William George 'Billy' Zane, Jr. (born February 24, 1966) is an American actor and producer. He is probably best known for his roles as Hughie in Dead Calm, Caledon Hockley in Titanic, The Phantom from The Phantom, John Wheeler in Twin Peaks and Mr. E in CQ. Zane was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Thalia and William George Zane, Sr., both of whom were amateur actors and founders of a school for medical technicians. Both of his parents are of Greek descent (Chios on his mother's side and Mani on his father's side), and his family's original surname, 'Zanetakos' (Greek: I_IsIaI_I_D_IZIsIzD_), was anglicized to 'Zane' by his parents, who also raised him Greek Orthodox. He has an older sister, Lisa Zane, who is an actress.
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