The Phantom, Titanic, Zoolander
Billy looks forward to meeting all of his fans in Adelaide and Brisbane in November 2019.
Billy will give a Q&A panel each weekend, and pose for studio portraits and sign autographs on Friday in Brisbane, and throughout Saturday and Sunday in both cities.
Adelaide: 1:30pm Saturday, 2 November
Brisbane: 3:00pm Friday, 8 November & 3:00pm Sunday, 10 November
William George Zane, better known as Billy Zane, was born on February 24, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, to Thalia (Colovos) and William Zane, both of Greek ancestry. His parents were amateur actors and managed a medical technical school. Billy has an older sister, actress and singer Lisa Zane. Billy was bitten by the acting bug early on. In his early teens, he attended Harand Camp of the Theater Arts in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. In 1982, he attended the American School in Switzerland. His high school days were spent at Francis Parker High School in Chicago, Illinois.
Soon after graduating from high school, Billy decided to venture out to California to attempt acting for the first time. Within three weeks, he won his very first big screen role in Back to the Future, playing the role of Match, one of Biff Tannen’s thugs. He would later reprise that role for the sequel Back to the Future Part II. Then, after a small role in the science fiction horror film Critters, he landed starring roles in several television films. Billy played villain Hughie Warriner in the Australian thriller film Dead Calm.
He also co-starred in Memphis Belle, a film version of a 1944 documentary about a World War II bomber. In 1991, he appeared as John Justice Wheeler on several episodes of David Lynch’s television series Twin Peaks. Billy starred as the eponymous superhero in The Phantom, and as Caledon Hockley in the billion dollar grossing Titanic. He then starred in the television movie Cleopatra. In 2005, he had a recurring role as the poetry loving ex-demon Drake on the television series Charmed.
Recent credits include Zoolander 2, Dead Rising: Endgame, Guilt, Sniper: Ultimate Kill, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Lucid, and action-thriller series Curfew. With over 160 credits in movies, TV, animation, and beyond, Billy Zane continues to be one of the busiest actors. He is also an accomplished artist.
This information is correct at the time of writing but please check the Event Programme for the final timetable, including time and location within the events.
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