Billy Boyle was born in Dublin and came to London at seventeen to star in The Scatterin' at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.
His many West End theatre credits include Jerry/Daphne in Some Like It Hot; Maurice in Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Dominion Theatre); TC in Maggie May; Barnaby in Hallo Dolly (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); The Clerk of Oxford in The Canterbury Tales; Runnicles in No Sex Please, We're British (Strand Theatre); Arthur/Billy in Billy (Drury Lane), and Sir Lucius O'Trigger in The Rivals (Albery Theatre). Other appearances include Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man (Playhouse Theatre); Mr Schumacher in the original cast of Dirty Dancing (Aldwych); Jack in The Weir; Mysterious Man in Into the Woods (Regents Park); George/Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Drury Lane). Recently he was Major Bouvier in Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse); Arvide Abernathy in Guys And Dolls (Phoenix Theatre), and Theodore Whitman in Follies (Royal National Theatre).
Television includes: Grass Arena; Trail of Guilt; Father Ted; Life at Stake; Eastenders; The Bretts; The Borgias, and his own successful series on Irish Television, It's Billy Boyle.
His film credits include: A United Kingdom; Round Ireland With A Fridge; Shergar; The Hunted; Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon; Side by Side; Wild Geese II and The Scarlet and the Black with Gregory Peck.