Actor, comedian, and writer Billy Eichner is a multifaceted force to be reckoned with.
In 2019, Billy appeared in two Disney features, voicing Timon in Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of The Lion King opposite Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles and James Earl Jones; he also starred opposite Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader and Shirley MacLaine in the Christmas film Noelle, the story of Santa’s daughter who has to take over the family business.
Upcoming, Billy co-wrote and will star in an Untitled Romantic Comedy for Universal Pictures. The film will be directed, co-written and co-produced by Neighbors director Nick Stoller and Judd Apatow will serve as a producer under his Apatow Productions Banner. The film centers around two men who have commitment problems and are attempting a relationship.
Billy was most recently seen on the past two seasons of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthropology series American Horror Story, in both season 8 (Apocalypse) and season 7 (Cult). Both seasons garnered rave reviews for his performance.
Billy on the Street, Billy’s critically acclaimed series, has garnered over 50 million views online. In 2018, the show was nominated for a Primetime Emmy® in the category of Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. This was the second Primetime Emmy nomination for the series, which was also nominated for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program in 2015.
In February 2018, Billy partnered with Funny or Die to launch “Glam Up The Midterms,” a campaign that encouraged and energized young people to vote during the November 2018 midterm elections. With a mission to save democracy one vote at a time, “Glam Up The Midterms” sought to do the unthinkable — to leave Hollywood and focus on America’s most competitive congressional districts, engaging youth participation through online video, social media activations and localized live comedy events.
A native New Yorker, Billy attended New York’s prestigious Stuyvesant High School and went on to graduate from Northwestern University.