One of the books that means a lot to Billy is Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet.
Billy is 6' 0½" (1.84 m) tall.
Billy's first career choice is becoming a rock star.
Billy attended Western Washington University.
Billy appeared in his first theater production while studying at Sehome High School.
Besides appearing in the movie Daredreamer, Billy acted as a screenplay consultant for the film and also performed a song in it.
Billy learned to play poker when he was about nine years old.
Billy's other film credits include Swing Kids (1993), Dill Scallion (1999), and Forfeit (2007).
Billy has performed in theater productions at the A.H.A Theater, Annex Theater, and New City Festival, all in Seattle, Washington.
Billy: (on reading books) I don't read. It makes me tired. I do other fake smart stuff like listen to NPR.
Billy: (on playing the father of Kristen Stewart in "Twilight") I started off my career being the bad boyfriend running around with the gun, and now I'm officially old enough to play a 17-year-old's father.
Billy: (on who he thinks is the best actor in Hollywood as of 2008) There is no "best" -- only exceptional, passable and ridiculous.
Billy: (advice to someone who wants to pursue an acting profession) Relieve yourself often and always with other things. Even if you're wildly successful, realistically, you're only gonna spend 1% of your time doing what you're actually good at. And even THAT you'll wanna get away from.
Billy: We gotta just look after what's going on with this whole internet business. There's so much communication going on. There's gonna be so much good for so many people. But it can be the devil too.
Billy: I tend to gravitate towards characters that carry their damage in their hip pocket.
Billy: If I were motivated only by a desire to please everyone, I'm sure the result would be pathetic and I'd probably end up guzzling bleach in my trailer.