Quick Facts of William Melvin Hicks
- Full NameWilliam Melvin Hicks
- Net Worth$10 Million
- Date of Birth1961 /12 /16
- NicknameGoatboy, Willy, The Cabrito Kid The Dark Poet Prince of Darkness
- Marital StatusSingle
- BirthplaceValdosta, Georgia,USA
- ProfessionComedian, Musician
- Active Year1978–1994
- Eye colourDark Brown
- Hair colourBlack
- Height6ft 1inches (1.85 m)
- Weight57Kg (125lbs)
- EducationUniversity of Houston School of Theatre & Dance
Bill Hicks was an American stand-up comedian, satirist, social critic, and also, a musician. He is one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Moreover, Bill was one of the masters of dark and observational comedy. Bill also achieved a modicum of recognition as a guitarist and songwriter.
Bill Hicks was noted as one of the greatest comedians who ever lived by those who saw him. Also, he had a strong following in the UK and was scheduled to have his own television show on British TV when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Let’s take a glimpse of Bill Hicks’ career and personal life.
Who Is Bill Hicks? His Bio & Wiki
Bill Hicks was an American stand-up comedian and also, a social critic. He is one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. He was born as William Melvin Hicks on 16th of December, 1961, in Valdosta, Georgia, the United States. Bill was raised by his parents, Jim Hicks and Mary Hicks.
Furthermore, Bill has two siblings, Lynn and Steve. Bill’s nationality is American and his ethnic background is mixed of (English- Scottish- Irish- Dutch-French). Bill’s birth sign is Sagittarius. Concerning about Bill’s education, he firstly attended Stratford High School. Later, he went to Houston for higher studies in University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance.
Inside Of Bill Hicks’ Career
Talking about the Profession, Bill formed a production company along with his friend, Kevin Booth which later famously known as Sacred Cow in 1982. Following in 1984, he appeared on the show Late Night with David Letterman for the first time.
Later in 1987, an opportunity came in Bill’s life when Rodney Dangerfield offered him a chance to perform on Young Comedians Special, after watching one of the tapes of his previous shows. Later he moved to New York City and went on to perform more than 250 times a year, also for the next five years.
Furthermore, Bill released his first album, Dangerous, performed on the HBO special One Night Stand and also on Just for Laughs festival which received glowing praise in the 1990s. He returned to Just for Laughs and filmed his second video, Relentless in 1991. Later on January 6, 1994, he performed the final show of his career in New York. Similarly, Bill released his first video, Sane Man in 1989 which was the high energy video, marked by his wonderful performance and a great sense of humor.
On the other hand, in the height of his genius, he recorded a documentary at the Dominion Theatre in London titled as Bill Hick: Revelations. The documentary has a high rating of 8.7 at IMDB. Check out YouTube to view.
How Much Is Bill Hicks’s Salary & Net Worth?
Bill Hicks has an estimated net worth of $10 Million as of 2019. He has earned a decent amount of annual salary of around $5K from his profession.
Bill Hicks’ Body Measurement
Bill has a good personality with a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) and weighs around 57Kg (125lbs). Similarly, Bill’s hair is black in colour and his eye is dark brown in colour. Besides, there is no detailed information regarding his body measurement.
Who Is Bill Hick’s Girlfriend? Know About His Relationship Affairs
Comin up to Bill Hicks’ personal life, Bill lived a single life. Even if he is dating someone, he has not disclosed anything about it. Besides, he hasn’t shared any information about his private life in public before his death. Moreover, he hasn’t linked with any celebrity or actress yet.
Bill Hick’s Death
Bill Hicks died from the effects of pancreatic cancer on Saturday, February 26, 1994, in Little Rock at the age of 32. Bills’ body was buried in the family grave plot in Magnolia Cemetery, Leakesville, Mississippi. At his memorial service his brother, Steve read out a piece of the quote he had written and requested be read:
“I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love, and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.”
He was a very talented and visionary person. He brought several quotes and one of was presented by his brother at his memorial service. Similarly, one of his quote about life is very enlightening.
“Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.”