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Bill Burr

Bill Burr is a well-famed stand-up comedian, actor, filmmaker, and podcaster from the United States. Bill Burr’s some of the stand-up comedy specials, including “You People Are All the Same” (2012), “I’m Sorry You Feel That Way” (2014), “Walk Your Way Out” (2017), “Paper Tiger” (2019), and” Live at Red Rocks” (2022).

Early Life

Bill Burr was born in Canton, Massachusetts, the United States on the 10th of June 1968. He is presently 55 years old and has a birth sign of Gemini.

He practices Christianity religion while he holds US citizenship. His birth name is William Frederic Burr and belongs to the White-American ethnicity.

Caption: Bill Burr with his father (Source: X)

The name of his parents is Robert Edmund Burr (father) and Linda Ann (mother). By profession, his father was a dentist while his mother was a nurse. He has a brother Robert Burr, with whom he grew up in his hometown Massachusetts.

Bill Burr – Education

He attended Emerson College and later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in radio in 1993 from Emerson College in Boston.

Professional Career

Initially, Bill Burr worked in warehouses before starting his comedy career. One of his warehouse coworkers reportedly remarked that Bill was funnier than most of the comics they saw on television. Bill realized that making people laugh was his “thing.” He also briefly worked at his father’s clinic.

In addition, he approached his father in 1992 and begged for a year to pursue a career in comedy. At the same time, he saw an article in a local newspaper about a competition to find Boston’s funniest college star. As a result, his comic career began.

Beginning in 1992, he began performing live comedy gigs in local comedy clubs. Within the next two years, he established himself as a comedian with great observation skills. His anecdotal and sorrowful skies were filled with self-deprecating humour.

He eventually auditioned for and was cast in the 1996 sitcom “Townies.” In the Boston-set sitcom, he portrayed Ryan Callahan. However, due to critical and financial failure, the series was unable to continue beyond the first season.

He continued to pursue stand-up comedy in the years that followed, appearing in shows such as “Two Guys and a Girl” (1998), and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (2002). In 2001, he made his film debut in “Perfect Fit,” in which he played a minor role.

Continued his successful career

Meanwhile, he made his debut stand-up comedy album, “Emotionally Unavailable,” in 2003, and it was a moderate success. Moreover, he also went on numerous stand-up comedy tours from the early to mid-2000s.

He continued to feature in television shows and films, mostly in minor and supporting roles. In 2004, he appeared as a variety of characters in three episodes of the popular sketch comedy show Chappelle’s Show. He also starred as a supporting actor in the 2007 film Twisted Fortune.

Caption: Bill Burr as a stand-up comedian, performing in front of a huge crowd (Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal)

“Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast” is a weekly one-hour podcast hosted by Burr. He has been a regular on the program since May of 2007. His podcast is broadcast on the “All Things Comedy” network, and he is occasionally joined by his wife, Nia, and a variety of other guests.

He has appeared as a guest on numerous radio shows and podcasts hosted by various comedians, including “Opie and Anthony,” “The Adam Carolla Show,” and “Nobody Like Onions.”

Meanwhile, on April 18, 2011, he co-hosted the podcast “Hollywood Babble-On Podcast” with Ralph Garman. Burr’s voice was also used in the 2008 video game “Grand Theft Auto IV.” He reappeared as the same character in the game’s expansion pack, “The Lost and Damned,” in 2009. In 2008, he released his first hour-long special, “Why Do I Do This?” in New York.

Other appearance and work credits

On September 18, 2010, his special program “Let It Go” aired on Comedy Central. He was a regular on “Chappelle’s Show” and participated in his short film “I’m Sorry You Feel That Way” in 2014. Moreover, he is also known as a “Comedian’s Comedian” on the American stand-up scene. He also starred in the films “Date Night” and “The Heat.”

Moreover, he also played Patrick Kuby in the fourth and fifth seasons of AMC’s Breaking Bad, as well as “Crashing” on HBO. He also appears in “F Is For Family,” which premiered on Netflix on December 18, 2015. “Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out,” his fifth hour-long special, premiered on Netflix on January 31, 2017.

He appears in the third episode (named “Bill Burr”) of HBO’s “Crashing” second season. “Paper Tiger,” his sixth hour-long special, premiered on Netflix on September 10, 2019. On July 12, his seventh stand-up special, Live at Red Rocks, was released. In 2023, he appeared as the voice of Pastor Nick Saint Angelo in the episode “The Wizard” of the HBO series Barry, starring Bill Hader.

Awards

Till now, Burr has not won any awards or recognitions. Through his professional work as a stand-up comedian, actor, filmmaker, and podcaster, he has earned huge popularity. He has been nominated for “Grammy Award” (2021), and “Primetime Emmy Award.”

Net Worth 2023

Burr has amassed a large fortune in money through his movies and TV series. His net worth is believed to be $8.6 million. He makes the majority of his money from his various films and television series.

Burr additionally adds to his income through his YouTube channel. Moreover, he made the majority of his money from hosting the podcast “Monday Morning Podcast.”

Bill Burr – Relationship Status

Caption: Bill Burr with his wife (Source: The Today Show)

In 2013, Bill Burr married actress and producer, Nia Renee Hill. Meanwhile, the couple has two kids, a son and a daughter whose name is under review. The couple reside in Los Angeles. Additionally, he is a licensed helicopter pilot and loves to play drums.

Body Measurements

Caption: Bill Burr attending a program (Source: People)

This American comedian stands 5 feet 10 inches tall (1.78 m) and weighs around 63 kg (138 lbs). Similarly, he has a pair of dark brown eyes with a bald head.

Bill Burr – Social media

On his Instagram page ‘@wilfredburr’ there are over 2.2 million followers. Likewise, there are over 2.1 million followers on his Twitter page ‘@billburr’ and over 1.5 million followers on his Facebook page. Similarly, he has a self-titled YouTube channel and there are over 969k subscribers at the moment.