|Full Name||William Gardell|
|Birth Name||William Gardell Jr.|
|Profession||Actor, Standup Comedian|
|Birth City||Swissvale, Pennsylvania|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||William Gardell|
|Mother Name||Linda Gray|
|No Of Children||1|
|Filmography||Mike & Molly,Bob Hearts Abishola|
|Date of Birth||August 20,1969|
Billy Gardell is a very popular American actor and stand-up comedian who gained widespread recognition for his starring role of Mike Biggs in the CBS series Mike & Molly. In 2019, he started portraying as the title character Bob on the series Bob Hearts Abishola, from where his weight loss has been quite noticeable.
Gardell is a talented actor who got more into fame after appearing in Bob Hearts Abishola, portraying the character of Bob. The respective series tracks Bob's journey towards a healthier life with the aid of a Nigerian nurse, Abishola. He has been known to struggle with weight for quite a long time.
Furthermore, Gardell has openly talked about his health and weight in various interviews. In an interview, he admitted that he grew up fat but never gave up and tried several solutions, including visiting a nutritionist for a diet and working with a trainer on a fitness practice. Still, the Toll Road cast ended up weighing around 350 pounds.
Moreover, the comedian set his mind on living healthier and began losing weight. By mid-2015, he had lost 70 pounds. And in 2018, Billy found out that he had type 2 diabetes, pushing him to double his efforts. Now, he might be following a healthy diet to live a healthy life. As per some sources, he weighs around 202 pounds.
Since 2000, Gardell has been professionally engaged in the entertainment field. He was a passionate comedian, and at the age of 18, he began performing at a local Florida comedy club. Gardell made his first television appearance in 2000 by landing the role of Billy Kelner in the tv series, The King of Queens.
Similarly, he had comedic film roles in 2003's Bad Santa and 2006's You, Me and Dupree. Furthermore, the actor is primarily known for his comedic role, and his main influence is Jackie Gleason, a late American actor and comedian. Also, he has performed in several feature films, including Avenging Angelo, etc.
Bob Hearts Abishola alum has also appeared on the CBS spinoff sitcom Young Sheldon as neighbor Herschel Sparks. Moreover, the Bad Santa cast was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2016 for his outstanding work in Monopoly Millionaires' Club. He has also directed a tv series named We're Not Friends, released in 2018.
Gardell is one of the richest figures who has collected a huge amount of money from his role as a comedian and actor. Celebrity Net Worth reports his net worth to be over $8 million. The actor also joins the list of millionaire personalities like Dave Coulier and Richard Giannotti. Gardell has arisen in various movies that have seen him get highly paid.
Also, he has made a name for himself in the world of comedy. Additionally, the average salary of Stand Up Comedians in the US range from $16,640 to $74,880, with a median salary of $54,080. So, Gardell surely makes in the same range as a well-known stand-up comedian. On the other hand, an actor in the United States makes approx $50782.
Furthermore, Gardell has worked on numerous high-budget projects to gain enough profit. Some of them are mentioned below:-
|Movie||Est. Budget||Box Office||Role|
|Jersey Boys||$40–58.6 million||$65,282,732||Our Sons Owner|
|Dragon Wars: D-War||$75 million||$75 million||Zoo Guard|
|Room 6||$1 million||-||Taxi Driver|
The Jersey Boys star is happily hitched with his wife, Patty Knight. They exchanged wedding vows in 2001. Their relatives and close ones attended the wedding ceremony. Since then, the duo has been leading a blissful life.
They are deeply in love with each other and are also parents of a son William III. Knight gave birth to their son in 2003. Although they keep their private life under wraps, they seem pretty delighted together.