Billy Boyd is in a band called Beecake that he formed with 3 of his friends in Glasgow. He plays guitar and sings. They currenly have a 5 song CD that they sell at shows.
When Billy Boyd was first cast in The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson asked him to tone down his Scottish accent, but found that the funny parts just weren't as funny without it; so Billy was allowed to use his regular Scottish accent. Peter Jackson and the writers then consulted The Hobbit. Bilbo Baggins's mother was a Took, and one of their ancestors had, according to the book, invented the game of golf. Since golf is of Scottish origin, they reasoned that Tolkien must have, therefore, intended for the Tooks to be Scottish.
Billy began working with Dominic Monaghan on a script about two English lads who open a scuba diving school in Miami.
Billy Boyd wears a kilt on some formal occasions.
Billy Boyd's parents are called William and Mary.
Billy Boyds school counseler discouraged him to become an actor and told him to keep it a secret.
Billy currently owns a house in 'Lesmahasow'.
Billy Boyd was inspired by Star Wars to try acting.
Billy Boyd hates cinnamon.
Billy Boyd's favourite cartoon character is Daffy Duck.
Billy Boyd's favourite film is Gregory's Girl.
Billy Boyd won a role as an astronaut by doing the best impression of weightlessness while sitting in a chair.
In 2002 Billy Boyd topped the list of 'Top 100 Eligable Men' in Scotland.
Billy Boyd's nickname is Bill.
Billy is 5'6½".
Billy Boyd has appeared in the BBC Scottish sitcom 'Still Game'.
Billy Boyd has starred in such films as:
The Soldier's Leap
Urban Ghost Story
Jullie And The Cadillacs
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World
Seed Of Chucky
On A Clear Day
Save Angel Hope
Billy Boyd was born on the 28th of August 1968 in Glasgow.
Billy knows several martial arts including Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kalizzz,.
Billy began his acting career in the Scottish television series Taggart.
Billy has 1 sister. Her name is Margaret.
Billy once won a role as an astronaut by doing the best impression of weightlessness while sitting in a chair.
Billy is a talented singer. He also plays the guitar, the bass, and the drums.
Billy and long-time girlfriend, Ali became parents on April 26th 2006. Their son's name is Jack William Boyd.
During college, Billy worked in a pizza hut, a bar, and a comedy club to make ends meet.
Billy was the teens choice for host of the European MTV awards in 2002.
In The Lord of the Rings, according to the book, Pippin is 28 years old, which makes him the youngest of the four lead hobbits. However, Boyd is actually the oldest of the four hobbit actors.
Billy says he likes porridge for breakfast.
Billy attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama and graduated with a Diploma in Dramatic Arts.
After the age of twelve, Billy was raised by his granparents.
Billy wrote the music for song that he sings in Return of the King, The Steward of Gondor, and fashioned the lyrics with words from a poem in Lord of the Rings.
Bily has a Diploma in Dramatic Arts from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama.
After his parents died, Billy and his sister were raised by his grandmother.
Billy is an avid surfer.
Billy: I love making films in Scotland, and I wish there were more Scottish stories being told – they don't have to be Braveheart. I like watching little films ... sometimes French ... just slices of life. I loved what Bill Forsyth did with Gregory's Girl, or Local Hero, and I'd love to direct that sort of little bit quirky thing, real life but cranked up just a couple of notches.
Billy: I think I have a gift ... but I haven't really opened that gift yet and given it to myself.
Billy: Hobbits are a lot like Scots. It's all about nature and enjoying their land, which is a very Scottish thing.
Billy (on the bond between the four hobbit-actors): We're really good friends. We spent last New Year together. Sean's married and has children, so he has other things that he has to do, but me, Dom, and Elijah all spent New Year in the borders of Scotland and England.
Billy: People love the movies and they just get excited when they see someone from them, no matter who it is. It's always positive.
Billy: As a person, living in New Zealand for a year and a half has changed me as well. In some ways, I feel Hobbit-y , you know?
Billy: Working as a bookbinder, I had put covers on "The Lord of the Rings," but I never read it. It was just too big. I finally read it when I knew I was playing Pippin and realized that really it is all about Pippin and some other people!
Billy: My worst habit is whistling while I sleep.
Billy: Strangely enough, the first time I tried to read the book The Lord of the Rings I was on holiday in Florida. I dropped it in the pool my first day there. If that's not a Pippin thing to do, I don't know what is.