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What’s Billy West's net worth? How wealthy is he? Below are all stats like net worth, salary, profession, and more!
|Net Worth||$15 Million|
|Date of Birth||April 16, 1952 (age 71 years)||Gender||Male|
|Profession||Comedian, Singer-songwriter, Voice Actor|
Net Worth of Billy West
Billy West is an American voice actor, singer, comedian, writer, director, and producer who has a net worth of $15 million. West is best known for voicing Doug Funnie on “Doug” (1991–1994), Ren Höek and Stimpy J. Cat on “The Ren & Stimpy Show” (1991–1996), and Philip J. Fry, Zapp Brannigan, Professor Farnsworth, and Dr. Zoidberg on “Futurama” (1999–2013). Billy has more than 260 voice credits to his name, including the films “Space Jam” (1996) and “Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island” (1998) and the television series “Extreme Ghostbusters” (1997), “King of the Hill” (1997–1999), “The New Woody Woodpecker Show” (1999–2002), and “Disenchantment” (2018–present).
In the early ’80s, Billy was in the oldies band The Shutdowns. He worked at the Boston radio station WBCN and performed comedic routines on the show “The Big Mattress,” then in 1988, he moved to New York City and got a job at K-Rock Radio. West was a regular on “The Howard Stern Show” until 1995, doing impersonations of Marge Schott, the owner of the Cincinnati Reds, and Larry Fine of the Three Stooges. After leaving “The Howard Stern Show,” Billy moved to Los Angeles. His first television voice role was Cecil on “The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil” in 1988, and in 1991, he found success on Nickelodeon, voicing the title roles on “Doug” and “The Ren & Stimpy Show.” In 1996, West voiced Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in “Space Jam,” then he voiced Norville “Shaggy” Rogers in 1998’s “Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.” In 1997, he served as the announcer and the voice of Harvey the Wonder Hamster on “The Weird Al Show,” and he voiced Slimer on “Extreme Ghostbusters.” In 1999, Billy began voicing several characters on “Futurama,” which aired on Fox until 2003 and on Comedy Central from 2008 to 2013. The series aired 140 episodes over seven seasons, and West reprised his roles in several direct-to-video movies.
Billy married Violet Benny in 1992, and they divorced in 2009. West has voiced criticism against the Republican party, describing the party’s senators as “old men with bad breath and dandruff.” Billy began drinking alcohol and doing drugs at age 21, and he went to rehab after getting into a few car accidents, one of which nearly killed him. He said of that time in his life, “There is a point that you can reach in your life where you don’t want to live but you haven’t made the decision to die.”
Billy West Quotes
How is it that Billy West has a net worth of $15 Million? These quotes by the comedian may indicate the character traits that led to his financial situation:
It had more layers than an onion. These writers meant business. There was a level for everybody. Your major could be celestial mechanics, and there'd be celestial-mechanics jokes.Billy West
Robin Williams understands sonic performances. He understands what it's like to change your voice up.Billy West
If someone gave me the chance to create something, I put myself into it. I just want to try to do something that will last forever and that won't leave people saying, 'Gee, it could have been better, it could've been this, it could've been that.'Billy West
Life is for the living. I was a little scared before surgery 'cause of the release you sign that says there's always a very small percent chance that you'll die during the operation.Billy West
Well, I happen to have a love of vocal reproduction devices.Billy West