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Net Worth:
$20 Million
Date of Birth:
Feb 24, 1966 (57 years old)
Place of Birth:
6 ft (1.83 m)
Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor, Film director
United States of America
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What is Billy Zane's Net Worth?

Billy Zane is an American actor who has a net worth of $20 million. Billy Zane is best known for his role as Caledon Hockley, the husband of Rose, in the film "Titanic." He has also appeared in films such as "Back to The Future," and the sequel "Back to The Future II," the 1989 horror film "Dead Calm," the comic book film "The Phantom," and the horror film "Surviving Evil." He has appeared on television shows including the David Lynch series "Twin Peaks," the CBS supernatural drama series "Charmed," the comedy drama series "Boston Public," the mystery drama series "Guilt," and the dystopian British television series "Curfew."

Early Life

Billy Zane was born William George Zane Jr. on February 24th, 1966 in Chicago Illinois. Both of his parents worked as amateur actors, and his father also worked as a medical technician instructor. He is of Greek descent with his mother having come from Chios and his father having come from Mani. His parents anglicized their surname from Zanetakos to Zane. He and his older sister were raised in the Greek Orthodox faith. His sister is actress and singer Lisa Zane. Her film career primarily includes minor roles on films in the early 1990s and scattered guest appearances on television shows.

Billy attended the independent Francis W. Parker school in Chicago. During the summer, he would go to the Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts located in Wisconsin.

Early Career

Zane's first appearance on film was in the 1985 classic "Back to The Future," and his second film was the 1986 science fiction comedy "Critters." His early career included guest appearances on the television shows "Murder, She Wrote," "Matlock," and "Crime Story."  He was cast in a supporting role in the 1989 horror movie "Dead Calm," which also featured Nicole Kidman. The same year he starred alongside Adam Sandler and Billy Bob Thornton in the movie "Going Overboard," which is widely regarded as a terrible film. He reprised his role as Match for the 1989 sequel "Back to The Future II." He saw his first leading role in a feature film in 1990 with the low-budget science fiction film "Megaville." In 1991, he saw a leading role in the crime romance film "Blood and Concrete," and he made an appearance as John Justice Wheeler in the second season of the television show "Twin Peaks." The following year he starred alongside Tilda Swinton in the film adaption of the Virginia Woolf novel "Orlando." He had a leading role in the 1994 crime drama "Flashfire," and in 1996, he was cast as the titular hero in the comic book action film "The Phantom."

In 1997, he played the role of Rose's fiancé in the James Cameron disaster film "Titanic." His performance earned him an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Villain and a SAG award nomination for Best Performance by a Cast. In 1998, he made an appearance in the animated television series "The New Adventures of Batman," and he played the role of Marc Anthony in the television mini-series "Cleopatra," which aired in 1999.

Billy Zane Net Worth

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Post 2000s Film and Television

Zane kicked off the millennium with roles in the television films "Sole Survivor" and "Hendrix." He followed those films with a supporting role in the critically acclaimed film "The Believer," in which he stars alongside Ryan Gosling. Also in 2001, he made an appearance as himself in the Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson led comedy "Zoolander," starred in the film "Morgan's Ferry," and made several appearances on the television series "Boston Public." In 2003, he starred in the horror film "Vlad," and he made an appearance in the comedy drama "Silver City," which was released the following year in 2004. He appeared on Broadway in the production "Chicago" and was cast as lawyer Billy Flynn. In 2005, Zane was featured in a handful of episodes of the science fiction television show "Charmed." He played a demon who loved poetry. In 2006, he starred in the Turkish film "Valley of the Wolves Iraq," and he saw another leading role on stage in the production "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," which premiered at London's West End. In 2007, he appeared in the children's film "Fishtales," and the next year, he saw the release of the drama "The Man Who Came Back" and the crime comedy "Perfect Hideout."

He finished out the decade with recurring roles on the television series "Samantha Who?" as well as on "The Deep End." In 2011, he starred in the action movie "Guido," and in 2012, he appeared in the biographical film "A Green Story" as well as in the independent drama "Electrik Children." In 2013, he had a supporting role in the horror film "The Employer" and starred in the action movie "Blood of Redemption." In 2014, he starred in the drama "A Winter's Rose," the horror film "The Ganzfeld Haunting," the comedy horror "The Ghost of Goodnight Lane," and in the drama "Finding Harmony."

Personal Life

Zane's first marriage was to actress Lisa Collins, and they were married from 1989 to 1995. Following his divorce, he was engaged to Chilean actress Leonor Varela whom he met while filming the television mini-series "Cleopatra," and in the early 2000s, he was engaged to British actress Kelly Brook whom he met while filming "Survivor Island." He met American model Candice Neil in 2010, and the couple welcomed a daughter together in 2011. They had their second child in 2014.

Billy Zane Earnings

  • Cleopatra
    $2 Million
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