• Bill Bellamy is an American actor best known for his roles in "Cousin Skeeter", "Lottery Ticket", "Noobz”, and “The Bounce Back”.
• He is a cousin of the famous NBA player Shaquille O'Neal.
• Bill has been married to Kristen Bellamy since 2001, and they have two children together.
• He is 57 years old and stands at a height of 6ft 2ins (1.88m).
• Bill's net worth is estimated at over $8 million.
Who is Bill Bellamy?
If you were a fan of the comedy series “Cousin Skeeter”, you may have wondered who was hiding behind Skeeter’s voice. This character was voiced by Bill Bellamy, an actor with over 50 acting credits to his name, but perhaps known best for this voice role, which earned him an Image Award nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Youth or Children’s Series/Special.
For those who prefer to watch movies, Bill Bellamy is probably known best for his roles in “Lottery Ticket”, “Noobz”, and “The Bounce Back”, among others.
Early life, family, and education
Born William Bellamy under the zodiac sign of Aries on 7 April 1965, in Newark, New Jersey USA, he holds American nationality, and his ethnicity is African-American.
There is nothing known about his parents, except that his mother’s name is Edna, and that his father, William, worked in a music department for some of Bill’s TV shows. Bill had a brother who sadly died – his name and the cause of death haven’t been disclosed.
Bill also has a sister, Karen, who made an appearance in the TV specials “Bill Bellamy: Crazy Sexy Dirty” (2012) and “Bill Bellamy’s Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour” (2013). Perhaps you didn’t know that they are cousins of the famous National Basketball Association (NBA) player, Shaquille O’Neal, who is also a Newark native.
When it comes to Bill’s educational background, he attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1983 enrolled at Rutgers University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1987.
Roles in series
Bill made his acting debut in a 1985 episode of the series “Bowen A’i Bartner”. Four years later, he was seen as Antique Dealer in an episode of the drama “The Play on One”. then in the following years, he focused on his movie roles, and until from 1998 to 2001, he was heard as Skeeter in 52 episodes of “Cousin Skeeter”, also starring Rondell Sheridan, Meagan Good and Angela Means.
Bill was next cast to play Jeremiah in “Men, Women & Dogs” and starred opposite Danny Pino and Heather Stephens in this comedy about four best friends who were looking for girlfriends while walking their dogs. The series aired during 2001 and 2002, it had no nominations, but the audience loved it.
From 2002 through 2003, Bill was seen as Deaqon ‘Deaq’ Hayes in 22 episodes of the series “Fastlane”, which brought him the Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, and Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice TV Actor – Drama/Action Adventure.
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In the following years, Bill mostly guest-starred in various series, before he was cast to play Marcus Jackson in the comedy “Mr. Box Office”, also starring Jon Lovitz and Alex Thomas, which followed the story of movie star Marcus, sentenced to community service after he fought with a paparazzo. It aired in 2012 and 2013, had no nominations, and was poorly rated by the audience (3.5/10).
Bill followed with his guest roles in “Hot in Cleveland” (2014), “Murder in the First”, and “Insecure” (2018). Certainly worth mentioning is his role as Sweetness in the 2020 TV mini-series “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker”, which brought Bill the Black Reel Award for Television- Outstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie/Limited Series.
Most recently, Bill was seen as Lorenzo in an episode of the 2022 series “The Neighborhood”.
Roles in movies
Bill made his movie debut playing Ace Man in the 1993 comedy “Joey Breaker”, followed by his role as K. K. in “Who’s the Man”, later that year.
Next, Bill was cast to play Ray in the 1996 crime action “Fled”, also starring Stephen Baldwin and Laurence Fishburne, which followed the story of two prisoners who were chained together, and their escape attempt went bad.
In the late ‘90s, Bill was seen in “Love Jones” (1997), “How to Be a Player” (1997), and “Love Stinks” (1999). Bill was next cast to play Brian Palmer in the 2001 movie “The Brothers”, also starring Morris Chestnut, Shemar Moore, and D. L. Hughley, which had eight award nominations, and won one Black Reel Award (Best Song).
Bill followed with roles in “Buying the Cow” (2002), “Neverwas” (2005), and “Lottery Ticket” (2010).In 2012, he was seen as Brian Bankrupt Simmons in “Noobz”, a comedy that followed the story of four friends who went on the road to Los Angeles, California, where they were supposed to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship, but had the worst hangover of their lives, and now their participation is in question.
Bill was next cast to play Deayne in the 2013 movie “10 Rules for Sleeping Around”, followed by his role as Sanders in “Kindergarten Cop 2” in which he starred opposite Dolph Lundgren; the movie had six award nominations and won two. Later that year, Bill was seen as Terry Jackson in “The Bounce Back”, playing another lead role.
Bill portrayed Rocco in the 2020 horror crime-drama “A Dark Foe”, and this movie, written and directed by Oscar Cardenas and Maria Gabriela Cardenas, had 36 award nominations and won 20. Next, Bill was seen as Marshall Rich in the 2021 family drama “A Rich Christmas”, also starring Tyler Abron and Brandee Evans.
Most recently, Bill co-starred in “House Party”, which premiered on 13 January 2023 – this film is the re-make of the 1990 comedy “House Party” which starred Martin Lawrence and Christopher Reid.
Wife, daughter, divorce
Bill’s love life has been the subject of various rumors – some of them were saying that he was married before, and that his first wife left him. However, the truth is that since 16 June 2001, Bill has been married to Kristen Bellamy (nee Baker). She is also an actress, and is perhaps known best for her role in the series “Nova Vita”, and she also made an appearance as Sally in “The Bounce Back” alongside her husband.
They have two children together, a daughter Bailey born in 2003, who was seen in a 2021 episode of the TV show “Celebrity Family Feud”, hosted by Steve Harvey.
Bill and Kristen’s second child, son Baron, was born on 5 July 2006.
As of January 2023, Bill and his family live in their residence in Los Angeles.
Age, height, and net worth
Bill is 57 years old, and if you’ve wondered how tall he is, Bill stands at a height of 6ft 2ins (1.88m) and weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).
Thanks to his acting talent, Bill has earned a decent amount of money, and according to sources as of early 2023, his net worth has been estimated at over $8 million.