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Billy Zane
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Billy Zane

William George Zane, Jr. (born February 24, 1966), better known as Billy Zane, is an American actor born in Chicago, Illinois.

He was born as William Zanetakos, of Greek-American heritage. His parents, George and Thalia, were also actors. Zane is the younger brother of actress Lisa Zane.

His first prominent screen role was in Back to the Future (1985) playing Biff's friend Match. He landed the role as a fluke by appearing nonchalant, dressed in a T-shirt. He is perhaps best known for playing Caledon Hockley in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic.

Premature hair loss has not diminished Zane's acting career. While in character, he often wears a wig.

Zane married co-actress Lisa Collins in 1989; the couple divorced in 1995. He was also engaged for a time to Chilean actress Leonor Varela, his costar in the 1999 television movie Cleopatra.

In 1999 he participated in the first Gumball 3000 rally, driving a 1964 Aston Martin DB5.

Zane is also a singer and can occasionally be seen in various Broadway shows.