BILLY CRYSTAL has created one of the most versatile and
prolific careers in the entertainment industry. Beginning
with the popular series Soap, he went on to phenomenal
success on Saturday Night Live, creating memorable
characters, including his impersonation of Sammy Davis Jr.
and Fernando of "You Look Mahvelous!" fame. A writer,
director, and producer, Crystal was the first comedian to
perform in the then-Soviet Union with his HBO special
Midnight Train to Moscow. In addition, Crystal has hosted
the Grammy® Awards three times, and, of course, the Oscars
Billy Crystal's children's book, I Already Know I Love You
(HarperCollins), was an instant New York Times bestseller.
Some of Crystal's most memorable films include Running
Scared, Throw Momma From the Train, The Princess Bride,
When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers I and II, Mr. Saturday
Night, Forget Paris, Hamlet, Deconstructing Harry, Father's
Day, My Giant, Analyze This and That, America's
Sweethearts, and Disney's record-breaking Monsters Inc.
Crystal's film 61* for HBO showcased him as a director and
a producer, garnering 12 Emmy nominations and the
prestigious Directors Guild nomination.
He and his wife, Janice, have been married for thirty-five
years and have two daughters and one granddaughter.
Books:Still Foolin' 'em, September 2013
Grandpa's Little One, April 2006
700 Sundays, November 2005