Gil Birmingham is a popular American actor. He is best known for his role as Billy Black in the highly successful film series The Twilight Saga. He has acted in more than 80 films so far and he has worked with Hollywood superstars like Johnny Depp and Jeremy Renner. In the critically acclaimed animation film Rango (2011) also Gil marked his presence through his voice. Apart from being an accomplished actor, Gil is a highly talented guitarist and singer. He has performed rock songs in many venues.
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Is Gil Birmingham Married?
The actor is very open about his personal life. According to one of his 2009 social media posts, he was unmarried at the time and he had no children. We also know that Gil had an actress girlfriend back in the 1980s. His success is partially attributed to her, as she is the one who motivated him to take up acting lessons.
However, it is not known whether they got married ever or has separated. All his fans will have to wait until he decides to speak on the topic.
Gil Birmingham Education
Gil Birmingham may be angry with his father for leaving him alone to live a solitary life. But his father has made sure that he got a good education.
Gil has a Bachelor Degree in Science from the University of Southern California. He even worked as a Petrochemical Engineer! However, he has kept his artistic-self alive by performing gigs with his bands in several towns. Although he never planned to become a Hollywood star, his hard work and luck gave him a highly successful career in acting.
Gil Birmingham Bio: Age, Family And Ethnicity
Gil was born in Texas, the USA in a military base. He was born on 13th July 1953. His father is a native American of Comanche ancestry. His mother is not a native. His father used to work in the military and because of that, he was a lonely kid. He spent most of his childhood in isolated army bases and military schools.
Due to the nature of his father’s work his family was moving around like nomads and Gil didn’t get much opportunity to mingle with the culture of any particular place.
Gil Birmingham Career Summary
Gil’s break came in the ‘80s when he was offered a role in the music video of Diana Ross’ song, Muscles. The name of the song makes it clear why Gil was offered the role. The 6 feet 1-inch-tall actor can be seen flaunting his muscles in the video. Thereafter, Gil appeared in many movies and TV shows.
Due to his Native American ancestry, he has played many roles depicting Native American characters. Twilight (2008) and The Lone Ranger (2013) are examples of movies where he played a native American. In the hit 2017 drama Wind River, he again played the role of a native American graving the loss of his murdered daughter. In the movie Hell or High Water (2016) he was seen alongside the Academy Award-winning veteran actor Jeff Bridges.
In 2019, you can see him in the movie Scalped. With such an illustrious acting career, Gil has accumulated a good amount of money and his net worth is estimated around a few millions. His income of $50,000 definitely gives a boost to his net worth.
Quick Facts About Gil Birmingham
66 years 0 months
July 13, 1953
San Antonio, Texas, USA
University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning and Development