Billy Zane

ZANEWilliam George “Billy” Zane, Jr. (born February 24, 1966) is an American actor and director. He is best recognized for his role as Caledon Hockley in the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, as the deranged psychopath Hughie Warriner in Dead Calm, John Justice Wheeler in Twin Peaks, as The Phantom in the 1996 eponymous film based upon the comic book superhero, and as Ansem, Xehanort’s heartless, the main antagonist of the Kingdom Hearts series. As of 2009, Zane has appeared in over 50 films and numerous TV-series.
Zane married 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 49.	Billy Zanemovie Cleopatra, in which he played Marcus Antonius. In 2001, he met Emma Howard on the set of The Diamond of Jeru. They dated for three years. Zane was engaged to marry British model turned actress Kelly Brook, whom he met when starring with her in the movie Survival Island, also known as Three. They split in April 2008, got back together again shortly thereafter, then ended the relationship in August 2008. Recently, Zane has been seen around Los Angeles with Karen Crow, a graphic designer.
Zane’s leisure interests include riding, painting, swimming, photography, frisbees, taking nature walks, cycling, and collecting cars. He has named Sean Connery, Gene Kelly, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin as his movie Billy Zane nudeheroes.
In 1999, Zane participated in the first Gumball 3000 rally, driving a 1964 Aston Martin DB5. He was featured in the music video of Staind’s “Epiphany”. Zane executive-produced a CD by bluesman Tim O’Connor that includes three songs from Dead Calm, in which Zane had one of the lead roles.
In November 2008, Zane’s parents, William and Thalia Zane, were reported to have closed down their Chicago-based Medical Careers Institute and left for Greece after collecting approximately US$30,000 in tuition fees for the upcoming semester. The school’s attorney, Arthur Evans, reported only that the school “went out of business.” The Illinois Board of Education and attorney general’s office were reported to have begun an investigation.
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