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Billy Zane

William George "Billy" Zane, Jr. (born February 24, 1966) is an American actor and producer. He is probably best known for his roles as Hughie in Dead Calm, Caledon Hockley in Titanic, The Phantom from The Phantom, John Wheeler in Twin Peaks and Mr. E in CQ. Zane was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Thalia and William George Zane, Sr., both of whom were amateur actors and founders of a school for medical technicians. Both of his parents are of Greek descent (Chios on his mother's side and Mani on his father's side), and his family's original surname, "Zanetakos" (Greek: Τζανετάκος), was anglicized to "Zane" by his parents, who also raised him Greek Orthodox. He has an older sister, Lisa Zane, who is an actress. After completing a year abroad at the American School in Switzerland, Zane graduated from Francis W. Parker School and attended Harand Camp of the Theater Arts, located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Zane's first two screen roles were in the science fiction fllms Back to the Future in 1985 and Critters in 1986. Zane also appeared in an episode of Matlock entitled "The Nurse". In 1989 he reprised his henchman role in Back to the Future Part II. Earlier that same year, Zane

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Billy Zane: Good Genes or Good Haircut?

BIlly Zane
Good Genes or Good Haircut?

Billy Zane is as cool as an iceberg.Here's the 31-year-old "Titanic" villain back at the movie's premiere in 1997 (left) -- and 15 years later, the still perfectly browed 46-year-old at an event… READ MORE >

Billy Zane -- New Toilet Technology is Total Crap

Billy Zane
New Toilet Tech Is Total CRAP!

Billy Zane is far too qualified for an intellectual convo about a Japanese briefcase/portable toilet -- but luckily we have a newsroom full of people ready to talk tech ... well, most of 'em… READ MORE >

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Billy Zane -- Cruiser Extraordinaire

Billy Zane
Cruiser Extraordinaire

You are about to learn something Billy Zane. In an unrelated matter, you are also about to learn about riding a bicycle while intoxicated.We shot video of B.Z. leaving Villa last night in West… READ MORE >

- 1947 days ago
TMZ's Close Shave with Billy Zane

TMZ's Close Shave
With Billy Zane

Don't ask Billy Zane where else he shaves -- unless you want to get cut. READ MORE >

- 2007 days ago
Celebrity Puppets -- Sesame Street Edition

Celebrity Puppets
Sesame Street Edition

We can't tell you how to get to Sesame Street, but we can tell you which celebs look freakishly like Sesame's felt-skinned residents. Today's episode is brought to you by the letters T, M and Z. READ MORE >

- 2193 days ago
Zane Blamed for Bad 'Bloodrayne' Deal

Zane
Blamed for Bad 'Bloodrayne' Deal

Billy Zane is being sued by director Uwe Boll for brokering a distribution deal that went south.According to a lawsuit filed today, Zane put Boll's production company in touch with another company… READ MORE >

- 2265 days ago
'Titanic' Star Sinks Audrina's Publicity Stunt

'Titanic' Star
Sinks Audrina's Publicity Stunt

Audrina had paps salivating as she got a fake tattoo for that lame reality show -- until Billy Zane showed up next door and really stole her thunder! Um... "Ttianic" was 11 years ago! // Also sad… READ MORE >

- 2298 days ago
A 'Titanic' Disaster

A 'Titanic'
Disaster

Eleven years ago, this actor starred in "Titanic," but has since sunk to a new low. Can you guess who the bald and the, er, beautiful star is? READ MORE >

- 2383 days ago
Billy Zane Goes Green

Billy Zane
Goes Green

"Titanic" star Billy Zane was snapped in London while zipping along on an electric skateboard -- carrying a doctor's bag and looking ready to take on the fog ... or a patient! Iceberg!The… READ MORE >

- 2452 days ago

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