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Gil Birmingham

Gil Birmingham

Award-winning actor Gil Birmingham has appeared in more than 40 film and television productions. Gil generated public acclaim for his portrayal as Billy Black in the blockbuster films Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn, based on the best-selling books by Stephenie Meyer. Gil recently appeared in the film The Love Ranch (2010) with Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci, directed by Taylor Hackford. Gil appears as Wounded Bird in the Oscar Award winning film Rango (2011) with Johnny Depp. Other film credits include roles in Shouting Secrets with Twilight Saga cast member Chaske Spenser, End of the Spear, Dreamkeeper, Gentle Ben, The Doe Boy, and Love's Long Journey, among others. Currently, Gil is filming The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.

On TV, Gil recently guest starred in several episodes of The Lying Game, and has appeared on Castle, the Mentalist, Nip/Tuck, 10 Items or Less, and Veronica Mars. His powerful portrayal of Dogstar in Steven Spielberg's six-part TV miniseries, Into the West, captured the attention of audiences worldwide.

In addition to acting, Gil is an accomplished guitar player and singer, and performs for fans in a variety of venues with his blues/rock style.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2012.

Gil Birmingham Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJuly 13, 1953 (64)
SignCancer
BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, USA

Selected Filmography

Hell or High Water
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
The Lone Ranger
Into the West
Twilight
Shouting Secrets
Love's Long Journey
Gentle Ben: The Movie
Gentle Ben 2: Black Gold
The Doe Boy
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