Billy Crystal

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (15)

  • Billy: Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.

  • Billy: (on his wife) The reason we are together is because she puts lead in my shoes and doesn't let me fly off the earth. And it's always been that way.

  • Billy: As soon as they announced the nominations, I'd wake up thinking Shakespeare jokes - Shakespeare in love, Shakespeare in Heat, Private Ryan, General Ryan, Saving Shakespeare, Ryan in Love, y'know?

  • Billy: Even when I was in school shows, in elementary school doing plays, I'd always go off book and start improvising.

  • Billy: I had really good hearing and when you're scared it gets heightened so you hear scratching noises or something.

  • Billy: At some point I stopped stand-up because I didn't have something to say on a nightly basis.

  • Billy: I had really good hearing and when you're scared it gets heightened so you hear scratching noises or something.

  • Billy: As a director and an actor, I encourage improvisation but in character and in the moment of what it is.

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Trivia (17)

  • Billy was introduced to his wife Janice by good friend Steve Kohut.

  • Billy says that his wife Janice was his first and only date.

  • You're a Good Man Charlie Brown was Billy's first theater job in 1968. He was a house manager.

  • Besides acting, Billy wrote some pieces for Playboy and The New York Times.

  • In 1992, Billy was the first guest of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

  • Billy was educated at Long Beach High School, in New York.

  • Billy is five feet and eight inches tall.

  • Billy is a big fan of the NBC sitcom Scrubs and donated a clip from his movie When Harry Met Sally for one of its episodes.

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