Gil Birmingham

Gil Birmingham

Highest Rated: 97% Hell or High Water (2016)

Lowest Rated: 12% Love Ranch (2010)

Birthday: Jul 13, 1953

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

Gil Birmingham was an American actor who was best known for portraying Billy Black in the "Twilight" movies. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Birmingham was raised in a buttoned-up military family that enforced rules and discipline. He discovered the guitar when he was a young boy, and quickly learned how to play. For Birmingham, music was a much-needed escape from the rigors of daily life, and he dreamed of making a living from it one day. When it came time to enroll in college, however, Birmingham chose the University of Southern California, where he studied petrochemical engineering. He eventually earned his Bachelor's of science from the school, thus permanently putting his music dreams on hold to take on a more stable career as an engineer. It was also around this time that Birmingham became a workout enthusiast. He would spend long hours at a local gym in Los Angeles, and started entering bodybuilding competitions. It was during one of these workout sessions that Birmingham was discovered by a talent scout who suggested he pursue an acting career. Birmingham took the man's advice and started auditioning for film and TV roles. Soon enough, Birmingham began landing guest spots on shows like "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990) and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (CBS, 1993-98), thus realizing that acting was his passion. Birmingham continued appearing in bit parts on TV throughout the '80s and '90s, before landing his first substantial movie role in the 2001 drama "The Doe Boy." His role in that film put Birmingham in the spotlight for the first time in his acting career, and before long he was landing parts in films like "The Lone Ranger" (2003) and "Cosmic Radio" (2007). Then in 2008 Birmingham landed his big break when he was cast as Billy Black in "Twilight" (2008). The film was a global hit, spawning four sequels, all of which Birmingham reprised his role in. Birmingham appeared in his final "Twilight" film in 2012, but continued nabbing high-profile film and TV roles, most notably "House of Cards" (Netflix, 2013- ), "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix, 2015- ), and the 2016 western "Hell or High Water."

Highest rated movies

Hell or High Water
Wind River
Te Ata
Crooked Arrows
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Love Ranch




88% 90% Wind River Martin Hanson (Character) $33.8M 2017
65% 95% Te Ata T.B. Thompson (Character) $28.6K 2016
97% 88% Hell or High Water Alberto Parker (Character) $27.0M 2016
41% 62% Crooked Arrows Ben Logan (Character) $1.8M 2012
No Score Yet 83% Shouting Secrets Cal (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet California Indian Charles 'Chi' Thomas (Character) - 2011
25% 60% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Billy (Character) $281.3M 2011
88% 70% Rango Wounded Bird (Voice) - 2011
12% 28% Love Ranch Sheriff Cortez (Character) $134.9K 2010
49% 72% Twilight Billy Black (Character) $191.4M 2008
No Score Yet 86% Love's Long Journey Sharp Claw (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 54% Gentle Ben 2: Danger on the Mountain Pete (Character) - 2003


83% 84% Yellowstone Thomas Rainwater (Character) 2018-2022
86% 79% Under the Banner of Heaven Bill Taba (Character) 2022
50% 32% Pieces of Her Charlie Bass (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 67% NCIS: Los Angeles Navy Captain Steven Douglas (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 87% Animal Kingdom Pearce (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 90% Siren Sheriff Dale Bishop (Guest Star) 2018
90% 91% Banshee George Hunter (Guest Star) 2014
77% 76% House of Cards Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
67% 75% Vegas Don Simmons (Guest Star) 2012
83% 72% The Lying Game Ben Whitehorse (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Markham Willis (Guest Star) 2010
82% 86% Castle Cacaw Te (Guest Star) 2010
75% 81% Nip/Tuck Shaman (Guest Star) 2009
91% 78% Veronica Mars Leonard Lobo (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Into the West Older Dog Star (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet DreamKeeper Sam (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet V.I.P. Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
84% 93% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Peru Man (Guest Star) 1997