To say that Bill Bellamy is talented would be putting it mildly. The hilarious actor and comedian has endeared himself to millions of fans and has built a career that has spanned decades. To young millennials, Bill Bellamy is best known for being the voice of Cousin Skeeter – a puppet who was the star of his own show on Nickelodeon eponymously titled Cousin Skeeter. The show, which ran from 1998 to 2001 was a hit among teenagers and can be credited for launching Meagan Good’s career.
However, to the older generation, Bill Bellamy gained international attention for appearing on Russell Simmon’s Def Comedy Jam – a show which is responsible for giving many comedians their big break. During his stand performance on the show, Russell coined the now immensely popular ‘booty call’ – a phrase used to describe a late-night call to a friend, acquaintance, or significant other with the intention of meeting solely for sex.
The phrase caught on like wildfire and served as a testament to Bill Bellamy’s wit and cleverness.
Bill Bellamy Biography (Age)
William “Bill” Bellamy was born on the 7th of April, 1965 in Newark, New Jersey to Edna and William Bellamy Sr. The comedian then attended Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange (formerly called South Orange), New Jersey,
After high school, he went on to study Economics at Rutgers University where celebrities like Sebastian Stan, James Gandolfini, Roger Bart, Calista Flockhart, and Jane Krakowski equally studied.
Bill Bellamy is also related to famous basketballer and occasional actor – Shaquille O’Neal, whose NBA career lasted for almost two decades and is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Bill Bellamy has been active in the entertainment industry since 1985. In that time, the comedian has built an impressive career. He has appeared in several movies and television shows including Kenan and Kel, Any Given Sunday, Hot In Cleveland, Getting Played, Love Jones, Fled, How To Be A Player, Fastlane, and Cousin Skeeter. He also made regular appearances on Chelsea Lately as a roundtable guest on the late-night show.
Bill Bellamy also hosted the fifth and sixth season of Last Comic Standing, a reality talent competition show that aired on NBC. In 2012, he also appeared in Kindergarten Cop 2, playing FBI Agent Sanders.
Presently, he hosts and produces a television show on TV One called Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes?
Bill’s Wife, Brother, and Family
Bill Bellamy has a sister – Karen Denise Bellamy and he had a brother, Julius Jermaine Bellamy. Sadly, his brother – Julius – passed away on the 22nd of November, 2014. His memorial service was held on the 6th of December, 2014 at Seton Hall Prep School.
Though not a lot is known about Julius Bellamy, he has been described as a loving son and loving companion. It is also known that he had an interest in the entertainment industry, especially in scriptwriting.
Bill also lost his mother, Edna, on the 24th of June, 2017. He has said that his motivation and strive to succeed comes from his mother. Edna was said to be a devoted wife, loving mother, and dedicated grandmother.
Beyond that, it is apparent that the comedian grew up in a loving, supportive, and close-knit family. The loss of his mother and brother has definitely been deeply impactful.
Bill Bellamy is married to the beautiful Kristin Baker. The two got married in 2001, just five months after they initially met, and have been seemingly happily married ever since. Bill and Kristen have two children together – Bailey Ivory-Rose Bellamy, who was born in 2003, and Baron Bellamy, who was born in 2006. The couple is often seen at events together, they constantly celebrate each other on social media and are never hesitant to show how much they love each other.
Though no marriage is without its challenges, with almost two decades in the bag, they clearly know what they’re doing.
Height and Weight
Bill Bellamy is taller than anyone would expect, the New Jersey native’s height is listed at 6 ft 3 in. His weight is also recorded to be 88 kg (195 lb). The actor puts in the effort to stay in shape and had admitted to favor core strengthening exercises while not being a fan of heavyweights. Needless to say, his fitness routine is definitely working for him.