Gil Birmingham

Gil Birmingham

Gil Birmingham

Gil Birmingham is a journalist and the author of “Unfathomable: How to Survive Astonishing Events in a Canvas World” from Writer’s Digest Books. He has been published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Men’s Journal, and numerous other publications.


en.wikipedia.org)Gil Birmingham (born July 13, 1953) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Billy Black in The Twilight Saga film series. He is known in television for his role as Chairman Thomas Rainwater in Yellowstone and recurring roles as George Hunter in Banshee and Virgil White in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. (Source:

After appearing in Ross' music video, Birmingham began to pursue acting as his primary career. He studied acting with Larry Moss and Charles Conrad. He portrayed the character of Conan the Barbarian in Universal Studios Hollywood's theme park attraction The Adventures of Conan: A Sword and Sorcery Spectacular. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)In the early 1980s, a talent scout spotted Birmingham at a local gym, where he had been bodybuilding and entering bodybuilding contests. He was recruited for his first acting experience, in a music video for Diana Ross, for her 1982 hit song "Muscles". (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

In 1986, Birmingham made his television debut on an episode of the series Riptide. By 2002, he had a recurring role as the character Oz in the medical drama Body & Soul, starring Peter Strauss. In 2005, he was cast as the older Dogstar in the Steven Spielberg six-part miniseries Into the West.

In 2008, Birmingham was cast as the character Billy Black in The Twilight Saga film series. He performed in all five of the films.

The Twilight series has led to roles in other major film roles, including that of Sheriff Johnny Cortez in Love Ranch (with Joe Pesci and Helen Mirren), and Cal Bishnik in Shouting Secrets (with The Twilight Saga: New Moon castmate Chaske Spencer). In September 2011, Birmingham appeared in the film Crooked Arrows, cast in the role of Ben Logan. (Source: en.wikipedia.org

In February 2021, it was announced that Birmingham was cast as Charlie Bass in the upcoming Netflix thriller series Pieces of Her, which is adapted from the Karin Slaughter novel of the same name. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)In the Chickasaw Nation production of Te Ata, Birmingham plays Thomas Benjamin 'T.B.' Thompson, Mary Frances 'Te Ata' (Thomoson) Fisher's father. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

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