William Gregory Magnussen is an American stage, television and film actor.
Magnussen was born on April 20, 1985, in Woodhaven, Queens, New York. His mother Daina is an aerobics instructor while his father Greg Magnussen is a professional bodybuilder and kickboxer.
He has two younger brothers, Jesse Magnussen and Dane Magnussen. His mother’s grandparents are immigrants from Lithuania.
Magnussen grew up in Queens around Woodhaven Blvd. At the age of 10, he moved with his family to Cumming, Georgia. Magnussen graduated from South Forsyth High School in 2003, and later from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He used to wrestle in high school until a hamstring injury him to quit the gym class and enrolled in a drama course where he fell in love with acting.
Billy Magnussen debuted his stage career in 2007 starring Rosie Perez in The Ritz. In 2012, he appeared in Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Magnussen starred as Spike and was nominated for Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for the Play. He also starred Off-Broadway in critically acclaimed Sex with Strangers.
He played the character of a World War II hero, Neil Thomas, in the film The Lost Valentine. The film is based on a book of the same name by James Michael Pratt. It aired on January 30, 2011, on CBS.
Magnussen also appeared in the first season of American Crime Story as Kato Kaelin, about the O. J. Simpson murder case. He is best known for CBS soap opera As the World Turns. Billy has also guest-starred in 2009 in The Beautiful Life: TBL.
He also starred as Joshua Nick Sullivan, a high school teacher in Tell Me a Story, who engages in a relationship with his student.
Some other of Billy Magnussen film and television credits include Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet, Happy Tears, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Divide, The Good Wife, Get Shorty, Black Mirror, Damsels in Distress, Surviving Family, The Brass Teapot, The East, Birth of the Dragon, Game Night, Aladdin and No Time to Die.
Magnussen loves sports and for that matter and he has included sports in his physical activities. Billy’s girlfriend is Meghann Fahy, an American actress, and singer.
Billy Magnussen’s net worth is around $1 – $5 Million.