- Native accentScots
- AccentsMost Scots, RP, Brum, Yorks, Cockney, Geordie
- Playing age60s
- TrainingQueen Margaret College
- SkillsSinging (high baritone), Football, Most Sports, Swimming
Billy is well known to fans of River City as the lovable and reformed rogue, Jimmy, proud father of new baby Madonna. However, his long career has encompassed all media both in Scotland and the UK and his roles have covered the contemporary to the classic.
Earlier television credits include: Quite Ugly One Morning; Rockface; Tinsel Town; Looking After Jo Jo; The Acid House; and Rab C Nesbitt.
Feature films include: Norman Stone’s Mandancin; Davey Kane’s This Year’s Love; Alan Rickman’s The Winter Guest; Bill Forsyth’s Comfort and Joy; Charles Gormley’s Heavenly Pursuits; David Hayman’s Silent Scream; and Michael Caton-Jones’s Rob Roy.
In theatre he has appeared in all the main Scottish theatres and several of the main houses in England.