Billy West is one of the most popular voice actors from the United States of America, who’s also a comedian, singer-songwriter and writer. He has done voice acting for many series and one of his long-lasting ones was in the animated sitcom “Futurama”. You may explore in details below the life, career and net worth of Billy West in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Billy West birth name is William Richard Werstine. He was born in Detroit city in Michigan, United States, on April 16, 1952. There’s no information about his parent’s names, occupations or how the family used to live when Billy was a young child. Some websites say that Billy had a tough childhood when he was abused.
Billy West was probably grown and raised in his hometown and in Massachusetts but it’s not confirmed. He studied at the Roslindale High School and he attended the Berklee College of Music but it’s not known whether he earned a degree, graduated or not. It’s also not revealed if he has any siblings or no, but his family has origins from Ireland.
Billy West doesn’t have much to mention in his private life that is revealed to the public. He has been married to Violet West since a long time. Unfortunately, we are not aware of any children that they might have, and there’s even no information to mention about their current feelings to each other.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Billy West worked on radio during his early working days, on a show named “The Big Mattress” at WBCN radio. Then he moved to New York and worked for another radio and show. He made his debut voice acting role in an animated series which had 5 episodes only named “Beany and Cecil”. His most popular roles in animated series including “Doug”, “The Ren & Stimpy Show”, “The Woody Woodpecker Show” and “Futurama”.
Billy West has been working on voice-over in films and series for decades. He was named on a few award wins and nominations throughout his career working days. He is the winner of 7 Behind the Voice Actors Awards, a Webby Award, next to other honors which he was named for. Most of the awards he received were for his role and performance in the animated sitcom “Futurama”.
Billy West newest and latest voice-over acting roles in animated series including “The Adventures of Puss in Boots”, “The Stinky & Dirty Show”, fantasy sitcom “Disenchantment” and his most recent one is “Goblins Animated”. He doesn’t really have much new work in films and the latest one is an animated named “Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American voice actor, comedian, singer-songwriter and writer Billy West has an estimated net worth of somewhere near $40 million. He made his tens of millions through voice acting in films and series. Billy West salary per episode of any of the shows he worked on is not revealed.
Billy West is one of the greatest American voice actors of all time. He has over 230 acting roles of films and series including the newest and most recent ones which are mentioned up in details. Billy West will always be an icon in the animated world.