Crudup, Billy 1968–

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CRUDUP, Billy 1968–


Surname is pronounced Crew–dup; full name, William Crudup; born July 8, 1968, in Manhasset, Long Island, NY; children: (With Mary–Louise Parker, an actress) William Atticus Parker. Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.; New York University, M.F.A., 1994. Avocational Interests: Golf.

Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist— Simon Halls, PMK/HBH, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actor. Drama Department, member of company. Actor and voice artist for commercials.

Awards, Honors: Theatre World Award and Clarence Derwent Award, Actors' Equity Association, both 1995, for Arcadia; Outer Critics Circle Award, outstanding newcomer, 1995, for Arcadia and Bus Stop; National Board of Review Award, breakthrough performance by an actor, 1998, for The Hi–Lo Country and Pre; Bronze Wrangler Award (with others), Western Heritage awards, outstanding theatrical motion picture, 1999, for The Hi–Lo Country; Online Film Critics Society Award (with others), best ensemble, 2000, Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actor in a drama or romance, MTV Movie Award nomination, best line from a movie, and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, all 2001, all for Almost Famous; Paris Film Festival Award, best actor, 2000, Independent Spirit Award nomination, best male lead, 2001, both for Jesus' Son; Golden Satellite Award nomination, International Press Academy, best supporting actor in a drama, 2002, for Charlotte Gray; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a play, 2002, for The Elephant Man.


Film Appearances:

Ken, Everyone Says I Love You, Miramax, 1996.

Tommy Marcano, Sleepers, Warner Bros., 1996.

Eddie Dolan, Grind, Kodiak Productions, 1997.

John Charles "Jacey" Holt, Inventing the Abbotts, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.

Steve Prefontaine, Pre (also known as Without Limits), Warner Bros., 1997.

Voice of Ashitaka for English–language version, Mononoke–hime (animated; also known as Princess Mononoke), 1997.

Pete Calder, The Hi–Lo Country (also known as Hi–Lo Country—Im Land der letzten Cowboys), Gramercy, 1998.

Teddy Timmons, Snitch (also known as Monument Ave. and Noose), Lions Gate Films, 1998.

F. H., Jesus' Son, Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Fielding Pierce, Waking the Dead, USA Films, 2000.

Russell Hammond, Almost Famous (also released as Untitled: Almost Famous the Bootleg Cut), Dream-Works SKG, 2000.

Cal, World Traveler (also known as Le globe–trotter), ThinkFilm, 2001.

Julien Levade, Charlotte Gray (also known as Die Liebe der Charlotte Gray), Warner Bros., 2001.

William "Will" Bloom, Big Fish, Columbia, 2003.

Ned Kynaston, Stage Beauty, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Septimus Hodge, Arcadia, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1995.

Bo Decker, Bus Stop, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1996.

Captain Solyoni, Three Sisters, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Theatre, New York City, 1997.

Title role, Oedipus (also known as Oedipus Rex), Blue Light Theatre Company, Classic Stage Company Theatre, New York City, 1998.

Angelo, Measure for Measure, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, 2001.

John Merrick (title role), The Elephant Man, Royale Theatre, New York City, 2002.

The Morgan Family (staged benefit reading), Culture Project, Forty–Five Bleeker Street Theatre, New York City, 2002.

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Pace University, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, New York City, 2002.

Also appeared in American Dreaming, Vineyard Theatre.

Television Appearances; Specials:

All Access: The Making of "Almost Famous," 2000.

2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000.

Narrator, Innovation, PBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2001, 2002.

Guest, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (also known as The Daily Show), Comedy Central, 2004.



Elle, November, 1998, pp. 141–42.

Entertainment Weekly, May 24, 2002, p. 44.

Esquire, September, 2000.

Harper's Bazaar, March, 1997, pp. 358–91.

Interview, January, 1996; May, 1998, pp. 108–115.

New York Times, July 14, 1996; March 19, 2002; May 3, 2002, p. B2.

Paper, April, 2002, pp. 40–42, 44.

People Weekly, November 18, 1996, p. 95.

Playbill, May 31, 2002, p. 14.

Premiere, October, 2000, pp. 78–81; June, 2001, p. 95.

Red, March, 2002.

Teen, May, 1997, p. 46.

Times (London), July 6, 2000.