Birth Name: Billy Crystal
Birth Place: Long Beach, New York, USA
William "Billy" Crystal was born March 14, 1948 in the community of Long Beach, NY to his mother, Helen, and father, Jack, a local jazz promoter and recording executive. From an early age, Crystal was surrounded by performers and musicians in a creative hothouse environment which would greatly influence him in the years to come. After graduating from Long Beach High School, Crystal left for West Virginia's Marshall University on a baseball scholarship, but left after his freshman year when the program was suspended. Returning to New York, Crystal attended Nassau Community College, where he entered the theater program. Later, while earning his BFA in film & television direction from New Y...
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