Billy Zane

FEST Los Angeles Premiere of "CHE"

Birth Name: William George Zane

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 24, 1966

Ethnicity: Greek

Billy Zane is an American actor and producer. He is known for his role as Caledon Hockley in the film Titanic (1997). His sister is actress Lisa Zane.

He is the son of Thalia (Colovos) and William G. Zane. His father was born under the surname Zanetakos, which was later changed to Zane. Both of his parents are of Greek descent.

He has two children with his fiancée, model Candice Neil.

Billy’s paternal grandparents were George Zanetakos and Vasiliki “Bessie” Manikas. George and Vasiliki were Greek.

Billy’s maternal grandparents were George Peter Colovos and Marica George Kanellokos (the daughter of George Kanellokos and Mata Doxas). Billy’s grandparents George and Marica were Greek, with Marica being from Sparta.


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Curious about ethnicity

8 Responses

  1. Capricious says:

    Cute smile. Thought he was Lebanese when I first saw him in Titanic.

  2. levangelista36 says:

    Are both of his parents Greek? The excerpt above confused me. I know his surname was Anglicized into Zane, but it mentions two surnames above; Zanikopolous and Zanetakos. So his daddy’s actual surname is Zanikopolous and his mommy’s actual surname is Zanetakos?

    And both of his parents Anglicized their surnames into Zane . . . Huh?

    Someone help me out.

  3. Mena says:

    Handsome Greek man!! love him ever since I remember him in Titanic

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