Crudup attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received an undergraduate degree, and he continued his passion for acting with the undergraduate acting company, LAB! He also acted for UNC-STV's most popular show, General College.
He was a member of the Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon.
William Gaither Crudup, or, as he is more known, Billy Crudup was born in 1968, July 8 in Manhasset, New York.
He has a mother Georgann and a father Thomas Henry.
His first role in an animated feature was in 1999's English release of Princess Mononoke, in which he starred as Ashitaka.
He then played Russell Hammond, the lead guitar player of the fictional band Stillwater in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous (2000).
He said in 2005 that appearing in the ads "changed my life", in that they gave him the financial freedom to pursue the acting work that he wanted to do. From 1996 to November 2003, Crudup dated actress Mary-Louise Parker.
He appeared as Zartan in the 2009 parody video The Ballad of G. Parker was seven months pregnant with their son, William Atticus Parker, when Crudup left her for actress Claire Danes, then 24 years old.
The grandfather from his mother's side is a relatively known lawyer of Florida state.
His grandmother from his mother's side got married to a famous Florida bishop James Duncan.
He is a four-time Tony Award nominee, winning once for his performance in Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia in 2007.
He has starred in numerous high-profile films, including Without Limits, Almost Famous, Big Fish, Mission: Impossible III, Watchmen, Public Enemies, Spotlight, Jackie, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Justice League, and Alien: Covenant, in both lead and supporting roles.
From 1998 to 2005, Crudup was the narrator for "Priceless", a U. He left New York with his family when he was about eight years old, first living in Texas, then in Florida.