Billy Crystal Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


4th December 2015

Quote: "One of my grandchildren is here. Dylan, she's nine, and Harry was so kind and spent about 20 minutes talking to her. It was really great. He was so nice, and then she came over and I said, 'What did he say?' And she says, 'What's a pre-nup?' No, he was great with her. She's excited." Veteran comedian Billy Crystal jokes about introducing his young granddaughter to her pop idol, One Direction's Harry Styles, on Thursday (03Dec15), when they were among the guests on America's The Late Late Show with James Corden.


23rd July 2015

Fact: Billy Crystal and Josh Gad's quirky U.S. comedy series THE COMEDIANS has been axed after just one season. The show, in which Gad and Crystal played an unlikely comedy double act, premiered in April (15) but never took off with viewers.


18th June 2015

Quote: "It's great to go there and see how everybody else aged. I love my friends, we've been friends since kindergarten." Veteran funnyman Billy Crystal on attending his New York high school's 50th anniversary reunion recently.


19th September 2014

Quote: "We talked about doing an album, like, in June: 'Let's take these phone calls (and make a comedy album)'. We were like two jazz musicians late at night, I'd get these phone calls and we'd go for hours and we never spoke as ourselves. It was like, the greatest!" Billy Crystal had big plans to share his late night improv phone calls with pal Robin Williams with fans by recording the hilarious conversations for a comedy album prior to the Mrs. Doubtfire star's death last month (Aug14).


14th July 2014

Fact: Jay Z, Spike Lee and Billy Crystal are among the sports fans honouring New York Yankees star Derek Jeter in a new Tv tribute ad. The Re2Pect commercial features fans and celebrities alike saluting the baseball great with his own iconic cap tilt. Jeter will retire as a professional baseball player at the end of the current Mlb season.


7th April 2014

Tweet: "Mickey Rooney maybe the greatest acting talent ever. Andy Hardy to Black Stallion, singing dancing genius... Rip." Billy Crystal pays tribute to the Hollywood actor who died on Sunday (06Apr14).


7th April 2014

Quote: "Have you ever been to a birthday party with 30 one-year-olds who have not napped... It was insane. The kids were adorable. Some have a couple of teeth, they wander, some don't walk... They just come up to you. They're like little drunk zombies." Funnyman Billy Crystal on sharing his recent 66th birthday with his one-year-old grandchild.


7th April 2014

Fact: When Harry Met Sally star Billy Crystal has an allergy to dark chocolate. He sneezes uncontrollably until his nose bleeds. He says, "I actually feel great afterwards. It's very cleansing, it's almost orgasmic!"


7th April 2014

Quote: "We sit at the game and the Kiss Cam comes on... and the crowd stands up and they were like chanting, 'Kiss, kiss, kiss...' so I look at him and say, 'I think we have to do this,' and he says, 'OK Willy, but no tongues'." Billy Crystal on kissing pal Jack Nicholson at a recent Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers game.


6th April 2014

Quote: "As I pulled up to the theatre, I heard the news, so now I was stunned, and 20 minutes later I’m on the stage with him. We had a ball. It was really fun, and I’m really happy for him… bittersweet feelings. After 34 years of broadcasting, Dave is an iconic comedian to us and a contemporary who broke down a lot of barriers of late-night when it was his time... It’s not easy to say goodbye to people you really care about." Funnyman Billy Crystal was one of David Letterman's first guests after the late-night host announced he'd be retiring in 2015. Crystal was also Jay Leno's final guest when the Tv veteran signed off from The Tonight Show earlier this year (14).


12th July 2013

Fact: Actor Billy Crystal is hoping to give tourism a boost in his native Long Island, New York by fronting a new travel ad touting the area as the perfect weekend getaway for locals. The When Harry Met Sally star insists the beach haven is now fully recovered from last year's (12) devastating Superstorm Sandy and open to visitors.


24th June 2013

Quote: "I love this guy; it's my favourite character of anyone I've ever played in any movie... and I'm so blessed to work with John Goodman... It's just a joy because he's so good." Billy Crystal loves playing animated monster Mike Wazowski. The actor voiced the character in 2001 hit Monsters, Inc. and reprised the role for this year's (13) prequel Monsters University.


10th June 2013

Fact: Actor/comedian Billy Crystal donned a baseball jersey to serve as manager of the New York Yankees on Saturday (08Jun13). The When Harry Met Sally... star captained a group of past baseball icons in a special Old-Timers' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.


14th May 2013

Fact: Billy Crystal is returning to Broadway this autumn (13) for a revival of his one-man show 700 Sundays. The production, which revolves around the death of his father Jack, when the actor was 15, won the star a Tony Award in 2005. He will return to the New York theatre district for a nine-week run, with previews beginning on 5 November (13) at the Imperial Theatre.


25th March 2013

Fact: Billy Crystal, Bo Derek, Frankie Muniz and Verne Troyer were among the athletes and stars who saluted boxing legend Muhammad Ali at a black-tie gala and auction in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday night (23Mar13). The celebrities gathered at the Celebrity Fight Night Xix to raise funds for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center’s Barrow Neurological Institute in the city. Auction items included a guitar signed by Eric Clapton, a swimming class with Olympics medalist Ryan Lochte and dinner with Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro in New York. Reba MCEntire hosted the event for the eighth year and performers included Jennifer Lopez, Andrea Bocelli, Billy Ray Cyrus and Rita Wilson.


13th December 2012

Quote: "I can't believe that Bruce Springsteen is my opening act!" Comedian Billy Crystal jokes about following The Boss at the start of the 12-12-12- Concert for Sandy Relief in New York on Wednesday (12Dec12).


11th April 2012

Fact: Will Ferrell, Billy Crystal and Zach Galifianakis are among the nominees for the upcoming Webby Awards, which celebrate the best of the internet. The prizegiving, in which winners have to give a five-word acceptance speech, takes place in New York on 21 May (12).


24th February 2012

Quote: "That whole concept of 'I want to really go after people' - I don't understand that... Do you dislike these people? I have a different bar." Oscars host Billy Crystal is not a fan of mean-spirited awards show presenters like Ricky Gervais, who upset stars and critics with his 2011 Golden Globes gags.


7th October 2011

Fact: Actors Billy Crystal and Robin Wright reunited with the cast of The Princess Bride on Friday (07Oct11), 24 years after the film was released. The stars, including Cary Elwes and Chris Sarandon, reminisced about shooting the fairytale movie on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America as part of the programme's Eighties Week.


21st September 2011

Fact: Billy Crystal, comedian Chris Rock and actor Larry David were on hand to congratulate Starz TV network Ceo Chris Albrecht on his nuptials to Montana Coady on Saturday (17Sep11). The couple wed in Los Angeles and held a star-studded after-party at the Beverly Hills Hotel.


12th September 2011

Fact: Actors Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Billy Crystal and James Gandolfini and rapper Jay Z were among the fans cheering on the New York Jets in their American football season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday (11Sep11). The stars were all seen sporting special New York Police Department caps in honour of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Big Apple. The extra support appeared to give the Jets a boost - they came back from behind to win the game 27-24.


16th August 2011

Quote: "They know where I am." Billy Crystal hints that he would consider returning as an Oscars host after making a cameo on the telecast this year (11). He's inviting producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer to get in touch.


5th April 2011

Fact: Billy Crystal has joined the world of Twitter.com. The comedian sent out his first tweet on Monday night (04Apr11).


11th March 2011

Fact: Funnyman Billy Crystal is to play an ageing vampire in an online comedy skit for Will Ferrell's FunnyOrDie.com website.


2nd December 2010

Fact: Emily Blunt and Ricky Gervais have joined the star-studded cast of funnyman Jason Segel's upcoming MUPPETS movie. Jack Black, Zach Galifianakis and Billy Crystal are also among the actors making appearances in the new feature, currently shooting in Los Angeles.


23rd April 2010

Fact: Animated 2001 movie MONSTERS, INC., which features the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman, is being rebooted for a sequel. The follow-up will hit cinemas in late 2012.


29th May 2009

Fact: Comedian Billy Crystal paid tribute to outgoing THE TONIGHT SHOW host Jay Leno in song on Thursday night (28May09), poking fun at the U.S. TV presenter's appearance and his love of classic cars. Leno departs as the host of the show on Friday (29May09).


10th November 2007

Fact: Comic actor Billy Crystal once sat next to former U.S. Secretary Of State Henry Kissinger on a trans-Atlantic flight - the politician thought he was singer BILLY JOEL.


29th October 2007

Fact: Guests paid $2,400 (GBP1,200) each to watch Elvis Costello and Billy Crystal perform at U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton'S star-studded birthday bash on Thursday night (25Oct07).


12th November 2006

Quote: "This is the 'We Still Have Our Own Hips' tour!" Billy Crystal on reuniting with Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams for the 20th Anniversary of fundraiser COMIC RELIEF.


22nd July 2006

Fact: Former US President Bill Clinton's wife HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON is a political favourite in Hollywood - stars like Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal and Owen Wilson dug deep at a recent campaign party hosted by the New York-based Senator and helped raise $43 million (GBP23.9 million) for her re-election campaign.


25th April 2006

Quote: "It's easier to give the finger when you're not wearing weather gloves." Billy Crystal loves warmer climes.


22nd March 2006

Fact: Billy Crystal is in negotiations to play John Travolta's husband in movie musical remake HAIRSPRAY. Travolta has already signed on to play larger-than-life EDNA TURNBLAD in the project.


7th November 2005

Fact: <p>Funnyman Billy Crystal has been checking into hotels as US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld as he tours America with his 700 SUNDAYS tour. </p>


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