Date of Birth: March 14th 1948
Crystal's first film role was in Joan Rivers' 1978 film Rabbit Test. Crystal also made game show appearances such as The Hollywood Squares and The $20,000 Pyramid. He holds the record for getting his contestant partner to the top of the pyramid in the bonus round in the fastest time, 26 seconds.
Crystal won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event for 700 Sundays, a two-act, one-man play, which he conceived and wrote about his parents and his childhood growing up on Long Island. He toured the US with the show in 2006 and Australia in 2007.
In addition to his Golden Globe Award-nominations, Emmy Awards, and Tony Award, Crystal is the 2007 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Offscreen, Billy remains married to Janice Crystal and they have homes in California and New York. Both of his daughters are currently involved in the film business. Jennifer Crystal is an aspiring actress, appearing in 61 (2001) (TV), while Lindsay Crystal is an aspiring filmmaker, creating and directing the documentary My Uncle Berns (2003).