Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor BILLY CRYSTAL (voice of Mike Wazowski) is known worldwide for his
film roles in "When Harry Met Sally... ," "City Slickers," "The Princess Bride" and "Analyze This"; his 2005 Tony-winning Broadway show, "700 Sundays"; as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live"; and as the host (multiple
times), of the Academy Awards ceremonies.
Crystal was born on March 14, 1948, and grew up in Long Beach, N.Y. He graduated from New York University
with a B.F.A. from the Tisch School of Arts in 1970. His breakthrough role was on the nighttime series "Soap"
from 1977 to 1981. In 1984, he hosted "Saturday Night Live" and then joined the cast. His most famous creation
was Fernando, a talk-show host with the tagline "You look mahvelous!"
Other film credits include "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984), "Running Scared" (1986), "Throw Momma from the Train"
(1987) and "Forget Paris" (1995). He directed the HBO film "61*" (2001) about the race between Mickey Mantle
and Roger Maris to break Babe Ruth's single-season home-run record. He is the recipient of the 2007 Mark Twain
Prize for American Humor. His previous books include "Absolutely Marvelous" (1986), "700 Sundays" (2005)
and two children's books, "I Already Know I Love You" (2004) and "Grandpa's Little One" (2006). Crystal is well
known for hosting the Oscars a total of nine times; he has also hosted the GRAMMY Awards three times and,
as a result of his work in television, has won six Emmy Awards. He was seen starring alongside Bette Midler in
the Twentieth Century Fox family comedy "Parental Guidance," in theaters on Christmas Day, 2012. He will also
reprise his role as Mike Wazowski in Disney Pixar's "Monsters University," the prequel to "Monsters, Inc.," to be
released in 2013. Crystal is currently working on a humorous memoir on aging that will be published by Henry
Holt in 2013.
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