Billy Dee Williams is a well known American actor most famous for starring in the role of Lando Calrissian in the very popular Star Wars movie franchise. The actor is reprising the role he got 39 years ago in Star Wars: Episode IX which is expected to be his last ever live action appearance. So what is Billy Dee Williams net worth in 2018? What are Billy Dee Williams’s salary/earnings? Read on…Image Credit: Supercon Conventions
Billy Dee Williams was born on April 6th, 1937 in New York City, New York. Aside from being a famous American actor, he is also credited for being an artist, singer and also a writer over his long and illustrious career. Unlike some other actors, Billy Dee Williams went to a different route before he became famous on the big screen. He first got his break into acting starring in many Broadway shows in his hometown of New York City. His first Broadway show was in 1945 when he was only eight years old, but then he returned to the stage as an adult in 1960. It was not until the year of 1959 did he get his first acting role in the movie called The Last Angry Man. However, he rose to stardom in 1971 starring in Brian’s Song. After that role, he became one of Hollywood’s most recognized black actors getting renowned for his roles in the “blaxploitation” genre. It was not until Billy Dee Williams was cast in the role of Lando Calrissian in 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back did he become a household name around the world. This role made him famous globally and he reprised the role three years later for Return of the Jedi. Although he only played the role of Lando twice on the big screen, he continued to play the character in other various Star Wars cartoons and video games. His most recent outing as Lando was voicing the original trilogy version of the character in Star Wars Battlefront II. Another role that made him famous was starring as Harvey Dent in the first Batman movie released in 1989. Sadly, the role was only a one off as he did not get the chance to play Two-Face in a sequel since director Tim Burton did not direct the third Batman movie. He was later recast in Batman Forever as Tommy Lee Jones got the part. It wasn’t until many years later did Billy Dee Williams play Harvey Dent and Two Face in The Lego Batman movie that came out in 2017.
Despite Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming out in 2015 and 2017 respectively, the character of Lando Calrissian was not included. He was the only major actor original trilogy that wasn’t brought back. Thankfully, the actor will reprise the role again in 2019 in Star Wars: Episode IX. This is expected to be his last time playing the character as Episode IX is set to be the last Star Wars movie based on the original Skywalker timeline. With this in mind, Billy Dee Williams’ net worth is still healthy in 2018 as he still manages to find a lot of work in Hollywood. He might be 80 years old now, but it’s great to see that Star Wars fans will have a chance to see him one last time in next year’s movie.
In all, we estimate Billy Dee Williams net worth in 2018 at $9 million.