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Net Worth$6 million
Date Of BirthJuly 8, 1968
FactHas a son, William Atticus (born January 7, 2004) with actress, Mary-Louise Parker.
PaymentsEarned $1,000,000 from Almost Famous (2000)

Billy Crudup was born in 1968 in Manhasset, New York, the son of Georgann (née Gaither) and Thomas Henry Crudup III, who worked in advertising and publications. His paternal great-grandfather was William Crudup, a Baptist minister. He has two brothers: Tommy, an artist, and Brooks, a doctor. He has English, Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry.

Crudup was a student at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, where he studied drama. He graduated from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1992.

Crudup’s film debut was in the 1992 film Flash of Genius, in which he played Bob Kearns, the inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper. He has since appeared in such films as The Hi-Lo Country (1998), Waking the Dead (2000), Almost Famous (2000), Big Fish (2003), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Watchmen (2009), and Spotlight (2015).

On stage, Crudup has appeared in Broadway productions of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia (1995) and The Coast of Utopia (2002), for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. He has also appeared Off-Broadway, in productions of The Good Times Are Killing Me (1992), The Waverly Gallery (2000), and Mr. Marmalade (2005).

Crudup’s television credits include the HBO series Boardwalk Empire (2010-2011) and the Netflix series The Alienist (2018).

In 2020, Crudup will appear in the Marvel Studios film The Eternals as the character Zuras.

Billy Crudup has a net worth of $8 million. His salary is not known at this time.

Billy Crudup was previously married to Mary Louis Parker from 1997 to 2003. He has been in a relationship with actress Claire Danes since 2006. He has one son, William Atticus Parker Crudup, with Parker.

General Info

Full NameBilly Crudup
Net Worth$6 million
Date Of BirthJuly 8, 1968
Height1.74 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationNew York University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tisch School of the Arts, St. Thomas Aquinas High School


ChildrenWilliam Atticus Crudup
ParentsGeorganne Gaither, Thomas Henry Crudup III
SiblingsTommy Crudup, Brooks Crudup


AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Debut Performance, Online Film C...
NominationsTony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, MTV Movie Award for Best Line, Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - D...
MoviesWatchmen, Almost Famous, Rudderless, Spotlight, Big Fish, Alien: Covenant, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Stage Beauty, Blood Ties, Eat Pray Love, Mission: Impossible III, Public Enemies, Without Limits, Jesus' Son, The Longest Week, Inventing the Abbotts, Charlotte Gray, Sleepers, Princess Mononok...
TV ShowsGypsy

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Almost Famous (2000)$1,000,000


1"I don't think actors should have to do anything but come in and act. I feel the film companies should pay for proper advertising to see that the movie will sell, instead of putting it on our backs. I've tried to narrow the contractual language, which requires a 'fair and reasonable' amount of publicity. I've said in negotiations; 'How much will you pay me not to have to promote?'
2If I had done 'Titanic,' it would have made, probably, $200,000 --worldwide. So I think my life would have been very, very similar.
3I wish I could say that when I didn't agree with a director I defer to him, but I think sometimes I'm a little self-righteous.
4(on his career) "Every time I do a movie, I think it's going to be a huge hit."
5When asked who has been the biggest influence on his career, he says, "Mary Louise [Parker, his girlfriend and fellow actor] is a tremendous influence on me. She has incredible discipline. She takes the time day-to-day to watch people, to listen to people. To understand why people do things. And to me, a great actor is someone who's incredibly compassionate. To me, that's really it as far as an actor is concerned".


1He has English, German, and Scottish ancestry.
2Starring in the Broadway production of Martin McDonagh's hit play, "Pillowman", also starring Jeff Goldblum. [March 2005]
3Performing on Broadway with Jeff Goldblum in "The Pillowman". [April 2005]
4On Broadway playing "Vissarion Belinsky" in Tom Stoppard's "Coast of Utopia" trilogy. [December 2006]
5In Off-Broadway production of "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" [2002]
6Currently filming with Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard in Michael Mann's movie, Public Enemies (2009). [June 2008]
7He and his Watchmen (2009) co-star Jeffrey Dean Morgan both have been in pretty tumultuous relationships with Mary-Louise Parker. Crudup's and Parker's relationship ended when he left her to be with Claire Danes when Parker was seven months pregnant with Crudup's son. Morgan started dating Parker in 2007, they broke up in June the same year, then they got back together and became engaged, but eventually broke up for good in 2008.
8Though it is commonly mispronounced, his last name is actually pronounced, "croo-dup.".
9In 2007, he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in "The Coast of Utopia".
10Once worked as an historical interpreter at Roanoke Island Festival Park, in Manteo, NC.
11MFA in Acting - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1994).
12Won the Theatre World Award for his role in Arcadia.
13Nominated for the 1997 drama desk award for outstanding featured actor in a play for Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters.".
14In 2005, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Play at the Tony Awards for his part in Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman.
15Graduated from University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill with a degree in Speech Communication.
16Has been the voice of the acclaimed MasterCard "Priceless" commercials (airing in America) since 1997, but first appeared on-camera in one of these spots in 2005.
17Was nominated for Broadway's 2002 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for portraying the title character of John Merrick in a revival of "The Elephant Man."
18Has a son, William Atticus (born January 7, 2004) with actress, Mary-Louise Parker.
19Declined an offer to play Bruce Banner in Hulk (2003).
20Was "replaced" by actor Michael Hayden in the Lincoln Center Theatre production of "Henry IV". [2003]
21He was the second choice for the role of Russell in Almost Famous (2000). The first choice, Brad Pitt decided instead to appear in the more financially successful film Fight Club (1999).
22Attended St. Thomas Aquinas HS in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
23He is able to turn down many jobs, because he makes millions of dollars each year using his voice to sell products as a 'voice over actor'.
24Loves to play golf, and often partners director Bart Freundlich.
25Was in the "Boy Scouts of America" while growing up in Texas.
26While attending the University of North Carolina, he starred in a student-produced, university access-channel TV soap opera called General College.
27In 1998, he joined a theatre group called, "The Lab!" at UNC Chapel Hill and performed the role of 'Schroeder' in the musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown!".
28Grew up in Dallas, Texas, and has two brothers.
29His parents divorced when Billy was in junior high school, and then remarried -- each other -- when he was in high school.
30Has a Master's in Fine Arts.
31Attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergraduate work.
32Won Outer Critics Circle award for outstanding newcomer for his work on the New York stage-Arcadia and Bus Stop.
33Brother is a publicist.




The Flash2018announcedHenry Allen
Alien: Covenant2017post-production
Gypsy2017TV Series pre-productionMichael Holloway
Life at These Speeds2016completedCoach K
20th Century Women2016William
Jackie2016/VThe Journalist
Youth in Oregon2016Brian Gleason
Spotlight2015/IEric Macleish
The Stanford Prison Experiment2015Dr. Philip Zimbardo
The Longest Week2014Dylan Tate
Glass Chin2014J.J. Cook
Blood Ties2013/IFrank
The Watch2012/INeighbor (uncredited)
Too Big to Fail2011TV MovieTimothy Geithner
Thin Ice2011Randy
Eat Pray Love2010Stephen
The Ballad of G.I. Joe2009Video shortZartan
Public Enemies2009J. Edgar Hoover
Watchmen2009Dr. Manhattan Jon Osterman
Pretty Bird2008Curtis Prentiss
Dedication2007Henry Roth
The Good Shepherd2006Arch Cummings
Mission: Impossible III2006John Musgrave
Trust the Man2005Tobey
Stage Beauty2004Ned Kynaston
Big Fish2003Will Bloom
Charlotte Gray2001Julien Levade
World Traveler2001Cal
Almost Famous2000Russell Hammond
Waking the Dead2000Fielding Pierce
Jesus' Son1999FH
The Hi-Lo Country1998Pete Calder
Without Limits1998Steve Prefontaine
Monument Ave.1998Teddy
Princess Mononoke1997Ashitaka (English version, voice)
Inventing the Abbotts1997Jacey Holt
Everyone Says I Love You1996Ken
General College1987TV SeriesJason Matthews


Rudderless2014performer: "Home", "Real Friends", "Stay With You", "Wheels On The Bus", "Beautiful Mess", "Sing Along"
Everyone Says I Love You1996performer: "Cuddle Up a Little Closer" 1908


Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon2013Documentary special thanks
Wet Hot American Summer2001special thanks


Rachael Ray2009-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture (credit only)
Charlie Rose1998-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
Today2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rencontres de cinéma2013TV SeriesHimself
The 65th Annual Tony Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Side by Side by Susan Blackwell2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 77th Annual Drama League Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2010TV MovieHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Warren the Ape2010TV SeriesHimself
The Sarah Silverman Program.2010TV SeriesHimself
Mechanics: Technologies of a Fantastic World2009Video documentary shortHimself
Real Super Heroes: Real Vigilantes2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Phenomenon: The Comic That Changed Comics2009Video documentary shortHimself
Boogie2009TV SeriesHimself
Spike Midnight Movie Special: Watchmen2009TV MovieHimself
The Daily Show2000-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Film '722009TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Watchmen: A G4 Special2009TV Movie documentary
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Featured Actor in a Play
HBO First Look2000-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Working in the Theatre2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Shootout2004TV SeriesHimself
Innovation: Life, Inspired2004TV Series documentaryNarrator
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The 56th Annual Tony Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 55th Annual Tony Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
All Access: The Making of 'Almost Famous'2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
Showbiz Today1997TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Fan-Made Music Videos2008TV Series shortWill
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesPete Calder


Won Awards

2016Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastSpotlight (2015)
2016Robert Altman AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsSpotlight (2015)
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureSpotlight (2015)
2015ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleSpotlight (2015)
2007Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalOutstanding Artistic ContributionThe Good Shepherd (2006)
2001OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleAlmost Famous (2000)
2000Best ActorParis Film FestivalJesus' Son (1999)
1999Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureThe Hi-Lo Country (1998)
1998NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABreakthrough Performance - MaleThe Hi-Lo Country (1998)

Nominated Awards

2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, DramaCharlotte Gray (2001)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - Drama/RomanceAlmost Famous (2000)
2001Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadJesus' Son (1999)
2001MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Line from a MovieAlmost Famous (2000)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureAlmost Famous (2000)
2001VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest ActorJesus' Son (1999)

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