William George "Billy" Zane Jr. (born February 24, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor, producer and voice actor best known for his roles as Caledon Hockley in Titanic, The Phantom in The Phantom, and Ansem the Seeker of Darkness (Xehanort's Heartless) in Kingdom Hearts.
- Back to the Future and Back to the Future Part II (1985 and 1989) — Match note
- Critters (1986) — Steve Elliot
- Dead Calm (1989) — Hughie Warriner
- Going Overboard (1989) — King Neptune
- Memphis Belle (1990) — Lt. Val Kozlowski
- Twin Peaks (1991) — John Justice Wheeler
- Orlando (1992) — Shelmerdine
- Sniper (1993) — Richard Miller
- Posse (1993) — Colonel Graham
- Tombstone (1993) — Mr. Fabian
- Demon Knight (1995) — the Collector
- The Phantom (1996) — the Phantom
- Head Above Water (1996) — Kent
- Titanic (1997) — Caledon Hockley
- Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998) — John Rolfe
- Batman: The Animated Series (1998) — Jason Blood /Etrigan (voice)
- The Believer (2001) — Curtis Zampf
- SSX Tricky (2001) — Broderick "Brodi" Ford (voice)
- Kingdom Hearts (2002) — Ansem, the Seeker of Darkness (Xehanort's Heartless) (voice, replaced by Richard Epcar)
- Vlad (2003) — Adrian
- Charmed (2005) — Drake dè Mon.
- The Last Drop (2006) — King
- Bloodrayne (2006) — Elrich
- Holmes & Watson (2018) — Himself
Tropes associated with Billy Zane:
- Absentee Actor: In terms of Video Games roles, he provided his voice for two roles and suddenly... stopped for reasons described below.
- Role-Ending Misdemeanor: Zane's stock in Hollywood took a sharp nosedive after his starring role in the 2006 Turkish film Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak (known overseas as "Valley of the Wolves: Iraq"), which was released during the peak of the patriotic fervor surrounding the (then) recent start of the The War on Terror. Other American actors took part in the film, such as Gary Busey, but as Zane was the biggest star involved, he received the biggest backlash. He was immediately dropped from several high profile roles and lost his role as Big Bad Ansem in the Kingdom Hearts series and as of 2021 his career is yet to recover, taking mostly bit parts in low-budget films.