Billy Eichner BIO
Billy Eichner (born September 18, 1978) is a comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter from the United States. He is the star, executive producer, and creator of Funny Or Die’s Billy on the Street, a truTV comedy game show. In 2013, Eichner was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host for the show. He is also known for his roles as Craig Middlebrooks on Parks and Recreation, Mr. Ambrose the Librarian on Bob’s Burgers, and Timon in the 2019 remake of The Lion King.
Eichner is a Queens native who grew up in Forest Hills, the son of Debbie, a phone company employee, and Jay Eichner, a rent tax auditor. He was born into a Jewish family and celebrated his bar mitzvah with a Madonna-themed party. Steve Eichner is his older half-brother. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1996 and Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Theater in 2000. His college roommate was actor Robin Lord Taylor. Eichner is Jewish as well as gay. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Billy Eichner career
Eichner rose to prominence as the host and writer of the critically acclaimed New York stage show Creation Nation: A Live Talk Show. He landed a Bravo web series called My Life on the Z-List: Jen’s Vlog and was a co-host on Joan Rivers’ Straight Talk, a Bravo television pilot in which Rivers discussed topics with four gay men. He appeared as a special correspondent in original video shorts on Conan.
Eichner appeared in the show Billy on the Street in 2011. The show debuted on Fuse before moving to truTV. It was created within the confines of Funny or Die and is now available on HBO Max and the TruTV app. In collaboration with Lyft, it had a final run of short-form episodes across digital platforms. In it, Eichner walks around New York City, asking random questions and making people compete in trivia games. He frequently has celebrities join him in games or walk around the streets with him.
Eichner appeared as a guest star in the sixth season of Parks and Recreation on August 5, 2013. On October 10, 2013, Eichner’s first episode aired. Craig Middlebrooks, Donna’s Eagleton counterpart, joins the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department when Pawnee absorbs Eagleton. In episode four of the seventh season, he was promoted to series regular.
Eichner appeared on the streets of New York with host Seth Meyers during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards show in 2014, interviewing random people.
Eichner co-starred with Julie Klausner in the Hulu original series Difficult People. Amy Poehler served as executive producer. Originally slated for the USA Network, the series debuted on Hulu in August 2015.
Billy Eichner net worth
As of 2022, Billy Eichner’s net worth is $5 million.
Billy Eichner height and weight
Billy Eichner, who was born on September 18, 1978, is 42 years old as of today, January 24, 2021. He stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 85 kilograms.