William Edward "Billy" Crystal is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, and television host who is best known for his roles as Miracle Max in the 1987 comedy-fantasy adventure film The Princess Bride, Harry Burns in 1989 comedy film When Harry Met Sally..., and Jodie Dallas on the ABC sitcom Soap.
He was considered for the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
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. When Pixar asked him if he wanted to voice Mike Wazowski he accepted immediately.
Pixar took some lines from the coffee table scene from the film When Harry Met Sally and used his voice in some early test animation footage before Tim Allen was cast as Buzz.