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Billy Magnussen is a versatile American actor known for his work on stage, television, and film. Born on April 20, 1985, in Queens, New York, Magnussen grew up in Cumming, Georgia, where he attended South Forsyth High School. He then went on to study at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting.
Magnussen made his Broadway debut in 2007 in the Tony Award-winning play "The Ritz," directed by Joe Mantello. He then went on to play the role of Spike in the Broadway revival of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" in 2013, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play. Magnussen also appeared in the Broadway production of "The Front Page" in 2016, alongside Nathan Lane and John Slattery.
In addition to his work on stage, Magnussen has also made a name for himself on television. He played the role of Casey Hughes on the CBS soap opera "As the World Turns" from 2008 to 2010. He then went on to star in the short-lived ABC series "Happy Town" in 2010 and the HBO series "The Leftovers" from 2014 to 2017. Magnussen also had a recurring role on the USA Network series "Suits" in 2018.
Magnussen's film career began in 2012 when he played the role of Neil Thomas in the film "Twelve," directed by Joel Schumacher. He then went on to play Rapunzel's Prince in the 2014 film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods," directed by Rob Marshall. Magnussen also appeared in the films "The Big Short" in 2015, "Bridge of Spies" in 2015, and "The Oath" in 2018.
In 2019, Magnussen starred in the Netflix comedy film "Velvet Buzzsaw," directed by Dan Gilroy. He also appeared in the live-action adaptation of "Aladdin," directed by Guy Ritchie, playing the role of Prince Anders. Magnussen's most recent film role was in the 2020 film "The Many Saints of Newark," a prequel to the acclaimed HBO series "The Sopranos."
Magnussen is also a talented musician, playing guitar and singing in the band Reserved for Rondee. The band has released two albums, "The Backroads and the Bright Lights" in 2011 and "Electric Lady" in 2013. His most recent work includes the 2020 film "The Many Saints of Newark."

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Billy Magnussen STAGE CREDITS

Second Stage Production, 2014

Broadway Transfer, 2013

Roundabout Revival, 2007

Duff (Understudy)

Michael Brick (Understudy)

Tiger (Understudy)

Billy Magnussen Movies

[2009]Happy Tears Ray

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[2009]Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet Eric

[2010]Twelve Claude

[2011]Damsels in Distress Thor

[2011]Choose Paul

[2012]The Brass Teapot Arnie

[2012]2nd Serve Lingo

[2012]Surviving Family Alex D Amico

[2013]The East Porty McCabe

[2014]Revenge of the Green Dragons Detective Boyer

[2014]Into the Woods Rapunzel's Prince

[2015]The Big Short Mortgage Broker

[2015]The Great Gilly Hopkins Ellis

[2015]The Meddler Ben

[2015]Bridge of Spies Doug Forrester

[2016]Birth of the Dragon Steve McKee

[2017]Ingrid Goes West Nicky Sloane

[2018]The Oath Mon

[2018]Game Night Ryan

[2019]Velvet Buzzsaw Bryson

[2019]Aladdin Prince Anders

[2021]No Time to Die Logan Ash

[2021]The Many Saints of Newark Paulie Walnuts

[2021]The Survivor Schneider

[2022]Family Squares Robert

Billy Magnussen TV Shows

As the World Turns Casey Hughes

Made for Love Byron Gogol

Tell Me a Story Nick Sullivan

The Bold Type Billy Jeffries

Billy Magnussen Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Billy Magnussen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Billy Magnussen Videos

Billy Magnussen News

Video: SPY KIDS Are Back In Netflix's ARMAGEDDON Trailer

When the children of the world’s greatest secret agents unwittingly help a powerful Game Developer unleash a computer virus that gives him control of all technology, they must become spies themselves to save their parents and the world. The cast includes Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Everly Carganilla, Billy Magnussen, and more. Watch the video!

A Guide to Broadway Guest Stars on BLUE BLOODS

While the series' recurring cast includes Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, and more, guest stars have included Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Joanna Gleason, Adrienne Warren, Jinkx Monsoon, Norm Lewis, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check out a list of Broadway guest stars on Blue Bloods now!

VIDEO: HBO Max Shares MADE FOR LOVE Season Two Trailer

Based on the novel by Alissa Nutting, MADE FOR LOVE is a poignantly humorous story of modern love and divorce. Season One followed Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti), a thirty-something woman on the run after ten years in a suffocating marriage to tech billionaire Byron Gogol (Billy Magnussen), as smart as he is insufferable.

Stephen Sondheim Tribute Series Announced at Museum of the Moving Image

 Museum of the Moving Image has announced See It Big: Sondheim, a ten-film series devoted to the celebrated composer, lyricist, author, artist, and all-around innovator Stephen Sondheim. When Sondheim died last November, he didn’t just leave behind an extraordinary corpus of work—he had exited a world that his art had forever changed.

FAMILY SQUARES Now in Theaters and On Demand

Family Squares is a film is written and directed by Stephanie Laing (‘Veep’) as a love letter to her family, the South and to small town America. A film about a matriarch who wants to unite her family before she passes, it is a personal film to Laing based on the passing of her mother.

HBO Announces THE SURVIVOR Original Film Premiere

Based on the incredible true story of Harry Haft, the film reunites Barry Levinson with Ben Foster. The film also stars Vicky Krieps, Billy Magnussen, Peter Sarsgaard, Saro Emirze, Dar Zuzovsky, Danny DeVito, and John Leguizamo. The film is based on the book “Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano” by Alan Haft.

The Little Theatre of Manchester to Present VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE

In this Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation, Christopher Durang (known for his outrageous and absurd comedies) blends characters and themes from Chekhov, creating a modern, wickedly wonderful play.

Broadway Streaming Guide: February 2022- Where to Watch THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL & More New Releases!

Check out what's coming to streaming this month, including new additions to Seth Rudetsky's concert series, Flying Over Sunset, the SIX alternates' concert at 54 Below, Sweet Magnolias season two and the highly-anticipated fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!

New James Bond Film NO TIME TO DIE Proves to Be a Box Office Success in Opening Weekend

The new James Bond film 'No Time To Die' is giving theaters some hope in a pandemic world. The new Bond movie took in an estimated $56 million from 4,407 theaters in the United States and Canada. Overseas, where the film as had a limited release, it brought in an additional $257 million.

Daniel Craig Receives Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected.

BWW's Guide to Where to Stream Broadway & Theatre Favorites this October

From new releases to the return of some classics, this month's list of releases includes a Rita Moreno documentary, an album of new symphonic suits from Andrew Lloyd Webber, and new additions to the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series. movies, television, music, and concerts you should tune into this October!

HBO Acquires Barry Levinson's THE SURVIVOR Starring Ben Foster

Based on the book “Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano” by Alan Haft, the film was directed by Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson (HBO’s “Paterno,” “You Don’t Know Jack” and “The Wizard of Lies”), whose previous HBO films have amassed a combined 26 Emmys®, with a script by Justine Juel Gillmer (“The 100”).

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. & More in Trailer for SOPRANOS Prequel - THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK!

“The Many Saints of Newark” stars Alessandro Nivola (“Disobedience,” “American Hustle”), Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Broadway’s “Hamilton,” “Murder on the Orient Express”), Jon Bernthal (“Baby Driver,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”), Corey Stoll (“First Man,” “Ant-Man”), Michael Gandolfini (TV’s “The Deuce”), and more.

HBO Max Renews Critically Acclaimed Comedy Series MADE FOR LOVE

In addition to Milioti, Magnussen and Romano, season one of MADE FOR LOVE starred Dan Bakkedahl, Noma Dumezweni, Augusto Aguilera and Caleb Foote.

Wake Up With BWW 4/23: First Look at Audra McDonald, Phillipa Soo, and More in THE BITE

Today's top stories: check out the first trailer for new online series The Bite, starring Audra McDonald, Phillipa Soo, Beth Leavel, and more! Plus, the producers of the UK tour of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert respond to casting controversy, and more!

Theater Stories: ECLIPSED, SLAVE PLAY, HANGMEN and More About the John Golden Theatre

Today's Theater Stories features the John Golden Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre including, The Normal Heart, A Doll's House, Part 2, Eclipsed, Slave Play, and many more!

MADE FOR LOVE, Starring Cristin Milioti & Billy Magnussen, Debuts April 1 on HBO Max

MADE FOR LOVE stars Cristin Milioti, Billy Magnussen, Dan Bakkedahl, Noma Dumezweni, Augusto Aguilera, Caleb Foote and Ray Romano.

Lincoln Center Theater Announces Free Streams From the Archives; VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Launch First

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will inaugurate PRIVATE REELS: FROM THE LCT ARCHIVES, streamed recordings of outstanding LCT productions in their entirety, as part of its LCT Spotlight Series. PRIVATE REELS: FROM THE LCT ARCHIVES will kick off on Thursday, March 18 with Christopher Durang’s VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE.

Cristin Milioti, Noma Dumezweni & More Star in MADE FOR LOVE, Coming to HBO Max in April

Milioti's Broadway credits include Once, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, and Coram Boy; Dumezweni originated the role of Hermione Granger in the Broadway and West End productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

INTO THE WOODS is Now Streaming on Disney Plus

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.


Billy Magnussen has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Billy Magnussen has not appeared in the West End

Billy Magnussen has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his role in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike".

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