Billy Wirth
Birth Name William E. Worth
Gender Male
Date of Birth June 23, 1962
Place of Birth New York City, New York.
Date of Death


Billy Wirth was born in New York City to a lawyer father and an artist mother who may have been of part Huron Native American ancestry. He attended Collegiate Prep School in Manhattan and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. There, he was discovered by the noted photographer Bruce Weber, and began a modeling career in New York. While at Brown he did his first Diet Pepsi Commercial before moving on to television and movies. He moved to California in the 1980s to pursue an acting career, which began with a role in the 1985 feature, Seven Minutes in Heaven. His performance as Dwayne in The Lost Boys followed, and he landed a starring role in the 1988 film, War Party.

Wirth has continued acting since, working in both film and television. Since 1999, he has also been writing, directing, and producing independent film. In addition to his work in the film industry, Wirth is also an accomplished musician and artist, having fronted the band "Dust N'Bones" and worked on and off with a band called "The Cronies".

He is also widely known for his appearance on the popular television series American Gladiators, where during the Powerball game he threw a ball at the back of gladiator Gemini's head, causing Gemini to justifiably attack Billy.

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