Bill Bellamy is a talented actor and a star comedian in the United States. He is famous for his standup comedy works on HBO, MTV and Comedy Central. His clever wit and remarkable comedy make him very special among his contemporaries. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Bill Bellamy in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
William ‘Bill’ Bellamy was born on 7th April 1965 in Newark, New Jersey. His father’s name is William Bellamy. His mother, Edna Bellamy, recently passed away on 24th June 2017. Bill has a sister Karen and a brother Julius Jermaine Bellamy. His loving brother died on 22nd November 2014. NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal and Bill Bellamy are cousins. Bill studied in ‘Seton Hall Preparatory School.’ He pursued his graduate degree in economics from ‘Rutgers University.’
Bill Bellamy got married to an actress Kristen Baker Bellamy in 2001. The couple is the parents of two kids. Their daughter Bailey Ivory-Rose Bellamy was born in 2003. Their son Baron Bellamy was born in 2006.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Bill Bellamy started his career as a VJ. He has hosted several MTV shows such as ‘MTV Beach House’ and ‘MTV Jamz.’ Bill gained national acclaim with the HBO TV series ‘Def Comedy Jam’ produced by an American entrepreneur Russell Simmons in 1992. The show continued till 1997. Bellamy coined a phrase ‘Booty Call’ in this show, and since then this phrase has been added to the lexicon.
Bill got the opportunity to star in several movies like ‘Fled,’ ‘Love Jones,’ ‘How to Be a Player,’ ‘The Brothers,’ ‘Any Given Sunday’ and ‘Getting Played.’ He made his appearances on an American teen sitcom ‘Kenan and Kel.’ Bill even voiced on a Nickelodeon TV show ‘Cousin Skeeter.’ In 2002, Bill co-starred in Fox Network’s action drama series ‘Fastlane’ along with Tiffani Thiessen and Peter Facinelli.
Bellamy anchored seasons 5 and 6 of a reality show ‘Last Comic Standing’ He appeared as a ‘roundtable’ guest on a late-night comedy talk show ‘Chelsea Lately.’ In 2012, Bill was starred in an American comedy film ‘Kindergarten Cop 2’. Bill also appeared as ‘Councilman Powell’ in a sitcom ‘Hot in Cleveland’ in 2014. Bellamy is an executive producer of ‘Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes.’ He hosts this show.
Net Worth & Earnings
Bill Bellamy has an estimated net worth of $9.5 million. He made this fortune by doing several movies and hosting many TV shows. Bill has made guest appearances in many shows. His show ‘Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes’ was very successful, and it has received massive support from critics and fans. He is drawing a hefty amount of money out of these sources.
Bill Bellamy has appeared on ‘Unsung Hollywood.’ This is a TV series of documentaries regarding the tales of several talented celebrities from Hollywood. In this show, Bill reveals the fondness between him and his family. He stated in an interview that his family is more important than his career. Bill always believes that making people laugh is his most significant achievement throughout his career.