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      Billy Eichner

      Billy Eichner

      Highest Rated: 88% Bros (2022)

      Lowest Rated: 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

      Birthday: Sep 18, 1978

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Boisterous comedic personality Billy Eichner took the DIY approach to his craft from early on, often creating his own shows to star in, rather than wait around to be cast in someone else's project. The New York native had an energy and volume that couldn't be contained, even as a child. His parents allowed him to test the waters of show business, resulting in a small but memorable appearance on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) when he was 12 years old, playing one of John Goodman's sons. Though the appearance was far from glamorous, it didn't put Eichner off from performing in the slightest. He would go on to major in theater when he enrolled at Northwestern University in 1996. After graduating, Eichner returned to New York. Within a year, he and four friends from college found themselves itching to put together their next creative outlet, and they collaborated on an off-Broadway musical entitled "I Sing!" in which Eichner starred in 2001. Additionally, Eichner decided to continue his education, this time in the form of improv classes which he took from the famous Upright Citizens Brigade. He would go on to complete the UCB's rigorous theater program before getting the urge to collaborate with some other like-minded performers on yet another project. This time, he and friend Robin Taylor put together a live variety show called "Creation Nation," which combined stand-up comedy, scripted sketches, interviews with celebrities, and original musical numbers. The show went up in the basement of the independent book store the Drama Book Shop in 2003 and soon gained a substantial cult fan base, which followed the show even as it moved from one location to another. SNL's own Rachel Dratch came to a performance and was so entertained that she bonded with the cast after it was over, going out drinking with them and ultimately agreeing to appear in an upcoming performance. "Creation Nation" also featured video segments written by Eichner and directed by his friend Benjamin Salka, which helped Eichner develop his talent for man-on-the-street style interviews. He began being offered more opportunities as the show began to wind down around 2007, such as when Radar Online commissioned the comedian to produce a series of satirical segments that same year. Eichner was even cast in a talk-show pilot alongside legendary comedian Joan Rivers in 2006 called "Joan Rivers' Straight Talk," though the series wasn't picked up. Nonetheless, Eichner still had the drive to create his own projects, and he parlayed his street-interview persona into a web game show called "Billy on the Street," which found him surprising largely unimpressed New York pedestrians on the sidewalk to quiz them on pop culture facts. Eichner's trademark manic scream when surprised pedestrians took too long to answer quickly became the comic hallmark of the series. The improvised game show was picked up by the comedy website Funny or Die and he began shopping it around to TV networks, hoping it could find a place in television. In the meantime, Eichner starred in a one-man off-Broadway show at the UCB Theater called "Billy Eichner Goes Pop!" in 2009. Finally, in 2011, "Funny or Die's Billy on the Street" (Fuse, 2011-2014) was picked up by the cable network Fuse, elevating Eichner's visibility almost overnight. He was soon offered a recurring role as easily exasperated city employee Craig Middlebrooks on the hit Amy Poehler series "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009-2015), as well as a voice acting appearance on the animated series "Bob's Burgers" (Fox, 2011-). Eichner was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host in 2013. While continuing "Billy on the Street," Eichner began starring in his first situation comedy, playing a version of himself on "Difficult People" (Hulu 2015- ) opposite fellow comedian Julie Klausner.

      Highest rated movies

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      Bros
      Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special poster
      Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special
      Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising poster
      Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mufasa: The Lion King Timon (Voice) - 2024
      88% 90% Bros Unknown (Character),
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      $11.6M 2022
      No Score Yet 56% Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration Self - 2022
      86% 79% Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special Unknown (Character) - 2020
      52% 88% The Lion King Timon (Voice) $543.6M 2019
      64% 44% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Oliver Studebaker (Character) $55.3M 2016
      43% 46% The Angry Birds Movie Chef Pig, Phillip (Voice) $107.5M 2016

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2020 2022
      No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019-2020 2022
      No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Music Performer,
      Guest
      2015-2020 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest,
      Self
      2012-2017 2019-2020 2022
      No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2015-2016 2022
      No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014-2020 2022
      No Score Yet 49% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015-2018 2022
      No Score Yet 89% Bob's Burgers Mr. Ambrose (Guest Voice) 2013-2019 2021
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016 2018-2020
      No Score Yet 66% Desus & Mero Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 37% The Bachelor Guest 2019
      26% 87% Friends From College Felix (Guest Star) 2019
      No Score Yet 75% The Simpsons Billy (Guest Voice) 2018
      No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 100% A Little Help With Carol Burnett Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
      83% 71% The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet 28% Talk Show the Game Show Guest 2018
      77% 68% American Horror Story Harrison Wilton (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Unknown (Character),
      Guest
      2012 2014 2016-2017
      94% 86% Difficult People Billy Epstein (Character) 2015-2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke : la série Music Performer 2017
      No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2016-2017
      No Score Yet 100% Funny or Die's Billy on the Street Host 2011-2017
      No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2014 2016
      No Score Yet 80% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Himself (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 69% The Awesomes Unknown (Guest Voice) 2015
      No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014-2015
      96% 89% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2015
      No Score Yet 84% New Girl Barry (Guest Star) 2014
      47% 44% The Millers Leon (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013