Billy Joel

Active - 1988 - 2017  |   Born - May 9, 1949 in Bronx, New York, United States  |   Genres - Music, Comedy

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Superstar pop singer/songwriter Billy Joel has thus far never acted in a feature film. He has, however, been the subject of a few concert films and documentaries. Joel also occasionally provides music and lyrics for film soundtracks.

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  • Father was imprisoned at the Dachau concentration camp during WWII.
  • Did not graduate from high school with his class in 1967 because he was short one credit in English; received his diploma in 1992 after the requirement was waived.
  • Is honored at Madison Square Garden with the number 12 hanging from the rafters, referring to his record 12 sold-out shows in the arena in 2006.
  • Released a collection of classical piano compositions, Fantasies & Delusions, in 2001.
  • Wrote the children's book Goodnight, My Angel: A Lullabye in 2004.
  • Broadway's Movin' Out is based on his music.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
  • Has teamed up with Elton John to perform their Face to Face tours several times over the years, beginning in 1994.