Billy Gardell
Billy Gardell
Real Name/Full Name William Gardell Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Billy Gardell
Birth Place: Pennsylvania, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 20 August 1969
Age/How Old: 54 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 95 Kg
In Pounds – 209 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – William Gardell
Mother –Linda Gray
Siblings: Brian and Lisa Gardell
School: Winter Park High School
College: N/A
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Patty Knight
Kids/Children Name: William Gardell
Profession: Stand-up comedian, game show host, and voice artist
Net Worth: $10 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

The film industry is an attractive and intriguing industry. For this and many other reasons, millions of people have taken a liking to the industry and have even had a slight interest in taking part in it. One of these many people is William Gardell Jr. AKA Bill Gardell. He is an American stand-up comedian, actor, game show host and voice artist.

Gardell is mostly known for playing a Chicago police officer, Mike Biggs on the popular TV show, Mike & Molly. He had a recurring role on Yes, Dear and appeared in a dozen episodes of My Name is Earl as a police officer. Let’s take a deeper look at the career and life of Bill Gardell.

Well, how well do you know about Billy Gardell? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Billy Gardell’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Billy Gardell to date.

Biography and Early Life

William Gardell Jr. was born on 20 August 1969, in Swissvale, Pennsylvania. His parents were William Gardell and Linda Gray. When he was a child, his parents went through a divorce, and moved to Florida with his mother and younger siblings. His younger brother and sister were Brian and Lisa Gardell. They only visited Pennsylvania during the summer.

Later on, Gardell admitted that living in Florida was a good experience for him. At 15 years old, he started working at the department store warehouse in the receiving area where he would unload and stack pallets. Later on, he started working at a local comedy club called Bonkerz. Here, he would clean the bathrooms, seat people and answer the phones.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Billy Gardell in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Billy Gardell’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 16th July 2024 having been born on 20 August 1969. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 209 lbs in Pound and 95kg in Kilograms.


When Gardell was living in Florida, he went to Winter Park High School in Orange County. While he was here, he was a member of the International Thespian Society Troupe 850 which had notable alumni like Amanda Bearse and Ben Rock.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Billy Gardell With Wife Patty Knight
Billy Gardell With Wife Patty Knight

Gardell has been married to Patty Knight since 2001. Together, they had a son in 2003 and named him William III. In 2011, Gardell said that he might retire when his son becomes a teenager so that he can spend more time with him.

His parents still live in Florida and they pay them a visit regularly. Gardell also made a statement concerning his weight saying that he has always had a little gut. Gardell currently resides in Los Angeles.

Is Billy Gardell Gay?

No, Gardell is not gay.

Professional Career

Gardell said that his main influences for comedy were Jackie Gleason, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, John Candy, and John Belushi. Before getting into comedy, Gardell considered a career in radio after being on the road due to comedy began to affect his family life. Gardell later appeared in numerous feature films like Bad Santa, You, Me and Dupree, and Avenging Angelo. He has also appeared in series like Bones, Desperate Housewives, Luck, and many others.

Gardell still continues to make weekly appearances on hometown local radio station, WDVE, appearing on The DVE Morning Show. He also appeared on Chelsea Lately, as a roundtable participant a special for Comedy Central Presents in 2007. His first comedy album, Billy Gardell: Throwback, was released in 2006.

From September 2010 to May 2016, he starred in Mike & Molly with Melissa McCarthy. In 2018, he recurred on the CBS spinoff sitcom, with Melissa McCarthy. In 2018, he recurred on the CBS spinoff sitcom, Young Sheldon, and in October 2018, he was cast as Bob on Bob Hearts Abishola.


Billy Gardell is an incredible actor and performer. His performances receive a lot of positive feedback from critics and even his audience. In 2016, Gardell was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host and Outstanding Game Show after being a part of the show called the Monopoly Millionaires’ Club.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Billy Gardell in ’2024’

Billy Gardell Net Worth
Billy Gardell Net Worth

Gardell is a really talented individual with a lot to offer. His appearances in films, shows, and even game shows have been great. With a career spanning for about 20 years, Gardell’s hard work should have really paid off. After all the on-screen activities he has done, Gardell has an estimated net worth of $10 Million as of 2024.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • When Gardell was working at Bonkerz, he did an open mic after he was dared by his fellow co-workers. After doing the open mic, he eventually started opening for Dennis Miller and George Carlin.
  • Gardell is a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and has participated in several Terrible Towel waves. When he was growing up, his favorite player was Jack Lambert and his son’s favorite player was Hines Ward.

Billy Gardell is a very entertaining and talented individual. We have learned from his career that you can become anything you want in life if you just work for it. He has not yet stopped performing and we look forward to what he has to offer next.


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