William Edward "Billy" Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, and television host. He is best known for his roles of Miracle Max in The Princess Bride, and Harry in When Harry Met Sally.

He stated in his Disney Legends acceptance speech that when growing up, his favorite film was Pinocchio, his favorite cartoon characters were Jiminy Cricket and Dopey, he had a crush on Annette Funicello, and he imagined going to camp with Spin and Marty.

Disney filmography

Year Film Character Studio Notes
2001 Monsters, Inc. Mike Wazowski Pixar Animation Studios Voice
2002 Mike's New Car Mike Wazowski Pixar Animation Studios Voice
2005 Howl's Moving Castle Calcifer Studio Ghibli Voice
2006 Cars Mike Wazowski (cameo as "Mike Car") Pixar Animation Studios Voice
2011 The Muppets Cameo (scene deleted)
2013 Monsters University Mike Wazowski Pixar Animation Studios Voice
2014 Party Central Mike Wazowski Pixar Animation Studios Voice

Video Games

Year Video Games Character Notes
2002 Monsters, Inc. Scream Arena Mike Wazowski Voice




  • He was the first to be offered to voice Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story, but turn down the role afterwards. After seeing the finished film, he said the decision was the biggest mistake of his career.[1] However, his voiced was used for some early animation tests of early production of the film before the final release and before Tim Allen was brought in to voice the character.


  1. Billy Crystal – Cranky Critic StarTalk