-hosted red carpet interviews at the 2014 Emmy Awards.
As an actor, he first guest-starred as Craig Middlebrooks in the sixth season of Parks and Recreation in 2013. But following his impressive talent on the show, he was later made a regular. Eichner’s other screen credits include Hulu’s Difficult People which aired from 2015 to 2017 and a role as Harrison Wilton in the horror series American Horror Story: Cult (2017). Eichner has also lent his voice to animations such as Bob’s Burgers, Penguins of Madagascar (2014), The Angry Birds Movie (2016), and the voice of Timon, in the live-action version of The Lion King.
Billy Eichner’s Partner
Billy Eichner is one of those celebrities who prefer to keep their personal affairs under wraps. However, it is no news that the Jewish comedian and TV personality is openly gay. Eichner who came out of the closet during his days as an undergraduate later revealed that he had a very supportive family which made it easier for him to come to terms with his sexuality.
The comedian also disclosed in an interview that he made a conscious choice to come out of the closet and looks up to the likes of Ellen Degeneres. Eichner’s relationship status remains uncertain and the closest inkling fans have gotten into his love life has been onscreen. For instance, in one of the episodes of Difficult People, Eichner and co-star John Cho were seen in a raunchy gay scene publicly making out on the street.
What Happened To His Eye?
At first glance, one may not notice an unusual feature on Billy Eichner’s face. The actor is presumed to have droopy eyes onscreen, as well as in some photos and this was more evident during his stint in Parks and Recreation. While some fans believe his eye movements while playing Craig in the series was scripted and just an over exaggeration for the character, others opine that Eichner actually does have a lazy eye. Nonetheless, the actor is yet to confirm the speculations about his eye.
1. Though there is little or no information about Eichner’s family, the comedian and actor is known to have lost his parents when he was 20 years old. More so, while it is uncertain if he has other siblings, the actor has a half-brother from his father’s previous relationship.
2. Besides just being colleagues, Billy Eichner and actor Robin Lord Taylor share more things in common. The actors were roommates during their college days at Northwestern University.
3. Actor Billy Eichner stands above average at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m) and weighs about 60 kg. His body measurements are chest – 40 inches, waist – 36 inches and hips – 37 inches.
4. Eichner’s eponymous comedy game show, Billy on the Street earned him two Emmy nominations in 2013 and 2015.
5. Billy Eichner’s numerous efforts as an entertainer have undoubtedly brought him financial rewards. While he may not have gotten to the peak of his career goals, the comic actor has amassed a sizeable fortune. His net worth is currently estimated at $5 million US dollars.