Born to American parents, Billy Eichner is a refreshing and an undeniable talent in Hollywood. The versatile man is involved in several fields including acting, writing, hosting and comedy among others. He earned a huge fan following after appearing as a host in the comedy game show, Billy on the Street. His performance on the show won him a nomination for Daytime Emmy Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. As of 2018, he is working on the movies, The Lion King and Noelle and the show RuPaul’s Drag Race as a judge.
Early Life And Education Of Billy Eichner
Billy Eichner was born on 18th September 1978 in New York City, New York under the birth sign Virgo. Eichner is American as per nationality and ethnicity/race wise, he is White. He lost his mother when he was 20 and father in 2011. He has an older brother from his father’s previous relationship.
In 1996, Eichner graduated from Stuyvesant High School and four years later, earned a Bachelor’s degree in theater from Northwestern University where Robin Lord Taylor was his roommate.
Billy Eicher’s Career
Billy Eicher made his Hollywood debut in 2008 from the comedy film, What Happens in Vegas directed by Tom Vaughan. Eichner then worked in two short movies The Charlie Sheen Is Too Damn High and Glitter and Ribs. In 2014, he voiced Chef Pig/ Phillip in The Angry Birds Movie with Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage.
As of 2018, he is working in upcoming movies, The Lion King and Noelle.
Eichner started his career as a writer and host from the comedy game show, Billy on the Street. He was a s sociated with the series since 2011 appearing in 52 episodes. He gained much of the appreciation from his work on the show. His performance in the series also helped him to get nominated for Daytime Emmy Award and Primetime Emmy Award.
From then on, Eichner worked in several shows, The Wendy Williams Show, Last Call with Carson Daly and Watch What Happens Live. In 2013, he appeared as Craig Middle Brooks (an overly pa s sionate employee) in political satire TV sitcom, Parks, and Recreation with Amy Poehler, Chris Patt, Aubrey Plaza and Nick Offerman.
Two years later, Eichner worked in dark comedy web TV series, Difficult People with Julie Klausner, James Urbaniak, and Andrea Martin. As of 2018, he worked in reality competition TV series, RuPaul’s Drag Race as a judge.
Also, he created two YouTube channels, Billy Eichner, and billyonthestreettv.
Billy Eichner’s Net Worth
Billy Eichner has an estimated net worth of $5 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. Eichner worked in several hit movies that made an impressive collection at the box office. Some of those movies include
|Box Office Collection
|Awards and Nominations
|What Happens in Vegas (2008)
|Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Lake Bell and Rob Corddry.
|Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
|Tom McGrath, Benedict Cumberbatch, and John Malkovich.
|Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
|Zac Efron, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Seth Rogen.
As per some online sources, a game show host averagely makes a salary ranging between $1 million to $10 million. Eichner also makes a good amount from his YouTube channels. He earns $1.1k to $18.3k yearly from his channel, billyonthestreettv which has over 225k subscribers.
Billy Eichner’s Personal Life
Billy Eichner, the TV host, is openly gay. As of 2018, Eichner might be possibly single. On 15th November 2017, Eichner posted a picture where he made a joke about being engaged with American singer and actor Nick Jonas.
Billy Eichner and Meghan McCain Twitter War
In January 2017, Billy Eicher and Meghan McCain had a twitter battle where he verbally lambasted Meghan McCain, daughter of John McCain after she criticized Meryl Streep’s anti-Trump speech at the 74th Golden Globe Awards.
''This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won. And if people in Hollywood don’t start recognizing why and how – you will help him get re-elected.''
In the reply of above tweet, Eichner replied her writing,
''Um she asked him not to make fun of disabled people and advocated for the freedom of the press and the arts you f—— moron.''
After his reply, McCain slammed him writing,
''@billyeichner calling republicans like me ‘f—— morons’ is a great way for Hollywood to bridge the cultural divide. Enjoy your bubble.''
Eichner did not remain silent and replied writing,
''I rather live in a bubble than live with people who don’t feel a need to respect the disabled, freedom of speech & the arts,” adding, “@MeghanMcCain Oh & another message from my bubble-can u ask dad to give back the MILLIONS he’s received from the NRA? MERYL F—— STREEP!''
Eichner did a new initiative called Glam Up the Midterms with the purpose of getting people to vote in the 2018 midterm elections which he introduced during the night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live on 1st February 2018 in conjunction with Funny or Die with the support of several hosts like James Corden, Seth Meyers, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel and John Oliver among others.
Here is the video where Billy Eichner talks about his show Billy On the Street:
by saru, 29 May, 2018