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Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on August 4, 1955, to Virginia Roberta (Faulkner), a psychic, and William Raymond (Billy Ray) Thornton, an educator, high school history teacher, and basketball coach (now deceased). He has three younger brothers, James Donald (Jimmy Don), born in 1958 and now deceased, James (Jim) Bean and John David, born in 1969. He has been married 6 times and has 4 children: daughter Amanda Brumfield, with Melissa Lee Gatlin (now Parish); sons William and Harry, both with Pietra Dawn Cherniak; and daughter Bella with Connie Angland.Billy Bob began his artistic career as a musician, playing drums and singing in a band called Tres Hombres, which once opened for Hank Williams Jr.. In 1981, he moved to Los Angeles with childhood friend Tom Epperson to pursue an acting and writing career. On the side, Billy Bob also sought work as a singer and drummer. He and Epperson tried for years to sell their scripts but no one was buying. During those rough times, Billy Bob neglected his health and subsequently landed in the hospital with heart problems due to malnutrition. In 1992, Billy Bob starred in One False Move (1992), a movie he co-wrote with Epperson. The team finally received attention because of this work, which was very well received in Hollywood. His popularity increased steadily, especially after Sling Blade (1996) which he wrote, directed and in which he starred.

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Aug 4, 1955 In Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History 2014-09-14

Won 1 Oscar. Another 33 wins & 40 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Fargo
Poster of The Big Bang Theory
Poster of Weeds
Poster of King of the Hill
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Unknown 2014-09-14
Fargo Lorne Malvo / ... 11 episodes, 2014-2017 2014-04-15
The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
Piers Morgan Live Unknown 2011-01-17
The Big Bang Theory Unknown 2006-05-01
Weeds Unknown 2005-08-07
Robot Chicken Unknown 2005-02-20
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Dinner for Five Unknown 2001-07-06
CatDog Unknown 1998-04-04
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Everybody Loves Raymond Unknown 1996-09-13
Ellen Unknown 1994-03-29
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11