William R. Gardell was born on the 20th August 1969, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA. Best known by the name Billy Gardell, he is a comedian, actor and a host, who rose to prominence with the roles of Mike Biggs in the comedy TV series “Mike And Molly” (2010-2016), but initially as Bruno in the film “Avenging Angelo” (2002).
Have you ever wondered how rich Billy Gardell is? According to sources, it is estimated that Billy Gardell`s overall net worth is $8 million, an amount he owes to his talents and skills displayed in the entertainment industry since the late 1980s.
Billy Gardell Net Worth $8 Million
Billy`s parents divorced when he was still a child, which resulted in a move to Florida with his mother and younger brother and sister. There he attended Winter Park High School in Orange County, from which he graduated in 1987. While still at school, when Billy was 15 he got his first job at a warehouse, unloading trucks and pallets, then in 1987, he got a job at Bonkerz, as a toilet cleaner, but he got on the stage in one open mic night, as a bet with his colleagues, and with that event, his career in the entertainment industry began.
He soon started to perform every night, and eventually he opened for comedians such as George Carlin and Dennis Miller. His net worth was beginning to rise, however, his acting career began years later, as he made his debut with a small role in the highly popular TV comedy series “The King And Queens” in 2000, which was soon followed by a bigger role in TV series “Judging Amy”, in which he played Lyle Cooper. After that, he was cast as Billy Colavita in the TV series “Yes, Dear”, which was aired from 2001 until 2006.
In 2002, Billy made his first film appearance in Martyn Burke’s accomplished “Avenging Angelo”, with Sylvester Stallone in the lead role. The next year, Billy`s net worth increased by a large margin, as he was cast in the TV series “Lucky” (2003), as Vincent Sticcarelli. Afterwards, he was cast in the part of Jackson Bufford Harrison in the TV series “Gary The Rat” in the same year, and additionally starred in the film “Bad Santa”, alongside Billy Bob Thornton and Tony Cox.
Billy`s next role was Billy O’Brien in the TV series “Heist” (2006), and was soon followed by a role in the film “Room 6” (2006). In 2007, he earned the role of Officer Hoyne in the highly praised TV comedy series “My Name Is Earl”, which certainly increased his net worth and his popularity as well.
Three years later, Billy, acquired the lead role of Mike Biggs in the TV series “Mike And Molly” (2010-2016), alongside Melissa McCarthy, which soon became his most recognized role, as well as a profitable one for his net worth.
To speak further of his career in the entertainment industry, currently he is working on two films “Undrafted”, and “Going Under”, which are scheduled for 2016 releases.
Apart from his successful acting career, he never gave up on his comedy, he released his first comedy album in 2006, entitled “Billy Gardell: Throwback”, and also tours across USA, performing his comedy in various stand-up clubs, which also adds to his net worth.
Furthermore, he makes weekly appearances in the radio show “The DVE Morning Show”, aired on the WDVE radio.
Regarding his personal life, Billy has been married to Patty since 2001, with whom he has a son William. Billy is also known as an avid supporter of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
When he was working in a warehouse, his coworkers bet him he wouldn't do an open mic night. His paycheck wasn't enough to cover the bet, so he did his first 5 minute stand-up act at age 17.
Has a son, Will.
Often plays characters named Billy.
Is a commercial spokesperson for Round Table Pizza.
You need a wisecracking buddy standing next to you? That's the role for me. You got the guys who are knock-down, drag-out handsome. That's what people want to see. Let that guy be the hero. But there's always a role for the Everyman.