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Net Worth:
$6 Million
Date of Birth:
Apr 7, 1965 (58 years old)
Place of Birth:
6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
Comedian, VJ, Actor, Television producer, Presenter, Voice Actor, Screenwriter
United States of America
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What is Bill Bellamy's Net Worth?

Bill Bellamy is an American actor and stand-up comedian who has a net worth of $6 million. Bill Bellamy rose to fame on "Def Comedy Jam" and has since appeared as an actor or host of many shows on MTV, FOX, Comedy Central and other networks. Bill Bellamy famously coined the phrase "booty call," which remains a common term to this day. Bellamy has also stared in a number of movies, including Love Jones, How to Be a Player, Any Given Sunday, and Getting Played. He also served as the voice for Skeeter on the Nickelodeon cartoon show, Cousin Skeeter and made two guest appearances on the network's 90s sitcom, Kenan and Kel.

Early Life

Bellamy was born on April 7, 1965 in Newark, New Jersey to parents Edna and William Bellamy. He is the cousin of basketball player Shaquille O'Neal and grew up with his sister, Karen, as well as a brother who later died. He attended Seton Hall Preparatory School in South Orange, New Jersey. After finishing high school, he attended Rutgers University where he majored in economics. While a student at Rutgers, he began doing stand-up.


During his initial stand-up gigs, Bellamy realized he had a talent for engaging with audiences and making them laugh. He started performing in smaller comedy clubs and began developing a fan base, enabling him to travel to clubs around the nation. He had a following at the Improv club in New York, as well as at Comic Strip. He also performed at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. His career developed quite quickly in comparison to some other comedians, as within two years he found himself on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam." While on the show, he popularized the usage of the term "booty call," which has since planted itself firmly within the vocabulary of the public. From 1991 to 1995, he appeared on "It's Showtime at the Apollo" three different times performing comedy.

In 1996, he released his first stand-up comedy special on Showtime. He called the special "Booty Call." Over the next few years, Bellamy appeared frequently on television and in film. He was a staple on MTV as a host of several programs like "MTV Jamz" and "MTV Beach House." He also appeared in films like "Fled," "Love Jones," "The Brothers," "How to Be a Player," "Getting Played," and "Any Given Sunday." During this time, he appeared in two episodes of the Nickelodeon television series "Kenan and Kel" and also voiced the character of "Skeeter" on the show "Cousin Skeeter."


In 2000, Bellamy appeared on an episode of "The Jamie Foxx Show." He also joined the main cast of the series "Men, Women & Dogs" in 2001 as the character Jeremiah. He remained on the show until 2002. That same year, he joined the main cast of the series "Fastlane" as character Deaquon "Deaq" Hayes." He remained on "Fastlane" until 2003. In 2002, he made appearances in the film "Buying the Cow" and in the short "Three Big Words." Around this time, he also made frequent appearances as a roundtable guest on the late night E! talk show "Chelsea Lately" hosted by Chelsea Handler.

In 2005, he appeared in the film "Neverwas" as character Martin Sands.  He also voiced the character of Marcus Hill in the 2005 updated version of the "NARC" video game. The following year, he appeared in the television movie "Getting Played." He joined the recurring cast of the series "October Road" from 2007 to 2008. From 2006 to 2009, he hosted the one-hour comedy competition called "Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes" which aired on TV One. He also hosted the fifth and sixth seasons of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2007 and 2008.

Bellamy had a very busy 2010. He was cast in the film "Lottery Ticket" and also appeared in episodes of "Castle," "Royal Pains," and "Meet the Browns." In 2012, he appeared in an episode of "BlackboxTV Presents" as well as the film "Noobz." He also landed a main role in the series "Mr. Box Office" and appeared in an episode of "White Collar." The next year, he appeared in "10 Rules for Sleeping Around" and joined the recurring cast of "Hot in Cleveland." In 2015, he appeared in an episode of "Murder in the First."

In 2016, he had a main character role in the film "Kindergarten Cop 2." He played the character of FBI Agent Sanders, the partner of Dolph Lundgren's character. He also appeared in the film "The Bounce Back" as character Terry Jackson. In 2018, he appeared as a recurring cast member in the third season of the popular HBO how "Insecure" as character Kev'yn. In 2019, he provided narration for the film "Twenty to One." The following year, he appeared in the film "A Dark Foe. He also appeared in episodes of "S.W.A.T." and "Self Made." In 2021, he played character Marshall Rich in the television film "A Rich Christmas." In 2022, he had a role in the film "Back on the Strip."

Personal Life

Bellamy married Kristen Bellamy on June 16, 2001. They have had two children together. His daughter, Bailey, was born in 2003 followed by a son, Baron, in 2006.

Real Estate

In March 2001 Bill paid $930,000 for a home in Encino, California. This remains his primary residence and is worth around $3 million today.

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