Billy Zane

Actor, Director
Mainly a B-movie actor, Billy Zane enjoyed a few brief moments in the sun most impressively for his supporting role as the villain Caledon Hockley in the historic blockbuster, "Titanic" (1997). The intense actor began ... Read more »
Born: 02/23/1966 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (99)

Finding Harmony 2014 (Movie)

Casey Colter (Actor)

Flutter 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Magic Man 2014 (Movie)

Darius (Actor)

Mama, I Want to Sing! 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pleasure Drivers 2014 (Movie)

Marvin (Actor)

Running Delilah 2014 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Scorned 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ganzfeld Experiment 2014 (Movie)

The Father (Actor)

The Mad 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Man Who Came Back 2014 (Movie)

Ezra (Actor)

The Rocking Horsemen 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

2 Jacks 2013 (Movie)

Max Faraday (Actor)

A Green Story 2013 (Movie)

Greg Hutchins (Actor)

Barabbas 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Electrick Children 2013 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Mining For Ruby 2013 (Movie)

Professor Sam Goodwell (Actor)

The Employer 2013 (Movie)

Alan Burns (Actor)

The Kill Hole 2013 (Movie)

Marshall (Actor)

The Mule 2013 (Movie)

Aaron (Actor)

Leprechaun's Revenge 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Roommate 2011 (Movie)

Professor Roberts (Actor)

Darfur 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Deep End 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Evil in the Time of Heroes 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love N' Dancing 2009 (Movie)

Kent Krandel (Actor)

Samantha Who? 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hessen Affair 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alien Agent 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fishtales 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Memory 2007 (Movie)

Dr. Taylor Briggs (Actor)

Bloodrayne 2006 (Movie)

Elrich (Actor)

Charmed 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dead Fish 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Three 2006 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Undead or Alive 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Valley of the Wolves: Iraq 2006 (Movie)

Sam William Marshall (Actor)

Silver City 2004 (Movie)

Chandler Tyson (Actor)

Vlad 2004 (Movie)

Adrian (Actor)

CQ 2002 (Movie)

Mr E (Actor)

Louis L'Amour's The Diamond of Jeru 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Believer 2002 (Movie)

Curtis Zampf (Actor)

Ancient Earthquakes: Sunken Cities 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Boston Public 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dean Koontz's Sole Survivor 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Extreme Australia 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Zoolander 2001 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Morgan's Ferry 2000 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

The 2000 World Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Cleopatra 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

I Woke Up Early the Day I Died 1999 (Movie)

The Thief (Actor)

Susan's Plan 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Promise Her Anything 1998 (Movie)

George Putter (Actor)

Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Head Above Water 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World 1997 (Movie)

of John Rolfe (Voice)

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

This World, Then the Fireworks 1997 (Movie)

Marty Lakewood (Actor)

Titanic 1997 (Movie)

Cal Hockley (Actor)

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Phantom 1996 (Movie)

The Phantom/Kit Walker (Actor)

Reflections in the Dark 1995 (Movie)

Colin (Actor)

Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight 1995 (Movie)

The Collector (Actor)

Only You 1994 (Movie)

The False Damon Bradley (Actor)

Silence of the Hams 1994 (Movie)

Jo Dee Fostar (Actor)

Well-Cooked Hams 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Betrayal of the Dove 1993 (Movie)

Dr. Jesse (Actor)

Lake Consequence 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Orlando 1993 (Movie)

Shelmerdine (Actor)

Poetic Justice 1993 (Movie)

Brad (Actor)

Posse 1993 (Movie)

Colonel Graham (Actor)

Sniper 1993 (Movie)

Richard Miller (Actor)

Tombstone 1993 (Movie)

Mr Fabian (Actor)

Blood and Concrete - A Love Story 1991 (Movie)

Joey Turks (Actor)

Femme Fatale 1991 (Movie)

Elijah (Actor)

Miliardi 1991 (Movie)

Maurizio Ferretti (Actor)

Memphis Belle 1990 (Movie)

Val Kozlowski (Actor)

Back to the Future II 1989 (Movie)

Match (Actor)

Dead Calm 1989 (Movie)

Hughie Warriner (Actor)

Going Overboard 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Megaville 1989 (Movie)

Jensen (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Actor

Critters 1986 (Movie)

Steve Elliot (Actor)

Bet Your Life (TV Show)

Actor

Brotherhood of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Danger Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Flashfire (TV Show)

Actor

Hannah's Law (TV Show)

Actor

Hendrix (TV Show)

Actor

Invincible (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Warnings (TV Show)

Actor

Survival Island (TV Show)

Actor

The Greek Americans (TV Show)

Actor

The Set Up (TV Show)

Actor

Twin Peaks (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

I Woke Up Early the Day I Died 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

This World, Then the Fireworks 1997 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)
Music (1)

This World, Then the Fireworks 1997 (Movie)

music consultant (Music)

Biography

Mainly a B-movie actor, Billy Zane enjoyed a few brief moments in the sun most impressively for his supporting role as the villain Caledon Hockley in the historic blockbuster, "Titanic" (1997). The intense actor began his career playing an assortment of villains and oddballs in occasionally notable films like "Dead Calm" (1989) and "Orlando" (1993), but following a run of supporting roles in big budget Hollywood films and a not-so-well-received starring turn as "The Phantom" (1996), he took up residence in the realm of macho low-budget action films and sci-fi thrillers. A prolific working actor to say the least, Zane churned out numerous B-movies and cable telepics yearly, occasionally turning heads in acclaimed independent dramas like "The Believer" (2001) and John Sayles' "Silver City" (2004), though his curious movie choices made it difficult for him to rise to the status of a solid Hollywood supporting player, for which he unquestionably had the looks and talent.

Relationships

Eva

Daughter
Born in February 2011; mother, Jasmina Hdagha

Kelly Brook Actor

Companion
Dated from 2004-08

Lisa Collins Actor

Wife
Met on set of "Dead Calm" (1989), which featured Zane in a major role; her part was cut Married on April 2, 1989 Divorced on Dec. 8, 1995

Jasmina Hdagha Actor

Companion
Began dating in March 2010

Leonor Varela Actor

Companion
Met in 1998 during filming of "Cleopatra" (1999) No longer together

Lisa Zane Actor

Sister
Born April 5, 1961 Acted with brother in the feature "Femme Fatale" (1991)

William Zane

Father
Founded (with wife) a school for medical technicians

Thalia Zane

Mother
Founded (with husband) a school for medical technicians

EDUCATION

Francis W. Parker School

Chicago , Illinois 1984

The American School

Milestones

2008

Replaced Timothy Olyphant as Sam's (Christina Applegate) ex in ABC's "Samantha Who?"

2007

Co-starred with Dennis Hopper in the independent feature "Memory"

2006

Cast in the big-screen version of the popular video game "BloodRayne"

2006

Made his London stage debut in Arthur Allan Seidelman's production of "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks"

2004

Cast in John Sayles’ political satire "Silver City," co-starring Chris Cooper

2003

Produced and starred in "Starving, Hysterical, Naked"

2001

Played a neo-Nazi leader in the controversial Sundance-screened "The Believer"

2000

Acted opposite Gloria Reuben in the FOX miniseries "Sole Survivors"

1999

Starred as Marc Anthony in the ABC miniseries "Cleopatra"

1998

Co-produced and starred in "I Woke Up Early the Day I Died"

1998

Voiced the character of John Rolfe in the Disney video sequel "Pocahontas II: Journey to the New World"; also made singing debut

1997

Played the fiance of Kate Winslet in James Cameron's blockbuster "Titanic"

1997

First credit as producer, "This World, Then the Fireworks"; also co-starred with Gina Gershon

1996

Played the classic comic book hero in the big budget action film "The Phantom"

1991

Appeared as John Justice Wheeler on the ABC cult drama series, "Twin Peaks"

1990

First leading role in a feature film, the sci-fi thriller, "Megaville"

1986

Moved to Los Angeles

1986

Made uncredited film debut in "Back to the Future"

1986

TV debut, playing Les in the ABC-TV movie, "Brotherhood of Justice"

1986

Made TV series debut in an episode of the short-lived police drama, "Heart of the City"

1986

First credited role in a feature, "Critters"

1982

Studied acting and writing at the American School in Switzerland

1979

Began making Super-8 movies as a teenager

Bonus Trivia

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"You've got to be smart to be a good actor. You've got to be smart to direct. If you like an actor, it's because he's smart." - Zane to Detour magazine, July 1996

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