Billy Zane Zanes First Starring Role Was In A 1990 Independent Film The Low

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Zane’s first starring role was in a 1990 independent film, the low budget science fiction thriller Megaville. He also starred in a couple of Tales from the Crypt productions, including Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight, where he plays a henchman of Satan called The Collector, and the episode “Well-Cooked Hams”, where he plays a poorly skilled magician who kills to steal good tricks from other magicians. in 1998, he starred in and produced I Woke Up Early the Day I Died, a silent film based on Ed Wood’s last script, intended as a parody on bad filmmaking. The show, however, was not renewed for the 2009-2010 season.

Billy Zane Zanes First Starring Role Was In A 1990 Independent Film The Low

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After completing a year abroad at the American School in Switzerland, Zane graduated from Francis W. Parker School and attended Harand Camp of the Theater Arts, located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Earlier that same year, Zane gained international recognition with the role of villain Hughie Warriner in the thriller Dead Calm, alongside Nicole Kidman and Sam Neill. Zane’s first starring role was in a 1990 independent film, the low budget science fiction thriller Megaville. in 1993, he played the Shakespearean actor “Mr. Fabian” in Tombstone, and took a starring role in Sniper. in 1998, he starred in and produced I Woke Up Early the Day I Died, a silent film based on Ed Wood’s last script, intended as a parody on bad filmmaking. Zane was instrumental in getting the critically acclaimed film The Believer made, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2001.
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Billy Zane Zanes First Starring Role Was In A 1990 Independent Film The Low

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Zane was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Thalia and William George Zane, Sr., both of whom were amateur actors and founders of a school for medical technicians. in 1989 he reprised his henchman role in Back to the Future Part II. He also starred in the NBC film, The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989). Zane’s first starring role was in a 1990 independent film, the low budget science fiction thriller Megaville.

Billy Zane Zanes First Starring Role Was In A 1990 Independent Film The Low

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Both of his parents are of Greek descent (Chios on his mother’s side and Mani on his father’s side), and his family’s original surname, “Zanetakos” (Greek: ??????????), was anglicized to “Zane” by his parents, who also raised him Greek Orthodox. Zane’s first starring role was in a 1990 independent film, the low budget science fiction thriller Megaville. in 1992 Zane co-starred alongside Tilda Swinton in the film adaptation of Virginia Woolfe’s novel Orlando. He voiced Etrigan the Demon in an episode of The New Batman Adventures. Zane also had a recurring role in the television series Charmed in which he played poetry loving ex-demon Drake. They split in April 2008, got back together again shortly thereafter, then ended the relationship in August 2008. He has been dating Croatian model, Jasmina Hdagha, since March, 2010; their daughter, Eva Katerina, was born February 20, 2011. He was featured in the music video of Staind’s “Epiphany”.

Billy Zane Zanes First Starring Role Was In A 1990 Independent Film The Low

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He has an older sister, Lisa Zane, who is an actress. Zane’s first two screen roles were in the science fiction fllms Back to the Future in 1985 and Critters in 1986. He also starred in the NBC film, The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989). Zane’s first starring role was in a 1990 independent film, the low budget science fiction thriller Megaville. He won several awards at the B-Movie Film Festival, including Best Movie and Best Actor, for this work. Zane played the part of Mark Antony.

Billy Zane Zanes First Starring Role Was In A 1990 Independent Film The Low

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(born February 24, 1966) is an American actor and producer. He has an older sister, Lisa Zane, who is an actress. Zane’s first starring role was in a 1990 independent film, the low budget science fiction thriller Megaville.

Billy Zane Zanes First Starring Role Was In A 1990 Independent Film The Low

Billy Zane
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Billy Zane


Both of his parents are of Greek descent (Chios on his mother’s side and Mani on his father’s side), and his family’s original surname, “Zanetakos”, was anglicized to “Zane” by his parents, who also raised him Greek Orthodox. After completing a year abroad at the American School in Switzerland, Zane graduated from Francis W. Parker School and attended Harand Camp of the Theater Arts, located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Zane’s first two screen roles were in the science fiction fllms Back to the Future in 1985 and Critters in 1986. Earlier that same year, Zane gained international recognition with the role of villain Hughie Warriner in the thriller Dead Calm, alongside Nicole Kidman and Sam Neill. Zane’s first starring role was in a 1990 independent film, the low budget science fiction thriller Megaville. Zane played the part of Mark Antony. He lent his voice to John Rolfe in Disney’s Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World that same year.

Billy Zane Zanes First Starring Role Was In A 1990 Independent Film The Low

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After completing a year abroad at the American School in Switzerland, Zane graduated from Francis W. Parker School and attended Harand Camp of the Theater Arts, located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Zane also appeared in an episode of Matlock entitled “The Nurse”. He also starred in the NBC film, The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989). Zane’s first starring role was in a 1990 independent film, the low budget science fiction thriller Megaville.

Billy Zane Zanes First Starring Role Was In A 1990 Independent Film The Low

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(born February 24, 1965) is an American actor, producer and director. He is probably best known for his roles as Caledon Hockley in Titanic, The Phantom from The Phantom, John Wheeler in Twin Peaks and Mr. E in CQ. He has an older sister, Lisa Zane, who is an actress. Zane’s first starring role was in a 1990 independent film, the low budget science fiction thriller Megaville.

Billy Zane Zanes First Starring Role Was In A 1990 Independent Film The Low

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Billy Zane


(born February 24, 1966) is an American actor, producer and director. in 1989 he reprised his henchman role in Back to the Future II. He also starred in the NBC film, The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989). Zane’s first starring role was in a 1990 independent film, the low budget science fiction thriller Megaville. in 1993, he played the Shakespearean actor “Mr. Fabian” in Tombstone, and took a starring role in Sniper. The Phantom being his favorite comic, Zane pumped iron for over a year and a half to fill the character’s tight spandex costume properly, and studied samples of the comic carefully in his attempt to copy the character’s body language. Although The Phantom was not a box office success, Zane achieved success shortly after by playing the millionaire misanthrope Caledon Hockley in James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic, which to this date remains his best known characterization.