Billy Gardell took the long road to Hollywood, stopping at every small-town lounge, military base and comedy club along the way. His comedy act took him to Los Angeles, where his dedication to acting, along with touring as a stand-up comedian, allowed him to grow consistently in both arenas. His grounded, down-to-earth point of view strikes a strong chord with American audiences, especially his stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life.
Gardell co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series, Lucky. His other television credits include Yes, Dear and Judging Amy, as well as My Name Is Earl, The Practice, Monk and Gary the Rat. Gardell has also performed stand-up comedy on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on the Network, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
He made his major motion picture debut alongside Anthony Quinn and Sylvester Stallone in Avenging Angelo and had a memorable scene with Billy Bob Thornton in the Cohen Brother's film Bad Santa. He also appeared in You, Me & Dupree.
A native of Pittsburgh who currently lives in Los Angeles, Gardell loves Steelers football, stand-up comedy, and his wife and son.