Billy Gardell Profile
Billy Gardell is an American actor and stand-up comedian best known for his role as Chicago police officer Mike Biggs on Mike & Molly. He also had a recurring role as Billy Colivida on Yes, Dear and appeared as a police officer in a dozen episodes of My Name Is Earl. Gardell voiced Santa in Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas and appeared on Sullivan & Son as Lyle Winkler in recurring roles.
Billy Gardell Education
During the 1985 school year, Gardell attended Winter Park High School in Orange County, Florida. . At the age of 15, he began working in the receiving area of a department store warehouse, where he unloaded trucks and stacked pallets. In 1987, he began cleaning bathrooms, seating patrons, and answering phones at Bonkerz, a local comedy club. After a dare with some coworkers, he began performing at the comedy club’s open-mic nights on December 28.
Billy Gardell Age
Gardell is 52 years old as of 2021. He was born William Gardell Jr. on 20 August 1969 in Swissvale, Pennsylvania, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 20 August.
Billy Gardell Height
Gardell stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m).
Billy Gardell Family
After his parents divorced, he moved to Florida with his mother and younger siblings as a child. He only returned to Pennsylvania in the summers after that. He has stated that living in Florida was a positive experience for him. His parents still live in Florida, and he pays them visits on occasion.
Billy Gardell Wife
Gardell and Patty Knight have been married since 2001. William III, their son, was born in 2003. Gardell stated in a 2011 USA Today article that he may retire when his son is a teenager in order to spend more time with him.
Quick Facts About Billy Gardell
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Billy Gardell Net Worth
Gardell has an estimated net worth of $8 Million.
Billy Gardell Weight Loss
Mike and Molly was a show about two overweight people who fall in love after meeting at a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous. It’s not impossible to believe that Billy Gardell’s weight was a factor in his selection for the role. However, as the show progressed, the actor decided to shed some of his signature weight. He admitted in an interview that he was initially concerned about how his weight would affect the show’s premise, but he had the full support of the show’s creator, Mark Roberts. Billy has stated that the encouragement he received from those around him aided in his weight loss journey. Gardell weighed 350 pounds at his lowest point in life. This weight was the result of the actor’s long-standing unhealthy habits, which included drinking and smoking.
Billy Gardell House
Gardell gave his wife Valentine’s Day to remember by purchasing a home for her. The Bad Santa comedian bought his first home and gave the keys to his longtime wife Patty as a gift.
“Valentine’s Day was good,” he says. Unbelievable… I bought her a house. The first house. I never imagined having bricks under my feet. Especially in this type of house. I grew up in a Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) alleyway and have lived in a one-bedroom apartment for the past 15 years. And I got to buy this house, and I literally walk around waiting for the owners to come home, saying, ‘Listen, thanks for house-sitting, now get the hell out of here.'”
And Gardell admits he’s still trying to impress his new neighbors, despite his fears that his hot rod motorcycle will soon be causing a commotion. “I’m white trash, so I’ve got to ease up,” he adds. He continues, “Because I’m white trash, I have to be gentle with my neighbors… I brought over the hot rod… I wanted them to think we were decent people before, you know, 7 a.m. and (the engine roars).”
Billy Gardell Diabetes
Billy’s “wake-up call” came in the form of a type 2 diabetes diagnosis in 2018. Billy realized he needed to change the way he managed his diabetes, so he enrolled in the My Type 2 Transformation program. With exercise, along with diet and medication as prescribed by a doctor, being a key pillar of type 2 diabetes management, one of the program’s standout resources is D-Fit – a customized three-part video series designed exclusively for people living with type 2 diabetes that builds in intensity as people gain confidence in their ability to exercise. Dolvett Quince, a former The Biggest Loser trainer and program expert, created D-Fit. Billy worked with Dolvett to figure out how to fit exercise into his daily routine, including how to stay active while traveling.
Franklin Becker, a chef and cookbook author who also has type 2 diabetes but is not an Ozempic® patient, contributed recipes and tips for navigating tricky areas such as food shopping, meal planning, and dining out, while life coach Marlene Boas provided advice on how to get and stay on track.
Billy Gardell Mike & Molly
He played the main role of Mike & Molly is an American television sitcom. Officer Michael “Mike” Biggs, a Chicago police officer attempting to lose weight, was played by Gardell. He doesn’t appear to be a deep thinker, but he’s kind and funny. He frequently gives in to his mother’s demands, much to Molly’s chagrin, but his relationship with Molly has made him much more self-sufficient.
Officer Michael “Mike” Biggs, a Chicago police officer attempting to lose weight, was played by Gardell. He doesn’t appear to be a deep thinker, but he’s kind and funny. He frequently gives in to his mother’s demands, much to Molly’s chagrin, but his relationship with Molly has made him much more self-sufficient.
Billy Gardell Commercials
Gardell also appeared in Round Table Pizza commercials as the host of Pizza Talk, a fictitious TV show. Billy Gardell: Throwback, Gardell’s first comedy album, was released in 2006. Gardell continues to make weekly appearances on WDVE, his hometown radio station, on The DVE Morning Show. Gardell also appeared as a roundtable participant on Chelsea Lately. Gardell appeared in a Comedy Central Presents special in 2007, which aired on April 4, 2008.
Billy Gardell TV Shows
- 2019–present – Bob Hearts Abishola –
- 2018–2019 – Young Sheldon
- 2017 – Sun Records
- 2017 – Angie Tribeca
- 2017 – Dice
- 2016 – Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
- 2016 – Girl Meets World
- 2016 – New Girl
- 2015–2016 – Monopoly Millionaires’ Club
- 2015 – The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
- 2013 – Phineas & Ferb
- 2012–2014 – Sullivan & Son
- 2012 – Family Guy
- 2011 – Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
- 2010–2016 – Mike & Molly
- 2009 – Bones
- 2008 – Comedy Central Presents
- 2008 – Desperate Housewives
- 2007–2009 – My Name Is Earl
- 2007 – Alive ‘N Kickin’
- 2006 – Heist
- 2006 – Las Vegas
- 2005 – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
- 2004 – The Practice
- 2004 – Quintuplets
- 2003 – Lucky
- 2003 – Gary the Rat
- 2003 – Monk
- 2001–2006 – Yes, Dear
Billy Gardell Movies
- 2017 – Once Upon a Time in Venice
- 2017 – Special Unit
- 2016 – Undrafted
- 2015 – Dancer and the Dame
- 2014 – Jersey Boys
- 2007 – Dragon Wars: D-War
- 2006 – Room 6
- 2006 – You, Me and Dupree
- 2003 – Bad Santa
- 2002 – Avenging Angelo
- 2000 – Gary the Rat