Bill Bixby

Bill Bixby

American film and television actor
Date of Birth: 22.01.1934
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Bill Bixby
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Career
  4. Illness and Death

Biography of Bill Bixby

Bill Bixby was an American actor in both film and television. He was popular during his time and was not only a talented actor but also a sought-after television host. Bixby was known to audiences for his roles in movies such as "My Favorite Martian" and "The Incredible Hulk". His acting career spanned approximately three decades.

Early Life and Education

Bill Bixby was born on January 22, 1934, in San Francisco, California. He was raised in a family of a salesman and a senior manager at Magnin & Co. During World War II, Bixby's father served in the Navy, leaving him without paternal support for some time. Bixby attended Lowell High School, where he honed his acting skills and improved his public speaking and dramatic abilities. In 1952, he graduated from high school and went on to study dramatic arts at the University of San Francisco, against his parents' wishes.


After some time, Bixby continued his education at the University of California and earned a honorary degree and diploma. Following his education, he served in the United States Marine Corps. Once his military service was completed, Bixby headed to Hollywood, where he initially took on random jobs, including being a doorman or a lifeguard.

In 1959, Bixby began working as a model and participated in various commercial projects for major companies such as Chrysler and General Motors. After a few years, he started his film career, initially with small roles.

By 1971, Bill Bixby was already considered one of the best actors and was even nominated for an Emmy award for his active and productive creative work, primarily on television. From then on, he actively worked, gradually increasing his professionalism and actor status.

Illness and Death

In 1992, Bixby was diagnosed with an incurable illness, which began to take a toll on his health. Despite his condition, he fought bravely, refusing to give up. Unfortunately, Bixby succumbed to his illness and passed away on November 21, 1993.