“Being kind will give you many rewards in life.”
Billy Gardell stars in the CBS Hit television series, MIKE AND MOLLY. MIKE AND MOLLY garners approximately 13 million viewers every week and is the number one new series of the year.
Gardell co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series “Lucky.” His other television credits include “Yes Dear” and “Judging Amy,” on the Network, “My Name is Earl,” “The Practice,” “Monk” and “Gary the Rat.”
He made his major motion picture debut alongside Anthony Quinn and Sylvester Stallone in “Avenging Angelo,” and had a memorable scene with Billy Bob Thornton in the Cohen Brother’s film “Bad Santa.” He also appeared in “You, Me & Dupree.”
Gardell took the long road to Hollywood, stopping at every small town lounge, military base and comedy club along the way. His comedy act took him to Los Angeles where his dedication to acting, along with touring as a stand-up comedian, allowed him to grow consistently in both arenas. His stand-up show is a powerhouse. His grounded, down-to-earth point of view strikes a strong chord with American audiences. Stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life are executed with the skill of a master craftsman. Gardell has opened for such well-known comedians as George Carlin and Dennis Miller.
A native of Pittsburgh who currently lives in Los Angeles, Gardell loves Steelers football, stand-up comedy, his wife, Patty and son, Will.