How much is Bill Bellamy worth?
|Net Worth:||$9 Million|
|Date of Birth:||April 7, 1965|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Bill Bellamy
Bill Bellamy, whose real full name is William Bellamy, is an American actor and stand up comedian. His career began in the late 1980s and just a few years later, he gained national notoriety by joining HBO’s television series “Def Comedy Jam”. Besides his comic stints, Bellamy received popularity from his phrase “booty call” (a late-night call that potentially leads to a sex meeting), which he created and coined.
How did Bill Bellamy earn his net worth?
What made this actor and comedian so rich were his many appearances on television. In the 1990s, he received multiple roles in both films and television series. He appeared in the likes of “Joey Breaker”, “Who’s the Man?”, “Fled”, and “Love Jones”. Also that decade, he began working with MTV and his first appearances on the television were on an episode of “MTV Beach House”, “Showtime at Apollo”, and several editions of the “MTV Video Music Awards”.
Ever since the 1990s, Bill became a staple on MTV. He became a VJ and host of many MTV original programs such as “MTV Beach House” and MTV Jamz”, thanks to which he won more than $30.000. Around the same time, he joined HBO’s series “Def Comedy Jam”. The show, which aired from July 1992 to May 1997, helped Bellamy gain national notoriety and launch his stand-up comedy career. By the time the show had ended, Bellamy was able to rack up well over $60.000.
Why is he so famous?
Bellamy became famous when he appeared on the short-lived television series “Def Jam Comedy”. He was born on April 7, 1965, in Newark, New Jersey. He’s the cousin of Shaquille O’Neal, one of the most popular baseball players in NBA history. William attended the Seton Hall Preparatory School, based nearby South Orange, New Jersey. After his graduation in the mid-1980s, he enrolled at Rutgers University.
At the same time, he began appearing on stand-up comedy shows with the aspirations to become a comedian himself. He eventually earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the Rutgers University in the late 1980s. By that time, he was already improving his skills and had landed spots in stand-up comedy shows in various New Jersey clubs. Apart from learning more about stand-up comedy, Bellamy landed two roles in television series – “Bowen Ai Bartner” and “The Play on One”.
What makes him so successful?
The success of this television star comes from his different roles as both an actor and a stand-up comedian. In 1996, the stand-up comedian landed his own tv special – the documentary “Bill Bellamy: Booty Call”. The special comedy concert, which he wrote by himself, includes a 30-minutes long performance by Bellamy who jokes about dating and relationships in the 1990s. Afterward, he coined his term, which to this day remains used in both films, music videos, television series, and multiple television programs.
Towards the 2000s, Bill Bellamy became a millionaire who became a regular guest on shows like “Last Call with Carson Daly”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “Last Comic Standing”, and “Who’s Got Jokes?”. In 2002, apart from the voice roles that he landed in Nickelodeon series such as “Cousin Skater”, he also received a role in the Fox Network television show “Fastlane”. Also that decade, in the mid-2000s, he made sporadic appearances as a panelist on television shows such as “Hollywood Squares” and “Chelsea Lately”.
In addition to his work as an actor and stand-up comedian, in the past few years, Bill Bellamy became a producer. His directing debut came in the pilot of the television series “Men, Women, and Dogs”, which debuted in 2001. He then went on to produce other series such as “Who’s Got Jokes?” and “Mr. Box Office”, as well as his own documentaries – “Crazy Sexy Dirty” and “Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour”. As of now, his most recent appearances are in “Meet the Browns”, “Rachel Ray”, “Insecure”, and “Funny You Should Ask”.
Bill Bellamy is one of the funniest stand-up comedians in America. He first began performing in the 1980s just after he earned his degree from the Rutgers University. In the 1990s, besides working with MTV, he also starred in the HBO series “Def Comedy Jam”, which helped him rise to popularity. Since then, for the past nearly four decades, he has won more than $10 million and even earned himself nominations for two NAACP, one Black Reel, and one Teen Choice Award.